NPFL Week 22: Gombe United defeats Kano Pillars by one goal to nil.

The State darling team Gombe United FC this evening at the Pantami township stadium defeated Kano Pillars by one goal to nothing at the ongoing Nigerian Professional Football League NPFL.

The first half of the encounter ended in a deadlock with both teams displaying footballing artistry to try and find the back of the net.

However, the goal drought of the match ended at the 65th minute when Barnabas Daniel scored from the spot after the centre referee awarded a penalty to the home side.

With this result Gombe United moves to the 9th position the Nigerian Professional Football League.

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Gombe APC Remains Rock Solid In Strength With Superlative Performance To Show, Governor Inuwa Says.

…Inaugurates Empowerment Items Facilitated By State Lawmaker, Mustapha Hassan

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has vaunted that the All Progressives Congress, APC in Gombe State remains rock solid in terms of numerical strength and magnificent performance of its administration to show and therefore called on the party’s membership in the State to guard against political wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya stated this while speaking at the distribution of empowerment items facilited by the member representing Gombe South in State House of Assembly, Hon. Mustapha Usman Hassan at the APC square.

The Governor noted that citizens tend to appreciate the true essence of leadership when leaders cultivate the habit of doing those things that can improve their lives, saying “this is the main thrust of the APC administration”.

He said his administration will continue to accord priority to policies and programmes that have direct bearing on the life of the common man, urging elected officials and political appointees to also strive in impacting on the lives of the electorate in whatever way they can.

He charged beneficiaries of this and other empowerment programmes in the State to utilize the items given to them for their social and economic emancipation.

The Governor, noted that the empowerment programme initiated by Hon. Mustapha Hassan falls in line with the All Progressives Congress, APC manifesto of meeting the social and economic yearnings and aspirations of the people.

He said the time has come for the APC in the State to flaut its life changing interventions for every one to see and therefore called on the people of the State not to hesitate in returning the favour by staying true to the leadership qualities of Hon. Mustapha Hassan.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya used the occasion to call on citizens of the State who are yet to obtain the Permanent Voters Card, PVC to do so while the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration lasted.

“Even for those of you whose voters card are missing or wear beyond recognition, the continuous voter registration offers you the opportunity for renewal”.

The Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, said the empowerment scheme could not have come at a better time when Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is taking pragmatic steps towards putting the State on the pedestal of sustainable development.

Represented by the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Siddi Buba, the Speaker observed that under the leadership of Governor Inuwa Yahaya, the State has witnessed social, economic and infrastructural development with direct links to the yearnings and aspirations of the common man.

He congratulated Hon. Mustapha Hassan for initiating the scheme which he said will go a long way to changing the social and economic status of the people.

Initiator of the empowerment programme, Hon. Mustapha Hassan thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for showing leadership which is robbing off on politicians in the state to contribute their qouta to the growth and development of their various communities and humanity in general.

He explained that he initiated the programme with the aim of alleviating poverty and improving the well-being of his constituents in support of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s effort in that direction.

Speaking on behalf of the State Executive Council members, the Commissioner of Finance, Malm Muhammad Gambo Magaji said through the guidance of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, political office holders in the State have cultivated the habit of constantly empowering and changing the lots of the people they represent.

Representative of the Chairman of Gombe Local Government Council who is also the Deputy Chairman of APC, Sani Ya’u said the performance of Governor Inuwa Yahaya in all spheres of human endeavours is propping up the sleeping latent of politicians in the State to leave above board.

The District head of Doma, Alhaji Abdullahi Doma thanked Governor Inuwa Yahaya for executing projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people of his domain as well as for his administration’s efforts towards maintaining the prevailing peace in the State.

He equally expressed gratitude to Hon. Mustapha Hassan for initiating the empowerment programme which he described as one of its kind.

Items distributed included 8 cars, 25 motorcycles, 45 sewing machines, cash among others.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Governor Inuwa Swears-In Justice Joseph Awak As Chief Judge Of Gombe State.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya says his administration will continue to support the Judiciary and Legislature in discharging their statutory responsibilities effectively for the overall benefit of the people of Gombe State.

The Governor stated this while performing the swearing-in of the state’s Chief Judge, Justice Joseph Ahmed Awak at the Government House.

He said since inception, the three arms of Government have been partnering in the development of Gombe State, stressing that the unity and harmony must be maintained going forward.

“To facilitate the proper functioning of the Judicial Arm of Government, our administration has placed emphasis on having a harmonious working relationship with the Judiciary”.
While restating his commitment to continue supporting the independence of the Judiciary in Gombe State for enhancement of service delivery and speedy administration of justice, Governor Inuwa assured the entire members of the Judiciary that he would continue to make available all necessary facilities and funding for the discharge of the statutory responsibilities of the Judicial Arm.

“The myriad of challenges facing our dear nation cannot be tamed without ensuring swift, sure, and fair administration of justice. It therefore goes without saying that we require an incorruptible judiciary where justice shall be dispensed to all manner of people in the State without discrimination, fear or favour”.

He congratulated the new judiciary helmsman for being found worthy to superintend over the important arm of Government.

“First and foremost, our gratitude goes to Allah (SWT) for giving us the opportunity to witness this important occasion for the swearing-in of the substantive Chief Judge of Gombe State. It is indeed a joyful and historic moment seeing you cheerfully taking the Oath of Office. Constitutionally, you are now head of the Judiciary arm of Government in the State”.

” Following the recommendation of the Judicial Service Commission on the 16th of March 2022, as required by the Constitution, I approved the appointment of Justice Joseph A. Awak as the substantive Head of the State High Court of Justice as ratified by the Honorable members of the Gombe State house of assembly”.

He described Justice Joseph Awak as a man well known for his sterling qualities befitting of a top-ranking judicial officer, whose appointment as the Chief Judge of the state is a culmination of many years of meritorious and selfless service to the Judicial Arm of Government not just in Gombe State but also the federation as a whole.

“I have no doubt in my mind that Justice Awak will discharge his duties in this new role with utmost commitment and integrity as he has always done for the benefit of our dear State.

“The importance of having judicial officers with high levels of experience and moral rectitude at this moment of our history cannot be over emphasised. It is undeniable that unbridled corruption, violent crimes and numerous other forms of criminal behaviours have bedevilled our nation, making it extremely difficult, if not completely impossible, to meet our developmental aspirations and consolidate our constitutional democracy”.

Speaking earlier, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, described the occasion as unique in the history of the present administration with the third Chief Judge being sworn-in for the High Court of justice by Governor Inuwa Yahaya, two in acting capacity and today’s in substantive capacity.

He noted that the development will assist in the administration of justice in the State and therefore congratulated Justice Awak on his well – deserved appointment as the head of the Judiciary arm of Government in Gombe State.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House

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Wedding anniversary: Prof. Amuga Keftin celebrates 30 years of wedlock, Appointment in grand style.

Christians have again been call upon to always give thanks to God in order to attract more of His favour and blessings.

Rev. Gideon Kwash of ECWA Church Amtawalam in Billiri gave the admonition during a thanks giving service of the Special Adviser to Governor Inuwa Yahaya on Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation (PIME) Prof. Namala Amuga Keftin Sunday.

The clergy who draw his text from the book of Psalms 116;12 with the topic, “Giving thanks to God for his grace upon our lives” said every believer should learn to appreciate God for his faithfulness in all circumstances.

The clergy enjoin Christians to emulate examplary disposition of the leper who came to show gratitude to God despite receiving his healing along with nine others.

He commended Professor Namala for returning to God to say thank you and also congratulate him for his well deserved appointment and for clocking thirty years in the institution of marriage praying God for more wisdom, strength and good health.

In a remark, the District head of Kalmai Mr. Ahmadu Zubairu thank Governor Muhammadu Inuwa for appointing one of their own as a special Adviser assuring that the appointee is one whom the community is proud off.

He extol the qualities of Professor Amuga whom he described as God fearing, truthful and a gentleman advising him to remain focus and upright in the discharge of his given responsibilities in order to justify the confidence repose on him by the Governor.

Responding, an elated Prof. Namala Amuga Keftin praised the Almighty God for seeing him thus far. He equally thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for finding him worthy to serve in his Governments assuring of his total commitment in the discharge of his assignment.

Amuga informed the people that Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is with them and is poised to bringing development to the doorsteps of the people across the state.

He called on the people to continue to pray and support the policies and programme of the present administration.

Professor Amuga use the occasion to advise the youths in area to remain focus in their legitimate businesses while staying away from drunkenness and the consumption of illicit drugs.

Joshua Danmalam
Information Officer SSGs office.
27/3/22

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APC Convention: Governor Inuwa Excited With Turn Of Events, Hails President Buhari Over Success Of Exercise.

…Congratulates New Chairman, NWC Members

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya (Dan Majen Gombe), has congratulated former Nasarawa State Governor, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, on his emergence as National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), at the just concluded extraordinary national convention of the party.

The Governor, in a statement also felicitated with other national and zonal officers of the APC who were elected at the convention.

Governor Inuwa, particularly praised the leadership direction and guidance of President Muhammadu Buhari, which he said facilitated the consensus arrangement that produced the new crop of leaders of the APC and further consolidated the unity of the APC.

“The maturity displayed at the convention has demonstrated the spirit of unity of purpose and strong will of our members as well as indivisiblity of the force of our great party”.

“Special appreciation must go to our leader and amiable President, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR for providing leadership and guidance that saw to the successful and rancour- free conduct of the convention”.

The Governor also eulogised the caretaker/extraordinary national convention planning committee, headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State for successfully superintending over the affairs of the APC within the period of its stewardship and for strengthening unity, understanding and camaraderie among party faithful”.

While expressing confidence in the ability of the new NWC under the leadership of Sen. Abdullahi Adamu to strear the party to greatness, the Governor charged the new leaders to bring to bear their respective wealth of experiences to consolidate on the gains recorded so far and chart a new cause that will further boost the fortunes of the party and guarantee its victory in future elections.

Recall that out the 78 party officials elected during the convention, Gombe state produced 3, including Hamma Adama Ali Kumo (Deputy National Financial Secretary), Zainab Abubakar Alman (Zonal Women Leader) and Lamido Mohammed (Zonal Publicity Secretary).

The Governor urged the three officials of the party from Gombe state to demonstrate commitment in their new roles and to adequately represent the state, reminding them that the confidence reposed in them should be reciprocated with dedication and loyalty to the party and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Earlier on arrival at the Eagle Square, Governor Inuwa Yahaya proceeded to the Gombe State pavilion, where he was treated to a rousing welcome by delegates and supporters from the state who trooped in hundreds in solidarity with the Governor and the party.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Earlier today, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya attended the official commissioning of a Juma’at Mosque at the FCDA quarters in Jabi Abuja.

The mosque was constructed by a Qatari philanthropist, Sheikh Saleh Mahmud Ahmad Ameer, through the Qatar Charity organisation in Nigeria.

Governor Inuwa, who was special guest of honour at the occasion, called on the benefiting community to take ownership of the facilty and utilise it well, not only for prayers but as an Islamic resource center for teaching and learning of religious knowledge.

He commended Sheikh Mahmud Ahmad and the Qatar Foundation for their benevolence.

” I feel highly honoured to be part of this history as we witness the commissioning of this magnificent Mosque. I urge the Muslim ummah in this area to take ownership and make proper use of the Mosque to carry out meaningful activities that will promote the cause of the deen”.

“I got to know about Qatar Charity through a friend and Alhamdulillah the relationship has been beneficial. Recently over 400 projects were approved by the organisation across various communities in Gombe State, including construction of Mosques, drilling of boreholes and others. This affirms our administration’s productive engagement and collaboration with the QC as well as other international governmental and non-governmental organisations. We sincerely appreciate you and pray Almighty Allah to reward you abundantly”.

Both the donor, Sheikh Saleh Mahmud Ahmad Ameer and the country director of Qatar Charity Organisation in Nigeria, Sheikh Hamdi Asayyed were full of appreciation to Governor Inuwa for personally gracing the commissioning ceremony.

Governor Inuwa and other faithful later observed the Juma’at prayer at the Mosque, which was led by Sheikh Tajuddeen Muhammad Bello.

In his sermon, the Imam preached on the virtues of building a Mosque, citing several verses of the Holy Qur’an and hadiths of prophet Muhammad ( SAW).

“The most beloved of places to Allah is the mosque…Whoever builds a mosque for Allah, Allah will build for him likewise in Paradise.”

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Gombe Land Administration Reforms: implementation team reels out achievements.

Seven weeks into the ongoing land verification and re-certification by the Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation PIME of the Gombe State Government, the Special Adviser to Governor Inuwa Yahaya on the Project Prof. Namala Amuga Keftin says the exercise has successfully issued 1,945 provisional clarence to some land owners in the State capital.

The affected land owners are those of GDP 16, 16A, 16B, 4, 4A, 5 and 12. He maintain that the exercise is aim at correcting the existing abnormal inherent in land administration in the State and to give security and value to individuals with land in Government GDPs.

Professor Namala Amuga Keftin says the Project Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation in conjunction with sister Agencies in the State will work in synergy to address all legitimate complaints by land owners in Government GDPs.

He called on the people of Gombe State to support the project as it is the intention of the present administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to bring sanity into public administration.

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Religion plays a pivotal role in good governance, Public Security, Gombe SSG tells IZALA annual conferb.

The Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, has described the role of Faith-based organisations in the entrenchment of good governance and Public Security as a currency that cannot be overlooked, especially in the wake of socioeconomic and political uncertainties facing contemporary societies.

Professor Njodi stated this as a Guest Speaker at the Annual National Seminar of the Jama’atis Izalatil Bid’ah Wa’ikamatis Sunnah (IZALA) in Jos the Plateau State Capital Thursday.

Represented by the Director-General Research and Documentation Government House Gombe, Dr. Muazu Shehu, the SSG noted in the background of his presentation that in the past ideas about development in Nigeria and Africa often ignores religion as matter of private belief.

He maintained that the crisis of the contemporary world can be solved through good governance and that religion in general and Islam in particular can help the world address some of the crisis associated with lack of good governance and insecurity.

Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi says the Islamic notion of good governance is based on the concept of ihsan which means doing good things.

He added that in the Quran Allah invites Muslims to do good.

Speaking further,the SSG remarked that good governance in Islam is quantitative and not mechanical and is embedded in seven fundamental principles which include; Rule of law, Khilafa (Leadership) Accountability, Transparency, Justice, Equity as well as Enjoying good and preventing evil.

He said achieving good governance in Islam brings about protection of life, prosperity, Justice, fairness and Equity while the reverse bring the direct opposite and much more calamity.

Joshua Danmalam
Information officer SSG’S Office.
24/3/22.

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Gombe Inuwa Confirms Aminu Yuguda As Substantive Accountant- General.

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the confirmation of the appointment of Aminu Umar Yuguda PhD as substantive Accountant- General of Gombe State with effect from 21st March, 2021

The State Head of Service, Alhaji Bappayo Yahaya, who conveyed the Governor’s approval, said the decision, is in line with the powers conferred on the His Excellency by Section 208 (2) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( as amended).

He said, during his 6 months service in acting capacity, Aminu Yuguda had performed credibility well and discharged his duties professionally.

It will be recalled that Mr Yuguda, was appointed Acting Accountant-General on 22nd September, 2021 following the retirement of the the erstwhile AG, Umar Babagoro Bello from the service.

Born on November 21, 1974, Aminu Yuguda obtained Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Masters ( MSc) degrees in Accounting from the University of Maiduguri as well as PhD from the University of Jos.

He is also an Associate Chartered Accountant, ACA and Fellow Chattered National Accountant, FCNA among others.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
Director-General
( Press Affairs)
Government House
Gombe

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Shongom: “We are poised to return Governor Inuwa in 2023” YADAK APC Forum.

A political pressure group known as YADAK APC Forum in Shongom Local Government has pledge to effectively mobilize voters in the area to ensure the realization of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s re-election in the 2023 general elections.

To demonstrate this commitment, the forum Wednesday organise a sensitization and mobilization event at Boh the headquarters of Shongom Local Government which attracted personalities from within and outside the state.

Addressing the mammoth crowd that besieged the event, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya represented by the secretary to the State Government SSG Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi commended organisers of the rally for deeming it necessary to throw their weight behind the present administration in the State.

The Governor express gratitude to people of Shongom for their support encouragement and steadfastness to his administration.

Governor Inuwa appreciated their patience and understanding saying the recent award and subsequent signing of Filiya- Gwandu- Dwaja – Gundale road contract worth billions of naira is just one out of many projects bill for the area.

While assuring YADAK APC Forum of his administration’s support, the Governor invited them along with other supporters in the State to the government house for more ruburst engagement enroute the 2023 project.

Earlier speaking the Chairman of YADAK APC Forum, Mr.Langa Maku said the forum was established in 2015 with the aim of projecting the ideals of APC for continuous leadership in the State and the country.

Mr. Langa Maku explained that despite numerous challenges, the forum has maintained its commitment to the APC with the mandate of returning Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in the 2023 election so that he can continue to provide leadership and development in the State.

Other speakers at the event includes Commissioners of Information and Culture, Julius Ishaya Lapes, his counterpart in higher education Meshach Audu Lauco, Shongom Local Government Chairman Mr. Yohanna Nahari, the member representing Shongom in the State House of Assembly, Senator B. K Amos, Joshua Lidani, Nuhu Sada Laumara, Hajiya Maryam and APC Zonal Chairman among others.

They lauded YADAK APC Forum for the show of commitment to the Inuwa Yahaya 2023 Project assuring the group of their unflinching support.

Joshua Danmalam
Information officer SSG’S Office.
17/3/22

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