Thursday, 23 March 2017

NEMA release official number of registered IDP's in Adamawa State

The National Emergency Management Agency released the figures for the total number of Internally Dislaced Person's in Adamawa state the statistics how that a total of 10, 892 persons are currently in the 3 IDP camps within the state.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Multimedia Department of AUN launches free weekly Photoshop trainning

On March 17, the Communications & Multimedia Design (CMD) program of SAS launched a free Photoshop software training series for members of the AUN community wishing to learn graphic design and photo enhancement.
Opening the series, Multimedia specialist Paul Ehinomen explained that the workshop was a crash course to encourage out-of-class learning experience for students interested in graphic design or photography.  “Photoshop is the most needed software in advertising,” he said.
The hands-on training, which lasts till end of the semester, teaches participants the basics of Photoshop, photo retouching, layer masking, poster designs, color theory, and composition.  Mr. Ehinomen began by explaining the basic toolboxes in Photoshop that create the magic, stressing that the healing tool helps the designer in photo retouching or manipulation.  He also encouraged them to learn the various shortcuts of the toolboxes for easy photo editing.
He announced that at the end of the semester participants will be awarded certificates.

EFCC nab Fake currency kingpin "Habu Dogo" along Sangere check point

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC secured the conviction and sentences of Abubakar Umar A. K. A Habu Dogo who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment by Justice Bilkisu Bello Aliyu of the Federal High Court, Yola on Six count charge bordering on conspiracy and possession of counterfeit currency. Dogo, 44, was arrested at Sengere check point of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa State on 17 August, 2015 with several foreign counterfeit currencies.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Corps member secures release of 10 prison inmates in Yola

culled from Daily Trust
A Youth Corps member serving in Adamawa, Mrs Rashidat Olalade, on Tuesday facilitated the release of 10 prison inmates serving various jail terms in Jimeta Prison of Yola town.
Olalade who paid the fines of the affected inmates, said she was motivated by their plight and the need to contribute her quota towards prison decongestion.
Olalade who hailed from Ogun state, said that the N45, 000 used to off set the fines of the suspects was realized through contributions she mobilized from the public.
She urged members of the public, particularly the rich to extend their hands of support to the prison in freeing such inmates.

The Youth corps member, who, also handed over some items comprising slippers, soap and insecticides to the prison authorities for the usage of inmates in the prison, urged those freed to be of good behavior.
Commenting on the development, the Assistant Comptroller in charge of Jimeta prison, Mr Bakari Elon, lauded the effort by Olalade and urged others to emulate her in helping to decongest prisons nationwide.
Speaking on behalf of those who regain their freedom, Julius Mathias thanked Olalade for the gesture and urged others to emulate her.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Adamawa State Governor commences 14-day vacation

Adamawa state Governor, senator Umaru Jibrilla Mohammed has commenced his 2 week working vacation yesterday  the 20th of March, 2017. The Governor who formally wrote to the Adamawa State House of assembly received the approval on the 14th of March, 2017.
In his absence the Deputy Governor, Engineer Martins Babale would assume the role of acting Governor.

College of Education, Hong begins degree programmes

Culled from TarabaFacts 
The Adamawa State College of Education, Hong, will begin degree programmes in six education related courses from September, the Provost, Dr Johnson Pongri, has said.
Pongri told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Yola that the the degree programmes would be affiliated to and moderated by the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria.
The provost, who did not name the courses, however, said their introduction would expand the scope of academic programmes run by the teacher training institution.
“The college will soon begin its degree programme with at least with six courses.
“We are working hard to start the programme latest by September this year, especially as ABU has already giving us the go ahead.
“This programme will supplement the Adamawa State University, Mubi, which do not have a Faculty of Education,” he said.
The provost commended the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for its massive intervention in the college, and assured that funds provided for an ICT centre in the college would be properly utilised.
NAN reports that the college is currently running 36 courses leading to the award of National Certificate of Education (NCE).

Pulaaku Fm Yola kick starts full broadcast

Pulaakku Fm is the first full time Fulbe (Fulani) speaking radio station established in Adamawa state and has kick started full broadcast on 92.3 Frequency Modulation Band. (FM). the station will feature both news and entertainment programs in fulbe lingua.