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SWAN Deputy National President Urges Factions To Resolve Conflict



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The Deputy National President, Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN, Alhaji Sadiq Abubakar Moyoyo has called on the Taraba State Football Association to ion out their difference for the benefit of football not only in the state but the nation at large.

Moyoyo made the call during a SUYA night recently organized by the Taraba state Exco under the leadership of Joachim Dangana, held in Jalingo, the capital city.

The Deputy National President explained that the crisis if continues, will no doubt hinder the progress of football in the state, stressing the need for both the Timothy and Sinusi’s factions to cement their differences and allow the FA remain one in the state.

Alhaji Sadiq Abubakar Moyoyo also called on the state chapter of SWAN to stay away from involving in the crisis between the two factions, believing that by the special grace of God, they will soon resolve their conflict for the benefit of football in state as well as in the interest of peace.

He however, commended the good initiative by the present administration of SWAN in the state for organizing a such event which was first of its kind and urged them to maintain the tempo.

The Deputy President noted that during his tenure as Chairman, the association had recorded a lot of achievements that includes securing two Secretariats SWAN at Jolly Nyame stadium Jalingo among others.

“I’m happy about what am seeing today, because all these period i have spent upto the time i handed over to my vice, Kabiru Usman Jalingo it did not down on us that we should organize something like this but we have done a lot for SWAN in Taraba state beside securing two Secretariats that i was abled to do among so many other things, i remembered we were about to secure a bus for the association during the late Governor, Danbaba Suntai when I left for National Secretariat but we couldn’t.

“But this initiative is came during the tenure of my brother, big friend and a colleague, Joachim and it is a very good initiative which will further cement the relationship that has been existing between us, just like somebody said in SWAN or in journalism there is no Christian, no Muslim, no Pegan, Wurkun, Jukun or Hausa or whatever, all we know is journalism.

“So, we are happy that all these initiatives are coming during his time and am not surprised because i know the caliber of people i sworned-in as Exco of the present administration” Moyoyo revealed.

Moyoyo who served for three terms as Taraba State Chairman of SWAN after completing his three years tenure as Vice Chairman of Taraba Nuj during the chairmanship of Emmanuel Ekwen, later became SWAN National Ex-Officio to National Vice President, North-east zone and now the second in command at the National level under the leadership of SWAN President, Sir Honour Sirawoo.

Earlier, the Senator Special Assistant to Govenernor Darius Ishaku on Agriculture, Hon. Terence Joseph attributed what is steering Nigeria as a country apart today to disunity among the people, pointed out that any where unity is to be foster, he makes sure he is part of it and that was what made him honoured the invitation by SWAN.

He charged the state chapter of SWAN to embark on an awareness enlightenment campaign through the media on the need for people to understand the importance of exercise and encouraged them to engage in exercise, including the top government officials for their phisical fitness, adding that it will also help the association to become more vibrant in writing sports activities in state.

In his remarks, a friend of SWAN in the state, Mr. Bako Rimamsikwe described SWAN as a symbol of unity, saying that the SUYA night was encouraging and urged them to keep it all, adding that the event was also a way of creating unity among the people irrespective of their differences and urged them to sustain.

Earlier in an opening remarks, Taraba State SWAN Chairman, Joachim Dangana said the event promised to make the such event as an avenue for members and associates of the association to discuss and share ideas on how to move SWAN forward in the state.

Meanwhile, another SSA to Governor Darius Ishaku, Yusuf Aliyu was among those that graced the occasion.

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Former Perm Sec Commissions 4.6km Damare Road, Lauds Fintiri’s Achievements




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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.

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Accountability: Nat’l Lottery Trust Fund Emerges 2nd Best Compliant Agency In Nigeria




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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.//

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Ishaka Dedan Reelected As Adamawa NUJ Chair




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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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