Ribadu Support Group Donates 40 Vehicles for 2019 Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign
Adamawa government yet to comment on, commend, Congratulate Ribadu – Literary critic
By Dr. Adamu Muhammad Dodo 1/1/2019
Malam Nuhu Ribadu former chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) a 2018 international anti corruption crusade life award winner, assured his commitment to mobilise the electorates and stakeholders in Adamawa state, who were desirous of continuity in transparency with integrity and strengthening the restoration of public confidence in good governance, devoid of diverting public treasury to private investments, to ensure that President Muhammadu Buhari wins in the state and beyond.
Ribadu made the commitment Monday in Yola while presenting 40 vehicles donated by his support group: Black Cap Revolutionary Movement, for the mobilisation of voters in Adamawa state.
Black Black Revolutionary Movement started as a youth vocation in Adamawa state, later to be joined by other rather anti retrogressive groups of youth who were disappointed by the betrayal of trust occasioned by deception in governance at the state level; destruction of the Admiral Nyako led legacies, such as the empowerment of the less privileged, the unemployed, youth, women and the aged, through the SA monthly allowances as social welfare intervention programme and pragmatism associated with the skills acquisition schemes for self-reliance, in addition to being disenchanted by the inefficiency in governance; a system alleged to be bent on plunging the state into the filthy debris of debts, the depths of which if allowed to succeed itself, would be unimaginable.
Admiral Murtala Hammanyero Nyako Baba Maimangoro the former governor and the anti corruption tsar Malam Nuhu Ribadu are incidentally, fund of wearing black caps, making a metaphor to anti retrogression and clueless governance in Adamawa state.
“Adamawa is 100 percent for Buhari. We will make sure that Buhari is re-elected, because he deserves it.
“Let us help Buhari, so that he can continue to work for Nigeria,” Ribadu said.
Ribadu, who is the Director of Field Operation of Presidential Campaign Council of Buhari/Osinbajo, assured that Buhari would get double of what he got to defeat the PDP ruling party’s Jonathan as president in 2015 from Adamawa state.
“If Buhari won Adamawa by over 600,000 votes in 2015, by the grace of God, we are going to give him over one million votes in 2019,” Ribadu prayed.
Ribadu listed series of federal government projects completed and ongoing in Adamawa, adding that the only way to reciprocate the achievements recorded, that never were and to hope for more, was to vote for Buhari again, in tune with the next level.
“People used to say that some of these projects were there. Why? What happened? Why didn’t they finished them?
“You can dream. Dream will remain a dream until when one makes a dream into reality.
“The person who makes a dream into reality, is the person that is entitled to take the credit; especially, when it comes to governance,” Ribadu argued. Adding that it is easier to have a dream, to think of an idea, than translating the dream or the idea into reality.
“The person who will come in and physically gets things done, is the person who deserves to be credited.
“President Muhammadu Buhari came in, met ideas, dreams that are unimplemented, uncompleted, undone and he has taking them one by one. He is making them into a reality.
“Ladies and gentlemen! I think he deserves to be commended and that is what governance is all about.
“People must understand about a doer and the person who says he will do. There’s a huge difference between the two,” Ribadu said. Adding that in Nigeria today, there’s someone who’s known as a doer whom they have identified to be associated with his philosophy of action in doing; a kind of working the talk than talking the work. A progressive leader whose progressive government, they have decided to give unflinching support to ensure success .
Ribadu also lauded the ongoing fight against corruption by the Buhari administration, pointing out that over N400b had so far been recovered by EFCC and still counting.
“Under Buhari’s leadership, this country’s foreign reserve has risen to about $45b.” Ribadu said
Ribadu was one of the 2019 APC gubernatorial aspirants in Adamawa state, who were schemed out by alleged manipulations using forged polls results, claimed to be a valid reflection of the choice of the delegates in Adamawa state in the party’s gubernatorial primary election.
The dust is however yet down, the challenge knows no dusk as the case crawls to crush any act of undoing, when the cock would crow at dawn, for a dawn of the new era defining the next level in answer to what next?
Meanwhile, “for Malam Nuhu Ribadu and the Black Cap Revolutionary Movement, it’s all about Buhari and Osinbajo – both in tune with the Black Cap – for continuity to the next level, for now. “Mustapha Atiku Ribadu the leader of the Black Cap Revolutionary Movement would say.
A literary critic argued that Adamawa government, in fact, governor Bindow himself, has not opened however narrow a window, for any form of romantic narrativisation to his favour, either by means of comment on Ribadu’s successes or to congratulate him for being enlisted in the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential campaign organisation, “as much as Bindow was yet to commend Ribadu for the his support group’s contribution to the success of APC. Why should the anti corruption tsar entrust his support to the governor whose leadership has disappointed the elders, the elites and the electorates in the state? The “Book of Eli” should have been misinterpreted for “A Book Of A Lie, ” the literary critic argued.
Governor Zulum Appoints Alh. Mustapha Umar Aliyu As New Emir of Biu
Governor Zulum Appoints Alhaji Mustapha Umar Aliyu as New Emir of Biu
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Borno state Governor , Prof. Babagana Zulum has approved the appointment of His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha Aliyu as the new Emir of Biu following the demised of his father Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu who died on Tuesday 15th September, 2020.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state made the appointment in a letter conveyed in a message delivered to the new Emir by the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur and the Secretary to the Borno State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa on Monday in Biu.
The letter reads ” His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha Aliyu ( Midala), is hereby appointed as first class Emir of Bayo to be known and recognized as “Emir if Biu” comprising of Biu, Bayo Hawul and Kwaya Kusar local government areas with the headquarters in Biu”.
Governor Zulum said ” in exercise of the power conferred on the Executive Governor by section 7(1) of the Borno state Local government laws 2020 and Section 5 of the Chief’s (appointment and dethronement) Law. Cap. 25 of Borno state 1994 following order, “.
“The order may be cited as First Class of Emir Biu appointment order 2020.”, the letter added.
The Emir is expected to be turbaned at a letter date after some traditional rites in accordance to the culture and traditions of the Emirate.
Digitization: Gov. Buni Approves Employment of Casual Staff At Yobe Radio, TV
Digitization: Gov. Buni Approves Employment Of Casual Staff At Yobe Radio, TV.
By, Daily Hint Damaturu
Television (YTV), Governor Mai Mala Buni has approved the appointment of experienced casual staff working at the two stations.
Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs, and Culture Hon Abdullahi Bego, revealed this when the officials of the Radio, Television and Theatre Art Workers Union (RATAWU) paid him a courtesy visit at the office in Damaturu.
Bego said the governor had after approving millions of naira for the total overhauling of the two stations directed for formulation of all strategies that will ensure effective implementation of the digitization process.
The commissioner also said, “His Excellency Hon. Mai Mala Buni is passionate about the digitization process of the media organizations in the state especially when it comes to equipment, staff strength and capability.
“The next step is the training and retraining of the staff of the two media organisations for efficiency in the execution of their job,” Bego disclosed.
He said the casual staffs billed for employment were serving at the stations for more than eight years while others five to six years without permanent appointment letters.
“We feel it is good to employ them taking into cognizance their experience in the system and dedication to duty.”
Bego commended RATTAWU among other members of the organization for their effort in informing, enlightening, and entertaining the public at all times.
The chairman of RATTAWU, Comrade Nasiru Illiya, while speaking, said they were at his office to register their gratitude to the giant stride of Governor Mai Mala Buni, especially on the digitization of the two media organisations in the state.
“Sir, we are equally very grateful to note that within your short stay as commissioner of Information, we have started witnessing a positive transformation in the sector through the award of contracts worth
millions of naira for upgrading YBC and YTV from analogue to digital transmission.
“As I am speaking to you now, YBC is online transmission live,” Illiya disclosed
Gov. Buni commends UN, others for humanitarian support in the state
Gov. Buni Commends UN, Others for Humanitarian Support In The State.
By Umar Aina – Damaturu
His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Yobe state, Hon. Mai Mala Buni ( Chiroman Gujba) has commended the united Nations organizations for helping to address the Humanitarian crisis in the state.
The governor spoke this morning in a special session with UN and members of the state executive council at the council chamber government House Damaturu.
Represented by his Deputy Hon. Idi Barde Gubana ( wazirin Fune) who appreciates the upsurge of Sympharty by local, National and international organizations, Agencies such as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP, WHO,UNHCR, and others for the support, concerns and kind gesture to the state and vulnerable groups.
The governor, appealed for the UN and other international organizations and development partners to scale up their activities to address humanitarian situation in the state.
During the special session with UN and members of the state executive council at the council chamber of government house Damaturu, the house leader, and commissioners of higher education, environment, Agriculture and natural resources, water resources, women Affairs, Basic and secondary education, Humanitarian affairs and disaster management as well as Home affairs information and culture had a useful discussion,.
In their separate contributions appealed for more fund to rehabilitated and reconstruct basic amenities and health care delivery to help them resume normal life.
Earlier in his presentation, the UN resident and Humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon, assured that united Nations organizations is poised to deepen its partnership with the state government and other stakeholders to help the state recover and rebuilt from devastation of Boko haram
The UN mission to yobe and other state in the north east is to support the state governments to address the Humanitarian crisis in the region.
We are visiting yobe state at a trying moment when our common Humanity has been severely affected by the COVID 19 pandemic with 56,017 total confirmed cases and 1,076 death in yobe state within the same period, he said.
Adding that between 2017 and 2019, the UN and partners mobilized over US$2.5 billion and provided Humanitarian assistance to 5.6 million people annually including food, water,sanitation, shelter, education and health assistance in northeast Nigeria.
In appreciation of UN Humanitarian support to yobe state, the governor has presented special gifts to the UN delegation.
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