Friday, February 22, 2019

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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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    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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