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Commissioner of Information, Hon. Musa, Pledges Partnership with NUJ to Promote Government Policies



Commissioner for information Musa Ashoms and chairman NUJ Mrs Ayuku pwaspo

By Asile Abel, Jos

Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon. Ibrahim Musa Ashoms, has expressed the State Government’s commitment to partnering with the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and all journalists in the state as critical stakeholders to promote government policies and programs.

Hon. Ashoms made this statement during a courtesy visit by the newly elected officials of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State Council, to his office in Jos.

“The Ministry of Information and Communication under my watch will continue to partner with the NUJ and all journalists in the state to promote the policies and programs of our amiable Governor, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang’s administration.

You are our ambassadors. You are the ones who will inform the people about our achievements. We’ve accomplished a lot so far, and we’re hoping to do more.

“Your tenure will witness many successes for the NUJ, and I seek your support and solidarity for positive reporting.”

In response, the NUJ Chairman, Mrs. Ayuku Pwaspo, on behalf of the newly elected officials of the NUJ Plateau State Council, stated that the visit aimed to formally introduce themselves to the Commissioner of Information, as the ministry oversees the activities of all journalists in the state.

“The primary role of the media is to provide information to the public. Our members, who work in various media organizations, are dedicated to fulfilling that role.

“Our leadership is committed to professionalism and will continue to strive to promote government policies and programs.”

Pwaspo urged the commissioner to reinstate the monthly briefing sessions involving all ministries and government agencies, providing a platform to address journalists and, by extension, the people of Plateau State regarding their activities.

“We urge you to consider reintroducing the monthly briefings, with you as the Commissioner of Information chairing them. We appreciate the support that the Plateau State Government has extended to journalists.”

She also pledged that during the new tenure, the NUJ Plateau Council would work diligently to eliminate quackery in the journalism profession.

Other officials of NUJ present during the visit included Pam Musa (Vice Chairman), Mary Domtur (Secretary), Timothy Tyem (Asst. Secretary), Lyop Pam (Treasurer), Celetine Atssar (Auditor), and Peter Amine (Ex-officio).


I Fulfill My Campaign Promises in Six Months,” Says Walin Kazaure



The Senator representing Jigawa North-West from Jigawa State, Babangida Hussaini, stated that he has successfully fulfilled most of the significant projects within his first six months in office.

Babangida Hussaini, the Wali of Kazaure, conveyed this during an interview with Radio Nigeria Pyramid reporter Kabiru Muhammad Getso in his office in Abuja.

Hussaini highlighted the projects prioritized in his constituency, including healthcare delivery, education, provision of portable drinking water, and creating employment opportunities for numerous youths.

He attributed the success to the pre-existing blueprint for developing the constituents even before securing the Senatorial seat.

Babangida Hussaini also acknowledged the State Government’s efforts to enhance the standard of living by providing essential social amenities.

“This is something they have been working on since our inception early this year, but there are lingering issues in the economy, such as a drop in internally generated revenue and overpopulation, necessitating Federal Government intervention,” he remarked

In the healthcare sector, everybody recognizes the contribution of women in the election processes, and they are the most vulnerable in our community. That is why plans are underway to upgrade healthcare centers to reduce maternal mortality in our area.”

Senator Hussaini reaffirmed his commitment to supporting health college students with registration fees to alleviate their challenges.

We greatly need young men and women from such health institutions to staff our primary healthcare centers and other hospitals.”

Honorable Babangida pledged to leave no stone unturned and collaborate with other stakeholders to achieve the essence of democracy.

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Inclusive Action for Adolescent Girls’ Education in Kano State: Baseline Survey Findings Revealed




KANO, Nigeria – In a significant step toward fostering inclusive education for adolescent girls, a gathering was convened in Kano state to disseminate the findings of a baseline survey conducted in Nassarawa and Kano Municipal Local Government Areas (LGAs). Salisu Galadima, a key figure in the initiative, addressed the assembly, shedding light on critical issues affecting girls’ education in the region.

Galadima, while addressing the gathering, emphasized that a staggering 90 percent of school dropouts among adolescent girls in Kano state can be attributed to factors rooted in poverty. He pointed out that economic challenges force many families to withdraw their daughters from school, hindering their educational progress.

Another significant factor contributing to school dropouts, as highlighted in the survey, is the failure of adolescent girls to pass qualifying exams. The pressure and implications of these exams, often shaped by cultural and social norms, create barriers that disproportionately affect girls’ educational journeys.

Iliyasu Muazu Sharada, a village head of Sharada , proposed a unique solution to address the issue. He suggested the cancellation of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) qualifying exam, contending that such a move would minimize school dropouts. His proposal sparked discussions on the broader implications of exam-centric educational systems and their impact on vulnerable populations.

Amidst the discussions, a prevailing sentiment emerged – the potential negative consequences of monetizing every aspect of education. Participants in the gathering voiced concerns that excessive financial demands within the educational system could exacerbate disparities and lead to increased dropout rates among adolescent girls.

The initiative’s commitment to inclusivity was evident in the diverse group of women drawn from the selected LGAs. The gathering served as a platform for these women to express their perspectives and experiences, contributing valuable insights to the ongoing discourse on improving educational outcomes for adolescent girls in Kano state.

As the dissemination of baseline survey findings marks a crucial step forward, the call for inclusive actions to address the multifaceted challenges faced by adolescent girls in pursuit of education gains momentum. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders and community members aim to create a more equitable educational landscape, ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to thrive in the pursuit of knowledge.

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NNPP seeks EU, U.S, A.U interventions in Kano guber election verdict




The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has sought the interventions of the United States, European Union and African Union over what they described as manipulations of electoral verdict to overturn the victory of Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

At the protests staged on Wednesday in the embassies of U.S, E.U and AU in Abuja, the acting National Chairman of the NNPP, Abba Kawu Ali, said the lower court have compromised in their judgment with the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the Appeal Court verdict indicating that Governor Yusuf validly won the March 18 election.

He added that the NNPP protest in the embassies was to bring the issue to the notice of all well-meaning nations and well-meaning democratic organizations.

Ali said: “If at the point of delivering the judgment, there was a pronouncement that our Appeal failed but the CTC of the same judgment in its conclusive findings actually resolved all the issues in our favour, and even awarded costs in our favour against the APC, this definitely is a riddle.”

Speaking further,  the acting Chairman of the NNPP told the EU that, “We need you to bring your diplomacy, your soft power to play over the Nigerian government, the Nigerian presidency, so that the judiciary is left to do its work.

Further, Ali said, “We don’t need any favors. We want justice. We want justice for the people of Kano. And we say this because Kano is one of the most volatile states in this country”.

Ali, who warned of dangers of electoral injustice, noted that, “It happened in 2019. And it’s happening again. It’s some form of deja vu. We have done our best to tell the people of Kano to remain calm”.

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