Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bauchi

    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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    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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