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Adamawa: UMAA Unity Walk And The Semantics Of Fraternity In Politics, With The “Ayes” Having it to 2019 And Bindow For Social Justice



Adamawa: UMAA Unity Walk And The Semantics Of Fraternity In Politics, With The “Ayes” Having It To 2019 And Bindow For Social Justice

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo

The inaugural Unity Walk Campaign aimed at reawakening the spirit and reinvigorating the University of Maiduguri alumni Saturday, intended to cover about five kilometres with the take-off point from 80-Units Junction the western end of Abdullahi Bashir Way, Dou-Girei, passing through Kashim Ibrahim Way to be terminated at the Cow Roundabout by the Benue River Bank in Jimeta, was eventually halted at Governor Bindow’s residence about half and one kilometre to the targeted destination, when the governor came out to address the members of the UMAA, commending the good spirit of the members and the promising intentions in the exercise.

The President UMAA Adamawa state chapter Prof. Abubakar Abba Tahir commended the commitment of governor Bindow in ensuring good governance, by having Unimaid alumni holding key administrative posisions in the government of Adamawa state, such as the SSG Dr. Umar Bindir and the Head of Service Dr. Edgar Amos.

Tahir confirmed that the civil servants in Adamawa state were, for the most part, products of the University of Maiduguri who have been working with Bindow and would be willing to work for him to and with him in the second tenure.

Tahir explained that by being a public servant or entrepreneur as a graduate, one has invariably contributed in the progress and development of his community.

However, the alumni of the University of Maiduguri, went fantastically hibernated. The made in Unumaid, having resolved, decided to stage a welcome back, that the alumni must come out of its maribon state, which could simply be possible by having the nembers returned. This formed the basis for the Unity Walk, taking place across the country, Tahir would say.

Tahir, considering the Unimaid blood, however partially, running through the veins of Bindow, requested for an operational office for the Association from the government

Responding, governor Bindow commended the conveners of the enduring Unity Walk and those who endured to participate, noting that University of Maiduguri was a citadel of learning to recon with, considering the quality of the products as being nothing less than the best to be marketed, capable of competing anywhere in the world and standing the test of time.

Bindow saw a sense in the Unity Walk, considering the integrity of the participating members; there were the retired but not tired and carrier civil servants; permanent secretaries, directors, university dons, media managers, bankers entrepreneurs, proprietors, technocrats, the list is simply endless deleting the unemployment graduates.

Governor Bindow confirmed that he technically belonged to the UMAA membership for gaining admission into the University of Maiduguri before being flown abroad for tertiary education.

On the Association’s secretariat, the governor asked the UMAA leadership to work with the SSG to secure that the request was honoured

The sponsor of the Unity Walk Dr. Umar Bindir the SSG Adamawa state who got the governor to address the UMAA on Unity Walk in front of his residence, commended Bindow for restoring public confidence in governance by repositioning the state with the developmental projects and the window opened by Bindow for social change.

To that effect, playing the lead lawmaker, Bindir requested the UMAA members to either say “aye” caping for Bindow for social change, with a pointed finger or to say “nay” for the contrary.

“The ayes have it,” Bindir finally remarked.

The return to the base journey was terminated at NADI School’s park owned by Haj. Dijatu Balla one of the organisers of the Unity Walk for a light refreshment courtesy of Dr. Umar Bindir the SSG.

With the development, the alumni President Prof. Abubakar Abba Tahiti, specifically told the SSG that the UMAA preference would be a piece of land to build a permanent and not a borrowed office in any government facility, which could be in the risk of being revoked by any unfavourable government and that the dream would be persuaded in earnest to ensure success.

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Gov. Buni Charge Yobe State Politicians On Youth Empowerment



Gov. Buni Charge Yobe State Politicians on Youth Empowerment

By Cynthia John, Abuja

His Excellency Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, has charged politicians in the state on youth economic empowerment to promote self reliance and employment opportunities.

Governor Buni gave the charge today when political stalwarts from Zone B, paid him a thank you visit for his support to the Zone.

“Political stalwarts, elites and appointees must invest in the youth through economic empowerment and offering scholarships to those from indigent families to give them a future and to take them away from social vices” he said.

Governor Buni expressed satisfaction with the growing unity in the Zone “We must do away with primordial sentiments such as ethnic differences for us to grow and develop, l am happy with the sense of unity growing in the Zone”.

He said Yobe state is having a fair share of federal appointments under the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

“We now have the President of the Senate, the Inspector General of Police, Minister of Power, two justices of the Supreme Court, two court of Appeal justices and a host of others from Yobe state.

“With the Minister of Power coming from our state, this will help in our recovery plan to reconnect communities destroyed by Boko Haram and other rural communities to the national grid.

Leader of the delegation and the state Deputy Governor, Hon. Idi Barde Gubana, commended Governor Buni for giving the Zone a sense of belonging.

” Your Excellency, you have given a true sense of belonging in terms of appointments and citing of projects to Zone B, this has promoted unity in the zone” said the Deputy Governor.

Hon. Gubana assured the Governor that the people of Zone B are absolutely loyal to the leadership of the Governor “we pledge our support and loyalty to you, we will never betray you”.

The Minister of Power, Engr. Abubakar D. Aliyu, commended Governor Buni for his leadership style which serves as a rallying point for the people of Zone B.

“Everyone has that sense of belonging, we also appreciate the support, appointments and execution of projects by your administration in the Zone.

The Minister assured that public office holders from the Zone will complement government efforts in providing employment opportunities to youth through economic empowerment programmes.

“We have an existing account, we will task ourselves and contribute more into the account for economic empowerment of our youth to complement government efforts” the minister assured.

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Yobe State Officials Of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Defect To APC



Yobe State Officials Of The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Defect to APC

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

The Deputy State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yobe state, Alh. Usman Amale, the Assistant state secretary Ahmadu Biriri and others have defected from PDP to APC collapsing what remains of the opposition party into the ruling party.

Receiving the former PDP officials in Damaturu today, the state Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, said they should be part of the movement to salvage Nigeria.

“APC is now a movement that is targeting the unity, progress and development of Nigeria, we are receiving high profile Nigerians from all walks of life, from different backgrounds, cultures, religions and geo-political backgrounds.

“The solution to the problems facing Nigeria lies in the political stability of the country, we should all come together to promote our unity for development” Gov. Buni said.

He informed the defectors that they have equal rights and opportunities like any other member to contribute to the development of Nigeria.

The former PDP Deputy chairman said they had no reason remaining in PDP and apologised for the delay.

“In fact, we had no reason being in PDP because, our leader and Chairman of APC needs the support for political stability in Nigeria” Amale said.

He commended Gov. Buni for his selfless contribution to Nigeria’s growth and development “you made us very proud and we are obliged to support you”.

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Adamawa Congress: APC Is The Party To Beat Come 2023-Barr Wali



Adamawa Congress: APC is the party to beat come 2023-Barr Wali

….absence of party critical stakeholders at the congress venue killed members morale

By Tom Garba, Yola

The Congress of APC in Adamawa state has taken so many people to awe state seeing thousands of party loyalists turned to exercise their rights as statutory or normal delegates.

The gathering at Lamido Cinema, venue of the congress election that will see to the party new leadership in Adamawa state as a party die-hard Barr Yakubu Wali described a party to beat come 2023.

According to Wali, a top shot PDP in the State admitted that APC has surprised him seeing the huge gathering of supporters at the venue for the congress.

He said the PDP Man in surprise acclaimed that the party is still Much on the ground, made him to an uncontrollably laughing when he noticed the surprise on his face.

Despite the success of the party’ congress, Yakubu however is not happy with the congresses because of the absence of major stakeholders at the venue of the party congress.

He worried their absence sends a wrong signal to their collective mission to rescue power from the opposition PDP in the State.

” Looking at the venue of the PDP congress at Ribadu Square where you see the former Vice president Atiku Abubakar, the former Governor Boni Haruna and the Current Governor Ahmadu Fintiri at the venue tells you how collectively they are working to achieve a common goal.

“I also looked at the venue of the APC congress in Maiduguri where I saw Governor prof Zulum, Kashim Shettima, and Ali Modu Sheriff were seated together laughing as they engaged themselves in a chat, that tells you how serious they are about APC in Borno state even though PDP Borno only exists as a political party in INEC’s records.

“We love APC and we would have been more courageous, confident, and optimistic if we see this caliber of people at the venue of our APC congress in Adamawa state.

” Imagine seeing, Governor Nyako, Governor Bindow, Governor Bala James Ngilari, SGF Boss Mustapha, FCT minister Mohd Bello, Senator Mana, Senator Binta Masi Garba, Senator Barata, Senator Binani, Senator Cliff, senator Bello Tukur, senator Nyako, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, HE Marten Babale, Dr. Modi Halilu, HE Saad MC, Senator Zungina, Prof Mamman Tahir, Hon, Namdas sitting at Lamido cinema just to observe the exercise of this congress, the message would have been a clear one, APC supporters would’ve been boasted with high morales and will be ready at all the times to do the right thing.

“What do we have to say about the absence of these people at the venue of the APC’s congress? Even if all is wsendsit sends a wrong signal to our collective mission.

“Though there is a time to bring all the stakeholders ers on the desk, the present set of elected party leaders should rise beyond organizing local meetings, they must take it as a matter of priority to bring all these major stakeholders on board, we need Unity in this party, we need collaboration, we need synergy, we need to work as a team and above all we need to rescue power from the opposition.

“I congratulate the newly elected party leaders of our great party, it is my fervent hope that you will all discharge your responsibibyce with the provisions of the party constitute n and with thof e fear of God. Once more congratulations.” Said

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