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GOV BUNI REACTS TO REPORTS ON Alleged DEATH OF 155 IN YOBE

GOV BUNI REACTS TO REPORTS ON Alleged DEATH OF 155 IN YOBE

By INUSA NDAHI, Damaturu Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has debunked reports credited to  an online medium, alleging that about 155 people died of COVID-19 in the state, and that the governor was not physically stable attending to state matters as he spends much of his time in Abuja. Reacting to the allegations, the Director General Press Affairs ... Read More »

COVID 19 : Jigawa Says use of face mask, hand sanitizer compulsory

COVID 19 : Jigawa Says use of face mask, hand sanitizer compulsory

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has made  the use of face masks, among the use of other preventive measures compulsory to all categories of the state work force, and the entire citizens of Jigawa State  especially while participation in public functions as ways of controlling the spread of coronavirus across the state. Similarly he directed the state ... Read More »

In ‘defence’ of Bill Gates

In ‘defence’ of Bill Gates

  By Bola Bolawole turnpot@gmail.com 0807 552 5533 Bill and Melinda Gates and or their Foundation have been in the news for the wrong reasons. There are lots of conspiracy theories swirling around the Gates; apart from the Chinese, I do not think there is anyone as vilified as the Gates today. The other day, Bill was attacked in broad ... Read More »

Covid-19: Nigerians should begin to look inward

Covid-19: Nigerians should begin to look inward

By: Yusuf Adamu The increase in the number of cases as being announced by states as well as the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control is alarming. The few days or rather few weeks lockdown across the country has been a disaster to the economy of this country. So sad is that, too many Nigerians are still ignorant of what is ... Read More »

Maisandari’s turn: Another 4,000 get food in Zulum’s Covid-19 palliatives 

Maisandari’s turn: Another 4,000 get food in Zulum’s Covid-19 palliatives 

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s palliative distribution train berthed at highly populated Maisandari ward in Maiduguri, the state capital, where relief materials for COVID-19 lockdown were given to about 4,000 vulnerable residents. The train, which started its trip from Custom House IDP camp in Jere over a week ago, had been to Bolori I and II wards, Gwange I, II, ... Read More »

NORTH EAST ZONAL COORDINATOR FOR NEMA IS DEAD

NORTH EAST ZONAL COORDINATOR FOR NEMA IS DEAD

BY INUSA NDAHI,, MAIDUGURI The North East Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Alhaji Ahmed Saidu is dead. He died in the early hours of Tuesday at one of the private Clinics while on admission in Maiduguri, Bornonstate capital after a brief illness. The deceased was until his death is expected to retire from active service in ... Read More »

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles

Omowura: Man who sat on 200 needles (A review of Festus Adedayo’s ‘Ayinla Omowura: Life and Times of an Apala Legend’) By Lasisi Olagunju, Ph.D   Five hundred and thirty five pages in seven chapters girded firmly, front and back, by a Preface, a Foreword, an Afterword and an Acknowledgment! This unusual structure makes this an   uncommon biography. The ... Read More »

I Want To Play For Arsenal – Thomas Partey Declares

I Want To Play For Arsenal – Thomas Partey Declares

Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey has decided he wants to join Arsenal at the end of the protracted season, according to The Telegraph. The Ghana international produced a fine performance against Liverpool before sport was halted by the coronavirus pandemic, and he wants to move to England when the transfer window does eventually open. Mikel Arteta had identified Partey as ... Read More »

Zulum appoints new Shehu of Bama, asks monarch not to operate from ‘diaspora’

Zulum appoints new Shehu of Bama, asks monarch not to operate from ‘diaspora’

Borno Governor Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has appointed a new Shehu of Bama but with a condition that the monarch resides amongst his people rather than operate from Maiduguri. The new Shehu of Bama is Umar Ibn Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi who is eldest son to the Shehu that passed on last week in Maiduguri. His father, Kyari Ibn ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Aide Debunks Linking His Boss Shun COVID-19 Test

Sheriff’s Aide Debunks Linking His Boss Shun COVID-19 Test

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI Special Adviser on Media to former Governor Ali Modu Sheriff has debunked reports credited to an online medium claiming that his Boss (Senator Sheriff)  shunned COVID-19 Committee for a test, having interacted and had close contact with victims of the virus in Maiduguri, Borno State. The denial was contained in a Facebook page of the Special ... Read More »

LOCK-DOWN: Give us food  before locking us down- Dutse resident’s urges Badaru

LOCK-DOWN: Give us food before locking us down- Dutse resident’s urges Badaru

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. As lockdown entered  its third day in metropolitan Dutse, residents of the ancient city have called on Governor Badaru Abubakar to as a matter of urgency to help provide them with palliatives for them to acquire food stuffs for their families. Speaking to our correspondent, the spokesman, Mal. Tukur Hammayayi queried the government in taking such ... Read More »

CBN Stops Banks From Sacking Workers

CBN Stops Banks From Sacking Workers

The  Banker’s Committee haa placed a ban on workers sack in the banking industry. This  decision was taken after a special meeting of the Bankers’ committee held on Saturday to review the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Nigerian banking industry. A statement signed by CBN spokesman, Isaac Okorafor, on Sunday said he committee particularly deliberated on the issue ... Read More »

Bizarre!  I Killed My Mother Because I Caught Her Having Sex With My Husband – Suspect

Bizarre! I Killed My Mother Because I Caught Her Having Sex With My Husband – Suspect

The arrest of a 28-year-old woman for stabbing to death her 44-yearld-mother in Osun State, has added to the growing list of death by domestic violence currently prevailing in the country. The incident which happened in a community in Owode Ede, saw the woman identified as Ifeoluwa Fehintola killing her own mother, Ruth Shodeya after reportedly catching her pants down  with ... Read More »

I Grew Up On The Streets Of Paris, Homeless And Begging For Food- Manchester United And France Legend, Patrice Evra

I Grew Up On The Streets Of Paris, Homeless And Begging For Food- Manchester United And France Legend, Patrice Evra

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has admitted he has a ‘tough childhood’ as he revealed he ‘begged for money’ whilst growing up in the streets of France. Evra admitted he used to sit outside shops and beg for money as a homeless youngster in Paris but explained that he ‘wouldn’t change anything’ about his upbringing as it has formed ... Read More »

Access Bank Denies Closing 340 Branches

Access Bank Denies Closing 340 Branches

Access Bank Plc has urged its customers and the general public to disregard social media report of its shutting 340 branches nationwide. Responding to the rumour, the bank’s Media Relations Manager, Mr Abdul Imoyo, says the online report is misleading. According to him,  operations in the “branches were suspended at the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown. As the structure of ... Read More »

Bolori: 5,000 widows, aged, other vulnerable get Zulum’s palliatives 

Bolori: 5,000 widows, aged, other vulnerable get Zulum’s palliatives 

Five thousand vulnerable persons, many of them widows and the aged in Bolori 1 and 2 wards, were beneficiaries of Sunday’s food palliatives, authorized by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum. The ward distribution, started on Friday has reached close to 10,000 persons Gwange 1, 2 and 3 wards. The relief is to cushion the effect of the lockdown imposed by the ... Read More »

MOHAMMED GONI: GOV. BUNI PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT TO ZULUM 

MOHAMMED GONI: GOV. BUNI PAYS CONDOLENCE VISIT TO ZULUM 

By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri Governor  of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, on Sunday paid a condolence visit to his Borno state counterpart Prof. Babagana Zulum over the death of  former Governor of the old Borno state, Alhaji Mohammed Goni and the Shehu of Bama Alh. Kyari Umar Ibn El-kanemi. Governor Buni described the death of the two leaders as ... Read More »

COVID-19: Jigawa Begins screening of Almajiris

COVID-19: Jigawa Begins screening of Almajiris

BY DAHIRU SULEIMAN, DUTSE. Jigawa state Government has engaged the services of an NCDC approved private laboratory for the testing of about seven hundred Almajiris brought in from Kano. The state Chairman of the State Taskforce committee on COVID-19 Who is also the Commissioner of health Dr Abba Zakari Umar stated this in an interview with our Reporter. He explained ... Read More »

Coronavirus : Emir Of Kaura Namoda is dead

Coronavirus : Emir Of Kaura Namoda is dead

The  mysterious death of Northern elites and leaders continued again today as the Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara State, Alhaji Muhammad Ahmad Asha passed away. A family source  revealed that the traditional ruler died on Sunday morning at Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital, Gusau. The source revealed that he died while they were still awaiting the results of coronavirus test ... Read More »

Olujimi declares inauguration of Fayose’s Loyalists as Ekiti PDP Ward Excos Illegal

Olujimi declares inauguration of Fayose’s Loyalists as Ekiti PDP Ward Excos Illegal

  A section of the Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party loyal to Senator Biodun Olujimi has faulted the inauguration of the ward executives of the party in the state without following due process. Olujimi said the state leadership of the party has taken definite position on the controversy surrounding the conduct of the ward Congress in Ekiti, ... Read More »