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Xmas : Sen. Ndume Presents Over 30 Cows, 300 Bags of rice, 200 jerry cans of Cooking oil to troops of operation Lafiya Dole, IDPs

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Xmas Sen Ndume presents over 30 cows, 200 bags of rice, 100 Jerry cans of Cooking oil to troops of operation Lafiya Dole, IDPs

By Madu Mohammed, Maiduguri

In the spirit of the Christmas celebrations, the former Senate Leader. senator Mohammed Ali Ndume has distributed ovet 30 cows., 200 bags of rice and 200 jerry  cans of cooking oil to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, fighting Boko Haram and the Internally Displaced Persons ( IDPs) and less previlaged members of his constituency to alleviate their suffering during the festivity and put smiles on their faces..

While handing over the food items for Christmas celebrations to the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, at the Maimalari contonment, Maiduguri on Saturday, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume said ” I am here to present you 10 cow, 50 bags of rice and 20 Jerry csns of coking oil to the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole troops to celebrate this years Christmas happily at the war front for your sacrifices”.

While wishing happy Christmas and New year. Senator Ndume a Senator representing Borno South at the National Assembly was represented by Alhaji Adamu Idrisa Timta said ” this is just a token for the troops fighting Boko Haram in the front line for their sacrufies. dedication and commitment for their fatherland and for peace to reign in the Northeast “.

” The Senator could have loved to be here personally but because he went to witness the burial of one of his colleague who die recently. His heart is always with you. The Senator is also a son of soldier and a barrack boy, he doesn’t joke with the welfare of soldiers, because he grew up in the barrack”, he added.

He aaid ” he assured you that he is always with you and will continue to stand and pray for your success and your efforts to end Boko Haram insurgency ”

Responding, the theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi said ” on behalf of the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole I want to thank Senator Ndume for the gesture. This gesture will help in a long way in.putting smiles on the faces of only our troops but the barrack community in general”.

” Senator Ndume is one of the Pilar of this operation, he stood for the operation on the floor of the Senate, through media and with his energy and resources, as indicated by this gesture. We really thank him and prayed that God will continue to guide and protect him”, General Adeniyi said.

The theater Commander said ” I assured you that we will not allow Boko Haram occupy an inch, the Boko Haram end is in sight, we will do everything to see that peace return to the Northeast”.

The team were also at the CAN IDP centre, Bakasi, Gubio Camps among other camps in Southern Borno.

 

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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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