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Gusau Declares For NFF President

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Gusau during Declaration

 

Ahead of the forthcoming NFF elective congress, Chairman and executive board member of Nigeria Football Federation, Alh. Ibrahim Musa Gusau has formally announced to his constituents his intention to run for NFF President.

Gusau made the pronouncement on Wednesday  while briefing news men at a media parley in his home town of Gusau, the Zamfara State Capital.

Gusau further stated he deem it fit to officially inform his constituents as he hold their mandate and the need to follow due process is pertinent in his aspiration to succeed out going NFF President, Amaju Melvin Pinnick.

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The Chairman Security Committee of the NFF said after wide consultations and  advice from critical football stakeholders, he has eventually decided to throw his hat on the ring to vie for the apex position in football administration in the country.

The Zamfara State FA Chairman also promised to bring his wealth of experience as he vowed to priotize youth developmental football across the nation.

According to him,  reinvigorating football from grassroot is key and will be among his administration’s top priority.

Ibrahim Gusau  previously a member of CAF’s  CHAN organising committee was in April appointed as a new member of CAF’s Youth Organizing Committee saddled with the responsibility of organising AFCON U17, U20, and U23.

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NLC Zamfara Chapter Expresses Concerns Over Federal-Led Labor Negotiations

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Zamfara State Chapter has conveyed its stance regarding the ongoing negotiations between the Federal government and labor unions.

In a statement issued by Comrade Sani Haliru, the Chairperson of NLC Zamfara State Council, the union expressed its appreciation for the efforts made by the national leadership of NLC while highlighting certain concerns.

The statement acknowledged the dedication of the national leadership in these negotiations but pointed out a crucial issue. The Zamfara State Chapter of NLC emphasized that the states have not been adequately involved in the negotiations, raising questions about how this would benefit state workers.

It was stressed that the states are pivotal in the nation’s labor landscape, as they provide crucial support and serve as pillars that uphold the entire system. The statement further contended that state workers often face challenging conditions due to state governors who wield power without regard for constitutional provisions.

One of the key issues highlighted by the NLC Zamfara Chapter is the inadequate remuneration of state workers. The statement described their wages as mere stipends, which fail to meet the needs of workers in the face of prevailing economic circumstances.

While acknowledging the mood of the current situation, the NLC Zamfara Chapter stated that while strikes may not be the ideal choice, they might be the only weapon available to protect the interests of workers and the nation as a whole.

Comrade Sani Haliru, the Chairperson of NLC Zamfara State Council, emphasized that the best time to act is now when the majority of Nigerians support labor unions as the “lone voice left to uproot all evils and change the existing injustices in the nation.”

The statement concluded by urging a shift in focus toward addressing issues at the state level, rather than solely concentrating on federal negotiations. It stressed the urgency of taking action to rectify the situation for the benefit of workers and the nation

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Enugu State Journalists Mourn the Loss of AIT Reporter, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong

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Late Jimmy Edeabasi

Enugu State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has announced the death of the State reporter of the African Independent Television, AIT, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong.

Before his death, Jimmy who moved from Ebonyi State to Enugu was attached to the Enugu Government House.

A message posted on the Enugu NUJ platform reads:

It is with heavy heart the NUJ Enugu State Council announce the sudden demise of our member, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong of AIT whose sad event occurred on the 29th of September 2023 during a brief illness.

Jimmy was of the Private Broadcast Chapel and hailed from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

“The peaceful government house reporter would be greatly missed by all.

“Good night Jimmy! “

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Independence :Plateau State Governor Pardons 4 Inmates

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Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State

 

By Asile Abel, Jos

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has granted the prerogative of mercy to four inmates who were previously condemned to death, while others have been granted pardons to serve life sentences.

The statement was included in a statewide broadcast by the governor on Sunday, as part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day.

“On this remarkable day, it is my pleasure to exercise my Prerogative of Mercy as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Having reviewed the recommendations of the Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby approve the following.”

The beneficiaries among the prisoners include Danladi Musa, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for culpable homicide and has served 17 years; he is granted an absolute pardon.

Tali Zingtim, who was also sentenced to death by hanging for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, will now serve 21 years of imprisonment.

Similarly, one Ponzing Nanshep, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, will serve 21 years of imprisonment.

Also, Dauda Joshua, who was sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide, will serve a life sentence.

Governor Mutfwang used the opportunity to express his appreciation to the citizens of Plateau for their support of his administration so far.

“I wish to thank every citizen for the immense support we have enjoyed since assuming office. I encourage you to maintain faith in us and remain positive that we will fulfill our promises.”

The Governor of Plateau State congratulated Nigerians on 63 years of being an independent country.

“I wish you a happy and hope-inspiring Independence celebration and rest assured that we are committed to the peace and prosperity of our land.

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