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Dr. Emmanuel: Adamawa Altruist of good works kicks off anti-malaria campaign in many communities

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Dr. Emmanuel: Adamawa Altruist of good works kicks off anti-malaria campaign in many communities

Dr. Emmanuel N Musa in his yet another good Samaritan kindness has embarked on a wide range of campaigns for good health for the people of Adamawa, Nigeria as a whole.

Musa through his Emnamu Foundation, a Non Governmental organization (NGO) known for carrying out humanitarian services in many parts of the country, especially Adamawa State and the Northeast region has embarked on a four days Anti Malaria campaign.

The campaign with the team “kicking Malaria out of Nigeria, Our Clooney moral burden” has joined in fighting the scourge in the states of Maiduguri, Niger, Plateau, Kaduna, Taraba, and Gombe, among others.

The Coordinator of Enmanu Foundation, Comrade Kukuya Godwin said the brains child NGO has started the campaign in the Alma Matter secondary school of Mr. Emmanuel N Musa in Mubi, Adamawa state who is the founder and national President of the organization.

Godwin said Malaria is still claiming the lives of people in the country, especially the vulnerable, the less privileged, and the downtrodden a reason that attracted the Enmanu Foundation to carry out the fight against the scourge.

According to him the four days campaign by the foundation made the Primary Health care Mararaba-Mubi, Government senior Science Secondary school Uba and many others witness the presence of the Foundation by presenting Anti Malaria drugs, fumigation of those areas that breed Mosquitoes, agents that spreads Malaria.

Comrade Kukuya maintained that for growth and development to strive, a good hygienic environment and good health for the people must be sustained, and fighting Malaria should be a serious concern to all critical stakeholders.

He continued to say that Malaria has done the worst of killing millions of people around the world and must not be allowed to continue.

“This is everyone’s work, the government cannot do it alone, so it must be a collective effort and responsibilities of all people, it is one of the presidents of Enmanu Foundation considers this a worthy venture which is part of the NGO’s vision and Mission.

” We deliberately selected days 1-4 of August because are a peak period of Malaria infection and transmission down to September. I’m therefore calling on people of good conscience to join in preventing the spread of Malaria, as prevention is better than cure.” Kukuya said

He revealed that the Enmanu foundation has Simultaneously engaged Yola Volunteers who carried out an effective campaign in the State capital and its environs, and in also other states of the federation where Fumigations, disinfection of stagnant water, general environmental Sanitation, distribution of free drugs was done.

The coordinator said Dr. Musa is a passionate lover of Humanity, especially the less privileged and the vulnerable who can go out of his way to render the needed help for one to survive.

He recalled how malaria remains the Major killer disease in the world and its scourge is badly affecting the poor and the downtrodden in our societies.

“Malaria is, without doubt, one of the Major killer diseases, a challenge confronting world health. In 2021 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported that the menace of Malaria recorded about 228 million people globally, resulting in the death of about 620,000 people, with Nigeria accounting for 24 percent of the total cases.

“According to the Primary health care development agency and the National Bureau of Statistics, one out of every five maternal and child mortality is caused by Malaria. Malaria kills faster than the dreaded HIV/AIDS.” Godwin said

He continued to say that the above-mentioned reasons are what propelled Dr. Emmanuel N. Musa, through his Foundation to render a four-day nationwide campaign against malaria as his part of assistance to humanity.

HOW GUNMEN KILL FATHER OF NAN REPORTER, ABDUCT NIECE IN KADUNA

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HOW GUNMEN KILL FATHER OF NAN REPORTER, ABDUCT NIECE IN KADUNA

 

Gunmen on Tuesday abducted Amos Magbon, Rector of Federal School of Statistics, Manchok, in Kaura Local Government of Kaduna State.

NAN reports that the gunmen also killed Daniel Yatai, the father of Philip Yatai, a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in Manchok.

The gunmen also abducted his niece, Brenda.

The victim, Daniel Yatai, 86, retired from the Nigeria Railway Corporation in 1991.

The second child of the victim who witnessed the incident, Christiana Yatai, said that the gunmen came to the house at about 11:15pm.

“We were five in the house; myself, my dad, my mum, two of my nieces and a nephew.

“They asked us to open the door and when we refused, they broke the main entrance and gained access to the house.

“My father was in his room and one of them wearing a mask, who was outside, shot him through the window and the bullet hit him from the back.

“Those who entered the house later went to his room and finished him up.

“They went away with one of my niece, Ms Brenda Friday, 21, a final year student of Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya,” she narrated.

Another child of the deceased, Joseph Yatai, said the gunmen had contacted the family and demanded N15 million to release the girl.

Similarly, brother to the rector, Innocent Magbon, said the gunmen had also reached out to the family to ask for a N15m ransom.

When contacted for his comments on the issue, Kaduna Police Command spokesperson, DSP Mohammed Jalige, promised to get back to NAN.

Dr. Aishatu Yusha’u root for Northern women enrollment in medical Sciences, tasks parents, others

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………bemoans brain drain
In a bid to raise enrollment for Medical Science in Nigeria, parents of Women from Northern Nigeria has been tasked on providing enabling environment despite the menace of insecurity for women to study medical Sciences.
Fielding questions from newsmen on Wednesday,  Dr. Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u who narrated how she as a northern woman became a medical doctor and rose to become an Associate Professor of Psychiatry via enabled environment said so many northern young ladies are willing to take up Medical Sciences but so many factors including insecurity have dashed their hopes.
According to her, the imbalance in school enrollment amongst boys and girls at a time was almost equal, because the boys were more into farming and others but with the incessant kidnapping of school girls in Chibok, Kagara and many others parents prefer to marry their girls  out’
“Absolutely we need more women in the field of mental health because the task is huge and mental health is a major priority. There is a need for gender balance, and gender equity therefore there is a need to encourage more women, provide role models in psychiatry and give them the chance.”Dr. Aishatu stressed.
“Also, some northern Communities’ which have come under attacks and now in IDP camps can’t further their studies because of the poor life styles in those camps.’ she added.
Dr. Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u who lectures in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU) Bauchi maintained that, ” that people are leaving the country with massive brain drain. Brain drain is worse than before and addressing the problem of doctor to patient ratio is huge. As a psychiatrist we have a ratio of about 1:1, 000, 000 which is not the ideal for WHO standard. As a country we need to look at what is drawing attention of our medical personnel abroad to see what can be done to avert the trend. As a passionate and patriotic Nigerian training doctors to travel abroad and work is not nice. We therefore need to address the gaps so as to  keep our workforce back home and save our humanity.’
On major breakthrough in medical Sciences,  Dr. Aishatu Yusha’u Armiya’u
revealed that her ability “to break through a profession that is male dominated is my role in showing to women and girls that we can succeed in broad field of Medicine and specialty of Psychiatry My efforts to create a gender sensitive and responsive environment where I teach and train undergraduate and postgraduate students and in other fora. My role in forensic psychiatry working with persons with mental health challenges who have problems with law.
On revamping and revitalization of Health organizations, Dr. Armiya’u is poised to “make the institution or ministry a center of excellence on mental health issues if given the opportunity to lead a health Ministry or organization, I will deploy my expertise and networks as a catalyst for achieving this goal. My strategies among others will include:Working with others who have knowledge and expertise in the field of mental health Collaborate with other people in other professions, users and other key stakeholders to bring mental health to determine major issues and strategies to address them.”

Belel in NNPP is the People’s Man standing to emancipate Adamawa Northern Senatorial Zone

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Belel in NNPP is the People’s Man standing to emancipate Adamawa Northern Senatorial Zone

 

The People of Adamawa Northern Senatorial Zone have discovered a leader, a Man with a passion to serve, to deliver, and recreate a new haven that truly suggests the area as a land of many untapped potentials. An area known with huge human capital resources. The knowledge that this man has in government is measureless, his experience in leadership is far-flung and his far-reaching experience in business to woo investors of all races and countries has stretched out to many nations of the world.

Dr Abdullahi Dauda Belel is now a household name with his EMANCIPATOR title of the SERVANT-LEADER that has become a slogan of political change mantra in Adamawa is getting the acceptance of winning possibility in the forth coming 2023 Senatorial election. The Man has no doubt a discovery of wisdom, one of the state’s Son that has what it takes to liberate, emancipate and help salvage the zone, the State and the country at large from the crutches of underdevelopment and put life, meaning, adding value into the political lifeline of the state.

In him is the girdle of strength to lead well, he holds in his hand the rod of direction that will take Adamawa to a haven of rest.

He is a beacon of hope, a glorious flying horse for the people of Adamawa Northern. It’s a beckoning and a clarion call to Young and old to see Belel as the Man to support because He is a Man to beat the Northern Senatorial District race of the state.

I have searched, I have analyzed, Among all the people clamoring to be the next Senator to represent the Northern people of Adamawa State, whether in PDP, APC, YPP,APGA,LP or whatever party the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) candidate in the person of Dr Abdullahi Dauda Belel (Emancipator) capped it all, and got all the threads of a better Senator to come 2023 for Adamawa state.

The people have spoken in many ways to need him for the revered office.In 2019 he gave a new life to APC where he sojourned and aspired to be the party’s Senatorial flag bearer. He put a good fight, a struggle that was considered by many party men he was the best for the party to win the 2019 election. But divergence interest and political hullabaloo of some mischief people have worked against him to lose in the primaries elections.

With his resilience and his good intentions for the zone, the people with great voice beckoned on him to join NNPP , this is the party I now see hope for Adamawa Northern zone because a Man with a glaring ability to lead and secure the destiny of his people is now with the senatorial ticket to wrestle out power from APC Senator in 2023.

May I now shout it out and make it boldly in the tablet’s heart of all and sundry that Mr. Belel remains the best candidate for the people of the Northern senatorial because he is well able, capable and most qualified to emancipate the zone. He knows the political game more than any, he can loose the knots that tie down the area from development. The contact and the connection are immeasurably to use as a means to develop the area.

His vision and dream of a new Adamawa state have made him the number one Senatorial aspirant to have a blueprint of what he prepared to deliver to the people of the state. He toured the zone, the five local government of Mubi North, Mubi North, Maiha, Michika and Madagali that made of the Senatorial and reminded them of the area’s huge potentials that can attract development with a better representatives. He revealed to them that the five local government areas are blessed with so much mineral resources, they have what it takes to be the best in the country, and he can do for them in his first four years if elected to represent them.

May I, therefore, say that the greatest mistake that each voter can make is to vote against NNPP? But a vote for Belel is a vote for liberation and emancipation, is the best way to get the zone and the entire state on yet another rail of development.

A vote for Dauda is a value-added change, a wisdom that will set free everyone from a retrogressive government to a government of the people by the people and for the people. It’s a progressive zone with Dauda saddled in the affairs of leadership as the in coming Senator. Adamawa will be secure, free, and well positioned to grow in all facets of life. This is what I feel , see and sighted the Northern zone stand to get.

The moribund companies and industries owned by State Government like Mubi burnt bricks and many more will be revived and empowered to increase the internally generated revenue of the state. He create the jobs in a manner that will include everyone. The direct and indirect jobs creation Dauda has done that while the arrow head leader of Adamawa state primary health care. His excellent Wisdom in creating the Beldome is another brilliant initiative that giving hundreds of people food in their table that today they are gainful employed to liberate themselves from poverty.

This Man has the wherewithal, Dauda is more than able to turn around the state for World development. He has the potential to attract global attention, he is well equipped to make Adamawa Northern zone earned the world news of positive stories of a once captured Boko Haram area to an area that will capture the attention of the global economy. A zone with a backward education to a revamped education. He is going to gear up the health Centres, the blocked waterways will run. Once again water in all the pipes of every locality in the urban towns and even villages will be running. This the Belel I see with the dream and passion to serve his people.

I see Dauda the best,the hope and the life-changing gear of development of the Northern zone. This is who I can confidently call on all voters of Adamawa Northern Senatorial District to bargain their votes, rally their support around him, and give him the winning votes for a total victory to chase out ineptitude and selfish representation agent who is in government himself.

Dauda in NNPP is more of salvation has come to all Adamawa Sons and Daughters, cast your vote wisely. It’s not a party affair it is a personality affair. The call is just simple, thumps up for Belel and on the ballot, it should be a thumbs down for the NNPP come 2023. It’s the only way out. A way into another realm of development.

Belel and NNPP is for the emancipation of Adamawa Northern zone. The last and final option. This is my stand, my honest view in the interest of every one of us in Adamawa Northern zone.

Dauda is an Opinion writer.
He wrote this from Sabon Layi Mubi, Adamawa State.

Kaduna NUJ salutes Council Chairman Asma’u over Court Ruling

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Kaduna NUJ salutes Council Chairman Asma’u over Court Ruling

Following the Monday decision by a magistrate court sitting in Barnawa,Kaduna south local government area of Kaduna state affirming the electoral victory of the Kaduna state council Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ),Comrade Asma’u Yawo Halilu,the council wishes to welcome the decision of the court while also dedicating the victory to the union and the entire membership of the council.

 

A statement signed by the council secretary, Comrade Gambo Santos Sanga described the court verdict as a true reflection of the wishes of the majority of members the union, pointing out that the futile exercise will serve as a panacea towards the growth and development of the kaduna council of the NUJ.

The statement added that there was NO VICTOR NOR VANQUISH,while also stressing the need for members of the Kaduna state council of the Nigeria Union of journalists to bury their differences and work for the progress of the council.

It further appealed to members of the NUJ to forget the past and unite against common enemies.

 

Gov. El-Rufai ready to domesticate FOI Act in Kaduna – Aide

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Gov. El-Rufai ready to domesticate FOI Act in Kaduna – Aide

 

Mr Balarabe Jigo, Senior Special Assistant to Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Legal Matters, says the governor is committed to ensuring the domestication of Freedom of Information Act (FOI) in the state.

Jigo stated this in Kaduna on Monday, at a stakeholders’ interactive meeting on the domestication of FOI Act in Kaduna State.

The meeting was organised by Transparency and Accountability in Totality Initiative (TinT)-Follow Taxes.

He said that “A Bill for a Law to Make Public Records and Information Available and to Protect Records Information, Personal Privacy and Serving Public Officers in Kaduna State” was being considered.

According to him, the Bill is currently at the discussion level with the leadership of the State House of Assembly for consideration.

“The governor is passionate about getting the bill passed and has directed me to engage critical stakeholders to ensure the bill is given the needed attention by the House of Assembly.

“I have already engaged the principal officers of the House and they have demonstrated commitment to support the process but need to work with other members to ensure smooth passage,”he said.

The governor’s aide said that a sensitisation workshop was being organised in collaboration with an NGO and the State Assembly, to enlighten the lawmakers on the benefits of the Bill in strengthening good governance in the state.

He expressed optimism that the Bill would be passed at most, two weeks after the sensitisation workshop.

Also, Mr Bashir Adamu, Secretary, House Chairman, Public Account Committee, said that the Bill was before the State Assembly and discussions were ongoing for consideration.

He clarified that the Bill had not passed first and second reading as erroneously being perceived by members of the public, but introduced to the House of Assembly awaiting consideration.

He also said that sensitisation would play a key role in fast tracking the passage of the Bill.

On his part, Director, Legal Drafting, Ministry of Justice, Mr Murtala Hamidu, said that the first draft Bill that was introduced to the House was revised to address the concerns of the members of the House.

Hamidu said that the revised version had been resubmitted to the House for reconsideration.

Earlier, Mr Musa Suleiman, Project Officer, TinT-Follow Taxes, said that the domestication of the FOI was under “#KeepItOpen”, an advocacy programme supported by Palladium.

Suleiman said that the support was through Gatefield, a public strategy and media group for chance, under the USAID-supported Strengthening Civil Society and Local Engagement (SCALE) project.

He said that the Bill had been submitted to the State Assembly since 2017, but was yet to be passed, adding that the “#KeepItOpen” was designed to mobilise relevant stakeholders to push for the passage of the Bill.

He said that TinT-Follow Taxes had conducted several advocacy visits to critical stakeholders, including the ministry of justice, the media, citizens’ groups and had reached out to the governor through his aide, Jigo.

Hajiya Jamila Dahiru, Senior Communications and Partnership Lead, TinT-Follow taxes, said that the objective of the meeting was to increase stakeholders’ support for the domestication of the FOI Act and digital rights.

Dahiru added that the meeting was also to promote operationalisation of the FOI Act in Kaduna state through advocacy activities and stakeholder engagements.

Mr Dangwa Danjuma of the Coalition Associations for Leadership Peace Empowerment and Development (CALPED), said that the non-passage of the bill was affecting the implementation of relevant laws in the state.

Danjuma said that citizens were also not consulted in the drafting of the bill in the principle of Open Government Partnership that the state signed onto and called for a window for citizens participation.

He also suggested that the lawmakers should be engaged to prioritise passage of the bill as a condition for their re-election.

Breaking: Court Affirms Asma’u As Kaduna NUJ Chair

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Breaking: Court Affirms Asma’u As Kaduna NUJ Chair

 

The Chief Magistrate court 3 sitting in Barnawa; Kaduna state, has discharged and acquitted the case against the Chairnan of the Kaduna NUJ coucil, Comrade Asma’u Yawo Halilu and four others.

Details later

2023: Former SGF Babachir,Ex-Speaker Dogara visit Wike

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The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Saturday met with Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt.
The closed-door meeting was held at Governor Wike’s country home in Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara hinged their visit on the quest and search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.
“Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders. For us, it is a search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria. So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason why we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future we can discuss that.”
Similarly, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Lawal explained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor of Rivers State.
“We came to visit our brother. He (Wike) is our brother. So, now and then, the Bible enjoins you to visit one another. That is what we just did.”
Lawal said the interaction with Wike had nothing to do with the meeting some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.
“No, there are many things that in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so there is nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja.

 

Rumueprikom, Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Dogara hinged their visit on the quest and search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria.
“Everyone agrees with us that Governor Wike is one of those indispensable political leaders. For us, it is a search to build an all-inclusive Nigeria. So, we feel that as part of the agenda setting, we should meet with him and that is the reason why we are here. And for the rest, whatever it is, maybe in the future we can discuss that.”
Similarly, the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Lawsl explained that their mission was a brotherly visit to the governor of Rivers State.
“We came to visit our brother. He (Wike) is our brother. So, now and then, the Bible enjoins you to visit one another. That is what we just did.”
Lawal said the interaction with Wike had nothing to do with the meeting some northern leaders held in Abuja on Friday.
“No, there are many things that in the world for which you need to visit a brother, so there is nothing to do with our meeting in Abuja.

Islamic Year:SDP flag bearer Adebayo salute Muslim faithful, prays for Nigeria

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The Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo has on Saturday, congratulated Muslims all over the world on New Islamic (Hijri) Year 1444.

Prince Adewole Adebayo posted this on his twitter page wishing them a beautiful new year.

He said: “I wish all Muslims, brothers and sisters, worldwide a most beautiful and very happy Islamic Year full of Mercy and Grace of Allah SWT”.

The SDP Presidential Candidate also used the opportunity to pray for Nigeria in these troubling, humbling times and a world in need of truth,justice and peace

2023: APC Calls For Extension Of Voters’ Registration

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2023: APC Calls For Extension Of Voters’ Registration

. . . Calls For Additional Registration Centres.

North-West zone of the ruling All Progressives Congress ( APC ), has called for the extension of the voters’ registration exercise.

The call for the extension, according to the party followed mass rush by eligible voters to get registered ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Meanwhile, the party has also calls for the creation of additional registration centres, saying that the creation of additional registration centres would ease dificulty that were being faced by the eligible voters.

The Zonal Publicity Secretary, North West APC, Musa Mailafiya Mada, made the call while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Friday, explaining that thousands of eligible voters might be disenfranchised as they could not beat the dateline.

According to him, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) should look inward and extend the exercise.

Said he; “we want to call on INEC to look inwards and extend the exercise so that people will get their PVCs. INEC should know that the whole exercise is about people. So it will not be unfair to disenfranchise them.