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NULGE Honors gov Badaru with Labour Governor of The Year 2021 award



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By Ahmed Rufa’i, Dutse

The Nigerian Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has honored the Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar with the ‘Labour Governor of The Year 2021’ award for being exceptional in payment of salary and pensions as at when due.

The National president of the Union, Comrade Akeem Ambali Olatunji made the presentation of the award to the governor when he led the National , Zonal and state executives of the Union to government house, Dutse.
He said they considered him for the award because he has been the most workers’ friendly governor.

Comrade Ambali commended the governor for giving adequate priority to the payment of civil servants salary and entitlements describing him as the “Most Workers Friendly Governor”.

According to him the leadership of NULGE is at the government house Dutse to present an award of honour to governor Badaru who has been so honoured as “Labour Governor of The Year 2021” by the Union.

He explained that, the governor was chosen for the award in consideration of his performance and good relationship with workers whom he regarded as key partners in governance.

Akeem explained further that, as a reports shown how activities have been paralyzed in many local government Secretariats across the country, in Jigawa state the story is different, all the 27 local government are kept busy and vibrant by the governor Badaru”s good policies.

“We are aware that, Governor Badaru was the first Governor to implemented the 30,000 minimum wage ading also that he never failed in paying workers salary since assuming the mantle of leadership in the state.

“The payment of worker’s pensions, gratuity and other entitlement in Jigawa state is up to date, therefore we must commended the governor and also present this award in appreciation to his passion for workers welfare.

In his response Governor Badaru expressed appreciation/ happiness fir the honor describing it as a source of encouragement.

The Governor promised to continue collaborating with civil servants who are the engine room of government for effective public service delivery in the state.

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Congratulations, Barrister Mutfwang for the big victory




Barr. Caleb Mutfwang
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The Oxford Advanced Learners’ Dictionary of Current English by A S Hornby defined Democracy as, “a system of Government in which all the people of a country can vote to elect their representative”.
Going by the above definition therefore, all the people of Plateau State had on the 18th of March, 2023, trooped out to the polling booths and voted/elected Barr. Caleb Mutfwang of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP), as their Governor
From the outset let me begin by congratulating the People’s Governor, Barr. Caleb for his second big victory having been affirmed as the duly elected Governor of Plateau State by the Supreme Court after the long legal battle.
Within the last seven months of his being in the saddle as Plateau State Governor, Barr. Mutfwang has been distracted by two powerful (parties) even though he remained focused: (1) The Bandits with their devilish utterances stormed some parts of Plateau State where they brutally massacred hundreds of innocent citizens with the motive of may be to get the Strongman of Plateau politics, Barr. Caleb distracted, but he remained undaunted. (2) The All Progressives Congress, APC and it’s Candidate for the entire period under review could not allow the Governor and his Government to settle down properly as a result of legal battle, even though Barr. Caleb equally remained focused throughout the period.
Now that it is all over, can one call on the democratically elected and the legally affirmed Plateau State Gov. Barr. Caleb to put all that has happened behind him and get re-focused on his determination to develop plateau State?
Let me remind the Governor that, he is a product of the Political Party called PDP, which was founded by some (9) Nationalists with the sole aim of unchaining Nigerians from the misrule of retrogressive politicians .
Be reminded also that, your Party, PDP, is the only Political Party in the history of independent Nigeria that has lived for over 25 years working assiduously to ensure good governance and dividends of democracy to Nigerians and therefore all eyes are Oon you Mr. Gov.
I was touched to my morrows by the words contained in the congratulatory letter by the Chairman, Plateau State PDP Elders Forum, Chief Raymond Dabo, “The judgement has put to rest the legal battle, distraction and needless accusation adding that, it is time to settle down and consolidate on the gains of democracy in the state”. Chief Raymond believed in “Your ability to lead Plateau State with all sense of sincerity, honesty and fear of God”.
To the litigants, APC and it’s Candidate, should one remind them that, it is all over now and all that is expected of every patriotic indigene of Plateau is to rally round and support His Excellency, Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang so that together you can get the state out of the negative actions of its enemies?
Be reminded also that, all eyes will be on you and the positive role(s) you play for the development of Plateau state, an action that will make your name to be written in GOLD when history is been written down for the yet unborn generation.
Shortly after the judgement, back home in Jos, the State Capital, it was celebrations, dancing and jubilations by party faithfuls at the party’s secretariat . Okadiyode and Barr. D Shekarau who spoke to Radio Nigeria Correspondent and monitored in Dutse, Jigawa State Capital, expressed their happiness over the outcome of the court case describing it as victory for the entire plateau citizens.
Also the Director General of the Mutfwang Campaign Organization and former Gov. Jonah Jang added their voices to the restoration of the People’s mandate by the Apex Court, saying, it is a victory for democracy.
On a final note, the Supreme Court has once again renewed and restored the confidence of the citizenry on the judiciary as the last hope for the common man: (1) With the declaration by Justice Agim, “The judgement of the tribunal is restored. The election of the Governor is further restored”. (2) In his consenting opinion, Justice Okoro says, “My only worry is that alot of people have suffered as a result of the court of appeal decision. It was absolutely wrong. The appeal allowed”. (3) Justice Uwani Abba Aji and Justice Helen Ogunwumiju also concur with the lead judgement, “It was very wrong for the court of appeal to go into the issue of party congresses. “To make matters worse, the party challenging the issue is another political party, adding that, the court of appeal made a fundamental error by shifting the burden of proof on Gov Mutfwang”. (4) Justice Adamu Jauro agrees with the judgement.


Congratulations to the judiciary.
Congratulations to Democracy.
Congratulations Plateau State
Congratulations PDP family.
Congratulations Gov Barr. Mutfwang.

Umar Kyari Jitau Madamuwa,
Former Sole Administrator, Jigawa State Broadcasting Corporation, JBC and Dir. Press to former Gov, Dr Lamido writes from Dutse.

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Wale Edun to lead special Presidential panel on overhaul of NSIP




President Bola Tinubu
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The Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun is to lead a Special Presidential Panel on overhaul of National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP), the establishment of which has been approved by President Bola Tinubu.

A statement by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Ajuri Ngelale issyed on Saturday indicated that the Special Presidential Panel is tasked with immediately undertaking a comprehensive review and audit of existing financial frameworks and policy guidelines of the social investment programmes.
This he said is with a view to implementing a total re-engineering of the financial architecture of the programmes with detailed modification to procedures guiding the programmes’ implementation moving forward.

The statement reads in part,
“Sequel to President Bola Tinubu’s six-week suspension of the four (4) programmes under the National Social Investment Programmes Agency (NSIPA), he has approved the establishment of a Special Presidential Panel, which will be led by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun.
“The Special Presidential Panel, which is comprised of ministers representing strategic sectors and will ensure a multi-disciplinary approach to the reform effort, is made up of the following members:

(1) Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance – Chairman

(2) Coordinating Minister of Health and Social Welfare – Member

(3) Honourable Minister of Budget and Economic Planning – Member

(4) Honourable Minister of Information and National Orientation – Member

(5) Honourable Minister of Communicatons, Innovation and Digital Economy – Member

(6) Honourable Minister of State for Youth – Member
According the statement, it is
President Tinubu anticipation that the Special Presidential Panel will validate the confidence reposed in it by winning back all lost public confidence in the vital programmes over the years.
He expressed the optimism that by so doing they will usher in a new era of operation based on open and accountable governance frameworks that will prove impervious to abuse and incompetence for the exclusive benefit of disadvantaged households across the nation.

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Kogi NUJ lauds Dr Yemi Kolapo as new Iyalode of Egba Muslims




Yemi Kolapo
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By Friday Idachaba, Lokoja.

KOGI State Council Of the Nigeria Union Of Journalists (NUJ) has felicitated with Dr Oyeyemi Kolapo, a Corporate Communication Expert on her turbaning and conferment as the new “Iyalode Musulumi of Egbaland”, in Ogun State.

A statement signed by Alhaji Seidu Ademu Haruna and Com. Olusegun Ayindero-Oyenibi, Council Chairman and Secretary respectively said Dr Kolapo deserved the honour in view of her commitment to the work of God and humanity at large.

According to the statement, the impact of Dr Kolapo, a Media Consultant, Publisher and Veteran Journalist, is felt beyond Egbaland as she has been a source of inspiration and blessing to working journalists in Kogi State.

The Council urged Dr Oyeyemi Kolapo to see the honour as an opportunity to do more to advance the course of humanity, devoid of ethnic, political and religious inclinations.

The Kogi NUJ leadership prayed the Almighty God to grant her more grace to continue to positively affect the cause of humanity and remain a blessing to all.

The Council assured of its unalloyed and staunch support for her cause and all endeavours adding that the Council and all working journalists in the state were full of gratitude to God for the honour being bestowed on her as partners in progress at all times.

“Once again we say congratulations to a woman of honour, passion, dedication and unwavering commitment to the work of the Almighty God and humanity”, the statement added. (Ends)

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