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Plateau PDP Inaugurates Newly Elected Wards Executives...

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Plateau PDP inaugurates newly elected wards executives April 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has inaugurated  newly elected wards executives . A statement by John Akans , state Publicity Secretary of the party said The leadership of the People's Democratic party (PDP) Plateau state Chapter through its state Chairman Hon Gwott Yakubu  Chocho has received a communication of approved list of elected executive of wards and local government  as approved by both electoral and appeal committees. It reads that "Having received this, inline with the Party's constitution considering the expiration of tenure of wards executive this day 30th April 2020, the state working committee in its online meeting has approved dissolution of the old wards executive and also approved the inauguration of the  newly elected wards as approved by the national leadership of the party, by this approval the newly elected wards executive st

Plateau PDP Put On Hold Swearing In Of Newly Elected Ward EXCO As Outgoing Tenure Ends Today....

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Plateau PDP Put on Hold swearing in of Newly Elected Ward EXCO as Outgoing Tenure Ends Today April 30,2020 Plateau PDP will Swear in New Elected Ward EXCOs in the future as Tenure of Existing EXCOs End Today The tenure of the Ward elected Executives of PDP in Plateau State will come to an end today. The Plateau State Chapter of the Party has put on hold the inauguration of the Newly Elected Executives in the State in compliance with the total lockdown directive in the State on account of the Coronavirus pandemic. “The outcome of the Ward Congresses held on the 7th of March 2020 has received the approval of NWC/NEC. Details of the approval will be communicated to all LGA chapters via online platform later today” statement from the State Chapter said. This was contained in a statement signed by the State Secretary of the Party, Hon. Emma Tuang and made available to Online Reporters as shown below: To: All LGA PDP CHAIRMEN. EXPIRATION OF TENURE OF WARD EXECUTIVE COMMITT

Ramadan 2020: Wase Distributes Foodstuff As Support To Constituents....

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Ramadan 2020 : Wase distributes foodstuff as support to constituents April 29,2020 The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase, has commenced the distribution of food stuff to the less privileged persons across the 122 polling units of Wase federal constituency. In a statement issued on Wednesday by publicity  Secretary, Wase equity project, Abubakar Muhammad badu,Wase said the move is part of measures to support families during the holy month of Ramadan. The distribution which has commenced in the federal constituency witnessed the dispatching of the items which includes millet, sugar and rice to the various units for onward distribution to households. In a brief message to the constituents on his behalf, the Deputy Speaker said the food items are being distributed without any form of discrimination. Wase, who was represented by Hon Musa Abdullahi Nyalun (Danburam Nyalun), appealed to the people to use the fasting period to offer

Northern Governor,s Console Adamawa Governor Fintiri Over Death Of Mother...

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Northern Governors console Adamawa Governor Fintiri over death of Mother April 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Northern Governors Forum has expressed deep condolences to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, over the death of his mother, Hajiya Fatimah Umar Badami, who died at the age of 68. In a condolence message through its Chairman and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong and signed by Dr. Simon Macham, his Director of Press and  Public Affairs said  the Forum is devastated by the sad news of the departure of Hajiya Fatimah who was a great pillar to the Governor and members of his family. Governor Lalong said “we sincerely commiserate with our brother and colleague, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and the entire people of Adamawa State over this huge loss, especially at this difficult time when the Governor is working hard to fight the Corona Virus Pandemic. We assure him of our support and prayers and urge members of the family and people of the State to accept her death as the will

COVID-19: Plateau Youth Activist Hoomen Donates Food Items To Less Privileged,Aged...

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Covid 19 - Plateau Youth activist Hoomen donates food items to less privileged ,aged April 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau Youth activist and philanthropist, Comrade Pius Hoomen  through his Pius Hoomen Foundation has started the distribution of food items to the less privileged  and aged in the state  to help cushion the effect of the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Distributing the food items in Jos , Hoomen said    that the situation of things globally calls for assistance in whatever form to sustain the people. He said that the initiative tagged the Covid 19 Emergency Response   was inspired by the need to provide succour to the less privileged many of whom survive on daily earning from their work but can no longer work due to the stay at home policy. “What we have done is our own way of touching the lives of the people directly. He commended the proactive steps taken by the Governor of Plateau  State  Barrister Simon Lalong

Northern Governor, s Forum Commiserates With DG DSS On The Death Of Mother....

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April 26,2020 PRESS RELEASE NORTHERN GOVERNORS FORUM COMMISERATES WITH DG DSS ON DEATH OF MOTHER The Northern Governors Forum has commiserated with the Director General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Magaji Bichi over the death of his mother Hajiya Kareematu Abubakar Bichi who died at the age of 96. In a condolence message, Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong eulogised  the late Hajiya Kareematu Abubakar Bichi who served her immediate family and community with the fear of God and lived an extraordinary life of sacrifice. Lalong said though the demise of the late  Hajiya Kareematu creates a vacuum to the family, her good works and positive impact on the community brings a lot of comfort as her legacies will remain fresh in the minds of many who savoured her love. He prayed that Almighty Allah will receive Hajiya Bichi’s soul and grant the family the fortitude to bear the loss. Dr. Makut Simon Macham, ANIPR Director of

COVID-19: Plateau State Resumes Total Lockdown Midnight Sunday...

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Plateau state resumes total lockdown midnight Sunday April 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa , Jos Plateau state Government on Sunday said that the total lockdown of the State as a result of the Corona Virus Pandemic resumes midnight Sunday 26th April 2020 after the three day window, as announced by Governor Simon Bako Lalong in a State broadcast on 23rd April. A statement signed by Dr. Simon Macham, Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor of the state called on all citizens  to abide by all provisions of the lockdown as violators will be arrested and prosecuted accordingly. He said Further details of the lockdown will be unveiled in due course. The Government also  appreciated all law abiding citizens for their support and cooperation in the fight against this pandemic, and assures them that it is doing everything possible to contain the situation, particularly now that the State has an index case. "Citizens should therefore disregard fake and unverified inform

Corona Virus Cannot Revive Your Political Irrelevance ",APC Fires Back At Plateau PDP...

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PRESS STATEMENT “CORONA VIRUS CANNOT REVIVE YOUR POLITICAL IRREVELANCE”, APC FIRES BACK AT PLATEAU PDP. April 26,2020. The world is on the edge because of the catastrophic impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic, which is not only threatening the lives of people, but the economies of nations and dramatically changing livelihoods. No doubt, these are precarious times that have put Governments across the world, including Nigeria on their toes to prevent the spread of COVID-19, ensure treatment of those infected as well as find a cure. Since the first index case was reported in Nigeria, the APC-led Rescue Administration in Plateau State under the leadership of Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong took proactive steps to ensure that the disease does not infiltrate the State, and in case of any eventuality, the State is able to respond quickly and robustly to deal with the situation. For Governor Lalong, this emergency requires all hands to be on deck, as the virus does not discriminate a

COVID-19 - Dogo Karfe Community Threatens To Take Legal Actions Over Leaked Results....

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Covid 19 - Dogo Karfe community  threatens to take  legal actions over leaked results April 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos People of Dogon Karfe community in Jos North local government area of Plateau state where the state index case of Covid 19 was recorded  has said that it  will continue playing its  supportive role as a community to make sure the government actualizes its goal of making plateau free of the pandemic. This was contained in a statement signed by Mohammed Shugaba Youth leader and made available to newsmen in Jos . The statement reads that it is in line with this that we asked the entire compound of the victim to remain isolated to avoid any further tension or spread of the said virus while we await the state task force team for further interventions. The community however said it received with shock the news of the  daughter who tested positive to the virus with the laboratory result displayed on the social Media.  "As a Community which believes in

Plateau COVID-19 Index Case: Plateau Govt Investigates Result Leak.....

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PRESS RELEASE PLATEAU COVID-19 INDEX CASE: PLATEAU GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATES RESULT LEAK April 25,2020 Plateau State Government is investigating the circumstances surrounding the leak of the confidential laboratory result of some suspected COVID-19 cases carried out at the National Veterinary Research Institute  Testing Centre in Vom which have been circulating in the social media. The Government expresses immense disappointment with this unprofessional act which has not only breached ethical medical standards, but also exposed the suspected cases to negative consequences including stigmatizarion and discrimination. Government totally condemns this act which regretably has the tendency of  jeopardising its efforts at fighting the Corona virus pandemic that is ravaging the world. In order not to allow that to happen, the Government has since commenced comprehensive investigations into the matter with a view to unraveling those responsible and applying the necessary punishment.

Gov Lalong Inaugurates Committee To Disband Almajiri System In Plateau....

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Lalong Inaugurates Committee  to Disband Almajiri System in Plateau April 25, 2020 Plateau state Government today 24th April, 2020 inaugurated a committee on the ban on Amajiri System in Plateau state. Plateau state Governor Simon Bako lalong, who was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the Government of the State, Prof Danladi Atu, Said this was in realization of the Social challenges associated with the and the accelerating impacting of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Northern States Governors' Forum at its meeting held on 21st April, 2020 unanimously ban the system and that the children be evacuated to their respective States of origin. In furtherance to this collective decision, Governor Lalong has directed the immediate profiling and return of all the Almajiris from the State to their respective States of origin to reunite with their families or guardians Consequently, the Governor approved the setting up of a Committee to execute the assignme

Archbishop Kaigama Distributes Palliatives To Vulnerable Nigerians...

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Archbishop Kaigama distributes palliatives to vulnerable Nigerians April 25,2020  Report by NTA news The Metropolitan Archbishop of Abuja Catholic Archdiocese, Ignatius Kaigama, has distributed the first phase of a multi-million Naira palliatives for vulnerable Nigerians to cushion effects of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. At the event in Abuja on Saturday, Kaigama said that this difficult period required goodwill and show of love to minimise the hardship and suffering of vulnerable people. He said the palliatives would support rural parishes, prisons and orphanage during the novel coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Kaigama expressed optimism that the government would support the church’s effort in alleviating the challenges faced by the vulnerable and less privileged citizens. The archbishop also charged organisations and philanthropists to intensify efforts in reaching out to the poor around them in this trying times. ”These palliatives that will be go

Northern Governor,s Condole Education Minister,Ex Governor Sheriff..

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Northern Governors ,condole Education Minister, Ex Governor Sheriff April 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon  Lalong has commiserated with the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu over the death of his mother, Hajiya Fatima Adamu Baaba who died at the age of 109. In a condolence message signed by Dr.  Simon Macham his ,Director of Press and  Public Affairs Governor Lalong described the death of Hajiya Fatima as a great loss to the Adamu family, the people of Bauchi State and Nigeria at large. He said, though her death is painful, there is a lot to thank God for, particularly her many years of service, sacrifice and love to both her family and the community in general. Lalong said, “Hajiya Fatima lived an exemplary life that created the right environment for her immediate children and others within the community to be raised with values that have enabled them to achieve greater heights. The Northern

NVRI VOM Responds To Leaked COVID-19 Confidential Test Result...

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NVRI VOM RESPONDS TO LEAKED COVID-19 CONFIDENTIAL TEST RESULT. April 25,2020 The attention of the National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI), Vom was drawn to Laboratory Tests Results of some COVID-19 suspected cases for Plateau State currently circulating on several platforms on the internet. As a reputable and highly professional Institution with almost 100 years of providing quality diagnostic laboratory services, we are shocked to witness this highly unethical and unprofessional action. Having given the relevant authorities sufficient notice to act, and also being constantly inundated with calls from our local, national and international partners for clarifications, it has become necessary to state as follows: 1. The NVRI Vom is the National Veterinary Laboratory and has consistently provided high quality diagnostic and research data for many years. 2. The professionalism of the staff of the laboratory has led to our laboratory serving as regional testing c

COVID-19: PLSG Begins First Phase Of Distribution Of Palliative..

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April 25,2020 Plateau State Deputy Governor and Chairman Palliatives Committee, Professor Sonni Tyoden says only orphanages are being considered in the first phase of distribution of palliatives to citizens of the State occasioned by the covid 19 pandemic. Tyoden stated this while flagging off distribution of relief materials to vulnerable groups in the state. Plateau State Deputy Governor and Chairman Palliatives Committee, Professor Sonni Tyoden says only orphanages are being considered in the first phase of distribution of palliatives to citizens of the State occasioned by the covid 19 pandemic. Tyoden stated this while flagging off distribution of relief materials to vulnerable groups in the state. The Deputy Governor has also called on management of the various orphanages in the state not to repackage relief materials distributed to the orphanage homes for self use. The Deputy Governor Governor who was flanked by the ALGON Chairman in the

COVID -19: Dr Nentawe Suggest Ways To Keep Economy Afloat During Lock Down...

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COVID-19: Dr Nentawe Suggest Ways to Keep Economy Afloat during lock down April 25,2020 Part of my Master of Engineering Thesis involved optimisation of two conflicting variables. If you optimise one of the variable, the other will depreciate the overall outcome. Nigeria is facing a similar problem of conflicting variables. Either we chose a total lockdown to slow down the spread of the virus or we open for people to run businesses and boost the economy to avoid total collapse of the system because of the falling prices of oil which is our major cash cow. If we choose total lockdown of towns, businesses, ports, farms, schools and governments, we will stem the spread of the disease quicker but the economy may collapse, inflation may skyrocket and may have a Zimbabwe experience. If we chose to run businesses, have our normal life and open our borders and ports, they economy may have some oxygen despite the collapse of the oil markets, control inflation and reduce poverty but

Insecurity: Hon Lumumba Adeh Appreciates Plateau ,Our Heritage Group For The Visit and Donation To Irigwe Nation....

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Insecurity: Lumumba Adeh Appreciates Plateau Heritage Group for Donation to Irigwe Nation April 25,2020 APPRECIATION On behalf of myself, the Bra Ngwe Irigwe and the entire Irigwe people, I hereby express our gratitude and happiness for the noble gesture by the eminent persons group, Plateau Our Heritage,POH, which visited our land and consoled our people in their time of grief. The gesture is special to us given the composition of the delegation and the offer of assistance with comforting words and gift items. The visit has reminded and assured us that there are people who are not only ready to identify with us but are also willing to lend a shoulder for us to lean on in our trying moments. It may interest you to know that the spirit and the substance of your gift has lifted our spirit as a people. Since the visit, the mood in the affected communities has changed as peoples' confidence has been restored and hopes kept alive. The people are not only delighted, encourage