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Gunmen kill two in Adamawa village

Unknown gunmen attacked Holma village in Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa Sunday night, killing two people and injuring one. Locals say that the attackers also burnt ''more than 20 houses and foodstuff''. The situation is now calm with the deployment of security personnel which comprise soldiers, the police, civil…

Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Peter Abel Diah. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post]

Taraba Assembly Speaker resigns

The embattled Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Peter Abel Diah, has resigned, following weeks of political intrigue. Mr Diah, who is representing Mbamga constituency for the fifth time, is the longest-serving legislator in the house. Confirming his resignation to journalists in Jalingo on Sunday, Mr Diah said…

Abdulaziz Nyako

My father’s tenure as Adamawa governor marred by political bickering – Nyako

A former gubernatorial candidate and immediate past senator for Adamawa Central, Abdulaziz Nyako, said his father's (Murtala Nyako) tenure was marred by incessant political crises that made the state to remain underdeveloped. The younger Nyako said this when he featured in a Hausa political program, Ribar Dimukradiyya, aired by the…

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Gunmen storm Taraba villages, kill five people

Armed persons on Monday night invaded two communities in Taraba State killing at least five people. Two village heads, the chairman of a vigilante group and two other persons were killed by the yet to be identified gunmen in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State. Locals say that…

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Gunmen abduct police DPO

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have abducted the divisional police officer (DPO) for Mubi North Local Government Area in northern Adamawa State, security sources have said. Residents said the DPO, Ahijo Mujeli, was kidnapped Tuesday night at Mararraban Mubi while coming back from Yola, the state capital. "The DPO was…

Njidda Pariya

Atiku’s longstanding ally Njidda Pariya is dead

A personal assistant and longstanding ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Njidda Pariya, is dead. A statement by his son-in-law and Sarkin Matasa Adamawa, Aliyu Wakili Boya, said the former Customs officer died Tuesday morning in Dubai. “I lost my father-in-law, Alhaji Njidda Pariya this morning. May Allah forgive…

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Police nab suspected abductors of Adamawa businessman

The police in Adamawa State have announced the arrest of two men suspected to have kidnapped a prominent businessman in the state, Abubakar Bashar. Mr Bashar was released only after payment of a huge ransom. His captors had demanded N200 million. Parading the suspects on Monday, police spokesperson in the…

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Gunmen attack Adamawa farming community, kill six hunters

Rampaging gunmen riding camels shot and killed six local hunters in an attack on a farming communities of Aljannaru in Song, northern Adamawa State, fleeing residents and security sources said on Sunday. Although the identity of the attackers is not yet clear, local sources alleged that it could be part…

Nigeria Police Force

Gunmen storm Adamawa university, kidnap professor

Gunmen Thursday night stormed Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, and kidnapped a professor, T Illesanmi of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. A witness, Na'omi Baba, said the gunmen seized the don at the university’s main campus and whisked him away. Confirming the incident, police spokesperson in…

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…

Nigerian Army fighting Boko Haram

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.…

Umaru Fintiri

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…

Senator Elisha Abbo

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…

Customs official addressing journalists

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…

Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky

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.…

El-Zakzaky in plane to India

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…

Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri (Photo Credit: channelstv)

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…