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How Gov Fintiri’s Aide, Ijafiya Weds Heartthrob In Yola



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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Ijafiya Domiya, a Senior Special Assistant on Photography to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State married his heartthrob, Pilngwa Esther Hussein on Saturday April 2nd, 2022.

Ijafiya is the son of Professor Domiya G. Ali, a reknowned Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), while the bride’s father is Late Mr. Husseini Kadir Gadzama, the Wakilin Lassa.

Mr. Gambo Kadir Gadzama stood in for the late bride’s father at the event.
People from all works of life gathered at Ekilisiyar ‘Yan Uwa A Najeriya (EYN) known as Church of the Brethren, State Low Cost, Hospital Road, Jimeta Yola, the venue of the marriage ceremony.

The love birds tied the nuptial knot amid pomp and pageantry at the wedding solemnization administered by the officiating Pastor, Reverend Moses A’aron Luckson.

In his sermon, Rev. Mike Ochigbo urged the couple to respect each other in their new home and never allow third party into the affairs of their matrimonial home for bountiful peace and blessings. 

To witness the occasion were politicians, technocrats, businessmen, captains of industry and many others who trooped out in their hundreds.

After the church ceremony, the epock making event was moved to the Banquet Hall of the Adamawa State Government House Yola, where a befitting wedding reception was held.


Addressing the couple and guests, the Chairman of the occasion, Comptroller of Immigration, Mr.Sam Chinda (Rtd) extolled the good virtues of the groom, Mr Ijafiya Domiya.

He described the groom as a hard working, respectful, humble and focused energetic young man and urged him to use his versatile knowledge in order to keep his home peaceful.

The wedding reception was graced by the Adamawa State First Lady, Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Fintiri, Hon. Zacharia Dauda Nyampa (Member Michika/Madagali Fed. Constituency) and Shehu Jafiya,Turakin Uba.

Other special dignitaries at the event were Mr.  Satumari M. Kudla (HASKE), Engr. Frank Kudla, Engr. Marcel Gaila, Dr. Stephen Maduwa, Hon. Haruna J.J (Member Madagali State House of Assembly member), Hon. Justice. Peter Wajilda, Chief Adamu Ularamu popularly known as Gongola, Mr. John Wajilda and Hon. Umar Fali.

The occasion was also graced by Mrs.Jiddere Musa Kaibo, wife of the former Head of Service, Adamawa State and Coordinator Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) as Chairlady.

Fathers of the day were Dr. Ali Danburam and Mr. Innocent P. Ishidi, while Mother of the day was Mrs. Lydia Kwanyi Ularamu and Grema Madu Thlama, the District Head of Lassa and other royal fathers.

On Sunday, 3rd April, 2022 the wedding ceremony was climaxed with “Fukwarbwa”. Unveiling and naming of the bride was done at Yola town, opposite Mopol Barracks Mbam-Mba,Yola South Local Government Area at the residence of Mr. Gabriel A.Yallamu, the uncle of the groom.

The “Fukwarbwa” is a tradition of Marghi people to welcome a bride into a new family by the groom’s mother which Adamawa First Lady, Hajiya Lami Fintiri stood in as the mother during the event.

After naming the bride as “Wadiam”(Rejoice), the first lady advised the bride never to disclose her family issues and matters to the third party, but always exercise patience as a key according to her to a successful marriage.

“We’ve given you a grown-up son to nurture and the kind of relationship you foster and give him, is what you will receive back from him. With good morals, he becomes what you want him to be at the end,” Lami said.

Lami advised the couple to  continue to love one another and prayed to God Almighty to grant their marriage with the blessings of children as well as peaceful and harmonious relationship.

Sahel Reporters observed that Mr. Mrs. Ijafiya’s wedding was indeed attended by many people from outside the state as the groom is a first class practising entrepreneur with international connections.

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@86: TY’s Love For The Nigerian Nation Transcends Primordial Cleavages- Amuga




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The Gombe State Labour Party Gubernatorial candidate in 2023, Keftin Amuga says Nigeria would not have drifted if General Theophilus Danjuma (rtd), had accepted to be President.

Amuga who doubles as State Chairman of the Gombe State Middle Belt Forum, stated this on Saturday, while felicitating with Danjuma on his 86th birthday, in a message he signed.

He described the Octogenarian as a leader and mentor.

Amuga reflected on the journey that began with the formation of the Political Association of the People’s Solidarity Party in 1989, which, although unregistered, garnered acclaim for its massive electoral acceptance, Nationwide at the inception of the Second Republic Democratic dispensation, acknowledging the profound inspiration he derives from Danjuma’s qualities.

Amuga said, “Since you piloted us in the formation of the then Political Association of the People’s Solidarity Party- PSP, which should  have won the General Election at the inception of the Second Republic, had it been registered, I became inspired by your love for the Nigerian Nation irrespective of primordial cleavages.”

Amuga disclosed that the inherent  wisdom and courage of Danjuma, have been instrumental in guiding his political endeavors, adding “My leader’s profound understanding and unwavering strength of character has served as a beacon of inspiration for me and countless others.”

He added that Danjuma’s humility, discipline, and firmness left an indelible mark on his perception of leadership, “I wholeheartedly believe that had Gen. T.Y Danjuma accepted the presidency of the Nigerian Nation, the country would have been spared from the current catastrophic state it finds itself in.

“Nonetheless, I express unwavering divine confidence in the leader’s ability to continue leading with vigor, not only in the entire Middle Belt Region but also Nationally,” he added.

He disclosed that Danjuma’s love for the Nigerian Nation transcends primordial cleavages, “Stands as a testament to our commitment to national unity. 

“His resolute stand on the unity of the Nigerian Nation is unwavering and non-negotiable. 

“Gen. T.Y Danjuma’s steadfast dedication to combating the oppression of the less privileged and his unwavering readiness to uplift the downtrodden. These qualities exemplify his unwavering commitment to social justice and equality,” Amuga added.

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Gen. TY @86: Islamic Group Offers Prayers, Calls For Unity In Taraba




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The Taraba State chapter of the Forum for Islamic Preachers has described Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd) as a generous, and philanthropist who does not discriminate among not only the people of Taraba State but Nigerians in general.

The State Chairman of the Forum, Malam Useini Isma’il stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Jalingo, on the 86th Birthday of General TY Danjuma (rtd) on Sunday 9/12/2023, and celebrated in Lagos State, Nigeria.

He said that reaching 86 years was not an easy task, hence the need for the people not only Tarabans but Nigerians as a whole to continue praying for Gen.
 TY and other leaders in the nation.

He lauded General TY’s exceptional contributions and unwavering commitment to the development of not only Taraba but the nation, stating that “The history of Nigeria could be complete without recognizing the name of Gen. TY Danjuma because of his track record of nation building.

Malam Useini Isma’il also described Gen. TY as a distinguished elder statesman and acknowledged his remarkable performance in some major sectors both public and private, where he served as a significant employer of labor. 

According to him, General Danjuma’s philanthropic work through the TY Danjuma Foundation has had a positive impact on humanity.

He enjoined both Christians and Muslims including religious leaders to continue praying for the health of the General.

Malam Useini Isma’il further called on the Islamic Preachers (Scholars) should focus on preaching peace rather than inciting their followers and urged the people of the state to embrace peace and remain united.

He, however, called on all Tarabans to continue praying and supporting the present administration of Governor Agbu Kefas to enable him to succeed in his agenda of Moving Taraba Forward. 

“We have directors our people to continue praying for Gen. TY Danjuma, Governor Agbu Kefas, Taraba State, and Nigeria at large.

“We will never back those who are criticizing him because we have seen a lot of good things he has done and he is still doing.” Says Isma’il.

Finally, the Chairman Forum for Islamic Preachers, Useini Isma’il wished General TY Danjuma (rtd), good health and longevity as he continues making an impact on the lives of the people especially the less privileged.

It is the hope of the academic and business community that General Danjuma continues to enjoy good health and longevity as he continues to make valuable contributions to the country.

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You Are Job Creators, Not Jobseekers, Gov. Mohammed To NYSC Members




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Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state has called on members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) posted to the state that the various skill acquisition programmes they were exposed to on camp were designed to make them job creators and not jobseekers.

Mohammed stated this on Tuesday, during the official closing ceremony of the 2023 Batch C stream 1 orientation exercise at Wailo camp in Ganjuwa Local Government Area of the state.

Represented by his Deputy, Alh. Auwal Jatau, Mohammed also enjoined the corps members to carry these skills with them to their various places of Primary Assignment and perfect them within the period of their National Service.

This, he said, would not only enable them to be adequately self employed but also become employers of labour.

“Given the borrower-friendly credit facilities available in the scheme and other wide ranging funding options, all you need to do is to come up with comprehensive and convincing business proposals and funds will be made available to you.

“National Service provides for you an opportunity to improve and impact positively on the lives of the inhabitants of your host communities.

“I therefore enjoy you not to waste this unique opportunity,” said the governor.

He further assured the corps members that the security of their lives and property was on top of his administration’s agenda at all times and would not relent on its effort to live up to that responsibility.

Mohammed also pledged to with no distant time commence the renovation of the NYSC camp as requested by the state Coordinator.

Earlier, Mrs Rifkatu Yakubu, NYSC Coordinator in the state, said that the corps members were disciplined and eagerly partook in all camp programmes during the orientation exercise.

She explained that the corps members had been posted to all areas requiring their expertises in line with the requests received from corps employers in the state.

She also appreciated the state governor for placing high priority on the welfare and comfort of corps members in the state.

“On our part, we wish to assure His Excellency and the peace loving people of of Bauchi state that the NYSC scheme will continue to partner with them in implementing all developmental programmes,” she said.

A total of 1,691 corps members were posted to the state for the 2023 Batch C orientation exercise.

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