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STATEMENT BY THE MIANGO YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (MYDA), ON THE RECENT ATTACKS IN TE'EGBE COMMUNITY




27th November, 2021


Te'egbe, a community under Miango District was attacked at the early of 26th November, 2021 the attack lingered for more than 2hrs from 12am-2am.

INVENTORY:

During theses attacks we lost 10 lives, 6 out of which were from thesame family, identified as; 

1. Gara Ku 80yrs

2. Wiye Gara 67yrs

3. Tala Gara 68yrs

4. Rikwe BalaYoh 65yrs

5. Tabitha Danlami 8yrs

6. Sibi Danlami 4yrs

7. Friday Musa 35yrs

8. Daniel Mandi 45yrs

9. Mweri Chogo 86yrs

10. Ayo Balai 6yrs

The said bodies were claimed and buried today.

Three persons identified as;

1. Musa Kwa 60yrs

2. Sibi Gara 65yrs

3. Nma Weyi 40yrs 

Sustained some level of injuries and are currently recieving treatment.

During which 278 residential rooms belonging to 114 households were burnt down completely.

57 food barns, with the exception of kitchens and bathrooms. 

This singular incident has led to the displacement of over 690 persons in that area.

This calculated attack was carried out by the fulani herdsmen who intruded from the boundaries of Kaduna-Plateau. Eye witnesses have it that the attackers came en-mass to carry out this devilish acts.


Nuhu B Nga

Public Relations Officer

Miango Youth Development Association (MYDA)

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Plateau Speaker Yakubu Sanda condemns attack on Taagbe village




By Golok Nanmwa, Jos 


Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda, on Friday described  the reported attack on Ta’agbe Village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area as unacceptable and barbaric. 


Hon. Sanda in a statement signed by 

Sabastine S. Hommuk, his Press Secretary  noted that the attack on Friday, 26th November, 2021, that left a number of Persons including Children killed and houses burnt, is another attempt by criminal minded persons to disrupt the hard earned peace and putting the State in bad light. 


The Speaker noted with concern, the increasing waves of attack of innocent and defenceless People in Miango, with no justification and called on security agencies to swift into action and apprehend those behind the criminal act. 


Rt. Hon. Sanda, said the house will not seat and Watch innocent Citizens and their property destroyed, as such the house will stand in defence of its people, as this act of provocation must stop. 

He maintained that the house will work closely with the Executive and Security agencies in addressing the increasing waves of criminality in the the area. 


The Speaker while sympathizing with the families and victims of those killed, assured that the families of the victims will get justice and those behind the act will be unmasked. 


He called on the State Emergency Management Agency other relevant Government agencies to intervene and provide Succor to the affected people as a result of the attack. 


The Speaker appealed  for calm and urges  the people not to take the law into their hands, but rather assist the security agencies with useful information that will unmask the identity of the attackers.

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Gov Lalong outraged by attack on Taagbe village, orders Swift arrest of perpetrators




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong is outraged by the reported attack on Ta'agbe village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Council carried out in the early hours of Friday 26th November 2021 where a number of persons including children were killed and houses burnt. 


Governor Lalong says this is another sad incident which is clearly the handiwork of criminals that are bent on instilling fear, pain and sorrow among the people with a view to destabilising the State and making fortune from their criminality as well as rupturing the substantial peace attained. 


The Governor totally condemns the attack and says there is no explanation that can justify it. He therefore directs security agencies to take immediate and drastic steps to apprehend the perpetrators and ensure that they pay for their crimes. 


A statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State said Lalong said "the persistent attacks in this general area remains condemnable and unacceptable to Government. 


As such, no resources and efforts will be spared in painstakingly following up on the trail of those who derive joy in attacking and killing innocent citizens and destroying their homes and means of livelihoods. 



I expect the security agencies to deploy everything at their disposal to arrest those who carried out the crime no matter how long it takes. Government will not take any excuse for failure to achieve this directive". 


Lalong while commiserating with the victims and families of those killed, assured that they will get justice as Government will stop at nothing to unravel those behind this ugly incidences that continue to disrupt the livelihoods of the people of the Local Government. 


Lalong also directed the Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) and the Peace Building Agency (PBA) to immediately visit the area and assess the level of damage with a view to carrying out immediate intervention and bringing succour to people who are in need as a result of the barbaric attack. 


He also calls on the people to assist the security agencies with relevant information that will enable them crack the identity and motives of the attacks.

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Breaking: Another attack on the people of Miango, Bassa LGA of Plateau State




Today been Friday the 26th of November, 2021 yet another unprovoked attack was lunched on the peace seeking and loving people of Miango.

This occured in the early hours of 1:30am in Te'egbe village of the locality, near the ECWA church domicile within Miango.

Sources close to the National Publicity Secretary of the irigwei Development Association, confirmed this in a a phone call interview with the Farmhouse Reporters.

The publicity sec, in person of Malison David was also been interviewed by the PRTV where he confirmed the attacks stating that;

"As of now we can't confirm the exact number of death toll but is between 10 and 9 body counts. houses as well as properties were also destroyed"

Normalcy is gradually retuning to the area with presence of security operatives smeared around the area, though people are still tensed from the attack.

An official Statement will soon be released by the State Command of Operations Safe Haven.

As we await further security briefs persons are advice to be cautious of their movements and be time sensitive, as these attacks show a pattern to happen mostly at night.


More official Statement will be released soon.

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NORTHERN GOVERNORS CONGRATULATES FORMER VICE PRESIDENT ATIKU ABUBAKAR @75




The Northern Governors Forum has felicitated with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on his 75th birthday. 


Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong said the former Vice President is an accomplished politician, businessman and a philanthropist who has used his opportunities in life to serve the nation and assist people in need. 


He said the Forum recognises and appreciates his contributions to resolving some of the nation's challenges including those peculiar to the northern region such as illiteracy, poverty, insecurity, unemployment and lack of unity. 


While wishing the elderstatesman many more years of peace and good health, the Forum urged him to continue to serve the people and also avail the region and Nigeria as a whole, his experience, wisdom and goodwill. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum. 

25th November 2021.

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Nigerian airways to start operations April, 2022 - FEC




The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved April 2022, as the official date for the long awaited Nigerian airways operation commencement.


Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, made this known along with Ministers of Transportation and Finance, Budget and National Planning.

Rotimi Amaechi and Dr Zainab Ahmed respectively.


The meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. was on Wednesday, announced.


According to Sirika, majority shares of 49% of the Nigeria Air project will be owned by strategic equity partners while 46% by Nigerians, the remaining will be owned by the Federal government of Nigeria which is 5%.


The minister also revealed that the council approved N1.49 billion as well, for the provision of Automated Civil Aviation Regulatory Equipment to be located at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

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Breaking: All 24 members of the Plateau State House of Assembly to sit Thursday




The crisis rocking the Plateau state house of Assembly appear to be over as all 24 lawmakers are expected to present during Thursday Plenary.

Sources close to the embattled Speaker, Abok Ayuba says the Forum of former speakers in Plateau  state may have brokered a deal between the lawmakers who have been having a running battle with the house leadership since October.



Details to come Shortly.......

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Executive Chairman Riyom LGA Hon Gwalson approves new secretary, other appointments




By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


In a bid to improve the machinery of government in Riyom Local Government Council, the Executive Chairman of the LGA Hon Mafeng Galwson has   approved the appointment of Hon. Davou Dambo Mango as Secretary to the Council.



A statement signed by the Council boss further reads that Pam Nyango has been appointed  as his  Chief of Staff ,while Hon. David Dalyop was appointed as Director General, Research and Documentation.


 Hon Mafeng further added that until 

their appointments, Davou Dambo Mango was the Education Secretary, Bassa Local Government Education Authority ,while Hon. Pam Nyango was the immediate past acting Management Committee Chairman, Riyom Local Government Council. 


He further added that the appointments are with immediate effect.


Hon Gwalson further called on them  to join him  in building Riyom Local Government Area.



The LGA boss further stressed that he would continue to put the interest of his people first at all times .

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Press brief from Kanke LGA




THE EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF KANKE LGC APPEALS FOR THE SUPPORT OF STAKEHOLDERS AS HE LED OFFICIALS OF THE NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA TO INSPECT THE PROPOSED SITE OF NOUN STUDY CENTER IN KANKE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA


23 November, 2021


The Executive Chairman of Kanke local Government council Hon. Henry Jan Gotip yesterday led the Director of Noun Dr. Philip S. Tachin and his team to visit and inspect a proposed study centre at Government college Amper kanke Local Government Area.


 The Director NOUN Jos study center, saluted the zeal of the Council chairman to bring Institution to his domain which will bring about development and progress to his people. The Director, Dr Phillip  was overwhelmed with the facility he saw on ground. Adding that, leaving such a structure to waste is  not ideal and it will be better to put it into good use by siting the Kanke  study centre there.


The Director who was impressed,  adviced the Chairman to call on all the citizens of kanke to put all hands on deck to see to the success of this initiative.


The director spelled out the benefits of opening a study centre as it will afford kanke the opportunity of having a degree awarding institution and higher learning which will enhance the lives of Kanke citizens which will also provide  job opportunities for the people of the local Government area and environs.


The Principal of Government College Amper was delighted to receive such an August visitors in his office. That for the Chairman of the Council to find his school worthy of sitting a study centre of National Open University is indeed a rear privilege. He promised to work closely with the council chairman to see to the success of bringing the center to Government College Amper.


While responding, the Council Chairman was full of gratitude to the National Open University of Nigeria for honouring his invitation within a short period of time and assured them of the maximum support of the council to ensure the study center comes to fruition.

He appealed to stakeholders of Kanke local government to give this project the necessary backing and support so that academic activities can commence in the shortest possible time.


Highlights of the activities at the proposed center during the visit were facilities inspection of the administration offices, examination hall, lecture hall, hostel, staff quarters etc.


You will recall that education is one of the focal point of the led Henry Gotip administration. The benefit of sitting a study center of the open University in Kanke Local Government Area will bring job opportunities, enhanced the living standard of local dwellers as this will be first of its kind in the history of the local Government. 


 *Powered by Henry Media Team*

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2021 pilgrimage No pilgrim from Plateau absconded in Jordan - Executive secretary Gorap.





By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 



 Executive Secretary of the Plateau State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board, Rev. Fr George Gorap, on Wednesday  said that no pilgrim from the state absconded in its 2020 maiden Pilgrimage exercise to the Kingdom of Jordan .


Gorap made this disclosure while speaking with newsmen in his office in Jos  .


In his words," I must commend the Pilgrims from Plateau for how  they conducted themselves orderly. "


Rev Gorap  thanked God for granting pilgrims  success in the 2020 Pilgrimage exercise to Jordan.


"Pilgrims from Plateau distinguished themselves with high spirituality and attitudinal changes to justify the pilgrimage."


“I commend the orderly manner the Pilgrims from Plateau conducted themselves."



He affirmed that  Governor Lalong  had sponsored the highest number of Pilgrims from 2018 to date. 




Rev Gorap  also commended the Plateau State Governor, Rt Hon Simon Lalong for leading in the sponsorship of pilgrims to  Holy pilgrimage.


"Our Governor has always been supportive and determined to better the lives of citizens of the state."


Gorap  also commended the Plateau State Governor for his peace building efforts  , adding that with peace  businesses would thrive and investors would be attracted to invest in the state.




 He commended the Jordanian government for the reception granted to the state delegation and Pilgrims while in the Holy Land.




It would be recalled that the 2020 maiden Pilgrimage to Jordan commenced on 24th August, 2021 with the inaugural flight from the Yakubu Gowon Airport, Heipang, Jos

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PLATEAU TO PARTNER AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF NIGERIA FOR ENHANCED GOOD PRODUCTION




Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed the readiness of the State Government to partner with the Agricultural Research Institute of Nigeria (ARCN) in utilizing research findings to improve the production capacity of its farmers. 


The Governor was speaking at the commissioning of an e-library, agric museum, agricultural radio and television stations as well as the foundation laying for the  new administrative office for the ARCN in Abuja. 


Lalong said the initiative by the Agency will go a long way in filling the gap between farmers and agricultural managers in terms of information and knowledge sharing on new farming practices, improved varieties of seeds as well as modern methods of farming using technology. 


He commended the Executive Secretary of the ARCN Prof. Garba Sharubutu for his innovative approach since he assumed duties and said he was not surprised by his achievements seeing that he did a lot to make agriculture viable in Plateau State while serving as Special Adviser before his appointment by president Muhammadu Buhari. 


He said with 4 Research Institutes and 2 out stations located in Plateau State, there have been so many gains which resulted in recent hosting of International Summit on potato and the flagging off of dry season wheat farming in Nigeria. 


Minister of agriculture and rural development Dr. Muhammad Mahmood Abubakar said the initiatives by the ARCN are part of implementing the directives of President Buhari for Nigeria to leverage on its potentials in the agricultural sector for national development. 


He challenged the Institute to push through with all the research activities and ensure that the findings are disseminated to the farmers at the grassroots for transformation in food production. 


Chairman Senate Committee on Agriculture Abdullahi Adamu and Senate Deputy Chief Whip Senator Sabi Abdullahi expressed the determination of the National Assembly to ensure that the programmes and projects of the ARCN succeed because of the significance of research in every endeavour particularly agriculture. 


Executive Secretary of ARCN Prof. Garba Sharubutu said the organisation under his leadership will continue to do its best to come up with quality research that goes to the field and not only end up on the shelves. 


This he said was why the institute came up with the idea of the library, museum and broadcast stations to properly disseminate the outcome of research and get feedback from farmers and other members of the public. 


He thanked Governor Lalong for his support and said the ARCN will not relent in partnering with the Plateau State government to boost agriculture and harness all the untapped potentials. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State.

22nd November 2021.

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PRESIDENT NAOWA 3rd DIVISION, JOS - EXTENDS HUMANITARIAN SUPPORT TO THE NEEDY




President, Nigerian Army Officers Wives Association (NAOWA) Mrs Salamatu F Yahaya visited 3 Division Nigerian Army, Jos on a 2-day working visit. During the visit, Mrs Yahaya who is passionate about the welfare of the less privileged within and outside the barracks community, extended her humanitarian gesture to the sick when she visited the 3 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos. 


At the hospital, the President was briefed by the Acting Commander Major Emmanuel Kanhu on the activities of the Hospital. The President NAOWA undertook a tour of facilities in the hospital. She also presented gifts to patients admitted in different wards of the hospital. She prayed for their speedy recovery and wished them well.


At the City of Refuge Orphanage, located at Dutsen Kura in Bassa LGA of Plateau state, Mrs Salamatu Yahaya donated food items and other house consumables to the coordinator of the orphanage home Mr Joseph Angel. She remarked that the donation was her gesture to support the good work of the orphanage in providing succour to the children in need. She prayed God for the well being of the children and the orphanage home. Earlier, the children rendered songs welcoming the President to the home and appreciated her for the humanitarian support.

The Coordinator of the Orphanage home, thanked the President NAOWA for the support and said it would make a remarkable difference in the life of the children. He prayed for God to continue to uplift the President NAOWA, her members and the Association as a whole.


Continuing with her humanitarian engagements, Mrs Salamatu addressed widows and members of Nigerian Army Soldier's Wives Association (NASWA) at the 82 Battalion parade ground. In her address, the President encouraged the widows to remain focused and resolute as they strive to raise their children to become great personalities with the help of God. She also encouraged members of NASWA to continue to pray for their husbands as they confront the nation's security challenges. She charged them to keep the home front stable and raise God fearing children to be great leaders of tomorrow. She offered prayers to God to strengthen and comfort the widows and grant us a peaceful nation.


Mr Salamatu presented gift items to the widows as a demonstration of her love for them. 

Representatives of the beneficiaries of the President's gesture expressed appreciation for the support and prayed for more blessings for the President.


The President also visited the NAOWA Model Nursery and  Primary School which was  renovated and the facilities upgraded by Mrs Hauwa Ali to provide a conducive environment for teaching and learning.

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Plateau remain home to all - Lalong

 


By Golok Nanmwa , Jos 


Governor Simon Lalong  has pledged the support of the Plateau State Government to the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos as it continues to churn out policies for the peace and development of the nation. 


The Governor who was speaking at the graduation of Executive Course 43 of NIPSS in Jos said Plateau State remains excited to host the Institute which has been producing many research findings and outstanding personalities that have shaped policies of various administrations in Nigeria. 


He said most of the participants at the Institute are not only great assets for the nation, but Ambassadors of Plateau State who on posting for the course are reluctant in coming out of fear of the unknown, but on completion of studies, find it difficult to leave Jos. Many according to him have built houses in Jos and have settled down thereby correcting the wrong narratives of crises and choas wrongly attached to the State. 


Lalong said Plateau State has experienced substantial peace with the help of many stakeholders such as NIPSS. This he said has brought in more investment and facilitated the introduction of a shuttle flight from Abuja that is recieving high patronage. 


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who delivered the message of President Muhammadu Buhari said the work of the participants over the years has continued to impact governance by shaping policies and interrogating areas of challenges the nation is facing. 


He said with the output of the Institute, many contemporary issues such as COVID-19 have been addressed in a proactive manner that is making the nation cope well and work at recovering from the impact. 


Acting Director General of the Institute Brig. Gen Udaya Rtd. said the Executive Course 43 participants went through rigorous research that took them to many States in Nigeria as well as countries in Africa and other parts of the world. 


He said they have since submitted their report to the President for consideration and implementation.

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VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO, GOVERNOR LALONG PAY LAST RESPECT TO LATE CAPT DIN




The vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the late Captain Joseph Mangtup Din as a man who stood for justice, fairness and equity in all his dealings. 


The Vice President said this at the funeral service for the late Capt. Din held at the COCIN Headquarters Church in Jos, Plateau State. 


Prof. Osinbajo recalled his fond memories of late Capt. Din who he said was a very disciplined man who opposed and fought injustice in any form to the extent that he became familiar with legal jargons, though not a lawyer by training. 


According to him, this action reinforced his belief in democracy and the rule of law which promoted the recourse to civil channels in resolving conflicts rather than people taking the laws into their hands. 


He also said the deceased was very hardworking, industrious and generous as he built bridges across the nation, holding on to long relationships with friends of many years including President Muhammadu Buhari. 


Governor Simon Lalong in a remark described the late elderstatesman as a man of integrity who worked for the peace and political stability of Plateau State and Nigeria at large. 


He said as the Chairman of the APC elders committee in Plateau State, the late Capt. Din did a lot to ensure the victory of the party and also see to its performance in various fields. He said he will miss the invaluable counsel and wisdom which he offered freely. 


President-elect Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev Dr. Amos Mohzho said death is a bad news, but it can also be good news for those whose ways are upright and are guaranteed salvation. 


He said the deceased lived a fruitful and godly life where he served God and blessed people with his resources and talents. 


Widow of the deceased Mrs. Christiana Din said the death of her husband with whom she has been married for 54 years is very painful but she is strengthened by the testimonies of his service to God and humanity. 


She said her life with him has been memorable as he was a patient, honest, kind, and generous person who never failed to carry other people's burdens. 


Dr. Makut Simon Macham 

Director of Press & Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State. 

20th November 2021.

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Senator Dadu'ut extend solar street lights project to college of Agriculture Garkawa




By Golok Nanmwa, Jos 


Senator Nora Ladi Dadu'ut (APC Plateau South ) has extended her solar streetlights project to the college of agriculture Garkawa in Mikang local government council of the state.

Dadu'ut who represents Plateau South  senatorial district  noted that so many rural communities in Plateau South would benefit from this project.

Our correspondent reports that similar installations of solar street lights have already been installed in Quanpan , Shendam and lately Mikang.

The Senator said “I have decided to install the street lights in order to reduce the security challenge of my constituents,” she said.


Senator Dadu’ut however enjoined the benefiting communities to safeguard the solar lights jealously in their interest and for the overall development of their respective areas.

She also urged communities that are yet to benefit from the project to be patient, while expressing her determination to extend the gesture to them.“The project will be in phases and will cut across other areas that have not benefitted .

Prof Dadu’ut assured the people of her constituency of quality representation that would improve their standard of living.

She solicited for continued support and prayers from all and sundry to enable her succeed in the task ahead.

“I would continue to put the interest of my constituents first and i urge us all to be our brothers keeper and stay peacefully with one another at all times, she added.


It could be recalled that recently the Senator completed some blocks of class rooms in Quanpan and similar projects would soon be extended to Langtang North, Langtang South and Wase local government councils .

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