Flood kills 55 in Niger, Adamawa, Gombe

…thousands displaced in seven states   Flood has claimed more than 55 people in three states of Niger, Adamawa and Gombe while thousands of people have been rendered homeless in six states. In Niger State, which has the largest number of the victims, 36 people were killed, 10 deaths were recorded in Adamawa State, while Gombe State recorded nine deaths. Also in Niger State, about 100 communities have been submerged while thousands people were displaced. Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello said the 100 communities sacked and submerged by the flood from the…

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PHOTOS: Bridge linking Gombe, Adamawa, Borno states completely cut off

A bridge linking Gombe, Adamawa & Borno states has been completely cut off after, New Telegraph can report. According to a tweet by Federal Road Safety Corps, the bridge which has been cut off is located at Bayo Local Govt area of Borno state. The agency advised motorists to make use of alternative routes. Also, a portion of the Kwaita Bridge along Lokoja – Abuja Expressway has been washed-off after a heavy rain. Motorists are advised to be cautious as they approach the bridge. Motorists are advised to be cautious…

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Gombe coalition faults Mbaka’s endorsement of Dankwambo as president

A group, the Coalition of Gombe State Indigenes has condemned Enugu State-based clergyman, Reverend Father Mbaka for his endorsement of Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Ibrahim Dankwambo as Nigeria’s next president. It accused the priest  of speaking out of context in his assessment of the work and worth of the state governor. The coalition in a statement issued yesterday on its behalf by Muhammad Jibrin, however, drew attention of the cleric and the public to what it described as the failure of Dankwambo’s administration in water supply, education and health, among others…

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Why we ordered removal of illegal billboards in Gombe — Commissioner

The Gombe State Government has said that it ordered the removal of illegal billboards within the state capital owing to the environmental hazards they constitute. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Hon. Umar Ahmed Suleiman, who made this clarification, disclosed that the billboards were illegally mounted across the state without approval from the relevant authority, even as he stated that they accrue no revenue to the state. In a statement, Suleiman said: “These billboards are mounted recklessly within the state capital posing serious threat to the environment. Gombe city is known…

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