Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

Lawmaker who wants to make Buhari life president is on his way to senate

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Lawal Gumau, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Bauchi south senatorial district.Gumau, a member of the house of representatives, made the headlines after he said his sole mission at the senate is to make President Muhammadu Buhari head of the country for life.While speaking at the close [...]

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    Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state in the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is from the local government area.There are reports that Dogara is planning to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP following his disagreement with Mohammed Abubakar, governor of [...]

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    EXTRA: My only mission is to make Buhari president for life, says APC senatorial candidate

EXTRA: My only mission is to make Buhari president for life, says APC senatorial candidate

Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi south bye-election, says if elected into the senate, he would work towards making Muhammadu Buhari, president for life by working.Speaking at the close of his campaign in Bauchi, Gumau said his only mandate would be to make Buhari president till he dies.The aspirant, who is a current member of the house [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    Bauchi gov nominates his chief of staff as new deputy

Bauchi gov nominates his chief of staff as new deputy

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has nominated Audu Katagum, his chief of staff, to serve as his deputy.Umar Sade, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this to NAN on Saturday.Katagum is replacing Nuhu Gidado who resigned after saying he had lost interest in the job.“The governor nominated Audu Sule Katagum as the deputy governor after due consultation with stakeholders [...]

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    Bauchi governor: My deputy was the most pampered among his colleagues

Bauchi governor: My deputy was the most pampered among his colleagues

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says Nuhu Gidado who resigned on Wednesday, was the “most pampered” deputy governor in Nigeria.In his resignation letter, Gidado said though he wished to complete his tenure, he lost interest in the job along the line.“Ordinarily, I should have remained up to the end of the tenure, but, with the currently dampened spirit and waning zeal [...]

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    Arik to begin Lagos/Abuja-Bauchi flights

Arik to begin Lagos/Abuja-Bauchi flights

Arik Air says it will begin flights to Bauchi from Lagos and Abuja on May 9.The commencement of Bauchi-bound flights will make the state the 20th domestic destination plied by the airline.According to a statement released by the airline on Monday, there will be three weekly flights from Abuja to Bauchi."The airline will be operating three weekly flights from Abuja [...]

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    Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Secondus to Buhari: You’re supposed to be in Benue — not Bauchi

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is an act of insensitivity on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Bauchi state instead of Benue.Buhari arrived Bauchi on Thursday for a two-day visit.Benue has experienced a high rate of killings in recent times. On Tuesday, suspected herdsmen killed two priests and some other worshippers at [...]

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    CCT ‘relocates’ to Bauchi for prosecution of commissioner, 54 public officials

CCT ‘relocates’ to Bauchi for prosecution of commissioner, 54 public officials

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has announced plans to commence the trial of a serving commissioner and 54 other public officials in Bauchi state.A statement was issued to the effect on Wednesday by Ibraheem AL-Hassan, CCT spokesman.AL-Hassan said the trial which is to be conducted from 24 to 27 April at the state high court, Bauchi, follows a case [...]

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    OBITUARY: Wakili, retired customs comptroller who spent less than a decade in politics

OBITUARY: Wakili, retired customs comptroller who spent less than a decade in politics

On Friday, Ali Wakili, lawmaker who represented Bauchi south senatorial district, joined the high and mighty at the Kano wedding of the daughter of Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man. They ate; they drank and enjoyed every bit of the moment. He probably planned to attend another high-profile wedding the next day, unknown to him that the party at the palace of [...]

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    We won’t abuse state police, says Bauchi gov

We won’t abuse state police, says Bauchi gov

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says his colleagues will not abuse state police.Abubakar said this after a dialogue on ethical values and national security at the state house conference centre, Abuja.On Monday, the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) said the creation of state police will assist in tackling the high rate of insecurity in the country.Asked if governors will not [...]

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    Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Dogara to establish football club in Bauchi

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says he will establish a football club in Bauchi state.The speaker announced his plan at the final of the Dogara Unity Cup competition which held in the Bogoro local government area of the state.Dogara expressed displeasure that no Bauchi indigene is currently in the lineup of the national football team.He said in [...]

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    Bala Mohammed: None of Jonathan’s ministers has been scrutinised like me

Bala Mohammed: None of Jonathan’s ministers has been scrutinised like me

Bala Mohammed, a minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says none of his former colleagues has been subjected to scrutiny like him.The former minister is standing trial bordering on alleged abuse of office, false declaration of assets and a N864 million fraud before an FCT high court.There were media reports that a federal high court approved the [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

Boko Haram ‘commander’ captured in Ondo

The military authorities have announced the arrest of Idris Babawo, a suspected top commander of the Boko Haram sect.According to Sani Usman, army spokesman, the Ondo police command captured Babawo in the state.Usman said Babawo, who also goes by the name Idoko or Nagada, is number 156 on the list of wanted Boko Haram members released by the army.“The Ondo state [...]

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    Four states in ‘total darkness’ as fire guts Jos transmission station

Four states in ‘total darkness’ as fire guts Jos transmission station

Fire has gutted the Jos transmission station through which electricity is being distributed to the fours states – Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Gombe – served by the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC).NAN reports that the fire, which started around 5pm on Tuesday, razed down the facility, a transformer 150MVA 300/132 KV, located along Zaria Road, Jos.“What it means is that [...]

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    NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

NCDC: Lassa fever killed 85 people in 19 states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday said the current outbreak of Lassa fever led to the deaths of 85 people in 19 states.This was published in a report on the centre's  website.The are Ogun, Bauchi, Plateau, Ebonyi, Ondo, Edo, Taraba, Nasarawa, Rivers, Kaduna, Gombe, Cross River, Borno, Kano, Kogi, Enugu, Anambra, Kwara and Lagos.The report said the outbreak [...]

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