2019 Elections: Jibrilla Warns Against Vote buying, Other Offences

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The Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Jibrilla, has warned against vote buying and other electoral malpractices ahead of the 2019 general election.

Speaking at the inauguration of the presidential campaign committee in the state on Saturday, the governor appealed to politicians not to see elections as a do or die affair.

He also warned them against inducing young people with money and other promises, to commit electoral offences including.

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All Nigerians Have A Right To Reside Anywhere – Jibrilla

Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court JudgementThe Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Jibrilla has assured non-indigenes in the state of their safety regardless of any threats.

The governor said this in reaction to the quit notice issued to the Igbos in the north by some Arewa youths, asking them to return to the East.

He reiterated the stand of some notable Nigerians that all Nigerians have a right to reside in any part of the country.

The governor was speaking when he played host to several interest groups in Yola as part of the Eid-Il-Fitri celebrations.

Jibrilla also noted that Adamawa State has remained peaceful since the activities of the Boko Haram sect was degraded by the military in the North East except for pockets of suicide attacks in Madagali local government of the state.

He, therefore, advised the Igbos to go about their businesses without any fear.

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Herdsmen Kill One, Injure Three In Adamawa State

Herdsmen Kill One, Injure Three In Adamawa StateGovernor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State has ordered the immediate deployment of security personnel to Gereng community in Girei Local Government Area of the state following shooting of four fish farmers by migrating herdsmen.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Adamawa State Governor, Mr Yohhana Mathias, spoke to journalists at the end of an emergency security meeting in Yola.

He confirmed that one person was killed while three others were injured and described the incident as unfortunate.

Also confirming the development, spokesman of Adamawa Police Command, SP Othman Abubakar, said that one fisherman was killed and two were injured by the migrating Fulani herdsmen following a misunderstanding between them and the fishermen.

A community leader from Gereng area where the attack took place, Mr Phineas Elisha, commended Governor Jibrilla’s quick response in deploying security personnel to the area to prevent any reprisal attack.

Meanwhile survivors of the attack have been receiving medical attention at the Federal Medical Centre in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.

Post-insurgency: Women Hold Peace Summit In Yola

Women, Adamawa, Yola, Post-insurgency, Peace SummitSome women in Adamawa State have organised a peace summit to brainstorm on the way forward after the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists by the military.

The one-day summit was also convened to set the stage for the rebuilding of not only destroyed infrastructure but their lives.

The women, drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state, converge on the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Yola, the Adamawa State capital in northeast Nigeria.

In her address, the wife of the Adamawa State Governor, Mrs Marian Jibrilla, highlighted the significance of the summit.

A member of the state’s House of Assembly, Sodom Daniel, and another speaker at the event, Mrs Mai Ahmed, also gave an insight on the meeting.

It is the first time the women are coming together to chart a new course in a post-insurgency period, as they bear the brunt of the devastating effect of the Boko Haram insurgency.

Many are said to be widows, and their children either killed or abducted.

They have gathered to discuss issues ranging from security challenges, women empowerment, as well as their roles in the development of communities and sustaining peaceful coexistence.

The agitation for the global affirmative action on gender equality and the need for self-reliance was also discussed.

At the end of the peace summit, the women commended the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari in defeating the terrorists.

They also lauded the State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, for his concern for their welfare.

Gov. Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court Judgement

Jibrilla Returns To Yola After Court JudgementAdamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, has returned to Yola, the state capital to a rousing welcome by his supporters following the Supreme Court ruling that denied Murtala Nyako’s request to be reinstated.

He thanked the people of the state for giving him the opportunity to serve.

Governor Jibrila promised that he would not be distracted by anything and would continue to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people.

The Supreme Court on Friday, dismissed the appeal filed by the former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, seeking for his reinstatement as governor of the state.

Mr Nyako had approached the apex court to request his reinstatement to office after ruling in his favour that his impeachment by the state House of Assembly was illegal.

He also asked that his entitlements as a governor while his tenure lasted, be paid to him.

Delivering his judgement, the lead justice, Justice Mohammed Musa, stated that the request sought by the former governor at the apex court had already been withdrawn by his counsel in the lower court.

According to him, having withdrawn the relief voluntarily at the Court of Appeal, the appellant had no basis for seeking the same relief again at the Supreme Court; he therefore dismissed the appeal in its entirety for lack of merit.

Abubakar Says Quality Governance Critical To Nation Building

Abdulsalami Abubakar, Nation Building, Quality GovernanceFormer Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), says the quality of governance is a critical element in a sustainable peace building process.

General Abubakar noted that it would require full security and resumption of normalcy, to sustain the current efforts in ending the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria’s northern region.

He made the recommendation on Monday at the multi-purpose hall of the Modibbo Adama University of Technology in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

The former military President delivered a speech on “Post-conflict Peace Building and Reconstruction in the Lake Chad Basin” at a conference in collaboration with the Nigerian Army.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, was the special guest at the event.

He informed the gathering about the mandate of the military in the fight against terror, its achievement so far and the role it plays in a post-war effort to rebuild and reconstruct liberated territories from Boko Haram terrorists.

General Buratai also briefed reporters about the Army’s position on the recent video of the purported Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.

On his part, Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment to ending insurgency, especially in northeast Nigeria.

Subsequently, General Abubakar in company of the Army Chief, Governor Jibrilla and other dignitaries proceeded to commission two hostels at the university.

Adamawa Government Uncovers Over 12,000 Ghost Workers

Adamawa, Ghost WorkersThe Adamawa State government has uncovered at least 12,000 alleged ghost workers on its payroll of the 21 local government councils of the state.

A 13-man committee set up by the state government to verify the local government workforce made the finding.

The Committee was set up with a view to creating a database for the effective implementation of the e-payment salary system.

The revelation prompted the Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, to summon all Heads of Service of the 21 local governments at the chambers of the Government House in Yola.

He also directed them to appear with the current statement of affairs of their accounts.

The Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Abdulrahman Jimeta, other commissioners including that of the Police, the Director of State Security and the Comptroller of Prisons in Adamawa State were also part of the crucial meeting.

Commissioner for Local Government, Mr Aliyu Mustapha, informed the meeting how 19 million Naira was distributed to all the 21 local governments.

The Adamawa State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ghazalli Mohammed, promised the government officials that perpetrators would be brought to book.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, the State Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, Mr Chubado Usman, admitted the lapses noticed and promised to make amends.

NEMA Donates Drugs To Hospitals In Adamawa

KanoThe National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), has donated drugs and other medical items to hospitals in Yola.

The benefiting hospitals are those mostly used during emergency situations occasioned by insurgency attacks.

Over 30 items and drugs which include: Dextrox and saline water, surgical gloves, Iodine, Spirits, Syringes and needles, cotton wool, antiseptic, amocillin, metronidazole and many others were distributed.

The donated items according to NEMA, are to be used to treat injured persons currently receiving medical attention, as a result of suicide bomb attacks in Yola.

It is also aimed at supporting the hospitals to do more in responding to emergency cases.

NEMA’s Coordinator in Adamawa State, Sa’ad Bello, who presented the items on behalf of the Director General of NEMA, Sani Sidi, said the Agency believed that the hospitals overstretched their facilities during emergency situation hence the need to assist.

Hospitals visited were the Federal Medical Centre, Yola Specialist Hospital and Peace Hospital, the only private hospital involved in assisting the victims.

In all the hospitals visited, the Medical Directors expressed appreciation to NEMA for identifying with the wounded and promised to continue doing their best for the victims.

The Head of Service to Adamawa State Government, who represented Adamawa State Governor, Mohammed Jibrilla, in the presentation, applauded the Federal Government for establishing NEMA and thanked them for their gesture.

Jibrilla Proposes Information Sharing Between Adamawa And Cameroon

Jibrilla Proposes Information Sharing Between Adamawa And CameroonThe Adamawa State government has proposed an efficient system of sharing information between the seven states of Northern Cameroon that borders with the Nigerian state.

Governor Mohammed Jibrilla made the proposal on Tuesday at the fourth session of Nigeria-Cameroon Trans-border Committee Programme held in Abuja.

At the session, officials from Adamawa and Cameroon discussed issues bordering on security and cultural integration and how security could be managed between both countries.

Besides the event, the Governor’s spokesman, Mr Martins Dickson, also briefed reporters on the outcome of Governor Jibrilla’s recent visit to the nation’s capital to take part in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchored Borrower Programme of the Federal Government flagged off by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Adamawa State is one of the three states with the potential of producing rice in commercial quantity.

Efforts by the State government to boost rice production have commenced with the sales of fertiliser and loans for dry season to farmers in the state.