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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Paris Club refund: Adamawa workers besiege banks as govt pays arrears

Workers in Adamawa State have besieged banks and ATMs to make withdrawals as the state government began payment of salary arrears from the Paris Club refund. The state government had said it dedicated its first tranche of N4.8 billion from the refund to the payment of arrears of salaries of…

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Police confirm one killed, 11 houses burnt in Taraba communal clash

The police have confirmed that at least one person died and 11 houses burnt in a communal clash in Taraba State, north-eastern Nigeria. Survivors , however, say at least 7 people died. The communal clash was between the Mummuye  and the Fulani  communities  of Lushi, Sakuwa, Hore Ladde and Garin…

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NIS arrests 128 foreigners attempting to obtain Nigerian ID Cards

The Adamawa State Command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) last year apprehended 128 foreigners who attempted to acquire the National Identity Card. The Command Comptroller, Sule Wunti, disclosed this on Wednesday in Yola in a review of the activities of the command for 2016. Mr. Wunti said those arrested…

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Bomb hits Madagali again

At least three suicide bombers blew themselves Friday morning in Madagali, Adamawa, North East Nigeria, residents and officials have said. Residents said three suicide bombers blew up themselves while approaching a security check point, where vehicles are stopped and screened before being allowed into the town. “This morning the suicide…

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‘Over 1 million’ cattle lost to Boko Haram, rustlers in North-east, Group claims

Nigerian Fulani herdsmen pressure group, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, says its members have lost over one million cattle and other livestock to Boko Haram insurgents and rustlers in the North-east. The North-east Vice Chairman of the association, Mafindi Danburam, said this on Thursday in Yola in…

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3 female suicide bombers shot dead in Adamawa

Three female suicide bombers were on Wednesday shot dead in Bakin Dutse, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, officials have said. The officials said the three girls were on a mission to carry out suicide bombings at a crowded market in Gulak, before they were shot by soldiers and…