Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has warned the opposition party the All Progressive Congress (APC) not to dictate to him how to govern the state after failing in that aspect. 

The Governor gave the warning when he received Yola North Community who paid him a thank you visit at the Banquet Hall Government House Yola. 

Governor Fintiri while commending the community led by the District Head of Jimeta who doubles as the Dan Isa Adamawa Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Baba Paris applauded them for rejecting the All Progressive Congress in the last general election.

The Governor stated that the immediate past All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in the state failed in providing good governance during their regime which led to them being dumped by the citizens. 

While appreciating the community for opting to vote for him and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, he said that his Urban Renewal mandate remains unshakable. 

The Governor explained that his administration has engaged relevant stakeholders before embarking on the Urban renewal programme, which is aimed at remodeling the state capital to make it compete with other developing state capitals in the country. 

While promising to continue with the developmental projects he started across the state, the Governor wondered how politicians who couldn’t provide dividends of democracy to the people rant about the major developmental projects he is currently executing. 

Furthermore, Governor Fintiri while reeling out plans to transform the state and not to relent stated that “We came prepared with our agenda well planned even before winning the elections”.   

He used the forum to intimate them of his plans to empower the youths, so as to give them a sense of belonging, thereby stopping them from engaging in illicit acts. 

While calling on citizens to continue to give his administration all the needed support, he went further to state that his doors are always wide open for meaningful contributions from the people.

Speaking earlier, leader of the delegation, the District Head of Jimeta and Dan Isa Adamawa Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Baba Paris said the purpose of the visit is to commend the Governor for his Urban Renewal Programme and also for appointing prominent sons and daughters of the community in his administration.

He said that as an overseer of the traditional institute in Jimeta, the community has never experienced mega infrastructural developments as it is experiencing under the Fintiri’s led administration.

He commended the Governor for his foresight in kicking off the construction of roads, a flyover and a grade interchange and also the dilapidated road leading to his house. 

While assuring the Governor of their prayers, total support and commitment to his administration, he challenged the appointees to repay the confidence reposed on them by contributing their own quota to the development of the community and the state at large. 

The District Head used the medium to call on the Governor to ban all illegal motor parks in the community and direct all commercial motorists to operate in the central park for orderliness and safety of passengers.

He also urged the Governor to as a matter of urgency assist the Local Government Council in the completion of the Yola North Secretariat. 

Finally, he commended the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Bashir Ahmad and other too political appointees for the role they are playing for the development of the state capital.



Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has been commended for his desire and commitment to renew and upgrade the landscape of urban centers in the state by constructing a fly over bridge, roads and a grade interchange in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

Speaking at a one day Review of Planning Regulations and Developers Guide at the Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority Headquarters in Yola, the General Manager, Town Planner Alice Ambrose Gombe said that the aim of the meeting was to chart a new course in practicing sustainable city management through effective and efficient planning and development control of activities that will ensure orderly development and improve aesthetic values.

She said that in an effort to compliment the Fintiri’s led administration achieve its mandate of urban renewal, the commission deemed it fit to review the Planning Regulations and Developers Guide.

She said that the planning regulation when put in place will assist field officers and other professional bodies in the built environment to guide and maintain development control activities

TPL Alice revealed that the meeting will provide Town planners, Engineers, Surveyors and other Professional bodies them with a platform to make genuiune efforts in the idea of moving forward the frontier knowledge in relation to physical planning.

“I would like us to know that the Adamawa State Urban and Regional Planning Law (ADS Law No.3 of 2010) section 92, make provision for by-laws by the Authority which Planning Regulations is one, so as to compliment the law. The Authority at this time, desire to make significant difference in attaining its mandate and objectives” she mentioned.

In his remarks, the Director Planning Research Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority, Town Planner Hussaini Ali, who spoke on the procedures to follow while buying a land to development sage said that citizens cut corners and as such ends having issues in the end.

He advised that citizens should always go to the Director Planning Research Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority or Ministry of Land and Survey for them to be put through on the procedures to follow.

Furthermore, Zonal Coordinator, Yola Zonal Office, Town Planner Samuel John said that the commission decided to review the development control regulation of Adamawa State Urban Planning and Development Authority so as to enable them perform their function effectively and efficiently

He said that it is in line with the Governor Fintiri’s 11 points agenda, to see that the goals of the current administration of physical infrastructural development is achieved.

The zonal coordinator blamed residents who construct houses or commercial centres on waterways as the main cause of floods, he then urged citizens to always follow due protocols by coming to the office for development permit before embarking on any developmental project.




6 years after Boko Haram activities left Michika and Madagali local government areas completely in the dark, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has officially commissioned the rehabilitated power sub-station for the twin communities.

The attack on the twin communities by the insurgents in 2014 left transformers, power lines and installations completely damaged, thereby disconnecting the communities from the national grid.

Its been 3 months since the present administration under the able leadership of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri contracted Electro Max Engineering Services Limited for the reconnecting of the twin communities for the sum of ₦283.8m and the Governor was on ground to commission the project after its completion.

Delivering his speech at the memorable ceremony which took place in Michika town on Tuesday Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri revealed that the electricity project covers major towns of Baza, Watu, Michika Shuwa, Gulak and Madagali in the northern part of the state.

He maintained that developing rural communities remains the priority of the present administration under his care so as to enable people at the grassroot contribute their quota to national building and development.


Governor Fintiri then urged the people in the twin local government areas to take full advantage of the electricity by engaging in commercial activities that will improve their income and livelihood.


While appealing that the people to be vigilant, he stressed that government will not tolerate the activities of economic saboteurs, who go about vandalizing public properties and electrical installations.


Earlier in his remarks, the Commissioner for Rural Infrastructure and Community Development Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Prambe noted that the electricity project covers the areas that were cut off from the national grid by Boko Haram insurgency that dates back to 2014.


He applauded the Governor for the support given to his ministry towards implementing the rehabilitation work of the network from michika to Madagali and rehabilitation of 7.5MBA 33/11 KB power transformer at Michika.


On his part, the Zonal Managing Director of Yola Electricity Distribution Company (YEDC) Baba Umaru Mustafa applauded the state government for facilitating the return of electricity to the 2 affected local government areas.


He declared that plans are also in the pipeline to improve power voltage in Mubi and environs that have been experiencing low voltage for so long.


While calling on electricity consumers in the 2 communities to ensure payment of electricity bills as at when due, he called on them to take full responsibility of safeguarding the facilities for the benefit of the larger society.





As people are placed on a two-weeks lockdown in Adamawa State in a bid to curtail the spread of coronavirus, poor people in the society are the ones that are directly affected because some of them have to work for their daily needs.

It is in the line of this that Senator Binos Yaroe, the Senator Representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial Zone, distributed 1800 bags of 20kg grains to his Constituents as paliative measure to caushion the hardship caused by the pandemic.

The Senator invited nine Council Chairmen Representing the Constituency or their representatives alongside the Zonal Vice Chairman of PDP and the nine LGA Party Chairmen for the distribution.

Speaking at his residence at Mayo Belwa, the venue of the distribution, Sen. Binos said it became paramount for him to distribute the grains as part of palliative to his people.

He said that the lockdown which was borne out of the government’s desire to contain the spread of Coronavirus has brought unnecessary hardship to people at the grassroots.

“Various governments have taken various actions to contain the virus, one major step is to ask people to stay at home and because of that there are people that are suffering” he said.

Sen. Binos revealed that though the palliative won’t be able to go round everyone in the constituency, it will at least be beneficial to the poor and vulnerable in the society.

Furthermore, he revealed that he invited LGC boss’s under his constituency to aid in distributing the palliative because they are closer to the people and have engaged in distributing the palliatives by the state government.

The Royal Fathers were also not left behind, with the zone having 6 First Class Chiefs; the Senator extended same gesture to them to aid them in helping their subjects.

While thanking them for obeying the Stay at home order, the Federal Lawmaker urged them to strictly observe the hygienic tips of washing hands, distancing and avoiding large crowds.

In a vote of thanks, the Chairman Jada Local Government Area Hon. Abdulkareem Bakala appreciated the Lawmaker for providing palliative for the people. 

He said that the palliative is going to compliment the palliative measures by the state government. 

Bakala assures that the relief materials will be judiciously distributed to the poorest and vulnerable in the society. 

Also speaking, Toungo Local Government Voss Hon. Kefas Calvin appreciated Senator Binos for providing the palliative.



The Senator representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial Zone, Senator Binos Yaroe has redeemed the pledge of N500,000 made to the Dilli Community following the fire incidence that burnt down a number of houses in the town on Sunday 23rd February, 2020.

would be recalled that following the fire incidence and on being informed, Sen. Binos visited the town on Thursday 27th February 2020 in company of the Executive Chairman of Demsa Local Government, Hon. Elkanah Fwa.

After been taken around by the traditional ruler of Dilli, Sen. Binos Yaroe made an on the spot donation of N100,000 and pledged an additional N500,000 to be redeemed in due course. This pledge was redeemed in full today.

The money is meant to ameliorate the hardship being faced by the residents affected by the inferno.



Daniel Tabiyatiya

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State was among the quartet of Governors, Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, Ben Ayade of Cross River and Bello Matawalle of Zamfara to emerge joint leadership Governor of the Year 2019.

The LEADERSHIP conference and awards is an annual event organised by LEADERSHIP Group Limited to celebrate those considered by the organisation as having distinguished themselves in the public and private sectors in the previous year.

In December 2019, LEADERSHIP had, in line with its annual tradition of celebrating individuals and organisations that have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavours and made outstanding contributions to Nigeria and the world in the course of the year, picked the nominees for its 2019 awards.

Speaking shortly after receiving his award at the International Conference Center Abuja, Governor Fintiri reiterated his commitment to continue with the work his administration has started that will turn around the fortunes of the State for a better tomorrow.

He explained that his administration came on board to salvage the people of Adamawa from the clutches of underdevelopment, poverty, unemployment and bad leadership.

After enumerating his achievements in the areas of security, free education, infrastructure, health, water supply and restructuring the civil service, among others, the Governor thanked the Leadership Newspapers for identifying and recognising his achievements and pledged to rededicate himself to the service of the people.

“I’m grateful for the great recognition in just for 100 days in office. I think it is unprecedented for LEADERSHIP Newspaper and Nigerians to recognize the excellent policies and programmes that were deployed through the 11 point agenda in our state to deepening democracy and providing good governance” he mentioned.

“I want to dedicate this award to all my drivers, cleaners, all staff members, House of Assembly members, the workers of Adamawa State as well as the good people of Adamawa State. I dedicate this award to you all” he said.

Governor Fintiri added that “I think this is a challenge to enable us to work harder than what we’ve being doing in order to restore the dignity of Adamawa state to ensure that we are one of the best in the sub-sahara Africa region under my leadership and we will ensure that we deepen democracy and we will make our state better”.

In his goodwill speech, the Group Managing Director of Nigeria Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Malam Mele Kyari, commended the organisers of the event which he said will serve as a moral buster to those in position of authority.

The 2019 Leadership Award was handed to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri by former Vice President Namadi Sambo

The issue of border closure was the subject of conversation at e LEADERSHIP Conference and Awards ceremony, with economic experts and informed stakeholders expressing their views on the propriety and benefits of the federal government’s policy.

Discussions at the annual event unanimously pointed to federal government’s decision to close the country’s land borders as one of the strongest impressions the Buhari administration has made.

In the other categories of the LEADERSHIP Annual Awards, the quartet of Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, Ben Ayade of Cross River State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle of Zamfara State and Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa emerged joint LEADERSHIP Governors of the Year 2019.

Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Silva, clinched the award for Politician of the Year 2019, while the award for Banker of the Year was won by president of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina.

Access Bank PLC won Bank of the Year award, while Government Agency of the Year went to the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

The Public Service Person of the Year award went to executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Prof Elias Suleiman Bogoro, while the CEO of Aiteo Group, Benedict Peters, clinched the Business Person of the Year award.

Former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Kachalla Baru, won the CEO of the Year award.

Other award categories are: Product of the Year, Tiamin Rice; ICT Company of the Year, MainOne; E-Commerce Company of the Year, OPay; Telecom Company of the Year, Huawei Technologies Company Limited, and Brand of the Year, Airtel.

The Outstanding Young Person of the Year 2019 award went to Leah Sharibu; Burna Boy clinched the LEADERSHIP Artiste of the Year award, even as the LEADERSHIP Sports Persons of the Year award went to the female basketball team, D’Tigress.


CEMETERY DUMPED BABIES: Adamawa State First Lady (Maman Marayu) Rescues, Sponsor Surgery.

Five (5) and Seven (7) months old babies dumped at the Jimeta Cemetery in Yola have been rescued and taken to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) where they underwent surgery.

The two (2) babies who were reportedly dumped at the Jimeta Cemetery were found by good Samaritans on separate days.

Following checkups and tests by medical personnel, the babies were diagnosed with Congenital Hydrocephalus, also called water in the brain, an excessive and abnormal condition.

Congenital Hydrocephalus is a brief up of fluids in the cavities deep within the brain, the extra fluid puts pressure on the brain and can cause brain damage, it’s most common in infants and older adults.

Immediately after getting the information, Her Excellency, Maman Marayu, Hajiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri swung into action in a move to save the dying infants, paid for a special surgery called SHUNTS.

The service of Dr. Babagana Usman, a Neurosurgeon, and Consultant from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital was needed because the surgery is only done by a Neurosurgeon.

After undergoing successful surgery, the babies who were born with the condition (Congenital Hydrocephalus) are stable and recuperating steadily.

The babies who were later named Fintiri Senior and Junior respectively are now discharged from the hospital to be taken care of at Orphanage Home Karewa.

In the same vein, the First Lady, Maman Marayu, Haiya Lami Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, also extended her Humanitarian Gesture to four (4) cancer stricken children and other patients at the Emergency Paediatrics Unit (E.P.U), Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Yola, by making cash donations towards their medical bills.


BOKO HARAM: Sen. Binani calls for the re-establishment of a Military Command Base in Garkida

Following the recent attack by suspected Boko haram militia at Garkida town in Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State, The Senator Representing Adamawa Central Senatorial Zone, Sen. Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani has admonished the chief of Army Staff General Tukur Burati to Immedietly Re-establish a Military Commmand Based in the community as well as other Major Settlements Boardering Sambisa forest.

Binani who made the call during Tuesday’s Prenery at the Senate under order 42 and 52 of Matters of urgent Public importance, also called on the North-East Development Commission to as a matter of urgency embark on rehabilation of Public and religious institutions destroyed in the attack and also to provide assistance to other institutions affectted .

While describing the community as a peaceful, and United town, she observed that the insurgents had a religious connotations in the recent attack considering the selected religious institution’s and residents of some prominent indigines which were either desgtroyed or burned down.

She also admonished the National Emergency management Agency (NEMA) to quickly set up action towards accessing the level of destruction with a view to provide relief materials to the area in no distance time.

She also called on the federal government to put more innovative measures in holistically fighting the Boko Haram Insurgents in the Country.

It could be recalled that Just Few days after the attack left churches, and many buildings belonging to prominent individuals and government burned down, Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed Binani visited the community where she sympathized with them.

She visited Garkida General Hospital, where the insurgents carted away drug, Hospital Equipments, and other valuables Worths millions of Naira where carted away.

The Lawmaker described as painful the burning of the only Ambulance in the Hospital as well as many the level of damage done to the area.

 While at the Church of the Bretheren EYN Garkida, the Senator was visibly moved with sympathy as she prayed God to return that was lost in hundred folds.

The Senator who led the powerful delegation to Garkida comprising of Sen. Mohammed Hassan Barata, the State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal as well as some members of the State Executive of the Party, were at At the Palace of the District Head of Garkida Mallam Saidu ItaHari Tarfa.

She told the Royal Father that as a Lawmaker, she will not hesitate to make relevant laws and pass motions that will completely restore peace in Adamawa State and in Particular, North-East as a whole and the country in General.

While Praying God to avert future accurance, Senator Binani Pleged to support the victims of the area with items that will cushion their hardships shortly.



Following the recent fire outbreak in Bayami, Dilli ward of Demsa Local Government Area, the Senator representing Adamawa Southern Senatorial Zone Sen. Binos Yaroe has sympathized with the victims as well as donated an undisclosed amount to ameliorate their hardship.

The Senator led a powerful delegation to the affected community comprising the Chairman Demsa Local Government Area Hon. Elkanah Kados Fwa for an on the spot assessment.

While commiserating with the community, he said that he will do everything possible to make sure that the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) provides relief materials.

The fire outbreak destroyed properties and houses alike and almost razed down the entire village.



“The best possible thing you can get out of a relationship or marriage is that you’re with someone who encourages you to be the best version of yourself every day.” ~Nishan Panwar

A supportive partner is on your side no matter what go, ready to war with you and take the gift of life, regardless of the obstacles. She is a fighter and a loyal friend, against all odds.

Now imagine, a man, who has a good reputation, is respected, and holds a place of authority … What kind of woman would he want to be known as his wife?

Wives are called to be a helpmate, and this call to companionship is of extreme importance. A helpmate is a team player in the marriage, and a helpmate understands that each partner in the holy union must give all of themselves to further the relationship. It’s not a 50/50 kind of deal, but more like a 100/100.

A helpmate understands that somedays their partner may not be at their best, but it is in these instances that a true companion steps in to pick up the slack.

A helpmate is that unconditional loving partner who takes her eyes off herself and focuses them on her spouse. It’s easy as a human to think “me, me, me,” but to love like Jesus you take your eyes off simply what you’re getting out of the relationship. Instead you focus on what you may give to it.

I know that you might be wondering where these write up is heading to, so let me take you out of the misery. The woman I am referring to is none other than Mrs. Emily Elisha Ishaku, the wife to Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo.

She might be popular in her own little way but trust me, she is not impetuous, scatterbrained, or unpredictable. Rather, she is a trustworthy companion to the young Senator.

Her noteworthy character has made her distinguished herself among her peers, she has supported her husband through thick and thin; in fact even to his lowest ebb.

This is the kind of woman every man hopes to spend the rest of his life with, a bridge builder, respectful and down to earth individual.

Do you remember the scandal he faced months after becoming a Senator? Emily has been the backbone of his comeback, she supported him in all ramifications during the trail.

Isn’t these the kind of woman you are wishing for? Someone who will stand by you even when the world is against you.

That single act, made her an envy to a lot of people. They praised her courage and doggedness for giving her husband the emotional support which enabled him overcome the trails.

It is said that when two people are married, they tend to adopt the traits of their partners.

It is no longer hidden that Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo is a great humanitarian, he is so obsessed with helping people, most especially the poor and the vulnerable in the community.

Against this back drop, Emily decided to embark on numerous humanitarian visits to prisons as well as hospitals.

She visited both the prisons and hospitals in Mubi the hometown of her husband, these two places are were you will find people irrespective of tribe, religion or party affiliations.

She was at Mubi General Hospital and Al-Ummah Hospital Mubi where she interacted with patients in celebration of Christmas.

She didn’t just interact with them, she offset bills of some of the patients who were unable to pay for their medical bills.

Not only that, she also visited the Mubi Prison twice, during Christmas and New Year celebrations where she donated foodstuffs to the inmates in festive celebrations.

Have it in mind that there is no office of the wife of the Senator, she is just passionate about helping people; just like her husband Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo, the Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial Zone in the red chamber.

A good wife is Royal in Heart. She is a crown to her husband, and pride to the home where she was raised. She is called a W.I.F.E because she is a Woman In Full Effect.

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.

Woman was not made out of man’s feet to be below him, nor was she made from his head, to be above him, but she was made from his rib, to be beside him.

And she has been on his side in good and in bad times, Emily is a role model to a lot of ladies and men alike.