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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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    Bauchi gov: I thought supreme court would sack me like Ihedioha

Bauchi gov: I thought supreme court would sack me like Ihedioha

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as governor of Imo state rattled him momentarily as he had feared the same fate would befall him. Last week, the apex court ordered the replacement of Ihedioha with Hope Uzodinma, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March election. Speaking with reporters, Mohammed, who is of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Bauchi politicians spend sleepless nights at mosques ahead of s’court judgment

EXTRA: Bauchi politicians spend sleepless nights at mosques ahead of s’court judgment

Some politicians in Bauchi state have begun to hold prayer sessions ahead of the supreme court judgement of Monday. The apex court is expected to decide the appeal filed by Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the victory of Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 governorship election in the state. Abubakar had challenged the [...]

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    I’m not bed-ridden in London, says Bauchi gov

I’m not bed-ridden in London, says Bauchi gov

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says he is not on admission at any London hospital. Mukhtar Gidado, his spokesperson, dismissed the rumour that the governor is hospitalised in London for an undisclosed illness. In a statement, Gidado said the governor was only away on a medical appointment for a minor procedure and that he returned to his temporary residence the same day. He said [...]

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    Bauchi gov in London hospital, says people plotting to pull him down through s’court

Bauchi gov in London hospital, says people plotting to pull him down through s’court

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says his detractors are planning to use the supreme court to pull him down. Commenting on the challenge against his victory in last year's election, Mohammed said even though he is currently a London hospital, he believes God will grant him victory. Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had challenged the victory of the [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bauchi gov: Herdsmen from other countries will benefit from FG’s livestock plan

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says herdsmen from other countries will benefit from the federal government's National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). Speaking on Channels Television on Monday, Mohammed said Fulani herdsmen are nomadic, moving across countries within the continent. "I think there is a lot of mistrust and misconception as regards the Fulani man. The Fulani man is a global or [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bauchi gov receives new wife at government house

PHOTOS: Bauchi gov receives new wife at government house

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    Bauchi governor describes Oshiomhole as a danger to political stability

Bauchi governor describes Oshiomhole as a danger to political stability

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), poses danger to political stability in the state. In a statement on Thursday, the governor blamed Oshiomhole for the crisis rocking the state house of assembly. Oshiomhole had demanded that a fresh proclamation be issued for the inauguration  of the Bauchi assembly. But speaking through Ladan [...]

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    Bauchi lawmakers resolve differences, inaugurate 17 members

Bauchi lawmakers resolve differences, inaugurate 17 members

The Bauchi state house of assembly has inaugurated 17 factional lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers, led by Kawuwa Damina, former speaker of the state assembly, took the oath of office at a special session on Friday evening at the assembly complex. Two people had emerged speakers of the state house of assembly during an inauguration that held on [...]

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    PHOTOS: Bauchi’s new governor takes another wife

PHOTOS: Bauchi’s new governor takes another wife

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    We are ready for Ruga, says Bauchi governor

We are ready for Ruga, says Bauchi governor

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi, says his state is ready for the Ruga settlement initiative of the federal government. He disclosed this while speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Monday. The federal government had introduced the initiative as part of measures to resolve the farmers-herders crisis but it has been rejected in different parts of the country. On Sunday, Dave Umahi, [...]

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    Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state, says he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged. Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people. Bala Mohammed, governor of the state, had accused his predecessor of [...]

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    Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Ex-Bauchi governor ‘spent N2.3bn on funerals in five months’

Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi state, says Mohammed Abubakar, his predecessor, expended N2.3 billion on funeral materials in five months. Speaking through Ladan Salihu, his spokesman, the governor said the money was spent between January and May. According to him, about N900 million was spent on white cloths to wrap corpses and another N1.4 billion for buying wood to lace the graveyards. He [...]

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