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Mamu turbaned as Zanna Tunga Maje



New Zanna Tungan Maje


From Aliyu Gabasawa who was in Gwagwalada

His Royal Highness, the Tsumaje of Tungan Maje, Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, has turbaned Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Mamu as Zanna Tungan Maje during the coronation of Tungan Maje new palace cabinet.

The event which was held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the Central Primary School, Tunga Maje, saw Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Mamu and other eminent personalities who have excelled in various areas of endeavors decorated with one traditional title or another.

Speaking at the occasion, which gathered multitude of crowd, the Tsumaje of Tungan Maje, Alhaji Salihu Isiaku Na’annabi stated that the Tungan Maje Palace is wholeheartedly committed to the creation and promotion of the legal ways that would ensure the promotion of their community without any form of discrimination.

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“Therefore, the palace has presented positive efforts to create an atmosphere in which positive efforts by individuals with outstanding performance were romanced with deserving recognition and necessary support,” he said.

It was in light of this, Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Mamu was chosen to form part of the place cabinet, said the Tsumaje.

He added that without any doubt, these eminent personalities that were decorated have in one way or another created ways for the economic growth and development of the community.

Moreover, His Highness said he further felt encouraged by the integrity and commitment of Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Mamu and others that formed the palace cabinet.

He added that the appointment, nomination, selection and approval were based on consistent and relentless commitment to excellence which the palace found worthy.

Moreover, the track records, with high contributions for the community development were no doubt the fact that this honour was made to him and it has demonstrated his enormous contribution to the community building, he added.

Therefore, he urged them to put all their hands together in building Tungan Maje community.

His highness explained that the appointment is a call to action for the leaders in all positions of the authorities in the community to continue to rededicate, redirect and reconnect their efforts in addressing the myriad problems of insecurity, social vices, lack of social amenities and infrastructural decay in the community.

The Zanna of Tungan Maje, Alhaji Muhammad Muhammad Mamu, in a chat with journalists shortly after his coronation, showed his appreciation to the Almighty God, the Tsumaje of Tungan Maje and the people of the community for recognizing him among thousands of other people.

He promised to redouble his efforts in bringing more opportunities to the area so as to aid rapid economic growth and development in the community.

The new Zanna further urged the community leaders to come together to seek lasting solutions to the lingering security challenges facing the community and the country at large.

He urged the youths in the community to seek for more entrepreneurial and vocational skills so as to be self employed and also employers of labour.

“It’s without any doubt entrepreneurship and skills acquisition is the major employment sector that our youths must embrace to avoid over reliance on government for jobs,” Mamu said.

He urged them to shun social vices and embrace other things that will uplift their status positively in the community.

He also hinted out that he would do all he could to show support to the Tsumaje and the palace for the realization of his priorities.


Dr.Y.Z Ya’u Elected as Convener of Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room



Dr YZ Yau

In a highly contested election held at the Abuja Continental Hotel, Dr. Y.Z Ya’u, the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has emerged as the new Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room.

The announcement was made in a statement released to the press by Ali Sabo, CITAD’s Digital Rights Officer.

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is a coalition of more than 70 civil society organizations dedicated to monitoring Nigeria’s electoral process and elections across the nation.

Established in 2010 before the 2011 general elections, the Situation Room undertakes regular analysis and disseminates information on significant developments and events related to electoral conduct in Nigeria.

With a primary focus on improving the quality of Nigeria’s electoral system, the Situation Room aims to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to engage and monitor the electoral process effectively. It supports coordination and synergy among various election stakeholders, promoting collaboration, proactive advocacy, and prompt action in response to incidents during elections.

The Situation Room’s secretariat is hosted by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a civil society organization founded by Clement Nwankwo. It serves as a platform for advanced planning, scenario building, evidence-based analysis, constructive engagement with stakeholders, and election observation.

During elections, the Situation Room sets up a physical Election Situation Room comprising an Analysts’ Room and a Technical Room. The Analysts’ Room consists of experts in democracy and governance issues, while the Technical Room houses a Call Centre and a Social Media desk. Field observers deployed nationwide for general elections and off-cycle governorship elections send reports to the Communication Room, where they are verified and published on the Situation Room’s social media platforms.

Incidents reported by field observers are escalated to relevant election stakeholders, such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, for prompt resolution. The Situation Room issues statements based on these reports, drawing attention to issues such as logistics challenges, security concerns, voter intimidation, and inducement. It calls upon the appropriate authorities to take immediate action in curbing such challenges.

One of the areas of particular focus for the Situation Room is the collation and transmission of election data, which it often identifies as the “weak link” in the Nigerian electoral system. By closely monitoring this stage of the electoral process, the Situation Room aims to ensure transparency and credibility in the declaration of winners.

With Dr. Y.Z Ya’u as its new Convener, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is poised to strengthen its efforts in promoting free, fair, and transparent elections in Nigeria, thereby contributing to the growth and consolidation of democracy in the nation.

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Passage of Police Pension and Training Bills Receives Commendation from Inspector-General of Police



IGP Usman Baba Alkali


In a momentous development, the National Assembly of Nigeria has passed the Police Pension Board Bill and the Nigeria Police Force College, Training School and Institution (Establishment) Bill.


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed this historic achievement and commended the National Assembly and well-meaning Nigerians for their support.


The passage of these bills is expected to bring about significant changes in the country’s policing system, standardize training procedures, improve police productivity, and alleviate pension-related hardships. The IGP expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved and assured retirees that efforts are underway to implement the bills and address their long-standing pension concerns.

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Human trafficking outreach: NAPTIP, ICMPD target 100 victims in Kano




National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP), on Wednesday, organised a free medical outreach for 100 victims of human trafficking in Kano.

The one-day medical outreach, organised in collaboration with International Centre for Migration on Policy Development (ICMPD), was under the framework of “Strengthening Niger-Nigeria Cooperation on Countering Trafficking in Human Beings.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the project was funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Director-General of NAPTIP, Dr Fatima Waziri-Azi, said that the outreach had become necessary in order to address issues of trauma and sexual exploitation on victims of human trafficking (VoTs).

Waziri-Azi, represented by the Director, Counselling and Rehabilitation, NAPTIP, Mrs Angela Agbayekhai, said the victims always had medical issues which might not even known.

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“The programme will enable them get medical attention and drugs so that they can fit properly into the society.

“We hope to extend the outreach to some other states,” she said.

The director-general commended ICMPD for supporting the project and advised parents and guardians not to allow their children and wards to leave Nigeria to seek for greener pasture.

“There is no place like Nigeria; it is not greener out there at all,” Waziri-Azi said.

Also speaking, the Head of Region, ICMPD, Dr Mojisola Sodeinde, said that the project was aimed at ensuring that victims of trafficking have access to medical needs while undergoing rehabilitation at the shelter for proper health care services.

“Victims of human trafficking (VoTs) are exposed to various health risks and abuses, such as sexually transmitted infection, HIV/AIDS, pelvic inflammatory disease, skin infection, psychosocial health problems, drug abuse and insomnia, among others,’’ the ICMPD chief said.

Sodeinde, represented by the Programme Assistant, ICMPD, Mr Adeniyi Bakre, said that the outreach was also targeted at creating awareness on the ills and dangers of trafficking in persons (TIP) and other transitional-organised crimes.

Earlier, the Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Medical Association of Women Doctors, Dr Hajara Maizare-Ibrahim, said that to support and advise the victims on their health problems.

Maizare-Ibrahim, who is also a member of Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), Kano branch, said “since health is wealth, we don’t need to be seriously ill before we seek medical advice.

“It is good to identify health issues early and seek medical advice.”

NAN reports that the victims were given welcome packs, which included bags, perfumes, slippers, towels, soap and cream, among others.

Mrs Hafsat Muhammad, who spoke on behalf of the victims, commended NAPTIP and ICMPD for their kind gestures.

“I am married and a nurse by profession. I travelled to United Arab Emirates (Dubai) to work as a nurse because I was in need of money to cater for my family.

“After arriving Dubai, I was told I had to work as a housemaid, which I rejected and as a result, they refused to give me accommodation. The experience was so traumatic but I thank God that I came back safely.”

Muhammad called on government and kind-hearted individuals to assist women with empowerment to enable them become self-reliant. (NAN)

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