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RE: Wugira- Disregard of court order – The goofing rejoinder of Gov. Fintiri’s aide

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Re: Wugira-Disregard Of Court Order… The goofing rejoinder of Gov. Fintiri’s aide

By Tom Garba

The unfortunate rejoinder of Barr Sunday Wugira,the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the executive Governor of Adamawa State,Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri to TGNEWS and its publisher,Tom Garba has placed and weighed him down to a mere goofer. This made him a little above a dancing cybalist and a trumpeter of the Governor as a supposed Learned fellow (Esq) who should know better how the media works.

Sunday on his attempt to reply a story published by TGNEWS thus:”IN DISREGARD TO COURT ORDER, ADAMAWA GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO REINSTATE SACKED CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEMBERS.” has blundered around facts,attacking the personality of the publisher than responding to the real Crux of the matter of why the said sacked commission members should or should not be reinstated.

Sunday Wugira the suppose public affairs aide was too emotional lacking the dexterity of addressing the issues squarely. TGNEWS only published a news report not an opinion article. To an aide that knows his job and ready to defend his Boss at any time,if need be he was to give a simple response but went on vituperation that it was not a disregard of Court Order but the silence was owing to the right of appeal.

If I should ask my Brother,Barr Sunday Wugira either the report carried by TGNEWS it was gotten from a recorded source and remains a sacral part of the organization can still prove that the Attorney General of Adamawa State was not interview?

It was the same response TGNEWS sought from the Attorney General of Adamawa state in a telephone conversation, which Wugira has however reported his colleague to have denied granting; where he argued that the aggrieved should go to anywhere they liked.

There was no malignity or malign intended. TGnews or Tom Garba isn’t in inyway being mischievous and it isn’t in any slightest way unprofessional as Wugira would concieve, perceiving unfortunately that it was a paid advertorial.

Is it a paid advertorial reporting government activities in TGnews? May be my aide friend is over zealous with the work of a public affairs forgetting that the story of the Government published by TGNEWS are uncountable and are not advertorial. Or Has Wugira paid for his rejoinder to be published TGNEWS? You can see how narrowed your rejoinder can be.

TGnews isn’t beggerly, but aimed at holding government accountable while serving as a medium for the aggrieved to have their grievances passed across.

Wugira you are a special adviser to the governor. Do not misadvised. I see you having the high tendencies of messing up this Government with your musculated comments, doing harm than good to the Governor who is expecting a good and a thorough job from you.

Mr Public affairs commentator of the Governor,I think Your’s is to build not to destroy relationship. Governor Fintiri once said he’s tolerant to constructive criticism and would love investigative journalism. The bottom line is that do not misinform both your master and the public as the messenger has never been in any legitimate frame of mind, criminal of the message.

May I emphatically stress that, your perceived view of TGNEWS medium is dancing the tune of the Piper has totally reduced you to a confused aide of the Government you are eating fat on and a known enemy of TGNEWS. The story published on the 6th May,2020 it was not only on TGNEWS, to mention only but few, media organizations like;

Sacked Adamawa commissioners demand reinstatement

Sacked Adamawa commissioners demand reinstatement

https://www.naijanewspapers.com.ng/sacked-adamawa-commissioners-demand-reinstatement-56206.html

Sacked Adamawa commissioners demand reinstatement

https://nnn.com.ng/sacked-adamawa-commissioners-demand-reinstatement/

Sacked Adamawa Commissioners Demand Reinstatement http://www.westafricanpilotnews.com/2020/05/06/sacked-adamawa-commissioners-demand-reinstatement/

ADAMAWA GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO REINSTATE SACKED CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION MEMBERS
http://theperiscopeglobal.com/2020/05/08/adamawa-government-refuses-to-reinstate-sacked-civil-service-commission-members/. Why should it be only TGNEWS you will lay claim of your skewed rejoinder? Your enemity disposition to TGNEWS will only fuel us with the gears of investigative journalism in holding any public office holder accountable.

TGNEWS consider your views less of value that has needless attention if not the office of SSA you occupied and working to butter your bread,the morsel you live,eat and defending to survive.

It is quite laughable for an aide of a sitting Governor who is a Lawyer by Profession ought to have known that the case in question is a trite position of the law that a successful litigant ought not be denied the fruits of his judgment.

Wugira should know better as an institution created by the constitution, all authorities including the Governor and the State Government ought to have respected and obeyed the judgment of the court while exercising their right of appeal to the court of appeal. And there is any compelling reason not to obey the judgment while on appeal, they ought to have sought leave of the court staying the execution of the judgment pending their appeal. It is therefore wrong as suggested by a supposed lawyer in his write up that complying with the judgment while on appeal entails conceding to the judgment is not the correct position as there is no order sought staying the execution of the judgment.

Let me recall back your memory Mr Sunday Wugira, don’t forget that the court declared their appointments as validly made by the then Governor; that the suspension and dissolution was unlawful and therefore null and void; an injunction restraining the Governor from interfering with the functioning of their office. The Court also gave an order directing the payment of all their entitlement. Then why are you so naive on this?

Yes as you are trying to paint it white,it is true that the Governor upon assumption into office on the 6/6/2019 made a maiden broadcast and therein, suspended the claimants at one breathe and at another, dissolved them.
Claimants approached the Court the following day 7/6/2019 and judgment was entered in their favour.

The Governor has appealed the judgment to the court of Appeal Yola. As at date, they’re out of time to file and served their brief of argument to their lawyer to enable him respond appropriately.It is a trite position of the law that judgment of court takes effect upon delivery and that an appeal does not operate as a stay of such a judgment. The losing party who intends to suspend the immediate effect of a valid judgment of court will apart from the appeal, seek specific order of either the court that gave the judgment or the Court of appeal staying the execution or enforcement or coming into effect of the judgment. This is because appeal itself does not operate as a stay of judgment.

SSA Sir it might still interest you to know that the Governor has not sought an order staying the enforcement of the judgment delivered against them and as such, he ought to have complied with the judgment pending the outcome of the decision of the court of appeal.

Barr Sunday, your goofing rejoinder would push one to ask that wether if it means the judgment in the matter on appeal goes against them, they would still not comply with the judgment until a final appeal to the Supreme Court is determined in maybe 5-10 years?

Haba Dan’uwa we are practicing constitutional democracy and it behoves on all entities, the Governor inclusive to play the game in accordance with the rule of law.

Please I advice you stay put,be a good ambassador to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri,don’t reduced yourself to an attack Dog of the Governor. All I know your Principal encourage us to engage him in constructive criticism that will make him work for the betterment of all people in Adamawa State. Don’t frustrate his efforts.

Build bridges for him not Walls.

Peace!!!!!

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Adamawa Apc Warn Members against Accepting PDP Appointment

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Adamawa APC warn members against accepting PDP appointment

By Baba Yakubu Yola

The Adamawa Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned its members against accepting appointment from Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri led government of People’s Democratic Party (PDP)

A statement on Wednesday by the State Publicity Secretary of APC, Mohammed Abdullahi, said according to the party constitution, anyone who accepted such appointment ceased to be members of APC.

Abdullahi said APC was observing the sustained fruitless effort by PDP in the state to cause disunity among its members.

“We refer to the recent appointments released by the PDP Government in the State that featured the names of some members of our Great Party and wish to draw the attention of the appointees to Article 9.5 of the APC Constitution which states that, any Party Member that accepts a political appointment from any political party or opposition Government ceases to be a member of APC.

“While we commend the loyalty and faithfulness of our Party members who rejected the appointments offered to them by the PDP Government, all those who accept the appointments will have their names removed from the Party Register.

“In conclusion, the APC is keenly watching the PDP government s fruitless efforts in trying to cause commotion and disunity within the APC family. This attempt has failed and will ever fail,” Abdullahi said.

He urged members of the party to remain resolute and focused on supporting the Buhari Administration as the party further unite to take over power in Adamawa State in 2023.

Meanwhile, one of the party chieftains given appointment by Gov. Fintiri as Special Assistant, Mrs Anna Sini has rejected the appointment.

Sini in a letter to APC said she declined the appointment as a loyal party member.

“I am assuring my party that, I remain loyal and committed APC member,” Sini who was an APC Senatorial Aspirant for Adamawa North District said in the letter.

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Borno Governor distributes foods and non food items to 10,000 IDPs households in Kala-Balge

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Borno Governor distributes foods and non food items to 10,000 IDPs households in Kala-Balge

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has led the distribution of food and non food items to 10,000 internslly Displaced Persons (IDPS) households in Rann, headquarters of the Kala-Balge, the remotest local government area of the state.

It could recalled that  this is the fourth time Governor Zulum visited the local government which shares border with the Cameroon Republic since he assumed office in the last one year.

Zulum who was flown from Maiduguri to Rann, onboard a military chopper, on Sunday May 31, 2020, after distributed the relief items also visit Ngala, Matte and Dikwa local government area before returning back to Maiduguri.

The Governor who had made three previous similar trips, the first being in June, 2019, few days after coming into office, when he undertook the need assessment of public facilities and subsequently ordered construction works.

He was later returnto Ksla bslge in December 2019 and distributeef cash to 15,000 widows. He layer went back again. in February this year to distribute N100 million cash to 10,000 trapped families.

During the latest visit on Sunday, Zulum supervised the distribution of relief items to mostly women and aged men amongst other vulnerable persons in need, with about 300 Nigerians taking refuge in the Republic of Cameroon who returned to Rann benefiting from the gesture.

Each of the beneficiaries received a bag of 50kg Maize grain, two cartons of spaghetti, two bags of 10kg rice and a-3 liters cooking oil, while female beneficiaries got wrappers in addition to the food items.

Residents in Rann have since mid last year been trapped without road access to farmlands due to the flood from a dam, this forced Nigerians in Rann to resort to neighboring Cameroon Republic for livelihoods.

Speaking, to newsment shortly after the exercise, Governor Zulum acknowledged food contributions from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, the Northeast Development Commission (NEDC), National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Dangote Foundation.

“I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the President and Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, for all that he has been doing towards repositioning the northeast. I also wish to express my appreciation to the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Northeast Development Commission, as well as NEMA and Dangote Foundation, all of them have contributed to the success of this excersice”Gov., Zulum added.

After the food distribution exercise, Governor Zulum traveled to Wulgo, a border community, to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram insurgents.

The assessment of Wulgo, acording to Governor Zulum, was preparatory to resettlement of thousands of IDPs from the community currently staying at formal and informal camps in Gamboru town of Ngala LGA.

The governor said: “The aim of our visit here is to assess the town with a view to resetting back the community. We will have an interface with the community, I think the first thing we will do is to clear the town.”

Zulum then proceeded to Gamboru Ngala where he passed the night, during which he interfaced with the Internally displaced persons from different communities.

While in Rann and Wulgo Governor Zulum, paid visits to military formations in the two towns in order to boost their morale.

During the visits, Zulum presented 250 bags of 50 kg rice,10 bags of 50kg sugar, 200 cartons of noodles, 500 cartons of sphagetti, cooking oil and cash to each of the formations.

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Borno Government distributes palliatives food items to over 300 Frontline health workers, relatives of Covid-19 patients

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Borno government distributes palliative food items to over 300 front line health workers, relatives of COVID 19 patients

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state COVID-19 Response Committee has distributed palliative food items to over 280 front line health workers and 16 family members of Covid 19 patients currently in isolation centres in the state.

Presenting the palliative items to the front line health workers and relatives of Covid 19 patients at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday, the Chairman of the Committee who is also the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said the gesture is palliative to assist the front line health workers and the relatives of Covid 19 patients currently receiving treatment at the Bulabulin Ngarannam and UMTH isolation centres.

The chairman of the committee who was represented by his secretary, the Borno state Commissioner for health, Dr Salihu Kwaya Bura said ” on behalf of the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum I am presenting these palliative food stuffs to you in his magnimity as a token from the government to cushion your hardship as you engaged in national assignment and sacrificed in the fight against Covid 19 pandemic and also the relatives of patients currently in isolation”

“We are presenting these palliative, as directed by the Executive Governor of Borno state, Professor Babagaba Zulum, he is concerned for the families of the Covid 19 pateints and the front line health workers”, he added.

He said ” in Borno state as at today 31 May 2020 we had 271 cases of Covid 19, 167 discharged, 78 active cases, 16 in isolation which consists 14 in Nganaram isolation centre and 2 in UMTH isolation centre, while the remaining are in isolation in their respective homes”

Speaking on behalf of the relatives of the patients, Abba Buba thanked the Borno state government and the Covid 19 committee in particular for the gesture, saying that the food items will greatly assist them.

” I assured you that we will continue to adhered to the all preventive measures, as advised by the medical experts. We really appreciate the gestures”, he added.

Each relatives of the covid 19 oateints were given 10 kg of rice. 1 cartons of Indome noodles, 3 litres of vegetable oil, 1 carton of suoetgheti.,as well as 5 kg of surgar.

 

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