Some farmers at Tingno rice plantation Community in Lamurde Local Government Area of Adamawa have called for access road to ease movement of farm produce to the market.
Tingno is one of the major rice producing areas of the state but lack access road and other social amenities.
Mr Richard Angelo, the Village Head of the community, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , on Sunday in Tingno town.
Angelo, who spoke through his secretary, Mr Simon Kade, said that the community was one of the major paddy producing areas in the northeast.
He lamented that lack of access road was on of the major obstacle militating against rice cultivation as well as improving social and economic wellbeing of the people.
“Tingno and its environs are the largest centre of paddy rice production in Adamawa and the northeast region.
“We cultivated rice during rain fed and dry season activities. Dozens of trucks of paddy are transported from Tingno to other parts of the country as well as Chad and Cameroon Republics.
“Our major challenge is lack of access road to link Tingno to Lafiya and adjourning communities,” Angelo said, adding that the poor state of the road was exposing them to difficulties.
Another farmer, Simon Kade, also called for provision of social amenities such as water, electricity and health facilities to encourage agricultural activities and improve the economic and social wellbeing of the people in the area
“We also have 25 farmer cooperative societies in Tingno, regrettably none of the associations participated in the agricultural support programme initiated by the government, ” Kade said. ( NAN)
Edited By: Dorcas Jonah/ (NAN)
African Champions League final to be played in October
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has abandoned plans to play the semi-final and final matches of the 2019/2020 African Champions League in a single venue.
The continental football ruling body has now set a date of Oct. 16 and Oct. 17 for the continental decider.
Cameroon had been earmarked to host the final stages of the competition.
Both semi-finals feature Moroccan clubs against Egyptian opposition as Raja Casablanca take on Zamalek, while Wydad Casablanca meet Al Ahly.
The first legs of both ties will be played in Morocco on Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, with the return legs in Egypt on Oct. 2 and Oct. 3.
Should the two winners be from the same nation then the final will be in that country in mid-October.
But, if not, CAF has asked member associations to bid to host the decider at a neutral venue, setting a deadline of Aug. 17 for interested parties.
CAF has also confirmed the dates for the African Confederation Cup’s closing stages that will be played in Morocco.
Pyramids of Egypt meet Horoya from Guinea in Casablanca on Sept. 22, while on the same day there is an all-Moroccan clash between RS Berkane and Hassania Agadir in Rabat.
The final will be staged at the Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat on Sept. 27.
Edited By: Olawale Alabi) (NAN)
NiMet predicts cloudy, thundery weather activities Monday to Wednesday
The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and thundery weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
NiMet`s weather outlook released on Sunday in Abuja predicted cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms over some parts of northern states.
The states are Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa, Sokoto, Taraba, Kebbi and Katsina.
According to the agency, the rest of the region will be under cloudy conditions during the time.
“Later in the day, cloudy skies with pockets of thunderstorms are anticipated over the region with the exception of Sokoto where cloudy condition is expected.
“Over the central region, cloudy skies with isolated rain showers are anticipated over Jos, Nasarawa, Makurdi, Niger and Abuja during the morning hours.
“As the day progresses, much cloudiness is expected to prevail over the region with prospects of thunderstorms over Benue, Abuja, Niger and Plateau States.’’
The agency predicted that southern coast and the inland would be cloudy with the exception of Ikom, Obudu, Calabar in Cross River and Eket in Akwa Ibom, where light rain showers were anticipated during the morning hours.
It further predicted that some southeast inland and coastal cities such as Enugu, Umuahia, Obudu, Uyo, Calabar, Eket, Port-Harcourt and Yenagoa are expected to experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers later in the day.
The agency, however, envisaged cloudy skies over the inland and coastal areas of the Southwest.
According to NiMet, morning thunderstorms are likely over Katsina, Borno, Taraba and Katsina on Tuesday, while the rest of the northern region is expected to be cloudy during the morning hours.
“Places like Southern Borno, Bauchi, and Gombe will experience cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms in the evening while the rest of the region are expected to be cloudy.
“Cloudy skies with thunderstorms are expected over Niger axis, while other parts of the central cities will experience much cloudiness during the morning hours.
“Scattered thunderstorms are anticipated over Kaduna and Niger States in the afternoon with more prospects in the evening.
“Cloudy conditions are expected over inland and coast of the south during the morning and evening period.’’
NiMet forecast cloudy skies over the northern region with chances of thunderstorms over Borno, Gombe, and Adamawa during the morning hours of Wednesday.
It also predicted pockets of thunderstorms over Borno, Yobe, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Zamfara and Kebbi States.
“Cloudy skies are expected to prevail across the central region during the morning hours, while thunderstorms are expected over the high grounds of the central states during the afternoon and evening period.
“Cloudiness is expected to prevail over the inland and the coastal belt throughout the forecast period.’’
Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Silas Nwoha (NAN)
Police arrest 2 over alleged raping of minors in Adamawa
Police in Adamawa has arrested two suspects for alleged raping of two minors in Jambutu, Yola North Local Government Area of the state.
Nguroje said that the two suspects, Aminu Abdullahi, 19 , and Abubakar Haruna, 32, were arrested separately for allegedly raping a 9 years old and a 15 years old respectively.
” Detectives attached to Doubeli Division in Yola North LGA on July 29, arrested one Aminu Abdullahi, 19, for raping a 9 year old.
” The suspect met his 9 year old victim at Jambutu Football field playing and took her into an uncompleted building and had carnal knowledge of her .
” While, the second suspect ( Abubakar Haruna ,32 ) on July 30, forcefully raped a 15-year -old victim who happened to be his neighbor after deceiving her with pretext to send her on an errand.
” The victims were rushed to Hospital for medical screenings while the suspects had confessed to committing the crimes and are now under police custody for further investigations, ” Nguroje said.
He explained that the command received the voluntary information from good Samaritans that the suspects allegedly raped the underaged.
Nguroje said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Olugbenga Adeyanju, commended members of the public especially those that keyed into the fight against Gender Based Violence and Sexual Assaults against Women and Children in the state.
He said that the commissioner advised parents to closely monitor their wards and tech them to keep distance from persons with questionable characters .
He added that the command would continue to protect lives and property of the residents.
Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)
ECWA urges FG to end insecurity in Kaduna, Plateau, others
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has called on the Federal Government to end the killings in southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Taraba and Adamawa states.
It also urged government to end banditry and other forms of insecurity in Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, and other states in the northern part of the country.
The communique was signed by Rev. Stephen Baba and Rev. Yunusa Nmadu, its President and General Secretary, respectively.
According to the communique, the council also decried the wanton destruction of farmlands and other property worth billions, urging government to rise to the occasion and end the scourge.
It advised government to intensify efforts in arresting the perpetrators and bringing them to book, insisting that such move would serve as deterrent to other criminals.
“Council views with serious concern the unabated attacks of armed men and bandits across the country, especially in the northern states.
“They have continued to destroy lives, farmlands and property of innocent citizens in southern Kaduna, Plateau, Benue, Zamfara, Kogi, Adamawa, Katsina, Taraba and Niger states.
“We note with grief the several attacks on southern Kaduna communties, a stronghold of ECWA, where over 120 persons including infants and women have been killed, with scores injured and many displaced.
“Council, therefore, advocate for a stronger collaboration between the government, the security agencies and the entire populace for a more robust and rapid response for the protection of human lives and property,”it said.
The council also urged security agencies to improve on their response to distress calls, increase intelligence gathering and be proactive to nip imminent security challenges in the bud.
It frowned at the deplorable state of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps across the country and called on the government ensure the inhabitants are returned to their original homes.
It also urged the government to ensure the release of Leah Sharibu and other persons still in captivity, noting that such move would free their parents and loved one from serious trauma.
Edited By: Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)