• Enroll children in schools or be prosecuted – Borno government warns parents

    Enroll children in schools or be prosecuted – Borno government warns parents

    Borno State Government on Monday said it would prosecute parents who fail to enroll their children and wards in schools.

    “Any parent either out of ignorance or willingly refuses to send his child to school will be made to face the full wrath of the law,” Alhaji Kaka-Shehu Lawan, the Borno State Attorney General/Commissioner of Justice said.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri that government was already offering parents several incentives to encourage them send their children to […]

  • We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno government

    We need N30bn to reconstruct Bama – Borno government

    According to reports, the Borno State Government, on Monday, said it requires about N30bn for the reconstruction of structures damaged by Boko Haram insurgents in Bama.

    The Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement, Dr Babagana Umara, stated this while speaking with newsmen in Bama Local Government Area of the state.

    Umara explained that more than 10,000 private houses were destroyed by insurgents in the town.

    “Bama is badly damaged by the insurgents, in fact it is the worst hit area in the state.

    “No […]

  • IDPs protest: Borno government suspends central feeding

    IDPs protest: Borno government suspends central feeding

    Borno State government has suspended central feeding of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) following their protest yesterday in Maiduguri.

    Hundreds of women IDPs barricaded the Maiduguri-Kano/Jos road yesterday over shortage of food supply to the Arabic Teachers College camp in the capital. The protest obstructed traffic movement on the major highway to the capital even as business activities were grounded.

    Some of the protesters alleged foods have been in short supply or diverted by officials while equally calling for the removal of the […]

  • Army Releases 249 Suspected Boko Haram Members and Handed Over to Borno Government (Photos)

    Army Releases 249 Suspected Boko Haram Members and Handed Over to Borno Government (Photos)

    About 249 suspected Boko Haram members who killed and wounded many Nigerians have regained their freedom after they were released to the Borno State Government.

    Those released were handed over to Borno State by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu

    A total of 249 cleared suspected Boko Haram terrorists and accomplices were released by the Joint Interrogation as approved by the Chief of Army Staff in Maiduguri, according to reports.

    The report revealed that those cleared and released include […]