Tuesday, February 16, 2021



Nigerian troops kill 31 Boko Haram fighters, destroy 9 Gun Trucks in Askira Uba

No fewer than 31 Boko Haram fighters were killed on Wednesday by the Nigerian troops who foiled a terrorists' attack in Askira Uba town in Borno State.

NAFDAC intercepts 22 drums of local gin in Adamawa

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, says it has intercepted 22 drums of substance suspected to be local gin in Adamawa.

Mob lynches ‘Shila Boy’ in Yola

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

Ex-SUG President lauds Buhari over assent to Modibbo Adama University Bill

A former President of the Student Union Government, SUG, at the Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Saleh Nurudeen Bashar, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the bill converting the institution into a full-fledged university.

Nigerian govt inaugurates special public works program in Adamawa

The Federal Government on Tuesday, inaugurated the extended special public works program for the engagement of 21,000 youths, in Adamawa State.

NDLEA arrests 200 suspects, seizes 2,083kg of narcotics in Adamawa

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested no fewer than 200 suspects and seized illicit drugs weighing 2,083.36 kg in 2020 in Adamawa, Idris Bello, the agency’s commander in the state said.

Adamawa senator lauds Buhari for signing Modibbo Adama varsity bill into law

The Senator representing Adamawa Central in the National Assembly, Aishatu Dahiru-Ahmed has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing Modibbo Adama University bill into law.

Adamawa govt begins payment of outstanding gratuity to retirees

John Medugu, Chairman, Adamawa State Local Government Pension Board on Friday said that the board has begun the payment of outstanding gratuity to over 6,300 Local Government retirees.

COVID-19: Adamawa records 50 new infections

Adamawa has recorded 50 new COVID-19 infections, an official has said.

4 passengers drag Arik Air to court over flights cancellation, demand N5m damages 

Four passengers have dragged Arik Air Limited before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja over alleged abrupt cancellation of their flight schedules without notification. 

Adamawa political crisis: Fintiri sues for peace, warns supporters against insulting opponents

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has advised supporter groups to shun politics of bitterness and violence and to desist from insulting any of his critics or opponents.

CBN revokes licences of 42 microfinance banks [Full List]

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has liquidated 42 microfinance banks in the country and subsequently revoked their operation licences. The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

Pensioners refutes Fintiri’s N1.5bn payment claim

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, has refuted claims by the governor Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, that he N1.5 billion as a part payment...

Electricity: Nigerian govt addressing metering challenges — Minister

The Minister of Power, Sale Mamman, says that the electricity metering challenge across the country is being addressed.

Adamawa retirees decry N4,000 monthly pension, beg Fintiri for review

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, Adamawa chapter, has appealed to the state government to review and address the issues pertaining to pensions’ minimum wage in the state.

NCAA plans to open 5 more regional offices – DG

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, on Wednesday announced plans to open more regional offices as part of its efforts to bring regulation closer to the operators.

Adamawa APC, ADC merger in best interest of citizens — Ribadu

Nuhu Ribadu, a former chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says merger of All Progressives Congress, APC, and African Democratic Congress, ADC,...

Police arrest 32 kidnap suspects in Adamawa

The Police Command in Adamawa says it has arrested 32 suspected kidnappers in the state.

2021 Budget: We’re being short-changed, northeast governors lament

The Northeast Governors Forum, NEGF, has lamented the low budgetary allocation to the region in the 2021 proposed budget estimate, calling on the National Assembly members in the region to take immediate steps to redress the imbalance.

We’re unfairly treated by FG, northeast governors lament

The Northeast Governors Forum, NEGF, has lamented what they described as unfair treatment by the Federal Government in the area of road infrastructure provision to the region.

BREAKING: Gunmen storm residence of Atiku’s security detail, abduct wife, son

Suspected gunmen have abducted the wife and son of a security detail attached to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.

Strike: We’re losing our members to private varsities – ASUU

The President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Thursday, says the union is losing its members to private universities due to the inability of the Federal Government to meet its demands.

VIO raises alarm over fake vehicle number plates

The Chief Vehicle Inspector Officer, VIO, in Adamawa, Abdullahi Mahdi, has raised alarm over fake vehicle number plates in use in the state.

Nigerian Army to produce, supply Liquefied Oxygen for COVID-19 patients

The Nigerian Army is ready to produce and store pure Liquefied Oxygen for immediate supply to isolation centres and designated hospitals for the management of COVID-19 cases.

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