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New Galadima Jimeta Pays ‘Thank You’ Visit To District Head



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By Abdul’Aziz Abubakar Damare

Hundreds of people including relatives, friends, and well wishers accompanied the new Galadima Jimeta, Doctor Aminu Aliyu to the palace of the district head of Jimeta and Dan Isa Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Baba Paris on a thank you visit over his appointment.

Speaking during the visit, the leader of the delegation who is also the Chief of staff Adamawa State Government House Yola, Professor Maxwell Gidado, thanked the district head on behalf of the new Galadima Jimeta for the appointment.

The Chief of staff who also doubled as the representative of Adamawa State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri during the visit called on the new Galadima Jimeta to remain loyal to the district head and cooperate with him and other title holders while carrying out his primary assignment.

Responding, the district head of Jimeta and Dan Isa Adamawa, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Baba Paris described Dr. Aminu Aliyu as a worthy son of the soil who worth the appointment of Galadima Jimeta and urged him to carry the assignment with all seriousness.

The Dan Isa Adamawa who was visibly delighted with the achievements of Governor Fintiri in Yola North local government area lauded him in that regard and called on the people of his domain and Adamawa State in general to rally round the present administration.

In an exclusive interview with Sahel Reporters, The Kebbi State Honorable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Alhaji Hayatuddeen Ahmad Bawa who is a close friend to the new Galadima Jimeta, said he is not surprised with the appointment of Dr. Aminu Aliyu considering his commitment, loyalty and dedication to servicing the humanity.

In an interview with News men shortly after the visit, the new Galadima Jimeta Doctor Aminu Aliyu, who is the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri on Primary Heathcare thanked the district head for the appointment and promised to justify the confidence reposed in him.

The new Galadima Jimeta, pledged to remain loyal to the district head of Jimeta and the Adamawa Emirate Council in general in addition to bring his wealth of experience to bear for the development of Jimeta and Adamawa State in general.

Other dignitaries who graced the occasion include the representative of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Dr. Usman Ahmad Dadah and member representing Yola North Constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Hamidu Sajor Lekki, among others.

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5 Dead In Delta Tanker Explosion – Police




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The Delta State Police Command says five persons died with properties including eight buses, two tankers, five trailers, two cars, and one motorcycle burnt completely in an early Sunday inferno, Channels TV reports.

Sunday’s incident happened after a tanker laden with PMS – driving towards Benin along Warri-Benin Road – fell with its content spilling into the nearby swamp.

In a statement, the command’s spokesman Bright Edafe disclosed that the spillage attracted youths who started scooping the fuel into jerry cans and other containers.

While they were at it, he said an explosion erupted and the fire engulfed the area.

Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has sent his condolences to the families of victims who got burnt in the explosion.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, in Asaba, Governor Sheriff commiserated with the victims’ families on the sad incident.

He disclosed that the State has reached out to help the victims.

Governor Oborevwori blamed the unfortunate incident on the poor state of federal roads, once again calling on the Federal Government to expedite action in reconstructing failed portions of the road.

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Adamawa Assembly To Support Works, Land & Survey Ministries with Requisite Legislations




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The Adamawa State House of Assembly Standing Committee on Works Energy, Land and Survey says it is committed towards ensuring that the two ministries are backed by law in discharging their duties for overall development of the state.

The Chairman of the committee who is also the deputy chief whip of the house, Hon. Japheth Hammanjabu of Verre constituency stated this when he led other members on a familiarization visit to the headquarters of the ministry of land and survey and that of works and energy development separately.

Japheth Hammanjabu said the purpose of their visit was to understand the progress and challenges being faced by the ministries.

The Chairman revealed that the committee is ready to intervene on any possible review of the current legislative framework under which the ministries operate and make amendments where necessary.

He commended Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and the commissioners of the ministries for the role they are playing towards the progress and development of the state.

In their separately, the Commissioner ministry for land and survey and the surveyor general of the state explained that the ministry and the surveyor general’s office took a holistic assessment of the major land problems in the state after which a work plan was made to that effect.

While appealing for mutual working relationship with house for them to succeed in discharging their responsibilities they also appreciated the committee for the timely visit describing the composition of the members as well deserved.

Members of the committee include the Chairman of the committee Hon. Japheth Hammanjabu of Verre, Haruna Jilantikiri of Madagali who is also the Vice Chairman of the committee and Majority Leader Kate Raymond Mamuno of Demsa, Yerima Moses of Michika, Babangida Muhammad Njidda of Nasarawo Binyeri and Yohanna Sahabo Jauro of Mubi South Constituencies as members.

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Former Speaker Mijinyawa Commends Judiciary As Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against His Victory




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The Member Representing Yola South at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa, has hailed the judgment of the National/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Yola which affirmed his victory in the March 18th 2023 election.

The Lawmaker stated this in telephone interview with newsmen shortly after the judgment was delivered on Friday, described the verdict as a victory for democracy and people of Yola South Constituency.

Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa commended the judiciary for upholding the nation’s democra.

According to him “it is as an act of God demonstrated through the people of Yola South who voted him during the March 18th, 2023 general election and went ahead to defend the votes.

The verdict indicated that the resolve of the people did not go in vain.

The judgement is clearly a victory for democracy and the resilient and courageous people of Yola South Constituency.

He said his opponent from People’s Democratic Party PDP had through mere allegation sought a reversal of the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission which declared him as the valid winner of the election.

Kabiru Mijinyawa said with the recent development he will concerntrate on his legislative duties and work towards providing his people with democracy devidends.

He called on the looser to set aside their political differences and work with him in order to move the Constituency forward.

It could be recalled that National /House of Assemnly Petitions Tribunal on Friday, dismissed petition filed against the former Speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Mijinyawa.

Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa, who is the present member representing Yola South constituency, was re-eected for the 3rd term under the platform of the APC during the 2023 general election.

Rt. Hon. Mijinyawa , who was speaker of the assembly from 2015 to 2019, was dragged before the tribunal by the Candidate of the PDP, Hon. Adamu Baba Mustapha.

In his petition, Hon. Baba Mustapha alleged that the election held on the 18th March, 2023 is invalid, null and void by reasons of non compliance with the electoral act.

On his part, the former Speaker was of the view that the exercise was in substantial compliance with the electoral act, and that the petitioner did not participate in the election.

He told the tribunal that the petition is premised on pre-election matter and that its lacks jurisdiction to entertain it, and described the petition as incompetent, frivolous and ought to be dismissed in its entirety.

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