Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The "Late News" With C.Sweet

-“MAS 2 Terms!”
Traffic in Zamfara State was heavier than normal on Thursday, the 8th of January 2009. Vehicles from several parts of the country were driving in, but it was the convoy consisting of thirty-plus cars that interested C.Sweet the most.
It is true that they blew a good amount of dust into her eyes, but she did not mind too much, because in one of those cars sat the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, His Excellency Umaru Musa Yaradu’a. In an interview with C.Sweet, she discloses: “Not to brag, but… I’m the only corper from Kotorkoshi that came closest to President U.M.Y.! Forget the fact that I was a trekking onlooker with hands full of stuff from the Tudun Wada market and didn’t actually see him but sha I was the closest. Nmeeee!” :- )

He and thirty(?) of the Nigeria’s State Governors paid a visit to Zamfara State to in order to officially welcome the current Governor, His Excellency Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi (MAS), to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). He was formerly in the All Nigeria Peoples’ Party (ANPP), but switched parties due to some events C.Sweet is yet to verify.

-The Winner of the Batch ‘A’ 2008/2009 Personal Community Develpoment Project, Zamfara State

This particular news is not late; In fact it is ‘prophetic’:

The person that will take the 1st place in the Batch ‘A’ 2008/2009 Personal CD Project will be a lady, and her name is Hajiya Mariya M. Aliyu.

How do I know?
  • She has been one busy lady corper indeed, commissioning one project after the other, and her most impressive has been HAMMASEI, an education-focused project aimed at the less privileged males and females, “complementing the good intents and efforts of the State Government to uplift the educational standard in Zamfara.” (Zamfara Cofa, Nov. 2008).

    And here’s something that makes her stand out even more:

  • She is the wife of the current Governor of Zamfara State, His Excellency, Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi. Mm-hm. (Imagine! I’m just discovering that she’s in my batch and stream (A2). The Late News, readers).

    A graduate of Accounting from the University of Abuja, Hajiya Mariya M.A.S. is serving in the Government House, Gusau (naturally) and will be passing out this February.
    HAMMASEI stands for Hajiya Mariya Mahmud Aliyu Shikafi Education Initiative, and its inspirational motto reads:

    “Education is leading out the inborn potentialities of the individuals. It is reforming the uninformed mind by informing it. Reforming the human mind is reforming the society. Informing the human society is transforming the society.”

    For more information on HAMMASEI please visit http://mariyamasinitiatives.com/

    I think you now agree with me that this lady is our winner.

    This has been The Late News with C.Sweet.
    PS: In two weeks’ time I’ll be rounding up my ZM jist in “Zamfara Unveiled… a little