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In This Government, Transparency Or Corruption, is Zero Level- Bindow

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In This Government, Transparency Or Corruption, Is Zero Level – Bindow

* No Transparency, No Corruption In Governance! – Political Analyst

By Adamu Muhammad Dodo Adamawa 17/10/2018

Someone I could not tell who but certainly, one who conceived that Bindow was the best Adamawa could ever be blessed to have as a governor, even though the principal could be championing a move to weed the intellectuals “‘yan Boko” away from governance by paradoxically, deploying the services of some of the ‘yan bokos for a scheme to eventually turn against them, shared a ATV Yola’s 2,6 news report, more of a PR, aimed however, at marketing, to bring back Bindow in 2019.

“No doubt, Adamawa has every reason to once again support the governor to continue with the good work,” the news report concluded.

The lad or lady could be interpreting the Periscope Global Publishers reports as tough, without prior consideration of whether or not the criticisms of the government were constructive.

I however promised a deconstruction, a kind of non romantic view, while having the somewhat political report, rather romantic news review, published free of charge.

The Periscope global publishers – both the mainstream weekly and online publication – has never requested the government of Adamawa for payment of any kind of publication of its activities because, the latter is either yet to come out of financial recession or there has been misappropriation of public funds, such that public workers with LGAs, those with the primary healthcare centres, the medical doctors recently said to be employed by the health service management board of the state, the pensioners, the list could go on an on, are yet to be paid their outstanding salaries and other entitlements arrears, in spite of the bailouts and the Paris Club refund funds.

The counterpart fund, as was insinuated, could not get to be generated, even with the improved revenue drive, to be able to access the UBEC fund.

Therefore, the Periscope Global Publishers, generously resolved to cover by exposing, to report and reveal by capturing the government’s mood of the moment, without any prompting, as gratification is ethically criminal, without also any anticipation of commendation because, fair reportage, for the most part, seems to be displeasing to the subject of inquiry “thingified” by its inadequacies and imprisoned by ineptitude.

Lest I forget, last year, Adamawa Television Corporation ATV Yola, celebrated a 30th anniversary with its establishment. The television station that excelled with its exhaled rather, inexhaustible slogan of excellence.

I was part of the ATV Yola’s success story, having worked with the station as a volunteer professional for over two years without any allowance, from 2000 to 2003.

However, the most salient highlight of the anniversary, in my opinion, that earned governor Bindow a somewhat invisible ovation and comments of commendation was the recommendation of employment waiver, granted to the management of ATV Yola to regularise, convert by means of employing the artists and the volunteer staff whose contributions were certified by the public and the management of the television station, as worthy of commendation and employment.

However, the employment waiver, the Periscope Global Publishers would investigate, was yet to take effect one year after,

ABC Yola that was blessed with the similar employment waiver, was said to have received the signal for the waiver to take effect. It simply did employ new staff.

The question that is remained to be asked is, what went afoul with the ATV Yola’s employment waiver?

Employing the committed youth in ATV Yola, is in my judgement, worthier than employing SAs for the undefined allowances.

It would be of great benefit for the SAs, if they should be introduced into the technical skills acquisition schemes.

The news report below, would not blow the balloon leading to that angle for a slightest clue either.

It could be a human angle reminding the principal about the presumed forgotten obligation, as much as it could be declared a taboo, taking a political angle, marketing Emmanuel Bello or Ahmadu Fintiri or Abdulaziz Nyako or Nuhu Ribadu and/or Dr. Mahmood Halilu Ahmad Modi, at whatever amount, on ATV Yola, for a new beginning as could be free from any fee, relating to the political news for marketing “continuity” as that sent to me via WhatsApp below.

The following is the 2, 6 news:

It has been three years, the Muhammadu Jibrilla Administration continues to follow strictly, to the implementation of plan to improve on the various faced of developments, ranging infrastructure, agriculture, health, education and economic reform.

The state has now changed away from its bondage of underdevelopment.

For instance, it’s approach to health issues, which sought the renovations and constructions like Mubi general hospital, Ganye, Maiha, Numan as well as the specialist hospital in Yola as added to the rapt attention, primary healthcare agencies across the 22 wards of the state, which function 24 hours.

The development has greatly reduced spread of ailments, thus reducing maternal mortality and morbidity, placing Adamawa on the list across the country.

It is no longer news that Muhammad Umar Jubrilla has made its impact felt at 17 out of 21 LGAs who witnessed robust infrastructural drive, with over 379 new roads as well as several bridges constructed.

In Yola north and south alone, 117 kilometers roads were either constructed, reconstructed or rehabilitated, while rural areas like… Kiri-Shelleng road is gradually coming to an end.

“I just managed, prudently, with what I have.

“In this government, in terms of transparency or corruption, is zero level

“God has given me the opportunity that is very rare. I’m managing four million people.

“Is not because of my knowledge or anything that I have extra than any human being.

“Is just God has ordained me to be in this position. So is an opportunity to serve, “Bindow said.

Farmers and farming activities had also received a boost.

The procurement of over 150 tractors, distributed across Adamawa with prompt procurement of fertilizer every farming season. This has greatly improved yield.

On education, selected secondary schools were renovated to make learning process conducive for students, while relevant books and teaching materials were purchased and distributed to all the schools.

“You can see and can report… over 3000 bedding materials and other implements for the school,” Bindow said at a selected school the procured educational materials were presented.

And with the systematic approach to block leakages, which hitherto existing among those managing state finances, the revenue drives of Adamawa has now improved from from less than three hundred million naira a month to one billion naira.

“In this government, in terms of transparency or corruption, zero level,” Bindow said.

No doubt, Adamawa has every reason to once again support the governor to continue with the good work.

the news story concluded.

In another vein, an official in Adamawa government, argued that governor Bindow constructed 397 roads in 16 LGAs of the state. Reconstructed and rehabilitated 7 general hospital two of which were hitherto burnt down completely by Boko Haram. Revived 403 primary healthcare centres and over 400 hundred schools.

The achievements ought to have earned Bindow either the PMB like unopposed ticket for continuity with the change or a work over during the APC gubernatorial primaries.

However, governor Bindow has had tough challenge such that the party primaries would have to go rough as was alleged, that the contenders; Modi and Ribadu, would have to appeal to the national leadership of the APC, to nullify the election and to disqualify the purported winner, due to the way and manner in which the primary election was conducted. Alleging that the whole exercise has grossly violated the genuine guidelines. Therefore, it should be cancelled in the interest of justice, internal democracy and the progress of APC.

“If the process was genuine, we’ll be left with not option but to receive the outcome of the gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa.

“However, the process was fraudulent. The electoral committee comprised irregularities in a manner that results were announced where either a kind of kangaroo elections were nocturnally conducted or elections were never conducted at all,” a political analyst observed.

“The fraudulent manner in which the governor tolerated the conduct of the gubernatorial primaries to his favour, is metaphoric of the way he conducts his leadership; zero tolerance to transparency and corruption lacks any definition, other than zero.

“You talk of zero corruption when due process by contract and procurement standards, were not taken into consideration in awarding any of the said executed projects in Adamawa state.

“But for The initiatives of Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel the chairman Adamawa state healthcare development agency and the intervention of the World Health Organisation, primary healthcare in the state would have been in sorry state.

“Do you know that the money that accompanied the second best award in the federation won by the Adamawa state primary healthcare agency would have been used to offset some of the outstanding salaries of the primary healthcare workers? Don’t ask me where the money was diverted. Do you job to find out.

“Adamawa is indeed in financial quagmire with the alleged unaccounted for loan and there’s very little to show of how the loan was utilised,” a political analyst argued.

A reader asked why the Periscope Global Publishers hate Bindow?

Hate! Well, the following response concluded the piece.

We record activities. We don’t hate anybody.

Like Obama would say, he’s for everybody and for nobody.

We can’t say leadership is effective when it’s actually clueless.

We can’t say there’s quality education, when in reality, there’s rot about it.
We can’t commend the healthcare, when in reality, it is dysfunctional.

Skills acquisition, aged, youth and women empowerments at zero level.

When parents can’t pay school fees of their children, can’t put the hospital bills and can’t feed their families because, they are recklessly been denied salaries and pensions for some months, in spite of the bailouts and the Paris Club refund funds.

We can’t say there’s water everywhere, which ought to be but it isn’t the case.

We can’t say rule of law is being adhered to, when court order isn’t honoured.

You could go on and on.

Unless otherwise, you want us to degenerate into sycophancy or any form of dementia.

Mind you. We only report, we do not make news.

We help in strengthening the truth, lest our community reduced into the republic of liars as creatively articulated by Wole Soyinka in his “InterInventions: Between Defective Memory and the Public Lie – A Personal Odyssey in the Republic of Liars.”

A most read, if you asked me. Peace!

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By Haruna Yusuf Abuja


His excellency, Mai Mala Buni the executive Governor of Yobe state, came to Apc limelight at the epic of ravaging crisis that made president Muhammadu Buhari move against oshiomhole to save the party from the verge of disintegration. When NEC immediately dissolved NWC and sworn in Gov. Buni as the caretaker/convention committee chairman to reconcile all the aggrieved members and bring back sanity to the party. 
Gov. Buni’s journey through reconciling aggrieved members, revamping and bringing sanity back to APC is commendable. Though there are groups or individuals breeding hostile propaganda and trying to discredit the led committee of Buni.  One thing is certain, Mai Mala Buni is known by majority as the architect of the process of change that “houses the essence of hope” to all and sundry. And he was also among the APC generals in the common sense revolution Army that brought APC to power in 2015 general elections and remained thorn in the flesh of the powerful opposition.                     Why he was chosen to chair as the caretaker/convention and reconciliation committee in the epic crisis was his astuteness and all-inclusive service delivery mandate in achieving results silently (obviously) he delivers without fuss, solve problems and deliver solutions too,  he is innovative and above all, inspire people.
Buni is known as Mr Fixer and they’re not common, every nation or society boasts only a handful of them, they have become even more harder to find this days, when the common measure for “strong” is how loud and for weak is how quite, his achievements have been loud from days memorial as a grassroot and dogged politicians with the interest of people first above every other interest. 
His excellency, Mai Mala Buni the executive Governor of Yobe state and Chairman APC is bold, Courageous and always ahead of his political rivals and ever willing to show the world what he has achieved in the task to chat the critical path to total political emancipation of the people. There is, therefore,  “another great  opportunity to salute his rare courage of conviction and sense of purpose” since his assumption of office as the Apc chairman caretaker/convention and reconciliation committee on 26 June 2020 is a timely service to APC history.
There are straight opinions about the performance of the APC chairman caretaker/convention and reconciliation committee in the past 4 months of appointment, though majority over scored him, while some applaud his astuteness and all-inclusive style of leadership in carrying everyone along irrespective of region or status. 
This past week meetings with 36 states party chairmen and FCT is a further testimony to the fact that Buni’s chaired reconciliation committee take cognizance of his members and flat playing ground for everyone, in the decision making and taking the party to the level of the progressives. A party that is run with the understanding and inputs of it members. A practical expression of the beauty of leadership and transparency, which he sworn to defend revive bring back lost sanity and uphold at all times.

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Sheikh, Dr. Ahmad Abulfathai El-Miskin’s Biography and Journey through Qur’anic/Western Education, Amidst Philanthropic legacy

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Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abulfathai El-Miskin’s Biography and Journey through Qur’anic/Western Education, Amidst philanthropic legacy 
By Haruna Yusuf 

Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abulfathai El-Miskin is the Son of the late prominent scholar/cleric Sheikh Abubakar El-Miskin. Abulfathai was Born in the year 1970 in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. At the age of 3 he began the Journey of his Qur’anic Education, under the supervision of Mallam Goni Bukar kuru, between 1973/1980 when he was able to recite 2 verses (hizu) of the Holy Quran. He was later transfered to Mallam Dan Kelluri’s Sangaya (Boarding school) and between 1980/1988 he was able to complete his Qur’anic education and memorised it. 
After completing his Qur’anic education, he was sent back to his Namesake the popular Sheikh Abulfathai to get the knowledge of Tafsir (Qur’an  Translation) in Hausa the common and most spoken Nigeria language among others. Books written by great Islamic scholars for more enlightenment, from the period from 1990/1997. He was able to gain the knowledge of translating the same Tafsir(Qur’an translation) From Hausa to Kanuri the Kanem Borno language of all times. The Books that helps him understand translations properly was gotten from his late Father Sheikh Abubakar El-Miskin and Sheikh Sheriff Tijjani from 1998/1999.
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abulfathai El-Miskin began his western education and exploration in the year 2000 when he enrolled into high Islamic college and completed in 2002  and got his secondary certificate and forged ahead to obtain his National Diploma certificate in Islamic studies in 2002/2005 and continued with his Degree programmes in Islamic studies in University of Maiduguri from 2006/2010. He went ahead to obtain his Master Degree in the same university of Maiduguri from 2012/2014. The sheikh never rest his hoax in obtaining his Doctorate Degree (PhD) Dr. From university of Cotonou in 2015/2016 maintaining the same Islamic studies throughout his educational Journey and that’s why he is one of the best.
Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Abulfathai El-Miskin is a renowned scholar, preacher and a philanthropist an astute manager of people irrespective of status or political affiliation, easy to access and broadminded, listening ears and full with wisdom. He always extend his benevolent hands towards the needy and vulnerable across not minding and contributing Immensely to the environment and state at large. 
He is the chairman of Tijjaniya youth enlightenment initiative of Borno state chapter, and he is also one among the 10(Ten) Members of the board of trustee of Tijjaniya in Nigeria. 
What makes Borno aka Kanem Borno empire special?  Kanem Borno is powerful, advanced and extremely wealthy, it has strong military and some brilliant officials and youths and massive territorial and commercial empire. Moreover, people in the empire have a keen sense of history, as shown by their decision to record the reigns of their kings. The introduction of writing reinforced thus cultural sophistication, Kanem Borno must rank among the great African empires of the second millennium.
Why Borno have the best Islamic scholars and the origin and development of Kanem Borno
The empires roots lies in the state of kanem, which  was created in the eight century between lake chad and the Bar el-Ghazal in the region of kanem in the modern – day chad. This state then conquered land in the north, enabling the creation of a Trans-Saharan empire. It was a major regional power, with embassies in Morocco and Othman empire in Tripoli, in the fourteenth century, the centre of the empire moved away from kanem to Borno when kanem was captured by the empire’s enemies, although kanem was retaken in the sixteenth century, the imperial capital remained in Borno. This is why it is called Kanem-Borno.
Religion; Islam and Traditional Beliefs 
Since the eleventh century, the ruler of kanem Borno had being Muslim, the empire became famous for its Mosques (Masjids) and the pilgrimages to Mecca made by its leaders, since the fifteenth century, the emperor called himself (Caliph) meaning the ruler of all Muslims, but despite this, traditional religion persisted for a longtime. For example, a sacred Pre-islamic object called the “Mune” was honored until the thirteenth century, we should think religion in the empire as a mix of Islamic and traditional elements.
Writing and Recording History.
The rulers of kanem Borno were very good at recording their history, since the ninth century, the names and ancestry of the kings of Kanem were recorded orally. The introduction of Islam and Arabic writing meant that things went a step further, with the beginning of a written record. A chronicle of kings, the (Diwan) or (Girgam) was written from the sixteenth or perhaps the thirteenth century until the nineteenth. This is a very important source for historians, both because it covers such a large period of time and because other written records are rare. Therefore, the Diwan/Girgam shows how advanced the kanem Borno Empire was by the standard of its time. 

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Nigeria, 60 years after independence, still toddling

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By Haruna Yusuf 

Today marks 60 years of independence from British colonial rule. Nigeria gained her independence on 1st October 1960. Nigeria is among the 17 African countries who seek liberation and got their independence, as Ghana got hers in1957, 3 years before Nigeria. 


Nigeria is among the largest, if not the largest country in Africa with the population of about 180million people with different cultural backgrounds, heritages and believes. Nigeria with it’s diversify, abundant natural and human resources, yet rated the third country with the most poorest individuals as citizens.  

Nigeria’s recent history has been a mixed picture of partial progress and woeful setbacks, marked by democratic stability, economic woes, corruption and pocket of progress amid development, education and damning health challenges among others.

Nigeria as a country and Nigerians as citizens narrowly escaped from colonial dominations and slavery only to enter into a new and premeditated covert era of resources exploitation and subjection. 


Nigeria with all modesty witnessed a peaceful transfer of power in its recent elections, in which President Muhammdu Buhari the incumbent defeated Good luck Ebele Jonathan in a tight presidential race in 2015. 
Good luck Jonathan faced tribulations from the present ruling all progressive congress (APC) which was the powerful opposition, accusation of financial mismanagement, abuse of political power, lack of will to settle the issues of insecurity, health, power and unemployment among other issues that was holding Nigeria to ransom, but now, reverse is the case. 


Nigeria was one of Africa’s giant and most dynamic economics for many years after independence during the military era of Yakubu Gowon, Nigeria was the largest coco export in Africa. But six decades on, Nigeria is mired in problems, still struggling to build an economic model that encourages enduring growth, addresses poverty and provides a future for its youth.
Youth “explosion” the most dangerous and consuming factor facing [email protected] the moment. ” The most striking change for me, is the increasing reality of disaffected youth- a younger population that is ready to explode at any slightest opportunity. They’re hungry for political emancipation of freedoms, they’re hungry for economic opportunities and they’re hungry for social fulfilment.


Joblessness is a major  peril, unemployed youths are the easiest prey for armed groups, especially the decade nightmare engulfing the peace and stability of Nigeria especially in the northeast (Boko Haram) Northwest/ central the kidnappers and armed bandits while the south/east the rising cultism, ritualist and rape among others. The Jihadi movements in the sahel became a stumbling block for development and dividend of democracy. This may always be tempted to risk clandestine emigration, often at the cost of their dare lives. 


Poverty, injustice and inequality is the greatest factor crippling the peace and stability of Nigeria. A country bound by a repugnance and remorseful constitution that seems applicable to only the vulnerable and irrelevant in the society. A country so blinded by hate and cumulating sentimentalists, a country where “everyone else” is a hypocrite in his/her own way. A country with so many educated illiterates and maybe a country with many delusional and deranged ideologist.


If and only, we can trace and see in the realm of Nigeria, not through but above our noses how blessed this country is, both in human and natural resources, then and there,we’ll have embraced nature and make a better part out of our miserable life.


The bleak future and clouded uncertainties we found ourselves in, is a manmade and calculated proportion that could’ve been averted if we ever had wished to be contained, but we are blinded by hatred for one another and tied to sentiment and inflicted by our delusional ideologies of divide and rule instead of oneness and coexistence.


It is a pity to say, but it’s quite unfortunate in a normal view that politics is unrelated to our every day life, the country of Nigeria has three embodied arms of Government that the average person knows nothing about and should’ve a problem with, especially when it comes to the political publicity and awareness. The undiluted truth about Nigeria political system isn’t always about the people that it suppose to be as constituted in democracy nor the Government that supposed to be for the people, by and with the people. But ultimate “power” to extort and subject the same people tribulation. 


Corruption is a monster that has brought about catastrophic setbacks and maiming of millions of vulnerable Nigerians from independence to military dictatorship to this acclaimed present day democrazy. 


Nigeria has not recovered from the diabolic thievery of Abatcha and his acolytes, thousands have died perhaps more than in a holocaust, thousands are still dying due to our potholes on the roads, insecurity, lack of portable drinking water, medical healthcare facilities among others.


Corruption in Nigeria is more of malicious than civil war, communal clashes and Boko haram combined. Our politicians always have their ways through the maze by bribing and buying the conscience of the electorates. 


Democracy and Nigeria are like Siamese twins, through conjoined very maneuvering, they are uncomfortable and under intense pressure that could result in all forms of hurt, even death, although, democracy may not be strange to an overwhelming percentage of Nigerians, what may be strange to them is the brand of democracy that invests, first and foremost in human and material resources for purposes of political stability, economic viability, scientific advancement, technical breakthrough, educational development and life-enhancing social services, given the general optimism that Nigeria was going to be the  bastion of democracy in Africa.
A lot has to be done and some has to be let go, before we can come out of the spirit of crippling and stagnating bondages.   

A piece by Haruna Yusuf the publisher of Daily Hint Newspapers 

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