Adamawa State

Shock As Man Weds Blood Sister In Anambra Church

Anambra - 3 months ago. A secondary school teacher, Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, has married his 17-year-old biological sister in Ekwulobia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State. According to report, Ezeibekwe claimed that he had a revelation where God told him to marry his sibling. He further quoted Bible passages in Deuteronomy to illustrate that siblings could marry each other. The wedding...

A Whisper To President Buhari As He Visits Adamawa Today

Adamawa - 3 months ago. Barring any last minute change of plans, President Muhammadu Buhari would be arriving Yola, the capital of Adamawa State today for an official working visit to the North Central State. To this writer, and indeed, other citizens of the Sunshine State, this presidential visit is very timely and significant considering that it is the first...

Buhari’s Degrading Of Boko Haram Justifies My Defection To APC – Ahmed Gulak

Adamawa - 3 months ago. A former aide to Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak has said that Buhari government’s “degrading of Boko Haram terrorists” was enough to justify his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Gulak who hails from Adamawa State on Saturday officially decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party to the ruling party, APC. The one time political adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan,...

76,845 PDP Members Defect To APC In Niger, Adamawa

Adamawa - 3 months ago. Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a total of 76,845 members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have moved over to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger and Adamawa states. The Niger State APC yesterday received 34,845 defectors from different political parties, mostly from the PDP. Receiving the defectors, Niger State governor,...

PPA Dissolves Anambra Executives

Anambra - 3 months ago. The Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA) has announced the dissolution of its Anambra State Executive Committee members over non-performance. The National Chairman of the PPA, Chief Peter Ameh who announced the dissolution at the end of the National Working Committee (NWC) meeting of the party said the executive were also spreading unfounded rumour with the intention...

NUT Kicks Against Scrapping Of e-payment For Adamawa Teachers

Adamawa - 3 months ago. The Adamawa chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has kicked against the move for reversal of the current e-payment for teachers’ salaries in the state. Comrade Rodney Nathan, the Chairman of the wing stated the union’s stand on the matter on Monday in Yola while speaking with newsmen. NAN recalls that the Adamawa...

Adamawa: NCS Donates Food Items To IDPs

Adamawa - 3 months ago. The Adamawa/Taraba Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has handed over 1648 bags of foreign rice,642 cartons of Savon soap and 7 bags of maize to state government for distribution to IDPs in the state. The area comptroller of the command, Mr Adetoye Francis, said the donation is in compliance with directives from...

DPR Seals 4 Filling Stations In Anambra For Suspected Diversion

Anambra - 3 months ago. The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed four filling stations in Anambra for alleged diversion of fuel. The operators of two other outlets were reprimanded for selling the product above the recommended pump price of N145, while DPR officials forced five other stations to sell at the normal price. The affected filling stations are...

NCS To Eliminate Smuggling In Adamawa, Taraba

Adamawa - 3 months ago. The Adamawa/Taraba Area Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) said it has intensified marine patrol on River Benue channel linking Nigeria and Cameroon to contain fuel smugglers. The Area Comptroller of the command, Mr Adetoye Francis made this known Wednesday in Yola while auctioning 23 jerrycans of diesel confiscated from smugglers along the river. Francis...

UN Launches $1bn Appeal Fund For Boko Haram Victims

Adamawa - 3 months ago. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) yesterday unveiled 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan to support 6.1 million people affected by insurgency in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. The UNOCHA said more than $1 billion in funding was needed this year to help millions of people affected by Boko Haram insurgency in northeast...

I’m Not Evading EFCC Invitation – Senator Oduah

Anambra - 3 months ago. Former aviation minister, Senator Stella Oduah, has described as untrue recent reports that she was evading invitations by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Oduah, who is the senator representing Anambra North in the upper chamber, in a statement issued yesterday described the report as the handiwork of political detractors whose aim was to...

Focus Shifts To Anambra East, West As 2019 Approaches

Anambra - 4 months ago. As a number of political analysts have rightly noted, Nigeria has revolved in a circle for about 35 years with almost no visible improvement in the standard of living of the average Nigerian or a time-tested structure for that desired development. Everyone has grown weary of blaming the military for its years of unwelcomed incursion...

PMB Names Federal Varsity After Ekwueme

Anambra - 4 months ago. President Muhammadu Buhari has renamed the Federal University, Ikwo, in Ebonyi State after the late former Vice President Alex Ekwueme. The president, represented by  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, announced the renaming yesterday at Oko, Anambra State, during Ekwueme’s  burial. The late politician was Nigeria’s vice president between 1979 and 1983. Osinbajo said the renaming had...

My People Betrayed Ekwueme – Ngige

Anambra - 4 months ago. A former governor of Anambra State and current minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige, has chided the people of Ananbra State and the Igbo nation for betraying the late former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, saying that the late elder statesman was one of the best that the Igbo nation has...

Second Niger Bridge: Anambra Residents Commend PMB

Anambra - 4 months ago. Some residents of Anambra State have commended President Muhammadu Buhari for ensuring the commencement of work at the Second Niger Bridge. Some of the residents told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in separate interviews yesterday, that the president’s fulfillment of his promise indicated that it was dear to his heart. NAN reports that the...

Air Peace Extends Flight Operations To Kano, Yola

Adamawa - 4 months ago. A Nigerian carrier, Air Peace has announced plans to inaugurate its Kano and Yola services on Feb.12 and 15 respectively. The airline made the announcement in a statement signed by its Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Chris Iwarah, on Monday in Lagos. Iwarah said the services would cover Lagos-Kano-Lagos, Kano-Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Yola-Lagos and Abuja-Yola-Abuja routes. He said...

Schemings And Nuances Of Govs Angling For Second Term

Adamawa - 4 months ago. As the 2019 general elections draw nearer and with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) releasing the electoral timeline, OLAJIDE OMOJOLOMOJU takes a look at first term governors who may seek re-election next year. Out of the 36 states of the federation, Governorship election would only hold in 29 states of Abia, Benue, Bauchi, Adamawa,...