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    Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

Ikpeazu, el-Rufai, Akeredolu… all the governors who have tested positive for COVID-19

At least seven of the 36 governors in Nigeria have tested positive for coronavirus. Confirmed cases in the country have been rising on a daily basis. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 27,564 COVID-19 cases had been recorded as of Friday evening. The disease has spread across social ladders as top politicians, clerics, businessmen, medical personnel and people from [...]

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    Bauchi gov suspends first-class monarch over farmers-herders crisis

Bauchi gov suspends first-class monarch over farmers-herders crisis

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has suspended Ahmed Suleiman, first-class emir of Misau, over a clash between farmers and herders. On Monday, nine people were reportedly killed while several others sustained injuries during a clash between the two groups in Zadawa village of Misau local government area of the state. It was reported that the clash was over the ownership of a [...]

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    COVID-19: We spend over N15m weekly on health workers, says Bauchi gov

COVID-19: We spend over N15m weekly on health workers, says Bauchi gov

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says the state government spends over N15 million weekly on allowances of health workers and others involved in the fight against COVID-19. Mohammed, who spoke while inaugurating the state’s molecular reference laboratory for COVID-19, said the amount is being spent on allowances for contact tracing, risk management, case management among others. He said his administration is giving [...]

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    ‘I didn’t break any law’ — Bauchi gov speaks on property seized by ICPC

‘I didn’t break any law’ — Bauchi gov speaks on property seized by ICPC

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says he didn't break any law regarding the multi-million naira property traced to him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC). In a statement published on its website on Tuesday, the anti-graft agency announced the seizure of the property, which houses Zinaria International School at Plot 298, Wuye District, Cadastral Zone B3, Abuja. ICPC [...]

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    ICPC seizes multi-million naira property ‘traced to Bauchi gov’

ICPC seizes multi-million naira property ‘traced to Bauchi gov’

"Following the notice of seizure, the Commission will apply to the court for an order of forfeiture under Section 48 of the ICPC Act in line with the Federal Government Policy focusing on recovery of proceeds of crime, pending when the tenure of the governor expires." [...]

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    ‘I’m the most investigated person’ — Bala Mohammed says he is battling a set-up

‘I’m the most investigated person’ — Bala Mohammed says he is battling a set-up

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says he has suffered denigration and opposition since he assumed office. Addressing journalists on Saturday at a press conference to mark the anniversary of his first year in office, Mohammed said he is currently battling a gang-up by people he had worked with before becoming governor. "We are doing our best and we are not doing [...]

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    Ibrahim Kashim appointed DG of Bauchi privatisation agency

Ibrahim Kashim appointed DG of Bauchi privatisation agency

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has appointed Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim as the director-general of state's Bureau of Public Enterprises. In a statement, the governor said the appointment takes immediate effect. "Kashim’s appointment was informed by his track record of sincerity, hard work, dedication, exemplary behavior and above all your wealth of experience and sense of responsibility,” the statement read. Kashim retired [...]

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    Bauchi: We spend N4,500 daily on meals of each COVID-19 patient

Bauchi: We spend N4,500 daily on meals of each COVID-19 patient

The Bauchi state government says it spends N4,500 daily on the meals of each patient admitted to its isolation centres. According to NAN, Rilwanu Mohammed (pictured), executive chairman of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (PHCDA), disclosed this in an interview with NAN. He said Bala Mohammad, governor of the state, approved the amount to ensure that COVID-19 patients in the state were [...]

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    Bauchi gov: I survived COVID-19 but our people do not believe it’s real

Bauchi gov: I survived COVID-19 but our people do not believe it’s real

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says residents of the state do not believe COVID-19 is real even though he survived the disease. Mohammed, who said this during an NTA programme on Monday, said the people of the state are refusing to adhere to guidelines to curb the spread of the disease. Mohammed, who was the index case of the coronavirus in Bauchi, [...]

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    ‘No business with anyone outside Bauchi henceforth,’ Bala Mohammed tells residents

‘No business with anyone outside Bauchi henceforth,’ Bala Mohammed tells residents

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has banned residents from conducting business dealings and all forms of associations with outsiders. Giving the directive on Tuesday during a meeting with caretaker committee chairmen of the twenty local government areas at the state capital, the governor directed them to ensure total compliance with the order and block borders around their domains. In a statement by [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bauchi gov ignores social distancing — hours after recovering from COVID-19

PHOTOS: Bauchi gov ignores social distancing — hours after recovering from COVID-19

Barely 24 hours after recovering from COVID-19, Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, attended Juma'at service at a mosque where there were over 50 persons. Mohammed, who wore face mask and had gloves on his hands, sat beside Baba Tela, his deputy, during the weekly Muslim congregational prayer which has been suspended across the country as a result of the coronavirus [...]

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    Bauchi governor recovers from COVID-19

Bauchi governor recovers from COVID-19

Bala Mohammed, the governor of Bauchi state, has recovered from COVID-19. The governor announced his recovery in a tweet on Thursday. He tested positive for coronavirus on March 24. "Alhamdulillah. I just received the green light. My second test for #COVID19 returned negative," a statement shared on his official social media handles read. "I thank you all for your prayers and support even while [...]

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    Close contact of Bauchi gov tests positive for coronavirus

Close contact of Bauchi gov tests positive for coronavirus

A 62-year-old friend of Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Aliyu Maigoro, the state commissioner for health, disclosed this during a press briefing on Thursday. The governor had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Mohammed has been in self-isolation after allegedly shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for the virus. The [...]

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    Coronavirus: Niger gov self-isolates, family members to undergo screening

Coronavirus: Niger gov self-isolates, family members to undergo screening

Abubakar Bello, governor of Niger state, has gone into self isolation after attending same event with Bala Muhammed, his Bauchi counterpart who was diagnosed with coronavirus. Both Bello and Muhammed had attended the meeting of the Nigeria governors forum (NGF) on March 18. In a statement on Wednesday, Mary Noel-Berje, the governor's chief press secretary, said the decision was taken based on the [...]

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    ‘We’ll overcome’ — Bauchi gov asks residents not to panic over coronavirus

‘We’ll overcome’ — Bauchi gov asks residents not to panic over coronavirus

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, has asked residents of the state not to panic over his isolation as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor had tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. Mohammed has been in self-isolation after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who also tested positive for the virus. In a message the governor posted on [...]

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    Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bauchi gov self-isolates after shaking hands with Atiku’s son diagnosed of coronavirus

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, is self-isolating after shaking hands with a son of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, who was diagnosed of coronavirus. Atiku announced via his Twitter account on Monday that his son tested positive for the disease and had been moved to Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital in Abuja for treatment. In a tweet on Monday, Ladan Salihu, the governor's chief [...]

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