FG selects 6 states for pilot Open Schooling Programme

By Philomina Attah The Federal Government has selected six northern states for the pilot phase of its Open Schooling Programme (OSP). OSP which was launched in early 2019 is an open learning programme aimed at reducing the high number of out-of-school children in the country. The beneficiaries, Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi, Kano, Adamawa and Niger, are […]

Supreme Court upholds Fintiri’s election as Adamawa governor

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, affirmed Ahmadu Fintri of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), as the validly elected governor of Adamawa State. Members of the court’s seven-man panel led by Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, were unanimous in dismissing the appeals by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election. The apex […]

Assailants kill journalist in Adamawa

By Yakubu Uba The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has confirmed the death of a journalist, Mr Maxwell Nashan, attacked by unknown assailants. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Nashan, a young reporter with Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) FM station, popularly known as Fombina FM in Yola, was found unconscious in […]

Police IG orders arrest of Sen. Elisha Abbo, orderly for assaulting sales girl

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the arrest of the Senator Elisha Abbo and his orderly for allegedly attacking a sales girl in Abuja. Investigations are currently ongoing at the Federal Capital Territory police by an investigative team set up by the Police Force headquarters in Abuja. The news of the […]

Senator Abbo docked for allegedly assaulting nursing mother

Senator Elisha Abbo By Ugochi Ugochukwu The police on Monday arraigned a senator, Elisha Abbo in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother. Sen. Abbo who represents Adamawa North senatorial Zone however, pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of criminal force and assault leveled against him. The police prosecution counsel, […]

Buhari moves to establish Ruga settlements across the country in spite of opposition

Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim, John Charles and Enyioha Opara Despite the harsh criticism of  the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project  in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in […]

BREAKING: Twin bomb blast rocks Adamawa Catholic Church

Billy Graham Abel, Yola Two suicide bombers reported to have targeted St. Pius Catholic Church in Shuwa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, have set off bombs but ended up killing themselves only. Papka Medugu, a resident of Shuwa and a parishioner told our correspondent that suspected Boko Haram terrorists “targeted our church while […]

Buhari defeats Atiku at Lamido Adamawa Palace Polling unit with 90 votes

Yola – President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated Waziri Adamawa and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at Lamido Adamawa Palace polling unit in Yola South Local Government Area. Announcing the result at the polling unit, Mr Idris Yunusa , INEC Presiding officer at Lamido Adamawa Palace Polling Unit Mbamoi 010 announced […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Bank on me; Buhari ‘ll defeat Atiku in Adamawa – Marwa boasts

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The Chairman, Central Working Committee of the Women and Youth Presidential Campaign team, Buba Marwa, has boasted that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, will not pose any threat to President Muhammadu Buhari in next month’s presidential poll, stressing that Buhari will defeat Atiku in his home Adamawa State. […]

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