YELLOW FEVER OUTBREAK SPREADS TO 12 LOCAL GOVTS IN BAUCHI WITH MORE CASUALTIES

Few months after the outbreak of yellow fever in two local government areas of Bauchi state which has claimed no fewer than 22 lives, the outbreak has now spread to 12 out of the 20 LGAs in the state with a reported death of one more person. The confirmation of the spread was made by the Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency (BSPHCDA) which declared the death of one person in Ningi local government area. Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Rilwan Muhammed, who gave the…

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YELLOW FEVER RAVAGES BAUCHI, 29 DEAD

Twenty-nine people have died so far in Bauchi state following the outbreak of yellow fever, an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Dr Rilwanu Mohammed, Chairman, Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHDA), gave the death toll on Thursday. “We discovered 224 suspected cases, and 29 were confirmed dead, with 24 in Alkaleri local government, two in Bauchi local government, 1 in Darazo council area and two in Ningi local government,” he said. Mohammed explained that the virus was first detected in Alkaleri council area in September, adding…

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TENSION BETWEEN BAUCHI AND GOMBE OVER OIL WELL

Tension Between Bauchi, Gombe Over Oil Wells, Goje Urges President Buhari’s Intervention Gombe- Former Governor of Gombe State and a serving Senator, Mohammad Danjuma Goje has called on President Muhammdu Buhari to quickly intervene and douse the lingering tension between Gombe and Bauchi States over the ownership of some oil wells recently discovered in the two States. There was wide jubilation in the two States and the North in general over the discovery of oil in some border communities in the two Northeastern states of the federation. Senator Goje made…

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BAUCHI GOVT UNEARTHS 41,000 GHOST WORKERS

Sen. Bala Mohammed, Executive Governor of Bauchi state By Omeiza Ajayi Bauchi state Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed has revealed that despite non-recruitment into the state civil service during the four-year tenure of his predecessor, Abubakar Mohammed, over 41, 000 ghost workers have now been uncovered in the state’s payroll. This was as the governor declared that the state was not broke but has the resources to meet its obligations to workers and still carry out other essential services. “It is not true that Bauchi is broke, it is not true…

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YELLOW FEVER DEATH TOLL IN BAUCHI RISES TO 22

The recent outbreak of yellow fever in Bauchi State has killed 22 persons so far. The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency yesterday confirmed six new deaths after the 17 previous recorded. The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Rilwan Muhammed, said that no fewer than 143 suspected cases of the disease were recorded out of which 24 cases were confirmed and 22 dead. Muhammed said 10 out of the 22 victims were rangers working with the Yankari Games Reserve, adding that all the cases were from Alkaleri Local…

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SORROW, TEARS, MOURNING AS 38 DIE IN BAUCHI BOAT MISHAP

Thirty eight persons have died in a boat mishap in Kirfi local government of Bauchi state.   President Muhammadu Buhari who has been briefed about the accident has sent condolences to families of the 38 victims.of a He described the incident “as a devastating tragedy not only for families of victims, but also for the country.’’ “I am profoundly touched by the death of these fellow Nigerians who had no idea they were embarking on their last journey. “As the families of the unfortunate victims mourn, I extend my sympathies…

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HEAVY SECURITY AS BAUCHI GUBER ELECTION TRIBUNAL DELIVERS JUDGEMENT TODAY

  Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Heavy security has been put in place within and around the Bauchi State High Court premises, venue of the State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which will deliver judgment in the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress against the declaration of Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Senator Bala Mohammed as the winner of the election in the state. The PUNCH observed that heavily armed security personnel comprising Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Services and other plaincloth security personnel barricaded the ever-busy Ahmadu Bello Way and…

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HOW BAUCHI EX-GOVERNOR SOLD 7 EXOTIC CARS TO HIMSELF, AIDES STOLE 30

The former minister of transport and immediate past governor of Bauchi State, Mallam Isa Yuguda. Yuguda, Abubakar indicted as govt invites EFCC, ICPC to probe N321b allocations The 21-man panel of inquiry set up by Bauchi State Governor Bala Muhammed to investigate the two previous administrations of former governors Isa Yuguda and Mohammad Abubakar has indicted the former governors for “gross mismanagement and fraud.” The committee disclosed this at a media briefing after its three-month findings, alleging that Abubakar sold seven exotic vehicles to himself, while his aides carted away…

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TENSION GRIPS BAUCHI AS ELECTION TRIBUNAL SETS OCTOBER 7 FOR JUDGMENT

  Palpable tension and anxiety has now gripped residents of Bauchi State particularly politicians in the camps of ruling PDP and the opposition APC, as the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Monday, October 7, 2019, as the day for the final ruling in the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the declaration of Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir as the winner of the gubernatorial election in the state by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Bauchi State chapter of the APC had filed the petition seeking nullification of…

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CHOLERA CLAIMS OVER100 LIVES IN BAUCHI SAYS NGO

  It has been revealed that not fewer than 100 people have died due to persistent Cholera outbreak in Bauchi state between 2014 and 2019 a development in Bauchi based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) ‘ Society for Water and Sanitation‘ (NEWSAN) has decried advocating for urgent need to curb the prevalence. The revelation was made by a member of the NGO, Sukumun Ezekiel who was a facilitator at a one-day sensitization workshop on Cholera outbreak organized by NEWSAN with support from WaterAid Nigeria for community leaders drawn from different wards in the…

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