Thursday, November 29, 2018

Adamawa

    Examination suspended as MAUTECH students riot over ‘blasphemy’

Examination suspended as MAUTECH students riot over ‘blasphemy’

Students of Moddibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, deserted the institution after a riot erupted over an alleged blasphemous comment about Prophet Muhammad.The contentious comment was reportedly posted by a student on the engineering students’ WhatsApp group, NAN reports. [...]

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    Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

An unconfirmed number of persons have been killed in a clash between herdsmen and villagers in Song local government area of Adamawa state.The clash, which occurred in Simba and Shure villages on Friday, also left many houses destroyed.Trouble started when the herders took their cattle to a pond said to be the only source of water in the area.This led [...]

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    Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend

Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend

Bala Adamu, a police corporal, on Wednesday killed Emmanuel Timothy, a sergeant, at a drinking spot in the Madagali area of Adamawa state.According to Daily Trust, Adamu shot and killed Timothy after a row.Timothy reportedly bought a local gin from a lady said to be Adamu's girlfriend. Adamu was said to have been jealous that the unnamed lady was having [...]

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    Five killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Five killed in Boko Haram attack in Adamawa

Five people, including two insurgents, were killed in an attack in Pallam village, Adamawa, Yusuf Mohammed, chairman of the Madagali local government area, informed NAN on Tuesday.Mohammed said the insurgents attacked the village around midnight in an operation that lasted over one hour, killing three people."They shot and killed a security man guarding the village clinic and slaughtered a man [...]

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    Police arrest officer who ‘killed seven farmers’ in Adamawa

Police arrest officer who ‘killed seven farmers’ in Adamawa

The Adamawa police command says it has arrested an assistant superintendent of police (ASP) who allegedly killed seven farmers in the state.The arrest was made after Progressive Mind for Development Initiate, a civil society organisation (CSO) submitted a petition against the ASP.Abubakar Abdulsalam, president of the CSO, alleged that the officer (who was unnamed), shot seven farmers to death on [...]

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    Adamawa governor seeks re-election for every incumbent

Adamawa governor seeks re-election for every incumbent

Mohammed Bindow, governor of Adamawa state, has appealed to the electorate to re-elect all politicians occupying various positions in the state.Bindow made the call when some All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders paid him a thank you visit over the sponsorship of their Jerusalem pilgrimage.The governor said four years in office was not enough for the elected public office holders to [...]

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    Osinbajo visits Adamawa over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Osinbajo visits Adamawa over farmers, herdsmen clashes

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday visited Numan in Adamawa state, over reported clashes between farmers and herdsmen.The most recent attack, which took place on Monday, left two district heads dead.Osinbajo said his visit is to get a first hand report of the various attacks as instructed by President Muhammadu Buhari.He promised the residents that a permanent solution will be worked [...]

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    Gunmen kill two district heads in Adamawa 

Gunmen kill two district heads in Adamawa 

Two district heads have been reportedly killed by militias who raided Lawaru and Dung communities in Demsa local government of Adamawa state.The gunmen were also said to have burnt down houses in the villages during the attack.Ahmad Sajoh, the state commissioner of information and strategy, described it as "unfortunate".Sajoh said the state government had held an emergency security meeting on [...]

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    Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

Residents flee Adamawa town as gunmen kill four policemen

The Adamawa police command has confirmed the death of four of its men in a clash with gunmen in Numan local government area of the state.Othman Abubakar, the command spokesman, who confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday, said the four policemen from Numan divisional headquarters were on patrol when the incident occurred.Abubakar said the identities of the gunmen were [...]

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    Adamawa mosque attack: Death toll rises to 50

Adamawa mosque attack: Death toll rises to 50

The Adamawa police command says the death toll in Tuesday’s attack at a mosque in Mubi has risen to 50.Othman Abubakar, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this to NAN on Tuesday.Abubakar had earlier confirmed the attack to TheCable and said details would be given later.“We have 50 dead and we are now trying to get the exact number of those [...]

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    Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram raids Adamawa villages — 5th attack in two weeks

Boko Haram insurgents on Monday attacked and razed Muduvu and Nyibango villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state.The attack is coming few days after similar ones in Ghumbili and Mildu villages of the council.Yusuf Muhammed, chairman of Madagali local government council, told NAN that the attacks lasted between 11pm and 12 midnight.He said the recent attack was the [...]

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    Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

Boko Haram’s new tactic is to ‘disguise as epileptic patients to blow up people’

The Adamawa state government says Boko Haram insurgents have deployed a tactic of pretending to be epileptic patients to blow up unsuspecting people who rush at them to render assistance.Speaking with journalists on Sunday, Ahmad Sajoh, the state's commissioner for information, said the government had begun awareness campaigns so that residents of the state do not fall victims to the [...]

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    Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Explosion kills two children in Adamawa

Two children lost their lives while five others were injured in an explosion in Fadaman-Rake village, Adamawa state, on Thursday.According to NAN, Haliru Lala, chairman of Hong local government, on Friday confirmed the incident.He said that some children playing by the roadside were given a polythene bag containing explosives, which was later detonated by an unknown person passing by in a car."In [...]

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    EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

Many households in Yola, Adamawa state capital, faced scarcity of fresh meat within the weekend as butchers abandoned abattoirs to elect officers for their union.According to NAN, the butchers abandoned the abattoirs and trooped to Lamido Cinema, Yola, venue of the election.More than 150 cattle, goats and sheep are slaughter daily at the Yola abattoir, which was deserted.One of the [...]

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    Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

Israeli embassy offers scholarship to children in Adamawa IDP camps

The Israeli embassy in Nigeria has offered academic scholarship to some of the children in internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Adamawa state.Tony Obiechina, the embassy's senior media and political officer, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.He said the scholarship will be extended to the 225 kids participating in the ongoing football competition in the camp.Obiechina said the [...]

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    Girls are sexually harassed at Adamawa checkpoint, lawmaker cries out

Girls are sexually harassed at Adamawa checkpoint, lawmaker cries out

Abdulrahman Abubakar, a member of the house of representatives, (Adamawa-APC), on Tuesday, alleged that security personnel at checkpoints in the north-east sexually harass girls under the guise of conducting checks.Abubakar made the allegation while moving a motion on the need to investigate the activities of security personnel at the checkpoint along the Yola-Girei road in Adamawa.He said the checkpoint was [...]

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