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  •  The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Bishop Matthew Kukah has called for discipline among political actors as parties prepare for campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections Kukah made the call at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation s 2022 peace conference on Tuesday in Abuja Kukah a panellist at the conference electoral violence in Nigeria was attributable to lack of discipline among political actors Ordinary Nigerians have no problem with religion it is the manipulation and systemic manipulation of our different identities that is responsible for our violence he stressed He charged religion leaders to do their best to sensitise the public on the need for peace but insisted that political actors must play their roles Another panellist Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said elected officials should regard themselves as being privileged or opportune to participate and contribute to nation building He said Nigeria needed a president who would be a leader for Nigerians across board and not a sectional leader In his contribution the Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute NDI Prof Christopher Fomunyoh said Nigeria could not afford to erode its past election gains in 2023 The NDI is a non profit American NGO that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions Elections have consequences peaceful elections have a lot of benefits Fomunyoh also a panellist said He stressed that other African countries were looking up to Nigeria as the giant on the continent to conduct peaceful elections No country stumbles into credible meaningful elections by chance there has to be a national consensus that the citizens want meaningful elections Once that national consensus is there it is going to raise the bar for stakeholders to comply with that national consensus The political leaders should make sure in their conversations with their supporters that they talk about non violent elections he stressed Executive Director at Centre for Democracy and Development Dr Idayat Hassan in her contribution urged all stakeholders to take responsibility toward a successful conduct of the 2023 general elections It is not enough for us to point accusing fingers towards the electoral umpire we all need to take responsibility she said The Director of Programmes Yiaga Africa Ms Cynthia Mbamalu also a panellist said political actors media and civil societies must play their roles properly to ensure a peaceful election in 2023 Mbamalu said there was also the need for security agencies to pledge their alliance to the nation s Constitution and not to a ruling party She also called for uniformity in the implementation of rules and regulations guiding the conduct of elections She said preparation for campaigns should not entail the amassing of arms and ammunition by politicians who should instead be sensitising their supporters to embrace peaceful conduct In his remarks the Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party SDP Prince Adewole Adebayo said Nigeria must seize the opportunity of the 2023 general elections to address injustices facing the country The theme of the conference was Nation building The role of peaceful elections in a multi ethnic context NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bishop Kukah charges political actors to be disciplined as electioneering campaigns beckon
     The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Bishop Matthew Kukah has called for discipline among political actors as parties prepare for campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections Kukah made the call at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation s 2022 peace conference on Tuesday in Abuja Kukah a panellist at the conference electoral violence in Nigeria was attributable to lack of discipline among political actors Ordinary Nigerians have no problem with religion it is the manipulation and systemic manipulation of our different identities that is responsible for our violence he stressed He charged religion leaders to do their best to sensitise the public on the need for peace but insisted that political actors must play their roles Another panellist Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said elected officials should regard themselves as being privileged or opportune to participate and contribute to nation building He said Nigeria needed a president who would be a leader for Nigerians across board and not a sectional leader In his contribution the Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute NDI Prof Christopher Fomunyoh said Nigeria could not afford to erode its past election gains in 2023 The NDI is a non profit American NGO that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions Elections have consequences peaceful elections have a lot of benefits Fomunyoh also a panellist said He stressed that other African countries were looking up to Nigeria as the giant on the continent to conduct peaceful elections No country stumbles into credible meaningful elections by chance there has to be a national consensus that the citizens want meaningful elections Once that national consensus is there it is going to raise the bar for stakeholders to comply with that national consensus The political leaders should make sure in their conversations with their supporters that they talk about non violent elections he stressed Executive Director at Centre for Democracy and Development Dr Idayat Hassan in her contribution urged all stakeholders to take responsibility toward a successful conduct of the 2023 general elections It is not enough for us to point accusing fingers towards the electoral umpire we all need to take responsibility she said The Director of Programmes Yiaga Africa Ms Cynthia Mbamalu also a panellist said political actors media and civil societies must play their roles properly to ensure a peaceful election in 2023 Mbamalu said there was also the need for security agencies to pledge their alliance to the nation s Constitution and not to a ruling party She also called for uniformity in the implementation of rules and regulations guiding the conduct of elections She said preparation for campaigns should not entail the amassing of arms and ammunition by politicians who should instead be sensitising their supporters to embrace peaceful conduct In his remarks the Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party SDP Prince Adewole Adebayo said Nigeria must seize the opportunity of the 2023 general elections to address injustices facing the country The theme of the conference was Nation building The role of peaceful elections in a multi ethnic context NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bishop Kukah charges political actors to be disciplined as electioneering campaigns beckon
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    Bishop Kukah charges political actors to be disciplined as electioneering campaigns beckon

    The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Bishop Matthew Kukah, has called for discipline among political actors, as parties prepare for campaigns ahead of the 2023 general elections.

    Kukah made the call at the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation’s 2022 peace conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

    Kukah, a panellist at the conference electoral violence in Nigeria was attributable to lack of discipline among political actors.

    “Ordinary Nigerians have no problem with religion; it is the manipulation and systemic manipulation of our different identities that is responsible for our violence,’’ he stressed.

    He charged religion leaders to do their best to sensitise the public on the need for peace, but insisted that political actors must play their roles.

    Another panellist, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said elected officials should regard themselves as being privileged or opportune to participate and contribute to nation building.

    He said Nigeria needed a president who would be a leader for Nigerians across board and not a sectional leader.

    In his contribution, the Regional Director for Africa at the National Democratic Institute (NDI), Prof. Christopher Fomunyoh, said Nigeria could not afford to erode its past election gains in 2023. The NDI is a non-profit American NGO that works with partners in developing countries to increase the effectiveness of democratic institutions.

    “Elections have consequences; peaceful elections have a lot of benefits,’’ Fomunyoh, also a panellist said.

    He stressed that other African countries were looking up to Nigeria as the giant on the continent to conduct peaceful elections.

    “No country stumbles into credible, meaningful elections by chance; there has to be a national consensus that the citizens want meaningful elections.

    “Once that national consensus is there, it is going to raise the bar for stakeholders to comply with that national consensus.

    “The political leaders should make sure in their conversations with their supporters that they talk about non-violent elections,’’ he stressed.

    Executive Director at Centre for Democracy and Development, Dr Idayat Hassan, in her contribution, urged all stakeholders to take responsibility toward a successful conduct of the 2023 general elections.

    “It is not enough for us to point accusing fingers towards the electoral umpire; we all need to take responsibility,’’ she said.

    The Director of Programmes, Yiaga Africa, Ms Cynthia Mbamalu, also a panellist, said political actors, media and civil societies must play their roles properly to ensure a peaceful election in 2023. Mbamalu said there was also the need for security agencies to pledge their alliance to the nation’s Constitution and not to a ruling party.

    She also called for uniformity in the implementation of rules and regulations guiding the conduct of elections.

    She said preparation for campaigns should not entail the amassing of arms and ammunition by politicians who should instead be sensitising their supporters to embrace peaceful conduct.

    In his remarks, the Presidential Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, said Nigeria must seize the opportunity of the 2023 general elections to address injustices facing the country.

    The theme of the conference was “Nation building: The role of peaceful elections in a multi-ethnic context.

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  •  Air Vice Marshal AVM Abubakar Abdulkadir Air Officer Commanding AOC Special Operations Command tasked personnel on constant physical and mental fitness to enhance professionalism Abdulkadir made the appeal at the Nigerian Air Force Base Bauchi 2022 annual 10 km excercise on Saturday in Bauchi He said physical fitness would enhance troops combat readiness especially at this time when the Armed Forces of Nigeria were confronted with security challenges We must not relent in our efforts at ensuring that physical fitness occupies an enviable place in the service and enhance professionalism he said AOC represented by AVM Usman Abdullahi Chief of Staff Special Operations Command said the excercise was aimed at continually promoting comradeship and esprit de corps among personnel as well as physical and combat fitness to enhance NAF operations In a remark Brig Gen Markus Yake Special Adviser to Gov Bala Mohammed on Security encouraged personnel to continue physical and mental exercise for operational readiness He commended Nigeria Air Force for supporting the state and security agencies for sustaining the existing peace in the state According to him the state government will continue to maintain support and relationships with security agencies to keep peaceful co existance in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other security agencies that participated in the exercise included Customs Civil Defence Corps National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Others were Police Immigration Services Department of State Services Federal Road Safety Corps among others The exercise also featured the presentation of awards to the three best personnel paramilitary officers wives Corps members and dependants ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Physical, mental fitness enhance professionalism – NAF 
     Air Vice Marshal AVM Abubakar Abdulkadir Air Officer Commanding AOC Special Operations Command tasked personnel on constant physical and mental fitness to enhance professionalism Abdulkadir made the appeal at the Nigerian Air Force Base Bauchi 2022 annual 10 km excercise on Saturday in Bauchi He said physical fitness would enhance troops combat readiness especially at this time when the Armed Forces of Nigeria were confronted with security challenges We must not relent in our efforts at ensuring that physical fitness occupies an enviable place in the service and enhance professionalism he said AOC represented by AVM Usman Abdullahi Chief of Staff Special Operations Command said the excercise was aimed at continually promoting comradeship and esprit de corps among personnel as well as physical and combat fitness to enhance NAF operations In a remark Brig Gen Markus Yake Special Adviser to Gov Bala Mohammed on Security encouraged personnel to continue physical and mental exercise for operational readiness He commended Nigeria Air Force for supporting the state and security agencies for sustaining the existing peace in the state According to him the state government will continue to maintain support and relationships with security agencies to keep peaceful co existance in the state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other security agencies that participated in the exercise included Customs Civil Defence Corps National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Others were Police Immigration Services Department of State Services Federal Road Safety Corps among others The exercise also featured the presentation of awards to the three best personnel paramilitary officers wives Corps members and dependants ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Physical, mental fitness enhance professionalism – NAF 
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Physical, mental fitness enhance professionalism – NAF 

    Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Abubakar Abdulkadir, Air Officer Commanding (AOC) Special Operations Command, tasked personnel on constant physical and mental fitness to enhance professionalism.  

    Abdulkadir made the appeal at the Nigerian Air Force Base Bauchi, 2022 annual 10 km excercise on Saturday in Bauchi.  

    He said physical fitness would enhance troops combat readiness, especially at this time when the Armed Forces of Nigeria were confronted with security challenges.  

    “We must not relent in our efforts at ensuring that physical fitness occupies an enviable place in the service and enhance professionalism,” he said.  

    AOC, represented by AVM Usman Abdullahi, Chief of Staff, Special Operations Command, said the excercise was aimed at continually promoting comradeship and esprit de corps among personnel as well as physical and combat fitness to enhance NAF operations.  

    In a remark, Brig.-Gen. Markus Yake, Special Adviser to Gov Bala Mohammed on Security, encouraged personnel to continue physical and mental exercise for operational readiness.  

    He commended Nigeria Air Force for supporting the state and security agencies for sustaining the existing  peace in the state.

    According to him, the state government will continue to maintain support and relationships with security agencies  to keep peaceful co-existance in the state.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that other security agencies that participated in the exercise included Customs, Civil Defence Corps, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,  Others were Police , Immigration Services, Department of State Services, Federal Road Safety Corps, among others.

    The exercise also featured the presentation of awards to the three best personnel, paramilitary, officers wives, Corps members and dependants.

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  •  The Police Command in Bauchi State has confirmed the attack on Mr Zakka Magaji Senior Special Assistant on Christian Religious Affairs to Gov Bala Mohammed The command spokesman SP Ahmed Wakil told newsmen on Friday in Bauchi that seven gunmen attacked Magaji in his home on Thursday night He however said while the governor s aide was unhurt one person in the residence was injured and had to be rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital for medical attention The command received the distress call at about 1 00am that the house was under attack by some armed men numbering about seven On receipt of the distress call the Commissioner of Police Umar Sanda directed the Police E division to act immediately The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as Rapid Response Squad B division for a quick intervention where the armed men ran into the bush he said According to him three empty shells of 7 6mm ammunition were recovered at the scene He said that the Police had intensified patrol in the area so as to track and arrest the gunmen Wakil assured that the command was doing everything possible to secure the lives and properties of the citizens and sought for more cooperation of the general public He particularly urged the people to be security conscious and provide timely information on suspected criminals to security agencies for prompt action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police foil attack on Bauchi governor’s aide
     The Police Command in Bauchi State has confirmed the attack on Mr Zakka Magaji Senior Special Assistant on Christian Religious Affairs to Gov Bala Mohammed The command spokesman SP Ahmed Wakil told newsmen on Friday in Bauchi that seven gunmen attacked Magaji in his home on Thursday night He however said while the governor s aide was unhurt one person in the residence was injured and had to be rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital for medical attention The command received the distress call at about 1 00am that the house was under attack by some armed men numbering about seven On receipt of the distress call the Commissioner of Police Umar Sanda directed the Police E division to act immediately The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as Rapid Response Squad B division for a quick intervention where the armed men ran into the bush he said According to him three empty shells of 7 6mm ammunition were recovered at the scene He said that the Police had intensified patrol in the area so as to track and arrest the gunmen Wakil assured that the command was doing everything possible to secure the lives and properties of the citizens and sought for more cooperation of the general public He particularly urged the people to be security conscious and provide timely information on suspected criminals to security agencies for prompt action NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Police foil attack on Bauchi governor’s aide
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    Police foil attack on Bauchi governor’s aide

    The Police Command in Bauchi State, has confirmed the attack on Mr Zakka Magaji, Senior Special Assistant on Christian Religious Affairs to Gov. Bala Mohammed.

    The command spokesman, SP Ahmed Wakil told newsmen on Friday in Bauchi, that seven gunmen attacked Magaji in his home on Thursday night.

    He however said while the governor’s aide was unhurt, one person in the residence was injured and had to be rushed to ATBU Teaching Hospital for medical attention.

    “The command received the distress call at about 1:00am that the house was under attack by some armed men, numbering about seven.

    “On receipt of the distress call, the Commissioner of Police, Umar Sanda directed the Police E-division to act immediately.

    “The DPO led his team with other tactical Commanders such as Rapid Response Squad B-division for a quick intervention, where the armed men ran into the bush,” he said.

    According to him, three empty shells of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered at the scene.

    He said that the Police had intensified patrol in the area so as to track and arrest the gunmen.

    Wakil assured that the command was doing everything possible to secure the lives and properties of the citizens and sought for more cooperation of the general public.

    He particularly urged the people to be security conscious and provide timely information on suspected criminals to security agencies for prompt action.


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  •  Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Friday said that his coming to Abuja reminded him of his defeat during the Peoples Democratic Party PDP s presidential primary held on May 28 at Eagle Square Wike made this known at a book launch in Abuja The book titled Flowing Justice Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court was authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki and unveiled by the governor Wike said I want to once again congratulate My Lord Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano I would have been happy he said Wike said that when he arrived in Abuja and sighted the Eagle Square he recalled the presidential poll experience When I landed and then passed through the venue Eagle Square I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened Well but life continues he said jokingly According to him today is my first time of coming to Abuja after losing election He said unlike Governor Bello who had visited Abuja for a number of time even after losing the All Progressives APC presidential primary he had remained in his state I am not like Yahaya Bello who lost and he comes to Abuja everyday he added He hailed Justice Aboki s commitment to protection of justice and rule of law noting that Justice Aboki is a consummate jurist who has left his name indelibly in the sands of time and judicial history While judges are of different social economic and political persuasion Honourable Justice Abdu Aboki prides himself among the progressive rank that stands up to what is right and just and believes that the law and the constitution as interpreted and enforced by the court must both protect and advance the unity and wellbeing of the nation and her citizens But responding the governor of Kogi said among the governors in the Nigeria Governors Forum both Wike and himself are different NAN reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate in the primary that was conducted in Abuja on May 28 by the party Before voting began one of the aspirants and Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal had stepped down from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Atiku Atiku polled 371 votes to defeat his main challenger Governor Wike who scored 237 votes Former President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki came a distant third with 70 votes while Governor of Akwa Ibom Udom Emmanuel and his counterpart in Bauchi State Sen Bala Mohammed scored 38 votes and 20 votes respectively Speaking further at the event Governor Bello commended Justice Aboki for his immense guidance to him and his government in Kogi and prayed God to continue to preserve his life Bello noted that though it might seem the country was currently troubled no democracy can be perfected as we have it today in the U S without encountering challenges Justice Aboki who said he felt excited and elated after his retirement in good health thanked everybody for attending the occasion He urged the Federal Government to promptly appoint replacement for those who have left the apex court s Bench noting that those left behind would now be overburdened with his exit and that of those before him Aboki therefore advocated reforms particularly the amendment of the constitution to reduce the number of cases filed at the Supreme Court He said certain interlocutory applications should not be countenanced by the Supreme Court while other political cases except that of the presidential election should terminate at the court below NAN reports that Wike at the book launch unveiled 200 copies of the book with a sum of N100 million The event was put together by a group of senior lawyers including Prof Yemi Akinseye George SAN and Ahmed Raji SAN had in attendance a number of past and serving justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal politicians traditional rulers among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Coming to Abuja reminded me of my election defeat–Wike
     Gov Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Friday said that his coming to Abuja reminded him of his defeat during the Peoples Democratic Party PDP s presidential primary held on May 28 at Eagle Square Wike made this known at a book launch in Abuja The book titled Flowing Justice Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court was authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki and unveiled by the governor Wike said I want to once again congratulate My Lord Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano I would have been happy he said Wike said that when he arrived in Abuja and sighted the Eagle Square he recalled the presidential poll experience When I landed and then passed through the venue Eagle Square I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened Well but life continues he said jokingly According to him today is my first time of coming to Abuja after losing election He said unlike Governor Bello who had visited Abuja for a number of time even after losing the All Progressives APC presidential primary he had remained in his state I am not like Yahaya Bello who lost and he comes to Abuja everyday he added He hailed Justice Aboki s commitment to protection of justice and rule of law noting that Justice Aboki is a consummate jurist who has left his name indelibly in the sands of time and judicial history While judges are of different social economic and political persuasion Honourable Justice Abdu Aboki prides himself among the progressive rank that stands up to what is right and just and believes that the law and the constitution as interpreted and enforced by the court must both protect and advance the unity and wellbeing of the nation and her citizens But responding the governor of Kogi said among the governors in the Nigeria Governors Forum both Wike and himself are different NAN reports that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate in the primary that was conducted in Abuja on May 28 by the party Before voting began one of the aspirants and Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal had stepped down from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Atiku Atiku polled 371 votes to defeat his main challenger Governor Wike who scored 237 votes Former President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki came a distant third with 70 votes while Governor of Akwa Ibom Udom Emmanuel and his counterpart in Bauchi State Sen Bala Mohammed scored 38 votes and 20 votes respectively Speaking further at the event Governor Bello commended Justice Aboki for his immense guidance to him and his government in Kogi and prayed God to continue to preserve his life Bello noted that though it might seem the country was currently troubled no democracy can be perfected as we have it today in the U S without encountering challenges Justice Aboki who said he felt excited and elated after his retirement in good health thanked everybody for attending the occasion He urged the Federal Government to promptly appoint replacement for those who have left the apex court s Bench noting that those left behind would now be overburdened with his exit and that of those before him Aboki therefore advocated reforms particularly the amendment of the constitution to reduce the number of cases filed at the Supreme Court He said certain interlocutory applications should not be countenanced by the Supreme Court while other political cases except that of the presidential election should terminate at the court below NAN reports that Wike at the book launch unveiled 200 copies of the book with a sum of N100 million The event was put together by a group of senior lawyers including Prof Yemi Akinseye George SAN and Ahmed Raji SAN had in attendance a number of past and serving justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal politicians traditional rulers among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Coming to Abuja reminded me of my election defeat–Wike
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    2023: Coming to Abuja reminded me of my election defeat–Wike

    Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers, on Friday, said that his coming to Abuja reminded him of his defeat during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential primary held on May 28 at Eagle Square.

    Wike made this known at a book launch in Abuja.

    The book, titled: “Flowing Justice: Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court,” was authored by retired Justice Abdu Aboki and unveiled by the governor.

    Wike said: “I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher.  

    “But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano, I would have been happy,” he said    Wike said that when he arrived in Abuja and sighted the Eagle Square, he recalled the presidential poll experience.    

    “When I landed and then passed through the venue (Eagle Square), I said I think My Lord intentionally wanted me to remember 28 and 29 of May of what happened.  

    “Well, but life continues,” he said jokingly. 

    According to him, today is my first time of coming to Abuja after losing election.

    He said unlike Governor Bello who had visited Abuja for a number of time even after losing the All Progressives (APC) presidential primary, he had remained in his state.

    “I am not like Yahaya Bello who lost and he comes (to Abuja) everyday,” he added.

    He hailed Justice Aboki’s commitment to protection of  justice and rule of law, noting that “Justice Aboki is a consummate jurist who has left his name indelibly in the sands of time and judicial history.

    “While judges are of different social, economic and political persuasion, Honourable Justice Abdu Aboki prides himself among the progressive rank that stands up to what is right and just, and believes that the law and the constitution, as interpreted and enforced by the court must both protect and advance the unity and wellbeing of the nation and her citizens.

    ”But responding, the governor of Kogi said among the governors in the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, both Wike and himself are different.

    NAN reports that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, emerged the presidential candidate in the primary that was conducted in Abuja on May 28 by the party.

    Before voting began, one of the aspirants and Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, had stepped down from the race and asked his supporters to vote for Atiku.

    Atiku polled 371 votes to defeat his main challenger, Governor Wike, who scored 237 votes.

    Former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, came a distant third with 70 votes, while Governor of Akwa Ibom, Udom Emmanuel and his counterpart in Bauchi State, Sen. Bala Mohammed, scored 38 votes and 20 votes, respectively.

    Speaking further at the event, Governor Bello commended Justice Aboki  for his immense guidance to him and his government in Kogi and prayed God to continue to preserve his life.

    Bello noted that though it might seem the country was currently troubled,  “no democracy can be perfected as we have it today in the U.

    S without encountering challenges.

    ”Justice Aboki, who said he felt excited and elated after his retirement in good health, thanked everybody for attending the occasion.

    He urged the Federal Government to promptly appoint replacement for those who have left the apex court’s Bench, noting that those left behind would now be overburdened with his exit and that of those before him.

    Aboki, therefore, advocated reforms, particularly the amendment of the constitution to reduce the number of cases filed at the Supreme Court.

    He said certain interlocutory applications should not be countenanced by the Supreme Court, while other political cases, except that of the presidential election should terminate at the court below.

    NAN reports that  Wike, at the book launch, unveiled 200 copies of the book with a sum of N100 million.  

    The event was put together by a group of senior lawyers, including Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, SAN, and Ahmed Raji, SAN, had in attendance a number of past and serving justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal, politicians, traditional rulers, among others.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The People Democratic Party PDP has released its 326 member 2023 Presidential Election Campaign Council list with Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom as Chairman Council members were listed in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the party s National Organising Secretary Malam Umar Bature The council has Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the Director General Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as Vice Chairman North and Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as Vice Chairman South It has Sen Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director General Operations Prof Adewale Oladipo as Deputy Director General Administration High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Deputy Director General Technical and Systems and Okwesilieze Nwodo Deputy Director General Research and Strategy Bature stated also that Mr Adeyemi Mayegun would serve as Administrative Secretary He advised all members of the council to be available at the International Conference Centre Abuja on Wednesday Sept 28 for the inauguration of the council NewsSourceCredit NAN
    A/Ibom’s Gov. Emmanuel chairs PDP’s 326-member Presidential Campaign Council
     The People Democratic Party PDP has released its 326 member 2023 Presidential Election Campaign Council list with Gov Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom as Chairman Council members were listed in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the party s National Organising Secretary Malam Umar Bature The council has Gov Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the Director General Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as Vice Chairman North and Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as Vice Chairman South It has Sen Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director General Operations Prof Adewale Oladipo as Deputy Director General Administration High Chief Raymond Dokpesi Deputy Director General Technical and Systems and Okwesilieze Nwodo Deputy Director General Research and Strategy Bature stated also that Mr Adeyemi Mayegun would serve as Administrative Secretary He advised all members of the council to be available at the International Conference Centre Abuja on Wednesday Sept 28 for the inauguration of the council NewsSourceCredit NAN
    A/Ibom’s Gov. Emmanuel chairs PDP’s 326-member Presidential Campaign Council
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    A/Ibom’s Gov. Emmanuel chairs PDP’s 326-member Presidential Campaign Council

    The People Democratic Party (PDP) has released its 326-member 2023 Presidential Election Campaign Council list, with Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom as Chairman.

    Council members were listed in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Malam Umar Bature.

    The council has Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State as the Director-General, Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State as Vice-Chairman (North) and Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as Vice-Chairman (South).

    It has Sen. Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director-General (Operations), Prof. Adewale Oladipo, as Deputy Director-General (Administration), High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Deputy Director-General (Technical and Systems) and Okwesilieze Nwodo, Deputy Director-General (Research and Strategy).

    Bature stated also that Mr Adeyemi Mayegun would serve as Administrative Secretary.

    He advised all members of the council to be available at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Wednesday, Sept. 28 for the inauguration of the council.


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  •  Dr Ibrahim Kabir Director General Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency BASEPA has confirmed the death of 3 persons by flood which damaged 1 453 houses and several farmlands in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas Kabir stated this while briefing Governor Bala Mohammed when he paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities on Saturday in Zaki local government area He said after assessment of the damage caused by heavy downpour on Wednesday it was found to have killed 3 persons damaged 1 453 houses and unquantified farmlands in the two LGAs He said the flood also cut off roads linking the two local government areas with communities and some parts of the state in 6 places on the highway As palliative measures the communities need 14 canoes as means of transportation to cross the cut off roads to continue their normal businesses he said Dr Kabir advised the communities to relocate to safer areas to guarantee their safety Gov Mohammed commiserated with the communities over the deaths of three persons and the destruction of houses and farmlands in the two local government areas of Zaki and Gamawa He called for a collective efforts in addressing the devastating effects of incessant floodings affecting communities across the state Mohammed while inspecting the level of damages caused by the flood said the communities were exposed to the dangers of flooding He noted that annual losses of lives and property were being recorded in the state Mohammed lauded the Federal Government and World Bank for the interventions in other facets of development and infrastructure He however called on the Federal Government to assist the state in providing a permanent solution to the problem and as well provide palliative to victims The Governor presented relief materials of two trucks of maize drugs and medical consumables to Zaki and Gamawa local governments He also directed the SEMA to immediately procure 14 canoes to the affected communties and take inventory of the damage caused by the flood to enable the government to take further actions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood kills 3, damages 1,453 houses in 2 Bauchi LGAs 
     Dr Ibrahim Kabir Director General Bauchi State Environmental Protection Agency BASEPA has confirmed the death of 3 persons by flood which damaged 1 453 houses and several farmlands in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas Kabir stated this while briefing Governor Bala Mohammed when he paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities on Saturday in Zaki local government area He said after assessment of the damage caused by heavy downpour on Wednesday it was found to have killed 3 persons damaged 1 453 houses and unquantified farmlands in the two LGAs He said the flood also cut off roads linking the two local government areas with communities and some parts of the state in 6 places on the highway As palliative measures the communities need 14 canoes as means of transportation to cross the cut off roads to continue their normal businesses he said Dr Kabir advised the communities to relocate to safer areas to guarantee their safety Gov Mohammed commiserated with the communities over the deaths of three persons and the destruction of houses and farmlands in the two local government areas of Zaki and Gamawa He called for a collective efforts in addressing the devastating effects of incessant floodings affecting communities across the state Mohammed while inspecting the level of damages caused by the flood said the communities were exposed to the dangers of flooding He noted that annual losses of lives and property were being recorded in the state Mohammed lauded the Federal Government and World Bank for the interventions in other facets of development and infrastructure He however called on the Federal Government to assist the state in providing a permanent solution to the problem and as well provide palliative to victims The Governor presented relief materials of two trucks of maize drugs and medical consumables to Zaki and Gamawa local governments He also directed the SEMA to immediately procure 14 canoes to the affected communties and take inventory of the damage caused by the flood to enable the government to take further actions NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Flood kills 3, damages 1,453 houses in 2 Bauchi LGAs 
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    Flood kills 3, damages 1,453 houses in 2 Bauchi LGAs 

    Dr Ibrahim Kabir, Director-General Bauchi  State Environmental Protection Agency (BASEPA) has confirmed the death of 3 persons by flood which damaged 1,453  houses and several farmlands in Zaki and Gamawa local government areas.  

    Kabir stated this while briefing  Governor Bala Mohammed when he paid a sympathy visit to the affected communities on Saturday in Zaki local government area.  

    He said after assessment of the damage caused by heavy downpour on Wednesday, it was found to have killed 3 persons, damaged 1,453 houses and unquantified farmlands in the two LGAs.   He said the flood also cut off roads linking the two local government areas with communities and some parts of the state in 6 places on the highway.  

    “As palliative measures, the communities need 14 canoes as means of transportation to cross the cut off roads to continue their normal businesses,” he said.  

    Dr Kabir advised the communities to relocate to safer areas to guarantee their safety.  

    Gov. Mohammed commiserated with the communities over the deaths of three persons and the destruction of houses and farmlands in the two local government areas of Zaki and Gamawa.  

    He  called for a collective efforts in addressing the devastating effects of incessant floodings affecting communities across the state.  

    Mohammed, while inspecting the level of damages caused by the flood, said the communities were exposed to the dangers of flooding    He noted that annual losses of lives and property were being recorded in the state.  

    Mohammed lauded the Federal Government and World Bank for the interventions in other facets of development and infrastructure.   

    He, however, called on the Federal Government to assist the state in providing a permanent solution to the problem, and as well provide palliative to victims.  

    The Governor presented relief materials of two trucks of maize,  drugs and medical consumables to Zaki and Gamawa local governments.  

    He also directed the SEMA to immediately procure 14 canoes to the affected communties and take inventory of the damage caused by the flood to enable the government to take further actions.


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  •  Bauchi State Government says it has earmarked N300 million to support businesses to accelerate growth of Small and Medium Scale Entreprises SMEs The Commissioner for Cooperatives Small and Medium Enterprises Hajiya Sa adatu Kirfi said this at the inauguration of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme KEEP on Saturday in Azare headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area The gesture she said would boost trade and enhance wealth creation for sustainable social and economic development of the state The money will be disburse to business community any moment from now she said According to her the KEEP scheme is in fulfilment of the promise of the present administration adding that economic strengthening items worth N75 million would be distributed to youth and women in the area She said that 9 500 persons had so far benefited from the programme in 19 LGAs since inception of the scheme The KEEP programme initiated by this administration to address issues of unemployment through increased access to entrepreneurship and improved employability of youth and women she said The Commissioner urged the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilisation of the items and engage in productive activities to enable them to become self reliant Meanwhile Gov Bala Mohammed has performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Azare Ultra Modern market project He said the project would be executed through Public Private Partnership PPP adding the move was a deliberate policy to improve the economic fortune of the state He said under the PPP arrangement the state government allocated land while a private firm Modern Shelter System and Service Ltd would execute the project In line with the decision to execute the project through PPP the state government has engaged Modern Shelter System and Service Limited to carry out the construction and upgrade of Azare market to an Ultra Modern service he said Earlier Mr Abdulmalik Mhadi General Manager of the company said the market was designed with modern facilities adding that the project would create about 1 000 direct and indirect jobs He also assured readiness to complete the project on scheduled NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bauchi Govt. earmarks N300m to support SMEs
     Bauchi State Government says it has earmarked N300 million to support businesses to accelerate growth of Small and Medium Scale Entreprises SMEs The Commissioner for Cooperatives Small and Medium Enterprises Hajiya Sa adatu Kirfi said this at the inauguration of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme KEEP on Saturday in Azare headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area The gesture she said would boost trade and enhance wealth creation for sustainable social and economic development of the state The money will be disburse to business community any moment from now she said According to her the KEEP scheme is in fulfilment of the promise of the present administration adding that economic strengthening items worth N75 million would be distributed to youth and women in the area She said that 9 500 persons had so far benefited from the programme in 19 LGAs since inception of the scheme The KEEP programme initiated by this administration to address issues of unemployment through increased access to entrepreneurship and improved employability of youth and women she said The Commissioner urged the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilisation of the items and engage in productive activities to enable them to become self reliant Meanwhile Gov Bala Mohammed has performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Azare Ultra Modern market project He said the project would be executed through Public Private Partnership PPP adding the move was a deliberate policy to improve the economic fortune of the state He said under the PPP arrangement the state government allocated land while a private firm Modern Shelter System and Service Ltd would execute the project In line with the decision to execute the project through PPP the state government has engaged Modern Shelter System and Service Limited to carry out the construction and upgrade of Azare market to an Ultra Modern service he said Earlier Mr Abdulmalik Mhadi General Manager of the company said the market was designed with modern facilities adding that the project would create about 1 000 direct and indirect jobs He also assured readiness to complete the project on scheduled NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bauchi Govt. earmarks N300m to support SMEs
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    Bauchi Govt. earmarks N300m to support SMEs

    Bauchi State Government says it has earmarked N300 million to support businesses to accelerate growth of Small and Medium Scale Entreprises (SMEs).

    The Commissioner for Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, Hajiya Sa’adatu Kirfi said this at the inauguration of the Kaura Economic Empowerment Programme (KEEP), on Saturday in Azare, headquarters of Katagum Local Government Area. The gesture, she said, would boost trade and enhance wealth creation for sustainable social and economic development  of the state.

    “The money will be disburse to business community any moment from now,” she said.

    According to her, the KEEP scheme is in fulfilment of the promise of the present administration, adding that economic strengthening items worth N75 million would be distributed to youth and women in the area.

    She said that 9,500 persons had so far benefited from the programme in 19 LGAs since inception of the scheme.

    “The KEEP programme initiated by this administration to address issues of unemployment through increased access to entrepreneurship and improved employability of youth and women,” she said.

    The Commissioner urged the beneficiaries to ensure effective utilisation of the items and engage in productive activities to enable them to become self-reliant.

    Meanwhile, Gov. Bala Mohammed has performed the ground breaking ceremony of the Azare Ultra Modern market project.

    He said the project would be executed through Public Private Partnership (PPP), adding the move was a deliberate policy to improve the economic fortune of the state.

    He said under the PPP arrangement, the state government allocated land while a private firm, Modern Shelter System and Service Ltd would execute the project.

    “In line with the decision to execute the project through PPP, the state government has engaged Modern Shelter System and Service Limited to carry out the construction and upgrade of Azare market to an Ultra Modern service,” he said.

    Earlier, Mr Abdulmalik Mhadi, General Manager of the company, said the market was designed with modern facilities,  adding that the project would create about 1,000 direct and indirect jobs.

    He also assured readiness to complete the project on scheduled.


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  •  Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday swore in six newly appointed commissioners and five special advisers Speaking during the swearing in Mohammed said three of the commissioners were among the six who had previously resigned their appointments to contest for various elective offices in the 2023 general elections The governor explained that the three of the former commissioners emerged victorious in their various primaries while the other three could not make it He added that with the exit of those six commissioners a vacuum was created in the State Executive Council hence the need to fill the space to have a full complement of the state Executive Council The commissioners that have just been sworn in today have been screened and approved by the State House of Assembly The decision to reappoint those who had earlier resigned their appointments to contest in the party primaries was informed by their commendable record of performance while they served at their various ministries They worked relentlessly towards implementing government policies and programmes and related to their performance is the need for continuity the governor said He commended their resolve to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP after losing in their primaries Mohammed also said that the remaining new three commissioners were appointed based on their antecedents and track records He however urged them to acquaint themselves with the policy thrust of the government for efficient and effective discharge of their duties as members of the State Executive Council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioners and their portfolios included Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim Works and Transportation Ahmed Jalam Water Resources Others were Maryam Bagel Power Science and Technology Hajiya Zainab Takko Commerce and Industry Adamu Gabarin Information and Communication and Sabiu Gwalabe Health The Special Advisers are Bala Kasko Musa Mohammed Abubakar Nawaila Gashon Danna and Sabo Khalifa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Mohammed swears in 6 new commissioners
     Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday swore in six newly appointed commissioners and five special advisers Speaking during the swearing in Mohammed said three of the commissioners were among the six who had previously resigned their appointments to contest for various elective offices in the 2023 general elections The governor explained that the three of the former commissioners emerged victorious in their various primaries while the other three could not make it He added that with the exit of those six commissioners a vacuum was created in the State Executive Council hence the need to fill the space to have a full complement of the state Executive Council The commissioners that have just been sworn in today have been screened and approved by the State House of Assembly The decision to reappoint those who had earlier resigned their appointments to contest in the party primaries was informed by their commendable record of performance while they served at their various ministries They worked relentlessly towards implementing government policies and programmes and related to their performance is the need for continuity the governor said He commended their resolve to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party PDP after losing in their primaries Mohammed also said that the remaining new three commissioners were appointed based on their antecedents and track records He however urged them to acquaint themselves with the policy thrust of the government for efficient and effective discharge of their duties as members of the State Executive Council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioners and their portfolios included Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim Works and Transportation Ahmed Jalam Water Resources Others were Maryam Bagel Power Science and Technology Hajiya Zainab Takko Commerce and Industry Adamu Gabarin Information and Communication and Sabiu Gwalabe Health The Special Advisers are Bala Kasko Musa Mohammed Abubakar Nawaila Gashon Danna and Sabo Khalifa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gov. Mohammed swears in 6 new commissioners
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    Gov. Mohammed swears in 6 new commissioners

    Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Friday swore in six newly-appointed commissioners and five special advisers.

    Speaking during the swearing-in, Mohammed said three of the commissioners were among the six who had previously resigned their appointments to contest for various elective offices in the 2023 general elections.

    The governor explained that the three of the former commissioners emerged victorious in their various primaries while the other three could not make it.

    He added that with the exit of those six commissioners, a vacuum was created in the State Executive Council, hence, the need to fill the space to have a full complement of the state Executive Council.

    “The commissioners that have just been sworn in today have been screened and approved by the State House of Assembly. 

    “The decision to reappoint those who had earlier resigned their appointments to contest in the party primaries was informed by their commendable record of performance while they served at their various ministries.

    “They worked relentlessly towards implementing government policies and programmes and related to their performance is the need for continuity,” the governor said.

    He commended their resolve to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after losing in their primaries.

    Mohammed also said that the remaining new three commissioners were appointed based on their antecedents and track records.

    He, however, urged them to acquaint themselves with the policy thrust of the government for efficient and effective discharge of their duties as members of the State Executive Council.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the commissioners and their portfolios included Mr Abdulkadir Ibrahim, Works and Transportation; Ahmed Jalam, Water Resources.

    Others were Maryam Bagel Power, Science and Technology; Hajiya Zainab Takko, Commerce and Industry; Adamu Gabarin, Information and Communication and Sabiu Gwalabe, Health.

    The Special Advisers are Bala Kasko, Musa Mohammed, Abubakar Nawaila, Gashon Danna, and Sabo Khalifa.


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  •  Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has commended the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations NIPR for launching a book on community relations strategy Mohammed made the commendation at the unveiling of the book on Thursday in Bauchi The book entitled Community Relations Strategy a premier for public relations players of corporate organisation in developing nations was being sponsored by the Bauchi State Chapter of the Institute He described the publication as well conceived and timely adding the book would address practical and intellectual needs of public relations students and practitioners The governor said it would also strengthen the public affairs department of corporate organisations in developing nations The production of the book is therefore a step in the right direction and I commend the NIPR for this laudable initiative I wish to inform this august gathering that the publication is in tandem with my administration s desire to promote scholarship through the repositioning of the education sector he said He however tasked public relations practitioners as image makers to demonstrate high sense of professionalism and patriotism in the discharge of their duties The governor further urged them to eschew acts capable of causing disaffection among the people in the course of serving their clients and principals Earlier Alhaji Kabir Kobi Chairman of the institute in the state said the publication was done in accordance with international standards He said it was the compilation of contributions from members of the chapter and beyond put together by its Publication Committee under the leadership of Mr Hamid Muhammad Editor of the book Muhammad who is also a staff of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi said the book had been subjected to rigorous review by many scholars He said the book also proffer solutions to problems that may arise between corporate organisations members of staff and the host communities As NNPC has sited oil exploration in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state we felt that the issues of oil exploration and the problem of community issues that NNPC faced in the Niger Delta region shouldn t replicate itself here This is one of the key issues that pushed us to focus on this area of community relations he said RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Book launch: Bauchi governor hails NIPR’s community relations strategy
     Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has commended the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations NIPR for launching a book on community relations strategy Mohammed made the commendation at the unveiling of the book on Thursday in Bauchi The book entitled Community Relations Strategy a premier for public relations players of corporate organisation in developing nations was being sponsored by the Bauchi State Chapter of the Institute He described the publication as well conceived and timely adding the book would address practical and intellectual needs of public relations students and practitioners The governor said it would also strengthen the public affairs department of corporate organisations in developing nations The production of the book is therefore a step in the right direction and I commend the NIPR for this laudable initiative I wish to inform this august gathering that the publication is in tandem with my administration s desire to promote scholarship through the repositioning of the education sector he said He however tasked public relations practitioners as image makers to demonstrate high sense of professionalism and patriotism in the discharge of their duties The governor further urged them to eschew acts capable of causing disaffection among the people in the course of serving their clients and principals Earlier Alhaji Kabir Kobi Chairman of the institute in the state said the publication was done in accordance with international standards He said it was the compilation of contributions from members of the chapter and beyond put together by its Publication Committee under the leadership of Mr Hamid Muhammad Editor of the book Muhammad who is also a staff of the Federal Polytechnic Bauchi said the book had been subjected to rigorous review by many scholars He said the book also proffer solutions to problems that may arise between corporate organisations members of staff and the host communities As NNPC has sited oil exploration in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state we felt that the issues of oil exploration and the problem of community issues that NNPC faced in the Niger Delta region shouldn t replicate itself here This is one of the key issues that pushed us to focus on this area of community relations he said RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Book launch: Bauchi governor hails NIPR’s community relations strategy
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    Book launch: Bauchi governor hails NIPR’s community relations strategy

    Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has commended the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) for launching a book on community relations strategy.

    Mohammed made the commendation at the unveiling of the book on Thursday in Bauchi.

    The book entitled, “Community Relations Strategy’, a premier for public relations players of corporate organisation in developing nations, was being sponsored by the Bauchi State Chapter of the Institute.

    He described the publication as well conceived and timely, adding the book would address practical and intellectual needs of public relations students and practitioners.

    The governor said it would also strengthen the public affairs department of corporate organisations in developing nations.

    “The production of the book is therefore, a step in the right direction and I commend the NIPR for this laudable initiative.

    “I wish to inform this august gathering that the publication is in tandem with my administration’s desire to promote scholarship through the repositioning of the education sector,” he said.

    He, however, tasked public relations practitioners as image makers to demonstrate high sense of professionalism and patriotism in the discharge of their duties.

    The governor further urged them to eschew acts capable of causing disaffection among the people in the course of serving their clients and principals.

    Earlier, Alhaji Kabir Kobi, Chairman of the institute in the state, said the publication was done in accordance with international standards.

    He said it was the compilation of contributions from members of the chapter and beyond put together by its Publication Committee under the leadership of Mr Hamid Muhammad, Editor of the book.

    Muhammad,  who is also a staff of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, said the book had been subjected to rigorous review by many scholars.

    He said the book also proffer solutions to problems that may arise between corporate organisations, members of staff and the host communities.

    “As NNPC has sited oil exploration in Alkaleri Local Government Area of the state, we felt that the issues of oil exploration and the problem of community issues that NNPC faced in the Niger Delta region shouldn’t replicate itself here.

    “This is one of the key issues that pushed us to focus on this area of community relations,” he said. 

    RSA 
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  •  Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Saturday said journalists and other media practitioners were the most dehumanised people in Nigeria Mohammed stated this in Bauchi while presenting two new Toyota Hiece buses to the Government House Press Crew and the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ in the state According to him media practitioners are always suffering from the rigour challenges of news gathering and sometimes they don t even have salaries and wages He added that the media people had been suffering in silence even though they put up a mirror for the society to see itself Mohammed who said that he was giving out the vehicles to show that journalism and media men have dignity added that they must be respected and encouraged to work in a manner to create an environment conducive for them He said to be above board media men must be given respect in terms of their contribution to society This is an opportunity for me to say thank you to my creator for uplifting me to the position of a governor as a journalist and as a media man I cannot do better than to identify with my first constituency I m using this opportunity to call on the media owners to please look at the problems and challenges of media practitioners He said this would make the profession to be noble so that journalists could have salaries wages allowances transportation and other welfare package I m also calling on our colleagues the governors the presidency and the rest to respect these people who are always there in the rain in the sun asking questions and trying to make the society better by exposing bad governance and some of our limitations and inadequacies I m not flattering the media but they are doing so much they have remained one of the best professionals in terms of what they are doing and they are at par with their global counterparts Mohammed said He reiterated his pledge to renovate the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat in the state before the expiration of his tenure NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media practitioners, most dehumanised in Nigeria – Gov. Mohammed
     Gov Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State on Saturday said journalists and other media practitioners were the most dehumanised people in Nigeria Mohammed stated this in Bauchi while presenting two new Toyota Hiece buses to the Government House Press Crew and the Correspondents Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ in the state According to him media practitioners are always suffering from the rigour challenges of news gathering and sometimes they don t even have salaries and wages He added that the media people had been suffering in silence even though they put up a mirror for the society to see itself Mohammed who said that he was giving out the vehicles to show that journalism and media men have dignity added that they must be respected and encouraged to work in a manner to create an environment conducive for them He said to be above board media men must be given respect in terms of their contribution to society This is an opportunity for me to say thank you to my creator for uplifting me to the position of a governor as a journalist and as a media man I cannot do better than to identify with my first constituency I m using this opportunity to call on the media owners to please look at the problems and challenges of media practitioners He said this would make the profession to be noble so that journalists could have salaries wages allowances transportation and other welfare package I m also calling on our colleagues the governors the presidency and the rest to respect these people who are always there in the rain in the sun asking questions and trying to make the society better by exposing bad governance and some of our limitations and inadequacies I m not flattering the media but they are doing so much they have remained one of the best professionals in terms of what they are doing and they are at par with their global counterparts Mohammed said He reiterated his pledge to renovate the Nigeria Union of Journalists Secretariat in the state before the expiration of his tenure NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Media practitioners, most dehumanised in Nigeria – Gov. Mohammed
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    Media practitioners, most dehumanised in Nigeria – Gov. Mohammed

    Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, on Saturday said journalists and other media practitioners were the most dehumanised people in Nigeria.

    Mohammed stated this in Bauchi while presenting two new Toyota Hiece buses to the Government House Press Crew and the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state.

    According to him, media practitioners are always suffering from the rigour, challenges of news gathering and sometimes, they don’t even have salaries and wages.

    He added that the media people had been suffering in silence even though they put up a mirror for the society to see itself.

    Mohammed, who said that he was giving out the vehicles to show that journalism and media men have dignity, added that they must be respected and encouraged to work in a manner to create an environment conducive for them.

    He said to be above board, media men must be given respect in terms of their contribution to society.

    “This is an opportunity for me to say thank you to my creator for uplifting me to the position of a governor as a journalist and as a media man, I cannot do better than to identify with my first constituency.

    “I’m using this opportunity to call on the media owners to please look at the problems and challenges of media practitioners.

    He said this would make the profession to be noble so that journalists could have salaries, wages, allowances, transportation and other welfare package.

    “I’m also calling on our colleagues, the governors, the presidency and the rest to respect these people who are always there in the rain, in the sun, asking questions and trying to make the society better by exposing bad governance, and some of our limitations and inadequacies.

    “I’m not flattering the media but they are doing so much, they have remained one of the best professionals in terms of what they are doing and they are at par with their global counterparts,” Mohammed said.

    He reiterated his pledge to renovate the Nigeria Union of Journalists’ Secretariat in the state before the expiration of his tenure.  


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