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Emir of Biu pays thank you, solidarity visit to Borno Governor

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Emir of Biu pays thank you, solidarity visit to Borno Governor

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state has received the new Emir of Biu, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha Aliyu and members of the Biu emirate council on a thank you and solidarity visit over his appointment and also sympathised with him over the recent attack on his convoy

The Borno state Governorذ Professor Babagana Zulum who received the new Emir and members of the Biu Emirate council on the visit at the Government House, Maiduguri on Friday thanked the Emir and people of the Emirate for the visit.

The governor who spoke through , the Borno state Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa said “on behalf of Governor Babagana Zulum I want to appreciate His Riyal Highness and his entourage for the visit and we want to assured you of this administrations support and respect to the traditional institution”

Earlier speaking, the new Emir His Royal Highness Alhaji Mustapha Umar Aliyu who led the delegation of members of the Emirate Council said “we are here on behalf of the members of the Emirate council and the entire people of Biu Emirate to express our appreciations and royalty to your administration for successful transition of our emir. “

The Emir who spoke through the Birma of Biu, Alhaji Ibrahim Shehu Birma said “we also want to thank you for assisting you have been rendering to our Late Emir through out his reign since you assumed office and during his sickness “

” We want to assure you of His Royal Highness support and the people of the entire emirate that the people of Biu Emirate will continue to be loyal and supportive to your administration”, he added

The Royal father also use the opportunity to sympathised with the governor over the recent Baga attack on the convoy of the governor where over 12 security operatives lost their lives and also prayed that God in his infinite mercy will continue to protect him, stressing that by the grace of God very soon all these attacks will be a thing of the past.

The Emir was accompanied by the state Deputy Governor Alhaji Umar Usman Kadafur, former deputy governor’s, commissioners, members of the emirate council, members of the state House of assemblies representing the Emirates both present and former permanentt secretaries both former and present be among other prominent members of the emirate.

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Governor zulum approves N624M for payment of scholarship of 23,776 Borno tertiary students

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Governor Zulum approves N624m for payment of scholarship of 23, 776 Borno tertiary students

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum has released the sum of N624.3m for payment of scholarship to 23,776 citizens of Borno State in 49 tertiary schools across Nigeria.

The Borno state Commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation,Dr Babagana Mustapha Mallambe who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said that payments to students have already began with N320m paid to students in nine institutions, under the first batch while second batch of students will start getting payment on Monday, January 18, with the sum of N304.3m to be disbursed

Dr. Mallambe said “from a total of N624,370,000 approved and released by His Excellency, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, for scholarship to 23,776 Borno students, the ministry has disbursed N320m under the first batch, to students in nine tertiary schools located in Borno State”

“Those paid include part 4 and 5 students of University of Maiduguri, students in Borno State University, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Sir Kashim Ibrahim College, College of Education Waka – Biu, Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration Konduga, Umar Ibn Ibrahim College of Education, Science and Technology-Bama and those in Mohammet Lawan College of Agriculture” , the commissioner added.

He further explained , that from Monday, January 18, 2021, the ministry will begin the disbursement of another N304,370,000 to Borno students in 40 higher institutions across Nigeria.

Dr Mallambe also said that Governor Zulum had approved financial support to resident doctors of Borno origin located in different parts of the country, to enable them fund capacity development programmes that would be potentially beneficial to Borno people in the long run.

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Yobe Governor sworn-in 2 female high court judges, grand khadi

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Yobe Governor sworn-in 2 female high court judges, grand khadi 


By Ajikolo lawan Musa Damaturu 


His excellency, Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Saturday the 16/1/2021 sworn-in acting grand khadi Babagana Mahdi and 2 high court judges and 2 khadis of sharia courts in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital. 
Buni described the occasion as a milestone in repositioning the integrity of the judiciary and promoting speedy dispensation of justice in the state, saying that the appointments were strictly on merit.
The appointments of their lordships, the acting grand khadi, the high court judges and khadis of sharia courts were strictly done on merit and in conformity with the powers conferred on me. 
All, he said were in accordance to the section 174 subsection 2, section 27 subsection 2 and section 276 subsection 2 of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria as amended, he said.
Others sworn in were the 2 female high court judges Hadiza Musa and Amina shehu along 2 khadis of the sharia court, khadi Bashir inuwa and khadi Abba like

The Governor called on the new appointees to justify the confidence reposed on them, stressing as we celebrate your new appointments, let’s quickly remind you that so much is expected of you, to justify this new appointments.
Discharging your civic duties with utmost transparency and in fairness to all persons, irrespective of tribe, religious status or political differences, for the judiciary to truly remain the last hope of a common man in the society. 

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Boko Haram: Governor Zulum urges FG to give special consideration to Borno youths in the 774 special public projects

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Boko Haram; Governor Zulum urges FG to give Special consideration to Borno youths in the 774 Special Public Projects,

By Madu Mohammed, Msuduguri

The Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum has called on the Federal government to give Special consideration to the state by engaging more Borno youths and women in the Federal Government 774 Special Public work projects due to the insurgency that ravaged the state in the last 10 years.

The governor made the appeal when flagging off the 774 Special Public works projects on Wednesday in Maiduguri, said here in Borno were facing a lot of challenges due to decade long insurgency and further aggravated by the COVID 19 , we are appealing to the Federal government to give special attention to Borno state”.

The Governor Zulum represented by his Deputy, Alhaji Unar Kadafur said “the pilot projects launched in Borno state in February, 2020 was successful but however the participants are yet to be paid their two months allowances. We urge the Federal Government to pay them.”

He said “the launhing of the Extended Public Works Project is timely, as the decade long insurgency has negatively affected the state. The Special public project is a strategy of creating jobs to teeming unemployed youths and women and in the fight against poverty.”

Also speaking, the Representative of the Federal Government, the State Minister for Agriculture, Hon. Mustapha BabaShehuri said ” the Extended Special Public Works Projects is an initiative of President Muhammadu Buhari to create job to 774 ,000 youths and the pilot is taking place in Borno and 7 other states.and will also be extended to to the 36 states and here in Borno 27000 youths and women are benefiting”.

” A Total of N1.62 billion has been set aside in different banks for the payment of their allowances and working tools were also provided for the youths to effectively carry out public work in different projects that will change their communities”, the minister added.

Hon Shehuri said ” in Borno state alone 4885 were trained various vocation skills acquisition, 596 women were trained in costimitology,, 50 people were trained in small scale enterprises and 15 were settled., 3,054 were trained micro empowerment scheme,, 500 internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were trained in various camps across the State among other programmes”.

He urged Nigerians to cooperate with beneficiaries and the officials for success of the projects across the nation.

In his welcome address, the Acting Director General of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Abubakar Fikpo said the Extended Special Public Works Projects is very significant to the Federal Government quest to create job and fight unemployment, as well as cushioned the effect of COVID 19, adding that the projects is commencing in 8 states of Borno, Jigawa, Sokoto, Ondo, Adamawa, Eboyi among others.

The DG represented by his Special Assessment, Technical, Sumaila Mamman thanked President Bihari for entrusting the projects into the hands of NDE and promised to justify the confidence imposed on them.

In his remarks, the chairman Borno state selection committee, Engr Bukar Talba commended President Buhari for the initiative of creating jobs to thousand of teeming unemployed youths, adding that Borno youths are hardworking and enterprising.

Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Liman Abba thanked the Federal government for giving them the opportunity and promised to put more efforts in discharging their duties.

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