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Buhari commissions e-library at Modibbo Adama University, Yola

President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the newly built e-library at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola. The President, a visitor to the University, commended the management of the institution for the giant stride achieved within one year in office. President Buhari, who was represented by the Executive Secretary of…

Teachers sue Adamawa govt over unpaid salaries

Teachers in Adamawa state have dragged the state  government  to court over unpaid salaries The teachers, 659 of them, were  recruited by Adamawa state Government in 2012 and have worked without pay for 29 months. The teachers sued the Adamawa State Government as 1st respondent, Ministry of Education 2nd respondent, Post…

Ike Ekweremadu, PDP, Deputy Senate President

Drama as woman accuses NEMA of stealing donations meant for IDPs

A woman displaced by Boko Haram has told the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, that Internally Displaced Persons are shortchanged by officials of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA. She made the allegations during Mr. Ekweremadu's visit to an IDP camp. The lawmaker told the displaced persons living in various…

​5 killed in fresh Boko Haram attack in Madagali

At least five people have been killed in the Madagali area of Adamawa State in a new wave of suspected Boko Haram attacks in the area, a lawmaker from the town said. Residents returned to the area only recently months after fleeing Boko Haram's repeated attacks there. The latest attack…

Malnutrition hits Adamawa IDP camp

No fewer than 50 people, mostly children under the age of five, are suffering from malnutrition in Malkohi Internally Displaced Persons camp which is in the suburb of Yola, Adamawa state. A member of the Federal of Muslim Women Association who spoke to PREMIUM TIMES on the condition of anonymity…

PHOTO NEWS: Deeper Life Pastor, Kumuyi, arrives Yola for evangelism

The founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Life Bible Church, Pastor William Kumuyi, arrived Yola, the capital of Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria for a crusade on Tuseday. The popular pastor is visiting the state, troubled by Boko Haram insurgency, with a message of "hope and restoration." Our reporter, Austin Ajayi,…

2 boys arrested in connection with bomb explosion in Adamawa

Two would-be suicide bombers have been arrested in Yola for attempting to sell an explosive device given to them by two men, the police have said. The boys were given the device to take to Bauchare, a suburb of Yola. The bombers, aged 9 and 11, were arrested after they…

Insurgency: We’re cooperating with foreign militaries – Minimah

The Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah, said the Nigerian Army is working in collaboration with the military in Lake Chad Basin to fight terrorism. Mr. Minimah, a Lieutenant General, made the disclosure during a visit to Yola, the Adamawa State capital, as part of the process of establishing a…

​​Kabiru Hassan emerges ​Adamawa ​Speaker

A first time lawmaker from Yola South Constituency, Kabiru Hassan, has emerged the Speaker of the 6th Assembly of Adamawa State polling14 out of 25 votes. He defeated Rufai Umar, a ranking legislator who polled eight votes.

​Ex-Gov. Nyako returns to Adamawa, visits bomb victims​

Former governor of Adamawa State, ​Murtala Nyako​,​ ​has returned to the state ​after about one year in self-​imposed ​exile following his impeachment​. Mr. Nyako visited victims of Thursday's bomb blast at Jimeta market in Yola, the capital. ​Mr. ​Nyako​,​ who ​arrived Yola in a chartered flight​,​ drove in a long…

27 killed in Yola market blast

Twenty seven people have been confirmed dead in the bomb blast at the popular Gambo-Jimeta market in Jimeta, Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, confirmed this to journalists in Yola. The blast occurred at about 7:45pm Thursday close to Zenith Bank along market road. Meanwhile,…

Court refuses to reinstate ex-Adamawa Governor, Nyako

Any hope of the impeached governor of Adamawa state, Murtala Nyako, being reinstated immediately was dashed on Thursday by a Federal High Court sitting in Yola as the judge, Bilikus Aliyu, dismissed a suit instituted by Mr. Nyako claiming he was wrongly removed. Mrs. Aliyu said the case brought before…

Court to rule on Nyako’s impeachment today

The long-awaited judgement in the case of impeachment of the former Adamawa state Governor, Murtala Nyako, by the state House of Assembly has been slated for noon today, Thursday. The judge, Bilikus Aliyu, who is already in court, sent the court officials to tell the lawyers and other litigants the judgement…

Adamawa assembly summons state accountant general over pension funds

The Accountant General of Adamawa state, Augustina Wandamiya, has been asked to appear before the state House of Assembly to explain how money meant for pensioners was diverted by the state government. The deputy speaker, Loare Kwamoti, who presided over the plenary sitting on Monday, told members it had come…

Stop politicking, face governance, Tambuwal tells elected officials

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has charged elected officials to face the task of governance rather than concentrate on the politicking of the last elections. Mr. Tambuwal, elected Sokoto State governor in the April general election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, stated…

Adamawa lawmaker kidnapped by gunmen

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped the member representing Toungo Counstituency in the Adamawa House of Assembly, Adamu Usman. Mr. Usman was kidnapped by the gunmen who stormed his residence at Kofare Ward of Yola around midnight on Friday. Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa Police Command, Othman Abubakar,…

Aggrieved PDP aspirants want their nomination forms money back

A group of Peoples Democratic Party members in Adamawa state under the banner, PDP Aggrieved Aspirants Forum, has threatened to drag the party to court for failing to refund money used to buy nomination forms. Addressing journalists in Yola on Thursday, the chairman of the group, Liazaru Eliada-Gugu, said the…

Adamawa Assembly Crisis: 9 of 25 lawmakers claim Speaker​​ Fintiri​​ “impeached”​

Controversies continued in the Adamawa state House of Assembly presided by Speaker Ahmadu Finitiri, as the House resumed sitting Tuesday at about 2:30 pm. The House, scheduled to sit last week, shifted its plenary to Monday, April 27, following a threat by 11 out of 25 lawmakers to pass a…

Aisha Al-Hasan

Hopes dashed as Mama Taraba is defeated in Taraba

Expectations by Nigerians that history would be made at this year's general election with the country getting its first female governor ever has been effectively dashed. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Taraba, Aisha Al-Hassan, who put up a strong showing in the well-fought race, has now…

INEC voter's Reg

​Taraba Rerun Election: INEC deploys 2​ National Commissioners, 3 RECs

The Independent National Electoral Commission has deployed two national commissioners and three resident electoral commissioners to over Saturday’s rerun governorship polls in Taraba State. Briefing journalists Friday in Jalingo, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ahmed Makama, said the commission was set for the election in all affected local government areas.…

Police pledge violent-free Taraba rerun election

The police and other security agencies are fully ready for Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in 10 local government areas of Taraba State, the police said. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES, the police public relations officer of Taraba State, Joseph Kwage, said "apart from the over 7000 security operatives deployed to all…

Taraba State on map

INEC holds supplementary election in Taraba April 25

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed April 25 for the conduct of the governorship supplementary elections in nine local government areas of Taraba State. The contest will be between the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Darius Ishaku, and that of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Alhassan. The commission’s…

Aisha Al-Hasan

UPDATE: “Mama Taraba” still in race as INEC declares Taraba governorship poll inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Saturday's governorship election in Taraba state inconclusive. INEC Returning Officer for the election, Professor Muhammad Kariey, said there has to be a supplementary election because the total number of votes rejected and cancelled were more than the total votes with which the candidate…

Taraba State on map

Elections: Two police officers die in Taraba

Two police officers in Taraba died Sunday while escorting election results to the collation centre in Bali local government area. The police officers, who were deployed to Marrio village in the council, according to the police spokesperson, Joseph Kwaji, drowned after the boat transporting them capsized. “When it happened, the…

Gov .Danbaba Suntai Casts Vote In Suntai Ward

There were mixed reactions from the people of Suntai Ward when Governor Danbaba Suntai, for the first time since his accident, came out in the public to cast his vote. Mr.Suntai who was driven to his Mamman 012 unit in Suntai ward at about 1: 30 p.m. was the last…