Sunday, August 4, 2019

Adamawa

    Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Gunmen kill Miyetti Allah leader in Adamawa

Some unidentified gunmen have killed Saidu Kolaku, a leader of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) in Adamawa state.The assailants were said to have invaded his home on Saturday at Sabon Pegi in Mayo Belwa local government area in the state and shot him dead.Prior to his death, Kolaku was the zonal vice-chairman of the MACBAN (Adamawa [...]

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    Gov-elect: Adamawa has been bruised… I’m ready to step on toes

Gov-elect: Adamawa has been bruised… I’m ready to step on toes

Ahmadu Fintiri, governor-elect of Adamawa state, says he is ready to step on toes to address "injustice" by the  administration of Jibrilla Bindow, outgoing governor of the state.Fintiri made this known while receiving the report from a 67-man transition committee in Yola, the state capital, on Saturday.He said findings by the committee revealed lots of breeches and mismanagement of government’s [...]

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    Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

There was chaos at the Adamawa state house of assembly as lawmakers attempted to commence impeachment proceeding against Jibrila Bindow, governor of the state.The proceeding came to a halt after Kabiru Mijinyawa, speaker of the house, whose position was also threatened, absconded with the mace, bringing the sitting to an end.Trouble started when the assembly reconvened after its one-month recess, [...]

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    PDP’s Fintiri unseats Adamawa governor

PDP’s Fintiri unseats Adamawa governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Ahmadu Fintiri winner of the Adamawa state governorship election.Andrew Haruna, returning officer for the election, made the declaration at the INEC office in Yola, the state capital, on Friday morning.Haruna said the PDP candidate scored 376,552 votes to beat Jibrila Bindow, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election and the [...]

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    INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday for the governorship supplementary poll in Adamawa state.Kassim Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, made the disclosure at the commission's office in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday.He said sequel to the high court ruling which vacated the restraining order halting the INEC from conducting the supplementary poll, the [...]

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    Boni Haruna: Soldiers repelled Boko Haram attack in my town

Boni Haruna: Soldiers repelled Boko Haram attack in my town

Boni Haruna, a former governor of Adamawa state, has commended the effort of the Nigerian army in repelling Boko Haram attack on his hometown of Michika.On Monday, the insurgents raided the town shooting sporadically but they were repelled by the army .In a statement on Tuesday, Haruna thanked the army and other security agencies for their response.“I wish to most profoundly commend [...]

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    Adamawa ‘making progress’ in the fight against polio

Adamawa ‘making progress’ in the fight against polio

The fight against polio in Adamawa state has recorded huge success, according to Mohammed Abubakar, an official of the ministry of health in the state.Speaking at a programme on Tuesday, Abubakar said there is a high level of compliance across the 21 local government areas (LGAs) of the state compared to previous immunization exercise in the state.The immunization is for [...]

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    Boko Haram strikes Michika ahead of supplementary governorship election

Boko Haram strikes Michika ahead of supplementary governorship election

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists raided Michika, a town in Adamawa state on Monday night, TheCable can report. Residents of the town told TheCable that the terrorist came into the town late Monday night, shooting sporadically into the air, as they scare residents away from their homes.One of the residents, who spoke with TheCable could not confirm if anyone had been killed [...]

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    PDP chieftain abducted in Adamawa

PDP chieftain abducted in Adamawa

Gunmen abducted Emmanuel Agiso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state, on Monday.Tyros Agiso, his younger brother, confirmed the kidnap to TheCable in Yola, the state capital.Agiso said his brother was abducted in the presence of his wife around 1am on Monday.He said the attackers stormed the residence of the PDP chieftai in Girei local government [...]

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    Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Residents of Kpasham, Bali, Lawaru and Dong  communities in Demsa local government area of  Adamawa state, are calling for help over incessant killings.The communities have suffered attacks carried out by suspected herders and this has led to closure of schools, lack of electricity supply and decay of infrastructure.Target Bonoda, a youth leader, made this call when Abdulaziz Nyako governorship candidate [...]

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    Adamawa corps member to repeat one-year service over abscondment

Adamawa corps member to repeat one-year service over abscondment

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    Gov Bindow wins controversial Adamawa APC guber primary

Gov Bindow wins controversial Adamawa APC guber primary

Muhammadu Bindow, governor of Adamawa, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state.He earned 193,656 votes to defeat two other candidates.Ahmed Jibrin, chairman, APC committee on the primary election, said Halilu Ahmed scored 15,738 votes while Nuhu Ribadu came third with 8,364 votes.He said: "I, Ahmed Jibrin, chairman committee of the APC Adamawa [...]

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    Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Nuhu Ribadu, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, has withdrawn from the race.The development was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by Salihu Bawuro, director-general of his campaign.The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the APC in the state did not agree to a direct primary election demanded by [...]

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    My re-election will end godfatherism in Adamawa, says gov Bindow

My re-election will end godfatherism in Adamawa, says gov Bindow

Mohammed Bindow, governor of Adamawa, says his re-election would end "the politics of godfatherism in the state".Bindow said this while addressing delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and party executives from the state central senatorial district.According to NAN, the district has seven local government areas comprising Hong, Gombi, Song, Girei, Yola North, Yola South and Fofore.The governor recalled that [...]

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    APC governorship aspirant in Adamawa steps down for Buhari’s in-law

APC governorship aspirant in Adamawa steps down for Buhari’s in-law

Markus Gundiri, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Adamawa state, has pulled out of the governorship race to team up with Mahmood Ahmed, President Muhammadu Buhari's in-law.Gundiri disclosed this at the farm house of Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation, in Hong, Adamawa, on Thursday.He promised to work closely with the president's in-law [...]

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    Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa have kicked against the option of indirect primary for elective positions in the state.Babachir Lawal, former secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), and Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), are among the stakeholders.On Monday, some APC members led by Boss Mustapha, [...]

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