Gov Fintiri, Former SGF and former Governor of Adamawa made the list of TGnews maiden award in Adamawa.
By Yagana Ali, Yola
The management of TGNews in fulfilment of one of its cardinal corporate social responsibilities deemed it fit to acknowledge and reward excellence by different players and stakeholders of our great state who in one way or the other gave their robust contributions to the growth and development of the society.
The award is meant to recognize and reward, merit, excellence, talent dedication and exceptional service delivery in order to encourage all members of society to strive for excellence knowing that such feats will be acknowledged and rewarded.
This award which is the maiden edition of TGNEWS merit and productivity award is classified into four distinct categories.
The four categories for the award include; award for excellence in leadership, meritorious service award, award for dedication and quality service and unsung heroes award.
Those who will be conferred with the 2024 edition of award of excellence in leadership include governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State, immediate past secretary to the federal government of federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, former governor Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow and the member representing Fufore/Song federal constituency in the house of representatives, Hon. Aliyu Wakili Boya.
Those to be conferred with meritorious service award include; Arch Bishop Panti Philibus, Sheikh Nuruddeen Khalid, HRH Kurhaye Hassan Dishon Dansanda II, Kwandi Nunguraya, HRM Daniel Shaga Ismaila, Hama Bachama, HRH Umar Sanda, Gangwari Ganye, HRH Abubakar Isa Ahmadu Emir of Mubi and Alhaji Abubakar Murtala, Dan Lawan Mubi and district head of Belel.
Personalities who will be conferred with
award for dedication and quality service include; Rear Admiral Jamila Malafa (Rtd.), Prof. Umar Pate, Dr. Abdullahi Dauda Belel, Barr. Chafari Kanya Shadrack, Mal. Hamisu Idris Medugu, Hon Hassan Mamman Barguma, Umar Dauda Duhu and Stella Din-Jacobs.
Those to be conferred with TGNews unsung heroes award include; Ardo Usman, a Shoe Cobbler and a groundnut seller, Celina Peter.
TGNews has placed so much value and relevance to the award given to the unsung heroes as a mark of their resilience and can do spirit despite the inclement and indurate socio-economic turf of the Nigerian society.
These are people who should have resigned to fate and resort to begging and embrace other demeaning ventures to survive, considering their disadvantaged conditions but instead took the gauntlet and channel their energies to better themselves and the society in general.
In a society where abled bodied men resort to begging and crimes to survive, the resilience of our two unsung heroes must be highlighted and appreciated.
TGNews is a news organisation that is focused on general news in Nigeria’s northeast region which was gripped by over a decade of Boko Haram insurgency.
Boko Haram is a group of fundamentalists whose creed and teachings were opposed to Western education. As a result of the ongoing conflict, gathering and disseminating news has been particularly challenging in the region.
The organisation was founded on May 16, 2015, by the award-winning journalist, Tom Garba. TGNews was created to address the issue of fake news and incorrect narratives surrounding the region. It has gained popularity, particularly in the states of Adamawa, Borno, Taraba, and Bauchi.
After providing extensive coverage of the general elections in 2019, which saw the re-election of Muhammadu Buhari, TGNews’s readership increased significantly to 390,000 daily. Currently, more than 3, 867,000 readers rely on the organisation for their daily news, and its growth continues.
The organization was registered with the Nigerian corporate affairs commission (CAC) and recognized by the Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) and other international organizations like internews, Insentia, Google and Factiva.
TGNews has gained international recognition and has partnered with news organizations such as Epoch Times, Zenger News, and Truth Nigeria to share information and collaborate on content generation. It is also a reliable source of news for platforms such as Opera Mini, Nairaland, Daily Post, and Nigeria 24.
To expand its reach, the organization will launch TGNews TV, an online television channel that will help it continue to carry out its mission of providing reliable and accurate news to its audience.
TGNews has blazed the trail in the areas of providing factual and investigative news reportage making it one of the most viable sources of news and reports in Nigeria.