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Taraba police, INEC ready for elections

The police in Taraba said ​their personnel​​ and ​those from ​other security agencies are fully ready for the task ahead in the governorship election as over 7,000 operatives have been deployed to all polling units across the state. The police spokesperson, Joseph Kwage, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Jalingo…

Ex-Deputy Senate Leader, Zwingina, others defect to APC

A former Deputy Senate Majority Leader, Jonathan Zwingina, a former Minister of External Affairs, Idi Hong, and two serving Senators have decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC. Serving Senators, Bello Tukur and Ahmed Barata, as well as Sadiq Haske, a chieftain of the…

File photo of Former Vice President and chieftain of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari, Oyegun in Adamawa; canvass support for APC candidates

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, John Oyegun, and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other party officials have arrived Yola, the Adamawa State capital, to campaign for the party’s candidates. Mr. Buhari and other leaders of the…

I​’​m still in the race​ — ​PDM Adamawa g​uber​​ ​candidate

The governorship candidate of the People Democratic Movement in Adamawa State, Ahmed Modibbo, has debunked rumours that he has stepped down for the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressive Congress, Jibrila Bindow, in the April 11 governorship poll. “I am the best candidate vying for the Yola Government House and the…

Jonathan wins presidential poll in Taraba

The Peoples Democratic Party has won the presidential elections in Taraba State after the long-awaited result from Takun came in. PDP polled 27, 534 votes​ in Takun​​,​ bringing its total votes from Taraba to 310, 800​,​ while the All Progressives Congress polled 13,764 to bring its total votes to bring…

Taraba State on map

Jonathan leads Buhari in Taraba

Results of 12 out the 16 local government areas of Taraba state have being released . In LAU LGA: APC —12,588; PDP --18,250 YORO LGA: APC —7,050; PDP --16,908 IBI LGA: APC 12,970; PDP--3,221 KARIM LAMIDO LGA: APC —8,098; PDP ---21,419 SARDAUNA LGA: APC —26,982; PDP --20,462 GASHAKA LGA: APC…

Taraba State on map

Over 7,000 security personnel deployed for election in Taraba

Over 7,000 security operatives have been deployed to all polling units across Taraba state. The police spokesperson in the state, Joseph Kwage, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Jalingo . Mr. Kwage said they are ready to protect lives and properties at every polling unit in the state. He said…

Ribadu’s governorship bid boosted as 10 Adamawa APC exco members defect to PDP

Ten executive committee members of the opposition All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State have defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The group said they defected in order to render support to the PDP governorship candidate, Nuhu Ribadu. The defection was announced Tuesday at the Adamawa PDP Secretariat by Padio…

4 Adamawa gubernatorial candidates endorse Ribadu

With about three weeks to the governorship elections in Nigeria, the electoral fortunes of the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in Adamawa State, Nuhu Ribadu, has received a boost with four of his challengers stepping down for him. The candidates declared their support for Mr. Ribadu at a press conference held…

Jonathan visits Adamawa again

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday visited Adamawa State for the second time in two weeks. Mr. Jonathan arrived Yola, the state capital, at about 12p.m. and visited the Lamido of Adamawa. Sources at the palace said “the president had a closed-door meeting with some traditional rulers in the Lamido's palace for about hour before…

Permanent Voter Cards

Man Arrested With 85 PVCs in Adamawa

Security Operatives in Adamawa state have arrested one Bobby Koteri with 85 Permanent Voter Cards belonging to people of from Futodo region of Michika Local Government Area. Parading the suspect, who is a farmer, before journalists in Yola, the Public Relations Officers of the 23rd Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian…

Adamawa on map

Yola South LGA recruits 50 community health volunteers

As part of efforts to improve healthcare service to the grassroots, Yola North Local Government Council has recruited 50 community medical assistant volunteers. The Director, Public Health Service, Adamawa, Chidama Barka, disclosed this while speaking with some journalists in Yola during the weekend . “The action is to assist and…

Jonathan visits Mubi, heads to Baga

President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the insurgent group, Boko Haram. The president arrived Yola international airport at about 10.45a.m. Thursday, accompanied by the Chief of Defence staff and all the service chiefs and the inspector…

Jonathan visits Nigerian territories recovered from Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited Mubi in Adamawa State, a town recently recovered from the Boko Haram insurgents. The president, who arrived the Yola International Airport at about 10:45 a.m. met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahmadu, and some residents who have returned to the town. The president…

Adamawa PDP unites for Ribadu

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Adamawa State, has declared full support for the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, after reconciling aggrieved party members. Following several meetings of reconciliation, the state chapter of the party on Monday announced support for all candidates contesting elections on its platform. The meeting, which…

Group accuses Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, of dictatorship

A non political group in Adamawa state, the Adamawa Persicope, has accused the state governor, James Ngilari, of exhibiting the characters of a dictator in the administration of the state. A statement by the group’s spokesperson, Yakubu Damargi, said, “The Governor's removal of Gombi Local Government chairman, Rufai Umar, who…

Buhari’s wife donates drugs worth N135m to displaced persons in Yola

Aisha Buhari, wife of the All Progressive Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, has donated drugs worth over N135m to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Adamawa State. Presenting the drugs, Mrs. Buhari said "I am deeply touched by the plight of our people, we cannot pretend not to see the…

ANALYSIS: Between Ribadu and Bindow: Who occupies Dougeri Govt. House?

With the certainty that the present occupant of the Dougerei House, Yola, Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, will leave on May 29, the struggle to replace him has been hard and intense. Nobody can say who the cap fits except the electorate, who will do so through their ballots on February…

I will run corruption-free Adamawa administration – Ribadu

The Adamawa gubernatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Nuhu Ribadu, has said corruption is an epidemic that has been inimical to the growth and development of the state and the nation at large. The governorship hopeful promised to use his experience to fight corruption in Adamawa state if…

Soldiers repel Boko Haram attack on Gombi

Soldiers on Sunday repelled an attack by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram on Gombi Town of Adamawa State, residents have said. The casualty from the attack is yet to be ascertained. “The men came in from Zangula Village through the road by the side of Government…

Former Adamawa acting governor dumps PDP

A former acting governor of the Adamawa State, James Barka, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC. Mr. Barka, who was also former speaker of the state House of Assembly publicly announced his defection to APC during the party’s campaign tour in Ganye.…

Adamawa SDP governorship candidate dies

Barely one month to the governorship election across the country, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has lost its candidate in Adamawa State. Hakila Yerima, a pastor, who won the governorship primaries of the party conducted on December 6, died on January 6. Confirming the development to PREMIUM TIMES in Yola,…

Adamawa PDP crisis: Don’t settle Ngilari with my ticket – Gulak tells PDP

The crisis rocking the Adamawa State chapter of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, has continued unabated as the former Presidential Adviser on Political Matters, Ahmed Gulak, has warned the national secretariat of the party not to “settle” Bala Ngilari with his duly won ticket. Mr. Gulak, who won the ticket…

One killed in Adamawa explosion

An explosion in Lugda Village in Maiha Local Government of Adamawa State has killed one person and injured two others. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that a substance believed to be an improvised explosive device went off at about 6:30 a.m. when some residents of the village gathered around a small fire…

Ribadu is best thing to happen to Adamawa PDP – Party

The acting chairman of the Adamawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Rufai Jingi, has expressed confidence that the party will emerge victorious in all elections during the 2015 general polls. Mr. Jingi based his confidence on the support the party's governorship candidate. Nuhu Ribadu, is receiving in…