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Fintiri Bids Farewell To 1st Batch of 560 Pilgrims airlifted from Adamawa

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Max Air Airline Monday airlifted first batch of 560 Adamawa Muslim pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Yola International Airport for 2022 pilgrimage.

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa while bidding the pilgrims farewell appealed to them to pray for peaceful conduct of 2022 general elections during their stay in the holy land.

The Governor observed that as the country is entering another era of political campaigns it behoves on the Pilgrims while in Saudi Arabia to pray for peaceful transition of government.

According to the Governor, Nigeria needs credible and God fearing leaders to steer its affairs for unprecedented development hence the need for the faithfuls to pray to Allah to that regard.

He cautioned the pilgrims to shun away from taking any illegal substance such as hard drugs into the holy land and abide by the rules and regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Governor admonished the faithfuls to perform the Hajj with good intention and utmost commitment and seriousness so as to fetch abundant rewards from Allah.

He urged the pilgrims to utilize the opportunity given to them by Allah to perform the Hajj and pray for peace and tranquility as well as development of their state and Nigeria as a whole.

The Governor who took his time to go round and greet the pilgrims inside the plane was received upon his arrival at the airport by this year Amirul Hajj, Amna Shellegn, Isa Dasong and other officials of State Pilgrims Welfare Commission.

Governor Umaru Fintiri was accompanied to Yola International Airport by State Assembly Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas and Secretary to the state government, SSG, Malam Bashiru Ahmad among others.

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Ramadan: 210 Orphans, Less Privillaged Receive Food Donation In Zaria

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Over 210 people, mostly women in Zaria have receive donation of food items as part of effort by a foundation to better the lives of the less privillaged during the month of Ramadan.

Barrister Aisha Ahmad Mohammed, Chief Executive Officer, Sarauniya Girls child foundation while distributing the items in Zaria, said the gesture was an annual routine by the foundation aimed at bringing succour on the plight of the orphans and less privileged among the society.

She said the foundation has been donating various commodity, clothes, food items and scholarship especially to girls child “who’s are mostly the set of people that suffers from poverty and hunger due to lost of father or household.”

Barrister A’isha noted that the month of Ramadan is very special to all Muslim faithful that comes along with so many demands particularly food, hence the resolve of the foundation to concentrate on distribution of food items to alleviate untold sufferings of women with orphans.

She explained that the second phase of the exercise will be conducted before before sallah “though part of what was given now include wrappers, but the next phase will be mainly of items to do with sallah celebration.” Aisha said.

Items distributed include crates of eggs, ground nut oil, rice, sugar and wrappers among others.

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Bishop Mamza Calls For Calm Ahead Of Adamawa Guber Rerun Election

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By Jessica John Bakari

The state chairman of Christain Association of Nigeria (CAN), Bishop Stephen Dami Mamza has called for calm and renewed hope as the state goes for a rerun of the governorship election.

Mamza appealed to politicians in Adamawa State to keep all activities and exchange pleasantries to pave way for an atmosphere of tolerance and respect to flourish in the state.

Mamza stated this in a press conference against the backdrop of March 18th Governorship election in all the thirty six States of the federation in his office Sunday.

He said as Christain leaders in Adamawa they hinged their strength and trust on the promise made by the electoral body for free, Fair and credible polls this twenty twenty three.

Bishop Dami expressed concerned about some irregularities in the collation and tabulation of results during the March eighteen polls in the state.

The CAN Chairman called on all to remain calm and renew their confidence on INEC Independence and professionalism for openness, transparency and fairness in handling of votes of the electorates as the state set for a rerun.

Dami also appealed with strong voice to law enforcement agencies and Media not to allow institutional pressure and interference affect their conduct as they try to give an unbiased and extensive coverage of the process of voting, collation and tabulation of results.

The bishop equally called on all citizens particularly community and religious leaders and youths to continue to be law abiding as they commit themselves to every cause that will promote the common good of all and shun anything that will bring dishonesty in the state.

He hopes and prays that all shall be well for INEC to straighten their confidence through their openness, transparency and fairness and entire electoral process to be credible.

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Avoid Any Act That Could Lead To Unrest – Nana Cautions Muslims

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By Abdulaziz Abubakar Damare.

A renowned Islamic scholar in Yola, Adamawa State, Sheikh Modibbo Nana Yola has called on people in Adamawa to avoid anything that could lead to unrest in the state.

The scholar who stated this at 19th annual graduation and presentation of certificates of Baiturrahman Islamiyya Yola, said without peace nothing will be achieved.

Represented by Ustaz Nasiru Modibbo Nana, the scholar admonished the pupils to assist their parents while during holidays.

In his remarks, the Deputy Chief Imam Modibbo Adama Central Mosque Yola, Sheikh Modibbo Ahmad Tijjani Tahir appealed to parents and guardians to ensure proper moral upbringing of their children.

The Deputy Chief Imam called on Muslims to unite themselves in all they do to enable them succeed.

Modibbo Tijjani Tahir reminds wealthy Muslims on the need to support the needy during this month of Ramadan fast so as to gain Allah’s reward.

Earlier in her remarks, the proprietress of the school, Hajiya Asma’u Bappa Magaji challenged parents to give the needed support and priority to Islamic education of their children for the betterment of their lives in the world and the hereafter.

Magaji advised people in Adamawa to invest their time in praying for the nation during the Ramadan period.

Special prayers were offered for peaceful coexistence in Adamawa and Nigeria in general.

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