Monday, November 19, 2018

Tag "Yobe"

    Boro Haram ‘may seize 3 states’ in 3 months

Boro Haram ‘may seize 3 states’ in 3 months

Zanna Mustapha, the deputy governor of Borno state, on Monday urged the federal government to redouble its effort to check the excesses of Boko Haram insurgents in the northeastern part of the country.Mustapha made the call while speaking to journalists in Yola, capital of Adamawa state.He expressed worries over the rising daredevilry of Boko Haram attacks, saying Borno, Yobe and Adamawa [...]

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    Mubi ‘now generally calm’, says Adamawa CP

Mubi ‘now generally calm’, says Adamawa CP

Gabriel Adaji, the Adamawa state commissioner of police, has dismissed media reports on Thursday that insurgents seized Mubi, the second largest town in the state, triggering an exodus of inhabitantsAddressing reporters in Yola, capital of the state capital on Friday, Adaji said Mubi was safe, branding news that insurgents overran the town as the handiwork of rumour peddlers.He said the police would not [...]

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    Police arrest three over Gombe bomb blast

Police arrest three over Gombe bomb blast

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with Friday morning's bomb bomb blast at the Gombe Line Transport Service (also known as Central park), Cross, Gombe state.Kudu Nma, the state commissioner of police, told journalists that the suspects, who arrived in a vehicle with the inscription 'Yobe Line', were arrested as they were trying to escape from the scene of the blast.“A vehicle which [...]

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    NUT warns of impending nationwide strike

NUT warns of impending nationwide strike

The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) is worried by the refusal of the government to pay the 27.5 per cent Teachers Salary Scale (TSS) allowance to teachers in unity schools, and has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike should the situation persist.Speaking at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, during a conference organised by the union, Mr. Michael Olukoya, the national president of NUT, [...]

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    Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

Elections will hold in troubled states, Jega assures

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians of its preparedness to conduct the 2015 elections in the states under emergency rule: Yobe, Adamawa and Borno.INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega, gave this assurance on  on Monday while commissioning the headquarters in Abuja.According to Jega, the successful conduct of the by-election in Yobe State on Saturday, despite security challenges, is clear proof of the commission’s readiness."We are [...]

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    Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

Group blames terrorism on northeastern governors

A coalition of civil society groups from the northeast has blamed the rise and spread of Boko Haram on governors in the geopolitical zone.The groups, which came together under the aegis of Gidado Ibrahim’s Northern Alternative Forum, accused the governors of “politicising" insecurity in the region.Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Alhaji Gidado Ibrahim, the special adviser on communication and security strategy [...]

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    Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

Senate again postpones debate on emergency rule

The senate, for the second time, on Thursday, deferred debate on the President Goodluck Jonathan's request for an extension of the state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for another six months.But the house of representatives has given Jonathan the go-ahead to extend the emergency.The senate postponed debate on the request to next Tuesday after a closed door [...]

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    Senate defers debate on emergency rule

Senate defers debate on emergency rule

The Senate has deferred debate on the request by President Goodluck Jonathan for an extension of  emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.Jonathan had, on Tuesday, asked the Senate to extend the state of emergency in the three states for additional six months.The President argued that the extension is necessary due to continued threats of Boko Haram insurgency in the [...]

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    Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Yobe rejects extension of emergency rule

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has asked the national assembly not to extend the state of emergency in the state as requested by President Goodluck Jonathan.In rejecting the move, the government of Yobe State said it takes serious exception to the request, maintaining that "extending emergency rule is not the answer to the prevailing security challenges in the three [...]

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    State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

State of emergency to be extended by 6 months

There could be six more months of state of emergency in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States following a request to the National Assembly by President Goodluck Jonathan.His request letter was read in senate Tuesday morning.It will have to be approved by the national assembly in line with the constitutional provision.The state of emergency was first introduced in May 2013 and [...]

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    Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Chibok: Was Nigerian military forewarned?

Human rights group, Amnesty International, has alleged that the Nigerian military had advance warning over the April 15 Chibok attack but did not act to prevent the abduction of hundreds of school girls.Information Minister Labaran Maku has denied the claim, saying the military would have reacted if such information was passed on to them.However, this is not the first time an [...]

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    Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Gaidam, Nyako blast Clark for ‘provocative’ statement

Yobe and Adamawa State governors have come down hard on Edwin Clark, elder statesman and politician, for calling on President Goodluck Jonathan to declare a total state of emergency in the three north-east states presently under the insurgency.Referring to the call as unconstitutional, the governors through their spokesperson issued a statement claiming such comment were veil attempt at sabotaging Nigeria’s democracy.“Their [...]

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