Adamawa

    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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Adamawa sets up panel to probe Nyako

Acting governor of Adamamwa state, Ahmadu Fintri has constituted a seven-man judicial panel to investigate the administration of ousted Murtala Nyako, who presided over the state between 2007 and June 2014.Fintri had earlier alleged that Nyako left behind a debt profile of N82 billion, an allegation that Nyako denied.However in a statement issued in Yola on Monday, Prof. Tukur Liman, [...]

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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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Assembly orders arrest of 4 commissioners

The Adamawa State House of Assembly on Thursday ordered the arrest of four commissioners over their alleged failure to respond to summons to appear before it.The commissioners are Mrs Lucy Ishaku (Agriculture), Mrs Lilian Stephen (Health), Alhaji Ahmed Gorko (Commerce), and Alhaji Abdulrahman Shuaibu (Lands and Survey).The House had summoned the commissioners, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), and [...]

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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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Adamawa’s only female village head dies

Ma-Astadikko Buba, the only female village head in Adamawa State is dead. She died on Sunday after a brief illness. Buba was appointed as the Nya-Gangwou (village head) of Dimgebn Sugu District of Ganye Chiefdom in Ganye Local Government area on May 1, 2005. A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of Ganye Traditional Council, Alhaji Ishaku Babidi, said the octogenarian died [...]

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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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