The Emir of Jama’are, Alhaji Nuhu Wabi III, has turbaned the wife of late Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, late Abba Kyari, Hajiya Hauwa Kulu as the First ”Gimbiya” (Princess) of Jama’are.
Speaking at the ceremony in his oalace on Sunday, the Emir described her as a “true daughter of Jama’are who has done so well for the development of the entire Emirate”.
Late Kyari hails from Borno but his wife, Hauwa , Nee (Gidado) hails from Jama’are town in Jama’are Local government area of Bauchi state.
”The traditional role of a Gimbiya, is the daughter of the Emir and a liaison between the Emir and the women folk, who do not have direct access in the affairs of traditional institution.
”With this installation, the women of Jama’are now have a representative in the Emirate Council, their voices can now be heard more clearly.
“I am fulfilled that I now have a real daughter of the Emirate in the Council,” he said.
Wabi described Hauwa as an amiable woman who is concerned about the well-being of her immediate people as well as the development of the Emirate.
”She is qualified to be recognised because she possesses all the three reasons that people are recognised for turbaning in an Emirate.
”This include excellence in a particular field of endeavor, meaningful contributions to the development of the Emirate and belonging to the royal family.
“We expect more from her, that is the task on her shoulders now,” he said.
Responding, Hauwa thanked the emir for finding her worthy of the recognition which came to her as a surprise.
She promised to continue to contribute her quota to the development of the Emirate and the people of Jama’are who she said have really impacted positively in her life.
The new Gimbiya, expressed happiness over the recognition which she said will linger on for a long time in her memory.(NAN)
Benue First Class Chief, Abu King Shuluwa Dies at 79
From Attah Ede, Makurdi
The Tiv Area Traditional Council has announced the passage of a first class traditional ruler, Tor Sankera, Chief Abu King Shuluwa. He died Tuesday at the age of 79 at the Federal Medical Centre where he was receiving medical attention.
Secretary to Tiv Traditional Council, Shinyi Tyozua in a statement said the departed monarch will be buried February 10 in Katsina-Ala
Shuluwa was Chairman of the Sankera Traditional Council, which comprises Katsina-Ala, Ukum and Logo LGAs as well as member of the Benue Council of Traditional Rulers.
Before his ascendancy to the throne, Shuluwa had a fulfilled career in the public service and politics of Benue state.
He was educated at the famous Government College Katsina-Ala and Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna after which he proceeded to the Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA where he obtained M.Sc in Social Works.
He was also at the London School of Economics and University College Swansea, Wales, UK for further studies in the course of his civl service career with the Benue state government.
While in the service of Benue state, he was appointed to numerous positions including Chairman, Katsina-Ala LGA, Commissioner for Sports, Youths, Arts and Culture and Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources.
In 1999, he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo as National Commissioner of Revenue Mobilisation, Allocation and Fiscal Commission(RMAFC), a position he held for one term of four years.
The late Shuluwa had an equally engaging career in politics as he played active roles in the formation of the defunct Social Democratic Party(SDP) in the aborted third republic and was a frontline governorship aspirant of the party in Benue state.
Although he failed to clinch the governorship ticket, he became the party’s sole administrator in 1991 and successfully led it s campaign to victory at the polls to return the candidate, the late Rev Fr Moses Adasu as Governor.
He was on the governorship bloc again in the 1999 and 2007 election circles on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, when he again vied for the governorship position without success.
He was an influential politician and political strategist, whose capacity to electrify the crowd at campaign rallies was unmatched by his peers. He played various other roles in the politics of Benue state and the nation at large.
When the Sankera First Class Chieftaincy stool was created in 2019, he became the first occupant of the revered stool, the position he occupied until his demise.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Shuluwa, a retired Permanent Secretary and former Commissioner of Agriculture in Benue State, children and grand children.
Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim Dies At 95
From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji (Dr ) Ado Ibrahim is dead.
Ibrahim died in the early hours of Sunday. He was was 95 years old.
An astute and successful businessman, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim, was a man of taste and splendour during his lifetime and lived a greater part of his life in Lagos, where he build his career in corporate governance with interest in many businesses.
He was one time Chairman of Nestle Nigeria Plc before his appointment to the throne as Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
The body of Ohinoyi Ado Ibrahim will be buried today in Okene according to Islamic rites.
Tinubu Mourns Late Traditional Ruler
President Bola Tinubu has said he was in grief over the passing of the late Ohinoyi of Ebiraland.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu condoled with the government and people of Kogi State on the passing of the revered traditional ruler and said the death of the Ohinoyi was a painful loss, describing the late monarch as peace-loving, affable, and cerebral.
“The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland was in a class of his own. He was highly respected and admired for his deep insights, wisdom, and sophistication. He had a masterful way of handling issues. He was very knowledgeable and wise.
“May Almighty Allah grant His Majesty Aljannah Firdaus,” the President prayed.
The President asked the people of Kogi State to take solace in the legacy of peace and fellowship left behind by the late monarch.
Emir of Kano Urges Nigerians to Embrace Insurance
By Tony Obiechina, Abuja
The Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero has urged Nigerians to embrace insurance as a way of relieving loss, especially in businesses and property loss.
The Emir stated this when the Management of the Commission led by the Commissioner for Insurance, Olorundare Sunday Thomas paid a courtesy visit to the Emir’s Palace in Kano on 19th September, 2023.
Emir Ado Bayero also urged the Commission to ensure insurance obligations are adequately met by insurers and commended the leadership of the Commission for the giant strides and efforts in developing the Nigerian insurance market.
He also reiterated that insurance is no doubt an important aspect of human life as extensive research has shown that insurance is not conflicting with religious belief, especially with the coming of Takaful insurance.
He thanked the Commission for the visit and promised to support insurance deepening in the country and further assured he would consider the invitation to the National
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