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Gov. Zulum Visits Hospitals, Confirms 10 Deaths, 47 Injuries After Boko Haram Attack
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Gov. Zulum Visits Hospitals, Confirms 10 Deaths, 47 Injuries After Boko Haram Attack

The Governor of Borno state, prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has on Wednesday, visited two hospitals after Boko Haram fighters fired shots from Rocket Propelled Grenades, on which killed 10 residents and 47 injured in Maiduguri. The shots, on Tuesday night, came from Kaleri, an outskirts of Maiduguri, it was learnt, but grenades traveled to hit Gwange and Adam kolo communities, both densely populated areas in the inner city. Most of the deaths occurred in Gwange. One of the RPG shots, hit a children's play ground in Gwange, it was also gathered. Governor Zulum confirmed the attacks during his empathy visits to the State Specialist Hospital, and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, both in Maiduguri. The governor was told that some of the victims had sustained various degrees...
Christian Boko Haram Members: A Lie From The Pit Of Hell – FFK Attacks Gov Zulum
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Christian Boko Haram Members: A Lie From The Pit Of Hell – FFK Attacks Gov Zulum

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, this evening via his Twitter handle, attacked the Governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, who over the weekend, alleged that some Christians are members of the deadly sect group, Boko Haram. Governor Zulum made the allegation while speaking at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture last week. The governor in his speech at the ceremony, said. “Our borders are so porous and proliferation of arms is existing there. I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.” Reacting to Governor Zulum's comment via his Twitter handle, FFK described...
Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum
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Release Evidence Of Christian Boko Haram Members, CAN Tells Zulum

The Christian Association of Nigeria has challenged the Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, to post photo and video evidence of Christians whom he claimed are members of the notorious terror group, Boko Haram. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola, who stated this in an interview with The PUNCH on Monday, was reacting to allegations by Zulum that Christians are members of the Abubakar Shekau terror group. The PUNCH had reported that Zulum alleged on Friday at an event in Lagos that Asians, foreigners and other Africans are part of the terror group. The governor had said, “I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, As...
Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum
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Why Power Should Shift To South In 2023 – Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, said on Friday that for the sake of fairness, power should return to the south in 2023. He faulted the suspicion that any part of the country could not be trusted with power, perhaps for the fear of secession. He stressed that there was a need for fairness in the country, adding that marginalisation had become the loudest concern from the citizenry. He spoke in Lagos on Friday at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, themed ‘The constitutional history of Nigeria’s dysfunction: Any pathway to indivisibility and common progress?’ which was an event organised by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja Branch, to celebrate the life and times of the late Fawehinmi. The governor stated that one of the pathways to common progress was...
Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim
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Femi Adesina Insists Security Has Improved Despite Sultan’s Claim

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, says the security in the North has improved despite a claim by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, that the North had been overrun by bandits. Adesina said the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum, would attest to the fact that security had drastically improved. The President’s aide said this on Channels Television’s ‘Sunday Politics’. Adesina had boasted that the Federal Government had been able to tackle insecurity. When confronted with the Sultan’s statement, and if it was not proof that Buhari had failed, Adesina said, “You are using that failure too broadly. You don’t take one, two, three events and then you conclude that it is all failure. “You will get to some other pa...
Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram
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Governor Zulum Recommends the Use of Mercenaries to Defeat Boko Haram

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has recommended the recruitment of foreign mercenaries by the federal government to help in ending the Boko Haram war. The previous Goodluck Jonathan administration utilised foreign mercenaries, including South Africans, against Boko Haram; mainly in the build-up to the 2015 general elections. The mercenaries are believed to have contributed to the successes the military recorded in the few weeks leading to the 2015 general election. The Buhari administration, however, jettisoned the use of mercenaries, promising to equip and empower the Nigerian military to defeat the insurgents. Mr Zulum made his suggestion when he received a federal government delegation that visited the state to commiserate with the people of Borno over the Saturda...
#ZabarmariMassacre: Super Eagles captain Musa and Shehu condemn killings of civilians in Northern Nigeria
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#ZabarmariMassacre: Super Eagles captain Musa and Shehu condemn killings of civilians in Northern Nigeria

Several individuals were beheaded by terrorists in the Northern part of Nigeria on Saturday Nigeria captain Ahmed Musa and Abdullahi Shehu have condemned the killings of tens of civilians by terrorists in Zabarmari town situated in the Jere local government of Borno State. According to reports, labourers were attacked and killed while working on their rice farms on Saturday afternoon. Immediately after the killings described as 'senseless' by the Nigerian government, a mass burial for 43 bodies was monitored by the Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Zulum.
Boko Haram Still Existing Strongly In Borno – Governor Zulum
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Boko Haram Still Existing Strongly In Borno – Governor Zulum

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State on Sunday admitted that the dreaded Boko Haram sect are still existing strongly in many parts of the state especially in the Sambisa Forest, River Fringes of Koshobe and Lake Chad Basin posing threats to over 6 million people in the state. Zulum spoke after he attended the mass burial of rice farmers/fishermen slaughtered on Saturday in Koshobe in broad daylight at Zabarmari community in which, 44 corpses have been recovered by security operatives and volunteers, while other corpses are still not recovered in the Bush of Koshobe village, with scores missing at press time. Koshobe, located north-east, an agrarian community under Jere Local Government Area, where most Hausas engaged in farming and fishing is about 25km drive from Maiduguri, th...
Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram
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Zabarmari: Zulum Leads Horrified Kinsmen To Bury 43 Farmers Killed By Boko Haram

Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum was at Zabarmari early morning on Sunday, to lead kinsmen and other residents, still in shock, for the funeral of 43 farmers slaughtered by the Boko Haram insurgents. Though the victims lived in Zabarmari, a farming community in Jere Local Government Area, famous for rice cultivation and local processing, they were attacked on Saturday, at Koshebe village, a place in Mafa Local Government Area. Zulum, during his visit was told that death toll was yet to be fully ascertained. "Your Excellency, as you have seen here, 43 corpses were buried, but others have not been retrieved from the scene of the incident. Nobody can tell you the exact number of people killed. Some of the victims are still missing" a resident (name concealed,...
Governor Zulum Suspends All Hospital Staff For Abandoning Patients In Borno
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Governor Zulum Suspends All Hospital Staff For Abandoning Patients In Borno

Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has suspended all paid staff members at the General Hospital in Ngala town. Those suspended include resident medical doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and lab technicians. The suspension, it was gathered, came after Zulum’s unscheduled visit to the hospital on Monday. At 11am of Monday when the governor arrived at the hospital, it was established that the entire staff had abandoned the hospital to an international non-governmental organization, fhi360, which was managing hundreds of patients, the majority of them, IDPs and residents. The hospital’s staff members, it was gathered, abandoned their duties despite receiving government’s salaries. The governor was said to have shown up at the hospital in order to find out the realities of ...
Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency
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Fani-Kayode Hails Zulum, Matawelle On Fight Against Insurgency

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has hailed the Governors of Borno and Zamafara States, Babagana Zulum and Bello Matawalle for their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the country. Recall that the former minister recently blasted the Nigerian senate for their plans on establishing a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members. The former minister pointed out that the governors of the two North-Eastern regions are fully committed to the war against terrorism. He went on to commend the governors for defending their citizens. See his post below: There are 2 core northern Governors that have fought the insurgents & terrorists with all their heart & soul. They are Gov. Matawale of Zamfara & Gov. Zulum of Borno. They are fully committed to ...
Reward For Labor As Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi Gets Her Promotion Letter As Assistant Headmistress
Education

Reward For Labor As Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi Gets Her Promotion Letter As Assistant Headmistress

Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi has received her promotion letter from level 12 class teacher to Assistant Headmistress. Recall that Mrs. Mazi was given and executive promotion by the Governor of Borno state, Prof Engr Babagana Umara Zulum, when he met only her on duty at her school as early as 6:30 am on Friday 7th February 2020. Congratulations to Mrs. Obiagelli Mazi on her well deserved promotion
Zulum’s Reward Of Igbo Teacher Indictment On Divisive Politicians – Falana
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Zulum’s Reward Of Igbo Teacher Indictment On Divisive Politicians – Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the recent act of kindness by Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, is an indictment on those who categorise victims of Boko Haram insurgents along religious lines. Zulum visited Shehu Sanda Kyarimi 2 primary school around 6:30 am on Friday where he met Obiageli Mazi, a class teacher. Impressed by her dedication to work, the governor commended and rewarded her with a cash gift of N100,000 cash. He also recommended her for promotion, and in less than 24 hours, the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) announced her promotion to assistant headmistress. In a statement issued on Sunday, Falana commended Zulum for rewarding Mazi irrespective of her religion and ethnicity. “No doubt, governor Zulum deserves commendation for rewarding...
Boko Haram Is Attacking People And You Are Collecting N1,000 Per Car – Zulum
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Boko Haram Is Attacking People And You Are Collecting N1,000 Per Car – Zulum

Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, came down hard on soldiers manning Damaturu-Maiduguri road in the state on Monday afternoon. Zulum was on his way to Jakana, a community where Boko Haram insurgents struck on Saturday when he ran into a long queue of vehicles at one of the checkpoints. The governor, who apparently had been briefed that the security operatives were extorting people, alighted from his vehicle and walked straight to where some of the soldiers were. “I’m going to report all of you in this unit… nobody can tolerate this. Boko Haram is attacking people and you are here collecting N1000 per car,” he said. One of the soldiers tried to calm the governor down, saying he would look into the case but Zulum fired back, saying: “But we saw them.” See the video be...
Aisha Buhari Receives Humanitarian Award Of Excellence From Shettima
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Aisha Buhari Receives Humanitarian Award Of Excellence From Shettima

Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari was in Maiduguri on Saturday, 8th December 2018 to receive an award of excellence for her humanitarian activities by the Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima. She also commissioned a school he built for Fulanis,Mbororojis, orphans and the girl-child, as well as a two storey block of classes at the Government Girl's College Maiduguri. Mrs. Buhari also commissioned an orphanage and school built and furnished by wife of the Governor, Nana Shettima. Before leaving Maiduguri, Mrs. Buhari inspected progress of work at her orphanage and school project for IDP children, which is slated for completion early next year.
Boko Haram: I Wrote My Will, Prepared To Die With Borno People – Shettima
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Boko Haram: I Wrote My Will, Prepared To Die With Borno People – Shettima

Governor of Borno State and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, Kashim Shettima, has stated that he wrote his will and prepared to die with Borno people during the height of insurgency in the state. The governor said he had to shun the Mecca and identify with his people by staying with them during the stormy days. Shettima was responding to questions on TVC BIG Talk show. He said, “I wrote my will six months into my administration, when the issue of Boko Haram was hitting up and I was prepared to sacrifice my life. “This is because the insurgents were everywhere in the State. They had taken over about 22 local government areas in the state. “At a time like, you must summon the political will-power to fiercely identify with the people. At least I’m surrounded 600 policemen, ...
I Can’t Speak On Buhari’s Health – Isaac Adewole
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I Can’t Speak On Buhari’s Health – Isaac Adewole

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, on Monday, said President Muhammadu Buhari and his medical doctors were the only competent set of people who could say why he (Buhari) was seeking treatment in a foreign hospital. The minister said this in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Central Pharmacy Store and Maternity Building at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife. He said the President might have travelled abroad as a matter of choice or on the advice of his doctors. He said, “I won’t describe it as a large volume but we still have people travelling abroad. One, it is a matter of choice and secondly, there is what is called bonding between a doctor and his patient, irrespective of where the doctor is and tha...
Pictures Of Ben Bruce Playing With Kids At IDP Camp Borno
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Pictures Of Ben Bruce Playing With Kids At IDP Camp Borno

Senator Ben Bruce and his team  visited Borno state. They met Gov Shettima, Shehu of Borno and kids at IDP camp Dalori. The excited Senator said... 'I love these little ones so dearly. They made my day. My team also met with the Governor of Borno State and the Shehu of Borno to discuss pertinent issues as it relates to their welfare.  #DaloriIDPCamp #Maiduguri'

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