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



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

Sacked Adamawa commissioners demand reinstatement

Sacked Adamawa Commissioners Demand Reinstatement

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.


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Gov. Buni Mourns Emir of Zazzau



Gov. Buni Mourns Emir of Zazzau

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National convention committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has commiserated with the government and people of Kaduna state over the death of the Emir of Zaria, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

Governor Buni described the death as a loss of a  nationalist who dedicated his life to the service of Nigerians.

The late Emir was a bridge builder who threw the doors of his domain open, accommodating all Nigerians irrespective of cultural, ethnic and religious differences.

“Late Shehu Idris built a mini Nigeria in Zaria where everyone lived and freely pursued their legitimate means of livelihood.”

He will be remembered for providing conducive environment to host numerous educational institutions and, making Zaria a citadel of learning in Nigeria.

Governor Buni prayed Almighty Allah to forgive his shortcomings and to grant him Aljannatur Firdaus.

The Governor also prayed Allah to give his family, Zaria emirate, government and people of Kaduna state and, Nigerians the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

Mamman Mohammed
DG Press and Media Affairs to Gov. Buni.

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Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80



Biu Emirate loses Kuthi at the age of 80

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Kuthi (Emir) of Biu, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu has died at the age of 80 .

Confirming the death, the Borno state government through the commissioner of Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Hon. Babakura Abba Jatau said “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun his royal highness the emir of Biu Mai Umar Mustapha Aliyu has answered the call of Allah Subuhanahu wa Taa La””

“Appointed June 1989 the late emir died this morning at the age of 80. He will be laid to rest in Biu by 2pm today Tuesday, 15 September, 2020 according to palace source may his soul rest in perfect peace.,” The statement added.

An emirate source told our correspondent that the Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu died at the Federal Medical Centre Gombe at about 8;45 pm on Monday night after a protracted illness.

“As I am talking now (10;35am) we just received the corpse of the Late Kuthi and the funeral prayer is scheduled to take place by 2;00pm today”, the source added.

The Late Emir who succeeded his father Alhaji Mustapha Aliyu was appointed in June 1989 and has spent 31 years as the Kuthi of Biu.

Late Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu was the 28th Emir of Biu and started his career as vetinery officer in Biu with Borno state government and was appointed the District head of Biu in 1975 and later appointed Emir of Biu in June 1989.

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FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods gets to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast



FG adopts air drop strategy to ensure foods get to IDPs inaccessible communities in Northeast

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Worried by the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) taking refuge in inaccessible areas, the Federal Government through the National Humanitarian Coordination Committee has adopted an air drop strategy to ensure that foods get to the IDPs in the hard to reached communities in the Northeast

While speaking to newsmen shortly after the ascimilation exercise demonstrated by troops of the Nigerian Air Force the Air drop strategy at the Maiduguri International Airport during the weekend, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Faruk said “we are adopting this strategy to ensure that our IDPs in hard to reached areas are benefited. The Air drops strategy which in collaboration with the troops of the Nigerian Air force is not a new strategy, it has been used in 2018 in Kala- Balge local government” and we adopting to ensure effective and efficient delivery”.

“the issues around inaccessible areas, areas where humanitarian aid workers cannot access. We are collaborating with the Nigerian Airforce to support us with air drop of food items to communities and areas that are not accessible. We have identified four areas which includes Rann, Mary’s, Damboa omang other communities, we are here to see the ascilmilation exercise of the air drop with a view to see how it will work and If there is any challenges, we will go back to the drawing board and correct it “, the minister added.

The Minister further said “the Air drop distribution is targeted at 26,067 households, totaling 156,402 individuals.. We are going sit-down with the Borno state government this night with a view to see how best all the hard to reach areas can be reached.”.

Hajiya faruk said “the government has.put in place measures to.ensure that the food items doesn’t get into the hards of insurgents through air surveillance and identification of real beneficiaries. The foods to distributed I Clyde’s 26*067 22.5kg of rice, 26,067 2.5 kg of beans, 26,067 12.5kg of maize and Millet, 4,394 packets of 20 grammes iiofizef salt, 2,604 of 29 litres vegetables oil, 4,345 cartons if superghetti and 2,173 cartons of seasoning cubes “

Earlier, the Air Taskforce Commander, Air commodore Precious Amadi said “the purpose is in case for any reason the foods cannot transported by road,, we will use air drop strategy to take food to the people by ayur. The Nigerian Aurforrce has the capacity to drop foods to people in inaccessible areas. We will do it whenever we are call to do so”

While on a courtesy call to the Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, the Minister said ” we are here on behalf of the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the National Humanitarian Coordination.committee to see how we can ensure no one is starve by ensuring food get to those in.hsrd to reach areas.”

Hajiya Faruk said “at a meeting held with the Vice President on 4th September 2020, it was discussed that accessibility issues faced by INGOs operating in
the NorthEast due to insecurity, floods or terrain, could be mitigated with the support of the security services and as outlined in the joint CiSEC Communique signed at the end of the 3 day Civil Security Cooperation Workshop held in Maiduguri from 6th–8th November 2019.The Communique highlights the need for Civil Security Cooperation to ensure the conduct of seamless humanitarian

” Your Excellency, the CiSEC structures provide the relevant platform for the essential dialogue and interaction required between humanitarian\civilian and security actors that it is necessary to pursue common goals which protect and support persons of concern affected by emergencies created by wars, armed conflicts,and terrorism;
natural and secondary catastrophes; and technological and environmental disasters.”. She further stressed.

She stressed that “however,to ensure that we are able to provide adequate support, I wish to request that the State Government provide the
necessary information required to enable collaboration with the
Nigerian Airforce to drop food and non-food items in locations that
have been made inaccessible due to insecurity or the recent floods.”

She said ,the Managing Directoror NorthEast Development Commission NED and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA will work with the Borno state team to ascertain and provide the NHCC with the required information to
ensure that the interventions provided are prioritise,and the needs and are
sufficient for the identified vulnerable communities”

Responding the Borno state Governor Professor Babagana Zulum represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Umar Kadafur said “we are working hard to see that we resettle all IFPs in the state volunteraliy , because they eager to go back to their communities. We have even commenced resettlement of our IDPs with the returned of the IDPs from.Auno, Ajiri, Kawuri and very soon we are going to resstlle the people of Baga, Ashigashiya and Ngoshe”.

Whe thanking the Federal Government for the support that have rendering to the IDPs in the Northeast, Governor Zulum assured that the Borno state government will work closely and support the Federal government to ensure all the food items get to the beneficiaries and no IDPs is starved.

The minister accompanied by the Borno state Deputy Governor, Alh Umar Kadafur, the Managing Director, NEDC Alhaji Goni Alkali, the DG NEMA Alh. Mohammed T Mohammed and others dignitaries inspects the food items at the NEMA store in Maiduguri.

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