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  •   The Director General of the Department of State Services DSS Mr Yusuf Bichi has called for greater collaboration among law enforcement agencies to end the security challenges facing the nation The DSS DG made the convocation during the Annual Conference and Fourth Investiture of the Institute for Security and Strategic Studies ISSS on Saturday in Abuja Represented spokesperson Dr Peter Afuya Bichi said that security can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts between all security agencies At DSS what we have continued to do is collaborate with other sister agencies governments at different levels and indeed all stakeholders in Nigeria and even outside Nigeria to ensure that there is lasting peace Today s impact further symbolizes service commitment and direction in the very fact that we believe that safety can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts he said The Nigerian News Agency reports that Bichi was included in the institute s scholarship along with Naval Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo at the event reports that the institute also honored the governors of Borno Nasarawa and Zamfara states as scholars for their outstanding contributions to national security Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno was awarded the Best Governor in Security and Human Services for 2020 while Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa received the Proactive in Security award for 2020 Additionally Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara was awarded the Best Governor for Collective Security Ombudsman award for 2020 The institute also honored Insp Seibol Selchum FCT Police Traffic Officer with a Dedication to Service award public sector and Hajiya Zahra Mohammed from the Neighborhood Safety and Lighting Organization NESO for Dedication to the Service private sector Former FCT Police Commissioner Lawrence Alobi was also awarded Security Consultant of the Year while Commodity Research and Development Agency CEO Professor Ibrahim Doko was awarded Outstanding CEO of the Year The president of the ISSS Governing Council the retired Major General Garba Audu said the inauguration and awards were in recognition of his contributions to national security Audu said the fellows were expected to be stakeholders in consolidating the institute s modest achievements especially in the non kinetic space to address prevailing security challenges He said the institute had learned of the individuals and corporate bodies that had contributed to positively improving the national security architecture in areas of non kinetic focus Over the years the Institute has developed several professional courses in security strategy and development Most of these courses have been attended by our various security institutions and evidently they were better informed at the end of each course he said Source NAN
    DSS urges more synergy among security agencies for lasting peace
      The Director General of the Department of State Services DSS Mr Yusuf Bichi has called for greater collaboration among law enforcement agencies to end the security challenges facing the nation The DSS DG made the convocation during the Annual Conference and Fourth Investiture of the Institute for Security and Strategic Studies ISSS on Saturday in Abuja Represented spokesperson Dr Peter Afuya Bichi said that security can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts between all security agencies At DSS what we have continued to do is collaborate with other sister agencies governments at different levels and indeed all stakeholders in Nigeria and even outside Nigeria to ensure that there is lasting peace Today s impact further symbolizes service commitment and direction in the very fact that we believe that safety can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts he said The Nigerian News Agency reports that Bichi was included in the institute s scholarship along with Naval Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo at the event reports that the institute also honored the governors of Borno Nasarawa and Zamfara states as scholars for their outstanding contributions to national security Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno was awarded the Best Governor in Security and Human Services for 2020 while Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa received the Proactive in Security award for 2020 Additionally Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara was awarded the Best Governor for Collective Security Ombudsman award for 2020 The institute also honored Insp Seibol Selchum FCT Police Traffic Officer with a Dedication to Service award public sector and Hajiya Zahra Mohammed from the Neighborhood Safety and Lighting Organization NESO for Dedication to the Service private sector Former FCT Police Commissioner Lawrence Alobi was also awarded Security Consultant of the Year while Commodity Research and Development Agency CEO Professor Ibrahim Doko was awarded Outstanding CEO of the Year The president of the ISSS Governing Council the retired Major General Garba Audu said the inauguration and awards were in recognition of his contributions to national security Audu said the fellows were expected to be stakeholders in consolidating the institute s modest achievements especially in the non kinetic space to address prevailing security challenges He said the institute had learned of the individuals and corporate bodies that had contributed to positively improving the national security architecture in areas of non kinetic focus Over the years the Institute has developed several professional courses in security strategy and development Most of these courses have been attended by our various security institutions and evidently they were better informed at the end of each course he said Source NAN
    DSS urges more synergy among security agencies for lasting peace
    Defence/Security12 months ago

    DSS urges more synergy among security agencies for lasting peace

    The Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Mr. Yusuf Bichi, has called for greater collaboration among law enforcement agencies to end the security challenges facing the nation.

    The DSS DG made the convocation during the Annual Conference and Fourth Investiture of the Institute for Security and Strategic Studies (ISSS) on Saturday in Abuja.

    Represented spokesperson Dr. Peter Afuya Bichi said that security can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts between all security agencies.

    “At DSS, what we have continued to do is collaborate with other sister agencies, governments at different levels, and indeed all stakeholders in Nigeria and even outside Nigeria to ensure that there is lasting peace.

    "Today's impact further symbolizes service commitment and direction in the very fact that we believe that safety can only be improved or achieved through collaborative efforts," he said.

    The Nigerian News Agency reports that Bichi was included in the institute's scholarship, along with Naval Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Auwal Gambo at the event.

    reports that the institute also honored the governors of Borno, Nasarawa and Zamfara states as scholars for their outstanding contributions to national security.

    Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno was awarded the Best Governor in Security and Human Services for 2020, while Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa received the "Proactive in Security" award for 2020.

    Additionally, Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara was awarded the Best Governor for Collective Security Ombudsman award for 2020.

    The institute also honored Insp. Seibol Selchum, FCT Police Traffic Officer, with a Dedication to Service award (public sector), and Hajiya Zahra Mohammed from the Neighborhood Safety and Lighting Organization (NESO), for Dedication to the Service (private sector).

    Former FCT Police Commissioner Lawrence Alobi was also awarded Security Consultant of the Year, while Commodity Research and Development Agency CEO Professor Ibrahim Doko was awarded Outstanding CEO of the Year.

    The president of the ISSS Governing Council, the retired Major General. Garba Audu said the inauguration and awards were in recognition of his contributions to national security.

    Audu said the fellows were expected to be stakeholders in consolidating the institute's modest achievements, especially in the non-kinetic space to address prevailing security challenges.

    He said the institute had learned of the individuals and corporate bodies that had contributed to positively improving the national security architecture in areas of non-kinetic focus.

    “Over the years the Institute has developed several professional courses in security, strategy and development.

    "Most of these courses have been attended by our various security institutions and evidently, they were better informed at the end of each course," he said.

    Source: NAN

  •   The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged refusal of the National Youth Services Corps NYSC to reopen its permanent orientation camp in Maiduguri Borno The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a proposal by Representative Usman Zannah APC Borno in plenary on Wednesday Earlier Zannah said that about 10 years ago the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Maiduguri was closed following killings by Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the state He recalled how former NYSC director general Suleiman Kazaure reiterated that the camp would reopen as soon as IDPs were relocated from the facilities Aware that the Borno state government had relocated more than 8 000 internally displaced persons who were sheltering in the NYSC orientation camp to government provided houses in Auno Others were relocated to the local government areas of Bama and Danboa He reported that Governor Babagana Zulum wrote letters to the NYSC Director General to reopen the camp but to no avail He also reported that the Borno state government has made adequate arrangements to ensure the safety and well being of members of the corps assigned to the state Concerned that corps members sent to Borno will have to travel to Kastina state for orientation at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Training School in Kastina despite the state of insecurity throughout the northwest I am also concerned that the high rate of insecurity in Kastina state may affect the psychology of Corps members and expose them to the danger of being attacked by bandits while traveling to Kastina he said The legislator said that the state of insecurity in the state of Kastina was already a threat to life and property that required the shutdown of telecommunications services making communication very difficult In his ruling House Vice Speaker Ahmed Wase directed the Youth Development Committee to investigate the NYSC s alleged refusal to reopen the camp YAYA
    Reps to investigate continuous closure of NYSC camp in Maidugiri
      The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged refusal of the National Youth Services Corps NYSC to reopen its permanent orientation camp in Maiduguri Borno The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a proposal by Representative Usman Zannah APC Borno in plenary on Wednesday Earlier Zannah said that about 10 years ago the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Maiduguri was closed following killings by Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the state He recalled how former NYSC director general Suleiman Kazaure reiterated that the camp would reopen as soon as IDPs were relocated from the facilities Aware that the Borno state government had relocated more than 8 000 internally displaced persons who were sheltering in the NYSC orientation camp to government provided houses in Auno Others were relocated to the local government areas of Bama and Danboa He reported that Governor Babagana Zulum wrote letters to the NYSC Director General to reopen the camp but to no avail He also reported that the Borno state government has made adequate arrangements to ensure the safety and well being of members of the corps assigned to the state Concerned that corps members sent to Borno will have to travel to Kastina state for orientation at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Training School in Kastina despite the state of insecurity throughout the northwest I am also concerned that the high rate of insecurity in Kastina state may affect the psychology of Corps members and expose them to the danger of being attacked by bandits while traveling to Kastina he said The legislator said that the state of insecurity in the state of Kastina was already a threat to life and property that required the shutdown of telecommunications services making communication very difficult In his ruling House Vice Speaker Ahmed Wase directed the Youth Development Committee to investigate the NYSC s alleged refusal to reopen the camp YAYA
    Reps to investigate continuous closure of NYSC camp in Maidugiri
    Headlines12 months ago

    Reps to investigate continuous closure of NYSC camp in Maidugiri

    The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged refusal of the National Youth Services Corps, NYSC, to reopen its permanent orientation camp in Maiduguri, Borno.

    The resolution followed the unanimous adoption of a proposal by Representative Usman Zannah (APC-Borno) in plenary on Wednesday.

    Earlier, Zannah said that about 10 years ago, the NYSC Permanent Orientation Camp in Maiduguri was closed following killings by Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the state.

    He recalled how former NYSC director general Suleiman Kazaure reiterated that the camp would reopen as soon as IDPs were relocated from the facilities.

    “Aware that the Borno state government had relocated more than 8,000 internally displaced persons who were sheltering in the NYSC orientation camp to government-provided houses in Auno.

    “Others were relocated to the local government areas of Bama and Danboa; He reported that Governor Babagana Zulum wrote letters to the NYSC Director General to reopen the camp, but to no avail.

    He also reported that the Borno state government has made adequate arrangements to ensure the safety and well-being of members of the corps assigned to the state.

    "Concerned that corps members sent to Borno will have to travel to Kastina state for orientation at the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Training School in Kastina, despite the state of insecurity throughout the northwest.

    "I am also concerned that the high rate of insecurity in Kastina state may affect the psychology of Corps members and expose them to the danger of being attacked by bandits while traveling to Kastina," he said.

    The legislator said that the state of insecurity in the state of Kastina was already a threat to life and property that required the shutdown of telecommunications services, making communication very difficult.

    In his ruling, House Vice Speaker Ahmed Wase directed the Youth Development Committee to investigate the NYSC's alleged refusal to reopen the camp.

    YAYA

  •   The Victims Support Fund VSF has presented starter kits to 52 out of school youth related to 100 district chiefs killed by Boko Haram in Borno VSF President TY Danjuma made the presentation in Maiduguri on Thursday Mr Danjuma who was represented by VSF Executive Director Prof Nana Tanko said that the beneficiaries were trained in various skills ranging from carpentry masonry tailoring and shoemaking The training of out of school youth in vocational skills and the donation of starter packs are aimed at ensuring their employability and helping them establish income generating activities Initial support to the families of the deceased district heads included the provision of educational materials and the provision of necessary inputs for income generating activities to 1 000 heads of households including the widows of the deceased he said He reiterated the fund s commitment to managing its resources to provide relief to victims of terrorism Mr Danjuma said VSF interventions in Borno cover infrastructure development women s empowerment healthcare education peacebuilding and research Borno Governor Babagana Zulum represented by Special Duties Commissioner Kabir Wanori praised VSF for its sustained intervention in Borno and urged beneficiaries to make the most of the opportunity The Borno government has acknowledged with appreciation the enormous educational and livelihood support to the families of 100 district chiefs who were brutally murdered by Boko Haram insurgents in the line of duty to their homeland Obviously it is a moral encouragement for others at the helm of affairs to put more efforts in the fight against crime and criminality in every nook and cranny of the state Zulum said In his remarks Borno Shehu Abukakar Umar Garbai represented by Bolori District Chief Abba Masta Yusuf also praised VSF for its interventions which he said have continued to positively impact people s lives Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Nana Ali and Mohammed Ibrahim expressed their gratitude to God and all those who made the program possible and assured that they would seize the opportunity to improve their livelihoods YAYA
    Victims Support Fund empowers families of 100 Borno District Heads killed by insurgents
      The Victims Support Fund VSF has presented starter kits to 52 out of school youth related to 100 district chiefs killed by Boko Haram in Borno VSF President TY Danjuma made the presentation in Maiduguri on Thursday Mr Danjuma who was represented by VSF Executive Director Prof Nana Tanko said that the beneficiaries were trained in various skills ranging from carpentry masonry tailoring and shoemaking The training of out of school youth in vocational skills and the donation of starter packs are aimed at ensuring their employability and helping them establish income generating activities Initial support to the families of the deceased district heads included the provision of educational materials and the provision of necessary inputs for income generating activities to 1 000 heads of households including the widows of the deceased he said He reiterated the fund s commitment to managing its resources to provide relief to victims of terrorism Mr Danjuma said VSF interventions in Borno cover infrastructure development women s empowerment healthcare education peacebuilding and research Borno Governor Babagana Zulum represented by Special Duties Commissioner Kabir Wanori praised VSF for its sustained intervention in Borno and urged beneficiaries to make the most of the opportunity The Borno government has acknowledged with appreciation the enormous educational and livelihood support to the families of 100 district chiefs who were brutally murdered by Boko Haram insurgents in the line of duty to their homeland Obviously it is a moral encouragement for others at the helm of affairs to put more efforts in the fight against crime and criminality in every nook and cranny of the state Zulum said In his remarks Borno Shehu Abukakar Umar Garbai represented by Bolori District Chief Abba Masta Yusuf also praised VSF for its interventions which he said have continued to positively impact people s lives Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries Nana Ali and Mohammed Ibrahim expressed their gratitude to God and all those who made the program possible and assured that they would seize the opportunity to improve their livelihoods YAYA
    Victims Support Fund empowers families of 100 Borno District Heads killed by insurgents
    Headlines1 year ago

    Victims Support Fund empowers families of 100 Borno District Heads killed by insurgents

    The Victims Support Fund, VSF, has presented starter kits to 52 out-of-school youth related to 100 district chiefs killed by Boko Haram in Borno.

    VSF President TY Danjuma made the presentation in Maiduguri on Thursday.

    Mr. Danjuma, who was represented by VSF Executive Director Prof. Nana Tanko, said that the beneficiaries were trained in various skills ranging from carpentry, masonry, tailoring and shoemaking.

    “The training of out-of-school youth in vocational skills and the donation of starter packs are aimed at ensuring their employability and helping them establish income-generating activities.

    "Initial support to the families of the deceased district heads included the provision of educational materials and the provision of necessary inputs for income-generating activities to 1,000 heads of households, including the widows of the deceased," he said.

    He reiterated the fund's commitment to managing its resources to provide relief to victims of terrorism.

    Mr. Danjuma said VSF interventions in Borno cover infrastructure development, women's empowerment, healthcare, education, peacebuilding and research.

    Borno Governor Babagana Zulum, represented by Special Duties Commissioner Kabir Wanori, praised VSF for its sustained intervention in Borno and urged beneficiaries to make the most of the opportunity.

    “The Borno government has acknowledged with appreciation the enormous educational and livelihood support to the families of 100 district chiefs who were brutally murdered by Boko Haram insurgents in the line of duty to their homeland.

    "Obviously, it is a moral encouragement for others at the helm of affairs, to put more efforts in the fight against crime and criminality in every nook and cranny of the state," Zulum said.

    In his remarks, Borno Shehu Abukakar Umar-Garbai, represented by Bolori District Chief Abba-Masta Yusuf, also praised VSF for its interventions, which he said have continued to positively impact people's lives.

    Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Nana Ali and Mohammed Ibrahim, expressed their gratitude to God and all those who made the program possible, and assured that they would seize the opportunity to improve their livelihoods.

    YAYA

  •   Borno Governor Babagana Zulum on Tuesday presented a N267 billion budget for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval Introducing the budget labeled a hope budget for post conflict stability Zulum said it was made up of N172 billion of capital expenditures and N95 billion of recurring expenses He said the budget aimed to accelerate the ongoing reconstruction of destroyed communities for the safe and dignified resettlement of internally displaced persons IDPs as well as the provision of livelihoods and social support to people The budget will be funded by N113 billion anticipated recurring revenue from FAAC allocation and IGR increase and N154 billion capital inflows from loans and grants he said Zulum said the government plans to establish new technical schools rebuild and reopen some schools destroyed by insurgents in 2022 We will also establish Centers of Excellence that will involve identifying two existing high schools in each of the three senatorial zones of the state and transforming the six schools to meet international standards he said Mr Zulum also announced the allocation of N22 9 billion to Obras for the construction of a series of highways in the state YAYA
    Zulum presents N267bn 2022 budget to Borno Assembly
      Borno Governor Babagana Zulum on Tuesday presented a N267 billion budget for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval Introducing the budget labeled a hope budget for post conflict stability Zulum said it was made up of N172 billion of capital expenditures and N95 billion of recurring expenses He said the budget aimed to accelerate the ongoing reconstruction of destroyed communities for the safe and dignified resettlement of internally displaced persons IDPs as well as the provision of livelihoods and social support to people The budget will be funded by N113 billion anticipated recurring revenue from FAAC allocation and IGR increase and N154 billion capital inflows from loans and grants he said Zulum said the government plans to establish new technical schools rebuild and reopen some schools destroyed by insurgents in 2022 We will also establish Centers of Excellence that will involve identifying two existing high schools in each of the three senatorial zones of the state and transforming the six schools to meet international standards he said Mr Zulum also announced the allocation of N22 9 billion to Obras for the construction of a series of highways in the state YAYA
    Zulum presents N267bn 2022 budget to Borno Assembly
    Headlines1 year ago

    Zulum presents N267bn 2022 budget to Borno Assembly

    Borno Governor Babagana Zulum on Tuesday presented a N267 billion budget for 2022 to the state House of Assembly for approval.

    Introducing the budget labeled a "hope budget for post-conflict stability," Zulum said it was made up of N172 billion of capital expenditures and N95 billion of recurring expenses.

    He said the budget aimed to accelerate the ongoing reconstruction of destroyed communities for the safe and dignified resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as the provision of livelihoods and social support to people.

    "The budget will be funded by N113 billion anticipated recurring revenue from FAAC allocation and IGR increase, and N154 billion capital inflows from loans and grants," he said.

    Zulum said the government plans to establish new technical schools, rebuild and reopen some schools destroyed by insurgents in 2022.

    "We will also establish Centers of Excellence that will involve identifying two existing high schools in each of the three senatorial zones of the state and transforming the six schools to meet international standards," he said.

    Mr. Zulum also announced the allocation of N22.9 billion to Obras, for the construction of a series of highways in the state.

    YAYA

  •   The Borno government has provided 6 000 free bicycles for some day school students in rural areas to encourage them to be on time at school The State Education Commissioner Mr Abba Wakilbe revealed this on Wednesday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Wuyo Government Technical High School in Bayo LGA Wakilbe said the inaugurated school received 300 of the bicycles for students from neighboring villages who attended the school He also announced the provision of 231 000 assorted textbooks for schools across the state The commissioner revealed that within two years of Governor Babagana Zulum s administration a total of 21 mega schools including four technical schools have been built across the state In his words Zulum led the provision of necessary equipment for laboratories and workshops for the technical school to meet the standards He also ordered that enough qualified teachers be hired at the school In his welcoming speech Bayo LGA President Alhaji Mohammad Biryel praised the location of the technical school in the area which has lagged behind in the area of education in the state Biryel said that development would not only address the problem of illiteracy but would also help provide young people with the necessary training to be self reliant Source NAN
    Borno Govt provides 6,000 bicycles for students in rural areas
      The Borno government has provided 6 000 free bicycles for some day school students in rural areas to encourage them to be on time at school The State Education Commissioner Mr Abba Wakilbe revealed this on Wednesday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Wuyo Government Technical High School in Bayo LGA Wakilbe said the inaugurated school received 300 of the bicycles for students from neighboring villages who attended the school He also announced the provision of 231 000 assorted textbooks for schools across the state The commissioner revealed that within two years of Governor Babagana Zulum s administration a total of 21 mega schools including four technical schools have been built across the state In his words Zulum led the provision of necessary equipment for laboratories and workshops for the technical school to meet the standards He also ordered that enough qualified teachers be hired at the school In his welcoming speech Bayo LGA President Alhaji Mohammad Biryel praised the location of the technical school in the area which has lagged behind in the area of education in the state Biryel said that development would not only address the problem of illiteracy but would also help provide young people with the necessary training to be self reliant Source NAN
    Borno Govt provides 6,000 bicycles for students in rural areas
    Education1 year ago

    Borno Govt provides 6,000 bicycles for students in rural areas

    The Borno government has provided 6,000 free bicycles for some day school students in rural areas, to encourage them to be on time at school.

    The State Education Commissioner, Mr. Abba Wakilbe, revealed this on Wednesday while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Wuyo Government Technical High School in Bayo LGA.

    Wakilbe said the inaugurated school received 300 of the bicycles for students from neighboring villages who attended the school.

    He also announced the provision of 231,000 assorted textbooks for schools across the state.

    The commissioner revealed that within two years of Governor Babagana Zulum's administration, a total of 21 mega schools, including four technical schools, have been built across the state.

    In his words, Zulum led the provision of necessary equipment for laboratories and workshops for the technical school to meet the standards.

    He also ordered that enough qualified teachers be hired at the school.

    In his welcoming speech, Bayo LGA President Alhaji Mohammad Biryel praised the location of the technical school in the area, which has lagged behind in the area of ​​education in the state.

    Biryel said that development would not only address the problem of illiteracy, but would also help provide young people with the necessary training to be self-reliant.

    Source: NAN

  •   Borno Governor Babagana Zulum began a five day official visit to the southern part of the state to inaugurate 22 completed viable projects This is contained in a statement by Isa Gusau the governor s Senior Special Advisor on Media and Communication Strategy on Wednesday in Maiduguri Mr Gusau said projects that include schools and healthcare facilities will open in the Bayo Hawul Shani and Kwaya Kusar local government areas of the state He said the governor s visit was also expected to strengthen local government security formations in affected areas The assistant governor said some of the projects included the newly created Mega Technical High School a community high school and an elementary school designed with more than 100 classrooms Governor Zulum arrived at Biryel Bayo LGA headquarters on Tuesday night and spent the night there On Wednesday the governor launched his Bayo project start up As a key component of his trip the governor will interact with the heads of the military and volunteer formations as part of his regular approach to identifying immediate needs and strengthening security measures in the southern Borno communities The governor is expected to inspect the completed palace projects and assign some to the district and ward chiefs he said According to him the governor is accompanied on the visit by Senator Ali Ndume APC Borno Sur members of the House of the National and State Assembly and Alhaji Ali Dalori state president of the Congress of All Progressives APC among others YAYA
    Zulum commissions 22 schools and other projects in South Borno
      Borno Governor Babagana Zulum began a five day official visit to the southern part of the state to inaugurate 22 completed viable projects This is contained in a statement by Isa Gusau the governor s Senior Special Advisor on Media and Communication Strategy on Wednesday in Maiduguri Mr Gusau said projects that include schools and healthcare facilities will open in the Bayo Hawul Shani and Kwaya Kusar local government areas of the state He said the governor s visit was also expected to strengthen local government security formations in affected areas The assistant governor said some of the projects included the newly created Mega Technical High School a community high school and an elementary school designed with more than 100 classrooms Governor Zulum arrived at Biryel Bayo LGA headquarters on Tuesday night and spent the night there On Wednesday the governor launched his Bayo project start up As a key component of his trip the governor will interact with the heads of the military and volunteer formations as part of his regular approach to identifying immediate needs and strengthening security measures in the southern Borno communities The governor is expected to inspect the completed palace projects and assign some to the district and ward chiefs he said According to him the governor is accompanied on the visit by Senator Ali Ndume APC Borno Sur members of the House of the National and State Assembly and Alhaji Ali Dalori state president of the Congress of All Progressives APC among others YAYA
    Zulum commissions 22 schools and other projects in South Borno
    Headlines1 year ago

    Zulum commissions 22 schools and other projects in South Borno

    Borno Governor Babagana Zulum began a five-day official visit to the southern part of the state to inaugurate 22 completed viable projects.

    This is contained in a statement by Isa Gusau, the governor's Senior Special Advisor on Media and Communication Strategy, on Wednesday in Maiduguri.

    Mr. Gusau said projects that include schools and healthcare facilities will open in the Bayo, Hawul, Shani and Kwaya Kusar local government areas of the state.

    He said the governor's visit was also expected to strengthen local government security formations in affected areas.

    The assistant governor said some of the projects included the newly created Mega Technical High School, a community high school and an elementary school, designed with more than 100 classrooms.

    “Governor Zulum arrived at Biryel, Bayo LGA headquarters on Tuesday night and spent the night there.

    "On Wednesday, the governor launched his Bayo project start-up.

    “As a key component of his trip, the governor will interact with the heads of the military and volunteer formations as part of his regular approach to identifying immediate needs and strengthening security measures in the southern Borno communities.

    "The governor is expected to inspect the completed palace projects and assign some to the district and ward chiefs," he said.

    According to him, the governor is accompanied on the visit by Senator Ali Ndume (APC - Borno Sur), members of the House of the National and State Assembly, and Alhaji Ali Dalori, state president of the Congress of All Progressives (APC), among others.

    YAYA

  •   Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Thursday found medical officials in government health centers collecting between 8 000 and 10 000 naira from patients while the services are supposed to be provided free of charge The governor s media assistant Isa Gusau in a statement released Thursday said the discovery followed a disguised visit by the governor to some government health centers in the state According to the statement Mr Zulum summoned state health commissioner Juliana Bitrus and asked her to join him on a 10 seater bus that is typically used for airport services The governor left the government house around 1 30 pm without any convoy and without a siren leaving everyone surprised and questioned Even the health commissioner was not aware of the governor s plan the statement read Mr Zulum went directly to the newly established and fully equipped primary health care center at Gwange II district in Maiduguri and found that some workers collected between 8 000 and 10 000 N before diagnosing and treating patients with common diseases such as malaria The staff we met here at Gwange II PHC confirmed that they take between 8 000 and 10 000 N from patients to treat malaria In fact they turned this government health center into a private hospital and that s why the center has been deserted by people who mostly don t have the money to access services here The workers are just collecting money and putting it in their pockets Zulum said The governor asked the Borno State Primary Health Care Agency to thoroughly investigate identify all culprits and take appropriate disciplinary action Mr Zulum was also sad that the same primary health care center only had one medical staff on the ground to treat patients despite the fact that 29 health workers were paid by the government You can imagine that at 2 00 pm this primary care center that we have built and fully equipped is empty due to extortion and no medical staff This level of impunity cannot be tolerated The sooner we answer them the better it will be for all of us said the governor The governor went to a primary health care center similar to Gwange I but it was a pleasant experience Mr Zulum found medical workers on the ground caring for patients without extorting them The governor was happy and praised the staff for being good people The governor has since made a habit of showing up at odd hours including midnight in hospitals and early in the morning in schools for an on site assessment of essential public services Zulum sometimes prolongs his unannounced visits to schools public offices and health centers in local government areas some of them requiring him to drive for hours from Maiduguri the capital of Borno Zulum administration has built more than 75 primary health care centers built and renovated dozens of general hospitals and employed nearly 600 medical workers of various categories and also built houses for doctors and nurses in order to inspire good medical services to citizens
    Zulum storms Borno hospitals, uncovers health officials extorting patients N10,000 for free medical services
      Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Thursday found medical officials in government health centers collecting between 8 000 and 10 000 naira from patients while the services are supposed to be provided free of charge The governor s media assistant Isa Gusau in a statement released Thursday said the discovery followed a disguised visit by the governor to some government health centers in the state According to the statement Mr Zulum summoned state health commissioner Juliana Bitrus and asked her to join him on a 10 seater bus that is typically used for airport services The governor left the government house around 1 30 pm without any convoy and without a siren leaving everyone surprised and questioned Even the health commissioner was not aware of the governor s plan the statement read Mr Zulum went directly to the newly established and fully equipped primary health care center at Gwange II district in Maiduguri and found that some workers collected between 8 000 and 10 000 N before diagnosing and treating patients with common diseases such as malaria The staff we met here at Gwange II PHC confirmed that they take between 8 000 and 10 000 N from patients to treat malaria In fact they turned this government health center into a private hospital and that s why the center has been deserted by people who mostly don t have the money to access services here The workers are just collecting money and putting it in their pockets Zulum said The governor asked the Borno State Primary Health Care Agency to thoroughly investigate identify all culprits and take appropriate disciplinary action Mr Zulum was also sad that the same primary health care center only had one medical staff on the ground to treat patients despite the fact that 29 health workers were paid by the government You can imagine that at 2 00 pm this primary care center that we have built and fully equipped is empty due to extortion and no medical staff This level of impunity cannot be tolerated The sooner we answer them the better it will be for all of us said the governor The governor went to a primary health care center similar to Gwange I but it was a pleasant experience Mr Zulum found medical workers on the ground caring for patients without extorting them The governor was happy and praised the staff for being good people The governor has since made a habit of showing up at odd hours including midnight in hospitals and early in the morning in schools for an on site assessment of essential public services Zulum sometimes prolongs his unannounced visits to schools public offices and health centers in local government areas some of them requiring him to drive for hours from Maiduguri the capital of Borno Zulum administration has built more than 75 primary health care centers built and renovated dozens of general hospitals and employed nearly 600 medical workers of various categories and also built houses for doctors and nurses in order to inspire good medical services to citizens
    Zulum storms Borno hospitals, uncovers health officials extorting patients N10,000 for free medical services
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    Zulum storms Borno hospitals, uncovers health officials extorting patients N10,000 for free medical services

    Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Thursday found medical officials in government health centers collecting between 8,000 and 10,000 naira from patients, while the services are supposed to be provided free of charge.

    The governor's media assistant Isa Gusau in a statement released Thursday said the discovery followed a disguised visit by the governor to some government health centers in the state.

    According to the statement, Mr Zulum summoned state health commissioner Juliana Bitrus and asked her to join him on a 10-seater bus that is typically used for airport services.

    “The governor left the government house around 1:30 pm without any convoy and without a siren, leaving everyone surprised and questioned. Even the health commissioner was not aware of the governor's plan, ”the statement read.

    Mr Zulum went directly to the newly established and fully equipped primary health care center at Gwange II district in Maiduguri and found that some workers collected between 8,000 and 10,000 N before diagnosing and treating patients with common diseases such as malaria.

    “The staff we met here (at Gwange II, PHC) confirmed that they take between 8,000 and 10,000 N from patients to treat malaria. In fact, they turned this government health center into a private hospital, and that's why the center has been deserted by people who mostly don't have the money to access services here. The workers are just collecting money and putting it in their pockets, ”Zulum said.

    The governor asked the Borno State Primary Health Care Agency to thoroughly investigate, identify all culprits and take appropriate disciplinary action.

    Mr Zulum was also sad that the same primary health care center only had one medical staff on the ground to treat patients, despite the fact that 29 health workers were paid by the government.

    “You can imagine that at 2:00 pm this primary care center that we have built and fully equipped is empty (due to extortion and no medical staff). This level of impunity cannot be tolerated. The sooner we answer them, the better it will be for all of us, ”said the governor.

    The governor went to a primary health care center similar to Gwange I, but it was a pleasant experience.

    Mr Zulum found medical workers on the ground caring for patients without extorting them.

    The governor was happy and praised the staff for being good people.

    The governor has since made a habit of showing up at odd hours, including midnight in hospitals and early in the morning in schools, for an on-site assessment of essential public services.

    Zulum sometimes prolongs his unannounced visits to schools, public offices and health centers in local government areas, some of them requiring him to drive for hours from Maiduguri, the capital of Borno.

    Zulum administration has built more than 75 primary health care centers, built and renovated dozens of general hospitals and employed nearly 600 medical workers of various categories, and also built houses for doctors and nurses in order to '' inspire good medical services to citizens.

  •   Islamic State fighters from West Africa Province ISWAP killed two mobile policemen and a soldier in an attack in Malam Fatori seat of the local government of Abadam in the state of Borno PRNigeria learned that the personnel killed were members of a joint security team attacked while carrying out mine clearance operations in the region in preparation for the return and resettlement of internally displaced persons IDPs The demining exercise was organized by the governor of Borno Babagana Zulum after mobilizing around 500 security personnel with the aim of facilitating the return of more than 50 000 households who fled Abadam and took refuge in Bosso in the Republic of Niger A security source told PRNigeria that the team led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim the commander of Borno s CRACK team reacted quickly and repelled the armed attackers who came with armed trucks and motorcycles The source said The terrorists came with several trucks equipped with anti aircraft guns and motorcycles The combined efforts of police soldiers civil defense agents and intelligence services as CJTF quickly initiated and repelled the terrorist attack Unfortunately we lost two MOPOLs and a soldier in the shooting with the terrorists which lasted about an hour he added The attack comes nearly a week after Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno abruptly interrupted his visit to the city following an attack on his convoy by ISWAP terrorists in the same axis However despite growing insecurity and the presence of terrorists in the region Zulum insisted that all displaced people and refugees be resettled by December 31 2021 He had promised to close the camps for the displaced and returning people to their communities citing improved security Malam Fatori is one of the strongholds of ISWAP terrorists and is said to house their Shura Council It is also near the border with the Republic of Niger
    ISWAP terrorists attack Malam-Fatori, kill 2 policemen, 1 soldier
      Islamic State fighters from West Africa Province ISWAP killed two mobile policemen and a soldier in an attack in Malam Fatori seat of the local government of Abadam in the state of Borno PRNigeria learned that the personnel killed were members of a joint security team attacked while carrying out mine clearance operations in the region in preparation for the return and resettlement of internally displaced persons IDPs The demining exercise was organized by the governor of Borno Babagana Zulum after mobilizing around 500 security personnel with the aim of facilitating the return of more than 50 000 households who fled Abadam and took refuge in Bosso in the Republic of Niger A security source told PRNigeria that the team led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim the commander of Borno s CRACK team reacted quickly and repelled the armed attackers who came with armed trucks and motorcycles The source said The terrorists came with several trucks equipped with anti aircraft guns and motorcycles The combined efforts of police soldiers civil defense agents and intelligence services as CJTF quickly initiated and repelled the terrorist attack Unfortunately we lost two MOPOLs and a soldier in the shooting with the terrorists which lasted about an hour he added The attack comes nearly a week after Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno abruptly interrupted his visit to the city following an attack on his convoy by ISWAP terrorists in the same axis However despite growing insecurity and the presence of terrorists in the region Zulum insisted that all displaced people and refugees be resettled by December 31 2021 He had promised to close the camps for the displaced and returning people to their communities citing improved security Malam Fatori is one of the strongholds of ISWAP terrorists and is said to house their Shura Council It is also near the border with the Republic of Niger
    ISWAP terrorists attack Malam-Fatori, kill 2 policemen, 1 soldier
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    ISWAP terrorists attack Malam-Fatori, kill 2 policemen, 1 soldier

    Islamic State fighters from West Africa Province, ISWAP, killed two mobile policemen and a soldier in an attack in Malam Fatori, seat of the local government of Abadam in the state of Borno.

    PRNigeria learned that the personnel killed were members of a joint security team attacked while carrying out mine clearance operations in the region in preparation for the return and resettlement of internally displaced persons, IDPs.

    The demining exercise was organized by the governor of Borno, Babagana Zulum, after mobilizing around 500 security personnel, with the aim of facilitating the return of more than 50,000 households who fled Abadam and took refuge in Bosso, in the Republic of Niger.

    A security source told PRNigeria that the team led by CSP Mohammed Ibrahim, the commander of Borno's CRACK team, reacted quickly and repelled the armed attackers who came with armed trucks and motorcycles.

    The source said: “The terrorists came with several trucks equipped with anti-aircraft guns and motorcycles. The combined efforts of police, soldiers, civil defense agents and intelligence services as CJTF quickly initiated and repelled the terrorist attack.

    “Unfortunately, we lost two MOPOLs and a soldier in the shooting with the terrorists which lasted about an hour,” he added.

    The attack comes nearly a week after Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno abruptly interrupted his visit to the city, following an attack on his convoy by ISWAP terrorists in the same axis.

    However, despite growing insecurity and the presence of terrorists in the region, Zulum insisted that all displaced people and refugees be resettled by December 31, 2021. He had promised to close the camps for the displaced. and returning people to their communities, citing improved security.

    Malam-Fatori is one of the strongholds of ISWAP terrorists and is said to house their Shura Council. It is also near the border with the Republic of Niger.

  •   Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno officially reopened the 76 kilometer Bama Banki road to restore trade between Nigeria and neighboring countries of Cameroon and Chad The road was closed in 2012 due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents Speaking at Wednesday s ceremony in Bama Zulum said no significant development could be achieved in the reclaimed areas without the restoration of commercial activities He congratulated the administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari for its commitment to peacemaking in Borno The governor noted that the efforts of the state military have led to the expansion of agricultural activities this year in areas so far prohibited This year the cultivated areas in Borno have increased by 600 By next year we will go beyond what we have achieved this year said Zulum In his welcoming speech Bama Local Government Council Chairman Aji Kolo Kachalla praised the development describing it as a great relief to residents of the area known for its commercial activities Also speaking the commander of Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai Christopher Musa said development was another victory in the military s quest to ensure peace and normalcy in the state and in d other parts of the North East area Mr Musa commended the government and people of Borno for their cooperation and support to the army and other security agencies He assured the army s commitment to continue fulfilling its mandate NOPE
    Zulum reopens Bama-Banki road, 9 years after closure
      Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno officially reopened the 76 kilometer Bama Banki road to restore trade between Nigeria and neighboring countries of Cameroon and Chad The road was closed in 2012 due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents Speaking at Wednesday s ceremony in Bama Zulum said no significant development could be achieved in the reclaimed areas without the restoration of commercial activities He congratulated the administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari for its commitment to peacemaking in Borno The governor noted that the efforts of the state military have led to the expansion of agricultural activities this year in areas so far prohibited This year the cultivated areas in Borno have increased by 600 By next year we will go beyond what we have achieved this year said Zulum In his welcoming speech Bama Local Government Council Chairman Aji Kolo Kachalla praised the development describing it as a great relief to residents of the area known for its commercial activities Also speaking the commander of Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai Christopher Musa said development was another victory in the military s quest to ensure peace and normalcy in the state and in d other parts of the North East area Mr Musa commended the government and people of Borno for their cooperation and support to the army and other security agencies He assured the army s commitment to continue fulfilling its mandate NOPE
    Zulum reopens Bama-Banki road, 9 years after closure
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    Zulum reopens Bama-Banki road, 9 years after closure

    Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno officially reopened the 76-kilometer Bama-Banki road to restore trade between Nigeria and neighboring countries of Cameroon and Chad.

    The road was closed in 2012, due to the activities of Boko Haram insurgents.

    Speaking at Wednesday's ceremony in Bama, Zulum said no significant development could be achieved in the reclaimed areas without the restoration of commercial activities.

    He congratulated the administration headed by President Muhammadu Buhari for its commitment to peacemaking in Borno.

    The governor noted that the efforts of the state military have led to the expansion of agricultural activities this year in areas so far prohibited.

    “This year, the cultivated areas in Borno have increased by 600%. By next year, we will go beyond what we have achieved this year, ”said Zulum.

    In his welcoming speech, Bama Local Government Council Chairman Aji-Kolo Kachalla praised the development, describing it as a great relief to residents of the area known for its commercial activities.

    Also speaking, the commander of Joint Task Force, "Operation Hadin Kai," Christopher Musa, said development was another victory in the military's quest to ensure peace and normalcy in the state and in d other parts of the North-East area.

    Mr. Musa commended the government and people of Borno for their cooperation and support to the army and other security agencies.

    He assured the army's commitment to continue fulfilling its mandate.

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  •   The national president of Messengers of Peace an NGO Mr Suleiman Adejo on Wednesday advised Anambra s election stakeholders to adopt peaceful processes to resolve all grievances Adejo who gave advice at a press conference in Abuja was speaking on the group s readiness to award peace prizes to 40 Nigerians He said the best option to meet the challenge of insecurity and violence in the region was to embrace peace and avoid losses Adejo said key players in the Anambra gubernatorial election should exercise peace and tact in dealing with all issues to ensure a stable state before during and after the election As long as we are human beings there is no way that disagreements will not arise What is important however is our ability to resolve such conflicts in the best possible way What we do is make sure that when people are wronged and complain we are able to bring them to a table and resolve issues amicably Anambra is sensitive in Nigeria because of its market power especially the distribution of products to other parts of Nigeria I call on all those involved in this election to avoid problems that would lead to a violation of law and order If something happens in Anambra it will translate to other parts of Nigeria he noted Adejo urged all Nigerians to adapt to the group s vision and several other initiatives that would promote peaceful coexistence in the country He revealed that the group had chosen notable Nigerians to present them with awards because of their contribution to peace in their field Adejo listed the laureates Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta Aminu Masari Governor of Katsina State Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and FCT Minister of State Ms Ramatu Aliyu among others He said the recognition was meant to encourage leaders who promote peace in various ways to do more and for others to emulate them Nigeria must lend its voice to the call for peace and the voices of peace promoters must be louder than those promoting violence this is the only way to achieve lasting peace in Nigeria did he declare According to him in order to spread the message of peace nationally the Messengers of Peace are partnering with ALGON to distribute its personalized license plates to all presidents vice presidents and some royal fathers of local communities The peace plaque number will be officially unveiled during this year s National Peace Awards speaker Mr Boss Mustapha Federation government secretary Adejoh said Source NAN
    Anambra Guber: Group tasks stakeholders on peaceful processes
      The national president of Messengers of Peace an NGO Mr Suleiman Adejo on Wednesday advised Anambra s election stakeholders to adopt peaceful processes to resolve all grievances Adejo who gave advice at a press conference in Abuja was speaking on the group s readiness to award peace prizes to 40 Nigerians He said the best option to meet the challenge of insecurity and violence in the region was to embrace peace and avoid losses Adejo said key players in the Anambra gubernatorial election should exercise peace and tact in dealing with all issues to ensure a stable state before during and after the election As long as we are human beings there is no way that disagreements will not arise What is important however is our ability to resolve such conflicts in the best possible way What we do is make sure that when people are wronged and complain we are able to bring them to a table and resolve issues amicably Anambra is sensitive in Nigeria because of its market power especially the distribution of products to other parts of Nigeria I call on all those involved in this election to avoid problems that would lead to a violation of law and order If something happens in Anambra it will translate to other parts of Nigeria he noted Adejo urged all Nigerians to adapt to the group s vision and several other initiatives that would promote peaceful coexistence in the country He revealed that the group had chosen notable Nigerians to present them with awards because of their contribution to peace in their field Adejo listed the laureates Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta Aminu Masari Governor of Katsina State Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and FCT Minister of State Ms Ramatu Aliyu among others He said the recognition was meant to encourage leaders who promote peace in various ways to do more and for others to emulate them Nigeria must lend its voice to the call for peace and the voices of peace promoters must be louder than those promoting violence this is the only way to achieve lasting peace in Nigeria did he declare According to him in order to spread the message of peace nationally the Messengers of Peace are partnering with ALGON to distribute its personalized license plates to all presidents vice presidents and some royal fathers of local communities The peace plaque number will be officially unveiled during this year s National Peace Awards speaker Mr Boss Mustapha Federation government secretary Adejoh said Source NAN
    Anambra Guber: Group tasks stakeholders on peaceful processes
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    Anambra Guber: Group tasks stakeholders on peaceful processes

    The national president of Messengers of Peace, an NGO, Mr. Suleiman Adejo, on Wednesday advised Anambra's election stakeholders to adopt peaceful processes to resolve all grievances.

    Adejo, who gave advice at a press conference in Abuja, was speaking on the group's readiness to award peace prizes to 40 Nigerians.

    He said the best option to meet the challenge of insecurity and violence in the region was to embrace peace and avoid losses.

    Adejo said key players in the Anambra gubernatorial election should exercise peace and tact in dealing with all issues, to ensure a stable state before, during and after the election.

    “As long as we are human beings, there is no way that disagreements will not arise. What is important, however, is our ability to resolve such conflicts in the best possible way.

    “What we do is make sure that when people are wronged and complain, we are able to bring them to a table and resolve issues amicably.

    “Anambra is sensitive in Nigeria because of its market power, especially the distribution of products to other parts of Nigeria.

    “I call on all those involved in this election to avoid problems that would lead to a violation of law and order. If something happens in Anambra, it will translate to other parts of Nigeria, ”he noted.

    Adejo urged all Nigerians to adapt to the group's vision and several other initiatives that would promote peaceful coexistence in the country.

    He revealed that the group had chosen notable Nigerians to present them with awards because of their contribution to peace in their field.

    Adejo listed the laureates: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, Aminu Masari, Governor of Katsina State, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno and FCT Minister of State, Ms. Ramatu Aliyu, among others.

    He said the recognition was meant to encourage leaders who promote peace in various ways to do more, and for others to emulate them.

    "Nigeria must lend its voice to the call for peace, and the voices of peace promoters must be louder than those promoting violence, this is the only way to achieve lasting peace in Nigeria," did he declare.

    According to him, in order to spread the message of peace nationally, the Messengers of Peace are partnering with ALGON to distribute its personalized license plates to all presidents, vice-presidents and some royal fathers of local communities.

    “The peace plaque number will be officially unveiled during this year's National Peace Awards speaker, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Federation government secretary,” Adejoh said.

    Source: NAN

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