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Trade fairs has played a role in uniting Nigerians-Bolchit Barshep ED Anista Marketing and Events Limited......

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Trade fairs  has played a role in   uniting Nigerians - Bolcit Barshep ED Anista Marketing and Events Limited By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Bolcit Barshep the Executive Director of Anista  Marketing and Events Limited  has said that Trade fairs has played a very important role in uniting Nigerians . She made this known during the opening ceremony of the Kwara state trade fair 2018 at the weekend . Bolcit said "I welcome you to the 7thkwara trade fair 2018 believing it is yet another opportunity for us to savor the great moment of our interaction through various trade exhibitions, cross cultural relations, entertainment and other forms of engagements." "Counting on the successes of previous fairs in time past, it has become imperative that we build on that in other to achieve greater success this year and put the name of Kwara once again on the high amongst states to be reckoned with." "Trade fairs serve as an opportunity to further cement the Unity of

Easter-Plateau Youth activist calls on citizens to continue to support gov Lalong.....

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Easter- Plateau Youth activist calls on citizens to continue to support Gov Lalong By Golok Nanmwa, Jos As the world celebrates Easter, Plateau Youth activist Comrade Pius Hommen ,has called on citizens of Plateau to continue to be their brothers keeper and also continue to support the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong because he he has proven that he is determined to better the lives of citizens of the state. Comrade Hommen in a statement in Jos on Saturday  and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that "  To all  my friends ,well wishers  and Youths in Plateau ,as we celebrate Easter,the Bible tells us that God will meet all our needs, He feeds the birds of the air and clothes the grass with the splendor of lilies. How much more, then, will he  care for us, who are made in his image?.  My Prayers is that we all celebrate the Easter with sober reflection of how  Jesus Christ died on the cross for our salvation. " "I pray  that the grace of God would c

Breaking; Fire engulfs the popular Kugiya Market in Bukuru Jos South LGA....

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News reaching us that the popular kugiya market has been engulfed with flames, as small shops are already affected by the fire even though real extend of damage is yet to be ascertained.  No signs of fire fighters yet on ground as large crowd is said to surround the inferno watching the carnage helplessly. Details shortly..

180 children grace plateau for Junior golf open tournament....

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180 children grace Plateau for Junior golf open tournament By Golok Nanmwa, Jos About 180 Kids golfers on Friday stormed Jos the Plateau state capital for a junior golf open tournament in the state sponsored by the Plateau state government and the Nigerian Golfers Federation. Speaking while teeing off the competition ,Gov Simon Lalong said his administration is determined to boost tourism and sporting activities in the state. He said We have introduced Kid Golf Academy in Plateau state, so they can learn how to play golf, you may never know what they would become in the future. The kids would be the Tiger Woods of Nigeria,” he said. When we introduced the kids golf academy ,I was impressed with the interest of children from Plateau and   urged parents to bring their children to the academy in order to learn the game and represent the state whenever the need may arise.  Lalong also said his determined would continue to promote sports in the state. Also speaking at the

Hand pumps provide new lease of life for Plateau rural dwellers

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By Hameed Oyegbade  Mar 30 2018 “The distance between the stream which is the only source of water supply for the dwellers of Ganawuri community in Riyon Local Government Area of Plateau state is about one hour to and fro, and the villagers, particularly the housewives and children must go there to fetch water at least three times every morning before they could get water to drink, bath and do necessary washing at home.” The Paramount ruler of the community, the Attah Ateng of Ganawuri District, Chief Yakubu Chaimang stated this while speaking on the plight  of his people comprising  300,000 dwellers in the 900 villages that make up the district. Chaimang told Daily Trust that when the two hand pumps provided by government in the 1980s broke down, the people of Ganawuri relied on the stream for water. Chaimang lamented that getting water in Ganawuri was serious competition ,and that the water that they were getting has a bad odour and causes sickness. His words: “Majority

Plateau United cautions mischief makers......

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Plateau united cautions mischief makers By Golok Nanmwa, Jos  Management of Plateau United football club of Jos has noted with serious concern the activities of some individuals and groups which is negatively affecting the image of the club. According to a press statement by the media officer of the club, Albert Dakup, such activities if not nibbed in the bud will affect the fortunes of the team both in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) and the CAF Confederations Cup for which the club is aspiring for a place in the group stage of the competition. Dakup explained that these group of individuals who have now constituted themselves as demigods are going about peddling baseless and unfounded rumours of crisis within the team as a result of the club recent two defeats in the league against Go Round FC and FC Ifeanyiubah. The club wishes to make it categorically clear that the two defeats which had seen the team drop to the 10th position on the league table are

Plateau group calls on all natives in Bassa to be steadfast and remain committed to the path of peace......

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Plateau group calls on all natives in Bassa to be steadfast and remain committed to the path of peace By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Group operating under the aegis of Bache Cultural Development Association has lamented the killings in Plateau state and called on the Federal Government to do every thing possible to put an end to the killings . President of the group Engr Simon Asukuchili made this known while addressing newsmen in Jos. He said " we want to call on all ethnic nationalities in Bassa Local Government to be steadfast and remain committed to the path of peace. We want to affirm unequivocally that there is no alternative to peace and that no one has monopoly of violence but towing the path of peace and tranquility is vital and non-negotiable." He said "It is with grave pain and sadness that I address you today compelled by the indiscriminate arrest of six Bache (Rukuba) youths in the wake of the Irigwe-Fulani clash on 14th March, 2018 at Alaintu, Kuban-I

Easter-Governor Lalong calls on Christians to demonstrate God's love,grace to humanity....

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Easter- Gov Lalong calls on Christians to  demonstrate God’s love ,grace to humanity By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Governor of Plateau State,  Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, has reminded all Christians that the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday, gives hope to a world in need of physical and Spiritual healing. Governor Lalong made the statement while felicitating with citizens of the State during the Easter period, which marks the end of Lenten period and heralds the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ in a statement signed by Emmanuel Nanle the director of Press and Public affairs and made available to newsmen in Jos . He noted that the crucifixion, death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, demonstrate God’s love and grace to humanity, which should guide all Christians in living the virtues of love, sacrifice and perseverance for the good of mankind. The Governor added that without these virtues the development of the so

Farmers/Herders clash _ Professor Sharubutu calls on FG to regulate grazing activities....

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Farmers /Herders clash - Professor Sharubutu calls on FG to regulate grazing activities By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Provost of the Federal College of Animal  Health  and Production Technology Vom Prof. Garba Sharubutu on Wednesday  called on the Federal Government to regulate grazing activities in the country to curb the recurring farmers/herdsmen clashes. Sharubutu who is the President of Veterinary  Council made the call while speaking to newsmen in Vom,Jos south local government area  in his office . Sharubutu also called for the involvement of traditional rulers in resolving the recurring farmers/herdsmen clashes and other crisis in the rural areas, saying that they had roles to play He also called on all States and Local Governments across the federation to regulate the activities of the herdsmen and farmers  to end the clashes. He  said the states should legislate on rearing of animals as professional activities, while grazing by minors and movement of cattle in the n

Joint interactive session with the commandant operation safe haven (OPSH) Maj.General A.M.Atolagbe between Journalist and bloggers on the Plateau.....

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By John N.D. March 28, 2018. The Commandant of Operation Safe Haven in Plateau State,  Maj. Gen. A. M Atolagbe on tuesday the 27th of March,  2018 held an interactive session with members of the press in Jos. The meeting had in attendance members of the press from Channels TV, TVC, NTA, STV, Radio Stations, and Bloggers including The State of Plateau, Viewpiont Nigeria, Usman Blog, and Masara Kim blog. The Command Public Relations Officer, Maj. A. Umar (Media Head), quickly introduced officers of the Command Maj. E. E. Mbu Ogar, Maj. A. U. Capt. Muyiwa among many others. The Commandant raised issues bordering news reportage in respect of killings in the State. He made mention of most media reports been disseminated to the public as consisting of mere propaganda and sentiments. The Commandant further gave explanation on  how terrible the situation was as they are  the ones directly involved in the field, he told journalist/bloggers that news reports are being published w

Media commended for promoting peace- Hon Dati.....

27th March, 2018. PRESS RELEASE Media organisations in Jos have been commended for promoting peaceful coexistence in the reportage. They have also been enjoined to support the Rescue administration of Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong through the propagation of it's five point policy thrust. The Commissioner of Information, Yakubu Dati stated these during the commencement of his advocacy visits to  some Federal government owned media outfits in Jos. The Commissioner commended them for their support in making the visit of President Mohammadu Buhari to Plateau State a grand success. The Commissioner along with the Permanent Secretary, Mr C.C. Bello also urged media organisations to see the State Government as partners in progress willing to build relaionships that are mutually beneficial. The Commisioner was received at the NTA Jos by the Zonal Director of the network centre, Nurudeen Adesina Idris who sued for closer collaboration between the ministry and the station. Mr. Idris

GOPRI commends Military on robust civil, military relationship....

27th March,2018. By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Non Governmental Organization known as Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative, GOPRI has commended the Nigerian Army Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major Gen. N. E Angbazo for the visible transformation and innovations experienced in that arm. The NGO believes this laudable achievement by the military arm has brought about the robust relationship between the military and civil populace all over the country, a sharp departure from what it used to be in the past. Executive Director Of GOPRI, Amb. Melvin Ejeh stated this yesterday while appraising the civil military relationship across the country. The organisation strongly commended Maj. Gen. Angbazo for his selflessness and committment to service. “We are so far impressed with the current healthy relationship being enjoyed between the Army and the civilian populace. “This is surely the way to go in a democratic setting as it would enhance credible flow of information among soldier

Plateau youths replies accusations against Hon Latep Dabang under the Aegies (Grassroot Movement For Good Governance).....

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GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE Rejoinder Our attention has been drawn to a double publication on the 12-03-2018 by one Timkat Peter and a faceless Janjaweed organization (Concern Citizen for Good Governance) captioned; Latep, a face of corrupts personality on the plateau, A local, myopic, baboon & political moron call Latep on the face of plateau politics. Days have passed and we have not heard him respond to the fallacious and unfounded allegations made against him, it’s certainly due to his character not to give undue relevance to cheap political blackmails, knowing that, truth, no matter how long it takes will reveal itself. We are therefore compelled to write this rejoinder so that his gentle and non-vengeful nature will not opined to giving credence to the false publications We are not disappointed in your articles as it further exposes your ignorance on basic principles and modules operandi of an administration/public office. We understand that your publi

Plateau united GM apologizes to Jay FM over assault of sports presenter

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26th March,2018. By Golok Nanmwa,Jos General Manager of Plateau United Football Club, Mr. Pius  Henwan has apologized to the Management of Jay Fm for the unfortunate incident that happened at its organization’s office which led to the assault of Mr. Mbum Ferdinand, a Sports Presenter/Journalist attached to it by some Plateau United Football Club Supporters. In a letter personally signed by him and made available to newsmen in Jos , the General Manager said the management and staff are dissociating itself from the ugly incident and apologize to the Management of JayFm and the staff involved. He went further to say it is neither in his character nor that of his management to engage in or order such acts of what he tagged “barbarism” He said he abhors violence in all ramification and couldn’t have ordered such barbaric act against a Journalist discharging his duties. He repeatedly dissociated himself from the thuggery. He said Plateau United Football Club has enjoyed tre

NSCDC commends gov Lalong for donating 4 vehicles to them....

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps ,(NSCDC ) Plateau State Command has eulogized Governor Simon Bako Lalong for donating four security vehicles to fight crime and criminality in Plateau and its environs. The rescue administration  has been commended for taken security of lives and properties as topmost priority. With the current killings going on in Bokkos ,Jos North and Riyom local government councils ,the agency said  have deployed some personnel to help tackle the menace .

Sagay backs Danjuma's self defence advice, says law allows Nigerians to defend themselves...

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 March 26, 2018 The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has backed the advice by a former Minister of Defence and an elder statesman, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (rtd.) that Nigerians should defend themselves against killers. Recall that Danjuma had on Saturday at the convocation of Taraba State University called on Nigerians to use whatever means at their disposal to defend themselves against killers. Reacting, Sagay told The Nation on Sunday that the law allows Nigerians to defend themselves from being massacred. He, however, urged the Federal Government to investigate Danjuma’s allegations. “General Danjuma did not say that the military is incapable. But he accused them of bias and not protecting the people deliberately. That’s a very, very serious accusation. “And this is coming from such a senior man in Nigeria’s military – probably apart from former General Olusegun Obasanjo and General Yakubu Gowon, he (Daju

The management of plateau united football club of Jos has condemned in strong terms the physical assault on a staff of JAY FM Jos,Mbum Ferdinand....

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25th March,2018 The Management of Plateau United Football Club of Jos has condemned in strong terms the physical assault on a staff of Jay FM Jos, Mbum Ferdinand allegedly on the orders of the club general manager,  Pius Henwan. A statement signed by the Media Officer of the club, Albert Dakup, noted that the assault was never on the orders of the GM who is a law-abiding citizen who abhors violence in any ramification. The statement further explained that at no time did the GM nor the management of the club order for such barbaric action against a journalist who was discharging his duties to the public. The GM, to prove how unhappy he was about the incident, immediately rushed to the Police Station where Mr Mbum was held and tried a much as he could to douse the tension. While disassociating itself from this unfounded actions of the supporters club members,  the management of the club wish to use this medium to apologize to Mr Mbum Ferdinand, his family and Jay FM for

Plateau United General Manager denies alleged order to abduct JAY FM sports Presenter, Mr Mbum Ferdinand...

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25th March ,2018. Disbelief followed the news that the Plateau United General Manager, Mr. Pius Henwan ordered “his thugs” to abduct a Sports Journalist and Presenter of JAY 101.9 FM, Jos over his comments on a Radio Show on Saturday Evening which prompted *SCORENigeria* to speak to the accused. Mr. Pius while speaking to *SCORENigeria* was quick to deny the allegations while also clarifying the situation of things as it related to the bonuses due to the players He told www.scorenigeria.com.ng, “I did not order anyone’s abduction neither was I aware such. Immediately i got wind of what had happened, I made it to the Police Station where we were able to resolve the issue.” About the allegations levied against him, Mr. Henwan said, “However, I am very embittered by his report as Plateau United are yet to receive the bonuses promised by the government of Plateau State for our achievement in the NPFL last season.” He continued, “Yes, It is true that the players were not paid

Nigerian Government, Army replies T Y Danjuma Allegations of Arm forces being compromise.

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The Nigerian government and the Nigerian Army have dismissed allegations by a retired military general that security forces are conniving with deadly attackers across Nigeria, saying such calls are inflammatory and should be disregarded. Theophilus Danjuma, a former chief of army staff, said on Saturday that Nigerians are being killed at an alarming rate but the armed forces could not curb the bloodshed because they are also involved in it. “The armed forces are not neutral,” Mr. Danjuma said at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University in Jalingo, the state capital, on Saturday afternoon. “They collude with the armed bandits to kill people, kill Nigerians.” The former defence minister said the time is now for Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves from the killings. Deadly killings have been recorded in several states across Nigeria since January 2018 alone, but the government has appeared helpless at identifying and bringing culprits to book. Hundreds hav

Military colluding with Armed bandits - T Y Danjuma

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By Magaji Isa Hunkuyi  Defend Yourselves Or Die One By One, He Says A former minister of defence, Gen TY Danjuma (retired), yesterday accused the Nigerian Armed Forces of aiding attacks by bandits on communities across the country, warning that if such attacks continued, the consequences would make what happened in Somalia a child’s play. Danjuma, a former Chief of Army Staff, said the military could not be relied upon for the security of the citizenry, advising Nigerians to rise up to defend themselves or risk massacre. He spoke at the maiden convocation of the Taraba State University in Jalingo where he was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Science degree. His Taraba home state has recently witnessed attacks and counter-attacks between herders and famers, leading to hundreds of casualties. While speaking against the violence in the state and other parts of the country, Danjuma said it was time for everyone to rise up and defend themselves.  “The armed forces are

Fwangje Movement donates relief materials to Daffo IDP Camp....

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March 24, 2018 FWANGJE MEDIA CLUB, JOS. In his effort to bring succour to Internallyy Displaced Persons IDPs of the recent Hardmen's attack in  Daffo community of Plateau State, Retired Col. Samuel Gulong Fwangje in company of his Humanitarian movement crew has visited the seen of Daffo community as he donates relief materials to the recently attacked community of Daffo Mangai , Bokkos LGA in Plateau State. Reports from the Fwanje's Media group has it that peace and calmness has returned to Daffo Community. Receiving the guest at his palace, the District Head of Daffo *Prince Dauda Bitrus Maren* expressed delight over the visit and thank Fwanje's movement for identifying with them at their trial moment as assured of his council's commitment to ensuring truth reconciliation and peaceful coexistence within his jurisdiction. Conveying his stand, Leader and philanthropist Col. Fwanje described the incidence as unfortunate and prayed for the repose

The APC youths Online Forum want to condemn in totality the actions of some people that abducted a sports presenter on Jay FM 101.9.......

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24th March,2018 Rio Ferdinand over a dispute on figure given to Plateau United by the Rescue Governor,Simon Bako Lalong. We are in a civil society and all avenues of seeking redress has not been  exhausted. under no circumstances should people take the law into their hands for what so ever reason. The APC Youths Online Forum in a statement signed by  Pius Tongmaan The chairman APC YOUTHS ONLINE FORUM  what to categorically state that this act was perpetrated by some supporters of Plateau United whom double as part of LALONG Boys Group as the vehicle used in the condemnae act portrayed. This act has no linkage to the rescue Governor or his democratic ideals, as the rescue Governor believes in the rule of law to seek redress as a legal luminary. The independence of the press is non negotiable in our democratic process and press freedom is sacrosanct in embolding our democratic journey. We want to call on the security  agencies to fully investigate the matter and b

Moribund Panyam Fish farm Revived by Governor Lalong....

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24th March, 2018. The Rescue Administrationof Governor Simon Lalong has revived the Panyam Fish Farm. Panyam Fish farm which was established about 65 years ago is Nigeria’s largest fish farm covering a land mass of 309 hectares, with the capacity to produce about 4.9 tonnes of fish and over 10 million fingerlings annually. This was stated by Rauta Barry the manager of the fish farm when the commissioner of information, Plateau State,  Hon Yakubu Dati  visited the farm alongside  members of the press on sight seeing following reports on the social media that the farm is not functional. Hon.  Yakubu Dati noted that the Governor Lalong led administration is paying attention to the agriculture sector so as to boost the revenue base of the State as well as creating employment opportunities for the youths of the State youth, adding that the resuscitating of the farm by the Rescue administration is another way of showing Government commitments to the welfare of its peopl

Gov Lalong endorsed for second tenure by MIKANG LGA APC...

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24th March,  2018. APC stakeholders from Mikang Local Government of Plateau State arose from a meeting today the 24th of March endorsing Governor Simon Bako Lalong for second tenure. The motion for the adoption of Governor Lalong for second term was moved by a serving commissioner in the judicial service commission, Irene Piental. The meeting which held in Tunkus the headquarters of Mikang Local Government Area had in attendance the first Executive Chairman of the Local Government,  Hon. Bretet Dauda, and current serving political appointees from the Local Government which include commissioner for information and communication Yakubu Dati ,former member House of Representative Innocent tirsel among others who graced the occasion from the four districts of the Local Government

OPSH Charges Journalists on fairness and objectivity.....

24th March,2018. By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Operation safe Haven  deployed to restore law and order in Plateau , Bauchi and Southern Kaduna  on Saturday appealed to journalists in the country to be fair, objective and factual in the coverage of military activities. OPSH in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos and signed by Major Adam Umar the spokesman also  warned that it would not take it likely with anyone who is bent on escalating the tension  that has been curtailed by the tireless efforts of the OPSH who have also lost personnel in the process of maintaining peace in the troubled zones in Plateau. The statement reads that " The attention of the OPSH has been drawn to a publication as published by Punch newspaper edition of Saturday 24th March 2018 captioned Plateau killings ,Soldiers  in Hilux van lead herdsmen and cow to graze on our farm land " "The report came to OPSH as a rude shock considering the fact that the taskforce has the mandate to pr

Professor Sheni immediate past VC of Plateau Varsity bags two awards for his outstanding performance....

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24th March,2018. By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Students Union Government SUG of the Plateau state University Bokkos yesterday lauded  the immediate past vice Chancellor of the institution Professor Danjuma Sheni for his efforts at transforming  the institution during his tenure .  Our correspondent reports that Professor Sheni was  presented  with two  awards for his outstanding performances  one from the SUG and the other award  from the United Nations Youth Assembly .  Speaking at the occasion at the weekend   The President, Students’ Union Government, Plateau  State University Bokkos Comrade Izang Ajik Dogo said the immediate past vice Chancellor did a lot in transforming the institution and deserves the awards . He said this is the first time they have decided to present an award and it was due to the cordial relationship that existed between Professor Sheni and the SUG and also the outstanding transformation that took place during the immediate past vice Chancellor

The Plateau State Spelling Bee Competition count down.....

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*The Count Down Begins: 19 Days To D-Day ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š The Plateau State rounds of the YEF National Spelling Bee ✍๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽคcompetition & exhibition will hold on Thursday 12th April 2018 from 9am-5pm at the MEES Palace Event Center,  Rayfield. We are expecting 500-700 people including; 1. 150 young Spellers from over 50 schools in Jos and beyond. 2. About 100 School reps  (2 per school) fromh 50 schools with about 500 pupils (from each school). 3. 20 Vendors &  exhibitors (mostly education NGOs, CDS groups & education service providers). 4. 30 Education stakeholders. 5. Media organizations with the possibility of live coverage. 6. 50 Parents, coaches & relatives of competing Spellers. 7. Obersever groups. 8. 40 Volunteers, security & event officials. Great opportunity to come interact with other education stakeholders. Spellers' registrations still on with limited vendor spaces available. For more information contact: Mercy 0806 574 7555 DaKim 08

Nde Hezekiah Dimka's inauguration as member TETFUND committee.....

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Retired Police Commissioner and APC Plateau central senatorial candidate, Nde Hezekiah Dimka was today inaugurated as a member of the board of TETFUND together with other board members of the tertiary institutions of education in Nigeria. The event which took place at the National Universities commission Hall in Abuja had in attendance the Hon Minister for Education, Mallam Adamu, Dr Emeka Nwajibia, Chairman TETFUND, Timpriye Silva, Chief Paul Unongo, Education Research Development Council among other distinguished dignitaries.