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Kaduna NUJ Polls: Farida Is Someone We Can Trust – NTA Chapel



Kaduna NUJ Polls: Farida Is Someone We Can Trust – NTA Chapel


Chairman NIgeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), NIgeria Television Authority (NTA) Kaduna Chapel, Suleiman Abdullahi Rigachikun has said that Farida Abubakar is someone who can be trusted with leadership.posituon, because of her democratic tendencies.


He expressed this, when Team Farida Campaign visited NTA on Thursday December 9, 2021, ahead of the Kaduna council polls billed for December 16.



“She is someone we can trust. She is not the type of person that does not listen to people and does not forgive,” he said.


Speaking further, he expressed hope that if Farida wins the polls, she will unite all members.


“You are most welcome and we hope that you will come and unite the NUJ.


“We have received calls for endorsement, even from Abuja advising us on who to support,” he added.


A Principal Reporter with NTA Kaduna, Achari Maxwell in her remarks, said that as a corps member in KSMC, Aunty Farida was allowing her to cover the governor’s wife, no matter how small she was.


“Now that you are coming on board, we will be expecting differences and when you get there, we will start coming to NUJ Secretariat.


“We have benefitted from her in several ways, we are looking forward to having a mother like her in NUJ,” she said.


In his remarks, A Senior Reporter, Sunday Adamu said that unprofessional conducts from journalists should be checked when Farida comes on board.


“My plea is by the time you get there, try to sanitize the system, so that the battered image will be restored,” he appealed.



In his remarks, another Principal Reporter, Ahmed Kudan wished Farida the best and tasked her on ensuring unity and retraining of members on modern journalism.


Hajiya Farida in her remarks, said that she was there to solicit their support in the polls coming up December 16, 2021.


She explained that she doesn’t want to make promises, however, if she emerges, her first congress will determine what to do.


“It will be an all inclusive government.


“One thing I will promise you is to unite members of NUJ Kaduna and NTA who have not been coming to NUJ will be carried along.


“You have not been active members of NUJ and I am not happy. NTA is the largest television station in Africa. I will unite all. Please vote me in so I can unite all our members.


“We are journalists, why should we be fighting each other. You all know my track records, I have always had cordial working relationship with all my colleagues in previous positions held.


“I will be transparent and NTA must be part of my government. I want to say thank you for your support, looking forward to seeing you at the swearing-in,” she stressed.

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PDP in Yola South, Endorsed Comrade Bapullo Aspiration Come 2023.



Members of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Adarawo ward, Yola south local government have endorsed the aspiration of comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo for member Yola south constituency.

At an endorsement ceremony that took place at the party’s office lumel-wuro Hausa Adarawo, the party faithfuls solicit total support from other wards for his election bid in 2023 general election.

Addressing newsmen at the party’s office, the PDP chairman Adarawo ward, Mallam Baba mijinyawa said the reason behind the endorsement of comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo is based on his track record in serving humanity and urged the party’s faithfuls in Yola south to rally round their son for the victory of the party in the general election.

Mallam Baba also called on excos and delegates to support Bapullo’s aspiration for better representation so as to enjoy dividends of democracy.

In their separate remarks, the youths leader of PDP in Adarawo ward Nuhu Bibi and the women leader, Maimunatu Murtala called on women and Youths to give necessary support to Bapullo to represent youths in the state House of assembly.

On his part, Abubakar Usman who spoke on behalf of the Adarawo community in Yola south, explained that the Bapullo’s endorsement was based on merit for the good people of Yola south constituency.

In his acceptance speech, the Peoples Democratic Party PDP aspirant for Yola south Adamawa state House of assembly comrade Abdurrahman Bapullo, thanked the Adarawo community and its environs for their solidarity and confidence reposed in him to represent the good people of Yola south.

Comrade Bapullo also called on the party faithfuls to support his aspiration so as to actualise his dream in overturning the fortunes of Yola south constituency for better representation.

Abdurrahman Bapullo pointed out that he entered politics to represent youths which according to him, youths are the backbone of every developed society.

The human right activist, used the opportunity to congratulate Muslim ummah for the successful completion of the holy month of Ramadan fast and urged them to imbibe the virtues of kindness, tolerance, love, peace and harmony, sacrifice as exemplified by the holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)

Comrade Bapullo wishes all Muslim ummah a happy Eidel Fitir salla celebration and prays that the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be with them.

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Breaking; Sultan declare Monday, as first day of Shawwal 1443/2022.



Sultan Saad Abubakar has declared Sunday as end of fasting month of Ramadan and May 2 as Eid-el-Fitr.

This is contained in a statement by the Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council Sokoto, Prof. Sambo Wali Junaid on Saturday.

“The Sultanate Council Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee did not receive any report from various Moon Sighting Committees across the country confirming the sighting of the New Moon of Shawwal 1443AH, on Saturday, 30 April, 2022 which was the 29th day of Ramadan 1443AH.

“Therefore, Sunday, 1s May, 2022 is the 30h day of the month of Ramadan 1443AH.

His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar CFR, mni, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigeria Supreme Council for lslamic Affairs (NSCIA) has accepted the report and accordingly declared Monday, 2nd May, 2022 as the first day of Shawwal 1443AH. (Day of Eid-El-Fitr).

His Eminence, the Sultan felicitates with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wishes them Allah’s guidance and blessings. The Sultan while urging the Muslim Ummah to continue to pray for peace progress and development of the Gountry he also wishes all Muslims a happy Eid-El-Fitr.

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ADSHA Member in Certificate Scandal.



A member representing Fufore/Gurin State Constituency at the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Shuaibu Babas is alleged to have forged his First School Leaving Certificate, FSLC.

A constituent who presented photocopies of alleged forged document to Apex News Exclusive, but pleaded anonymity said, it is unconstitutional to allow someone who has committed such scandal to continue to represent his constituency.

The documents reveals that Hon. Babas finished at LGEA Primary School, Kukawa in 1986, at Yamatu Deba LGA in Gombe State, and collected FSLC on 25 April same year.

However, further checks countered Hon. Babas’ claims. According to the letter from the Ministry of Education, Gombe State, in reply to an enquiry, titled Re-Verification of certificate of primary school in respect of Shuaibu Babas, dated 6th September, 2019, and signed by Ali Yaya Ahmed, Ag. Director of Exams, for Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Gombe State, the certificate was forged.

The recommendation memo, MOE/S/EXAMS/E.20/V.II, stated that, as at the time claimed by the certificate (1986), Gombe was not created. The ministry also questioned the use of a letter heading, bearing Gombe State in 1986.

Accordingly, the State Education Ministry said, in 1986, Yamatu Deba LG, as claimed by the certificate was not created.

More damming is the 25th April, 1986, the day of the issuance of the certificate. Perusing through 1986 calendar, the said date fall on Sunday, which is not working day.
In its submission, the Gombe State Ministry of Education declare the certificate invalid, null and void, because of it forgery status.

The constituent is calling on relevant authorities to act to save the integrity of the hallowed state legislature by asking Hon. Babas to resign.
Several calls by this media organization to reach Hon. Babas were not returned as at the time of filing this story.

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