Tag Archives: Maiduguri

Security: ‘The Way Forward’ – Hon. Umar Bature

In this exclusive interview with Desert Herald, Hon. Umar Bature, Chairman House Committee on the Interior, bares his mind on the duplication of duties in the nation’s civil service and other burning issues affecting the Interior Ministry. Excerpts: As the Chairman House Committee on Interior, what have been your challenges so far? Since I started

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Ex-Yobe SSG Narrowly Escapes Boko Haram Attack

By OUR CORRESPONDENT Our target is Ba’aba and all those Northern Politicians that looted at the expense of the poor, says Boko Haram Spokesman In a teleconference with DESERT HERALD last week, the self styled spokesman of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa, exclusively told this paper that it was their men that visited

Dr. Abubakar Elkanami


By: Bilyaminu M. Moh’d   Alhaji (Dr) Abubakar Ibn Garbai El-Kanemi (CFR) is the 20th Shehu of the famous El-Kanemi dynasty of Borno in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. He ascended the royal throne in 2009 after the death of his predecessor, the 19th Shehu, Alh. (Dr) Mustapha Umar Ibn El-Kanemi. His Grand Father,

Restoring The Glory Of Northern Nigeria (3)

Sir Kashim Ibrahim Nigerian statesman and educationist, also a prominent traditional office holder in one of the oldest kingdoms in Africa, Borno. He was born at Yerwa, the old quarter of Maiduguri,  became capital of Borno state,Yerwa was and remains the seat of the king or Shehu of Borno.Born into the aristocracy of that famous

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Boko Haram Siege Gov. Gaidam’s Home Town For Six Hours

Barely three weeks after the complete taking over of the Yobe State capital, Damaturu for many hours in an operation that resulted to the killing over 200 people most of them Police officers and other security agents by the members of Jama’a tus Sunnah Wal Da’a Wati popularly referred to as Boko Haram and precisely