Iro Dan Fulani

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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...

Governor Jibrilla 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…

Governor Jibrilla 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…

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…

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…

Federal govt will soon rescue Dapchi schoolgirls” – Aisha Alhassan

The Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development, Aishatu Alhassan, says the federal government is poised to ensure that the Dapchi school girls are rescued soon. According to her, "President Muhammadu Buhari's led administration is on top of the rescue mission, having deployed massive resources and intelligence towards achieving that…

Cattle

Mambilla: 20 reported killed, 300 cows stolen in fresh Taraba violence

About 20 persons have been reported killed and 300 cows stolen following a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence on the Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba State, local officials and residents told PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. A fleeing resident, Saadu Mogoggo, who said his house was attacked…

Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages, abducts three

Boko Haram militants, in a looting spree on Thursday night, attacked two villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state, North East Nigeria and abducted three persons, leaving some others injured. Residents said the militants sneaked into Milidu and Kaya villages, shot an elderly woman and abducted three people.…

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PDP spokesperson, 13 others confirmed dead in Adamawa violence

The spokesperson of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State has been killed. Sam Zadock and 13 others were among those confirmed killed on Tuesday in violence between herdsmen and farming communities in the state. The party on Wednesday confirmed the killing of Mr. Zadock in a fight between…

Adamawa on map

Yola wears new look for Buhari’s scheduled visit

The scheduled one day working visit of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, to Yola, Adamawa State on Tuesday is already being trailed by mixed reactions. The president’s visit will include attending the state Anti-Corruption Summit tagged "Performance Based Governance: Transparency, Accountability and Social Value." He is also expected to commission a…

Former Jonathan’s aide decamps to APC

A former presidential aide from Adamawa State on Saturday officially decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Ahmed Gulak, who was political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and later tried unsuccessfully to become PDP's national chairman, said he was leading "42,000" people to…

Buhari fails to end worsening fuel scarcity across Nigeria

In what appears the worst fuel crisis in the country in recent history, petrol users in Nigeria have for two months faced an unending scarcity and price hike of the product. The confusion is amid rising prices in filling stations and a Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC that seems bereft…

Student killed as Federal University in Yola closes indefinitely

The Senate of Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola has ordered an indefinite closure of the school following students' unrest Sunday. Students of the federal university of technology have two hours to vacate the campus. The decision was the outcome of an emergency meeting of the Senate which took place…

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Violence erupts at Nigerian university, students ordered to vacate campus

A serious crisis has broken out among students at the Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola, leading to a hurried deployment of soldiers and anti-riot police. ‘’Already the university is closed on the alleged orders of the Vice Chancellor,’’ security sources and fleeing students told PREMIUM TIMES. A student…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Mob kills seven ‘herders’ in Benue

At least seven persons believed to be Fulani nomads were reportedly set ablaze at Gboko central motor park, Benue state, on Wednesday, police have said. Two others were injured in the attack. The police spokesman in Benue, Joel Yamu Moses, confirmed the incident and handed the reporter a statement issued…

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Nigerian police officer shoots superior dead over girlfriend

The police in Adamawa State have confirmed the death of a sergeant from gunshot by a corporal, allegedly following a feud over a girl. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Othman Abubakar, confirmed the death of the officer "over a minor disagreement." The incident happened at a bar…

NDLEA officials

NDLEA seizes ‘most dangerous’ Indian Hemp specie in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the seizure of 25.6 kilograms of an illicit substance believed to be Cannabis Skunk in Yola, Adamawa. The State Commander of the Agency, Yakubu Kibo, who confirmed the development to journalists in Yola, said that four suspects were arrested in connection…

Herdsmen

Police vow to enforce Taraba anti-open grazing law

The Taraba state police command has vowed to enforce the anti-open grazing law in the state, threatening that any violator will face the wrath of the law. The law was enacted last year and was kickstarted last week amidst protests by Fulani herdsmen in the state. While speaking on alleged…