Yobe drafts law against open defecation

The Yobe State Government on Saturday said it has developed a document to be submitted to the state assembly to enact a law against open defecation. General Manager, Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency, Alhaji Mohammed Bukar, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Damaturu. “The document will be ratified by the state […]

Two Blasts in Damaturu: 50 Killed 0

Two women on Friday detonated Improvised Explosive Devices in two screening areas for intending Muslim worshippers in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing a total of 50 persons. Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. S.K Usman, who made the announcement, said the blasts took place at Gwange, where 43 persons were killed; and at Phase One‎, where […]

6 die in suicide bomb attack on Redeem Church

Potiskum (Yobe)- The Police in Yobe on Sunday confirmed the killing of six persons in a suicide bomb attack on a church in Potiskum. Mr Toyin Gbadegesin, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the state command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that the death included the suicide bomber. The spokesman […]

Nigeria: Boko Haram – INEC Postpones Elections Indefinitely in 18 Yobe Units

  The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Yobe, Habu Zarma, on Sunday said the electoral commission, INEC, had postponed elections indefinitely in 18 polling units in Giedam Local Government Area of the state due to security challenges. He told journalists in Damaturu that security challenges in the council area had scared adhoc staff from going to […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

27 killed in Kano, Potiskum explosions

Kano motor park bombing scene… on Tuesday There was bloodbath in Kano and Potiskum on Tuesday following   suicide bomb attacks on motor parks in the two cities. Fifteen people died and 53 others were injured in the Potiskum, Yobe State attack while 12 were said to have lost their lives in the incident at the   […]

B’Haram: Army uncovers plot to invade five states

The Nigerian Army has discovered a plan by the Boko Haram insurgents to attack 25 communities and villages spread across five states in the troubled North-East zone. A credible security source, who confided in our correspondent on Thursday, said that the Boko Haram hit list was recovered by Special Forces during an operation at the […]

Tambuwal, Ambode, others win APC governorship ticket

  Tambuwal, Ambode, others win APC governorship ticket FOR the All Progressives Congress the 2015 contests got underway on Thursday with state chapters electing their governorship candidates. The APC governorship candidates for the 2015 polls, as they emerged on Thursday, include Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); a Fellow of the Institute […]

B’Haram invades Yobe capital, targets Govt House

MEMBERS of the violent Islamic sects, Boko Haram, on Monday attacked Maiduguri and Damaturu, the capital towns of troubled Borno and Yobe states, and killed several people. The insurgents also sacked police stations in the towns and shot at a Nigerian Air Force jet even as they attempted to take over the Government House in […]

21 people die in football watching explosion in Yobe

At least 21 people were killed in an explosion which ripped through a football viewing centre in Damaturu, Yobe State on Tuesday, Agence France Presse quoted a medical source as saying on Wednesday. “We received 21 dead bodies and 27 injured victims from the blast,” said the source at the Sani Abacha Specialist Hospital in […]

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