Iro Dan Fulani

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Aliko Dangote

Controversy trails N50 million Dangote donation to displaced Mambilla communities

Three months after the foremost businessman, Aliko Dangote, donated N50 million to victims of a militia attack on the Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna local government area of Taraba State, they are yet to receive a dime, community leaders have said. Thousands of Fulani herdsmen from different communities were displaced in the…

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Boko Haram Affects Fight Against Malaria in Adamawa

Health officials in North-eastern Nigeria have expressed concern that the Boko Haram insurgency is seriously affecting the fight against malaria in the region. The Adamawa State Commissioner for Health, Fatima Atiku, disclosed this on Tuesday at a media orientation workshop organised for journalists in the state. Malaria is the most common preventable…

Nigeria elder statesman, Ahmed Joda and President Muhammadu Buhari. [Photo credit: Topclass Reporters]

Restructuring: Convert Nigeria’s 109 senatorial districts to federating units, Buhari’s ex-adviser says

A twist has been added to the agitation for restructuring of Nigeria, as an elder statesman, Ahmed Joda, on Friday advocated that the country's 109 senatorial districts be converted to its federating units to contain the agitation. Mr. Joda headed the transition committee put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari…

EFCC operative

Ex-PDP chairman, two others docked for allegedly stealing N586 million meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned a former Adamawa State commissioner, Sanda Lamurde; a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ex-chairman in Adamawa, Abdurahman Bobboi; and one Feredan George for alleged stealing and forgery. Subsequently, the three suspects have been remanded in prison custody following their arraignment on Wednesday…

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Soldiers allegedly kill farmer in Adamawa for violating motorcycle ban

Nigerian soldiers have shot dead a young farmer in Madagali area of Adamawa State for violating the ban on motorcycle in the area. Residents said Yohana Anarayu and his two younger brothers were riding to the farm on Wednesday when a passing military convoy opened fire on them. They said…

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

Six dead after boat capsizes in Taraba

At least six people have died, and others, mostly farmers, missing after a canoe capsized and broke into two on River Benue, Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State. Already four people rescued by volunteers have been rushed to hospitals, PREMIUM TIMES learnt. The canoe, conveying a yet to be…

Hajj pilgrims

Hajj 2017: Adamawa Speaker reacts to alleged hijacking of pilgrims’ flight

The Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly, Kabiru Mijinyawa, has denied reports that he hijacked a return flight for pilgrims from the state to board his alleged cronies. Mr. Mijinyawa was the official leader of pilgrims or Amirul Hajj from the state. There was tension in the Adamawa camp…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami
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Go After Purveyors Of Hate Speech, Malami Charges State Attorneys-General

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has asked attorneys-general and commissioners of justice from the 36 states of the country to ensure the prosecution of those engaged in hate speech. Mr. Malami gave the charge while declaring open a two-day summit on Sexual and Gender-Based…

IPOB members in a rally

IPOB: Igbos in Adamawa, Kano denounce unrest in South-east, advocate unity

A group of Igbos living in Adamawa and Kano states have deplored the current tension ravaging the South-east arising from the separatist agitations of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the subsequent military response which has led to violence. The Igbos under their respective cultural associations in the state, while…

Nigerian Air Force train K-9 dogs. [Photo credit: YouTube]

‎Nigerian Air Force deploys K-9 dogs to airports, NAF bases

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force has introduced Special Dog unit (K-9) to boost security in airports and NAF bases nationwide. Mr. Abubakar made this known in Yola while celebrating Eid-el-Kabir with officers of the Yola Air Force Base engaged in the fight…

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Hunters foil attack on Adamawa villages, kill Boko Haram commander

Local hunters said on Wednesday that they killed a Boko Haram leader and foiled attacks on two villages in Adamawa State. The hunters foiled the Tuesday night attacks by the insurgents on Bakin Dutse and Gadamayo villages in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. According to local officials, the…

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Many feared killed as Boko Haram attacks two Adamawa communities

Suspected members of the Boko Haram on Monday night attacked two Adamawa communities. Residents fled as the terrorists attacked Nyibango and Muduhu, both in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa. The attacks come a few days after a similar incident in a neighbouring Mildu village in the same local government. At least…

Boko Haram

UPDATED: Seven dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said. The insurgents also burnt houses and shops during the attack. Fleeing residents said the rampaging insurgents stormed…

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]

Seven dead as Boko Haram attacks Adamawa community

Boko Haram insurgents launched a night attack on Mildu village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring about 10 others, residents and officials have said. The insurgents also burnt houses and shops during the attack. Fleeing residents said the rampaging insurgents stormed…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram kills leader of Adamawa hunters, three others

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday killed a leader of hunters in Adamawa State, Bukar Jimeta, and three of his men. Sources said that the men were ambushed in Dagu village, which borders Askira Uba in Borno State, while pushing back an attack on the village by the insurgents. A local…

mystery-trees

Poor funding affecting Nigeria’s Great Green Wall Project

Funding constraint is affecting the Great Green Wall Project, the Desk Officer for the project in Adamawa State, Joel Midala, has disclosed. The project was launched by the Nigerian government in 2013 to create a green shelter belt in front line states to protect the northern part of the country…

Maize farm [Photo: HapaKenya]

Nigeria projects N2.98 billion to check Armyworm invasion

There is anxiety among farmers in Northeastern Nigeria as the invasion of the African Armyworm has spread to the area, with the Federal Government saying it needs N2.98 billion to check the pest nationwide. The African Armyworm (Spodoptera exempta) also called nutgrass armyworm, is an African moth, capable of destroying…

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Violence erupts in Taraba community, three feared killed

Fresh communal clash has broken out in Gembu, Nguroje and other parts of Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State. The violence is suspected to be between the Kakas and Fulani ethnic groups. Locals say that the crisis erupted Sunday morning after some youth took to the streets destroying property…

Herdsmen, cattle dealers storm Taraba Assembly protest against anti-grazing bill

Hundreds of herdsmen, cattle dealers storm Taraba Assembly, protest anti-grazing bill

There was drama at the Taraba State House of Assembly on Tuesday morning as hundreds of herdsmen, butchers, and cattle and sheep dealers stormed the assembly to protest the anti-grazing bill before the lawmakers in the state. The protesters threatened to begin a sit-at-home on Tuesday. The protesters had earlier…

FILE PHOTO: Boko Haram

Boko Haram raid Adamawa village for food, medicine

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday night raided Kuda-kaya village in Madagali, Adamawa State to steal food and medical supplies, residents and officials said. The sources said scores of fighters stormed the village, two kilometres from Gulak, the administrative headquarters of Madagali, for the attack. “They came in numbers and just…

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Two confirmed dead as bomb explodes in Adamawa

A bomb explosion has occurred in Fadaman Rake area of Hong Local Government in ‎Adamawa State. At least two children were confirmed dead and three others injured from the Thursday evening explosion, locals and police have said. Residents said the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. local time while residents…

former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar

Atiku to emerge new Wazirin Adamawa, son takes over as Turaki

There are indications that a former vice president of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, will be named the new Waziri of Adamawa by the Adamawa Emirate Council barring any last minute changes. Mr. Abubakar’s choice for the exalted traditional position was considered by the council at its meeting on Thursday. The former…

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Recession: Nigeria football club, Adamawa United, to sack several players

Nigeria National League club, Adamawa United, is set to lay off some of its players owing to financial constraints, the chairman of the embattled club, Emmanuel Zira, has announced. Zira hinted that there are plans to downsize the players to a manageable size for effective results going forward. The club…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa governor orders prosecution of contractors who allegedly absconded with N4.8 billion

The Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Bindow, has directed the state Ministry for Justice to track down and bring to book contractors who allegedly absconded with N4.8 billion Millennium Development Goals (MDG) funds under his predecessor, Murtala Nyako. Mr. Bindow gave the directive on Tuesday while receiving the report of an investigative…

Right: Mr. Yakubu Kibo, Commander , NDLEA Adamawa command displaying a cracked cocaine concealed in a car brain box and was seized by the men of the command in Yola ,with him is a staff of the command.

Nigeria’s notorious cocaine dealer jailed

The Adamawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA ) has confirmed the arrest and successful prosecution of a notorious cocaine dealer, Ahmed Buba, popularly known as " Ajebo". Mr. Buba was nabbed with 13.9 grams of cracked cocaine. Yakubu Kibo, the state commander of the agency,…