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Adamawa Speaker To Face Impeachment As Well!



Adamawa Speaker To Face Impeachment As Well!

*The Periscope Global Must Investigate About N3b Extra Loan – Critic

By Dr. Adamu Muhammad Dodo

One needs not buy it. Unlike some stories, investigative in nature, the information would have to be put to bargain; the informants playing the Chase’ “An Ear to the Ground”.

This could be called a grand rather classified rumour, one would hear from those authors close to those in authority, leaving the task of authentication whether or not “authenti-fiction” to those whose vocation relates to that or squash it in wait for a definite time to define.

It was said that what amounted to what Hon. Tsamdu the impeached deputy speaker, would interpret as coup in the house, owing to “his unabashed support to governor Bindow, was beyond the mere explanation.

A legislature to remain loyal to and supportive of the executive! Where lies the checks and balances system?

It was made public that the Adamawa lawmakers have approved the request of governor Bindow to secure a loan of N5b for payments of salary arrears of civil servants.

It was however not made public about what would have necessitated, if it is true, the kangaroo kind of approval of extra N3b going by the information hereunder:

“The Periscope Global and other radical media, must investigate about N3b extra loan said to have been advanced by governor Bindow, having been secretly endorsed by just the key legislators,” a critic would argue.

Recall that the Speaker, Adamawa House of Assembly, Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa is currently in Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj. He however, in a telephone conversation, revealed that:

”The Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Emmanuel Tsamdu, the Majority Leader, Mr Hassan Barguma and the Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Abubakar Isa, all APC, were impeached,” the speaker said.

The speaker said that the House elected Hon. Lunsumbani Dili, APC, from Demsa local government area as its new Deputy Speaker.

Muhammad Hayatu became the new Majority Leader, while Muhammadu Sani-Shehu took over as the Deputy Majority leader.

Reports are agreed that the Adamawa Speaker did not make further explanation, advancing any reason for the impeachment.

However, the tree-shade-parliaments in Yola, outside the House of Assembly, would tell and retell a story generated out of what could currently be understood as rumour.

One of the under the tree-shade-parliaments deliberated over a story that governor Bindow was said to have used part of the N5b loan meant for offsetting salary arrears to lure the aggrieved party members who previously parted way with him, for a reunion ahead of 2019 election.

Therefore, the balance would be insufficient to offset outstanding salaries of civil servants without securing additional loan.

The story explained that to table any matter relating to additional loan before the lawmakers, would be a market of impossibility for fear of being defined as a mark of financial indiscipline and irresponsibility.

The safe heaven of possibility was for the governor to enter into negotiation with the key among the legislators to have the approval endorsed without passing through the general house.

The key legislators were said to have eventually approved for the extra loan of N3b, which was said to have been sourced from UBA the Friday before.

It was said to be the sole reason why governor Bindow could not make it to Jumua’t prayer.

The story further stated that other members later got wind of the deal by a clique of key legislators among them, which could question the credibility of the house, should it eventually made public. The other members who were in the majority, resolved to impeach the key legislators for usurping the perception of all in taking a rather arbitrary decision deliberately, without consent or deliberation.”

The story has it that the speaker would not be spared. “He would, on Monday, be impeached even while away in Saudi Arabia.

“Hon. Lunsumbani Dili the new deputy speaker would preside over the proceedings in his acting capacity as the speaker to favour the aggrieved group for the impeachment,” The narrator would articulate.

While the story remained unpalatable to the appetite of some tree-shade-parliaments sympathetic to the system and have wished it away as mere rumour, arguing that Monday would be a public holiday to mourn over the death of former President Shehu Shagari and the next day being New Year, hence there would not be any session while on public holiday, other tree-shade-parliaments would argue that only time would tell.

neither the spokesmen to governor Bindow or the chief executive himself was met on this matter before going to press.

The Legislators with Adamawa State House of Assembly would not also make comment for the window not being yet available.

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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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