Adamawa


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Adamawa

(ˌædəˈmɑːwə)
n
1. (Placename) a state of Nigeria, in the E on the border with Cameroon. Capital: Yola. Pop: 3 168 101 (2006). Area: 36 917 sq km (14 254 sq miles)
2. (Languages) a small group of languages of W Africa, spoken chiefly in E Nigeria, N Cameroon, the Central African Republic, and N Democratic Republic of Congo, forming a branch of the Niger-Congo family
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Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has commended his counterpart in Kogi, Governor Yahaya Bello, and the security agencies for their support towards the conduct of PDP primary election in Kogi.
Members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday took to the streets of the Adamawa state capital, Yola, in protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.
Gombi local government area lies two hours outside Yola, the capital of Adamawa, and a mere three-hour drive to Cameroon.
On Monday, the Nigerian government tightened security by deploying hundreds of soldiers in the town of Mubi in Adamawa State to prevent any untoward incidents.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The explosion took place at a mosque in Mubi, Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria, according to the local media.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (KUNA) - The US Department of State condemned the "terrorist attack" in Mubi, Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria, that killed at least 50 people and wounded many others.
Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll from the attack in the town of Mubi is 50 people, but "there could be more as those seriously injured could add to the figure."
A major explosion erupted at police headquarters in the northeastern Nigerian city of Yola in Adamawa state Thursday, killing four people and shattering windows blocks away.
NyAMEY (CyHAN)- Nigerian troops on Monday killed scores of Boko Haram militants in the country's northeast Adamawa State where a state of emergency was imposed to beat back the militants,the military said Tuesday.
At the same time the insurgents continued scorched-earth attacks on villages 125 miles to the south in Adamawa state, slitting throats of residents, looting and burning homes and abducting dozens of trapped women and children, according to Vandu Kainu and other escaping survivors.
A bomb attack killed at least 30 people after a football match in the town of Mubi in Adamawa state.