Yobe State

  • SecurityPolice rescue 3 children, arrest grandmother for locking them up

    Police arrest army Lance Cpl. for allegedly stabbing a motorcyclist

    The Police in Lagos State have confirmed the arrest of a Nigerian Army Lance Corporal attached to 159 Battalion in Yobe, for allegedly stabbing a commercial motorcyclist in the abdomen. The Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday. Hundeyin said that the soldier was arrested on Saturday at 3.00 a.m.…

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  • General NewsBorno, Adamawa, Yobe observe peaceful Eid-el-Fitr

    Borno, Adamawa, Yobe observe peaceful Eid-el-Fitr

    Thousands of Muslim faithfuls trooped out in Maiduguri, Yola, and Damaturu, the capitals of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states, respectively, to observe prayers for Eid-el-Fitr on Wednesday. In Maiduguri, Vice President Kashim Shettima, Gov. Babagana Zulum, and Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Garbai El-Kanemi, joined other Muslim faithful to observe the prayers at Ramat Square. The two raka’at prayers were led by Imam…

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  • AgricultureNALDA distributes agricultural inputs in Abia, Kebbi, Yobe

    NALDA distributes agricultural inputs in Abia, Kebbi, Yobe

    The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has distributed agricultural inputs to farmers in Abia, Kebbi, and Yobe. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mr. Paul Ikonne, made this known in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the inputs were aimed at assisting farmers to maximise crop cultivation for improved yields and increased food production. He said that…

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  • General NewsGov Buni clothes 5,000 orphans in Yobe

    Gov Buni clothes 5,000 orphans in Yobe

    Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has donated wrappers and Guinea brocades worth N10 million to the Orphans and Vulnerable Welfare Foundation. Alhaji Ibrahim Kalallawa, Chairman of the Foundation, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Damaturu. He said the 5,000 beneficiaries were selected across Damaturu Local Government Area to benefit from…

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  • General NewsEach of 1,000 orphans receive N50,000 cash support from Yobe government

    Each of 1,000 orphans receive N50,000 cash support from Yobe government

    Many orphans in Yobe have benefited from the state government’s scholarship awards from primary to tertiary levels within and outside Nigeria, Gov. Mai Mala Buni said in Damaturu on Saturday. He made the declaration while inaugurating the distribution of cash support of N50,000 to each of the 1,000 orphans in the 17 local government areas of the state. He said…

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  • HealthOver 500 recover from meningitis in Yobe – official

    Over 500 recover from meningitis in Yobe – official

    No fewer than 564 patients out of the 636 recorded cases of meningitis outbreak in Yobe have recovered, an official has said. Mr Haruna Umar, the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer, Primary Healthcare Management Board, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Damaturu. Umar said that 22 deaths had been recorded with…

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  • Crime

    11 feared killed as ISWAP takes over Geidam in Yobe

    Eleven members of the same family have been reportedly killed by terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), who besieged and seized Geidam town in Yobe State on Sunday. The insurgents who were said to have hoisted their flag in the town after chasing out troops in a fierce gun battle that began on Friday were said…

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