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Kapwa foundation transforms 25 drug addicts in Adamawa

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Kapwa Foundation transforms 25 drug Addicts in Adamawa.

Baba Yakubu Yola 21/7/2019

The Kapwa Wholeness Foundation based in Numan town of Adamawa state has succeeded in transforming the lives of more than 25 drug users in Numan LGA.

The Managing Director of the Foundation, Dr Eunice Mosu, made this known Saturday in Numan town, during the flag-off of a youth empowerment programme organized by the foundation with support from General Board of Church and Society (GBCS-UMC)

“Our goal was to transform just one person in the whole of Numan federation, but today as an organization we have succeeded in transforming the lives of more than 25 drug users'” Mosu said.

Mosu said the foundation which started a year ago was working directly with grassroots youths by focusing more on reaching out to those battling with addiction.

Mosu who noted the urgent need to curb poverty, cultism, and drug abuse in the society said the menace was responsible for thriving criminalities such as terrorism, kidnapping and arm banditry.

“Therefore, whether we like it or not we are all affected either directly or indirectly by these criminalities.

“So all hands most be on deck to combat these social vices to make our society a better, peaceful and secure environment for all,” Mosu said.

While commending the Adamawa Command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and Numan community for their support for the successes recorded by the foundation, the Managing Director urged philanthropists and NGOs with like minds to contribute their quota in complementing government effort.

“We urged institutions and agencies of government to invest in sensitization, advocacy and empowerment programmes at the grassroots to make Nigeria great,” Mosu said.

Speaking at the occasion, the Commandant of NDLEA in Adamawa, Mr Yakubu Kibo, who lauded the foundation for it contribution in the fight against drugs assured it of sustain support from the agency.

Kibo who noted the role of hard drugs in violent crimes said if drugs abused is properly managed the rate of crimes like would drastically reduced.

“Almost all the criminals do what they are doing under the influence of drugs; in facts, youths into drugs are always associated with crime,” Kibo said.

Highlight of the occasion is a street rally in Numan major streets to enlighten the public on dangers of hard drugs.

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Gov. Zulum Commend Troops For Neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, Recovered Gun Trucks

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Gov. zulum commend troops for neutralizing 25 ISWAP Fighters, recovered Gun Trucks

By Madu Mohammed, , Maiduguri

The Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has commended the troop of Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army for successfully neutralizing 25 members of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP and Boko Haram insurgents and destroyed dozens of gun trucks on Monday evening in Chabbal along Maiduguri-Gubio road.

Governor Zulum in a statement issued by his spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau,, described the military’s success in upturning an ambush planned by the insurgents as very commendable, urging the troops to sustain recent gains over the insurgents.

The Governor “I am happy to have confirmed from multiple sources that our gallant troops under the 7 Division Garrison of Operation Hadin Kai have, once again, successfully dislodged at least 25 fighters of ISWAP/Boko Haram alongside several gun trucks on Monday evening around Chabbal. I highly commend all troops and anyone who contributed to that victory.”

“The government and good people of Borno State are proud of our troops and we will continue to accord them all the support they require from us.”, Governor Zulum was quoted in the statement.

He further said “we must continue to combine both military and persuasive approach in our shared determination to end the insurgency as soon as this can happen”,

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

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Gov. Buni Approves 65 Years As Retirement Age For Teachers

By Usman Bello, Damaturu


His excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The executive Governor of Yobe state, has approved the revised retirement age for Teachers from 60 years to 65 years and length of service year from 35 to 40 years respectively whichsoever come first.

This was contained in a press statement signed by Alhassan Sule Mamudo, information officer, office of the head of civil service, Yobe State.

According to him, “It should however be noted that the reversed retirement Age/years of Service is not automatic as officers will be required to demonstrate fitness after medical examination and those found to be unfit will be advised to retire accordingly”.

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Gov. Zulum Warns Political Thugs in Borno To Desist From Constituting Nuisance Or Face Jail Term

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Gov. Zulum warns political thugs in Borno to desist from constituting nuisance or risks jail term

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has warned all political thugs popularly known as ECOMOG in the state to desist from constituting nuisance to politicians and public figures at Airport, shopping complexes, wedding, naming funeral places and mosques or risk to go to jail.

Governor Babagana Zulum read the act in Monday while addressing the political thugs at the Multipurpose Hall of the Government House, Maiduguri, said ” we have noticed in recent times you have been constituting nuisance at the Airport, shopping complexes, mosques, wedding, and naming ceremonies, as well as funeral places.. We are warning you to desist or face the wrath if the law.. Anybody will be arrested

” I am directing the police, DSS and the NSCDC to arrest any political thug and prosecute him. We are not going to tolerate this. Any politician that is supporting or funding this thugs is not going to enjoy my support come 2023., we will deny him ticket to run any political office “, Zulum added.

He said ” I know must of you have political godfathers, some even go as far as Abuja disturbing politicians and constituting nuisance. We are not going to accept this. Must of you have personally benefited from cars and cash from me, for you to start business But have continued to disturbed people. Are you the only citizens of the state? I repeat I am not going to support any Senator, House of Representative, Assembly member or commissioner who gives you Money”.

” It is the ECOMOG and the Boko Haram that threw the state in the insecurity we are facing. . I know you all, we will deal with anybody committing crime,” he stated.

A member representing Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) at the National Assembly, Hon. Kadiri Rahis frowned at the ways and manner political thugs are denying politician and other community leaders a breathing space in their houses and other place, describing it as unacceptable

Also in his remarks, the Borno state Attorney General and commissioner of justice, Barrister Kakashehu Lawan also warned the political thugs, saying that ” my files are always ready to prosecute any of you found wanting”.

Earlier speaking, the Borno state commissioner of police, CP Abdu Umar said ” available information at our disposals indicates that you have been constituting nuisance at wedding, naming ceremonies places as well as mosques and funeral places .. We are warning you to desist .Anybody found in this town will be arrested and forced to face the law, no matter how powerful his godfather is. We are going to deploy our men everywhere to arrest anybody found disturbing public peace’ “..

Also in his remarks, the state Director State Service (DSS), Mannir Mustapha said ” we are warning you, anybody found engaging in criminal act will be arrested and severely dealt with.”

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