Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bauchi

    Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state, says he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged.Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people.Bala Mohammed, governor of the state, had accused his predecessor of [...]

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    11 out of 31 Bauchi lawmakers ‘elect’ new speaker

11 out of 31 Bauchi lawmakers ‘elect’ new speaker

Eleven out of thirty-one elected lawmakers of the 9th Bauchi state house of assembly have reportedly picked a new speaker.According to PUNCH, the lawmakers elected Abubakar Suleiman, lawmaker representing Ningi Central Constituency (APC), as speaker, on Thursday.He was nominated by Babayo Muhammad, member representing Hardawa constituency, while Jamilu Umar Dahiru, who is representing Bauchi central constituency, seconded the nomination.Danlami Kawule, [...]

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    Bauchi gov: 20 percent of teachers on our payroll are ghost workers

Bauchi gov: 20 percent of teachers on our payroll are ghost workers

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says at least 20 percent of teachers on the payroll of the state government are ghost workers.Mohammed disclosed this on Sunday while addressing youth in the state in commemoration of the 2019 edition of the Day of the African Child.The governor said previous administrations “opted to enlist ghost workers” although many trained teachers were not [...]

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    Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed: I’m ready to face the law — even in government

Bala Mohammed, Bauchi governor-elect, says he has done nothing wrong and is ready to face the law.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after he was to be arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The anti-graft agency filed fresh charges against him bordering on false declaration of assets and "giving false information to the EFCC."Halilu [...]

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    Bauchi has spoken loudly, says rep-elect on Bala Mohammed’s victory

Bauchi has spoken loudly, says rep-elect on Bala Mohammed’s victory

Hassan Sokodabo, house of representatives member-elect for Abuja-south constituency, says the people of Bauchi made their choice clear in electing Bala Mohammed as governor.Mohammed, a former minister of the federal capital territory, polled 515,113 votes to defeat Mohammed Abubakar, the incumbent governor, who scored 500,625 votes in the election.Congratulating Mohammed who ran under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sokodabo said he [...]

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    Commissioner ‘abandons’ Bauchi governor hours to supplementary poll

Commissioner ‘abandons’ Bauchi governor hours to supplementary poll

Garbi Akuyam, commissioner of finance in Bauchi state, has resigned, citing "political realities of present day" in Bauchi.In his resignation letter, Akuyam thanked Mohammed Abubakar, the governor, and the people of Bauchi for giving him the opportunity to serve."It is with pains, heavy hearts and deep concern that I write to tender my resignation as Hon. Commissioner of Finance and [...]

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    Group asks politicians to focus on agriculture

Group asks politicians to focus on agriculture

Osariemen Amas-Edobor, programme manager, of West Africa Network for Peace Building (WANEP), has urged relevant stakeholders in the socio-economic and political sphere of the country to consider agriculture as a means of addressing the emerging security challenges and agitations for sustainable development.Amas-Edobor made this known at the end of a sensational workshop on Farmers Manifesto conducted by the group between [...]

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    Bauchi leads northeast as IGR hits N7.04bn in nine months

Bauchi leads northeast as IGR hits N7.04bn in nine months

Bauchi state has set a 2018 record in its internally generated revenue (IGR) which hit N7.04 billion in just nine months.Tunde Fowler, executive chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) made this known at the 142nd meeting of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) in Bauchi on Monday.Fowler, who is also the chairman of the JTB said the state’s growth rate went [...]

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    Police ban unauthorised public gatherings in Bauchi

Police ban unauthorised public gatherings in Bauchi

The Bauchi police command says it has banned all forms of gathering in public places in the state to forestall violence often caused by restless youth.Kamal Abubakar, the command’s police spokesman, said this in a statement on Thursday.The restriction is sequel to a crisis that erupted on Sunday at a birthday party in Yelwa Ward.Abubakar explained that the action was [...]

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    ATBU suspends examinations, joins ASUU strike

ATBU suspends examinations, joins ASUU strike

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    Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says he's certain the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2019 election.His remark was targeted at Isa Misau and Sulaimon Mohammed, senators from the state who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Abubakar said the APC's victory in the Bauchi south bye-election is an indication that the ruling party will be successful during the [...]

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    Bauchi gov nominates his chief of staff as new deputy

Bauchi gov nominates his chief of staff as new deputy

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has nominated Audu Katagum, his chief of staff, to serve as his deputy.Umar Sade, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this to NAN on Saturday.Katagum is replacing Nuhu Gidado who resigned after saying he had lost interest in the job.“The governor nominated Audu Sule Katagum as the deputy governor after due consultation with stakeholders [...]

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    Bauchi deputy governor resigns

Bauchi deputy governor resigns

Nuhu Gidado, deputy governor of Bauchi state, tendered his resignation on Wednesday.In a letter to Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state, Gidado said though he wished to complete his tenure, he lost interest in the job along the line.Describing Abubakar as "my brother and leader", Gidado thanked the governor for giving him the opportunity to serve.He also extended appreciation to [...]

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    CCT ‘relocates’ to Bauchi for prosecution of commissioner, 54 public officials

CCT ‘relocates’ to Bauchi for prosecution of commissioner, 54 public officials

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has announced plans to commence the trial of a serving commissioner and 54 other public officials in Bauchi state.A statement was issued to the effect on Wednesday by Ibraheem AL-Hassan, CCT spokesman.AL-Hassan said the trial which is to be conducted from 24 to 27 April at the state high court, Bauchi, follows a case [...]

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    Bauchi: We have the highest budget for education in Nigeria

Bauchi: We have the highest budget for education in Nigeria

The Bauchi state government under the leadership of Mohammed Abubakar, the governor, says it has the highest budget allocation for education in the country.Ali M Ali, special adviser to the governor on media and strategy, disclosed this during a recent a media tour in the state.Out of the 26 percent the United Nations (UN) recommended for education, Bauchi has been able to [...]

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    FedPoly Bauchi embarks on indefinite strike

FedPoly Bauchi embarks on indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) in Federal Polytechnic (FedPoly) Bauchi has embarked on an indefinite strike.Ahmed Mukaddas, chairman of the union, told journalists in Bauchi that the decision to go on the strike was taken at the congress held on Tuesday. [...]

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