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The Abuja chapter of Usmanu Danfodiyo University Alumni Association on Thursday honoured the Attorney General and Minister for Justice Abubakar Malami SAN and others for their meritorious service to Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.
In his welcome remark, the chairman of the Abuja Chapter of the association Alhaji Kasimu Yahaya indicated that the dinner was basically to celebrate one of their own who was recently appointed as the Pioneer Managing
Director and CEO of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPADEC) Alhaji Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa.

He also pointed out that it was also an occasion to appraise the performance of Abuja chapter of the association and to chart the way forward.

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State among other guests commended the association for being a robust platform for steering the growth and development of not only their Alma mater but the country at large.

Kebbi State is blessed Usman Danfodio University is blessed because you could not have found a better person appointed in his position.
He paid glowing tribute to HYPADEC MD/CEO who until his recent appointment was a commissioner in Kebbi State.
He attributed the success story recorded in the Housing sector in the state to the hard work and dedication of Alhaji Sadiq Yelwa, even as he urge him to replicate his experience in the new commission.

Those honoured by the Alumni include Abubakar Malami SAN,
Attorney General and Minister for Justice for his dedication to duty and nation building.
Also honoured was Dr. Muhammed Zayyanu Abdullahi, Emir of Yauri and former Vice-Chancellor, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto for peace and Integrity.
Others include Muhammed Sanusi, as best Alumnus of the year 2020 for his support to the Abuja chapter and theUniversity and Alh. Abubakar Musa, honoured for his tireless support and cooperation to the chapter.
Responding on behalf of fellow awardees, former Vice-Chancellor, Dr.
Muhammed Zayyanu Abdullahi commended the Abuja chapter of UDUS Alumni for the honour done to them and the University authority, even as he urged them to continue the good work.
Prof. Samaila Kamba represented the Vice-Chancellor on the
occasion.
He called on the Alumni association to support the University in the area of accommodation which according to him is inadequate for the huge student population. This call become very imperative as there was fire incident at the girl’s hostel at the main campus of the University recently.
National president of the Alumni association Prof. Risqua Shehu was represented by Alh. Bashir Muktar who in his good will message thanked the organizers for the successful event.
In his closing remark, Sen. Abubakar Sodangi, BOT chairman of Abuja
chapter UDUS Alumni commended the organizers and task them to do more in the service to the chapter and the Alma matta.
Senator Abubakar
Sodangi BOT chairman
Sokoto university said the institution has come a long way and we are equal to the task that can be confirmed with our physical infrastructural facilities.
The Abuja chapter Chairman said Usman Danfodio University is known for Academic and character, “So we know that the person appointed by the President to serve as the Managing Director he would reflect that good character because we have seen him exhibit that in various capacities where he did his best. “That is a good signal because the product of the university have been doing well in this country.
The celebrant Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa in his comments promised to do more for Nigeria and humanity.
“I am grateful to the president for the opportunity he has given to me to represent sent Nigeria in this very highly elated position.”

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Khalid Adams felicitates with Muslims at Ramadan

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The MD/CEO of ROCHL investments and Properties, Abuja, Alhaji Khalid Adams has felicitated with the entire Muslim Ummah as they observe the one Pillar of Islam which is fasting in the Holy Month of Ramadan

The Kogi born politician/property manager also charged the Muslim Ummah in the State and nation at large to imbibe the spirit of forgivenes love and unity which he said, forms the core sunnah of the Holy Prophet Muhammed (SAW).

He urged the people of the State to use the period to pray for the land and for sober reflection.

Adams who is also a former APC Governorship aspirant in the last Governorship primary of the party in he State, called on Nigerians to be security conscious at all times.

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

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Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni marries fourth wife, Abacha’s daughter, Gumsu

The governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has tied the nuptial chords with Gumsu Sani Abacha, a daughter of former Nigeria’s Head of State.

The Governor, who is also the chairman, caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, paid 24 gold coins as dowry.

The prices of gold coins vary, with American Buffalo costing $2,055.13; American Gold Eagle $2,060.13; Canadian Maple Leaf $2030.13; Australian Kangaroo $2015.13; and Chinese Panda which is sold at $1975.13.

The marriage ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Abuja residence of the bride’s elder brother, Mohammed Abacha.

Some of the dignitaries that graced the ceremony included, the Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali; National Commissioner, Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, Bashir Garba-Lado.

Others are Kano-based Islamic cleric, Aminu Daurawa; Katsina State governorship aspirant in 2019 elections, Yakubu Lado-DanMarke, and many others.

It would be recalled that Buni had in 2019 married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim-Gaidam as his third wife.

The new bride Gumsu is now coming as the fourth wife to the governor.

The 45-year-old daughter of the late head of state was previously married to a Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Mohamadou.

But the 20-year-old marriage crashed in 2020.

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Friends and well-wishers of Arochukwu and the entire kingdom have bid farewell to late Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro popularly known as Eze Aro.
At the final burial rites on Monday, April 5, 2021, both the young and old were at their best in display as the remains of Eze Aro were eventually interred.
The indigenes of Arochukwu in Arochukwu local government area of Abia state one after the other took turns to eulogise the lives and times of the departed first class Traditional Ruler.

The Chairman, Aro National Rites of Passage Committee, Prof. Okoro Ijeoma, described the deceased king as highly talented, educated, relaxed and very respectful.He said the late traditional ruler sacrificed a lot for the peace of his community.
Prof. Okoro used the occasion to draw the attention of the federal government on the deplorable state of Arochukwu/Ohafia highway.He said the completion of the road would be the best way to immortalise the highly respected late Monarch. 
“We have had a road which is in despair and it was one of those agonies that faced him when he was alive and we want a lasting legacy for the road to be fixed to honour him, because that is how we can grow economically and socially,” he said.
Also speaking, a two-time governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance now one of the top APC leaders in Abia state Dr Alex Otti who chaired the burial event commended the chairman of the National Committee on the burial rites of passage and committees for working so hard to organise a befitting burial for the Aro monarch. He also thanked Aro sons and daughters both at home and in the diaspora for their huge financial contributions to the burial and encouraged them to maintain the spirit of unity engendered by the event.”He remarked that the entire Aro people are consoled by the legacies the late Eze Aro left behind. Dr. Otti then prayed to God to show him mercy and grant his soul eternal rest, while calling on the immediate family of the deceased and the entire Aro kingdom to bear the loss with fortitude
Convener of the New Nigeria Group, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, said the late Eze Aro loved his community and Nigeria at large.
He said, “Late Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, preached peace and collective responsibility towards the development of his community while on the throne. Each time we visited him, he  will tell us that  the crown he was wearing was also on our heads, therefore we must work hard to protect it.
“He wanted all of us to be involved in seeking the peace, progress and development of the Arochukwu Kingdom.
“He never demanded anything from anyone, he was content with what he had. He was an extraordinary king, one would have expected him to be more demanding but he wasn’t.
Born on Monday, March 6, 1932, Mazi Ogbonnaya Okoro, he ascended the famous Eze Aro throne in 1995 and his reign witnessed tremendous transformation of the kingdom and growth in inter-communal relations. 
Among other positions, Eze Ogbonnaya Okoro, was a first-class traditional ruler and occupied one of the ancient traditional stools in Nigeria and was the custodian of the Aro heritage worldwide.
He passed on after a protracted illness.

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