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Plateau state To Fully Implement Child Rights Law..Hon Anna Izam..

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31st May,2018 Worried by the number of child abuse cases, the Plateau Government has vowed to fully implement provisions of the Child Rights Law passed in 2005 as part of efforts to address the menace. Anna Izam, the state Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Jos. Ms Izam noted that children were vulnerable and as such, efficient laws were required to punish their abusers. “Plateau was one of the first states to domesticate the Child Rights Law; full implementation of it would help us deal decisively with people who maltreat, rape, abduct and traffic children among other offences. “The law, in addition, does not also allow children to terrorise their parents and other adults in the society.” Izam said that child protection was critical to every nation’s development and that the state government was committed to creating the enabling environment for children to also access quality and

2019; INEC Delivers 123,848 Voters Cards To Plateau State...

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31st May,2018 According to INEC, reports from its field officers have revealed a smooth exercise in all the 17 Local Government Area in Plateau State. The Head of Publicity and Voter Education Department in Plateau INEC, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, told journalists in Jos that the distribution of the PVCs commenced in the 17 LGAs on May 21. According to him, the PVCs were for those voters who registered with INEC between April and December 2017. He said, “The exercise was flagged off at the Jos South Local Government office of INEC by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mallam Hussaini Halilu Pai. This was followed by the monitoring of the exercise in Barkin Ladi and Riyom LGAs by the National Commissioner supervising Plateau State, Prof. Anthonia Simbine. “A breakdown of the PVCs received in Plateau State shows that Jos South LGA has 21,045, followed by Jos North with 15, 113; Wase, 11,118; Shendam, 10,990. Jos East LGA has the least number of PVCs. “Reports from the var

Governor Simon Bako Lalong Commissions Solar Project....

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31st May,  2018. Governor lalong Commissions Solar Mini Grid Electrification Projects In Shendam Plateau State Governor has said the sustainable effort of government in providing energy to the people is part of his administration pillar policy in developing the rural areas The disclosed this in Demshin and Angwan Rina Communities in Shendam local government area of the state Governor lalong said the strong effort of government in providing the devidends of democracy has brought about smiles in the hearts of the people and reduce the untold hardship expressed by the people According to him this commissioning is done in two phrases the solar mini grid and solar water heaters which when fully operational will boast power supply across the state Minister for power,works and housing Babatunde Fashola represented by the permanent secretary of the ministry said the federal government is doing its best to provide energy across the state He said this projects o

Lalong Pays Unscheduled Visit To Plateau Hospital To Inspect On-Going Remodeling Project...

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Lalong pays unscheduled visit to  Plateau Hospital to inspect on-going remodelling project  By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, today  paid an unscheduled visit to the Plateau State Specialist Hospital where he inspected on-going remodelling project initiated by the rescue administration. A statement from Yakubu Dati the commissioner for information and communication  and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that Lalong  charged the contractors to increase the pace of work for the benefit oh humanity. The Governor was conducted round the facility by Dr Kuden Kamshak, the Commissioner of Health and other senior government officials.

Registered Berom Organizations Calls On FG To Investigate Killings In 4 LGAs

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Registered Berom Organizations  calls on FG  to investigate killings in 4 LGA,s By Golok Nanmwa Jos Berom groups operating under the aegis of Registered Berom Organizations in Plateau state on Wednesday called on the Federal and state government in the state to investigate the killings in Barkin Ladi ,Bokkos,Bassa and Riyom local government area of Plateau state in order to fish out those responsible for sanction . They also said over 33,000 thousand Berom women and children are currently displaced as a result of the constant attacks by suspected herdsmen in the state . Addressing newsmen in Jos on Wednesday Da Iliya Choji Kim the Vice President of Berom Educational and cultural Organization BECO said" in as much as we appreciate the efforts of government at all levels and the sacrifice of the security personnel ,there is still much to be done for normalcy to return ,the numerous internally Displaced Persons IDPs in our mist have never been visited by either NEMA ,or SEM

Sports As Key To Peace...Gov Lalong..

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30th May,2018 By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau state governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday said  Sports has been identified as  key to sustaining peace and building cohesion.  Commissioner of Information and Communication Yakubu Dati in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos  said the governor also stated that the novelty football match is part of activities to round up the 2018 Democracy day which kicked off on friday. The game, which was took place at the new ultra modern international stadium in Jos, saw Gov Simon Lalong leading the Executives as the Captain,  while the Management Committee Chairman, Langtang North, Briand Dadi led the Algon team as Captain. The kick-off was performed by Hon Peter Azi,  Speaker, Plateau House of Assembly who later presented the trophy to the Executive team which emerged victorious in the game that ended 3-2 in their favour. The novelty match which was entertaining saw Lalong scoring the final goal that handed the executives a second

Lalong Stars In Novelty Match To Celebrate Democracy Day....

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30th May,  2018. Governor Simon Lalong was a sight to behold in the novelty football match organised to celebrate nineteen(19) years of democracy in Nigeria. The Governor delighted football enthusiasts during the football match between Plateau State management committee chairmen team and the executive governor of Plateau State team at the Zaria road stadium which ended 3 - 2 in favour of the Executive Governor's team.

Lalong Launches Security Gadgets....

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By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has directed the states security outfit operation Rainbow to carry out a massive recruitment exercise towards broadening it's intelligence network . Governor Lalong disclosed this during the launch of the Early Warning system of Operation Rainbow at its Headquarters in Jos. Development of an Early warning system is one of the most important platforms in conflict management ,because it enables stakeholders to come up with various ways to identify potential conflict ,before it erupts . Plateau state's Early Warning platform for its security outfit operation Rainbow ,was developed by the united Nations Development Programme for timely and appropriate prevention of violent conflict . Governor Simon Lalong who commissioned the project said at least three citizens from every ward of the state will be recruited by operation rainbow to broadcast its intelligence network . Governor Lalong disclosed that the

Corruption Fight Not Ethnic Or Religious -Gov Lalong..

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30th May,2018 Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has defended the present administration’s fight against corruption saying it borders on governance, not ethnic, religious or political leanings. Lalong said this yesterday in his third year anniversary and democracy day speech titled “Integrity, Accountability and Transparency in Leadership.” He said though people have the right to hold their opinions, the fight against corruption was solely the mandate of the anti-graft agencies, which have been statutorily empowered by the relevant Acts of the National Assembly to prosecute corrupt practices. “For the records, by my disposition in life, I do not take any pleasure or gain in witch-hunting anyone as being peddled by those who have chosen, either out of mischief or ignorance, to give an ethnic or political colouration to recent activities of the anti-graft agency in the state,” he said. Lalong said his administration was pursuing special requests made to the presidency

Plateau To Intensify Operations Against Indiscriminate Refuse Dumps...

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30th May,2018. The Plateau State government has restated its commitment to keep the state clean, environmentally friendly and healthy, as it intensifies efforts against indiscriminate refuse dumping across the state capital as well as other remote communities. The state Commissioner for Environment, Abdullahi Abbas, stated this at the weekend during the monitoring and evaluation of the private waste disposers working in Jos-Bukuru metropolis. He said the state government privatized waste evacuation in the state about five months ago, but discovered that the Jos-Bukuru metropolis was still very dirty which, he said, made it necessary for the relevant authorities to “go out and access the performances of the private waste operators.” Abbas said from the assessment, out of the 14 zones visited, only about half of the private waste operators had performed well, while the remaining left much to be desired. Reacting to the challenges of sensitization faced by some of the operato

Democracy Day; Dangote To Establish Dairy Farm In Plateau....

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29th May,2018 Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has expressed desire to key into the ranching policy of the Federal Government, even as he is in advance discussion with the Dangote Group of Companies to establish a dairy farm in the state. Lalong, in a pre-democracy day interaction with journalists at the Press Centre in Jos, explained that in establishing the ranches, his administration would not confiscate anyone’s land as a large expanse of land had already been earmarked in Wase Local Government Area of the state and approved by the Federal Government for the purpose. He assured the citizens that the planned dairy farm had made it imperative for his administration to put plans in place to renovate and have modern slaughter slabs to ensure a clean environment for the business. The governor also informed that in the last three years, his administration had spent N22 bilion on the rehabilitation of federal roads across the state and was awaiting the signing of the f

Celeberating Democracy Day; Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong In The Eyes Of The Plateau.....

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29th May,2018.. BY: MPAKA NUMBERE Plateau State has prided itself as the home of Peace and Tourism for years and consequently answered to this slogan by attracting a lot of industries few years ago. This can be attributed to its fine weather condition and abundance of natural resources coupled with the hospitable nature of her people. The presence of these resources which serve as raw materials for a number of manufactured goods attracted a lot of firms including foreign ones to Plateau State as the state got opened to investors and businessmen in diverse industries. At a time, the state became the centre of attraction to many who thronged to it to invest, relax and do business. Plateau was among the most peaceful states in Nigeria until things started taking a turn for the worse when several ethno-religious crises, and recently, herdsmen and farmers clashes disrupted the peace of the state thereby leading to the disruption of industrial coherence the state once enjoyed. For e

VOLATA 2019 Heartily Rejoices With The People And Government Of Plateau State On The Occasion Of Democracy Day....

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May 29th  of every year In Nigeria affords us the opportunity to celebrate the return of our democracy and reflects on it impacts on the polity as events unfold. Lest we forget, the resolve to collectively vote out the immediate past administration was born out of patriotism to fill a wide gap they created to promote imposition, divisiveness, gross misconduct, mediocrity, meddlesomeness, purposelessness, mendacity and balkanization of our common patrimony that had categorically mortgaged and condemned the State to financial enslavement. Hundreds of billions were allocated to the State from proceed of oil occasioned by an all time record high oil boom and instead of judicious use of the resources to better our lives and improve our living standard, the monies were siphoned and wickedly embezzled leaving the State at the mercy of untold hardship and a dark cloud of misfortune occasioned by an empty treasury, backlog of unpaid salaries and arrears, abandoned projects yawning for com

Plateau Economy Boosted Through Prompt Payment Of Salaries -Hon Yakubu Dati

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29th May,  2018. The local economy of Plateau state is boosted through the prompt payment of workers salaries in the region of two Billion Naira monthly. This was stated by the state Commissioner of information and communication Yakubu Dati during a special Democracy program on Tin City FM Jos. Dati, who highlighted achievements of the Rescue Administration in three years explained that plateau citizens should count their blessings even with the little resources that has accrue to government as empowerment and infrastructural development programs have been undertaken for the benefit of citizens. The commissioner stated that the Rebirthing of Education has created 700 teaching jobs for citizens, building and renovation of 500 class rooms, reopening of Plateau state university and subsequent accreditation of many courses in the university. On security ,Dati explained that security is every body's business and urged citizens to be security vigilante and remain law ab

Lalong Makes History As First Serving Governor Of Plateau To Visit NUJ Press Center...

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Plateau state Governor Simon   Lalong on Monday  made history as he becomes the first serving Governor of the state, to visit the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Center, while actively serving, as a Governor. Our correspondent reports that Governor also used the visit to brief Journalist on his journey so far through his three years, which would be marked tomorrow, the 29 th of May, 2018. The Governor, who promised to complete more abandoned projects by past administration in the state, which include the NUJ Press Center Jos, said he is trying to set a standard for future coming leaders not to abandon projects in the state. He said, “These projects are constructed or initiated for the interest and benefit of the people. Lalong called on the citizens of the state to continue to support his administration as he is determined to better the lives of citizens of the state

Gov Lalong Donates #4.5 million To Families Of Deceased Journalists In Plateau State...

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state governor Simon Lalong on Monday donated 4 .5 million naira to families of  9 deceased Journalist who died in the line of duty eleven years ago Gov Lalong made the pronouncement during an Interactive  session with journalists in Jos . It could be recalled that 9 members of the Plateau NUJ had an accident on their way to the southern zone of Plateau on their way to  inspect projects in the zone in the company of the then Governor of the state Chief Joshua Dariye , Lalong said ,his administration has not forgotten the  families of the deceased Journalists .

My Administration Has Awarded 22 Road Projects Across Plateau -Gov Lalong

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state governor Simon Lalong on Monday said his administration would continue to complete  projects abandoned by his predecessors  in the state . He also said his administration has awarded contracts for the construction of 22 roads spread across   the seventeen local government areas of the state stressing that I would never be selective in citing projects in Plateau . Lalong made this known while interacting  with newsmen in Jos at the Nigerian Union of Journalist NUJ Secretariat as part of activities  marking his 3rd year in office . He also said his administration has spent 22 billion naira on federal projects in the state. "We would complete all projects abandoned by previous administrations in the state." “We have made it a duty to complete all abandoned projects in the state because the projects are for the people and not for the person that initiated them ,we have  also initiate new projects and we would complete the

Latep Dabang Appointed National Bot Member,Buhari Campaign Organisation....

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By Golok Nanmwa,Jos National Head office of the BUHARI CAMPAIGN ORGANIZATION BCO has appointed Plateau State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress APC,Hon Letep Dabang as a National member of its BOARD OF TRUSTEES. In a statement signed by its National Coordinator,Alhaji Danladi Pasali and delivered to him in Jos,the appointment of Letep Dabang is predicated on the expectations that he will fully continue to get involved in the entire activities of the APC and the Buhari Campaign Organization BCO in Nigeria.. Hon  Letep Dabang while receiving the letter of appointment thanked BCO for seeing him as a worthy partner promising that he remains committed to the course of the APC in Plateau,Nigeria and the aspiration of President Mohammadu Buhari to the Nigerian project. He said he is not new to being part of this project as in Plateau State he is the Patron of the Buhari Integrity Group as such he will serve the Buhari Campaign Organisation the best way he can.

Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) Mandated To Restore Peace On The Plateau,Bauch,Southern Kaduna And all North Central Nigeria-Major General Anthony Atolagbe..

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27th May,2018 The Commander of the Special Task Force (STF), code name Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), mandated to restore peace on the Plateau, some parts of Bauchi State and Southern Kaduna, all in North-central Nigeria, Major General Anthony Atolagbe, has said that organised crimes still exist in communities in its area of operation. He however reiterated the commitment of the Task Force to flush them out from their hideous. Gen. Atolagbe stated this yesterday while reacting to the insinuating that the task-force is taking sides in the conflict between farmers and herders. He said, “let the public be reminded that criminal gangs exist in our communities and OPSH has the responsibility to remove such characters from the public domain”. He stressed that the hoodlums who are perpetrating criminal activities and are responsible to the wanton lost of lives are also bent on discrediting the operations of the task-force, adding that the OPSH which is composed of members of the A

An Open Letter To The Executive Governor Of Plateau State Rt Hon Bar Simon Bako Lalong On The Deplorable Condition Of Some State Owned Institutions On The Plateau And The Need For Urgent Attention ...

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27th May,2018  BY: COMR. DAWAP NELSON DOGARA (MADIBA) It has become so important to write to you at this moment not forgetting how tight your activities are geared towards the forthcoming General Elections and the bid for contesting the second term. Sir, I write to you this moment with so much apprehension the state of deplorable structures and system of education on some of the state owned tertiary institution, plateau state was known for producing prominent leaders via the educational system and moral building. But currently some of this institution that graduated leaders in the past are left in the state of destruction, no quality structures for learning, lack of quality stationeries to harness learning, lack of quality staffing, lack of good environment for learning to take place effective and many other numerous to mention. The following state owned institutions need to be work on as fast as possible to enable us regain our name as the best in producing prominent and influ

Gov Lalong Commissions Water Project....

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27th May,  2018. Governor Simon Lalong of plateau state commissioned a water project at lamingo golf club Jos built by his government during the Later Tee Off Democracy day golf tournament to mark his administration's  three years in office , the tournament recorded an entry of 74 golfers from the three clubs within Jos. Prizes ranging from refrigerators, home theatres & plasma TV were won at the game categorized into ladies, Veterans & Men categories one & two.  The Captain of the club Tang Dapoet appreciated the governor for the water project which he said will help in keeping the course green especially during the dry season.

Gov Lalong Celebrates Children's Day With May Babies At Korret Hamlet....

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27th May,  2018. This year children's day was a memorable one  as kids from 3 orphanages were hosted to celebrate the governors 55th birthday. The event took place at korret hamlet in Jos ,plateau with lots of activities such as bouncing castles,throwing balloons, soccer, video  games, etc, with lots of food and drinks for the kids. The children were orphanages drawn from Clapai, K-wave and igmin-kibe(back2back)ministries  orphanage, Jos alongside selected may babies. A continuation of the event is slated for tomorrow 28th May,2018 with sporting competition by schools scheduled to take place at the same venue.