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Group Wants Bauchi Government Restore Permsec Seat

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Asiya Umar Adam
Partners-In-Progress Association (PIPA) a non-political organization in Ningi emirate of Bauchi state has called on Governor Bala Mohammed to restore the seat of permanent secretary to their Local Government as being enjoyed by its contemporaries.
It however commended the appointment of Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna as the new Head of Service of the state by the government, as well as maintaining the status of two commissioners – Lands & Survey, and Local Government Affairs, and Office of the State Accountant General.
The association in a statement signed by its chairman and secretary, Mohammed Garba Ningi and Yahaya Habu Ningi respectively, expressed satisfaction with the magnanimity of Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
Ningi explained that their regular monthly congress also resolved of the need for the Bauchi state government to hasten the completion of Nasaru-Gwam-Arinja road and Ningi Housing Estate now under construction.
The meeting, according to the statement, described as unfortunate the deplorable state of the College of Administrative and Social Studies, Ningi to as a matter of urgency revisit and fastback the formal gazette of the college with a view to giving it new down and progressive outlook.
The association has reviewed with concern the none implementation of the campaign promise for the dualisation of Ningi highway as promised by Governor Bala Muhammadand urged him to redeem his pledge of providing dividend of democracy as done to its contemporaries in the state.
Statement said: “The Meeting –In-Session has also paid tribute to the unfortunate status of the College of Administration and social studies, popularly known as SDI Ningi whose deplorable status in terms of Academic Excellency, leadership quality as well as infrastructural development remained a source of concern to all well-meaning indigenes and well-wishers of the college.”
“The Association has also revisited the proposed location and presence of the Federal Road Safety Corps and that of the State Fire Service Offices in Ningi Town, and expressed concern over the absence of services of these two important safety institutions in the Area, despite the Local Government’s status of 2nd most populated Town or Local Government in Bauchi State and 3rd in the North East. 
“The Association therefore called on Governor Bala Muhammad to kindly facilitate the actualisation of these Essential Services in Ningi through the release of the support Funds for the Refurbishment of the safety vehicles and their transmission to Ningi.”

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

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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.

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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

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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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