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Ngilari appoints 21 new commissioners

After several weeks of sole administratorship, Governor Bala Ngilari has sent 21 nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners. The list which is coming after the governor’s two months in office, has 21 nominees, each from the state’s 21 Local Government Areas. The letter…

Gov. Ngilari, other Adamawa PDP leaders back out of party’s national convention

Barely 24 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention in Abuja, the Adamawa state chapter of the party has announced its decision to boycott the event if President Goodluck Jonathan fails to cancel the state governorship primary held in Abuja. A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

Irish ambassador commends Adamawa, American University peace initiative

The Irish Ambassador to Nigeria, Sean Hoy, has said the peace initiative of the American University of Nigeria, AUN, and the Adamawa Peace Initiative, API, is commendable programme. Mr. Hoy said it has been able to reduce the number of persons in the Internally Displaced Persons camps. The Ambassador who…

APC Governorship Primaries: Bindow wins in Adamawa

After many days of politicking and hours of voting at the Lamido Cinema in Yola, Jibrilla Bindow has clinched the All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial ticket for Adamawa State. Mr. Bindow scored 1,880 votes to defeat Yayaji Yawa who scored 1183 vote to place second, while a former secretary to…

Adamawa governor denies harassing PDP election panel

The governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, has denied allegations of assault and abduction by the Chairman and members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Assembly primary election committee to the state. In details reported by PREMIUM TIMES, the panel accused Mr. Ngilari, the suspended PDP state Chairman…

APC concludes House of Assembly primaries in Adamawa

The Adamawa State chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC, on Tuesday night concluded its House of Assembly primaries across the state. The North East Deputy National Chairman of the party, David Babache, said this on Wednesday at the party secretariat. He said “Our delegates have chosen our candidates for…

I have no regrets – Fintiri

The former acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has said he has no regrets with regards to his short time in office. Mr. Finitiri spent 86 days as transitional governor following the impeachment of Murtala Nyako. A by-election was set for September 25 but was cancelled by a court…

Boko Haram renames captured Adamawa town, Mubi, “Madinatul Islam”

Contrary to the claim by the Nigerian military that it is on top of the security challenge in the commercial town of Mubi in Adamawa state, the dreaded Boko Haram sect is consolidating its position in the the captured town and has indeed renamed it “Madinatul Islam” meaning the city…

Boko Haram assures Adamawa residents of better security under its reign

Boko Haram has asked the displaced residents of communities it took over in Adamawa state to return to their homes. The terrorist group assured the residents of better security in the “Islamic Caliphate than in Nigerian territories”. A resident of Uba town, Salisu Baba, said normal activities have started picking…

Borno govt. raises alarm, says Boko Haram may capture entire three North-East states in days

The Deputy Governor of Borno state, Zanna Mustapha, said in Yola on Monday that going by the ease with which Boko Haram was capturing territories in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, the three North-Eastern states would soon be history. "If the Federal Government does not add extra effort, in the next…

Boko Haram: Panicked residents flee Adamawa

Fear has enveloped Jimeta and Yola, Adamawa state, with hundreds fleeing the towns, following Boko Haram’s attack on Mubi. The residents, mostly those from the southern, western and eastern parts of Nigeria, filled motor parks in a panic, as they hastened to leave the state. Nnamdi Azubike, a businessman in…

Boko Haram terrorists on rampage in Mubi, kill many — Residents

The commercial town of Mubi in Adamawa state and border towns were thrown into a state of panic as several residents of the towns were attacked by rampaging Boko Haram members who also engaged Nigerian troops in a deadly shoot out, residents who fled the area have said. Many of…

Suspended council members say Adamawa governor ‘vindictive’

The suspension of the chairman and the entire council members of Gombi Local Government, Adamawa State, by the state government is "vindictive" according to some councillors. Eight out of the ten councillors of the local government have accused Governor Bala Ngilari of being dictatorial and vindictive. The councillors said the…

Adamawa received N21 bn in three months, I left N700m — Fintiri

The sacked Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, has denied plundering the state to the tune of N18billion, as alleged by those he described as detractors and political foes. Mr. Fintiri, who addressed a press conference Tuesday evening in Yola, said his administration had an income of over N21…