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GOVERNOR SIMON LALONG  INSPECT ONGOING PROJECTS AT THE JOS ZARIA ROAD STADIUM AND PLATEAU SPECIALIST HOSPITAL. Date 29 Nov 2017 His Excellency Governor Simon Bako Lalong, today  29th November 2017 paid an unscheduled visit to the Zaria road Stadium to inspect the level of work at the site, in preparation for the CAF Continental football tournament. Governor Lalong also visited the Plateau Specialists Hospital to inspect the ongoing renovation at the Hospital. ‘hopeless situation in terms of funds but added that the current administration has been able to rescue its people from a state of hopelessness to a state of confidence'. The Executive Governor promised that the 2018 budget will fully capture the completion and implementation towards finishing of all ongoing project in the state  which includes the stadium. The new Zaria Road stadium complex in Jos, Plateau state, is expected to stand as one of the most sophisticated and internationally acclaimed footb
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DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE Date: 29 Nov 2017 PRESS RELEASE The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has been conferred with the Prestigious Fellowship Award of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) at the National Induction Ceremony of the Institute held at the National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja on Tuesday, November 28th, 2017. The Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators is the Professional Body saddled with the training of individuals and organizations on Mediation as a Primary Mechanism for addressing disputes. According to the President of the Institute, Mr Emeka Jude Philipe Obegolu, the Governor is being acknowledged and honoured for his Proactive Initiatives in promoting peace and the depth of knowledge applied in the Governance of Plateau State, which has consolidated on the Peace and Security of the State. The Governor in his acce
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Plateau to partner BoI on MSMEs revitalisation Date : Nov 28 2017 The Plateau State government has expressed its willingness  to partner with the Bank of Industry (BOI) in the revitalization of ‎Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the state. Speaking in Jos, the state capital, at the BOI North East customer forum, the Secretary to the State Government, Hon. Rufus Bature, said the people of the state have become more aware in business and are now willing to take risks, unlike in the past when they were not taking such risks. He called on BOI to establish its branch in the state in order‎ to intensively cater for the MSMEs, adding that the state government is willing to provide the building for the take off of such branch. He also stated that the state has become relatively peaceful and that the bank will flourish when established. In his presentation, the Director General, Plateau State Micro Finance Development Agency, Hagga
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Security agencies tasked on Plateau LG polls Date : Nov 28 2017 As political parties, candidates and the electorate intensify preparations for the February 2018 local government elections in Plateau State, the security personnel drawn from the Nigeria Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been called upon to safeguard the electoral process. The call was made at a training workshop on “Security and Election” organised by the Community Action for Popular Participation (CAPP), a non-governmental organisation working to create awareness on citizens’ engagement in electoral process. Addressing the security personnel at the workshop, the Acting Executive Director of CAPP, Nelson Ananze, said the conduct of elections in the country had not been palatable on the part of the election management bodies, the security agencies and the voters. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Chinyere Okorie and Planji C
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Plateau to strengthen Child Rights Law implementation Date: 28 Nov 2017 The Plateau State government has indicated readiness to strengthen the implementation of the Child’s Right Law which was gazetted by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the state’s ministry of Justice and Women Affairs. The Child’s Rights Act which has 273 sections, 25 divisions/parts and 398 pages prohibits child marriage, child betroth, tattoos and skin marks on children, abduction, removal and transfer of children from lawful custody without the consent of their parents. The law has long been in place in Plateau State but has essentially been unimplemented Speaking in Jos the state capital at the unveiling ceremony, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Jonathan Mawuyau, lamented lack of proper care of children by parents, stressing that domesticating the Plateau Child’s Rights Act would bring end cases of
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Kanam LG Chairman under investigation for threatening the life of his staff  Date: 27 Nov 2017 The Plateau state house of assembly has set up a 5 man committee to investigate the allegations made against transition committee chairman of Kanam local government council, Hamisu Bale for financial mismanagement and threat to life. The resolution follows a joint motion on adjournment by the house deputy speaker Sale Yipmong and Yusuf Gagdi, member representing Kantana constituency during Thursday’s plenary. Gagdi who was visibly moved by what he described as misconduct of the chairman, said the series of events that characterized the alleged involvement of the council boss in the just concluded APC primaries as misapplication of local government administrative of procedures. He alleged that the security threat posed by the chairman on the director of personnel management of the council for refusing to release 5 million naira meant for the no work no pay salarie
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Gov Lalong charge new NYSC members posted to the state to be diligent Date: 23 Nov 2017 Governor Simon Lalong wants the newly posted corps members to Plateau state to exhibit qualities of perseverance, discipline and peaceful coexistence with fellow Nigerians from different cultural and religious background as they serve their father land. Governor Lalong stated this during the formal opening of batch B stream 1 of the National Youth Service Corps at their orientation camp in Mangu. Governor Simon Lalong on arrival to the orientation camp in Mangu has paid a guard of honor mounted by the newly posted corps members in Plateau state. Lalong represented by the state deputy governor, Professor Sunny Tyoden said in line with the objectives of the scheme which is for national integration, corps members are encouraged to participate actively in the programs in order to draw maximum benefit. Governor Lalong confirmed his administration’s commitment to provide the enabl
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PRESIDENT BUHARI APPOINTS GOVERNOR SIMON LALONG AS MEMBER OF 30 MAN COMMITTEE FOR NEGOTIATION ON NEW MINIMUM WAGE.   27 November, 2017 President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday the 23rd of November, 2017 approved the appointment of Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State alongside five of his colleagues from the Nigerian Governors Forum as part of a 30-member tripartite National Minimum Wage Committee for the negotiation of a new National Minimum Wage for the Country.  The Committee will be inaugurated on Monday 27th November, 2017 at the Council Chambers, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Sate House, Abuja. By its tripartite nature, the committee is made up of persons from the public sector, (Federal and State Governments) and the private sector made up of the largest private employer group and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA).  The appointment of Governor Lalong may not be unconnected to his record as one of the Governors in Nigeria who is prompt and reg
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PROF. OSIBANJO: THE GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE COURSE 39 OF NIPSS. Date: 25 Nov 2017 Prof. Osibanjo visit to plateau state to celebrate with grandaunts of the senior executive course 39 in Jos yesterday at National Institute of  Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru, Jos. The Vice President was received and welcomed at the airport by governor Lalong and his deputy Prof. Sunny with other top government Officials.
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Youth group to submit open grazing prohibition bill to Plateau Assembly Date: Nov 24, 2017 A pressure group, Plateau Youth G17 Peace and Progressive Forum, says it has prepared a bill on prohibition of open grazing and will soon present same to the Plateau House Assembly. Mr Yaks Danja, its spokesman, disclosed this on Thursday in Jos, when he led the group on a visit to the Plateau chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). Danja said that the need for a law to prohibit open grazing was long over due in Plateau “because of the persistent clashes between herders and farmers”. “We prepared a bill which, by the grace God, will soon be presented to the Plateau House of Assembly for consideration and passage into law. “The law will prevent destruction of farms, community ponds, settlements and property by open grazing. “The law will also protect the environment from degradation and pollution caused by open rearing and over grazing of livestock. “It will also optim
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Lalong bags award of excellence from ABU law class of 1990 Date : 22 Nov 2017 Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has promised to support the advancement of academic excellence in his Alma matter, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. The Governor disclosed this during the ABU law class 1990 dinner at Rock view hotel, Abuja. The set 1990 chairman Silvanus Dahiru said they are proud of Governor Lalong’s achievement since he took over power 2 years ago. Dahir said Lalong belongs to the young generation of Nigerian leaders and that the expectation is for him to continue raising the standard of leadership in the country. Professor Augustine Agum of the faculty of law ABU Zaria presented the latest edition of the university’s journal of commercial law which was published and dedicated in honor of Governor Simon Lalong. ABU law class of 1990 also presented awards of excellence to Governor Lalong, Bauchi state chief judge
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A 5 day national training for Church and Community mobilization open in Jos Date: 22 Nov 2017 A 5 day national training for church and community mobilization process facilitators has open in Jos. The training organized by Tearfund in collaboration with Methodist Diocese of Jos and the Nigerian Evangelical Mission Agency is taking place at the conference hall of CRUDAN in Sabo Barki, Jos. The training which is packaged to acquaint participants with requisite knowledge to take appropriate actions in overcoming community and church related issues is part of the overall function of Tearfund development for the Church in Nigeria. Country representative of Tearfund Nigeria, Paul Meshach said the purpose if the training is to strengthen the capacity of the church to respond to humanitarian crisis in the north eastern part of Nigeria which prompts the involvement of the Methodist Church and Nigeria Evangelical Mission Agency because of their wide network and structure
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42 Plateau schools selected for UBEC’s learning achievement assessment. Date: Nov 21 2017 2:00AM Forty two schools have been selected from six local government areas of Plateau state to participate in this year’s National Assessment of Learning Achievement in Basic Education conducted by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). The assessment which is taking place across the country according to the Executive Secretary, Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Mathew Sule, is aimed at determining the efficiency and quality of performance of primary and junior secondary school pupils and students in Nigeria. Prof. Sule said seven schools were selected from Jos East, Jos North, Kanke, Langtang south, Mangu and Shendam LGAs. While calling on parents to make themselves available for the exercise, the Executive Chairman also urged school administrators to provide all necessary assistance to the team, stressing, “In each
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THE LABOUR ROOM CABINET, PLATEAU STATE. 17th November, 2017 PRESS RELEASE. APPRECIATION TO HIS EXCELLENCY, RT. HON. SIMON BAKO LALONG, EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC. On behalf of the Labour Room Governor Plateau state, Her Excellency Nalong Promise Gulong and the Plateau state’s Labour Room cabinet, we wish to express our profound appreciation to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Plateau state, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, Distinguished Senators and Honorable Members of the House of Representatives, Plateau state for the leadership drive, immense contributions, morally and financially as well as the citizens of Plateau state, The Electronic and Print Media Houses and all those who worked across to ensure the success of Her Excellency, Miss Nalong Promise Gulong who emerged as the winner in the just concluded Labour Room National Development Reality TV Show; being part of the Nigerian Rebirth Project, organized by the Nige
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APC CHAIRMANSHIP PRIMARIES AND LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES: Date 19 Nov 2017 1. Jos South                      Choji Yohanna Dachung 2. Shendam                       Miskoom Alex Naantuam 3. Wase                             Ado Buba Abubakar 4. Bassa                            Chindo Gona 5. Jos North                      Shehu Bala Usman 6. Langtang North           Amos Nanloh Kparnim 7. Jos East                        Ibrahim Agwom 8. Quaan Pan                   Isaac Kwallu 9. Barkin-Ladi                 Ezekiel Mandyau 10. Mangu                       Lawrence Danat 11. Pankshin                   John D. Damap 12. Kanke                       Emmanuel Lar Wambutda 13. Bokkos                     Yusuf Machen 14. Riyom          
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Champions League: Plateau United to play friendlies in South Africa, Ghana Date: Nov 19 2017 The General Manager of Plateau United Football Club of Jos, Pius Henwan has said that preparations have be ongoing for the club to play international friendlies in South Africa, Ghana and or Ivory Coast. Henwan who said at the Rwang Pam Stadium in Jos yesterday also said that the friendlies would be played in order for the Tin City boys to prepare adequately for forthcoming CAF Champions League. He explained that the club would register 50 players due to the team’s involvement in the CAF Champions League (CAFCL), Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the Aiteo Cup next season. The general manager said that some new players have been recruited to fortify the team before the commencement of the 2017/2018 NPFL which kicks off in January. He noted that the recruitment of the new players became expedient in order to replace the void c
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Miss Nanlong Promise Gulong, the Plateau State Labour Room Governor in the Nigeria Rebirth Project Emerges Winner, thanks supporters 17 Nov 2017     The Labour Room Governor representing Plateau State in the Nigeria Rebirth Project has emerged winner. Miss Nana Gulong thanked her supporters for voting for her and keeping her in the house which made it possible to win the seed capital seed of N200 Million. Below is the statement by her : On behalf of Her Excellency, The Labour Room Governor, Plateau state, Miss Nalong P Gulong (Nana), I sincerely thank you for your tireless efforts towards the success of this project. This project would have been a total failure without the almighty God and you all. It’s been uneasy but the struggle was worth it. My sincere gratitude goes to you all. May God guide and Grant us the wisdom to deliver a better Nigeria. It’s our success all. God bless. Wade Alfred, Spokesperson, Labour ro
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‘Plateau United yet to sign Pillars’ Gambo Mohammed’ Date: Nov 16 2017     Nigeria Professional Football League reigning champions Plateau United Football Club of Jos has said that is yet to sign Kano Pillars’ talismanic striker, Gambo Mohammed. It recalled that last week there was a rumour making round that the Peace Boys have signed the striker at a record fee of N15 million, but Dakup stated that negotiations were still ongoing between the two clubs in order to see the possibility of securing the signing of the striker. Plateau United Media Officer, Albert Dakup, who made the clarification yesterday, however said discussions are still on, and there are strong indications that the bulky attacker would put pen to paper for the Jos side. “Gambo was in Jos town to meet with Coach Kennedy Boboye and the club’s General Manager Pius Henwen in order to discuss some issues surrounding his signing by our beloved club, and from the look of things it seems certai
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400 illegal structures under high tension lines for demolition in Jos Date: Nov  10 2017   The Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) says it will commence demolition of 400 illegal structures built under high tension electricity lines in the state. The General Manager of the board, Mr Matthias Hata, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Thursday that the houses had already been marked for the exercise which would commence within one week. According to him, the houses were illegally built under the 132 KVA lines which ran from Jos to Pankshin. He said that the Federal Government acquired the site for the construction of the high tension lines in the early 80s but that somewhere along the line the work stopped. “Some of the illegal structures were removed in 2007 before the project was later abandoned due to misunderstandings between farmers and the contractors. “It has become imperative to re-commence removal of the illegal
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Plateau Killings: STF deploys more personnel to Rim-Dyem, Riyom LGA . Date: Nov 10 2017 The Military Special Task Force in Plateau, `Operation Safe Haven’, said it had deployed more troops to Rim-Dyem village in Riyom Local Government Area of the state, following Tuesday’s night attack that claimed eleven lives. Spokesperson of the task force, Capt. Adamu Umar, said this while addressing newsmen on Wednesday in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that herders ambushed local marketers and killed eleven persons and severely injured four others in the village. According to Umar, the entire area had been dominated by armed personnel to forestall further breakdown of law and order. “When we got wind of the attack, our men moved in immediately; unfortunately, before they arrived the scene the perpetrators had fled. `’But we have mobilised and deployed more personnel who are presently carrying out both foot and vehicular pa