ADAMAWA: The need to open law courts to salvage the state from sinking into state of anarchy – Yapak
By Adamu Mohammed Yola
* Judiciary has been considered to be the last hope of the common man. However, the common man is being malnourished of his considered last hope in Adamawa state, with the lockdown of the law courts for over 4 months
The Periscope reporter
The lawmaker representing Verre Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Abdullahi Umar Yapak Monday, presented a bill, he considered as “a matter of urgent public importance,” seeking for the reopening of the law courts to salvage the state from sinking into stinking state of anarchy.
“Mr Speaker, Hon Members, I move that Order 40 sub-rules 1 and 2 of the Rules of this Hon. House be suspended to enable me present a matter of urgent public importance.
“The matter of urgent public importance I am addressing the Honourable Members of the House on this morning is on THE NEED TO OPEN OUR COURT TO DISPENSE JUSTICE TO THE COMMON MAN,” the lawmaker requested.
Yapak, in more of persuasive presentation, referred the House to the directives of the National Judicial Council by means of circular, giving the head of courts the leverage to open court under strict observance of the NCDC and WHO regulations on Covid 19.
While the federal and some states judiciary have opened their law courts, under the said regulations, the law courts in Adamawa state are still closed down.
“Mr. Speaker it could be recalled that sometime in March the Chief Justice of Nigeria in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 within the judiciary, issued a circular directing all courts to suspend seating, except for matters of emergency and time bound.
“The courts in this state adhered strictly with the said directive and all the courts remain closed up to this time.
“Mr. Speaker, my dear colleagues, the National Judicial Council has since issued another circular giving the head of courts the leverage to open court under strict observance of the regulation issued by the presidential task force on Covid-19, this includes; observing social distance, limiting the number of cases to reduce overcrowding of court rooms, use of face marks, washing of hands with soap under running water or use of hand sanitizers.
“The federal and some states courts have opened their judicial system under the said regulations but in this state, our judicial system remains closed,” the lawmaker lamented.
Yapak articulated that the law courts are now substituted with soaring crime rates and souring consequences that have subjected the citizenry into savagery in the name of justice with jungle justice.
“The citizens have begun to revolt by taking laws into their hands; enforcing jungle justice on any slightest breach. The society is becoming lawless; the state is drifting into anarchy,” the lawmaker remarked.
Yapak said that the police cells are saturated “with suspects who are detained more than the constitutionally allowed period because of the absent of court, peoples fundamental right are being violated with impunity without any avenue for redress, the state is been denied the huge revenue coming from the activities of our judicial process thereby affecting the economy of the State”.
Yapak said Judiciary has been considered to be the last hope of the common man. However, the common man is being malnourished of his considered last hope in Adamawa state with the lockdown of the law courts for over 4 months.
Yapak said that if markets and motor parks could be reopened, law courts should not be placed as exception.
“There is nowhere rules and regulations are observed meticulously than in courts. This is because courts are mostly attended by enlightened people. Therefore, they will not find it difficult to observe the regulations against Covid-19,” Yapak said.
Yapak moved that the Hon. House should “call on the leadership of the State Judiciary to open the law courts to dispense justice to the people of the state.
“Mandate the House Standing Committee on Judiciary and Justice to liaise with the leadership of the Judiciary and Attorney General of the State to work out the modalities for the reopening of the law courts.
NLC NCSO, Concerned Citizens Urged Military to change Approach in the fight against Boko Haram
NLC NCSO, Concerned citizens Urged Military to change approach in the fight against Boko Haram
By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Network for Civil Society Organisatio, (NCSO) and Concerned Citizen(CC) have called on the Armed Force to change its approach and strategy in the fight against insurgency in the Northeast and other security challenges access the nation.
The group at a world Press conference, read by the Borno state Chairman of the NLC, Comrade Bulama Abiso held at the NLC House Maiduguri on Tuesday said ” we are calling for total overhaul of the process, system and strategies, there is no harm in seeking for external support, if that is what is needed to bring lasting peace to the region.”
” We also call for the revisiting nd remodeling of the approach by the “Operation Safe Corridor” on Deradicalization and reintegration of ex combatants back to the communities and stakeholders should be consulted throughout the process*, the group added.
The leader of the group said “It is widely believed that, the inability of the security forces to halt the insurgents, were because of presumably due to lack of will on the part of the Armed Forces to bring to an end to this war, the culture of mutual mistrust within various security establishments and between the security and the victim community to divulge information on Boko Haram insurgents and commercial benefits bring driven by some actors,” .
He said ” the Boko Haram insurgency has lingered for over 10 years there is need for restrategizing the approach of counter insurgency and if need be seek for helping hand from countries that has expirience in the fight against terrorism and Insurgency.”
” We urge the Nigerian Armed Forces to restrategize in their approaches of countering terrorism and securing the lives and property of the citizen as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This concern became pertinent due to the recent attacked on the Governor Babagana Zulum’,s convoy, abduction and killings of aid workers and explosion of Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in communities once regarded as safe within Maiduguri metropolis and beyond”, Abiso further stressed.
The group further called for deliberate enhanced Civil military relations with the supports of the locals to completely defeat the Insurgents, adding that the military should also be more proactive in taking the wat to the Insurgents hidoutes.
Comrade Bulama Abiso said ” it has become frustrating to all Borno citizens at home and in diaspora on why the Armed forces of Nigeria could not contained the menace of the terrorists group for more than a decade. When one compares the expanditires of government against the result achieved by the military in the counter insurgency operations. It is not commesorate to the realities on ground”.
The group while strongly concerning the attacked on the Governor’s convoy in Mile 4 along Baga route, sympathised with the Governor over the Incidence and demanded a transparent investigations into the matter, stressing that if the safety and set ofthe number one citizen in the state is not guaranteed, then what about the citizens who regularly ply the highway to earn a living.
Monarchy in Maiha Idi the Impostor Is Summoned Before the Law
Monarchy In Maiha: Idi The Impostor Is Summoned Before The Law
By Adamu Mohammed Dodo Yola
Preparations for mischief is ongoing in Maiha. The blinded by ignorance gullible followers, are told to clear thr scene with a view to intimidate a peaceful community who insist that it is an abomination to be led by an impostor; “a butterfly who calls himself a bird,” moralising Ola Rotimi in “The Gods Are Not To Blame.”
The impostor, in his figment of blurred imagination, obnoxiously considered himself a district head of Jalingo-Maiha but only during festive periods and uninvited occasions.
The moment the celebration is over, the impostor picks and packs his parked baggage of garbage and departs, rather unceremoniously as he crept in, abandoning his gullible followers to rot till another season and/or a session of mischief; instigating anarchy by means of contempt of court and executive orders.
It is now another season for the impostor to showcase his mischievousness; Jalingo-Maiha is bubbling his with his insignificant gullible followers, preparing the stage, intimidating the community, for a disruptive Sallah celebration.
It is learnt from the gullible followers’ narrativisation that the impostor has gone to seek a granted permission from the Mubi Emirate Council, guaranteeing his outing as district on Eid day.
However, this time, the Eid will eventually not be a Mubarak to the impostor and followers.
This time, the impostor is not to eat his cake and have it, as he is summoned before the uncompromising law, on criminal charges.
Can a criminal ever be a district head, especially of Jalingo-maiha known for adopting Makkah and Madinah models put together?
The fetish, the “bori mediumship” negotiators between evil spirits considered as their demigods and the people that honour by patronising them for their luck, ought to have a rethink this time
The Bible will give a lone choice between either the Mammon or the God
The Qur’an has definitely defined being both with the Mammon and God at the same time as an act of hypocrisy beyond heresy.
The Upper Area Court Yola, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria, has on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, summoned Idi Usman Shehu and three others to answer charges of criminal conspiracy and inciting disturbances for anarchy that have resulted hurting so many hearts with others sustaining degrees of injuries in Jalingo-Maiha on a Friday during Jumu’at prayer.
Idi and three others are summoned to appear in person, on Thursday, July, 30, 2020 at 8:30am to answer the criminal charges filed against them by the Commissioner of Police.
His gullible followers think that the impostor has a royal immunity before the law; therefore, his continued romance with the contempt of court and executive orders will not be charged even while he is on bail.
Does it not amount to jumping bail when Idi is restrained by the court and executive orders, from parading himself as district head of Jalingo-Maiha, from going to and participating in any activity in Maiha, yet he arrogantly snubs the orders?
Thursday may determine between either to prison or for a freedom to continue romancing with the contempt of court and executive orders in Jalingo-Maiha.
A courageous king or criminal does not in tears plead for clemency against his tragic flaws before the law; he faces it squarely.
Only the coward cries when his arrogance is subdued.
Covid-19; NLNG Donates Medical Equipment to FMC Yola
COVID-19: NLNG donates medical equipment to FMC Yola
By Adamu Mohammed Yola
Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas NLNG has donated medical equipment and support items to the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Yola, Adamawa state, northeast Nigeria as Covid-19 support intervention.
Commending the NLNG for the donation, the Medical Director FMC Yola, Prof. Auwal Muhammad Abubakar said the intervention was indeed timely and that it would be utilised accordingly.
The donated medical equipment and support items are:
1. Syringe Pumps – 8 units
2. Suction Machines – 4 units
3. Manual Defibrillators – 3 units
4. ICU Beds – 2 units
5. Overbed Tables – 2 units
6. Bedside Cabinets – 2 units
7. Mattresses – 2 units
8. Pillows – 2 units
9. Hospital Cart (Resuscitation Carts) – 2 units
10. I -Stat Reagent/ Blood Gas/ Electrolyte Analyser – 1 unit
11. Infusion Pumps – 4 units
12. Haematology Auto-Analyser – 1 unit
13. Chemistry Analyser – 1 unit
14. Blood/ Fluid Warmer – 4 units
15. Mechanical Ventilator – 1 unit
16. Electronic Patient Monitors – 4 units
17. Coagulometer – 1 unit
18. CRRT Machine – Continuous Renal Therapy – 1 unit
19. Blood Bank Cold Centrifuge – 8 Buckets – 1 unit
20. Dental Chair – 1 unit
21. Apheresis Machine – 1 unit
22. DICOM Printer (OKI)ES8431 MMe and UPS – 1 unit
23. Resuscitation Bed – 1 unit
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