Monday, September 24, 2018

Adamawa

    Boko Haram: Babies delivered at refugee camp

Boko Haram: Babies delivered at refugee camp

Two pregnant women who fled their homes for a refugee camp in Adamawa state have delivered babies in the camp situated in Girei local government area of the state.Confirming the development, Mr Abdulmumini Jauro, commandant at the Adamawa internally displaced persons camp, said that both mothers and the babies were in good health.Jauro further disclosed that 1,300 persons, including seven [...]

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    Marwa robbed of PDP ticket, says support group

Marwa robbed of PDP ticket, says support group

The Democratic Young Patriots (DYP), a group that prides itself on advocating patriotism, has alleged that the scheming of a cabal was responsible for the loss of Buba Marwa, the former military administrator of Lagos and Borno states, in the just-concluded primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa state.Commending Marwa for conceding defeat, DYP said his legacies would live [...]

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    Acting Adamawa governor wins PDP primary

Acting Adamawa governor wins PDP primary

Alhaji Umaru Fintri has been elected as the aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the Adamawa state governorship election on October 11.Fintri, who was initially screened out among the aspirants, is expected to complete the tenure of ousted governor Murtala Nyako.He was the speaker of the state house of assembly until he succeeded Nyako, in line with [...]

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    Ribadu gets PDP waiver for governorship election

Ribadu gets PDP waiver for governorship election

Former member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Nuhu RIbadu, has been granted waiver to contest the Adamawa state governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in October.National publicity secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, made the confirmation to the media on Friday in Abuja.Also granted waiver are former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba [...]

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    Marwa, Ribadu, others to contest for PDP ticket

Marwa, Ribadu, others to contest for PDP ticket

The Peoples Democratic party (PDP) on Friday said all the aspirants contesting for the October 11 governorship election on its platform will be subjected to the party's primaries.Alhaji Abubarkar Mustapha, the national organising secretary of the party, stated this in Abuja when Alhaji Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos state, picked up his nomination and expression-of-interest form.Abubakar described [...]

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    Ribadu not consensus candidate, says Gundiri

Ribadu not consensus candidate, says Gundiri

Mr Markus Gundiri, a governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa, says aspirants should be given equal opportunity to test their popularity through a primary election.Gundiri (pictured) told NAN on Thursday that there should be a free and fair primary election to determine the party’s candidate for the October 11 governorship election and that there [...]

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    Panel to probe Nyako’s tenure begins sitting

Panel to probe Nyako’s tenure begins sitting

The panel inaugurated by Alhaji Umaru Fintri, acting governor of Adamawa State, to probe the administration of Murtala Nyako, the immediate past governor who was impeached on July 15, commenced sitting on Friday at the New High Court Complex, Yola.Chaired by Justice Bobbo Umar, the panel, which has four weeks to investigate the expenditure of the state government between 2007 and [...]

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    INEC to hold Adamawa election on October 11

INEC to hold Adamawa election on October 11

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced that the Adamawa state governorship election will hold on October 11.The electoral body initially said the house of assembly had not officially informed INEC of the removal of Alhaji Murtala Nyako, who was impeached by the assembly for allegations of gross misconduct on July 15.However, Kasim Gaidam, state residential electoral commissioner, confirmed [...]

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Acting Adamawa governor appoints new SSG

Acting governor of Adamawa State, Alhaji Ahmad Umaru, on Wednesday appointed Professor Liman Tukur as the new secretary to the state government.Speaking shortly after the ceremony, the acting governor said Tukur’s appointment was based on his record of performances.“The wind of change which has started blowing in the state will not be complete without people like Tukur,” he said.“We thank [...]

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    Court blocks Nyako’s impeachment

Court blocks Nyako’s impeachment

A Yola High Court on Thursday thwarted plans of the Adamawa State House of Assembly to impeach governor of Adamawa State, Muritala Nyako, and his deputy, Mr Bala Ngilari.Justice Ambrose Mammadi, acting chief judge of the state, who presided over the matter, granted two injunctions against the impeachment filed by Nyako and the Adamawa chapter of the All Progressives Congress ( [...]

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    Adamawa bans viewing centres during World Cup

Adamawa bans viewing centres during World Cup

When the World Cup commences on Thursday June 12, football fans in Adamawa State would not have the opportunity of watching the matches in public places, as the state government has imposed an indefinite ban on football viewing centres.The government cited advice by the Nigerian Army as the reason for the action.Following an attack on a football viewing centre in Jos, [...]

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    Nyako sacks 12 aides

Nyako sacks 12 aides

Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako has sacked 12 aides from his cabinet.According to Mr. Kobis Thimnu, secretary to the state government, who released a statement issued in Yola, the state capital, five special advisers and seven principal special assistants were affected.“Gov. Murtala Nyako has approved the withdrawal of the appointments of 12 political appointees with effect from May 21,’’ the statement read.“While [...]

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    Immigration in Yola arrests 45 illegal immigrants

Immigration in Yola arrests 45 illegal immigrants

Following the high-wave of insecurity in the country, the Adamawa State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has arrested 45 suspected illegal aliens in Yola, the state capital.The command explained the arrest as part of the renewed effort to check illegal entry into the country.Alhaji Rauf Adegboyega, Comptroller of Immigration in the state, said the suspects, comprising 36 men and [...]

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    We have diamond in Adamawa, says Nyako

We have diamond in Adamawa, says Nyako

Gov. Murtala Nyako of Adamawa has said the state has diamond in commercial quantity awaiting exploitation.Nyako made the disclosure in Yola on Sunday while fielding questions from newsmen on resource control.He said the state also has coal and other natural resources, quoting a recent survey conducted by foreign experts which confirmed the availability of the mineral resources.The governor added that [...]

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September 24, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
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KANO361483423
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