Friday, February 24, 2017

Adamawa

    HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation of corp members in Adamawa state, after a three-year suspension caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013.Speaking to Tuesday in Yola, Mohammed Abubakar, state coordinator of NYSC, said 2, 500 corps members were deployed to the state.“Registration of corp members started this Tuesday [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ in fresh bomb blast in Adamawa

‘Many killed’ in fresh bomb blast in Adamawa

Several people have been killed in an early-morning bomb blast in Madagali town in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.A witness, who simply identified himself as Baba, said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town.“We heard three blasts near the checkpoint where people gathered to be screened before entering the town as you know [...]

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    2 missing policemen found dead

2 missing policemen found dead

The Adamawa state command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed that the two mobile policemen declared missing on Sunday following an attack on three villages in Demsa local government area of the state have been found dead.Othman Abubakar, the command’s spokesman, told NAN in Yola on Monday that the men were found drowned in a river.“They were found dead; [...]

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    Three female suicide bombers shot dead in Adamawa

Three female suicide bombers shot dead in Adamawa

Three suspected female suicide bombers were on Wednesday killed before they could enter a market in Gulak, headquarters of Madagali local government in Adamawa state.Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of the local government, confirmed the development, saying vigilantes sighted the suspected bombers from a distance.He said the vigilantes, who were on patrol around the Bakin Dutse area, ordered the suspects to stop, but [...]

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    Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Army ‘repels’ Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

The Nigerian army on Tuesday said its men repelled an early-morning attack by fleeing Boko Haram insurgents on Dar village in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of Madagali local government, said the attack was contained by the prompt response of security operatives in the areas.He lauded the efforts of security agencies and local vigilantes, and called [...]

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    Christian donates mosque to Muslims in Adamawa

Christian donates mosque to Muslims in Adamawa

Martins Babale, deputy governor of Adamawa state, has donated a Juma’at Mosque to Dalasum community in Toungo local government area of the state.While the presenting the mosque on Wednesday, Babale said the measure was an effort to boost peaceful co-existence among the diverse communities in the state.Babale said he built the mosque to promote peaceful co-existence among the local communities [...]

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There’ll be no IDP camp in Adamawa by Jan, says dep gov

The Adamawa state government says it will close all internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps in the state in January 2017.Martins Babale, deputy governor of the state, made this known while briefing journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday.Babale said the administration was not happy with the continuous existence of IDPs in camps across the state.“We will take steps, including [...]

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    UPDATED: ‘At least 30 killed’ as suicide bombers hit Adamawa market

UPDATED: ‘At least 30 killed’ as suicide bombers hit Adamawa market

Multiple explosions ripped through a market in Madagali, Adamawa state, on Friday, killing "at least 30 people".Othman Abubakar, Adamawa police spokesman, who first confirmed the incident to TheCable, said he said he was on his way — alongside the commissioner police — to the scene of the blasts.The number of casualties could not be immediately ascertained, but Badare Akintoye, a military spokesman, [...]

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    4 policemen arrested over death of villager

4 policemen arrested over death of villager

Four policemen suspected of causing the death of a villager in Fufore local government area of Adamawa state, have been arrested.Musa Kimo, commissioner of police, said this in Yola, the state capital, on Thursday, revealing that they were arrested following a report by the community.The suspects, who are operatives of the state anti-robbery squad, were currently under investigation.He said the [...]

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    Driver imprisoned for knocking down FRSC official

Driver imprisoned for knocking down FRSC official

An operator of the tricycle, known as KeKe NAPEP, has been sentenced to five months imprisonment for knocking down a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) marshal in Adamawa state.Adegoke Adetunji,  state sector commander of the FRSC, made this known to NAN in Yola, capital of Adamawa, on Wednesday.Adetunji said the convict, Isma’il Ibrahim of Yola South local government area, was [...]

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    Male suicide bomber shot in Adamawa while trying to attack troops

Male suicide bomber shot in Adamawa while trying to attack troops

A male suicide bomber was killed on Saturday morning while trying to attack troops in Madagali, Adamawa state.According to Sani Usman, acting director, army public relations, the bomber was spotted by a vigilant soldier, and he was shot after refusing to stop when halted."Vigilant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE today morning intercepted and neutralized a male suicide bomber at Madagali, [...]

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    Adamawa gov releases N4m to patient whose kidney was removed by doctor

Adamawa gov releases N4m to patient whose kidney was removed by doctor

The Adamawa state government has ordered the release of N4 million to Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) for the treatment of Isa Hamman whose Kidney was recklessly removed by a surgeon in Yola.This was disclosed on Friday when officials visited the hospital to ascertain the level of the treatment of state kidney patient.Leading the delegation to the hospital on Friday, [...]

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    Court ‘orders’ EFCC to remand Ngilari over ‘N167m fraud’

Court ‘orders’ EFCC to remand Ngilari over ‘N167m fraud’

Nathan Musa, justice of the Adamawa state high court, on Wednesday ruled that James Ngilari, former governor of Adamawa state, should be remanded in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged violation of procurement laws in awarding a N167 million contract.EFCC announced this in a statement released on Wednesday in Yola by Gbenga Aroyehun, its spokesman for [...]

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    Baleri, Adamawa sport director, dies

Baleri, Adamawa sport director, dies

The Adamawa government has announced the death of Umar Baleri, the state’s director of sports.Joy Diamond, information officer of the State Sports Council, disclosed this in Yola on Monday.Diamond said Baleri, 56, died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, on Sunday. The deceased was said to have suffered an illness.She said Baleri was appointed director on September 18, 2009. He [...]

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    PDP rejects results of Adamawa LG election

PDP rejects results of Adamawa LG election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state has rejected the results of Saturday's local government election, demanding a cancellation of the exercise.Addressing a news conference in Yola, the state capital, Joel Madaki, chairman of the party in the state, said what happened on Saturday was a “mockery of democracy”."The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) view with dismay, the way and [...]

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    APC sweeps Adamawa LG election

APC sweeps Adamawa LG election

The Adamawa State Independent Electoral Commission (ADSIEC) has announced the results of local government election held in the state on Saturday.Speaking in Yola on Monday, Isa Shettima, chairman of the commission, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the chairmanship seats of 18 local governments where results were announced.Shettima said the commission had cancelled the elections in Michika, Lamurde and [...]

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Exchange Rates

Feb 24, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK315.25395.57333.84
LAGOS460600500
KANO470610510
PH480620520
ABUJA450600510
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