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    Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Ex-Bauchi governor: I spent ONLY N1.2bn on funerals, not N2.3bn

Mohammed Abubakar, former governor of Bauchi state, says he only spent N1.2 billion on funeral materials and not N2.3 billion as alleged.Speaking through Mukhtar Jibril, his media aide, the former governor said he inherited the practice of buying funeral materials from his predecessors due to its impact on the people.Bala Mohammed, governor of the state, had accused his predecessor of [...]

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    Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

The Bauchi state house of assembly has passed a bill to repeal the the law on the recovery of looted public funds and properties.The bill was passed on the floor of the house on Wednesday with 13 members out of 31 in attendance.Kawuwa Damina, speaker of the assembly, presided over the plenary where three bills passed through first, second and [...]

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    After losing the election and court case, what next for Bauchi governor?

After losing the election and court case, what next for Bauchi governor?

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, has suffered three defeats within two weeks -- with probably another one looming.The governor, who is seeking reelection under the All Progressives Congress (APC), was first defeated during the March 9 governorship poll. He garnered 465,453 votes to come second to the Peoples Democratic Party's (PDP) Bala Mohammed who got 469,512 votes.He then got [...]

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    ‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

‘Bauchi gov wants to set me up’ — Dogara writes IG

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has alleged that Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, is plotting to implicate him in criminal conspiracy.In a letter dated March 21, the speaker told Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of Police (IGP), and Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), that he has credible information of an ongoing plot [...]

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    PDP deputy national chairman defects to APC — one day after suspension

PDP deputy national chairman defects to APC — one day after suspension

Gamawa Babayo, deputy national chairman (north) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Monday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced the suspension of Babayo over allegations of dereliction of duty and anti-party activities.But on Tuesday, the suspended PDP chieftain alongside Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says he's certain the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2019 election.His remark was targeted at Isa Misau and Sulaimon Mohammed, senators from the state who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Abubakar said the APC's victory in the Bauchi south bye-election is an indication that the ruling party will be successful during the [...]

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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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    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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    Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Yuguda: Aircraft can only be hijacked but I was accused of stealing one

Isa Yuguda, a former governor of Bauchi state, says an aircraft can only be hijacked but he has been accused of stealing one.After handing over to Mohammad Abubakar, the incumbent governor, in 2015, Yuguda was accused by the Bauchi state government of "stealing" over 20 cars and an aircraft.But while appearing before an ad hoc investigating the alleged harassment of [...]

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    Collating result of Ondo primary might take 8 hours, says Jigawa gov

Collating result of Ondo primary might take 8 hours, says Jigawa gov

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Jigawa state and chairman of the election committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary in Ondo, says the process of results collation might last eight hours.In an interview with TVC at The Dome, venue of the primary in Akure, Abubakar said the election was organised in a transparent manner.He also said attempts were being made [...]

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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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    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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Protesters reject appointment of Bauchi SSG as Emir of Misau

Protesters have laid siege on the palace of the Emir of Misau, rejecting the appointment of Ahmed Suleiman, secretary to the Bauchi state government.The protesters who took to streets after the announcement of Suleiman on Thursday, marched to the palace, burning a part of the royal home other cars around, BBC Hausa service is reporting.As reported by the News Agency [...]

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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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    Kano bomb attack ‘planned for at least 2 months’

Kano bomb attack ‘planned for at least 2 months’

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, said Friday's attack on the Ado Bayero central mosque in the city might have been planned for two months.Sanusi, who was on lesser hajj when the incident occurred, ended his stay abruptly in order to personally assess the situation.Speaking at the mosque, where he usually prays, he said the insurgents would not achieve [...]

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    Frank Mba bows out as police image maker

Frank Mba bows out as police image maker

Assistant commissioner of police, Frank Mba, has bowed out as public relations officer of the Nigeria police force, a position he held for two years.In a letter of appreciation on Thursday, Mba expressed gratitude to the media for the cooperation and warm relationship “that formed part of the success stories of the Nigeria police force and the force public relations [...]

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