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Hon Engr Usaini Amurudu Rounds Up Thank You Tour.....

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HON. ENGR. USAINI AMURUDU ROUNDS UP THANK YOU TOUR October 31,2019 In every clime, political campaigns are often rigorous. The process entails going Ward to Ward, settlement to settlement, street to street, door to door and man to man in a bid to  garner the support of the electorates. In the same fashion, Hon. Usaini Amurudu design the template for his Thank You Tour. For the  past one week; the Honourable Member Representing Bokkos constituency in the 9th Plateau state house of Assembly has been so busy criss crossing the length and breadth of his  Constituency to hear the demands and thank the people who repose confidence in him as demonstrated at the polls. Hon. Usaini Amurudu in company of his wife, party faithful, friends, critical stake holders and supporters went round the  entire 14 Federal Wards of Bokkos Local Government Area to thank the people. As a cultured young man and a true son of the soil who values the ideals of the land, Amurudu lead the entourage

Lalong Actualizing His Policy Thrust With Legacy Projects...

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October 31,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong ,on assumption of office in his second term  vowed to leave a lasting legacy in the state in line with the manifesto of his party, the All Progressive Congress (APC.) Our correspondent report that the Lalong legacy projects, are key projects initiated by the administration to impact on the lives of the people of the state.  Most of the projects are  on critical infrastructure  like education, health and human development the legacy projects  includes several comprehensive hospitals, several comprehensive secondary schools and eight comprehensive primary schools, all scattered across the three senatorial districts of the state. Our correspondent who visited  several sites and the jobs been carried out by   Bleneson Services Nigeria Limited  observed that massive constructions works are ongoing . Most of the  housing projects are about 70 percent completed . A site Manager w

Governor Lalong Congratulates President Buhari On Supreme Court Victory....

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Governor Lalong  congratulates   President  Buhari  On Supreme Court  Victory. October 30,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari over the validation of his election victory by the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In a statement, Signed by  Dr Makut Simon Macham, the Director Press and Public Affairs  to the Governor reads that  the news of the Supreme Court verdict did not come as a surprise because of the massive support the President received during the 2019 Presidential Elections from Nigerians of diverse backgrounds. Lalong said the affirmation of the mandate clears the path for the President to settle down in taking Nigeria to the Next Level without any distractions. The Governor also congratulated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Chairman and members of the All Progressives Congress as well as the entire nation. He a

Why We Must Continue To Stay Peacefully- Gov Lalong...

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Why we must continue to stay peacefully - Gov Lalong October 30,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has expressed his determination to promote peaceful co-existence in the state . "Peace remains fundamental to any form of development and we are ready to do everything possible to return Plateau State to its rightful position as the Home of Peace and Tourism." He made this known  , while declaring open a retreat for members of the State Executive Council  which took place at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS ). . Plateau had been in the news for the wrong reasons in  the past as ethno-religious conflicts that claimed hundreds of lives in 2001 . The deadliest of this phenomenon is the near frequent clashes between farmers and herders, which have claimed several lives, displacing entire communities in different parts of the State and widening the gap for intercommunication. On assumption of office ,L

Plateau DOPA Doing Excellently Well- Group..

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Plateau DOPA doing excellently well - Group October 30,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau Regeneration Group ,on  Wednesday hailed Governor Simon Lalong for appointing   Dr Makut Simon Macham ,as  Director of Press affairs to the Governor saying he is doing excellently well . Pam Datiri , the spokesman of the group in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos reads that in less than 100 days in office,  the DOPA has done well in carrying out his duties so well and has a fantastic working relationship with Journalist in the state . "We  describe his appointment  as  a round peg in round hole." The statement read in part:”His  appointment is well deserved considering the fact that he   is a tested journalist with track record  of professional performance on the job." "As a group we are  very confident that  Macham will continue to bring  his enormous wealth of experience to bear on  his assignments, and contribute handsomely to the actualisation of

Gov Lalong Warns Commissioners ,Says I Won't Take Excuses...

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 Lalong  warns commissioners ,says  I won’t take excuses October 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau  state  Governor  Simon Lalong  on Tuesday warned his  Commissioners  and Political appointees saying that he would not tolerate excuses from them as they are expected to deliver quality service to the people of the state. " There would be no room for laziness ,lethargy , negligence and outright disregard for government directives as severe consequences await anyone who decides to sabotage our efforts ". He made this known while declaring open a retreat for members of the State Executive Council  which took place at the National Institute of Policy and Strategic studies NIPSS . The governor tasked the commissioners on loyalty, diligence, commitment, probity and accountability, noting that the attributes were crucial to the state’s development plans and key to realising the three-pillar policy thrust of the administration. “Th

Plateau Stakeholders Rate Gov Lalong's Peace Building Efforts High...

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Plateau Stakeholders rate Gov Lalong,s Peace building efforts high October 27,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State is said to be a miniature Nigeria primarily because nearly all the ethnic groups of Nigeria are present there. There are more than 50 ethnic groups in Plateau state, These include: Goemai, Ngas, Tarok, , , Mwaghavul,  Beroms, among other tribes . The state has 17 Local Government: Barikin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos East, Jos North, Jos South, Kanam, Kanke, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua'an Pan, Riyom, Shendam, Wase. Plateau state had  been in the news for the wrong reasons for almost a decade due to the recurring herders/farmers conflicts which has  displaced thousands, claimed hundreds of lives and property worth millions of Naira destroyed. Recently the Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, set up by the  Simon Lalong led Government  said 1,801 persons were killed in the recent attacks o

Plateau - Why Peace Building Efforts Must Be Sustained...

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Plateau - Why Peace building efforts must be sustained October 27,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State is said to be a miniature Nigeria primarily because nearly all the ethnic groups of Nigeria are present there. There are more than 50 ethnic groups in Plateau state, These include: Goemai, Ngas, Tarok, , , Mwaghavul,  Beroms, among other tribes . The state has 17 Local Government: Barikin Ladi, Bassa, Bokkos, Jos East, Jos North, Jos South, Kanam, Kanke, Langtang North, Langtang South, Mangu, Mikang, Pankshin, Qua'an Pan, Riyom, Shendam, Wase. Plateau state had  been in the news for the wrong reasons for almost a decade due to the recurring herders/farmers conflicts which has  displaced thousands, claimed hundreds of lives and property worth millions of Naira destroyed. Recently the Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, set up by the  Simon Lalong led Government  said 1,801 persons were killed in the recent attacks on the state

Gov Lalong Honors Late Uncle Who Raised Him - Clears Air On Name Controversy...

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Governor Lalong honors  late  uncle who  raised  him  - clears  air  on  name controversy October 26,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong was on Saturday 26th October in Shendam local government area of the state to honour his late uncle Miskoom Stephen Sule Nanbiet under whom he was raised and trained. This was contained in a statement  signed by  Makut Simon Macham Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State and made available to newsmen in Jos. The statement reads that "Lalong who attended the memorial service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Shendam along with his wife Regina and top government officials including Secretary to the Government of Plateau State Prof. Danladi Atu used the event to thank his late uncle who took him from his parents from his village Ajikamai where there was no school to Shendam where he enrolled him in primary school. He said " Your helper can come from anywhere and G

Meet 'Yellow' ,Jos City's Most Vibrant Traffic Warden....

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Meet ‘Yellow,’ Jos city’s most vibrant traffic warden October 25,2019 From the various antics and energetic displays he makes at the British America junction in Jos, Plateau State, it is obvious that the ever gracious and fair skinned traffic warden, popularly referred to as Yellow, loves his job. He was nicknamed Yellow while at the Police Training School in Jos 11 years ago due to his very fair complexion. Yellow’s real name, Solomon Johnson is only known to a few and mostly in official capacity. Commuters scream his name, ‘Yellow’ hailing him and exchanging pleasantries as they cross the ever busy British America junction, an intersection on a highway and Yellow’s work spot. ”I love my job even though sometimes, there are some very stubborn drivers and tricycle riders that don’t want to follow directions,” he said to Benue/Plateau Trust. “As a traffic warden, you have to use your number six (intellect) to ensure that the action of the stubborn drivers and tricycle operat

My Decisions Are In The Best Interest Of Plateau - Lalong..

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My decisions  are in the best interest of Plateau - Lalong October 25,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong  has said that  decisions taken by his administration are in the best interest of the State and not to satisfy any personal or group interest other than that of the people he has sworn to protect and serve. This was contained in a statement signed by  Makut Simon Macham,Director of Press and public affairs to Governor Lalong and made available to newsmen in Jos The statement reads that Lalong made this known at the monthly prayer and fasting session held at the Chapel of Grace, Government House Chapel, Rayfield Jos for October  . Governor Lalong who addressed several issues regarding the peace and progress of Plateau State, said there is always need for citizens to not only pray for those in authority but also support them with ideas that will provide solutions to challenges of the society. He said “for me as the Governor of

Lalong Most Business Friendly Governor- Commissioner...

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Lalong  most business friendly Governor - Commissioner October 25,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Commissioner for commerce in Plateau , Hon Aku Joseph Abbey ,on friday said the present administration under the leadership of the Rescue  Mantra Hon Simon Lalong is the most business friendly ever  ." He made this known while speaking at the Plateau special day at the ongoing Jos trade fair. "The technical plant audit of the Jos International Breweries has been concluded ,and investors have been in serious discussions for its bounce back , the JIB had been a major employer of labour in the state , therefore its return on stream will be a big win for us as a state ." "The payment of salary by government has helped in injecting more than two billion naira into the economy every month and this ha sustained the life line of the economy of the state . "The rescue adminstration through the ministry of commerce and industry has redeveloped and enhanced the J

We have Agricultural, Tourism ,Mineral Deposits In Barkin Ladi -Barr Mandyau

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We have agricultural, Tourism ,Mineral  deposits in Barkin Ladi  – Barr. Mandyau October 24,2019 The Management Committee Chairman of Barkin Ladi LGC, Hon. Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau has called on investors to take advantage of the mineral deposits available in the   LGA and invest as the untapped resources will promote economic potential of the state if properly harness . Barr. Mandyau stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondent at the Jos ,Polo 2019 Trade Fair for Northern zone of Plateau state Day celebration .  According to him ,Barkin Ladi remain   bless  with the abundant human and material resources which need to be tapped for the growth of the Area, State and Nation. He called on investors to come in especially in the area of  agricultural and tourism potentials as well as mineral deposits if properly harnessed ,we are capable of reducing the overbearing dependence on oil. Barr. Mandyau reiterated that Barkin Ladi LGA is the most tourism endowed in the

Nigeria Has All It Takes For Technology Development- S/Korea Ambassador..

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Nigeria has all it takes for technology development - S/Korea Ambassador October 23,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria,  Major-General Lee In-Tae (Rtd)  ,yesterday said Nigeria possesses the capacity for technological and agricultural development among other industrial sectors which could create jobs for its citizens. He further called on  the federal government to focus more attention on technology innovation for better development to thrive as Nigeria is hub of technology. Lee In-Tae made this known  ,while delivering a lecture at  the University of Jos with the theme " Growing The Nigerian Economy Through Education: The South Korean Model" He said Nigeria and Korea established diplomatic ties since February 1980. The ambassador further said that the Korean economic development between 50s and 60s was bad as a result of war which engulfed the country . "   South Korea   moved from the war ruins to simple manufacturing,

Plateau State Government Debunks Rumours Of Installing New Sum Pyem...

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Plateau govt debunks rumours of installing new  Sum Pyem October 23,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Government  yesterday  appealed  to all Citizens of the state  to continue to be law abiding and to maintain the hard- earned relative Peace in the State.  This was contained in a  statement signed by Dan  Manjang , the Commissioner   for information  and communication and made available to newsmen in Jos . It reads that "Plateau State Citizens should also rest assured that Governor Simon Lalong will continue to be Governor in Fact and in Deed to all Citizens of the State, irrespective of Tribe or Creed. "The attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to several Publications in the Print, Electronic and Social Media wrongfully claiming that the Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency Governor Simon Lalong, allegedly on the basis of some undisclosed sentiments, is in defiance of the Judgment and Order of the Supreme Court of Nigeria mandat

Plateau Would Develop Golf To Attract More Tourists - Lalong..

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Plateau would develop golf to attract more tourists - Lalong October 23,2019 By Golok Nanmwa, Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau   ,yesterday said   the state government would develop golf to attract more tourists to the state. Lalong made the assertion when he met  with a  delegation  from the Nigerian  lady Golfers Association  in Abuja . Lalong also advised  Nigerians particularly  women to take  interest  in  golf as  it  is a sport that  helps  In Character  development  and Physical  Rejuvination. He  said  as a golfer  ,his  passion  for  the  game  goes  beyond  the  desire  to  win  as  he  has greatly  benefited from  the ethnics   of  the game and  what  it teaches to both  its players and  spectators .  Lalong  said that his administration would continue to support golf until the state becomes home of golf in Nigeria. President of  the  Lady  golfers  Association  of Nigeria  Lady  Ekanem Ekueme  ,told the  Governor that their visit was to invite

Gamai Unity And Development Organization (GUDO) Kicks Against Any Attempt Of Short Changing Justice Monica Mensem Dongban JCA As President Of The Court Of Appeal...

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October 23,2019 PRESS RELEASE POSITION OF THE GAMAI UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (GUDO) ON THE ATTEMPT TO SHORT-CHANGE JUSTICE MONICA MENSEM-DONGBAN, JCA AS PRESIDENT OF THE COURT OF APPEAL. The attention of the Gamai Unity and Development Organisation (GUDO) has been drawn to the controversy trailing the recent invitation of our illustrious daughter Justice Monica Bolnaan Mensem-Dongban and Justice of the Court of Appeal by the National Judicial Council (NJC) for interview to the Supreme Court. We have received this news with mixed feelings and reservations in view of the glaring ulterior motives behind the exercise. We are compelled, on behalf of the entire Gamai people both at home and in the Diaspora, to speak strongly against what appears to be a grand design to short-change our illustrious daughter who has served and is still serving this country meritoriously at the Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal. 2. We feel constrained to voice out against this unwholesome