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Pastor abducted by Boko Haram released

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Pastor Bulus Yikura, who was kidnapped by Boko Haram has been released. His freedom came about 24 hours before the deadline set for his execution by the terrorist group. A security source informed our correspondent that the pastor was dropped off on Wednesday evening at the outskirts of Maiduguri, Borno State. Sources […] Read Full Story

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APC wins Yobe local govt election

Kayode Idowu, Damaturu The All Progressives Congress has won all the seats in the local government election held in Yobe State on Saturday. The ruling party in the state, according to the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission, won the 17 local chairmen seats and all 178 ward councilorship positions. Announcing the result of the elections […] Read Full Story

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APC wins Yobe local govt election

Kayode Idowu, Damaturu The All Progressives Congress has won all the seats in the local government election held in Yobe State on Saturday. The ruling party in the state, according to the Yobe State Independent Electoral Commission, won the 17 local chairmen seats and all 178 ward councilorship positions. Announcing the result of the elections […] Read Full Story

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Again, Boko Haram abducts travellers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Scores of travellers were abducted by suspected Boko Haram on Thursday along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. A source told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the insurgents ambushed commercial vehicles plying the highway on Thursday afternoon and abducted many passengers. One of the travellers, who escaped, told our correspondent that vehicles were stopped by the […] Read Full Story

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Again, B’Haram abducts travellers on Maiduguri-Damaturu highway

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri Scores of travellers were abducted by suspected Boko Haram on Thursday along Maiduguri-Damaturu highway. A source told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the insurgents ambushed commercial vehicles plying the highway on Thursday afternoon and abducted many passengers. One of the travellers, who escaped, told our correspondent that vehicles were stopped by the […] Read Full Story

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Fire destroys IDP camps in Borno

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri On Monday, an inferno destroyed parts of a camp in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State. A source at the National Emergency Management Agency said details about the fire at Nganzai are sketchy because the town is difficult to travel to due to the constant threat of Boko Haram attack on […] Read Full Story

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Herders group condemns census for herdsmen, livestock breeders

Kayode Idowu, Maiduguri An association of pastoralists, the Kulen Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, has criticised the proposed herders/livestock census in the country. The association, in a statement on Monday by its National President, Khalil Mohammed, said the proposed census agreed to by another group, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, was […] Read Full Story

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Buni hails N8bn FG water project in Yobe

Kayode Idowu, Damaturu YOBE State Governor, Mai-Mala Buni, has commended the Federal Government for approving N8bn for the completion of the Damaturu urban regional water supply project. The governor was said to have stated in a press statement by his spokesman, Mallam Mamman Mohammed that the project approved by the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday […] Read Full Story