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Federal Gov’t to set up 3 rice mills in Adamawa.

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The NALDA boss however, said the agency had identified its 4000 hectares of farmer estates in the state, as well as received additional donations of 5000 hectares for farming in the state.

As part of efforts to boost rice production in the country, the Federal Government, through the National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA), has disclosed plans to set up three rice processing mills in Adamawa State.

Executive Secretary of NALDA, Paul Ikonne, said the agency is partnering the state government to assist farmers in value addition, as well as boost food sufficiency.

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In an interactive session with farmers in the state, Ikonne, stated that the government would assist the farmers to make money from their produce through value addition which had been lacking in agriculture.

Ikenne said the era of middlemen buying off farm produce from farmers at a ridiculous rate and engaging in price arbitrage was over, adding that the farmers will henceforth add value to their produce and sell.

He explained: “I am here in Adamawa State with a message from the president, the message says go to all the communities, develop their land and make the people rich. The only way to achieve that in all the communities is through agriculture, and if it is through agriculture and we are all farmers, that means this message is for us.

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“NALDA is back to make millionaires in all the communities in the country. We have to discovered that the people that make money from farm produces are not the farmers. NALDA coming back as a business platform is to help you understand that what you are doing is business, and when you understand it is business, you will be able to know how much you will place on what you are producing.”

The NALDA boss however, said the agency had identified its 4000 hectares of farmer estates in the state, as well as received additional donations of 5000 hectares for farming in the state.

The State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, commended the partnership, saying it would empower farmers in the state. He said he was committed to supporting NALDA in all areas of its endeavours.

Represented by the State Commissioner of Agriculture, Dr. Dishi Khabe, he added: “Where NALDA thinks we can come in, on behalf of the state government, we will come in and always do that.”

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Fintiri added: “I want to applaud NALDA for this great task, the state government cannot do it all alone, the Federal Government cannot do it all alone, but if a synergy is well built between both parties, our farmers would smile a home.

“The idea of this programme is to have food sufficiency in the state which is the goal of NALDA as it affects our farmers in the grassroots, and I saw when the data was collected, how it was collected, and I saw it was done to achieve its desired aim at the grassroots.

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Murtala Nyako revalidates APC membership

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Nyako revalidated his membership at his electoral ward in Mayo Belwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Monday.

Former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa has revalidated his All Progressives Congress (APC ) membership.

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Nyako revalidated his membership at his electoral ward in Mayo Belwa Local Government Area (LGA) of the state on Monday.

Speaking shortly after the event, the former governor expressed optimism that the party would reclaim the state in the 2023 governorship poll.

“I am very optimistic that APC has the chance of winning election in Adamawa and Nigeria at large come 2023.

“The situation we are facing in the country concerning COVID-19, poverty and security challenge is very bad.

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“We are praying for divine intervention to bring lasting peace and a solution for the unity and progress of our dear country Nigeria,’’ Nyako said.

He urged party faithful and those wishing to join the party to register and validate their membership.

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Suspected Robber nabbed in Adamawa.

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The lady (name withheld) shout for help and immediately, an angry mobs chase the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him.

The Police in Adamawa, on Sunday, confirmed the death of a suspected member of a criminal gang known as ‘Shila Boys’ in Jimeta, Yola North local government area.

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The Shila member was burnt to death by angrily mobs for alleged robbing and stabbing a lady.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to NoRM’s known Media on Sunday in Yola.

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Nguroje said that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 7.00 p.m.

He said that the corpse of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.

He told NoRM‘s known Media that three members of the gang, were on a tricycle when they allegedly robbed the lady at Mubi roundabout in Jimeta.

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“The lady (name withheld) shout for help and immediately, an angry mobs chase the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him.

“The other two gang members, however, escaped,’’ Nguroje told NoRM‘s known Media.

He also said that from Jan. 1 to date, the State Command had recorded three jungle justice against ‘Shila boys’ gang through mob attacks.

He said that the state command has swung into action to trace the two suspected criminals and the mobs.

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He then warned the general public to desist from taken law into their hands.

He said that the command was not happy about the shameless attitude of some parents, who were supporting their children found to be involved in criminal activities.

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Slapping Senator, Elisha Abbo slaps Young Man repeatedly in Adamawa

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The assault was done in the presence of an armed policeman who, rather than protect the victim, arrested her.

Abbo, representing the Adamawa North Senatorial District, was seen assaulting a young man in a video posted by a Twitter user, @Jacfelixchidama.

Nineteen months after assaulting a nursing mother, Senator Elisha Abbo, has again been caught on video slapping a young man repeatedly in his hometown in Adamawa State.

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Abbo, representing the Adamawa North Senatorial District, was seen assaulting a young man in a video posted by a Twitter user, @Jacfelixchidama.

The Senator first came to limelight in 2019, when he was captured in a video beating a female attendant, Osimibibra Warmat, at a sex shop in Abuja.

The police later arraigned Abbo before a Magistrate Court in Zuba, on a one-count charge of assault.

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Despite video evidence of the incident, Abdullahi Ilelah, the Magistrate, upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.

However, Warmate instituted a separate civil suit at the FCT High Court and on September 28, Samira Bature, the presiding Judge, convicted Abbo and ordered him to pay N50 million as compensation to her.

Meanwhile, the latest video has sparked outrage on social media.

@Tonfiyo wrote; “This guy. What’s wrong with this guy.”

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@Djkelexray said, “That’s what we get when justice is not being served. He keeps doing more and thinks he is above the law, We have some bad leaders in Nigeria and the good once have to remove them before he eat them up!”

@TesswhyteT wrote, “This man and assault is 5&6. See his nonsense fried hair.”

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Adamawa Gov, Fintiri assures NYSC members safety

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The governor also promised to improve facilities in the camp to make it conducive, secure and convenient for corps members.

Adamawa’s Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri said in Yola on Monday that special security arrangements had been made for the protection of NYSC members posted to the state.

Inaugurating the 2020 Batch ‘B’ stream 1A Orientation Programme for the corps members, Gov. Fintiri, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Maxwell Gidado, urged the corps members to also be security conscious.

“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, I assure you that you will only be posted to where we are sure of your safety.

“However, it is pertinent to remind you that you are your own number one security officer; so, always be security conscious,’’ he said.

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Malam Ibrahim Tukur, the NYSC Coordinator in Adamawa, said all the corps members, camp officials and other inhabitants of the camp had undergone COVID-19 tests before entry.

Tukur commended the governor for his passion and love for corps members, and said the governor recently provided an ambulance, 1,000 mattresses and pillows and some equipment at the camp clinic.

NoRM reports that 698 corps members were registered at the camp comprising 358 males and 340 females


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COVID-19: Adamawa CAN chairman test positive.

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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Adamawa State, Bishop Dami Mamza, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Mamza, who is also the Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese and a member of the state’s COVID-19 Containment Committee, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

He disclosed that his COVID-19 status was confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), adding that he has decided to go into self-isolation.

According to the clergyman, one lesson for the people is that they should appreciate and understand the importance of making themselves available for testing if need be.

While noting that testing positive for the virus was not a death sentence, the bishop urged the people to pray for him and all who tested positive for the disease.

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He also urged them to take the preventive measures seriously in order to curb the spread of coronavirus in the state.

Meanwhile, the state governor, Umaru Fintiri, has vowed that his administration would not leave any stone unturned until lasting peace was achieved in Adamawa.

The governor, who met with CAN leaders in Yola, the state capital said his administration was on a mission to close the gaps to ensure residents live well and would not discriminate on any basis.

He stressed that to promote development and liberty for all, there must be peace and stability that could only be achieved with good governance, tolerance, harmonious co-existence, and genuine reconciliation.

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Governor Fintiri was worried about the security challenges bedevilling Adamawa over the years, such as Boko Haram insurgency, communal clashes, clashes between farmers and herders, banditry, and kidnapping.

He decried that such challenges have left the people devastated, impoverished, and living in fear.

The governor, however, stressed that Adamawa has maintained its posture as a peaceful state, despite conflicts and crisis that threatened its peace in the past.

He explained that the peace being enjoyed in the state was as a result of his government’s good thinking and mediation efforts, in collaboration with groups and stakeholders such as CAN working assiduously to unite the people.


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Eid-el-kabir: We’ll enforce COVID-19 protocols – Adamawa police tells residents

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Police authorities in Adamawa State have urged the residents to maintain social distancing and observe all measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Olugbenga Adeyanju, made the appeal on Thursday on behalf of the State Police Command on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

In a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa, Suleiman Nguroje, Adeyanju said the command would leave no stone unturned in enforcing the orders.

According to him, it is important for residents to observe the Eid celebrations bearing in mind the unusual times occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The police commissioner, however, congratulated the Muslim faithful who join their counterparts across the world to celebrate this year’s Eid el-Kabir.

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He noted that it was a special period of sacrifice geared towards attaining wholesomeness and urged residents to voluntarily comply with the prevention regulations put in place by the government at all levels.

“The state will surely overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and other criminal activities,” an optimistic Adeyanju said.

He also assured the people of Adamawa of adequate security during and after the Eid el-Kabir celebrations.

The police commissioner stated that proactive and robust anti-crime measures, including the deployment of tactical and intelligence assets of the command, have already been put in place to prevent any untoward incident in the state.

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He, however, insisted that the COVID-19 prevention regulation orders were still in force and it was important to comply with them.

Adeyanju’s position is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, who asked Nigerians to remember the COVID-19 protocols during the celebrations.

Adamu also called for voluntary compliance with the ban on all mass socio-religious gatherings and other prevention orders directed at protecting the citizens and checking the further spread of COVID-19 in the country.

He asked the people to cooperate with the police, noting that the measures have become imperative due to the rampaging COVID-19 pandemic.


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Fintiri forces curfew on 2 LGAs in Adamawa | Reasons

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The Adamawa State government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew order on two local governments in the state following renewed violence.

This was confirmed in a statement on Thursday by the Press Secretary to Governor Fintiri, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, who revealed that the curfew was imposed on the entire Guyuk Local Government Area and Lafiya town in Lamurde Local Government Area.

The statement noted that Governor Fintiri was saddened by the breach of peace in the state following the violence that erupted in some communities and the attendant tension caused by the renewed unrest.

It also informed that the imposition of the curfew on the affected areas will run from 6:00pm to 6:00am with immediate effect.

The statement quoted the governor as saying, “I’m worried that the warring communities have refused to sheath their swords despite the government’s peace-building initiative.”

It said the governor warned those sponsoring violence to have a rethink and allow peace to reign in the areas.

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“Government requires residents to abide by this directive until further notice, to restore normalcy to the areas,” the statement said.

This came about a month after the Vice Chairman of Shelleng Local Government Area, Adamawa State, Kama Bakta, was abducted by unknown gunmen.

Reports indicated that a number of suspected kidnappers armed with guns, stormed the residence in Bakta.

Spokesman, Adamawa Police Command, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident, saying police and local hunters have been deployed to track down the culprits and rescue the victim.


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Bachama ruler in Adamawa succumb in war with death

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The death of Honest Stephen, the Hama Bachama and paramount ruler of Bachama kingdom in Adamawa State, has been announced.

This was confirmed by Nzobyalata Hama Bachama and Bachama kingdom spokesman, Timawus Mathias.

Honest who was born March 6, 1954, is said to have died in his palace.

“He died following a brief illness. Already the funeral rights are well underway according to Bachama tradition in Lamurde, the Kingdom’s headquarters”, Mathias said.

Honest was crowned ruler in December 2013 by the then governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako.

Before becoming the 28th ruler of Bachama, Honest was an office run the Nigerian Army.


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Gunmen kidnap Adamawa Governor’s brother

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Adamawa Police Command on Thursday confirmed the kidnap of Alhaji Dahiru Nyako, a brother to former governor Murtala Nyako.

SP Sulaiman Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer confirmed that the 90-year-old victim was taken from his home in Yola.

Nguroje said that the victim was kidnapped by suspected criminals on Thursday at about 2 a.m. in his residence at Mayo – Belwa town, the headquarters of Mayo – Belwa Local Government Area.

“The command had already deployed Anti-kidnapping and Operation Farauta Squads for quick response and rescue missions,” Nguroje said.

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Meanwhile, Mayo – Belwa, Jada, Ganye and Toungo local government areas in southern Adamawa have been under siege due to the activities of kidnappers.

Alhaji Umaru Sanda, the Gangwari of Ganye Chiefdom, comprising Jada, Ganye and Toungo LGAs, recently raised alarm over the insecurity situation in his domain.

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Sanda, who is among the first-class traditional rulers in Adamawa, and large scale farmer, complained that the insecurity situation was threatening agricultural activity in the areas.

The monarch urged the people to equally cooperate with the security operatives and to report any suspicious movements or character to the nearest security post.


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COVID-19: Adamawa unable to pay workers.


The Adamawa state government has said due to the economic crunch imposed by the effects of coronavirus pandemic, it is unable to pay March salary.

In a press statement signed by the governor’s Director of Communication and Media, Mr Solomon Kumangar said the coronavirus pandemic prevented the government from paying the consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage agreed upon and duly signed with the joint trade unions.


The statement further said that the government is committed to paying the consequential adjustment with the backlog/arrears as soon as COVID-19 and its negative economic implications abate.

“It should be noted that the government decided on this and other cost-saving measures to enable it to undertake basic services.

“Finally, the government assures that the welfare of the workforce remains paramount and the centrepiece of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri’s cardinal agenda,” the statement said


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Policeman arrested in Adamawa over kidnap case.

… ammunition recovered


A police sergeant, Abdulrazaq Dahiru, has been arrested and kept in custody in Adamawa State for kidnapping.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Audu Madaki, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Yola, the state capital.


The arrested policeman was said to have allegedly supplied kidnappers nine live ammunition on three different occasions.

Madaki said, “The new collaboration between Adamawa State Police Command and Fulani volunteer groups to checkmate the activities of criminals in the state has started yielding results with the arrest of 71 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists.


“The suspects had conspired and kidnapped people in the state and collected N3.8m as ransom.

“On March 8, 2020, while interrogating the kidnappers, one among them confessed to having been romancing with the NCO, Sgt. Abdulrazaq Dahiru.”

Items recovered from the suspects include 13 AK 47 rifles, 761 rounds of live ammunition, 18 magazines and five locally made pistols.


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Insecurities: Boko Haram Attack Adamawa


Boko Haram members, on Friday night, 21 February, engaged in a firece gun battle with men of the Nigerian Army in Garkida, a town in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

According to reports gathered by NobleReporters, the sect members stormed the community on friday, shooting everyone in sight. Many persons are feared dead in the attack


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Adamawa: SUBEB Chairperson Fadimatu Alfa in N16 million scandal


Acting Chairperson of Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board, Fadimatu Alfa, has been found to have wrongly awarded N16,138,500 contract to herself, NobleReporters learnt.

Documents obtained from ADSUBEB revealed that Alfa used her position as chairperson to award the contract to her own company, F.A Catering Services, in contravention of procedure.

The documents categorically revealed that the N16,138,500 was part of Federal Government’s counterpart funds for Teachers Professional Development.


The said TPD money was syphoned through her company when she provided lunch for teachers attending a workshop in Yola, the state capital.

Documents from Corporate Affairs Commission seen by SaharaReporters including a certificate of registration of business name, contains Alfa’s name and is embossed with her passport photograph.


As discovered, on November, 28, 2019, Alfa’s first child, Sadam Idris, signed an application letter to ADSUBEB proposing to provide lunch for teachers during a training on behalf of F.A Catering Services.

Furthermore, the chairperson was alleged to have without recourse to the procurement law, which requires tenders board to consider and approve contracts; unilaterally approved and awarded the contract to F.A Catering Services.


One week later, precisely on December 5, 2019, she signed the contract document and forwarded same to F.A Catering Services headed by her son.

In a rapid turn of events, on December 10, 2019, Alfa approved the release of N16,695 000 to service a Local Purchase Order No.0153 raised on December 12, 2019 in favour of F.A Catering Services.


Alfa is also accused of highhandedness, running the board as her personal enterprise.

The Adamawa State procurement law prohibits government officials or procurement entities from bidding for project or services either personally or through companies in which they have vested interests.


The law equally rejects the practice of single shopping without prior approval or obtaining a waiver to that effect from the Bureau of Public Procurement.

It also prescribes a jail term of five years in case of breach of the law.


When contacted, Alfa accepted ownership of F.A Catering Services but denied any wrong doing.

She said, “Yes, it is my restaurant, I have been operating F.A Catering Services for over six years with experience of providing services for organisations like the UNICEF.”


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Adamawa: 30 N-Power beneficiaries sacked ..


Mary Yuwadi, Focal Person of the federal government’s Social Investment Programs ( SIP), made this known in an interview on Wednesday in Yola. N.Rs learnt

Yuwadi noted that the 30 teachers, were dismissed for absconding duties at their places of primary assignment.

”Under the Federal Government National Social Investment Programme, a total of 14,100 Youths in the state were registered in various segments of the programmes.


” The federal government has also stopped their monthly payment. This will serve as deterrent for other members who are not serious in their places of work.

”We discovered that some of those who registered under the programme in Adamawa, reside in Abuja and Lagos and collect the stipend being paid.


”We also found out that some of those who registered, were civil servants working in various local government areas across the state,” she said.

On the impact of the programme especially N-Power Teach, she said:” the programme has significantly improved the standard of primary and junior secondary schools education in the state.


”’There is inadequate supervision, mobility and accommodation problems”.

NAN reports that the N-Power was introduced in 2016 by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration “to imbibe the entrepreneurship culture in the Nigerian youth aged between 18 and 35 — both graduates and non-graduates”.

An estimated 500,000 youths across the country are currently engaged in the scheme, providing services in the country’s education, health, agriculture sectors and local government offices with a monthly N30,000 stipend.

These programmes include N-Power Teach and Tech, Conditional Cash Transfer, Schools Feeding among others.


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Sack all your security service Chiefs – CAN tells Buhari


The Adamawa State Chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack his Security Service Chiefs in order to arrest the insecurity situation in the country.

Speaking in reaction to the killing of its principal officer Mr Adimi by Boko Haram insurgents, the Adamawa State CAN Chairman, Dami Mamza lamented that the current Service Chiefs have run out of ideas to confront the security challenges in the country.

Mr. Mamza said: “The Security Chiefs have outlived their usefulness. They lack ideas to confront the teething security challenges bedeviling the country. So there is no point keeping them there just for doing nothing.


“There are lots and lots of vibrant young officers with modern ideas that can checkmate the growing insecurity in the land, then why are we still retaining officers who have run out of ideas on the way out of our present insecurity predicament.

“For God,s sake, the entire Northern States are either in the hands of Kidnappers or the BOKO Haram and Billions and Billions of money is being spent to remedy the situation, but to no avail.

President Muhammadu Buhari


“Day in day out the continue to tell Nigerians that the Insurgents BOKO Haram have been degraded, downgraded and some many our communities are no go areas and they want us to believe them while we are sleeping with our two eyes open because of the unknown”, Mr Mamza added.

Mr. Mamza, who is also the Catholic Archibishop of Yola Diocese, said accused the Service Chiefs of not using the huge financial allocation to them for the control and containing insecurity in the country.


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Supreme Court endorse Fintiri as Adamawa state governor


The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed Ahmadu Fintiri as the authentic governor of Adamawa State.

The apex court dismissed an appeal by candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Jibrilla Bindo, challenging the emergence of Fintiri as winner of the exercise for lacking in merit and failing to prove why its verdict should not stand.


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Adamawa youths block federal highway in Girei

…says they need security


Hundreds of Adamawa youths on Tuesday, blocked the federal highway passing through Girei community to Yola, the state capital, and other parts of the state to protest against incessant kidnappings in the area.

The youths, who are from Girei Local Government Area, rendered many travelers and motorists stranded. They vowed that they would not open the road until the authorities, particularly the Governor or Commissioner of Police, address them and commit to addressing the menace.


Saidu Hamman-Girei, spokesman of the youth, also the Youth leader, (Sarkin Matasa) of Girei District, said recently about 10 persons in the community lost their lives to kidnappers.

“But what we are hearing now is that, there is an order from the police headquarters that the suspects be released,” he alleged.


He said that between N60 million to N70 million had also been paid as ransom to kidnappers.

“We mobilised and supported the security in arresting about 11 suspects with pieces of incriminating evidence. We want the Commissioner of Police to come and tell us why, because serious tension is brewing here. I had to intervene yesterday to stop youths from burning down Girei Police Station,’’ Mr Hamman-Girei said.

Angry youths block highway in Adamawa over incessant kidnappings, accuse police of complicity (photos)

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for Police Command in the state, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, said the Commissioner of Police had sent an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to Girei to handle the situation.


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Abducted Adamawa CAN Chairman cries for help in Boko Haram’s custody (video)


Boko Haram members have abducted the chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN in Adamawa state, Lawan Andimi.

According to reports, Andimi was abducted by the sect members during an attack on Michika community in Adamawa state on Friday, January 3rd.

In a video message exclusively obtained by journalist, Ahmad Salkida, Andimi could be seen and heard pleading with his colleagues in CAN and the Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Umoru Fintri, to work assidiously towards his safe return.

Adamawa CAN chairman, Lawan Andimi abducted by Boko Haram, cries out for help in new video

Speaking in Hausa and English intermittently, Andimi commended his captors for treating him humanly, providing him with blanket cover, decent beddings and good food. He requested his colleagues in CAN as well as his family members not to be weary since God’s will must be respected in all of their lives. He declared that if it pleases God that he be released, he would be out but if God decides not to get him out, his wife should be patient and his colleagues should help look after his children.

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Boko Haram insurgents attack Adamawa.


Reports reaching media suggests that some suspected Boko Haram insurgents are said to have attacked Michika community with sporadic gunshot heard by residents. N.Rs learnt

The attackers were said to have attacked Kopa and Wurogayadi in the outskirt of Shuwa, causing chaos in the area.


The attack is said to have happened at around 7 pm on Tuesday and residents of Michika community are reported to have fled the town heading towards Uba while others are said to have taken refuge in nearby mountains.

It was however gathered that the military and local hunters have been mobilized to address the security challenge.


The PPRO of Adamawa police command, Suleiman Nguroje confirmed the security breach saying the police force had deployed personnel to curb the situation.

The PPRO, however, could not confirm whether there were casualties as at the time of filing this report.


The senator representing northern Adamawa, Ishaku Abbo, told Daily Sun he had just had a discussion with the relevant security operatives and the military had mobilised to address the situation.

Ishaku Abbo said: “I just had a discussion with the appropriate security establishments in Michika and Madagali, the situation is under control.

“The Army are fully Mobilized and our Airforce have moved their jet fighters.
“Remain indoors as the mild security challenge is already under the control of our forces.”

As at the time of filing this report, it was yet unclear whether there were casualties.
Michika is one of the seven local governments in northern Adamawa that were occupied by the Boko Haram insurgents; it has been grappling with challenges of recovering from the debilitating blow of the attack as the community has remained cut-off from electricity since 2014 and the three major bridges linking the community with the rest of the state have been in a state of disrepair after they were destroyed by the insurgents.


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Shun crimes and terrorism – SGF tells Adamawa youths.


The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustafa, has called on youths in Adamawa State to be more committed to education, hard work, patriotism, and discipline to facilitate their success in life.

Mustafa made the call over the weekend in Yola while commissioning a computer centre, borehole, and empowerment scheme in Nasarawo Primary School located in Yola North Local Government Area of the state.


He appealed to the youths to shun all forms of vices and embrace the several opportunities available in the country to excel in any endeavour of their choice, instead of turning into a life of crime and social miscreants.

The SGF believes with education, the right attitude, and commitment to hard work, the youths can achieve their dreams in life.


Education has been described as the foundation for development in every society – a reason why it is being prioritised.

However, government schools that have produced most of the leaders in Nigeria have been abandoned as most people prefer to take their children to private schools.


This is because the schools are better equipped with modern educational facilities and well-paid teachers, at the instance of the government-owned schools.

As part of his efforts at giving back to the community and impacting on the less privileged, the SGF visited Adamawa for the inauguration function which he sponsored.


Mr Mustapha is a former student of Nassarawo Primary School while his father, Late Baba Wesley Mustafa, was the longest-serving headmaster of the school.

He commissioned the facilities in company with his old schoolmates, traditional leaders, and members of the Nassarawo communities among others.

SGF, Mr Boss Mustafa


The SGF assured the people of Nassarawo Ward and citizens of the state of his commitment to continue to contribute his quota in giving back to the society.

He also urged them to sustain the support to the Federal Government in its effort at transforming the country.


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Adamawa: Fintiri praise Army for tackling insurgencies.

…in the northeast and restoration of peace


Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has commended the Nigerian Army in tackling the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast and restoration of peace in Adamawa state.

Fintiri, who was represented by his deputy, Chief Seth Crowther, gave the commendation during the inauguration of multi-million Naira projects in Gibson Jalo Cantonment on Saturday in Yola.

He said that concerted efforts had been made to review and improve the security structure of the state in order to checkmate threats in the state.


According to him, effort is also being made to provide vehicles, motorcycles, kits as well as other administrative and logistic supports to ensure effective performance by the personnel.

“To reciprocate your effort, the Adamawa State government is making effort to assist in renovating the Command Day Secondary School and road network in Gibson Jalo Cantonment.


Fintiri also commended the Nigerian army for its efforts toward meeting the welfare needs of its personnel and their families through the establishment of entrepreneurial and skill acquisition centre.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said that the projects were part of efforts aimed at ensuring the welfare of officers and soldiers of Nigerian Army as well as their families.


Buratai said that the entrepreneurial and skill acquisition centre, transit accommodation and accident and emergency ward projects being executed at the cantonment were critical to the well being of the personnel.

He explained that the centre would develop the skills of the youths and women in the cantonment in becoming self-reliant.


“In the same vein, the transit accommodation will assist in facilitating the general administration of the large number of personnel deployed here in the north east who use the cantonment as a transit point.

“Also, the accident and emergency ward will enhance healthcare delivery for the soldiers and their families as well as the locals residing around the cantonment,’’ he said.


While congratulating the division and the brigade for the successful completion of the projects, Buratai urged them to ensure proper maintenance of the facilities.

The Army chief commended the governor and people of Adamawa for their support to the army, assuring that the army was committed to providing a safe and secure environment for development of the state.


“As I continue to address your challenges, I want you to keep faith with us and remain loyal and grateful to the federal government of Nigeria under the leadership of president Buhari.

“Let me at this juncture assure you that we will continue to renovate all the dilapidated structures in this barracks and we hope that the promise by the state government to renovate the command school will be effected soon.


“I urge you all to redouble your effort and rededicate yourselves to service as we all collectively defend the territorial integrity of our nation,’’ he added.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division, Maj.-Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, said that the project would enhance the well-being of the personnel of the division.


Angbazo pledged that the personnel of the division would continue to initiate projects aimed at improving efficiency of the personnel of the division

The Commander, 23 Brigade, Yola, Brig.-Gen. Sani Muhammed, said that the skill acquisition centre was designed to empower children and wives of personnel.

Fintiri and army troops


Muhammed disclosed that the accident and emergency ward of the Brigade Medical centre had the capacity to handle 30 patients at a time.

He added that a block making factory had been established as part of skill acquisition programme towards engaging the youths in the cantonment.


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Yola: DPO regains freedom in adamawa after been kidnapped.

Ahijo Muhammad, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Mubi Division has regained his freedom weeks after he was kidnapped by unknown gunmen while travelling from Yola to Mubi.

The Adamwa State Police command who confirmed reports of the kidnapped DPO being rescued said he regained his freedom on Saturday evening. Operatives of Puff Ader/Operation Farauta in Mubi reportedly led the rescue mission.

Muhammad was reportedly released unharmed and it was further learnt that the police are now investigating the kidnap incident to arrest the fleeing kidnappers.

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