Thursday, August 6, 2020

Adamawa

    NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

NMA: In Adamawa, it’s one doctor to 13,300 people

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) says going by the statistics in Adamawa, one doctor attends to more than 13,000 people. Tonde Gargah, the Adamawa NMA chairman, made this known in a speech at the Adamawa Democracy Day townhall, held in Yola, the state capital, on Friday. He emphasised the need for the government to ensure that the people have access to adequate [...]

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    Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Nyako’s 90-year-old brother abducted

Dahiru Nyako, brother to Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped. Sulaiman Nguroje, police public relations officer of the state command, said 90-year-old Dahiru was kidnapped at his residence at Mayo – Belwa town, Belwa local government area of the state around 2am on Thursday. "The command had already deployed anti-kidnapping and operation Farauta squads for quick response and rescue missions," [...]

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    EXTRA: Police recover 11 ‘stolen cows’ from Adamawa councillor

EXTRA: Police recover 11 ‘stolen cows’ from Adamawa councillor

The Adamawa police command says it has recovered 11 cows from Makana Ngari, councillor representing Vulpi ward in Numan local government area of the state. On May 13, the state government had declared Ngari wanted over allegations of cattle rustling. Speaking on Tuesday, in Yola, the state capital, Suleiman Nguroje, the command spokesperson, said the councillor has been arrested while the cows [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Adamawa community

‘Many killed’ as violence breaks out in Adamawa community

Many persons were reportedly killed during a communal conflict in Tigno town in Lamurde local government area of Adamawa state. NAN quoted residents as saying the violence, which began on Friday, followed a misunderstanding between two warring groups in the area. It was not immediately clear the cause of the misunderstanding but it was learnt that an accident in the area had [...]

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    EXTRA: Adamawa councillor declared wanted over ‘cattle rustling’

EXTRA: Adamawa councillor declared wanted over ‘cattle rustling’

The Adamawa government has declared Makana Ngari, councillor representing Vulpi ward in Numan local government area of the state, wanted over alleged cattle rustling. In a statement on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital, Humwashi Wonosikou, press secretary to Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor, said the councillor was "linked to criminal deal" of cattle rustling which is contrary to his oath of [...]

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    Police arrest 23 suspects for kidnapping in Adamawa

Police arrest 23 suspects for kidnapping in Adamawa

The Adamawa state police command has arrested 23 suspects for alleged kidnapping in the state. Olugbenga Adeyanju, the state's commissioner of police, paraded the suspects at the police command headquarters in Yola, the state capital, on Thursday. He said the suspects committed offences in three groups across three local government areas. The commissioner said the first group comprises nine suspects charged with "criminal [...]

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    Adamawa records first COVID-19 case

Adamawa records first COVID-19 case

Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of Adamawa, has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in the state. He made the announcement in a state broadcast on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital. He said the case is a returnee from Kano state, who arrived in Adamawa one week ago. According to the governor, on arrival in the state, the index case fell sick and went [...]

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    ‘Sexual harassment’: Adamawa varsity fires two senior lecturers

‘Sexual harassment’: Adamawa varsity fires two senior lecturers

The governing council of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa state, has sacked two senior lecturers over allegations of victimisation and sexual harassment. In a statement on Tuesday, Aminu Gururmpawo, information and protocol officer of the institution, said the two lecturers, Yakubu Bobboi and Toma Fulani Mbahi, were accused of harassing one C. A. Bathon, a master's degree student in [...]

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    Lassa fever: Seven doctors, five nurses quarantined at Adamawa hospital

Lassa fever: Seven doctors, five nurses quarantined at Adamawa hospital

Seven doctors and five nurses have been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa state, following their contact with a patient diagnosed with Lassa fever. A source at the hospital told TheCable on Monday that a pregnant woman who lost her fetus was the primary contact. She said the woman was admitted at the labour ward, where the fetus was evacuated [...]

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    Journalist killed in Adamawa

Journalist killed in Adamawa

The Adamawa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of Maxwell Nashan, a member of the association. Nashan, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) station, Fombina FM, was said to have been attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital. The assailants were said to have picked the journalist [...]

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    Boko Haram attacks Michika in Adamawa

Boko Haram attacks Michika in Adamawa

Boko Haram fighters attacked Michika, a town in Adamawa state, on Thursday evening. A soldier, who confirmed the attack, told TheCable that he got a call around 6pm that the insurgents were already in the town. “Michika is under attack right now. Our men are on their way to repel,” the soldier told TheCable. A north-east resident told TheCable that his sister was [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen have kidnapped Samuel Yaumande, a director of litigation in the Adamawa state ministry of justice. Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of Adamawa police command, confirmed the incident to journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the gunmen also abducted a school principal and three other persons during the raid. ''The kidnappers quietly made their way into Yaumande’s residence and abducted him,” [...]

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    DPO kidnapped in Adamawa regains freedom

DPO kidnapped in Adamawa regains freedom

The Adamawa police command has confirmed the rescue of Ahijo Muhammad, divisional police officer (DPO) of Mubi, who was kidnapped a fortnight ago by gunmen. Sulaiman Nguroje, the command’s spokesman, announced the development to NAN on Saturday in Yola. Nguroje said Muhammad was rescued on Saturday evening by police operation puff ader/operation farauta in Mubi. “DSP Ahijo Muhammad, DPO Mubi North, was rescued [...]

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    Adamawa govt sacks 300 polytechnic staff

Adamawa govt sacks 300 polytechnic staff

The Adamawa government, on Tuesday, issued sack letters to some academic and non-academic staff of the state polytechnic, employed between 2017 and 2019. NAN reports that those affected are over 300. A letter signed by Rebecca Kinjir, acting registrar of the polytechnic, said the action was in compliance with the recommendation of the visitation panel to the institution, set up by Ahmadu Fintiri, [...]

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    Farmers count their losses as 40 Adamawa villages get flooded

Farmers count their losses as 40 Adamawa villages get flooded

Muhammad Sulaiman, the executive secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), has said 40 villages in the state are now flooded. Sulaiman told NAN in Yola, the state's capital on Saturday, that the flooding is as a result of the heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state. He said a majority of the affected [...]

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    Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

The police have rescued 15 persons from a rehabilitation centre in Adamawa state. Suleiman Nguroje, deputy spokesman of the state police command, said the victims were found in harsh conditions in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday. This is coming less than 24 hours after 11 inmates were rescued at a religious centre in Zaria, Kaduna state. Earlier, the police had raided another [...]

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