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Plateau LG Poll: Jos South Hon Dandereng Declares For Chairmanship....

 Plateau  LG poll: Jos South Dandereng  declares for chairmanship

June 15,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

Management Committee Chairman  of  Jos South Local council of  Plateau State, Amb . Gideon Dung Dandereng , has declared his intention to contest the chairmanship seat of the council .

Our correspondent reports that Dandereng was also endorsed as the Consensus candidate by all ward chairmen of the All Progressive Congress APC in the council .



Making his declaration in Jos Dandereng's media Consultant Hon Ayuba Pam Dangwong said further aware and conscious of the party's guidelines , we are equally say critical stakeholders from Girl District met and also took far reaching decisions where they unanimously endorsed the aspiration and candidature of Hon Gideon Dandereng ,the current management committee chairman of Jos South local government .

He said we are happy that Governor Simon Lalong has come out to say elections into all the seventeen LGA's will hold after reviewing of the security situation in these councils .

The decision by our Governor has revised partisanship and increased interests in direct grassroots participation in the electoral process ,not only in the affected council areas but the state and Nigeria in general .

Dandereng who spoke at the occasion said if elected he would revamp the council 

In his words " Iwould ensure work with security operatives to make the council more peaceful ."

 He called on members of the council  to support his ambition, stressing that he will not disappoint them when he eventually gets the party’s ticket to contest the chairmanship election.


Just in- DG ITF Ari, Federal House Of Representatives Committee On Industry,Pays Courtsey Call To Gbong Gwom Jos...

 Just in - DG ITF Ari  , Federal  House of Representatives    committee on Industry ,pays  courtesy call to , Gbong Gwom Jos 

June. 15,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

 The Director General of the  Industrial Training  Fund Joseph Ari on Tuesday June 15 led the chairman of the Federal  House of Reps  committee on Industry Hon (Dr) Enitan Dolapo Badru and other  members of the committee on a courtesy call to the the Chairman, Plateau State Traditional Council of Chiefs and Emirs, Gbong Gwom Jos , His Royal Majesty, Da Jacob Gyang Buba .

The House of representatives committee on industry is on a 2 days oversight functions to ITF .


Joseph Ari who introduced  members of his team said the ITF has grown from leaps and bounds.


He said ITF would continue to 

set and regulate standards and offer direct training intervention in industrial and commercial skills training and development, using a corps of highly competent professional staff, modern techniques and technology .

Reps  committee chairman  on Industry Hon (Dr) Enitan Dolapo Badru  described the Gbong Gwom Jos , His Royal Majesty, Da Jacob Gyang Buba as a epitome selfless service .

More details soon


Killings- Lalong Warns Against Attacks On Innocent Citizens ,Begs Communities To Increase Surveillance....

 Killlings - Lalong warns against attacks on innocent citizens ,begs communities to increase surveillance 

June 14,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

Distressed by the killing of innocent citizens in Sabon Layi, Kuru in Jos South Local Government Area, Governor Simon Lalong has appealed to citizens to increase surveillance and intelligence gathering as well as collaborate with security agencies to foil such attacks which are carried out in a hit and run fashion by criminals who are bent on disturbing the peace of the State. 

This was contained in a statement signed  by Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs and made available to newsmen in Jos .

Governor Simon Lalong who expressed disgust over the murderous incident which occurred on Sunday night in Sabon Layi Kuru, in Jos South Local Government and left 12 people dead and 5 critically injured, said these unprovoked and isolated attacks on soft targets must be stopped at all cost, as the Government will never allow few criminal elements to create fear in the hearts of the citizens.

During a visit to the scene to commiserate with the families of the victims and the Kuru community, the Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the State Prof. Danladi Atu condemned the attack describing those behind it as cowards who have no courage to face their victims for whatever grievances they might harbour against them.

He said irrespective of the motives behind the killings, the Government is treating it as a purely criminal activity and has directed security agencies to swiftly investigate, pursue, and arrest the perpetrators who must face justice.

Atu who announced a donation by the Government for the treatment of those injured and the burial of the deceased, said the Government is injecting more equipment into the security apparatus to enhance their rapid response in crime prevention and investigation.

The Secretary to the Government thereafter held a meeting with the Gwom Rwei Kuru District, Da Patrick Mandung, community and youth leaders as well as the Management Committee Chairman, Jos South Local Government Area Hon. Gideon Dandereng who all appreciated the Government for its quick intervention and visit, promising to intensify intelligence gathering and fully cooperate with security agencies in unraveling those behind the killings.

They said despite the ugly incident, the spirit of the people will never be broken and their hospitality and tolerance will not change as they remain a peaceful community who embrace all people irrespective of their backgrounds and harbour no grudge against anyone.


Plateau LGA Polls- Senator Dadu'ut Holds Parley With APC Stakeholders From Quaanpan....

 Plateau LGA Polls - Senator Daddut holds  parley with APC stakeholders from Quaanpan

June 14,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

Senator representing Plateau South in the National Assembly Prof. Dame Nora Ladi  Daduut ,on Monday  hosted  Quaanpan stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress to a parley  on the forth coming election at the  Jos Business school.

Speaking at the occasion ,Daduut called  on the APC members to be loyal to the party  .

She called on the members of the APC 

to work for the party so that it would come out victorious in the forthcoming local government elections .

" We must continue to support the Simon Lalong led adminstration at all times" ,the Senator further added .

She urged  people of the council  to be peaceful in all their dealings and put Nigeria as a country first above personal interests.

Our correspondent reports that those present at the meeting includes the Plateau state  DG ITF , Sir Joseph Ari ,Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Victor Lapang,  , Commissioner for Education, (Secondary) in Plateau State, Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk, 

Mr Dashe Arlat, the Chairman of the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS) ,Hon Balo Muhammad  member representing Quan'pan south  amongst other persons .


Gunmen Kill 12 Persons,Injures 5 In Kuru District ,Jos South LGA...

 Gunmen kill 12 persons , injures 5 in Kuru village of Jos south LGA 

June 14,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

Gunmen on  Sunday night killed 12 persons in Kuru village of Jos south Local Council of Plateau State. 


The attack, which took place about 10:30pm, also left five  others severely injured.


Chairman of  Jos South Local Government, Hon Gideon Dandereng

 confirmed the attack to journalists in Jos .

Dandereng who  visited the scene of the attack  condemned the unwarranted attack on peace-loving and hardworking citizens.” he called it barbaric and inhumanity to mankind as these series of attacks were carried by fellow human.

Hon Dandereng appealed to the community to allow the security do their work.

  He also called for calm and appealed to security operatives to go after the perpetrators as this can't continue going on.

The District head confirmed that people were in their homes and attackers came and killed innocent people and went away.


Make God And Plateau Proud,Gov Lalong Tells Lafia Bishop Elect David Ajang..

 Make God and Plateau proud ,Gov Lalong tells Lafia Bishop elect David Ajang 

June 13,2021

By Golok Namwa ,Jos 

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state  has charged the Catholic Bishop-elect of Lafia Diocese Msgnr David Ajang to continue to serve God and declare His salvation to the world without fear or hesitation. 

Governor Lalong was speaking at a send forth Mass organised for the Bishop-elect by his Parish, the Church of Immaculate Conception, Zarmaganda Jos. 

Lalong said "His commitment to the Catholic Church and the propagation of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ here on the Plateau and elsewhere is very much acknowledged and appreciated. Having worked closely with him as the Chaplain of the Government House Chapel for the past six years, I can testify about his deep passion to the salvation of the souls of men. We therefore have to release him and pray for him as he takes on this new responsibility. 

My Lord Bishop-elect, as you leave us for what could be referred to in other quarters as the Next Level, we urge you to go and make us proud just like you have done over the years by providing spiritual cover for the Government and people of Plateau State". 

Lalong said at the time when the nation is going through many challenges, the Church remains the beacon of hope and a place of refuge, urging the Bishop-elect not not to depend on human wisdom, power or might, but the Spirit of God and His grace. 

The Bishop-elect who took his Homily, read from 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 and Mark 4:26-34 said growth, both physical and spiritual, requires deliberate efforts and choices by those involved as God blesses their good efforts. 

He urged the congregation to always choose how they spend their time and with whom they keep company as it eventually defines the level of progress they attain. 

He thanked the parishioners of CIC Zarmaganda for their love and support which enabled him perfom his priestly duties, urging them to pray for him as he takes om his new assignment. 

He also thanked Governor Lalong for giving him the opportunity to serve as the Chaplain of the Plateau State Government House Chapel, describing the experience as worthwhile and rewarding. 

There was thanksgiving and songs of praise to God in marking the event.


CONSOLIDATION 2021! Rims Nimchak A Remarkable Leader Whose Return As Chairman For Second Term Is Necessary...



June 13,2021

A political Think-Tank, the Langtang South political credibility group, has described the Executive Chairman of Langtang South LGC Hon. Nimchak Rims as a quintessential humanitarian who has the interest of his people and Plateau State at heart.

The group also appealed to the Executive Chairman to re-contest as they are solidly behind him. 

According to them, this decision is coming after a wide consultation with stakeholders and some strong inner drives.

This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos and sign by the convener of Langtang South APC Youth Vanguard. 

The group further said  that Rims achievements in less than three years as the Executive Chairman of Langtang South has brought development to the people of Langtang South. Rims has portrayed himself as one of the most remarkable leader in L/South.

To us, Rims Nimchak is the only one who can represent the interest of the youth, women, aged and others and defeat any candidate of other parties in L/South LGA.

Rims is a detribalised Nigerian who has carried all along since he became Chairman, a clear example is the political appointments he gave to his Advicers, Special assistants and Senior special assistants respectively.

The achievements of Hon. Nimchak Rims has shown that there is no vacancy in the LGA election comes October 9th 2021. His good works are there for all to see, he has stood so tall.

They further said Rims is a man of performance and integrity whose loyalty is tested on daily basis and he would appeal to the electorate during the 2023 elections.

Rims has demonstrated his preparedness for public service by his incontestable public-spirited disposition and commitment to the welfare of his people, thus solidifying his political credibility and enhancing his electability.


While commending Hon. Nimchak Rims for striving hard to attract projects and development to his local government, the group urged the electorate to support him for a second term as their Executive Council Chairman, noting that a return of Rims as Chairman would consolidate on gains made so far. 

Having been raised in peasantry and experienced the fangs of poverty, he considered touching the lives of people his main preoccupation

. Enumerating the assistance rendered by this stone-cold gentleman to individuals, groups and communities will amount to self glorification. His political sagacity, a study in exemplary character


Plateau to Implement Full Autonomy As Executive ,Legislature And Judiciary Reach Agreement....

 Plateau to implement full autonomy as Executive , legislature and judiciary reach agreement 

June 13,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

The dust over the implementation of autonomy for the Judicial and Legislative Arms of Government across the country has been settled in Plateau State, with the three arms of Government reaching an agreement after series of negotiations on modalities for its operations. 

Governor Simon  Lalong disclosed this at a dinner and lecture to mark Democracy Day 2021 at the Banquet Hall of the New Government House, Little Rayfield Jos at the weekend. 

Lalong said prior to the clamour for implementation of autonomy across the nation, his administration had put in place structures for autonomy and even implemented some aspects. This include establishing the Judicial Service Commission and the House of Assembly Service Commission which are the administrative fulcrums of the two arms of Government among others. 

He said with the agreement reached on modalities for implementation, he has directed that all funds accruing to the two arms of Government should immediately be transferred to them. This he said will continue to be the practice henceforth. 

Based on the arrangement, after every FAAC monthly allocations are recieved and Internally Generated Revenues ascertained, statutory charges and liabilities will be deducted before each arm of Government are given what belongs to them. 

The Governor who thanked the Speaker of the House of the Assembly and the Chief Judge for their understanding and cooperation throughout the negotiations, said there is no winner no vanquished. He then called on Judiciary and Legislative workers unions to ensure they get back to work immediately as anything short will amount to absence from duty which attracts "no work no pay". 

The Governor also received the report of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Police Brutality from the Chairman, Retired Justice Philomina Lot who said they received over a hundred petitions and struck out a few, but had many petitioners appear to make their cases. 

The Governor assured that the State will implement all the recommendations relating to it and forward those concerning the Federal Government and its agencies appropriately. 

Guest Lecturer Prof. Andrew Zamani, DG ITF Sir Joseph Ari, and acting DG NIPSS Gen. Udaya rtd  all commended Governor Lalong for pursuing peace and tackling insecurity which has brought about investment and development in the State. 

Deputy Governor Prof. Sonny Tyoden and Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu used the commemoration of the two years of the second tenure to reaffirm the commitment of the Lalong Rescue Administration to implement all it projects and fulfil its campaign promises.


Langtang South LGA Election- Youth Groups Drums Support For Hon Rims Nimchak...

 Langtang South   LGA Election - Youth groups  drums support for Hon Rims Nimchak 

June 13,2021

By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 

Coalition of youth associations under the auspices of  Langtang South  Youths Political Vanguard (LSYPV) on Sunday  drummed support for the Chairmanship  ambition of the current council  boss of Langtang South local government of Plateau state Hon Rims Nimchak .

Speaking on behalf of the group Hon  Nanzing   Bulus Tem said  that the group unanimously agreed to endorse Hon Rims  as a result of his developmental strides in his first term .

"Hon Rims Nimchak is a loyal All Progressive Congress APC member who is determined to better the lives of citizens of the Langtang south as well ".

 He said Hon Rims deserves a second term for transforming the health , education  , social welfare of Langtang south as well as restoring lasting peace to the council .

He said that in  the areas of infrastructure and works, the Rims led adminstration in Langtang south has done well in Construction  of Sabongida- Turaki road, Completion of four cells box culvert at Turaki a well as  Construction of the 38km Gamakai- Ndingshan Timman road with spur to Takalafiya with about 17 box culverts.

The  group further added  that Rims has done well in the Completion and renovation of staff quarters, Construction of four cell box culvert at Walnim- , the  Construction of two cell box culvert at Nasarawa ward- ongoing

g. Procurement of five utility vehicles for official use

The group also  added that Rims also Procured   a Highlander SUV Jeep for Acting- District head of Langtang South, was well as the Procurement of three motorcycles for three traditional rulers

"He also Procured  three motorcycles for works and personnel departments for project monitoring and revenue generation as well as refurblishing of the broken down council's ambulance and legislative bus"

Nanzing further said in AGRICULTURE ,Rims has always procured fertilizer for farmers and sold at subsidize rates

, he always distributes  free herbicides to farmers during the farming season .

In his  words "Rims has done well in the heath sector  by Construction of PHC Faya, the establishment of PHC Jigawa in Timbol ward as well as regularly sponsorship of a comprehensive free medical outreach to the people of Langtang South and environs for so many years .

"In Education and social welfare  Hon Rims has Sponsored over 150 candidates of Langtang South origin(10 people per ward) to write the 2019 JAMB examination which many of them are already studying in various higher institutions.

He recently sponsored over  300 candidates to write the 2020 UTME examination with CBT training for the students to acquaint themselves with basic computer skills .

The spokesman of  the group said Rims also Procured and distributed   one trailer load of rice as palliative to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic as well as distribution of 5,000 face mask and hand sanitizers to the people of Langtang South during the COVID pandemic as well as  resuscitation of the Chairman's cup .

The groups further said Rims has done well in promoting peace and security in Langtang south as well as Settlement of community disputes at several villages in the community 

He also refurblished    the broken down operation rainbow car  for civil defense, Langtang South command as well as  facilitated the submission of illegal weapons to the STF

He  further said Rims has done well in constructing of  four earth dams at Kamkun, Dorowa,Kayarda,Jemkur,,Ndingshan

as well as drilling of two boreholes at Ndingshan and  one borehole at Timman

We commend the council  boss for sponsorship of Langtang south  sons and daughters for various Skill acquisition programmes .


The group’s  spokesman further described Hon Rims as a noble man who has empowered youths in Langtang south .

He  noted that, their support for Rims  is as a result of his contribution toward the development of youths in the council .

“We have analyzedAspirants contesting for the Chairmanship position in Langtang south  and we have decided to support Hon. Rims because he has been trusted and tested .

He needs to go back and continue the good works he is doing in Lantang south .

Our support for Rims  is for the interest of everyone living in Langtang south  

Over the years Rims  has differentiated himself from others by empowering the youths

He has supported our women in the agricultural sector and have sponsored a lots of our youths through Education. “

The group  also described Hon Rims  as a youth friendly man  noting that the group will not turn their back on him.

They call on the people of Langtang south and the All Progressive Congress APC  to support him at all times



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