Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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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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    Gov Bindow wins controversial Adamawa APC guber primary

Gov Bindow wins controversial Adamawa APC guber primary

Muhammadu Bindow, governor of Adamawa, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state.He earned 193,656 votes to defeat two other candidates.Ahmed Jibrin, chairman, APC committee on the primary election, said Halilu Ahmed scored 15,738 votes while Nuhu Ribadu came third with 8,364 votes.He said: "I, Ahmed Jibrin, chairman committee of the APC Adamawa [...]

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    Ribadu backtracks on withdrawal from Adamawa APC guber primary

Ribadu backtracks on withdrawal from Adamawa APC guber primary

Nuhu Ribadu says he will participate in the rescheduled Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election.Ribadu withdrew from the race on Sunday, saying he was under no illusion that the exercise will be fair.In a swift turnaround, the former Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) chairman said the abnormalities in the primary have been corrected.NAN reports that Salihu Bawuro, [...]

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    Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Ribadu pulls out of Adamawa guber race, says APC primary won’t be fair

Nuhu Ribadu, governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa, has withdrawn from the race.The development was contained in a statement signed on Sunday by Salihu Bawuro, director-general of his campaign.The pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says the APC in the state did not agree to a direct primary election demanded by [...]

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    Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Babachir Lawal, Ribadu kick against indirect primary in Adamawa APC

Some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa have kicked against the option of indirect primary for elective positions in the state.Babachir Lawal, former secretary of the government of the federation (SGF), and Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), are among the stakeholders.On Monday, some APC members led by Boss Mustapha, [...]

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    I’ll die in APC, says Adamawa governor

I’ll die in APC, says Adamawa governor

Mohammed Bindow, governor of Adamawa state,  has vowed to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rest of his political career.Bindow made the clarification at an extraordinary state executive council meeting held in Yola, the state capital, on Monday.The extraordinary SEC meeting was attended by commissioners, permanent secretaries, deputy permanent secretaries, special advisers, and chairmen of local government [...]

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    Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

Police arrest SDP governorship aspirant in Adamawa

The police in Adamawa have arrested Abel Behora, a Social Democratic Party (SDP) gubernatorial aspirant, for allegedly making an inciting statement.Othman Abubakar, spokesman of the command, confirmed the arrest to journalists on Monday in Yola, the state capital.The police spokesman said Behora committed the act in a political programme aired on a private radio station in Yola.Abubakar said Behora would [...]

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    Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

Five Boko Haram insurgents killed in Adamawa, says army

The Nigerian army says its troops on Friday killed five Boko Haram insurgents at Barkin-Dutse area of Adamawa state.Jude Chukwu, director, army public relations, said the soldiers engaged the insurgents in a gun battle after being alerted by hunters in the area.“The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire,” the statement read.“Five Boko Haram [...]

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    Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

Army arrests ‘high profile’ Boko Haram insurgent in Adamawa

The army says it has arrested a high profile Boko Haram insurgent, Bubayi Isa, in Adamawa.NAN reports that Texas Chukwu, the director, army public relations, said Isa was arrested alongside three other suspects.Chukwu listed the names of other suspects as Muhammad Buba, Yakubu Abubakar and Yakubu Abdullahi, adding that Isa was number 37 on the list of Boko Haram insurgents [...]

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    First civilian governor of Adamawa, Michika, is dead

First civilian governor of Adamawa, Michika, is dead

Saleh Michika, the first civilian governor of Adamawa, is dead.Michika died at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, after a protracted illness. He was 77 years old.Macaulay Hunohashi, special adviser on Media to Muhammadu Bindow, governor of Adamawa, confirmed the death of Michika to NAN on Sunday.Michika was elected governor on the platform of the National Republican Convention (NRC).He governed Adamawa [...]

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    Boko Haram kills 7 in Yobe mosque, abducts three in Adamawa

Boko Haram kills 7 in Yobe mosque, abducts three in Adamawa

A female suicide bomber suspected to be working for the Boko Haram sect blew up herself at a mosque in the Fulatari area of Buni Yadi, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, on Friday, killing seven persons.This is just as suspected insurgents abducted three persons in Milidu and Kaya villages in Madagali local government area of Adamawa state on Thursday.The [...]

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    Adamawa monarch asks Buhari to ignore ‘empty barrel’ elite opposed to his reelection

Adamawa monarch asks Buhari to ignore ‘empty barrel’ elite opposed to his reelection

Muhammadu Barkindo, lamido of Adamawa, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to listen to some “empty barrel Nigerian elite” opposed to his re-election bid.Speaking when he hosted the president at his palace on Tuesday, the monarch said Buhari has achieved a lot and should proceed to seek for a second term.“I am calling you to remain focus, stand firm and [...]

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    Buhari to visit Adamawa Tuesday

Buhari to visit Adamawa Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit Yola, Adamawa state capital, on Tuesday.During his visit, the president is expected to inaugurate some projects and present an address at the opening of the state maiden anti-corruption summit.Martins Babale, deputy governor and chairman, organising committee for the visit, said all necessary arrangements had been put in place.Babale said the summit, themed 'Performance Based Governance: [...]

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    Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

Fresh killings as herdsmen, villagers clash in Adamawa

An unconfirmed number of persons have been killed in a clash between herdsmen and villagers in Song local government area of Adamawa state.The clash, which occurred in Simba and Shure villages on Friday, also left many houses destroyed.Trouble started when the herders took their cattle to a pond said to be the only source of water in the area.This led [...]

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    Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend

Police officer shoots senior colleague dead over girlfriend

Bala Adamu, a police corporal, on Wednesday killed Emmanuel Timothy, a sergeant, at a drinking spot in the Madagali area of Adamawa state.According to Daily Trust, Adamu shot and killed Timothy after a row.Timothy reportedly bought a local gin from a lady said to be Adamu's girlfriend. Adamu was said to have been jealous that the unnamed lady was having [...]

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    Osinbajo: FG determined to resolve clashes between farmers and herdsmen

Osinbajo: FG determined to resolve clashes between farmers and herdsmen

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the federal government is determined to resolve the clashes between herdsmen and farmers.Osinbajo said this on Tuesday when he met with a delegation of traditional rulers from Batta and Bachamma communities in Adamawa state.The vice-president said the federal government is working to repair the infrastructure destroyed as a result of the clashes and rehabilitate the people."President [...]

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