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Gombe Governor Appoints Yakubu Kwairanga As New Emir Of Funakaye

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By Abdulateef Bamgbose

Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has approved the appointment of Alhaji Yakubu Muhammad Kwairanga as the new Emir of Funakaye.

The appointment was contained in a letter signed by the Commissioner, Ministry for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki Jalo.

According to the Commissioner, the appointment is in the exercise of the powers vested in the Governor under the Gombe State Chieftaincy Law 2022 and based on recommendations of the kingmakers of the Funakaye Emirate Council as well as due consultations.

Hon. Dasuki, while presenting the appointment letter to the new monarch at the Emir’s palace in Bajoga, Funakaye Local Government Area, charged the royal father to embrace all and sundry in his domain and build on the legacies of his predecessors.

He said “Almighty Allah has chosen Yakubu Muhammad Kwairanga as the next emir of this blessed Emirate from among many other eligible candidates from the royal family , as such I am appealing to the entire Funakaye Community to support and rally round the new monarch.”

He assured that Governor Inuwa Yahaya led administration will continue to accord special recognition and respect to the traditional institution in view of its role in the maintenance of peace and social cohesion.

While wishing the new Emir a peaceful reign, the Commissioner said the coronation and presentation of staff of office to the new emir will be held at a later date.

The newly appointed monarch is a younger brother to the late Emir Muazu Muhammad Kwairanga III who died on 27th August, 2022.

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2022 Ote4Wealth Football Tournament: Kebbi, Rivers, Ebonyi, Anambra Record Victories On Matchday 2

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Advance FC of Kebbi State defeated Nuwalege FC of Cross River 4-1 on penalties to advance to next stage of the maiden edition of Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding I. Abuja.


Playing the first match of the day on Saturday, both teams needed the lottery of penalty shootout to determine the winner after a scoreless regulation time.


In the second match, Golden Stars of Rivers State defeated Sports Dreams 3-0 to progress to the next stage. 


The 3rd match of the day, a South-East derby between Lazio FC of Enugu and New Heaven FC of Ebonyi State ended 0-1 in favour of the latter.


Jay One FA of Anambra State  also relied on penalty shootout to overcome Royal Stars of Kogi state 4-3 in the 4th match of the day after recording a goalless draw at full time
The Ote4Wealth Football Tournament holding at the Water FC Stadium, Apo Abuja is in in honour of Diamond Jubilee celebration of Nigeria’s foremost philanthropist and Business mogul, Femi Otedola Femi Otedola who clocked 60 on November 4. 


Results Of Matches so far:
Advance FC 4-1 (pen) Nuwalege FC
Golden Stars 3-0 Sports Dreams
Lazio FC 0-1 New Heaven
Jay One 4-3 (pen)  Royal Stars 
Ongoing 
Oduduwa FC of Ondo State Vs Prime Stars Abuja

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