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Buhari approves NYSC camps, 4 stadia for quarantine as COVID-19 cases rise to 81

The National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has yesterday disclosed that 16 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 81, from 65 earlier Friday morning.

EDITORIAL

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.

Gombi residents pour encomiums on EU, UNICEF for rejuvenating healthcare delivery

An outpour of encomiums and positive approbation has trailed the intervention of the European Union (EU) and UNICEF in Gombi Local Government as both healthcare workers and patients said such intervention provided the plank upon which provision of quality healthcare for the teeming populace rests.

You create poverty by denying Nigerians good education – Atiku accuses FG

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has accused the federal government of making Nigeria the poverty capital of the world by its failure to educate its citizens.

Features & Interviews

Just In: My son tests positive for coronavirus – Atiku Abubakar

As the number of coronavirus confirmed cases soared to 30 yesterday, Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has disclosed that his son has also tested positive to the pandemic virus.

Gombi residents pour encomiums on EU, UNICEF for rejuvenating healthcare delivery

An outpour of encomiums and positive approbation has trailed the intervention of the European Union (EU) and UNICEF in Gombi Local Government as both healthcare workers and patients said such intervention provided the plank upon which provision of quality healthcare for the teeming populace rests.

How Goodluck Jonathan invented killer herdsmen group – Elliot

Comrade Elliot Afiyo is the current President of the Arewa Youth Congress of Nigeria, Chairman, Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF), the Secretary-General, Association of West African Monarchs (AWAM) and a Senior Pastor with The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Adamawa Monarch warns against rise of another ‘Boko Haram’ in Yola

The District Head of Jimeta, Alhaji Inuwa Baba Paris, has expressed concern over the heinous activities of a dreaded group of miscreants (Yan Shilla) in Yola, the Adamawa State capital

“Stand down” only affects poly staff employed after Oct. 2018 – Adamawa govt clarifies

Only workers employed after October 2018 will be affected by the "stand-down" policy in Adamawa State Polytechnic, the state government has disclosed.

Adamawa Poly, Govt officials keep ‘sealed lips’ over massive sack of staff

Adamawa State polytechnic authorities as well as government officials have maintained sealed lips over the recent sack of academic and non-academic staff of the institution by the Fintiri led administration of the state.

Opinion

Ardo carpets Fintiri for suspending minimum wage payment

Reactions have trailed the decision of Adamawa State government to suspend payment of consequential adjustment for the new national minimum wage.

Lamido Barkindo, the blessed one

Today, the decade-long reign of Lamido Muhammadu Barkindo has witnessed progress, peace and unity. His style, personality, education, Islamic orientation, exposure, connections, industry and acumen brought a fresh re-awakening in palace affairs and emirate administration.

Declare 5-year emergency on education in N/east, ASUU urges FG

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Yola branch has called on the Federal government of Nigeria (FGN) to as a matter of urgency declare a state of emergency on education in the Northeast in order to revive the sector's lost glory in the region.

Tribute to a great man, Abba Dahiru Zumo (Baba VT)

Baba VT was a man who gave his whole life to service of others. He touched thousands of lives. We were so blessed with his presence for so many years.

Agriculture

Anchor Borrowers: Farmers urge FG to investigate NIRSAL

A coalition of farmers under the auspices of All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has urged the Federal Government to investigate the activities of the Nigerian Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL).

Adamawa

APC Chairman resigns in Adamawa

The Ganye Local Government Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibril Ali Gangjari has resigned.

Former Adamawa commissioner, Ahmed Sajo loses father

The immediate past commissioner of information and strategy in Adamawa State, Malam Ahmed Sajo has lost his father to the cold hands of death.

COVID-19: Stop misleading faithfuls, Adamawa Muslim Council warn clerics

The Adamawa Muslim Council has warned some Islamic clerics in the state to stop misleading people over the COVID–19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Adamawa NUJ suspends activities

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Adamawa State Council has suspended its major activities to prevent its members from contracting coronavirus disease currently sweeping across the globe.

Coronavirus: We didn’t impose curfew, Adamawa govt tells residents

The Adamawa state government has refuted the rumours that it has imposed curfew to combat spread of coronavirus in the state.

Fintiri constitutes technical committee to verify LG pensioners in Adamawa

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has approved the setting up of a Technical Committee for verification of Local Government Pensioners in Adamawa State.

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Sports

English Premier League, suspended until April 4 over coronavirus

All English Premier League (EPL) matches have been suspended till April 4, to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Adamawa United vs Warri Wolves abandoned as fans attack officials

The Match Day 23 fixture between Adamawa United Football Club of Yola and Warri Wolves in the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) was abandoned on Sunday.

Just In: Nigeria’s Adesanya beats Romero, defends UFC middleweight title

Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya successfully fended off Yoel Romero’s bid for his middleweight title with a unanimous-decision win in the main event of UFC 248 from Las Vegas in the early hours of today.

NPFL: I play like Ibrahimovic, score like Haland – Emeka Chinonso

Nigeria’s striker, Emeka Chinonso has revealed that his pattern of play is similar to the way Swedish superstar, Zlatan Ibrahimovic plays while he scores like Norwegian and Dortmund sensation, Erling Braut Håland.

Just In: Tyson Fury makes history, beats undefeated wilder in round 7

Gypsy King has proven his mettle and set an audacious record by beating former undefeated heavy weight champion, Deontay Wilder in their clash a while ago.

Fury accepts offer to fight Joshua ahead of Wilder rematch

Tyson Fury has accepted Anthony Joshua’s offer to help him prepare for his rematch with Deontay Wilder insisting he would “love” to have his domestic rival in camp.

Lifestyle

Like men, women should be allowed to marry two husbands – Susan Peters

Multiple award screen diva, and Nollywood sensation, Susan Peters, has called on Nigerians to allow women to marry to husbands as is the case with men.

EXTRA: EFCC celebrates man who sells sachet water in corporate dress

Nigeria's foremost anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has on Monday celebrated a young man, Michael Iloduba who sells sachet water in corporate dress.

Father attempts to kill daughter for vowing to go back to hubby after divorce

An angry father simply called Malam Ada of Cigari village in Fufuore Local Government of Adamawa State has attempted to kill his biological daughter for mending fences with her husband after divorce.

WORLD

German Minister of Finance commits suicide over coronavirus

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday.
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National

I’ll be back at my desk very soon, Abba Kyari assures Nigerians

The Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari who was diagnosed with the dreaded coronavirus disease about 6 days ago has today assured Nigerians that he will be back at his duty post very soon.

Open letter to El-Rufai: You’re either reckless or not telling us the truth

Mr Steven Kefas, a resident of Kaduna had in an open letter accused the state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of being reckless for not isolating himself having suspected that he has the coronavirus.

FULL SPEECH: Buhari addresses Nigeria over COVID-19

2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.

[VIDEO] Abuja Pastor arrested for flouting gatherings ban

COVID-19 restriction: FCTA Enforcement team arrests self-styled General Overseer of Jesus Reign Family church located at Apo, Pastor U U Uden for violating ban on gathering at places on worship.

Politics

APC Chairman resigns in Adamawa

The Ganye Local Government Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibril Ali Gangjari has resigned.

Ezekwesili lashes at Buhari, says Sanwo-Olu proves better leader

Former minister of aviation, Oby Ezekwesili has commended Governor Jide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos for his efforts since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state.

COVID-19: PDP, carpets Buhari over ban on critical media from covering presidency

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, said the banning of some media houses from covering activities in the Presidential Villa was unjustified.

Ardo carpets Fintiri for suspending minimum wage payment

Reactions have trailed the decision of Adamawa State government to suspend payment of consequential adjustment for the new national minimum wage.

Education

COVID-19: IBDFM suspends inductions, investitures

The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management (IBDFM) Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the institute's programmes.

ASUU embarks on indefinite strike, says FG using hunger to conquer lecturers

The Academic Staff union of Universities (ASUU) has commenced an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to resolve some of the contentious issues with the union.

Adamawa varsity’s 8-year combined convocation postponed over coronavirus

The management of Adamawa State university Mubi, has announced the postponement of its earlier scheduled 8-year combined convocation over coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: MAUTech management announces one month closure

In deference to the National University Commission (NUC), which directed Nigerian universities to shut down in order to prevent the spread of the dreaded coronavirus pandemic, the management of Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTech) has announced the closure of the institution with effect from Monday March 23, 2020.
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APC Chairman resigns in Adamawa

The Ganye Local Government Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibril Ali Gangjari has resigned.

Former Adamawa commissioner, Ahmed Sajo loses father

The immediate past commissioner of information and strategy in Adamawa State, Malam Ahmed Sajo has lost his father to the cold hands of death.

COVID-19: Adamawa Assembly suspends sitting till further notice

In a move to strengthen the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adamawa State house of assembly has resolved to shut down the assembly complex till further notice.

I’ll be back at my desk very soon, Abba Kyari assures Nigerians

The Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari who was diagnosed with the dreaded coronavirus disease about 6 days ago has today assured Nigerians that he will be back at his duty post very soon.

Open letter to El-Rufai: You’re either reckless or not telling us the truth

Mr Steven Kefas, a resident of Kaduna had in an open letter accused the state Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai of being reckless for not isolating himself having suspected that he has the coronavirus.

FULL SPEECH: Buhari addresses Nigeria over COVID-19

2. From the first signs that Coronavirus, or COVID-19 was turning into an epidemic and was officially declared a world-wide emergency, the Federal Government started planning preventive, containment and curative measures in the event the disease hits Nigeria.

[VIDEO] Abuja Pastor arrested for flouting gatherings ban

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COVID-19: Invest more in health or risk community transmission, WHO tells Nigeria

With confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria reaching a hundred, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, has warned that the country is at risk of community transmission of the virus except government increases investment in public health interventions.

German Minister of Finance commits suicide over coronavirus

Thomas Schaefer, the finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, has committed suicide apparently after becoming “deeply worried” over how to cope with the economic fallout from the coronavirus, state premier Volker Bouffier said Sunday.

COVID-19: Stop misleading faithfuls, Adamawa Muslim Council warn clerics

The Adamawa Muslim Council has warned some Islamic clerics in the state to stop misleading people over the COVID–19 pandemic.

Just In: Buhari to address nation over COVID-19 today

President Muhammadu Buhari will address Nigerians by 7:00pm today, Sunday.

COVID-19: Lalong warns Sheikh Jingir for flouting crowd ban order

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has warned the leader of Jamma’atu Izalatil Bid’a Waikamatis Sunnah, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir not to flout crowd ban order by the state government aimed at containing the spread of coronavirus pandemic again.

No tests centers in N/East, N/West, S/East despite rapid spread of COVID-19

As at yesterday (Saturday), findings revealed that there were still no facilities to conduct test for the COVID-19 in the entire South-East, North-West and the North-East geo-political regions.

COVID-19: Relax VAT, provide palliatives to Nigerians; Tinubu tells FG

The national leader of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Bola Tinubu has counselled the federal government to as a matter of expediency relax VAT and provide palliatives for Nigerians to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic currently ravaging the country.

Lalong not under self-isolation – Plateau SSG

Secretary to Plateau State Government, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu, has yesterday, debunked insinuations that Governor Simon Bako Lalong was under self- isolation noting that the insinuation was far from the realities on ground.

Just In: UCH CMD tests positive for coronavirus

The Chief Medical Director, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Prof Jesse A Otegbayo, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Immigration boss, Babandede tests positive for coronavirus

The Comptroller-General (CG) of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammed Babandede, has tested positive for coronavirus.

Queen Elizabeth tests positive for coronavirus

The British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth has tested positive for coronavirus, the Royal Palace confirmed on Saturday evening.

COVID-19: Oyedepo under fire for demanding online payment of tithes

Bishop Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide (Winners' Chapel) has come under heavy public screed for demanding payment of tithes online instead of assisting Nigerians in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Curfew: Two clerics arrested in Kaduna for conducting Juma’at Prayers

Kaduna State government has arrested two clerics for conducting Friday congregational prayers in two communities of Kaduna North local government area, in violation of the curfew imposed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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APC Chairman resigns in Adamawa

The Ganye Local Government Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State, Alhaji Jibril Ali Gangjari has resigned.

Former Adamawa commissioner, Ahmed Sajo loses father

The immediate past commissioner of information and strategy in Adamawa State, Malam Ahmed Sajo has lost his father to the cold hands of death.

COVID-19: Adamawa Assembly suspends sitting till further notice

In a move to strengthen the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Adamawa State house of assembly has resolved to shut down the assembly complex till further notice.

I’ll be back at my desk very soon, Abba Kyari assures Nigerians

The Chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari who was diagnosed with the dreaded coronavirus disease about 6 days ago has today assured Nigerians that he will be back at his duty post very soon.