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Gov Lalong Inspects Collapsed Langtang- Wase Bridge,Orders Immediate Intervention...

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Gov Lalong inspects collapsed Langtang - Wase bridge ,orders immediate intervention June 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong undertook an on the spot assessment of the damaged  Lantang-Wase bridge which has cut off travels between the two Local Governments and other parts of the State as well as Taraba State. Governor Lalong in statement signed by Dr Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs reads that he  was accompanied by Secretary to the Government of the State,  Prof. Danladi Atu, Cheif of Staff Noel Dongjur and some members of the State Executive Council . Lalong said he was at the site to personally assess the situation and also reassure the people that Government will not neglect them. Lalong said "although this is a Federal Road, we have to immediately intervene in order to ameliorate the suffering of the people since this road is a major commercial corridor in this area. This is one of the ro

COVID-19 Plateau Approves Reliefs,Waivers For Tax Payers...

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COVID-19:  Plateau approves reliefs, waivers for tax payers June 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Plateau state government has approved various  reliefs and waivers for Tax Payers in the state .   Chairman, Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), Mr Dashe Arlat made this known  during a parley with Civil society groups, business organizations, Local Government Chairmen and individuals in Jos the state capital . In his words "As a government, we are aware of the disruption of business in the state brought about by the outbreak of the Coronavirus since March 2020 and felt we should do something for our tax payers The chairman said that the tax waivers and relief measures were aimed at mitigating the impact and effects of the global COVID-19 Pandemic. “Consequently, the timeline for filling annual tax returns during the period of COVID-19 is hereby extended to Sept. 30 for PAYE organizations and individual tax payers, “ he stated. He  said that all penalt

Plateau Assembly Suspends Two LGA Chairmen....

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Plateau  assembly suspends two LGA Chairmen June 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday  suspended the  local Government Chairmen of  Kanam Local government Council Hon  Wukdong Abbas ,and Isaac Kwalu of Quanpan LGA for  three months. Speaker  of the Plateau State House of Assembly Hon Nuhu Abok  ,who stated this at  Plenary said that the two council chairmen were invited to appear before the house regarding some illegalities in their respective Councils but failed to appear before the house "The speaker said they as lawmakers can't give instructions and it would not be adhered to so in this regard the two Council Chairmen stands suspended for three months . He directed the two  LGA Chairmen to handover to their deputies.

President Buhari Appoints Hon Rufus Bature As Chairman For The 774,000 Post COVID-19 Job Committee Chairman For Plateau State....

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 June 29, 2020 Federal Government Appoint’s Hon Rufus Bature as Chairman, 774,000 post-Coronavirus jobs Committee for Plateau state. Find in the photos the contacts of the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary of each state of the Federation and the FCT. The jobs is an initiative of the Buhari Administration to assist Nigerians in mitigating against the pandemic for a three-month job between October-December, 2020 and will be paid directly by the CBN. Each local government has been allotted 1,000 slots. Details loading.

APC NWC: Chief Ayuba Burki Congratulates Hon James Lalu..

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June 29,2020 APC NWC: Chief Ayuba Burki congratulates Hon James Lalu Congratulatory message to Hon James Lalu. I write to congratulate you on your nomination by the National Executive Council (NEC) of our great party to serve as representative of people living with disability in the Caretaker National Working Committe of the All Progressive Congress (APC). While wishing you a fruitful tenure, It is our expectation that together with your colleagues, you will work to unite our party, and perform credibly well to steer the ship within the period. Once more congratulations. Signed. Chief Ayuba Burki Gufwan Makaman Langai, Talban Panyam. 29th June, 2020.

Northern Governors Mourn Kogi Chief Judge,Bachama...

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Northern Governors mourn Kogi Chief Judge, Bachama June 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Northern Governors Forum has condoled with the Government and people of Kogi State over the passing away of Justice Nasiru Ajanah Chief Judge of Kogi State who died at the age of 64. Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, in a statement signed by Dr Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs  described the death of Justice Ajanah as a great loss to his immediate family, the people of Kogi State, the Judiciary and nation at large. He said “Justice Nasiru Ajanah served the nation with integrity and honesty as he administered justice without fear or favour. As a life bencher a member of the Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy of State Judiciary and State Legislature, he left behind a legacy of hardwork and commitment that will continue to inspire the younger generation particularly in the judiciary where he spent most of his years”.

COVID-19 Plateau Govt To Go Tough On Defaulters From Tomorrow ....

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Covid 19 - Plateau govt to go tough on defaulters from tomorrow June 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state  government has said that  commencing from tomorrow, Monday 29th June 2020, the enforcement teams to curtail the spread of the dreaded Covid 19 virus in the state  will wage a robust action on defaulters .  Secretary to the Government of the state Prof Danladi Atu, who addressed newsmen in Jos in Sunday said that the exercise would commence the enforcement in  6 Local Governments which include Jos North, Jos South, Barkin Ladi, Mangu, Kanam and Kanke. Atu said that Government  has viewed with dismay the non-compliance with regards to the wearing of face masks, social distancing, hand washing and the use of sanitizers and others outlined earlier. "We have since commenced enforcement and as you are aware, last week we sealed some places and arrested violators. This was the pilot phase where we measured the impact of our Strategies."  Government has

Wase Remain Committed To Roads And Infrastructural Enhancement Of Wase Federal Constituency - Badu..

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WASE  REMAIN COMMITTED TO ROADS AND INFRASTRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENT OF WASE FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY -BADU By Samuel Pam June 28,2020 The Deputy Speaker House of representatives,Rt Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase is committed to lobbying the necessary institutions of the Federal government and Plateau state government for the construction and improvement of road networks across Wase federal constituency with emphasis on linking economically viable areas especially the Wase- Langtang road. The Senior legislative aide to the Deputy Speaker,Abubakar Muhammad badu who spoke to our correspondent on the collapsed kogin kasa bridge linking Wase and Langtang, said investments in the infrastructure of the constituency which will encourage channelling of time and resources in positive economic and social activities,remains the priority of theDeputy Speaker. He noted that Hon Ahmed idris Wase had shown commitment to the development of infrastructure with regard to the collapsed bridge even before the

Plateau Group Commends Gov Lalong's Efforts Towards Combating COVID-19..

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Plateau  group commends Gov Lalong’s efforts towards combating COVID-19 June 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Group in Plateau operating  under the aegis of  Labour/CSO Covid-19 Situation room has applauded the Governor Simon Lalong led administration’s robust response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Plateau State.   This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Steve Aluko  and  Paul Jatau the Chairman  and    Secretary of the group and made available to newsmen in Jos . They  said that The Labour/CSO Covid-19 Situation room on the Plateau appreciates the State Government for the measures taken since the relaxation of the lockdown measures. The group said it  welcomes the enforcement by government of the safety protocols put in place and encourages it to continue in that regard so as to guarantee the wellbeing of its citizenry. "We welcome and acknowledge the closure of some institutions that failed to adhere to the protocols and call on government to do even mor

Langtang South LGA Boss Hon Rims Nimchak Offers Free Medical Outreach To Over 17,000 Persons...

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Langtang south LGA boss Hon Rims Nimchak offers free medical outreach to over 17,000 persons June 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Chairman Langtang South Local Government Area of Plateau state Hon. Rims Nimchak ,has  offered free Medical Outreach to over 17,000 Residents of the local government . Speaking at the closing  of the exercise at the weekend   , Rims said the gesture was aimed at alleviating the sufferings of less privileged ones in the council . He  said a lot of poor people could not access facilities that would give them good health care, hence, the rationale for his intervention. He said that free medical outreach which  lasted for a week is the second in the series and  organised  by the the Council in partnership with Eden Compassion and Health. Rims  said "the APC led government is determined to provide quality healthcare Services to the people of the Area. "During our campaigns we vowed to  provide free Medical services to o

Censors Board Destroys Pornographic Uncensored Films Worth N15m In Plateau State..

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June 26,2020 Gyang Bere, Jos The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has destroyed uncensored and unclassified movies worth over N15 million in Plateau State. The Executive Director NFVCB, Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, who led his team to the destruction site at Masta-Ali in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau on Thursday, said that the exercise was aimed at riding the state and the nation of the unfortunate large volume of uncensored, unclassified, pirated and pornographic materials. Adebayo explained that the destruction exercise would serve as a deterrent to perpetrators of the heirnous act adding, “NFVCB has zero tolerance for such Uncensored and pirated materials.” The Director said that the board was totally out to protect the young ones from unsuitable content and also to promote and preserve Nigeria’s ethnic and religious harmony by censoring and classifying video works to ensure that they are in line with our societal norms. “As a board, we wouldn’t rele

Gov Lalong's One Year Achievement In It's Second Tenure ,PICTDA Lists....

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June 26,2020 Plateau Information and Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA) has listed some high-points of Governor Simon Bako Lalong’s achievements one year into the second tenure of a four-year term. They include technology skill building targeting young people through the Code Plateau Initiative; and the Plateau Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy and Strategic Plan designed to drive the state’s vision at improving quality of life across sectors using ICT. According to the Director General of  PICTDA, Daser David, in a virtual interview with IT Edge News, Governor Lalong has provided rare leadership in helping to drive the frameworks for ICT human capacity building and policy awareness as well as adoption of technology across key sectors that drive the state. “There is a gradual institutional acceptance of ICT in all public ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) as a way of improving governance, quality of lives and delivery of servi

Gov Lalong Vows To Support The Judiciary In Order To Sustain Rule Of Law...

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Lalong vows to support the Judiciary in order to  sustain rule of law June 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau State Governor Simon  Lalong  on friday said that  all Nigerians must support the  Judiciary particularly Judges in the dispension of justice and the sustenance of the rule of law which is key to the survival of democracy. Governor Lalong said this at the valedictory court session in honour of the retiring President, Plateau State Customary Court of Appeal Hon. Justice Julia Asabe Kyentu who is retiring after attaining the age of 65. Lalong in a statement signed by Dr.  Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs praised Justice Kyentu for serving the Judiciary meritoriously, described her as a superb judicial officer who contributed immensely to the development of the bench and bar. He said "For those who know Justice Julia Kyentu either within or outside the courtroom, the experiences may vary, but the testimony of her integrity,

Unijos VC Pledges To Pursue An All Inclusive Approach In It's Admission Policy...

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Unijos VC pledges  to pursue an all inclusive approach in it's Admission policy June 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, on Friday said that the institution will continue to pursue an all inclusive approach in its admission policy . He made this known while addressing newsmen in Jos marking his 4th year in office as Vice Chancellor . Maimako further  said that candidates from different states of the country are represented in the Institution . In his words " At the 2019 policy meeting on admissions into tertiary admissions in Nigeria held recently , the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB rated the University of Jos as the 7th most subscribed University in Nigeria with 46,082 candidates applying for admissions in the 2018 exercise.,from the number 8,878 candidates were admitted into the University representing 93.79 percent of the University,s admission quota which is one  of the best admission

Group In Plateau Demands Gov Lalong To Make Reversal On PLASU Teaching Hospital Location...

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Group In Plateau Demand Gov Lalong To Make Reversal On PLASU  Teaching Hospital Location... June 26,2020 BOKKOS ADVOCACY GROUP (BAG) DEMANDS LALONG MAKES A U-TURN IN HIS PROPOSED DECISION OF SITING THE PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL IN SHENDAM. Democracy is said to be the government of the people by the people and for the people. It seems this definition of democracy is true for all local government in Plateau State except Bokkos LGA. The people of Bokkos LGA have remained supportive to all successive government in Plateau State since 1999. The current government led by Rt. Hon Barr Simon Bako Lalong enjoyed the votes and support of Bokkos people since 2015 till date. However, Bokkos LGA seems to be short changed by the current government. In several aspects, the last of which is the recent plan by the government to locate the Teaching Hospital of the Medical College of the Plateau state University in shendam,The Governor’s LGA. To put it straight, the people o

Northern Governor,s Mourn Former Oyo Governor,Senator Ajimobi...

Northern Governors mourn Ex Oyo Governor Senator Ajimobi  June 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum Barrister Simon  Lalong, has expressed deep shock over the demise of former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi.  Governor Lalong in a condolence message signed by Dr  Simon Macham his director of Press and Public affairs on behalf of  the Forum described the late Ajimobi as a man of integrity who served the people of Oyo State and Nigeria with excellence. Lalong said the sterling leadership qualities of late Ajimobi and his role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress endeared him to many party members which led to his appointment as Deputy National Chairman, South.  He recalled the contributions of Governor Ajimobi to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria during his career where he made significant impact on its growth and development.  Governor Lalong consoled with the wife of the late Governor,

Northern Governor,s Felicitate With Speaker Gbajabiamila,Gov Sanwolu,Kingibe...

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Northern Governors felicitate with Speaker Gbajabiamila ,Gov Sanwolu ,Kingibe June 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Northern  Governors Forum has congratulated three eminent Nigerians, (Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila; Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwoolu; and elderstatesman Amb. Babagana Kingibe) on the occasion of their birthdays, recognising their contributions  to National development. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, in a congratulatory message signed by Dr  Simon Macham his ,Director of Press and Public Affairs  described Speaker House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila who clocked 58 as a great Nigerian who has continued to promote development particularly through his legislative experience. He commended the Speaker for standing up for ordinary Nigerians by giving direction and quality leadership to the green chamber which has led to the passing of laws that have promoted good governance, peace and tranquility. On Governor Babajide S

BREAKING : COVID -19 - Bank In Jos Shuts Down Operations After Employee Tested Positive...

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COVID  19 - Bank in Jos shuts down operations after employee tested positive June 24,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos A First  Generation Bank's Main Branch in Jos the Plateau state capital has  temporarily shut its doors on Wednesday  after an employee tested positive for the dreaded COVID-19 virus . Our correspondent gathered from a source that the bank was closed down and the premises has been fumigated . The source said that all staff of the bank in the branch are now being tested for COVID-19. When contacted the Commissioner for Health in Plateau Dr Nimkong Lar ,confirmed the reported case . He said that the person infected has been moved to the isolation center and has started receiving treatment . Lar said that " we have commenced Contact tracing . He called on people of the state to adhere to laid down guidelines in order to stop the spread of the dreaded virus .

Constituency Project: Kor Community ,Pankshin LGA Appreciate Hon Yusuf Gagdi ....

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Constituency project: Kor community in Pankshin LG appreciates Hon. Gagdi June 24,2020 The member representating Pankshin, Kanke, Kanam Federal Constituency in the National Assembly Rt. Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has begun mobilizing manpower and resources to execute constituency project in Kor community of Pankshin Local Government Plateau state. This was revealed to our correspondent in a statement of appreciation by a member of Kor community Prince Sekat, Yandar Ngas. The statement reads in part below; On behalf of Ngolong Kor, Belning Ward Headquarters, His Royal Highness Nde Solomon B. Sekat, The Kor Traditional Council, The Kor Development Association and the entire Kor people of Belning Ward, Pankshin Local Government Area, I wish to thank Rt. Hon. Yusuf Adamu Gagdi, House of Reps member, representing the good people of Pankshin, Kanke and Kanam Federal Constituency for siting one of his Constituency projects at Government Secondary School (GSS) Kor, this gesture to

Alh Abubakar Yaro Mai Dankali Of Unity Foundation donates Palliative With Free Skills Acquisition program.....

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Alh Abubakar Salisu Yaro Mai Dankali of "Unity Foundation" distributes Palliative With Free Skills Acquisition program.. June 22,2020 Unity Foundation of Alh Abubakar Salisu Yaro Mai Dankali distributed pallitives to his community at Jos North LGA, they also offered free skills acquisition training to the beneficiaries especially as the dreaded pandemic has caused so much economic meltdown due to the lock down imposed in the state and nation by the government in other to help curb the spread of COVID-19 alot of small business owners were affected especially those who rely on daily sales . While addressing to our correspondent , Alh Abubakar Salisu Yaro Mai Dankali and team said it became Paramount for them to support the society cause alot of citizens are affected and not only the covid 19 virus has claimed lives some is as a result of hunger and they felt it's better they enhance other mechanism in reducing the suffering the pandemic has caused. Some of the

DG PLASMIDA Lauds Gov Lalong As An MSME Beneficiary"Mr Chukwuemeka Chris"&Trainee Offers CSR To The Agency...

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DG PLASMIDA Lauds Gov Lalong as An MSME Beneficiary "Mr Chukwuemeka Chris" &Trainee Offers CSR to The Agency...... June 22,2020 Chief Executive Officer of Royal Therapeutic and Biotech LTD Christian Chukwuemeka has said that he had trained over 500 persons in Plateau State . He made this known while speaking to our correspondent after disinfecting and decontaminating the entire Plasmida Complex at Liberty Boulevard  in Jos .  Chris who is one of the several Master Trainers with the Agency has trained students to be Cosmetologists  on behalf of Plateau State Microfinance  Development Agency PLASMIDA. He decided to offer these services to give back to the State. He said, "this is my way of giving back to the Society and the State" He said that  the  Agency  has rendered  so much to his Company  in terms of linkage services as well linking him to funding opportunities. By this,  PLASMIDA has done a lot by empowering youths