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Nairaland / General / The World Need Peace,let's Change The Game Plan And Unite For Humanity Sake-gabr by TGNEWS(m): 12:19pm On Sep 22
In an effort to celebrate the 2020 World Peace, the Youth Wing of Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Adamawa State Chapter has called on leaders across all divides to embrace Peace.

The charge was given to all Nigerians to embrace war against COVID-19, against aid, against all form of terrorism not against humanity and not against the existence of mankind.

YOWICAN in a Press Release signed by its Chairman, Rev Gabriel L. Shall said Peace is an essential part of human existence without which humanity will go into extinct.

The Adamawa Christian body stressed the need of all Nigeria and world leaders to embrace Peace as the United Nations clamours world peace day.

The statement said the 2020 theme is a wake-up call to "strengthening the ideals of Peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire" UN General Assembly devoted to Mark the 21st September.

"We charge world leaders, warring factions, terrorists and insurrectionists to lay down all arms and fight to honour humankind with the atmosphere of peace. And as you obey, may the Lord open your heart to see the needlessness of war and bloodshed.

"As the YOWICAN Chairman, Adamawa State Chapter, I urge all warring factions to change the game plan and embrace wars such as the war against COVID 19, malaria, HIV AIDS, etc. May God continue to grant us peace as we labour to ensure a war-free society where human lives are the target. Above all, the Bible says "blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the sons of God.

"Enjoy the peace and be a good ambassador of peace where ever you are." Shall state

Politics / Jaafar, Adamawa Reps Member Rated The Best By APC Chieftain by TGNEWS(m): 6:09pm On Sep 21
An All Progressives Congress Chieftain in Adamawa state, Alhaji Bilal described the Federal House of Representatives Lawmaker representing Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha in the National Assembly, Hon Jaafar Magaji Haske as one of the best member the constituency ever had.

Ibrahim who is the APC party Chairman of the state reiterated this when the national Assembly caucus member under the delegation of Senator Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani visited the party office in Yola last week and assured them of their total support to unite and together for the overall interest of party party members.

During the meeting , Bilal praised Jaafar performance in the national Assembly and the first of its kind empowerment program he recently organised for the whole people of his constituency.

Bilal said what Magaji has done remains a history setter no one has ever done that to the people of the area, of which hundreds of cars, Tricycles, sewing machines, irrigation machines, Grinding machines and start-up capital distributed to over 800 people to start their own businesses.

He said the empowerment became the talk of the town in the state making even the opposition jittery of APC political office holders performance in the state.

A beneficiary of Jaafar's empowerment program Ahmadu Muhammad said Magaji remains a rising star from the horizon whose glory of shining can never be dim down by the opposition or his political enemies.

Ahmadu on an interview with our correspondent in Yola condemned the campaign of calumny some politicians through their thugs are doing to smear Jaafar who he said is a hard-working lawmaker.

According to him, some politicians in the Northern zone have started propagating falsehood on the personality of Magaji,spreading lies and propagating rumours that he sold all his houses and deserting his constituency by not frequenting home.

A falsehood Ahmadu addressed as a lie and cheap blackmail of the day. He said of recently Hon Haske was home and spent days during the last Sallah celebration.

"Let them come out with something else not this kind of useless and baseless propaganda against Jaafar who is doing well for the whole three LGAs is representing.

"The young Man is breaking their political strongholds of non-performance and is replacing it with good representation and his bills, motions and contributions have started yielding results.

" It's because of him the abandoned Mubi NTA now resumed operation and the area is proud to have him their true voice at the National Assembly.

"Whatever they want to say against this young man, they are wasting their time, I'm assuring you Jaafar is enjoying the people's support, they are just adding value and recognition to him, no two ways about it, he is a choice of the people, his time is not yet over until God says it is over not mere political hooligans will decide the fate and destiny of many people in our area." He said

He continued to say that their lies will never see the light of the day because good will always triumph over evil.

"The steps of a God-Man are being ordered by God, Jaafar is doing well and the majority of the people are with him." He added

He called on Magaji to remain focused, never worry over primordial issues some politicians are trying to distract him to lose focus.

"Jaafar you are in the right track, don't get carried away with what enemies of our areas who turned themselves political jobbers looking for ways to distract you. He said

Charles kolobaya is another beneficiary of Jaafar human empowerment and confessed that he has not seen a de-tribalised politicians who carries everybody along irrespective of tribe and religion, once you are indigene of this three LGAs is representative he sees everyone an important valuable assets that he can't joke with.

I'm from Maiha LGA where Jaafar's Mother came from, his constant visits to his maternal parents, his immediate grandparents in Maiha are always proud of him because of the testimonies abound in the lips of many of his good representation.

" If it were be a thing of selection I would have prefer Magaji to continue representing us at the green Chambers. Many before us has represented us,with his current representation we are clearly spotting out the difference.

"We are seeing it all,the difference is visible and audible that Magaji is not a religion bigot, he is not sentimental on all issues pertaining his work as an elected lawmaker of the federal republic." Magaji Said

Politics / "We Don't Want You Again, We Can't Do You Again"-adamawa Youths Boos Sen Binani by TGNEWS(m): 1:51am On Sep 13
The Senator Representing Adamawa Central in the National Assembly, Hajiya Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) was seen to have been booed by angry Youths in the state.

The youths who were shouting in Hausa; " Ba ma yinki, ba ma sonki, musha wahala da ke Baki Yi mana ko Mai ba. Baza muyi ki ba." Meaning: "we don't want you again and we are not going to do politics with you again, you have failed us, We suffered for you and can't think of helping us." They booed.

The unfortunate incident happened at the premises of All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat Saturday afternoon where our medium gathered she led a delegation of Adamawa APC National Assembly caucus to address the leadership of the party for unity and a way forward for the party in the state.

The meeting our reporter unravelled that is having a political undertone of the booing Senator is aspiring to be the next Governor of the state.

Sources pleaded for concealed identity confided to our reporter that the Senator and other three lawmakers of the party are planning to break away from the first Unity meeting of the party held last week in Abuja organised by the former SGF, Engr Babachir David Lawal.

According to our source, the NASS caucus lamented that the meeting held last week in Abuja was a mere gathering crowd of those betrayed the party, did anti-party activities that led to the failure of the party in the state.

He further said that he doesn't trust their loyalty too as their mission is not in any way being backed with any grassroots politicians.

"They guys came with an intimidating convoy of Jeeps without no any of their grassroots politician supporters to show support for their cause.

" I didn't see any lawmaker of APC in their midst despite about eleven lawmakers the party is having in the state Assembly, no any former local government Chairman or councillors escorting them to the party secretary to show a sign that they are really after the unity of the party as she said in her speech to the leadership of the party under Alhaji Bilal Chairmanship.

"As you can see already a video is trending in the social media that the woman is no longer needed, those youths you saw are actually saying the minds of so many people in the state that her time is up, and she should not waste time in coming around to contest for any seat.

" Sir I must confess that people like Senator Ahmed Barata will not let her be, but will be giving her wrong counsel in order to extort money from her because he has been relegated at the backdrop with the title of former politician. He wouldn't want to accept the reality that he has been retired from active politics." He said

A supporter of the Senator, Alhaji Mauludu Usman when contacted said that those youths are miscreants hired by political enemies of Binani and enemies of the party in the state to stall down the possible unity of the party.

He lamented that if things should go this way peace and unity in the party will be a mere mirage.

"Tell me what is her crime in her efforts to bring the party's glory back in the state? Let me tell you Distinguished Senator Binani is not worried a bit, she is focused and well balanced to represent well the people of her zone.

" I stand bold to say and be challenge that, no Senator in the history of Adamawa state put together has done what this woman is doing, go and find out the records are there for you to judge by yourself." He said

Business / Foreign Rice: SON certifies Muphilo To Begin Rice Production in Taraba by TGNEWS(m): 1:13pm On Sep 11
In making sure that both foreign and domestic companies comply to a good standard of their produced products, Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON) issued a certificate of operation to Muphilo milling Rice company Nigeria limited in Taraba.

The Taraba State SON coordinator, Mrs Janet Meken-Vakkai confirmed this development to our correspondent during the ceremony of the certificate presentation in Jalingo,that Muphilo has been certified to Nigerian industrial standard.

She said SON has the mandate of giving the quality compliance certificate to any company both within and outside the country which meets the basic requirements standard of consumables for the country.

According to her,after five years of close monitoring, examination and evaluation the company appeared the first indigenous factory to be given a certificate of quality assurance.

She opined that SON is a parastatal under trade and investment, whose duty is to insist factories are manufacturing their products according to Nigeria's industrial standard, and if goods are being imported to the country they make sure it meets the international standard.

She further said that If it's within the country, any cottage company, any blue chief company that is into the production of goods is under their surveillance, periodically visit to see their production line and observing their market survey.

"A scheme known as Mandatory conformity assessment program (MANCAP) monitored this company, gave them a certificate of quality assurance. This is means that the Nigerian government can vouge for their products anywhere, that their standard can be accepted Internationally and to also tell Nigerians they can produce for the World.

"This company is the first indigenous Rice Factory in Taraba that's getting this Award, their company have been certified with the quality standard," Janet said

The Manager of Muphilo Rice Mills, Alhaji Mohammed Madu while receiving the Certificate said his company is duty-bound to maintain the integrity of the company through the certificate it got.

He said he will insist on quality Rice produce as his vision is to see that the company not only provide good quality Rice to the Nation but to other countries for consumption.

While going around the factory to have an eye witness how the Rice is being processed for final consumption by all invited guests, Chairman of the occasion, Adebayo Olu profiled the factory by saying that at moment produce 46 metric tonnes of Rice is being processed per day.

According to him the company work 16 hours every day and has about 26 workers.

He thanked the government of Taraba state for given Muphilo the enabling business environment to reach to this level.

He, however, appealed to the administration of Arch Dickson Ishaku Darius to give soft loan to rice farmers in the state.

Crime / 43 Yr Man Rapes, Impregnates And Infects 16-yr Girl With HIV In Adamawa-hussaini by TGNEWS(m): 9:47pm On Sep 04
An organisation whose aim is to fight for the right of downtrodden in Adamawa under the Chairmanship of Alhaji Hussaini Gambo Bello (Nakura) raised an alarm that a 43-year-old Abdul Sarki Pakka has infected a 16-year-old girl with HIV in Karla, Fufore Local Government area of Adamawa state.

Hussaini told our correspondent that Pakka has been a serial rapist in Karla who has been raping of one Aishatu Muhammadu since she was thirteen years old.

He revealed that Sarki has been raping her in the pretence of getting married to her and the vain relationship led to having three pregnancies with her since she was thirteen.

Gambo said the case brought to him by some concern people in Karla, lamenting how the said Sarki destroyed the future of innocent Aishatu haven infected her with HIV and aborted three pregnancies.

"The case in my desk is so pathetic to the hearing of any good Nigerian, this man has defiled the innocent girl since she was thirteen, end up given her HIV and three abortions were carried out in her womb.

" I have handed over the case to Adamawa police command with a serious eye on them to do justice to Aishatu," Gambo said.

He, however, called on concerned Adamawa people to be at a watch for the young girl to get justice.

According to him the said Pakka is being supported by a particular politician to bail him out.

"Justice must be given to whoever that deserve it and Adamawa concerned citizens must go to any length for Aishatu to secured justice." He added

The Police public relations officer of Adamawa command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Ngoruje confirmed the development and said the suspect, Abdul is under investigation.

Suleiman said Abdul was also taken to the hospital to ascertain his medical status.

Nairaland / General / Adamawa:NTA Mubi Soon To Be Commissioned, DG Praises Lawmaker Efforts by TGNEWS(m): 7:35am On Sep 04
Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) Mubi came into fruition as it was test runs today after seventeen years of its construction work and waiting by the people of Adamawa Northern Senatorial District for its full operation.

The Yola NTA General Manager (GM), Musa Usman Shehu at the palace of the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Abubakar Isa Ahmadu said they are in Mubi to test run the new station for full operation.

He praised Federation representative Lawmaker representing the people of Mubi North,Mubi South and Maiha, Hon Ja'afar Abubakar Magaji to have stood his ground to see the actualization of the NTA station.

He described Magaji as an example of better representation whose stewardship is mainly for the good people of Mubi and humanity in general.

"Today we've come with all equipment to test run the Mubi NTA which was abandoned seventeen years ago, but your Son, Hon Ja'afar Magaji has played a role that today the station can be viewed as any other stations in the country," Musa said

Magaji on a telephone conversation told our correspondent that the neglected project has been an agenda that he must live to see its fruition.

He said the seventeen years of waiting on the national television station to start working has finally come.

According to him his tireless efforts on reaching out to the Minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed to bring into operation the neglected Mubi NTA to the benefit of Adamawa state's people, especially the people of the three local governments area is representing in the national assembly as a federal lawmaker.

Magaji who delegated his steering committee and his legislative aides witnessed the test running and described the success as an achievement for the people of entire Mubi Emirate.

Ja'afar also said his much time, resources and strength he has put to see the station being kick-started have paid off well.

He assured his constituents that more are coming as he has vowed to represent them well with good bills, motions and federal government presence.

Nairaland / General / Adamawa:Thanks To All Those That Help Me To See The Fruition Of NTA Mubi- Sen Ab by TGNEWS(m): 7:13pm On Sep 01

....thanks to all those that keyed into its fruition

The Senator representing Adamawa Northern Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Mr Ishaku Abbo said his tenure as a lawmaker is making all efforts for the area to witness Federal Government presence.

Ishaku went down memory lane to recall the plan of the federal government to establish an NTA television station in Mubi for over seventeen years ago is becoming a reality.

Abbo in an interview with our reporter thanked God that his tenure as a senator of the zone the abandoned federal government project will soon be a reality for the benefit of all people in Adamawa state and the country at large.

"I want to especially thank God that Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) in Mubi will soon be commissioned in my time.

" I appreciate my constituents forgiven me the rare privilege to serve them, my thanks to the Minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed for his humane nature to give us the listening ear the first day we visited him I and Hon Jafar Magaji, Representative member for the people of Mubi South, Mubi North and Maiha. I will never fail you and I will always do all I can to give you a good representation.

"Also i want to appreciate our father HE Boni Haruna In whose time as Governor of Adamawa state this project started. Boni Haruna gave out money for partnerships with the FG on NTA Mubi. Sir, that dream is finally coming to reality. It will be an honour to have you at the commissioning of NTA Mubi. Thank you for our Leader. Abbo said

Senator Ishaku who had earlier took to his Facebook official page and revealed that the NTA Mubi is a product of a partnership that works for the people not for politicians.

The post extracted from his Facebook wall which read in parts says:

"Two good heads are indeed better than one just as two people thinking together can come up with a better solution.

"If you can recall on the 29/10/2019 I had a very fruitful meeting with the Minister of Information, Culture and Orientation, Hon. Lai Mohammed on the need to complete work on the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Mubi, Adamawa state.

"Today that meeting and many other engagements are bearing fruit.

"Also on the 23/01/2020
I and Honourable Jafar Magaji went for site assessment in Muchalla, Mubi North, kwajja, Mubi South and Manjekin, Maiha LGAs to facilitate the construction of dams in those communities.

"And on 26/08/2020 same Hon. I and Hon. Jafar Haske paid a courtesy visit to the minister of water resources to discuss further on the actualization of the proposed DAMS in the above mention communities I had to wait for Hon. Jafar who was then in Lagos to return to Abuja so we can go together and speak with one voice.

"Finally, Yesterday been the 31/08/2020, the birth of NTA mubi has begun actualization as Hon. Jafar magazine led a delegation of Team of Engineers To mubi town with my full support and backing as I was unavoidable absent due to an oversight function in Maiduguri as a member of the senate committee on special duties.

"It is indeed true that two people working together can bring about the desired change and solution that our people need.

"To Senator Binta Masi Garba that influenced the budgeting of N98M in 2019 budget for NTA Mubi, Thankyou.

"To my brother and friend Hon. Jafar magazine (Hasken Mubi) God bless you for your continual support and love for our people."

Politics / I Will Fix APC Crisis, B'cos It's Reward System Ins Weakapc-hoping Nat'l Chair by TGNEWS(m): 10:36am On Aug 30
An All Progressive Congress (APC) national figure Mr Sunny Sylvester Moniedafe said the party internally crisis is caused as a result of poor reward system to party loyal members.

He said over the years the ruling party does not compensate those that supported the party successes only to bring in opposing the party to enjoy in its glorious moment.

He revealed that the squabbles within the ruling party will soon be resolved because it has been identified as one of the main reasons members engage in an in-house feud.

Sunny who has a dream of becoming the national Chairman insisted that the party's major problem it is basically on its failure to carry all members along, especially those that have in one way or the other worked on making the party what it is.

Moniedafe in an interview while in Yola, Adamawa state during a meeting of Villanova Secondary School old students Association and maintained that APC remains the best party for Nigerians.

He revealed his intention to be the National Chairman of the party whose loyalty and supports has contributed to the party's Successes.

According to him, he made his decision for the National leadership of the Party is to make sure internal Democracy and unity of the party is sustained and the country another brand new leadership style because of the innovations ideas he will introduce.

"APC does not have a culture of compensating party members, the reward mechanism is totally zero, I don't really know what happened, but this one thing I'm sure of, if I become the national party leader, I will enforce reward and compensation to all loyal members.

" I will be a listener Man, I have been working for the party at different levels, at one point in time, I know exactly what I actually have to put in place and those things needed to make our party a system of reward," Sunny said

He continues to say that his vision of the party is for righteous, competence and wisdom in power that will make sure it stands the test of time and succeeded in all future elections.

Business / Adamawa Homes and savings commences Saturday Banking by TGNEWS(m): 3:30pm On Aug 29
The Adamawa Homes and Savings Mortgage Bankers has today 29th August 2020 commenced Saturday banking in Yola. This is coming at the time that the bank is having increasing customer activities under the new managing Director/Chief Executive (MD/CEO) Officer Dr Giscard Norris Stanley.

The MD told our reporter that the idea of banking on Saturday was necessitated by their commitment to meet customer needs and to ensure that the bank has brought more effective ways to meet customers needs and ensure they are served better.

According to the MD, Saturday banking is not a new thing in the banking sector especially in places where there is high customer activity. He said Adamawa Homes and Savings is poised to bring a unique banking experience to her customers and serve the people of Adamawa state with the best banking experience despite the challenges of COVID 19.

The MD/CEO called on the people of Adamawa state to take advantage of the extended banking hours and day to meet their financial transactions needs. He said that his team is working assiduously and round the clock to come up with more robust services.

The MD said that he is working with leadership direction and the mandate of Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri led administration that is focused on delivering holistic development for the state.

He assured customers satisfactory services while calling on all people to leverage in the new method of the bank meeting customer's needs, he enjoined them to come and open accounts with the bank as potentials customers stand a chance of enjoying the bank's goodwill to them

Education / Education In The North East Is On A Sorry State -kente by TGNEWS(m): 9:22pm On Aug 27
In the quest to transform the education landscape of the North East region of Nigeria, the North East Development Commission-Education Endowment Fund (NEDC-EEF) says it is ready to adopt some of the salient recommendations prepared by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Fund, Chief David Sabo Kente, in his presentation as one of the speakers at a Zoom Conference, aimed at ameliorating the poor educational spectacle of the region.

Chief Kente, who spoke from Abuja, the nation's capital, was of the opinion that the North East Development Commission-Education Endowment Fund (NEDC-EEF) is worried about the current situation of education in the region thus, the need to adopt the proposed recommendations is more than imperative.

In a statement signed by Macauley Hunohashi, kante emphasised that the endowment fund would key into the report "as soon as possible".

Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, and former Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, lauded the effort of the founding fathers, especially Sir Ahmadu Bello the Sardauna of Sokoto, in realising the paramount place of education as a panacea for development in the region.

He stated that 9-10 million out of school children in Nigeria are located in the northern region out of a total of 14 million.

Dr Aliyu said the doors of Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation will remain open for collaboration and interface with critical stakeholders with a strong view to addressing the backward trend of education that bedevils the region.

Former minister of education, Prof Ruqayya Ahmed Rufai, took participants through a long and detailed journey of the research, with a power-point presentation, which she said had revealed a lot that needs to be addressed by governments across all tiers.

She noted, with sadness, how the legacy and vision of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello was abandoned as can be attested to by the results of their findings which include, absence of a political will, poor infrastructure development, lack of training for teachers, dilapidated classrooms and poor morale, as well as lack of incentives for parents to promote access to schools, lack of interest by some state governments to access education funds and insensitivity to provide for children with special needs among others.

Other contributors who spoke in the same token include a one-time minister of education and former governor of Kano State, Senator (Mallam) Ibrahim Shekarau, Governor Lalong of Plateau State who was represented by the Secretary to the state government as well as Aisha Garba of the World Bank.

The Zoom Conference was organised by Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, with the theme "Education in Northern Nigeria:t Status, Challenges and the Way Forward.

Business / Hon Yapak, Adamawa Lawmaker Empowers Constituents With Millions Of Naira by TGNEWS(m): 4:28pm On Aug 22
The member representing Verre Constituency at Adamawa State House of Assembly Alhaji. Abdullahi Umar Yapak was praised and commended for his effort to fight poverty to its standing in his constituency.

Vere who channelled his constituency project of multi-million naira cash as support and part of his empowerment programme to about eight hundred members of his constituency was said to have taken the right step in meeting their needs.

The Chairman All Progressives Congress APC, in Fofure LGA, Mr James Beka and former member representing Verre Constituency Alhaji Halilu Domdaz commended Hon Yapak for the laudable initiative to rescue their people who crutches of poverty are holding them captive.

They appealed to those who have not benefited to exercise some patience, adding that the next phase would accommodate them in a sooner possible time.

Speaking during the presentation of the cash support to the beneficiary at the multi-purpose hall of the School of Nursing and Midwifery Yola, the lawmaker said the gesture was part of his contribution to the development of his constituency and to alleviate the suffering of his people

He explained to the gathering that, the programme is among the promises he made to the electorate while seeking for another mandate during the twenty nineteen electioneering campaign and way of remembering his people and to say thank you for another mandate given to him to represent them.

Abdullahi Yapak added that the empowerment programme which cut across all the political wards in Verre Constituency is aimed at complementing efforts of the state government in improving social welfare and creating job opportunities to teeming Youths, women and other small scale businessmen and women.

The lawmaker also encouraged them to shift attention from white-collar jobs and embrace skill acquisition programmes that would help them in future and assured them of more dividends of democracy such as Construction of Toza bridge connecting Karlahi, Cigari and Yola,

Yapak added that after a series of meetings with traditional rulers, Vigilante and Local hunters have will provide motorcycles to local security outfits and equip Karlahi Empowerment centre to train Youths and women among other people-oriented programmes.

He commended Governor Ahmadu Umaru Finitiri for granting the Constituency Project to members of the State Assembly to execute programmes to their Constituents through various ministries and agencies in the State, promising that, his people will continue feeling the impact of the projects.

Also Speaking the Head of Poverty Alleviation and Wealth Creation Agency Hajiya Aisha Bawa Bello said the empowerment programme embarked by Abdullahi Umar Yapak is a welcome development considering the plight of Youths especially at the grassroots level.

In their remarks, the Minority Leader Adamawa State House of Assembly Alhaji Muhammad Mutawalli and Alhaji Shaibu Babas of Fufore Gurin Constituency while commending Governor Ahmadu Umaru Finitiri for granting approval for the release of the Constituency Project fund urged the beneficiaries to make good use of the cash support given to them.

Speaking while Presenting the cash the Adamawa State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal and his counterpart of African Democratic Congress ADC Alhaji Yahya Hammanjulde said Yapak has proved to the people that, they have voted for a representative who put their interest above his own personal interest and urged other lawmakers to emulate him.

On their separate remarks the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Finitiri Alhaji Adamu Baba Mustapha and Bishop of Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria Amos Yakubu, enjoined the people to continue their support for the lawmaker to enable him to succeed in changing the lives of the electorate.

Some of the beneficiaries in their votes of thanks, commended Abdullahi Umar Yapak for his kind gesture, described him as a man of the people who uplift the lives of his constituents.

Among other beneficiaries, the aged and widows also went home with cash gifts.

Politics / Lere: Garu APC Youths Says Gov Elrufai Is Doing Well, Vows To His Govt. by TGNEWS(m): 10:03pm On Aug 19

.....pray for lasting peace in Southern Kaduna

A group of All progressives Congress (APC) youths under the umbrella of "APC youth die-hard in Garu Ward, Lere Local Government Area of Saminaka, Kaduna State has during a brainstorming meeting to make the party a grassroots one in all the polling units of the ward reiterated their commitment in supporting the administration of Governor Nasir Elrufai.

According to them, they have resolved to serve and follow the party to the later because of what Elrufai has set as an agenda to achieve for the state.

They revealed that their plan is to constantly go on enlightenment consultations, visiting towns and villages preaching the achievements of the state government which have never been said to their hearing of so many in their local communities.

The Chairman of the group, Mr Iliya Hosea during the meeting with all the officials at his residence in Garun Kurama stressed that APC has done them good in the area of infrastructure with an ongoing road construction from Yadi Garun Kurama to Warsan Pati.

" This alone is a great achievement if you know how people are suffering to take their agricultural products to Markets in Saminaka, Garu or Mariri and selling them at a cheaper price but now the story is different, this is to tell you that the government have really tried in this regard.

"Our people are great farmers of sugar cane but because of the bad nature of the road, millions of naira are being wasted away on yearly basis of how the unmotorable nature of the road has been over the past decades. The story is even more worst during rainy seasons with our pregnant women having miscarriages and stillbirths led many to death." He said

Iliya also said the provision of the water system in Garun Kurama and other towns, villages in Lere LGA through the RUWASA program is one of the people-oriented project that made them to be the voice of APC, a party for the masses.

While stating some of their objectives, the Chairman said the party is no doubt holding the destinies of many Youth,this making them to set an agenda in motion for the APC party to be viable wheel of development in all the knocks and crannies of the ward, taken deliberate plans to extend the vision to all the eleven wards of Lere LGA.

While recounting the achievements of the party in the LGA through the able leadership of Mallam Nasir, he said many of their people have been brained wash by blatant lies against the party.

" We are out to change the lies narratives against Governor Nasir Elrufai, we believe in his style of leadership and we are ready in our own little way to support him at all cost.

"If you look at the policy of APC and their mandate,Nasir has conscripted people-oriented policies that will transverse to many coming generations.

" I'm glad to tell the whole world that nobody sent us, on our own,we sat down and analysis this government and found out that is the best for us and our people.'' He added

The youths, however, observed a minutes silence and prayed for the souls of the departed who have died on recent attacks of innocent people in Southern Kaduna by some disgruntled elements of the state.

The Secretary of the association, Yakubu Musa Kurmin Dodo led the prayers of peace to reign in all parts of Kaduna and Nigeria as a country, called that security is an all-encompassing business that everyone is a critical stakeholder in making sure of his or her secured society.

"For whatever reason, peace is the ultimate of all and is the panacea of every development. I'm calling on the government to set a model for peace deliberation for all party involved in this crisis and our prayers are God to bring to nothing, expose them who enjoys seeing the blood of the innocence are being bleeds to death.

Mr Bawa Kadade who is the counselling elder enjoined them to remain focused to what he said a noble movement that will help them get to their Destiny.

He appreciated the way and manner the LGA party chairman, Mr Jonathan Shekarau Ukissa, the Ward Chairman Yahaya Aliyu and all the stakeholders are tirelessly selling the ideals of APC in the area.

Nairaland / General / Adamawa Reps Gives Empowerment To 800 Constituents by TGNEWS(m): 4:06pm On Aug 13
House of Representatives Lawmaker representing Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha of Adamawa Federal constituency in the National Assembly, Honourable Ja'afar Magaji empowered not less than 8,000 persons with 40 motor vehicles, 250 sewing machines, 250 Grinding machines, 140 water pumps to boost irrigation farming and Car wash businesses.

The second phase empowerment program, Magaji also mentioned that 2,400 farmers benefited from the empowerment program with fertilizer sprayers and 12 carry Go Tricycles and 30 BAJAJ Motorcycles.

Magaji, while distributing the items in Mubi Wednesday said, the gesture was aimed at restoring means of livelihood of his people affected by Insurgency attack

According to him, 1000 selected women are to enjoy cash disbursement, in addition to 600 capacity ICT centers for training of 10,000 youths on periodic scale is to be built in Lamurde Mubi-South and Mayo-Nguli towns .

The APC party lawmaker has sponsored bills and moved motions such as on the urgent need for completion of the construction of Yola -Song -titled, Gombi-Mubi -Gulak 132KV D/C Transmission Line, one of the successful motion in the NASS and the project at the verge of completion.

“A bill for an act to establish federal medical centre in Mubi, has passed the second reading, as well an act to establish the college of Agriculture and animal husbandry to boost agriculture and livestock production in my zone was also sponsored.

“My office engaged 230 youths and women to serve as ‘Be My Eyes’ at their respective wards as SSA’s And SA’s were placed on monthly salaries for a stipulated period of time.

“I facilitated a modern and standard secondary school, through the UBEC, known as vocational school Boloko in Belel, and renovated GJSS Wuru-Harde in Digil, Kolwa primary school at Sorou, classrooms were built as well as 18 students benefited from a scholarship intervention to further their education in various institutions across the country.

“On portable drinking water for human, animal consumption, and irrigation purposes, I jointly with Sen. Isiyaku Abbo facilitated the construction of three dams from through the federal ministry of water resource, to ensure availability of water in Muchala, Kwaja and Manjekin villages and 29 powered Solar Boholes sunked and completed in these communities, while two others are currently under construction in Jamtari Maiha and Lamurde Mubi-South.

“240 youths and women through the SMEDAN last week were empowered and 11 youth have been employed in permanent jobs at various ministries and agencies of government such as FCDA, Universities, FIRS.”

The lawmaker lauded President Muhammadu Buhari, for setting up the Presidential Task Force committee on Covid-19 (PTF) under SGF Boss Mustafa, an indigene from the state which has taken series of proactive measures in addressing the pandemic.

He also urges youth to avail themselves to various empowerment programs of the federal government, particularly in areas of agriculture and SMSE as he reiterates quality representation at all times.

Jennifer Lokuwa and Musa Salihu, beneficiaries in their separate remarks promise to make good use of the items to mitigate their hardship.

Similar intervention gesture was organized by the lawmaker in February where many people were empowered.

Politics / Hong: Adamawa APC Stakeholders Pass A Vote Of Confidence On SGF by TGNEWS(m): 12:13pm On Aug 13
Party officials of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Hong Local Government, Adamawa Central Senatorial District has during a reunion meeting passed a vote of confidence on the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Barr Boss Mustapha.

The LGA party Chairman, Mr Bako Iliya said the way and manner Boss is encouraging and taking the party in the state and Local Government is worthy of commendation.

According to him, the Party elder statesman has proven to be a good Nigeria since his assumption into office as SGF.

"His steadfast as a critical stakeholder and a senior team player in fighting the scourge of COVID-19 pandemic and yet serving as the SGF is demonstrating a high level of integrity, patriotism and a good loyal APC Man," Bako said

He has however shown dismayed over the serious fracas among party loyalists that led to the losing the 2019 election and vowed to reunite and take over the helms of leadership affairs in the state.

The party also in their decision to work as one have endorsed the leadership style of the Senator representing the District, Engr Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani, the House of Representatives Legislator representing Gombi/Hong, Rt Hon Yusuf Yakubu Buba for keeping to the tenets of the party, which is service to humanity.

The organizer of the meeting who was a commission of Education during the administration of Senator Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, Hon Julius K Kadala reiterated the need for reconciliation among party members from the LGA.

According to him, he called the 12 ward chairmen, and their Local officials at his residence in kwakwa'ah of Husher Zum ward in Hong LGA to stressed the need of reunion and set an agenda of taking over leadership in the area and the state at large.

Julius emphasised that a wider consultation much be reached to mend all fracas as fences that led to the party losing governorship election in 2019.

This according to him a high powered delegation will be constituted to unite all supporters of the senior stakeholders who are mostly the fuelling machines that normally cause misunderstanding between party stalwarts.

Nairaland / General / Foundation Of Adamawa Philanthropist Distributes Free COVID-19 Materials by TGNEWS(m): 11:26am On Aug 10
The Youth Leader of Lamido Adamawa Emirate, Barr Aliyu Wakili Boya has distributed about ten thousand pieces of face masks, hand sanitizers, budgets, tissues and several others materials to help in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Boya who was the former Chairman of All Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state, through Sarki Matasa Adamawa Foundation has flagged off the distribution of the materials at his Yola Residence.

He said the foundation targeted all the secondary schools in the Central Senatorial District this week, and other schools in the state are to be reached out on a later date.

According to him the personal provision of this protective materials against the spread of covid19 pandemic in all the 21 local government secondary schools across the state are among the beneficiaries of his gesture.

He advised that coronavirus is real and it has now become part of the society not only in Nigeria but in the whole world, calling on people to obey the rules against the virus as the best way to live with it.

"Corona Virus is real and Government at all levels have tried in fighting the scourge, they can't do more than they have done, as you can see locking down the states is not also best, the best is for people to observe the guidelines laid down by Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NDCD).

" The social distance and wearing of face masks are some of the major's rules in fighting the pandemic

Politics / 12,600 bags of Fertilizer is from fed govt not Se Binani's Donation-APC Loyalist by TGNEWS(m): 5:39pm On Aug 09
The Senator representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, Engr Aishatu Ahmed Dahiru Binani has last three days distributed twenty-one trailer loads of fertilizer amounted to 12,600 bags to Adamawa peasant farmers in the twenty LGAs.

A gesture that was widely seen to extolled the senator as a performer and a lover of her people.

The Senator who also flagged off the installation of streets solar light to the seven LGAs constituted her constituency while sharing the fertilizer she said the 12,600 bags is a personal donation, not a constituency project.

But a loyalist of All Progressives Congress (APC) from Central Senatorial District of the state, Alhaji Mohammed Bappare refuted the claims and raised an alarm that the federal lawmaker only claimed the donation by the Federal Government to the people of Adamawa through her, not her own personal donation.

"The claim by Adamawa Central zone Senator that the fertilizer she has brought to distribute to her constituents last 3 days ago was her personal donation is nothing but a fat lie," Bappare said

Bappare recalled that the Senator In 2019 lied over flood materials distributed by the federal government and claimed was her own personal gesture and an effort to ameliorate their her people which was later exposed and rebuffed by well-meaning individuals in the state.

"Our distinguished Senator has always been economical with the truth, in 2019 all evidence was shown that the relief materials were given by Federal Ministry of Humanitarian and disaster management, this time around I expect her to treat the people of Adamawa with all sincerity of purpose, there is no need of claiming with is originally not coming from her, this is a serious leadership problem when people in the helms of affairs cannot be truthful over the trust the people have shouldered to do then we are doomed for poor representation.

" One can only be comfortable that Binani can never represent with a simple truth as she has reversed back to her usual political ways of wild claims, glory hacking and hunting.

"If she wants to convince us, I challenge her to show the people of Adamawa the receipt of the fertilizer purchased and company the fertilizer was bought." He added

He continues to say that the Senator should not forget that this a civilised World and Adamawa Central zone can not be tricked with any political manoeuvres and they will do all they can to defend the interest of their people and expose leaders that are held bend on doing any acting people representation.

"The senator has failed beyond redemption as such we have resolved to take our destinies into our hands, leadership is about sacrifice towards public service as such any leader that has fallen short of Hon. Dr Zainab Gimba performance standard should forget about political leadership in our Zone and Adamawa state and even Nigeria." He added

The view of APC Organising Secretary in Gombi LGA Nubiya Nathaniel said the good intentions of Binani has been sabotage by the people she delegated to distribute the fertilizer in the LGA.

He lamented that the two trailers load of about 1,600 bags was not wholly delivered as half of the fertilizer went to individuals who were not supposed to be given because the party was not involved well in the distribution process

"It's unfortunate her good intentions have been sabotaged by a few individuals, selling what is meant to give the peasants farmers for free."

He, however, condemned the position of Bappare to only be acting base of political beef and true hatred of the wonderworking and most performing Senator.

Nubiya said Binani is beyond the political views of Bappare, according to him she has been tested and trusted, proven herself beyond reasonable doubts to the people of the state in many aspects that she a good leader.

He advises Bappare to Sheath his sword and supports her to succeed because it's her time.

Politics / APC Supporter Kicks Against Sen Binani's Cows Distribution For Sallah In Adamawa by TGNEWS(m): 6:34pm On Aug 08
A Youth from Adamawa Central Senatorial District who claimed has worked for the success of Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani representing the area said much propaganda was carried out on the 88 cows for Sallah Distributed to her constituents.

Mohammed Bappare said he is a front liner supporter of All Progressives Congress (APC) and part of the masses who worked round the clock during her campaigns days and brought her as a sitting Senator but neglected those who made her who she is.

According to him, Aishatu needs to be reminded that the good will of the people of Adamawa state, especially the central zone have made her a Senator of the federal Republic, therefore, she should give the Constituency what they really deserve.

report has it that it was more of a political rhetorical claim, propaganda that has fallen flat on the faces of those who echoed it, the few one shared were more of ram than a cow which is very unfortunate and deceptive.

"Sallah cows are much what we need in Adamawa state,do the work of a true legislator and help our people in all pheres of life." He said

Bappare said that the recent distribution of Fertilizer to Adamawa state farmers have only proven to the people of the zone and the entire state her desperate political Governorship agenda which is already dead on arrival as far as he is a concern.

"Check the program of the so call fertilizer distribution aside from the leadership of the party, did you see our APC members of the assembly? What about the stakeholders? Look we know what is happening, we pushed her to the Senate and today all she is doing is playing lips & eye service which would backfire on her and those who are misleading her that she is a political entity that can make a political impact come 2023! We are waiting for her time shall tell.

" What we want is quality representation, pick up the phones of your constituents whenever they call you and be in constant connection with them to hear their plights for onward passing of bills and motions,this is one of the major reason why we've voted her."

He complained that the fertilizer, Cows, rams and street solar lights combine together is not a quarter of what Dr Zainab Gimba, Honourable Federal Representative representing Bama/Ngala/Kala Balge Constituency is doing in Borno State.

"As I'm talking to you her free and personal donations she made has started generation tension among some APC members who supported but could not see the gesture reaching them.

" I think our Senator should be more genuine on what she is doing and stop playing the smart political games of 2023." Bappare added

Recall Senator Aishatu Binani has donated 12,600 bags of NPK fertilizer few days ago and launch the installation of street light to the seven LGA of her constituency.

Her gesture was described by the APC chairman of the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal as the best of its kind, said Binani is a woman with the human feelings and a pride to the APC in the country.

Nairaland / General / Buhari Supporters Chided Gov Fintiri Political Ally,maduwa by TGNEWS(m): 9:20pm On Aug 05
A political ally of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state, Mr Stephen Maduwa was lampooned by a supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Hon Hussaini Ahmadu Har to know that the president has brought back peace and tranquillity in many parts of the country, especially the Northern Senatorial zone of the state which was under the control of Boko Haram.

Hussaini in an effort to reply back Maduwa who postulated that President Buhari has done nothing in the aspect of insecurity that has bedevilled the people of the area.

According to him Maduwa's views aired on some media outfit has shown his low level of understanding of things and lacks the sense of being a good reasonable man.

Har scolded Stephen who is the Adamawa Chairman of Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) that farmers in his own community some years ago was sent packing from all work of life by insurgents.

"I'm not surprised if you know who is Stephen Maduwa and the callow character of his all the time unsound utterances, a person of a good reputation cannot say such a thing.

" Some years ago this same Man can't go to Michika, his home town because of Boko Haram have overrun seven Local Government Areas of our state, taken control of the areas, but now he regularly visits many communities canvassing support for his 2023 political agenda.

"If not shallow mentality, with the peace recorded by chasing the deadly Boko Haram away who will say that President Buhari did not try in the area of security as far as Adamawa state is a concern?" Har said

Ahmadu continues to say that it is because President Muhammadu Buhari has created the enabling environment, Maduwa was idling around in the last five years without doing anything tangible.

"Madura has really proven to be ungrateful person, Buhari has given him a Job in RIFAN because of peace that returned to the entire Northern zone for people to be empowered and return back to farming activities. Without peace, there would not be anything like RIFAN that is putting food on his table and surviving." Har added

He, however, calls on Nigerians to pray for the President to achieve more in many sectors of the country's economy, improved security in other parts of the nation that are suffering from banditry.

Maduwa should have keep quiet than putting himself into shame. He has forgotten that when the Government he's supporting in the past has sent his people in IDP camps around 2014 until after the emerged of PMB his in Michika and Madagali where been able to return back to there homes.

Another Supporter and APC loyalist,Comrade Mohammed Ahmed Marafa said Stephen should call the attention of his friend, Fintiri to tackle the perennial problems of rainfall bringing much floods leading to the collapsed of Bridges in the state.

According to him Maduwa is busy dancing necked in the market where people are watching his uncovered sins and secrete.

"I was expecting him to call the attention of his friend the present Governor to tackle their community immediate problem of poor electricity, no portable water, no good roads but busy dancing necked in the market.

"Thought those that are having skeleton in there Cupboard or having a problem with EFCC must probably have a problem with PMB's administration. Maduwa should keep quiet and come out Clean in the for messing up RIFAN than attacking the PMB's administration without any fact." Marafa said

You would recall that Stephen granted an interview in Hausa with Journalists in Yola that the insecurity rock down the nation President Muhammadu Buhari is doing nothing to bring it to an end rather than growing worse.

Nairaland / General / Eid-el-kabir: Sgf Boss' Well-wishers Celebrates With Muslim Ummah, Enjoins Them by TGNEWS(m): 11:40am On Aug 02
The Forum of SGF Boss Mustapha's Well-wishers which is a progressive-minded platform solely in support of the progress of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration and the success of our leader the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), DDrBoss Mustapha Esq., wishes to felicitate with the entire Muslim umma across the country as they mark the Eid-ul-Kabir celebration in full spirit and service to Allahu SWT.

The Group urges Muslims to imbibe the virtues of Prophet Muhammad SAW, which includes humility, selflessness, generosity, forgiveness, brotherliness and His accommodating nature as a means of worship to Allahu SWT.

The forum enjoined Muslim faithful to utilize this festive season to fervently pray for our leaders, and the country - Nigeria.

They said the need for prayers to our nation is pertinent most especially at this time that the coronavirus pandemic is ravaging the world and Nigeria which has brought a change in our day-to-day lives and activities including how we worship, interact and even celebrate this Eid-ul-Adha when juxtaposed with the yesteryears celebration.

The group in Press Statement signed by Hon. Musa Usman Terrang on behalf of all members said it believed that with fervent prayer, Nigeria would be able to overcome the numerous challenges bedevilling the country and guide our leaders through.

The Sallah message statement signed also urge Nigerians, irrespective of their differences, to embrace one another, share the love and celebrate this Eid with caution due to the novel and faceless Coronavirus.

"We further enjoin Muslims to imbibe the virtues of true sacrifice and love sharing as epitomised in the spirit of Eid-ul-Adha.

"Furthermore, we pray that this day shall bring to Muslim ummah and others more tidings, blessings, and a moment of sober reflection for the need to make sacrifices and share love to one another for the Unity, and Progress of our country - Nigeria.

"BARKA DA SALLAH and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria." It said

Crime / Tiv, Kuteb, Mumuye, Fulani Tribes Gives Gov Ishaku 30 Days Ultimatum by TGNEWS(m): 5:25am On Aug 01
Some major ethnic groups in Taraba State on Friday lamented injustices mated on them by some actors in the state and urged governor Darius Ishaku to address the injustices within 30 days.

At a press conference in Jalingo, chairman of the groups, Obed Ameh who was flanked by some tribal leaders alleged that Mumuye, Fulani, Tiv and Kuteb ethnic groups were made to suffer unjustly in the state.

The groups alleged that since 1996 when the stool of Ukwe Takum (a Kuteb chief) became vacant due to the demise of late Ukwe Ali Ibrahim Zito, there have been attempts to deny the Kuteb people access to the stool.

“This later culminated into a series of crises in that area that consumed several lives and properties worth billions of naira.

“We want to draw the attention of the world to an alleged devilish plan to appoint three third class chiefs in Takum town which has never happened anywhere in the world. The gazette of this plot is being developed.

“We wish to call on the state government as a matter of urgency to fill in the vacant stool of Ukwe from Likam ruling house within 30 days so as to avert a further crisis in Takum.”

The group also said the state government should create Chiefdoms for the Mumuye in Jalingo, Lau and Ardo-Kola local government areas in the interest of justice.

This is even the group said the
Kwararafa, Chanchanji, Chonku, Kona, Bakula, Bakin-Dutse chiefdoms were wrongly created and major ethnic groups were denied their cultural and traditional rights of rulership, instead minorities were made to rule over the majorities in the areas, urging the governor to correct the injustice.

On the vacant stool of Lamdo Bakundi in Bali local government, the group called on the government to install a new chief from the decease lineage without further delay, just as was done in Donga and other places in the state justice.

While lamenting the Jukun/Tiv crisis in the state, the groups said the over one-year crisis that has killed many and destroyed properties worth millions of naira would have been averted if justice was on a play.

“We wish to call on the warring factions to sheath their sword and the government should urgently set machinery in motion to allow both parties who were displaced to go back to their homes to continue with their normal businesses unconditionally.

“We also urge the state government to take proactive measures to ensure that the Hausa/Fulani who were displaced in the Jukun/Hausa-Fulani crisis of 2014 in Wukari is allowed to go back to their land unconditionally and their property is given back to them so as to allow peace reign in Wukari.”

Reacting to the allegations, Taraba State Commissioner for Information and Re-orientation, Barr. Danjuma Adamu said the people reserved the right to express their feelings in a violent free manner and that government will look into their grievances if presented through the right channels.

He explained that some of the issues pre-date the administration and the Governor was following due process in addressing them in the interest of peace.

Adamu said the people were free to return to their places and nobody was preventing the Hausa-Fulani in particular as presented by the group from returning to Wukari.

“Due process was followed in the creation of the chiefdoms and people applied. So, if some people feel aggrieved they should follow the right channel, without resorting to violence.

“On the Tiv/Jukun crisis, the government is doing everything possible to resolve the issues.”

Crime / Taraba Communal Clash: Tiv,other Tribes Doom For Cleansing Under Darius-group by TGNEWS(m): 9:46am On Jul 31
A group under the auspices of Tiv concern Youth in a press statement fingered the executive Governor of Taraba State, HE Arch Ishaku Darius for not only targeting Tivs ethnic nationality in the state but extended his ethnic cleansing agenda to other tribes.

The group in the statement signed by its Secretary, Teseer Andrew Aandookar said the Governor has made his mission clear on the recent committee he constituted to investigate the immediate past Provost of Taraba state Polytechnic, Mr Daniel Mom.

According to the group, the investigation panel was asked to check how the administration of Daniel Mom run the affairs of the school while on acting capacity as Rector for four years after twenty-three years of the school existence before his assumption into office.

The group reiterated that they are not only agitating for the exclusion of Tivs and other tribes but concern indigenes of Taraba that yearns for equality for all people in the state irrespective of tribe or religion.

They queried the composition of the seven-man Committee to have many members as Jukun despite having high profile Tiv people in the government.

They said it's a deliberate move to ensure that Daniel Mom who’s of the Tiv extraction is nailed at all cost for being the best Rector and a Tiv by tribes who are perceived enemies of Jukun-The Governor's tribe.

" How can a Tiv man get justice in a Jukun dominant Committee or in a Jukun perceived court? This is the question that has been and begging for answers in the Darius kangaroo committee which is playing lip service to it." They said

The group further called the attention of Governor Darius to know that the administration of Daniel Mom remains the best in the history of Taraba state Polytechnic who served on a 4 years acting capacity without him been confirmed, but left office blameless with visible achievements in his name as follows:

"23 three years ago before the coming of Daniel,in concrete terms no achievements whatsoever been recorded, but Daniel tenure was behind the jack-up of internally generated revenue (IGR) which was below 50 million naira to over 100 million naira. A hundred per cent IGR of the school.

" His administration installed solar electricity panels to academic blocks and classrooms for study to cut down expenses incurred from the electricity company, in 23 years no single course was introduced to the school system, but Mom introduced 3 more courses, and 5 other more are been accredited, during his time resident Doctors were employed and laboratories to many departments like Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering were equipped and rehabilitated. They said Mom constructed a well-equipped computer centre also purchased vehicles for the institution use."

"If not hatred for Tivs and other ethnic nationalities in the state why should the Governor not celebrate and salute this great man but rather set up a committee to witch hunts him?

"This committee is set up for an agenda and the agenda is only one, to clean up all tribes that are not in good light with the Jukuns.

" The Governor has failed the people of Taraba with his unproductive administration, a regime that does not value education and not geared toward development, he should come out and tell us a single achievement of his five years in office.

"Since 2015 to date no single project this government has commission,only to enslaved the state with undue loans that even our third generation children can not be able to upset it. We are regretting voting in this Man.

" 28th February 2020 alone the state house of assembly has approved 35 billion naira for road realisation,up to now nothing tangible is being seen. Who is fooling who? If he knows is clean why not also set up a committee to investigate all these loans procurement which does not follow due process and no visible results to that effect?

"No wonder Taraba is stagnant and backward state in terms of development,because the man running the affairs the State's affairs is after personal enrichment and using his office and tribe against each other to be enemies.

" We are calling on EFCC to visit Taraba because there is serious corruption going on in the state under the watch of the Governor.

They also said for Governor Darius only Constituted an investigation committee for the period of Daniel's administration characterised with developmental and great innovation has indeed turned himself an arch-enemy of Education, Tivs and other tribes who do not fancy his administration.

They further said that if Governor Darius is not after Tivs tribes should also Constitute committee(s) of such magnitude of all tertiary institution in the state, not just the polytechnic alone.

"Our people are been killed and renders homeless by your kinsmen in southern Taraba where the strides of your government should be felt but stoop low to witch-hunting an innocent man who is seen a hero to have revived the ailing institution.

" Mr Daniel Mom was the first Tiv man to be appointed Rector in the Polytechnic and performed well but despite all these achievements of his, is now being targeted a bad Man because is from Tiv extraction."

They are calling on concern people in and outside Taraba, most especially President Mohammadu Buhari to save Tivs and other tribes in the claws of Governor Darius who does not mean well to them as their fate is not certain of what it will become of them in the near future.

Governor Darius Senior aide on Media and Communications, Mr Bala Dan Abu when contacted was not picking up his phone after many calls put through.

But a close ally of the government who is an ardent supporter of Governor Darius pleaded his name should not be mentioned said the group are a distraction to the Governor's good motive in working for Taraba state, especial the education sector set as one of his Cardinal agenda to revive.

He condemned the position of the group wrong feelings of Arch Darius who is being loved by all people of the state and appreciating his kind of leadership.

He said the Constituted committee is not witch hunting anybody but an aim to do the needful for the school and the people of the state.

"People have a right to say whatever the want to say, but government must always do what is right for the generally of people they are serving.

" We are much comfortable with the leadership of Darius those complaining are probably the problem of the state, but I'm asking them to tow the path of peace, unity and progress of the state in all they do." He said

Nairaland / General / Eid-el Kabir: Haske: Oil Business Mogul Greets Muslims, Calls On Adamawa Faithfu by TGNEWS(m): 4:59am On Jul 31
The Group Managing Director of AAR oil and Gas Nig Ltd, Alhaji Abdullahi Bashir Haske has commiserated with the entire Muslim Ummah,especially the people of Adamawa as they celebrate this year's Eid-el Kabir.

Haske called on adherents to promote peace and unity and to pray for the country's leaders to pilot well the affairs of the state.

Bashir in a Press Statement said God has given the people of Adamawa and the entire country window opportunity to sacrifice their wealth, wisdom and time to pray for the betterment of humanity.

He said the central message of Eid-el Kabir is giving, symbolising the Prophet Ibrahim Obedience to Almighty God to sacrifice his only son. This according to him can't be out of the day celebration.

Bashir also called on them to use the opportunity of the season to rekindle the spirit of love and oneness among the people, stressing that, in spite of religious and language dichotomies in Adamawa State, the State was one united family that has used its diversity for strength and uncommon development that is borne from healthy competition. He also urged them to continue to observe all the protocols and guidelines for the mitigation of the spread of COVID 19.

The oil business Man enjoined Nigerians to use this period to pray fervently for President Muhammadu Buhari and everyone in government for God's divine Wisdom to lead the country.

While conveying his Eid-el Kabir message to the people of Adamawa, the renowned philanthropic prayed to God to bless and make them witness many Eids.

In the statement also congratulate them and wish them a happy eid-el prayers,celebration.

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Nairaland / General / Flyovers Are Needless In Adamawa, Invest In Agriculture To Build Them Later- Ex by TGNEWS(m): 11:23am On Jul 30
By Tom Garba,Yola

Former Nigeria Customs Services Comptroller General (CG) who is an indigene of Adamawa State, Hamman Bello Ahmed Kojoli, OFR, said he read through a publication that Adamawa State Government is awarding a contract worth billions of naira for the construction of Flyovers in Yola metropolis, the state capital,this according to him is needless as the state does not have congestion that warrants such magnificent projects.

Bello in an effort to proffer solution asked myriads questions whether the Flyovers Bridges are the priorities of the people in the state: "Do we have congestions on our roads that warrant the construction of Flyovers?

He said Adamawa State today cannot stand on its own economically without the monthly Federal allocation and the state needs only investment that will internally generate revenues that are needed to build the Flyovers rather than borrowing to build the Flyovers.

The elder statesman advised that the Government should embark on investment in Agriculture because Adamawa has massive land, enough rainfall and a large volume of water in the Benue valley for Irrigation.

Ahmed said instead of the needles flyovers the human resources is there in the state and government should construct a bride along the Chuchi valley to boost the irrigation farming systems that will also connect Jimeta and Yola towns to enhance the commercial activities of the State.

"The Natural Parda Lake should be dredged for Irrigation and fisheries. The Kiri Dam is also there for Irrigation and Hydro-electricity generation. The Jada Dam contract should be revisited and concluded for Irrigation and Hydro-electricity supply. The Mubi, Ngurore and Ganye Cattle markets should be expanded and upgraded to Free Zone Cattle markets. Adamawa State should be opened to trade and commerce. The Mubi - Sahuda - Marwa, the Jabbi Lamba - Bell - Garwa, Yola - Fufore - Gurin - Tarawa in the Cameroons and Ganye - Tongo - Koncha roads should be rehabilitated to open up Adamawa State for trade and commercial activities." Ahmad advised

The former CG further called on Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri the three Senators, House of Reps members representing the state in the National Assembly including the State Assembly members to continuously plead with the Federal Government for the dredging of River Benue from Lokoja through Makurdi to Yola and Garwa in the Cameroons.

"Construction of Railway Line from Lokoja through Wukari, Jalingo, Mayo-Belwa, Jimeta, Mubi and finally link up with the Maiduguri Rail Line. Revisiting the PTF Chochi Irrigation Project. Rehabilitation of Pela - Maiha - Mubi, Lifiya - Gewana, Tola Junction - Binyeri and Kojoli - Jada - Mbulo - Yebbi - Ganye Roads. These roads were built by the late Governor Abubakar Barde regime of Gongola State. Ever since no rehabilitation work was carried out on these roads.

" Establishment of Rice Mills and Meat Factories in the 3 Senatorial Zones of the State for the processing, packaging and exporting of the abundant Paddy Rice and Meat that the State is blessed with rather than allowing Exportation of the raw materials. With this in place, I believe Adamawa State will stand on its feet financially rather than depending on monthly Federal allocation. Then the profits derived from these projects could be used to build the Flyover." He said

Crime / Transborder Crimes: 8 Kidnappers Operating Between Nigeria And Cameron Arrested by TGNEWS(m): 9:51am On Jul 25
The Chairman Maiha Local Government Area of Adamawa, Hon Dr Idi Aminu confirmed to our correspondent that eight people were arrested in connection with trans border criminal activities between Nigeria and Cameroon communities.

He revealed that the seven out of the eight people are all from Belel District area of the local government while the other one is from song who supplies them weapons and bears the following names:

Umaru SHEHU, Isyaku DAUDA, Hammadu A. Yusuf, Beto A. Yusuf, Mohammed ABUBAKAR, Mohammed JAO, Adamu JAUNGA and Mohammed ALI.

He said one among them was arrested in collaboration with Cameroons securities that led to the arrest of others and confessed to having perpetrated the kidnappings of many people in the state.

"The armed dealer who supplies arms and ammunition to them is from Song Local Government and he is popularly known as the chairman. I tell you security operatives and vigilantes are on the trail to arrest their overall Boss.

" Information available to me these people operate as an organization institution with even an association." Idi said

Idi said that they have been handed over to Nigerian Police for further investigations.

Recall a join International Security meeting held last month in Maiha, with top government officials from the countries of Cameroon and Nigeria and discussed issues borders in the insecurity that has to do with kidnapping, cattle rustling between the borders communities of the two countries.

Health / Govt Of Taraba Distributes N49m Worth Drugs To Primary Health Care-dr Vakkai by TGNEWS(m): 4:07pm On Jul 23
The Taraba state Primary Health Care Development Agency (TSPHCDA) on Thursday in Jalingo, commenced the distribution of drugs worth N49 million to primary health care centres spread across the 16 local government areas.

Dr. Innocent Vakai, Commissioner of Health, who spoke at the launching, said the gesture marked the reintroduction of the hitherto comatose Drug Revolving Programme.

He said that the programme was to address the challenge occasioned by the perennial ‘out of stock syndrome’ in the state.

Vakkai also explained that the massive procurement of the drugs was in line with the vision of Governor Darius Ishaku’s rescue mission, aimed at improving health care delivery in the state.

He therefore, charged the management of the Taraba State Primary Health Care Development Agency, who are the initiators of the programme, to ensure its sustainability.

Alhaji Aminu Hassan, the Executive Secretary of the Agency, in his address, commended the Governor Ishaku for releasing funds for the procurement of the drugs.

He assured that the drugs would serve the purpose they were procured for, adding that the agency had developed mechanisms to prevent diversion of drugs.

He directed the local government Drug Revolving Programme committees,
to comply with the e-remittance of funds rather than physical cash remittance.

Hassan also said, that the agency would henceforth supply drugs to local government primary health care authorities directly and ensure patients no longer buy drugs from patent medical stores.

Four local government areas that received their consignments include: Gassol, Takum, Yorro and Bali.

Nairaland / General / Minimum Wage: Gov Fintiri Has Failed Us,despite Increase In July Faac,fresh Air by TGNEWS(m): 10:26am On Jul 23
Thursday morning was gross complains by Adamawa civil servants who thronged to various banks in Jimeta-Yola to make withdrawals of their July Salaries.

The state workers lamented that the executive Governor of the state, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru has failed them to have not kept to his promise of New minimum wage salary implementation as directed by the federal government.

The view of many of them suggested that the Governor is no longer a fan of the state's workers because he reverted to old 2019 salaries structure.

A civil servant who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said the July salary has shocked him after seeing alert with unexplained deductions.

He said Governor Fintiri has started paying them with evil, not what they have agreed to when he was campaigning to be the Governor of the state in 2019.

"We don't expect this from our Governor, he boasts around that Civil servants are his pride and we played a big role in making him a Governor, no matter what it is, he should give us our due wages and allowances.

" The fresh air is now a scam,it is not what we have expected it to be,it is a polluted air" He said

Another Civil Servant who also pleaded to be anonymous he lambasted the state Chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to be accomplices of all the ills against the state workers.

He said a major decision of this nature wouldn't have been reached without consulting their leaders.

"For our hard-earned money, which is our rights has been forcefully taken away for no reason because of the weak leadership of our union.

" No Governor will take that sensitive decision without consulting all the stakeholders involved, our leaders are all aware of this and they should come and tell us their interest is for the government and not the collective interest of NLC in the state." He said

All effort to reach the NLC Chairman to this publication proved abortive as all his line were saying"switch off". But our correspondent later gathered that he travelled to Taraba state for a burial and hope to return to state later today.

The Chairman, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), comrade Nasiru Babale in his own response said Governor Ahmadu took them by surprise, and it remains a shock to them as there was not any prior information to that effect.

He revealed that the Governor had wanted to do so on the June salary but they had intervened when they got the wind of the information.

Babale worried that there is no basis and excuse for the Governor to do that despite the increase in the Federal account allocation committee(FAAC).

"We are shocked for the Government of Adamawa state to wake up on a Thursday morning to see our salaries been reverted back to 2019 structure with no explanation," Babale said

The image maker of the Governor and the Director of Media and Communications, Mr Solomon Kumangar was not picking up his calls at the time of filing in this report.

Career / Harvard Business School Honours Taraba Commissioner With Doctorate Degree by TGNEWS(m): 5:53pm On Jul 22
Taraba State Commissioner of Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai received an Award of Honorary Doctorate Degree (DPA, Honoris Causa) in Public Administration from the Harvard Business School Istanbul Turkey.

Innocent, a Healthcare expert and strategist, honourably awarded and join the league of World-class awardees of Geofidel Executive Education-London, UK Harvard Business School Fellows forum for outstanding Chief Executive officers and other senior public sector leaders, who have laid down the primus for west Africa Post COVID-19 economy recovery.

The nomination of Doctor Vakkai is owing to the fact that his wit and his hard work in fighting Covid-19 in the state,becoming one of the lowest state in the country with the high rate of the pandemic cases.

In an official letter signed by the Africa Director of Programs, Ugo Onyeka and USA Program Manager, Rita Eligboh said: "Geofidel Executive Education -London, UK and Harvard Business School, USA respectively congratulate you on your well-deserved nomination to receive an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration (DPA).

Health / Taraba Is Less With COVID-19 Cases-health Commissioner Narrates Success Story.. by TGNEWS(m): 12:33pm On Jul 19
Taraba is one of the State with fewer prevalence cases of COVID-19 in the country, Commissioner of health, Dr Innocent Vakkai revealed that the state is currently having only three victims at the isolation centre in Jalingo since the index case of eight returnees indigenes of the state were tested positive.

Vakkai who is also the Chairman, state task force committee on Covid-19, in an interview with our correspondent in his Jalingo residence, narrated the success story of how Governor Dickson Ishaku Darius' Administration is winning the war against COVID-19.

According to Vakkai Taraba State have only three victims of COVID-19 at the State's isolation centre in Jalingo after the interception of one hundred and thirty travellers from Kano who were quarantined and eight were tested positive to the virus as the index case.

He said Darius government became proactive since the outbreak and through the taskforce introduced massive awareness as one of the measures to mitigate further spread of the pandemic.

Vakkai praised Darius for given rapt attention and acting aptly by providing the necessary support to the ministry of health and task force committee on Covid-19 in the state.

According to Innocent, Governor Dickson on hearing of the first index case in the country called on an emergency meeting with critical stakeholders to fashion out ways of contending the virus.

Vakkai who is also Commissioner of Health said the campaign against the virus was earlier launched out with much awareness in all media outfits, all places of worship were given hand sanitizers, use of face masks were emphasised and maintaining of social distance was and still being preached as a measure of cramping down the pandemic.

He said the total lockdown was the next stage used to roll back COVID-19 pandemic possibilities of spreading into other parts of the state with a serious check on the borders communities with the Republic of Cameroon.

Innocent worried that the state is not having a testing Center and pleaded with the Federal Government through the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) to as a matter of urgency introduced testing centre in the state.

He, however, called on the people to maintain and stick to the ways they cannot be the victims of the virus by keeping the social distance rules, keeping a self and a hygienic environment and wearing of face mask whenever they are in crowded places.

Innocent, a consultant epidemiology physician of public health, fellow of West African college of physicians, a USA certified member of John Hopkins hospital, versatile on hospital management and for several years worked in America said his Covid19 taskforce team are working round the clock to set the state free from the world virus.

Crime / Adamawa Communal Uprising: We've Live In Peace For Ages , Let's No Destro by TGNEWS(m): 6:54am On Jul 17
A Christian leader who is from the tribe of Waja in Gombe State, Rev. Dr Abare Yunusa Kallah has called on the Waring communities of Waja and Lunguda in Adamawa state to sheath their swords for the sake of peace and tranquillity.

Abare said there has never existed any history of communal clash between the two tribes, the hard-earned harmonious and peaceful coexistence should not be destroyed for petty reasons.

The Clergy Man who doubles as the North East Zone Christian Association of Nigeria(CAN) Chairman,and Founder of Community Peace Dialogue And Interfaith Initiative in Press Release condemned the recent wanton destruction of lives and properties.

Yunusa a trained Peacebuilder and became the National Representative of OMNIA Institute for contextual leadership USA, a peace organization called on all sundry from Lunguda and Waja to look back with the eyes of wisdom never to allow such to exist again.

He appreciated Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and his Gomber counterpart,Alhaji Inuwa Yahaya for setting up a committee to look into the matter and apt intervention.

"I wish to condemn in totality the recent uprising between Lungada and Waja tribes around Gyuk LGA in Adamawa State. I also wish to express gratitude to the urgent visit of the Governor of Adamawa State to the scene of the inferno to quickly raise a fact-finding committee of men of unquestionable integrity to look into the root cause of the crisis and profer solutions to the crisis.

"I also commend the intervention of the Governor of Gombe State for his apt action in calling for calm and support for the victims and sending security personnel to help calm down people.

" I use this medium to call on all and sundry especially Lunguda and Waja people to look back with the eye of the wisdom of the hard-earned peace and coexistence between our people to sustain it.

"All traditional rulers who are the custodian of our culture and heritage, religious leaders and youth and women groups and opinion leaders are responsible to ensure peace reign in our region." Abare Said

Politics / Don't Divide Us, Unite Us In The Interest Of Our Party-adamawa APC Loyalist Call by TGNEWS(m): 12:49pm On Jul 16
An Adamawa All Progressives Congress(APC) ardent follower, Hon Shehu Audu said despite the internal crisis that rocked the ruling party, it is still a big Party holding the hope and good Destiny of Nigerians.

The Party Chauvinist maintained that in a democratic setting party's crisis is inevitable and is normal as there are always a collision of divergence interests by party loyalists.

Shehu said is however happy that APC has come out refined, regimented and stronger than it was at the aftermath of the internal squabbles.

He continues to say that for APC within a short time can reach this level of compromise, the hope of many young party supporters like him is no longer bleak.

According to him, it is normal for a political party to have all sorts of misunderstanding as it is an interest that's the driving force of all party members.

"I'm happy my party, APC the ruling party is growing up out of the internal crisis, in this country we have seen parties being plundered into many factions and still struggling to survive by the effects of many years ago party's internal combustions.

" For APC within a short while bounced back to take her place of leadership as a ruling party, I see it a promising party that is holding the destiny of the country, especially to we young party loyalists," Shehu said

Hon Audu, a one time State House of Assembly aspirant of Mayo Belwa constituency of Adamawa state, however, called for an enduring unity, fair play and internal cohesion in the party.

According to him when this is achieve peace will permeate the party system that will be hard for any party to take over from APC.

In a passionate appeal, he called on the stakeholders at the National level to unite in the interest of the party 's younger generation supporters as they are the future Destiny of the party.

Audu to stakeholders in Adamawa state he solicited for a thorough reconciliation committees void of sentiments to be set up to go on one on one peace-seeking.

"I'm begging on my political Fathers in Adamawa state to as a matter of party consolidation and reclaiming back our mandate in 2023 to please forgive us and forgive one another.

" I'm saying this because I'm not really comfortable with the level of peaceful coexistence among us. I want to see you calling and canvassing for meetings, let me see my Fathers and elders Brothers Like Babachir David Lawal, Boss Mustapha, Nuhu Ribadu, Muhammad Umaru Jibrilla Bindow, Aishatu Binani, Halilu Modi, Abdulrazak Namdas, Engr Marcus Gunduri and numerous people too many to mention parleying around in the interest of our party in the state." Audu added

Nairaland / General / I See New Innovations In REA, I Commend Salihijo For The New Strides -hon Bash by TGNEWS(m): 3:50pm On Jul 14
An Adamawa Business Man and a Politician, Hon Mustapha Basharu (Bash) have praised the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Alhaji Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad (Modi) for being innovative by making lively the agency in meeting the needs of rural people in the area of power generation.

Bash who is also an activist of good governance said Ahmad is another young Nigerian with a passion to serve the country with all his strength.

Mustapha said in recent times I saw the Managing working in synergy through the ministry of power with world Bank and other agencies to see power (Electricity) can be another means to fight COVID-19 as a major pillar of Healthcare delivery in Nigeria.

"Salihijo is another Young Nigeria whose leadership agility is a great hope that the country has a future in her young one's. I he can see it through his new pattern in taking REA to a higher level in line with President Mohammadu Buhari campaign promises to work for the generality of people, not a few selected ones.

" I remember during his inauguration, he reiterated his commitment to reaching out to hundreds of villages by electrifying them in his first two years in office, and he said this can be done in a pilot scheme until the whole rural communities in the country are manned with power generation through the REA mandate." Bash said

Mustapha, however, advises Salihijo to be wary of those coming around him in the name of contractors or politicians from a particular godfather and never take it lightly with any contractor sabotaging his efforts by not completing their work or meeting the terms of reference or specification.

Crime / Adamawa Deputy Gov Faces Impeachment Threats Over Communal Crisis by TGNEWS(m): 1:35pm On Jul 14
Adamawa state Deputy Governor, Crowther Seth faced impeachment threats because of his alleged involvement in the destruction of lives and property in the incessant attacks of Lunguda communities of Guyuk Local Government Area of the state.

The people on Monday protested that Mr Crowther Seth is sacked over the role he played as an allege accomplices on the recent attacks of Dumna-Boshikiri that led to the killing of many people.

The people who held placards of various inscription asking the Executive Governor of the State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to remove his deputy for harbouring a criminal and a suspected planner, Alhaji Halilu (Zarkin Yaki) or SY who is from Lamurde to have masterminded all the attacks in Guyuk communities.

According to our correspondent, Seth was booed in the presence of Governor Fintiri's entourage who visited the internally displaced camp (IDPs) in Guyuk and shouted that Alh Halilu popularly known as Sarki Yaki (SY) of lafiya Lamurde be arrested and Seth be removed because he is an accomplice.

The Governor was received by the IDPs, protesting against Crowther, carrying placards with the inscription: “Arrest Halilu (SY), he is the cause of the problem’’ ‘’Deputy Governor harbouring Halilu SY,’’ ‘’we support Governor Fintiri but Deputy Governor is complicating issues,’’ ‘’ deputy Governor harbouring war monger Halilu (SY), we need Justice in Lunguda Land’’.

IDPs who were said by an eye witness while booing the Crowther they address him a “betrayer, a mischief-maker, enemy of Lunguda land and defender of their enemy.”

According to the Eyewitness that Crowther Seth “shed uncontrolled tears as hiding his face in shame even when the governor was addressing the protestants at the IDP camp.

The Lunguda stakeholders revealed to the governor that what has been happening in the area was not a communal clash between Lunguda and Waja as it was obnoxiously presented. It was a well scripted and executed attacks.

The stakeholders lamented that Lunguda communities were razed down in the wake of the attacks by the alleged nocturnal gunmen who raided at night.

Sources reported that the Lunguda community demanded compensation, sacking of Seth who some considered as Crowther crown of crises the deputy governor, release of the innocent Lunguda boys in police custody and immediate arrest of the alleged mastermind behind the crises, should Adamawa government want Lunguda community to forgive, forget and embrace the proposed peace accord.

The same deputy governor was alleged to have been behind the arrest of only the Hausa Muslim by the policemen in the Ethno-religious crisis in Tingno some weeks previously, where the Hausa community was gruesomely attacked by the tribal militia.

A lawmaker in the State House of Assembly who does not want his name be mentioned when contacted by our reporter said if the allegation by the Lunguda people is genuine, the Seth has committed a serious offence in the eyes of the law and the would not waste time to commence an Impeachment process through a letter from the executive arm.

According to the lawmaker that he doubts it much if the deputy Governor can do such a thing because he knows the implications and the gravity of the offence.

"I doubt it much if he can do such a thing, but may I reiterate that this is an impeachment offence and the state legislatures will not waste time in commencing the process if a letter through the executive arm will be forwarded to the House.

" This is a criminal offence and more of treason by the Deputy Governor if he eventually found guilty by the allegations raised which I doubt much is culpable and the allegations can hold water." He said

In a swift reaction, those who are sympathetic to the deputy governor alleged that the protest was but a sponsored, politically motivated and technically calculated as a step aimed at removing the Seth and replacing him with a favoured politician from the zone.

The governor while responding, said he would set up a panel of enquiry to find out the immediate and remote causes of the crises, assuring that law would take its course.

Political observers have however articulated that the Lunguda has lost confidence that there would be good governance due to the unending motivate by politics crises in their community, among other parts of the southern senatorial district of the state.

“Many Lunguda folks have since Sunday, took to the Facebook street to declare their zero support for the continuity, come 2023.

“A number of people have destroyed their ATM cards, signifying withdrawal of their supports, arguing that the ATM governor has been given dispense error to the Lunguda while trying to cash out justice,” the political commentators would observe.

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