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Gunmen kidnap medical doctor in Adamawa

Armed men on Saturday night kidnapped a medical doctor in Lakare Ward, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate mandates committees to investigate NEMA on disaster response activities

The Senate has mandated its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in its disaster response activities in 2019.
Flood has submerged 500 farmlands, while also destroying over 37 houses, following a torrential rainfall in four communities under Tarmuwa local government area of Yobe State.

SEMA: Over 141 communities, 7,666 houses affected by flooding in Adamawa

More than 141 communities were hit by the floods that swept through various parts of Adamawa State in October, says Dr Muhammadu Sulaiman, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest fake doctor, shut hospital in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an alleged fake medical doctor in Modire-Yolde-Pate ward in Yola South Local Government Area.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

200 prisoners escape as flood ravages Kogi

An early morning downpour at Koton-Karfe in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State on Monday aided the escape of about 200 prisoners from the Medium Federal Correctional Centre.

SEMA: Flood sacks 40 villages in Adamawa

“In August this year, we lost 15 persons, hundreds of people were internally displaced, and thousands of farmlands and domestic animals were lost to the flood.”
Adamawa State House of Assembly

Atiku Abubakar’s son, 22 others make Adamawa commissioner-nominees list

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has forwarded a list of 23 commissioner-nominees to the state House of Assembly for screening and confirmation as commissioners.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

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.
NSCDC

Teacher rapes, impregnates 12-year-old

A 12-year-old schoolgirl who was raped by her teacher in Namtari, Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, has been confirmed pregnant.

Nigeria conducts aerial spray to kill invading Quelea birds in North-east farms

The federal government has commenced aerial spray of pesticides to control the invasion of Quelea birds in North-east Nigeria, an official of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has confirmed.
Kidnap Victim

Atiku Abubakar’s closest associate’s brother kidnapped in Adamawa

A Younger Brother to Jauro Turaki, one of the closest confidant of former Vice President Atiku Abukakar has been kidnapped in Njoboliyoin Adamawa state.
A don, Prof. Leke Oduwaye, on Monday urged Lagos State Government to prosecute owners of buildings blocking drainage right-of -way to guard against flooding.

Flood renders hundreds homeless in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says heavy rain on Friday which lasted for hours has displaced substantial number of people across the state.
At least 33 Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian troops in a gunfight on Sunday, according to military sources on Tuesday.

Boko Haram attacks Borno communities, razes INEC office, destroys houses

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was among several places touched on Wednesday in the Borno communities of Gubio and Magumeri when the Boko Haram terrorists made attacks.

Yola flood disaster under control – SEMA

The Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) says the recent flood that wrecked havoc in parts of Yola, the state capital, has been brought under control.
National Emergency Management Agency NEMA

NEMA: Rainstorm kills seven in Yola

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has confirmed that seven people were so far killed in the Thursday rainstorm in Yola.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Tribunal upholds Adamawa ex-speaker’s election

The National and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola has dismissed a case filed by Adamu Mustapha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the election of former Speaker Kabiru Mijinyawa of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court sacks Adamawa APC Reps member

The Supreme Court has sacked Mustapha Usman, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member of the House of Representatives, representing Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State.

FRSC begins Keke NAPEP registration, licensing in Adamawa

The Adamawa Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has sensitized Keke NAPEP riders in the state on the need to register and obtain license as legitimate operators.

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Egypt’s top court upholds ban on face veil at Cairo university

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Pakistan school bans female students from using lipstick on campus

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Rafael Nadal moved one step closer to a record-equalling 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open on Monday, overcoming home favourite Nick Kyrgios 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(6), 7-6(4) in front of a packed crowd at Rod Laver Arena.

Rafael Nadal sees off challenge of Nick Kyrgios to advance in Australian Open

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The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Gambia launches crackdown on protest movement

The Gambian government on Sunday launched a crackdown on a weeks-old movement demanding the departure of President Adama Barrow, following violent demonstrations in which medical officials say three protesters were killed.

Woman docked for allegedly pouring hot water on 12-year-old girl

A 35-year-old woman, Ganiat El-Hakeem, on Monday appeared in an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly pouring hot water on a 12 year-old girl.