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Adamawa: UMAA Unity Walk And The Semantics Of Fraternity In Politics, With The “Ayes” Having it to 2019 And Bindow For Social Justice



Adamawa: UMAA Unity Walk And The Semantics Of Fraternity In Politics, With The “Ayes” Having It To 2019 And Bindow For Social Justice

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo

The inaugural Unity Walk Campaign aimed at reawakening the spirit and reinvigorating the University of Maiduguri alumni Saturday, intended to cover about five kilometres with the take-off point from 80-Units Junction the western end of Abdullahi Bashir Way, Dou-Girei, passing through Kashim Ibrahim Way to be terminated at the Cow Roundabout by the Benue River Bank in Jimeta, was eventually halted at Governor Bindow’s residence about half and one kilometre to the targeted destination, when the governor came out to address the members of the UMAA, commending the good spirit of the members and the promising intentions in the exercise.

The President UMAA Adamawa state chapter Prof. Abubakar Abba Tahir commended the commitment of governor Bindow in ensuring good governance, by having Unimaid alumni holding key administrative posisions in the government of Adamawa state, such as the SSG Dr. Umar Bindir and the Head of Service Dr. Edgar Amos.

Tahir confirmed that the civil servants in Adamawa state were, for the most part, products of the University of Maiduguri who have been working with Bindow and would be willing to work for him to and with him in the second tenure.

Tahir explained that by being a public servant or entrepreneur as a graduate, one has invariably contributed in the progress and development of his community.

However, the alumni of the University of Maiduguri, went fantastically hibernated. The made in Unumaid, having resolved, decided to stage a welcome back, that the alumni must come out of its maribon state, which could simply be possible by having the nembers returned. This formed the basis for the Unity Walk, taking place across the country, Tahir would say.

Tahir, considering the Unimaid blood, however partially, running through the veins of Bindow, requested for an operational office for the Association from the government

Responding, governor Bindow commended the conveners of the enduring Unity Walk and those who endured to participate, noting that University of Maiduguri was a citadel of learning to recon with, considering the quality of the products as being nothing less than the best to be marketed, capable of competing anywhere in the world and standing the test of time.

Bindow saw a sense in the Unity Walk, considering the integrity of the participating members; there were the retired but not tired and carrier civil servants; permanent secretaries, directors, university dons, media managers, bankers entrepreneurs, proprietors, technocrats, the list is simply endless deleting the unemployment graduates.

Governor Bindow confirmed that he technically belonged to the UMAA membership for gaining admission into the University of Maiduguri before being flown abroad for tertiary education.

On the Association’s secretariat, the governor asked the UMAA leadership to work with the SSG to secure that the request was honoured

The sponsor of the Unity Walk Dr. Umar Bindir the SSG Adamawa state who got the governor to address the UMAA on Unity Walk in front of his residence, commended Bindow for restoring public confidence in governance by repositioning the state with the developmental projects and the window opened by Bindow for social change.

To that effect, playing the lead lawmaker, Bindir requested the UMAA members to either say “aye” caping for Bindow for social change, with a pointed finger or to say “nay” for the contrary.

“The ayes have it,” Bindir finally remarked.

The return to the base journey was terminated at NADI School’s park owned by Haj. Dijatu Balla one of the organisers of the Unity Walk for a light refreshment courtesy of Dr. Umar Bindir the SSG.

With the development, the alumni President Prof. Abubakar Abba Tahiti, specifically told the SSG that the UMAA preference would be a piece of land to build a permanent and not a borrowed office in any government facility, which could be in the risk of being revoked by any unfavourable government and that the dream would be persuaded in earnest to ensure success.

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Covid -19; Borno Electoral Commission Suspends LG Elections indefinitely



Corona Virus: Borno electoral commission suspends LG elections indefinitely

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Independent Electoral Commission, (BOSIEC) has suspended the proposed Local Government Elections 2020 till further notice, as a result of the banned on public gathering inline with the federal government directives in its efforts to curb the spread of the Corona virus.

The chairman of the commission, Alhaji Abdu Usman while briefing journalists at the headquarters of the BOSIEC Maiduguri on Wednesday, said ” taking note of the advised of the Federal and state government committees on the control of the Corona Virus and the banned on gathering which involves more than 50 people, the commission has hereby indefinitely suspend the proposed local government election 2020″

He said ” the BOSIEC had on the 9th of Match 2020 issued a notice of Election into the 27 local government councils in Borno state. The notice of the election started on the 10th of March,2020 to 13th June, 2020  which is shefuled dates of the preparations and elections into the local councils of the state”.

“Taking into cognisance of the fact that the next activty in the tine table which is primaries elections of the political parties involves large gathering, whuch will go against the directive on the pendermic corona virus, the commission has decided to suspend all the remaining sctivitues n the time table indefinayrly inline with section 26 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended). The rescheduled time table will be released as soon as the situation is brought under control”, he added.

The chairman said ” so far the commission has roll out the election time table, met with the political parties, what remains is the primary elections of the political parties which is scheduled to take place between 8th April, 2020 to 15th Aptil 2020. But however, all activities relating to the election is hereby suspended till further notice”.

While regretting the inconvenience the postponement would cause all political parties in the state and the general public, Alhaji Usman said “the commission wishes to appreciate the cooperation and support of all stakeholders and good people of Borno state


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Covid -19 ; IBDFM suspends MCPD, Inductions, investitures



COVID-19: IBDFM Suspends MCPD, Inductions, Investitures

The Periscope reporter

The Governing Council of the Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management IBDFM Tuesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the Institute’s programmes.

In a press release issued by the Institute’s Registrar and Secretary of Council Mr. Sukana Danjuma Tusha, the suspension of the programmes was to mitigate the risk of Corona Virus Diseases; COVID-19 global pandemic.

“The 26th and 27th MCPD Programmes, Inductions and Investitures of Fellowship earlier scheduled for 28th March and 4th April 2020 at FCT- Abuja and Gombe state respectively, stand postponed.

“Meanwhile, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute, Prof A.A. Aminu has advised all members of the Institute to adhere strictly to the health and safety tips laid down by medical and health professionals on social distancing, respiratory hygiene (when sneezing or coughing) and regular washing of hands with soap and clean water as well as applying alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

“Aminu further advised the members to report any suspected case of Coronavirus to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) whose mandate is to prevent, detect and respond to threats of infectious diseases across the country.

“Members can contact the NCDC through their connect centre as follows:

Toll Free Number: 08009000010
WhatsApp: +234 (0) 7087110839
SMS Number: +234 (0) 809555577
Call: +234 (0) 7036708970

“While regretting any inconvenience this decision might cause our esteemed members across the country, be assured that it was taken in the overall safety and well-being of the entire members of the Institute,” the registrar said.

The registrar has assured that the resumption of all the programmes of the Institute would be announced as soon as the Coronavirus would have been contained.


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Boko Haram ; Borno Governor Convenes Strategic Security Meeting With Borno’s retired Generals, Police, DSS Paramilitary Officers



Boko Haram; Borno Governor convenes strategic security meeting with Borno’s retired generals, police,SSS, paramilitary officers

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Charting a lasting solutions to the lingering solution to the Boko Haram insurgency, Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno state , is to cinvene a strategic security meeting retired Generals in the Nigerian Army and tjeir counter parts in the air force and navy, as well as retired senior officers of the Police, the state security service and the paramilitary, of Borno extraction to With a view to find means of fast tracing lasting peace and rebuilding of the state.

Governor Zulum, announced this on Sunday when he hosted the first, in a series of subsequent consultative meetings, with Borno citizens working at different federal establishments within the FCT, as well as other stakeholders. The Governor was particular about citizens who held operational positions in security.

The meeting which held at the banquet hall of Kanem suits in Abuja, explored ways Borno citizens in the ranks of chief executives, permanent secretaries, directors and deputy directors at federal ministries, departments and agencies could contribute to addressing challenges of security, recovery and development of their home state.

The Governor’s invitation to retired senior security personnels,, according to a statement issued by his spokesman was in response to comment by a retired Brigadier General from Borno state, who at the meeting, offered to contribute with strategies that could help the government in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.

“The givernor said he hopes to meet the retired senior security officers as soon as the meeting can take place, at a suitable location”, Gusau said .

Beside the issue of security, the statement further said Governor Zulum challenged all participants to make contributions through other means that can help the state and its citizens on different areas of development.

“All of us coming together in trying to rebuild our state will not be something new. Our forefathers did the same thing in bringing back what is now Borno state, after turbulent times. They fought to rebuild communities. We need to be united. Lets forget about 2023 and unite for Borno’s sake. Each of us should see how he or she can contribute to our search for peace, to resettling our brothers and sisters that ate internally displaced, to education, healthcare, jobs creating and generally our economic recovery and development ” Malam Isa Gusau quoted Governor Zulum.

In response to the Governor’s passionate call,participants took turns to make insightful suggestions and to highlight existing and potential opportunities in the federal establishments they work and how Borno can maximize some benefits.

“At the end, the meeting created thematic working groups through which participants were requested to choose the areas they can best contribute, taking into account their areas of specialization and positions they currently occupy that can accelerate the development of Borno state and its people.”, the statement further e see

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