Wednesday, 23 May 2018

HEALTH: LINDA CHOJI OF PRTVC APPEALS FOR 12 MILLION NAIRA FOR KIDNEY TRANSPLANT


By: Our Reporter,
 
The family of a staff with the Programmes Department of Plateau Radio Television Corporation (PRTVC), Linda Choji are  appealing to Government, Civil Society and well-meaning individuals to assist her in raising the sum of twelve million naira (N12, 000,000) to enable her undergo kidney transplant.
 
LINDA CHOJI IN HOSPITAL
A member of the family, Isaac Wang, made this appeal on behalf of Linda Choji, during her dialysis session at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

Linda Choji, who is 53 years old, hails from Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. She is the Producer of Family Circle and Christian Half Hour on PRTVC.

ANAMBRA: OHANAEZE NDIGBO HOLDS SUMMIT, DEMANDS FOR RESTRUCTURING OF NIGERIA


By: Ifeanyi  Okonkwo (Anambra),
 
Ohanaeze Ndigbo an Igbo Social Cultural group has strongly advised that Nigeria be restructured amongst other demands.

OHANAEZE NDIGBO

 The demand by Ohanaeze Ndigbois came at the end of a Summit held at the Alex Ekweme Square in Awka on Monday the 21st of May, 2018.

The Summit, which had the theme, “Restructuring of the Nigerian Federation”, was witnessed by thousands of people, amongst them, eminent and prominent sons and daughters of the South East, who witnesses Ohanaeze Ndigbo demanding for equity and a one tenure of six years for the President.  

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

ADVERTORIAL: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. YAKUBU DATI


Happy Birthday to the Hon. Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati!!
On behave of my Family, the Management and Staff of REALITY Newspapers, I Valentine Adese, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, wish you God’s blessings and fulfillment, as you add another year to your age.  
MR. YAKUBU DATI HON. COMMISSIONER INFO PLATEAU STATE
FOR THE RECORDS:

PLATEAU STATE COMMISSIONER FOR INFORMATION, YAKUBU DATI, WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1962.

“NO LG AUTONOMY, NO VOTE”. NULGE, CSOs, NGOs AND THE MEDIA HAVE DECLARED, AT ECP/PERL ORGANIZED TECHNICAL SESSION IN ENUGU STATE.


By: Valentine Adese,
 
The quest for Local Government Autonomy in Nigeria has fundamentally taken a new direct and formation, as the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) the Media and other Non-Governmental Organizations operating in the six (6) states of the South-south and five (5) states in the South-east zones of Nigeria, have declared that No-Local Government Autonomy-No-Vote in the country.
 
Comrade Jerry and other NGOs,CSOs leaders at the Briefing
The CSOs, NULGE, NGOs and the Media operating in the two zones have also threatened to mobilize electorates not to vote in any forthcoming elections, if the Houses of Assemblies in those zones do not vote in support of Local Government Autonomy.

This declaration of “No-Autonomy-No-Vote”, was made after a Media and Civil Society Technical Session on Constitutional Amendment Review, organized by Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL), at Oaklands Hotel Enugu, in Enugu state today.

Constitutional Amendment: A Review of ECP/PERL Technical Sessions in North-central, North-east, South-west Zones and the Expectations in Enugu State Today


 
By: Valentine Adese,

The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is a flagship five-year Public-Sector Accountability and Governance Programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). 
 
NIGERIA
Since its in inception in Nigeria, the organization’s focus has been to reform how governments organize their core business of making, implementing, tracking and accounting for policies, plans and budgets used in delivering public goods (economic stability and an enabling environment for private enterprise so as promote growth and reduce poverty) and services to the citizenry, and how citizens themselves engage with these processes. 

You would recall that in the past months, PERL has been facilitating Civil Society groups, the Media and the Organized Labour groups, on the best processes of interventions and efforts towards States Houses of Assembly adoption of the recently passed bills by National Assembly (NASS) regarding the ongoing Constitutional amendment. 

Facts are that, so much has been happening with several States either passing these bills or standing them or some down, citing and relying on further consultation or public hearings.

Monday, 21 May 2018

ALLEGED THREAT TO MR. PONSAH FANAP DADI, BY REV. MARTIN DAMA, OWNER OF TINCITY 104.3 FM JOS, LAWYER WRITES PLATEAU STATE CP (READ UNEDITED LETTER BELOW)



17th May, 2018
The Commissioner of Police,
Plateau State Police command,
Jos, Plateau State.

Sir,


PETITION AGAINST REV. MARTIN DAMA FOR THREAT TO INJURE THE REPUTATION AND PROPERTY OF MR. PONSAH FANAP DADI

We are solicitors to Mr. Ponsah Fanap Dadi (our client) and on whose firm instructions we cause this correspondence to you.

Our client was under the employment of Keimo Center (Tin City FM) headed by Rev. Martin Dama (08149577277), as a newscaster/producer from the 1st day of August 2016 until he voluntarily tendered his resignation letter dated the 21st November 2017.

On the 6th of May 2018, one Sati Tanko wrote a malicious FaceBook post against our client, tagging our client a “media house harlot” and gave the impression that our client was fired from his previous employment with Tin City FM. In response, our client, during one of his discussion programs at Jay FM, decided to clear himself by stating that he voluntarily resigned from his last place of work and gave reasons why he resigned from that engagement with Keimo Center (Tin City FM), saying that he was being owed much money by his former employer.

Just In: Plateau State Ranks High in Vaccination



By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,

Governor Simon Lalong's development stride in the healthcare sector has received a boost from recent reports that has ranked Plateau State, as the second best, in the coverage on measles vaccination.
 
PLATEAU STATE
According to a press statement from the Plateau state government signed by the state Commissioner of Information and Communication, Mr. yakubu Dati and made available to REALITY, the government stated that the state scored 96.4 % at the just concluded 2018 measles vaccination campaign coverage for all the states in the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.

The press statement in part read as below:

Constitutional Amendment: ECP of The Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)Is To Hold Another Technical Session in Enugu State in South East Nigeria Tomorrow


By: Valentine Adese,
 
The Engaged Citizens Pillar (ECP) of the Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL) is set to engage Nigerians again towards the proposed amendment of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.


REALITY gathered that this time the technical session to review the amendment process would be held in Oaklands Hotel in Enugu, Enugu State, in the South East of Nigeria.

Information reaching REALITY News desk also indicates that the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, of REALITY Newspapers, Prince Valentine Adese, is also invited, as a participant in this historical event that is aimed at shaping and readdressing the issues in the country’s local government system, especially, as it relates to Local Government Autonomy.

ATIKU NEVER VISITED SEN. JANG IN PRISON. THE REPORT IS FALSE!—ATIKU MEDIA OFFICE


By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,
 
Atiku Media office has debunked reports making the rounds that the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has visited Senator Jonah David Jang in Jos prison to show solidarity. 
 
SEN. JANG
The media office in a press release made available to REALITY today has also described the report as “false and mere fabrication.” 

According to the press release, the former Vice President has a tight schedule and has been in Adamawa state most part of last weekend. “Therefore, he was not, and could not have been in Jos as being claimed in a section of the media.”

READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE PRESS RELEASE BELOW:

Saturday, 19 May 2018

PAY, TO OUR MARKETING DEPARTMENT, IF YOU MUST SPEAK GOOD OF GOV. LALONG. TINCITY FM 104.3 TELLS PLATEAU PEOPLE, ANALYSTS


By: Our Reporter,
 
The Management of Tincity 104.3 Fm Radio in Jos, the Plateau State capital has informed the people of the state, to go and discuss and pay to its Marketing Department, the required charges, if they intend to say anything positive about the administration and style of leadership of the state Governor, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong on its station.
 
GOV. LALONG
The Management has constantly announce this policy on air in recent days through its talk show presenter Senami Kojah (Miss), as it allows those with negative views of the three (3) years of Governor Lalong to express their views freely.

Friday, 18 May 2018

BREAKING: FORMER DEPUTY SPEAKER, RT. HON. BABA HASSAN, FAILED TO STOP HIS TRIAL AT THE FHC TODAY



By: Valentine Adese,

A former Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA), Rt. Hon. Baba Hassan has failed to stop his trial by the Federal Government in the Federal High Court sitting in Jos, the Plateau state capital today.
 
RT. HON. BABA HASSAN
Ruling on the motion brought by Rt. Hon. Baba Hassan through his Counsel, seeking the Court to strike out the suit against him, owing to alleged constant absence of the prosecution in Court, the presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Musa Kurna, said, it would not be fair to strike out the case, as the prosecution has been coming to Court from the first day the matter was instituted.

The Judge also agreed that the Defendant has also always been in Court too.

ADDRESS EROSION MENACE AT UKWU ANAOCHA. LAWMAKERS URGE COMMISSIONER OF ENVIRONMENT AND WORKS OF ANAMBRA STATE


By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),

Anambra State Lawmakers have urged the Commissioner of Environment and Works, to take urgently take steps in addressing the erosion menace at Ukwu Anaocha in Ogbaru 2 Constituency.
 
ASHA
The call by the House members became necessary owing to the deplorable state of the road due to erosion.

In a matter of urgent public importance moved at the plenary on Thursday, 17th May, 2018, Hon. Somtoochukwu Udeze, member representing Ogbaru 2 Constituency, called on his colleagues in the House, to add their voices in urging the Commissioner of Works to do the needful.

FRN Vs SARAH OCHEKPE & 2 OTHERS: CASE ADJOURNED TO 25TH JUNE FOR CONTINUATION OF CROSS-EXAMINATION OF EFCC WITNESSES


By: Valentine Adese,
 
The case instituted by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), against a former Minister of Water Resource, Sarah Ochekpe, Raymond Dabo, and Evangelist, Bitrus Joro, has been adjourned to the 25th of June for the continuation of the cross-examination of the witnesses of the EFCC.
 
SARAH OCHEKPE
The Adjournment came, owing to an application for the original documents front loaded by the EFCC in the matter by Counsel to the Defendants, Sunday Oyawole (Esq).

Sunday Oyawole (Esq), leading other 7 Lawyers, told the Court that the photocopies attached in the front loaded processes of the EFCC cannot be used in cross-examining the EFCC witness in the witness box.

Thursday, 17 May 2018

ANAMBRA: CONNECT ODUMEGWU OJUKWU UNIVERSITY TO THE POWER GRID, HOUSE MEMBERS URGE EEDC


By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),

Legislators of the Anambra State House of Assembly (ASHA), have urged the Management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), to connect Chikwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU), Igbariam and Uli campuses to the power grid.



ANAMBRA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

The Minority Leader of the House, Hon. Apostle Augustine Ofor, who is the Member representing Egwusigo Constituency, who is the chief mover of the motion, expressed worrise and disappointment over the lack of electricity at the Institution, while urging the EEDC to connect the Institution to the electricity grid.
Quoting sections 128 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution (as Amended), which empowers various Committees of the State House of Assembly to go on over sight functions on institutions and organizations of the state, the Majority Leader, emphasized that his Committee has been able to their duty.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

ANAMBRA: STATE LEGISLATORS COMMEND SECURITY CHIEFS FOR HELPING GOV. OBIANO KEEP ANAMBRA SAFE


By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),

Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly (ASHA), have commended the Security Chiefs in the state, for supporting and cooperating with the state Governor, Willie Obiano, in making Anambra state the safest state in Nigeria.
 
SPEAKER AND GOV OF ANAMBRA STATE
At the House sitting yesterday, 15th of May, 2018, Member representing Ayamelum Constituency, Hon. Uche Okafor, led the motion commending the Security Chiefs for their support to the Governor of Anambra state in making Anambra state the safest state in Nigeria.

According to Hon. Uche Okafor, “The security of Ndi-Anambra has remained the top priority of his Excellency Chief Willie Obiano”.

IS PLATEAU STATE HISTORY DISTORTED WITH THE ARRAIGNMENT OF SEN. JANG NOW?


By: Our Reporter, 
 
The situation in the mind of lots of Plateau State residents, indigenes, or citizens this morning is that of surprise as the former governor of the state, now representing the good people of Plateau North Senatorial District Da. Jonah David Jang been held in remanded in Jos prison in the Plateau State capital, pending the ruling on his bail Application on Thursday, 24th of May 2018.
 
SEN. JANG

Although next week may not be too far from today, the mere awareness that a renowned elder of the state is not only behind bars of the Police or its branch, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), calls for concern.

From statistics, Da. Sen. Jang has been in EFCC’s custody for over 9 days. While he was brought for arraignment today, he had to add one more day by sleeping at the Plateau State Police Command’s Headquarters. Although details have not emerged on whether he slept in the command’s cell or not but, producing him to court from the command springs the minds of the people with holy spirit water of concern.
You would recall that, most leaders of Plateau state have continued to drag each other down with the single aim of harassment and pulling-him-down syndrome.

REMAND SENATOR JANG IN JOS PRISON, PLATEAU STATE HIGH COURT ORDERS



By: Valentine Adese,

The Plateau State High Court presided over by Hon. Justice Daniel Longji has ordered that, Senator Jonah David Jang, be remanded in Jos Prison, pending when the Court would give its ruling on his bail application on Thursday next week.
Sen. Jang, who was arraigned alongside one Yusuf Gyang Pam today by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a 12 count charge, pleaded not guilty to all the counts.

Earlier, while raising objection to Jang’s application for bail by his Counsel Robert Clark (SAN), the prosecuting Counsel, Rotimi Jacob (SAN), called on the court to look at the seriousness of the offence, the nature of the charge, the evidence available, the probability of the accused appearing constantly in the trial and the weight of the punishment.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

PROTEST OVER SEN. JANG'S ARRAIGNMENT: IT WAS A SHOW OF LOVE BY PLATEAU PEOPLE INDIVIDUALLY--- PDP ORGANIZING SECRETARY—THE ARREST IS NOT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE MASSES---ADP CHAIRMAN, CHIEF, NANYAH



By: Valentine Adese, Reuben Egbah and Daniel Lebel,

The Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked the rumour making the rounds that the party had organized people to protest against the arraignment of a former governor of the state, Da. Jonah Jang, who now represents the Plateau Northern Senatorial District at the National Assembly, as a Senator, at the Plateau State High Court yesterday.
 
SEN. JANG
In an unplanned exclusive interview with the State Organizing Secretary of the Party, Hon. G. Yakubu today, he expressed surprise that people are already alleging that the protest was sponsored by the state chapter of the party.

He said:

Monday, 14 May 2018

LEGAL TUSSLE MAY SOON ROCK PLATEAU STATE APC BEFORE STATE CONGRESSES SLATED FOR 19th MAY 2018—INVESTIGATION


By: Valentine Adese,
 
There are strong indications that the Plateau state chapter of the ruling all Progressive Congress (APC) may soon be rocked by legal tussles by aggrieved members of the party.

REALITY gathered that though there has been silence through out the conduct of the Ward and Local government Congresses of the Party in the state, aggrieved members in the processes so far are planning to head to court to stop the state planned congress slated for 19th May, 2019, being the forthcoming Saturday.
You would recall that similar legal action also wrecked the congresses in Rivers state, which further led to open protests in the State High court premises. 

PLATEAU STATE HIGH COURT, GRANTS LEAVE TO FG, EFCC TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST SEN. JONAH JANG


By: Valentine Adese,
 
The Plateau State High Court sitting in Jos, the capital of Plateau state has granted leave to the Federal Government (FG) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to file charges against a former governor of Plateau State, now Senator, representing Plateau North Senatorial District at the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Jonah David Jang and one Yusuf Pam.
 
SEN JANG
The Presiding Judge, Hon. Justice Daniel Longji, granted the prayers to the prosecuting Counsel of the Federal Government, Rotimi Jacob (SAN), after hearing his application, which came in by way of Motion Exparte, supported by a 9 paragraph Affidavit.

However, the prosecuting Counsel told the Court that owing to logistic problems, the accused person (Sen. Jang), could not be arraigned, as the FG and the EFCC were unable to bring him from Abuja.


The Court therefore following the information has adjourned the matter to Wednesday, 16th May, 2018, for arraignment and hearing of Sen. Jang and Pam’s bail applications.

Sunday, 13 May 2018

LATE REV. ASAKE: GOV. LALONG CONDOLES CAN AND HIS FAMILY


By: Valentine Adese,
 
Gov Simon Lalong has commiserated with the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on the death of its General Secretary, Dr. Musa Asake.
 
GOV. LALONG
Governor Lalong, while also expressing the condolence of the Government and people of Plateau State  at the Redeemed Christian Church of God interdenominational service in Jos,  described Rev. Asake,  as a courageous leader.

He said, “Rev. Asake is a great leader and we are going to missing him as a Christian body.’

MY ADMINISTRATION IS FOCUSED ON REDUCING OUR PEOPLES’ SUFFERINGS AND UPLIFTING THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE---GOV. LALONG


By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,
 
Governor Simon Bako Lalong has reminded the people of Plateau State, that ruling All Progressive Congress Administration that he is leading in the state, is more focused on reducing the sufferings of the people of the state and uplift their capacity to face life challenges through their God given talents.
 
GOV. LALONG ON HIS FEET AT THE STADIUM
The Governor, who led the troops in the Jos Carnival through some of the major streets of Jos City yesterday, told the mammoth crowed at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium that the carnival is also an avenue to create opportunities for the youths among others.
 
GOV. LALONG LEADING THE TROOPS
According to a press statement from the office of the Commissioner of Information, Mr. Yakubu Dati, Made available to REALITY, Governor also called on the youths in the state to take advantage of the Jos carnival to develop their creative talents and convert it into opportunities for self employment, as the goal of the administration is to reduce human sufferings by uplifting the quality of life of vast majority of the people.

The press release in part quoted the Governor as saying:

Saturday, 12 May 2018

PICTURES, FROM JOS CARNIVAL, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA LED BY GOV. LALONG

GOV. LALONG LEADING THE CARNIVAL TROOPS

GOV. LALONG IS A VISIONARY LEADER. SEN DARIYE COMMENDS


By: Valentine Adese,
 
Govrnor Simon Lalong has been described, as a visionary leader, who has impacted positive in the lives of Plateau people.
 
GOV. ALONG
This remark was made by a former governor of Plateau State, now Senator, representing Plateau Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly (NASS), Sen. Joshua Dariye, at the Merit Award to Governor Simon Lalong by The Nation Newspaper in Abuja.
 
SEN. DARIYE
Sen. Dariye, while also fielding answers to questions in an interview he granted at the First Summit on Food and Agriculture organized by The Nations Newspaper in the same venue where Governor Lalong was recognized for his giant strides in the Agricultural sector of Plateau State, explained that, “despite the challenges of dwindling resources and insecurity in the state, Governor Lalong was able to make restoration of peace, agriculture and payment of salary his priority.”

PAST PLATEAU STATE LEADERS, WHO LOOTED PUBLIC FUNDS WILL VOMIT IT---Gov. Simon Lalong


By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,
 
Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State has reiterated that past leaders of the state, who looted the state’s funds would vomit it through Legal means.
 
GOV.LALONG
The Governor reiterated this stand of his administration on, while addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Shendam, in Shendam Local Government Council (LGC) during the party’s local government congress today (Saturday).

The Governor reemphasized that the funds that were stolen were meant for public good and that whoever stole it must refund it. 

Friday, 11 May 2018

BREAKING: REV. MARTIN DAMA, OWNER OF TINCITY 104.3 FM JOS, THREATENS FORMER EMPLOYEE PONSAH FANAP


By: Our Reporter,
 
The information just reaching the news desk of REALITY, indicates that the owner of Tincity 104.3 FM Jos, has allegedly sent a threat text to his former employee, Mr. Ponsah Fanap, cautioning him of a future regret, if Fanap does not adjust in the way he talks about him or his Radio Station on air. 


You would recall that, as a quest for a better greener pasture, Mr. Ponsah Fanah is now working with Jayfm, 101.9 Jos.

As a development, REALITY just gathered that the Counsel to Ponsah has written the Rev. Father on the alleged threat text and issues have been joined, owing to a copy of the reply from the Radio station’s Management.

ANAMBRA STATE LAWMAKERS CONDEMN THE KILLING OF MR. CHINEDU EZEGWU, CALLS ON THE GOVERNORS OF ANAMBRA AND ENUGU TO UNRAVEL HIS KILLERS


By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),

Anambra State House of Assembly (ASHA) members have condemned the killing of one Mr. Chinedu Ezegwu, who was allegedly assassinated by unknown men on Wednesday the 9th of May 2018 in Enugu in strong terms.
 
SPEAKER OF ASHA
The House members have also urged the Governors of Anambra and Enugu states to ensure that the culprits are brought to book.

Member representing Onitsha North 1 Constituency, Hon. Chigbu Enwezor had brought a matter of urgent public importance on the murder of one Mr. Chinedu Ezegwu to the floor of the House. 

Late Chinedu Ezegwu, according to Hon. Chigbu hails from his constituency and only came in from Abuja for the burial of his uncle, which is to take place this weekend. He was however found dead on the road side with his hands and legs tied. According to the Law,aker, he was killed in Enugu where his family resides.

HISTORY: JOS ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (JED) Plc, SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LABOUR UNIONS


By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,
 
The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) Plc. has signed a “Procedural Agreement” with the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) and the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), at his head office complex today. 
 
ALHAJI MODIBO EXCANGES AGREEMENT'S DOCUMENTS WITH SSAEAC

The Unions and the Management would be hoping to sign the comprehensive Conditions of Service before the next one month.
 
ALHAJI MODIBO ADDRESSING THE TWO UNIONS

Thursday, 10 May 2018

BREAKING: JOS ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY (JEDC) Plc, SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH LABOUR UNIONS


By: Valentine Adese and Reuben Egbah,
 
The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) Plc. has signed a “Procedural Agreement” with the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) and the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), at his head office complex today. 
 
JEDC MD/CEO ALHAJI MODIBO SIGNS
The Unions and the Management would be hoping to sign the comprehensive Conditions of Service before the next one month.

REALITY gathered that the Conditions of Service, which was scheduled to be signed today, was rescheduled to be signed within the next on month, owing to some grey areas in the agreement that needs to be addressed by parties.

Welcoming the Executives of the Unions to the Corporate Headquarters of JEDC, at Rwang Pam Street Jos, the Plateau State capital, the Managing Director/CEO, Alhaji, Mohammed Gidado Modibo, called on the Unions to understand that the Company is a growing outfit and so, it is in its learn processes and period.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

JUST IN: Gov. Lalong Nominated For The Nation Newspaper’s Award.


By: Valentine Adese,
 
Information just reaching the news desk of REALITY indicates that the Governor of Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong has been nominated for an award by the Nation newspaper.
 
GOV. LALONG
This was contained a press statement, signed by the State Commission of Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati, today.

According to the Commissioner, the letter nominating the Governor for the award, is signed by Sam Omatseye. 

GROUP URGES GOVERNMENT TO CHECK THE ACTIVITIES OF STEPHENS CHILDREN HOME AS THEY ACCUSE THE DIRECTOR OF SEXUAL ASSAULTS


By: Alfred Saiki and Reuben Egbah,
 
A group under the aegis of Concerned Past Students of Stephens Children Home (COPASSTECH) has called on the Federal and State governments to look in to the activities of centers that take care of vulnerable children in the country.
 
Ado and other past students at the NUJ press center Jos
Addressing members of the Press today at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Center in Jos, the Plateau state capital, the National Coordinator of COPASSTECH, Ado Nichodemus Baggibawa, shared harrowing experiences of what some of his colleagues experienced in one of such homes, Stephens Children Home, Abeokuta, Ogun state.

Ado Baggibawa, alleged that the Director of Stephen Children Home, Rev. Isaac Oluwole Newton-Wusu, which is an arm of the Voice of Christian Martyrs Nigeria, one of such centers to take care of vulnerable children, whose parents were killed in various crises across the Northern part of the country has derailed and is taking advantage of children in his care.

APC CONGRESSES: PLATEAU STATE CHAIRMAN, HON. LETEP DABANG, COMMENDED FOR A PEACEFUL CONDUCT


By: Valentine Adese,
 
Plateau State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Letep Dabang has been commended by the state’s Commissioner of Information, Mr. Yakubu Dati, for successfully conducting peaceful Ward Congresses in the state.
 
HON. LETEP (STATE CHAIRMAN APC)
The Commissioner said the exercise was conducted in line with the party’s principles.

The State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati gave this commendation, when a Coalition of APC Councillorships flag bearers, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Plateau State Secretariat Jos.

ANAMBRA STATE LAWMAKERS COMMEND, GOV. OBIANO OVER PROMPT RESPONSE TO SECURITY SITUATION IN AYAMELUM CONSTITUENCY


By: Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Anambra),

The Honourable Members of Anambra State House of Assembly have commended Governor Willie Obiano and the Commissioner of Police (CP), Anambra State Command, Garba Umar, for deploying security men within Ayamelum Constituency and environs, that has led to return of normalcy of business activities in the area.
 
GOV. OBIANO AND SPEAKER
In its plenary on Tuesday, 8th May 2018, the member representing Ayamelum Constituency Hon. Uche Okafor, moved a motion commending Chief Obiano and CP, Garba Umar, for coming to the aid of his Constituency.

It would be recalled that Ayamelum Constituency and environs have continued to suffer in recent times from cases of rape, attacks and kidnapping from unknown men, which led to the Members of the House calling for the urgent attention of the number one citizen of the state and security agencies in the state.

SEN. JANG’S ARREST BY EFCC: SEN. DARIYE, LATE BOTMANG, OTHER FORMER PLHA MEMBERS WOULD BE LAUGHING NOW---PUNDITS


By: Valentine Adese,
 
With the arrest of the immediate past governor of Plateau State, now senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Jonah David Jang, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Pundits in the state are of the view that, Chief Senator Joshua Dariye, Late Chief Michael Botmang, (the late Deputy of Dariye) would be laughing and smiling with respect to his arrest.  
PLATEAU STATE
According to most of the political watchers in the state, the build up to the arrest of the Senator was known to most people, as the ruling All progressive Congress (APC) in the state has never hidden its intention to recover alleged looted funds from the past administration led by Sen. Jang.

You would recall that recovering of the state’s looted funds was the major focus of the administration of the APC immediately its administration led by Governor Simon Bako lalong took over power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in 2015.

SEN. JONAH JANG’S ARREST: NO SHAKING! WE SHALL SACK THE APC FROM GOVT; PLATEAU IS A PDP STATE—HON. D.T. SANGO, PDP


By: Valentine Adese and Alfred Saiki,
 
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau State chapter has reiterated its stands that it would sack the All Progressive Congress (APC) from the Plateau State Government House come 2019, whether the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrest Senator Jonah Jang or not. 
 
HON. SANGO, PDP CHAIRMAN
“No Shaking!” They stated.

The party also said they are aware that the aim of arresting Jang being one of the elder of the state chapter of the party is to embarrass the senator and the members of the PDP as they plan to bring him for trial in the state.

The PDP in a press conference, addressed by the state Chairman, Hon. D.T. Sango, who was flanked by other members of the state EXCO, after a meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) at the state party’s Secretariat and after delving extensively on the issue of the arrest and detention of the Senator by the EFCC, stated that “no amount of embarrassment of Jang would dampen the resolve of the PDP and its statewide supporters to vote out APC come 2019”, while resolving that, “the bail and unlawful detention of Senator Jang, is part of an orchestrated plan of the ruling All progressive Congress (APC), to clamp down on the opposition.”

The press text by Hon. Sango in part reads:

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

SEN. JONAH JANG IS DENIED HIS MEDICATION BY THE EFCC, PDP RAISES ALARM


By: Valentine Adese,

The Plateau state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has just raised alarm that, Senator Jonah David Jang, who is at the Economic and Financial Commission detention, has been refused medication since over 24 hours that he was arrested by the Commission.
 
HON. D.T. SANGO
Likening the situation to the arrest and detentions of Senator Dino and Metu, the PDP said Sen. Jang has also been denied access to his lawyers and family members since he was arrested.

The PDP in a press conference, addressed by the state Chairman, Hon. D.T. Sango, who was flanked by other members of the state EXCO, after a meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) at the state party’s Secretariat and after delving extensively on the issue of the arrest and detention of the Senator by the EFCC, resolved that, “the bail and unlawful detention of Senator Jang, is part of an orchestrated plan of the ruling All progressive Congress (APC), to clamp down on the opposition.”

The press briefing statement by Hon. Sango in part reads: