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NGO Presents Development Grants to Women Groups in Adamawa Grant

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By Baba Yakubu Yola

An NGO, Global Peace Development (GPD) in collaboration with British Council has presented grants to 15 women groups in Adamawa to execute peace building and empowerment programmes in their communities.

Speaking at the ceremony in Yola, Mr Ebruke Esike, GPD Executive Director, said the grant of N500,000 would be given to each of the associations in three tranches starting with N200,000.

Esike said the remaining tranches would be released after the groups had exhausted the first tranche and accounted for it.

He said the benefitting groups were selected in Mubi North, Mubi South and Yola North Local Government Areas(LGAs) of the state.

While commending British Council for supporting the project, Esik urged the beneficiaries to ensure judicious utilisation of the grants for the purpose intended.

Prof Muhammad Tabiu, the Programme Manager, Managing Conflict in Nigeria (MCM) of the British Council , said the project was among those supported by MCM in the North East to promote peace and build the capacity of vulnerable groups.

Tabiu, represented by the Adamawa Programme Manager of MCM, Mr Abdulkadir Bello, urged the beneficiaries to reciprocate the gesture by making judicious use of the grants for positive impact in their communities.

Also speaking, the Programme Officer of British Council, Ms Esi Quao, urged the beneficiaries to make maximum use of the opportunity in showing that women have vital role to play in transforming the society when given the opportunity.

Speaking on behalf of the groups, Ms Maimuna Garba of Agaji Women Development Association, promised to utilise the grant on fight against drug abuse among youths in Jambutu community in Yola North LGA.

Mrs Gambo Aminu of Women Alliance in Mubi South LGA, said there association would utilise the grant in the fight against early marriage and promotion of girl-child education.

Highlights of the event was presentation of cheques to the associations.

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Gov. Buni Set to Open Yobe Jobs Portal For Unemployed Graduates

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Gov. Buni Set to open Yobe jobs portal for unemployed graduates

By Haruna Yusuf Damaturu
Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni on Saturday instructs the ministry of youth, sport and social development to as a matter of urgency, open a jobs portal for the collection of credentials of unemployed and willing graduates of all cadres in the state.
Though, the Yobe state jobs portal is about to go public/online and it will begin the capturing of information of all teaming and unemployed and willing graduates of different cadres, into the state civil service, the state, federal and local government services depending on qualification and professionalism.
The latest information came to limelight through the commissioner for information, home affairs and culture, Hon. Abdullahi Bego, he also advised the teaming unemployed and willing youth to get their CVs ready for onward logging and submission as soon as the Jobs portal is set.
His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, has before now, organized a programme through sustainable development goals (SDGs) a programme that trained youths on different skills acquisition and were equipped after passing the programme.

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Gov. Buni, Amina Mohammed, Ibn Chambas at the Aswan Forum

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Gov. Buni, Amina Mohammed, Ibn Chambas at the Aswan Forum

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His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, waith Dr Muhammad Ibn Chambas, United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and head of UNOWAS at the Peace and Sustainable Development in Africa Forum in Aswan, Egypt today.

In the second photo, the governor was walking with his Adamawa State counterpart Umar Fintiri at the start kf the Forum meeting earlier in the day.

In the fourth photo, the governor was with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Gov. Fintiri of Adamawa State.

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I killed my mother, slept with her corpse for money ritual – suspect

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I killed my mother, slept with her corpse for money ritual – Suspect

Adams obafemi  Benin 15/8/2019

An 18-year-old Boy,  Samuel Akpobome, who was arrested by the police in Edo State for allegedly killing his mother for money rituals, has explained how he committed the act.

Akpobome told PUNCH Metro on Wednesday that he strangled the victim, Christiana Ighoyivwi, while she was asleep in her residence on Market Road, Ologbo, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of the state.

The teenager, who was paraded by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Kokumo, along with over 80 other suspects arrested for various offences, stated that he later had sexual intercourse with his mother’s corpse.

Akpobome, who hails from Delta State and is the youngest child of the deceased, claimed to have acted on the instructions on an unidentified native doctor.

He said, “I wanted to use her (Christiana) for money rituals. I strangled her; she was sleeping when I strangled her at about 5am. I was advised by a native doctor in Oghara to kill her. After killing her, I slept with her. The native doctor told me to do so and keep her corpse for two days.

“The native doctor told me to kill my mother and sleep with her corpse. But he did not tell me the number of days to sleep with her. My mother did not offend me. I killed her because of money.”

The suspect further confessed that he ran out of luck when his grandmother saw her daughter’s lifeless body and raised the alarm, which led to his arrest.

He added, “I could not find a place to keep it (corpse). As I was about coming out, I did not know that my grandmother was sitting outside.

“When I opened the door, my grandmother sighted the corpse inside the room and raised the alarm that drew the attention of neighbours.”

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