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Hon Rapp Pam: Consolidating The Plateau Dream.....

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June 30,2019 Hon. Rapp Pam: Consolidating the Plateau Dream Today we live in a world full of potentially great people who fail, get discouraged and never rise again and so no one know their names but we on Plateau the beautiful, the pride and peace of Nigeria; we know the name Hon. Rapp Pam! History and our world today is full of  names of people who suffered defeats, setbacks, misfortunes loss, tragedy and adversity but harnessed their strength, refused to fall apart, rebounded, grew stronger and  moved on to defy great odds and become great and successful in life. Amongst these people we know the name Hon. Rapp Pam! Hon. Rapp Pam, through thick and thin has stood on the side of peace, progress and the unity, of Plateau people. His desire to see the State of Plateau develop further and attain greater heights among the committee of states led him to represent his people by contesting for the State house of assembly under Jos North West Constituency. Despite the political setba

Golf A Unifying Sport For Peace Building - Gov Lalong...

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Golf a Unifying Sport for Peace Building - Gov Lalong June 29,2019 Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has described sports, especially the game of Golf as a  unifying factor in peace building. The Governor stated this during the official Tea Off of Buhari Golf Tournament competition,sponsore by Daily Trust held at the IBB Golf course, Abuja on Saturday June 29, 2019 Lalong who represented President Buhari, commended the Daily Trust and others sponsors  for organizing the tournament and called on spirited individuals and corporate organizations to key in by sponsoring Golf Tournaments. He added that sports does not discriminate against ethnic, religious and political affiliations, hence Nigerians should rally round to support sports in all ramifications. Governor Lalong said without sports there will be no peace. The thanked President Buhari for finding him worthy to represent him at the tournament and stressed that this was his first time to be honoured in  Golf Tournament.

Plateau Governorship Tribunal : Result Announced For Polls Authentic - Witness Told Tribunal....

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June 28,2019 By Golok Nanmwa , Jos Plateau State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal started  Thursday in Jos the state capital full swing in the matter between Senator Jeremiah Useni and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Governor Simon Lalong and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.        Lead counsel to Useni, who is the petitioner, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), raised four issues to be determined by the tribunal.           According to Ozekhome in his four grounds listed for determination, include whether the second respondent (Lalong) was duly elected by scoring majority of the votes cast in the 2019 general elections.           He also wanted to know whether the election of Lalong was not invalid by not complying with the Electoral Act and whether he was qualified to contest the 2019 governorship election.           It was also his submission to the tribunal whether the governor was not d

Tudun Wada Residents Commend Lalong, Jolex Over Ongoing Road Construction

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June 26,2019  Golok Nanmwa  Jos With the mobilisation of contractors to construct some  roads across the state, residents of Tudun Wada in Jos North local government of Plateau   State have applauded Governor Simon Lalong  resolve to bridge the infrastructure gap in the state, noting that the development would immensely impact their lives and businesses.  cross-section of residents across the state, who spoke to journalists also  hailed   Jolex Construction Company for the good job they are doing on the road  saying the contractor is doing his best . Patience Nanbol a resident of Tudun Wada who spoke to our correspondent said ", I want to commend Governor Simon Lalong  for awarding the road contract  , I must commend the contractor Jolex Construction company for the work they are doing ." The road when constructed would boost business around our community .    Another resident in  Tudun Wada Mr. Austin Bot said “the gesture by Governor Lalong  has b

US Embassy Trains Jos Museums Staff On Digitization..

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June 24,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos United States of America  Embassy in Nigeria  under its US Arts Envoy Museum Digitization project  on Monday  began the training  of staff of Jos Museums on  digitization of Museum collections. Speaking at the occasion  ,Malia Heroux ,Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the US Embassy  in Nigeria said the training is to teach Nigerians on how to preserve Artifacts ,Monuments and cultural assets digitally .  She said "A museum is a bank of cultural resources, a collection of memories about man’s way of life, and progress over time. Museums are places where history is made tangible. Museums are memory banks that remind us of our past, inspire our present, and help us to plan for the future.  Nigeria is blessed with artifacts , Monuments and that is why we are training the workers on how to preserve them digitally , she added that  not every body can visit Nigeria so we would teach them how to share it in an  easier fashion . At t

US Embassy Trains Jos Museums Staff On Digitization...

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Us Embassy Trains Jos  Museums Staff on Digitization June 24,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos United States of America  Embassy in Nigeria  under its US Arts Envoy Museum Digitization project  on Monday  began the training  of staff of Jos Museums on  digitization of Museum collections. Speaking at the occasion  ,Malia Heroux ,Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer of the US Embassy  in Nigeria said the training is to teach Nigerians on how to preserve Artifacts ,Monuments and cultural assets digitally .  She said "A museum is a bank of cultural resources, a collection of memories about man’s way of life, and progress over time. Museums are places where history is made tangible. Museums are memory banks that remind us of our past, inspire our present, and help us to plan for the future.  Nigeria is blessed with artifacts , Monuments and that is why we are training the workers on how to preserve them digitally , she added that  not every body can visit Nigeria so we would te

Chief Alfred Dapal In A Strong-Worded Letter Congratulates Rt Hon Idris Maje And Plateau State House Of Assembly Speaker Rt Hon Abok On Their Victory...

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Chief Alfred Dapal In A Strong- Worded Letter Congratulates Rt Hon. Idris Maje And Speaker Abok On Their Victory... June 24,2019 Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase Deputy Speaker Federal House of Representatives Abuja, Nigeria. Dear sir, Congratulatory Message On behalf of my family and friends, I wish to extend my felicitations to you on your recent elevation to a higher leadership pedestal as the deputy speaker Federal House of Representatives on Tuesday the 11th of June 2019. Obviously, your emergence speaks volume of the fact that, your colleagues at the Green Chamber believe in your vision and outstanding leadership qualities as much as the people of Plateau state do. Your success story is inspiring and your victory is justified because of your development programmes throughout Wase Federal Constituency which majority of youths are direct beneficiaries. As you settle down to carry out this huge national assignment by virtue of your position as one of the leading stakeholders

Lalong Fulfils Promise, Commence Building Of Karl Kum University Library Complex...

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June 21,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Construction  work for the building of a modern library complex for  COCIN) owned Karl Kumm University (KKU) has commenced .  Our correspondent report that  the  pledge to build the proposed   library was initiated by the immediate past administration but was not  accomplished  ,recently  Governor Simon Lalong made a pledge to build the library and work has commenced . Conducting newsmen around the building , the Permanent Secretary Ministry of housing in Plateau ,Albert Bewarang said  the library is been built by civil servants in the state Ministry of housing as the contract was given out as   direct labour . ,"We have competent builders , Architectures , in our ministry , I am impressed with the level of work ,this is one of the Lalong legacy projects " "We are   pleased that Lalong fulfilled his promises to the church by laying  the foundation  some months ago and now building  the school literary complex "add

IPC Releases Documented Campaign Promises Of President Buhari....

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IPC releases documented campaign promises of President Buhari June 20,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  International Press Centre (IPC) Lagos-Nigeria, has released  a compilation of the campaign promises made by President Muhammadu Buhari in the course of electioneering activities for the 2019 general elections.  This was contained in a statement signed by  SANMI FALOBI , the Programme Manager International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Nigeria The statement reads that  thirty (30) of such promises covering pledges on specific and general issues of Road/Rail infrastructure, Education, Agriculture, Poverty Eradication and Inclusion of Youths/Women in government as well as the fight against Corruption and Insecurity were documented. The documentation was done by IPC’s Media Monitoring Team, while the promises were derived from quoted statements of the President in The Nation, The Punch, Daily Sun, Daily Trust, Vanguard, This Day, Leadership and Nigerian Tribune newspapers over a

Plateau 9th Assembly Would Make Laws That Would Move State Forward- Speaker.

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June 20,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Speaker of the Plateau state House of assembly Rt Hon Abok Ayuba on Thursday said the 9th state house of assembly  would contribute its quota in moving Plateau state forward . Abok made this known when 14  All Progressive Congress  members of the  state house of assembly members paid a courtesy call to the chairman of the Party in the state Hon Latep Dabang He said " The APC has done well in providing dividends of democracy to the people of the state , we are here to pledge our loyalty to the party , we have benefited from the party , we would work to bring more members to our party . He also assured the people of  his constituency that  he will not let them down as as he  would support quality laws, adding that he will continue to work hard until the people of the state enjoy the full dividends of democracy. “You will see quality laws from members of the house  . I can assure you all that I will never sleep. I will contin

Gov Lalong Okays Five Year Strategic Development Plan For Plateau State For The Period 2019. -2024

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June 20,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Barely one week after unveiling his broad vision for the second term of the Rescue Administration in Plateau State, the Executive Governor, Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong has approved the engagement of Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to work with the State Government in collaboration with H. Pierson Associates Ltd to produce a detailed five-year Strategic Development Plan for Plateau State for the period 2019-2024. Our correspondent reports that BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy with more than 90 offices in 50 countries including Nigeria, employing more than 14,000 employees with more than 900 partners A statement made available by  Ezekiel Gomos, OFR,Chairman Plateau State Economic Team made available to newsmen in Jos reads that the Plan is expected to provide a clear route map of where Plateau State is going to, in the future, and how to get there. The process will commence with intera

The Rt.Hon.Bar.Dr.Simon B. Lalong: The Making Of A Quintessential Leader..

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June 17,2019 The Rt. Hon. Bar. Dr. Simon B. Lalong: The making of a Quintessential leader **Conclusion** Joseph Lengmang DG, PPBA Thanks@ Castro Nansak Rimven for reminding me to complete this series. The governor of Plateau state, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong unveiled his policy agenda for the next four years on 12 June 2016. Apparently, the previously Five-pillar policy agenda of the rescue administration was scaled down to three: Peace, Security and Good Governance; Physical Infrastructural Development and; Sustainable Economic Rebirth. I am particularly excited about this development.  But it will take more than an iron-clad political will to translate these beautiful ideas into reality. So much is involved in the process. Moreover, second-term governors inevitably confront problems both unexpected and familiar.  Governor Lalong’s case will not be any different.  But does the past hold any clues about how he can overcome? Absolutely, Yes!  The governor’s victory an

Plateau Tertiary Institutions Suspends Strike Action....

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Plateau Tertiary institutions suspends strike action 17th June, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Joint Union  of Plateau State owned Tertiary Institutions(JUPTI)   on Monday  called off it's seven weeks  strike. Our correspondent reports that the  Institutions includes, Plateau State Polytechnic, College of Education Gindiri, CAST Kurgwi, College of Agriculture Garkawa,others are colleges of Health Technology Pankshin, and Zawan respectively. Speaking at a Press  Briefing in Jos, the State Capital, the Chairman of the Union Comrade Paul Dakogol said the State Government was able to address some of the issues  during the strike and last week entered into agreement with Union on those issues they could not handle immediately. According to him,  the issues already addressed while on strike include the payment of  'No Work No Pay',the unpaid check up dues and Cooperative deductions, gratuity remittance for the months of February and March, 2019 and staff recruitment

2023: Heralding The Plateau Story Vis-à-vis New Political Development- by Satmak Dapar..

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2023: Heralding the Plateau story vis-à-vis new political developments – By Satmak Dapar June 13,2019 Prior to this political dispensation, I’ve never been this meticulous in terms of assessing and partially participating in the politics that characterized the tail end of 2018 and essentially, the early part of 2019. Obviously, the elections have come and gone like nothing has happened. There seems to be a sort of quietude in the political atmosphere. Albeit, some few cases in the tribunals and court of law are still lingering. Many politicians across different parties that went to tribunal have tall dreams of retrieving their mandates while those issued certificates of return and sworn-in are not resting on their oars to have their mandates defended by lawyers. Yet, others have since congratulated the victors in the spirit of sportsmanship and moved on to accomplish other plans of action and personal commitments. In my previous article, I outlined that the politics of 2019 will

The Pharmaceutical Society Of Nigeria Congratulates The New PLHA Speaker Rt Hon Abok Ayuba..

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June 13,2019 We have overtime believed in visionary leadership. We also understand the divine location of God in blessing those He created in His likeness. On this the *ENTIRE PHARMACISTS* on the Plateau joins their hearts in one place to say a *BIG CONGRATULATIONS* to you *Rt. Hon. Abok Nuhu Ayuba* over your new position as the *Honourable Speaker of the Plateau State 9th Assembly* amidst all your notable achievements! Sir, we have in the previous administration enjoyed a smooth ride with both the Executives and Legislature where *The Professional inputs of Pharmacists* were enjoyed immensely by the general public. To mention a few: - An indispensable contribution to curbing insecurity at the *PLATEAU PEACE BUILDING AGENCY* vis-a-vis the dangers of *Drug Abuse to Peace Building*. - A Cornerstone contribution of *The Bill establishing the Contributory Healthcare* which was recently signed into law by His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, *Rt. Hon. Simon

Breaking: Gov Lalong Vows To Change The Narrative Of Governance In Plateau....

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Breaking: Lalong vows to change the narrative of governance in Plateau June 12, 2019 By Golok Nanmwa , Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration is  determined to change the narrative of governance on the Plateau in the next four years.   Lalong made this known while speaking  at the June 12   democracy day and unveiling of his  vision titled : “Plateau state in the Next Level: Policies and Programmes of  the Rescue Team, phase 2” at  the banquet hall, new Government house, little Rayfield  in Jos the state capital . He said "Fellow Citizens, during our Inauguration and Swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday 29th May 2019, I promised to unveil the vision and programmes of the government for the next four years through a Town Hall Meeting that marks the celebration of June 12 Democracy Day. I had given an insight that in further consolidating on our achievements,  our vision will continue to be based on the principles that people

Democracy Day: Plateau Speaker Rt Hon Abok Felicitates With Buhari, Nigerians ....

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Democracy Day: Plateau Speaker Abok Felicitates with Buhari, Nigerians. June 12,2019 Democracy Day Message I wish to felicitate with the President and Commander in Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, the President of the senate, His Excellency Senator Ahmed Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon Femi Gbajabamila, our mentor and dependable leader, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon Simon Bako Lalong, Hounarable Members of the Plateau State House of Assembly, my great constituents of Jos-East Local government, my peace loving and hospitable people of Plateau State and fellow citizens of Nigeria on the occasion of democracy day celebration. The task and trust of legislation bestowed on the 9th Assembly shall be a reflection of the wishes of the People and entrenching of the common heritage of the Plateau. As we celebrate the maiden June 12th Democracy Day, may our resolve and pledge to serve , unite and uphold the h

Lalong Approves Appointment Of Two Paramount Rulers...

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Lalong approves appointment of two Paramount rulers June 11,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Following the recommendation of the state council of chiefs , Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has approved the appointment of two Paramount Rulers of the restored and newly created Mavo and Ibaas chiefdoms in Wase and Barkin ladi local government areas of Plateau state respectively . A statement by the acting secretary to the Government of the state Richard Tokgma made available to newsmen in Jos reads that this followed peaceful selection processes held at the headquarters of the two  local government councils . The statement gave the name of  the Paramount rulers are Mohammed Tafida Asi as Aku Jukun of Mavo chiefdom in Wase local government area and Da Luka Pagyang Gyang as Gwom Ibaas of Ibaas chiefdom of Barkin ladi local government area . The appointment takes effect from 16th and 18th of January 2019 respectively . Government therefore wishes to express its appreciation to the selec

Plateau - Youth Activist Congratulates Hon Abok Over His Emergence As Speaker

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Plateau - Youth activist  congratulates Abok over his emergence as speaker 10th June,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau Youth activist  Pius Hommen on Monday congratulated the newly elected Speaker of the  9th Plateau State House of Assembly Hon.Abok Ayuba . Hommen in statement made available to newsmen in Jos said  he is confident that the  new speaker would  impact positively on the state’s legislative arm. He appealed to members of the state assembly and the entire people of the state to support Abok  to enable him to succeed. The statement further reads that  "your elevation did not come to us as a surprise  because Abok is a man who is determined to better the lives of people of his constituency and state at large . I urged members of the assembly to support the new leadership of the House at ensuring that people of the state secure the best services from the legislators.

Alfred Dapal Congratulates State and Federal Legislators On Their Swearing -In

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10th June,2019 Press Statement Congratulatory message from Alfred Dapal to State & Federal Lawmakers on their swearing-in Mr. Alfred Dapal has congratulated both state and Federal lawmakers from plateau State on the occasion of their swearing-in. The message was contained in a press statement and transmitted electronically to Journalists in Jos by his media aide Satmak Dapar. Through the release, Mr. Dapal also calls on the people of Plateau to be security conscious and help the government achieve the goal of maintaining peace and order. Today, heralds a moment of turning point. Down through the ages of political history, the legislature has played central role in promoting democracy. Consequently, a strong, vibrant and robust legislature is dependent on the vision and high sense of patriotism of its drivers. You were elected and sworn-in today because your constituents believe in your legislative prowess and vision for a better Plateau. It is obviously a milestone achiev

Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba Has Emerged Speaker Of The Plateau State House Of Assembly...

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Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba Has Emerged  Speaker Of The Plateau State House of Assembly... 10th June,2019 Abok ,the  34 years old lawmaker is a first time lawmaker representing Jos East constituency. Abok was nominated by Hon Baba Saleh Hassan member representing Jos North North constituency which was seconded by Hon Esther Similar Dusu of Jos North West constituency , unanimously Abok turned out Unopposed. He is a final year law student of theUniversity of Jos and a diplama in law graduate from the Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi( graduated 2007). He is married to Janet N Abok with 2 children.

Plateau Assembly Passed 31 Bills In Four Years - Speaker...

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June 5,2019 The Plateau State House of Assembly says it passed 31 bills during the four years of the 8th assembly. Speaker of the assembly, Joshua Madaki, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Jos on Wednesday. NAN reports that the 8th assembly in the state was inaugurated on June 8, 2015. Mr Madaki, who became speaker in July 11, 2018, after his predecessor, Peter Azi, was impeached, said all the bills passed had direct bearing on lives of the people of the state. He added that bills, which had been assented to by the governor are fundamental to the growth and development of the state. “In all, the 8th assembly successfully passed a total of 31 bills in the last four years. “These bills will surely lift the history of the state, because they are so fundamental to the path of driving good governance to the people,” he said. Mr Madaki added that the assembly was able to achieve the feat owing to the support and cooperation acco