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House Of Rep: Hafiz Declares Interest To Contest For Yola North, Yola South, Girei

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As Political activities hits up in the country Hon. country Hafiz Saleh Michika has officially declare his intention to contest for the seat of House of Representatives, to represent Yola North, Yola South and Girei Federal Constituency under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) come 2023.

Declaring his intention Tuesday through his personal social media handle (Facebook) Hon. Hafiz said his decision to contest for the seat followed wide consultations and calls from various political pressure groups.

He said looking at the pathetic situation in which youths found themselves today as a nation, there is no better time than now for them to involve actively in politics to get involved to help contribute in restoring stability and prosperity in the country.

According to him over the years, his unwavering passion for positive change has blossomed into strong advocacy for youth involvement in government, and this he believe is a strong driver for sustainable growth and development in country.

He added that after several attempts at engaging past governments to embrace the idea, it became apparent to him that the only solution is to fully participate in the government, get involved in the process so as to actually bring the yearnings of the younger generation to the forefront.

The aspirant said In the past few weeks, he and his team have visited the three local governments which he intend to represent and unearthed so many issues that have been lingering for many decades with no practical solutions, ranging from the dilapidated federal and rural road networks to serious security challenges.

Hafiz also explained that the government at the center will never come down to these areas to identify what the core issues are, it is the representatives that actually identify and present such issues and requests to the federal government for onward action.

“I would like to start with the legislative arm of government. This is because it specifically deals with making laws, amending where necessary, and oversighting to name a few.

“It will also allow me push for bills that are in tandem with today’s realities, bring to the forefront real issues that demand immediate attention, as well as speak up on behalf of the Nigerian youth against all sorts of injustices and irregularities that are being perpetuated in the system.

“My whole approach is very simple, I call it the “SML Model” which is to identify pressing issues, divide them into short term, medium term and long-term issues.

“Subsequently, prioritize these issues and look for flexible approach to address them. Furthermore the “SML” model will also allow us table our issues in an organized manner as well as enable us have a better understanding on how to approach these issues accordingly.” He said.

Hon. Hafiz said if elected to the National Assembly, his activities shall be guided by a timeline on what to implement within the four years that I shall be in office and it will heavily involve the inputs of my team and most importantly his constituents.

He said at the end of every month he shall comeback to his constituency with a scorecard of what has been achieved, what has accrued and what is in the process, that way he can update and keep abreast his constituents with his activities at the center in order to allow emerging issues to be discussed, noted and put into consideration for onward action.

“One thing worthy of note is that often times lawmaker’s carryout their respective constituency projects utilizing contractors from Abuja which completely defeats the whole purpose of the zonal intervention policy.

“Therefore, we are going to approach things differently if given the chance. I shall ensure that every project that is meant for my constituency is carried out by contractors from the constituency. By so doing,direct and indirect jobs are being created, hence wealth is being circulated within the constituency.

“That will in turn impact the economy of the area in a positive way. Except in the event that no contractor within the constituency can carry out such projects, then we look for a capable contractor within the state before going out of it. The whole idea is to distribute wealth within our domain.

“As a lawmaker there are so many avenues you can explore and lobby for jobs for the teeming youths in your constituency as part of efforts to minimize unemployment rate. That will be vigorously pursued from day one if given the chance to inject my constituents in the workforce utilizing the leverage at hand. That is seriously lacking in my constituency today.” He said.

“I’m confident, I have the capacity and the zeal to deliver on your mandate if given the chance. We cannot risk another four years of idleness, laziness, lack of goodwill, and sheer incompetence at the National Assembly again. We must go in with a plan. I have the plan and ready to execute with you if given the mandate.

“I have presented myself to you my constituents, please give me a chance to serve you better and to bring dividends of democracy that you deserve as citizens of Nigeria to your door steps. He said.

He also thanked all his political associates, teeming youths and other well wishers for their support.

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ICC:  Arewa Group Sparks Fire, Says Wike Must Go

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A Northern group under the auspices of Arewa New Agenda (ANA) blasted the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Nyesome Wike as an intruder who is having vested interest in the political space of 2027.

The group said the dictatorial nature of Tinubu shown today with forceful takeover of International conference center (ICC) which is under the management of their leader, Sen. Ahmad Abubakar MoAllahyidi and incidentally is the Managing Director of Integrated Facility Management Services Ltd (IFMSL) – the contracting firm managing ICC was a pure disgrace of the tenets of democracy.

The group in a press conference in Abuja cautioned President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to be wary about his political maneuvers that is pitching a tent of political allies to work against him.

Prof Usman A. K, ANA’s Deputy Chairman addressed journalists on behalf of the group and reiterated that Wike is depicting the government of Tinubu in bad light and creating confusion where none exists.

According to him Minister Wike is an unrepentant member of the PDP who placed a curse on himself should he leave the PDP.

” Being in the main opposition party, he might as a presidential candidate of his party, be pitched against Tinubu in the 2027 presidential election. Undermining the Tinubu administration the way he is currently doing therefore would, in such scenario, serve him well.”

Usman described the administration of the FCT Minister as a Nepotism as a “Knight in Shining Armor”: Minister Wike’s Naked Dance in the Village Square.

He said ANA is known with a routine public engagement in support of the Tinubu Administration- going back several months before, during and after the 2023 Presidential election.

But he however said  today’s press conference is caused by a worrisome dimension that crept into the body-politic of the Tinubu administration and is eating deep like a cankerworm into the fabric of the nation destroying trust between the people and the APC led Federal Government.

The statement of the press conference reads as follows:

“The name Nyesom Wike has become synonymous with controversy and un-guarded pronouncements not-minding whose ox is gored and what the larger consequences may be. This summarizes the character of the person who sits as the Minister of the FCT in the current administration. As an outsider in government, ordinarily this man should have been the humblest man in this government with a pleasant disposition and kind words. This unfortunately is not the case. The case is that Wike is projecting himself as the lord of the manor and a knight in a shining armour driven by nepotism, conceitedness and narcissistic posturing.

“The Arewa New Agenda is not new to you gentlemen of the press. You will recall that long before the electioneering process for the 2023 general election took firm roots, ANA, in the spirit of fairness, has been in the forefront of projecting northern values of fairness, trust and friendship and rallying support of northern Nigeria for Tinubu. Data from the last six election cycles indicates that the north control 73% of votes that makes anyone President in Nigeria. Arewa New Agenda helped in getting majority of these votes for president Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the last Presidential election in the country.

ANA is on record to have convened series of dialogue sessions to support key policies of the Tinubu Administration such as poverty reduction, peace and peaceful coexistence, removal of oil subsidy and benefits of the renewed hope agenda.

“ANA has been engaged in the support and promotion of good policies and actions of the Tinubu Administration under the leadership of our convener, Sen. Ahmad Abubakar MoAllahyidi who incidentally is the MD of Integrated Facility Management Services Ltd (IFMSL) – the contracting firm managing the International Conference Center in Abuja (The ICC).

“The minister of the FCT, in his usual element, recently took to the media saying he has revoked the management contract of the ICC and threatened to shut it down. This action of the minister is irregular, devoid of due process and without regard for fair hearing.

Minister Wike in purporting to terminate the management contract between IFMSL and Abuja Investments Company Limited (AICL) exhibits ignorance of what the ICC as a global standard Event Centre stands for. The ICC is the No. 1 event center in Nigeria. It is the go-to venue for international organizations having events in Nigeria. At the time of Wike’s purported revocation of Integrated Facility Managers management contract of the ICC, a number of international organizations have booked the ICC for their events. These bookings are for the whole year ending December 2024. The threat of the Minister to close down the ICC has impacted negatively on these bookings which are third-party contracts with clients locally and internationally. The threat also hampers international business; drives away foreign investment and kills growth and business prospects at a time the country needs these the most. 

It is worth noting that the facility managers of the ICC –  Integrated  Facility Management Services Ltd, has remolded the ICC to meet global standards. By IFMSL remolding of the ICC, the Centre is now a flexible venue that can be customized to client’s specifications. The facility depicts opulence and refined aesthetics of the modern world. 

“In the circumstance, it is very distressing hearing Wike saying he is going to renovate the ICC when no assessment has been carried out and no performance audit has been done in the ICC. As it stands today, the ICC is in its best form delivering first class and five-star services to its clients. To embark on a so-called renovation at this time is to engage in a wasteful exercise. If it is not broken, why mend it? 

“We hasten to state that the ICC is managed by Integrated facility managers under a subsisting management contract with Abuja Investment Company ltd, that has provisions on how the contract could be terminated. Without recourse to the management contract provisions on termination, the FCT Minister took to the air announcing he has terminated the contract. This action of the minister is irregular, against fair hearing and the rule of law and unhelpful to the Tinubu administration. Simple: The FCT Minister cannot do what he is threatening to do because it is against the law, fair dealings and has no place in governance and service delivery.

The FCT Minister’s despotic and nepotic profiling of the north, going after the businesses and social interest of individuals and groups that are Bonafede APC members is unhelpful to the Tinubu administration and paints the picture of one undermining his master in a veiled effort to feather his political nest against 2027.

“By his actions, Minister Wike is pitching the Tinubu administration against Nigerian citizens by depicting the government in bad light and creating confusion where none exists. Minister Wike is an unrepentant member of the PDP who placed a curse on himself should he leave the PDP. Being in the main opposition party, he might as a presidential candidate of his party, be pitched against Tinubu in the 2027 presidential election. Undermining the Tinubu administration the way he is currently doing therefore would, in such scenario, serve him well.

“By this we will go any length to seek for justice and fight for our rights. We are party men and women who supported this government against all odds yet what we see now is a show of hatred for those that love Tinubu and our Great. We can’t accept these charades.

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Gov Fintiri Sets Up Committee To Investigate Yola Market Inferno

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has set up a 15-member high powered investigation committee on the Yola Market fire disaster. 

The fire has burnt down many shops of the market on Monday. 

This is contained in a statement released on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government, Barrister Awwal Tukur.

The committee has the Commissioner of Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Humanitarian Services as Chairman, while the executive Secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) will serve as the Secretary. 

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Wike: APC Chieftain Lampoons Northern Politicians In Tinubu’s Cabinet

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…says they’re gullible politicians who failed to represent the region well

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mallam Sai’du Bobboi lampooned Northern politicians who have formed the cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a bunch of failures in representing the entire region.

He said the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Nyesome Wike is an intruder and the Party’s interloper who came from the opposition ruling party and displaced them in silenced any issues concerning the northern region.

He accused Wike of attacking some well-meaning Nigerians, especially those from the Northern extraction at will without any of the politicians in the current government fighting for the injustice being meted out by the current FCT minister to many sons and Daughters of the party.

Sai’du from Adamawa Central Senatorial District gave the example of Messrs Integrated Facility Management Services Ltd managing the affairs of the International Conference Center (ICC) Abuja abruptly revoked its contract with the federal government by Wike without following due process.

According to him, Wike did that because the company is owned by a Northerner and revoked the contractual agreement with the sole aim of empowering his political cronies who will be loyal to him in 2027.

The Adamawa State-born politician said the crop of ministers from the Northern region in the current cabinets are Wike stooges who do not have the capability and capacity to stand against injustice and defend anyone in the North.

Worried that if they cannot defend the interest of the North and any politician who has served the party well and wholeheartedly worked for the success of the party they have become failures and all Nigerians should boo them because they are a disgrace.

Sai’du further said that Mallam Ahmad Abubakar Moallayidi, a non-serving Senator who has represented Adamawa Southern Senatorial District in recent times became a victim of Wike’s “rascality” of attacking Northerners.

Sai’du who was the former National Chairman of the KOWA Party said Moallayidi was one of the few individuals who sacrificed a lot in delivering President Tinubu and all he could get in return was Wike’s sheer wickedness in attacking Northerners.

He called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of urgency replace Wike with a more decent politician from Rivers State who is a true member of APC otherwise, the excesses of his leadership are becoming more unbecoming and will consume everyone in the party, including the president.

“Wike from PDP is getting on the nerves of everyone in APC, the Man is having his field day and his atrocities are going unhindered being aided by the so-called Ministers who are afraid to call him to order.

“All I’m saying is he should stand up for Justice and stop fighting those who worked for the party that’s today a beneficiary of their hard work and labor through all sorts of pains to bring Tinubu on board,” Sai’du said

Sai’du a one-time Vice Presidential Candidate of the KOWA PARTY in the 2015 Presidential Election With Professor Oluremi Sonayya as the only woman Presidential candidate continued to say that the APC party is becoming evil with the glaring tendencies of killing her own bonafide Sons and Daughters.

“Many people sacrificed a lot, who against all odds served the party and spent their time, energy and resources in bringing into power the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu are today crying for marginalization because the likes of Wike are the Alpha and Omega of all that’s happening in the party.” He said

He said Northern politicians in Tinubu’s regime are dosing off, they should wake up and fight for the collective interest of the entire region.

“Your silence is too much for our liking, you are becoming stooges to a Man that ought to be under your tutelage. He has silenced you and is making you irrelevant in this administration for his personal interest. Under your nose is fighting one of our own for no just course, under your watch is meting out injustice to some northern politicians and none of you can address him. You are failing us, you are not representing us well and you all will regret it later. Remember the consequences of your actions or inactions will bore down to the electorates to decide.” Sai’du further stated

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