Tag "Adamawa"

    N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

N29bn ‘fraud’: I have no case to answer, Nyako tells court

Murtala Nyako, a former governor of Adamawa state, has asked a federal high court in Abuja to strike out the N29 billion money laundering case filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). At the court on Wednesday, Nyako and some other defendants in a no-case submission told the judge that “no case has been made out by [...]

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    ‘Sexual harassment’: Adamawa varsity fires two senior lecturers

‘Sexual harassment’: Adamawa varsity fires two senior lecturers

The governing council of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Adamawa state, has sacked two senior lecturers over allegations of victimisation and sexual harassment. In a statement on Tuesday, Aminu Gururmpawo, information and protocol officer of the institution, said the two lecturers, Yakubu Bobboi and Toma Fulani Mbahi, were accused of harassing one C. A. Bathon, a master's degree student in [...]

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    Garkida residents: Air force jets hovered around while Boko Haram attacked us

Garkida residents: Air force jets hovered around while Boko Haram attacked us

Some residents of Garkida, Adamawa state and Korongilum, Borno state, have alleged that Nigerian air force (NAF) fighter jets refused to open fire on suspected Boko Haram insurgents when they attacked their communities.  Last Tuesday, the insurgents attacked Koriongilum burning many houses, and three days later, they attacked Garkida killing many people.  Some residents who spoke with TheCable at the weekend said NAF [...]

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    Lassa fever: Seven doctors, five nurses quarantined at Adamawa hospital

Lassa fever: Seven doctors, five nurses quarantined at Adamawa hospital

Seven doctors and five nurses have been quarantined at the Federal Medical Centre, Yola, Adamawa state, following their contact with a patient diagnosed with Lassa fever. A source at the hospital told TheCable on Monday that a pregnant woman who lost her fetus was the primary contact. She said the woman was admitted at the labour ward, where the fetus was evacuated [...]

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    This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

This government has failed, says CAN on murder of abducted chairman

Samson Ayokunle, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says the murder of Lawan Andimi (pictured), chairman of the association in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, is shameful. Andimi, who was abducted early January, was killed by his captors on Monday. In a statement on Tuesday, Kwamkur Vondip, CAN's director of legal and public affairs, said the association is saddened with the gruesome [...]

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    Journalist killed in Adamawa

Journalist killed in Adamawa

The Adamawa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of Maxwell Nashan, a member of the association. Nashan, a reporter with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) station, Fombina FM, was said to have been attacked by unknown assailants on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital. The assailants were said to have picked the journalist [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Tell the governor to rescue me’– CAN official in Adamawa speaks from captivity  

VIDEO: ‘Tell the governor to rescue me’– CAN official in Adamawa speaks from captivity  

Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state, who was abducted by Boko Haram, has asked Ahmadu Fintiri, governor of the state, to rescue him.  The clergy was taken when Boko Haram insurgents attacked Michika on Thursday. >In a video obtained by Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the [...]

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    Soldiers ‘chase’ insurgents out of Adamawa communities, lower Boko Haram flag

Soldiers ‘chase’ insurgents out of Adamawa communities, lower Boko Haram flag

The Nigerian Army says tens of Boko Haram insurgents around communities in Adamawa state have been dislodged by soldiers involved in  the fight against insurgency. Aminu Iliyasu, army’s operation media coordinator, made this known in a statement on Thursday.  The soldiers, Iliyasu said, have been on relentless clearance, and after flushing the insurgents out, their flag was lowered in one of the [...]

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    Border closure: Fuel consumption has dropped by 70% in Adamawa, says DPR 

Border closure: Fuel consumption has dropped by 70% in Adamawa, says DPR 

Ibrahim Ciroma, Adamawa state operations controller of the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), says the number of trucks entering Adamawa on a daily basis has reduced from 100 to between 30 and 40.    [...]

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    ‘No food, no school’ — north-east pupils abandon classrooms after stoppage of feeding programme

‘No food, no school’ — north-east pupils abandon classrooms after stoppage of feeding programme

That Monday morning when headteacher of Girei primary school 3 in Adamawa state announced to his pupils that henceforth, they would be served a bowl of meal per day, the excitement blew the children off, and right there on the assembly ground, they started chanting prayers for the president whom they were told had made provision for this.  The headteacher simply [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen kidnap litigation director in Adamawa

Gunmen have kidnapped Samuel Yaumande, a director of litigation in the Adamawa state ministry of justice. Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of Adamawa police command, confirmed the incident to journalists in Yola, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the gunmen also abducted a school principal and three other persons during the raid. ''The kidnappers quietly made their way into Yaumande’s residence and abducted him,” [...]

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    Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

Fake doctor who performed fatal surgeries on 15 patients jailed 54 years in Adamawa

A high court in Yola, Adamawa state capital, has sentenced Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake medical doctor, to 54 years in prison. In June, the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested Mustapha, who was employed as a doctor in the state with forged medical certificates. The convict was the principal medical officer at the cottage hospitals in Mayo Belwa and Fufore, and had [...]

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    Adamawa govt sacks 300 polytechnic staff

Adamawa govt sacks 300 polytechnic staff

The Adamawa government, on Tuesday, issued sack letters to some academic and non-academic staff of the state polytechnic, employed between 2017 and 2019. NAN reports that those affected are over 300. A letter signed by Rebecca Kinjir, acting registrar of the polytechnic, said the action was in compliance with the recommendation of the visitation panel to the institution, set up by Ahmadu Fintiri, [...]

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    Farmers count their losses as 40 Adamawa villages get flooded

Farmers count their losses as 40 Adamawa villages get flooded

Muhammad Sulaiman, the executive secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA), has said 40 villages in the state are now flooded. Sulaiman told NAN in Yola, the state's capital on Saturday, that the flooding is as a result of the heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state. He said a majority of the affected [...]

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    Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

Police raid ‘rehab centre’ in Adamawa, rescue 15

The police have rescued 15 persons from a rehabilitation centre in Adamawa state. Suleiman Nguroje, deputy spokesman of the state police command, said the victims were found in harsh conditions in Yola, the state capital, on Wednesday. This is coming less than 24 hours after 11 inmates were rescued at a religious centre in Zaria, Kaduna state. Earlier, the police had raided another [...]

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    Osinbajo inaugurates livestock transformation plan in Adamawa

Osinbajo inaugurates livestock transformation plan in Adamawa

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo launched the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) in Adamawa state on Tuesday. The plan was developed by states and adopted by the national executive council (NEC) to address the farmer-herder crisis in the country. In a tweet, Laolu Akande, Osinbajo's media aide, said the launch of the NLTP should not be confused with RUGA, a plan which was suspended [...]

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