By Barnabas Augustine
Kwara United football club have thrashed Adamawa United 5-0 in match Day 17 of the Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL.
The match which was played Sunday evening at the Kwara State Stadium, Ilorin was the worst outing recorded by Adamawa United in the ongoing NPFL. 2020/21 season.
Jude Steven hat-trick and Michael Ohanu brace gave the Ilorin based club the maximum three points to remain at the top of the league table.
Six minute into the game Ohanu found the back of Adamawa United’s net. Steven made the score line 2-0 in the thirty-five minute.
In the sixtieth minute, Steven scored his second goal of the match for the leaders of the league table. Eleven minute after, Ohanu made the score line 4-0.
At the extra time, Steven scored his third goal of the match, ahat-trick, which the 5-0 defeat Kwara United handed to their visitors.
Adamawa United have been having a set back since they qualified to play in the NPFL in 2019, after impressive performance in the Nigeria National League 2018/19 season.
Last season Adamawa United was at the bottom of the NPFL table when the League Management Company and Club representatives call off the league due to outbreak of coronavirus.
Currently, the Yola based club is at the bottom of the NPFL table with 11 points from 17 matches. The team so far won only two games against Lobi Stars in Match Day 12 and against Akwa Starlets in Match Day 14. They lost 10 games and drew 4.
Other matches played in Day 17 shows Abia Warriors defeated Katsina Unite 3-1, MFM lost 1-2 at home to Akwa United, Lobi Stars humiliated Rivers United 4-1, Wikki Tourists suffered a home defeat of 1-2 in the hands of Kano United and Heartland and Wari Wolves played a 1-1 draw.
The remaining Match Day 17 will be played on Monday between Ifeanyi Uba and Jigawa Golden Stars, Enugu Rangers versus Nasarawa United, Akwa Starlets will host Plateau United and Sunshine Stars will lock horns with the sole representative of Nigeria at the CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba International.
Adamawa United next match is against Wikki Tourists on Sunday, March 28, at the Pantami Stadium Gombe.
Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements
A retired federal permanent secretary and elder statesman Alhaji Ahidjo Bamanga has lauded Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his outstanding achievements in 3 years which have uplifted the status of the state
He was speaking during the commissioning of 4.6km ATV Damare road in Girei local government area.
Speaking shortly before the commissioning Alhaji Bamanga applauded the Governor for his commitment towards changing the fortunes of the state.
The elder statesman described Governor Fintiri as a committed, result oriented and great achiever who has salvaged the state from the shackles of underdevelopment urging all Adamawa people to support him for continuity.
Earlier Governor Fintiri said the 4.6km road is part of the landmark achievements in the deliveries of the urban renewal campaign of his administration.
The Governor said government has developed a two way approach to infrastructural strides which is urban renewal and rural infrastructure and community development and it will not rest on its oars till it achieves that.
He proudly noted that Adamawa is wearing a beautiful look and has fast become an investment hub for investors.
While pledging to continue to flag off and commission projects till the end of his tenure he reiterated his resolve to ensure that no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched.
Commissioner of works and energy development, Adamu Atiku
said the 4.6km ATV Damare road is strategic and important as it has ameliorated the plight of commuters and opened up the area for development.
There were goodwill messages from the District Head of Girei, Dr Ibrahim Ahmed Mustapha, and chairman Girei Local Government Council Judah Amisa and Baba Salam.
High points of the event was a display of three hearty cheers from corp members who are major beneficiaries of the road which leads to the NYSC orientation camp Damare.
The Governor while inspecting the road had a stopover at the NYSC camp and was cheerfully welcomed by the corp members.
Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria
Dr Bello Maigari, the Executive Secretary , National Lottery Trust Fund, has said that the Agency emerged the second best accountability compliant in Federal Government Agency’s Anti Corruption and Transparency Units ( ACTU) in 2021.
Dr Bello Maigari made the agency’s stand clear in a statement issued on Monday and signed by Muhammad Auwal Adam, Media and Puɓlications unit of the Trust Fund.
Dr. Maigari equally stated that the agency was the fourth best compliant among the government MDA in efficiency and transparency in the workplace.
“In less than Three years of the constitution of the Unit, the agency scored 84.45% to emerge the second best compliant in agency category in Nigeria and the fourth best compliant MDA with systems and processes put in place to promote efficiency and transparency in the workplace”. Maigari said.
According to Dr. Maigari, the success is attributed to the efforts put by the agency’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit (ACTU).
The Executive Secretary stated that the development equally followed the high standards of transparency and accountability collectively exhibited by the management and staff of the agency.
Similarly, Federal Government has lauded the National Lottery Trust Fund for gigantic intervention in National Sports Development and urged other government MDAs to emulate.
According to Dr Bello Maigari, the commendation followed the giant intervention so far made by the agency in promoting nation’s sport.
He said that over N574m worth of sports equipment procured by the National Lottery Trust Fund and distributed to over 2000 selected public primary schools across the country.
He noted that the significance of the intervention would go along way in promoting good causes and sport Development among Nigerian Youths.//
Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair
The Adamawa state Council of the Nigeria union of Journalists, NUJ Saturday held its election which saw the emergence of Ishaka Donald Dedan as the Chairman for the second term.
This was announced by the Chairman, Electoral Committee of the twenty twenty two election, Comrade Bashir Liman at the N UJ’s Secretariat, Press Centre Yola.
The returned Chairman, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan polled one hundred and ten votes to defeat his rival Comrade Kate Aliyuda who polled seventy two votes.
Meanwhile, Comrade Fidelis Jockthan polled one hundred and twenty votes to clinch the position of Secretary defeating his closest rival Jonathan Filibus who polled seventy three votes.
The office of the treasurer was won by Joy Diamond Leka with one hundred and sixteen votes beating her rival Felicia Amos who polled thirty seven.
Other positions of Auditor and Assistant Secretary were unopposed.
The newly elected leaders were administered oath of office by Barrister Sunday Wugira.
In an inaugural speech, the Vice Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalist, North East zone, Comrade Zare Baba charged the new executive to carry every body along and eschew bigotry and favoritism.
In an acceptance and victory speech, the Chairman, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan who thanked God for the victory pledged to play an open door policy.
Comrade Dedan who solicited prayers and support of the members urged them to advise them where necessary.
Speaking, the Permanent Secretary ministry of information, Barrister Isuwa Misali who congratulated the new executives to work together towards forging the union forward.
Other speakers at the event who presented their good will messages include NUT state Chairman, Comrade Rodney Nathan, representative of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN Adamawa state Chapter and Radio Television Theatre and Art Workers Union, RATTAWU.
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