Why we countered Atiku’s server claim in 2019 polls – INEC

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday stated that it has always had servers through which election results were transmitted. The commission explained that it was, however, opposed the deployment of a server in the post 2019 presidential election litigation because the petitioners at tribunal had argued for the existence of a specific server  INEC made the clarification Thursday Read More

CITAD Bauchi office launches app for citizens’ participation in governance

October 14, 2022 Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi 0

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), Bauchi State office, yesterday said it has introduced an application tilted “Office of the Citizens” as part of efforts and move to strengthening citizens participation in governance process. Its Senior Programes Officer, Isah Garba at a press briefing held at NUJ Press Center, Bauchi, said the android application developed by CITAD with Read More

Breaking: Atiku receives 145,000 decampees to PDP in Bauchi

October 5, 2022 Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi 0

By Mohammed Lawal, Bauchi The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday received over 145,000 members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress and other political parties who defected to the ruling PDP in Bauchi state. At a rally to welcome the decampees to the PDP held at Abubakar Tafawa Read More

Foundation donates 1800 bags of rice to IDPs in Bauchi

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

A Sharia Compliance Bank, Taj Bank, under its foundation, has donated 1800 bags to Bauchi state government for subsequent distribution to Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs) in the state. A trustee of the foundation, Alhaji Ibrahim Babayo, stated this Wednesday while handing over the commodities to the state government. Babayo said the foundation will not relent in offering such gestures by assisting Read More

Bauchi NGO moves to advance women participation in politics

November 19, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

A non-governmental organisation (NGO) based in Bauchi, Fahimta Women and Youth Development Initiative, under its new project, Women Voice for Leadership, Friday hosted political parties’ leaders and other relevant stakeholders to a one-day state level engagement/dialogue on promotion of women participation in politics. Speaking at the occasion, Florence Daniel, in charge of Women Voice for Leadership in the NGO, said Read More

Breaking: As tension heightens in Plateau, IGP deploys new Police Commissioner

November 3, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

Amidst growing tension, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Bartholomew Nnamdi Onyeka to Plateau state Police Command as the new Commissioner of Police in-charge of the state. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The posting follows the redeployment of CP Edward Egbuka to Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

Bauchi 2023: Aspirants that may battle Governor Bala

October 25, 2021 Blueprint 0

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, warms up for the 2023 general elections, politicians and political parties are angling for the elections that may end the eight years reign of some governors including President Muhammadu Buhari. In Bauchi state, it will be like a “dog and the baboon parable”. Governor Bala Mohammed may face a strong challenge from the Read More

BASEPA begins fumigation of Bauchi towns against malaria

October 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of malaria in Bauchi state in recent time, the Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has begun fumigation of six local governments in the state against mosquitos. The Director General of the agency Dr Ibrahim Kabir who flagged off the exercise Saturday at government house Bauchi explained that the fumigation was part of efforts to kill mosquitos Read More

International Alert trains Bauchi, Yobe youth on conflict management, peace building

October 13, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to build sustainable peace in the north east, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) called ‘International Alert’ has organized a three days training to selected youth from Bauchi and Yobe states on conflicts management, peace building and civic responsibilities. The workshop which was opened Wednesday at Custodian Hotels in Gombe state was meant to train the youth Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More

2023 presidency: Bala Mohammed’s support group inaugurates BOT

August 29, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the ‘Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed Vanguards’ (BAM-V), a support group of the Bauchi state governor who is currently eyeing the number one seat in the nation has inaugurated its Board Of Trustees (BOT) to be chaired by a former member of the house of representatives Honourable Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki. The group inaugurated the board alongside Read More

Bauchi Islamic foundation plants 350 seedlings to curb erosion

August 23, 2021 Helen Oji 0

The Bauchi-based Shaykh Abdulkadir Jahun Islamic Foundation, Saturday planted 350 seedlings to curb erosion and other environmental hazards in the state. The faith based non-governmental organisation (NGO) conducted the exercise, tagged ”Go Green 2021”, at the Sultan Abubakar Hajj Camp in the state capital. Speaking at the event, Secretary of the foundation, Alhaji Mohammed Mujtaba, said tree planting was a Read More

Breaking: Bala submits new list of commissioner nominees

August 17, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Three months after he sacked his cabinet members, governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state on Tuesday submitted new list of nominees as commissioners to the state house of assembly. Spokesperson to the speaker of the assembly Abdul Ahmad Burra who disclosed the submission of the new members of the state executive council to be, explained that the governor has requested Read More

Jos crisis: Time to end artificial wall of hatred

August 17, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The eve of a democratic Nigeria witnessed high incidence of ethnic-related rivalry and violence in the North Central zone, to which Plateau state belongs. These ethnic rivalries posed serious socio-economic threats to the state and the fortunes of the people are being jeopardised.  Ethnic rivalries are as old as the world itself.The Plateau ethnic rivalry has received both local and Read More

Bauchi 2023: Why not Sidique Abubakar?

August 13, 2021 Editor 0

From all indications, Bauchi state will be the state to watch for “revolution” in the politics of transition climaxing in 2023 with the emergence of a new governor. The incumbent, Kauran Bauchi, Bala Mohammed has his head in the clouds of presidential ambition, repeatedly claiming to have the “nod”   of the PDP national caucus and throwing ill-advised controversial brick bats across Read More

Flood kills 5, destroys 1,567 farmlands in Bauchi

August 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Torrential rain destroyed no fewer than 1,567 farmlands Tuesday in Jama’are local government area of Bauchi state. The rain, which lasted for over 20 hours, submerged farmlands and destroyed crops in seven villages in the area. Samaila Jarma, the council chairman, confirmed the incident to the Thursday in Jama’are. He listed the affected areas to include Jogiyal; Yola, Doko-Doko, Gongo, Read More

Jegede vs Akeredolu: A wake up call for APC

August 9, 2021 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is a product of three political parties that came together in February 2013 and regrouped under a banner of changing the narratives in our democracy. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) originated from The Buhari Organisation (TBO) formed in 2006 by the incumbent Nigerian leader and his political allies, the Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s Read More

Keystone Bank donates sanitary kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in North-east

August 2, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Keystone Bank Limited, through its ‘Pink Network’ initiative, in partnership with Hayat Holdings (Producer of MOLPED Pad) and WHAI (Whispering Hope for Africa) Nigeria, has donated menstrual period kits to over 3000 marginalized girls in IDP camps and secondary schools within the North-Eastern region of Nigeria. A statement by the lender said the gesture was part of the bank’s corporate Read More

Mona: As APC searches for new national chairman…

August 1, 2021 Aliyu Farouq Abdullahi 0

Records from our national archives have put the population of the Nigerian youths at more than 70% (males and females) put together. This projected figure has made it possible for us to decide the future of Nigeria politically and otherwise. It is in the light of the above narratives that the youths are currently clamouring for active inclusiveness in government Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Bauchi Hisbah commences head counts of prostitutes for rehabilitation

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

As part of efforts to tackle prostitution among girls and women in Bauchi state, the office of the permanent commissioner of ‘Hisbah’ (Islamic police) under the Bauchi State Sharia Commission has commenced census to get the number of prostitutes operating in brothels in the state capital. The census was flagged off Wednesday at the notorious Bayan Gari area that houses Read More

Expose sponsors of criminality in Bauchi, APC challenges Bala

July 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

The Bauchi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the recent statement credited to the state governor Bala Mohammed who claimed that he knows the people that are busy bringing criminals to the state asking him to expose them. Recall that Bala had accused Bauchi state politicians based in Abuja of sponsoring criminality, kidnappings and stealings Read More