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Plateau State Firms Up On ICT Goals With Value - Adding Strategic Plan...

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Plateau State Firms Up On ICT Goals With Value-Adding Strategic Plan January 31,2020 By Nwakaego Alajemba Plateau State has approved an enhanced Plateau Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy and Strategic Plan to drive its vision of improving quality of life of Plateau citizens by ensuring affordable, universal access to high grade ICT facilities and services within Plateau State. The state is targeting to become among the best Three ICT Hubs in West Africa by 2025 and plans zero cost on Right of Way (RoW) that should attract broadband connectivity companies like MainOne and Phase3 to help expand the frontiers for cheap internet access. A statutory ICT regulatory agency: Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA) has the mandate to manage its ICT goals to promote “a globally competitive modern ICT enabled economy and knowledge-based Information Society where strong, efficient and sustainable improvements in social, economic,

Garba Pwul Applauds Mangu Traditional Council....

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Garba Pwul applaud Mangu traditional council By Dauda A bass January 31,2020 A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Garba Pwul has put his weight behind the decision taken by the Executive and traditional council of Mangu Local Government to suspend all traditional and cultural festivals for the year 2020. The decision which was taken to honor those who were killed by gunmen in an attack in Kombun Ward of the local Government area was also considered to avoid any further attack until the security situation is properly tackled. In a statement, he applauded the authorities for the wise and prompt decision taken and the people for accepting the decision which clearly shows that the whole Mwaghavul nation  sympathizes with the victims and their families  He called on the perpetrators of the heinous act to desist from it and prayed that all crisis merchants and sponsors will be exposed and disgraced. He admonished the people to be law abiding and respect the decision of the council

Gov Lalong Inspects More Projects, Install More Chiefs.....

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Gov Lalong  inspects  more projects  ,installs  more chiefs January 31,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong is continuing his inspection of ongoing projects across the State with a stern warning to contractors to ensure that quality work is done and completion period adhered to. Governor Lalong began his latest inspection with a visit to the Baab-Kurgwi Road under construction in Quan Pan Local Area where he expressed satisfaction on the level of work and urged the contractors to sustain the tempo. He later visited the College of Arts, Science and Technology (CAST) Kurgwi to inspect the Legacy Projects going on in the Institution. The Governor was briefed by the site Engineer who explained that the work had reached 60 percent completion and would have gone far if not for some delays occasioned by land dispute. A statement signed by 8Dr. Makut Simon Macham the Director of Press   and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State reads that The G

Gov Lalong Visits Family Of Late Ropvil Killed By Terrorist In Borno...

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Gov  Lalong  visits   family  of late   Ropvil   killed by terrorist in Borno January 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has paid a personal visit to the family of the late Ropvil Daciya Dalep who was recently killed by terrorists in Borno State.  A statement signed by Dr. Makut Simon Macham , the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor of Plateau State reads that the  Governor in company of his wife, Regina and the Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden arrived the family house in Jing village, Pankshin Local Government to condole with the family of the deceased. Lalong who had earlier sent a delegation to the family said he was highly distressed by the murder of the student who was on his way to seek knowledge  and did not commit any offence apart from being a Christian and a citizen of Plateau State according to his murderers. He said " If the killers of Ropvil justified their act on the fact that he is from Plateau

Senator Hezekiah Dimka Takes Relief Materials To Kwatas IDPs In Bokkos..

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SENATOR HEZEKIAH DIMKA TAKES RELIEF MATERIALS TO KWATAS IDPs IN BOKKOS. January 29,2020 Distinguished Senator Hezekiah Dimka visited the communities that were attacked in Kwatas,Marish,and Sabon barki in Bokkos. Senator Dimka paid a visit to the office of the executive Chairman,Chief Yusuf Machen who received his condolence message on behalf of the people of Bokkos  LGA. In his remark,Senator Hezekiah Dimka is saddened by the targetted attacks on his constituency and Plateau State by the Herdsmen. "the People are not animals and they should not be killed like chickens,I urge my people to defend themselves before the security will get to the point of attack" Senator Dimka sympathize with the people of Bokkos  and assured he is reporting his findings to the Senate President "I have come here personally to ascertain the level of the attack to take back to the national Assembly as I have been In constant touch with the Senate President,I will

Plateau - How Stakeholders Sue For Peaceful Co- existence....

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Plateau - How  Stakeholders sue for peaceful co existence January 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Critical Stakeholders from  Plateau state have sued for  peaceful co existence among  communities in the state . Plateau state had been in the news for the wrong reasons for almost a decade due to the recurring herders/farmers conflicts . The  State is said to be a miniature Nigeria primarily because nearly all the ethnic groups of Nigeria are present there. Plateau is also blessed with lovely weather and fertile ground as every crop is grown in the state There are more than 50 ethnic groups in Plateau state, These include: Goemai, Ngas, Tarok, , , Mwaghavul,  Beroms, among other tribes .  Our correspondent reports that in January 2020  , two communities one in Mangu and Bokkos local government areas of Plateau witnessed violence leading to the death of some persons . Alhaji Bitrus Ahmed a herder from Bokkos local government of the state who spoke to our Correspondent sue

BREAKING - Plateau EXCO Proposes Stiffer Penalties For Kidnappers, Cultism,Land Grabbing....

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Breaking - Plateau EXCO proposes stiffer penalties for kidnappers , cultism, land grabbing January 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Government on Wednesday  said it is set to strengthen laws against cultism, kidnapping, land grabbing etc . The state  Exco Meeting chaired by Governor Simon Bako Lalong  also said there are moves to  get  the law against  this crimes passed by the House of Assembly which proposes death penalty for kidnappers. The Government also resolved to link up more State roads to Federal ones in Plateau for more economic opportunities. More details to come Photo Credit: Josiah Jenvulu.

Perpetrators Of Plateau Killings Must Be Fished Out - Gov Lalong.

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Perpetrators of Plateau killings must  be fished out - Gov Lalong January 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Incensed by the murder of villagers and destruction of properties in Kwatas Village of Bokkos Local Government Council, Plateau State Governor Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong on Tuesday  with stakeholders which include heads of security agencies, Traditional Rulers, Community Leaders and Ardos representing the Fulani community at the government house where he insisted that the perpetrators must be fished out immediately. The Governor who addressed the stakeholders at the Government House, Little Rayfield-Jos expressed anger over the incident which he said will not be allowed to degenerate further and make nonsense of the efforts put in to restore peace to the state, insisting that nobody is above Government. He said “how can they say that people are killed and there is no arrest. Are those killing others spirits? I don’t think you can kill 15 human beings and claim you are spi

BREAKING - Lalong Orders Arrest Of Community Ardos And Ward Heads Of Affected Areas..

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Breaking -Lalong orders arrest Of CommunityArdos And Ward Heads Of Affected Areas.. January 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Governor, Simon Lalong of Plateau state , on Tuesday ordered the arrest of all leaders of Fulani herdsmen over renewed herdsmen attacks in the State. Lalong at an emergency meeting with the community leaders ordered their immediate detention over "complacency"at a stakeholders meeting today Details shortly

Plateau - Garba Pwul SAN Express Sadness Over Kwakas Killings...

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Plateau - Garba  Pwul  SAN  express sadness over Kwatas killings By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Legal Luminary Chief Garba Pwul has express sadness over the gruesome murder of some villagers at Kwatas in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State by gunmen. According to him, it is a tragedy coming at a time when the state is beginning to enjoy relative peace and stability through the efforts of the Government and some peace partners. Pwul who is a senior advocate of Nigeria SAN  commiserated with the Government of Plateau state, people of Bokkos and the families of those affected by the attack and prayed God to comfort them. He also plead with the people not to go on reprisal but allow the security agency handle the issue. He enjoined the Government to put in modalities and ensure those involved are arrested, tried and justice giving to the families of those slain.

Gov Lalong Fumes Over Attack On Kwatas Bokkos LGA,Orders Security Agencies To Track Down Killers....

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Gov  Lalong   fumes over   attack  on Kwatas  Bokkos  LGA , orders  security  agencies  to track down killers January 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Governor Simon Bako Lalong has expressed fury over Sunday's attack by yet to be identified gunmen on innocent people in Kwatas village, Bokkos LGA of Plateau State leading to deaths. Lalong in a statement signed by  Dr. Makut Simon Macham ,the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Governor described the attack as yet another attempt by criminals who do not mean well for the State to take it back to the dark days of insecurity that it has substantially overcome. The Governor while commiserating with victims and families of those killed, directed security agencies to go after the perpetrators of this heinous crime and ensure their arrest and prosecution as the State will no longer tolerate the wanton loss of lives. He said "my heart again bleeds by this tragedy as lives of innocent citizens are cut short for no reaso

Lalong Appeals For Tolerance, Peaceful Co-existence Says He Would not Allow Anybody To Target Its Citizens...

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Lalong appeals for tolerance, peaceful co-existence Says he  would not  allow anybody to target its  citizens January 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State  yesterday appeal   for  tolerance,  forgiveness and peaceful coexistence among the people of the state  saying  Plateau has emerged from the ashes of violence that engulfed the state  some years back. He however said "           As a government, he will never allow anybody to target its  citizens or threaten them simply because they are Christians or adherents of other faiths. Even if they have no religion, they have the God-given right to existence and should not be threatened by anybody. In his words "Being a citizen of Plateau State is not a crime. According to him, some of the issues were given religious colouration and deepened sentiments that polarized the state  more, adding that they  need to be careful not to allow the gains that was recorded be in vein. . Govern

Slain Ropvil Daciya: Family Urges Government To Put In Place Measure To Holistically Combat Insecurity.....

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Slain Ropvil Daciya: Family Urges Govt to Put in Place Measure to Holistically Combat Insecurity January 23,2020 Slain Ropvil Daciya: Family Urges Govt to Put in Place Measure to Holistically Combat Insecurity The Family of Late Ropvil Daciya Dapel, a 200 Biology Student of University of Maiduguri, Borno State who was abducted while resuming school after the festivity on 9th January, 2020 and thereafter slain by the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists has called on the Government and security agencies to put in place more measure towards bringing a permanent end to the rising insecurity bedeviling the Nation. They said government must do all within its powers to ensure that Nigeria is peaceful, safe and secured. Speaking on behalf of the family, Da David Daciya said though they are pained with the killing of their Son, Mr. Ropvil Daciya who was gruesomely murdered by Boko Haram, they have left everything to God and comforted by the fact that fact that he is resting with the Lord.

Lalong A Honest Leader - Hon Ubandoman Laven Chairman Langtang North * Congratulates Lalong On Supreme Court Victory*..

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Lalong a honest leader - Hon  Ubandoman Laven Chairman Langtang North * Congratulates Lalong  on  Supreme court victory * January 24,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Executive Chairman of Langtang North Local Government Council Hon  Ubandoman Joshua-Laven ,on Friday described the Governor of Plateau  state  Simon Lalong as a honest leader . Speaking with our correspondent in Jos , Joshua-Laven further congratulated the state Governor, Barrister Simon Lalong over his victory at the Supreme Court . Our correspondent report that Laven is the only  LGA Chairman elected under the platform of the opposition Party in the state , the Peoples Democratic Party PDP In his words "Since i resumed office as Executive Chairman of Langtang North over a hundred days ago , Gov Lalong has given me free hands to operate , he carries me along  despite the fact that i was elected under the Platform of the PDP " Ubandoman who also congratulated the Governor on his supreme c