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Governor Zulum of Borno state, GMD NNPC Mele Kyari and Executive Chairman Borno Rural Electrification Board, Engineer Abdulsalam Kachallah discussing at Govt House Maiduguri soon after the GMD led other Delegations to Maiduguri on a plan to Establish Gap Power Plant in the next coming four months after Boko Haram destroyed National Grid supplying power to the state.

NNPC to partner Borno government to establish gas power plant

The Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Alhaji Mele Kyari has said that the corporation will partner with Borno State Government to establish a Gas Power Plant following the vandalization of the national grid by insurgents which put the state almost three months into total blackout.

Total blackout looms in Maiduguri as Boko Haram bomb transmission towers

Total blackout looms in Maiduguri metropolis, Jere Local Government Area and its environs in Borno state following another fresh bombing of two transmission towers along Maiduguri-Damaturu road. Sources have said.
The local government elections in Borno State on Saturday recorded a low voter turnout across Maiduguri, the state capital and Jere.

Low voter turnout in Borno council polls

The local government elections in Borno State on Saturday recorded a low voter turnout across Maiduguri, the state capital and Jere.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC on Friday confirmed that workers in Borno state have mostly received their salaries for January 2020 with a new N30,000 minimum wage of increase implemented by Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.

Police confirm Boko Haram attack on Borno governor’s convoy

Zulum said, “You have been here for over one year now, there are 1,181 soldiers here if you cannot take over Baga which is less than 5 km from your base. Then we should forget about Baga, I will inform the Chief of Army Staff to redeploy the men to other places that they can be useful,” the governor promised.
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NAFDAC warns consumers in Borno to be wary of unregistered hand sanitisers

The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), on Saturday warned consumers in Borno to avoid unregistered hand sanitisers which might contain substances that could be toxic and harmful.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No vehicular movement in Maiduguri on Eid day

The Police Command in Borno has announced restriction on vehicular movement in Maiduguri metropolis during the Eid-el-Fitr prayers.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor urged troops to take anti-insurgency battle to terrorists’ enclaves

Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno has called on the Nigerian Army to take the ongoing war against insurgency in the North East to the insurgents’ enclaves to clear the remnants of the terrorists in the region.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

President Buhari blames Borno leaders for unending Boko Haram attacks

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Maiduguri blamed the leaders of Borno communities for not doing enough in terms of cooperation with the military to end the Boko Haram insurgency.

NBA condemns continuous police detention of lawyer

The Borno chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Saturday condemned the detention of a lawyer, Mr Sadiq Kachalla, by police in Maiduguri.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Umara criticises some NGOs for inflating number of projects for IDPs

Gov. Babagana Umara of Borno on Saturday criticised some NGOs for inflating the number of projects they claimed to have constructed for internally displaced persons in the state.

Police arrest female suicide bomber in Maiduguri

The Borno Police Command on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of a female suicide bomber at the Bakassi Internally Displaced (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.

Borno govt reviews curfew in Maiduguri, Jere

The Government of Borno State has announced review of the 8pm to 6am curfew earlier imposed on residents of Maiduguri Metropolis and Jere Local Government Areas of the state in the past three weeks.

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