Seven Borno local councils still controlled by Boko Haram

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Buba Galadima, has debunked a claim by the Federal Government that all territories have been reclaimed from Boko Haram, saying that at least seven local governments in Borno State are still under the control of the sect. In an exclusive interview with The Guardian in Abuja, Galadima, who is a founding member of the APC from Yobe State, said there are 27 local governments in Borno State but not all are functioning because of the activities of Boko Haram. “As I…

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Borno farmers hopeful of bumber harvest

Some farmers in Maiduguri have expressed optimism of recording bumper harvests in the 2017 cropping season. They also commended the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for supporting displaced farmers to return to their farms. Thousands of displaced farmers supported by FAO cultivated their farmlands in Maiduguri and other liberated communities. FAO in collaboration with implementing partners distributed seeds and fertilisers to more than one million farmers this cropping season in the North East. A cross section of the farmers told NAN in Maiduguri and Jere Local Government Areas that they…

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