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Nadabo ends tenure as GM, ATV Yola

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Nadabo ends tenure as GM ATV Yola

By Dr. Adamu Muhammad Dodo

It would be the second time that Alhaji Yusuf Nadabo Usman, would have his time through at Adamawa Television Corporation (ATV) Yola.

I met the lecturer turned media practioner at television station having returned from one year mandatory service aimed at strengthening unity in diversity and fostering mutual coexistence, called NYSC. That was in 2000.

I benefitted from the wealth of experience of the likes of Nadabo for about two years of my stay in ATV Yola.

I left for a postgraduate knowledge upgrade, where I would have to decide either having it in a university within the country or at Kingston, Jamaica where I would be billed for a national in Diaspora assignment but certainly, not to be in tune with “what’s gwan” creole for “what’s going on,” before Nadabo’s time could get, for its first time, to be up in ATV Yola.

Nadabo’s transfer of service from state media to federal was eventually to be a blessing to ATV Yola.

From NTA Yola, owing to his efficiency and effectiveness, diligence, dedication and professionalism, Nadabo was redeployed to NTA national before being moved to the station’s international section.

As acting governor, when Admiral Murtala Hammanyero Nyako’s tenure was prematurely terminated, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri replaced Dr. Ahmed Usman Dadah who served for about eight years as GM ATV Yola, with Nadabo from NTA International who was once a staff with, when Dadah was GM.

Brilliantly bringing the international media experience to ATV Yola, the Periscope Global Publishers 2017 award winner simply said:
“Hey guys! Let’s go 24/7 and global partnering with Star Time satellite.

Nadabo continued as GM under Barr. Ngilari and Sudan-potential-scholar Bindow.

Nadabo visited me in my office, not minding the age difference, the page and official status about six months before the 2019 gubernatorial elections. We x-rayed the capacity and capability of the contestants, in addition to the possibility of the opposition candidates humiliating the incumbent at the poll.

I didn’t see any window opening for Bindow to succeed himself. I argued, as much as I knew the back of my hands.

The interactive session was not in anyway argumentative. Fintiri was truly projected as the aspirant with upper hand.

When it came to pass; Fintiri won the election, through a telephone conversation, we congratulated our projection.

Nadabo’s second time up in ATV Yola was communicated to me through a text message Thursday.

Surely there is another assignment away from ATV Yola. We always challenged him not to checkout before his time could get to be up.

This is the time, honoured by this brief piece of information Nadabo my elder brother sent to me:

“My time is up in ATV. I have handed over leadership to the most senior Director. I wish to express my gratitude to you all for the support and encouragement, these years. Thank you all.”

Thank you sir, for commending our support and encouragement. We pray that it is a time for a better opportunity to prove your leadership worth before our time is finally up to great beyond. Peace!

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Victims of Gujba Attack

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Gov. Buni commiserates with victims of Gujba attack

By Chullu Modu, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the Gujba attack.

The Governor described the victims as heroes who laid their lives in defence of their country.

“The government and people of Yobe state commiserate with the families of the brave securitymen who lost their lives in the attack.

“The sacrifice made by these brave heroes shall never be in vain” assured.

” Government will not be deterred by such attacks from executing programmes and policies in the interest of the people of the state” he said.

The governor assured his administration’s commitment to always work together with security agencies to safeguard lives and property of the citizenry.

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Gov. Buni Commiserates With Emir Of Fika Over Fire Outburst

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Gov. Buni commiserates with Emir of Fika over Fire Outburst

His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, The Executive Governor of Yobe state, has on Monday commiserated with the Emir of Fika and Chairman Yobe state Council of chiefs, Alh. Muhammadu Abbali ibn Muhammadu Idrisa, over unfortunate fire incident at the Palace.

Governor Buni described the fire inferno that consumed a chamber at the Palace as a great loss to the emir, the Emirate and the state.

“l am deeply saddened by the sad news of the fire incident today at the palace of His Highness, the Emir of Fika.

“However, we are all consoled and give thanks to Almighty Allah that no life was lost nor injuries recorded” he said.

The governor asked the Emir to have faith that this was destined to happen at this moment and prayed that it never happen again.

Governor Buni also prayed to God to replenish assets lost to the fire outburst

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ Applaud Governor Zulum For Executing 556 Projects in 741 Days

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Democracy Day: Borno NUJ applauds Governor Zulum for executing 556 projects in 741 days

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

The Borno state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ had applauded the Borno State Government under the leadership of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for executing 556 projects within 741 days in office.

The NUJ in a statement jointly signed by its chairman Bulama Talba and it’s Secretary, Mohammed Ibrahim said ‘”indeed this feat has no doubt justified the NUJ award in 2019 conferred on Governor Zulum as the Most Promising First Time Governor in the Country as well as other awards and recognitions within and outside Borno State due to the numerous peoples oriented projects on the ground.”

“As the Government and citizens celebrate democracy day the Union salutes their courage and resilience as well as never dying spirit which has gradually contributed to the restoration of peace in more communities with sustained programmes and prayers that should be further complemented with useful information to security operatives whom we expect to deal a final blow to end the insurgency bedevilling our dear state, the union stated.

The NUJ said “we appeal to the State Government to see reason to improve the processes of resettlement of IDPs to their original communities as well as the review the cases of local government civil servants affected by the ongoing verification by re-engaging them.”

The statement further said “We remind the public to be rest assured that all of the working journalists in Borno State remain ever dedicated to continuously push our pen to promote the interests and image of the State towards the full revival of its glory by the will of the Almighty Allah, Happy democracy day.’,

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