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Hunters foil attack on Adamawa villages, kill Boko Haram commander

Local hunters said on Wednesday that they killed a Boko Haram leader and foiled attacks on two villages in Adamawa State. The hunters foiled the Tuesday night attacks by the insurgents on Bakin Dutse and Gadamayo villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. According to local officials, the…

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Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks two Adamawa communities

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Monday night attacked two Adamawa communities. Residents fled as the terrorists attacked Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. The attacks come a few days after a similar incident in a neighbouring Mildu village in the same local government. At least…

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UPDATED: Seven dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said. The insurgents also burnt houses and shops during the attack. Fleeing residents said the rampaging insurgents stormed…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Seven dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said. The insurgents also burnt houses and shops during the attack. Fleeing residents said the rampaging insurgents stormed…

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Boko Haram kills leader of Adamawa hunters, three others

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday killed a leader of hunters in Adamawa State, Bukar Jimeta, and three of his men. Sources said that the men were ambushed in Dagu village, which borders Askira Uba in Borno State, while pushing back an attack on the village by the insurgents. A local…

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Poor funding affecting Nigeria’s Great Green Wall Project

Funding constraint is affecting the Great Green Wall Project, the Desk Officer for the project in Adamawa State, Joel Midala, has disclosed. The project was launched by the Nigerian government in 2013 to create a green shelter belt in front line states to protect the northern part of the country…

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria projects N2.98 billion to check Armyworm invasion

There is anxiety among farmers in Northeastern Nigeria as the invasion of the African Armyworm has spread to the area, with the Federal Government saying it needs N2.98 billion to check the pest nationwide. The African Armyworm (Spodoptera exempta) also called nutgrass armyworm, is an African moth, capable of destroying…

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Violence erupts in Taraba community, three feared killed

Fresh communal clash has broken out in Gembu, Nguroje and other parts of Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. The violence is suspected to be between the Kakas and Fulani ethnic groups. Locals say that the crisis erupted Sunday morning after some youth took to the streets destroying property…

Herdsmen, cattle dealers storm Taraba Assembly protest against anti-grazing bill

Hundreds of herdsmen, cattle dealers storm Taraba Assembly, protest anti-grazing bill

There was drama at the Taraba State House of Assembly on Tuesday morning as hundreds of herdsmen, butchers, and cattle and sheep dealers stormed the assembly to protest the anti-grazing bill before the lawmakers in the state. The protesters threatened to begin a sit-at-home on Tuesday. The protesters had earlier…

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Boko Haram raid Adamawa village for food, medicine

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday night raided Kuda-kaya village in Madagali, Adamawa State to steal food and medical supplies, residents and officials said. The sources said scores of fighters stormed the village, two kilometres from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali, for the attack. “They came in numbers and just…

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Two confirmed dead as bomb explodes in Adamawa

A bomb explosion has occurred in Fadaman Rake area of Hong Local Government in ‎Adamawa State. At least two children were confirmed dead and three others injured from the Thursday evening explosion, locals and police have said. Residents said the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. local time while residents…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku to emerge new Wazirin Adamawa, son takes over as Turaki

There are indications that a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, will be named the new Waziri of Adamawa by the Adamawa Emirate Council barring any last minute changes. Mr. Abubakar’s choice for the exalted traditional position was considered by the council at its meeting on Thursday. The former…

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Recession: Nigeria football club, Adamawa United, to sack several players

Nigeria National League club, Adamawa United, is set to lay off some of its players owing to financial constraints, the chairman of the embattled club, Emmanuel Zira, has announced. Zira hinted that there are plans to downsize the players to a manageable size for effective results going forward. The club…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa governor orders prosecution of contractors who allegedly absconded with N4.8 billion

The Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Bindow, has directed the state Ministry for Justice to track down and bring to book contractors who allegedly absconded with N4.8 billion Millennium Development Goals (MDG) funds under his predecessor, Murtala Nyako. Mr. Bindow gave the directive on Tuesday while receiving the report of an investigative…

Right: Mr. Yakubu Kibo, Commander , NDLEA Adamawa command displaying a cracked cocaine concealed in a car brain box and was seized by the men of the command in Yola ,with him is a staff of the command.

Nigeria’s notorious cocaine dealer jailed

The Adamawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA ) has confirmed the arrest and successful prosecution of a notorious cocaine dealer, Ahmed Buba, popularly known as " Ajebo". Mr. Buba was nabbed with 13.9 grams of cracked cocaine. Yakubu Kibo, the state commander of the agency,…

FILE PHOTO: A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram obtained by AFP shows girls, wearing the full-length hijab and praying in an undisclosed rural location. Boko Haram released a new video on claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls, alleging they had converted to Islam and would not be released until all militant prisoners were freed.  A total of 276 girls were abducted on April 14 from the northeastern town of Chibok, in Borno state, which has a sizeable Christian community. Some 223 are still missing. AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM 
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It may take years to free all kidnapped Chibok girls – Nigeria Defence Minister

Nigeria's defence minister, Mansur Ali, has warned that it may take years to find all the Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. Boko Haram kidnapped the 276 students from a government secondary school in the north-eastern town of Chibok, Borno State, on April 14, 2014. About 195 of the girls…

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Adamawa traders lament demolition of shops allegedly over Osinbajo’s visit

Petty traders in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, have protested the demolition of their makeshift shops situated along major roads in the city by the state government. The shops were demolished allegedly as part of measures to beautify the city in readiness to receive Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa governor threatens to dump APC

The Adamawa State Governor, Jibrilla Bindow, has complained against the way federal appointments and projects concerning his state were being handled, warning he and his officials may be forced to dump the All Progressives Congress if the complaints were not addressed. The Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulrahman Jimeta,…

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‎Adamawa Anchor Borrowers Programme will fail – Official

The immediate past chairman of the National Association of Rice Farmers in Adamawa, Abdullahi Tafida, has predicted that the implementation of Anchor Borrowers progamme in the state will soon collapse. Mr. Tafida, who is the acting secretary, north-east zone of the association, in an interview with journalists on Monday in…

Bala Ngilari

Convicted governor who secured bail with ‘fraudulent’ letter released from prison ‘illegally’

Bala Ngilari, the convicted former governor of Adamawa State who secured a controversial bail from a Yola High Court on Monday, has been released from prison. His release has, however, introduced a fresh controversy as the head of the Adamawa prisons, Peter Tenkwa, said he never authorised the release. Mr.…

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Nigerian Army probes church invasion by ‘soldiers’

The 23rd Amoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army based in Yola, Adamawa State, has commenced investigation into the disruption last Sunday of a church service in Yola by some men in military uniform. The men, suspected to be soldiers, were reportedly invited to the state headquarters of the Assemblies of…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Over 30 killed in Adamawa road accident

At least 35 persons have been confirmed killed in an auto crash that occurred on Sunday on the Yola-Ngurore road in Adamawa State. The accident reportedly happened after a trailer conveying cattle traders and their livestock tumbled after its driver lost control. A witness, who lost two relatives in the…

Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor

Taraba teachers protest non-payment of salaries

Hundreds of teachers in public schools in Taraba State on Monday abandoned the classrooms to embark on a protest. The teachers also said they were embarking on special prayer and fasting for payment of their salary arrears by the state government. The teachers said they are owed between three and…

Bell Helicopters seized by Nigeria Customs [Photo credit: Instagram - @miss_atedze]

Nigeria Customs hands out seized items to IDPs

The Nigeria Customs Service has handed over seized items, including food and clothes and toiletries, as relief materials to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Adamawa state. Presenting the items at a ceremony Thursday in Yola, the chairman of National Logistics Committee on Internally Displaced Persons, Abdulkadir Azarema, said the donation…

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Fresh violence erupts in Taraba, 10 killed

At least 10 people have been killed and several houses burnt in fresh violence that erupted on Tuesday in Taraba State North Eastern Nigeria, witnesses say. But police said six people died in the clashes between the Fulani and Mummuye ethnic groups in Lau Local Government area of the state.…