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    Gunmen kidnap professor, kill brother in Yola

Gunmen kidnap professor, kill brother in Yola

Gunmen have Kidnapped Adamu Zata, a professor of soil science at Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamawa state.Suleiman Nguroje, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident on Monday.Nguroje said the kidnappers killed the professor's younger brother, Sheda Zata, a veterinary doctor.He said the incident took place about 2:00am while the professor and members of his family [...]

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    EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

EXTRA: Butchers’ election causes meat scarcity in Yola

Many households in Yola, Adamawa state capital, faced scarcity of fresh meat within the weekend as butchers abandoned abattoirs to elect officers for their union.According to NAN, the butchers abandoned the abattoirs and trooped to Lamido Cinema, Yola, venue of the election.More than 150 cattle, goats and sheep are slaughter daily at the Yola abattoir, which was deserted.One of the [...]

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    Boko Haram: 3 Chadians arrested at Borno military checkpoint

Boko Haram: 3 Chadians arrested at Borno military checkpoint

The Nigerian army on Thursday said it had arrested three Chadians for their alleged links to the Boko Haram sect.According to Lucky Irabor, theater commander, operation Lafiya Dole, the suspects were arrested at a check point in Damasak, Borno state.“On January 26, at about 17:45 hours, three Chadians were arrested at a check point in Damasak after a mobile phone [...]

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    HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

HURRAY! NYSC orientation back in Adamawa after 3-year break

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has resumed orientation of corp members in Adamawa state, after a three-year suspension caused by the Boko Haram insurgency.The last orientation was held in Adamawa in March 2013.Speaking to Tuesday in Yola, Mohammed Abubakar, state coordinator of NYSC, said 2, 500 corps members were deployed to the state.“Registration of corp members started this Tuesday [...]

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    Driver imprisoned for knocking down FRSC official

Driver imprisoned for knocking down FRSC official

An operator of the tricycle, known as KeKe NAPEP, has been sentenced to five months imprisonment for knocking down a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) marshal in Adamawa state.Adegoke Adetunji,  state sector commander of the FRSC, made this known to NAN in Yola, capital of Adamawa, on Wednesday.Adetunji said the convict, Isma’il Ibrahim of Yola South local government area, was [...]

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From 60,000, number of Yola IDPs ‘drops to 19,000’

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says  the number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa, has dropped from 60,000 to 18,958.This was made known in a statement signed by Sani Datti, head, media and public relations of NEMA.Datti said Sa’ad Bello, head, NEMA operation office, Yola, disclosed this on Friday during an oversight visit by the senate committee [...]

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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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    It’s difficult to convince Buhari, says SGF

It’s difficult to convince Buhari, says SGF

Babachir Lawal, secretary to government of the federation (SGF), says it is not easy to convince President Muhammadu Buhari, particularly on issues that could result to hardship for the masses.Addressing reporters in Yola, Adamawa state capital, on Saturday, Lawal said the recent deregulation of the downstream sector that led to rise in fuel price was a painful decision taken by [...]

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    Appeal court nullifies Nyako’s impeachment

Appeal court nullifies Nyako’s impeachment

The Yola division of the court of appeal on Thursday declared the impeachment of Murtala Nyako, former governor of Adamawa state, as "unconstitutional, null and void".After indicting him over alleged gross misconduct, the Adamawa house of assembly impeached and removed Nyako on July 16, 2014.In a unanimous judgment by the five justices, the appellate court said the impeachment was not done [...]

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    UPDATED: 32 killed, 80 injured in Yola blast

UPDATED: 32 killed, 80 injured in Yola blast

 About 32 persons were killed, while 80 others sustained injuries when a suicide bomber struck at a tipper garage in the Jambutu area of Yola in Adamawa state on Tuesday.According to Sani Dati, spokesman of the Adamawa state emergency agency, the injured are being treated at the Federal Medical Centre and Peace hospital, both in Yola.Hamman Furo, executive secretary of [...]

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    UPDATED: ’27 dead, 100 wounded’ in Yola blast

UPDATED: ’27 dead, 100 wounded’ in Yola blast

Few hours after suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck at a mosque in Maiduguri, Borno state capital, another bomb blast has occurred at a mosque in Yola, capital of Adamawa state. killing 27 people and injuring 100.A witness, who identified himself as Umaru, said more than 100 people were rushed to the hospital after the incident, which occurred at the [...]

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    Yola death toll  rises to 45

Yola death toll rises to 45

The death toll from a suicide bombing at the Jimeta market in Yola, capital of Adamawa state, has risen to 45.The attack happened around 7:30 pm on Thursday."Ten more people died this morning," Othman Abubakar, the state police spokesman, told Reuters, adding that 40 people were responding to treatment.On Friday, the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, appealed to members of [...]

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    Boko Haram bombers hit Maiduguri, Yola

Boko Haram bombers hit Maiduguri, Yola

A suicide bomber struck in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Thursday afternoon, killing an unspecified number of people.A security source confirmed the attack to TheCable, saying it occurred around 4:00pm at sector 1 area of Baga road in the town."One of my colleagues who just handed over duty sustained injuries in the attack and some were also killed," he [...]

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    32 Sambisa women, children arrive Yola

32 Sambisa women, children arrive Yola

Thrity-two women and children who the military  rescued from the Sambisa forest in Borno state have been handed over to officials of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp at Malkohi in Yola.The victims were brought to the camp for verification and rehabilitation around 10pm on Sunday.Asma'u Yakubu, an official of Borno emergency management agency, said that the rescued women and [...]

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    INSIDE BOKO HARAM: Insurgents ‘always knew’ when soldiers were coming

INSIDE BOKO HARAM: Insurgents ‘always knew’ when soldiers were coming

Zahra Umoru, a teenager among the women and children rescued from the Sambisa forest, says the insurgents were able to delay the rescue of their victims based on the information they had on the itinerary of the military.Speaking with TheCable at Malkohi, one of the camps for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Yola, Adamawa state, Umoru said the insurgents kept [...]

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    Rescued ‘Sambisa girls’ suffering from ulcer

Rescued ‘Sambisa girls’ suffering from ulcer

About 300 women and girls rescued from Boko Haram’s captivity in Sambisa by the Nigerian military are suffering from stomach ulcer, malnutrition, eye problems and diarrhoea, TheCable's visit to their Internally-Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Malkohi, Yola in Adamawa state, has revealed.After interacting with some of the women and girls who just had their lunch, which was provided by the National [...]

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