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Duniya Makaranta: Muhammad Sani Muazu And The Story Of Passion, Determination, Hard Work And Sincerity

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By Qaloon Muazu

For the past five years, since 2016, one thing I have been known for by by WhatsApp contact is my frequent posting of a post titled “DUNIYA MAKARANTA” on whatsapp story. This has been followed by many for a long time. However, very few people have an idea as to where I regularly get these quotations, which are actually from a book authored by a renowned Islamic Scholar and author, Professor Mansur Sokoto. The book DUNIYA MAKARANTA contains words of wisdom summarised in short paragraphs of religious and worldly benefit to the reader.

A lot of people have expressed to me how much grateful they are for the posts and how much they benefit from those WhatsApp story posts. These people would always be waiting to check my story for a new nugget of wisdom from DUNIYA MAKARANTA. I remember a colleague back in school, Rahima Hamidu who would narrate to me how her Mom enjoys the post so much. This is in addition to a mother in-law of mine who has to send an apology to me for always viewing my status, even though she considered that as a heavy thing to do – viewing her son’s in-law WhatsApp story, but cannot let go of the nuggets of wisdom contained in my DUNIYA MAKARANTA posts.

This write-up will end up being excessively lengthy if I insist on mentioning events and people in an attempt to show the so many benefits derived from such posts. One comment that sticked to my mind till date however, is one made by a junior colleague of mine by the name of Pharmacist Darasimi who graduated from the same College of Pharmacy as I did. Pharmacist Dara who cannot understand Hausa follows my DUNIYA MAKARANTA posts so much that he one day told me in utmost appreciation that viewing my DUNUYA MAKARANTA posts has become enough inspiration for him and motivation on consistency.

Respite all these stories about my relationship with DUNIYA MAKARANTA, the real Champion of all this and the man behind the scene is barely known to many. This is no other person but my immediate elder brother, Muhammad Sani Muazu. This is a person that has been sending these posts to me, as far back as 2016. He is the person that takes the pain to get the book, type and send the post every single day for us to simply forward to our whatsapp story. But we have been enjoying the glory all along. No one deserves all the recognition and the praise more than this humble gentleman.

Muhammad Sani did not stop there. Despite being a postgraduate student of Animal Production at Abubakar Tarawa Balewa University (ATBU) where he obtained his bachelors degree in the same field, he has for long had a strong passion for mass communication and broadcasting. That is why even after becoming a Lecturer with the Department of Animal Health and Production at the Bauchi State College of Agriculture, he still pursues his interest in broadcasting as an adjunct staff with Albarka Radio, the first indigenous private Radio Station in Bauchi State.

At Albarka Radio, he facilitated the introduction the program titled “DUNIYA MAKARANTA” in the Ramadan of 2020. The program which was slated to end by the end of Ramadan that year would later become a huge success, so much so that the Management of the Radio Station and the sponsors of the program saw to it that it became a daily program even after then. Muhammad Sani would prepare the script and present this spectacular program in his unique voice that becomes a very popular program across Bauchi metropolis and the neighborhood.

His passion for journalism and Islam became obvious soon afterwards that he was asked to take over another Islamic Program titled “Matambayi baya bata” where prominent Islamic Scholars, including Sheikh Dr. Ibrahim Disina, Dr. Usman Giade, Sheikh Shaya’u Yusha’u among others are invited to answer questions across a range of issues. This program would also become a huge success due to the combination of passion for both Islam and journalism displayed by Muhammad Sani. Even a person with the shortest attention span would not but notice how convenient the Scholars are being made to be in the process of the interview, because of the host of the program. Another Islamic program he was made to host in addition to these is ADDINI DA RAYUWA. All these programs have become so popular that they attracted the attention of the religious and political leaders of Bauchi State. This is nothing but a story of passion and consistency.

The passion, hard work, dedication and consistency of Muhammad Sani has been recognized by the Islamic Forum of Nigeria, Bauchi State Chapter at its Inauguration of New Executive Council and Award Presentation on 10th October, 2021 at Command Guest House, Bauchi. Muhammad Sani was nominated alongside thirteen others by the Islamic Forum. They include, The Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Muhammad, Alhaji Aminu Dantata, Alhaji Garba Noma, Jarman Bauchi, Alhaji Bello Kirfi, Wazirin Bauchi, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, and The Late Chief Imam of Bauchi, Malam Ahmad Baban Inna. Others include Late Malam Yalwaji Azare, Malam Mustapha Baba Ilelah, Chairman of the Bauchi State Sharia Commission, Malam Turaki Aliyu Isa Misau, Hajiya Jummai Shall, Sheikh Ibrahim Idris, Sheikh Salihu Sulaiman Ningi and Malam Dalhat Hamid Bello of BRC Bauchi. Crystally clear from the above is the fact Muhammad Sani is obviously the youngest of the awardees and the least in terms of experience and position. However, he has been able to make the list due to his determination and consistency.

I feel so happy for this award and recognition, not only because it was given to my elder brother but because it is a testimony that sincerity, passion, determination and hard work always pay. I pray that many more and bigger recognitions would come his way in sha Allah.

Qaloon Muazu is the Bauchi State Coordinator for Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria – Young Pharmacists’ Group and can be reached via muazuqaloon@gmail.com

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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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