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Drunk driver hits General Buratai’s car, ADC injured

A suspected drunk driver has hit the official car of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai. Luckily, he was not in the car.
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WHO supports Borno government to reach 853,000 children against Malaria

World Health Organization (WHO) has supported the Borno State Ministry for Health to flag off the fourth circle of Malaria campaign targeting a total of 850,000 children under five years age across 7 local government areas of the state.

NEMA: Boko Haram steals 200 cows, 300 sheep, goats in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said Boko Haram insurgents came on a robbery mission on Saturday night at Bale Shuwa village in Jere Local government of Borno state and made away with cows, sheep and goats.

NGO trains 30 Borno women on peace building

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Kalthum Foundation has trained 30 women on conflict management and peace building in Borno.

Boko Haram: FAO distributes 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to displaced families in Borno

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) says it has distributed 11,000 fuel-efficient stoves to families displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency in Borno.

NEMA: Boko Haram insurgents kill 12 farmers, displace 1,300 in Borno

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Sunday said 12 farmers were killed and 1,300 others displaced in separate attacks coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.
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UN, NHRC decry incessant sexual abuse in IDPs camps

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations High Commission For Refugees (UNHCR) have yesterday, expressed worry over rampant sexual and gender-based violence in most Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Borno and therefore called for an end to the menace.

Borno APC women decry marginalization after losing primary elections

Some women in Borno on Wednesday said that they were marginalised during the primary elections of candidates for various elective posts in the state.

Six feared killed in Borno boat mishap

Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno.

Police: Kaduna-Abuja bound train crushes 52 cattle

About 52 cattle grazing along rail track have been crushed by fast moving Kaduna-Abuja-bound train, Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmad Abdurahaman, disclosed, on Sunday.

Cholera: UNOCHA seeks urgent intervention, records 680 cases in Borno

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has called for urgent and strengthened interventions following more reported cases and deaths from the recent cholera outbreak in Borno.

PDP aspirant berates President Buhari over insecurity, economy

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Datti Baba-Ahmed, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for failing to secure the lives and property of Nigerians.

Abuja-Kaduna train breaks down in Jere, passengers react angrily

A locomotive train with identification SP00003, which took off from Kaduna and heading to Abuja, has broken down on the outskirts of Jere Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
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Borno, WHO step up anti-malaria campaigns

The Borno State Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) have stepped up campaigns against malaria with the distribution of anti-malaria drugs to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) for preventive measure.

Boko Haram: Canada spends $75m on humanitarian response in North East

Acting Canadian Ambassador to Nigeria, Emilie Milroy, has said that her country has contributed $75 million to humanitarian responses in the North Eastern states of the federation, troubled by Boko Haram insurgency.

Suicide bombings: Police urges Maiduguri residents to be more vigilant

The Borno state police Command has urges residents of the capital city of Maiduguri to excercise more vigilance while going about their lawful duties.

SEMA tasks donor agencies on distribution of food to Borno IDPs

The executive chairman of Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Hajiya Yabawa Kolo, has expressed shock over the death of one Usman Yusuf, age 70 years, who lost his life while struggling to get his own share of food and non-food items distributed at the old Maiduguri IDP camp in Jere Local Government Area of the state.

Borno inducts 2,900 youth as volunteer force against drugs, crimes

The Borno State government on Saturday, inducted a total of 2,900 youth volunteer force as members of a newly created Neighbourhood Watch, whose role includes sniffing out drug abusers and perpetrators of other related crimes.

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Protest rocks Yenagoa as flood sweeps away two siblings

Protest on Sunday rocked Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, over the death of two brothers at Agudama area while trying to cross the flooded Epie Creek that stretched from Igbogene to Yenagoa.
Shanghai Shenhua forward. Odion Ighalo, has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Odion Ighalo keeps Shanghai alive in China

Shanghai Shenhua forward Odion Ighalo has scored his first goal in the Chinese Super League since May when he left to represent Nigeria at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Kogi West elders endorse Governor Bello’s second term bid

Some leaders from the Kogi West Senatorial district have declared supporting Governor Yahaya Bello’s second term bid will better position the zone for the governorship position in 2023.

Purveyors of hate speech should not expect rest – minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says no amount of attacks, sponsored or otherwise, will stop the implementation of approved recommendations on reform of broadcasting code.

No Nigerian bank is distressed – central bank chief

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, allayed fears on speculations of alleged insolvency in about seven banks following their failure to scale through a recent stressed conducted by industry regulators.