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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

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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

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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]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

New Military Command To Start Operations In 3 Weeks

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The Nigerian military today said that the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) in Maiduguri and Yola will be operational within 21 days. According to a statement by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations in Abuja, the military has commenced the installation of hi-tech equipment and ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Minimah, Amosu Visit Maiduguri As Military Relocates Command And Control Centre

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In compliance with President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive, top officials of the Nigerian Army and Air Force on Tuesday visited Maiduguri, Borno state capital, to personally assess and supervise the relocation of the Military Command and Control Centre. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and the Chief of Air ... Read More »

Boko Haram: Military Command Moves To Maiduguri

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Military authorities have moved to Maiduguri, as ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to be able to combat the threat posed by Boko Haram more effectively. The establishment of the command centre for ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ was contained in a press statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public ... Read More »

Minimah, Badeh, Amosu Relocate To Maiduguri

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The Command and Control headquarters of the Nigerian Armed Forces have been relocated to Maiduguri, the epicentre of the Boko Haram terrorist group, in compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Vanguard, Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Kenneth Minimah is to lead principal staff officers and ... Read More »

Another Explosion Rocks Maiduguri

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A loud explosion has been heard around a crowded commercial area in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. PREMIUM TIMES reports suggest the loud explosion was as a result of a bomb blast along the popular Baga Road area of Maiduguri. A source who was at the area said, “It occurred very ... Read More »

Another Suicide Bomber Strikes In Maiduguri, Kills 10

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Another suicide bombing has hit northern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as a suspected member of the Boko Haram sect sneaked into the Maiduguri Abattoir at Cattle Market (Kasuwan Shanu) and blew himself up, killing 10 people and injuring scores. The incident happened on Tuesday at about 1:25pm when the market ... Read More »

Second Bombing In Less Than 24hrs Kill 3 In Maiduguri

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Three people have been reported killed in a fresh attack on Maiduguri as an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) exploded at the popular Gamboru Market in the Borno State capital. Gamboru market has been attacked by members of the Boko Haram sect in the past raising suspicion the attack was perpetrated ... Read More »

Buhari Condemns Maiduguri Attack, Reiterates Administration’s Determination To Stamp Out Boko Haram

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday condemned the latest terrorist attack on Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. A statement issued by head of his media team, Garba Shehu, conveyed the president’s warning not to tolerate wanton and wilful destruction of life by criminal elements that are bent on anarchy. According to ... Read More »