Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag "Adamawa"

    Atiku’s town was never under Cameroon, says PDP witness

Atiku’s town was never under Cameroon, says PDP witness

Mohammed Kabir, a witness of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Jada, birth place of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was never under the control of Cameroon.Kabir said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Mike Igbokwe, a counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari, at the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.When asked if he knew [...]

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    Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

Senator Abbo’s uncle shot dead, stepmother abducted

The Adamawa state police command has confirmed the killing of an uncle of Ishaku Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, and the abduction of his step mother.Suleiman Yahaya, the command spokesman, confirmed the incident to NAN in Yola on Saturday.Yahaya said the incident occurred around 3am on Saturday at the family house of Abbo in Muchalla village of Mubi north local government [...]

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    Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Adamawa senator in fresh trouble as journalist accuses him of assault

Olumuyiwa Owolabi-Atobatele (pictured), a photojournalist, has accused Elisha Abbo, senator representing Adamawa north, of assault.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.The senator later admitted that he erred and tendered an apology.But hours after apologising, Owolabi-Atobatele narrated his encounter with the lawmaker whom he said ordered [...]

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    ‘I’m an ambassador of Christ’ — senator who assaulted nursing mother tenders apology

‘I’m an ambassador of Christ’ — senator who assaulted nursing mother tenders apology

Elisha Abbo, lawmaker representing Adamawa north, has described himself as an "ambassador of Christ", apologising to Nigerians over the incident at a sex toy shop in Abuja.Abbo has been under fire since a video where he was seen hitting an attendant at a shop in Abuja went viral.Following massive outrage the senate set up a committee to probe him while [...]

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    You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, has defended the federal government's social investment programmes (SIP).Uwais said Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari who criticised  SIP, would have been able to track all beneficiaries of the project if she had access to available data.Speaking on Channels Television, the presidential aide said about 250,000 beneficiaries from [...]

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    Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

There was chaos at the Adamawa state house of assembly as lawmakers attempted to commence impeachment proceeding against Jibrila Bindow, governor of the state.The proceeding came to a halt after Kabiru Mijinyawa, speaker of the house, whose position was also threatened, absconded with the mace, bringing the sitting to an end.Trouble started when the assembly reconvened after its one-month recess, [...]

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    Winners emerge in Home Lottery draws

Winners emerge in Home Lottery draws

Winners have emerged in the “win-a-home-today”, an initiative of the Home Lottery Limited.In a well-attended event at De Santos Hotels in Lagos, the audience comprising bettors and would-be bettors, organisers, regulators – Consumer Protection Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Lottery Commission, and Lagos State Lottery Board – and members of the press, witnessed a live electronic raffle draw which saw six [...]

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    Court strikes out suit seeking cancellation of Adamawa guber poll 

Court strikes out suit seeking cancellation of Adamawa guber poll 

A Yola high court has dismissed a suit seeking to cancel the Adamawa state governorship election.The suit was  brought by Eric Theman, candidate of the Movement for the Restoration and Defence of Democracy (MRDD).Theman had dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to the court for omitting his party's logo on the ballot papers.He asked the court to order the [...]

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    INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

INEC fixes Thursday for Adamawa supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Thursday for the governorship supplementary poll in Adamawa state.Kassim Gaidam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, made the disclosure at the commission's office in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday.He said sequel to the high court ruling which vacated the restraining order halting the INEC from conducting the supplementary poll, the [...]

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    How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

How Boko Haram fighters looted Adamawa towns

Residents of Michika and Madagali towns in Adamawa state have recounted how Boko Haram fighters raided their homes on Monday and carted away food items and money.Some residents of the town told TheCable that the insurgents came into the town late in the night, shooting sporadically into the air, as they scare people away from their homes.According to the locals, [...]

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    Adamawa ‘making progress’ in the fight against polio

Adamawa ‘making progress’ in the fight against polio

The fight against polio in Adamawa state has recorded huge success, according to Mohammed Abubakar, an official of the ministry of health in the state.Speaking at a programme on Tuesday, Abubakar said there is a high level of compliance across the 21 local government areas (LGAs) of the state compared to previous immunization exercise in the state.The immunization is for [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

PHOTOS: Buhari pulls massive crowd in Adamawa — and Atiku ‘fights back’ in Katsina

Exactly nine days to the presidential poll, the two leading candidates of chose to test their popularity in each other's stronghold.While President Muhammadu Buhari led the All Progressives Congress (APC) members to Yola, Adamawa state, on Thursday, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took the battle to Buhari's doorstep in Katsina.Atiku hails from Adamawa while Buhari is from [...]

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    Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Adamawa communities call for help over killings

Residents of Kpasham, Bali, Lawaru and Dong  communities in Demsa local government area of  Adamawa state, are calling for help over incessant killings.The communities have suffered attacks carried out by suspected herders and this has led to closure of schools, lack of electricity supply and decay of infrastructure.Target Bonoda, a youth leader, made this call when Abdulaziz Nyako governorship candidate [...]

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    APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

APC chairman in Adamawa LG kidnapped hours to governorship rally

Hamisu Mijinyawa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Demsa local government area of Adamawa state, has been kidnapped.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to TheCable on Wednesday, saying efforts were in place to secure his release.Mark Dauda, an official of the APC in the state, said Mijinyawa was abducted on Wednesday few hours to [...]

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    Jonathan, Obasanjo in Yola as Atiku becomes new Wazirin Adamawa

Jonathan, Obasanjo in Yola as Atiku becomes new Wazirin Adamawa

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been formally turbaned as the seventh Waziri of Adamawa Emirate.The position of Waziri makes the former vice-president next to the Lamido of Adamawa, Muhammadu Barkindo, in the hierarchy in the emirate.Speaking at the occasion, Barkindo said Atiku was honoured with the title of Waziri because of his immense contributions to [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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