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THE SCANDAL ON THE SALE OF BARC FARMS: GOVERNOR TAPGUN, NOT LALONG, STILL OWES PLATEAU STATE EXPLANATIONS    The Plateau Youth Collective, is a non-partisan group of young people who are unapologetic about the defence of the Plateau State and its image. Our attention have been drawn to a write up by a faceless group called the  Concerned Plateau Indigene (sic) and being actively promoted and circulated by  Samson Omale, a radio presenter with Silverbird Rhythm FM, Jos. This write which has been  trending in the social media is titled Governor Lalong Fingered in Scandalous Sale of State owned BARC Farm” which it claims to be based on “checks”  by a correspondent.  We do not hold brief for Governor Lalong because we believe that he has a massive machinery of Government at his disposal to defend himself if he so wishes. But we are bold to say that we will go to any length to defend anything positive about Plateau State and if Governor Lalong has done something positive, we wi
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Paris Club Refund: Plateau State Uses Fund To Settle Salary Overdraf t   July 27, 2017 Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor The Plateau Government said on Thursday it used the N5.6 billion received as the second tranche of the Paris Club refund, to defray bank overdrafts it took to clear workers salaries. Mrs Tamwakat Weli, the Commissioner of Finance, while briefing newsmen in Jos, said that 60.06 per cent of the sum, totalling N3.39 billion, was for the state government, while 39.94 per cent, totalling N2.25 billion went to the 17 Local Governments. The commissioner recalled that the state government, in December 2016, borrowed N3.4 billion which it added to the first tranche of the Paris Club refund, to offset the workers’ salaries. “Since then, the government has relied on bank overdraft to pay workers and pensioners. “The monthly wage bill is N2.25 billion; allocations from the federal purse and internally generated revenue cannot cover this, “But, the government is mindful
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FRESH CASES OF LASSA FEVER IN THE CENTRAL STATE OF PLATEAU    Date: Jul 26 2017 Nigeria on Tuesday confirmed fresh cases of Lassa fever in the central state of Plateau, saying all hands will be on deck to deal with a possible resurgence of the disease in the country. Four new cases of Lassa fever, a disease transmitted by rodents, have been confirmed in the state so far, said Kuden Deyin, the Plateau State commissioner for health. Out of the four casualties, one death has been confirmed while three others are receiving treatment, the health official said. Lassa fever is usually transmitted to humans when they are exposed to food or water contaminated by the saliva and excreta of infected rats. In some cases, Lassa fever has similar symptoms with malaria. It is an acute and often fatal viral disease, occurring mainly in West Africa. On July 8, three female students of a public middle school in the state had tested positive for the disease. Deyin urged health workers to be on the
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PLATEAU TO GET N3.38BN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK LOAN FOR POTATO PRODUCTION Date: Jul 27 2017 5:57PM The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved a memo seeking an equivalent of N3.38bn African Development Bank loan for Platuea State to produce potatoes. Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun told State House reporters after the FEC meeting that the state ought to contribute a N595 million counterpart fund. The minister described the approval as an important economic development for the nation and the state, saying this would impact on 17 local government councils, especially on job creation. She said: "My approval was on behalf of Plateau State to support the potato value chain. There is a loan that we had previously cancelled from ADB. So, it is not a new loan. We cancelled it and redirected the money to request on behalf of Plateau State Government to support the potato value chain. "The rationale is that Plateau actually accounts for 95% o
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