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NSGF Chairman, Inuwa Yahaya Receives Northern Governors’ Wives, Calls for Intensified Development Efforts Amidst Regional Challenges



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The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON, has advocated for intensified efforts in education, healthcare, and human capital development through entrepreneurship and skill acquisition in advancing the living standards and prosperity of the region.

The Governor made the call while receiving members of the 19 Northern Governors’ Wives Forum, NGWF on a courtesy visit at the Government House, Gombe.

He acknowledged the numerous challenges facing the northern region which hinder its progress, stressing the importance of collaboration between NSGF and NGWF in overcoming these challenges.

Governor Inuwa expressed specific concern about the alarming rate of out-of-school children in the North and its negative impact on socioeconomic development.

“It is unfortunate that our region has the highest rate of out-of-school children. Our people are yet to embrace the global development agenda”, he lamented, emphasizing the critical role of education in fostering the needed change.

“Nothing happens without education; no development occurs without it. Education brings development, changes the tide, and improves lives. It even helps feed people through modernization and allows us to understand the dictates of our religion.”, he noted.

Shifting the focus to national stability, the NSGF Chairman pointed out that Northern Nigeria’s size and population make it crucial for national peace. He warned that insecurity and other problems in the North are capable of destabilising the entire country and spreading turmoil throughout West Africa.

Governor Inuwa also highlighted the threats posed by drug and narcotic abuse, illegal arms possession, and the specific security challenges faced by different states which include insurgency, banditry and kidnapping, and ethno-religious crises.

He urged leaders at all levels and stakeholders to confront these challenges head-on.

The Gombe Governor noted the important role the Governors’ spouses can play in uplifting the lives of the people especially in the areas of women empowerment and fostering good governance, assuring them of his support in that regard.

“As Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, I assure you of my support and that of other Governors, and President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Through Mr. President’s ‘Renewed Hope Agenda’, we are reviving hope and encouraging collaboration for a better Nigeria.

Earlier speaking, Gombe States First Lady, Hajiya Asma’u Inuwa Yahaya who doubled as the Chairperson of the Northern Governors’ Wives Forum said the governor’s wives were in Gombe for their quarterly meeting in their efforts to complement their husbands in promoting socio-economic development in their respective states and the northern region in general.


Dr Asma’u Yahaya explained that their engagement in Gombe will focus on women empowerment, drug and substance abuse and the menace of out-of-school-children which are among the major issues stunting development in the region.

She commended the support they get from the Northern Governors’ under the leadership of Governor Inuwa Yahaya.

Ismaila Uba Misilli
( Press Affairs)
Government House


Chief Mike Ahamba, SAN! Ugolorji!!! Celebrating a noble man, brightest scholars and legal icons.



Chief Mike Ahamba
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If integrity and nobility were a person’s name, it would be Chief Mike Ahamba – a thoroughbred intellectual of the highest order whose integrity permeates everything with nobility as its anchor.

Some time ago, he informed me — only a few people know this, that Mike Ahamba has been President Muhammad Buhari’s personal lawyer for over two decades and a member of his political inner circle.

He has led the legal team in all the president’s electoral cases, up to the Supreme Court.
However, in 2015, Dee Ahamba pursued a different political path, distinct from his friend’s.

Though their personal relationship remained cordial, they remained on different political sides through out the President’s 8 years tenure, as Dee Ahamba refused to compromise his integrity by supporting a presidency that conflicted with his political beliefs at the time.

Indeed, it was in Dee Ahamba the saying of my mentor and personal idol, Prof. Chinua Achebe came to be a reality — ‘One of the truest tests of integrity is its blunt refusal to be compromised’.

Today, on his birthday, we salute his courage in maintaining his impeccable integrity and standing up for what he considers right.

We wish him good health, longevity, and the courage to continue upholding his values.

Happy birthday, sir!

Ambrose Nwaogwugwu.

June 18, 2024.

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BREAKING: The Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.



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Nigeria Police Service Commission (PSC) on Wednesday urged President Bola Tinubu to promptly dismiss the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, accusing him of undermining the police recruitment process.

The PSC also refuted allegations of corruption leveled against it.

During a press briefing in Abuja, Adoyi Adoyi, Chairman of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Joint Union Congress of the PSC, expressed discontent over what he termed as false accusations against the Commission.

Over the weekend, the IGP, through a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, claimed that the recruitment process was riddled with irregularities and corruption.

Adoyi countered these claims, revealing that there was reliable information suggesting that elements within the police force had attempted to insert over 1,000 names into the recruitment list clandestinely.

“This action undermines the integrity of the recruitment process and the credibility of the police force,” Adoyi stated, urging the President to act swiftly to maintain the integrity of the nation’s police recruitment.


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Prince Williams attends royal ascot with Kate Middleton’s parents



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It was the Middleton’s first public appearance since their daughter’s cancer announcement.

Just days after making a radiant return at this year’s Trooping the Colour, Kate Middleton was notably absent as her parents, Prince William, and a number of other key royals made an appearance at the Royal Ascot. On Wednesday, the Prince of Wales joined Queen Camila, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, and Zara and Mike Tindall at the prestigious equestrian race, along with Carole and Michael Middleton – who were seen chatting and catching up with their son-in-law on the second day of the event.

Despite Kate’s absence at the Royal Ascot, her parents’ appearance was notable as it marked their first public event since she announced that she’s undergoing chemotherapy for cancer in March.

The Middletons were seen talking to members of the royal crowd as well as William, who was photographed speaking closely to them and even holding Carole’s hand in the Parade Ring ahead of the race.

Only time will tell whether Kate’s parents will get more involved in public-facing duties and events as the Princess of Wales and King Charles both go through cancer treatment, but it highlighted reports from the Palace that emphasized that Kate’s surprising Trooping the Colour appearance didn’t mean she was returning to work.

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