Saturday, April 6, 2019

Adamawa

    Remembrance cancelled in Adamawa ‘for security reasons’

Remembrance cancelled in Adamawa ‘for security reasons’

The final ceremony of laying of wreaths for this year's Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Adamawa has been cancelled.Bashir Babayola, the state chairman of the Nigerian Legion, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Yola, on Thursday.Babayola said he received a telephone call from the protocol department of the government house, Yola, informing him of the suspension of the [...]

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    Court dismisses suit seeking to reinstate Nyako

Court dismisses suit seeking to reinstate Nyako

A federal high court in Lagos on Friday struck out a suit filed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, a lawyer, seeking the reinstatement of impeached Murtala Nyako, governor of Adamawa.Justice Okon Abang struck out the suit on the grounds that the applicant lacked the locus standi to institute the action.Abang described the applicant as a meddlesome interloper in affairs that did not [...]

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    AUN set for 4th homecoming, 10th anniversary

AUN set for 4th homecoming, 10th anniversary

American University of Nigeria (AUN) has concluded arrangements to host its annual homecoming and 10 years anniversary. The weeklong celebration is the fourth in the series and will focus on the university and its achievement.The activities will hold from November 3 and will be attended by members of the alumni association of the school."This year’s homecoming will be dedicated to celebrating [...]

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    Boko Haram: 5 women deliver in refugee camp

Boko Haram: 5 women deliver in refugee camp

Five pregnant women out of the 10,496 persons, who were displaced as a result of the Boko Haram attack in Mubi, have been delivered of babies, Sani Datti, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), disclosed on Monday.Dati said more people are still pouring into the five camps situated in Yola south and Fufore.Boko Haram seized Mubi on October [...]

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    Boko Haram: NEMA to establish more IDP camps

Boko Haram: NEMA to establish more IDP camps

Following the insurgent attacks on Mubi, Adamawa, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has concluded arrangements to open more camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola.Sani Datti, the agency's spokesman, disclosed the plan in an interview with NAN in Yola on Friday.Datti said that the plan was in response to the rising number of IDPs from Mubi town and other communities [...]

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    Fintiri formally resumes as Adamawa speaker

Fintiri formally resumes as Adamawa speaker

Ahmadu Fintiri, former acting governor of Adamawa state, has formally resumed as speaker of Adamawa state house of assembly.Addressing the plenary session on Tuesday, Fintiri said the legislature, which is "the defender of democracy”, needs to “exercise the constitutional duty of ridding Adamawa of bad governance once again without hesitation”.Fintiri, who presided over the day’s plenary, thanked the members for [...]

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    Ngilari swears in new acting chief Judge

Ngilari swears in new acting chief Judge

Governor of Adamawa state, Bala Ngilari, has sworn in Justice Ishaya Banu as new acting chief judge of the state.At the swearing-in ceremony, Ngilari said that the judiciary remained the only system that had continued to maintain its integrity, thereby strengthening democracy in the country.“The judiciary, as you know, is the last hope of masses as well as government,” he said.“Therefore, the [...]

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    Fintiri ‘returns’ as Adamawa assembly speaker

Fintiri ‘returns’ as Adamawa assembly speaker

Barely 24 hours after a court judgment vacated Ahmadu Fintiri as acting governor of Adamawa state, the former speaker has "returned to his position" at the state house of assembly.Fintri was absent at the special sitting of the house held earlier in the day, as well as at the state party secretariat where Bala Ngilari, the newly-sworn-in governor held a reconciliation meeting.Ngilari [...]

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    Ngilari: My emergence as governor an act of God

Ngilari: My emergence as governor an act of God

Newly-sworn-in governor of Adamawa, Bala Ngilari, has met with stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in a bid to reconcile aggrieved members. During the meeting, he described his emergence as governnor as an act of God.Ngillari, who was at the state party secretariat on his first assignment outside the government house, said the purpose of the [...]

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    Ngilari sworn in, promises all-inclusive govt

Ngilari sworn in, promises all-inclusive govt

Former deputy governor of Adamawa state, Mr Bala Ngilari, has been sworn in as the substantive governor of the state.Ngilari was sworn in at Government House, Yola, by president of the customary court of appeal, Justice Audu Lagre, shortly after a federal high court in Abuja ordered the removal of the acting governor, Ahmadu Fintiri.The court held that Ngilari’s alleged resignation from [...]

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    IN FIGURES: The Adamawa guber by-election

IN FIGURES: The Adamawa guber by-election

In line with the mandate of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a bye-election within 90 days of vacancy in any elective office, Adamawa state will be going to the polls on Saturday, October 11, 2014 to fill the vacancy created by the impeachment of Murtala Nyako, former governor of the state (pictured) on July 15, 2014, and [...]

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    1.5million voters to decide next Adamawa governor

1.5million voters to decide next Adamawa governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday revealed that a total of 1,529,636 voters were registered to vote in the Adamawa by-election scheduled for October 11, 2014.Mr Kasim Gaidam, the state resident electoral commissioner, said this in Yola during the distribution of soft copies of the voter register to the 13 political parties that fielded candidates for the governorship by-election.Gaidam [...]

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    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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