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Yola Court Jails JSS 2 Student 7 Yrs Imprisonment For Stabbing A Man



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A father of JSS 2 Student of Capital Government Day Secondary School Yola, Adamawa state, Baba Hammanadama, on Monday collapsed at the premises of Chief Magistrate Court 2 when the court convicted and sentenced his son, Abdulrazak Hammanadama to 7 years imprisonment.

Abdulrazak, who is 19 years old, bagged seven year prison term without option of fine for stabbing one Ifeanyi Emmanuel of Demsawo ward in Yola North Local Goveenment Area Three ( 3) times with a knife.

Ifeanyi received a life threatening stab wound on his head, ear and at the back from the 19 year old Abdulrazak, who invaded his residence around 4:00am on the 12th August, 2021, while on one man mission to steal his property.

The victim, who was brutally stabbed with a long knife when he resisted an attempt by the convict to steal his valuables, raised alarm which it attracted gallant neighbours who rushed in and arrested the convict and subsequently handed him over to the vigilantee.

When he was arraigned in court for extortion and inducing fear of death or causing grievious hurt contrary to section 285 of the state penal code law, the convict told the court that he actually committed the heinous crime.

To corroborate the plea of guilt entered by the defendant and now convict, the complainant’s counsel, M. A. Adamu, (Senior State Counsel II ) assembled 2 witnesses who testified in court, as well as tendered extra judicial confessional statements and the knife used in stabbing Ifeanyi, which were accordingly admitted and marked as exhibits.

Thereafter, Adamu, closed his case and applied that summary judgement be entered based on the plea of the defendant, testimonies of witnesses and evidence tendered to that effect which were not be objected by the convict.

On his part, the convict pleaded with the court to temper justice with mercy because according to him, he wants to go and continue with his studies.

Ruling on the matter, Magistrate Japhet Ibrahim Basani, said that the law prescribes 14 year jail term to whoever commits an extortion by putting a person in fear of death or of grievious hurt.

Basani, held that the court had considered the plea for mercy, and his age bracket and found out that the 14 year jail term will be heavy for him; hence, dividing it into 2 so that he will serve the jail term and come out purged and a better person.

But upon hearing that the court had convicted and sentenced his son to 7 years in prison, the father of the convict who is a carpenter and has 17 children, fell on the ground and wept profusely which took the intervention of security to calm him down.

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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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