Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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    Retired general joins Gombe governorship race

Retired general joins Gombe governorship race

Sylvester Audu, a retired army general, has joined the governorship race in Gombe state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Audu picked his nomination form at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.Addressing journalists, he said he is contesting the election in response to the “consistent yearnings of the people of Gombe state.”Audu, who was a commandant of [...]

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    One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

One dead, several injured as vehicle rams into Dalung’s convoy

The convoy of Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, was involved in a ghastly accident on Saturday around Akko village, along Gombe Airport road.The accident claimed a life while several others sustained various degree of injuries.Nneka Ikem Anibeze, media assistant to the minister, confirmed the incident.Anibeze said: "Please, thank God for us. The convoy of the Minister of youth [...]

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    Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Dankwambo: I’ll declare war on poverty if elected president

Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state and a presidential aspirant, says he is confident of winning the 2019 election.Speaking during the weekend, Dankwambo, who is seeking to be the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said if elected president, he would declare war on poverty and injustice in the country.The governor said the consultations going on on his behalf [...]

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    Police recover Gombe assembly mace

Police recover Gombe assembly mace

The police in Gombe state has recovered the mace of the state house of assembly which was stolen on Thursday.Shina Olukolu, the state commissioner of police, said  the mace was recovered on Friday morning.The symbol of authority was stolen during a siting to remove Ahmed Haruna, minority leader of the assembly.It is not yet confirmed who took it away but the four [...]

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    Soldiers rescue Gombe senator from angry constituents

Soldiers rescue Gombe senator from angry constituents

A detachment of soldiers have freed Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, from youth who held him hostage.Lidani was held hostage on Monday after he visited the headquarters of Balanga local government area of Gombe.The youth accused the senator of abandoning them since he got elected in 2015 and demanded that he account for his stewardship.He was then forced to [...]

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    Protesters hold Gombe senator hostage

Protesters hold Gombe senator hostage

Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, has been held hostage by some youth of his constituency.Ibrahim Wala, an activist,  drew attention to the development in a Facebook video on Monday.Wala said the senator who is in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid a visit to the headquarters of Balanga local government area of Gombe and was not allowed to leave [...]

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    Gombe PDP is a time bomb waiting to explode, says APC gov aspirant

Gombe PDP is a time bomb waiting to explode, says APC gov aspirant

Jibrin Barde, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state is a time bomb waiting to explode.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Barde, a former chief executive officer (CEO) of Sun Trust Bank, said he decided to run for governor because Gombe is not "developing".He said [...]

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    Snake kills 250 in Gombe, Plateau

Snake kills 250 in Gombe, Plateau

Two hundred and fifty victims of snake bite have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states, following an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom drugs in the country.According to NAN, the 250 deaths recorded were those taken to three medical centres- General Hospital Kaltungo, Ali Mega Pharmacy, Gombe and Comprehensive Medical Centre, Zamko, Plateau state- for treatment.The [...]

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    Police: Nurse abducted in Gombe released

Police: Nurse abducted in Gombe released

Shina Olukolu, Gombe commissioner of police, says Ephraim Ajuji, a nurse, who was abducted by hoodlums in the state has been released.On Tuesday, Ajuji was reportedly abducted by suspected criminals at about 3:30am in Dadin-Kowa community, located in Yamaltu-Deba local government area of Gombe.But Olukolu told NAN that the nurse was released on Wednesday after "persistent pressure from security agencies".He [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigeria is spiritually challenged, says Gombe senator

EXTRA: Nigeria is spiritually challenged, says Gombe senator

Joshua Lidani, senator representing Gombe south, says Nigeria is spiritually challenged.Lidani said this on the floor of the senate on Thursday while contributing to a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the country's 57th independence anniversary.The senator said the country had recorded a lot of progress in spite of the challenges that it has faced."A lot of progress [...]

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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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    EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

EFCC arrests Gombe emergency officials for ‘diverting’ materials meant for IDPs

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says its operatives in Gombe have arrested one Danlami Rukuje, secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), for allegedly diverting materials meant for internally displaced persons (IDPs).Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.Uwujaren said the SEMA official’s arrest and those of his accomplices followed a tip-off received by the [...]

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    EXTRA: Police may be working on the 2017 budget, says Goje

EXTRA: Police may be working on the 2017 budget, says Goje

Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate appropriation committee, says the police may be working on the 2017 budget.He said this in reaction to the invasion of his Abuja residence.At least 40 policemen stormed his house on Thursday, carting away some monies.Speaking at the senate on Wednesday, Goje accused the police of hijacking the budget during the raid.He said the development [...]

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    PDP sweeps Rivers, Gombe polls

PDP sweeps Rivers, Gombe polls

It has been an outstanding weekend for the crisis-ridden Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as it emerged victorious in the Rivers state legislative rerun election and the Gombe state local government poll.The leadership struggle between Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, and Ali-Modu Sheriff, former governor of Borno, has created tension in the opposition party.An appeal court in Port Harcourt [...]

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    FG asks states to relocate markets on highways

FG asks states to relocate markets on highways

Aminu Nabegu, permanent secretary special services, office of secretary to the government of the federation, has appealed to state governments to relocate markets on highways.Nabegu made the appeal on Friday when he visited Gombe state for a two-day quarterly federal and states administrators meeting.He said market along highways were at risk, and need to be relocated.“One of the issues in [...]

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    Nigerians are indebted to Buhari, says Adamawa gov

Nigerians are indebted to Buhari, says Adamawa gov

Jibrilla Bindow, governor of Adamawa state, on Sunday said Nigerians owed a lot to President Muhammadu Buhari for his swift action in addressing the security challenges posed by insurgents.Bindow made the remarks in Gombe state when he went there to felicitate with the people on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the state.He said under the [...]

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