Tag: Gombe State

Buhari sacks Muiz Banire as AMCON chairman, appoints Adamu

President Muhammadu Buhari has sacked Muiz Banire as the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria, appointing Edward Lametek Adamu as new chairman of the Corporation. This was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Senate by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad[Read More…]

Children Killed As Nigerian Police Officer Rams Car Into Crowd During Easter Procession

Ten people were killed and more than 30 injured when a policeman rammed his carinto a group of children during an Easter procession in northeast Nigeria, before being killed himself by the angry crowd, witnesses and police sources told Agency France Press, (AFP) Monday. The deadly incident happened late Sunday when the off-duty policeman ploughed his car into a procession celebrating Easter in Gombe, state police spokeswoman[Read More…]

PDP Wins Gombe Bye-Election

The peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Kawuwa Malala has been declared winner of Dukku North Constituency bye-election in to the Gombe State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer, Prof. Mohammed announced the results in Malala, Dukku Local Government Area of the state on Sunday. He said Malala polled 7,060[Read More…]

For Alleged Poor Representation, Angry Youths Vandalise Rep’s House In Gombe

Some angry youths in Gombe on Friday invaded the residence of the current House of Representatives’ member for Dukku Nafada Federal Constituency, Hajiya Aishatu Jibril Dukku for alleged poor representation. Some of the angry youths, who alleged that the woman had not been carrying them along, said they took the[Read More…]

Rampaging Fulani Herdsmen, Armed With Machetes, Bows & Arrows Sack Gombe Village

Rampaging Fulani herdsmen, armed with machetes, bows and arrows, Sunday afternoon, sacked Polido village in Billiri local government area of Gombe State as they killed a man and injured four others before setting over 200 houses in the village on fire. The herdsmen also destroyed food crops as they released[Read More…]

Breaking: Former Governor Danjuma Goje, Now Senator Forged Assembly’s Resolution To Collect N5bn Loan – EFCC Witness

A witness in the ongoing trial of a former governor of Gombe State and serving senator, Danjuma Goje, Shehu Mohammed Atiku has told a Federal High Court, Gombe that the ex-governor forged the Resolution of the House and collected N5bn (five billion naira) facility from Access Bank. “My Lord, the[Read More…]

Supreme Court Has Ordered The Retrial Of Petition Against Gombe Governor

The Supreme Court has ordered the Gombe State governorship election petition tribunal to re-try the petition against the Governor Ibrahim Dakwambo of the People Democratic Party (PDP). In a judgement delivered by a full panel of the apex court, the court unanimously dismissed the appeal ?on ground that the tribunal[Read More…]

More Than 40 Persons Killed After Multiple Bomb Blasts In Gombe Last Night

More than 40 people were feared dead in Gombe city, northeast Nigeria, on Wednesday after a series of bomb blasts ripped through two bus stations, a rescue worker and a witness told AFP. “So far we have recovered 12 dead bodies,” said the rescue worker at Dadin Kowa terminus, while[Read More…]

At least 30 People Confirmed Dead In Twin Bomb Blasts In Gombe Busy Market

Twin blasts have rocked a market in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe, leaving 30 people dead, witnesses said. “I have 30 bodies in bags and I am sure there are more out there,” said the Red Cross official, who was involved in the evacuation and wanted to remain anonymous.[Read More…]