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Jos Terminus Market : Tuesday 30th April Slated For Test Blast..

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Jos Terminus Market: Tuesday 30th April Slated for Test Blast. 29th April, 2019. As part of ongoing efforts by the Plateau State Government towards rebuilding the burnt Jos terminus Market, there will be a test blast on Tuesday the 30th of April, 2019 on one column of the structure. In a statement issued by the committee handling the exercise, the test blast is for the purpose of allowing the company handling the demolition of the market to verify the parameter of the explosives. The committee also state that the blast will be one charge only. Members of the  the public and the Security agencies are therefore notified so as not to panic when the exercise commences.

Dr Fabong Becomes The Chairman Of Chairmen Forum Of The National Youth Council Of Nigeria...

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27th April,2019 Dr Jemchang Fabong,The Plateau Youth Council Chairman was unanimously voted as the new Chairman of the chairmen forum of the National Youth Council of Nigeria state chairmen at their meeting in Abuja. The communique issued at the end of the meeting delivered to the press read; Communique of the Forum of State Chairmen meeting which held on the 28th April 2019 at the Crown Prince Hotel Wuse Zone 7 Abuja. The meeting was called to order at about 9pm in the evening by Emmanuel George of Taraba state NYCN, who also chaired the meeting. A word of prayer was said by Halilu Isa the Chairman of NYCN Adamawa state. The Chairman of the meeting Emmanuel George lamented over the state of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, given the factions and deep divisions preventing the Council from operating smoothly. He called on the Forum of State Chairmen being the fulcrum of the Council and also the last hope of the Council to breast up and organize the Council to what it wa

2019 Hajj: Plateau Pilgrims To Get Best Treatment - Executive Secretary Barr Auwalu Abdullahi...

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25th April, 2019. Intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia from Plateau State have been assured of getting best treatment during their visit to the Holy Land. The assurance was made by Barr Auwalu Abdullahi, the Executive Secretary of Plateau State Muslim Pilgrimage Board in Jos during an interface with our correspondent. Barr Auwalu Abdullahi who was appointed on the 20th March ,2018 by Gov Simon Bako Lalong stated that to ensure a hitch free Hajj by Plateau pilgrims, he travelled to Saudi Arabia between December last year to make adequate provisions for the accommodation and catering services of the Plateau continent and that agreements have already been signed to that effect. Similarly, he traveled to the Holy Land in March this year for the inspection of all facilities alongside officials of NAHCON and various States board. He applauded Gov Simon Bako Lalong for his constant and unflinching support to the Plateau State Muslim Pilgrimage Board

Plateau Social Media Awards Organizers Cut short Voting duration To 2weeks After Receiving Over 5000 Votes In Less Than 24hrs Of Voting...

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26th April,2019 PLATEAU SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS ORGANISERS CUT-SHORT VOTING DURATION TO TWO-WEEKS AFTER RECIEVING OVER 5000 VOTES IN LESS THAN 24HRS OF VOTING. The Organisers of the trending Plateau Social Media Awards have reduced the duration of online voting due to the influx of votes from Social media users on the Plateau Social Media space. Voting was originally slated to begin 25th April  and to end on  30th May,2019. The team have now reduced the duration to 18th May,2019. online voting will now end on the 18th,May 2019. The Plateau Social Media Awards is established to recognize and encourage plateau citizens who create exceptional content daily, giving many a reason to smile whenever they visit their platform. The Plateau Social Media Awards (PSMA) will recognize excellence in content creation, innovation and awarding talents in various fields, who have carved a niche leveraging the social media platform. PSMA is a platform to honor the brilliant brains and practit

NANS Congratulats NLC Plateau,Lauds The Victory Of Comrade Eugene Manji As The New Chairman Nigerian Labour Congress Plateau State.....

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NANS congratulates NLC  plateau ,lauds the victory of Comrade Eugene Manji  as New Chairman Nigerian Labour Congress plateau state. 25th April,2019  The leadership of NANS  has congratulated comrade Eugene Manji  who was elected today and Inaugurated this  25th April,2019 at Hill station hotel Jos. In a statement in Jos, The General Secretary of NANS Zone C which comprises of North East and North central Nigeria including FCT Abuja Prince G.M Bedir said, comrade Eugene Manji   election as chairman has given a new hope to the Nigerian workers on the plateau,  while expressing his satisfaction on the Trust bestowed upon the new Exco to deliver on the new assignment ahead of them assures NLC of NANS solidarity to the New leadership, believing that the Interest and welfare of the Nigerian workers on plateau will be prioritise , while praying for Gods direction to the labour leaders, he admonished the new chairman  to ensure that through constructive engagements of Government and lo

Plateau State Begins "Code Plateau'" Programme To Create Digital WorkForce....

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Plateau State Begins ‘Code Plateau’ Programme To Create Digital Workforce 25th April,2019 Code Plateau, Digital, eGovernment, IT, PICTDA, Silicon Plateau, Simon Lalong, software, technology, workforce Plateau State government has launched the ‘Code Plateau’ programme to create a digital workforce as the state begins its march into eGovernment. The Code Plateau is an eight months full-time immersive Software Development Bootcamp designed for young people who want to start their career in IT and kick-start their portfolio of real-life projects that utilizes modern technology stacks. The programme targets young graduates seeking to grow and position themselves for local and global opportunities. To participate, visit: https://pictda.plateaustate.gov.ng/code-plateau for more information and how you can apply. Application closes on May 24th 2019. The ‘Code Plateau’ programme is part of a larger framework for digital inclusion and skill-building within the Silicon Plateau in

We Support Lalong's Decision To Rebuild Terminus Market - Traders In Plateau....

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24th April,2019  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Association of Dynamic Traders in Plateau State has said they are  in support of the decision by the Plateau State governor, Hon. Simon  Lalong to demolish, reconstruct and rebuild the Jos Terminus Market. Rwas Eric Gyang, the Chairman of Association of Dynamic Traders in Plateau state in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos on Wednesday  reads that "We are in support of this decision because this is the first time that an administration has been able to define in basic terms the right remedy for the burnt down Terminus Market since it was razed in 2001." The statement reads that "A previous administration in the state had toyed with the idea of renovating the structure by merely replacing destroyed and weak pillars but this had failed while another administration came with the idea of totally pulling it down to clear the entire place but this also could not be achieved." "The decision of the cu

Plateau State PDP Suspends State Party Chairman And The Deputy Chairman, Chris Hassan To Chair The Party...

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24th April,2019 The people’s Democratic party plateau state seem to be on a cleansing mission . in a resolution available to VPN, the chairman and his Deputy are accused of financial misconduct and the exco resolved to suspend both. See details below ; RESOLUTIONS OF THE PLATEAU STATE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY EXECUTIVE MADE ON THE 24TH DAY OF APRIL 2019 HELD AT THE STATE PARTY SECRETARIAT. We the undersigned members of the State Executive of the Peoples Democratic Party, Plateau State Chapter in a meeting held on the 24th day of April 2019 at the State Party Office due to imminent issues arising from elections & party affairs; A VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE is passed against the Party Chairman Hon. Dimishi T. Sango and his deputy Hon. Amos Gombi Goyol in the bid to save the Party, the following resolutions has been reached: That the Party Chairman Hon. Dimishi T. Sango and his Deputy Hon. Amos Gombi Goyol are hereby SUSPENDED and stand suspended based on the following reas

Kaigama Urges Lalong To Maintain Plateau Unity,Peace In Second Tenure...

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Kaigama urges Lalong to maintain  Plateau unity, peace in second tenure By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos 23rd April,2019 Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos and Coadjutor of Abuja Archdiocese, Most Rev Ignatius Kaigama, has urged Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, to continue maintaining peace and Plateau unity during his second tenure. Kaigama stated this in a congratulatory letter to Governor Lalong over his victory in the recently conducted gubernatorial elections in the state, which he personally signed and made available to the governor on Tuesday. A statement issued by Mark Longyen, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity made available to newsmen in Jos  said Kaigama also called on the governor to be magnanimous in victory and extend his hand of fellowship to his opponents who lost to him so as to develop the state. “I write on behalf of myself, the clergy, the religious and the entire laity of the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos,

PUSDUNG 2019 To Hold Saturday 27th April...

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22nd April,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Ngas Development Association NDA   a group in Plateau state  has appealed to the relevant State tourism authorities to provide a calendar for the celebration of  rich culture and tradition of the people of the state. The group further said "by doing so, it is possible to maximize these great tourism potentials by reaping the benefits therein for the economy of the state." President NDA Nde Gonen Gofwen at a press briefing  to usher in the week-long activities for PUSDUNG 2019 at the NUJ Press Center, Jos  in Jos said "I am highly honoured to brief you today on our preparations so far for the Ngas Festival of Arts and Culture PUSDUNG 2019. For those of you who are aware, the annual festival of the Ngas nation is the foremost on the Plateau having started and held as far back as in May 14, 1988 at the beautiful Nefur Arena, Pankshin. Since it began as an initiative of the Ngas Youth Movement, then under the leadership o

Nominees For Plateau Social Media Awards Emerge......

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NOMINEES FOR PLATEAU SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS EMERGE. 20th April, 2019 The exercise of online  Nominations of nominees to be voted for at the maiden edition of Plateau Social Media Awards (PSMA2019) has come to an end and the Nominees to be voted have emerged. The two-weeks nomination spell saw social media users nominate their choice of individuals they feel deserve to be voted. The voting exercise will commence from 25th April to 30th May,2019. The voting link will be made available on the 25th April for social media users to vote nominees of their choice for the top prize. The Pre-Awards Lecture will hold on 5th,July 2019 at the Azi Nyako Youth center. The grand finale/Awards Night will hold on the 7th July at Mees Palace,Rayfiled Jos PLATEAU SOCIAL MEDIA AWARDS LIST OF  ELIGIBLE NOMINEES FOR THE 32 AWARD CATEGORIES AS NOMINATED BY SOCIAL MEDIA USERS ON THE PLATEAU. 1. BEST USE OF TWITTER 1. @WeJosRock 2. @BennyDcapricorn 3.@ Alutadarf 4.@splurge media 5. @Davidki

Plateau: 260 Kids Participate In 3rd Junior Open Golf Championship....

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20th April, 2019. By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Over  260 kids drawn across the country are currently participating in the 3rd Plateau Junior Open Championship taking place in Jos,the Plateau state capital . Our correspondent reports   that the three-day competition which started on Thursday would end on Saturday with speeches and prize given to the winners of the competition. The competition co-sponsored by Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF) and Plateau state government was still ongoing at Rayfield Golf Club in Jos South local government area of Plateau state. Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), Sule Bello while speaking with Journalists during the tee-off ceremony of the competition  said the aim of the tournament was to bring younger ones together in order to showcase their talents. He said, "The aim of the competition is to bring the younger ones together in order to showcase their talents and also to disabuse the minds of those saying Golf is for the rich.&quo

Easter: Gov Lalong Urges Christians To Emulate Christ....

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Easter: Gov Lalong urges Christians to emulate Christ 19th April,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong   has admonished Christians to make sacrifices for the nation, the state and their neighbors during this year’s Easter celebrations, just as Jesus Christ who willingly sacrificed his life to bring salvation to the world. Lalong   stated this in his Easter Goodwill Message to Christians in the state and  urged them to reflect on the twin lessons of the Passion and Death of Christ on Good Friday on the one hand, and His triumphant resurrection after death at Easter on the other hand, with a view to applying the lessons learned in their everyday livelihood.  The Governor  in a statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mark Longyen, added that, “true Christianity entails showing Love and Sacrifice to our neighbors like the Biblical Good Samaritan, in order to make a difference in the lives of fellow human beings, as exempl

Lalong Debunks Alleged 1.1 Billion Naira For Terminus Market Demolition...

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Lalong Debunks Alleged 1.1 Billion Naira for  Terminus Market Demolition 18th April,2019 Governor Simon Bako Lalong of of Plateau state said Thursday the state government would rebuild the abandoned Jos Terminus Market in order to generate enough revenue to pay the new minimum wage approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governor said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after close-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The governor also dismissed reports in some sections of the media that the state government had budgeted N1.1 billion in its 2019 appropriation for the demolition of the marker, saying the report was baseless and unfair. He said: “The report is not very fair. If you understand the history of the Jos Main Market, you will understand passion for rebuilding that market.  That market was blown off over years ago and has remained like that. The market was our main source of revenue and I saw it

Plateau First Lady commissions 6 clinics

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The wife of the governor of Plateau state, Mrs Regina Simon Lalong has commission six primary health cares in Jos South and Jos North local government areas of the state to enable women access and use of family planning services. The primary health cares commissioned were located at Bukuru Jos Express way, Bukuru Central and Vwang in Jos South LG. Others were at Township, Dogon Agogo and Tudun-Wada communities of Jos North local government area. During the commission at the primary health care at Jos-Bukuru Express-Way in Jos on Monday, the First lady represented by the wife of Deputy Governor of Plateau state, Mrs Abigail Sonny Tyoden said the clinics were commissioned to enable women have satisfied sexual and reproductive health services. She said, “Family Planning/child spacing remains a key strategy to reduce rate at which women die from pregnancy and pregnancy-related complications or outcomes, I therefore urge all concern to make the optimal use of the clinics.” “

Forgery Allegation : Rt Hon Ibrahim Baba Hassan Cleared By The Federal Court Of Appeal.

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15th April, 2019. The Federal Court of Appeal sitting in Jos has nullified the judgement of the Federal High Court against the Former Deputy Speaker RT Hon Ibrahim Baba Hassan on alleged forgery of Diploma certificate obtained from the University of Jos. Hon. Justice Mudassiru Oniyangi, in a consensus judgment, said the that the lower court presided over by Justice Musa Kurya, lack the jurisdiction to enter judgment on a 2015 pre-election suit matter against the former Deputy Speaker. Justice Oniyangi stated that the case went beyond the stipulated 180 days requirement of the electoral and spanned 3 years, therefore the judgment of the lower court was done without jurisdiction and therefore all written judgment was a nullity,” The jurist raised concerns that the grounds of appeal canvassed by the appellant pursuant to section 285,  subsections (9),(10) & (12), has succeeded as the Court found merit in the appeal. The judge therefore ruled that “There is merit i

Plateau Nigerian. Pilot Correspondent Survives Car Crash In Jos....

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Plateau Nigerian  pilot correspondent survives  car crash in Jos 11th April,2019  Plateau correspondent of  Nigerian pilot newspaper  Mr Golok Nanmwa and  a staff of Plateau state ministry of Information Mrs Ladi Emmanuel   on Thursday evening survived a car crash along the popular Ibrahim Taiwo road in Jos the Plateau stage capital . Our correspondent  gathered that the accident happened at about 5 30 pm Thursday evening .  At the time of sending  this  report , both journalist were stable , but few passengers were receiving treatment at the hospital When the state of Plateau contacted the correspondent of Pilot newspaper Mr Golok Nanmwa, said to God be the glory I am stable. Details later

Kefiano Refutes Claims Of Nursing 2023 Guber Ambition......

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Kefiano Refutes Claims of Nursing 2023 Guber Ambition. 11th April,2019 *A DISCLAIMER AGAINST THE INCLUSION OF MY NAME (CHIEF KEFAS ROPSHIK- KEFIANO) ON THE PURPORTED LIST OF  PROSPECTIVE 2023 GOVERNORSHIP CANDIDATES FROM PANKSHIN & KANKE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAs* I hereby write to register my utmost displeasure on the subject matter herein mentioned above. For records purposes, I would like the general public to take note of the following. 1. That I, Chief Kefas Ropshik - Kefiano, has never discussed with any individual or group of individuals that I am nursing the ambition to contest for the governorship seat of Plateau State or any political office of such come 2023. And I want the public to note that my consent wasn't in anyway sought for before adding my name to that purported list.... Thus, it's against my wish and I'm not comfortable with such  development. 2. That, my support for the candidature of H.E. Barr. Simon Bako Lalong, during the 2015 and the

Plateau State Tourism Industry Moving To The Next Level Under The Tourism Governor RT Hon Simon Bako Lalong, As It Is Being Navigated To Its Rightful Place By The Hon Commissioner. Mrs Tamwakat Weli...

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*PLATEAU STATE TOURISM INDUSTRY MOVING TO THE NEXT LEVEL UNDER THE TOURISM GOVERNOR. RT. HON. SIMON BAKO LALONG, AS IT IS BEING NAVIGATED TO ITS RIGHTFUL PLACE BY THE HON. COMMISSIONER, MRS. TAMWAKAT WELI.* 11th April,2019 Following the Declaration of State of Emergency on Plateau State Tourism Sector in November 2018, by Governor  Simon Bako Lalong during the 1st ever State Tourism Conference; Encouraged by the laudable commitment of the Governor to reposition the Tourism Industry,  the Hon. Commissioner immediately constituted and inaugurated a Technical Committee to draft a Tourism Policy for the State. The Committee however, worked assiduously and produced the draft which was Publicly Presented and discussed with Stakeholders on Tuesday April 9th 2019 at Hill Station Hotel, Jos. The draft Policy Meeting/discussion was well attended by all critical Stakeholders from Top Government Functionaries, MDAs, Tourism Professionals, Educational Institutions, Private Institutions/Orga

Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYM) Congratulates Lalong And Other Berom Candidates That Won Their Elections ..

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Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYM) congratulates Lalong and other Berom candidates that won their elections... 10th April,2019 The national president of berom youths moulders-association (BYM) Rwas Gabriel Sunday Badung on behalf of the national excos, central working committee and the entire members of the BYM wishes to felicitates with the executive Governor of plateau state right hon. (Barr) Simon Bako Lalong and his deputy Prof sunny tyeoden over your re election as the governor and deputy governor of the state, your victory was surely Devine. The BYM assures you of our continue support towards the actualization of the plateau project. The BYM also wish to congratulate the following, 1 Hon. (Barr) Istifanus D Gyang senator e_elect, plateau northern senatorial district 2 Hon. (Dr) Simon Mwadkon fwet, member elect, Barki ladi/ riyom federal constituency. 3 Rwas Dachung Musa Bagos, member elect, Jos South/ Jos East federal constituency. 4 Hon Peter Ibrahim Gyenden

9th NASS : WGYI , Others Call For Speakership Zoning To North Central...

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9th NASS: WGYI, others call for speakership zoning to N/Central. 10th April, 2019 A coalition of youth groups in plateau State has called on President Mohammadu Buhari and the rulling All Progressive Congress to  consider balancing the leadership of the nation across the divides of the six geopolitical zones by ensuring the speakership position is allocated to the North Central. In a statement signed and made public to the media in Jos, Kombo Mathew who spoke on behalf  of the groups urged the highest decision making body of the APC and relevant stakehokders to intervene in the NASS sharing formula for the interest of justice, inclusiveness and fair play to the North Central region.  He argued that "If the body language of the APC National chairman Adam Oshiomole and other relevant stakeholders is anything to go by,  there is a tendency that both the Vice President and the speaker of the ninth assembly may emanate from the South West". Recalled that the leadershi

The President, Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYM) Rwas Gabriel Sunday Badung Condemns The Unbated Killings In Zamfara,Kaduna,Katsina And Benue States...

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10th April, 2019 The President, Berom Youth Moulders-association (BYM), Rwas Gabriel Sunday Badung Condemns the Unabated killings in Zamfara, kaduna, Katsina, and Benue States. This was made in a press text below; Berom Youth Moulders-association (BYM), a sociocultural group which is also the umbrella of Berom Youths has condemned the ongoing killings in zamfara State and other parts of Nigeria. The entire Berom youths are saddened and upset with the spate of unwanted and indiscriminate killings of innocent lives and the destruction of property, especially the bloodbath in Zamfara, Kaduna,Benue and Katsina States. These killings are not just inhuman but very unfortunate, at a time when most developing countries like Rwanda that had similar experiences in the past are constantly in touch with the reality and is poised to sustain the peace in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. Berom Youth Moulders calls on the Federal Government of Nigeria to  rise up to its constitutio

PLATEAU - PUSDUNG Changing The Narrative Of Cultural Festivals...

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Plateau -  PUSDUNG: Changing the narrative of cultural festivals 10th April, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Pusdung is a cultural festival celebrated by the Ngas people found in Pankshin and Kanke local government areas of Plateau state . WHEN the name PUSDUNG was coined through a submission by Peter E. Tungon of blessed memory, except for the Ngas people, not many expected it to change the cultural festival landscape of the state. Many thought it might be staged for a year or two and perhaps go into oblivion. That may be true in certain situations, as cultures and traditions of a people are easily facilitated to disappear when practitioners don’t value them. That was not to be, for those in that category were hugely disappointed, that it has even outlived some of them. Indeed it was an idea which time was ripe. It changed and brought positive things to the world about the Ngas people; and before long, the bug of cultural festival like a wild fir