Gunmen attack Adamawa community, and kidnap two residents of kojoli
Gun wielding assailants have launched a midnight attack on the sleepy town of Kojoli in Jada local government of Adamawa State and abducted two residents of the town.
According to Dr. Umar Ardo who is an indigene of the area, the gunmen arrived the somnolent town between 1-2am Sunday night and whisked the two leaders at gunpoint after subduing vigilante operatives.
” For the umpteenth time, bandits have in the wee hours of today (around 1-2am) invaded my hometown, Kojoli, in Jada Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
” They attacked Banja, a predominantly Fulani settlement, in large numbers with heavy, sophisticated and dangerous firearms, easily overcoming the local vigilante.
” They’re reported to have headed straight to the house of Alh. Bajika, the Sarki Shanu of Kojoli, and kidnapped him.
” Similarly, Dr. Denis Malum, our community veterinary doctor, was also picked in his ranch/house near Nyagang settlement. For the records, the incidents have been reported to the police and investigation is said to have commenced.
” It should be noted that Kojoli lies longitudinally less than 3 kilometers along the Nigeria/Cameroon border, outlined by hills and mountains, and has been for years under frequent bandits attacks, killings and kidnappings,” Ardo said.
Efforts to speak with the PPRO, Adamawa State police command proved abortive as his line was not going through.
Senior Special Assistant to Gov. on New Media reply Adamawa workers for late payment of there salaries.
No doubt Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has changed the ugly narrative in payment of salary for civil servants in Adamawa. It is a fact that before coming to power, the previous administration withheld salaries for 3 to 5 months without payment.
It is rightly said that majority of Adamawa state populace depend on salaries while the state IGR can not pay the remuneration, depending on FAAC like other states do always.
The coming of Governor Fintiri has changed the narrative, the issue of salaries is no longer a problem. During 2019 political campaigns in the build up to election, Governor Fintiri’s ward to ward campaign outlined his 11 point agenda and salary is inclusive.
The Governor stressed that his administration is going to pay salaries to civil servants on or before 25th of the month and he has been fulfilling the promises since assumption of office only this month April 2021 that the payment has been delayed and the issue is not from the state rather from the federal government.
The commissioner of finance confirms that the FAAC meeting was held last week Thursday and all they are waiting is for the CBN to wire the money into the state government accounts across the states not only Adamawa.
Indeed, Governor Umaru Fintiri will never want to see his people suffer because he has been the first always to pay salary in Nigeria.
The Video trending online by the opposition APC showing how Governor Fintiri said during his campaign that it is unfair for a government to owe its people salaries for months is mischievous.
We must also understand that when the promise was made there was no Corona and the economic hardship biting hard. It is expected that people show understanding moreso that it has never happened. Trust Fintiri on this because he has kept faith with the people.
Many people have called and texted asking about the salaries, Please we should exercise patience, salaries are going to be paid soon let’s continue praying for our leaders and our dear state at large.
Muhammad B. Tukur Gcfr
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor
28th April 2020
Breaking News : EFCC visit Adamawa Ministry of Local Govt and Chieftaincy affairs
Investigations revealed that Men of the Economy and Financial Crime commission (EFCC) have visited the Adamawa State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy affairs.
TGNEWS confirmed that EFCC Men numbering about seven have visited the ministry Yesterday (Tuesday) and today around 9:7am.
Information gathered by TGNEWS is that the anti graft agency around 9:7am were in the office of the Permanent Secretary of the ministry.
A civil servant who does not want his named be mentioned said he saw the arrival of the corruption fighting agency yesterday and today.
He said their coming is possibly to investigate some government activities done in the past or in recent time.
Actors Guild Of Nigeria Endorses Basement Search Reality TV Show
–As Audition Train Hits Asaba On Saturday
The Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) has endorsed the Basement Search Reality TV Show, saying the project when concluded will provide new stars that can take over from the big names in the industry when the time comes.
Speaking to Oasis Magazine (OM) exclusively, National President of AGN, Emeka Rollas, who was one of the judges at the Abuja audition, said over 300 persons showed up for the audition, adding that it was eventful.
He continued: ”We closed Abuja audition at about twelve midnight. It was massive because this is the first reality TV show on film. They were not looking for musicians, dancers but were out looking out for actors,” saying this is a first-of-a-kind show.
According to him the organizers are capable and have intensity to drive the project, as he called on the brains behind the project to continue to maintain standards.
Speaking further, he said: ”We are in it and anyone doing anything to promote our industry must be supported and that is why we are endorsing this.”
”Our members were at the audition. This project is a welcome development,” Roland said.
Meanwhile, he called on members of AGN and all actors to support the project anyway they deem fit.
Other judges at the Abuju audition are Ali Nuhu, Sam Dede and Real Warri Pikin.
Abuja audition took place on Tuesday at Grand Cubana, Abuja. The audition train is expected to go round a total of 10 locations to pick potential film makers where contestants will compete for the grand prize of a brand new car and 25 million naira worth of prizes.
According to the organizers, it is a reality show where 30 housemates will be elected to the house for 42 days and movie makers will be available to develop the movie making skills of the housemates.
The winner will emerge by votes of the viewing audience at home who are expected to vote for their favourite contestant.
OM learnt that the essence of the programme is essentially to create fresh set of movie stars for the Nigerian film industry.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, 24th May, the audition for Asaba will hold, being the last of the 10 locations set aside for the exercise.
OM learnt that Vienna Hotel, Asaba will be the venue.
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