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Gombe Governor approves appointment of New Aides, Reinstatement of Board Members.
……Hails Appointment of Dr. Kwairanga As NGX Chairman



The Gombe Governor,Algaji Inuwa Yahata has approved the appointment of some aides and reinstatement of two board members

Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi who conveyed the Governor’s approval announced the appointments as follows:-

Akko Local Government Area

  1. Auwalu Adamu- Special Assistant
  2. Mohammed A. Musa
    (Board Member) -Gombe State Water Board

Balanga Local Government Area
1.Ibrahim J. Salisu
(aka population)- Special Assistant
2.Konon Adamu Guri- Special Assistant
3.David Saul Toudo- Special Assistant
4.Philomena JM Jabuwa- Special Assistant

Billiri Local Government Area
1.Ibrahim Ishaya- Special Assistant
2.Lamela Padah- Special Assistant
3.Kabiru Mohammed- Special Assistant
4.Eman Joel Elisha- Special Assistant
5.Ankama Barnabas- SSA II

Dukku Local Government Area
1.Sa’id Haruna Alkali-Special Assistant
2.Abdulrahim Kawu Peto- Special Assistant
3.Abdullahi Turaki Dukku- Special Assistant
4.Musa K. Bello (Kala)- Special Assistant

Funakaye Local Government Area
1.Mohammed Aliyu Lamido-Special Assistant
2.Garba Isa- Special Assistant
3.Muhammed Ibrahim Bage- Special Assistant

Gombe Local Government Area
1.Muhammed Abdullahi Rice- Special Assistant
2.Babangida Abubakar- Special Assistant
3.Mohammed Jabiru Sale Kilawa- Special Assistant
4.Adamu Inuwa Ibrahim- Special Assistant
5.Musa Abdulsalam Pantami- Special Assistant
6.Dalhatu Mohammed Boderi- Special Assistant
7.Auwal Yusuf Saifullah- Special Assistant
8.Abdulwahab Sabo- Special Assistant

Kaltungo Local Government Area
1.Bawa Na’aman Yakubu- Special Assistant
2.Zubairu Sabastine Aliyu- Special Assistant
3.Isiyaka A. Shuaibu- Special Assistant
4.Barr. AY Galadima- Special Assistant
5.Salome Ali Dunan- Special Assistant

Kwami Local Government Area
1.Sa’ad Abdulmumin-Special Assistant
2.Mohammed Inuwa Yakubu- Special Assistant
3.Sale Adamu Gadam- Special Assistant
4.Isa Abubakar Dahiru- Special Assistant

Nafada Local Government Area
1.Abubakar Usman Bappah-Special Assistant
2.Babangida Adamu-
To be reinstated as Board Member College of Nursing

Shongom Local Government Area
1.Caleb Methusela Manzo- Special Assistant
2.Ilu Ishaku- Special Assistant
3.Jesse Dereba Maipandi- Special Assistant
4.Buba Amos Shawara- Special Assistant
5.Jepthah Amos Tajem- Special Assistant
6.Kandilah Nuhu to be reinstated as SSA II

Yamaltu/Deba Local Government Area
1.Habu Ali Abare-Special Assistant
2.Yusuf Abdullahi Waziri- Special Assistant
3.Mohammed Ahmed (Seyoji Kunji)- Special Assistant
4.Ibrahim Sani Adamu- Special Assistant
5.Sunusi S. Musa- Special Assistant
6.Abdulmutalib Muh’d Hassan- Special Assistant
7.Muhammad Abubakar- Special Assistant
8.Abdulmumin Umar- Special Assistant

2.All appointments take immediate effect.


Meanwhile the Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has expressed excitement over the appointment of Alhaji (Dr) Umaru Kwairanga ( Sarkin Fulanin Gombe) as the new chairman of the board of the Nigerian Exchange Group (NGX Group) Plc.

In a congratulatory message, Governor Inuwa described Kwairanga as a top-notch stockbroker and experienced investment professional with pedigree of excellence at the highest levels of the capital market, banking, commerce and financial services.

He said his appointment is a well- deserved one and a great feat, adding that the government and people of Gombe State are elated with the development.

The Governor described the Sarkin Fulani as an illustrious son of Gombe who has remained an excellent role model and a source of inspiration for the younger generation.

He expressed confidence in the ability of the new NGX board Chairman to bring to bear his decades of expertise and experience in corporate governance while piloting the affairs of the leading financial market infrastructure provider, assuring him of the support and solidarity of the government and people of Gombe State.

Dr. Kwairanga, who is also the Chairman of the Gombe State Investment and Property Development Company, is a thoroughbred capital market professional with excellent corporate governance pedigree and cognate experience in banking, pensions, manufacturing and commercial sectors.

He served as a Council Member of the then Nigerian Stock Exchange and as member of the Board of Directors of NGX Group. He is currently a Council member of the Institute of Directors of Nigeria, and an active director of multiple listed and unlisted companies.


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FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets



THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday

Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.

“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.

“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.

“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”

The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs



President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service

The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,

The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).

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DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt



The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real

DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.

A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”

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