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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''…

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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…

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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…

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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…