Iro Dan Fulani

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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''…

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400 pharmacies, patent medicine stores sealed in Adamawa

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has sealed 400 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Adamawa for various offences. The Director, Inspection and Monitoring of the council, Anthonia Aruya, made this known in a press conference in Yola. Mrs Aruya said that the affected comprised 35 pharmacies and 365 patent…

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Doctors separate conjoined twins in Yola

The Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, Adamawa State capital, has set a new record with yet another breakthrough as a team of surgeons led by the Chief Medical Director of the centre, Auwal Abubakar, successfully separated four-month-old conjoined female twins. Mr Auwal, a Professor of Paediatric Surgery, said that the…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku donates N10 million for treatment of Mubi bomb victims

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has donated N10 million to the Federal Medical Centre, Yola's Paupers Funds for treatment of less-privileged patients in the hospital. Mr Abubakar made the donation on Monday when he visited victims of the Mubi twin-bomb attacks on a mosque and market that killed 69 persons…

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Eight dead as fuel tankers explode

At least eight people died on Wednesday evening in a horrifying inferno following an explosion from two fuel tankers in Zing, Taraba State, locals and security sources have said. A tanker driver, who was reportedly running from soldiers chasing him, lost control of the wheel and in a bid to…

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Death toll rises in Adamawa mosque explosion

The death toll in the bomb explosion in a mosque in Adamawa State has risen to 27, the state government said. The government also said 56 people were injured in the twin blast in a Mubi town. The state Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Ahmad Sajoh, made this known in…

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24 worshippers killed in Adamawa mosque blasts – Police

The police have confirmed 24 worshippers were killed in a twin-explosion on Tuesday at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. The blasts occurred while worshippers were holding the Zuhr (afternoon) prayer. The police spokesperson in the state, Othman Abubakar, a superintendent of police, said the first of the…

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Many feared killed in suicide explosion at Adamawa mosque

Many people are feared dead following an explosion in a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, North-east Nigeria. The explosion occurred at a mosque in Wuro-Burode near yan Gwajo part of Mini. The blast occurred Tuesday afternoon while worshippers were holding Zuhr (Afternoon ) prayer. While details of the blast are…

Babachir Lawal

Disgraced former SGF Lawal calls for transparent APC congresses

A former Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has said the forthcoming ward congresses of the Alł Progressive Congress (APC) in Adamawa must be fair and credible. Mr Lawal, who was sacked last year by President Muhammadu Buhari over corruption allegations and abuse of office, said all…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

One dead, 17 injured in accident involving Chibok Girls’ parents

Some parents of the the abducted Chibok girls were involved in an accident along Song-Yola road in Adamawa, North-east Nigeria. One person died and 17 others sustained injuries from the accident that occurred on Sunday. Sources say the parents were on their way to a parents/teachers (PTA) meeting at the…

Commercial Drivers Protest Over Extortion By Police/Soldiers In Adamawa

Commercial drivers protest extortion by police, soldiers in Adamawa

Commercial activities were brought to a standstill, Friday as commercial bus and taxi drivers blocked major roads in parts of Adamawa over alleged extortion, harassment and indiscriminate arrest of members by the police and soldiers. The protests, which took place in Taraba, Ganye, and Mayo- Belwa town commenced after police…

pic 2. DSS HANDS OVER 82 CHIBOK SCHOOLGIRLS TO MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA

Four years after, Chibok Girls’ parents grieve

Four years after Boko Haram insurgents abducted over 200 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno State, North-east Nigeria, parents of those still in captivity are still in grief, saying they would seek the intervention of the United Nations. The parents have also vowed to head to the International Court of Criminal Justice…

Adamawa records first Lassa fever case

Adamawa State has recorded its first Lassa fever case, with a victim, Gabriel Ambe, pronounced dead. The head of the state's rapid response team, Batulu Mohammed, confirmed this Monday. The Commissioner of Health, Fatima Atiku Abubakar, and other officials have begun a crucial meeting over the outbreak. Details later...

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

APC congress may not hold in Adamawa as governor announces tenure extension for excos

Governor Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa has endorsed the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from ward to state levels in the state, saying, “no more congress in this state." Mr Bindow announced the endorsement when the party leaders paid him a solidarity visit at Government House, Yola. The governor…

Constituents ‘stone’ APC federal lawmaker

Angry youth in Taraba reportedly harassed and chased out of their constituency, Garba Hammanjulde, a lawmaker representating Bali-Gassol federal constituency in the House of Representatives. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the incident occurred on Saturday at Central Primary School, Bali, when the lawmaker, who is also of the All Progressives Congress…

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

Adamawa opens sexual assault centre as rape cases rise

Crimes against women are on the rise in Adamawa and other North-east states, Chief Medical Director of Yola Specialist Hospital, Bala Saidu, has said. Speaking during the commissioning of a Sexual Assault Referral Centre, (Adamawa Hope Centre) in Yola on Tuesday, the official said the major crimes against women include…

Olu Falae

SDP set to re-enact 1993 victory, says Falae

The National Chairman of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Falae, said the party was set to re-enact a 1992/1993 victory that saw late Moshood Abiola and Babagana Kingibe emerge victorious in the polls. The SDP then was one of the two authorised political parties by the military. The current SDP…

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Boko Haram: 91,000 Nigerian refugees to return from Cameroon – International agency

Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, said to number about 91,000, will return home this month, following a tripartite agreement reached for their voluntary repatriation, an official has said. The National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) disclosed this on Sunday. The agreement involving Nigeria, Cameroon and the UNHCR…

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari,and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (middle) and other party leaders, pose for snapshot after a meeting with APC governors.

APC may soon die, Ex-governor and party member warns

A former governor of Adamawa State and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Murtala Nyako, has criticised the decision of the party to extend the tenure of its executive committees at the national and other levels as potentially suicidal for the party. Speaking in Yola on Saturday while…

Air raid: Adamawa communities vow to drag Nigerian Air Force to ICC for alleged killings

Six Bachama ethnic communities in Adamawa State have vowed to drag the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over alleged bombings of their communities. The people of Lawaru , Dong, Nzoruwe, Pulum, Kodomti and Shaforon allege that NAF on December 4, 2017 bombed their communities during…

UPDATED: Ex-Adamawa Governor Abubakar Michika is dead

The first civilian governor of Adamawa State, Abubakar Michika, who has been in coma for several days at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, is dead. He died on Saturday at the hospital. Family sources told PREMIUM TIMES that the late former governor will be buried on Sunday according to Islamic…

File photo of President Muhammadu Buhari speaking during his visit to Jalingo

UPDATED: Herdsmen/Farmers clashes: More people killed in Taraba, Zamfara than Benue — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said the number of persons killed in herdsmen and farmers clashes and other violent attacks in Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, and Zamfara combined are more than those who lost their lives in attacks in Benue State. Speaking in Jalingo on…