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World Bank To Spend $52m To Construct 300 Rural Roads In Plateau.   Date: 31 Oct 2017 The World Bank says it has earmarked 52 million U.S. dollars for the construction of over 300 rural roads in Plateau, under its Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP). Mr Tesfa Michael, the Head of RAAMP, said this yesterday in Jos, during an assessment visit, in the lead-up to the project implementation. He said that the project was aimed at linking rural roads with major highways, with the view to reducing wastage of farm produce. He said that the project was aimed at boosting agricultural activities in the rural areas, adding that the living standard of farmers in the state was also expected to improve significantly. Besides, Michael said that the roads construction was part of the World Bank’s intervention to provide logistics for farmers in order to boost agricultural production and facilitate movement of farm produce.
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10km Jos Road Race gets Dec 16 date Date: Oct 31 2017 Plans have been concluded to host the maiden edition of the 10km Jos Road Race, tagged ‘We Run Jos’. The race which is billed for the 16th of December 2017 is jointly organized by the Plateau state government and Versatella Innovative Concept. Mr. Onuh Adah the head of marketing at Versatella Innovative Concept, said there will be mouth-watering prizes for men and women who excel during the one-day race. Onuh, who disclosed that 466 participants will be rewarded during the marathon event, named the prizes as N1million for first position, N750,000 for second position, N500,000 for third position and N100,000 for the 4th-13th placed winners in the male category; while winners in the female category will pocket N1 million for first position, N750,000 for second position, N500,000 for third position, while the 4th-13th will pocket N100,000 each, 14th-33rd will take home N50,000 each, while 14t
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Court admits Forgery of documents against Plateau lawmaker Date: Oct 30 2017 The Federal High Court II, sitting in Jos, has admitted documents against an embattled Member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Baba Hassan, who is standing trial for presenting an alleged fake diploma certificate in the last general elections. Hon Hassan (Defendant) who represents Jos North Constituency was dragged to court by Abdul Nasir (Plaintiff) who contested against him in the last All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election ahead of the 2015 elections. During the sitting on Friday, the Judge, Justice Musa Kurya, admitted the payment receipts presented by the plaintiff’s counsel, Ahmad Garba, said to have been obtained from the University of Jos on the request of whether the lawmaker had graduated from the university or not. The counsel to the defendant, Nanfwang D. Gwaison, had earlier argued that the receipts were fake. The
Group gives Jos Disco 5-day ultimatum over sacked workers Date: Oct 26 2017 A Civil Society Organization (CSO), SAIF Advocacy Foundation, has issued a five-day ultimatum to the Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), over the sacked of 150 workers by the company. The JEDC has sacked the workers across its four states of Plateau, Gombe, Bauchi and Benue, in what the management said was part of a re-organisation aimed at optimum performance. Coordinator of the group, Alhassan Yahaya, said they would stage a protest to the JEDC office in Gombe over the sacked of about 45 indigenes of the state, who he claimed were mostly affected by the sack. According to him the company gets 45 percent of its revenue from Gombe state, but has only seven indigenes working across the four states where JEDC operates. “Most of the sacked staff gets its revenue across the four states it covers. For instance in September, it has generated N1.2 billion
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Plateau United open bid for Osanga, Henlong, others Date: Oct 26 2017 Plateau United have swung into action in a bid for five players which includes FC IfeanyiUbah’s King Osanga and the duo of Rangers’ Charles Henlong and Orji Okagbue Kalu. Also on the Jos side radar are Chinedu Udechukwu of Katsina United and Raphael Ayagwa from Lobi Stars. Plateau United who emerged champions of the 2016/17 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), ahead of the Lagos based MFM and Enyimba international to second and third places respectively will represent Nigeria in the 2018 CAF Champions League. The bid which has been logged in the Domestic Transfer Matching System (DTMS) is awaiting response from the respective clubs or clearance from the Football Federation depending on the individual player’s status. Henlong joined Rangers from Kano Pillars at the start of last season having moved to Kano following the expulsion of Giwa FC from the league.