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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

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.

Titanic war looms as ‘new defections’ open old wounds between Fintiri and Nyako

The PDP, led by governor Fintiri and the African Democratic Party (ADC), led by Abdulaziz Nyako, have enjoyed convivial relationship immediately the Fintiri led administration was birthed in 2019, after it defeated the then ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Opinion

“De-radicalization” of terrorists doesn’t work, by Farooq Kperogi

But it helps, nonetheless, to look at evidence from research - and from the experiential data of societies that attempted to de-radicalize terrorists.

The President’s Service Chiefs

When crossing a stream, use the leader to know its depth –Nigerian proverb

Of Buni’s exceptional approach to APC recovery

The party's National Executive Committee (NEC), was left with the only option of dissolving the National Working Committee (NWC). And so it was, the NWC was dissolved.

Nigeria has nothing to show for N35trn debt acquired in 10 years – NECA

Nigeria has nothing substantial to show for the over N35 trillion accumulated debt by successive governments in the last 10years, President of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Taiwo Adeniyi, has said.

Agriculture

Adamawa

I inherited a comatose system – ADSUBEB chairman, Ateequ cries out

The past government has completely neglected education as it did not show even an iota of interest in the sector," he said.

Your sterling philanthropy indelible; Adamawa Emirate appreciates Abdu Dollar

Your sterling and philanthropic contribution both within the Adamawa Emirate and beyond, remained enviable and indelible until the end of time.

Adamawa HoS urges Christians to shun corrupt acts

Adamawa State head of service, Dr. Edgar Amos has called on Christians to live exemplary lives free of corruption in the interest of peace and development.

Heavy vehicles ban: Adamawa FRSC urges compliance by articulated vehicle users

The order was to ensure the reduction of gridlock and to prevent crashes that may occur while, the flyover project is on going.

How I rejected N50m bribe to release cocaine in Lagos – Adamawa NDLEA boss

If I rejected that, will I now come to Adamawa and be offered money? And even after that there were a lot of other ones that have been coming but that one stand out," Bello said.

Traffic holdup: Adamawa restricts movement of heavy duty trucks, others in Yola

"Trucks, tankers, lorries, luxurious buses will be restricted to plying the Jimeta bypass from PZ roundabout to the Jimeta bridge.

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Sports

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

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

UFC 251: Nigeria’s nightmare Kamaru Usman defeats Jorge Masvidal

Nigerian born pugilist, Kamaru Usman has retained his UFC welterweight championship following a unanimous point decision win over Jorge Masvidal.

Ronaldo’s penalty kicks salvage draw for Juventus against Atalanta

Cristiano Ronaldo converted two penalty kicks, both awarded for handballs, with the second in the last minute on Saturday, as Serie A leaders Juventus twice hit back to draw 2-2 with Atalanta.

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.

Lifestyle

[PROMOTED] Abdu Dollar: Adamawa’s rising Phoenix and philanthropist par excellence

Abdullahi Ahmed who is fondly called Abdu Dollar has carved a niche for himself in the art of philanthropy to the extent that he established a reputation of being a household name in Adamawa state and beyond.

23-yr-old wife in police net for cutting off husband’s penis in Taraba

The sleepy village of Tells in Gassol local government of Taraba State was today engulfed in deep shock as a 32-year-old house wife, Halima Umar cutt-off her husband’s manhood.

FCT minister vows to prosecute Naira Marley, others for violating COVID-19 protocols

Days after it arraigned organizers of a Naira Marley Concert in Abuja before a Mobile Court, the Federal Capital Territory FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has again vowed to prosecute the musician and all those involved in violating the Covid-19 guidelines.

WORLD

National

Boko Haram: Mailafiya apologised profusely in SSS office

The State Security Service (SSS) alerted the nation about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions; take advantage of developments in the country and cause a total breakdown of law and order.

FG pleads with super powers to avail it weapons to fight terrorism

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity.

Boko Haram Governor: ACF advises govt not to side steps Mailafia’s accusation

The former CBN deputy governor, in an interview with a radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM, had said some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving northern governor was a Boko Haram commander.

Execute Lekwot, others to stop Southern Kaduna killings – Shariah council

Since 2015, there have been increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna, despite the claim by the Federal Government that it had deployed troops in the area.

Politics

Thugs attacked my convoy at Oshiomhole’s ward, Gov Obaseki says

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Thursday said his convoy was attacked at ward 10, Apana, Etsako west local government area of the state.

Sowore carpets Buhari over support for Ize-Iyamu despite N700m corruption case

RevolutionNow activist, Omoyele Sowore, slammed the President for endorsing Ize-Iyamu, who is under investigation for alleged corruption.

Edo Assembly saga: You’re behaving like a drunken dictator, Tinubu tells Obaseki

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, of resorting to “strong arm tactics of dictators”.

Forgive me for selling bad product to you in 2016, Oshiomhole begs Edo people

Adams Oshiomhole, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he made a mistake by supporting Godwin Obaseki to become Edo state governor in 2016.

Education

I inherited a comatose system – ADSUBEB chairman, Ateequ cries out

The past government has completely neglected education as it did not show even an iota of interest in the sector," he said.

Maryam Abacha varsity loses pioneer lecturer, Jamilu Sambo at 54

A pioneer lecturer with the Maryam Abacha American University Niger (MAAUN), Malam Jamilu Sambo is dead.

[WAEC TIMETABLE] 2020 WASSCE exams; 17 Aug to 12 Sept

The West African Examination Council (WAEC), has released the final international timetable for the conduct of the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examinations (WASSCE) for school candidates.

104 unity schools to open for exit classes tomorrow

Ahead of August 4th, 2020, Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has announced that all the 104 Unity Colleges are ready to open their gates to exit classes tomorrow.

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Boko Haram: Mailafiya apologised profusely in SSS office

The State Security Service (SSS) alerted the nation about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions; take advantage of developments in the country and cause a total breakdown of law and order.

FG pleads with super powers to avail it weapons to fight terrorism

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity.

Boko Haram Governor: ACF advises govt not to side steps Mailafia’s accusation

The former CBN deputy governor, in an interview with a radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM, had said some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving northern governor was a Boko Haram commander.

Execute Lekwot, others to stop Southern Kaduna killings – Shariah council

Since 2015, there have been increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna, despite the claim by the Federal Government that it had deployed troops in the area.

Another round of recession looms in Nigeria, FG warns

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, said yesterday that unless Nigeria achieves a very strong third quarter 2020 economic performance, the country may slide into recession.

N5m fine: Atiku accuses Buhari of using NBC code to gag media

In a statement on Thursday, Atiku said the NBC is using its newly launched code to gag the media.

Thugs attacked my convoy at Oshiomhole’s ward, Gov Obaseki says

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Thursday said his convoy was attacked at ward 10, Apana, Etsako west local government area of the state.

Gunmen kill Bauchi Assembly member, abduct son two wives

A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly representing Baraza Dass constituency, Honouroble Musa Mante was killed by suspected gunmen on Thursday night at his residence in Dass.

NBC fines radio station N5m over Mailafia’s ‘hate speech’

A former presidential aspirant, Obadiah Mailafia, had while speaking on the station alleged that a northern state governor is a commander of the terror group, Boko Haram.

Buhari has irredeemably failed Nigeria – Balarabe Musa

Second republic Governor of old Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, says President Muhammadu Buhari has woefully failed the nation.

Army to probe soldiers’ alleged involvement in Illegal fishing, farming

The allegations surfaced after the recent attack on the convoy of the Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum in Baga, over a week ago.

Boko Haram Sponsor: Northern govs urge probe of Mailafia’s allegations

Their position is contained in a statement issued in Jos by chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) and governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong.

Kano Sharia court sentences rapist to death by stoning

An Upper Sharia Court of Kano state sitting at Kofar Kudu in the ancient city of Kano has sentenced a man convicted of raping a minor to death by stoning.

Nigerian leaders including myself have failed youth – Ortom

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says Nigerian leaders, including him, have failed the youth.

I’m ready to die for Nigeria, Mailafia says after release from SSS custody

Obadiah Mailafia, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says he is ready to lay down his life for his country like Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa.

I inherited a comatose system – ADSUBEB chairman, Ateequ cries out

The past government has completely neglected education as it did not show even an iota of interest in the sector," he said.

Borno: Gov Zulum appoints professor as Chief of Staff

The Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Zulum has approved the appointment of Isa Marte, a professor, as his new Chief of Staff.

Your sterling philanthropy indelible; Adamawa Emirate appreciates Abdu Dollar

Your sterling and philanthropic contribution both within the Adamawa Emirate and beyond, remained enviable and indelible until the end of time.

Army Lance Corporal sentenced to 55 years imprisonment for killing WHO staff

The Court Martial, which sat at the Command Officers Mess 1, Asokoro, Abuja, found Lance Corporal Ibrahim guilty on all four counts.

COVID-19: UK enters recession as GDP plunged by record 20.4% in 2nd quarter

GDP (gross domestic product) expanded by 8.7% in June as government lockdown measures eased, having shown a meek 1.8% recovery in May following April's 20.4% contraction.

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Boko Haram: Mailafiya apologised profusely in SSS office

The State Security Service (SSS) alerted the nation about desperate efforts by some notable personalities to use their exalted positions; take advantage of developments in the country and cause a total breakdown of law and order.

FG pleads with super powers to avail it weapons to fight terrorism

The Federal Government has appealed to the world powers not to be weighed by unsubstantiated arguments to deny the country vital platforms and weapons to fight insecurity.

Boko Haram Governor: ACF advises govt not to side steps Mailafia’s accusation

The former CBN deputy governor, in an interview with a radio station, Nigeria Info 99.3 FM, had said some repentant terrorists revealed to him that a serving northern governor was a Boko Haram commander.

Execute Lekwot, others to stop Southern Kaduna killings – Shariah council

Since 2015, there have been increasing attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Southern Kaduna, despite the claim by the Federal Government that it had deployed troops in the area.