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Boko Haram militants kill 18 mourners in Adamawa – Police

Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack in Kuda-Kaya village in Madagali local government of Adamawa State, on Thursday, killing 18 people and injuring 10 others at a funeral service, the police said. Witnesses said the rampaging insurgents stormed the village which is about 3km from Gulak, capital of Madagali…

Audit uncovers 12,609 ghost workers in Adamawa LGs payroll

More than 11 months after a committee was constituted to audit staff in all the local government areas in Adamawa state, about 12,609 ghost workers have be uncovered. The chairman of the 13-man committee, Maurice Vunoboki, said it was also discovered that 1,405 appointments violated executive approvals, while 2,731 irregular…

Workers boycott NLC strike; compliance in only few states

Normal activities continued in Abuja, Bauchi, Yobe, Kano, Adamawa, Jigawa and Bayelsa States Wednesday as residents ignored the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to embark on strike over the increase in pump price of fuel. But the strike largely successded in Gombe and Plateau States where schools, banks…

Overdependence on oil is Nigeria’s major problem – Lagos Finance Commissioner

The Commissioner of Finance in Lagos State, Mustapha Akinkunmi, has said that the over-dependence on oil is the major problem facing Nigeria. Mr. Akinkunmi stated this on Sunday at 8th commencement ceremony of American University of Nigeria, AUN, in Yola. "Our economy will be better if our leaders invest on…

NYSC to post corps members to IDPs camps

The newly appointed Director-General of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), Sule Kazaure, on Thursday said corps members would now be posted to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country for their primary assignments. Mr. Kazaure said this in Yola during the flag-off of NYSC intervention and donation/ distribution…

Adamawa under-five children nine times likely to die than other kids – UNICEF

Over 34,000 children are severely malnourished in Adamawa State, North East Nigeria, due to Boko Haram insurgency, according to a survey by the United Nations Children Education Fund. Philomena Irene, a nutritionist, disclosed this during a one-day awareness workshop on the dangers of malnutrition, organised for journalists in the state.…

Adamawa Emir warns politicians to stop deceiving Nigerians

The traditional ruler of Mubi, Isah Ahamdu, has charged the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Adamawa to stop deceiving the electorate. The traditional ruler gave the charge when he played host to hundreds of APC members led by the state acting chairman, Ibrahim Bilal, in his palace in Mubi.…

Boko Haram: Nigeria can learn from Rwanda genocide–Envoy

The Rwandan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, has asked the Nigerian government to draw lessons on how his country tackled genocide, in the fight against insurgency. Mr. Kamanzi made the call, Monday, while delivering a lecture at the American University of Nigeria, AUN, Yola, Adamawa State. Speaking at the…

Court of Appeal voids Nyako’s impeachment

A Court of Appeal sitting in Yola on Thursday reversed the impeachment of Murtala Nyako as governor of Adamawa State. Mr. Nyako was removed on July 15, 2014, after 17 of 25 members of the Adamawa State House of Assembly adopted a report of a panel set up to investigate…

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Nigeria Police DPO, 29 others killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen

The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, in charge of Vunokilang Police Station in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State was among the 30 people killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Sunday morning . Reports from the area revealed that the suspected herdsmen raided four villages: Demsare, Wunamokoh,…

Atiku Abubakar endorsed by Adamawa APC

How Atiku bought me over with N500million gift — Gov. Bindow of Adamawa

The Adamawa State Governor, Muhammad Bindow, on Monday gave insight into why he dumped the former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, and shifted loyalty to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Mr. Bidow, who reportedly rode on the political structure of Mr. Nyako to win the April governorship election, said…

Adamawa lawmakers get N1bn for ‘constituency projects’

The Adamawa State government has approved N1 billion for members of the state House of Assembly, for constituency developmental projects in 2016. Ahmed Sajoh, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the state executive council meeting in Yola on Wednesday. Mr. Sajoh said the funds would…

Angry Adamawa Assembly speaker blames “corrupt” journalists for EFCC ordeal

The speaker of the Adamawa state House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinywa, who was quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) recently in Abuja, has accused Nigerian journalists of writing cooked-up stories after collecting bribes from government officials. The speaker's accusation came barely one week after some editors of national dailies…

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Former Adamawa finance commissioner jailed 10 years for corruption

A former commissioner for finance in Adamawa State, John Babani Elias, has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for diverting state funds. The conviction followed a corruption case instituted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, against the one time commissioner of local government and chieftaincy Affair. The judgement was…

Appeal Court upholds Gov. Dankwambo’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, on Thursday dismissed the appeal filed by All Progressive Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya, challenging the election of Ibrahim Dankwambo as the governor. Mr. Yahaya had appealed the judgement of the election petition tribunal,…

Boko Haram: Nigeria Human Rights Commission laments number of out-of-school children

The National Human Rights Commission has lamented the increasing number of school children displaced by insurgency in the North East. The acting coordinator of the commission in Adamawa State, Grace Mamza, made the observation in Yola on Saturday when its officials embarked on a state wide monitoring of formal and…

Boko Haram: Borno to evacuate 5,000 IDPS from Adamawa camp

The Borno State government has completed plans to evacuate over 5,000 of its indigenes who are in displaced persons' camps, IDPs, in neighbouring Adamawa State. The Borno Deputy Governor, Usman Dukuwa, disclosed this to journalists in Yola after he visited the displaced persons. "l am here on the instructions of…

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Yola blast killed 32, injured 80 –NEMA

A bomb explosion that occurred Tuesday evening at a tipper garage market in Yola, Adamawa State, killed 32 people and injured 80 more, the National Emergency Management Agency said. Sa'ad Bello, NEMA coordinator in Adamawa confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Wednesday. The blast happened at…

Boko Haram: Buhari honours 7 soldiers for gallantry

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday honoured seven personnel of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force for exhibiting gallantry in the fight against Boko Haram. Mr. Buhari, who honoured the officers with medals at the Yola International Airport, charged them to sustain their gallantry. The president called on the officers…

Buhari visits Adamawa IDP camp, says Boko Haram will end soon

President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigerians displaced by insurgency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, that the government was doing everything possible to ensure they return home soonest. President Buhari gave the assurance on Friday at the Makhio IDP camp in Yola, Adamawa State, which he visited. “My government is…

​Yola ​​b​omb ​b​last:​ ​​Buhari’s team visits victims as death toll rises

The casualty figure of Friday's bomb blast has risen to 33​. Among the dead are four students and two lecturers of thte Adamawa State polytechnic. This was made known on Saturday by an official of the R​ed ​C​ross, Aliyu Maikano,​ and official of the National Emergency Management Agency, Sa'ad Bello.…

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Ministerial screening: Senators will be thorough – Kwankwaso

The Senator representing Kano Central, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has promised that the screening of ministerial nominee by President Buhari will be thorough. Mr. Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, said this on Monday in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. He said the individuals on the list presented by Mr. Buhari…

Police officer killed in Adamawa

A police inspector was shot dead in Adamawa State Tuesday, witnesses and the authorities said. The officer was killed by a local vigilante group for refusing to stop at a checkpoint, while riding a motorcycle. The military had last week placed a ban on commercial motorcyclists as part of efforts…

Borno deputy, Zannah Mustapha, feared dead

The Borno State deputy governor, Zannah Mustapha, is feared dead‎, according to information sourced from government officials. The deputy governor reportedly died in Yola, capital of the neighbouring Adamawa state, while on an official duty there. Details of his demise has not been made known, but news about his death…

Adamawa makes u-turn, denies spending N200 million on prayers against Boko Haram

Few hours after an official of the Adamawa State Government said the state had earmarked N200 million for prayers against Boko Haram, the government has denied approving such money. Abdurahman Jimeta, the Chief of Staff to the Adamawa governor, disclosed the amount in a media chat aired on the Adamawa…