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Military recaptures Michika town from Boko Haram –Jonathan

Military recaptures Michika town from Boko Haram –Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan said that the Nigerian Military had on Thursday liberated Michika town in Adamawa from the control of the Boko Haram insurgents. Jonathan made the announcement at the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign rally in Yola. The president also unfolded plans by the military to liberate Madagali town soon, adding that the area was the only remaining local government ... Read More »

Adamawa 2015: Governor Ngilari pledges support for Nuhu Ribadu

Adamawa 2015: Governor Ngilari pledges support for Nuhu Ribadu

After weeks of bitter political wrangling, a former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], Nuhu Ribadu, and Governor Bala Ngilari of Adamawa State have buried their differences and agreed to work together in the interest of their troubled state. Mr. Ngilari, who had also battled for the governorship ticket of the party, further pledged to ensure the ... Read More »

PDP panel accuses Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, of abduction; narrates life-threatening ordeal

PDP panel accuses Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, of abduction; narrates life-threatening ordeal

A panel despatched by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to conduct House of Assembly primaries in Adamawa State, has accused the governor, Bala Ngilari, of leading other state party members to intimidate its members, detain them for days, while state agents seized election materials and rigged in fake candidates. In details filed at the party headquarters ... Read More »

Another military helicopter crashes in Adamawa

Another military helicopter crashes in Adamawa

Less than three days after a military helicopter on surveillance mission crashed in Damare, a suburb of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa state, another chopper believed to belong to the Nigerian Air Force has gone down around the same area. Multiple sources in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, told PREMIUM TIMES Thursday night that another military helicopter crashed around ... Read More »

Nigerian soldiers flee as Boko Haram captures more territory in Adamawa -Premium Times

Nigerian soldiers flee as Boko Haram captures more territory in Adamawa -Premium Times

The Boko Haram on Monday expanded the territory it controls in Adamawa when it captured the town of Maiha, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. Maiha is about 25 kilometres from Mubi, the commercial town captured by the insurgents in Adamawa last week. Maiha is also about 200km from Yola, the state capital. Even before the town fell to the insurgents, ... Read More »

Three Generals escape death as Boko Haram intensifies attacks on Adamawa villages

Three Generals escape death as Boko Haram intensifies attacks on Adamawa villages

Even as the Nigerian military stepped up efforts at beating back the extremist Boko Haram sect from the areas it currently occupies, including the commercial border town of Mubi in Adamawa state, the militants are intensifying attacks on remote communities and villages, residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. Also, there are reports that three retired Generals of the Nigerian Army narrowly escaped death ... Read More »

Panics grows as Boko Haram takes another town in Adamawa

Panics grows as Boko Haram takes another town in Adamawa

Another town has fallen to Boko Haram, said the governor yesterday. Adamawa State Governor Bala Ngilari was at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, where he painted a gory picture of the sect’s attacks in his state and the accompanying humanitarian crisis. The sect, whose men stole lorry loads of dynamites from Ashaka Cement Factory in Gombe State on Tuesday, ostensibly ... Read More »

BREAKING: Boko Haram now in Control Mubi Town In Adamawa

Mubi, the hometown of Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Alex Badeh, has finally fallen into the hands of the Boko Haram sect. The town, which is the second largest town and one of the commercial hubs of the state, is now under the control of insurgents, according to fleeing residents. Reports from the town indicate that following the annexation ... Read More »

Adamawa Election:  Acting Governor Fintiri wins PDP primary

Adamawa Election: Acting Governor Fintiri wins PDP primary

The Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri, has emerged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the October 11 governorship election in the state. Mr. Fintiri defeated other aspirants in the primary election held in Yola, the state capital, on Saturday. In an intense election which lasted up to the early hours of Sunday, Mr. Fintiri  won the primaries ... Read More »

Boko Haram expand territory, seizes Michika and Uba in Adamawa State

Boko Haram expand territory, seizes Michika and Uba in Adamawa State

The outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, on Sunday continued its expansionist drive by overrunning Michika and Uba in Adamawa   State. The capture of the two communities brings to 13, the number of communities now controlled by the sect in the North East. The others are Gwoza, Buni Yadi, Gamboru Ngala, Damboa, Marte, Bama, Bara, Banki, Gulak, Dikwa and Madagali. News ... Read More »

Adamawa Governorship Race: Ribadu, Seven Others Step Down

Adamawa Governorship Race: Ribadu, Seven Others Step Down

Eight out of the fourteen aspirants for the Adamawa State Governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including Nuhu Ribadu, have stepped down. They stepped down from the race in the early hours of Friday after a marathon closed-door meeting with the Senate President, David Mark, at the Presidential Villa. Following the impeachment of the former ... Read More »

Adamawa: PDP Appeal panel voids Ag. Gov’s disqualification, clears Him for primary

Adamawa: PDP Appeal panel voids Ag. Gov’s disqualification, clears Him for primary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Appeal Committee has voided the disqualification of the Adamawa State Acting Governor, Umar Fintiri. Consequently, the panel has given him the clearance to participate in the party’s primary election coming up on September 6. Briefing journalists shortly after the appeal seating at the PDP national secretariat on Sunday, Chairman of the panel, Senator James ... Read More »

Adamawa Governorship Election: PDP disqualifies acting governor, Ahmadu Fintiri

Adamawa Governorship Election: PDP disqualifies acting governor, Ahmadu Fintiri

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has explained that allowing the Adamawa State acting governor, Umaru Fintiri, to contest its primary next week, ahead of the state’s governorship poll October, would contravene the Constitution. The party announced Mr. Fintiri’s disqualification Saturday, saying the decision was taken on “moral grounds”. Speaking later to reporters, the chairman of the PDP screening committee, Ibrahim ... Read More »

I was tricked into resigning, says ex-Adamawa deputy governor

I was tricked into resigning, says ex-Adamawa deputy governor

Mr. Ngilari rather than address his resignation letter to the governor, addressed it to the Speaker of the Assembly. The controversy surrounding the resignation of Bala Ngilari as the Adamawa State Deputy Governor continued on Wednesday with the principal character stating that he was cornered into resigning the way he did. Mr. Ngilari’s resignation was read on the floor of ... Read More »

PDP wrests Adamawa from APC as Speaker takes over as acting Gov.

PDP wrests Adamawa from APC as Speaker takes over as acting Gov.

Tuesday’s removal of the former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako (retd.), from office by the Ahmadu Fintiri-led state House of Assembly, did not come as a surprise to those familiar with recent happenings in the state. Nyako’s removal makes it the sixth time a governor has been impeached in the country since 1999. Before now, five governors namely: ... Read More »

Nyako vows to fight his impeachment in court

Nyako vows to fight his impeachment in court

Speaker sworn in as acting governor Governors, Saraki, Atiku, Balarabe, condemn action  An acting governor mounted the saddle yesterday in Adamawa State after Governor Murtala Nyako’s controversial impeachment. Speaker Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri took the oath of office in Yola, the state capital, at a hurriedly organised ceremony witnessed by Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains. Lawmakers impeached Nyako shortly after the ... Read More »

Nyako: Panel Submits Report Tomorrow

Nyako: Panel Submits Report Tomorrow

The seven-man investigative panel set up by the former acting chief judge of Adamawa State, Justice Ambrose Mammadi, to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Governor Murtala Nyako and his deputy Bala James Ngillari will submit its report on Monday. The secretary of the committee Mr Eston Binanu, made the disclosure to LEADERSHIP correspondent via telephone yesterday. The secretary of ... Read More »

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