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    Police recover Gombe assembly mace

Police recover Gombe assembly mace

The police in Gombe state has recovered the mace of the state house of assembly which was stolen on Thursday.Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police, said  the mace was recovered on Friday morning.The symbol of authority was stolen during a siting to remove Ahmed Haruna, minority leader of the assembly.It is not yet confirmed who took it away but the four [...]

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    Mace stolen from Gombe house of assembly

Mace stolen from Gombe house of assembly

In what looked like a repeat of the April 18 incident at the senate, the mace of the Gombe state house of assembly was stolen during plenary on Thursday.The legislative symbol of authority was snatched during a siting to remove Ahmed Haruna, minority leader of the assembly, who represents Gombe north state constituency.The sergeant-at-arms of the house was overpowered while the mace [...]

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    Police confirm one killed during Gombe APC LG congress

Police confirm one killed during Gombe APC LG congress

One person was killed after the local government congress of the All Progressive Congress (APC) turned violent on Saturday.Three persons were also injured in the exercise which took place in Deba town of Yamaltu/Deba local government area.Mary Malum, spokesman of Gombe police command, identified the deceased as Salisu Dage.Malum said the exercise had been peaceful until an argument which ensued [...]

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    13-year-old boy hangs self in Gombe

13-year-old boy hangs self in Gombe

A 13-year-old son of a policeman is suspected to have hanged himself in Gombe, the police said on Tuesday.Mary Malum, police public relations officer in Gombe state, said the boy identified as Muhammadu Al-amin, was found hanging in his room.Malum said around 4pm on Monday, Abdu Manu, a police inspector attached to criminal investigation bureau of Pantami division, the father, received a [...]

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    Gombe PDP is a time bomb waiting to explode, says APC gov aspirant

Gombe PDP is a time bomb waiting to explode, says APC gov aspirant

Jibrin Barde, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state is a time bomb waiting to explode.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Barde, a former chief executive officer (CEO) of Sun Trust Bank, said he decided to run for governor because Gombe is not "developing".He said [...]

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    Lassa fever kills one in Gombe

Lassa fever kills one in Gombe

The Gombe state government says Lassa fever has killed one person in the state.Joshua Abubukar, a director in the state ministry of health, confirmed this to NAN in Gombe on Monday.Abubakar said an 18-year-old woman, who tested positive to the disease, died in Funakaye local government area.\He, however, said the deceased tested positive after her death.According to him, government has shortlisted all [...]

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    Police: Nurse abducted in Gombe released

Police: Nurse abducted in Gombe released

Shina Olukolu, Gombe commissioner of police, says Ephraim Ajuji, a nurse, who was abducted by hoodlums in the state has been released.On Tuesday, Ajuji was reportedly abducted by suspected criminals at about 3:30am in Dadin-Kowa community, located in Yamaltu-Deba local government area of Gombe.But Olukolu told NAN that the nurse was released on Wednesday after "persistent pressure from security agencies".He [...]

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    Nurse abducted in Gombe

Nurse abducted in Gombe

The police in Gombe are investigating the abduction of Ephraim Ajuji, a nurse at Cottage Hospital, a government-owned health institution.Ajuji was reportedly abducted by suspected criminals around 3:30am on Tuesday, in Dadin-Kowa community, located in Yamaltu-Deba local government area of the state.Shina Olukolu, state commissioner of police, confirmed the incident while addressing reporters on Tuesday.Olukolu said the criminals, numbering about seven, [...]

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    Gombe gets NUC approval for science and technology varsity

Gombe gets NUC approval for science and technology varsity

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved the Gombe State University of Science and Technology, Kumo, as the 154th university and 46th state university in the country.Abubakar Rasheed, executive secretary, gave the notice of the approval at the university’s academic brief and master plan in Abuja on Thursday. [...]

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    EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives in Gombe have arrested one Danlami Rukuje, secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for allegedly diverting materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Uwujaren said the SEMA official’s arrest and those of his accomplices followed a tip-off received by the [...]

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    Army raids Gombe hotel for Boko Haram members

Army raids Gombe hotel for Boko Haram members

The Nigerian army has said that it carried out a raid of Gombe international hotel on suspicions that Boko Haram terrorists from Chad and Niger were lodging there.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sani Usman, a brigadier general, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Thursday."Based on tip-off on the presence of foreign elements of Boko [...]

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    ‘Armed robbers’ kill lecturer in Gombe

‘Armed robbers’ kill lecturer in Gombe

The Gombe state police command on Monday said a gang of armed robbery suspects killed a lecturer and a Cameroonian at Kashere junction on the Gombe-Kumo road around 11: 45pm on Sunday.Ahmed Usman,  the command’s spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.The statement identified the lecturer as Sulaiman Umar of the Department of Arabic Studies, Federal University, Kashere, [...]

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    NYSC orientation camp reopens in Gombe after 2 years

NYSC orientation camp reopens in Gombe after 2 years

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) orientation exercise has resumed in Gombe state after two years of suspension as a result of security challenges occasioned by the threat of insurgents.One-thousand-seven-hundred-and-six corps members participated in the batch 'A' 2016 orientation programme at a temporary camp in Amada, Akko local government area (LGA) of the state.Declaring the camp open, Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor [...]

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    Police confirm Gombe killings

Police confirm Gombe killings

The Gombe state command of the Nigeria police force has confirmed the death of three of its men and some civilians in the Buba Shango axis of Gombe metropolis.Fwaje Atajiri, police public relations officer (PPRO), told reporters that they were killed during an attack on Triacta Construction Company’s quarters.He said the incident occurred on Saturday night and investigation into the [...]

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    ‘6 killed’ as gunmen attack expatriates in Gombe

‘6 killed’ as gunmen attack expatriates in Gombe

Gunmen killed three policemen and three civilians during an attack on some foreign workers in the Guba Shango axis of Gombe state on Saturday.A security source confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying it happened around 9pm.The source said the attackers trailed the workers from a construction site to their quarters, adding that those killed lost their lives while trying to [...]

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    Goje forged document to steal N5bn, witness tells court

Goje forged document to steal N5bn, witness tells court

Shehu Atiku, a witness in the trial of Danjuma Goje, a former governor of Gombe state and serving senator, has told a federal high court in Gombe that the ex-governor forged the resolution of the state house of assembly to collect N5 billion facility from Access Bank.“My Lord, the said resolution did not emanate from the Gombe state house of assembly and [...]

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