• Borno loses Imam, Wali in a week  |  By Ibrahim Uba Yusuf
    Within a week, Borno state lost two of her illustrious sons, Alh. Abdullahi Idris Babafada and Waziri Imam, Commissioner, Ministry of Environment and former chairman, Borno Express Transport Corporation. Alh. Idris Babafada, who until his death, was the Wali of Borno passed away on the 22nd of September, 2016 as a result sudden illness. He was survived by a son, Idris Babafada and a wife.

    Waziri Imam who passed away on Wednesday, 27th of September, 2016 at the age of 54, was survived by a wife and six children. He was the brother to Matawalli Kashim Imam and two-times PDP gubernatorial aspirant in Borno state. The secretary to the Borno State government, Alh. Usman Jidda Shuwa confirmed this to newsmen in a statement in Maiduguri.

    Among those that attended the funeral prayer include members of the Borno State Executive Council, Borno State Chief Judge, Justice Kashim Zannah, traditional title holders led by the Waziri of Borno, Yerima Mustapha Muktar, and other dignitaries.

    Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state cut short his week-long assessment tour of reconstruction work currently going on in Bama, Lassa, Gwoza and Uba to attend the funeral. They are both laid to rest according to Islamic rites. May their soul rest in peace.

Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:50 PM

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    By Mustapha Modu Bama | October 2, 2016, 12:00 pm

    I write with high sense of joy to congratulate the editorial board of Yerwa Express News and everyone involved in taking this giant stride to be in the midst of thousands in the business of information management and dissemination at a time people of Borno and beyond need it the most. Being the first of its kind in the history of Yerwa (Maiduguri) and the entire north-eastern states, if I have not mistaken, Yerwa Express News should emulate the existing prominent newspaper organisations in the quest of disseminating authentic, reliable and timely news stories in and around Borno state.

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