Fake DSS officer nabbed in Taraba

July 3, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

The Taraba state command of the Department of State Security Service, (DSS) on Friday paraded a 45-year-old Ishaya Adamu Jonathan for defrauding people in Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states, claiming he is a very senior officer of the service. The Taraba state director of DSS, Alhaji Bashir Abubakar, while briefing newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital said Ishaya Adamu Jonathan was Read More

Buhari mourns Hama Bachama

June 29, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of Col. Honest Irmiya Stephens (rtd), the Hama Bachama and paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom over the transition of the monarch. The president also condoled with the Bachama Kingdom, the government and people of Adamawa state, saying the late traditional ruler who received his staff of office on December 15, 2013, served Read More

Breaking: Coronavirus hits Adamawa as cases near 1000 in Nigeria, 28 dead

April 22, 2020 Editor 0

Latest report on the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) portal indicate that the novel Covid-19 has dropped in Adamawa state. With the latest development, Adamawa became the 26th state to record the pandemic with Lagos state again leading massively with 74 cases. According to NCDC, “91 new cases of #COVID19 have been reported; 74 in Lagos, 5 in Katsina, Read More

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Join us make Adamawa work again, Fintiri begs traditional rulers

February 24, 2020 Editorial III 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has presented a First Class staff of office to the paramount traditional ruler of lunguda kingdom, His royal highness Gwandi  Nunguraya  kurhaye Dishon Dansanda 11, with a call on traditional rulers in the state to join hands with his administration to make Adamawa work again. Speaking at the occassion in Guyuk, governor Fintiri Read More

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Governor Fintiri and IGR

February 21, 2020 Editor 0

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS); Adamawa state is among the top 10 states in Nigeria with least Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the third quarter of 2019. Adamawa state also recorded a decline of 47.04% in revenue generation with only N6.8bn generated. This is not good for an ‘aspiring’ state. If no creative and feasible measure is Read More

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As CAN protests insecurity: Police nab suicide bomber in Kaduna church

February 3, 2020 Editor 0

Christians under the umbrella body of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Sunday protested the rising insecurity across the country and called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the governors of the 36 states to stem the tide and bring perpetrators to justice. Their call came as the Kaduna state police command Sunday arrested a suspected suicide bomber in Living Faith Church Read More

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2020 UTME: How JAMB mgt lured CBT centre operators into police net

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has lured some operators of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres involved in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration scam to their headquarters and handed them to security agents for prosecution. This happened Wednesday in Bwari, Abuja after cross examinations of the operators by JAMB Registrar Is-shaq Oloyede. Oloyode had invited the unsuspecting operators Read More

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Constituency project: Senator doles out 698 rice milling machines, irrigation water pumps

January 28, 2020 Editor 0

Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) representing Adamawa central senatorial district, Monday gave out  698 equipment to her constituents for job creation and empowerment. A statement from the lawmaker’s media office Monday in Abuja listed the items to include irrigation water pumps (100);  sprayer kits (570);   rice milling machines (14) and  tricycles (14).  Similarly, the lawmaker distributed 139,000 free exercise books to Junior Secondary Read More

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Sad! Boko Haram murders abducted CAN chairman

January 21, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State Reverend Lawan Andimi has been murdered by Boko Haram insurgents. Ahmed Salkida, the journalist noted for reporting on conflicts revealed this on Tuesday via his Twitter page. According to Salkida: “To break some news items can traumatise. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Read More

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‘Why Oshiomhole is no longer APC national chairman’

January 15, 2020 Editorial II 0

A member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Salihu Mustapha, has said that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has seized to be the National Chairman of the party based on a ‘subsisting court order’ and the position of Edo chapter of the party. The party which has been in various crisis further divided Tuesday Read More

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Abbo awards road contract in Adamawa

January 15, 2020 Editorial III 0

Moved by the pathetic situation of residents of a border village between Nigeria and Cameroon in his senatorial district and, in line with his campaign promises, the senator representing Adamawa North, Senator Elisha Ishiaku Abbo has awarded a road contract   in Mukta village of Mubi south local government. The road is expected to link the village up with the rest Read More

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Senator Abbo awards road project in Adamawa community

January 14, 2020 Editorial III 0

In line with his campaign promises, the senator representing Adamawa North Elisha Ishiaku Abbo, has awarded road contract for the construction of access road in mukta village of Mubi South local government. This followed the senator unscheduled visit to the community.  After travelling for a long distance inside the bush the senator was shocked to realised that there is no Read More

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Michika attacks: Rep urges security beef up

January 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Zakariah Nyampa, has enjoined the authorities to beef up security in Michika to avert recurrence of another attack by the Boko Haram insurgents. Zakariah who represents Michika/Madagali federal constituency of Adamawa state said soldiers stationed in Michika deserve more logistic support to be able to withstand such attacks. The lawmaker in a statement Read More

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Adamawa’s new political equation

December 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has formed his cabinet after nearly 7 months in power; he has also conducted local council elections, in which his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won all the 21 chairmanship seats. The Adamawa PDP now revels in power after four years of languish as opposition.   The All Progressives Party (APC), on the other hand, is Read More

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Don’t trust APC with power again, Fintiri tells Adamawa electorate

December 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Fresh from his Court of Appeal victory and ahead of Saturday’s local government election in Adamawa state, the state governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, has cautioned the electorate against electing the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairmanship and councillorship candidates in tomorrow’s election. Fintiri stated this yesterday at the PDP grand rally to round up the party’s local government campaign tours for Read More

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Adamawa Senator Abbo floors Binta, wins at tribunal

August 29, 2019 Editor 0

The National Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Adamawa state has declared Senator Elisha Cliff Abbo as the authentic winner of Adamawa North National Assembly elections. The election of Abbo was challenged by Senator Binta Masi Garba of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who had represented the senatorial zone in the 8th Senate. The tribunal in its ruling on Thursday, Read More

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Returnee refugees get Adamawa govt’s support

August 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Adamawa state government has provided assistance to indigenes who returned to the country after many years of taking refuge in the Republic of Cameroon. Governor Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state had earlier promised that government would assist those who agreed to return. The returnees became refugees in Cameroon as a result of the invasion and attacks on their various Read More

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Breaking: Supreme Court sacks Adamawa Reps member, dismisses case against Ihedioha’s election in Imo

July 30, 2019 Editor 0

Mustapha Usman, an All Progressives Congress (APC) member who was declared winner of the House of Representatives 2019 election for Yola South/Yola North/Girei Federal Constituency of Adamawa State has just been sacked by the Supreme Court. The court judgement delivered by upheld an appeal court judgement. The Supreme Court held that it was found that Usman forged his credentials, he Read More

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Adamawa gov’s father buried amidst tears

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

Adamawa state Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on Sunday lost his biological father Alhaji Umaru Badami to the cold hands of death. The governor’s father who was an ex-serviceman retired in 1984. He died at Federal Medical Centre ( FMC)  Yola, Adamawa state capital after a brief illness at the age of 82 years. His funeral prayers was held at Lamido Read More

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Breaking: Adamawa Senator Abbo’s uncle killed, stepmother kidnapped

July 13, 2019 Editor 0

Uncle to Adamawa senator Elisha Abbo who recently assaulted a woman, has reportedly been killed by gunmen. Also Senator Abbo’s nursing stepmother was said to have been abducted during an attack in his home state of Adamawa on Saturday. Police and locals said the attack occurred in Muchalla ward in Mubi North Local Government of Adamawa State, Premium Times is Read More

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Breaking – Assault: Adamawa Senator Abbo weeps, apologises to shop attendant, Nigerians

July 3, 2019 Editor 0

The embattled senator representing Adamawa north in the National Assembly, Senator Elisha Abbo, on Wednesday wept uncontrollably as he sought for forgiveness from the lady he assaulted and Nigerians at an Abuja sex toys’ shop. Senator Abbo who broke down in tears while addressing  journalists in Abuja, at the headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday said assaulting Read More

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Adamawa governor-elect vows to probe Bindow

May 27, 2019 Editor 0

Ahmadu Fintiri, Adamawa Governor-elect has said he’s ready to step on toes to address injustice against the people of the state by the outgoing administration of Gov. Jibrilla Bindow. He made this known on Saturday in Yola while receiving report by a 67-man State Transition Committee. He said findings by the committee revealed a lot of breeches and mismanagement of Read More

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Boko Haram kills 26, injures scores in Adamawa village

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

Not less than 26 people were feared killed and several others injured Monday in a suspected Boko Haram attack at the Madagali area of Adamawa state. Similarly, the insurgents also invaded a military base in Borno state, killing five Nigerian soldiers. It was gathered that the gunmen rode on motorcycles in large numbers into Kudakaya village in Madagali at about Read More