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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

Police confirm death of suspected Shila boy burnt by mob in Yola

Adamawa State police command has confirmed the death of a suspected Shila gang member who was lynched and set ablaze by angry mob in Jambutu suburb of the state capital.

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.

Opinion

‘The Paradox of Nepotism’ by Comr Kukuya Godwin Kala’a

Discrimination is a terrible fate better imagined than experienced. A sip from the cup of injustice mutilates the heart and eternally colors the lens with which we view the world.

[OPINION] Between SGF And Ministry Of Power

What is the problem of the Secretary to the Federal Government (SGF) with the affairs of the Ministry of Power?

Who should be the new Chief of Staff to the President? – By Ahmad Sajoh

The Death of Mallam Abba Kyari had indeed been a very big blow to His Excellency Mr. President, the Government and indeed the Country at large. He left a very big vacuum which will be very hard to fill.

Hon Laori living up to expectations of his constituents

Kwamoti is a household name and a force to reckon with in Adamawa State and Nigeria given his numerous contributions as a state and national legislator over the years.

Agriculture

Adamawa

Adamawa police nab kidnap kingpin, kill 2 others, recover 15 cows, 171 sheep

Adamawa State police command has disclosed arresting another notorious kidnap ringleader terrorising the people of the state.

Adamawa assembly to ensure Dev Areas get right allocation

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has directed its standing committees on legislative compliance and local affairs to liaise with the state ministry of local government and chieftaincy affairs so as to ensure that, local government councils comply with provision of the laws regarding the percentage meant for development areas.

COVID-19: ICRC donates PPEs to Adamawa hospitals

While at the specialist hospital, Awadalla told the medical director that, ICRC has been helping in addressing emergency health challenges in the state.

PDP Job: Tension in Modi’s camp as Adamawa APC moves to expel members

The government extended the appointments to the opposition parties in what it said was a move to ensure an all inclusive government.

N17bn loan: Ardo, others pen open letter, to sue Adamawa assembly over breach of law

The trio of Dr. Umar Ardo, Alhaji Jauro Girei and Mr. Hagel Gonna singed the letter on behalf of Adamawa south, Adamawa central and Adamawa north senatorial districts respectively.

Tingno Crisis: Adamawa Muslims express displeasure over skewed arrests

Muslims in Adamawa State have expressed serious reservations over skewed arrest of suspected culprits behind the recent ethnic skirmishes in Tingno, a rice producing community in Lamurde local government area of 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

Nigeria’s popular cross-dresser, Bobrisky arrested over alleged N30m fraud

Police detectives from Abuja, on Thursday, arrested cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, over an alleged N30m fraud.

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.

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National

Police arrest Anambra billionaire over illegal possession of pistol

Anambra billionaire and Chief Executive Officer of Best Aluminium Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the police.

Five die in renewed communal clash in Taraba

Confirming the attack launched by militiamen, the spokesman of the police, DSP David Misal said the police is on the trail of the suspected assailants.

Chief of Air Staff directs troops to wipe out all bandits in Katsina

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar on Thursday in Katsina directed his officers and men on ground to locate and neutralise all suspected bandits and to submit weekly reports on their operations.

25-yr-old man nabbed for raping 85-yr-old grand mother in Niger

Police operatives in Niger State have arrested a 25-year-old man who raped an 85-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man who’d been raping two of his biological daughters for six years.

Politics

PDP Job: Tension in Modi’s camp as Adamawa APC moves to expel members

The government extended the appointments to the opposition parties in what it said was a move to ensure an all inclusive government.

APC primaries: Obaseki wants Buhari’s intervention over rift with Oshiomhole

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State yesterday visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to formally inform him of his intention to seek re-election for a second term of office.

Adamawa APC stalwart declines Fintiri’s appointment as Special Adviser

The APC stalwart Mrs Anna Sini who hails from the governor's Local Government; Madagali had in 2018 vied for the party's senatorial ticket to represent Adamawa north at the senate.

Fintiri to APC: I will defeat you again in 2023

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state weekend told his political opponents and aspirants in opposition political parties that he would humiliate them again at the polls come 2013.

Education

Police begins online sales of application forms into Police Academy Wudil

The Nigeria Police Force has commenced online sales of application forms for admission into 8th Regular Degree courses in Police Academy Wudil, Kano State.

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.
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Police arrest Anambra billionaire over illegal possession of pistol

Anambra billionaire and Chief Executive Officer of Best Aluminium Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the police.

Five die in renewed communal clash in Taraba

Confirming the attack launched by militiamen, the spokesman of the police, DSP David Misal said the police is on the trail of the suspected assailants.

Adamawa police nab kidnap kingpin, kill 2 others, recover 15 cows, 171 sheep

Adamawa State police command has disclosed arresting another notorious kidnap ringleader terrorising the people of the state.

Chief of Air Staff directs troops to wipe out all bandits in Katsina

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar on Thursday in Katsina directed his officers and men on ground to locate and neutralise all suspected bandits and to submit weekly reports on their operations.

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Adamawa assembly to ensure Dev Areas get right allocation

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George Floyd had COVID-19 before his death in police custody, autopsy reveals

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We sold 3 cars to pay ransom, Nasarawa CAN chairman’s son discloses

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COVID-19: ICRC donates PPEs to Adamawa hospitals

While at the specialist hospital, Awadalla told the medical director that, ICRC has been helping in addressing emergency health challenges in the state.

Insecurity: Adamawa lawmaker donates Hilux van to Michika police division

In a statement, image maker of the state police command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje said the gesture will prod the police to do more in securing lives and properties of the constituents.

PDP Job: Tension in Modi’s camp as Adamawa APC moves to expel members

The government extended the appointments to the opposition parties in what it said was a move to ensure an all inclusive government.

Oil prices fall on doubts over output cuts

Oil prices dropped on Thursday, reversing gains in the previous session, on concern over whether major crude producers will be able to agree to extend record output cuts, heightened by worries over a huge build in U.S. distillate inventories.

Armed men struck Kaduna community, kill nine in Kajuru

The wielding matchets and other dangerous weapons reportedly stormed the village, around 5:30 am when majority of the villagers were still asleep.

Court reinstates five suspended Kano lawmakers

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano Wednesday reinstated the five lawmakers suspended from the state House of Assembly.

Interpol grants EFCC access to intelligence database

The International Police (Interpol) on Wednesday granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) access to its global intelligence database.

BUA renews pledge to deliver best-in-class terminal at Rivers Ports

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AfDB Probe: Nigeria will stand by you; Buhari tells Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari, has disclosed that Nigeria will stand solidly behind Dr Akinwumi Adesina in his re-election bid as President of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

‘The Paradox of Nepotism’ by Comr Kukuya Godwin Kala’a

Discrimination is a terrible fate better imagined than experienced. A sip from the cup of injustice mutilates the heart and eternally colors the lens with which we view the world.

N17bn loan: Ardo, others pen open letter, to sue Adamawa assembly over breach of law

The trio of Dr. Umar Ardo, Alhaji Jauro Girei and Mr. Hagel Gonna singed the letter on behalf of Adamawa south, Adamawa central and Adamawa north senatorial districts respectively.

Troops kill scores of Boko Haram commanders in Banki

The Nigerian Military says its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed some high ranking commanders of Abubakar Shekau’s faction of the Boko Haram terrorists group.

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Police arrest Anambra billionaire over illegal possession of pistol

Anambra billionaire and Chief Executive Officer of Best Aluminium Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the police.

Five die in renewed communal clash in Taraba

Confirming the attack launched by militiamen, the spokesman of the police, DSP David Misal said the police is on the trail of the suspected assailants.

Adamawa police nab kidnap kingpin, kill 2 others, recover 15 cows, 171 sheep

Adamawa State police command has disclosed arresting another notorious kidnap ringleader terrorising the people of the state.

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar on Thursday in Katsina directed his officers and men on ground to locate and neutralise all suspected bandits and to submit weekly reports on their operations.