Monday, November 12, 2018

Adamawa

    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Nuhu Ribadu, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, has withdrawn from the race.The development was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by Salihu Bawuro, director-general of his campaign.The pioneer chairman of the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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    I’ll die in APC, says Adamawa governor

I’ll die in APC, says Adamawa governor

Mohammed Bindow, governor of Adamawa state,  has vowed to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rest of his political career.Bindow made the clarification at an extraordinary state executive council meeting held in Yola, the state capital, on Monday.The extraordinary SEC meeting was attended by commissioners, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, special advisers, and chairmen of local government [...]

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    Court orders Adamawa to pay N660m to 659 sacked teachers

Court orders Adamawa to pay N660m to 659 sacked teachers

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on Thursday ordered the Adamawa government to pay N660 million to 659 sacked teachers by the Adamawa Post Primary Board.On August 11, 2015, the teachers sued the Adamawa government, ministry of education, Post Primary School Management Board and the commissioner for justice, seeking a declaration that their appointment was valid, lawful and not [...]

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    Doctors separate conjoined twins in Yola

Doctors separate conjoined twins in Yola

A team of surgeons has successfully separated four-month-old twins conjoined at the Federal Medical Center (FMC) Yola, Adamawa state.Auwal Abubakar, chief medical director of the hospital, said the exercise was conducted on May 14.Speaking at a news conference in Yola, on Friday, Abubakar said it took the team four hours to perform the operation.“We had a successful operation of conjoined [...]

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    MAUTECH expels five students, rusticates six after riot over blasphemy

MAUTECH expels five students, rusticates six after riot over blasphemy

The Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, has expelled five students for gross misconduct and involvement in the riot that led to the closure of the university in February. [...]

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    Adamawa APC postpones congress after protest by Ribadu, Babachir Lawal

Adamawa APC postpones congress after protest by Ribadu, Babachir Lawal

The Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its ward congress by 24 hours.This is as a result of protests by some stakeholders, including Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and Babachir Lawal,  ex-secretary to the government of the federation.Musa Mahmud, chairman of the congress committee, announced the postponement after a meeting with some party [...]

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    ’24 killed’ as suicide bombers hit Adamawa mosque (updated)

’24 killed’ as suicide bombers hit Adamawa mosque (updated)

At least 24 people were killed in suicide attacks at a mosque and a market in Mubi, a town in Adamawa state.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the casualty rate.An official of a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Mubi had earlier told TheCable about the attacks.He said the the town recorded two attacks within 10 minutes."The first [...]

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    Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa have arrested Abel Behora, a Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial aspirant, for allegedly making an inciting statement.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the command, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Monday in Yola, the state capital.The police spokesman said Behora committed the act in a political programme aired on a private radio station in Yola.Abubakar said Behora would [...]

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    Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

The Nigerian army says its troops on Friday killed five Boko Haram insurgents at Barkin-Dutse area of Adamawa state.Jude Chukwu, director, army public relations, said the soldiers engaged the insurgents in a gun battle after being alerted by hunters in the area.“The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire,” the statement read.“Five Boko Haram [...]

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    Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

The army says it has arrested a high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa.NAN reports that Texas Chukwu, the director, army public relations, said Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects.Chukwu listed the names of other suspects as Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi, adding that Isa was number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    First civilian governor of Adamawa, Michika, is dead

First civilian governor of Adamawa, Michika, is dead

Saleh Michika, the first civilian governor of Adamawa, is dead.Michika died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness. He was 77 years old.Macaulay Hunohashi, special adviser on Media to Muhammadu Bindow, governor of Adamawa, confirmed the death of Michika to NAN on Sunday.Michika was elected governor on the platform of the National Republican Convention (NRC).He governed Adamawa [...]

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    Spokesman of Adamawa PDP shot dead

Spokesman of Adamawa PDP shot dead

Gunmen have killed Sam Zadock, spokesman of the Adamawa chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Addressing reporters in Yola, capital of the state, on Wednesday, Abdullahi Prambe, secretary of the party in Adamawa, described the incident as a “big shock’’.“We were expecting him for a meeting yesterday but he didn’t show up; he called me but the network wasn’t good only [...]

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