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Northern Governors Wives Coverage in Borno to find solutions to problems Facing the region



Northern Governors Wives converge in Borno to find solutions to problems facing the region

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The wives of the Northern Governors under the umberella of the Northern Governor’s, Wives Forum (BGWF) has converged in Msiduguri, the Borno state capital for the forums quaterly meeting to discuss and profer solutions to the problems facing the region.

Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State while speaking to the forum when they paid him a coutesy call at the Goverment House, Msiduguti. On Thursday urged the wives of Northern Governorsi to give cildren of the poor opportunity to get Western education so as to become good citizens of tomorrow.

Governor Zulum said that education is the only tool that can enable them the opportunity to become better citizens with good lives adding that gender violence has been on the increase of recent in Northern state especially in Borno due to the insurgency.

The governor said that the Borno State House of Assembly is working on a law to curtail gender based violence and give women and children a new lease of life and assumed that the leadership of Northern governors and the APC will support the forum of the governors wives to help in reduce poverty , protect lives of children and support maternal health care and health referal system.

He also said that officially there are 53,335 widows in Borno state as a result of the ongoing insurgency adding that when he visited Bama last year as a Commissioner, out of 3000 women profiled at the IDP Camp, 2600 were widows.

Earlier speaking. Dr. Zainab Bagudu, wife of the Kebbi state governor who spoke on behalf of her colleagues congratulated Governor Zulum for the remarkable achievements within this short period which has been acknowledged nationwide .

She listed the problems confronting Northern states to include gender based violence, substance and drug abuse and illiteracy pointing out that as part of their efforts at curbing the problems, the forum has built libraries in Kogi and Sokoto states .

The wife of Kebbi state governor requested Professor Babagana Zulum to seek support for the forum from his colleagues in carrying out the Presidential directive to support the forum as well as to ensure that the Central Bank of Nigeria releases the support promised to them so they could assist women in Small and Medium Enterprises.

Whiile declaring the meeting opened, the wife of the Borno state Governor. Dr. Falmata Zulum said ” at a time we have over two million IDPs in the state, the highest in the Northern Nigeria, however, with the gradual return of peace , government is arranging for their resettlement in earnest .currently Borno has fifty five thousand orphans and nearly two hundred thousand widows”.

Dr Falmata Zulum who is also the Vice Chairperson of the firum said ” the Internally Displaced Persons, especially women need to be empowered so that they can build a firm foundation for their families. I want to appeal to you my sisters to look at how you can key in and support the IDOs with resettlement equipment, empowerment or construct and equip a skill acquisition for them. So that they can live a normal life of self relaince.”

The Maiduguri meeting was attended by wives of Kebbi, Gombe, Sokoto, Jigawa, Plateau, Kogi, Bauchi, Adamawa,Nasarawa and their host wife of the Borno state Governor.

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Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.



Gov. Zulum seeks forgiveness of Borno residents for his shortcomings, outbursts.

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has asked for the forgiveness of his outburst while reactiing to some challenges facing the state, since he assumed office as Governor of the state.

It could be recalled that the governor have been reacting with outburst while trying to find solutions to problems such extortion at the checkpoints, hoarding of petroleum among other issues.

Gov. Zulum in a State broadcast at Government House, Maiduguri, yesterday said: “ I acknowledge with thanks those well spirited individuals
who spoke of my occasional outburst and other shortcomings in good faith.

While I hold no grudges against anyone, I sincerely seek your forgiveness for the shortcomings outburst action and inactions before during the global COVID-19 crisis.” the governor added.

He said “I have remained focused since my assumption of office on May 29, 2019 solemn pledge to ensure peace and security in the state. This is as well to reposition the state on the path of development.”

The task envisaged is herculean and enormous requiring sacrifices,
commitment and resilience.
“We’re making frantic efforts to resettle Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and provide mechanism for their independent means of livelihoods.” he further explained.

I ensured that all good advises heeded to e i wil try to accept . I hold no grudge against anyone, I sincerely seek
your forgiveness for the shortcomings to ensure good governance and better quality of life for our people.,” governor Zulun.said.

He said the state government is a principally people-oriented with

broad based participation.

“lHe said our doors a open for consultations and worthwhile advises to take our state to the next level,” he said, while thanking everybody for the
concern shown for his life personally.
According to him, we will do all it takes to ensure better quality of
life to the people and prosperity of state.


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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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