Monday, June 17, 2019

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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on women affairs, Bauchi house of assembly, has revealed that female students in some schools in the state are being withdrawn to engage in menial jobs to generate capital for their marriage.Begel said she found this out during an interactive session she had with 60 girls of a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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    Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Violent protest at APC secretariat over unpaid Bauchi workers’ salaries

Protesters for and against Muhammad Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, clashed at All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat on Wednesday.The protesters against the governor are believed to be for the caucus led by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and the state national assembly.On Friday, the speaker and other Bauchi federal lawmakers comprising both the upper and lower [...]

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    Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Dogara, reps petition APC over Bauchi governor’s failure to pay salaries

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of representatives, the Bauchi national assembly caucus and other stakeholders on Friday petitioned the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership over the inability of the state government to pay workers' salaries.They accused Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, of diverting bailout funds meant to pay workers salaries.Speaking to journalists on behalf of the contingent at [...]

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    There will be flooding, NiMet warns 10 states

There will be flooding, NiMet warns 10 states

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has urged 11 state governments to take proactive action against imminent flooding.The appeal was contained in a statement signed by Eva Azinge, head of corporate communications, public relations unit, National Weather Forecasting and Climate Research Centre of NiMet.“The affected states are: Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Kaduna, Kwara, Nasarawa, Yobe and Zamfara,” [...]

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    NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

NSE launches job portal ahead of ‘transparent’ recruitment

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has launched an online job portal for recruitment across the country, with a promise to be transparent in its recruitment process.The exchange said the portal was meant “to attract top talent and optimize its recruitment process”, while enhancing its recruitment capability, increasing turnaround time and providing a consumer-friendly candidate experience.NSE, as an employer, said the recruitment [...]

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    PDP chieftain begs Buhari to set looters free

PDP chieftain begs Buhari to set looters free

Bashir Rimi-Zaya, publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari  to "retrieve the loots from the looters but don't prosecute or send them to jail’’.In an interview with NAN, Rimi-Zayam expressed support for Buhari’s fight against corruption but said those who have misappropriated public funds should be left to wallow in [...]

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    Bauchi hospital discharges 9 Lassa fever patients

Bauchi hospital discharges 9 Lassa fever patients

The Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi, has discharged nine patients out of the 10 patients admitted for Lassa fever treatment.Adamu Gamawa, chairman, Bauchi state Primary Health Care Development Agency (BASPHCDA), confirmed this to NAN on Monday.Gamawa explained that the patients were discharged after physicians said they were fit to join their families.He said the remaining patient was [...]

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    Bauchi ‘weeds 19,241 ghost, saves N797m’

Bauchi ‘weeds 19,241 ghost, saves N797m’

The Bauchi state government says it has uncovered 19,241 ghost workers and saved N797.46 million.Yakubu Mohammed, special adviser to the governor on media and communication, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Mohammed said more than N1 billion would be saved monthly from the exercise, explaining that the discoveries followed a verification exercise to ascertain its work force.He added that the [...]

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    ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

ALERT: Child kidnappers ‘planning to strike’ in Bauchi

The Bauchi state police command says intelligence reports at its disposal indicate that some undesirable elements plan to abduct underage children for recruitment for terrorist activities.Abdulrahman Ahmed, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Bauchi on Wednesday.Ahmed said the group specifically planned to abduct school children going to or returning from schools."The group [...]

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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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