Tag: Gombe

VAT: Gombe urges Lagos, Rivers to reconsider

Gombe State has urged state governments to be their brother’s keeper amid the recent disagreement over sharing the Value Added Tax (VAT) generated across the country. The state made the plea after Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos and Nyesom Wike of Rivers made a move to start the collection of[Read More…]

Cholera Outbreak: 7 die in Gombe

The Gombe State Government has confirmed the deaths of seven people due to the outbreak of Cholera in Kalajanga Village and Garko Ward of Akko Local Government Area of the state. Briefing Journalists in Gombe on Thursday, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru, said so far 32 cases had[Read More…]

Gombe Speaker locked out of Assembly complex by striking staff

Abubakar Luggerewo, Speaker, Gombe state House of Assembly, was on Tuesday denied access into the premises of the assembly as members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) blocked the entrance of the Assembly. Mr Luggerewo appealed to the PASAN members, saying their protest should be done in a[Read More…]

Just In: Gombe State imposes a 24-hour curfew in Billiri Local Government

Gombe State Government has imposed a 24-hour curfew to within Billiri Local Government Area with immediate effect from Friday, 19th February 2021. The state government said through a statement signed by the Secretary to Gombe State Government (SSG), Prof Ibrahim Njodi Abubakar, that the curfew is to stall the violence[Read More…]

Gombe House Of Assembly Speaker, Deputy Speaker impeached

The Speaker of Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon Abubakar Sadiq Kurba has been impeached by sixteen (16) out of twenty four (24) members of the house. Subsequently, Honorable Abubakar Muhammad Luggerewo representing Akko Central has emerged the new speaker of the house. The deputy speaker and majority leader have[Read More…]

WAEC: Seven more students test positive for COVID-19 in Gombe

Seven more returning students have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Gombe State, following the testing of their samples in the Covid-19 Molecular Laboratory. The Commissioner of Education, Dr Habu Dahiru, told journalists in Gombe State that the result came about because of the proactive measures adopted by the State[Read More…]

601 former Boko Haram fighters deradicalised and released – DRR

The Coordinator of Operation Safe Corridor, Major General Bamidele Shafa disclosed on Saturday that 601 deradicalised ex Boko Haram fighters have been rehabilitated under the De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) programme at the DRR camp in Mallam Sidi, Gombe. Out of the 601 graduates of the batch 4 client which[Read More…]

Gombe discharges 153 Almajiris after two weeks quarantine

The Gombe State Government has discharged another batch of 153 Almajirai, who tested negative for Coronavirus, after spending two weeks in mandatory quarantine. Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya was on visit to the quarantine centre to mark the 2020 children’s day celebration with the kids preparatory to their departure to their respective communities.[Read More…]

#COVID19: Gombe Suspends Payment Of N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Gombe State Government has suspended payment of the N30,000 minimum wage following dwindling finances due to the effect of coronavirus pandemic on the economy. Mr Manassah Jatau, the state Deputy Governor, said at a press briefing in Gombe, that the decision was taken after consultation with the standing committee[Read More…]

“Don’t Travel To Kaduna, Adamawa, Bauchi, Kano” – US Warns Citizens Against Travelling To Northern Nigeria

The United States and two other countries have warned their citizens not to Kaduna and some other states in Nigeria. This is following the planned closure of the Abuja Airport and diversion of flights to the Kaduna airport starting from March 8. The Department of State of the United States[Read More…]