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Gombe State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo has presented a letter of appointment to the New Mai Tangle, Malam Danladi Maiyamba. This followed the approval by Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for the appointment. In the Press statement made available to Journalists on Wednesday in Gombe stated that the Governor did the appointment based on his powers vested on him. Jalo who conveyed the Governor’s approval and presented the...

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The United Kingdom has described the continuous abduction of girls from secondary schools in the north as disturbing and abhorrent. According to the country’s minister for Africa, James Duddrigde, the safety of every child should always be guaranteed as it is a fundamental right. “The abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Nigeria is abhorrent,” he said. On Friday, no fewer than 300 school girls were abducted at the government girls secondary school, Jangebe, Zamfara state....

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Gombe State governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has suspended all proceedings leading to the selection of a new traditional ruler of Tangale Chiefdom until peace is fully restored to the troubled area engulfed with days of violent protests. The action follows the confirmation by the state’s commissioner of Police; Maikudi Shehu, that three persons have been killed during the crises. The police commissioner who spoke when the governor led some members of the government on an...

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ABUJA — The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) says it has intensified advocacy toward ending harmful traditional practices and Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) in all local government areas of the country. Harmful traditional practices are forms of violence committed against women and girls for so long that they are considered or presented by perpetrators as part of accepted cultural practice. The National President of FIDA, Rhoda Tyoden, told the News Agency of...

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The Board of Trustees of IRUKA (Centre for the study of the future of the Igbo), established by the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, was inaugurated last week at the university by the former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo. Members of the Board of Trustees present at the inauguration were: Professor Ihechukwu Madubuike (Chairman) Senator Emmanuel Onwe (Vice-chairman) Professor Akachi Adimora-Ezeigbo Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba Mr Azuka Onwuka Professor Chukwunonso Ejike (internal...

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YOLA — Mr. Clement Tumba, a 42-year-old farmer of Dilchim community in Michika Local Government Area, Adamawa state on Wednesday arraigned before a court in Yola, Adamawa state for allegedly strangulating his own mother with a rope to death. Clement Tumba, a father of 5 terminated the life of his aged mother, Regina Daniel for advising him not to fight with his sister, Rebecca Daniel again, but they should live in peace and harmony. He was...

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Borno State First Class Emir, Shehu of Dikwa, His Royal Highness, Dr. Abba Tor Masta II, is dead, family sources have said. The source revealed that the Monarch who is second in position after Shehu of Borno died in the early hours of Saturday morning after a protracted illness. In October last year, there were speculations that the Monarch had passed away while receiving medical treatment at Abuja Hospital. Sources revealed that the Shehu’s remains...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent ______ Gov. Babagana  Zulum of Borno,  on Saturday, presented the staff of office to the new Emir of Biu, Mai Mustapha Umar 11, with a call on him to consolidate the foundation put in place by his late father. Presenting the staff of office to the first Class Emir, at a ceremony in Biu, Zulum also urged him to be fair, just, and to sustain support to government programmes, particularly...

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Gangwari Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Adamu Sanda has charged people of Ganye chiefdom to respect constituted authorities and live in peace with one another for development in the area. The royal father gave the charge while turbaning the new District Head of Koma in Jada Local Government Area, Doctor Yuguda Hammanjalo at his palace in Ganye. Gangwari Ganye while thanking Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for approving the appointment of the appointee, implored the District Head to...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent _____ Some gunmen have kidnapped a prominent Adamawa traditional ruler Ardo MaFarang, Ardo Mustapha Ardo Ahmadu. Reports say that the monarch was kidnapped on Monday around 12midnight in Mayo Farang, in Mayo Belwa local government area. Ardo Mustapha is the  District Head of Mayo- Farang and  Sarkin Noman Adamawa. “He was kidnapped in Mayo- Farang, he just returned from Abuja, after Ishai prayer. “There was much exchange of fire between...

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