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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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    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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