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Activist blast prof. ango over NEF position on Buhari’s re-election



Activist blast Prof. Ango over NEF position on Buhari’s re-election

By Baba Yakubu Yola 10/12/2018

An Activist and Public Commentator in Adamawa, Alhaji Suleiman Baba-Jada, has lambasted the leader of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Prof. Ango Abdullahi for saying that President Buhari’s administration has failed the north.

Baba-Jada who spoke to newsmen in Yola said Abdullahi’s claimed has no basis and cannot be justified in view of the series of federal government completed and ongoing projects and programmes in the north.

The octogenarian said its sad and unfortunate for Andullahi who is an educated man and a leader of a group like NEF to engage in such baseless allegations just to discredit Buhari’s administration for political reason.

“I am above 70 years old and I want to say clearly that Ango Abdullahi is not talking on behalf of many northern elders like me as he claimed; he is just talking for himself and few elders like him.

“How can someone say that Buhari has failed the north? The north like other sections of the country has benefited immensely in terms of projects and laudable programmes like Anchor Borrowers, N-Power and the likes.

“As elders we need to engage in constructive criticism and stop acting as spokesmen of politicians,” Baba-Jada said.

He also criticized the active engagement of some religious leaders in politics by their acts of open support to candidates, adding that such measures from religious leaders and traditional rulers who are expected to be father to all is not proper.

“They should be preaching good governance and the need for credible and peaceful elections at this period instead declaring support for candidates.

“They aught to know that they have diverse followers from various religion and political parties and should not be seen to be taken side.”

He also criticized the First Lady for her attitude of choosing public function or media to say things that looked more like attacking the administration of her husband.

“With what she has been doing she only succeeded in portraying herself as the major problem of her husband.

“Her approach is contrary to religious and cultural teachings. As someone more closer to the president she has no moral ground to be talking the way she is talking.

“To most people her talks sounds more like something from the script of the opposition,” Baba-Jada lamented.

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Covid-19; Adamawa Government announces lockdown



Covid-19: Adamawa Government announces lockdown

By Baba Yakubu Yola

Gov. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa has announced two weeks lockdown of the state starting Tuesday midnight as part of measures to contain the spread of Convid-19 pandemic.

Fintiri made this known in a statement through his Press Secretary, Humwashi Wonosikou.

Fintiri said the painful decision became necessary to save lives

“The Adamawa State Government has imposed a lockdown throughout the State in an effort to avoid the spread of Corona Virus disease for a period of 14 Days with effect from midnight Tuesday March 31st 2020.

“Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri says though painful, the decision is necessary to save lives.

“Inter State travel restriction is also imposed as inter State and international borders with Cameroon are to remain shut during this period.

“The ban also affects tricycle, taxis and bus operators throughout the State.”

Fintiri lamented that the directive to workers on grade levels 1-14 to stay at home issued last was not adhered to in the first instance and therefore Government is left with no option than to impose the lockdown in the overall interest of the people as Covid-19 continues to spread with 111 reported cases in Nigeria so far.

“Social Activities such as Clubbing and Joints are banned, Markets are also hereby restricted, except for those selling food items, Pharmaceuticals, Filling Stations, while Banks are to provide skeletal services”.

The Government however emphasises on the need to ensure basic hygiene practices of hand washing, social distancing and avoiding crowded places.

Fintiri said that the measures were aimed at stemming the spread of a Corona Virus outbreak that has affected the economy, threatened public health care and killed more people than any other disease.

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Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspect Isolation centre



Covid-19; Gov. Buni inspects Isolation center

By Daily Hint Damaturu

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni,  the executive Governor of Yobe state, today went on inspection tour of one of the Isolation Centres for the COVID-19 emergency treatment unit in the state.

The isolation center is designated and located at the State Special Hospital, also referred to as Sani Abatcha Specialists Hospital Damaturu.

His Excellency, Gov. Buni was taken round the facility by the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Mohammed Lawan Gana who is also the Co-Chair of the State Task Force Team on Corona virus covid-19


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Borno Government to ban passengers, vehicular movement into the state from Tuesday 31st 2020



Borno Government to bans passengers, vehicular movenent into the state from Tuesday 31st March 2020

By Madu Mohammed, . Maiduguri

The Borno state government has announced the banned on passengers and vehicular movement into the state from all entry points of the state from Tuesday, March 31st 2020

Governor Babagana Zulum made the closure of the state in a statement signed by himself said ” all passengers and vehicular movement into the state are banned with effect from Tuesday 31st March. 2020. Except those bringing in food items, medications, fuel and other humanitarian goods”.

Governot Zulum.said the closure will last for two weeks in the first instance,

The verification exercise of the local government staff is hereby suspended for the next two weeks. All shops and organised business areas to provide hand washing stations and temperature monitoring and promote social distance
advises financial institutions and shops to provide hand sanitizers and temperature checking equipment at all operational points and maintain social distancing in crowded areas.,” the governor added.

The statement further directs civil servants from grade levels one to twelve to work from home, except those on essential services.and also suspends the ongoing verification exercise of pensioners in the state.

Prof. Zulum said ” all civil servants from.grade level 1 to 12 to work ftom home, except those on essential services such as health workers, water and borehole operators. Fire service. Security etc”

As from Tuesday 31st March, 2020 all banks operating in Maiduguri and organisation using biometric attendance equipment must provide hand washing stations and hand sanitizers at all operation point. Furthermore, banks to limit  numbers of customers in banking hall not more than 15 at a time and to activate all ATM points to function, the statement added

Zulum.while calling for calm.and intensified prayer’s assured thst Government has put in place, palliatives to cushion the hardship of vulnerable people.


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