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MAUTH YOLA Gets CT Scanner

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Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital, MAUTH, Yola, Adamawa state will begin as an upgrade of the Federal Medical Centre, FMC Yola with a high tech medical facilities such as the GE Revolution Evo 128 Slice CT Scanner as an intervention of the Petroleum Equalization Fund, PEF, and
The Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative, PCNI.

Handing over the state-of-the-art machine to the management of the MAUTH Yola, Mr Ja’afar Othman, acting on behalf of the contractors, Yayok Consult International Ltd Megspaff Ltd said the contract for the supply and installation of the GE Revolution Evo 128 Slice Computerised Tomography, CT, scan, which combines a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around one’s body and uses computer processing to create cross-sectional images (slices) of the bones, blood vessels and soft tissues inside one’s body, has been completed with the manpower training to be able to effectively operate the machine.

Receiving the facility on behalf of the management of the health institution, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar, the Chief Medical Director, represented by the Head of Clinical Services, Dr Ahmadu Baba Usman having thanked the federal government for the PEF/PCNI intervention, commended the contractors and project consultants for the successful delivery and assured that the facility would be utilised judiciously.

Speaking to newsmen on behalf of the project consultants, Dr Marafa Iya certified that the facility supplied and installed has made the specification standard.

Marfa confirmed that the machine, having been installed, is test run and the staff with radiology department have had adequate training for efficient administration of the CT scan.

In an interview with newsmen after the handing over, the Head of Clinical Services expressed appreciation saying, “this is one of the beautiful moments of this hospital with the receipt of this machine; a state-of-the-art Computerized Tomography, CT scan that has so much inbuilt technology that will be used for our clients.

“I believe this will benefit the patients because it will heighten the precision in the way we make diagnosis.

“It also means that the intervention that will be given following the diagnosis will be more accurate”.

Commenting, The Head of Radiology Department, Dr Yunusa Dahiru said it is delightful having state-of-the-art diagnostic technology.

“We’re actually delighted. In Radiology, CT is central for diagnosis and all the other clinics depend on Radiology for diagnosis.

“I’m telling you that this is a high grade CT 128 slice that can actually capture the heart at a standstill without you moving because it’s fast and the images superb.

“You expect more good diagnosis coming from radiology department MAUTH Yola. It’s one of its kind in the whole country.

“I think very few hospitals, some of them private, have 128 slices that can actually image the heart, the colon, the spine and other parts of the body. We’re happy that this programme has come to light.

“In terms of capacity, when asked how many patients would the CT scan run in a day? Dr Yunusa revealed that the machine can take 250 patients per day.

“When we asked the Engineer that came for training, he said we can take 250 patients per day.

“The machine is ready for it. I don’t think we have the number of those patients but if we do the machine is big enough to take all the patients,” Yonusa said.

When asked about the adequacy of electricity that could effectively cater for the machine, Dr Yunusa assured that the power supply would not be a hindrance.

He said, “the management of the hospital, particularly, the Medical Director, Prof Auwal Muhammad Abubakar is interested in giving the best services. We’ve let him know that power is very important. That is why when the facility is coming, it came with a brand new transformer only for the complex.

“We’re also thinking of upgrading it by having an Automatic Voltage Regulator, AVR, so that the power will not only be available but is going to be standard and stable for the machine.

We also have a standard standby generator that will give us alternate source of power. I think the hospital is ready”.

Mr Ja’afar Othman added that the machine actually came with a 120KVA UPS that is installed in the other room that could serve for 20 to 30 minutes when the main grill is off before switching to alternate power supply.

After setting up the machine and the test run, having had the staff with radiology department trained, the CT scanning service has started in MAUTH Yola

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Boss Mustapha: The APC Party Man,By Tom

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My close watch of Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) over the years has been a man with a strong fraternity to party politics. He is one Nigerian who defined his brand of politics within the context of political party affinity. Once he discovers himself in one, he dies by its principles and its ideologies. This is where the All progressives Congress, APC, the party is lucky to have found him a good Man and part of the party’s camaraderie.

Boss Mustapha from SDP after the merger in 2015 remains committed to preaching and defending the party’s ideals. Is no doubt one of the stanchion Man in the country and his enduring loyalty to the party is a glaring fact he is a die-hard party stalwart.

Knowing this Man from the cradle of his political lifeline to date, I can comfortably say is the Last Man standing for APC come rain come sun shines. Boss has sold out his conscience to build an APC of goodness for the Nigerian people. I have seen his body language, his composure, and his political temperament can go to any length for the APC to remain a national party. Amidst whatever situation, Mustapha can be there for the party he is doing well in working for Nigerians to get out of the woods of stagnation.

The current position he occupies as the sitting SGF, Nigerians have discovered a leader, a Man with a passion to serve, deliver, and recreate a new haven that truly suggests the country as land with multiple mineral and human resources to build a nation of our fore father’s dream is possible.

His knowledge in government is measureless, his experience in leadership is far-flung and his far-reaching experience in business to woo investors of all races and countries has stretched out to many nations of the world.

Barrister Boss Mustapha is one Nigerian Man who is a colonnade of APC with his Mr ” strategist and synergy” titles that has become a slogan of political change mantra in Nigeria, most especially Adamawa State, his land of birth. The Man has no doubt a discovery of wisdom, one of the Adamawa’s Son that is immensely contributing to liberating, emancipating, and salvaging the entire country from the crutches of underdevelopment and putting life, meaning, and adding value into the political lifeline of Nigeria because of his firm belief in APC.

In him is the girdle of strength to lead well, he holds in his hand the rod of direction that will help in taking APC to a haven of rest for all of Nigerians. The party Man despite what people consider weakness in his silence and muteness in delving into national issues. I see it as a virtue of greatness he owned that is using to camp down and stabilize many uproars within and outside the party that will possibly consume the party whenever he talks unduly.

As they say “silence is golden”, to me it’s not only golden, there is power in silence. This is the power Boss got working effectively for all Nigerians. A brainy gift that is helping APC at the National level because of his staunch loyalty to the party.

It is beyond question that he is another beacon of hope, a glorious flying horse for APC. A trailblazer with all the threads of good leadership. Giving life to APC, the party he sojourned fighting tooth and nail to sustain its glorious future for Nigeria and to all Nigerians.

With his resilience and his good intentions for APC and Nigeria, I’m glad to say that Mustapha and many others abound in the country to give hope to Nigerians that the country can be better, ashes of ugliness can be replaced with beauty. I now see hope for Nigeria because there is a Man (Boss) dying to keep the flag of APC flying as a pillar that can bring or spark up the light of progress in all parts of Nigeria.

May I now shout it out and make it boldly in the tablet’s heart of all and sundry that Mr. Boss remains the best loyal Man of APC, the last Man that can ever stand for the party in the interest of all party men. This is where I cherish his brand of politics. A party Man at all times, his belief in serving any political party is what will birth out good leaders that will serve the nation.

I can see his vision and dream of a new APC have made him the number one party Man I cherish. May I, therefore, say that the greatest mistake that each voter can make is to vote against APC in 2023 because Boss Mustapha and many good Nigerians are there. A vote for APC is the best way to get the country out of the woods. I know he will ever give his support that Nigeria and Adamawa will yet be on the rail of development.

A vote for APC where Boss belongs is a value-added change, a wisdom that will set free everyone from retrogression to progression. I’m assured he will make sure that the government will certainly be of the people by the people and for the people.

APC will never be a backward government with Boss as a Man holding tight to its membership card. Nigeria will be secure, free, and well positioned to grow in all facets of life.

The moribund companies and industries owned by the Federal Government will be revived. Life and human sanctity will be meaningful and economy vibrancy will take the lead.

This APC Man has the wherewithal, Boss is more than able to help in turning around Nigeria of today facing all lots of challenges for the World development. He has what it takes to give out for the party to attract global attention, he is well equipped to make Nigeria earned the world news of positive stories of a country with Boko Haram bedeviled the country with many attacks, make it a country that will capture the attention of the global economy.

I see Boss as the best, the hope, and the life-changing supportive gear of the country’s development. His stay in APC is salvation has come to all Nigerians. My respect to this party Man. My call to Nigerians, most especially the people of Adamawa State is just simple, thump up for Boss, the valued APC Man, he is giving much to development of this country in a silence mode, and on the ballot, it should be a thumbs down for the Party he belongs to (APC) come 2023. It’s the only way out. A way into another realm of development.

Boss and APC are for the emancipation of Nigeria. The last and final option. This is my stand, my honest view in the interest of every one of us in the country.

I celebrate this Man for being loyal to APC from inception up to this time. He has no doubts tendencies of shifting loyalty to another party. There is no iota of doubt that he will ever leave, he is standing strong to defend the party at all costs.

Boss Mustapha, the party Man, is my number one role model in Nigerian politics.

Tom Garba, FIMC, FBDFM, SPSP

Is a Journalist, a political analyst, and an opinion writer. He writes from Yola-Adamawa State. He can be reached through this means:

tomgarba5@gmail.com

08172570959

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Task force busts criminals’ camp, arrests 480 suspects

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The combined security Joint Task force of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has raided uncompleted buildings and undeveloped plots in Maitama and Wuse II areas of Abuja and arrested 480 suspected criminals.

The commander in charge of the team, Bennett Igweh after the arrest, said the suspects were apprehended following the tireless efforts of the Task force in combing black spots within the Federal Capital City.

He explained that the suspects mostly male had turned green areas, undeveloped plots, unoccupied houses into their haven for criminal activities.

Igweh said the team would stop at nothing in riding the city of criminal elements that threaten the peace of the Federal Capital Territory residents.

He disclosed that items recovered from them include police uniforms, mobile phones, loaded pistol, matchets and charms.

According to him, the 480 suspects would be profiled and handed over to appropriate authorities for necessary actions.

Igweh said: “We have arrested about 480 suspected criminals, We are going to take many of them to court, they live in an unauthorised places in FCT which is an offence. They want to hide within the shanties and black spots in order to commit havoc in Abuja.

“We will do thorough profiling because we are suspecting that there could be escapees from Kuje Correctional Centre.

“We are starting from the City centre, and we will expand it to other areas, the exercise will reach 21 satellite villages and towns; from Kabusa, Gishiri, Waru, to Wasa and others. We have told them to find where they will go or find a lawful settlement that they can live. We have agreed that if you fight us, we will fight you.

“This operation is one that the security agencies have started since, we are about to start operation G-7 but we want to clear the city centre of of criminals.

“We have agreed to do it together. I’m the Commander of this joint taskforce that comprises of the Police, Army, Navy, Air Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) , Immigration Service, DSS and other sister agencies. And all of us combined, you can see the result. We started by 1:00 am today, and by about 3 am, this is what we were able to do.

“The suspects specialized in robbery; they have different security uniforms, we caught them with Police uniform. It’s just regrettable.

“In one of the camps, we recovered a fully loaded pistol because we took them by surprise, that was why we were able to recover what we had recovered. We will continue to take them by surprise, as this operation will not stop. We have started it this midnight, and we will continue. We have asked them to leave the town as they are not supposed to be here”

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ADAMAWA 2023: APC Supporters In 5M LGAs Call For Sen Abbo’s Suspension, Substitution With Medugu

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The APC supporters in the five local government areas that constitute the northern senatorial district of Adamawa State, namely, Madagali, Maiha, Michika, Mubi North and Mubi South, referred to as 5Ms local governments, earnestly called on the party to suspend Senator Ishaku Elisha Abbo, representing the senatorial district and canvassing for continuity, over whipping faith based acrimony for mutual suspicion and mistrust and alleged antipathy to his political party.

The APC supporters urged the leadership of the party to bring Hamisu Idris Medugu, the Sardaunan Duhu, who came second during the party’s primary elections as his substitute should the party desires a top to bottom win that Hon Abdulrazak Saad Namdas, apparently the best House of Representatives member from Adamawa state and other APC stalwarts are advocating for.

The electorates in the northern zone that Abbo is representing at the Senate considered it a proselytised Muslim Hate, taken as Abbos’s new found newfangled theology, tagging those who support APC’s Muslim-Muslim ticket as “potential Boko Haram recruits”, which the clerics sermonised as having meant either Tinubu and his choiced Muslim running mate and/or any minimum number of two Muslims and supporters are Boko-Haramic.

Abbo with others is also alleged to be working against his party’s presidential choiced candidate for the 2023 general elections.

“The down with Abbo damnation didn’t start with the electorates, the state chairman of the APC, Hon Ibrahim Bilal equally, by analogy, rather boldly, voiced out that for addressing him as potential Boko Haram recruit simply because he supports the choice of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu the APC presidential candidate to go Muslim-Muslim ticket, with the consideration that running a two-minority ticket will not win election; for going against Tinubu and for attacking President Muhammadu Buhari, defined as Anti-Party, he will not support, promote or give representational mandate to Abbo. Why should the electorates support APC’S senatorial bidding in the northern senatorial district with the Muslim-hate Abbo as the ticket bearer?” The electorates would argue.

It could be recalled that Abbo won the Senate seat under the PDP during the 2019 general elections. He however defected from the party that nurtured him to join the APC, the ruling party at the national level, having realised that he would be rendered insignificant and might not scale through the party primaries, for challenging the state governor who is also a PDP.

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