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Plateau State Government lifts the earlier suspension on the operation of Tricycle rider's

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Press Release

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DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE PRESS STATEMENT The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong will tomorrow, Thursday, 1st March, 2018 perform the swearing-in ceremony of the newly reconstituted Members of the State Executive Council and that of the 3 newly appointed Permanent Secretaries. The occasion is scheduled for 10:00am at the New Government House Premises, Little Rayfield, Jos. Consequently, the Rt. Hon. Speaker and the Honourable Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly; the Acting Chief Judge of Plateau State and the President, Customary Court of Appeal; the Acting Grand Khadi, Sharia Court of Appeal; Superior Court Judges; Special Advisers; Permanent Secretaries; Chief Executives of Boards and Parastatals; Chairman Plateau State Traditional Council of Chiefs and Members of the Council; Management Committee Chairmen of 17 LGCs; Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Plate

Plateau State PLSHA Approves Gov Lalong list of Commissionner nominees

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau State  House of Assembly  yesterday screened and confirmed 20 nominees for appointment as commissioners. Our Correspondent reports that Gov Simon Lalong forwarded the list of the nominees on Feb. 21, 2018, less than two weeks after he dissolved the entire cabinet on Feb. 8. The lawmakers subjected the nominees to intensive scrutiny before unanimously confirming them via a voice vote. The confirmation of 20 nominees brings the total number of commissioners-designate to 23 as three other nominees were earlier forwarded to the House on Feb. 13, and cleared the next day. Speaker Peter Azi, in a brief address to the nominees, advised them to be good ambassadors of Plateau and strive to make a difference. Azi advised those eyeing elective offices in the 2019 election to reject the appointment so as to fully concentrate on the assignment at hand. Meanwhile, the 17 APC lawmakers in the House on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on Lalong, and

Plateau State Government gives Conditions for lifting the suspension on Tricycle Operation

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By Joy Amah Plateau State Government yesterday gave conditions for the lifting of the suspension on tricycle operations in Jos and Bukuru metropolis following Monday’s demonstration which led to the destruction of some vehicles. In an attempt to calm the situation, the State Government had announced the suspension of all tricycle operation within the city, a decision commuters said has caused tremendous suffering. However, the State Government yesterday held meetings with the leadership of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairers and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) in the State and gave conditions for the lifting of the suspension. State chairman for ACOMORAN, Mr. Abdullahi Shehu Sarki told the State of Plateau that the State Government insisted that all tricycles operators must submit their names, phone numbers, tricycle plate numbers and PT numbers which is used to identify each tricycle registered in the State at the various tricycle u

Tricycle Reiders Protest against Issuence of Driver's license, Left Passenger stranded

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By Joy Amah Tricicle Riders today yesterday in Jos metropolis became violent against issuance of licence to "Keke Napep" by the Federal Road Safety Corps/State Government Leaves  were seen mounted on  tricycles moving around Jos metropolis.  Early ours of yesterday, Keke rider's were seen stopping tricycles carrying passengers and demanded their colleagues join in the protest which demands Government removal of drives license to their union. They called on Government to stop the policy of issuance of licence to tricycle riders. As a result of the protest, violence erupted in Jos,  over government policy that requires them to pay N5, 800 for a compulsory seminar that will qualify them for license. Four vehicles, two of which belonged to the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), were destroyed along ring road. Many passengers were stranded while others walked for long distance in search of vehicles as a result of the strike action in Jos and Bukuru metropolis.

Plateau State ban the operations of keke napep till further notice.

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BREAKING: TRICYCLE RIDER'S PROTEST AGAINST ISSUANCE OF DRIVER'S LICENCE

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26th February, 2018. Tricicle Riders today in Jos metropolis are protesting against issuance of licence to them by the Federal Road Safety Corps. Leaves  were seen mounted on  tricycles moving around Jos metropolis. The drivers were seen stopping tricycles carrying passengers and demanded their colleagues join in the protest which demands Government removal of drives license to their union. Speaking to the State of Plateau, Gambo Idiris said their actions and decision was in the best interest of the masses.  That if government force them to pay for the drivers licence, it may subsequently result in  transport fare hike. He called on Government to stop the policy of issuance of licence to tricycle riders. Details soon.....

Gov Lalong visits College of Education Gindiri

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GOVERNOR LALONG OF PLATEAU VISIT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GINDIRI, PLATEAU STATE AFTER THE CRIRIS THAT ENGULFED THE SCHOOL. 23rd February, 2018 His Excellency Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau yesterday the 23rd of February 2018 visited the College of Education,Gindiri for  on the spot assessement of the student unrest at the College yesterday the 22nd February 2018 which led to the loss of the life of a student and destruction of properties in the school. Photo credit :  Josiah Envulu.

BREAKING- Plateau State Government created 6 new Ministries

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau State government on Friday created six new additional ministries .  In a statement signed by Rufus Bature,the Secretary to the Government of the State and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that in order to reinvigorate it's machinery to deliver on the five policy thrust of the rescue administration, the Simon Lalong led administration  has approved the creation of six additional ministries. It also reads that the " Ministry of transportation is to be carved out of the present ministry of works and transport. "Also Ministry of Mineral development to be excised from ministry of environment and mineral development. "  The statement further reads that Ministry of physical planning and urban development is to be carved out of  the present ministry of housing and urban development." "Also Ministry of economic planning which includes the planning department of the ministry of finance and the state Planning c

Lalong's Socreial Inclusion Model: A Sure for Nigeria's Prevailing Urnrest

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  The Voice: Presents Written by: Sanni Inuwa Baba Social inclusion has continued to remain topical in Nigeria from one era to another. Authors with good historic memories have referred to lack of social inclusion as the major endemic that caused the first ever coup d’├ętat in Nigeria. If this is true, could it be the same reason for the second coup and several other social dissatisfaction? To set the tone for our discuss, social inclusion can be viewed as the provision of certain rights to all or MOST individuals and groups in society (particularly citizens of a country) such as employment, political positions, health care, education and empowerment, etc There is no perfect society with full social inclusion; I agree, there is a global recession; I agree, government does not have enough resources to carter for all at the same time. It is debatable. When all of the above become a daily answer for social inclusion by the government, the society naturally plunges int

NFF urges Plateau United, MFM, Akwa united to sustain momentum

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By David Ngobua The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, has commended the performance of Plateau United, MFM and Akwa United in their continental fixtures and asked them to sustain the momentum as they move to the next stage in their respective competitions. Plateau United and MFM who are representing Nigeria in the Champions League secured passages to the next stage after impressive showing against Eding Sport and Real Bamako respectively. Akwa United also over-turned their 1-2 loss at home to beat Banjul Hawks 2-0 to progress on 3-2 aggregate in the Confederation Cup. Speaking yesterday, the General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Sanusi Mohammed said the clubs were benefitting from the meeting the federation held with them before the commencement of the CAF competitions. He said after reviewing the dismal outings of Nigerian clubs in the continent in recent years, the NFF decided to support the clubs with tips on preparations and participation in international competitions.

Plateau group laud Lalong for nominating Victor Lanpang, Pam Bot Mang, others as Commissioners

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau Regeneration Group have commended  Governor  Simon Lalong, for nominating one time member of the state house of assembly  Mr Victor Lapang , and Pam Botmang  son of former Deputy governor of the state Micheal Botmang  ,Hon Festus Fantuer and sixteen others as commissioners in his new cabinet. The group  in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos on Thursday  , commended the governor for  making the right choice,  saying that they have not been disappointed. The statement was signed by the President of the group , Barrister Katlong Danbaba . They urged the members of the State House of Assembly to do the needful by speedily confirming the nominees as members of the state executive council. The statement said, “We commend Gov Lalong for appointment of this Youths in his cabinet as this  shows that he is a listening governor who has the interest of the state at heart. “The ball is now in the court of the legislators to do the needful and confirm the nom

Plateau United, MFM grap Championship League victories as Akwa shock Banjul Hawks 2-0

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By David Ngobau Plateau United, MFM and Akwa United yesterday brought honour to football loving Nigerians as they all won their matches to secure passages to the next round of ongoing Confederation of African Football club competitions. However, the best performers on the night were Akwa United who against all odds secured a two nil away win over Banjul Hawks to qualify for the next round in the Confederation Cup. Akwa United had lost the first leg of the preliminary round clash 1-2 in Uyo making the return leg an uphill task for them. Although there were fears they would suffer the same fate that befell them in 2015 when they were bundled out of the Confederation Cup in the preliminary round, Cyril Olisemaka’s brace ensured Akwa United got the much needed away win to progress on 3-2 aggregate. Reigning NPFL champions, Plateau United also showed champions stuff as they recorded a 1-0 away win over Eding Sports of Cameroon to secure passage to the next round on 4-0 aggrega

Plateau recruits 834 teachers for primary, secondary Schools

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The Plateau State Government says it has recruited a total of 834 teachers for its Primary and Secondary Schools. Chief Vonjen Lar, Chairman of the State Teachers Service Commission disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos. Lar, a retired Permanent Secretary, said the measure was part of Gov. Simon Lalong’s effort to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state and to improve quality of education at those two critical levels. “The state government had in August last year announced to the public to get a form with our commission for the recruitment , which they did and interviews were conducted in the three zonal districts of the state. `The list of the successful candidates will be pasted on the board of the Ministry of Education for the public, especially the applicants to check their names. “A total of 834 persons have been recruited by the commission, which has the mandate to recruit, promote and transfer teachers in the

19 more Names forwarded to PLHA as nominees for Commissioner

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Gov. Simon Lalong Sends remaining Names of 19 more Commissioner Nominees to Plateau State House of Assembly The Executive Governor of Plateau State has forwarded the names of 19 Nominees for confirmation by the Plateau State House of Assembly. This is to occupy the vacancies existing following the dissolution of all Commissioners from the State Cabinet on 8th February, 2018. The following are the names of the nominees: 1. Bulus Bot -Barki Ladi 2. Ezekiel Duk -Bassa 3. Mrs. Anna Izang Jos North 4. Alh. Mohammed Nazifi -Jos North 5. Pam Bot – Mang Jos South 6. Mrs. Weli tamwakat – Kanke 7. Jafaru Wuyeb -Langtang North 8. Dayyabu Garga -Kanam 9. Dr Hosea Istiphanus Finangwai – Kanam 10. Hon Hitler Danjuma Dadi – Langtang 11. David Jafaru Wuyeb-Langtang 12. Usman Yakubu idi – Mangu 13. Mr Daku Jude eli-Mangu 14. Dr Mrs Regina B. Soemlat – Pankshin 15. Hon Victor Lapang – Qua’anpan 16. Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk – Qua’anpan 17. Mr Dan Manjang – Riyom 18. Barr Velnoe Fes

Prof. Yohana Izam appointed as PLASU VC

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Professor Yohanna Izam of the Building department of the University of Jos has been appointed as the new Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University (PLASU) in Bokkos. A former Commissioner of Housing and Transport during the Dariye administration,  Prof Izam a senior lecturer with the University of Jos has a PhD in Construction Management with focus on Building Project Duration Estimation. He takes over from Prof Doknan Sheni. Details soon.....

PRESS RELEASE

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DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE In order to reinvigorate the State Civil Service in line with the time tested practice of merit, seniority, and State Character, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has approved the appointment of the following Civil Servants as Permanent Secretaries; Mr. Isa’ac Maram  Bokkos L. G. A. Mrs Larai Ibn Shuaibu Adamu  Kanam L. G. A. Mrs Mary Ishaya Afan  Jos East L. G. A. The appointed Permanent Secretaries would be Sworn-in on a date to be announced subsequently. Signed Samuel Emmanuel Nanle Director, Press & Public Affairs 19th February, 2018

We'll work for lalong's re-election - Ex Commissioner

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By Joy Amah One of the recently relieved commissioners in Plateau State, Dayyabu Garga, on Wednesday, said despite the dissolution of the state executive council by Governor Simon Bako Lalong, he and his colleagues will continue to work for the governor’s re-election in 2019. Garga stated this while handing over to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, James Yelnaan, in Jos. He said, in the last three years, the present government had brought sanity to governance in the state. “We will continue to work until we deliver Lalong in 2019,” he said. He thanked Lalong for giving him the opportunity to serve and urged the staff of the ministry to extend the cooperation given to him to the permanent secretary.

Plateau varsity sponsored 85 lecturrers for PhD

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By Desmond Alu The Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University (PLASU) Bokkos, Professor Doknan Danjuma Sheni, has said about 85 lecturers have been sponsored to obtain doctorate degrees in their respective fields. The VC made the disclosure during a press conference on Monday. He said the institution has sent 64 lecturers to universities in Malaysia, France and Uganda for post-graduate training and that 85 others would be sponsored to obtain doctorate degrees. He said unlike in the previous years when the university had 93 officials mainly from one senatorial zone of the state, there are now more than 400 employees representing all the state’s LGAs.

Why we endorsed Buhari, Lalong for 2019 - Plateau Elders

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By Dickson A. Elder statesmen under the aegis of APC Advisory Council of Plateau State have restated resolve to support President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong for a second term each. The statesmen said Buhari and Lalong had performed well and gave their people true dividends of democracy. Speaking in Jos, the Chairman of the council, Capt. Joseph Din (Rtd), said they had been following the antecedents of President Buhari with keen interest since he came to power in 2015, especially his vision and mission in key areas of insecurity, poverty, economy, anti-corruption war, power and agriculture. “And in Plateau State, our Governor, Simon Lalong, is also making us proud. He has restored peace in our dear state and institutionalised peace building and reconciliation through the establishment of a peace building agency,” he said.

BREAKING NEWS: Gov Lalong forwards some names to PLHA for confirmation as Commissioners

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Govnor Simon Lalong has forwarded the name of Yakubu Datti, Luka Madaki and Chris Ahmadu  to PLHA for Confirmation as Commissioners.Wednesday 14 February 2018 is slated for their screening. Details soon.....

Plateau State University ready for accreditation of 15 programmes

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Prof. Doknan Sheni, the Vice Chancellor, Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, on Monday, said the university was set for accreditation of its additional 15 programmes by National Universities Commission (NUC). The vice chancellor made the disclosure at a news conference at the university’s Senate Chambers. He said “all is now set for yet another round of accreditation of 15 additional programmes by NUC come May this year. “A total of 17 programmes were accredited by the commission two years ago; we are now prepared for NUC with additional 15 programmes.” Sheni, whose tenure would expire by February ending, expressed gratitude to God for achievements during his two tenures, which he said stabilised the university system. He identified some of the achievements to include accreditation of 17 programmes 12 years after the establishment of the institution and successful holding of its first convocation last year. He added that “we have been able to complete the Library

Gov Lalong Promise to work with the Youth's

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The Executive Governor of Plateau State, the RT Hon Simon Bako Lalong has reiterated his commitment to work with the Youths of Plateau State. In his remarks at the swearing in ceremony of the Grand Kadi and Management Committee Chairmen of Wase and Mikang, the Governor further disclosed his plans to engage more youths. He said the importance of bringing youths on board for the purpose of integration cannot be overemphasized. He also admonished youths to be ambassadors of peace and togetherness. The Governor made the above comments in response to an appeal from Plateau State Youth Council. The letter signed by the Chairman of the Youth Council Dr Fabong Jemchang Yildam, came after the dissolution of the State Executive Council by the Governor. The Governor said, I have made this commitment as a response to a letter I received from the Plateau State Youth Council. Below is the excerpts…. 08/02/2018 MAKING A CASE FOR THE PLATEAU YOUTH – AN APPEAL TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE RT HON

Plateau United defeats Eding Football club of Cameroon in the ongoing CAF continental tournament

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By Joshua Damang Plateau United of Jos today Sunday the 11th of February, 2018  played CAF continental competition against Eding football club of Cameroon at the Zaria road Stadium. The match ended three (3) nil in favour of Plateau United and was witnessed by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong alongside top Government functionaries. The Stadium was agog with football enthusiasts and supporters of Plateau United who thronged to  cheer their team to victory. Photos credit Josiah Envulu.

Tudun Wada community express satisfaction with ongoing construction work in plateau

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Tudun Wada Youth leaders forum have commended the construction company handling the construction of roads in the community Jolex company Nigeria limited for the level of road construction work ongoing in the community. The group in a statement jointly signed by Nansak Morris the chairman, Emmauel Alime, the Secretary and Zakaria Nanpyal for patron also lauded the construction company for contributing it’s quota in community development programmes We must commend Jolex construction company for employment and prompt payment of labourers in the community and for payment for relocation of pipes along Tudun Wada park and also funding for court cases involving child molestation and also for support for security outfit in the community .  They group also  discredit the statement presented by a group Plateau Progressive Youths for Transparency dated on the 5th of February 2018 labeled against Jolex construction company. It reads that “we were shocked t

Plateau State Government swear in acting Grand Khadi and local government Transition Chairmen

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His Excellency, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau today the 10th of February, 2018 swore  in an acting Grand Kadi for the State in the person of Hon. Justice Umar Ibrahim Abdullahi. The acting Grand Khadi takes over from Hon. Justice Adamu Kanam who attained retirement age today. In another related development, the Governor also swore in two transition committee chairmen for Mikang and Wase Local Government Councils respectively. The two chairmen are, Hon. Gwotbit Bakshuet Boniface (KSM) for Mikang Local Government Area and Hon. Garba Hassan for Wase Local Government Area. Both events took place at the Banquet Hall Government House, Little Rayfield Jos.

VP Osinbajo commend the efforts of Plateau Peace Building Agency

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"On January 15, President Buhari met with Benue political, traditional and religious leaders. A week ago, I met with traditional leaders from the Batta and Bachama Communities of Adamawa State. I also met with Fulani groups, the Myetti Allah and several other such groups. These meetings and consultations are crucial, human beings have not yet to my knowledge, developed another way of reaching understanding aside from dialogue. There can and will be no lasting peace without dialogue, and that there can never be too much dialogue regarding a matter that involves the safety of the lives and property of Nigerians. We are also mindful of the peacebuilding efforts of some State Governments. In Plateau State, for example, the Government constituted a Peace and Reconciliation Committee to work with the Berom and Fulani communities which had been at loggerheads for years. The Government also went ahead to establish the Plateau State Peace Building Agency, the first of its kind by

CAF Champoins league trophy is Plateau United's target - Boboye

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By Alachi John Plateau United Coach, Kennedy Boboye has said that the target set by his club is to win this year’s CAF Champions League trophy. Boboye disclosed this yesterday in an exclusive interview with the state of Plateau at Zaria Road Stadium in Jos. The Nigerian representatives will host Cameroon’s Edin Sport in the first leg of the CAF Champions League at the Zaria Road Stadium in Jos on Sunday. He said, “We want to play in the finals and possibly win the trophy, it is doable, it is about hardworking and having full concentration, and we can do it.” Boboye boasted that his players would replicate their performance in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) during their clash with Edin Sport. “That’s what we are working on and our match is coming against a team from Cameroon. And we need a massive result that would take us to next round even before the second leg would be played,” he said. He rated Edin Sport as a compact and well organised side, but s

BARC farm takeover funds being released by PLSG

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Plateau state government on Thursday said the Simon Lalong led administration is determined to fulfill it’s electioneering promises. The state government  also said it has  commenced the release of funds for the complete  takeover of the BARC farms sold by the State government some years ago.  Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of finance in the state Alhaji Sani Yahaya made this known while addressing journalists at the 2018 Budget breakdown in Jos He said more investment opportunities will be opened when the Jos Main market and other abundant investment are rebuilt and completed. Yahaya said this can be seen in government’s efforts in resuscitating the Bokkos Fertilizer Blending plant which has commenced the production of fertilizers in the state. The state government in its commitment to boosting industrialization through the encouragement of small and medium scale business  established the Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency PLASMEDA, already the agency has

Zero tolerance to corruption to be maintain by PLSG

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Plateau state government on Thursday  said it would continue to maintain it’s zero tolerance for corruption and mismanagement by ensuring discipline in all financial transactions as it relates to managing the state,s lean resources. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of finance in the state Alhaji Sani Yahaya made this known while addressing journalists at the 2018 Budget breakdown in Jos He said the Simon Lalong led administration would continue to maintain it’s stand on dealing decisively  with any citizen both in public and private sector that try to frustrate efforts of Revenue Authorities and the task . Yahaya said this year s budget implementation will be different as the budget has been approved in good time, and we shall explore all necessary avenues to source for funds to finance the budget. The 2018 budget tagged “Budget of Rescue and Consolidation is aimed at consolidating on the gains and achievements of this administration since the beginning of its Rescue  mis

Gov Simon Bako Lalong dissolve Excutive cabinet.

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DIRECTORATE OF PRESS & PUBLIC AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR, PLATEAU STATE PRESS RELEASE The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has dissolved the State Executive Cabinet with effect from the 8th of February 2018. The Governor expresses his sincere appreciation to the Honourable Commissioners for their selfless service and immense contributions in delivering to the people of Plateau State, the Dividends of Democracy and in engendering hope in the APC led Administration in the State. The Executive Governor while wishing the Commissioners the best in their future endeavours assures them that as stakeholders in the Plateau Project, their wealth of experience would continuously be relied upon in building the Plateau of our dream. He therefore calls on them not to relent in availing their services when called upon in the future to serve the State. The Honourable Commissioners are to hand over to Permanent Secretaries in their respec

PRESS RELEASE

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The Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has dissolved the State Executive Cabinet with effect from the 8th of February 2018. The Governor expresses his sincere appreciation to the Honourable Commissioners for their selfless service and immense contributions in  delivering to the people of plateau state the dividends of democracy and in engendering hope in the APC led administration in the State. The Executive Governor while wishing the Commissioners the best in their future endeavours assures them that as  stakeholders in the Plateau Project, their wealth of experience would continuously  be relied upon in building the Plateau of our dream. He therefore calls on them not to relent in availing their services when called upon in the future to serve the state. The Hon Commissioners are to hand over to  Permanent Secretaries in their respective ministries. SIGNED Samuel Emmanuel Nanle Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Executive Governor.

Little publicity from N-power successes - Gov Lalong

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By Rodah Bitrus Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong yesterday said despite the immense social and economic successes recorded through the National Social Investment Programme (SIP), such accomplishments have witnessed little publicity because the youths, who are the major beneficiaries, have not blown their trumpets. Lalong said this at the interactive session with N-Power beneficiaries one year after the commencement of the programme in Jos, Plateau State. He said the programme, which cuts across different political affiliations, religious and ethnic groups, has in the last one year supported millions of beneficiaries from across the country. The governor who was represented by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden described the beneficiaries as ambassadors whose role include educating others about the benefits of the programme. Earlier the Focal Person /Executive Assistant to the Governor on SIP, Dr. Sumaye Hamza said the event tagged ‘Spectrum of Opportunities and Celebra

PYC Backs PLASIEC over postponement of LG polls citing security advice.

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PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PLATEAU STATE YOUTH COUNCIL ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTIONS IN PLATEAU STATE We received with mixed feelings the announcement by the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission of the postponement of the much anticipated local government elections which was earlier slated for 17th February 2018. Understandably, PLASIEC took the decision on the premise of the advise from the various security agencies on the Plateau. The various reports were not in favour of a successful and peaceful elections. We are not ignorant of the security challenges we are facing as a people, and this we believe has a great impact on the planned elections. Security reasons for the postponement of the planned LG elections are valid, because government must ensure the safety of its citizens and their properties first. Inasmuch as Plateau State Youth Council is desirous of having elected representatives of the people at the local level, we are convinced bey

Buhari, Lalong and other counterparts on working visit to Nassarawa State

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6th February, 2018. President Buhari is today the 6th of February, 2018 in Nassarawa State on working visit. He will commission projects executed by Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nassarawa State. His Excellency, Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State is also in the State in solidarity with his Nasarawa counterpart  Governor Tanko Al-Makura. More Details coming soon. Photo credit: Josiah Envulu

PLASIEC: postponement of LG elections was base on Security advise - Ntung

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The Plateau State Independent Election Commission (PLASIEC) yesterday postponed the local government elections in the state slated for February 17. The state  of plateau reports that speculations about the postponement had been rife but PLASIEC Chairman, Fabian Ntung, yesterday, said at a press conference that the postponement followed a communication it received from the State Security Council which advised that the present security atmosphere in the state was not conducive for the LG polls. Ntung said, “In line with the foregoing advise, the commission wishes to inform the general public, especially stakeholders in the political process in the state, that the local government council election in the state which was earlier scheduled for Saturday, 17th February 2018 is hereby postponed until further notice.” While taking press men round to see some of the already purchased election materials, he said the commission had been well prepared and fully mobilised towards the conduc

Plateau elders Laud postponment of LGA polls, says decision is to save lives

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By Golok Nanmwa, Group of Plateau elders under the auspices of Plateau Political Elders’ Forum, (PPEF) has said that the postponement of the scheduled February 19 was to save lives following security reports . The group said therefore that it will be politically unwise to conduct an election that could throw the state into the dark days taking into cognisance the peace that the state has been enjoying especially during this Simon Lalong-led administration. In a statement in Jos signed by the President,  Elder Ayuba Shown and Secretaty. Rev. Bitrus Naiwaazi, the group said that as elders,  they would not sit by and watch the state burn as a result of circumstances that could be avoided. The group recalled that the inability of the past  administration to heed security reports in 2008 and conducted local government elections led to loss of lives and property, adding that wise counsel prevailed on the same administration to postpone local government election a record four time

BREAKING NEWS

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-PLASIEC POSTPONES LGA ELECTIONS. By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) has said the local government elections in the state have been shifted due to security reasons to a later date .  PLASIEC chairman Fabian Ntung made this known while speaking with newsmen in Jos on Monday According to the chairman,we received  a communication from security operatives, that the prevailing atmosphere in the state can not guarantee a peaceful election and we were advised to postpone the date of the election He said ” Before now we were  very prepared  to conduct the local government elections come February 17 2019 ,our materials had been made available until the report came from security operatives More details coming.

Plateau United pound Sunshine as Akwa stay top

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Akwa United maintained their position on the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday with a 4-0 massacre of Wikki Tourist at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. Goals from Gabriel Wassa (14), Victor Mbaoma (66), Michael Okoro Ibe (81) and Dumte Christian Pyagbara (87) were all what the Promise Keepers needed to rout their visitors. But it was the defending champions Plateau United, who registered the biggest win of the day yesterday as they pummeled Sunshine Stars 5 - 0 in Jos to stay second on the log. Tosin Omoyele, Sunday Ingbede, Emeka Umeh, Tosin Omoyele and Pam Mafeng scored in the 2nd, 15th, 20th, 76th and 87th minutes respectively in the routing of the Akure visitors.  At the Yakubu Gowon stadium in Port-Harcourt, Ochowechi ‘Oche’ Salefu dispatched a late penalty to hand Rivers United maximum points against Go Round FC in the ‘Rivers derby’ yesterday. The ‘Pride of Rivers’ United never really got off first gear for

Plateau Annual Prayer Day. Speech Delivered by Governor Lalong

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TEXT OF THE SPEECH BY HIS EXCELLENCY, THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE, RT. HON. SIMON BAKO LALONG. AT THE 3RD ANNUAL PLATEAU PRAYER DAY. SATURDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2018. PROTOCOL I am thankful to Almighty God and indeed delighted to be with you on this Solemn and Holy occasion of the 3rd Annual Plateau Prayer day. I commend the efforts and commitment of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) along with the Leadership of the Government House Chapel in organizing and sustaining this programme and ensuring that we put God first in all our endeavours, particularly service to humanity. The choice of the Theme: “The Endless Love of Christ Brings Unity”, coupled with the sub theme of celebrating Plateau State at 42 is indeed apt, most especially as we strive to consolidate on our commitment to the Unity, Peace and Development of the State since coming to office in May 2015. I must express profound appreciation to the Church for the tremendous support, understanding and coop

Kano pillars won 2-0 to Plateau United inflict second defeat

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Feb 1 2018 Kano Pillars mercurial striker, Junior Lokosa scored a brace yesterday at the Sani Abacha stadium in a 2-0 defeat of reigning NPFL champions Plateau United. The young striker has so far scored six goals out from six matches and is poised to score more goals in the coming weeks. Lokosa scored both goals in the first half of the match in quick succession to ensure Plateau United suffered their second defeat in the ongoing NPFL season. Despite their defeat, United are still second on the table with ten points but will drop lower, if Lobi Stars win against Kwara United today. Akwa United maintained their leadership position after playing out a 1-1 draw against FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi. Cyril Olisema gave the visitors the lead in the 12th minute but Ikeokwu equalised in the 48th minute to earn his side a point in the grueling match. At the Agege township stadium, MFM laboured to a 2-1 win over resilient Wikki Tourists just as Stanley Dimgba’s strike in the 70th m