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Tribunal sacks two APC lawmakers, orders replacement with PDP members

The Election Petitions Tribunal in Yola, Adamawa State, has sacked two lawmakers of the All Processives Congress (APC). The tribunal sacked Shuaibu Langa of the APC for certificate forgery. Mr Langa had his election as member representing Mubi North in the Adamawa State Assembly nullified on Monday because he forged…

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Two killed as gunmen attack Adamawa communities

An early morning attack by armed men on two neighbouring Adamawa communities has left two people dead. The armed men attacked Shaforon and Kodumti communities in Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria, on Sunday. Residents said at least six persons were also wounded including military personnel who…

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Police arrest ‘hungry’ Nigerian soldier for alleged car snatching

A soldier on special assignment in Monguno Local Government of Borno State to fight Boko Haram insurgents has been arrested alongside another suspect for alleged armed robbery and car snatching in Yola. The police spokesperson in the state, Sulaiman Nguroje, on Tuesday, said the incident happened around 1 a.m on…

NSCDC ‘volunteers’ protest in Adamawa

Persons who said they are volunteers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Thursday protested in Yola, Adamawa State, to demand the regularisation of their appointment and payment of allowances owed them. The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as: ‘’Give us our Rights," "Give Us Employment,"…

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Teacher rapes, impregnates 12-year-old

A 12-year-old schoolgirl who was raped by her teacher in Namtari, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has been confirmed pregnant. The Adamawa State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Nuruddeen, said the teacher, Nathan Yusuf, has been arrested for raping the minor.…

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Adamawa:Tribunal upholds Gov. Fintiri’s election

The governorship election tribunal on Saturday upheld the election of Adamawa State governor, Umaru Fintiri, throwing out the petition of the opposition Action Peoples Party (APP). AA Adebara, who led the three-member panel, said the decision to uphold the election was as a result of the failure of the APP…

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Tribunal affirms election of controversial Adamawa senator, Elisha Abbo

The Adamawa State Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by a former senator, Binta Masi Garba, of the All Progressives Congress against the election of Elisha Abbo of the Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Abbo recently gained notoriety for assaulting a woman in a sex toy shop in…

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Suspected bandits set catholic priest, vehicle ablaze in Taraba

24 hours after gunmen raided villages in Taraba State killing two people, suspected bandits ambushed and killed a Catholic Priest at Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of the state. Local sources say the cleric was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen…

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Customs seize elephant tusks, buffalo horns in Adamawa

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have seized elephant tusks, buffalo horns, and other illicit goods worth several millions of naira from smugglers on River Benue in Adamawa State in Northeast Nigeria. Speaking about the seizure to journalists on Tuesday, the Customs comptroller in charge of Adamawa and Taraba states, Kamardeen…

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El-Zakzaky returning to Nigeria from India – IMN

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, is on his way to Nigeria from the Indian hospital where he had gone to receive medical attention. The spokesperson for the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, said Mr El-Zakzaky began his return journey to Abuja at 5 p.m. Nigerian time.…

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El-Zakzaky laments situation at Indian hospital, seeks return to Nigeria

The Shiite leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has alleged that the condition at the Indian hospital he was taken to is worse than that of Nigeria. He said he plans to return to Nigeria to assess the situation. Mr El-Zakzaky stated this in an audio message that has since gone viral. PREMIUM…

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Miyetti Allah leader shot dead

A leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has been shot dead. Saidu Kolaku was the zonal vice chairman of MACBAN, Adamawa South, until he was shot dead on Saturday. His death has been described by an official of MACBAN and other informed persons in the…

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Adamawa Governor Fintiri loses father

The Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, has announced the death of his father. The late Umaru Badami died after a protracted illness at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola. Aged 82, Mr Badami retired from the Army in 1984. He has since been buried according to Islamic rites at…

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Gunmen kill Senator Abbo’s uncle, abduct nursing stepmother

Gunmen have killed an uncle to Ishaku Abbo, the senator seen recently in a video assaulting a woman. The assailants also abducted Mr Abbo's nursing stepmother during an attack in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday. Police and locals said the attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North…

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UPDATED: SSS parades fake doctor employed by state hospital

The State Security Service (SSS) in Adamawa State has confirmed the arrest of a fake doctor who was employed five years ago by the state’s Health Services Management Board at Fufore cottage hospitals. The suspect, identified as Ibrahim Mustapha, is believed to have secured his employment using forged documents. He…

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Eight feared dead as gunmen invade Taraba communities

At least eight persons were feared killed and others injured, following an attack by suspected herders on a Taraba community on Sunday night, witnesses and police have said. Residents of the area said the attackers, who besieged the communities on motorbikes, first stormed Tudiri village, a settlement of Fulani and…

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Three feared killed in Adamawa as soldiers allegedly open fire on protesters

At least three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers allegedly opened fire on demonstrators in the border community of Gurin, Fufore Local Government of Adamawa State. A witness told our reporter that the demonstration on Thursday stemmed from the incessant abductions for ransom that have ravaged the…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa govt blames banks for non-payment of workers salaries

The Adamawa State Government and its assembly have clashed over the state's inability to pay salaries two months to the end of the current administration of Governor Jibrilla Bindow. Also, mild drama ensued at the plenary session of the assembly on Monday, when the Commissioner for Finance, Mahmud Sali, said…

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Police detain vulture, owner

The Adamawa State Police Command on Monday detained a vulture and its owner. The Commissioner of Police, Adamu Madaki, said the arrest of the vulture and its owner in Maiha "followed a complaint against them by a man in Maiha." Mr Madaki said the man complained that the detained woman…

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Adamawa community ‘under Boko Haram attack’

Shuwa village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa State is currently under Boko Haram attack, fleeing residents have said. The village, which is 7km away from Michika, is reportedly under the siege of the insurgents. A fleeing resident, Abawu Kefas, said there was confusion in the area. "This night…

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Boko Haram: Over 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon – Officials

Officials from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and those from Adamawa and Borno states on Monday said about 90,000 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon ''are safe’’ and will soon return. The officials brainstormed on Monday over plans to repatriate the refugees. The refugees, mostly from…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa gov-elect worried over ‘Bindow’s last minute appointments, cash withdrawals’

The Adamawa State Governor-elect, Umaru Fintiri, has said he is worried over last-minute appointments and cash withdrawals being made by the outgoing administration of Governor Mohammed Bindow Mr Fintiri also claims there are 'spurious' award of contracts and sale of government properties to private individuals believed to be close to…

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Jukun/Tiv Conflict: Five feared killed as suspected militias attack Wukari villages

No fewer than five persons have been reported killed in fresh attacks by suspected Tiv militias on Jukun villages in Taraba State. The attacks Friday morning occurred in Rafinkada and Kente in Wukari in the southern part of the state, local officials said. The development came barely two weeks after…

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Gunmen kidnap pastor, demand N15 million ransom

A pastor, Ishaku Ayuba, serving with the LCCN church, Badarissa, Girie Local Government Area, has been kidnapped from his residence within the church premises by armed gunmen. Family sources said about 15 gunmen invaded the pastor's home around 1:30 a.m. in the early hours of Wednesday. A source explained how…

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Five killed as herdsmen, farmers clash in Taraba

In what looks like a reprisal, five persons have been killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Murbai community of Ardo kola local government area in Taraba State, sources have said. Two Fulani herdsmen were earlier alleged to have been killed by suspected Kona militia, a situation that led to tension…