THE MAN PROF. DAVID PAM YAKUBU (DPY) AT A GLANCE

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN


PROFESSOR DAVID PAM YAKUBU AT A GLANCE


A. QUALIFICATIONS
1. B.Sc (Hons) – University of Jos (1985).
2. M.Sc – University of Jos (1987).
3. M.Sc – University of Reading, United Kingdom (1995).
4. PhD – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (2005).
5. PDE – Ahmadu Bello University (2010).
B. PROFESSIONALISM
1. Civil Service
(i) Director of Studies/Biology Teacher, Science Teacher’s College, Amper.
(ii) Chairman Staff/Students’ Disciplinary Committee, Science Teacher’s College,
Amper.
2. University Level
(i) Head of Department (HOD), Federal University, Lafia.
(ii) Deputy Dean, Postgraduate School, University of Jos.
(iii) Director, SIWES, University of Jos.
(iv) Member of University Senate and several University and Senate Committees.
C. MEMBERSHIP OF BOARDS
1. Member of Council, Plateau State University (PLASU) (Current).
2. Member of Board, Bukuru Community Bank (1997 – 2000).
3. Member of Board, Highland Microfinance Bank, Bukuru (Current).
D. PARTY POLITICS
1. APC Member since 2014.
2. Aspirant for Federal House of Representative, Jos South/Jos East (2018).
3. Deputy DG (Research), Rt. Hon. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong Campaign
Organization for 2019 general election.

4. Member, APC Elders/Stakeholders Forum, Jos South LGA.
5. APC Leader, Turu Federal Ward (Vwang District).
6. Member/Chairman Finance Committee, Amb. Gidean Dandereng Campaign
Organization, Jos.
South Chairmanship Election, 2021
7. Member, Hospitality/Welfare Committee, APC Presidential Primary Election,
2022.
8. Member, Election Appeal Committee, APC Presidential Primary Election,
2022.
E. UNION/YOUTH POLITICS
Have served in the following capacities:
1. Chairman, ASUU, University of Jos Branch.
2. President, Berom Youth Movement (BYM).
3. Member, Central Working Committee, Plateau Youth Council.
4. Treasurer, Hall IV, Students’ Union, University of Jos.
F. THE CHURCH
1. Home Parish – St John’s Catholic Church, Turu.
2. Worship at St Murumba Catholic Church, Jos.
3. Two (2) time Chairman, Harvest and Bazaar Committee, St Murumba Church,
Jos.
4. Served as Member, St Murumba Parish Education Committee.
5. Served as Member, Board of Directors (BOD), St Murumba Nursery/Primary
School.
6. Participate actively in both minor and capital projects that relates to the
church in general.
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APPEAL COURT JOS SACKS HON. BITRUS ZULFA RIMVEN AS CHAIRMAN LANGTANG NORTH LGC

By Prince Sekat, Jos


Appeal Court Jos Sacks Hon. Bitrus Zulfa Rimven as Chairman Langtang North LGC
The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has, this day 1st July, 2022, sacked Bitrus Zulfa Rimven as Chairman, Langtang North L.G.C.

You will recall that following the judgement of the Plateau State High Court of Justice sitting in Langtang on the 13th day of December, 2021 in Suit No. PLD/L7CV/2021 which was instituted by Hon. Nankar Napoleon Shagaya against the APC, Zulfa and PLASIEC, in which the High Court nullified the candidature of Bitrus Zulfa Rimven and pronounced that he was never elected as Chairman of Langtang North L.G.C, Zulfa had filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the propriety of the judgement of the High Court.

In a considered judgement delivered for about 4 hours today, the three justices of the Court of Appeal unanimously (meaning all the three justices were in agreement) dismissed the appeal filed by Zulfa for lacking in merit.

The Court while dismissing the Appellant’s appeal commended the erudite judgement delivered by the Honourable Justice N.K Sasheet of the High Court of Justice of Plateau State sitting in Langtang and reasoned that the soundness of the judgment could not be assailed and therefore cannot be tampered with by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal re-iterated the orders of the High Court which include, among others, the nullification of the candidacy of Bitrus Zulfa Rimven and the order to the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to withdraw the purported Certificate of Return it issued to Zulfa as the winner of the chairmanship election for Langtang North.

Further more, their Lordships in their wisdom awarded a cost of N250,000 Naira against Zulfa and in favour of Hon.
Appeal Court Jos Sacks Hon. Bitrus Zulfa Rimven as Chairman Langtang North LGC
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Appeal Court Jos Sacks Hon. Bitrus Zulfa Rimven as Chairman Langtang North LGC
The Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has, this day 1st July, 2022, sacked Bitrus Zulfa Rimven as Chairman, Langtang North L.G.C.

You will recall that following the judgement of the Plateau State High Court of Justice sitting in Langtang on the 13th day of December, 2021 in Suit No. PLD/L7CV/2021 which was instituted by Hon. Nankar Napoleon Shagaya against the APC, Zulfa and PLASIEC, in which the High Court nullified the candidature of Bitrus Zulfa Rimven and pronounced that he was never elected as Chairman of Langtang North L.G.C, Zulfa had filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal challenging the propriety of the judgement of the High Court.

In a considered judgement delivered for about 4 hours today, the three justices of the Court of Appeal unanimously (meaning all the three justices were in agreement) dismissed the appeal filed by Zulfa for lacking in merit.

The Court while dismissing the Appellant’s appeal commended the erudite judgement delivered by the Honourable Justice N.K Sasheet of the High Court of Justice of Plateau State sitting in Langtang and reasoned that the soundness of the judgment could not be assailed and therefore cannot be tampered with by the Court of Appeal.

The Court of Appeal re-iterated the orders of the High Court which include, among others, the nullification of the candidacy of Bitrus Zulfa Rimven and the order to the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to withdraw the purported Certificate of Return it issued to Zulfa as the winner of the chairmanship election for Langtang North.

Further more, their Lordships in their wisdom awarded a cost of N250,000 Naira against Zulfa and in favour of Hon. Nankar Napoleon Shagaya to mitigate the financial burden the latter has been made to go through as a result of the unmeritorious appeal filed by Zulfa.

While we congratulate the judiciary for stepping in to salvage our democracy once againmay we salute the courage of Hon. Nankar Shagaya for approaching the court to assert his right as well as standing tall throughout the period of the struggle for justice.

May we also salute the Tarok electorates who have never hidden their love and support for this legal venture; your prayers and well wishes in various respects have kept us going. We can’t thank you enough!

To the slaves of impunity, we say to you that no matter how long a night may seem to last, daybreak must come. The end is in sight and, as you will have witnessed in the political landscape, your impunity has boomeranged as you have completely lost the political grip you had erroneously thought such dastardly act would deliver to you guys.

As a legal team, we hereby applaud Hon. Nankar Shagaya for trusting us with a sensitive case of this nature which we have delivered with such aplomb to glory of the Almighty God. For L.T Dangle Esq., N.A Dashe Esq., and a host of others who have contributed in one way or the other throughout this legal battle, I salute you. At least, we shall stand to be counted among the few honorable men who refused to be browbeaten into hobnobbing with impunity by the so- called high and mighty. Well, I say no more!

We were in this for service and the attainment of Justice, and not for any pecuniary benefits, and so shall we remain! We are equally resolutely determined to continue to employ the instrumentality of the law even beyond May 29, 2023 to hold to account any illegal occupant of public office and we shall see to it that all financial benefits that will have accrued to any such person are returned to the public coffers.

It was Alexander the Great who once said: “There is nothing impossible to he that will try.”

Thank you all!
Signed:
Prince Singa Edward Zhattau,
Lead Counsel to Hon. Nankar Shagaya

2023 GENERAL ELECTIONS: PDP MUST UNITE OR FACE DEFEAT-SEN. JANG

By Prince Sekat,Jos

The Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Plateau State Chapter and Former Governor of Plateau State ,Senator Jonah David Jang has disclosed that “as the days leading to the 2023 general elections draw near and with the completion of the processes that led to the emergence of the candidates of our great party, the PDP, it has become apparent that we must urgently put our house in order if we are to make an impact in the elections.

In a press statement made available to this media by Mr Clinton Garba in Jos .

Jang said ,”the governorship elections in Ekiti state have shown us that we cannot go to the general elections with a divided house.

It is instructive that we must return to the drawing board, make right the wrong decisions we have taken and begin to ensure that we are prepared to go to the field without any baggage from the decisions we have made”.

Sen Jonah David Jang pointed out that ,as one of the founding fathers alive today, one who participated in the processes that set the background for our primaries, I am compelled to add my voice to that of prominent members of our great party who have shown dismay with recent happenings, particularly with the emergence of the Vice-presidential candidate.

While it is no longer news that the presidential primaries have come and gone and a candidate emerged, it is disheartening that the manner in which the vice-presidential candidate emerged is nothing but sheer disregard for processes.

We all are aware of the fact that the party, in consultation with the presidential candidate, set up a committee to select a running mate.

To turn around and throw away the outcome of the exercise is a clear proof that the work of the committee was either not appreciated or was not going to be in consideration ab initio.

To quote Governor Samuel Ortom who was a member of the 17-member committee set up by Atiku to recommend a running mate for him, he said “Fourteen of us in the committee said the person should be Nyesom Wike unfortunately Atiku picked Okowa in his wisdom.” He added that “You cannot ignore a decision of a committee you set up yourself and expect people to be happy.”

We cannot disregard people who have dedicated themselves to building the party and expect to make meaningful progress.

That such people are treated the way the party is currently doing is a pointer to the fact that more is to come. No one who intends to go against the APC, which has failed in its promises but thrives on propaganda will go with a divided camp.

This explains the urgency with which the party ought to retrace its step in the right direction with a hope of salvaging the already bad situation within the shortest time.

The Board of Trustees (BoT) and the NWC is aware of the cracks already rearing its ugly head and must do all within its powers to stop further dissonance arising from the treatment of ranking members of the party especially Governor Nyesom Wike .

That the Governors of the party have started distancing themselves from the activities of the party and other influential members making public statements indicating their displeasure is a not a good sign.

Whatever the party or the presidential candidate had agreed with Governor Nyesom Wike should have been followed as a mark of honesty, sincerity and in the spirit of the unity of the party.

Plunging the party into unnecessary disagreements months away from the general elections is not in the interest of the party or its teeming supporters who were looking forward to a formidable front to dislodge the APC and the sufferings it has brought on the people.

It is unfortunate that the very man who admittedly, has been a pillar of the party at a time the repressive tendencies of the governing APC was to send the PDP into oblivion will be treated in the manner the party has. Until we correct the mistakes, which we deliberately made, the future is bleak and the PDP may be caught in a trap it has set for itself.

We cannot run a campaign for a candidate whose campaign promise is hinged on uniting Nigerians but not be seen to be doing enough to bring party members together.

The time to act is now, all well-meaning party leaders and stakeholders must rise in defence of the truth as a way of assuring our teeming supporters of the seriousness of the party to wrest power form the APC and end the bad governance which has become the order of the day.

We cannot fold our hands and watch the party drift away from the tenets which have made it the only truly democratic party in Nigeria. The whims of a few should not be allowed to override the choices of many who believe in the PDP and its ability to return Nigeria to the glorious days.

NO IMPEACHMENT THREAT IN LANGTANG NORTH LGA, APC FINGERS PDP FOR INCITING HATRED

Prince Sekat, Jos

The Acting Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Langtang North Local Government Area of Plateau State , on Reuben Wuyep has fingered the Peoples Democratic Party ,PDP , as behind the calling for the removal of the democratically elected chairman of Langtang North LGC Hon. Barr Bitrus Zulfa Rimven Esq by a faceless group sponsored to create acronym and political hatred.

Hon Wuyep stated this and made it available to this medium in Jos.

He condemned the plot saying, ” APC, as a political party is marveled by the publication, is, to say the least that nothing of such To the best of the party knowledge.

Wuyep disclosed that their attention has been drawn to a publication of a group under the aegis of Langtang North United for Change (LNUAC) on Sunday 26th June 2022 calling for the removal of the democratically elected chairman of Langtang North LGC Hon. Barr Bitrus Zulfa Rimven Esq. To say APC as a political party is marveled by the publication is, to say the least. To the best of our knowledge, there has never been, and there is no group as such in Langtang North APC.

According to him, It is ridiculous for some unscrupulous elements whose handiwork is too foment trouble to take to the media and write balderdash against the peace Loving Chairman of Langtang North, who is the party leader.

In fact, there has been no time a group as such identified or approached the Party secretariat. All groups in APC Langtang North are registered by the secretariat and are well captured in all party activities.

APC is and organized party with a clear code and channels of communication, as such we are forced to believe that the descendants of Shemaiah are here again to do their work. But there’s a sense in what we say that “the God we worship never sleeps nor slumbers” as the said publication comes with the identity of the sponsors as their errand boys are the only ones fingered in sharing the said publication on the social media.

That the said group had the courage to make publication in a bit to damage the reputation of the chairman ended up using a non-existent name as the coordinator of the group and a non-existent group is indeed a tragedy of gigantic proportion.

In other words, the orchestrator of the said publication knew beforehand that they are out to peddle falsehood.

This was the same method they used on the former council chairman of Langtang North Hon. Nanloh Amos Kparnim and because they got away with it, they are here again.

This publication is no doubt the handiwork of the opposition party (PDP), acting with so much desperation to pain the performing APC-led administration in a bad light. This is a joke taken too far.

Haven’t been given the mantle of leadership in Langtang North in the recently passed by the executive Governor of the plateau state with no single project to show, we expect the opposition party, the PDP to instead, bury themselves in shame rather than trying to compare a six(PDP) with a dozen (APC).

We are therefore, warning the said people of the danger of swimming against the tidal waves. If the said people have the temerity, they should unmask themselves. However, the discerning public did the needful by throwing the bathwater with the dirtiest baby. we consider their recent actions as the last kicks of a dying horse.

We are therefore calling on the general public to disregard the said publication as it is the handiwork of mischief makers who are held bent on truncating the current peace and stability being enjoyed in Langtang North under the APC-led administration.

DAYYABU GARGA EXPRESSES SHOCK, DESCRIBES LATE NGO NAOMI JUGU AS A QUINTESSENTIAL MOTHER

DAYYABU GARGA EXPRESSES SHOCK AND DESCRIBES LATE NGO NAOMI JUGU AS A QUINTESSENTIAL MOTHER.

Executive Chairman of Kanam Local Government Council,Dr Dayyabu Yusuf Garga has expressed shock over the demise of the late Ngo Naomi Jugu describing her as a pilar that held unto a diverse set of people irrespective of differences.

He said the Late Ngo Naomi Jugu played a role in this state that can never be forgotten standing for the rights of women and the downtrodden in the society.

Dayyabu Garga who received the sad news from far away Ibadan,Oyo State where he is attending the National Elective Convention of the Nigerian Petroleum Tanker Drivers and Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers was quick to say that Plateau State has lost a quintessential mother who stood for everything good in the State,Nigeria and beyond.

Paying glowing tributes,he said she has left footprints on the sands of time touching positively every aspect of politics,women and other human and fundamental rights while she lived.

Garga commiserated with the family,Government and Citizens of plateau state and the entire berom nation over the loss and adds that she will be remembered now and always.

He then pray God to grant her soul rest.

PTD/NUPENG 2022; HON. ABBAS WOKDUNG CONGRATULATES CMRD. DAYYABU GARGA ON HIS VICTORY

PTD/NUPENG 2022; HON WOKDUNG CONGRATULATES CMRD. DAYYABU GARGA ON HIS VICTORY.

I am writing this morning to rejoice with the Executive Chairman Of Kanam LGA ( The First Galadima of Jhar Chiefdom) on his recent victory in the just concluded National Election of the PTD Branch of NUPENG which took place in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Your victory at the poll as the Deputy National Chairman 1 of this great Union in the Oil and Gas Industry can be traceable to your immense contributions to the progress of the union having served in different capacity and rose to the the number 2 in the Country as it is.

As you assumes this new responsibility in steering the ship of Affairs of the Union in this Capacity, I made to understand that you are as well going to be serving as Director of Operation of all the Oil Depots across Nigeria.- a responsibility that requires experience, diligence, astuteness and determination to Operate and transform the sector for effective, efficient and robust service delivery.

I have strong conviction that this responsibility is no doubt a testament of your track record and prudent management of resources.

Even as you still have a step ahead of you to rise to the peak of leadership of the Union, I have confidence that the difference between the position of the National Chairman and that of your present position is just TIME. You will “Insha Allahu” be Sworn in as the National Chairman of this esteemed Union when the time comes.

As you takes this responsibility, it’s my fervent prayers that God almighty will guide, protect and direct your ways in discharging this huge administrative task. Ameen.

Once again congratulations.

Hon. Wokdung Adamu Abbas
Immediate Past Executive Chairman Of Kanam LGC And Former APC Aspirant Of House Of Representative Pankshin/Kanke And Kanam Federal Constituency.

JOS NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMAN: INCOMPETENCE AND MALADMINISTRATION

A group under the auspices of Jos North Progressive Youth(JNPY) has today 1st of July, 2022, passed a vote of no confidence on the present Chairman of Jos North LGA, Hon Shehu Bala.

The group who spoke through it’s leader comrd Philip Ajiji, said the made such resolve in the interest of peace, unity and progress of Jos North, considering the retrogressive development in the Local Government Council.

“We are aware of the humungus unjustified loans he has mortgaged the lives of people with” he said.

Weighty allegations against the chairman include, impunity and religious intolerance, financial misconduct, poor local government staff welfare, discord especially among indigent tribes.

He called on the Plateau State Governor H.E Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong, in the interest of the hard earned peace enjoyed in Jos North LGA, to immediately facilitate the exodus of the current Chairman, “that is how bad and deplorable things are in our Local Government” he said.

“No Local Government have suffered backlog of salaries in this regime like that of Jos North under the watch of Shehu Bala, which is antigonistic to the gains and aspirations of the Lalong campaign mantra” he added.

“The impunity has reached an extend that he gives more priority to Muslims than Christians in the Local Government, this could be seen in the racket employments and promotions he has been making and issuewance of indigene certificates and land titles indiscriminately to undeserving kinsmen of his.”

He juxtaposed the inconsistency and incompetence of the Chairman that has lead to the party’s failure during the February re-run election of Jos North/Bassa Constituency and warned that with Shehu Bala as Chairman the APC will definitely lose its relevance in Jos North.

The group which is not only made up of the three main indigenous tribes in Jos North, been Afizere, Anaguta and Berom, but also members of other majority tribes domicile in Jos North to include Igbo, Yoruba, irigwe, Urohbo etc.

“Jos North is a cosmopolitan and a miniature Nigeria, having almost all the tribes of Nigeria constitueting it, and as such needs a more experienced and unbiased Chairman” he said.

Other members of the group include;

Pam Sha – Secretary

Haruna Baiyee – financial Secretary

Zira Ayuba – PRO

Arit Samuel – Woman leader

GOC 81 DIVISION CHARGES TROOPS TO REMAIN APOLITICAL, DISCIPLINE

GOC 81 DIVISION CHARGES TROOPS TO REMAIN APOLITICAL, DISCIPLINE

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Umar Thama Musa has charged officers and soldiers of the 35 Artillery Brigade Alamala Barracks in Ogun State to remain apolitical, loyal, professional and uphold total discipline in the course of discharging their duties.

The GOC gave the charge during his maiden familiarisation visit to units and formations in Ogun State. The GOC was received and briefed by the Commander 35 Artillery Brigade Brigadier General Isa Abdullahi on the Brigade’s operational activities, who later led the GOC and members of his entourage on a guided tour in the barracks

Major General Musa said the visit would allow him to determine the state of readiness of the units and formations as well as to physically see how troops are faring to bring improvement within available resources in Ogun State

He further assured the troops that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) would continue to improve on efforts that will make the troops function optimally, stressing that the army authority was very much aware of the accommodation challenges being faced by the troops and that very soon they would smile as some of the renovations in the barracks are near completion

The GOC, however, warned the troops to stay out of illegal duties or anything that would negate the vision of the COAS which is to have a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defense of Nigeria.

In a similar vein, the GOC paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun where he assured the Governor that his troops will continue to conduct themselves professionally to restore law and order in the state whenever the need arises. Major General Musa commended the cordial Governor for the support he has been rendering to NA troops in the State and that his office is open for any assistance from the army.

Major General Musa also paid homage to the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo Okukenu IV whom he thanked for his fatherly efforts in ensuring a harmonious relationship between the military and his subjects. He also sought the fatherly blessing of the royal father

Nigerian Army 81 Division has an area of responsibility covering Lagos and Ogun States of Nigeria, which are the country’s economic nerve center

NBLC COMMANDER TASK NEWLY ROTATED PERSONNEL ON DISCIPLINE

NBLC COMMANDER TASK NEWLY ROTATED PERSONNEL ON DISCIPLINE

The Commander Naval Base Lake Chad (NBLC), Commodore Kabir Mohammed has enjoined the newly rotated personnel of the Base to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge their duties professionally with utmost loyalty to the Nation.

Commodore Mohammed gave the advice during the induction ceremony of the ratings who were rotated into the Theatre of Operation HADIN KAI.

The rotation is a routine excercise by the Naval Headquarters, intended to reinvigorate NBLC for greater Operational performance and enhanced efficiency.

He further advised them to be disciplined and desist from all vices such as drug abuse.

The Commander also encouraged them to maximize the opportunities offered while serving in a joint Operation environment.

NIGERIAN ARMY SAYS NO ATTACK ON CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE,CLARIFIES THAT TROOPS WERE AMBUSHED IN RESPONSE TO DISTRESS CALL IN SHIRORO

Nigerian Army Says No Attack on Critical National Infrastructure, Clarifies that Troops Were Ambushed in Response to Distress Call in Shiroro

The Nigerian Army has said it troops deployed in Shiroro general area of Niger State on Wednesday 29th June, 2022 responded to a distress call of bandits attack on people operating a mining site. It says while on their way to the location, the troops ran into an ambush staged by the criminal elements where it lost a number of personnel who paid the supreme price in fierce firefight that ensued.

This clarification came from the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to him, the location has been reinforced and troops are on the trail of the criminals with some already neutralized.
He added that the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division has moved to the location to take charge of the follow on operations.

“The NA notes that some clips of the incident have surfaced online and wish to encourage well meaning Nigerians to exercise some restraint in posting images of such occurrence, mindful that our brothers and sisters who may have lost their breadwinners deserve to be properly notified and not to get such information via the media. We mention this, mindful of the inalienable rights of citizens to use the social media which is respected.

“It is also necessary to clarify that activities of the criminals was not on any critical national asset or infrastructure. Furthermore, the NA calls on all Nigerians to continue to support the efforts of their military personnel who continue to confront the enemies of our dear nation” he said.