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Gombe State governor, Muhammad Yahaya

Gombe governor appoints former university VC as SSG

The Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Yahaya has appointed the immediate past Vice-chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Ibrahim Njodi, as Secretary to the State Government (SSG). Mr Yahaya also announced 11 other appointments. The Director of Administration and Finance at Government House, Gombe, Mohammed Umar, made the announcement through a…

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APC wins 19 seats in Gombe state Assembly

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won 19 of the 24 seats in the Gombe State House of Assembly, with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winning the remaining five seats. The APC has only members in the outgoing assembly, while the PDP has 16 members. The APC won in at…

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It’s Official: APC wins Gombe governorship election

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has been declared the winner of Gombe State gubernatorial election. The party polled a total of 364,179 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which scored 222, 868 votes in Saturday's poll. The APC candidate is Inuwa Yahaya while a senator, Bayero Nafada, is…

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Gombe Governorship: APC wins seven of eight LGs

The All Progressives Congress's governorship candidate in Gombe State, Mohammad Yahya, has won in seven out of eight local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The results were read at the state collation centre by Saminu Abdulrahaman, Vice Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University Bauchi.…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Gombe: APC wins Gov Dankwambo’s polling unit again

The All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the gubernatorial election in Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo’s polling unit. Mr Dankwambo voted at Hassan Manzo 005 in Harwagana ward of Gombe Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. The APC polled a total of 263 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

Governor Dankwambo loses Gombe North Senatorial District to APC

The governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has lost his bid for the Senate seat of Gombe North Senatorial District. He lost to the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Sa’idu Alkali, in Saturday’s National Assembly election. Announcing the result at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the collation centre in…

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Buhari wins Dankwambo’s polling unit in Gombe.

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential election in the polling unit of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State. Mr Buhari beat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Atiku Abubakar, to the second place with 453 votes to 80 votes. Mr…

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Gombe records large turnout of voters

Gombe State on Saturday recorded large turn out of voters in most polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly polls. Our correspondent reports that in Kwami, Nafada and Funakaye local government areas, people came out en-masse to cast their voters. Some voters who spoke with our correspondent, say they…

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Gombe stakeholders raise alarm over alleged acute malnutrition in the state

Health sector stakeholders in Gombe State have raised alarm over the rising cases of severe and acute malnutrition, especially among women and children in the state. At a one-day validation meeting organized by the Civil Society Scaling up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), Gombe State chapter, the stakeholders said malnutrition has…

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103 die in Gombe road accidents in two years – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Gombe State says 103 people lost their lives in road traffic crashes over the last two years in the state. Sector Commander of the corps in the state, Godwin Omiko, disclosed this at a press briefing to mark the 2018 World Day of…

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Fresh cholera outbreak in Gombe kills five

A fresh outbreak of Cholera has killed five people while 16 are receiving treatment in Kembu village of Balanga Local Government Area, Gombe State. The acting state epidemiologist, Nuhu Bile, made this known while speaking to journalists in Gombe on Thursday. Mr Bile said following the outbreak in October, a…

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EFCC arrests Gombe Peace Corps commandant

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Gombe State has arrested Ambore Enoch, the Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps in the state, for alleged employment scam and extortion. Mr Enoch was accused of extorting N54 million from members of the public in the state under the pretext of…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

PDP senatorial candidate steps down for Dankwambo

The senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Gombe North district, Mohammed Ribadu, has handed over the ticket to Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. Mr Ribadu disclosed this at a rally on Thursday to welcome Mr Dankwambo back to Gombe after the PDP presidential primary in Port Harcourt. He said…

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PRP governorship candidate promises rule of law in Gombe State

The governorship candidate of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in Gombe State, Abdul-Ghaniy Bello, has promised people of the state to ensure the rule of law if elected next year. Mr Bello, who was the sectary of the Stakeholders Forum of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, made…

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310 children die of acute malnutrition in Gombe health centres since 2016 – Official

At least 310 children have died of acute malnutrition since 2016 at health centres in Gombe State, an official said. The state Nutrition Officer, Suleiman Mamman, disclosed this in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES in Gombe on Tuesday. He said 36,932 malnourished children have been admitted at the 18 Community…

Senator Danjuma Goje

We’ll rescue Gombe State from PDP misrule – Goje

A senator and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has vowed his party will rescue the state after eight years of alleged misrule by the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. Mr Goje, who himself was governor of the state for eight years under the PDP, stated…

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Police parade 28 suspected political thugs in Gombe

The police in Gombe on Tuesday paraded 28 suspected political thugs know as Yankalare boys for allegedly committing various crimes in the state. Speaking to journalists while parading the suspects, the state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, said they include three suspected rapists: Abubakar Mohammed, aged 19; Yusuf Munkaila, aged…

Ibrahim Dankwambo

2019: Dankwambo declares presidential bid

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. Mr Dankwambo said he will seek the position on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He made the declaration at the Government house, Gombe, on Saturday, during a meeting with party officials led…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Resign now or face consequences, Adamu tells Saraki

A senator, Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa), has faulted the defection of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Adamu, who made this known in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Friday, said “Saraki had stepped on banana…

NDLEA officials

Gombe monarch threatens to remove ward heads harbouring drug dealers

The Emir of Dukku in Gombe State, Haruna Abdulqadir, has threatened to remove any ward or district head who fails to expose drug dealers in his community. He gave the warning in Dukku during the commemoration of International Drug day 2018. “District /wards heads who refuse to expose drug dealers…

Mr Tahiru Shina Olukolu Gombe state Police Commissioner handing over the Mace to Speaker Abubakar Nasiru Nono watched by Gombe state NSCDC Commander Hajiya Altine at state Assembly conference hall

Mace Saga: Gombe APC suspends minority leader

The All Progressive Congress (APC), Gombe State chapter, has suspended the State House of Assembly Minority Leader, Ahmad Haruna, for six months citing displeasure at his action over a theft of the assembly's mace. The vice chairman of the party, Julius Ishaya, disclosed this during a press conference in Gombe.…

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Three persons killed, 20 houses destroyed as flood ravages Gombe

Flooding caused by heavy rainfall has killed three people and destroyed 20 houses in Gombe State. Eight other persons were injured from the effects of the rainfall, an official said. Some of the areas affected include Jekadafari, Nasarawo, Tudun wada, all in the state capital, Gombe. The Executive Sectary of…

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Mace Theft: Gombe Assembly suspends four APC members

Gombe State House of Assembly has suspended four All Progressives Congress members for four legislative days. The sanction is over their alleged roles in unlawful removal of the mace by a member from the chamber at a plenary of the House Thursday. The Assembly also asked a committee to investigate…

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Gombe lawmaker flees with Assembly mace

The Gombe State House of Assembly witnessed a bizarre drama Thursday when a member seized the mace during a session and fled the chamber. The incident occurred during an attempt by some members of the All Progressives Congress in the House to impeach the Minority Leader, Mohammed Haruna, who is…

Abdulhameed Ibrahim

Gombe State Attorney-General dies at 58

Gombe State Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Abdulhameed Ibrahim, is dead. His Personal Assistant, Auwal Kala, who disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in Gombe, said Mr Ibrahim died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in India where he went for a medical follow up. He was 58. Before his appointment as…