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Gov. Zulum Emerges Vanguard Personality of The Year 2020

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Gov. Zulum Emerges Vanguard Personality of The Year 2020

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has emerged Vanguard 2020 Personality of the year award for his hard working, exemplary leadership and service to the people of Borno state.

Governor Babagana Zulum who is also the Chairman, North East Governors’ Forum (NEGF), while receiving the official letter of confirmation from the Management if the Vanguard Newspapers led by the Chairman Editorial Board, Mr Nnanna Ochereome,at the Government House, Maiduguri yesterday said he was very much honoured for the Award which is slated to take place on Saturday, 17th July, 2021 at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Governor Zulum said, “I am much honoured to emerge as the only Governor Awardee 2020 in the whole of Northern Nigeria by most reputable National Tabloid, Vanguard Media Limited, VML”.

” His Excellency, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Executive Governor of Borno State, the Board of Editors of Vanguard Newspapers writes to formally notify you of your choice as Vanguard’s Personality of the Year 2020 principally on account of your Visionary and Exemplary Leadership coupled with your Unwavering Commitment to the service of the people of Borno State and Nigeria at a time of national challenges”the letter read., .

The letter further stated.that “It is on record that in the last two years of your leadership in Borno State, you have not only consolidated on the people-oriented policies, programmes and projects initiated by your predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima but you have also added new ones and added value to people and brought governance closer to the people.,”.

“You have demonstrated beyond doubt that you are a servant-leader by risking your life to take development to the remotest parts of the state despite the clear security threats inherent in those areas.. It is obvious that you mean well for the people of Borno State and that you want to leave solid legacies that can stand the test of time.” Vanguard Nedua added.

“For these and many reasons, VML here confers on you this well deserved award, which is in recognition of and celebration of Excellence and quality service to humanity.

The message said the formal conferment of this prestigious award on him comes up at 8.PM on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos under strict adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

“Kindly accept, YE, the assurances of our highest esteem., Yours truly,”
For: Vanguard Media Limited,
Eze Anaba
Editor.”, the letter further stated.

The chairman Editorial Board, Mr Nnanna Ochereome, at was accompanied by the North Regional Editor, Sunday Daniel and Senior Reporter Borno/Yobe, Inusa Ndahi .

Congratulating the governor, the Borno Deputy Governor, Alhaji Umar Kadafur congratulated his Boss for emerging the Vanguard Newspaper Personality of the year 2020 award .

Alhaji Kadafur in a statement personally signed by himself and made available to Journalists in Maiduguri said “i feel so overwhelmed by the joy of seeing you win the award. You made us all proud with this win. Congratulations!. I am so happy that your talent and hard work had finally been rewarded. You really deserved this award more than anyone else!”

“You didn’t just take the award home with you. You have won the hearts of us with it. Congratulations to you for winning everything. Congratulations to the most talented governor in the field. I’d also like to thank the management of Vanguard Newspaper for finally finding you worthy of this award.”,the Deputy governor added.

“Well done. We are so proud of you for achieving this brilliant award. Your hard work paid off finally. Congratulations on this new venture.. Congratulations dear. This award has added a new feather to your crown, and You truly deserved it in every way.”,the statement added.

He further said ” It would have been an injustice if such a brilliant person like you wasn’t rewarded for all of his great contributions! Congratulations!”.

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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

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APC holds peaceful ward congresses in Borno

By Madu Mohammed,, Maiduguri

The All Progressive Congress ( APC) in Borno state has peacefully held its ward congresses, as Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state joined others members of his ward , Mafa Central ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state where they elected 27 member ward executives of the party inline with the ongoing ward, local government and state congresses of the party

Addressing the delegates befoe throwing the question, the chairman of the APC Congress committee in Borno state, who is also former Deputy Governor of Taraba state, Alhaji Uba Amadu said ” we are here in Mafa on behalf of APC national headquarters, Abuja to witnessed and monitor the ward congress of our party. We are here to ensure that the congress were conducted in accordance with our party constitution”.

” Our party constitution has allow that the congresses should be done in 3 ways that is, through direct and indirect process, as well as consensus, It could be recalled that the state statutory delegates had last Wednesday agreed that Borno state has opted for consensus.. Today we are here to ensure that what you agreed on is implemented to the later.” Alhaji Anadu added

Those unanimously affirmed through voice votes, as the 27 man Executive of the Mafa central ward of the Mafa local government area were, Alhaji Ali chori, as chairman, Alh Gado Ka’ana as Vice chairman, Alhaji Gada sarki as secretary, Alhaji Babagana Kachalla, treasurer among others executives of the ward.

Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Mafa, shorty after the exercise , Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state called on the APC members in the state to conduct themselves peacefully and be united for the progress of the party, state and the country at large..

“I want to use this opportunity to thank you for conducting yourselves peacefully, we want to also thank the national , state and local government committee for ensuring peaceful congress in Mafa central my ward”, Zulum.

He said ” I want to assure you that APC administration in Borno state under my leadership will continue to provide more dividends of democracy to our people. We are going to establish additional secondary school here in Mafa for our children to go to school, we are also going to train our youths across all wards of the local government, so that they will be engaged “.

As at the time of filing in this reports the ward congresses were going on simultaneously and peacefully in Biu and Hawul local government, as well as other wards across the state

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APC Congress: Buni Calls For Peaceful Exercise, Warns Against Sabotage

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APC Congress: Buni calls for peaceful exercise, warns against sabotage

By Fannami Modu, Damaturu


As the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, warms up for its ward Congress on Saturday, the Chairman Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe State Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni has enjoined party stakeholders and members to conduct the exercise peacefully.

In a statement signed Friday night by his Director-General on media and publicity, Mamman Mohammed, Governor Buni called on officials conducting the Congress to be fair and objective to all candidates contesting the election.

“As stakeholders of the party, we have a great responsibility to make the ward Congress in all the participating states successful.

“We should endeavour to place the party and members interest above personal interests,” Buni charged.

The chairman warned that the party would not hesitate to take decisive measures against anyone who deliberately sabotaged the Congress.

“We have come a long way repositioning the party, we have reconciled many groups and individuals, we must not allow personal interests in this election to divide us and draw us back,” he advised.

He expressed the commitment of the committee to entrench internal democracy and respect for the People’s choice.

Governor Buni further said adequate arrangements had been made by the party to conduct successful and acceptable congresses across the country.

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Party Congress,APC Stakeholders in Borno Adopts consensus Process

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Party congress, APC stakeholders in Borno adopts consensus process

By, Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state has adopted a concensus method in the forthcoming state congresses of the party, with option for the the stakeholders to adopt any process at the ward and local government congress.

Moving the motion for the adoption of the consensus approach, the state Deputy Governor, Hon Umar Kadafur said ” I hereby move the motion for the adoption of consensus method in our forthcoming party state Congress”

Seconding the motion, the former member House of representative, representing Hawul/Askira Federal constituency, Hon Abdu Msheliza said ” I Hon. Abdu Musa Msheliza seconded the motion for the adoption of consensus in our state party congress”.


Earlier addressing the party statutory congress, the Borno state Governor Prof. Baba gana Zulum said “we call you here in respect of our party congresses which is scheduled to come up this coming Saturday, 31 July 2021.. Our party constitution has allow us to adopt either consensus, indirect or direct congresses or primaries. So we are here to throw the issue to the congress for you to decide which method for us to adopt.”.

“We have seen a situation where election are being nullified because of irregularities in the process of party primaries and congresses. So we are here to adopt one of the options for our party congresses”, the governor added.

Throwing the motion to the party stakeholders, the party chairman, Hon Ali Dalori said ” those in support of the motion, should yea and those against should say neh” . The stakeholders unanimously agreed on the consensus congress, with no descending voice.

Speaking in an interview with journalists shortly after the stakeholders meeting, former Borno state Governor, Senator Kashim Shettima said ” the bedrock of the party is the constitution, the APC constitution has allow us to adopt a process through which the party structure emerges. The whole things is to arrived at transparent, equity and just congress that is acceptable to all.. we resolved as a patty as a family, as a clan and as a team to adopt consensus”.

” We have also urge our party leaders at the local government levels to adopt consensus but in case they opted to adopt ballot or any other .so be it, it is welcome. .so that all segment of our party should have a voice as enshrine in our party constitution” he added

Also speaking in an interview, the Senator Representing Borno South, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” all those you see here are statutory delegates and they came across all the local government areas. It is a boton up decision, you were there it was a unanimous decision, there were no descending voice. Our party constitution has allow for 3 options, that consensus, indirect and direct process of primaries and congresses”

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