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FCE Yola Matriculates 513 Undergraduates For 2020/21 Academic Session



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By Atanga Philip

Federal College of Education, (FCE) Yola Wednesday matriculated a total of five hundred and thirteen undergraduate students for various degree programmes.

It is the 7th Matriculation Ceremony for the 2020/2021 Academic Session by the College which is affiliated to the University of Maiduguri.

Speaking during the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor, University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba charged the matriculants to take their studies seriously and eschew misdemeanaour indiscipline.

The Vice Chancellor who was represented by Professor Saidu Baba of the University, expressed readiness of the University of Maiduguri to support the FCE Yola in everywhere possible towards ensuring quality education and excellent academy performance.

Shugaba who noted that the oath taken by the students is sacrosanct, challenged them to observe it strictly being the basis for a refined academic life.

The vice chancellor urged the inductees to steer clear of all vices such as cultism, drug abuse and other irrational behaviours.

He disclosed that preparations are on top gear to induce additional six degree programmes by the university of Maiduguri in the FCE Yola in the next session.

He listed the programmes to include Bachelor’s degree in education in the fields of economics, business, physics, and political science among others.

According to Shugaba, the college has placed sufficient human and physical resources to facilitate smooth learning by students and create enabling teaching environment.

Earlier in his address, the Acting Provost, Federal College of Education, FCE Yola Mr. Johnson Blo Malgwa reiterated the college’s resolve towards producing quality and creative students who will impact positively on the society.

Mr. Malgwa revealed that so far the college has graduated over seven hundred students with twelve of them having first class honours.

The Acting Provost appreciated efforts of the the Vice Chancellor UNIMAID and the Management staff of the college toward the development and progress of the FCE Yola.

He warned that any student found breaching the rules and regulation of the college will be made to face appropriate sanction.

Malgwa who noted that the college has been unrelenting in making the stay of the students in the college comfortable maintained that it will continue on that trajectory.

Blo Malgwa appreciated the contribution of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustafa and Fintiri led administration for facilitating the smooth road network in the college and creating enabling teaching environment respectively.

In her remarks, the students representative, Miss Olivia Godfrey, reiterated resolve of the students to justifying the confidence reposed in them by the college through dedication to their studies.

She urged the lecturers to tolerate their naivety and play a guardian and parental role to them.

There were goodwill messages from representatives of American University of Nigeria, AUN and National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN.

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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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