Tag: Yola

Breaking: Late Nigerian President Yar’Adua’s son, remanded in prison for killing 4 people

A Magistrate’s Court in Yola, Adamawa State, has remanded Aminu Yar’Adua, 36, the son of late former President Musa Yar’Adua, in prison for allegedly killing four people in an auto crash in Yola. Yar’Adua, a student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola, was charged to court for allegedly[Read More…]

Just In: Suicide Bomber Kills Many At A Crowded Market In Adamawa

News reports from Adamawa reaching us says a teenage boy on Friday detonated a suicide vest at a crowded market in Gombi town in Adamawa State, Killing many according to witnesses. A vigilante leader confirmed ?the incident to Daily Trust in a telephone interview saying 20 persons including the bomber[Read More…]

UPDATED: 32 Killed, 80 Injured In Adamawa Blast, Says Red Cross

About 32 people were killed and 80 injured on Tuesday evening when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive devise at a motor park in the Jimeta area of Yola in Adamawa State. The Red Cross which was at the scene of the incident disclosed to Reuters that so far, 32[Read More…]

Just In: Yola Hit By Deadly Bomb Attack Along Busy Jimeta Bye-Pass

By Chris Nomjov Scores of people have been left injured, with few more feared dead, as a bomb went off at busy Jimeta bye-pass road at the Tashan Tippa area. Reports suggest the blast was carried out by a suicide bomber. Tonight’s blast at the Jimeta-Yola, bye-pass road, is the[Read More…]

Army Foils Suicide Attack In Adamawa By Woman With Explosives In Handbag

Troops in Adamawa on Wednesday foiled a fresh suicide attack at Gubula village in the Mdagali local government area of the state. V.O. Ezeugwu, commander of the task force, confirmed this to reporters in Mubi, saying his men intercepted a middle-aged woman with an improvised explosive device. Ezeuguw said she[Read More…]

Wizkid Ayo Slams Bloggers For Publishing Allegations He Cancelled N8.9 Million Event At American University Yola

According to twitter user & American University of Nigeria student – Mr Tawati @MrTawati, Wizkid Ayo had agreed to perform at AUN for about N8.9 Million but the singer cancelled the event last minute. Even when u're trying to be lowkey and keep it cool,they still try to spread false[Read More…]

Update: Death Toll In Yola, Adamawa State Mosque Bombing Hits 70

The death toll in the mosque explosion in Yola last Friday has risen to 70, says the National Emergency Management Agency. Among the victims were four students of the Adamawa State Polytechnic, where the Jambutu Jumaat Mosque is built. The NEMA Coordinator in the state, Mr Saad Bello, and his[Read More…]

Just In: NEMA Confirms 27 Death, 96 Critically Injured In Explosion Targeted At Jambutu Mosque Yola, Adamawa State

At least 27 people were killed in a bomb blast at a newly-inaugurated mosque in Yola, northeast Nigeria, on Friday, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said. “So far we have 27 dead and 96 injured,” NEMA’s co-ordinator in the Adamawa state capital, Sa’ad Bello. The explosion occurred this afternoon[Read More…]

3 Trekkers For Atiku Abubakar Stranded In Yola; Denied Access To See Him

Three men, who trekked to Yola in honour of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, are now stranded in Yola. The men, Salihu Jibrin, Aliyu Adamu and Abubakar Suleiman, who spoke to newsmen on Saturday in Yola, said since their arrival, they have been unable to see their mentor, Atiku. They[Read More…]

82 Nigerians So Far Killed In President Buhari’s First Week In Office

The death toll from two blasts in northeast Nigeria rose to 35 on Friday, raising the total number killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks to 82 during President Muhammadu Buhari’s first week in office. Rescue officials in the Adamawa state’s capital Yola said 31 people had been confirmed dead in[Read More…]