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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 23

Group calls for unbundling of humanitarian affairs ministry

A non-governmental group, Forum for Good Governance (FGG), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set in motion the process of unbundling the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate President celebrates Nigerian journalists on World Press Freedom Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated Nigerian journalists and all the stakeholders in the profession as they join their colleagues all over the globe to mark this year's World Press Freedom Day.

Bauchi community tackles construction company over pollution

Residents of Birshin Fulani village in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State have accused a construction company, Triacta Nigeria Limited of polluting their environment while blasting a rock located in the area for gravels and cracking their buildings.
Acting Governor Baba Tella made the observation at the weekend while updating reporters on efforts by the state to fight COVID-19.

Bauchi to establish coronavirus testing laboratory

Worried by the increasing number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state coupled with the rigours of going to Abuja for testing, Bauchi State Government has declared that it will soon establish its own testing laboratory.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest nine suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping in Yobe

The Police in Yobe State have arrested nine suspected criminals who were involved in armed robbery and kidnapping in various operations conducted in some parts of the state.
The Bauchi state governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed, on Friday, inaugurated the newly appointed 20 commissioners as members of the State Executive Council (SEC).

Bauchi governor recovers from coronavirus

The Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, said he has recovered from COVID-19.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe inaugurates 22-man coronavirus taskforce committee

Yobe State Government on Tuesday in Damaturu inaugurated 22-man taskforce committee to prevent outbreak of the Coronavirus disease in the state.
Gov. Mai-Mala Buni of Yobe has that the North East region was going through a hard time but it will bounce back.

Yobe governor appoints new press and media chief

Yobe Governor MaiMala Buni has appointed Mamman Mohammed, a journalist with newsmen, as his Director General for Press and Media.
Bala Muhammad

Bauchi to get $3 million education grant

Bauchi State will benefit from a $3 million education grant to address the challenges of Out-of-School Children in the state.
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IPAC calls for early conduct of council polls in Bauchi

The Inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) in Bauchi State, has called for the early conduct of Local Government election to bring government closer to the people at the grassroots.
A former Deputy National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Babayo Gamawa, has passed away.

Senator Gamawa’s remains interred in Bauchi

The remains of Sen. Babayo Gamawa, former Deputy National Chairman of People’s, Democratic Party (PDP), were buried on Saturday at a Central Cemetery in his home town, Gamawa, Bauchi state.

Windstorm kills 3, destroys 200 houses in Bauchi

Three people have died and 200 houses destroyed, following a rainstorm in Misau Town in Bauchi State.
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Tribunal: Bauchi governor-elect engages 65 lawyers to defend mandate

The Bauchi State Governor-elect, Sen. Bala Muhammed, said he was optimistic that the petition of outgoing governor, Muhammed Abubakar, and the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging his victory at the tribunal, would fail.

Bauchi guber: INEC resumes collation of results after court’s judgement

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it has resumed the collation of the Bauchi State governorship election results for the Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area (LGA) which was earlier suspended.

UNDP: Civilian JTF can constitute security threat

The United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) Saturday said over 30,000 Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) could constitute security threat worse than Boko Haram insurgency if they were not taken off the streets after the insurgency,

Yobe awards contract for N1.7 billion airport equipment

The Yobe State Government on Thursday awarded a N1.760 billion contract to United Aviation Services for the supply and installation of communication gadgets at the Damaturu International Cargo Airport under construction.

Senator Ibrahim: How I became Yobe governor in 1992 with N20,000

A former Governor of Yobe State and senator representing Yobe East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, on Monday, unveiled a book which he said would redefine Nigerian politics.

Official: Yobe government committed to providing potable water

Ahmed Usman, the General Manager, Yobe State Water Corporation, has restated the commitment of the state government to give the citizens potable water.

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