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Federal University Of Technology Babura To Commence Academic Activities September



Malam Adamu Adamu Minister of Education


The newly established university of technology, Babura in Jigawa state is to commence lectures and other academic activities in September this year.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sabo Ibrahim Birnin-Kudu who made this known in a chat with newsmen on Wednesday, said academic activities in the university kicks up with two faculties.

He said the two faculties are the science and that of technology, while creation of the faculty of information technology (ICT) follows up early next year.

Professor Birnin-Kudu stated that, they have already secured a temporary site for the university’s take off in September this year through the Jigawa state government’s magnanimity.

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According to him, though they have not formally introduced the university to the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), they will however, ask the exam body to allow them admit the first set of their students.

He said that a vast land has already been secured for the establishment of the university in Babura, the community where the university was officially established.

On accreditation of their courses, Professor Sabo said they will do all it takes to ensure all the courses introduced by the university get accredited by the National University Commissio (NUC) accordingly.

On academic staff to start with, the vice chancellor explained that they will employ qualified lecturers and also get some from other universities especially those nearby to have them to teach students on leave basis, while sponsoring those with master’s degree to go for doctorate courses in other universities.

He also cited the tremendous work of establishing a new university as a daunting task, as such, he called on the residents of Babura and Jigawa state in general to be rest assured of his friendship as the the vice chancellor.

Adding that, they should however, put it in their minds that being established by the federal government, the university is for all Nigerians and even foreigners who want to come for academic purposes.


Dala Inland Dry Port Appoints Barrister Hassan Bello as Non-Executive Director



Barrister Hassan Bello


The governing Board of Dala Inland Dry Port Zawaciki Kano has appointed Barrister Hassan Bello (OON) as its non executive Director.

Announcing the development shortly after its meeting held on Tuesday 26th September 2023 at Abuja, the Board’s chairman Alh Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro said the appointment of Barrister Hassan Bello, an experienced legal practitioner and astute administrative guru in the shipping industry in Nigeria, is with immediate effect.

HASSAN Bello was a graduate of the prestigious ABU Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982.

He later held various positions as state counsel – ministry of justice, Sokoto, Legal Adviser/Company Secretary Secretary – Sokoto Investments company Ltd..

Hassan Bello was also the Head of Legal Dept, Nigerian shippers’ Council and later on as Executive Secretary/ CEO of the council..

Barrister Hassan Bello has been accredited with formulation, executing, interfacing and implementation of strategies that transformed the shippers’Council as the economic regulator of the Nigerian Ports industry.

In a statement signed by Head ,corporate communications Ahmad Rufai Bello said until his emergence as Director to the Board, Bello Esq had been a consultant to the Board.

Barrister Hassan Bello was conferred with the prestigious National Honour Award of the OFFICER of the ORDER of the NIGER (OON) by the former president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari in May this year.


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Plateau State Governor Engages Abuja-Based Indigenes to Boost State Development”




By Asile Abel, jos

The Governor of Plateau State, Barr. Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has convened an assembly of Plateau indigenes employed in the Federal Civil Service in Abuja, calling for their collective efforts to enhance the state’s progress.

The meeting which was the first of its kind held at the Ladi Kwali Hall, Continental Hotel, Abuja, had in attendance, Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Deputy Directors, and representatives of Non Governmental Organizations. The Governor urged them to work in unison across all the Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies and ensure that what belongs to Plateau State is diligently protected and delivered to the people.

He said Plateau people are looking up to them for their contributions to the uplifment of the state. ³Describing the interface as historic, Governor Mutfwang noted that elections have come and gone and it is now time for the people to join hands to correct the negative narrative about the state in order to attract development.

He said, “All of you came into Abuja in search for greener pastures for you and your families but God has raised you to somewhere that you need to look beyond your families. You need to know that the destinies of many people are connected to your destinies.

“There is need for us to begin to put our heads together and create the necessary synergy that will help us to build the image of Plateau state within the federal system and hopefully, there will be dividends that we can bring from such synergy”,

Governor Mutfwang encouraged them to be their brother’s keepers and look after each other to build a synergy that would impact the state positively.

“The Federal Government has the largest share of the budget of the Federation. We are looking forward to having more federal presence in Plateau State in every sector. We need to see roads that belong to the Federal Government brought back to life to enhance transportation.

“We want to see federal government’s presence in health, education. We want to partner with the Federal Government in mineral development because Plateau is a basket of mineral resources. We want to see how we can rebuild our relationship within the Federal authorities to ensure all the advantages that come to Plateau State from the Federation are well harness”, he stated.

The Governor said his administration is doing everything possible to carry every segment of the society in governance, saying the veterans, the young and the middle aged have been appointed as Commissioners and into other positions in order to give all a sense of belonging.

He emphasized that women and people with disabilities were also appointed into key government functionaries and expressed the desire to ensure that everybody have a sense of belonging.

He praised the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, Senator Istifanus Gyang and Senate Minority Leader, Senator Simon Mwadkwon who influencing the siting of Federal Government projects in the state.

The Senate Minority Leader and Senator representing Plateau North, Sen. Simon Mwadkwon applauded Governor Mutfwang for the initiative, and called for brotherhood among Plateau indigenes working in the Federal Capital Territory.

In the same vein, former Nigerian Ambassador and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bagudu Hirse also applauded the initiative and urged Plateau indigenes in Abuja to cultivate the spirit of brotherhood.

In their separate remarks, Member representing Langtang North/Langtang South constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Beni Lar and Secretary to the Government of the State, Arc. Samuel Jatau, expressed gratitude for the turnout and said the meeting should be sustained in the spirit of one Plateau.

Other prominent personalities who attended the meeting included Senator representing Plateau South, AVM Napoleon Bali (Retired), Chief of Staff, Government House, Hon. Jeremiah Satmark, Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency, Dachung Musa Bagos, Member representing Barkin-Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency, Hon. Ibrahim Peter Gyendeng, Member representing Shendam/Quan’apan/Mikang Federal Constituency, Hon. Isaac Kwallu, Member representing Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency, Hon. Musa Agah, members of the State Executive Council, and illustrious sons and daughters of Plateau State residence in Abuja.

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Kano Youth Advocacy Group Urges Restraint and Impartiality Amid Political Unrest



Comrade Alhasan Haruna middle ,addressing the press

Kano, Nigeria, September 30, 2023 – In the wake of recent political upheaval following the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal judgement , the Kungiyar Matasan Kano, a prominent youth advocacy group representing Kano State’s youth and affiliated community-based organizations, has issued a poignant call for peace.

The chairman of the group Comrade Alhasan Haruna stated this while addressing newsmen in Kano.

The group has expressed deep concerns over the potential for violence orchestrated by vested interests and has appealed for a peaceful resolution to the post-judgement tensions.

Comrade Alhasan Haruna further raised key concerns as follows

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano, alongside numerous affiliated organizations, representing a cross-section of Kano State’s diverse local governments, has voiced their apprehensions regarding the recent judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The group has openly expressed concerns about the possible manipulation of the tribunal’s judgment by politically motivated actors to incite violence and destabilize the state.

In response to reports of uncomplimentary statements allegedly made by one of the tribunal judges against followers of a litigant, the youth advocacy group has called for a comprehensive investigation. They are demanding an impartial judicial process that upholds justice and fairness.

Urgent Appeal to Uphold Impartiality and Justice

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano has fervently urged the Nigerian Judiciary to maintain its reputation for impartiality and justice. They emphasize the judiciary’s role as a common ground where justice-seekers place their hopes and expect fairness.

Monitoring by National and International Stakeholders

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the youth group has reached out to both national and international stakeholders. They have specifically called upon the President of Nigeria, the United States Ambassador, the United Kingdom Ambassador, the European Union, and the United Nations Secretary-General to closely monitor developments in Kano State. Their plea is for these entities to play a role in promoting peace, stability, and justice within the state.

Unity and Responsible Leadership Emphasized

In an exceptional show of unity, the Kungiyar Matasan Kano has implored political leaders, elites, and Ulamas, not just within Kano State but from across the country, to unite and speak out against any attempts to undermine the will of the people and spark chaos.

Citizens Encouraged to Play Their Part

Additionally, the youth advocacy group has called upon all citizens to actively identify politicians with irresponsible intentions and hold them accountable through legal means. This measure, they believe, is crucial to prevent political manipulation and protect the state’s peace and stability.

Preserving Kano’s Peace and Security

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano has consistently emphasized their deep connection to Kano, describing it as their home. They strongly believe that the interests of Kano’s residents should always come first and that partisan politics should not be allowed to harm their beloved state

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