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Edo Guber: Edo Is PDP State, Adamawa State Gov Boasts

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Edo State has been described as a state that technically belongs the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) following its ability to emerged victoriously in previous elections.

Adamawa State governor, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri, while making this assertion during the party’s ward congress to elect its ad-hoc delegates for the primary in the forthcoming governorship election in the state, noted that the forthcoming election will not be different.

The governor who was the chairman of the Committee said with the anticedent of the party in recent elections, there was no need to fear if the party will not produce the next governor of the state.

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“I want to say without mincing word, technically, Edo is a PDP state because in the previous election, you can see our performance, we did very well, we won the presidential election here in Edo, we won two out of three senatorial seats in Edo, four or five of house of Representatives in Edo.

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“So, technically, Edo is a PDP state. I will continue to give a pass mark for those that are holding the structure of this party”, he said.

The Adamawa State Governor said they were in the state as assigned by the National Working Committee of the party and that they are confident in doing a thorough job.

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He said, “We are here for national assignment with the mandate from the National Working Committee for us to come and conduct a three man delegate which is a very important part of our party that will form those that will elect our gubernatorial candidate on the 19th of June for Edo 2020.

“For this assignment, like I have been rightly introduced, I am the chairman of the committee, assisted by the governor of Bayelsa State, His Excellency, Senator Diri Duoye who has been unavoidably absent but his deputy governor stood in for him.

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“Also in the committee, is Senator Sam Ayanwu. We have commenced the assignment as mandated by the National Working Committee in the morning by sending out all the returning and electoral officers into the 18 Local government that will elect a three man delegate for the 192 wards in the state.

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“The assignment has been successfully conducted, we are here collating the results from the returning officers that have gone to conduct this election in all the 18 Local governments in Edo State.

“But for us, we will say to a greater extent, the assignment was successful and we have concluded safely.”

The governor while congratulating those who have emerged winners in the election, urged them to vote wisely in the forthcoming governorship election in the state.

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“We congratulate those that have won, the three-man-delegate, and we urged them to vote wisely for the best and the good candidate that can deliver our party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Edo, 2020 governorship election”, he said.

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PICTORIAL: Rep Gifts Daughter SUV For Graduating From Secondary School, Netizens React

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A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau State, Yusuf Gagdi, has gifted his daughter, Aisha, a new Sport Utility Vehicle as a gift on her graduation from a secondary school, Lead British International School Abuja.

Aisha was said to have excelled in her Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, and to mark the achievement, her father surprised her with the luxury vehicle.

Sharing pictures from the graduation ceremony on Instagram on Saturday, Gagdi wrote, “Today, I attended my amazing daughter’s graduation ceremony. Watching you, my dear daughter, walk across that stage fills my heart with immense pride and love.

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“I celebrate your achievements and the strength you’ve shown. Here’s to a future filled with endless possibilities and happiness.
Congratulations, my shining star!”

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On Sunday, Gagdi further shared a report by #northern_trending_ on Instagram, which confirmed that he surprised her with a car gift.

The report partly read, “To celebrate her graduation and great performance in JAMB, her father surprised her with a gift of a car.”

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The lawmaker’s gesture has generated mixed reactions on social media, with some praising his generosity and others criticising the extravagant gift amidst Nigeria’s economic challenges.

One Yusuf tweeting as #kubcy17 on X.com wrote, “Absolute nonsense and rubbish in this trying time. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi doesn’t have a single respect for the people of his constituency.”

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Haidar, tweeting as #AliyumuazuIbra2, wrote, “It’s not surprising to see that a car, which even university graduates and professors dream of owning, is given as a gift to a secondary school graduate.

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“If she completes university, she might receive a private jet or a personal yacht as a gift.”

Some others, however, stood on the side of the lawmaker.

#Uthmann__ wrote on X.com, “Hon. Gagdi only displayed the car he gifted to his daughter after graduation from secondary school.

“People celebrate their children according to their pockets. This is nothing new in Abuja. And this is even a gift from dad to his daughter.”

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Sen. Buba To Empower 130 Youth On Crop, Animal Production In Bauchi

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Sen. Shehu Buba, representing Bauchi South at the Senate has selected nothing less than 130 youth to be trained and empowered on crop and animal production as well as agric extension services in Bauchi state.

Mr Mohammed Dahiru, one of the Programme Coordinators, stated this during the distribution of training forms to the selected youths in Bauchi on Saturday.

According to him, the youth were selected across the seven Local Government Areas of the Bauchi South Senatorial district the senator represents at the senate to fight food insecurity in the state.

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He said that the senator’s attention has diverted to agriculture where he thought it wise and mandated them to select 130 participants to be trained on both crops and animal production as well as Agric extension services.

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“They will be trained on crop production like rice, maize, soya beans and many others and there is also a portion of animal production which consists of the process of raising and breeding animals for various purposes such as meat, milk, eggs, and other animal products.

“At the end of the programme, they would be able to have a knowledge of farming in both crop and animal production, financial management of farming and they will also know how to farm some selective crops that are more predominant in the state and animals that are not predominantly reared in the state.

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“They will also know how to monitor and evaluate a particular farm and the safety precautions that are within the farming activities,” he said.

Also speaking with newsmen, Engr. Musa Idi, the second programme Coordinator, said after the training, each of the beneficiaries would be empowered with some farming equipment that consists of a solar powered spraying machine.

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“After giving them the empowerment materials, they will be given an allowance that would help them to start something.

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“With this, they would be able to start a small farming business and put what they have learned into practice.

“This is going to help them a lot as the move by the senator is a huge one geared toward eradicating poverty,” he said.

One of the beneficiaries who spoke on behalf of others, Mohammed Ibrahim, lauded the senator for initiating the training and promised to make effective use of the training.

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NEDC Assures Adequate Development In Northeast Region

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The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has reiterated its resolve to leave no stone unturned to ensure adequate development in every part of the region.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mohammed Alkali, made the assurance on Saturday while on project inspection to monitor the level of progress of the projects embarked upon by NEDC in Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi state.

According to him, the commission was ever ready to provide the necessary interventions to cushion the effect of hardship experienced by the people in the region as a result of insurgency and other disasters.

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Alkali, who also assured that NEDC had not skewed its interventions towards a particular state, said every state would continue to be treated equally as far as development is concerned.

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He however, expressed displeasure at the pace of work with the contractor handling the construction of some structures at the National Obstetrics Fistula Center, Ningi and summoned him to Maiduguri, the Headquarters of the commission for explanations.

The Managing Director, added that this became necessary as the Commission needed to know what was causing the delay in the completion of the projects.

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He further expressed the desire of the commission to see that the facilities were put to use as soon as possible, saying that NEDC was desirous to see that both the Surgical ward and the skills acquisition centre were equipped in order to facilitate treatment and rehabilitation of the patients.

Alkali also lauded the Management of the Centre for providing adequate care to the parents and reiterating that the NEDC would always support the Centre in order to meet up to the objectives of its establishment.

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