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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…

Cholera patients in hospital ward

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…

A detachment of the Peace Corps of Nigeria... Photo Credit: Facebook Page of Peace Corps of Nigeria

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…

APC leaders

Another person killed, three injured in violence at APC Congress

On the day one person was killed in Lagos, a member of the All Progressive Congress in Gombe State was killed on Saturday during the party’s local government congress. Three other people were injured in the violence that occurred during the party’s local government congress in Deba town, headquarters of…

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NYSC: Corps members pass out first time in five years in Gombe

For the first time since the outset of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east of Nigeria five years ago, corps members completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in Gombe State on Thursday. The 1,138 members who passed out were in the 2017 Batch ‘A’ Stream, although two…

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EFCC ‘recovers N130 million, prosecute nine in North-East’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Gombe Zone Office, says it has recovered N130 million from the 2015 election looted funds and has convicted nine people from January to March 2018 in the zone. The Zonal Head of Operation of the Commission, Johnson Babalola, said this when he visited…

Police officer’s 13-year-old son reportedly kills self

A 13-year old boy, Mohammed Al-amin, has reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his room in Sarakiyo, a village in Akko Local Government Area of Gombe State. The state police spokesperson, Mary Malum, said the father of the deceased who is a serving police officer in the state, Abdu…

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150 children died of malnutrition in Gombe in 2017 — Official

About 150 children were killed by malnutrition in Gombe State in 2017. This happened while they were on treatment at Community Management for Acute Malnutrition Centres across the four operational local government areas in the state from. The state's Nutrition Officer, Suleiman Mamman, disclosed this in an interview with the…

Former ECOMOG Commander, Timothy Shelpidi, buried

The remains of a former ECOMOG Commander, Timothy Mai Shelpidi, were late Tuesday buried at his country home at Boh in Shongom Local Government Area of Gombe State. Mr. Shelpidi, a retired major general, died on March 2, after a protracted illness at the Federal Medical Centre, Abuja. He was…

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Access bank offers automatic employment to 51 first class graduates of Gombe University

Access Bank Nigeria PLC has offered automatic appointments to 51 First Class graduating students of Gombe state University. The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Herbert Wigwe, disclosed this while speaking during the 6th,7th 8th and 9th combined convocation on Saturday in Gombe. Mr. Wigwe, who was…

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Poor funding hindering fight against HIV/AIDS in Gombe – Official

Poor funding is holding back the fight against HIV/AIDS in Gombe State, the state agency for the control of AIDS has lamented. The Project Manager of the agency, Suraj Abdulkarim, stated this while speaking with journalists in Gombe on Sunday. Mr. Abdulkarim said not much happened last year in the…

Pic.1.Suleiman Hassan release 36 prison in Gombe

Minister secures release of 36 Gombe prison inmates

The Minister of State for Power, Housing and Transport, Suleiman Zarma, has secured the release of 36 inmates at the Gombe Main Prisons. Mr. Zarma disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Gombe on Saturday shortly after the release of the first batch of 24 inmates for whom he paid…