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Reopen our schools, Coalition Of Tertiary Education Students in Borno State, Tells FG

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Reopen.our schools, Coalition of Tertiary Education Students in Borno state, tells FG

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

Hundreds of students under the umbrella of the Coalition of Borno state Tertiary Education Student leaders have took the streets of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital on a peaceful demonstration to demand for the immediate reoponing schools to enable continue with their studies

The students through the Students Union Government s of the University of Maiduguri, Ramat Polytechnic, Mohammed Lawan College of Agriculture, MOGOLIS among others Matched from UNIMAID gate to the NUJ press center where they addressed the press.

While addressing the Press at the NUJ Press Centre Maiduguri on Wednesday,, President student Students Union Government (SUG) UNIMAID chapter, Comrade Abdurrahaman Sunoma said ” we the Coalition of Borno state Tertiary Education Leaders, want to use this medium to call upon the Federal Government to reopen our schools.leaving tears of millions students idle disastrous to the nation due to the security situation. We cannot have massive streets matching peaceful protest and therefore, we resorted to media briefing, thank you”.

Sunoma further said “we call on the Federal Government to reopened our school, so that we will continue with our studies. Education is our right and not a previlage. We demand for the immediate reopening of our schools”.

Also speaking a student, Ibrahim Shehu said ” we urge the Federal ministry of Education to order for the immediate reopening of schools. I have only one pallet remain for me to.graduate but due to the closure of the school I couldn’t graduate. We call for reopening of schools for us to complete our examination. I have wasted almost six months for nothing””.

It could be recalled that due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the Federal government early March this year ordered for the immediate closure of schools, markets mosques, sport centres,motor packs Airport etc.

 

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

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Governor Buni Mourns Air Strike Victims, Assures investigation of incident

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe state Governor Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with families of those who lost their lives in the unfortunate Air strike on Buhari village in Yunusari local government area of the state.

He said although it could have been an accident or mistaken target, but government will join hands with the security agencies to unravel the root cause of the incident.

Governor Buni directed his Special Adviser on Security Affairs, to liaise with the Nigeria Airforce and the Multi National Joint Task Force, to look into the unfortunate Air strike.

“Government will work closely with the security forces especially the Nigeria Airforce to establish what actually happened” Governor Buni assured.

“This is very important and necessary for us to guard against future occurance and to safeguard the lives of our people.”

Governor Buni also assured the preparedness of his administration to work with all security forces to ensure the safety of the state.

Meanwhile, the governor has directed government hospitals in Geidam and Damaturu to offer free medical services to those who sustained injuries from the air strike.

Similarly, the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has been directed to provide relief materials to cater for the immediate needs of the families of the deceased persons and other members of the community.

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MD FMC Abuja Bags Georgia Prostrate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

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MD FMC Abuja bags Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 Award

By Adamu Mohammed Dodo, Abuja

The Medical Director, Federal Medical Centre, FMC Abuja, Nigeria, Prof Saad Ahmed has bagged the prestigious Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition 2021 award, in recognition of his outstanding selfless service, dedicated to improving mental and physical health worldwide and to the immediate community.

According to the press statement Saturday, released by the head of Information and Media Relations FMC Abuja, Mr Omolofe Kayode, “the award followed Prof Saad’s numerous contributions to the community and his excellent role as a Presenter/Facilitator at the International Health Summit of the Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition, Atlanta USA.

“This is a clear testament of reward for impactful hard work and selfless service to humanity”.

The statement further congratulated the global achiever in Prof Saad “for putting FMC Abuja and Nigeria as a whole, on the global map with this ‘international recognition award”.

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Gov. Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54 KM Mutai-Ngalda Road

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Gov Buni Inspects Gujba-Mutai Road, As NEDC Pledge To Construct The 54km Mutai- Ngalda Road

By Usman Bello, Damaturu

Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, today inspected the 40km Gujba-Mutai road awarded under the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP)

The governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insurgency attacks on the company, there is significant progress made on the project.

He directed the contractors to engage more equipment and personnel to facilitate its completion.

“This is very important because, the more the delay, the more the escalation in prices of materials which will attract avoidable variations of the contract” he warned.

The governor said his administration remains committed to complete all ongoing projects and put them to use for the benefit of the people of the state.

Governor Buni commended the North East Development Commission for taking over the construction of the 54km Mutai-Ngalda portion of the road.

“I am happy that the Managing Director of North East Development Commission is here and he assured us of the commencement of the 54km Wagir-Mutai-Ngalda road, this is quite encouraging.

“Of course we have to thank Mr President for establishing the North East Development Commission and what he has been doing to ensure that we rebuild the northeast,” he said.

Alhaji Mohammed Alkali, the NEDC Managing Director, said the execution of the 54km portion of the project was in consonance with the NEDC’s programme of providing infrastructural needs of the people.

Earlier, the MCRP state Coordinator, Mallam Musa Idi Jidawa, briefed the governor on the factors militating against the speedy progression of the project which include inadequate machines and manpower.

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