Tag Archives: Yobe State

Nigeria’s Umar Dagona Bags Second Place At World Chemistry Competition, Awarded $400,000

Another day, Another Nigerian making the country proud in the international scene. In case you missed it, a student from Yobe State, Umar Dagona who represented Nigeria at the Nouryon ‘Imagine Chemistry’ competition has been awarded $400,000 after beating candidates from other countries to secure the second position. The Yobe indigene from Gashua town of Bade local government…

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Yobe Becomes Coronavirus-Free, Discharges All Recovered Patients

The Yobe State Government has declared itself free of the novel coronavirus after discharging all patients, who initially tested positive and  recording a zero case on admission in the state. According to SaharaReporters, Vice Chairman of the state committee on COVID-19 and Commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Lawan Gana, made the revelation at the end of…

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Soldiers Kill One & Injure Three As They Attack Shiites in Yobe

One person was reportedly killed and three others injured in a clash between the military and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria in Potiskum, Yobe State on Friday, 21st of September. It was gathered that the fracas began shortly after the IMN members rounded off their Ashura procession with prayers around 8:30am near Central Hotel,…

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Presidency Charges DSS To Investigate Leah Sharibu Audio As Parents Confirm Voice

The Presidency has stated that the Department of State Services (DSS) is investigating the audio recording of Boko Haram, after the parents of the only girl(Leah Sharibu) still being held captive by Boko Haram insurgents who stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, confirmed the voice in an audio message as their…

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Boko Haram Attacks Yobe, Kill Five Soldiers, 30 More Missing

At least five soldiers were killed by fleeing Boko Haram fighters at Kanama, headquarters of Yunusari local government area of Yobe State on Saturday evening. Thirty soldiers are also allegedly missing in the dastardly attack lunched on Nigeria troops at the remote Northern town in Yobe State. However, the Nigerian Army has dismissed reports that…

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At Least 12 Dead & Many Others Injured! Multiple Bomb Blasts Rock Damaturu

Multiple explosions have been reported inside and around a residential community, Buhari Housing Estate, in Damaturu, Yobe State. The blasts, which occurred this morning left at least a dozen people dead and several others injured. Troops and other government agencies are presently in the area. No group has claimed responsibility for the blasts which has…

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10-Year-Old Female Bomber Killed 19 In Damaturu Market Explosion

A 10-year-old female suicide bomber Sunday morning rocked a market in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, killing no fewer than 19 persons. The state governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, disclosed this in a statement signed by his Director of Press, Abdullahi Bego, describing the attack as horrific. Also confirming the attack was the Police Public Relations officer of…

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8 Killed As Boko Haram Blats Police Checkpoint In Damaturu

Boko Haram insurgents returned to Damaturu, Yobe State capital today rocking a police checkpoint where no fewer than eight persons were killed. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Toyin Gbadegesin, said: “eight persons were killed today (Monday) in Damaturu during a bomb incident carried out by suspected members of the dreaded…

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