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Federal Lawmaker Edward Pwajok SAN Joins Plateau North Senatorial Race.

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30th August, 2018 Federal lawmaker Pwajok joins Plateau North Senatorial race By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Federal Lawmaker representing Jos South /Jos East in the house of representative Hon Edward Pwajok on Thursday declared his intention to contest for the  Plateau North Senatorial seat in the forthcoming 2019 general elections . Our correspondent reports the Pwajok  is the first and so far the only indigene of the Northern zone of Plateau State to be appointed Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN). He is  also the first Senior Advocate in the House of Representatives and the only Senior Advocate of Nigeria in the 8th National Assembly. Speaking at the occasion in Jos ,Pwajok said " Today’s occasion is unique as it affords me the opportunity to formally commence my campaign to be the flag bearer of APC in the 2019 General elections to represent Plateau North in the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria." "With my impressive achievements

Plateau Killings- Gov Lalong Calls On Security Operatives To Fish Out Culprits...

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30th August  2018 Plateau  killings - Gov Lalong calls on security operatives to fish out culprits By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state government  on Thursday  said  it is intensifying collaboration with security agencies to bring to an end attacks on communities by criminal elements who are bent on taking the state back to the dark days.  Commissioner of Information and Communication in Plateau Yakubu Dati, in a statement commiserating with the people of Foron particularly, Abonong where 8 people were killed and many houses burnt as confirmed by the police conveyed the deep sympathy of Governor Simon Lalong. Dati said Governor said Governor Lalong has directed security agencies to leave no stone on unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of the dastardly act are brought to justice. He recalls various peace initiatives being put in place by Governor Lalong to ensure lasting peace in the state, the latest being the just ended Northern Region Christian Association of

The VP ( NYCN) North Central Totally Condemns The Recurrent Killings On The Plateau....

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29th August, 2019 THE VP (NYCN) NORTH CENTRAL TOTALLY CONDEMNS THE RECURRENT KILLINGS ON THE PLATEAU. In view of the latest attack witnessed in parts of Barkin Ladi (Gwol) LGA of Plateau State that led to the death of Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim of COCIN LCC Abonong, members of his family and other victims in the Siminti and Zayit communities, all of Foron district, the Vice President of the NYCN (North Central), Com. Sele Sean Pwajok condemns in strong terms, the recurrent wave of attacks on innocent civilians in their homes and communities as life is constantly being reduced through terror and vandalization. This has come shortly after the attack on some farmers by alleged armed  men while returning from their farm in Bisichi village a few days ago and a report of another ambush laid around the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH), where the slain driver of the current PLHA Speaker and others were involved. These spate of killings undermines the efforts put in place by the P

PMB IS NOT LIFELESS :HE IS LIFEFUL

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The Monte video conference of 1933 has spelled out indices for nations to be recognized, independent, free and stand in their own rights as a sovereign states. Hence, once a state meets the requirements as postulated in the conference of 1933, it becomes a state to reckoned with among the comity of states and enjoys privileges like respect and honor from it counterparts.  Invariably, it is worthy to note that, no nation is independent of others, that means, interdependence and symbiotic relationship between climes make the world to progress.  Unfortunately, great powers like US looks down on Afrikaans and Afric nations. This neo-racist views on Africa leadership and leaders must stop, if the pact of Monte video conference must be respected and followed respectively.  About the comment made by the US government, quoted in New York Times and published by the same media house based in hub of the world greatest country USA as stated thus; "I will not want  to meet a pr

Capacity Building And Wealth Creation; The Gov Lalong Style Part 1.....

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27th August 2018 CAPACITY BUILDING AND WEALTH CREATION: THE GOV. LALONG STYLE (pt.1) BY: NUMBERE MPAKA Governor Simon Lalong assumed office at a time Plateau state was termed a civil servant state, thus commercial activities experiences paralysis at every time salary payment suffers a setback. And for a man who inherited months of unpaid salaries, it was obvious that the state was at an all-time low commercial activities wise, however, the Governor who has empowerment and business growth as one if his policy thrust took the bull by the horn by establishing sustainable institutions to tackle job creation head on. Fully aware of the fact that strong institutions translate to sustainable administrative framework, the Governor Lalong led administration after critical analysis of the existing scenario as at the time of assumption of office in 2015 immediately swung into action towards building sustainable foundation in a bid to make Plateau state greater and self-s

Re-award Panyam - Bokkos- Wamba Road To Avoid Collapse- Dyong Mangut Tells Federal Government...

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Re-award Panyam-Bokkos-Wamba Road to Avoid Collapse - D'yong Mangut Tells Federal Government. 27th August,  2018. Mr.  D'yong Mangut, an activist has called on the Federal Government to as a matter of importance re-award the construction of the stalled Panyam - Bokkos - Wamba road which connects Plateau and Nassarawa State to avoid a total collapse of the road. He stated that the revocation of the contract by the then Government of Goodluck Jonathan has lead to the formation of gullies and water flow channels which never existed before the work commenced and which now threatens the existence of the road that was motorable in the past. To complicate matters for motorists who ply the route,  there was no alternative road created while work went on. The road has now been abandoned for over 6 years due to litigation between the Federal Government and STATCO Company after the contract was terminated. The road is now a nightmare to everyone.  The huge agricultural

Nobody Can Islamize Nigeria- SGF Boss Mustapha

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27th August, 2018 Nobody can Islamize Nigeria - SGF Boss Mustapha By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, has said  that the   notion that their are attempts to  Islamize  Nigeria is a dummy been sold by enemies of the country that wants to plunge it  into religious war .  He further said nobody can Islamize the country . He made this known in his keynote  address  at a two day peace summit organised by the Northern region of the Christian Association of Nigeria CAN with the theme Sustainable Peace and security in Northern Nigeria As a Panacea for development "I must correct the dummy been sold by some rumour mongers about the issue of Islamizing Nigeria ,no body can  ". He also said the  Federal Government remains committed  to ending the current insecurity facing the country. Mustapha  assured that the current security challenges will soon be over as the Federal Government was doing ever

Condolence Message For The Loss Of Two Iconic World Leaders From The Vp (NYCN) North Central...

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27th August,2018 CONDOLENCE MESSAGE FOR THE LOSS OF TWO ICONIC WORLD LEADERS FROM THE VP (NYCN) NORTH CENTRAL. The world has indeed, in the month of August, lost two great leaders who have tilted world history to a path of great advancements. Africa and America have received with a deep sense of loss, the passing of Kofi Atta Annan (Former UN Sec. General) and US Senator John Sidney McCain III. 1) Kofi Atta Annan (8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018), a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations, from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN were the co-recipients of the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize. Founder and Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as chairman of The Elders, an international organization founded by Nelson Mandela. 2) John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) An American politician and naval officer who served as a United States Senator from Arizona from 1987 until his death. He previously se

2019; APC Aspirants From Shendam Refutes Rumours Of Supporting The Ambition Of A Se natorial Female Aspirant....

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2019; APC Aspirants From Shendam refutes Rumours Of Supporting The Ambition Of A Senatorial Female Aspirant... 25th August 2018 Aspirants from the All Progressive Congress (APC) from Shendam have dissociated themselves from rumours making the rounds that they have stepped down to support the rumoured ambition of a female senatorial aspirant   from the area. The aspirants for the seat of the House of Representatives for Quan-Pan/Shendam/Mikang constituency stated this to newsmen in Jos. In separate statements, the aspirants, Hon Henry Yunkwa, Hon Joe Bukar, Bar Gabriel Tsenyen and Komsol Longgap said the rumour is false, misleading and meant to create confusion among the teeming supporters and leaders of the party. They reaffirmed their commitment to the rescue administration of Gov Simon Lalong stressing that they cannot be part of any act of betrayal.

2019; Crack In Tarok House,As Jerry Useni Accused Victor Lar Of Desperation And Lies...

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25th August 2018. 2019 : Crack in Taroh House, As Jerry Useni Accused Victor Lar of desperation and lie It seems there is a running battle in the Taroh House, in view of the 2019 gubernatorial. The Jerry Useni Campaign group have accused the Distinguish Sen.Victor Lar of desperation and lies. in their words “The art of greed, desperation and mischief at its best. Below is the true reflection of what has happened. Thus: The contestants met twice but did not agree on a candidate. They went back to the committee that the Tarok elders had mandated to come up with a candidate. The committee met with the contestants yesterday where the contestants confirm they were unable to agree on a person. The committee then formed eight criteria which they used to interview the contestants. After their interview they collated the results and came up with three names. Thus: JT Useni, Victor Lar and Jimmy Cheto. These are the names the committee passed to the Tarok Elders yesterday. The Eld

Press Release from the JT Useni Campaign Organisation(JUCO)..

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25th August 2018 The attention of Sen. J. Useni Campaign organisation JUCO has been drawn to a publication being circulated on the social media of a "concensus" candidate agreed upon by Taroh elders. Here are the facts we know:- 1. The Taroh elders set up a committee to liaise with aspirants from the Tarok nation from all political parties to negotiate a consensus candidate. 2. The committee consists of 14 members under the chairmanship Air Marshal Jonah Wuyep rtd. and Barr. Jilli Dandam as Secretary and they were tasked with negotiating a truce among the aspirants. 3. Committee’s report to the elders is that none of the aspirants is willing to step down for the other. 4. Taroh elders are now deliberating the way forward. Therefore we at JUCO wish to distance ourselves from the so-called “consensus” and ask that our teeming supporters to disregard the story. However, we appreciate and respect what the Taroh nation are doing. It is a good step in the right

U S ambassador task Social media gurus to end crisis, promote peace and good governance

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The United States of America through its Embassy in Abuja has tasked a Social Media expert in Plateau State to explore the multiple advantage of the new media to end crisis and promote peace especially among youths whom are used as foot soldiers to perpetrate heinous crime. The US Embassy stated this yesterday in Jos, the Plateau State capital at a social media gathering of young Nigerians championed by an ICT company known as Tomruk iHub. Speaking at the event, the United States official, David Young, said the social media space in Nigeria should be used to mobilize grassroots awareness, inter-communities peace-building and sustainability of communal security, charging youths to be more positively engaged in the use of the new media. On his part, the ICT expert and founder Tomruk iHub, Mr Job Ayuba highlighted the work of Tomruk at using social media for mass awareness stressing the need for collaboration between community based organisations like Tomruk and the US embass

Defection; Kanam APC Youths Online Receives Mass Decampees...

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Defection: Kanam APC Youths Online Receives Mass Decampees. 24th August,  2018. The PDP in Kanam was dealt a huge blow as 2200 of it's members defected to the PDP. The defectors were received during Kanam APC Youths Online ward and LGA coordinators inauguration which took place in Dengi, the headquarters of Kanam. The occasion witnessed the presence of leaders of the APC including the chairman of the occasion, Rt. Hon. Yusuf Gagdi and Hon. Pius Tongman among many others. The decampees said they decamped to APC as a result of the youth involvement in the current rescue administration at the grassroot level, They were welcomed in by Hon. Gagdi whom warmly welcomed them and charged them to be good ambassadors of the APC and work for it's success. The leaders of the decampees are Munkaila, Christopher, Pangkuk, Abduleahab,Zainab,John Sunday and Bilyamini Kabiru. Addressing the decampees, Kanam APC Youths online  Coordinator, Hon Sadiq Kwaltommai app

Our Support For Buhari Has Attracted Development- Gov Lalong.

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Our support for Buhari has attracted development - Lalong 23rd August 2018 Gov Simon Lalong said the State will continue to support President Mohammadu Buhari because of the several federal projects and interventions being sited in the State. In a press statement by Hon Yakubu Dati ,Plateau State Commissioner of Information and communication,Gov Lalong spoke at the state All Progressive Party (APC) stakeholders forum in Jos, where he said the party in the State is growing from strength to strength. According to him,  "the easiest way to get free publicity is to declare you're defecting, and most of them are not even registered members of the APC. Gov Lalong further encouraged his political appointees desirous of seeking elections to formally inform the government in order to avoid vacuum in governance. The APC State Chairman, Chief Latep Dabang commended the stakeholders for working for the unity of the party. He further said the meeting is for stakeholde

I Remain Committed To Delivering Dividends Of Democracy To Plateau People- Gov Lalong

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23rd August 2018 I remain committed to delivering dividends of democracy to Plateau people - Lalong By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state Governor  Simon Lalong on Thursday said the All Progressive Congress APC in the state is growing from strength to strength . He made this known while speaking at  the state APC stakeholders forum in Jos . "The APC  in the State is growing from strength to strength." "I remain committed to promoting programmes that would improve the quality of life and deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state. " "I have said it repeatedly, that Plateau State Government will continue to support every laudable programme that will enhance good governance and by extension catalyst the delivery of the dividends of democracy to our people." Gov Lalong also  encouraged his political appointees desirous of seeking elections to formally inform the government in order to avoid vacuum in governance.  

Plateau APC Set To Receive More Decampees- State Chairman...

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23rd August 2018 Plateau APC set  to receive more decampees - State chairman By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday  said  that the Party is intact and remains   one united political party . State chairman of the Party in the state Hon Latep Dabang, made this known in a chat with newsmen in Jos the state capital  . In his words " we are set to receive more decampees from other political parties APC in Plateau is growing from strength to strength ,our party is very stable in Plateau ,we are one big family ,in APC we run an  all inclusive government, we are always in touch with our members ,the Simon Lalong led administration holds town hall meetings with its members often to discuss the way forward  ,we are prepared for our party primaries and the forthcoming general election " "We are confident the people of Plateau  are with us , He also said the performance of  Gov  Simon Lalong led administration for the p

Plateau State Offers Permanent Appointments To 4,850 Ad hoc Teachers...

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Plateau offers permanent appointments to 4,850 ad-hoc teachers 22 AUG 2018 The Plateau government has offered permanent appointments to 4,850 ad hoc teachers engaged in 2016, Prof Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman, State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has confirmed. Sule told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Jos that their appointments would take effect from September 1. “The conversion of their appointments to permanent status is part of Gov. Simon Lalong’s efforts to improve the standard of education and make teachers more productive,” Sule explained. He advised the teachers to reciprocate the kind gesture through effective service delivery, urging them to see their appointment as a reward for their commitment to duty in the last two years. Source  NAN

Eid-El-kabir; Gov Lalong Celebrate With President Buhari In Daura

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Eid-El-Kabir: Gov. Lalong Celebrate with President Buhari in Daura. 22nd Aug 2018 Gov Simon Lalong has sued for peace as a panacea for any meaningful development. Governor Lalong stated this while addressing newsmen in Daura, Katsina State, shortly after paying sallah visit to President Mohammadu Buhari at his country home. Gov Lalong said he was in Daura to celebrate the Eid-El-Kabir with the President and to wish him well. In a press statement by Hon. Yakubu Dati the Plateau State Commissioner of information and communication, Governor Lalong is quoted to have said,  "we have come to thank the father of the Nation for several Federal government projects, and like Oliver twist, to solicit for more." Gov. Lalong had earlier paid a visit to Dr Umar Faruk, Emir of Daura where he witnessed the turbaning of the former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzo Kalu, with the chieftaincy title of "Dan Baiwan Kasan Hausa." Gov Lalong was accompanied by Rt H

Letter To A Friend From Out Town Part 2

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22nd August 2018 Dear friend from out of town, I hope you are doing great over there , it's been exactly 2 months now since last I wrote to you but I trust you will forgive me as I have been busy getting set for the campaigns. A lot has happened over the past 60+ days, Jos is quickly recovering at an amazing pace from the unfortunate incident that happened. The Plateau State Peace Building Agency had a peace conference & invited a lot of stake holders.... Security agencies, traditional rulers, youth groups, religious bodies, civil society organizations & the press were all invited to discuss a way forward & at the end of it all the conference served as a teacher to most of us who hitherto worked on sentiments rather than facts. An amazing thing happened which details I intend to expose to you in a bit. Because of the peculiarity of plateau state being the only state in the north to have well over 85% Christians with over 50 indigenous tribes, two sentiment almo

Gov Lalong Attracts Empowerment Of 13,000 Rice Farmers From FG_ Commissioner

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22nd August 2018 Gov Lalong attracts empowerment of 13,000 rice farmers from FG - Commissioner By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos The strategic engagement of  the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong with the Federal government  has again attracted empowerment for about 13,000 rice farmers in  Plateau State. This Plateau State Commissioner of Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati stated this while inspecting the distribution of implements and materials from the stores of the Plateau Agricultural Development Programme  (PADP) in Jos on monday, August 22, 2018. Dati said about 6, 670 rice farmers in Plateau State have received seedlings, fertilizers, herbicide, pesticide, water pumping machine and other rice farming inputs from the ongoing Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Anchor Borrowers Programme of the Federal Government. According to the Commissioner, the distribution is on-going simultaneously at the PADP stores in Jos, Mangu and Shendam to the benefiting farmers who are mostl

Eid el kabir; Volata Felicitates With All Muslims...

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Eid el kabir; Volata felicitates with all Muslims. VOLATA group sends her deepest compliments and joins millions of Muslims world wide in the epoch and holy celebration of this year's Eid el Kabir. Our earnest prayers are that, may the Almighty God reward all the Muslim faithfuls with His kindness and grace as they profoundly reflect on the immaculate reasons for the season. We sincerely wish to use this arterial to entreat all patriotic Nigerians both home and abroad to seize this devout period to say a genuine prayer for the peace and unity of our dear land and to plead with all to eschew all forms of negativity that has bedeviled our growth and progress in the state and Nation at large. Barka da sallah Cmr Promise Yatu For Volata..

Sallah: STF Boss Tasks Troops To Sustain Peace,Restricts Movement..

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Sallah: STF boss tasks troops to sustain peace, restricts movement 21st August 2018 The Special Task Force (STF),  Commander in Plateau, Major General Augustine Chris Agundu, has task troops to ensure that the state remains peaceful through out the Sallah celebration, saying that only in a peaceful society can economic activities blossom. Gen. Agundu stated this on Monday at the STF headquarters in Jos, while charging troops on a "show of force" to send signals to the public that security is on top gear to ensure a hitch free holiday and that the command will not tolerate criminal elements. He said, "while assuring Plateau residents of adequate security during the Sallah celebration, Agundu enjoined residents to support the Force with timely information on the movement of suspicious and strange persons around them". The Force also code named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), mandated to restore peace on the Plateau and some parts of Bauchi State, also sai

Eid--El-kabir; Edward Pwajok SAN Felicitates With Muslims...

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Eid-El-kabir   Edward Pwajok SAN Felicitates with Muslims. 21st August 2018 Member Representing Jos South/ Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, Hon Edward Pwajok  SAN,  on Tuesday  urged the Muslim Ummah to use the occasion of the Eid-el-kabir to pray for the nation. The lawmaker gave the charge in a sallah message  congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the 2019  Eid-el-kabir festival in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos Hon Edward Pwajok SAN Member who is also an Aspirant  for Plateau North Zone Senatorial district  noted that "more than any other period, Nigeria deserves and needs  prayers, especially as the nation transits to another election year in 2019." While urging the Ummah not to allow the lessons of the season sink away, the lawmaker called on Nigerians to continue to make sacrifice for its well-being. He therefore wishes Muslims across the globe a peaceful celebration.

Eid -eid Kabir- Work For Progress Of Plateau, Nigeria Youth Activist Tells Nigerians..

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21st August 2018 Eid -eid Kabir - Work for progress of Plateau ,Nigeria ,Youth activist tells Nigerians By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State youth activist, Comrade Pius Hommen, has charged Nigerians, particularly the youths of Plateau State, to commit themselves to the unity, peace and progress of the state in particular and Nigeria in general. In his Eid el Kabir message  made available to newsmen in Jos on Tuesday  reads that " To all my Muslim friends and well wishers  i bring you greetings , as  we celebrate  Eid -el - Kabir ,  i call  on all citizens to use the period to embrace the virtues of love and sacrifice for the unity and development of the country ."  I urge all indigenes and residents of Plateau State to work for the unity of the country and keep supporting Rt Hon Simon Lalong, the executive governor of the State, in his quest to restore Plateau to its state of former glory. Governor Lalong has proved within this short time that he is the right

Eid-el-Kabir: Security Agencies Ban Keke- Napep In Jos...

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20th August 2018 Eid-el-Kabir: Security agencies ban Keke-Napep in Jos The Joint Heads of Security and Law Enforcement Agencies in Plateau state have suspended the operation of the tricycles popularly know as Keke-Napep on Tuesday in order to celebrate a hitch-free 2018 Eid-el-Kabir. The security agencies said this in a statement after their synergy meeting on Sunday aimed at ensuring a peaceful Sallah celebration across the state. The statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Ternas on behalf of Commissioner of Police, Undie Adie also said that the security agencies would tomorrow (Monday) hold a joint show of force in Jos and Bukuru areas of the state in order to build confidence as well as provide the necessary security during Eid-el-Kabir celebration. They added that the ban on the sales and use of fireworks such as knockouts, bangers and other explosives must be observed as violators would face the wrath of the law. They said, "Nationa

Lalong Commends Military's Effort In Fighting Insecurity...

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20th August 2018 Lalong commends military,s efforts in fighting insecurity By Golok Nanmwa ,Jo's Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Monday  commended the military for evolving an all encompassing security architecture that has impacted positively on the State. Lalong stated this while receiving the new General Officer Commanding  GOC 3Division of the Nigerian Army Maj Gen Ben Akinroluyo who was on a courtesy call on the Governor today at Government House, Little Rayfield Jos. Gov Lalong expressed confidence that the state will benefit from the rich  experience and knowledge of Gen Akinroluyo who had served in the State. According to Lalong, "I know the General and we are confident that he'll enrich our security infrastructure with his knowledge and experience". Speaking earlier, the new GOC, Maj Gen Ben Akinroluyo said he came to formally introduce himself and assure the government and people of the State that the military w

Eid -El Kabir; Gov Lalong Calls On Muslim Ummah To Practice Virtue Of Islam?

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20th August 2018 Eid -el Kabir -Gov Lalong calls on  Muslim Ummah to practice  virtue of Islam By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Lalong has called on the Muslim Ummah to practice the virtue of Islam as professed by Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and demonstrated in his sacrificial obedience to all the tenets of Islam. Governor Lalong, made the statement while felicitating with the Muslim faithful at the celebration of the festival of Eid El Kabir, which signifies faithful submission to the will of Allah as exemplified by Prophet Ibrahim who was prepared to offer his son as an act of worship to Allah (SWT). This was contained in a statement  signed by Emmanuel Nanle ,the Director, Press and Public Affairs to the Governor and made available to newsmen in Jos. The Governor expressed delight that with the deepening of the gains of democracy and the consolidation of peace and security by the APC led Administration in the Country, the Nation was sure