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    Bala: 150 people died in Azare within one month NOT one week

Bala: 150 people died in Azare within one month NOT one week

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says about 150 people died in Azare, Katagum local government area of the state, in the last 30 days. Ibrahim Baba, a former house of representatives member, had alleged that there was a massive outbreak of coronavirus in Azare. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, Baba had said more 100 people died in Azare within one week. But at [...]

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    Six almajiri kids from Kano among new COVID-19 cases in Bauchi

Six almajiri kids from Kano among new COVID-19 cases in Bauchi

Six almajiri kids from Kano are part of the COVID-19 cases reported in Bauchi state on Friday, according to The PUNCH. On Friday night, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced that 10 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Bauchi. Earlier in April, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, said about 345 almajiri kids were received from other northern states. The newspaper quoted Rilwan [...]

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    Third WHO staff member tests positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi

Third WHO staff member tests positive for COVID-19 in Bauchi

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Bauchi state, The PUNCH reports. According to the newspaper, the new cases include two Lagos-returnees and another staff member of the World Health Organisation (WHO). Ibrahim Sani, information officer, Bauchi state primary health care development agency, reportedly confirmed the development. Sani was quoted as saying the results of the cases were received from the [...]

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    Bauchi has recorded 19 Lassa fever deaths in 2020, says deputy gov

Bauchi has recorded 19 Lassa fever deaths in 2020, says deputy gov

Baba Tela, Bauchi deputy governor, says the state has recorded 19 deaths from Lassa fever since January. Speaking at a media briefing on Thursday at the state capital, the deputy governor, who doubles as chairman of the state task force on COVID-19 and Lassa fever, said 48 persons are undergoing treatment. Tela said the government is creating more awareness among residents of [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bauchi gov ignores social distancing — hours after recovering from COVID-19

PHOTOS: Bauchi gov ignores social distancing — hours after recovering from COVID-19

Barely 24 hours after recovering from COVID-19, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, attended Juma'at service at a mosque where there were over 50 persons. Mohammed, who wore face mask and had gloves on his hands, sat beside Baba Tela, his deputy, during the weekly Muslim congregational prayer which has been suspended across the country as a result of the coronavirus [...]

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    COVID-19: AYM Shafa donates N20m medical equipment to Bauchi

COVID-19: AYM Shafa donates N20m medical equipment to Bauchi

AYM Shafa Limited, an oil and gas company, has donated medical equipment worth 20 million naira to Bauchi state. In a statement on Wednesday, Ladan Salihu, chief of staff to the governor, said the donation is to support the state in the fight against coronavirus. He said the equipment, which was received by Baba Tela, the deputy governor, will also alleviate the [...]

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    Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, is self-isolating after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who was diagnosed of coronavirus. Atiku announced via his Twitter account on Monday that his son tested positive for the disease and had been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment. In a tweet on Monday, Ladan Salihu, the governor's chief [...]

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    Bauchi panel: Isa Yuguda, successor looted N1trn state funds

Bauchi panel: Isa Yuguda, successor looted N1trn state funds

A probe panel set up by the Bauchi government says two immediate past governors of the state allegedly looted N1 trillion while in office. Lawal Ibrahim, a member of the panel, said Isa Yuguda and Mohammed Abubakar, his successor, looted the state’s treasury alongside their associates. Ibrahim said this while addressing journalists in Bauchi, the state capital, on Saturday, the PUNCH reported. Bala [...]

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    Bauchi gov in London hospital, says people plotting to pull him down through s’court

Bauchi gov in London hospital, says people plotting to pull him down through s’court

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says his detractors are planning to use the supreme court to pull him down. Commenting on the challenge against his victory in last year's election, Mohammed said even though he is currently a London hospital, he believes God will grant him victory. Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of the [...]

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    Bauchi governor’s wife: I was a stark illiterate when I married my husband

Bauchi governor’s wife: I was a stark illiterate when I married my husband

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    Twenty-nine people die of yellow fever in Bauchi

Twenty-nine people die of yellow fever in Bauchi

Twenty-nine people have been confirmed dead following the outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi state. Rilwanu Mohammed, chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA), said on Thursday the state has 224 suspected cases. Health agencies have been trying to curtail the disease since it was first recorded in the state in August. Mohammed said the virus was first detected in Alkaleri council [...]

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    Six students die of yellow fever in Bauchi

Six students die of yellow fever in Bauchi

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed four cases of yellow fever in Bauchi state. In a statement on Friday, the NCDC said at least seven deaths — including six students — related to the outbreak have been confirmed. The statement signed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general, said three of the confirmed cases are residents of Alkaleri local government area [...]

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    ATBU VC: 30 students were on bridge taking selfies before it collapsed

ATBU VC: 30 students were on bridge taking selfies before it collapsed

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    ATBU shut as flood kills four students

ATBU shut as flood kills four students

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    Bauchi lawmakers resolve differences, inaugurate 17 members

Bauchi lawmakers resolve differences, inaugurate 17 members

The Bauchi state house of assembly has inaugurated 17 factional lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers, led by Kawuwa Damina, former speaker of the state assembly, took the oath of office at a special session on Friday evening at the assembly complex. Two people had emerged speakers of the state house of assembly during an inauguration that held on [...]

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    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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