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Gombe Ex- Commissioner Of Education, Haj Aisha Bags African Achiever’s Award

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By Muhammad B Muhammad

Former Commissioner of Education Gombe state, Hajiya Aisha M.B Ahmad bags African Achiever’s Award (Pillar of Educational Support for the youth).

She will receive the award on November 3rd, 2022 at Rotunda Conference Hall, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja during the 2022 African Youth Day Conference.

The distinguished Achiever’s Award is being put together by the Nigerian Youth Congress in collaboration with Nigerian Youth Parliament.

Hajiya Ahmad who hails from Gombe state in Akko Local Government Area has contributed immensely in education sector and community project.

She has been awarding scholarship to less previleged and orphans to study from primary to higher institutions of learning across Gombe State.

In recognition of her magnanimity, Ahmad bagged different national and international awards and attended many fora and conferences on promotion of education.

She is currently, the House of Representatives Candidate, under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Akko Federal Constituency in Gombe State.

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Northern Group Eulogize Dr. Emmanuel Musa, Recommends Him For National Honours

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By Abdullahi Alhassan, Abuja

Concerned Northern Forum, a prominent civil society organisation (CSO), compromising over 75 CSOs across Northern Nigeria has eulogized the Founder and President of Emnamu Foundation, Dr. Emmanuel Musa for his philanthropy and humanitarian services.

In a widely covered press conference attended by both the print and electronic media giants in Nigeria at Protea Hotels Abuja, the spokesperson of the group, Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem praised Dr. Emmanuel for his tireless efforts in providing basic services such as water and shelter to victims of insecurity in his home town of Adamawa and elsewhere.

According to the spokesperson, “we are thrilled to identify with a young man who is so passionate about positively touching the lives of the less privileged around him. At just 34 the age, Dr. Emmanuel has demonstrated an astonishing and unprecedented generosity which has bettered people’s livelihoods as well as enhanced their welfare. He remains the only person of his age in Nigeria without political exposure who has impacted Nigerians this much.

“With hundreds of boreholes scattered across the North East and the provision of shelters for displaced persons as a result of Boko Haram insurgency, Dr. Musa has become a pillar of hope for widows, orphans, indigent students, youths and the aged. The ‘Humanitarian Dr.’ , as he fondly called recently donated roofing sheets, timber, cash and other relief materials to over 50 victims of a rainstorm in Pella, Hong LGA of Adamawa State. Indeed, his exemplary life is worthy of emulation and commendation”.

While calling on other Nigerians to emulate the seasoned philanthropist, the Northern youths praised the courageous virtue of Dr. Emmanuel Musa who has taken it upon himself to improve the quality of education in his home state of Adamawa through scholarships and other educational interventions. The group however, appealed to him to extend his generosity to other states as they prayed God to bless and prosper him in all his endeavours.

“Just recently, Dr. Emmanuel Musa in his capacity as the Founder and President of Enmamu Foundation donated over ₦200,000 million to 200,000 Pupils under the Adamawa Pupils Welfare Scheme. This is highly commendable and we urge other Nigerians to borrow a leaf from this humanitarian who is sacrificing his personal earnings and making giant strides to improve the lives of others in a world marred by greed and self-centeredness.

“It is also our earnest prayer and hope that this great philanthropist will extend his generous hand of fellowship to other states and communities that are ravaged by insecurity, lack of basic services and the impact of natural disasters. We pray too that Almighty Allah should prosper him and give him the wisdom and resources to carry out his humanitarian services not just to the northern Nigeria but the whole country and Africa as a whole,” the statement added.

The group finally called on the Federal Government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of patriotic urgency, bestow on Dr. Emmanuel Musa a befitting national honour which will spur him and others to greater service to their communities.

“What Dr. Musa has done at such a young age needs to be encouraged. As a group representing the interest of Northern Nigerian youths, we are convinced that honouring Dr. Musa will encourage other Nigerians both young and old to also emulate him. We therefore, recommend him and appeal to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to immediately commence the process of not just honouring this philanthropist but also giving him a position of responsibility that will enable him reach out to more Nigerians”, the statement concluded.

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Gov Kefas Clocks One Year In Office, Promises More Developmental Projects 

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By Sani Yarima 

As Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State clocked one year in office, he pledged to provide hydropower and solar energy in the three senatorial zones of the state. 

The governor made the promise at a media chat held at the Exco chamber in the Government House Jalingo on Tuesday to mark his one year in office.

The event was organized by the State Ministry of Information and Reorientation.

Dr. Kefas explained that the construction of hydropower and solar energy in the three zones aimed to boost the economic activities in the state. 

He also promised to construct a new airport at the Sardauna LGA of the state, in addition to the existing ones, to attract investors and promote economic growth in the state.

Furthermore, Dr. Kefas reiterated his promise to renovate and build new primary and secondary schools across the state, aiming to address the infrastructural deficit before the full implementation of his administration’s free education policy. 

He mentioned that the decision became imperative as about 95% of the schools across the state are dilapidated.

Additionally, Governor Agbu Kefas announced that the government will procure mobile ambulances for the 168 wards of the 16 LGAs, aimed at improving the healthcare sector.

Commenting on the plan by the Taraba State University lecturers to embark on strike, Dr. Kefas emphasized that he would not be threatened as the money is available, and the government will settle everyone who is entitled after due process.

Earlier in an address of welcome, the state Commissioner of Information and Reorientation, Barrister Zainab Usman Jalingo lauded Governor Kefas’s unwavering commitment to the betterment of the state since he assumed office.

She noted the initiation and completion of numerous projects by the Kefas administration that have positively impacted the lives of the people and laid a foundation for future prosperity.

Furthermore, Jalingo explained that the present administration has touched all key sectors of government toward improving the livelihood of its citizenry.

Additionally, Barrister Zainab Jalingo noted that Dr. Kefas’s dedication to transparent governance, infrastructural development, and socio-economic growth has been exemplary.  

The Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs, HRM Manu Ishaku Adda Ali, the Emir of Muri, HRH Alhaji Abbas Njidda Tafida, and the Chief of Mambila, HRH Alhaji Audu Baju, as well as the Chief of Takum, HRM Barr. Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi II was among the many dignitaries who graced the event. 

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Decision To Rotate Ukwe’s Stool Was Done With Best Intentions- Gov Kefas

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By Henry Agbu, Jalingo 

The Governor of Taraba State, Agbu Kefas Ph.D says the decision to rotate the first-class chief of Takum among the three ethnic groups in the Takum LGA of the State was made with the best of intentions for inclusivity, fairness, and unity of the area.

The Governor stated this on Tuesday at the Rimi Primary School Takum, while speaking at the reception of the new Chief of Takum, HRM Barr. Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi.

Recall that on Monday the 13th of May 2024, Dr. Agbu Kefas presented a staff of office to the new First-Class Chief of Takum, alongside two other Third-class Chiefs at the Exco Chamber, Government House, Jalingo.

However, on Tuesday the 14th of May 2024, a grand reception was organized in honour of the newly installed monarch in his chiefdom where a large number of people joined the celebration of the new Chief.

Speaking during the ceremony, Governor Agbu Kefas described the occasion as significant progress in the journey towards unity and adherence to the rule of law.

Kefas emphasized that it is his solemn duty to uphold the principles of justice and fairness.

The Taraba State High Court judgment on Monday dismissed a case filed by the Kuteb ethnic group claiming that the Ukwe’s Stool belonged to them and kicked against the rotation of the Chief of Takum. 

According to Governor Agbu Kefas, the issuance of the Staff of office to the first Chief was to honour the rule of law and judicial processes. 

He, however, explained that the decision to rotate the first-class stool was made with the best of intentions.

Furthermore, the Governor urged the people not to relent in their decision to advance unity and peace.

To the newly appointed Chief of Takum HRM Barr. Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi, and two other Third-class Chiefs, Governor Kefas enjoined them to do justice and strive to guide their domains to greatness.

Additionally, the Governor made a case for the Royal fathers to serve with integrity, compassion, and steadfast dedication to the well-being of their people.

He implored the people to remain law-abiding and support his administration to deliver the dividends of democracy for them, and assured the youth and women of his administration’s plans to unveil empowerment schemes soon.

In his goodwill message, the Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman of the Taraba State Council of Chiefs and Emirs, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Ishaku Adda Ali called for support and collaboration of the people to the Ukwe to keep Takum in peace and work for its development.

The Man of the Moment, the Chief of Takum, HRM Ukwe Sopiya Ahmadu Gboshi after appreciating Governor Kefas for ending the twenty-eight (28) years of Chieftaincy conflict in Takum, also assured him that he will strive to sustain peace, unity, and development of his domain.

Edited By Sani Yarima 

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