Friday, February 24, 2017

Bauchi

    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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    ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command says intelligence reports at its disposal indicate that some undesirable elements plan to abduct underage children for recruitment for terrorist activities.Abdulrahman Ahmed, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Bauchi on Wednesday.Ahmed said the group specifically planned to abduct school children going to or returning from schools."The group [...]

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    Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

The Bauchi state command of Nigeria police force on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspected kidnappers who abducted two teenagers in Bauchi metropolis.A statement by Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the command, named the suspects as: Abubakar Mohammed, from Jos; Sanusi Inuwa from Wuntin Gobirawa village; and Danlami Abdullahi also of Wuntin Gobirawa.Mohammed said following intelligence reports, the suspects were [...]

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    Gunmen abduct wife of Bauchi lawmaker

Gunmen abduct wife of Bauchi lawmaker

Gunmen stormed Zalau village in Bauchi state on Friday and abducted the wife of a member of the state house of assembly. According to Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the state police command, the incident occurred at about 1:47 pm. “On the 15/1/2016 at about 23:47 hrs, unknown gunmen stormed Zalau Village under Lame district and abducted one Hajiya Suwaiba, aged 45 years, [...]

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Bauchi APC vice-chairman withdraws resignation

Musa Adamu, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi south senatorial district, has rescinded his decision to resign from his position.Adamu tendered his resignation on Friday, accusing the leadership of the party in the state of “unethical behaviours”.But addressing journalists in Bauchi on Saturday, Adamu said he decided to back down as a result of intervention from his [...]

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Vice-chairman of Bauchi APC resigns

Musa Adamu, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, has resigned.Adamu, who is the zonal vice-chairman of the ruling party in Bauchi south senatorial district, announced his resignation at a news briefing on Friday.He said the resignation was to protect his image, honour and dignity.Adamu said the party lacked good leadership in Bauchi and as such it [...]

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    Bauchi recovers 64 vehicles from former officials

Bauchi recovers 64 vehicles from former officials

A committee which the Bauchi state government set up to recover properties illegally allocated to individuals by the immediate past administration in the state, says it has recovered 64 vehicles out of over 100 vehicles it listed for recovery.Ahmed Tijjani-Baba, chairman of the committee, told NAN on Monday that the vehicles were recovered from highly placed individuals, politicians, former commissioners, [...]

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    Bauchi governor, Abubakar, ‘inherits empty treasury’

Bauchi governor, Abubakar, ‘inherits empty treasury’

Mohammed Abubakar, the new governor of Bauchi state, has alleged that Isa Yuguda, his predecessor, emptied the treasury of the state before leaving office.Yuguda was in charge of Bauchi for eight years after serving as minister of state for transport and later minister of aviation during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.Speaking after taking the oath of office on [...]

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    Soldiers nab suspected Boko Haram sponsor

Soldiers nab suspected Boko Haram sponsor

The Nigeria army has apprehended a suspected Boko Haram sponsor who has been posing as a brigadier-general in Bauchi.According to a statement on the website of the Nigeria army on Tuesday, the suspect was arrested in a raid, which led to the arrest of another Boko Haram suspect.“The 33 Artillery Brigade, Nigerian Army, has recorded another landmark success in the [...]

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Feb 23, 2017USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK314.75392.27331.90
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KANO500625525
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