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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…

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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…

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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…

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Gunmen dressed in military uniform attack Taraba communities, kill cows

At least 150 cows were killed by a gang of suspected bandits dressed in military uniform, on Thursday, as they attacked communities in Abbare, Lau Local Government area of Taraba, north east Nigeria, locals said. Briefing the media on Friday,in Jalingo a distraught community leader of Abbare village, a town…

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Five killed in militia attack on travellers in Adamawa – Police

The police on Tuesday confirmed five persons were killed in an attack allegedly by an ethnic militia on travellers in Bali village of Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Four other victims survived the attack with injuries and have been taken to a hospital, the police said. Police spokesperson…

Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari lauded for construction of Maternity Complex in Yola

The chief medical director of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Mohammed Auwal, a professor, has lauded Aisha Buhari Foundation, popularly known Future Assured, for constructing a maternity complex in Yola. Mr Auwal made the commendation while conducting a delegation from the foundation round ongoing work at the complex at…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

2019: Adamawa governor pledges loyalty to Buhari, APC

Governor Bindow Jibrilla of Adamawa State has said he remains loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari even as he raised concern over an alleged plot by some unnamed politicians who lost out in the APC primaries to blackmail him by pitching him against the presidency. Speaking through the state Commissioner of…

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Binani emerges winner at Adamawa APC senatorial primaries

A former member of the House of Representative, Aishatu Binani, representing Girei, Yola North and South Federal Constituency, has emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries of Adamawa Central Senatorial District held on Sunday in the state. Mrs Binani defeated Aliyu Boya and former managing director of…

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APC Primaries: Adamawa lawmaker asks delegates to vote out governor over graft allegations

Ahead of Sunday's All Progressives Congress party primaries in Adamawa State, a member representing Mubi South constituency, Abdurrahman Abubakar, has urged delegates to vote out Governor Muhammadu Bindow. He also flayed the governor "for annihilating the economy and subjecting the state to bankruptcy." Mr Abubakar, who is the chairman of…

Abdulaziz Nyako

Adamawa 2019: ADC picks Nyako as gubernatorial candidate

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a senator, Abdulaziz Nyako, has emerged the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress, ADC, in Adamawa State. Mr Nyako, a son of a former governor of the state, Murtala Nyako, was unopposed, but scored 2,235 votes out of the 2,274 votes cast at the…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa 2019: 226 former councilors, 21 LG bosses dump Bindow

The forum of former vice chairmen and elected councilors in Adamawa State has announced withdrawal of support for Governor Jibrilla Bindow over non-payment of their entitlements. They have now pitched their tent with Mahmood Ahmed, the brother in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari who is also seeking the governorship ticket of…

Freed Chibok girls meets with President Buhari

Four Chibok girls, others gain admission at AUN – Official

Four years after Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped over 200 girls in Chibok, Borno State, four of those eventually released were listed among new intakes at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), an official said. The new intakes, who were admitted for the university's 2020 session include 168 fresh students, 20…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Chinese govt gives scholarship to 45 students in Adamawa

The Chinese government has provided scholarship support of N100,000 each to 45 underprivileged students selected from Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola, and Adamawa State University, Mubi in Adamawa State. Speaking at the ceremony held at MAUTECH, the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian, said the measure was to…

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Many feared killed as gunmen attack Adamawa communities

Many people were feared killed following a night attack on five predominantly Fulani communities in southern part of Adamawa state, residents and security sources have said. According to sources, the villages attacked include Bidda, Wubaka, Kaurami Ngengle and Wuro Jauro of Mayo Belwa and Demsa local government areas. Confirming the…

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Four kidnappers sentenced to death in Adamawa

A Yola High Court has sentenced four kidnappers to death. The convicts, Gambo Musa, Mana Musa, Abdu Baba and Mohammed Muazu (who died in custody), were found guilty of abduction and armed robbery. The convicts robbed and abducted the Adamawa House of Assembly member representing Toungo constituency, Adamu Usman, and…

AbdulAzeez Murtala Nyako

We are leaving APC – Nyako

Abdul-Azeez Nyako, a senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, said he is preparing with the teeming supporters of his father, former governor Murtala Nyako to quit Nigeria's ruling APC due to marginaliation. Mr Nyako made the declaration while addressing his supporters in Yola. Mr Nyako said they were ''completely marginalised''…