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NARD Strike: 7000 Patients Attend Sen Yaroe Free Medical Outreach In Adamawa



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Austin Ajayi l Yola

No fewer than 7000 patients with various illiness troupe in for medical attention at the 6 the edition of Senator Dauda Binos Yaroe’s free medical outreach program following the ongoing strike by resident doctors at Federal medical facilities in the country.

The 6th edition taking place in Toungo local government area of Adamawa state had patients from all part of the state and other states like Taraba and Gombe.

One of the highlights of the 4days medical outreach program was the successful surgery of two eutopia pregnancy by two patients who could get treatment as a result of the ongoing strick by Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors (NARD)

Speaking in an interview with journalists in Toungo, Jummai Abubakar one of the parents who was opreated on said ” for over two weeks now I have not been able see doctor at the Federal Medical Center, Yola because of the strick and I could not afford the cost but today like you can I am recouprating on the sick bed here free of charge”.

The story is the same for Albert Ganjuba who had an apendix and was opreated on successfully according to him after days of pains because he could not afford the fess at private health facility.

Speaking to Journalists, one of the lead doctors that attended to patients, Dr.Jama Medan said that “we a targeted of 5000 to 6000 patients but ended up attending to 7500 patients who were treated on various ailements”.

Noting that they had patients from within and outside the state even from Cameroon, he attributed the large turnout to the the ongoing strick by Nigeria Association of Resident Doctors

He gave the breakdown of ailments the outreach program has been able to address in the last few days to includes 206 cateract extraction,200 surgeries,600 medical glasses distributed among many other areas of health challenges including two referral cases to facilities were their cases can be treated at the expense of the outreach program.

Earlier, Sen.Binos Dauda Yearo said that “although ,the duty of a legislator is to make laws and carry out other legislative function’s but his decision to embarked on the exercised and give priority to the health sector is due to the importance he attached to the health needs and survival of his people”.

He promised to keep on the good work of serving his people and giving priority to this sector stressing that ” health is wealth” and that his medical intervation will not end with the completion of the outreach in the remaining 3 local governments that are yet to have their turn but will continue in his remaining years in office and as long as he remain in the National Assembly.

According to him, ” my intervation in the health sector is not at the detriment of other sectors as erroneously believed by some people noting that,he has also embarked on drilling of boreholes,empowerment programs, distributions of agricultural inputs among other intervations geared towards bringing succour to the people of my constituency only that health sector top my agenda” the Senator said.

Binos who refused to disclosed the cost of all the medical outreaches carried out by him in all the six local governments of his constituency that have benefited from the gestures so far noted that what is importance to him is not the cost but the impact it has make in the lives of his people stressing that,his people are happy and he is impress with the programme so far.

On the controversies surrounding the desire by some states to control their own Value added tax( VAT)the senetor noted that what the state have done is not outside the Constitution and they have the right to do it but since the issue is before the supreme Court it will be good for Nigerians to wait for the Apex court to deliver judgement on the issue to settle the problem once and for all.

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Atiku Calls For Speedy Declaration Of Adamawa Guber Election Result




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Former Vice President, Alh Atiku Abubakar has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to release Adamawa State Governorship election results unfailingly today.

Atiku who is the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in this February Presidential election made the call during a press conference in Yola Monday.

He calls on Nigerians and International community to mount pressure on the INEC to announce what he described as the mandate expressed by the people Adamawa people.

“I’m reaching out to Nigerians and international community to put pressure on INEC to release our results in Adamawa State today unfailingly because as the more the delay, the more the tension.

“I personally spoke with the INEC Chairman last night couple of times and pleaded with him to allow the result to be announced as stipulated by law,” Atiku added.

He observed that the actions of INEC has caused serious tension in the state that has been peaceful, saying “we don’t know any violence and yet the attitude of INEC in the state least much to be desired.”

Alh Abubakar said Adamawa is a multi ethnic and multi religious state but the action of INEC was trying to destabilize the stability that has long been existed in the state.

“We thought that the processes are improving by every election but unfortunately with this election, we have not seen improvement that we expect from INEC,” he said.

He maintained that 20 out the 21 local government results were so far collated and it was only Fufore that they tried to alter the results.

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2023 Polls: Taraba Deputy Governor, Manu Commends INEC, Calls For Peace




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Taraba State Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu on Saturday commended the INEC for swiftly testifying the lapses discovered during the 25th February 2023 Presidential and National Assembly election in the state.

Manu who is also the Senator-elect representing Taraba Central, made the commendation while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after casting his vote for the governorship and state house of assembly election alongside his wife at Isa II Kofar Manu polling unit in Mutum Biyu, Gassol local government area of the state.

He said by rectifying the mistakes made during the first phase of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the state, Tarabans will exercise their franchise without hitches.

According to him, from the information reached him, the election generally was going on peacefully, adding that people were allowed to vote for candidates of their choice without any threat.

The Senator-elect assured his constituents of quality representation at the Red Chamber and promised to ensure that the needs they highlighted for him would be achieved during his tenure.

Engr. Haruna Manu also expressed confidence that his party the PDP will win the governorship election and the majority of the state house of assembly seats in the state.

He appealed to the people of the state to remain calm, law-abiding, and embrace one another, as well as urged them to accept the outcome of the election in good faith when INEC finally declared the winners of the governorship and state assembly seats.

Our Correspondent gathered that the elections were conducted smoothly across the sixteen LGAs of the state besides Donga LGA where hoodlums destroyed ballot boxes.

He, however, observed a low turnout of voters in some areas, while in some polling units, the turnout was higher than in the Presidential and National Assembly election that took place last month.

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2023 Polls: You Are A Liar, Taraba CAN Chairman Tells Senator Bwacha 




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Hammed Abubakar, Jalingo 

The Chairman Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Taraba State Chapter, has faulted claims by the Governorship Candidate of the APC, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, that the Chairman of the association, Rev Dr. Isaiah Magaji Jirapye apologized to him over the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas, PDP Governorship candidate by CAN.

Jirapye said, “it was very unfortunate for the personality of Senator Bwacha to have lied on Channels Television that I, the CAN Chairman visited him secretly and apologized over the endorsement of Col Agbu Kefas by the CAN”.

He said that all that Senator Emmanuel Bwacha said about CAN during his interview with Channels TV should be regarded as baseless, adding that the embattled APC governorship candidate is busy chasing a white goose. 

According to the CAN Chairman, “the meeting between myself and Senator Bwacha after the endorsement of Col. Agbu Kefas was for him to take the endorsement in good fate since it was a  unanimous decision by CAN, but I am surprised to hear the Senator on Channels Television lying that I went to apologize to him over the endorsement. 

Jirapye urged Senator Emmanuel Bwacha to desist from dragging CAN in his desperation to govern the State for his selfish reasons. 

“CAN position on endorsement was a unanimous decision and not that of myself the Chairman alone so I  advise desperate politicians to desist from using my name for their selfish interests”.

CAN warns desperate politicians such as Senator Bwacha whom he said lack manners but called themselves Christians, and at the same time insult their spiritual leaders at will to trade with caution. 

CAN is shocked by the kind of outburst of cancerous anger from the Senator and pray God to deliver him from such a problem, saying People of Bwacha’s character should be watched carefully and never be entrusted with Leadership positions to govern the people. 

The Chairman noted that the endorsement of the PDP governorship candidate Col. Agbu Kefas by CAN was in the best interest of the people of the State. 

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