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Nde Victor David Dimka fsi Mourns The Demise Of General Raphael Isa rtd....

 NDE VICTOR DAVID DIMKA fsi MOURNS THE DEMISE OF GENERAL RAPHAEL ISA rtd..


June 29,2021



Nde Victor David Dimka fsi has sympathised with the immediate family, Ngas nation and Plateau State Government over the demise of one time Director of Information, and Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army,   Major General Raphael Isa rtd.


In a statement issued in Jos, the leader of the DVD Movement in Plateau State said, "Major General Raphael Isa was one of those Ngas sons that served  this country meritoriously, and left an indelible mark while in service as a military officer".


 He described the deceased as  a thoroughbred gentleman and  professional military officer who contributed immensely towards  ensuring that Nigeria remains a united, sovereign nation.


"The Ngas nation and Plateau State has lost one of the finest career military officers who served this country with all his heart", he added.


While commiserating with the people of Kanke LGA and Plateau State as a whole, Nde Victor David Dimka prayed God to grant him eternal rest in perfect peace.


#DVD Media Team

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WASE Equity Project Congratulates Hon Justice Muhammad Sirajo On His Appointment As A Justice Of The Court Of Appeal...

 WASE EQUITY PROJECT CONGRATULATES HON JUSTICE MUHAMMAD SIRAJO ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS A JUSTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEAL


28/6/2021


Wase equity project heartily joined its leader His Excellency,Rt.Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase in congratulating HON. JUSTICE MUHAMMAD SIRAJO on his appointment as a justice of the court of appeal and his swearing in today by the chief justice of the federation


Your journey through the ranks of the judicial ladder to the second most highest court in the country is not accidental but a result of hard work and dedication to duty guided by your disposition to fairness to all irrespective of their standings, believing that you will sustain the tempo while being a good ambassador of Wase in your new place of assignment.


We are therefore praying for success in the discharge of your duties as you assume office.May Allah continue to bless you with good health, guidance and protection in your new assignment.


Once more CONGRATULATIONS!


Abubakar Muhammad Badu

Publicity Secretary




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Kwande Agog As Long Kwo Confirms, Appoints ,Honours Subjects With Titles...

 Kwande agog as Long Kwo confirms, appoints, honours subjects with titles

June 28,2021











By Stephen Sarki Musa


Kwande, the headquarters of Kwo Chiefdom in Quaan Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria was on Saturday June 26, 2021 thrown into festive mood when the Long Kwo, Miskoom Fidelis Longtoe Attahiru I constituted his cabinet with the confirmation and  appointment of some of his tittle holders, as well as the honouring of some prominent citizens for their immense contributions to the development of the area.

The event which took place in front of the Palace, is the first of its kinds in 33 years and was witnessed a large turn out of traditional rulers and dignitaries.

Announcing the appointments amidst jubilation, the Long Kwo confirmed the appointments of three temporary Kingmakers and two new ones. Those confirmed are the Long Puuk, Miskoom Paul Tuammen; the Dangvuet, Miskoom Henry Hanci Mairiga and Long Bakwariga, Miskoom Noel Maiyaki, while the two ones are  Miskoom Kurwat Aminu Baure as the Kanglu and Miskoom Longbakwa Maigari Abba as the Katoon.

The Long Kwo also confirmed the appointments of Niyu, Miskoom Senlong Barau as the village head of Luu Niyu and Kawo, Miskoom Tanko Beet as the head of Npap hamlet.


The venue of the event erupted in jubilations as the Long Kwo, HRH Miskoom Attahiru I announced the appointments of some of his senior cabinet members. They include Miskoom Hubert Isa, the Nuwang (Galadima); Miskoom Thomas Tuamlong, Kumbou (Madaki); Miskoom Hyacinth Wambai, Kurumboi (Kuyanbaya), Miskoom Larry Peters Bawa, Goena I, ( Barade babba) and Miskoom Kwalgurum Hoomkwap, Goena II ( Barade Karami)

Others appointed into the Long Kwo's cabinet are Miskoom Cornelius Shekarau, Suman ( Jarmai); Miskoom Godfrey Bawa, Noesen I, (Wusai babba) Miskoom Shintoe Kwallat, Noesen II, (Wusai karami);  Miskoom Theodore Maiyaki as the Longshal Yil Kwo and Nna Margaret Matkwap Dabit as the Magajiya Long Kwo.

The Long Kwo who lauded the contributions of many prominent people within the Chiefdom, honoured them with honorary titles. 

Those honoured are Miskoom Joseph Ari, Kurnajam ( Defense Minister of Kwo land), Miskoom Godfrey Bawa, Dua'am Yil Kwo (Jagaba); Miskoom Sebastian Seddi Maimako, Long A'an ( Dan masani) Miskoom Fabian Ntung,  Gwa'at Long Kwo ( Garkuwa); Miskoom Paschal Mammo, Longshep Yil Kwo; Miskoom Hamidu Garba Sharubutu, Longmar  ( Sarkin Noma) and Nna Elizabeth Wapmuk, Mialap Yil Kwo ( Zinariya)

Speaking at the occasion, Miskoom Attahiru I reminded the people that the appointments of palace chiefs and heads of other sub national groups within the chiefdom is the prerogative of the Long Kwo, adding that all appointments were in line with culture and tradition of the Chiefdom.

He noted that all the appointees are not only princes but people who have shown  loyal, dedicated and faithful citizens of the Chiefdom, which he noted are in line with the vision and mission of his reign.

Miskoom Attahiru I noted that for maximum results, portfolios would be assigned to each title holder, adding  that more positions exist to be filled, which he said shall be announced in due course.

He appealed to the appointees to see their appointments as a call to humility, service and sacrifice and warned that anyone found wanting shall be shown the way out.

" You will not be paid but you will be expected to work as if you are being paid. Your position is that of trust and honour and you must behave as such", he told the appointees.

Miskoom Attahiru I in justifying the conferment  of Honorary titles to some illustrious children of the land, said that while the struggle to have a chief lingered on for 33 years, these awardees stood firm, assisted people and brought development to Kwo land.

The Long Kwo added they shall be accorded all the respect attached to  the Palace, and they shall offer the Long Kwo advice st any given time, adding the date of their investiture shall take place at an appropriate time. " They are thus bonafide Palac

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Gov Lalong Congratulates New Shippers Council Boss Emmanuel Jime..

 Gov Lalong congratulates New shippers council boss Emmanuel Jime

June 27,2021


By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, Simon  Lalong, has congratulated  Hon. Emmanuel  Jime over his appointment as the Executive Secretary/CEO of the Nigerian Shippers Council by President Muhammadu Buhari .


Governor Lalong in a message signed by Simon Macham his director of press and public affairs   said it is a well-deserved appointment considering Rt. Hon. Jime’s pedigree and achievements as a Legislator, Lawyer and Administrator who has served the nation with integrity in various capacities.


Lalong said as a Former Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly; Two-Term Member of the House of Representatives; Former Managing Director of the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) among others, Jime is eminently suitable for the appointment and he has no doubt that he will give your best in this new assignment.


The Governor asked him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in taking the Nigerian Shippers Council to greater heights by vigorously pursuing the development of the Inland Port Terminals across the country.


He said, “for us in Plateau State, we assure you of our support and collaboration towards your success in office, and will be counting on your goodwill in continuing the projects initiated by your predecessor such as the Maritime Resource Centre cited at the North Central Coordinating Office in Jos, which is expected to impact the lives of the people and the economy of the State positively. 


We are also looking forward to the commencement of operations at the Inland Container Terminal at Heipang which will again provide jobs and generate employment for our people”.


He assured the new Shippers Council Boss that the Northern Governors Forum will also support him particularly on the development of Inland Port Terminals in the Region which are essential in the utilization of the rail infrastructure which is being resuscitated by the Buhari administration.

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YALI Network Plateau Sensitises 600 Students On Drug Abuse,Forms Drug- Free Clubs In Jos..

 YALI Network Plateau sensitises 600 students on drug abuse, forms  drug-free clubs in Jos 


June 27,2021









By Golok Nanmwa , Jos.



Young African Leaders initiative (YALI) Nigeria made up of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria , YALI (Regional Leadership Center) Alumni Nigeria, and the YALI Network Plateau Hub with support from US Embassy Nigeria, at the weekend  conducted a two-day, community engagement on  'SAY NO ' to drug abuse sensitization campaign in three schools on the Plateau.


Our correspondent reports that this comprises  of Government Secondary School Kyan Rikkos, Government Secondary School Gwom and Assemblies of God Private school, all in Plateau state.


 The Coordinator of the project who also doubles as the Coordinator,  YALI Network Plateau,  Ms Esther Mark, said the  sensitization campaign  was part of YALI’s efforts to invest in the next generation of African leaders through trainings, mentorship, coaching and guidance with the aim to tackle the drug abuse menace that has become rampant among youths.


Mark, while speaking to the students,during the projects, which targeted secondary school students to sensitize them on the effects of drugs abuse and how best to shun them, said it was organised for students in Plateau state as a give back community engagement  project.


She said Assemblies of God Private school was amongst the new schools where the students from the other schools in which the drug free clubs had been formed earlier in the year, came to teach their counterparts on what they had been learning from their engagements in the clubs for the past 4 months. 


The Government school were the pilot schools selected for the exercise even as Drugs free clubs were established in these schools to help implement the year long project.


She added that, teachers in the new schools will be trained and engaged as coaches for the clubs to meet up with YALI mandate to invest on the next generation of leaders to be of good and useful citizens in the state and the country.


She said the campaign was aimed at sensitizing students on the harmful effects of abusing drugs, and most importantly the roles they can play in enlightening others on how to stop or never venture into such act.


Also speaking at the occasion  Mrs Mercy Ajaegbo, a  medical personnel, taught the students ways on  how to avoid  falling into bad gangs that could influence them to take drugs and the devastating impact.


The two day campaign, which took place at Assemblies of God private school, Nassarawa Gwong and Government secondary school, Kyan Rikkos  in Plateau,  had students  engaged in lectures on the harmful effects of drug abuse and ways forward to prevent introduction to abusive substances, which may truncate their life ambitions.


Mrs Ajaegbo, a fertility Nurse, further counselled on the dangers of substance abuse and its effects  saying drugs can shattered their  ambition, which she advised the students to "Say no to Drug ". She further  taught the students on the many forms of drug abuse and how it affects the body physically and psychologically advised the students to abstain from it.


She also drove the students through series of educational presentations on the topic and delved into the effects of drug abuse that could shatter their hopes in life and advised them to say no to drugs. 


Mr Manasseh Dati, a lecturer with Plateau State university, counselled the students on career choice and how addiction to drug abuse could affect their dreams in life. 


The Principal of the school, Mrs Aderonke Oladele, who was present throughout the event expressed satisfaction with the level of engagements with the students and hoped the activity would be sustained for better awakening of the students.


The event also featured a debate competition between the pilot schools on the topic " Should recreational drugs be legalised ", a drama and poetry competition.

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Gov Lalong Felicitates With Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila @59..

 Gov Lalong felicitates with Speaker Femi  Gbajabiamila @59 


June 25,2021



By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern States Governor's Forum, Simon  Lalong has congratulated the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on his 59th birthday. 


Governor Lalong in a statement signed by Simon Macham his director of press and public affairs described the Speaker as a patriotic and dispassionate Nigerian who believes in the unity, peace and progress of the nation. 


Lalong said Gbajabiamila has demonstrated that he is a true democrat who believes in the rule of law, freedom of expression, human rights, independence of all arms of Government and their synergy in service delivery. 


Governor Lalong said the Speaker has contributed immensely to the growth of democracy and in particular that of the legislature having been actively involved in the politics over a long period of time. 


While wishing him many more years of peace, God's protection and guidance, Lalong urged the Speaker to continue to give the 9th House of Representatives the desired leadership that will enable it enact appropriate laws for the good governance of the nation and conduct of oversight functions.

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Primaries - Plateau APC Calls For Calm,Set Up Appeal Panel...

 Primaries - Plateau APC calls for calm , set up appeal panel 


June 25,2021





By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 




Following the successful conduct of the All Progressive Congress APC primary elections the party on Friday set up an appeal panel and called on its members to remain calm .

A statement signed by Mallam Bashir Musa Sati ,Secretary caretaker  committee  of the APC in Plateau made available to newsmen in Jos reads that the attention of the APC has been drawn to an unauthorized circulation of fake list of purported winners of the elections on social media .

Members of the party should disregard the message and avoid making statements that will promote the agenda of mischief makers .

This clarification has become necessary in order to ensure that no member of the APC is mislead .

He added that the APC management will use the appropriate channels of communication to announce the results of the party primaries in due course .


Sati added that party faithful are advised to channel all complaints and grievances to the appeal panel at the state party secretariat .

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Jos South APC Primaries - Vwang Ward,Hon Isaac Gyang Dalyop And Hon Dandereng Won With A Wide Margin...

 Jos South APC primaries- Vwang Ward, Hon Isaac Gyang Dalyop and Hon Dandereng won with a wide margin.....


June 24,2021


The APC conducted her primaries yesterday where in Jos South LGA the Incumbent chairman Hon Gideon Dandereng is smiling with victory already as almost all the 20 wards has delivered him. 


In the same light in vwang ward of Vwang District the serving councilor Hon Isaac Gyang Dalyop won unopposed, also the chairman won in vwang ward as well...


More results coming in so more details  later...





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Jos South APC Primaries - Kuru A Ward, Hon Philip Monday Gadi & Hon Dandereng Won With A Wide Margin...

 Jos South APC primaries- Kuru District Hon Philip Gadi and Hon Dandereng won with a wide margin.....


June 24,2021


The APC conducted her primaries yesterday where in Jos South LGA the Incumbent chairman Hon Gideon Dandereng is smiling with victory already as almost all the 20 wards has delivered him. 


In the same light in kuru A  ward of kuru District the serving councilor Hon Philip Monday Gadi won unopposed ....


More results coming in so more details  later...






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ITF Set To Acquire Machinery For Mass Production Of ITF Mobile Phone...


 ITF set to acquire machinery for mass production of ITF Mobile phone 


June 23,2021




By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


In a bid to commence the mass production and launch into market the ITF mobile, the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has initiated processes for the procurement and installation of a production line specially dedicated for that purpose at the ITF Model Skills Training Centre (MSTC), Abuja.



Director-General of the ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, disclosed this on Wednesday when he received the leadership of the two in-house Unions in the Fund in his office also revealed that since the symbolic presentation of the ITF mobile to President Muhammadu Buhari, the ITF has been inundated with requests for partnership from corporate entities within the country.



 A statement signed by Suleyol Fred Chagu Director, Public Affairs Department and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that Ari said  “I have given directive to the Director of Technical and Vocational Skills Training Department, who is also the zonal Director of the ITF MSTC to  get all the immediate machines so that we will be able to set up the production line”, he said.


He added that, “Since the good news, we’ve also received a lot of requests for partnership, including one from AfriOne, “who want to partner with us. This is good as we cannot do it alone because we are not an island unto ourselves. The main thing is that this product is a home grown product and this lends credence to the fact that we too can do it in Nigeria”.


On the congratulatory visit by the executive officers of the Senior Staff Association of Statutory Corporations and Government Owned Companies (SSACGOC) and Amalgamated Union Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Employees (AUPCTRE), the DG expressed appreciation to the staff of the Fund for identifying and supporting the Management, saying, “every leader should have a strategic vision. 


"But you also need followers that will key into the leaders’ vision and happily, that’s what has happened in the ITF. The Unions have been great partners in progress. You have at all times remodeled, looked at the vision, reviewed it along with us and the areas where you find us going wrong, you took us back on track”.


The DG stressed the need for continuous dialogue as recipe for industrial harmony. 


“The relationship between the ITF, Management and the two Unions gives credence to the fact that it pays to dialogue.


 When there is an issue, we look at it critically, where we feel that yours (the Unions) is a superior argument, we bend and go your way. When we feel that you may not have got all the information correct, we invite you for dialogue and you understand. So you are also a part of this progress because gone are the days where things were not done in tune with the expectations and the mandate of the Fund. We want to thank you”.



Speaking earlier, the President of Senior Staff (SSACGOC), Comrade Kayode Alakija and Acting Chairman of AUPCTRE, Comrade Lawal Mohammed Ado separately showered praises on the DG for the milestone achievement and urged the need to speed up the mass production of the android phone which, according to them, would be another source of revenue for the ITF. 


The Union leaders who commended the ITF Management under the leadership of Sir Joseph Ari for taking the ITF beyond expectation through novel initiatives that have impacted thousands of Nigerians across the country, also assured of the full support of staff in its efforts to carry the Fund to greater heights.


The  statement further added that the highlight of the visit was the 

presentation of a congratulatory card to the Director-General by the Union Leaders.

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JOS SOUTH APC PRIMARIES- All The Chairmanship Aspirants Step Down Endorses Hon Dandereng....

 Jos south APC primaries - All the Chairmanship aspirants step down endorses Dandereng 


June 23,2021




Management Committee chairman of Jos South Local government  Amb   Gideon Dandereng has been  return unopposed  .


This followed the stepping down of  Hon Esther Bitrus and  Patrick Pam from chairmanship race of Jos south 


On this note the current Management Committee Chairman Hon Dandereng wishes to appreciate the aspirants for their sacrifices and he promise to work with them all for the growth and development of the party towards the general Chairmanship elections to enable them come out victorious at the end of the Local Government  polls....


More details soon

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Plateau APC Fully Ready For LG Poll Says - Acting Chairman Hon Enock Fanmak...

 Plateau APC fully ready for  LG poll says - Acting chairman Hon Enock   Fanmak 


June 22,2021








By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 


Acting Chairman of the All Progressive Congress in Plateau state  Hon Enoch Fanmak  ,on Tuesday said that the party is fully ready for the forthcoming local government elections  in the state .


"The All Progressives Congress (APC) is   the dominant party in Plateau and is waxing stronger daily " he further added .


 Our correspondent reports that the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) had scheduled  local government   elections in the state for October 2021 .


Fanmak further said that the party would provide a level playing ground for all aspirants seeking ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest in the seventeen local government councils of the state .


He made this known while speaking with our correspondent  shortly after addressing members of the Party's screening committees for the 17 local government councils of the state .



Fanmak further added  that the people of Plateau are 100 percent with the APC because of the good works the state Governor Simon Lalong is doing .


 


In his words "Our Governor has done well in restoring peace to Plateau as well as completed and commissioned several projects ,i commend Governor Lalong for recently purchasing  50 security patrol vans and 200 security motorcycles in order to tackle insecurity in the state ."




"Our Lalong is a blessing to the state,he has demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt his love and commitment towards a united and prosperous Plateau ."


He also scored Lalong high in the areas of transparency and accountability .




"I  call on people of the state to continue to support the APC in the forthcoming local government elections like always ."


Fanmak  further called on members of the party to be peaceful and orderly during the screening exercise  .

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Jos South Chairman Hon Gideon Dandereng Pays Condolence Visit To The Family Of Late AG Gwom Dashonong...










 Jos South Chairman ,Hon Gideon Dandereng Pays Condolence Visit To The Family Of Late  AG Gwom Dashonong..


June 21,2021


Hon Gideon Dandereng Management committee chairman of Jos South  with the council management team and part time councillors together with Divine mandate campaign team 2021 Headed by the chairman Hon Pam Audu  paid a condolence visit to the family of the late Gwom Dashonong over the demise of their Father and son Da Micheal Pam Zi whom before his demise was the AG Gwom Dashonong Ward in Jos South LGA on Monday .


The chairman Hon Gideon Dandereng while condoling with the family, told them that the entire Jos South are sympathizing with them at this trial moment but they should be consoled with the fact that Dara spent a well lifetime and he left a legacy worth of emulation by both the immediate family and the entire people of Jos South LGA.. 


Hon Gideon told them to appreciate God for what has happened as the Lord doesn't make mistakes and he felt it's time for Dara to go and rest in addition he advised the family to seek God's face for him alone can grant them peace at this moment and prayed for God to helped the family in any area of their needs especially as they are making preparations for the burial that may the all sufficient God make provisions and pray for a successful burial..


 Da Peter Gyang Chukwak while responding on behalf of the bereaved family , appreciated the Chairman and his entire Entourage for the show of love towards them at this trying moments and wished the chairman all the best has he takes over the affairs of council and wished all the management team that came along  God's divine wisdom in discharging their responsibilities in their respective place of duty...

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