Bauchi governor tests positive to coronavirus

Governor Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State has tested positive of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). The governor’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media, Mr. Muktar Gidado, revealed this in a statement issued to newsmen yesterday. “This is to inform the general public that the result of the six initial tests carried out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Governor Bala Mohammed, his family and aides that accompanied him to Lagos is out. “Of the six initial tests carried out, one sample was confirmed positive of COVID-19. “The positive…

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Bauchi has 80% of youths uneducated, unemployed –CSOs

Bauchi State Forum of Executive Directors of Civil Society Organisations yesterday disclosed that more than 80 per cent of youths in the state are uneducated and unemployed. The Forum while lamenting this development, yesterdaycalled on Governor Bala Mohammed to give priority attention to education, and job creation so as to address this huge deficit. Addressing a press conference on their recommendations to the governor for his first 100 days in office, Chairman of the Forum, Mr. Sodangi Chindo, said according to a survey carried out by the National Bureau of…

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Bauchi gov files petition at tribunal over PDP’s victory

Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar, has filed a suit at the Election Petition Tribunal, challenging the election of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bala Mohammed. This emerged on a day the APC Senator-elect for Delta Central Senatorial District, Mr. Ovie Omo- Agege, said the court lacks the power to nullify his candidature because he was not a party to the suits cited in various media reports. However, Abubakar in a suit filed by the state’s chapter of the APC, at the tribunal yesterday by its state’s…

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Court okays collation, announcement of Tafawa Balewa LG results

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday made an order allowing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to proceed with it’s plan to collate and announce the results of Tafawa Belewa Local Goverment of Bauchi State. Justice Inyang Ekwo gave the order while delivering judgment in a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and Bauchi State governor, Mr Mohammed Abubakar asking the court to stop INEC going ahead with the collation. Justice Ekwo in his judgment said that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the matter. According…

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No presence of Army in Bauchi

Today’s re-run election in Bauchi State has continued to generate mixed reactions from voters people wonder what the outcome will be especially regarding safety and peace in the state. According to People’s Redemption Party (PRP) chairman, Alhaji Barau Ningi, the decision by INEC to conduct a re-run election while the main election has not been concluded is disturbing. “It’s just like a student who wrote an exam and before the result is out, you are asking him to re-sit for the papers he wrote, even without releasing his first exam…

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Bauchi: Court fixes March 25 for judgement

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, fixed March 25, to deliver judgement in a suit seeking to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from resuming collation or announcing result of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after counsel in the matter adopted their written addresses. The All Progressives Congress, (APC) and Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar, had approached the court, asking it to restrain INEC from further collation and announcing the results of the March 9 governorship election in…

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INEC suspends supplementary elections in Bauchi, Adamawa

Citing court order and interlocutory injunctions, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended tomorrow’s supplementary elections in Bauchi and Adamawa States. Also, collation of results in Rivers State, which was suspended on March 10, will resume on April 2, and will last for four days. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye who briefed journalists in preparation for the Saturday’s supplementary elections, yesterday, said the exercise would hold in 18 states. He noted that out of 29 states where governorship elections were conducted on…

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INEC halts collation of results for Tafawa-Balewa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi state has halted the collation of results for the governorship election held March 9, 2019 for Tafawa-Balewa local government area of the state. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ibrahim Abdullahi told newsmen in Bauchi on Tuesday that the decision was as a result of a court order received by the commission retraining it from collation and subsequent announcement of Tafawa Balewa LG governorship results. “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is in receipt of a court order restraining it from proceeding with…

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Inconclusive poll: Buhari backs Bauchi Gov on court action

President Muhammadu Buhari has backed the decision of the Bauchi state Governor Mohammed Abubakar who he is heading to court to challenge the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC’s resolution to resume collation of results in the state instead of supplementary elections earlier declared. Bauchi state is among other States of the federation where INEC had declared results inconclusive and rescheduled March 23 for supplementary elections. Speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the presidential villa Abuja, Governor Abubakar described INEC’s decision as illegal and an…

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