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70-year-old woman beaten to death for alleged witchcraft

The Police in Bauchi have arrested four suspects for reportedly beating a 70-year-old woman to death for alleged witchcraft in Doka Village in Bauchi suburb. The Police Public Relations officer, PPRO, of the Command, Kamal Mohammed, on Tuesday in his office said ‎the incident happened at the village in Bauchi…

Grieving journalist narrates how doctors abandoned dying son; teaching hospital launches probe

Authorities at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, say they have launched an investigation after a seriously ill seven-year-old boy died after doctors denied him a life-saving emergency procedure for more than 18 hours. In an unusual step, the hospital management paid a condolence visit to the boy’s…

Despite rampant poverty, Bauchi spends N96 million on horses for emirs

The Bauchi State Government on Tuesday said it spent a total of N96 million to purchase horses for the six emirate councils in the state in the last two years. The Commissioner for Local government Affairs, Nasurudeen Mohammed, disclosed this at press conference in Bauchi, the state capital. He listed…

Bauchi State on the map

‎Bauchi govt. closes secondary school over students’ ‘sexual immorality’

The Bauchi State Government has ordered the closure of a secondary school in the state capital, Bauchi, over alleged sexual immorality. The State Commissioner of Education, Nuhu Gidado, who is also the deputy governor, made the announcement in a press statement issued on Monday by his Special Assistant on communication,…

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari cancels Bauchi visit

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised to the people of Bauchi State after cancelling a visit to the state billed for Thursday. The president blamed “poor weather conditions”. He was due to commission a newly-constructed Air force Reference Hospital at Bauchi Air Force base, and other projects executed by the administration…

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

Bauchi Commissioner resigns, says governor “hostile, aggressive”

Bauchi State's Commissioner of Budget and Planning, Shehu Ningi, has resigned from his position. Mr. Ningi stepped down a day after Governor Mohammed Abubakar presented the 2017 budget estimates to the state's House of Assembly. The former commissioner said he decided to resign because the governor did not encourage members…

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Flood kills 12 in Bauchi

At least 12 persons have been killed​ ​by flood in Ganjuwa and Giade local government areas of Bauchi State​,​ an official has said.​​ The ​d​eputy ​d​irector​, ​Needs Assessment of the State Emergency Management Agency​, ​SEMA, Musa Ladan​,​ disclosed this on Tuesday in an interview with ​journalist in Bauchi​. He ​said…

Tension in Tafawa Balewa University as police probe killing of student

A second-year student of Mechanical Production Engineering at the Abubakar ‎Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi, Yusuf Musa, was on Wednesday found dead after he was suspected stabbed to dead by unknown assailant. ‎PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the student was killed as a result of a ‎ misunderstanding he had with…

Hajj: Bauchi disqualifies 4 pregnant female pilgrims

The Bauchi state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has banned four female intending pilgrims, who were found to be pregnant and sick, from performing the 2016 Hajj. The Speaker of the Bauchi State House of Assembly and the state's deputy Amirul Hajj, Kawuwa Damuna, told journalists in Bauchi on Saturday that…

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

‎Bauchi stops sponsorship of pilgrims to Jerusalem

Bauchi State Government says it would no longer sponsor pilgrims to Jerusalem in view of the present economic challenges. The Executive Secretary Bauchi State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Daniel Shawulu, disclosed this on wednesday when the North East, All Progressives Congress (APC) Women Leader, Fatima Maicibi, paid him a courtesy…

Bauchi ‎police arrest man in possession of dead son’s head

The Bauchi state Police Command said it has arrested a 25-year-old man, Maikudi Muhammed, after he was found with a human head which he claimed belonged to his dead son. Mr. Muhammed, who lives in Galambi village of Miassau Local Government Are, said he exhumed his son's body after he…

FRSC officials

12 die in road crash involving security operatives along Bauchi-Kano highway

At least 12 persons were on Thursday killed in an auto crash along the Bauchi -Kano Road, witnesses said. According to the account of witnesses, 11 of the victims were operatives of a popular local security outfit, called Danga Security, heading back to Bauchi from Ningi, a town about 70km…

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Nigerian surgeons construct bladder for cancer patient

A team of surgeons at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, have constructed a new bladder for an 18-year-old cancer patient. Saidu Ibrahim, a student of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, was diagnosed of having malignant cells in the tissues of his bladder. Surgeons at the university hospital carried…

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EFCC arraigns Adamawa Perm. Sec, 5 others for N208 million ‘theft’

‎The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arraigned a permanent secretary in Adamawa State, Mamman Malgwi, before a high court judge on a nine-count charge bordering on diversion of ‎ funds meant for a road project. The permanent secretary was arraigned alongside some deputy permanent secretaries, James Zarma, Suleiman…

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EFCC arraigns judge for alleged N58.5 million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has arraigned a judge on a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money through false pretense. Justice Suleiman Elkana, who is an area court judge in Adamawa State, is accused of receiving N58.55 million fraudulently. He was arraigned on Friday before Justice…

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Ex-Adamawa varsity VC arraigned for alleged N145million fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arraigned a former Vice Chancellor of Adamawa State University, Professor Shall Joshua, for allegedly misappropriating N145million belonging to the institution. The former vice-chancellor was not alone in the dock. The university's bursar, Kumthi Anjili, and cashier, Philip Pwana, were also arraigned for the…

Nigerian soldiers raid kidnappers den, kill 3 – Official

Troops of the Nigerian Army in Bauchi State on Sunday killed three suspects during a raid on a kidnappers den, an official said. The spokesperson of the Nigeria Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the suspected kidnappers also engage in cattle rustling around Bauchi State. Read his statement…

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7 killed in Bauchi-Jos Road accident

At least 7 persons were killed and two others injured on Saturday when a truck collided with a van along Bauchi-Jos road, the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, said. The spokesperson of the Bauchi Zonal Command of the FRSC, Daniel Sayi, said in a statement issued to journalists on Sunday…

Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar

Court dismisses suit against Bauchi governor over bank loan

A High Court in Bauchi State on Wednesday dismissed a suit against Governor Abubakar, accused of collecting N4 billion bank without the approval of the state House of Assembly. A Bauchi citizen, Nasiru Darazo, had filed a suit against the governor for allegedly taking a N4 billion UBA loan. The…

High court

Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing own brother

Justice Muhammad Abubakar Sambo of Bauchi High Court has sentenced a 27-year old man, Salisu Ali, of Zango village in Tafawa Balewa Local Government of the state, to death by hanging for committing culpable homicide. The prosecution counsel, Sabiu Adamu Gumba, had told the court that the accused lured his…

FRSC officials

18 burnt to death in auto-crash on Bauchi-Jos road

Eighteen persons ​were​ burnt beyond recognition on Sunday night​ during a head-on collision between a lorry and a Toyota Hiace 18-seater bus in Buzaye Village, along Bauchi-Jos road The accident occurred at 10.45 pm., few kilometres away from Bauchi, witnesses said. The Police Public Relation Officer of the state command,…

Bauchi State Governor, Muhammed Abubakar

Bauchi governor presents N135.3‎ billion budget

Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar of Bauchi State on Tuesday presented a budget proposal of N135. 3 billion for 2016 to the State House of Assembly for approval. The budget is made up of N65, 498, 008, 456 as recurrent expenditure, and N69, 805, 091, 554 as capital expenditure. Presenting the…

Isa Yuguda

How ex-Gov. Yuguda ‘squandered’ N91 billion security vote – Bauchi Govt.

The Bauchi State government has accused the immediate past governor of the state, Isa Yuguda, of squandering N91 billion security vote in eight years of the former administration. The government said the huge amount was spent even when the security situation in Bauchi was not as bad as in Borno,…

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Truck crushes soldier to death in Bauchi

A truck loaded with cement lost control at a checkpoint along Bauchi -Jos Road on Monday and crushed one soldier to death. While confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bauchi State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, said on Tuesday that the truck belonged to Dangote. He said the…

Knife-wielding robbers killed in Bauchi while attempting to snatch motorcycle

An angry mob in Bauchi State on Friday attacked and killed two suspected armed robbers who had tried to snatch a motorcycle from a commercial motorcyclist. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the suspects attempted to steal the motorbike along Maiduguri road when the an angry mob descended on them and beat…