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Northeast Online Publishers Laud Yobe, Borno, Adamawa Govs condoles with Fintiri

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Northeast online publishers laud Yobe, Borno, Adamawa Govs condoles with Fintiri

by Daily Hint Abuja 12/8/2019

The North East Online Network (NEON), an umbrella body of online publishers in the region has commiserated with Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri over the demise of his father.

In a communiqué jointly signed by the interim president of the union, Dr. Mohammadu Adamu Dodo and the Secretary-General Mohammed Mohammed Ismail shortly after its general meeting in Yola, the organization applauded the giant strides recorded by three of the region’s governors in the areas of security, healthcare and education.

The governors are; Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno and Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.

The communiqué reads in part: “The North East Online Network; a regional online publishers’ association that is aimed at rebranding the online reportage held its general meeting in Yola on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

” The congress among many other issues commiserated with the people and government of Adamawa State over the death of the father of His Excellency Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.

“NEON commends the governments in the northeast for addressing security challenges and particularly the governor’s of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states for working on a project that is aimed at getting education and healthcare out of the maze by also improving civil service with motivation schemes.

” NEON particularly acknowledged and appreciated the contribution of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe state for his relentless support to its activities.

“The union felicitates with the Muslim Ummah across the globe, over successful Hajj which climaxed with the observance of the Arafat day and wishes the Muslim Ummah a blessed, peaceful and successful Eid El-Adha festivities.”

The online publishers reiterated their unflinching commitment towards promoting the noble ethics of the profession and ensure balanced and objective reportage of happenings across the region and by extension Nigeria as a whole.

“NEON in session resolves to encourage public and media relations, considering the fact that performance without adequate publicity makes poor media and public relations.

” It also considers collaboration, constant capacity development, professional and public enlightenment on the use to which online media can be put to ensure effective and efficient media relations against hate speeches, social media gossips taken for news and subjectivity, through lectures, and seminars,” the communiqué noted.

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Nigerian Army General Court Martial Dismisses and Sentenced a Soldier to 5 Years Imprisonment For Defiling 13 year Old Girl

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Nigerian Army General Court Martial dismisses and sentences a soldier to 5 years imprisonment for defiling 13 year old girl

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army General Court Marital has dismissed and sentenced, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu to 5 years imprisonment for defiling and assaulting a 13 years old teenager, Inna Fatima Modu of Gomari ward of Bama, town of Bama local area of Borno state, who is now 15 year.

The accused person Corporal Aliyu Yakubu who spent 11 years in service was arraigned before the 7 Division General Court Martial on 13 July , 2020 for two court charges of defiling and assault .

The accused, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu was said to have on 1st July, 2018 in the early morning saw a 13 year old Inna Modu who was coming back from her sister’s house and dragged her to an uncompleted building near Bama Prison where he beat her and forcefully had canal knowledge of her, while she was shouting, he removed her veil and cover her mouth, smashed her head to wall and hit her head with broken blocks untill she became unconscious.

While delivering his judgement at the Officers Mess of Maimlari cantonment, Maiduguri on Wednesday, the President of court, Brigadier General, Arikpo Ekubi said ” this General court Martial is hereby sentenced you, Corporal Aliyu Yakubu with service Ba)2009/63/263 as follows,, court 1;, 5 years imprisonment, court 2 dismissal from service .This sentenced is subject confirmation of higher military authority. This case is hereby closed.”

” This court has found your action as betrayal to the trust and confidence entrust on you by the Nigerian Atmy to ensure dignity and respect of those you are emoloyed to protect. by defilling and assaulting her. Your action is capable of denting the image of Nigerian Army, he added.

Earlier in his summary at the court, the Judge Advocate, Captain Aminu Mairuwa said ” Corporal Aliyu Yakubu with service NA)2009/63/263 was arraigned before this honourable Court on 13 July 2929 for defiling and assaulting a 13 year old girl of Gomari area of Bana town on 1st July 2918″.

” The accused denied the two court charges arguing that on the said date he was in Maiduguri on a referral treatment to the Army Hospital Maiduguri and that he was referred in 30th, June 2018 as he went to the motor park to and wait for a vehicle but could not get a vehicle and had to wait for the next day to travel and was able to see a doctor on 2nd July, 2018, After examination and cross examination by both defense and prosecuting counsels he was found guilty of the charges”,he said.

The defense counsel, Barrister, Babagana Zannah while pleading with the court asked the court to consider the 11 year service to the Army, his family background and as first offender temper justice with mercy.

He said “right from the beginning of trail, my client denied the charges. We are going to appeal the case’.

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Buratai Inspects Project At Army Camp Ngamdu

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Buratai inspects project at Army Camp Ngamdu.

By Baba Saleh Damaturu

The Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has Saturday inspected ongoing projects and facilities at Ngamdu army super camp.

Buratai said the visit was part of his continuation operational tour to the north east theater of Operation.

The Army chief was at Ngamdu today the 26 of September 2020, where he inspected ongoing construction and renovation projects as well as facilities in the camp.

He equally used the opportunity to assess the overall operational readiness of the camp.

“The Chief of Army staff was accompanied by the Chief of Training and Operations Army Maj Gen Nuhu Angbazo, the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maj Gen Faruk Yahaiya, Chief of Military Intelligence Maj Gen SA Adebayo, Acting Provost Marshall Army Brig Gen Hussain Ahmed and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brig Gen OO Oluyede among other senior army officers”

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Again ISWAP/Boko Haram Kidnapped Site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road

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Again ISWAP,/Boko Haram kidnapped site Engineer, A Carpenter along Maiduguri, Damasak Road

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Again, members of the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram fighters have again abducted two workers along Maiduguri-Damasak road, on their way to Damasak to construct shelter for the Nigerian refugees returning from Diffa province in Niger Republic back to their ancestral homes.

The two abductees in a separate video clips released by the insurgents, appealed to the Borno state Governor, Professor, Babagana Zulum and the state Commissioner for Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR), Engineer, Mustapha Gubio to come to their rescue.

“My name is lawan modu karsami
I worked with Nganzai LGA, I am a project Engineer attached to construction site of Shelter in Damasak, the project for Nigerian refugees returning back to Damasak. We were captured by the Khailafa army and we are now in hostage with them”, Modu Karsami said.

He appealed to the commissioner for RRR, Engr Mustapha Gubio and Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to cometheir rescue

Also speaking Ibrahim Musa while appealing to the government to come to his rescue said ” I am Ibrahim Musa a carpenter, we were captured by the Army of Khaliffa along Maiduguri-Damasak road on our way to Damasak to construct a shelter to the returning IDPs. “

” I appeal to the Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and the commissioner of RRR to come to our rescue”, he added.

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