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We Are Determined To Take Plateau To Greater Heights- Lalong...

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We are determined to  take Plateau to greater heights - Lalong November 30,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state governor Simon Lalong yesterday played host to members of the state business community . Speaking at the occasion in Jos, Lalong said his adminstration is determined to better the lives of citizens of Plateau . "Let me begin by thanking you for honouring us with your presence at this 3rd Executive Governor’s Interactive Dinner with the Business Community in Plateau State despite your very busy schedules." "I again express my deep appreciation to you for your support throughout my first tenure which enabled us to achieve some of the results we got. I am optimistic that you will accord us the same kind of support in the final term of our Rescue Administration." " We are here essentially to rub minds together in our journey towards building a more prosperous, productive and business-oriented Plateau State." "This interacti

Northern Governor's Forum Condoles Atiku Abubakar..

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Northern  Governors 's forum condoles Atiku  Abubakar November 30,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Northern Governors Forum has condoled with the former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over the loss of his long term aide Umar Pariya. Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong in a statement signed by Dr Makut Simon Macham, Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State described the death of Pariya as a great loss not only to his immediate family, but to the nation at large having supported the former Vice President in his service to Nigeria. The statement described Pariya as a diligent aide who demonstrated competence, loyalty and excellence in his duties as assigned by the former Vice President. Lalong prayed God to grant the soul of the late Pariya eternal rest and give his family and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar the grace to bear the loss.

Plateau Health Stakeholders Calls For Strengthening Of The Health System In The Country.....

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Plateau health stakeholders calls for strenghtening of the health system in the country November 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos A bill for the creation of the Plateau state contributory healthcare management agency was passed by the 8th assembly and signed into law by Governor Simon Lalong in May 2019 in order to reach out to the most vulnerable in the society through affordable healthcare. Stakeholders in the health sector on friday  have also called for the strenghtening of the health system in the country. They made the call at a health financing capacity building workshop for the Plateau state contributory health management angency. Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association Plateau state chapter, Dr Titus Dajel emphasized on the need to strenghten other sectors that have indirect relationship with the health sector. The stakeholders made reference to the study theme of Senior Executive Course 41 of the National institute for Policy and Strategic studies NIPSS which was

Lalong Reacts To Appeal Court Victory, Promises Inclusive Government..

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Lalong reacts to  appeal court  victory ,promises  inclusive  government November 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong has described his victory at the appeal court as yet another collective victory for the entire people of Plateau State and a validation of the will of the people in the 2019 governorship election. Governor Lalong in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs Dr. Makut Simon Macham said he was not surprised by the court verdict as all the while, he has never doubted the validity of the people's mandate reposed in him and the APC. Lalong said " This is not a victory for me but for the entire people of Plateau State who have demonstrated faith in our Rescue Mission. Like I have repeatedly said, I am Governor for everyone irrespective of party, tribe, religious or any other affiliation. I am ready to carry everyone along" The Governor again called o

APC Stalwart Alhaji Nagelu Congratulates Lalong Over Appeal Court Victory...

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APC stalwart Alhaji Nagelu congratulates Lalong over Appeal court victory November 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos All Progressive Congress APC stalwart in Plateau , State  Alhaji Nagelu  Garba ,  has congratulated Governor Simon Lalong  on the affirmation of his electoral victory by the  Court of appeal . In a statement  made available to newsmen in Jos , Alhaji Nagelu his victory at the tribuna and court of appeal  is an affirmation that the people of Plateau voted massively for Lalong in 2015 and 2019 elections . "Governor Simon Lalong is doing well in providing dividends of democracy to Plateau people ."/ "I commend him for his strive to better the lives of citizens of Plateau " He called on the people of Plateau to continue to support the Lalong led government at all times .

Comrade Pius Hoomen Congratulates Lalong Over Appeal Court Victory....

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Comrade Pius Hoomen congratulates Lalong over Appeal court victory November 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau Youth activist Comrade Pius Hoomen ,on friday  congratulated the  state Governor Simon Lalong,  over the court of appeal judgement which affirmed his Victory as the winner of the 2019 Governorship elections    . Reacting to the judgment, Hommen  in a statement  made available to our correspondent    said the Appeal Court verdict was a victory for democracy and the good people of the state, whom he said gave the APC -led government of Governor Lalong the mandate to lead the state and have continued to show tremendous goodwill and support to its noble vision in advancing good governance .  "I  am confident that Lalong ,s victory would continue to promote  peace, harmony, tolerance, togetherness and to harness cultural, religious, and cooperation amongst the people for a greater Plateau State." “His victory will ensure taking action, getting results and

Breaking - Appeal Court Affirms Lalong's Victory.....

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Breaking - Appeal Court affirms  Lalong’s victory November 29,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Court of Appeal sitting in Jos Plateau  State on friday  affirmed Governor Simon Lalong  of  Plateau state as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the State. The appellate court upheld the judgement of the election tribunal which had earlier affirmed Lalong , the candidate of the All Progressive Congress as the winner of the election.

Gov Lalong Vows To Promote Young Entrepreneurs...

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Lalong vows to promote young entrepreneurs November 28,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong ,on Thursday said his adminstration is determined to support young entrepreneurs at all times . Our correspondent reports that Lalong made this known  in Abuja while  unveiling the BENNIE PURRIE, a sports car manufactured by Jerry Mallo of Bennie Agro and  Automobile Technology Ltd. He said Plateau is full of talented youths and his adminstration is youth friendly . "We would continue to support Youths in Plateau ",he added  Mallo  is the face of MSME in Nigeria and winner of the 2017 National MSME AWARDS.  Lalong also vowed to  sustain  his vow to make Plateau State a production centre where the economy is driven by entrepreneurship not reliance on government. Photo credit: Josiah Jenvulu

UNICEF Vows To Tackle High Rate Of Out - Of - School Children....

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UNICEF  vows to tackle high rate of out-of-school children November 28,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos United Nations Children’s Fund  (UNICEF)  on Thursday  said  it is collaborating with some state  Government to tackle the challenges of out-of-school children in the country . Mr Bhanu Pathak, Chief Field Officer, UNICEF Nigeria, Bauchi Field Office, made this known while speaking with newsmen in Jos ,during the 2019 end of year review meeting of stakeholders for States supported by UNICEF Bauchi Field office held in  Jos.  He further  disclosed that many Nigeria children are out of school in the country . Bhanu said that   millions of  out of school children are  from the Northern states. According to him, as  a result of the out of school children UNICEF is focusing on selected 15  States that have more challenges on education and health issues. In his words "The 2019 end of year review is  to help us focus on  our 2020 plan to ensure that this out of  school c

COURT ASKED FG, OTHERS TO PAY N5M COMPENSATION FOR VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

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The High Court of Justice Plateau State has Ordered the Federal Government and some of its Agencies to Pay one Dalyop Bulus the Sum of N5,000,000.00 (Five Million Naira) for the Violation of his Fundamental Human Rights. The Applicant Mr. Dalyop Bulus was arrested on the 12th Nov. 2017 at Tyana village, Ra-hoss Ward, Riyom LGA, Plateau State by Operatives of the Operation Safe Haven alongside his elder brother, Benjamin Bulus who was later charged to Federal High Court Jos Division, but discharged for want of Deligent Prosecution. The Applicant who is still in SSS Custody said they were subjected to serious beating as a result of which they sustained injuries following their arrest. The Applicant sued the Federal Government in Suit N0: PLD/J154M2/19 along  four(4) other Respondents namely, Attorney General of the Federation, Chief of Defence Staff, the State Security Service, and Major General Augustine Chris Chukwudi Agundu, the Commandant Special Task Force Operation Safe H

Breaking: Gov Lalong Flags off Zero Potholes In Jos/Bukuru..* Threatens To Sack Erring Contractors*

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Gov Lalong threatens to sack erring contractors November 27,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Governor, Simon Lalong of Plateau state yesterday   flagged-off  the operation zero potholes  programme in Jos  and Bukuru metropolis .  Speaking at the flag off ceremony  which took place   at the Constitution  hill junction in Jos , Lalong said " We are here today to flag off the rehabilitation of township roads as part of infrastructural development of Plateau State in line with one of our three-point policy thrust. " By now, the citizens of our State and even visitors will attest to our commitment as a Rescue Administration to providing good roads which are critical to development. Thus, when we assumed office, we decided to complete about 28 abandoned road projects that we inherited from the last administration. Our intervention saw contractors going back to site. However, while some of these roads have been completed and commissioned, others are still ongoing at speed t

Lalong Presents 172 Billion Budget To Plateau Assembly.....

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Lalong  presents 172 billion budget to  Plateau assembly November 26,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong  on Tuesday  presented a budget of ₦172,596,317,577.00 only  to the State House of Assembly for approval for 2020 budget . The budget christened “Budget of Rescue and Infrastructural consolidation has  a recurrent  expenditure of  N98   billion, representing 56 per cent of the budget . Lalong said the budget was tailored after his administration’s three -pillar policy  for development, “and speedy economic transformation of the state. He said " From the period we assumed office apart from entrenching peace and security, instilling confidence in the people, we took a lot of steps to re-establish fiscal responsibility. We also ensured sustainable development in the different sectors of the economy. He said "we built the 2020 Budget around the idea that our state has always done best when everyone gets a fair sha

Oshiomhole Commends Lalong For Providing Good Governance...

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Oshiomhole commends Lalong for providing good governance November 25,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos National Chairman of  the All Progressive Congress (APC)  Comrade Adams Oshiomhole described the Plateau state governor Simon Lalong as a peace maker . While speaking at the Progressive Governors Forum Meeting in Jos , Adams commended Gov Lalong for his prudent management of resources in the state . Lalong has made the party proud by prompt payment of salaries . He appealed to the the APC governors to work hand in hand with the APC

APC Determine To Provide More Dividends Of Democracy - Lalong

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Apc determine to provide more dividends of democracy - Lalong November 25,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has said that the All Progressive Congress APC is determined to provide quality governance to the people of the country . Speaking at the Progressive Governors Forum meeting in Jos ,Lalong said  It is with great pleasure that I warmly welcome you on behalf of the Government and good people of Plateau State to the third Federal Government Progressive Governors Forum Parley on Policy Synergy holding here in our beautiful Capital City of Jos.             Indeed, it is a great honour for us to host this very crucial engagement organised by the Progressive Governors Forum whose focus is to strengthen public service delivery in APC States and the nation at large.         Given our antecedents in hosting high calibre events such as this, and our rich hospitality in addition to the serene and enchanting beauty of Plateau State, there is no be

Plateau Yoruba Youths Welcomes President Buhari,APC Governors ,Ministers To Jos.....

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November 24,2019 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos The Council of Plateau  Yoruba youths worldwide (YCYW) wishes to welcome the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria , Muhammadu Buhari , the 19 APC governors ,Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to Jos for the third Federal Government Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) parley on policy synergy . In a statement  jointly signed by Daniel Ige , the Coordinator Northern zone council and General Secretary  of Plateau state Yourba Youth forum (PYYF) Jide Afolabi , wishes to welcome the   APC Governors and 19 Minsters to Plateau , we believe that your visit to Plateau would foster National unity In the state  . "We the Yourba Youths of Plateau are solidly behind Gov Simon Lalong who is working so hard to promote peaceful co existence in Plateau ." "We especially want to commend the federal Government and APC Governors for choosing Plateau for this peer review meet

President Buhari Urges NIPSS To Graduate From Think- Tank To Do- Tank...

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President Buhari urges  NIPSS to graduate from Think-Tank to Do-Tank November 23,2019 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend  identified the importance of technology globally, saying that with the development, Nigeria cannot remain where it is today in terms of development.  He made this known at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executive Course (SEC) 41 of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Jos, Buhari . Represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ,he said we cannot remain where we are in development, going by what is available in technology today. “The opportunities are great. We can simply leap-frog and there is so much room for leap – frogging and we don’t have to evolve through the decades again. We are already positioned to take advantage of technology to move the development further. “Agriculture is another sector that is being transformed by digital technology. There are about 530 varieties