GUNMEN KILL ONE, KIDNAP BANK MANAGER IN ADAMAWA

Daji Sani in Yola Gunmen Thursday killed an unknown tricycle operator who raised the alarm while they (gunmen) were trying to kidnap a bank manager in Yola, the Adamawa State capital. An eyewitness said the gunmen were on the trail of the bank manager working with Bank of Agriculture, Yola branch, Ahmed Inuwa, who visited his farm along Yola- Bole road in Yola South Local Government Area at about 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday. “When the gunmen struck at the farm, the unknown tricycle operator tried to raise the alarm to…

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FINTIRI INTRODUCES FREE FEEDING IN ADAMAWA BOARDING SCHOOLS

The state Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, spoke about the programme on Monday in Yola while receiving members of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) who were led on a solidarity visit to him by its governorship candidate in the 2019 general election, Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako. Fintiri said the feeding of boarding secondary school students has commenced in nine schools and would be extended to cover all the 52 boarding schools in the state in the near future. Governor Fintiri also announced that all forms of school fees will be abolished from September…

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ADAMAWA ASSEMBLY CONSTITUTE 3 COMMITTEES TO PROBE EX- GOVERNOR BINDOW

Adamawa House of Assembly The Adamawa House of Assembly has constituted three committees to investigate some activities of the immediate past Gov. Muhammadu Bindow administration. The Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Aminu Iya-Abbas, announced the setting up of the committees on Tuesday during plenary. The constitution of the committees followed a motion moved under “Matter of Urgent Public Importance” by Mr Bathiya Wesley (PDP-Hong) and seconded by Alhaji Abdullahi Yapak (APC-Verre) regarding payment of workers’ salaries and employment. Announcing the committee’s membership, Iya-Abbas said the committee to investigate the lingering…

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FORMER EFCC MAN EMERGES ADAMAWA SPEAKER

By Hussaini Hammangabdo, Yola Former staff member of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and member representing Uba/Gaya state constituency, Mr Aminu Iya Abbas (PDP), has emerged new speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly. Abbas emerged unopposed following his nomination by member representing Demsa state constituency, Mrs Kate Raymond Mamuno (PDP), and seconded by Japhet Kefas, member Gombi state constituency at the first plenary of the 7th Assembly, yesterday. Abbas in his acceptance speech, assured that he would be mindful of the legislature and executive as independent  arms…

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BINDOW HAS BATTERED ADAMAWA, LEAVING 115BILLION NAIRA DEBT- FINTIRI

While some are leaving legacies of structures and projects, the story in Adamawa may be different if we follow the lamentation of those who should know Governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State The Adamawa State Governor-elect, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has said the outgoing Governor, Alhaji Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow, didn’t only destroy the foundation built by past leaders, but also raped Adamawa’s treasury.Fintiri, who spoke yesterday in Yola at presentation of the transition committee’s report, said his government would not turn a blind eye, where there were breaches…

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ADAMAWA POLICE ARRESTS VULTURE AND ITS OWNER

The Police in Adamawa state has arrested a vulture and it’s owner. Adamu, Madaki, the Commissioner of Police in the state said the arrest of the vulture and its owner in Maiha was due to numerous complaints received from neighbours of the bird. The complainant reportedly said, “the last time someone brought three vultures into Maiha, the area was, a few days later, invaded by insurgents.” Mr Madaki said since the community seemed to be ‘disturbed’ by the presence of the vulture, he advised the man to lodge a complaint…

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SHUWA COMMUNITY IN ADAMAWA UNDER BOKO HARAM SIEGE

The Shuwa village which is seven kilometers away from Michika both in the northern senatorial district in Adamawa is under a serious bombardment by Boko Haram insurgents. According to an account of an eye witness, the attack has placed the people of Michika and environs under great tension, as many are seen to be running for dear lives. While the people of Duhu and Gulak community have deserted area for fear of imminent attack, houses, shops are seen to be razed down by the heinous activities of the Boko Haram…

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COURT ADJOURNS FINTIRI’S 1.9BIL FRAUD TRIAL TO JULY 8

Court Adjourns Ex-Adamawa Gov, Fintiri’s N1.9bn Fraud Trial to July 8 For Fintiri, the incoming Governor of Adamawa State, there seems to be no hiding place. Justice A.R. Mohammed of a Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of a former Adamawa State governor, Ahmadu Fintiri to July 8, 2019. Fintiri, a former lawmaker, who was recently elected as governor of the state, is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a five-count charge bordering on bribery and money laundering alongside Mayim Construction and Properties…

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FATAL ADAMAWA ACCIDENT: FAMILY OF 7 DIES, 19 OTHERS INJURED

Accident scene FILE PHOTO Seven people have died and over nineteen were hospitalised as a result of a ghastly motor accident which occurred in Mayo Belwa Local Government area of Adamawa on Tuesday morning. The accident involved a hummer bus And a Toyota starlet along Mayo Belwa Jalingo road. Tribune Online confirmed that among the victims were father, wife and his four children who were on their way from Jalingo to Zamfara. The remains of the dead  were deposited to Mayo Belwa General Hospital while the injured were taken to the…

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ADAMAWA ELECTIONS TRIBUNAL GIVES TIMELINE TO GIVE JUDGEMENT IN GUBER CASES

Wale Odunsi  The Governorship Election Tribunal in Adamawa has assured petitioners of fairness and speedy dispensation of Justice Speaking at the tribunal inaugural sitting on Friday in Yola, the chairman of the three-member tribunal, Justice A.A Adebara, said only three petitions regarding the governorship election won by Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri of the PDP were before the tribunal. NAN quoted Adebara as saying that the tribunal had only 180 days to determine the petitions from date of filling, hence the need for all involved to be fully committed. “It is therefore…

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