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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.

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.

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

Enter Wike – Obaseki’s new godfather, by Fredrick Nwabufo

The Edo governorship election has taken its place in the past of gritty and rousing contests. But the lessons from the election will remain...

I’m no Obasanjo apologist but Nigeria is gravitating towards collapse – Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, playwright and Nobel laureate, says he concurs with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo that Nigeria is drifting towards a failed and divided state. On Friday,...

A look into Nigeria’s comatose educational sector, by Mubarak Shelleng

By Mubarak Shuaybu Shelleng The main cause of this deterioration can be counted as the involvement of politics in the appointment, transfer, promotion and deputation...

Flashback: Obadiah Mailafiya: Hatred, bigotry & intellectual thuggery; by Babayola Toungo

Mr. Obadiah Mailafiya is a person that I previously held in high esteem because of certain objectivity he brought to public discourse. However on reading his “Genocide, Hegemony and Power in Nigeria”, this high esteem I had of him became diminished.

Agriculture

Adamawa

Fuel, electricity tariff hike: Adamawa NLC to join nationwide strike starting from Monday

Chairman of the state chapter of NLC, Emmanuel Fashe who made the disclosure at a press conference in Yola, Friday, said, the labour will go ahead with the planned strike and mass actions despite bottlenecks being created.

A/Court installs Mahmud as substantive district head of Maiha-Jalingo

Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday validated the judgement of a High Court, affirming Yerima Mahmud Abubakar, as the District...

Just In: Adamawa schools to reopen October 12

Schools in Adamawa State will reopen on Monday October 12, 2020, a statement by Humwhasi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said. According...

NCDC to launch aggressive COVID-19 tests in Adamawa

The Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has pledged to launch aggressive testing of  COVID-19 across the 21 local governments of Adamawa state in...

Women can stand as sureties as ACJL comes into full force in Adamawa

Women in Adamawa State can now stand as sureties as the administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) comes into full force in the state. The...

Firm donates 300 medical books to MAUTECH Yola

The chief operating officer of the company, Mr. Sunday Jesmiel, who handed over the books valued at N5 million said the donation was aimed at supporting teaching and research in the field of medicine.

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Sports

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.

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.

Lifestyle

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...

334 Fulani leaders in Adamawa unveil new socio-cultural union to address insecurity, other challenges

Disturbed by decay of values associated with Fulani youths leading to drug abuse, and involvement in violent crimes, the 334 local Fulani leaders also...

[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.

WORLD

National

NUJ directs members to commence nation wide strike Monday

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has directed its members to join the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest...

FG warns civil servants against joining proposed strike by NLC

Head of civil service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan has warned workers under the federal government not to join the planned strike by labour unions across the country, scheduled to begin on Monday.

Process for selection of new Zazzau Emir going smoothly – Kaduna State Govt

Kaduna State government has disclosed that the process for the selection of new emir of Zazzau is ongoing smoothly. A statement by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser...

UK surprised over Nigeria govt’s anger over visa ban on election riggers

... says we determine who gets our visa The United Kingdom has responded to the Nigerian government’s condemnation of its threat to impose a visa...

Politics

Return to APC, Ize-Iyamu begs Obaseki

Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in last Saturday Governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to return...

Edo election: No plans to expel Oshiomhole from APC – Ojezua

The Aslem Ojezua-led faction of the Edo All Progressives Congress, APC, has dispelled rumour that plans are underway to expel Adams Oshiomhole, a former...

PDP lauds Buhari, INEC, over Edo guber election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Security Agencies and requested that subsequent elections be free,...

Fintiri congratulates Obaseki over re-election

Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki on his victory at the just concluded governorship election in the...

Education

Just In: Adamawa schools to reopen October 12

Schools in Adamawa State will reopen on Monday October 12, 2020, a statement by Humwhasi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said. According...

FG gives NUC green light to open universities

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has issued fresh directives to Universities to gear up for safe reopening of universities’ academic activities during the COVID-19...

Firm donates 300 medical books to MAUTECH Yola

The chief operating officer of the company, Mr. Sunday Jesmiel, who handed over the books valued at N5 million said the donation was aimed at supporting teaching and research in the field of medicine.

A look into Nigeria’s comatose educational sector, by Mubarak Shelleng

By Mubarak Shuaybu Shelleng The main cause of this deterioration can be counted as the involvement of politics in the appointment, transfer, promotion and deputation...

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NUJ directs members to commence nation wide strike Monday

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has directed its members to join the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest...

FG warns civil servants against joining proposed strike by NLC

Head of civil service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan has warned workers under the federal government not to join the planned strike by labour unions across the country, scheduled to begin on Monday.

Process for selection of new Zazzau Emir going smoothly – Kaduna State Govt

Kaduna State government has disclosed that the process for the selection of new emir of Zazzau is ongoing smoothly. A statement by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser...

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... says we determine who gets our visa The United Kingdom has responded to the Nigerian government’s condemnation of its threat to impose a visa...

One officer, two soldiers, 21 bandits die in fierce encounter in Katsina

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ISWAP fighters ambush Gov Zulum’s convoy, kill 15 security personnel

Fighters linked to the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), have on Friday killed 15 security personnel in an ambush on the convoy of...

Fuel, electricity tariff hike: Adamawa NLC to join nationwide strike starting from Monday

Chairman of the state chapter of NLC, Emmanuel Fashe who made the disclosure at a press conference in Yola, Friday, said, the labour will go ahead with the planned strike and mass actions despite bottlenecks being created.

A/Court installs Mahmud as substantive district head of Maiha-Jalingo

Court of Appeal sitting in Yola, Adamawa state on Friday validated the judgement of a High Court, affirming Yerima Mahmud Abubakar, as the District...

FG opens bid for $23m presidential jet

The federal government has put one of the jets in the presidential fleet up for sale. The Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC...

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Schools in Adamawa State will reopen on Monday October 12, 2020, a statement by Humwhasi Wonosikou, Press Secretary to governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said. According...

Gunmen kidnap Dangiwa’s sister in Katsina

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Court faults Buhari over appointment of judges

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Buhari to send new Petroleum Bill to National Assembly next week

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Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in last Saturday Governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Ize-Iyamu, has called on Governor Godwin Obaseki to return...

Nigerian doctors among least paid in the world – Investigation

Nigerian doctors are among the least paid worldwide. Doctors in 45 other African countries are better paid than their Nigerian counterparts.

FG approves $1.9bn rail line to Niger Republic

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NCDC to launch aggressive COVID-19 tests in Adamawa

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Women can stand as sureties as ACJL comes into full force in Adamawa

Women in Adamawa State can now stand as sureties as the administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) comes into full force in the state. The...

FG vows to ensure passage of water resources bill

The federal government has insisted there is no going back on the passage of the National Water Resources Bill. The Minister of Information and Culture,...

Edo election: No plans to expel Oshiomhole from APC – Ojezua

The Aslem Ojezua-led faction of the Edo All Progressives Congress, APC, has dispelled rumour that plans are underway to expel Adams Oshiomhole, a former...

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NUJ directs members to commence nation wide strike Monday

The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), has directed its members to join the nationwide strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to protest...

FG warns civil servants against joining proposed strike by NLC

Head of civil service of the federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan has warned workers under the federal government not to join the planned strike by labour unions across the country, scheduled to begin on Monday.

Process for selection of new Zazzau Emir going smoothly – Kaduna State Govt

Kaduna State government has disclosed that the process for the selection of new emir of Zazzau is ongoing smoothly. A statement by Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser...

UK surprised over Nigeria govt’s anger over visa ban on election riggers

... says we determine who gets our visa The United Kingdom has responded to the Nigerian government’s condemnation of its threat to impose a visa...