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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.

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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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Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

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NBA Confers Excellence Award On Adamawa SSG, Ahmad

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The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Yola Branch has conferred excellence award on Adamawa Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Malam Bashiru Ahmad.

The union has after a thorough consideration, unanimously selected Ahmad and presented him with the award during the 2022 NBA Dinner and Award Night in Yola yesterday (Friday)

According to the union, the award is in recognition of Ahmad’s selfless service to the state and the country as a whole.

This is coming barely 45 days after when the SSG in Adamawa, Malam Bashiru Ahmad has won Best Supporting SSG Award bestowed on him by Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) northeast zone.

According to the union, the award which is in recognition of his selfless service and patriotism to the country especially in the education sector in addition to sacrificing his resources to instill knowledge in younger generation.

The event held on December 6 at the 15th National Conference and Learning and launching of 14th Edition of Sahel Journal of Teacher Education (SJTE) of COEASU northeast holding at Federal College of Education FCE Yola.

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Gov Bala, Others Attend Bauchi Emir’s Daughter Wedding

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Dignitaries from works of life including Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, former Governor Malam Isah Yuguda and Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Idris Wase attended the Wedding Fatiha of a daughter of Emir of Bauchi Fatima Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu and Abdullahi Ibrahim.

The Wedding presided over by the Chief Imam of Bauchi Imam Bala Baban Innah also saw the presence of Gombe State Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya who was represented by Secretary to the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Jodi, Controller General Nigerian Custom Service Hamid Ali as well as Emirs from within and outside the state.

The Emir of Lafiya Muhammad Sidi Ibrahim represented the bride Fatima Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu while his counterpart of Katagum Umar Faruq stands in for the groom Abdullahi Ibrahim with the sum one hundred thousand naira as Bridge Price.

In a goodwill message after the wedding at Bauchi Central Mosque, Governor Bala Mohammed congratulated the couple for witnessing the day and prayed Allah to bless their union.

On his part, the Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Sulaimanu Adamu expressed appreciation to the dignitaries that graced the occasion.

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