Iro Dan Fulani

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National Population Commission (NPC)

Kidnapped NPC officials freed

Five days after their abduction, two officials of the National Population Commission (NPC), Taraba unit, have finally reigned freedom, an official has said. Confirming their release, the federal commissioner of NPC for Taraba, Sani Sale, while speaking with journalists in Jalingo, said the two were kidnapped for five days in…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Journalist hacked to death in Adamawa

A journalist, Maxwell Nashan, who worked with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), has been hacked to death in a bush on the outskirts of Vunokilan, Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Locals said some female farmers found the victim tied, with his mouth sealed and cuts on…

Nigeria Police Force

Police shoot student in Yola

A police officer on Tuesday shot an 18-year-old student of Iman Malik Academy, Hamza Umar in Yola, Adamawa State. The incident happened in Jambutu ward of Yola North local government area when police officers on patrol went to the area to arrest some miscreants, but met stiff resistance from some…

The protesters

Adamawa communities protest upsurge in kidnapping, alleged police collusion

Worried by the recent spate of insecurity and kidnappings, Girei communities in Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest, calling on President Muhammad Buhari to intervene. The protesters, who barricaded the only major high way that leads to Yola, the state capital, held placards…

Adamawa on map

Doctor kidnapped in Adamawa

Armed men on Saturday night kidnapped a medical doctor in Lakare Ward, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria. Residents said the gunmen did not steal any properties but abducted Abdurrahman Kawuyo, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola. “The bandits, came in the early…

ARMY: Nigerian Soldiers (Army) on duty. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian]

Many killed as troops engage Boko Haram in Adamawa

Many people were reportedly killed as troops of the Nigerian military repelled a night attack launched by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Thursday. This latest attack is coming barely three days after a visit by the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai,…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Gunmen kidnap INEC official in Adamawa

Suspected kidnappers have abducted a staffer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Adamawa, Ibrahim Hammawa Waziri, security and family sources have said. A relative of the victim, who does not want his name in print, told reporters on Saturday the incident took place around 1 a.m. on Thursday.…

Police officers used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cfr.org)

Another university professor kidnapped in Adamawa

A Professor of Fisheries at the Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Kayode Shogbesan, has been abducted, residents and the police said. This is the third time in three months that a professor of the university has been kidnapped. A family source on Wednesday said Mr Shogbesan, who is…

Court symbol

Court case involving raped five-year-old stalled over missing file

There was mild drama in a Yola Upper Area Court on Tuesday when the presiding judge, Umar Isa, could not proceed in the case of a raped five-year-old girl, after it was discovered that the case file was missing. The case was filed by the police against Aliyu Mohammed, a…

Adamawa on map

UPDATED: Kidnappers abduct five, injure police officers in shootout

At least five people were kidnapped on Tuesday morning when armed men invaded Ganye town in Ganye Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The victims include two nursing mothers and three children, all of whom were kidnapped from the house of one Alhaji Hussain, residents said. A relative of the…

Police officers used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Cfr.org)

Gunmen kidnap director, principal, others in Adamawa

Suspected gunmen have abducted a judicial officer, a school principal and at least one other person at Sangare, near Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola. The judicial officer was identified as Samuel Yaumande, the Director of Litigation, Ministry of Justice in Adamawa State. According to a family source, the…

Court

Court sentences fake doctor to 54 years in jail

The State High Court 1 in Yola, Adamawa State, has sentenced a fake medical doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, to 54 years in jail. Justice Nathan Musa gave the ruling on Monday following an earlier plea of guilt by the accused. The judge said the court had considered the plea by the…

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

APC vows to challenge Appeal Court ruling upholding Fintiri’s victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State has vowed to approach the Supreme Court to challenge the victory of Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the Supreme Court. The appeal court in Yola, on Thursday, upheld the verdict of the Election Petitions Tribunal which affirmed the victory of Mr Fintiri of…

People voting in Adamawa

Court dismisses suit seeking to cancel Adamawa governorship election

Justice Abdulazeez Waziri of the Yola High Court has dismissed a case brought by the candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD), Eric Theman, seeking cancellation of the Adamawa governorship election. The judge dismissed the case for lack of evidence. Mr Theman had argued that…

People voting in Adamawa

Low voters turnout characterises Adamawa supplementary governorship election

The Adamawa State governorship supplementary election in Yola South Local Government Area is underway in a peaceful atmosphere but with low voter turnout. The Independent National Electoral Commission rescheduled the election for Thursday after a State High Court in Yola on Tuesday dismissed an application against the conduct of the…

Gwazu 003 polling unit shuwa ward madagali local government area Adamawa state were the voters are in waiting to cast their vote

INEC fixes date for Adamawa supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State to hold on Thursday, March 28. The announcement came Tuesday hours after a court lifted its restriction on the commission to conduct the rerun. The commission's resident commissioner in charge of Adamawa State, Kassim Gaidam, said…

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Court clears INEC to go ahead with Adamawa supplementary election

A State High Court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, on Tuesday vacated its earlier order restraining the Independent National Electoral Commission from conducting the governorship supplementary election in the state. The court presided by Justice Abdul'Aziz Waziri also ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear the case filed before…

INEC: File photo of voters at the elections

Court orders indefinite postponement of Adamawa supplementary governorship polls

A state high court in Yola has ordered the indefinite postponement of the governorship supplementary polls in Adamawa State slated for Saturday. The judge, Abdul-azeez Waziri, said the polls should be put on hold until he rules on an application for an interlocutory injunction barring the Independent National Electoral Commission…

Social Democratic Party, SDP, logo

Election: Adamawa SDP distances self from Buhari’s endorsement

The Adamawa State chapter of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has distanced itself from the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party. The chairman of the chapter, John Mova, at a press conference in Yola said "his chapter of SDP is not part…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Certificate forgery case against Gov. Bindow suffers setback as judge withdraws

The judge handling the alleged certificate forgery suit instituted against Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa has recused himself. Abdulaziz Anka announced his withdrawal from the case "on personal grounds" saying he would return the case file to the chief judge of the Federal High Court for re-assignment to another judge.…

FILE PHOTO: Nuhu Ribadu smiles to himself as fans cheer during a rally

APC Reconciliation Committee shun Ribadu, Modi in Adamawa

The internal crisis rocking the Adamawa State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has deepened as the two major gubernatorial contenders in the last party primaries were side-lined during the Al Makura-led reconciliation meeting. Leading the accusation of impropriety against the Al Makura-led committee, the media coordinator of…

Adamawa on map

Adamawa: Aggrieved House of Assembly aspirants threaten to ditch APC

No fewer than 115 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who failed in the state House of Assembly primaries of the party are threatening to withdraw support for the party and Governor Jibrilla Bindow in the 2019 general elections. One of the unsuccessful aspirants who spoke to our correspondent…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Certificate Forgery: Adamawa lawmakers says won’t probe Governor Bindow

The Adamawa State House of Assembly on Monday rejected a request by a political pressure group in the state, Black Cap Revolution Movement, to probe an allegation of certificate forgery against Governor Jibirilla Bindow. The Speaker of the house, Kabiru Mijinyawa, who presided over the plenary said the house had…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Gunmen kidnap another Nigerian professor

Gunmen have abducted a lecturer of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Allan Kadams, a few weeks after the kidnap and release of a colleague. Confirming the incident, the Registrar of the University, Halima Muhammmad told journalists in Yola Tuesday that the kidnappers stormed the private residence of the…

Cattle used to illustrate the story.

Three killed, seven injured as gunmen open fire in Taraba cattle market

At least three herders have been killed and seven others injured after gunmen opened fire in a market in Taraba State on Saturday, police and witnesses said. The attack occurred at Mararraban Kunini, a major livestock trading community in Lau Local Government Area. The police in Taraba told PREMIUM TIMES…