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SOKOTO EXECUTIVE COUNCILS APPROVED N1. 65B FOR SPORT ARENA

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Sokoto state executive council Wednesday approved the sum of over N1.65 billion for the construction of a new sports arena and indoor sports hall.


In a statement by Special Adviser to the Sokoto State Governor on Media and Communications Muhammad Bello said a breakdown of the money approved indicates that while the sum of N1.2 billion will be spent on constructing the sports arena, over N447 million would be expended on the construction of the indoor sports hall.


The state Commissioner for Information Alhaji Isah Bajini Galadanci stated this at the close of the state executive council meeting presided over by Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.


Bajini told newsmen that contracts for the two projects, which will be situated at the proposed Sokoto New City, was awarded to Qualitrend Global Solution, and both are expected to be completed within  44 weeks and 20 weeks respectively.


Other resolutions of the council include the approval of a proposed  bill for the establishment of Drugs and Medical Consumables Management Agency 2020.


The bill according to Bajini, is intended to select and quantify the procurement of medicines to healthcare institutions in the state. The purpose of the bill is to curtail the indiscriminate sale of drugs in order to ensure the genuineness of drugs in circulation in the state.


Similarly, the council approved the amendment of two bills: the Public Procurement Agency Bill and the Fiscal Responsibility Law (2019). Both bills will be sent to the state House of Assembly for consideration.


Also, the council approved the formation of a Development Cooperattive Management Policy Framework between the government and developing partners operating in the state.


The policy framework is aimed at synergizing the efforts of the partners while taking into consideration the prevalent norms, values and religion of the people in the state when executing projects.


The  framework is also to ensure accountability and transparency in the execution of projects in the state.


The briefing was attended by the state Commissioners of Justice, Health, Sports and Commerce: Barrister Suleiman Usman, Dr. Muhammadu Ali Inname, Aminu Bala Bodinga and Alhaji Bashir Gidado respectively.

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ZAMFARA WOMEN AFFAIRS COMMISSIONER HAILS AFFIRMATION OF AISHA BINANI AS APC GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATE FOR ADAMAWA

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The Zamfara State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Hajiya Zainab Lawal Gummi has hailed the verdict of the Court of Appeal which affirms the valid candidature of Sen. Aisha Binani as the APC gubernatorial candidate for the Adamawa state in the 2023 election.

According to the statement by the Spokesperson of the Ministry Sulaiman Isah, the Commissioner described the judgment as a victory for democracy and rule of law.

The statement further stated that, the court of Appeal verdict has further strengthened the hope of the Nigerian people that courts in Nigeria remain the last hope of the common people.

She congratulated the women of Adamawa state for having Sen. Binani as the gubernatorial candidate, noting that Aisha will do everything possible to improve their standard if elected as the Governor.

The commissioner congratulated the senator for her victory and advised her to take the issue of women and children seriously if she succeeds in becoming the governor of Adamawa state.

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ZAMFARA POLICE RESCUE (1) OLD BABY & (6) WOMEN FROM ABDUCTORS

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Zamfara state police command has announced the rescue of six women and one year old boy who were kidnapped at Kadamutsa village in Zurmi local government area of the state.

According to the police command Public Relations  Officer in Zamfara SP Shehu Muhammad, the rescue was successful after the police operatives in collaboration with the local vigilante stormed the suspected location where the abductees were hosted.

“Police operatives mobilized to the location where a search and rescue operation was conducted  along Zurmi – Jibiya axis, leading to the unconditional rescue of all the victims  unhurt”.

Shehu said the victims were debriefed and handed over to their relations after they were medically examined

The Commissioner of Police, CP Kolo Yusuf while commending the Police operatives and vigilante for the successful rescue operation, congratulates the victims for regaining their freedom, and reiterates the determination of the police command in riding the state of criminal activities and apprehend criminal elements committing heinous crimes across the state.

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LIBERTY TV VETERAN JOURNALIST BASHIR BABA DIES

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A Veteran journalist and Analyst for various radio and television stations, Bashir Mohammed Baba is death.

He died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja as a result of injuries from complications from domestic accidents in his bathroom.

Bashir Baba an experienced journalist of over four decades which began with NTA, is one of the analysts of BBC, VOA, DW-Radio as well as Prestige Radio, Minna flagship programme, ‘Kasar Mu a Yau’ as well as Idon Mikiya programme of Farin Wata Television/Vision FM.

He anchored flagship programmes at Liberty Television programme. He was also Senior Assistant Media ( Foreign Affairs ministry) under Ambassador Aminu Bashir Wali.

Late Bashir Baba, will be buried later on Saturday in Wudil Kano State.

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