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NUC to convert MAUTECH

National Universities Commission (NUC) says it will convert Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, to a conventional university to enable it to run other programmes.

Customs arrests 15 suspects in Adamawa for re-bagging foreign rice

The Adamawa/Taraba Command of the Nigeria Customs Service has arrested 15 suspects for re-bagging foreign rice to sell as local rice.

Adamawa IDPs protest nonpayment of benefits

Hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) registered for relief financial packages under Youth Empowerment and Social Support Operations (YESSO) protested in the Adamawa State capital, Yola, on Monday over bogus payments that reached only a small fraction of them.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

PDP, Mubi North detaches self from press conference against Senator Ishaku Abbo

Mubi North Local Government stakeholders of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) in Adamawa state denied being a part of a Press Conference against the Senator Ishaku Abbo who is representing Northern Part of the state.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Tribunal judgment: Fintiri extends hands of fellowship to opposition parties

Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has extended hand of fellowship to APC and other opposition parties in the state to join hands with his PDP-lead administration in revamping the battered fortunes of Adamawa.

Adamawa girls beg governor’s wife to save them from early marriage

Girls in Adamawa have urged the governor’s wife, Hajiya Lami Fintiri, to sponsor an early marriage prohibition bill to stop parents from marrying out their young daughters.

Adamawa records 54 rape cases in three months

Adamawa Hope Centre, a referral facility established in Yola to treat victims of gender-based violence, received 54 cases in the three months between July 1 and October 3, 2019.

Christians to flag off 2019 pilgrimage next week in Abuja

The Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) is set to flag off this year’s general Pilgrimage to Israel, Greece and Rome on Thursday 17 November in Abuja.

NUT: Adamawa primary school teachers not prompted in 13 years

The Chairman of the Adamawa State Wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Rodney Nathan, has complained that primary school teachers in the state have not been promoted in the last 13 years.

Student kidnaps own sister, demands N10 million ransom from father

The Taraba State Police Command on Friday arrested 22-year-old Abdulbasit Umar, a 100 level student of Computer Science at the Taraba State University, Jalingo, suspected to have kidnapped his six-year-old sister.
The Nigeria Police Command in Rivers says it intercepted and arrested two fake soldiers allegedly involved in a robbery operation within new Port Harcourt GRA on Wednesday.

Police arrest two kidnap suspects in Adamawa

Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two suspected kidnappers in Song Local Government Area of Adamawa.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa governor condemns killing of Fulani leader

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State, on Wednesday, condemned the killing of Alhaji Abdu Balli, chairman of Tabital Pulaaku, a Fulani socio-cultural group in the state.

Gunmen kill PDP chieftain, vigilante leader and guest in Adamawa

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday killed Ishaya Dauda, a Peoples Democratic Party chieftain in Muchalla Ward Mubi South Local Government Area of Adamawa State and the leader of Tapital Pulaaku, a vigilante group who was killed along with a guest at his residence on Independence Day.

Nigerian Air Force appoints first female air warrant officer

The Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the appointment in a statement where he explained that the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, approved Garba’s promotion from Master Warrant Officer (MWO) to an AWO.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen abduct Adamawa university professor, kill brother

Gunmen have abducted a Professor of Soil Science in Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Adamu Zata, and killed his brother, Dr Sheda Zata.

UNICEF provides N8 billion support to Adamawa

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided cash support worth N8 billion to Adamawa through Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) from 2014 to date.

Former NBA chairman, magistrate jailed for fraud

A Federal High Court in Yola, Adamawa State on Thursday sentenced a former Nigerian Bar Association chairman, Binanu Esthon, and a Magistrate, Shehu Mustapha, to three years in prison each for fraud.
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APC announces candidates for Adamawa council poll

Following the conduct of primary election to pick chairmanship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the local council elections scheduled for November in Adamawa State, the party has announced results for 18 of the 21 local government areas.

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Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed public primary and secondary schools submerged by flood in the state to proceed on three weeks’ holiday from Monday.

Ondo denies unconditional release of monarch from prison

Ondo State Government has denied a report that the embattled monarch of Ayetoro town in Ilaje Local Government of the state, Olorunmbe Ojagbohunmi, had been released from the prison unconditionally.
Ibrahim Magu . EFCC

EFCC chief laments widening corrupt practices in Nigeria

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, Tuesday lamented the widening scourge of corrupt practices pervading the country.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti pensioners hail governor for improved welfare in one year

Pensioners in Ekiti State have described the first year of Governor Kayode Fayemi in office as a “huge blessing to them” in terms of better welfare package.

Nigeria Police poorest paid in Africa – ex-PSC chief

Former Chairman of Police Service Commission, Chief Simon Okeke, has described the nation’s police officers as the poorest paid in Africa amidst risks taken in the line of duties.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC confirms arrest of Instagram celebrity

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has confirmed the arrest of a popular Instagram celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha popularly known as ‘Mompha.’