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Day Senator Ahmed Lawan distributes empowerment materials in Yobe

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Day Senator Ahmed Lawan distributes empowerment materials in Yobe

By: Yahaya Wakili

In terms of federal constituency projects by a federal lawmaker, the massive empowerment and entrepreneurship materials that the President of the 9th Senate, His Excellency Distinguished, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Ph.D., GCON, Sardaunan Bade, completed on Monday, December 25, 2023, are unprecedented in Yobe state history. It is the stake-in-trade of an ordinary Nigerian politician, but Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is unparalleled in Yobe State history, and I believe he would approach things differently.

Since Nigerian democracy was restored in 1999, no federal elected politician in the whole Northeast region of the country has ever had the wealth, expertise, connections, or experience that he possesses. Thousands of people in Nigeria, the Northeast, and Yobe State as a whole were drawn to the massive empowerment that took place.

The empowerment initiative has been the largest intervention over the previous six years. For the Yobe North Senatorial District, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan also kicked off a job-free medical outreach program and an animal livestock vaccination program. He has touched the lives of those in his constituency, and empowering and providing a sustainable means of livelihood for the Yobe North people is not a new deal for the 9th Senate president; in fact, it has become an annual event over the past six years. The residents of Sardaunan Bade’s constituency are no longer impoverished. 

By the grace of God, Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan’s empowerment is the result of numerous occurrences that have occurred in the past and will occur in the future. The exceptional work of distinguished senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan is unmatched in Yobe state history. I have never witnessed empowerment of that magnitude in one fell swoop.

Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan has changed the narratives compared to past years, something no senator or member of the National Assembly from Yobe state has ever done to his senatorial constituency.

It has become evident that he is devoted to significant empowerment—not just lip service. If given the chance, I am confident he will duplicate this exceptional accomplishment throughout the state. We also hope that other federal lawmakers from Yobe State will take similar action.

Six local government areas—Bade, Karasuwa, Jakusko, Yusufari, Nguru, and Machina—combined to form the Yobe North Senatorial district, which has its headquarters in Gashu’a. Of the 6,766 beneficiaries of the mega empowerment, the most intriguing aspect of the empowerment distribution process is that each beneficiary is identified by name, ward, phone number, and the kind of items he plans to collect. Thousands of attendees have also shared their interesting experiences with the way and manner in which the empowerments were distributed.

During his four years as Senate President, the Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Sardaunan Bade, the ninth Senate President, did not face any impeachment cases; the Executive successfully completed its term. 6, 766 constituents are empowered by Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan with automobiles, motorcycles, farm equipment, and other business supplies.

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A total of 2,940 sprayers, 12 Peugeot 406, 12 Peugeot 307, 360 motorcycles, 2,226 water pumps, 54 Sharon Buses, 2 fire fighting vehicles, and 6 land cruiser jeeps were among the equipment. There were also 13 rice mills, 30 rice planters, 302 harvesters, and twelve tractors.

420 Keke NAPEP, 804 refrigerators, 324 small harvesters, 306 tricycle carriers, 420 grinding machines, 2,340 pots and stoves, 10, 18-seater buses, 1080 swing machines, 120 deep freezers, 180 generators, and 10 transformers are a few more examples of the other items.

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May 29 : Borno APC Laud Gov Zulum For Landmark Achievements In One Year

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May 29 : Borno APC Laud Gov Zulum For Landmark Achievements In One Year

By Francis Okoye

The All Progressives Congress ( APC ) , Borno state Chapter has commended the state Governor, Babagana Zulum for the execution of over 100 people oriented solid capital projects in the first one year of his second tenure in office.

The state’s party Chairman of APC , Hon. Ayuba Bello made the commendation on Tuesday in Maiduguri in an interview with Journalists on the Governor’s performance ahead of the one year anniversary of his second term in office coming up on 29th of May, 2024.

Hon. Bello who is on record the first ruling APC Chairman to be elected from the minority southern part of Borno state since the inception of democracy, added that the popularity of Governor Zulum across the country is based on his hardwork, respect for the poor, commitment and high sense of responsibility towards governance.

He said even if one is from the opposition party, with humility and maturity, such person would agree that Zulum’s administration has performed greatly in the past one year since his projects are seen on ground.

The state party Chairman said,” As far as Iam concerned and the APC Chairman in Borno state is concerned, if you ask me to rate the performance of his Excellency for the past one year, it is exemplary, he has excelled in infrastructural performance.

” When you go round the country, you hardly find a Governor, who had done credibly well in terms of infrastructural development like Zulum’s administration. If somebody can carry out over 100 people oriented solid capital projects life on ground, honestly speaking, he deserve commendation.

” Even if you are not in APC, if you humility and maturity of mind, you would agree with me that this person has done greatly well. When you go round to the 27 local government areas of the state with exception of Guzamala, you will identify 10 to 20 capital projects that were executed by Governor Zulum.

” And they are people oriented projects, minor projects such as drilling of boreholes are not even counted. We are very proud of him, as a party, we are solidly behind him.”

On his election as chairman of the party from the minority southern part of Borno being the first in history, he said the party did it to balance the equation of leadership and giving the other side of the state a sense of belonging.

He said he enjoys followership and loyalty from all party members across the state, adding that structure put in place which is visible across the 27 local government areas of the state is reason the party would continue to dominate power in every election year.

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Togo Elections: ECOWAS Deploys Election Observation Mission

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Togo Elections: ECOWAS Deploys Election Observation Mission

By: Michael Mike

The President of the Economic Community of West African States ( ECOWAS) Commission, Dr Omar Alieu Touray, has deployed an Election Observation Mission of 40 observers to Togo to monitor the legislative and regional elections scheduled for 29 April 2024

According to a statement at the weekend, the mission is in line with the provisions of Article 12 of the ECOWAS Supplementary Protocol on Democracy and Good Governance and constitutes support from the regional organisation to its Member States for the conduct of their elections.

The mission is led by the former Vice-President of The Gambia, Mrs Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang.

According to the statement, the mission is made up of Ambassadors from Member States accredited to ECOWAS; representatives of the ECOWAS Court of Justice and Parliament; Civil Society Organisations; media professionals and election observation specialists from the West African region.

It revealed that: “This observation mission is being deployed following the recommendations of a pre-election fact-finding mission that visited Togo from 15 to 20 April 2024 to assess the preparatory phases of the elections.

“During its stay in Togo, the observation mission will hold consultations with the main stakeholders in the electoral process and monitor the voting process up to 29 April 2024.”

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Re-run election into the national assembly, a Triumph of Democracy – Kwande

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Re-run election into the national assembly, a Triumph of Democracy – Kwande

By: Bodunrin Kayode

A Plateau elder Ambassador Yahaya Kwande has described the just concluded re-run election into the national assembly as a Triumph of Democracy.

In a release titled Congratulations to the Winners of Plateau State Bye Elections of February 3, 2024, he noted that the entire exercise was a victory to the people of the state.

“With great joy and profound gratitude, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected Senator, (Plateau North Senatorial District), Prince Pam Mwadkwon Dachungyang, and the Member of the House of Representatives, (Jos North/Bassa Constituency), Hon. Daniel Asama, on their resounding victory in the recently concluded bye election held in Plateau State.

“Your triumph is a testament to the true spirit of democracy and the unwavering support of the people.

“I have no doubt that both Prince Pam Mwadkon and Hon. Daniel Asama will live up to the aspirations and expectations of the voters, as they embark on this noble responsibility of representing their constituents. May your tenure be marked by dedication, integrity, and a relentless pursuit of progress for our beloved state and nation.

“As we celebrate this momentous milestone, let us not forget the challenges we faced during the post-2023 elections period. It is my sincere hope that Plateau State will swiftly recover from the divisions and tussles that marred our unity. Let us unite as one, for the strength of our state lies in our togetherness.

“It is essential for the government and the people to undertake immediate measures to reconcile and bridge the gaps that have emerged. We must never forget that every citizen, irrespective of their religion or ethnicity, is entitled to their fundamental rights. The use of religion as a tool of disfranchisement must cease; we must affirm that citizenship rights are not conditional on faith.

“Let us also strive to recapture the lost glory of our state, when Jos was hailed as the political Mecca of Nigeria, attracting momentous political events and embracing politicians from all shades and ideologies. We can revive this legacy by nurturing an environment that exudes peace, openness, and security for all. Together, we can restore Plateau State as a beacon of democratic excellence.

“In conclusion, I express my utmost optimism for the future of Plateau State. I extend my deepest appreciation to all who peacefully participated in the bye election, be it as candidates or enthusiastic supporters. Our journey towards progress and development continues, and I am confident that we will stand united, empowered by the unwavering spirit of our people.” said Kwande.

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