Friday, December 7, 2018

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    Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

Police arrest three suspected kidnappers in Bauchi

The Bauchi state command of Nigeria police force on Sunday announced the arrest of three suspected kidnappers who abducted two teenagers in Bauchi metropolis.A statement by Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the command, named the suspects as: Abubakar Mohammed, from Jos; Sanusi Inuwa from Wuntin Gobirawa village; and Danlami Abdullahi also of Wuntin Gobirawa.Mohammed said following intelligence reports, the suspects were [...]

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    AT A GLANCE: Spread of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

AT A GLANCE: Spread of Lassa Fever in Nigeria

From starting out in Bauchi state in August 2015, the current outbreak of Lassa Fever has spread to 15 other states and the federal capital territory in less than six months.From record, the hemorrhagic fever, which is named after a village in Borno state where the disease broke out in 1969, kills about 5,000 people in West Africa, every year.It [...]

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    Gunmen abduct wife of Bauchi lawmaker

Gunmen abduct wife of Bauchi lawmaker

Gunmen stormed Zalau village in Bauchi state on Friday and abducted the wife of a member of the state house of assembly. According to Haruna Mohammed, spokesman of the state police command, the incident occurred at about 1:47 pm. “On the 15/1/2016 at about 23:47 hrs, unknown gunmen stormed Zalau Village under Lame district and abducted one Hajiya Suwaiba, aged 45 years, [...]

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    7 things you need to know about Lassa Fever

7 things you need to know about Lassa Fever

At least 40 Nigerians have lost their lives to the current outbreak of Lassa Fever across 10 states of the federation, but the ministry of health continues with efforts to keep the figures that low while eliminating the virus.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, had said at a press conference on Tuesday, that “the good news is that there have been no new [...]

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    It will be disastrous If APC failed, says ‎Dogara

It will be disastrous If APC failed, says ‎Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has appealed to the government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deliver on its promises to Nigerians, saying “it will be a disaster” if the party fails.Speaking on Wednesday when he ‎received Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, at the national assembly, Dogara said it was the need for a positive [...]

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    A divided house cannot stand, says Dogara

A divided house cannot stand, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the country has not been able to achieve unity because state actors have been "busy fighting themselves".Speaking on Wednesday when he played host to members of the Buhari Campaign Organisation from his home state of Bauchi, Dogara called for oneness."A house divided against itself cannot stand. I pray that we invest in [...]

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    REVEALED: Floods have killed 53, displaced 100,420 in 2015

REVEALED: Floods have killed 53, displaced 100,420 in 2015

At least 53 people have died in 11 states following flood disasters that displaced more than 100,420 persons this year.Thousands of houses, farmlands and property worth billions of naira have also been lost to the flood disasters in many local government areas affected in the northern states.According to NAN, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Jigawa, Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe and Bauchi [...]

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Bauchi APC vice-chairman withdraws resignation

Musa Adamu, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi south senatorial district, has rescinded his decision to resign from his position.Adamu tendered his resignation on Friday, accusing the leadership of the party in the state of “unethical behaviours”.But addressing journalists in Bauchi on Saturday, Adamu said he decided to back down as a result of intervention from his [...]

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Vice-chairman of Bauchi APC resigns

Musa Adamu, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bauchi state, has resigned.Adamu, who is the zonal vice-chairman of the ruling party in Bauchi south senatorial district, announced his resignation at a news briefing on Friday.He said the resignation was to protect his image, honour and dignity.Adamu said the party lacked good leadership in Bauchi and as such it [...]

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    Bauchi recovers 64 vehicles from former officials

Bauchi recovers 64 vehicles from former officials

A committee which the Bauchi state government set up to recover properties illegally allocated to individuals by the immediate past administration in the state, says it has recovered 64 vehicles out of over 100 vehicles it listed for recovery.Ahmed Tijjani-Baba, chairman of the committee, told NAN on Monday that the vehicles were recovered from highly placed individuals, politicians, former commissioners, [...]

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    Bauchi governor, Abubakar, ‘inherits empty treasury’

Bauchi governor, Abubakar, ‘inherits empty treasury’

Mohammed Abubakar, the new governor of Bauchi state, has alleged that Isa Yuguda, his predecessor, emptied the treasury of the state before leaving office.Yuguda was in charge of Bauchi for eight years after serving as minister of state for transport and later minister of aviation during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo.Speaking after taking the oath of office on [...]

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    Suspected suicide bomber burnt alive in Bauchi

Suspected suicide bomber burnt alive in Bauchi

A mob at the Muda Lawal market in Bauchi state set ablaze a suspected female suicide bomber on Sunday.Infuriated by her refusal to be searched, the mob concluded that she was a member of the Boko Haram sect on a mission to wreak havoc in the market and descended on her immediately.Witnesses said the mob put a tyre sprinkled with [...]

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    Bird flu: Bauchi bans movement of poultry products

Bird flu: Bauchi bans movement of poultry products

The Bauchi state government has banned movement of poultry products from states that have recorded outbreak of Avian Influenza, also known as bird flu.Ibrahim Bello, the desk officer, state Avian Influenza control programme announced the development on Friday, listing Gombe, Kano and Plateau among the states.Bello, who spoke during an interview with NAN, said efforts were being made to reactivate [...]

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    ‘200 houses burnt’ in strange Bauchi inferno

‘200 houses burnt’ in strange Bauchi inferno

About 200 houses were burnt in a fire incident that broke out very early on Wednesday morning in Soro Village, Ganjuwa local government area of Bauchi state.A resident who spoke to TheCable said that the cause of the inferno could not be ascertained, but he was "sure that it was not a Boko Haram attack".“No, it’s not Boko Haram," he said."The [...]

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    How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

Boko Haram is crippling business in the south-east of Nigeria, investigations have shown.The Onitsha Main Market, which is one of the largest markets in West Africa, is the epicentre of trade in the Igbo-dominated southeast region.The market draws a copious mélange of Igbo traders from southeastern states other than Anambra, where is it situated. And Onitsha, which is home to [...]

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    Jonathan promises to rebuild Chibok

Jonathan promises to rebuild Chibok

President Goodluck Jonathan held a closed-door meeting with the schoolgirls that escaped from Boko Haram and some parents of those still in captivity.There had been controversy over the meeting, with the original one cancelled last week amid claims that the Chibok community objected to the manner of invitation.At the meeting on Tuesday, he reiterated his promise to rescue the over [...]

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