Procurement Of Tucano Aircraft, A Game Changer For Our Operations – Air Chief

 

The Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar, has reiterated that the military will not rest on its oars until the insurgency is brought to an end.

He also added that the procurement of additional platforms will change the game in its war against insurgency.

His reassurance was made by the Commander, 153 Base Services Group, NAF Base Yola, Air Commodore Anthony Ndache, who represented the Air Chief in Yola the Adamawa state capital.

“We are committed to ensuring the total elimination of insurgency in our country.

“Let me reassure us all that the procurement of additional platforms such as the Super Tucano aircraft and other platforms will certainly be a game changer for our operations,” he added.

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The Air Chief stressed that those internally displaced by the insurgency deserve to return back home.

“The IDPs need to return back to their homeland and engage in meaningful activities.”

He added that the military is aware of its enormous responsibility in ensuring the indivisibility of the country and therefore they must not be allowed to be taken unawares.

Atiku, Saraki Congratulate Ahmadu Fintiri On Adamawa Election Victory

 

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Senate President Bukola Saraki have both congratulated the governor-elect of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri.

Fintiri, a former acting governor of the state was declared winner of the election in the early hours of Friday after he secured 376,552 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Jibrilla Bindow of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 336,386 votes.

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Atiku in a tweet congratulated him while stating that he was looking forward to working with him.

Saraki, on the other hand, wished him success on the new path.

Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Michika Town In Adamawa

Military Repels Boko Haram Attack In Adamawa

 

Suspected Boko Haram terrorists are reported to have invaded Michika, the administrative headquarters of Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

It was gathered that the attack which was said to be ongoing as at the time of this report, sent the residents escaping to the surrounding hills.

Some of the residents told Channels Television that the attackers came into Michika from the Shuwa axis, shooting sporadically, taking everyone by surprise.

A resident who did not want his identity revealed said he was speaking from the top of a hill and he could hear gunshots inside Michika town. He could not state the exact time the attack started as they were too shocked to take note of that.

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Channels Television correspondent in Adamawa State tried to reach the Police Public Relations Officer in Adamawa State command, Superintendent of Police Othman Abubakar, but he was unable to answer or return the call.

An attempt to also get the army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, to comment on the incident was not successful as he failed to pick telephone calls put across to him.

Michika is one of the 14 local government areas where supplementary elections for the governorship seat are expected to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 23, 2019.

2019 Elections: Jibrilla Warns Against Vote buying, Other Offences

INEC Fixes Date For Anambra Central Senatorial Re-run Election

 

The Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Jibrilla, has warned against vote buying and other electoral malpractices ahead of the 2019 general election.

Speaking at the inauguration of the presidential campaign committee in the state on Saturday, the governor appealed to politicians not to see elections as a do or die affair.

He also warned them against inducing young people with money and other promises, to commit electoral offences including.

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Adamawa Governor Signs Three New Laws

Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court Judgement
File photo: Adamawa State Governor, Mohammadu Jibrilla

 

Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the rights of citizens of the state.

They are the Penal Code Law, the Administration of Criminal Justice Law which addresses the needs of the common man and ensures that they are not detained arbitrarily but given a fair hearing, while the third, is the Proceeds of Criminal Law.

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Governor Jibrilla signed the three laws on Tuesday while declaring open the 2018 Law Week in Yola, the state capital.

He assured members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that his government will continue to support the Judiciary in ensuring that justice is served.

INEC Identifies 1,224 Names Of Deceased Persons On Adamawa Voters’ Register

File photo of electorates checking their names on a voters list

 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has identified the names of 1,224 deceased persons in its 2019 general elections voters register in Adamawa State.

Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kassim Gaidam disclosed this on Friday during the opening of a two-day workshop for North East Zonal implementers on election monitoring and support in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

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Gaidam said the statistic was uncovered following the recent display of voters’ register for claims and objections conducted by the Commission which he describes as successful.

“In Adamawa State, the exercise was successful and had the following outcome. We registered 2,113 claims and also 1,588 objections out of which 1,224 were names of deceased persons that are supposed to be removed from the voters’ register.

“We also recorded a modest improvement in the collection of permanent voters’ card.”

The workshop is part of preparations for the 2019 general elections developed by INEC to ensure that all activities are implemented as a single coordinated plan.

Also at the event is Mr Fadare representing European Centre For Electoral Support (ECES) said the EU is proudly supporting INEC’s laudable initiative which aims to ensure a free, fair and smooth conduct of elections in the country.

Adamawa APC Members Protest Alleged Imposition Of NASS Candidate

Protesters in Adamawa State

 

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State on Monday protested over the alleged imposition of Honourable Adamu Kamale as the party’s candidate for Michika/Madagali Federal Constituency.

The aggrieved party members alleged that the aspirant was imposed on them merely two days to the party’s primaries.

They warned that the action could endanger the party’s chances of victory in the 2019 general elections and therefore, called on its National Chairman to correct the wrong.

Kamale was a senatorial aspirant in the primaries before his emergence as the candidate for House of Representatives for Michika /Madagali Federal Constituency.

Adamawa APC Gov Primary: Collation Of Results Commences Amidst Protest

Kaduna APC Adopts Indirect Primaries For 2019 Elections

 

The collation of results for the Adamawa All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary has commenced amidst a protest by two of the three aspirants.

The two aspirants – Nuhu Ribadu and Dr Mahmood Halilu faulted the exercise which took place on Friday, insisting that it did not hold.

According to Halilu, election materials arrived late and the exercise was hijacked by state government agents.

Ribadu also stated that no accreditation took place anywhere in line with the requirement of the primaries.

He, therefore, called on the National Working Committee to cancel the exercise.

More to follow…

APC Suspends Adamawa EXCO, Four Days To Governorship Primaries

12 Villagers Feared Killed In Adamawa Ambush

 

The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the Executive Council of Adamawa State indefinitely, four days to the governorship primaries.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday.

According to him, following the development, a six-man caretaker committee will be constituted to pilot the affairs of the party in the state.

Meanwhile the APC has released the mode of primaries adopted for each of the states for the governorship elections.

Details later…

Ex-Adamawa Acting Gov, James Barka To Leave APC For PDP

 

Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State, James Barka, has announced his intentions to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Barka, who is also a member of the Presidential Committee on North East Initiative (PCNI), said this on Friday when he received a delegation of the PDP led by its state chairman.

He said he could no longer remain in the party as a result of the governor, Mohammed Jibrilla’s “inconsistent and deceptive attitude”.

According to him Jibrilla’s administration runs contrary to political tenets and the Governor has never been a man of his words but only succeeds in deceiving the electorates.

More to follow…

Nyako, Others Dump APC For ADC

 

The Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, Abdul-Azeez Nyako and Hon. Rufai Umar of Gombi constituency in the state Assembly, formally announced their defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The aggrieved party members, made the announcement on Monday at a stakeholders’ meeting and inauguration of the ADC Committee in Yola, the state capital.

Details later…

 

Police Compensate Families Of Killed Officers With N30m

12 Villagers Feared Killed In Adamawa Ambush

 

The Nigerian Police Zone 3 Headquarters in Yola, the Adamawa State capital, has distributed the sum of N30 million to 15 families of police officers who died while on duty.

The police noted that while the amount cannot compensate for the lost lives, it will go a long way in alleviating the challenges the families may be going through.

The AIG in charge of zone 3, Mr Kayode Aderanti, said this while presenting the cheques to the officers’ next of kin, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris on Wednesday.

He appealed to families of the deceased officers to properly utilize the money most importantly, for the education of their children.

Meanwhile, Aderanti also lamented the lack of drugs at the health facility of the Zone for first aid treatment of policemen while on duty.

He voiced his discontentment, during the presentation of drugs donated to the Command by a philanthropic organization in the state also on the same day.

The AIG, therefore, appealed to well-meaning Nigerians to partner with the Police in ensuring that security challenges bedevilling the country such as the notorious herdsmen crises, communal clashes, cattle rustling kidnapping and armed robbery among many other crimes are reduced to the barest minimum.

According to him, such assistance will ensure that security personnel not only perform their duties maximally but will also ensure that they are healthy while carrying them out.

Also on Wednesday, the IGP approved the promotion of 20 Police officers from the Adamawa and Gombe Commands.

The newly elevated officers who were last promoted six years ago were decorated at the Headquarters of Zone 3 in Yola comprising Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba states.

While decorating them, the AIG urged them to raise the bar in the performance of their duties.