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Official: Voters reject Dankwambo, Ajimobi, Kwankwaso for Senate

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

The electoral ‘sword of Damocles’  was dangled on  Ibrahim Dankwambo  and Abiola Ajimobi, both governors of Gombe and Oyo states respectively as they  failed  to win their senatorial bids.   Dankwambo of the Peoples Democratic Party lost the Gombe North senatorial seat to Sa’idu Alkali, the  All Progressives Congress candidate , while Ajimobi, who contested on the platform of the Read More

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Endless narratives on education in Gombe

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  In one of his famous quotes, Simon Sinek says “Leadership is not about the next election; it is about the next generation.” And in congruence with his inspirational words, leadership must take into account every aspect of societal growth, advancement and prosperity. This must be at the core of policy move so that the current generation will enjoy something Read More

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Healthcare Is Key To Dankwambo’s Vision Of Development

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The governor stated at the onset of his administration that his focus on healthcare “is in pursuance of our belief that a healthy population is the best asset that any nation can have, because of its direct link to socio-economic and technological development.” Little wonder then, in a space of just three years in his first term, the governor effectively Read More

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Dankwambo to retired perm secs: Contribute to good governance

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe state governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has enjoined retired permanent secretaries in the country not to relent in contributing ideas that are of benefit to development of the nation. Dankwambo made the call at the first national conference of representatives of retired Permanent Secretaries of the 36 states of the federation, held in Gombe on Tuesday. The governor, who spoke Read More

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2019: Group backs Dankwambo for president

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A group-Rescue Mission 2019- has declared its support for the presidential ambition of Gombe State governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. The group believes the governor has the depth and capacity to lead and drive Nigeria forward and restore the nation to the path of peace and development. The group’s its Deputy Coordinator, Hon. Ajayi Gbenga, in a statement described the Read More

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Dankwambo, Northern Nigeria and education, by LEWIS CHUKWUMA

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

According to Malala Yousafzai, children’s education activist and the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, “One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution; education first. Malala, the young Pakistani girl who miraculously survived a devastating gun attack by the Talibans further proclaimed – “Let us wage a global struggle Read More

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The man Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo By Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim Kuna

May 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  For a very long time, a lot of people have been curious to find out who Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo is. This public interest heightened especially after the young man’s stint as Nigeria’s number one accountant, the Accountant General of the Federation (AGF). Even, while he served as the Accountant General of Gombe state, the love and affection, humility Read More

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2019: Dankwambo and call to service, by YASIR ABUBAKAR SALEH

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

In political hegemony, two things describe leadership, success or failure of its harbingers. Proponents of the former are the silent few that believe leadership is only an avenue where one can avail himself to the services of his people to cardinally better their living conditions through the provision of good governance and purposeful stewardship. The latter that virtually eclipse today’s Read More

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Dankwambo: A worthy brand for Nigeria, by UMAR YUSUF

April 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

In all sense of human idiosyncrasies, there’s a banded and collective conception that, leadership traits that are ensconced in a chivalrous, liberal, courageous, competent and dedicated leaders and eminent statesmen are not acquired by chance but out of a conscious and sustained ability to consolidate and advance those cherished virtues that make a difference between authentic leaders and liedormant to Read More

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Gombe records 2 rape cases daily – Dankwambo

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Gombe state Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, has decried the rising cases of rape in the state, and called for concerted efforts to tackle the menace. “Cases of rape are on the rise in Gombe; in the last three weeks, an average of two cases is recorded every day,” he said on Tuesday in Gombe, when he received the state’s chapter of Read More

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2019: What choice before Dankwambo? By Bilkisu Ibrahim Bako

April 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

About fifteen kilometers after leaving Gombe Airport, on the way to the city, the first major landmark that tells you serious governance is taking place in Gombe state is a sprawling edifice that looks every inch like a five-star-hotel. It is the International Conference Centre built by the incumbent government in the state, and it is an integral part of Read More

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Gombe, where education matters most

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

One month ago, I was in Gombe in company of two other colleagues on the invitation of the state Governor, Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo. I did a piece here on the transformation of the Jewel on the Savannah in many areas, especially the road infrastructure which was massive enough to earn him the “Governor Good Roads” moniker. One other aspect Read More

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Dankwambo and 2019 Presidential contest, By Abu-Ubaida Ibrahim Kuna

April 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

It’s unarguable that, in western democracies and other politically advanced climes, tutelage and mentorship remain the best guarantor of the sound and seasoned leadership at the state and federal levels meaning that those political office holders that performed outstandingly at the local level can also be trusted to do the same at higher levels. Therefore, talented and ingenious personalities can Read More

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Dankwambo: Tribute to architect of new Gombe

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

An adage says that having had the privilege of a noble birthis not as important as giving oneself a nobler rebirth. This proverb aptly captures the lifetime efforts and determination of Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, the Executive Governor of Gombe state. He has strived to convince every nay sayer that pressure could actually squeeze whining out of losers and winning Read More

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Dankwambo’s unequalled infrastructure delivery

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Virtually all states of the federation have their epithets. For instance, Plateau state prides itself as ‘Home of Peace and Tourism’; Lagos state lays claim to ‘Centre of Excellence’; Bauchi state is competing with its neighbour, Plateau, as ‘Pearl of Tourism’; ‘Centre of Unity’ belongs to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja; Nasarawa state is ‘Home of Solid Minerals’ and Read More

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Dankwambo pledges to complete all ongoing projects in Gombe

March 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Th‎e Governor of Gombe state, Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, has said that his government will strive to complete the deluge of ongoing projects in the state before the end of its tenure on May 29, 2019.   The governor gave the assurances during a visit by a delegation of management staff of the Blueprint Newspapers Ltd at Government House, Gombe yesterday. Read More

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2019: Group backs Dankwambo for president

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A group, Concerned Peoples Democratic Party Youths (CPDPY), has thrown its weight behind the Governor of Gombe State, Dr. Ibrahim Dankwambo, for the 2019 presidential election. In a statement signed by its coordinator, Mr. Sani Bello, on Tuesday, the group extolled the virtues of the 55-year-old governor, describing him as the “brightest and best president for Nigeria in 2019.” The Read More

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Re: Letter to Governor Dankwambo

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I bumped into an open letter written to Gombe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Talban Gombe, by one, Abubakar Isyaku from the state. But that piece should have read, ‘Open falsehood to Governor Dankwambo’, because that is what the article entails – lies and falsehood. In the said letter, Isyaku struggled to paint Governor Dankwambo in a bad light. Read More

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Dr Maikanti Baru, OPEC SG, Dr Mohammed Barkindo, Mr. Boss Mustapha and Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu during the opening of Nigeria Int’l Petroleum Summit

February 20, 2018 Blueprint 0

From left: NNPC Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, OPEC SecretaryGeneral, Dr Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Emmanuel Kachikwu, during the opening of the Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, in Abuja yesterday Photo: Jones Bamidele/NAN

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Restructuring and 2014 Confab report By Femi Mimiko

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  I have carefully followed the discussion on restructuring/2014 Confab as it has unfolded here. My take is segmented into a few parts. First, while the APC officially boycotted the 2014 Confab, it is on record that every one of the States it controlled sent in its five delegates; and they all fully and robustly participated in the proceedings. In Read More

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Kumo defection betrayal of trust –Dankwambo’s aide

February 12, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe Senior Special Assistant to Gombe state Governor, Junaidu Usman Abubakar, has described the defection of Special Adviser, Usman Bello Kumo, to the APC as a betrayal of trust. A statement he signed on Sunday in Gomber said: “Our attention has been drawn to a story about the decamping of the former Special Adviser to Governor Dr Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Read More