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Ahmed Ahmed

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday signed into law, the sum of N197,475,607,143.85 as the 2022 budget estimate.

Speaking while assenting the 2022 appropriation bill, the governor thanked the Honourable Speaker, Principal Officers and members of the house for the speedy passage of the budget.

Governor Bala Mohammed said the 2022 budget has been derived from the State Medium Term Plan 2021-2025 in which the state government would soon roll it out.

He said the Plan which aligns with the overall national and sub-national planning perspectives, has set out his administration’s developmental objectives and defined it key priorities which the state hope to achieve through the budget process.

The governor said the adjustment of 2,120,000,000.00 in the budget made by the State Assembly to the proposal submitted was done to support the move by his administration for the financial autonomy of the legislature and the judiciary.

According to him, the development also aligns with the state government’s desire and commitment towards ensuring the independence of the two arms of government.

“We give glory to Almighty Allah for today’s occasion which concludes the chain of processes within the Budget cycle culminating into the State’s 2022 Appropriation Law which approves the 2022 Budget in the sum of N197,475,607,143.85 for which my assent is sought.”

The governor reiterated that, the focus of the budget will be the completion of the numerous developmental projects embarked upon by his administration and assured that his commitment towards high level of performance will not be in doubt.

Governor Bala Mohammed said the state government will ensure that, a robust framework for implementation is put in place and will hold officials responsible for any shortcoming.

“It is my hope however, that everyone involved in the implementation of the budget will equally be driven by the spirit of patriotism and commitment to ensure success in the process.”

On his part, the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Abubakar Y Sulaiman said the house increased the amount of the budget from over 195 billion to over 197 billion naira for the best interest of the state.

The Speaker said the house is satisfied with the level of implementation of the 2021 budget by the state government.

Delivering a vote of thanks , the State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Aminu Hammayo assured the governor and the people of the state that the performance of the 2022 will be better than that of 2021 through initiating robust framework for implementation.

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ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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