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Tension In Yola As Atiku’s Supporter Insults Lamido of Adamawa



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By Fact Check News

A brewing tension has enveloped Yola, the seat of Adamawa emirate over the weekend as a supporter of former Vice president Atiku Abubakar, Yusuf Babayola also known as Turaki Shinco poured invectives on Lamido of Adamawa, in a move to settle scores with a core supporter of president Muhammadu Buhari, Abdullahi Bako alias DDK.

In a viral audio clip, Turaki Shinco was heard raining expletives during a recorded phone conversation with Bako who is a staunch critic of Atiku Abubakar.

Sources told our reporter that Turaki Shinco was incenced by a hausa radio program aired by Nas FM in which Bako made very scathing comments against Atiku and said the former Vice president did not do anything for the state in his “eight wasted years” as VP.

During the tension soaked conversation, Bako was heard fervently trying to placate the furiously unremorseful Turaki Shinco who throughout the conversation poured invectives on Bako and his benefactors including wife of the president, Aisha Buhari her brother, Modi Halilu and Lamido of Adamawa himself.

Not done, Turaki Shinco who used derogatory and vulgar language against Lamido, threatened to deal with Bako for assaulting the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on radio adding that no body can save Bako from his fury and wrath.

Shinko’s vituperation as predicted drew the ire of the palace establishment as irate followers of the monarch rebuked him saying he will pay dearly for the show of impudence against the revered traditional ruler.

In a video clip which went viral, one Jamilu Wambai, a core Lamido supporter was heard tongue lashing Turaki Shinco for his highly disrespectful utterance and show of impudence against the Lamido.

Wambai who also poured expletives on Turaki Shinco called him a hypocrite who does not wish Atiku well.

“This hypocrite has told me on many occasions that he will leave Atiku’s camp as according to him the former VP was a selfish politician who only use and dump people.

“If Turaki Shinco was not a miserly ungrateful soul, he wouldn’t say anything against Lamido even for the sake of the olive branch and tremendous benevolence of Lamido’s son towards him.

“I will tell you Turaki Shinco that today you have entered into a trap that you will never get out of. Let me tell you the insults you hurled against Lamido will not affect his relationship between Lamido and Atiku Abubakar,” he said.

In another video clip that went viral, one of Lamido’s palace guards, Ahmadu Shattima also known as Ahmadu DC was heard threatening Turaki Shinco urging him not to dare attend any public function for his safety.

In a warning akin to eye for an eye, Shattima told Turaki Shinco that they also have arsenals of local weapons and can launch direct and indirect assault on him anytime.

He told Shinco that with his assault against Lamido, he has started a war that will not only consume him but will consume even his supporters.

Turaki Shinko arrainged in court remanded in prison custody

Meanwhile, Turaki Shinko, has been remanded in prison custody over his unguarded assault against the person of Lamido of Adamawa, HRH Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Musdafa.

The chief magistrate court I in Yola, Adamawa state ordered the remand of Turaki, in prison custody after he had pleaded guilty to the alleged offences on Monday.

The defendant was arraigned before the court on 3 count charges of cyber stalking, use of insulting or abusive language and inciting public disturbance.

The offences contravened section 24 of cyber crime prohibition and prevention act 2015 and sections 385 and 80 of penal code law of the state.

Earlier, the prosecutor, Inspector Iliya Akawu, told the court that the Commissioner of Police had on the 6th February, 2022 received a letter from Adamawa Emirate Council dated 5th February, 2022.

Inspector Iliya, said that the letter revealed that sometimes in February, 2022, Yusuf Babayola of sarkin wuta street shinco in Jimeta insulted the royal father while communicating on cell phone with one Bako D.D.K. of Yola south LGA.

According to him, the defendant used abusive, insultive, derogatory and heavy vulgar language such as ” duru uwarka” “buro ubanka”, “Lamido Barkindo ma ya ci duru uwar shi” among others.

He informed the court that the accused used such language against the person and integrity of Lamido Adamawa which is capable of inciting civil unrest and disturbance of public peace and order within and among his subjects.

He added that the insults had gone viral on social media thereby causing palpable tension in and around the state.

After the case was mentioned, counsel to the defendant, Ruth Gbah, applied for the bail of her client, saying that the offences for which the defendant is standing trial are bailable in nature.

Ruth, assured the court that if the defendant is released on bail, he will not jump bail or do anything that will undermine justice system, and urged it to use its discretion in favour of her client.

On his part, the prosecutor, Inspector Iliya Akawu, objected to the application for bail filed by counsel to the defendant, saying that there is tension in the state considering the personality involved, and prayed the court to refuse it.

The court presided by Chief Magistrate Abdullahi Muhammed Digil, adjourned the matter to the 8th February, 2022 for ruling on the bail application.

A magistrate court sitting in Yola has last year sentenced a PDP youth leader Ikamu Hamisu Kato to two year jail term for insulting the Secretary to the government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha and president Muhammadu Buhari.

In another vein, another magistrate court has last year jailed one Ali Numan to two and half year jail term for calling governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri the father of all thieves.

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Adamawa: CDD Joins Awareness Campaign Against Gender-based Violence




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As part of activities commemorating 2023 16 days activism, the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has sensitized Adamawa people on Violence Against Women and Girls VAWG.

The sensitization exercise begins with road walk from Bekaji roundabout to Jimeta modern market, Yola-North Local Government Area on Wednesday.

Mrs Amina Auwal, the team lead who spoke on this year’s theme: Unite, “invest to prevent violence against women and girls” described the commitment of stakeholders as the symbol of unity against Gender Based Violence (GBV) in the state.

She urged stakeholders to unite and reduce the rate of GBV in the state.

“This VAWG is like a cancer, it is eating up the community gradually but when it has been cut off completely we will have society free of GBV.

“We appreciated the CDD for sponsoring the programme of being able to sensitize the public to bring to an end the menace of VAWG”, she said.

Mrs Rose Zinas, Desk officer GBV, National Orientation Agency (NOA) urged parents, guardians and stakeholders to take advantage of the theme of the year and to invest on women and girls-child.

She said these would help them to have something doing to reduce over dependent on husband’s and parents as well as end violence against them.

Zinas called on the women to also be proactive in looking for something doing and not to be a liability.

In her remarks, Lubna Dodo, representing Federation of Women Lawyers Association, FIDA appreciated the contribution of CDD in the fight against GBV in the state.

She explained that the mission of the road walk is to create awareness on the theme of this year activism.

“This means invest by educating the girls-child and empower them with the knowledge and skills to succeed in future.

“These will go along way by reducing their vulnerability to violence anywhere they find themselves “, she said.

Dodo further said that the passage of Violence Against Person Prohibition (VAPP) law and Child Protection law as well as ongoing sensitization for implementation have also help in reducing the rate of GBV in the state . News Hunter.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 42km NYSC Camp – Borong Road Project




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

The Adamawa State Executive Council Wednesday approved reconstruction of 42km road stretching from National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong community.

The feeder road project which covers the 2 LGAs of Girei and Demsa will cost over N836m.

The State Commissioner of Education, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the council meeting that held in the Government House, Yola.

Dr Pella said the project was awarded to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited and has the completion of period of 12 Months.

The Commissioner further disclosed that the council has approved over N117m variation for the construction of modern laboratory at Specialist Hospital, Yola.

Pella explained that the project was initially awarded at over N578m adding that the variation was to cover the cost of increased price of building materials.

The Wednesday’s 8th 2023 Council Meeting was presided over by the State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.


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Bauchi SEC Approves Construction of 2 Flyovers , 200KM Roads




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Bauchi State Government has unveiled a plan for the construction of sixteen strategic roads worth about one hundred billion naira across the state.

The project also comprises two flyovers at the busiest areas of Wunti and Central Market to beautify and decongest the city centre.

These among some other rural roads construction project across the state’s three senatorial zones were part of the resolutions made during State Executive Council Meeting presided over by Governor Bala Mohammed.

Some of the project that make a total of two hundred kilometers include two point six kilometers Sabon Kaura Birshi Gandu road, four point five kilometers Zango-Gwallagan Mayaka access road, one point seven kilometers Bayara township road, rehabilitation of Disina-Adamami road in Jama’are local government area and Dualization of A.D Rufa’i College to Misau town road among others.

Briefing journalists on the outcome of the meeting, the commissioners of Works and Transport Ibrahim Galadima and his counterpart of Special Duties and Rural Development Faruq Mustapha said the projects have been awarded to confitent contractors in line with developmental initiative of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.

Also during the meeting, the Council has ratified and approved for upgrading of four palaces of Emirs of Bauchi, Ningi, Jama’are and Dass at sum of two point two Billion naira under the State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The commissioner of the ministry Ahmed Sarki Jalam said the move was to creat a conducive environment for the traditional institutions to discharge their duties.

The council has also approved a memo for the 2024 Medium Term Expenditure presented by the commissioner ministry of Budget and Economic Planning Aminu Hammayo as well as a memo presented by the commissioner of Commerce, Trade and Investment Mahmud Baba Ma’aji on the preparation for the forthcoming Northeast Joint Trade Fair in Bauchi State.

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