Media Professionals especially, those in conventional settings have been urged to collaborate with the new Media towards ensuring accurate,prompt and timely dissemination of Information.
A Media Guru, Dr Sani Suleiman made the call during a Valedictory meeting held in his honour as a retired Director, News,the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria.
The outgoing Director of News explained that Radio Broadcasting would still existing in as much as human beings exist,hence the need for exchange of ideas,collaboration and Professional guidance between the staff of News Directorate and the new Media of the Corporation towards uplifting the people and Uniting the nation.
According to Dr Suleiman, new Media enhance the quality of Conventional media if its well managed.
Dr Suleiman, who had a traditional title, Masun Wunti from Bauchi State expressed appreciation to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Muhammed, the Director General of FRCN, Dr Mansur Liman, Zonal Directors, top Management Staff and his Subordinates for the supports given to him while in service.
He also gave special appreciations to those he described as dire Colleagues, in the likes of Gbenga Onayiga,Yinka Amosu who had already retired from the Corporation.
The meeting which provided virtual opportunity for those outside the office,had many well wishers of the outgoing Director of News in attendance numerous encomia on the Media Guru.
Dr Sani Suleiman was transferred from Kaduna to FRCN’s Headquarters,Abuja and became Director of News in 2013.
The Masun Wunti will bow out of Service as he turn Sixty years, on 18the February 2022.
Adamawa State Government Explains Delay In Payment Of June 2022 Salary.
The Adamawa State Governor Rtd. Hon. Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has asked for Understanding from Citizens as Payment of June Salary is delayed.
This Was Contained in a Statement signed by Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou Press Secretary to the Governor and Made available to Newsmen in Yola.
The Governor Said that in keeping with It’s tradition of salary payment on 23rd or 24th day of every month, Government will not renege but explains that because of the upcoming SALLAH Celebration expected on July 10th, Salary will be paid at the end of the Month just in time for Sallah. “This is to ensure the people Celebrate Conveniently as SALLAH is around the corner, He Therefore, assure all that salaries would be paid by the end of this Month.”
While appreciating Civil Servants for their patience and understanding, Governor Fintiri said the delay is to enable them Celebrate SALLAH without any challenges.
Taraba: Aggrieved PDP guber Aspirant file Suit against a declared Candidate.
The battle for the Governorship ticket of the Taraba State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not yet over.
One of the Governorship aspirant, Professor Jerome Nyame had file a suite at the Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo seeking for justice to be done.
He has insisted that the party’s candidate did not purchase expression of interest and nomination forms and not screened by the screening committee in Bauchi State.
The Aspirant, Jerome Nyame (PLAINTIFF) suite against, The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, People’s Democratic Party PDP, Col. Agbu Dantala Kefas (Rtd), Hon. Kabir Bappa Jauro and Barr. Jacob Otorkpa (DEFENDANTS), seeking for justice.
In his Write of summon, the aggrieved aspirant averred that the 3rd defendant (Kefas Agbu) is actually the PDP chairman, who is not actually qualified to participate at the primary election.
Jerome Nyame (Plaintiff) said that the People’s Democratic party, PDP (2nd Defendant) primary election was held on 25th May 2022 at Jolly Nyame Stadium where the results were purported declared as follows, Col. Agbu Dantala Kefas 443 votes, Chief Victor Bala Kona (stepped down), Professor Jerome Nyame 24 votes, Dr. Hilkiah Buba Mafindi 2 votes, Sen. Joel Ikenya 11 votes, Professor Joseph Albasu Kunini 31votes and Ayuba Kotolo 0 vote.
He insisted that the Taraba PDP candidate did not obtain expression of interest and nomination forms code PD003/G, (EOI)Code PD002/G, before the 14th April 2022 when same was closed.
“The Plaintiff avert that the 3rd Defendant was not nominated by at least 45 party members from at least two third of the Local Government Areas of Taraba State as required by the Constitution and Guidelines.
“The Plaintiff avert that the 3rd Defendant has always given assurance to other aspirants that as the chairman of PDP in the State, he will be fair to all and give a level playing ground to all Aspirants and that he will not take side.
He prayed the court to stop the candidate from parading himself as the party’s guber candidate.
He vowed to go extra legitimate miles to ensure that justice is done.
He sought “an order directing the first defendant (INEC) not to accept, recognize, or howsoever deal with the 3rd defendant (Kefas) as guber candidate of the party for the Taraba State governorship election slated for March 2023 or any other such rescheduled date.”
According to him, the PDP candidate (Kefas), presided over the party’s screening exercise as the party’s chairman before joining the list of aspirants at the eleventh hour, he beckoned at the court to direct INEC to recognize, accept and issue him (Nyame) all the benefits and entitlements as candidate of the second defendant (PDP) for Taraba State.
Recall that in April this year, the PDP chairman, when ask by Journalists on weather he has purchased intention and nomination forms to contest for the Governorship seat under the party.
“The 3rd Defendant (Agbu Dantala Kefas) spoke with Punch Newspaper, Taraba Truth and Facts among other media organizations that he did not obtain the PDP expression of interest and nomination forms before 14th April 2022.
“The 3rd Defendant (Agbu Dantala Kefas), did not participate at the Governorship screening on 26th April 2022 or any other date at all.
“No I have not purchased a form and have no intention of vying for the Governorship seat of the State.
The Plaintiff avert that the 3rd Defendant was the person that prepared the delegates list which the 2nd Defendant PDP which he later emerged as the winner thereby making the Primary election not free, fair and undemocratic as he earlier promised.
According to him, Part II, paragraph 4(I), page 8 of the PDP Electoral Guidelines for the Party primary election 2022, the 3rd Defendant Agbu Dantala Kefas is the Chairman of the Special State Congress which make him a judge in his own case.
“The Defendant by his position as the State Chairman, he is responsible for compiling the list of all Ad-hoc delegates and statutory delegates for the primary election which gave him undue advantage over all other delegates.
“On the 18th May 2022, the 3rd Defendant as State PDP Chairman, held an interactive session with all aspirants under the platform of the party, assured them that he will provide a level playing ground to all aspirants and that he will not be a contestant or Aspirant for any elective office.
According to him, there was no announcement of total of accredited delegates before voting commence, no record of same was given to our client or his agent before the commencement of the poll despite protest from agents and even 1st Defendant”s official who monitored the exercise.
“The 3rd Defendant kept all delegates at various hotels away from the venue of the primary election including Pastoral Center, mile six and no single delegate was duly accredited by 12 noon of 25th May 2022 as required by law.
According to him, the 3rd, 4th and 5th Defendants brought in delegates to start voting without accreditation late around 3:45 pm which lead the election into night time and became difficult to ascertain who is who.
The Plaintiff said that 11 votes are unaccounted in that the total votes purportedly scored by all the aspirants is 511 which is more than the purported total number of delegates that purportedly voted at the election being 522 votes.
He pointed out that even after the purported election and declaration of result, copies of the result are yet to be given to him, his agent or any of the other aspirants as mandatory required by PDP Electoral Guidelines for Primary Elections 2022 all in bid to conceal or hide the irregularities and rigged the election.
He urged the 1st Defendant (INEC) to recognize and accept and issue him all the benefits and entitlements as candidate of the Party for the Governorship election schedule for March 2023 or any reschedule date.
Copy of the summons made available to our Correspondent, also gathered that more aspirants have also concluded plans to approach the court seeking for justice on the matter.
Majah thanks teaming Supporters for their Solidarity rendered during his Aspiration for the National Assembly.
The Ex Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Aspirant for Yola South, Yola North and Girei areas of Adamawa state for the position of Federal House of Representatives in the just concluded Parties Primaries, Which held on Sunday 22, May” 2022, Alhaji Umar Muhammad Baba known as (Majah) has thanked his teaming Supporters especially PDP leaders, Stakeholders, Delegates and the good People of Yola South, Yola North & Girei local government areas of Adamawa State, for their Solidarity, Kindness and Support, rendered during his aspiration to the National Assembly.
This Was Contained in a Statement from the Aspirant’s Campaign office and Singed by his Media aide Jamilu Ahmad Wambai in Yola.
Majah also congratulated Hon. Abba Girei who Emerged Winner in the Primaries as the Candidate for PDP in 2023 General Election and Called on PDP faithfuls to work in the interest of the Party, ahead of the 2023 General Election.
He also Used the Medium to Call on PDP Supporters to rally round their Party’s Victory Come 2023 General Elections.
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