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ANAR: Daughter Tasks Mourners To Step Into Sir Joda’s Shoes

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ANAR: Daughter Tasks Mourners To Step Into Sir Joda’s Shoes

By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Yola

Hajiya Asmau, daughter of Sir Ahmed Joda of blessed memory has tasked mourners to step into her father’s shoes, for the greatest good of the society.

Asma’u charges mourners Wednesday, when a delegation of Adamawa Network Against Rape (ANAR), previously known as Adamawa Coalition Against Rape (ACAR), paid a condolence visit to the family.

The leader of the delegation, Dr Adamu Muhammad Dodo said they joined as a family in mourning the demise of their great mentor and patron, to also as a delegation, condole with Hajiya Asmau, the ANAR lead convener and the entire Joda family over the nation’s irreparable loss of a nationalist, the unsung hero whose posthumous encomiums, by means of tributes, have spoken intimidating volumes.

Dodo said that it would not be possible to step into Sir Joda’s undoubted oversized shoes and be able to walk without missing steps.

Having thanked ANAR for the condolence, Asma’u said, the task ahead would be to step into the a nationalist shoes, to pick the baton passed over by the super heroe, whose selfless service and struggles kept the country united.

“I know it is difficult. However, as a collective responsibility, each and every one of us can take as aspect, a part of the selfless task in building the nation,” Asmau would say.

Asmau said that Baba Joda has done his best till his last breath, mourners should celebrate with worthy wishes and prayers of a blissful life great beyond.

According to Asmau, Baba died at the age of 91 and she is 65 years old as his daughter. It is very rare to have a nonagenarian father with the life expectancy put at 60 years.

ANAR is a CAC registered coalition of civil society organisations, faith based organisations and the media practitioners engaged in a war against rape that is gradually eating deep into the flesh of the society owing to moral bankruptcy, conspiracy of silence and complicity of the religious and traditional institutions at a community level, to discourage litigation under the cover of out of court settlement.

Among ANAR’s tasks are the advocacy, media sensitisations against rape, the call for naming and shaming the predators and helping the survivors to demand for justice.

Joda who died four days ago was the patron of ANAR, his last public engagement with the group members was on February last year during his 90th birthday organised by Hajiya Asma’u Joda the lead ANAR convener.

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.

He said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Governor Buni directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Airforce and the Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike.

“Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Airforce to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurance and to safeguard the lives of our people.”

Governor Buni also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, the governor has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the air strike.

Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.

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MD FMC Abuja Bags Georgia Prostrate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

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MD FMC Abuja bags Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Abuja

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, FMC Abuja, Nigeria, Prof Saad Ahmed has bagged the prestigious Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 award, in recognition of his outstanding selfless service, dedicated to improving mental and physical health worldwide and to the immediate community.

According to the press statement Saturday, released by the head of Information and Media Relations FMC Abuja, Mr Omolofe Kayode, “the award followed Prof Saad’s numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA.

“This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity”.

The statement further congratulated the global achiever in Prof Saad “for putting FMC Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, on the global map with this ‘international recognition award”.

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Gov. Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54 KM Mutai-Ngalda Road

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Gov Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54km Mutai- Ngalda Road

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today inspected the 40km Gujba-Mutai road awarded under the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP)

The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company, there is significant progress made on the project.

He directed the contractors to engage more equipment and personnel to facilitate its completion.

“This is very important because, the more the delay, the more the escalation in prices of materials which will attract avoidable variations of the contract” he warned.

The governor said his administration remains committed to complete all ongoing projects and put them to use for the benefit of the people of the state.

Governor Buni commended the North East Development Commission for taking over the construction of the 54km Mutai-Ngalda portion of the road.

“I am happy that the Managing Director of North East Development Commission is here and he assured us of the commencement of the 54km Wagir-Mutai-Ngalda road, this is quite encouraging.

“Of course we have to thank Mr President for establishing the North East Development Commission and what he has been doing to ensure that we rebuild the northeast,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the NEDC Managing Director, said the execution of the 54km portion of the project was in consonance with the NEDC’s programme of providing infrastructural needs of the people.

Earlier, the MCRP state Coordinator, Mallam Musa Idi Jidawa, briefed the governor on the factors militating against the speedy progression of the project which include inadequate machines and manpower.

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