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We are sideline from Baba Gonto 21st Memorial Anniversary – APC Bogoro

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AHMED Ahmed

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bogoro local government chapter in Bauchi says the party was sideline from late Baba Peter Gonto
21st memorial anniversary, just as it’s distance itself from the Programme.

Our correspondent reported that 24 hours to the 21st Memorial anniversary programme was surrounded with security controversies.

This is contained in a statement issued by Hon. Istifanus Manasseh, APC Chairman, Bogoro LGA, made available to Journalists in Bauchi.

The party stated that it backed out from the programme because its members were sidelined at the initial stage by the organizers.

“A titled ‘A memorial event organized in honor of late Baba Peter Gonto of Mwari, Bogoro Local Government Area, Bauchi State:

“Sequel to the above captioned event scheduled for Friday, 31st December, 2021 purported to have been in honor of Late Baba Peter Gonto hitherto believed to have been sponsored by a Convener,

“The Zaar Development Association (ZDA) and some family members of the Late Baba Gonto, our attention as committed members of The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bogoro LGA is hereby drawn to the following findings/observations’ ‘.
According to it,”it said.

According to the statement, APC Bogoro LG notes with dismay that as against a community event, the event is actually a PDP rally in disguise meant to boost the image of the failed government of Gov Bala Mohammed.

The APC therefore stated that, “From the totality of our assessment, the event is purely a PDP rally. The fact is even more glaring judging from the patronizing letter of invitation Baba Gonto’s children wrote to the Governor.

“Our conclusion is that since the event is entirely a PDP rally, the APC family in the community will not participate as we cannot glorify a platform that is meant to be used to pour more insults on our leaders.

“We are by this notice disassociating all APC members from the event and we wish to advise all APC stakeholders both at home, Bauchi and outside the state not to honor any invitation extended to them, in case they have been mistakenly invited to the event”, the statement said.

“This is the position of APC Bogoro and we wish to forward the same to our leaders and heads of various Security agencies to note”, it said.

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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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