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30 journalists killed every year around the globe – CPJ

No fewer than 30 journalists lose their lives around the globe yearly in the course of discharging their duties, data by the committee for...

N770m judgement: You’re not fair to us, sacked batch D1 teachers tell Adamawa govt

Fintiri had sacked no fewer than 2,193 batch D1 teachers but 659 out of the number approached the industrial court to demand their 30 months unpaid emoluments.

How leadership ‘Best Governor’ award on Fintiri elicits partisan animosity in Adamawa

The contentious 'Best Governor Award' given to Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State by the leadership newspapers group has opened renewed and partisan acrimony between the pro and anti government forces in the State.

Features & Interviews

Toungo LG Chairman visits Adamawa Poly, offers palliative to 150 students

The executive Chairman of Toungo Local Government, Hon Kefas Calvin has visited both Yola and Numan campuses of Adamawa state Polytechnic (SPY) to give...

Yola residents reject Fintiri’s flyover contracts, say “they are not our needs”

The residents were reacting to the approval of funds by the State Executive Council (SEC) for the construction of two flyovers in the state capital by the Fintiri led administration which will gulp billions of Naira.

Leave Fintiri out; You’re the problem, Adamawa IDPs tell Dep. Gov, Crowther Seth

Displaced persons who staged a peaceful protest against the Adamawa state deputy governor, Crowther Seth, have again mocked him, telling him to face his woes alone.

Searchlight on Adamawa Local Governments

Of particular interest to FOMBINATIMES is the local governments system which is the most closest to the common man.

Adamawa Violence: How councillor was killed in Lunguda/Waja communal clash

The two ethnic nationalities have been embroiled in a protracted dispute involving farmlands spanning decades.

Contest for late Hama Bachama’s successor begins today

The traditional ruler died last Sunday at the age of 66 after spending eight years on the throne.

Opinion

Nuhu Ribadu @ 60: A school and a model

By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz When the quintet of us met early in September to moot the idea of commemorating his 60th birthday there was thick apprehension....

Nuhu Ribadu: An icon at 60

By Muntaka Abdul-Hadi Dabo Monday, 21st November 1960 will forever remain a memorable day for Nigeria and the rest of the world. For it was...

Ex-aide writes Fintiri, says “you’ve derailed”

LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA STATE RT HON AHMADU UMARU FINTIRI. I decided to write this letter to you, not as...

The lingering and disturbing ASUU, FG quagmire

By Mubarak Shuaibu Shelleng ''When two elephants are fighting is the grass that is going to suffer." The perennial industrial disputes between ASUU and FG which...

Agriculture

Adamawa

Fintiri presents N140bn 2021 budget

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has today presented the sum of N140,034,404,440 as the 2021 budget estimates. Presenting the budget before the state...

Former Adamawa speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa felicitates with Ribadu @ 60

Former Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa felicitates with the pioneer chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),...

You’re one of few most respected Nigerians: Sen Abbo pours accolades on Ribadu @ 60

The senator representing Adamawa North senatorial zone, Sen. Ishaku Abbo has poured encomiums on the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

Open Letter: Gov Fintiri replies Mayas, calls him a political jobber and coward

Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described his former aide, Mohammed Mayas as a political jobber and a coward after the ex-aide says...

Nuhu Ribadu: An icon at 60

By Muntaka Abdul-Hadi Dabo Monday, 21st November 1960 will forever remain a memorable day for Nigeria and the rest of the world. For it was...

Ex-aide writes Fintiri, says “you’ve derailed”

LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA STATE RT HON AHMADU UMARU FINTIRI. I decided to write this letter to you, not as...

Sports

Super Eagles dismal outing: We don’t have a coach in Rohr, Laloko says

Former Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Technical Director, Kashimawo Laloko, has said the country’s abysmal performance in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier in...

Galatasaray keen to sign Ahmed Musa

Galatasaray gaffer, Fatih Terim has tasked the club chieftains to accelerate the signing of Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa. Fanatik reported on Wednesday that Galatasaray...

We will scale up our performance in Tuesday’s friendly – Rohr assures Nigerians

Super Eagles manager, Rohr has promised to present a better team than the one that lost to Algeria on Friday when Nigeria takes on...

Entire Super Eagles team to undergo another COVID-19 test

The Nigeria national team will be tested for the coronavirus today for the second time in a week ahead of their international friendly with...

Former Adamawa acting governor, James Barka, moves to PDP

Former acting governor of Adamawa State, Mr. James Barka has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in...

European Golden Shoe: Lazio striker, Immobile beats Messi, Ronaldo

Lazio striker, Ciro Immobile, has won the European Golden Shoe award for this season.

Lifestyle

UAE relaxes Islamic laws on alcohol consumption, fornication

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has relaxed certain Islamic laws criminalising alcohol consumption and fornication. The announcement was made on the state-run WAM news agency...

Fani-Kayode denies moves to marry fifth wife

Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to rumours making the rounds that he’s about to get married for the fifth time to Halima Yusuf. Fani-Kayode said Yusuf...

I’ll pay damages to be removed from ‘Fatal Arrogance’ – Kannywood actor

Kannywood star, Yakubu Mohammed says he is ready to pay damages to have scenes he appeared in deleted from the movie 'Fatal Arrogance'. He told...

WORLD

Nigeria signs MoU to import fuel from Niger Republic

The Nigerian government, through the ministry of petroleum resources, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Niger Republic for petroleum products...

National

Abuja court remands Ndume in prison for failure to produce Maina

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of...

Fintiri presents N140bn 2021 budget

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has today presented the sum of N140,034,404,440 as the 2021 budget estimates. Presenting the budget before the state...

Security operatives wished us luck as we went to pay ransom – Families of ABU 9

The nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, abducted six days ago along the Kaduna-Abuja highway have regained their freedom. According to Daily Trust,...

CCB to prosecute Magu over dormant account, ‘Port Harcourt property’

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will arraign Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before the...

Politics

APC governors’ visit to Jonathan, apology for Buhari’s misrule, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, declared that the visit by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to former...

Open Letter: Gov Fintiri replies Mayas, calls him a political jobber and coward

Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described his former aide, Mohammed Mayas as a political jobber and a coward after the ex-aide says...

Ardo moves to topple Adamawa PDP leadership as court fixes hearing 26 Nov

A federal high court Yola presided by justice Abdulazeez Anka has fixed 26 November, 2020 for mention in a suit filed by a former...

Gov Umahi finally confirms dumping PDP for APC over injustice

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has finally confirmed his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). There have...

Education

After 8-months strike, FG capitulates, exempts ASUU from IPPIS

After a long standing face-off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which culminated into one of the longest strikes by Nigerian universities,...

Adamawa assembly to investigate delisting of courses at state poly

The Adamawa State house of assembly has commenced investigation to ascertain why some courses in the college of administration and business studies (CABS), Numan...

Toungo LG Chairman visits Adamawa Poly, offers palliative to 150 students

The executive Chairman of Toungo Local Government, Hon Kefas Calvin has visited both Yola and Numan campuses of Adamawa state Polytechnic (SPY) to give...

The lingering and disturbing ASUU, FG quagmire

By Mubarak Shuaibu Shelleng ''When two elephants are fighting is the grass that is going to suffer." The perennial industrial disputes between ASUU and FG which...

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Abuja court remands Ndume in prison for failure to produce Maina

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of...

Fintiri presents N140bn 2021 budget

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has today presented the sum of N140,034,404,440 as the 2021 budget estimates. Presenting the budget before the state...

Security operatives wished us luck as we went to pay ransom – Families of ABU 9

The nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, abducted six days ago along the Kaduna-Abuja highway have regained their freedom. According to Daily Trust,...

CCB to prosecute Magu over dormant account, ‘Port Harcourt property’

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will arraign Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before the...

Grief stricken gov of Nasarawa vows to hunt killers of APC chairman

Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, says killers of Philip Shekwo, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, will be hunted. Armed men...

Fuel Price Hike: Labour leaders walk out of meeting during talks with FG delegation

Leaders of the organised labour walked out on the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige and other Federal Government’s representatives during a meeting...

APC governors’ visit to Jonathan, apology for Buhari’s misrule, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, declared that the visit by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to former...

Infertility set to rise after COVID-19

Experts have predicted that psychological fallout of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) could cause birth rates to drop, people to stay single for longer and...

Former Adamawa speaker, Kabiru Mijinyawa felicitates with Ribadu @ 60

Former Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa felicitates with the pioneer chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC),...

Soldiers carry blank, live ammunition to Lekki – Brigadier-General Taiwo

Brigadier-General Ahmed Taiwo, commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, told the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the Lekki Tollgate...

You’re one of few most respected Nigerians: Sen Abbo pours accolades on Ribadu @ 60

The senator representing Adamawa North senatorial zone, Sen. Ishaku Abbo has poured encomiums on the pioneer chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission...

How we rescue abducted officers – Police

The Nigeria Police high command has said that its covert operation to locate and rescue its nine officers that were abducted by bandits in...

Gunmen abduct Nasarawa APC chairman

The chairman of Nasarawa State Chapter of the All progressive Congress (APC), Phillip Tetari Shekwo has been kidnapped. The State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe,...

Just In: Nigeria in another recession as economy faces worst decline in four decades

The Nigerian economy has slipped into its second recession in five years after the gross domestic product contracted the second consecutive quarter. The National Bureau...

Open Letter: Gov Fintiri replies Mayas, calls him a political jobber and coward

Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has described his former aide, Mohammed Mayas as a political jobber and a coward after the ex-aide says...

Nuhu Ribadu @ 60: A school and a model

By Abdulaziz Abdulaziz When the quintet of us met early in September to moot the idea of commemorating his 60th birthday there was thick apprehension....

Nuhu Ribadu: An icon at 60

By Muntaka Abdul-Hadi Dabo Monday, 21st November 1960 will forever remain a memorable day for Nigeria and the rest of the world. For it was...

12 abducted policemen regain freedom

The 12 policemen kidnapped along Kankara – Sheme road in Katsina state about two weeks ago have regained freedom, security sources have revealed. It was...

After 8-months strike, FG capitulates, exempts ASUU from IPPIS

After a long standing face-off with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which culminated into one of the longest strikes by Nigerian universities,...

Ex-aide writes Fintiri, says “you’ve derailed”

LETTER TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF ADAMAWA STATE RT HON AHMADU UMARU FINTIRI. I decided to write this letter to you, not as...

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Abuja court remands Ndume in prison for failure to produce Maina

A Federal High Court has ordered Senator Ali Ndume to be remanded at Kuje Correctional Centre for failing to produce the former Chairman of...

Fintiri presents N140bn 2021 budget

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has today presented the sum of N140,034,404,440 as the 2021 budget estimates. Presenting the budget before the state...

Security operatives wished us luck as we went to pay ransom – Families of ABU 9

The nine students of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, abducted six days ago along the Kaduna-Abuja highway have regained their freedom. According to Daily Trust,...

CCB to prosecute Magu over dormant account, ‘Port Harcourt property’

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) will arraign Ibrahim Magu, the suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), before the...