Gombe releases N100m for payment of gratuity

Gombe State Government says it has released N100 million for the payment of gratuity to workers who retired from service in 2012. The State Head of Civil Service, Dr Daniel Musa, on Wednesday said that N75 million would be used for payment of gratuities to 48 retirees while the remaining N25 million would be used in […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

B’Haram: Army uncovers plot to invade five states

The Nigerian Army has discovered a plan by the Boko Haram insurgents to attack 25 communities and villages spread across five states in the troubled North-East zone. A credible security source, who confided in our correspondent on Thursday, said that the Boko Haram hit list was recovered by Special Forces during an operation at the […]

Boko Haram kills soldiers, cleric, 10 others in Gombe

Gunmen, suspected to be members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, attacked the headquarters of Nafada Local Government Area of Gombe state, North-East Nigeria on Tuesday, killing soldiers, an Islamic cleric and left no fewer than 10 persons dead. But the state Police Commissioner, Kudu Nma, however, said he had yet to hear of the […]

Gombe earmarks N2.5bn for agriculture in 2014 budget

Gombe State government will spend N2.5 billion on agricultural development in 2014, Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo has said. Cassava farm Dankwambo, who announced this while presenting the 2014 budget proposal of N107.4 billion at the State House of Assembly, said the move was aimed at boosting food production, employment and income generation. “Being the mainstay of […]

Gunmen kill ex-Gov Goje’s orderly

From Paul Orude Former police orderly to the immediate past governor of Gombe State, Inspector Rilwanu Gadzama, was yesterday shot dead by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the deacesed, who worked with ex-Governor Muhammed Danjuma Goje for many years, was shot at about 4.30pm yesterday at Hamadukafa quarters in Gombe metropolis. According to an […]

North: Terrorists bomb MTN, Glo, Airtel base stations

  Telecoms services were on Wednesday disrupted in Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe and Kano states following the bombing of telecoms base stations by suspected terrorists. Our correspondent gathered that base stations belonging to MTN, Globacom, Airtel might have been affected in the multiple attacks that jolted Borno, Bauchi, Yobe and Gombe states. Experts, who described […]

3,100 corps members redeployed from Kano, Plateau, Gombe

THE total of 3,100 corps members were redeployed from violence-prone Kano, Gombe and Plateau states, the National Youth Service Corps said as the 2012 Batch ‘B’ orientation camp  closing ceremonies took place  across the country  on Monday. One thousand three hundred of the 2,560 corps members posted to Kano sought redeloyment while no fewer than […]

Gunmen raid Gombe police stations, bank

KANO  (AFP) – Attackers have carried out assaults on two police stations and a bank in a northern town, but it was unclear if there were casualties, residents and authorities said Thursday. The attackers raided the northeastern town of Bajoga in Gombe state, using guns and bombs, beginning late Wednesday and into early Thursday. Residents […]

51 rocket launchers seized in Gombe

Nigerians security operatives may have to contend with a new challenge with the seizure of 51 rocket launchers in a house in Barunde area of Gombe metropolis yesterday. The house was being used to manufacture rockets and improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). Security agencies in the raid include the State Security Service (SSS) and the Army. […]

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