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

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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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Gov Fintiri Meets CAN Leadership, Reels Out Scorecard

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—I’ll Definitely Take You To The Adamawa Of Your Dream – Gov Fintiri

By Muhammad B Muhammad

Ahead of the forthcoming elections, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State who is seeking for re-election under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has met with leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state.

He was at the CAN State Secretariate in Yola Monday at the instance of the leadership where the officials asked him what he intends to do for the state if re-elected for a second tenue in office.

He started with the security sector where he narrated how his administration has redefined the security architecture that was hitherto in the state of shamble.

He said the government has injected thinking and funds that changed the narratives, enabling the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

On education, Fintiri said his administration has inherited a comatose system but injected a lot of commitment and resources to revive the sector.

According to him, the successes recorded has helped the government to renovating 5,000 classrooms, announcing that arrangements are in the pipeline to upgrade ten legacy schools in the state.

He added that the government has provided free education and relieved parents burden of payment of WAEC and NECO adding however that UNICEF has also built eighty schools in Fufore and Guyuk and it is set to construct more.

Governor Fintiri has made clarifications over some unwarranted rumours on the workforce, saying his administration has never sacked 10,000 workers as being speculated in some quarters.

He said the Government has only stopped the last minute biased recruitment of 1,500 teachers by then outgoing administration and employed 2,000 competent teachers through a clean process.

Speaking on the Health sector, Fintiri said over 100 primary healthcare centres were built and renovated, eight new cottage hospitals with staff quarters were built and equipped with modern facilities while health workers were also employed.

The Governor said his administration is also reforming the infrastructural sector, as the government has constructed 347km rural roads, built many urban roads in the state capital and some towns.

Governor Fintiri said his administration has initiated Adamawa Agribusiness Support Programme to tap the potentiality in the agric sector for youth employment, improve revenue generation and welfare of the citizens.

He said the Government has also cleared backlog of gratuity of retired workers to the tune of N5b, improved payment of monthly pensions and welfare of retirees across the state.

The Governor has also spoke on environment, housing, Internally Generated Revenue among other sectors and sought for support of the Chiristian Leaders, promising to redouble efforts if reelected.

Earlier, the State Chairman of CAN, Bishop Dami Mamza said Christians in the state are committed to Adamawa unity as according to him, God has endowed the state with all the potentialities to achieve greatness for the citizens.

Hightlight of the meeting was questions and answers session.

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Adamawa: Primary Sch Teachers, Health Workers, LG Staff To Enjoy National Minimum Wage

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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

It appears that the incessant calls by Primary School Teachers, Primary Health Care and Local Government Workers in Adamawa State on salary increment have come to an end as henceforth they will start enjoying the national minimum wage.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed this while addressing Primary Health Care Workers who were on a one thousand man march solidarity visit in the Government House, Yola, Monday.

He said arrangements have been concluded for the payment, assuring them however that the government will also address the issues of their leave grant allowances and promotions.

The Governor further told the workers that the government is working on some structural reforms to enable primary Health Care Workers’ remuneration go intune with Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS).

The Executive Secretary Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Dr Suleiman Saidu said the visit was to show solidarity for Governor Fintiri for his numerous achievements not only in the health sector but the entire state as a whole.

Speaking separately, Malam Yahaya Sa’idu, Lawan Abubakar Umar and Emanuel Cartwell commended Governor Fintiri for providing them motivation that enabled them to achieve excellence and vowed as grassroot workers to mobilize massive votes for his re-election.

The State Chairman of Medical Health Care Workers Union of Nigeria, Comrade Usman Babbada thanked Governor Fintiri for implementing promotion benefits at the hospital services management board up to 95%.

The one thousand man march solidarity to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the primary school health workers was commenced from Women Development Centre, Yola and terminated at Banquet Hall Government House, Yola.

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Adamawa Govt Approves 16.6km Roads Network At 1,000 Housing Estate Malkohi

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Adamawa State Executive Council at its first 2023 meeting has approved 16.6km roads network at the 1,000 Housing Units Malkohi in Yola South Local Government Area at the cost N3.744b.

According to the resolution of the council meeting presided over by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, the project was awarded to Messrs Jodas Salamu Global Nigeria Limited.

State Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar revealed this to newsmen after the council meeting that held in the Council Chambers, Government House, Yola Monday.

Abubakar added that the road network project which is to be completed in 12 months, is inline with the policies of the present administration to ensuring rural and urban renewal.

The Commissioner further said the Council after deliberations has approved construction and renovation of 12 lots of classroom blocks, laboratories and library in Government Secondary School Fufore.

He said the project awarded at N151m is being spread across 12 independent contractors adding that work will soon commence.

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