Friday, December 1, 2017

Bauchi

    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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    Bauchi gov dissolves cabinet

Bauchi gov dissolves cabinet

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has dissolved his cabinet.Abubakar also appointed Mohammed Umar, one time governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as new secretary to the state government (SSG).This was contained in a statement signed by Abubakar Al-Sadique, chief press secretary to the governor.The statement said the appointment of Umar Nadada, who was SSG to Adamu Muazu, [...]

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    Bauchi governor in Saudi Arabia for ‘check-up’

Bauchi governor in Saudi Arabia for ‘check-up’

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is to travel to Saudi Arabia for medical checkup, Bello Ilelah, secretary to the state government, said on Tuesday.Ilelah said the governor would be away for 17 days, during which his deputy, Nuhu Gidado, would act as the state’s chief executive.“His Excellency, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar Esq, Governor of Bauchi, will undertake a medical trip to Saudi Arabia, [...]

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    Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Dogara seeks sultan’s intervention in controversy with Bauchi governor

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has asked Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, to intervene in an "unnecessary controversy" between him and Mohammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi.In a letter dated March 29 and addressed to the sultan, Dogara alleged that the Bauchi governor instructed the caretaker chairmen and district heads to not allow the renovation of mosques [...]

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    Police arrest 32 ‘rioters’ as student election turns violent in Bauchi

Police arrest 32 ‘rioters’ as student election turns violent in Bauchi

Thirty-two persons have been arrested by the Bauchi state police in the wake of a violence-marred students union government (SUG) election at the College of Education Kangere.Haruna Mohammed, Bauchi police spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, confirmed that the SUG election took a violent turn as a result of "ethno/religious dimension" which led to the postponement of the polls. [...]

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    Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has vaccinated 1,400 inmates and 240 prisons’ staff against  Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM).Adamu Gamawa, chairman of the agency, made this known in an interview with NAN on Thursday.According to him, the proactive measure is to prevent the occurrence of the disease among prison inmates in view of the congestion in the prisons.He [...]

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    Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Bauchi state government has signed into law, a bill which makes kidnapping now punishable with death or life imprisonment.Ibrahim Umar , the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in the state.Umar said Mohammed Abdullahi, governor of the state, assented to the bill on Monday.“Whoever is guilty of the offence of kidnapping shall [...]

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    Council chairman ‘threatens’ to demolish school built by ‘governor’s enemies’

Council chairman ‘threatens’ to demolish school built by ‘governor’s enemies’

Moh’d Daji Wakili, caretaker chairman of Katagum local government of Bauchi state, has threatened to demolish any project sponsored by two federal lawmakers because they have a frosty relationship with Mohammed Abubakar, the governor.This allegation was made by residents of Shattima Bashir Mustapha housing estate, Azare, in a letter to the emir of Katagum, at the weekend.The affected lawmakers are Ibrahim Baba and [...]

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    Bauchi ready to conduct LG polls — but there’s no money

Bauchi ready to conduct LG polls — but there’s no money

The Bauchi government on Monday said it can't fund the state's local council elections.Abdullahi Idrees, commissioner of information and tourism, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).The government, while acknowledging the importance of the local council polls, said it's been unable to raise about N2 billion needed for the election."We are not saying that it [...]

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    Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Isa Yuguda, a former governor of Bauchi state, says an aircraft can only be hijacked but he has been accused of stealing one.After handing over to Mohammad Abubakar, the incumbent governor, in 2015, Yuguda was accused by the Bauchi state government of "stealing" over 20 cars and an aircraft.But while appearing before an ad hoc investigating the alleged harassment of [...]

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    10,800 Bauchi residents to receive FG’s N5000

10,800 Bauchi residents to receive FG’s N5000

The Bauchi state government says at least 10,800 poor people in 360 communities will benefit from the federal government's conditional cash transfer programme.Mansur Soro, special adviser on development partners to Mohammed Abubakar, governor of the state, made this known in an interview with NAN in Bauchi on Wednesday.Soro said that each of the beneficiaries would receive N5, 000, and the disbursement would [...]

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    Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Protesters for and against Muhammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, clashed at All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat on Wednesday.The protesters against the governor are believed to be for the caucus led by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and the state national assembly.On Friday, the speaker and other Bauchi federal lawmakers comprising both the upper and lower [...]

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    Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, the Bauchi national assembly caucus and other stakeholders on Friday petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership over the inability of the state government to pay workers' salaries.They accused Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, of diverting bailout funds meant to pay workers salaries.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the contingent at [...]

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    ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

ALERT: ‘Undesirable elements’ plotting to kidnap underage children

"Undesirable elements" have infiltrated Bauchi and are planning to kidnap underage children, Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the police in the state, has said.In a statement released on Monday, Mohammad said intelligence report indicated that the abductors intend to seize minors for ransom or other motives."Against this backdrop, the Command urged members of the public especially parents and guardians to monitor [...]

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    Bauchi hospital discharges 9 Lassa fever patients

Bauchi hospital discharges 9 Lassa fever patients

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, has discharged nine patients out of the 10 patients admitted for Lassa fever treatment.Adamu Gamawa, chairman, Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), confirmed this to NAN on Monday.Gamawa explained that the patients were discharged after physicians said they were fit to join their families.He said the remaining patient was [...]

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    Bauchi ‘weeds 19,241 ghost, saves N797m’

Bauchi ‘weeds 19,241 ghost, saves N797m’

The Bauchi state government says it has uncovered 19,241 ghost workers and saved N797.46 million.Yakubu Mohammed, special adviser to the governor on media and communication, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Mohammed said more than N1 billion would be saved monthly from the exercise, explaining that the discoveries followed a verification exercise to ascertain its work force.He added that the [...]

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