Binta Bello: The real ‘Jewel in the Savannah’

Binta Bello, Women Teachers College, Federal House of Representatives, Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency, Gombe State, Peoples Democratic Party, Jakadiyar Kaltungo, Jewel in the Savannah, Commissioner in Gombe State,

  Binta Bello, born 1970, is a member of the Federal House of Representatives, representing the Kaltungo/Shongom Federal Constituency of Gombe State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). She attended Women’s Teachers College (WTC), Badoja, where she obtained Teachers Grade II Certificate in 1988. She studied Public Administration at the University of Maiduguri, obtaining Bachelors Degree (Bsc) in the discipline in the year 2010. Binta Bello worked as a class-room teacher for many years before she was appointed a Commissioner in Gombe State. In the year 2011,…

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A person without culture has no identity – Retired Justice Ibrahim Auta

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  Justice Ibrahim Auta had been in active service for 40 years and was the immediate past Chief Judge of the Federal High Court. He retired in September 2017. He is the Patron of Marama Commuinity Development Association and shares its mission and vision in this interview with Godwin Amunde and Grace Bwala. Excerpts: What does Marama Community Development Assosiation stands for? Thank you. The Marama Community Development Association is not a political organization; it is also not a religious organization, but a cultural organization where we plan with the…

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We are unifying the people of Southern Borno – Zanna of Biu

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  Mohammed Ali Ahmadu holds the traditional title of Zanna of Biu, and at the same time the Chairman, Board of Trustees, of Southern Borno Global Initiative. In this interview with Godwin Amunde, he says the people of Southern Borno have always been marginalized in the state, and will no longer accept the position of deputy governor again, among other issues. Excerpts: What is Southern Borno Global Initiative all about? The Southern Borno Global Initiative is an NGO set up by sons and daughters of Southern Borno as a political…

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Almajiri phenomenon: How two Jigawa parents dumped their children in Bauchi

The case of two unidentified parents in Jigawa state, who may be hiding under the pretense of craving for Islamic education to their children and in the end dumped their two children in Bauchi state ostensibly to acquire Qur’anic education is one out of several of such criminal neglect of children at their tender age. Recently, two of such dumped children, who gave their names as Nura Shehu and Sude Suleiman, were found sleeping near a culvert along Maiduguri by-pass, in Bauchi metropolis, at about 10p.m. According to the ward…

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How Borno IDPs’ displacement crashed prices of local caps

Caps are worn with different shades of dressings by men. In Northern Nigeria, they are priced  possession and highly valued. Caps are as valued as some attire if not more valued, just as they are worn to match or fit with the attires. However, it is rare to get one person who owns as many a cap as he own attires. So, fewer caps go with more attires just as the caps in some instances may be more expensive than the attire. As a result, the one popularly known as…

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