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The Periscope Global 2020/21 Achievers Award To Hold On July 16



…Effective and Efficient Leadership, Adequate and Excellent Representation, Firm Justice with Fairness, Media Objectivity, Humanitarian and Selfless Service, Integrity and Philanthropy…

The Periscope Global Publishers 2020/21 Achievers Award hitherto slated for April has been rescheduled to hold on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

The press release Wednesday, issued by the secretary, Organising committee of the merit award, Mr Bashir Abdullahi Sow revealed that the event, which would be managed by the Konngol SilverTongue: Media & Language Training Institute would hold from 10am at the indoor hall of the Wetlands Park & Gardens Yola-Town, Adamawa state.

“Letters would be issued to the award nominees from today,” Sow said.

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The Kano APC stalwart, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkareem Zaura (A. A. Zaura) has wished all Muslims across the globe a happy Eid celebration, as the Muslim world marks yet another Eid that signifies the end of the holy month of Ramadan 2022.

In a statement, Alhaji Zaura announced that the month of Ramadan has been a blessed one, in which devoted Muslims perform different aspects of Ibadat meant to gain the nearness to the Almighty Allah. He urges everyone to put into practice what they have learnt therein.

Mr. Zaura emphasises the need to consistently pray for our dear country that we experience a lot of security challenges.

Specifically, Zaura calls on the Kano people to continue showering prayers to the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for a successful completion of his exalted terms in office, and for smooth transition come 2023.

Speaking further, Alhaji Abdulsalam Zaura, who is also a strong contender, among aspirants yearning for the gubernatorial seat 2023, congratulates President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State APC stakeholders and the entire Kano State indigenes for successful Sallah celebrations.

A. Ciroma
Media Aide to A. A. Zaura

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New Leadership Of Adamawa Correspondents’ Chapel Emerges




Sahel Reporter

The state chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan has charged the newly elected officials of the state correspondents chapel to stick to the constitutional provision guiding the profession.

The inauguration at the chapel office followed the election that saw Phineas Padio emerging as the new Chairman

The oath of office was administered on the newly elected exco of the correspondent chapel by the state chairman Nigeria Union of Journalists comrade Ishaka Donald Dedan.

While congratulating them on their victory, he tasked the officials to eschew any form of differences and conduct themselves thereby, taking the path of unity and peace.

The chairman also lauded members of the pen profession for their disposition and high sense of maturity, encouraging the sworn inexecutive to be fair and transparent in discharging their duties.

Comrade Dedan further heaped praises on the electoral committee headed by Hebron Giwa for conducting one of the best election so far, adjudged as peaceful and transparent.

In his acceptance speech, the newly elected chairman Phineas Padio thanked members for their support and cooperation, promising to justify the confidence reposed in him.

He assured of his determination and desire to push for the realization of his manifesto to move the chapel to greatness.

Other stakeholders in the pen profession from the national and state levels to include Zare Baba wished the executive well, noting that the exercise has opened a new chapter of understanding and team work.

They reminded them that in any contest, there must be a winner and a looser, hence the need to work in unity and ensure professionalism remains the priority.

Earlier, out of 37 members of the correspondent chapel, 36 casted their ballot that saw Phineas Padio beat his two opponents to emerge the chairman with 23 votes, followed by Umar Danjano 13 votes and Daji Sani who got no vote.

Other officials who emerged unopposed include; The vice chairman Ibrahim Kado, secretary Percy Dabang, financial secretary Auwal Umar and Treasurer Amina Abdullahi among others.

They are expected to pilot the affairs of the state chapter of the correspondent chapel for the next three years.

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Binani, Namdas, Boya, others bag blackcap movement merit awards




Senator Aishatu Ahmed Binani, Rt. Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, Alhaji Aliyu Wakili Boya, Alhaji Adamu Garba, Ibrahim Bilal, Hussain Abubakar and late Ibrahim Abdulaziz have bagged the blackcap award during the second merit and award investiture of the organization on Saturday.

Blackcap movement is an Adamawa State based pressure group which seeks to enthrone good governance and justice for all in the society.

Leader of the movement, Mustapha Atiku Ribadu, disclosed that, the award is in recognition of excellent service to humanity, philanthropy and dedication to duty.

He noted that contrary to the belief that the organization is politically motivated, its core objectives is to ensure good governance, provide succor to the less privileged, indigent patients and provide protection for the weak and vulnerable members of the society against human rights abuses.

He noted that in this year’s event, the movement has extended the award to a fruits seller, Mallam Hussain Abubakar for his diligence and commitment to his profession.

Ribadu also noted that the award was also extended to late veteran journalist, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulaziz in recognition to his contributions to the growth and development of the society.

In his remark, chairman of the occasion, professor Murtala Aliyu who thanked the blackcap award and merit board noted that movement is one of the most vibrant and formidable organizations in the state working diligently to entrench good governance and dignity of the human person.

“We must thank Mustapha Atiku Ribadu for organizing and sustaining such a great movement,” he said.

Speaking on behalf of the recipients of the awards, senator Aishatu Ahmed Binani, thanked the blackcap movement for such honour.

While urging the movement to sustain its great strides at ensuring equity for all members of the society, Binani said she will continue to maintain ties with the organization.

Also speaking, the guest of honour of the event and former speaker Adamawa State House of Assembly, Hassan Turaki, thanked the organization for rewarding members of the society who gave good account of themselves.

He noted that such gesture will spur others to be good members of the society as they know there is reward for good and excellent conduct.

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