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Group calls on Borno Governor to declare 3 days of fasting and prayers for an end to Boko Haram Insurgency

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Group calls on Borno Governor to declare 3 days fasting and prayers for an end to Boko Haram insurgency

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

A group called Borno State Emirate Concerned Citizens Forum (BECCF) has called on Governor Babagana Umara Zulum to as a matter of urgency engage Islamic Scholars/Ulamas and dedicate three (3) days fasting and prayers to seek Devine intervention for an end to Boko Haram insurgency and total restoration of peace

The group ked by it’s Chairman, Zanna Hassan Boguma (Zanna Boguma of Borno) at a press briefing held at the Press Centre (NUJ), Maiduguri on Monday said ” we call on Governor Babagana Zulum to engage Ulamas, pastor and traditional rulers to declare three days fasting and prayers for God intervention in the restoration of peace back to our dear state and Northeast at large”

While condemned in strong terms the continued attacks on Zulum’s Entourage/Convoy, and to end this calamity, Boguma called on the governor to summon an enlarged security meeting involving all critical stakeholders in the state to discuss a way forward.

“We strongly condemned the terrorists attacks on our Governor. We convey our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and reiterated the need to call on the federal government to strengthen the security of the nation by providing adequate logistics to fight the terrorists.”, BECCF said

The Forum also conveyed it’s condolences to the families of the victims, the people and government of the state, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured in all attacks that took place in the state.

Zannah Boguma further said “”We practically solicit for our Son and the National Security Adviser (NSA) to come down home and assess the level of security escalation and advise President Muhammadu Buhari on actionable point that can lead to end the Carnage.”

“In as much as we supports voluntary relocation of displaced citizens back to their ancestral homes, we urged our gallant soldiers to redouble their effort to justify the confidence reposed in them and clear our communities from the terrorists” the group added

The Forum while observing that governor Zulum is somehow alone in the struggle for restoration of peace in Borno”.called on other elected representatives of Borno to join hand with the governor in the struggle.
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Security: Governor Mai Mala Buni chairs stakeholders meeting

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Security: Governor Mai Mala Buni Chairs Stakeholders Meeting

By Madu Mohammed, Damaturu

His excellency, Honourable Mai Mala Buni, the executive Governor of Yobe state has commended the determination and commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari, the military as well as other security operatives towards ending insurgency among other security challenges bedevilling the country.

Buni made the commendation while declaring open a one-day stakeholders meeting on security held at the Government House in Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

The governor stated that people in Yobe State and the North-East region generally have in the past found it difficult to pursue daily economic and social activities, expressing happiness that due to the efforts of the military among other security operatives, the region is now enjoying relative peace.

“Therefore, when we compare then and now, we definitely have every reason to say ‘Alhamdulillah’ to appreciate our present situation so that Allah (SWT) may further improve the situation for us.

“I would like to seize this opportunity to specially appreciate His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR for his continuous determination and commitment to end insurgency in Nigeria.

“We must also appreciate members of the Nigeria armed forces, the para military organizations and members of the Vigilante organizations for the sacrifices made to ensure we have peace and security in our state and country,” Buni said.

The governor equally commended the resilience of the people of the area for withstanding the obnoxious criminal activities of the insurgents for the last 10 years.

“This indicates that, collectively we can always succeed and triumph over evil. It is just a matter of time, Insha Allah.

“Let me once again appreciate you the good people of Yobe state for demonstrating uncommon statesmanship and patriotism in last year’s ENDSARS nationwide protest when you collectively and unanimously refused to join the protest despite mouth-watering enticements,” Buni added.

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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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