• Kano state dislodges 1000 students to accommodate 1500 Adamawa corp members

    Kano state dislodges 1000 students to accommodate 1500 Adamawa corp members

    Over 1000 students of Government Secondary School, (GSS) Karaye, Kano state, have been sent home, with the state government paying their transportation fare back to their respective states.

    This move was carried out so as to provide room to accommodate over 1,500 corp members, newly deployed to Adamawa State, to observe their orientation camp programme in Kano due to the insurgency in Adamawa.

    This was just as the Kano State coordinator of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Yusuf Baba charged the […]

  • Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Atiku is our presidential candidate for 2019 – Adamawa government

    Adamawa State government has declared support for the presidential ambition of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar.
    Atiku, the Turakin Adawama, clocks 70 years in two weeks.

    Abba Jimeta, Chief of staff to Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, said this at the flag-off of the construction of Girei-Wuro Bokki road by Governor Muhammad Jibrilla yesterday.

    He said all elected and appointed officials in the state would work for Atiku as soon as he declares his intention to contest.

    “The entire Adamawa state government is firmly behind […]

  • Adamawa acquires 12 mining licenses, signs $5bn exploration pact with Swiss firm

    Adamawa acquires 12 mining licenses, signs $5bn exploration pact with Swiss firm

    According to reports, the Adamawa Mining Company Limited says it has acquired 12 licenses for solid minerals explorations in the state.

    Shanti Shashi, the state Commissioner of Solid Minerals Resources, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Tuesday.

    Ms. Shashi said the state government had also signed a $5 billion agreement with a Swiss company, BTP Swiss Sovereign Asset, for the exploration of solid minerals in the state.

    He said the agreement was signed in June […]

  • Hunters kill 7 Boko Haram members in Adamawa

    Hunters kill 7 Boko Haram members in Adamawa

    Seven Boko Haram terrorists have been reportedly killed by hunters drafted for the fight against insurgency at Ghantsa area of Makwan Village in Madagali local Government area of Adamawa state.

    Eyewitnesses from the affected area revealed that the attack started by 12 pm on Saturday by the members of the Boko Haram gang who were burning houses and shooting sporadically at Makwan village a few kilometres to Gulak town of Madagali LGA.

    The eyewitness said while they were busy with their operations, […]

  • Adamawa CJ pardons 85, grants bail to 33 inmates

    Adamawa CJ pardons 85, grants bail to 33 inmates

    Adamawa Chief Judge, Justice Ishaya Banu, on Thursday, released 85 awaiting trial inmates in Jimeta Prison in Yola.

    Banu, who released the suspects during a jail delivery at the prison, also granted conditional bail to 33 others.

    The chief judge said that the measure was part of efforts to decongest prisons across the state, adding that the open sitting would continue in Jada and Numan prisons on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    He lauded the Jimeta prison authorities for the support and cooperation and tasked […]

  • Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Adamawa Health Workers Lament Non-payment Of 2 Years’ Salaries

    Health workers in Adamawa State numbering over 800 have called on Governor Muhamadu Jibrila Bindow  to pay their two years salaries since 2014 when they are recruited into the state civil service.

    The workers made the plea through their spokesman , Mallam Ibrahim Auwal, yesterday in Yola. He  said they had complained to Ministry of Health and a committee was set up but up till now there was nothing forth-coming.

    The spokesman lamented that  about 836 of them were screened by a […]

  • Governor Okorocha offers scholarship to 200 IDPs, vulnerable students in Adamawa

    Governor Okorocha offers scholarship to 200 IDPs, vulnerable students in Adamawa

    Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has offered scholarship to 200 Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and other vulnerable students in Adamawa State.

    Okorocha had built Rochas Foundation Academy in Yola, Adamawa State capital, through his foundation early this year with the aimed to provide education to IDPs, other vulnerable and children of the less-privileged in the state especially those devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency.

    The governor in his widow’s mind had promised during the laying of the Academy foundation in Yola, […]

  • New Adamawa CP vows to disarm herdsmen

    New Adamawa CP vows to disarm herdsmen

    According to reports, the new Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Mr. Musa Kimo, has read the riot acts to criminal elements, especially violent herdsmen in the state, promising to disarm them.

    While speaking with journalists in Yola, the state capital on Thursday, Kimo assured the residents of the state of the command’s readiness to crack down on criminal elements in the state.

    According to him, his posting to the Adamawa State command was solely to ensure that the ultimate vision of […]

  • Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Adamawa court remands former Governor James Ngilari in EFCC custody

    Former Governor of Adamawa State, James Ngilari, has been charged and remanded in custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

    The detention was ordered on Tuesday in a ruling by Justice Nathan Musa at a High Court in Yola, the state’s capital in northeast Nigeria.

    The EFCC had charged Mr Ngilari for violation of procurement laws in the award of contract of 167 million Naira to one El-Yadi Motors Limited for supply of 25 units of operational vehicles (Toyota Corolla).

    The […]

  • NAF recover missing rifles, arrest six suspects in Adamawa

    NAF recover missing rifles, arrest six suspects in Adamawa

    Air Commodore Haruna Umar, the Commander, 37 Base Services Group of the Nigerian Air Force in Yola, on Thursday said an ex-service man in military uniform has been arrested in possession of two missing rifles belonging to the air force.

    Umar, who presented the suspect, Dubi Elisha, along with five other accomplices in Yola, said the six were arrested by a joint patrol of air force and personnel of the Department of State Services.

    Umar said: “One Dubi Elisha, a business man […]

  • CBN declines support for 100,000 farmers in Adamawa – Governor Bindow

    CBN declines support for 100,000 farmers in Adamawa – Governor Bindow

    Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa on Thursday said the Central Bank of Nigeria denied about 100,000 farmers in the state participation in the “Anchor Borrowers Programme’’ because they did not have bank verification numbers.

    Mr. Jibrilla, who disclosed this while launching the distribution of farm inputs to farmers participating in the anchor borrowers’ initiative in Yola, described the development as “disturbing.”

    “I am worried and disturbed by how about 100,000 farmers captured in the national anchor borrowers initiative in the […]