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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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    Bauchi gov dissolves cabinet

Bauchi gov dissolves cabinet

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has dissolved his cabinet.Abubakar also appointed Mohammed Umar, one time governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as new secretary to the state government (SSG).This was contained in a statement signed by Abubakar Al-Sadique, chief press secretary to the governor.The statement said the appointment of Umar Nadada, who was SSG to Adamu Muazu, [...]

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    Day Dogara returned from ‘exile’ with bounties 

Day Dogara returned from ‘exile’ with bounties 

BY TURAKI HASSANOn Friday, May 5, 2017, barrister at law and speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, received a rousing welcome to his home state of Bauchi.Ordinarily, a representative's visit to his constituency shouldn't attract such fanfare but this wasn't just usual constituency visit as the rep was said to have gone on "exile" even though four months prior [...]

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    Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

Meningitis: 1,400 prisoners vaccinated in Bauchi

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has vaccinated 1,400 inmates and 240 prisons’ staff against  Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM).Adamu Gamawa, chairman of the agency, made this known in an interview with NAN on Thursday.According to him, the proactive measure is to prevent the occurrence of the disease among prison inmates in view of the congestion in the prisons.He [...]

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    Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Bauchi state government has signed into law, a bill which makes kidnapping now punishable with death or life imprisonment.Ibrahim Umar , the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in the state.Umar said Mohammed Abdullahi, governor of the state, assented to the bill on Monday.“Whoever is guilty of the offence of kidnapping shall [...]

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    In Bauchi, parents withdraw daughters from school for marriage

In Bauchi, parents withdraw daughters from school for marriage

Maryam Begel, chairman, house committee on women affairs, Bauchi house of assembly, has revealed that female students in some schools in the state are being withdrawn to engage in menial jobs to generate capital for their marriage.Begel said she found this out during an interactive session she had with 60 girls of a particular secondary school in the state.“I had [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Dogara fighting me because I opposed his emergence

Bauchi gov: Dogara fighting me because I opposed his emergence

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, on Tuesday spoke on the cause of his rift with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Abubakar said he directed lawmakers from the state to support the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The party had tipped Femi Gbajabiamila, currently [...]

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    Flood wreaks havoc in Bauchi State

Flood wreaks havoc in Bauchi State

No fewer than 12 persons have been confirmed dead while valuable property were destroyed by flood, which ravaged parts of Ganjuwa and Giade Local Government Areas of Bauchi state.The incident occurred in the remote areas of the two councils late on Sunday, following a downpour.It was learnt that eight persons died at Gulbuk in Giade council area while the remaining [...]

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