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Residents Around Alao Dam Raise Alarm Over Boko Haram’s Plan To Flood Maiduguri


Residents living near Alao dam, the only source of Borno State capital, Maiduguri’s drinking water, have raised alarm that Boko Haram insurgents are trying to break the dam. The dam, which is critical to the survival of the northeastern city of Maiduguri, is located along Maiduguri-Bama road after University of ... Read More »

Atleast 10 Killed In Maiduguri Independence Day Suicide Attacks In Borno


The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 14 persons, including four suicide bombers, in a bomb explosion at Sajeri area of Maiduguri in Borno. The acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on ... Read More »

Nigerian Military Announces Restriction Of Movement During Eid Kabir Celebrations


Following recent Boko Haram attacks in Borno State, the Defence Headquarters has announced a restriction of movement in the state during the Eid Kabir celebration. “This is to inform the general public in Borno state that vehicle movement will be restricted during Eid Kabir celebration in the state,” a statement ... Read More »

Army Confirms Maiduguri Explosions, Says Boko Haram Desperate


As multiple explosions rocked Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Sunday night, the Nigerian Army has described the dastardly act as a sign of desperation on the part of Boko Haram. The explosions were believed to have targeted a mosque and the area outside the building, according to witnesses. Confirming ... Read More »

Scores Feared Dead As Multiple Explosion Hits Maiduguri


Scores of people have been feared dead after fresh multiple explosions believed to have been perpetrated by Islamist sect group Boko Haram, rocked Ajilari Railway cross in Gomari Airport way, Maiduguri. Several others were critically injured, according residents living around the affected areas. Ajilari cross is an outskirt of Maiduguri ... Read More »

Army Nabs Biz Centre Operators Producing Fake National ID Cards For Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Army on Thursday said that it had arrested two business center operators in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, who allegedly produced fake National Identity Cards for Boko Haram insurgents in the city. The spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau, made the ... Read More »

Boko Haram National ID Card Producers Arrested

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The Nigerian Army has arrested two business center operators in Maiduguri, Borno State for allegedly producing fake National Identity Cards for Boko Haram terrorists in the city. The suspects were identified as Makinta Umar, and John Zakariya. Spokesman of the 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Col. Tukur Gusau ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Army Bans Use Of Horses By Traditional Rulers In Borno


The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army in Maiduguri has called on the general public, especially traditional rulers in Borno State to stop the use of horses following recent attacks by militant group Boko Haram which were executed by horse-riding militants. He warned that anyone found using a horse would ... Read More »

Buhari Sends Presidential Delegation To Maiduguri Over Dep Gov’s Death

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday sent a presidential delegation to Maiduguri, Borno State capital, to commiserate with the government and people of the state on the death of the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Zannah Umar Mustapha. According to a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba ... Read More »

Borno APC Chieftain Sponsors Weddings Of 7 Female IDPs


After months of tortuous memories and uncertainty, seven female Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Bama, in Borno State, finally got to smile on Sunday as they married their suitors at an elaborate wedding ceremony in Maiduguri. The event took place at the Government Reserved Area (GRA), residence of Alhaji Aji ... Read More »

Saraki’s Visit To Maiduguri Unconnected With 2019 – Senate

Saraki at IDP camp

The Senate yesterday debunked speculations in some quarters that Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, was an underground launch of his 2019 presidential campaign. A national daily yesterday reported that Saraki’s visit to Maiduguri was part of his plans for the Presidency in 2019. ... Read More »

Saraki Visits Maiduguri Amid Tight Security [PHOTOS]

Saraki in Maiduguri

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Monday arrived in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, to assess the situation at several Internally Displaced Persons camps across the town and to get first-hand information from the military, who are at the forefront of the war against Boko Haram in the North-East. The ... Read More »

Many Feared Killed In Early Morning Bomb Blast In Maiduguri

picture taken near the scene of the blast in Maiduguri today 
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We have just learnt of a developing story from Borno State that a bomb explosion has rocked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, the state capital. The explosion reportedly occurred at a busy location where tricycles pick passengers, and may have killed dozens and injured even many more. According to ... Read More »

[OPINION] MAIDUGURI – From Home Of Peace To Pieces By Raymond Nkannebe


Barely a decade ago, it was a city synonymous with hospitality. Its people were known for their tolerance and forbearance to live with their neighbors that dot its borders. As a state sharing a common boundary with the three countries of Chad, Niger and Cameroon, there is no gainsaying the ... Read More »

NEWS FLASH: Boko Haram Gunmen Take Over Damaturu-Maiduguri Highway


Unconfirmed reports claim Boko Haram gunmen have taken over the highway linking Maiduguri and Damaturu, the state capitals of Borno and Yobe respectively. A police officer, stationed in one of the villages along the highway, confided in PREMIUM TIMES that travelers are being asked to return as the insurgents have ... Read More »

NEWS FLASH: Bomb Blast Rocks Maiduguri


A blast has occurred in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The explosion, which was suspected to be from a vehicle loaded with explosives, occurred around Bulumkutu area just in front of Shehu Elkanemi college, PREMIUM TIMES is reporting. A witness, who spoke via phone to the online newspaper, said that ... Read More »

Troops Recover IED Rigged SUV, Cache Of Arms From Insurgents In Borno


The war against insurgency recorded another success as troops of the Nigeria Army on Saturday recovered a cache of arms and a Sport Utility Vehicle packed full with Improvised Explosives Devices, while conducting operations after suicide bomb attacks on Zabarmari Muna, near Maiduguri, Borno State. The Director of Defence Information, ... Read More »

Osinbajo Pays Surprise Visit To Maiduguri, Meets IDPs

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo on Wednesday morning arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on an unannounced working visit. The vice president’s flight reportedly touched ground at exactly 10:43 a.m. and was received by top Borno government officials led by Governor Kashim Shettima and the Shehu of Borno, His Royal Highness, ... Read More »

Maiduguri Suicide Bombing: Only 12 People Died – Police


Borno State Police Commissioner, Mr. Aderemi Opadokun says only 12 people were killed in the suicide bomb attacks on Baga fish market in Maiduguri, yesterday, as against the ‘more than 20’ which was widely reported. Two female suicide bombers had entered the market yesterday afternoon disguised as beggars. The first ... Read More »

Buhari Orders Withdrawal of Soldiers From Checkpoints Nationwide As Suicide Bomber Attacks Maiduguri Market

PMB-Service Chiefs

On his first official working day inside his office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered the withdrawal of military personnel from check points nationwide. He gave the directive after a meeting with the service chiefs, which lasted over three hours. Buhari further directed that ... Read More »