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A 25-year-old housewife, Khadija Yakubu of Potiskum in Yobe state has been arrested by Police operatives for allegedly poisoning her three stepchildren to death in Yobe state. The victims were Ahmad Alhaji Haruna, 12 years; Maryam Alhaji Haruna, 10, and Zainab Alhaji Haruna, 8 years old respectively. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Yobe Police Command, confirming the incident, said “On Friday, around 10:00 am, a woman in Masakar Makafi area, behind Kara Primary school...

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ABUJA — The Presidency has confirmed the 15 major projects spread across the country’s six geo-political zones to be financed with the proposed over $4 billion loan to be sourced from multilateral institutions, under the 2018-2021 medium-term (rolling) external borrowing plan. Presidential spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, in a statement disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari had requested the Senate to approve the sovereign loans of $4.054 billion and €710 million as well as grant components of...

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The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has suspended its Gombe State Caretaker Chairman, Rev. Sunday Congo for congratulating Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami. Congo was suspended after he wrote a congratulatory letter to the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, without the approval of the association’s National Executive Committee. CAN State Secretary in Gombe, Apostle John Adedigba, in a letter on behalf of all the members of the caretaker committee...

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The Nigerian Air force has finally admitted to carrying out a bombing on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State on Wednesday. The bombing had killed10 people and over 20 wounded. Though, the Nigerian Airforce had also initially denied carrying out the attack. Nigerian Airforce spokesperson, Edward Gabkwet, had tweeted on Wednesday to deny a tweet linking the force with the incident.  “This tweet is false in its entirety. The NAF last...

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ABUJA — The Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa, was rushed out of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after slumping at a programme, on Thursday. Bawa was giving his goodwill message at the National Identity Day celebration when he suddenly stopped speaking. According to Daily Trust, he was talking about a man the commission arrested in Ibadan, Oyo state, with 116 SIM cards when the incident happened. Bawa had stopped talking and...

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YOLA — Media Chiefs in Adamawa have stressed the need for the Mass Media and Civil Society Organizations to sensitize the electorate for them to elect credible leaders that have the yearnings and aspirations of the people at heart. The General Managers of Adamawa Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Yola Mr. Alleni Ethan Dah and his counterpart of Pulaaku F.M Yola Alhaji Sambo Abubakar gave the charge while receiving a delegation from the non-government organized NGO, the...

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) — An aerial bombardment on Buhari village in Yunusari Local Government of Yobe State on Wednesday morning has killed at least eight persons. It was gathered that the incident occurred when residents were departing to their farms and heading for the Geidam weekly market. The Chairman of Yunusari Local Government, Alhaji Bukar Gaji, confirmed the incident saying “We received the sad news today and the victims are currently in the hospital receiving...

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YOLA — The Fintiri administration has initiated a programme to improve a lot of youth, women, people living with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups in the state, and no fewer than 10,520 have been captured under “Adamawa State Social Support Program (ADSSP)”. The initiative was organised by Adamawa State Poverty Alleviation And Wealth Creation Agency (PAWECA) aimed at training youths on various skills while assisting them with handouts to enable them float above poverty level....

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ABUJA — The Federal Government has extended Twitter ban in Nigeria to 100 days, and in that time frame the nation has lost N247.61bn. Recall that the Federal Government had on June 4 suspended Twitter after the social media platform deleted a tweet by President Muhammadu Buhari. Consequently, telcos on June 5 blocked access to Twitter after receiving a directive by the Nigerian Communications Commission. Nigeria is a member of an exclusive list of countries...

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DAMATURU, (YOBE STATE) —Officials of Damaturu Local Government Shari’a Committee alongside security operatives have raided illegal brothels, beer, and drug selling joints within the Yobe State capital. The raid was not unconnected with allegations that the areas were known for habouring of suspected criminal elements as well as underage commercial sex workers. Bukar Adamu, Council Executive Chairman, who led the Committee on Tuesday raged Zango and Kandahar areas and confiscated cartons of beers and packs...

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