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Alleged Installation In Bukuru - Plateau Government Warns Mischief Makers..

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Alleged installation in Bukuru - Plateau govt warns mischief makers  July 31,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Government on Friday threatened to deal with mischief makers . This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Jos and signed by  Dan Manjang ,Commissioner for Information and Communication. The statement reads that  "The   attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to a purported invitation for the installation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area which is trending on the social media.  The said invitation is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council. This is clearly the handwork of mischief makers and crisis merchants who are determined to instigate crisis and generate a breach of the peace that is currently prevailing in the State.  The Government of Plateau State views this action as another desperate attempt by enemies of the State to make no

Alleged Installation In Bukuru - Plateau Govt Warns Mischief Makers...

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Alleged installation in Bukuru - Plateau govt warns mischief makers  July 31,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Government on Friday threatened to deal with mischief makers . This was contained in a press statement made available to newsmen in Jos and signed by  Dan Manjang ,Commissioner for Information and Communication. The statement reads that  "The   attention of the Plateau State Government has been drawn to a purported invitation for the installation of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4 in Bukuru, Jos South Local Government Area which is trending on the social media.  The said invitation is purported to originate from a non-existent Bukuru Emirate Council. This is clearly the handwork of mischief makers and crisis merchants who are determined to instigate crisis and generate a breach of the peace that is currently prevailing in the State.  The Government of Plateau State views this action as another desperate attempt by enemies of the State to make no

Stakeholders In Jos South Suspends Alleged Plans Of Turbanning Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi As Sarkin Kerana Community...

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Stakeholders in Jos South  suspends   alleged plans of  turbanning  Alhaji  Samaila  Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana Community  July 31,2020 Stakeholders in Jos South Local government area of Plateau state on Friday has suspended alleged Plans for the turbanning of Allahaji  Samaila  Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana Community in the Area. A statement signed by Daniel Bigwan the information Officer of the LGA said that the resolution was reached at an emergency security meeting held at the Council Secretariat in Bukuru. The emergency Security meeting follows invitation being circulated on the social media for the turbanning of one Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana on the first of August 2020. Reading the  resolution, Management committee chairman of Jos South,Dachung Yahona Choji directed Security agencies to deploy personnel to halt such illegal planned  turbanning for Peace to reign in the area. Other Stakeholders including heads of Security agencies and Representatives of Hausa Community said

The Need To Forestal Breach Of Peace By A Phantom Bukuru Emirate Council..

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July 31,2020 THE NEED TO FORESTAL BREACH OF PEACE BY A PHANTOM BUKURU EMIRATE COUNCIL.   My attention has been drawn to an invitation card purported to be from a non existing Bukuru Emirate Council inviting the public to a turbaning ceremony of one Samaila Abdullahi as the Sarkin Kerana 4th of Bukuru Emirate on 1st August 2020 at a location said to be the Palace of the Emir of Bukuru.    As member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency in the National Assembly, I am not aware of the existence of such and Emirate within my constituency and view this as an act of needless provocation. This is highly condemnable and capable of offending the delicate and fragile atmosphere of peace, not only in Jos South but the entire state. By its literary meaning, “an emirate is a political territory that is ruled by an Arabic or Islamic monarch-styled emir, which does not exist anywhere in Jos South. The organisers should be reminded of the fact that there is a recognised traditional inst

Eid-El-Kabir 2020: Hon Latep Dabang APC Plateau State Chairman Greets Muslims On Sallah...

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July 31,2020 SALLAH GREETINGS FRO M HON LETEP DABANG, APC CHAIRMAN, PLATEAU STATE. I join the Muslim Ummah today in this joyous celebration of Eid El Kabir. I bring to you warm felicitations of this season which stands unique to us as a people as we show love,peace,togetherness and sacrifice for one another to build a stable society. This is calling on us all regardless of religion to put heads together for the collective good of our dear state and country. May this Sallah celebration draw us more closer to God and strengthen our relationship with one another. My prayers are with us all as we celebrate EidEl Kabir. BARKA DA SALLAH TO US ALL. HON CHIEF LETEP DABANG. APC CHAIRMAN PLATEAU STATE.

Plateau,Six Other States Get $500m World Bank Grant For Female Secondary Education..

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Plateau, Six other States Get $500m World Bank Grant for Female Secondary education July 31,2020 A statement from the bank in Abuja on Wednesday noted that the credit was approved from its International Development Association, which provides grants to developing countries. The grants are with low to zero-interest loans for projects and programmes that contribute to economic growth and improve the livelihood of the populace in such nations. The World Bank said the project would support access to secondary education and empowerment for adolescent girls in seven states, namely: Kano, Kebbi, Kaduna, Katsina, Borno, Plateau and Ekiti. The AGILE project is expected to use secondary as a platform to empower girls through education, life skills, health education, Gender-Based Violence awareness and prevention, negotiations skills, self-agency and digital literacy skills. According to the statement, a minimum of six million girls and boys are expected to benefit from the project, and many more

Amb (Dr) Chris Giwa' Felicitate With Muslims On Eid-El-Kabir...

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Amb (Dr)  Chris Giwa Felicitate with Muslims on Eid-el-Kabir. 31st July, 2020. On behalf of my family and associates, I felicitate with the Muslim Ummah in Plateau State and all over the world as they celebrate  Eid-el-Kabir. It is my  prayer and wish that we all use this opportunity to render ourselves conscious of the importance of our faith and the significance of our submission to the almighty creator. Let us honor the sacrifice of Abraham and commit ourselves to the highest ideals of peaceful and purposeful living, and fulfilling participation in the affairs of our society to the glory of God. As we celebrate, may it be joyous and peaceful. Also, I urge everyone to take responsible actions in light of COVID-19 and adhere strictly to all health protocols.  Signed.  Amb (Dr)  Chris Giwa  CEO and Founder of Chris Giwa Foundation.

Rep Gagdi Distributes Sallah Package Worth Millions of Naira To Muslim Constituents..

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GAGDI DISTRIBUTES 264 RAMS, 530 BAGS OF RICE WORTH #14,450,000MILLION AS SALLAH PACKAGES FOR MUSLIM CONSTITUENTS In keeping to his tradition of reaching out to adherents of the Christian and Muslim faiths with packages during religious festivities, the member representing Pankshin/Kanke/Kanam Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Yusuf Adamu Gagdi has distributed 264 rams and 530 bags of 50/25/10 kg rice to various Muslim groups and individuals within his constituency and beyond as packages for the Eid-el-kabir celebration. Outlining the distribution pattern, Personal Assistant to the parliamentarian, Barrister Adamu Nuhu indicated that religious leaders, party leaders, traditional rulers, youth groups, pressure groups and other recognized bodies in Kanam, Pankshin and Kanke Local Government Areas got 157 rams with 530 bags of rice ranging between 50/25/10 kg, while stakeholders resident in Jos got 54 rams and Abuja got 19 rams. Family and friends of the Late Rep

Northern Governors Condemn Attack On Borno Governor's Convoy,Mourns Afenifere Leader Pa Fasanmi..

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Northern Governors condemn attack on Borno Governors Convoy , mourn Afenifere leader Pa Fasanmi  July 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Northern Governors Forum has condemned the attack on the convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State, describing the act as callous and reprehensible. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong in a statement signed by Dr Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs said the attack on Governor Zulum’s convoy who was on his way to Baga, a commercial town in Kukawa Local Government Area to personally distribute relief materials to internally displaced persons for the Sallah celebrations was another desperate attempt by criminal elements to sabotage the efforts of the Governor towards reducing the suffering of vulnerable people who have been traumatized by terrorists. Governor Lalong said “this regrettable attack shows the desperation by enemies of peace and humanity at large to jeopardize all efforts towards making

Eid-al-Adha 2020: Gwani's Statement....

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July 31,2020 Eid-al-Adha 2020: Gwani's Statement Today marks the beginning of Eid al-Adha, one of the most sacred festivals in the Muslim calendar. This celebration marks the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic ravaging the world only a handful observed the annual exercise attended by millions. Muslims in Plateau, Nigeria and around the world will come together with family and friends to pray, share a meal, and exchange gifts and blessings. Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is a time of forgiveness, compassion and generosity toward those most in need. Plateaunians from across the nation and from all walks of life can take inspiration from these shared values that unite us. Eid al-Adha is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about the Muslim community’s significant contributions to enriching the social, economic, political and cultural fabric of our society. We would like to reiterate our deep gratitu

Eid-El-Kabir 2020: Wase Equity Project Greets Muslims Ummah On Sallah...

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July 31,2020 As the world observe this year's Eid-El-Kabir, it is with a great deal of pleasure that we extend our warm greetings to the Muslim Ummah and to all Wase constituents.  We send special salutations and commendation to our leader the Deputy Speaker House of Representatives,His Excellency, Rt.Hon Ahmed Idris Wase for the great successes achieved so far. This year’s celebrations offer us another opportunity to reflect soberly on the state of our world, our country and our beloved constituency so that we can whole-heartedly thank God for the trials we have faced and the triumphs we have received.  This year's hajj rituals is different from what it used to be with the cities of Mecca and Medina as meeting point for millions of pilgrims due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is undeniable that the Almighty Allah is merciful and will hear the prayers of the faithful from everywhere.  We must remember at all times the real essence of the Eid-el-Kabir which is to recall and be chal

Eid-El-Kabir - Plateau Speaker Canvasses For Religious Harmony Among Different Faith In The Country..

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Eid-El-Kabir - Plateau Speaker canvasses for religious harmony among different faith in the country  July 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly,Rt Hon Abok Ayuba has canvassed for religious  harmony among the different faith in the country .  The Speaker in a special Sallah message, on behalf of the Leadership,  Members and staff of the house felicitates with Muslims faithful on the commemoration of the Eid-el-Kabir.  A statement from his Press Secretary, Bulus Atang reads that Abok calls on Muslims to always emulate the virtue of Prophet Muhammad which includes sacrifice, obedience, love for others and peaceful coexistence. The Speaker added that  Prophet Muhammad preached and lived for peace which should be  exhibited  by every Muslim particularly in a diverse society such as Plateau and Nigeria at large.   He said  that the Eid-el-Kabir should be an occasion for sober reflections and commitment to ideals that would enhance peace and prosperity of Pla

Gov Lalong Greets Muslims @ Eid El Kabir...

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July 30,2020 Gov Lalong greets Muslims @ Eid El Kabir By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Simon  Lalong has rejoiced with Nigerian Muslims on the occasion of another Eid-el-Kabir, urging them not to allow the impact of the Corona virus pandemic to demoralise their faith. Lalong in a statement signed by Dr  Simon Macham, his Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor said this year's celebration comes at a peculiar time when the world is working hard to tame the Corona virus pandemic which has altered the way of life of people across the world. He said, "Although the Muslim faithful is marking this year's Salah in unusual circumstances of restrictions, the essence of this spiritual event cannot be neglected. This is the time to demonstrate the virtues of peace, love, sacrifice and tolerance that are taught by the Prophet Mohammed". He urged the Muslim ummah to exercise patience with restrictions that have

Langtang North APC Leadership, Stakeholders And Elders Disassociates Selves From Ungodly Meeting...

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July 30,2020 Langtang North  APC    Leadership , Stakeholders and Elders  dissociates  selves from  ungodly meeting  * Calls on Leadership of Party to  investigate those behind  evil act *   By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Leadership of the All Progressive Congress  in Langtang North Local Government on Thursday said that it was not aware and never participated in any meeting held on Saturday 25th, July, 2020 at Josams Resort, Miyam-Tarok of Langtang North where some decisions were taken . This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Hon. Sargwak Daniel ,APC Chairman, Langtang North L.G.A,          Selchang Yusuf Secretary, APC Stakeholders Forum, Langtang North L.G.A ,Geofrey Nandip Chairman, APC Elders Forum, Langtang North L.G.A  and Binlir Dindam Chairman APC  Ward Chairmen Forum, Langtang North L.G.A.  The APC leaders said that If such a meeting was ever held, it never received the blessings of the Honourable Commissioner for Housing ( who is the leader of the APC in Langtang North),

Alhaji Nagelu Garba Felicitate With Muslims At Sallah...

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Alhaji Nagelu Garba  felicitate with Muslims at sallah  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos An All progressive Congress APC stalwart in Plateau state Alhaji Nagelu Garba,  has called on Muslims to embrace the values of sacrifice, love and continue to foster unity as they join their counterparts worldwide to celebrate the Eid-el-Kabir. He urged Nigerians to embrace peaceful co-existence and pray to God to heal the land from the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging nations of the world, adding that God would use the celebration to better the lots of Nigerians who struggled daily to eke out a living amid numerous challenges confronting the nation. "My  best wishes also go to my valued friends " he said.  Nagelu also charged Muslims  to embrace unity, use the opportunity of this year’s festive season to demonstrate the essence of unity among the various ethnic groups that make up the country. This was contained in a  statement made available to newsmen in Jos which reads that another Eid-l Kabir is here,

Eid-el-Kabir : Youth Activist Comrade Hoomen Felicitates With Muslims...

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Eid-el-Kabir - Youth activist Comrade Hoomen  felicitates with Muslims July 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Youth activist in Plateau State Comrade Pius Hoomen ,  has felicitated with  Muslims in the state and Country  on the occasion of the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, urging them to emulate the Holy Prophet Mohammed by imbibing the ideals of sacrifice exemplified by the Prophet. He  also urged Muslim faithful to pray for God’s intervention over the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the face of resilient efforts by the federal and state governments to stem the disease outbreak. “I implore our brothers and sisters to adhere to the hygiene and safety precautions to check the spread of COVID-19, including regular handwashing under running water, and use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers; wear facemasks when in public; avoid social gathering of persons  “I call on our Muslim brothers and sisters to  remember to pray for peace, unity and progress in Nigeria .  In a statement made available to n

Southern Kaduna :CSO Commend President Buhari On Security Appeal For Deployment Of More Troops, Equipment..*Hails OPSH Commander, Troops On Zeal To End Skirmishes...

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July 30,2020 Southern Kaduna: CSO Commend President Buhari on Security appeal for deployment of more troops ,equipment *Hails OPSH commander, troops on zeal to end skirmishes *Tasks communities to expose criminal elements fomenting trouble AGAINST the background of reported lack of manpower to prosecute incessant unabated crises in Southern Kaduna,a non governmental organisation,Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative, GOPRI,has appealed to President Muhamamadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency deploy more troops and fighting equipment to the area. This was as the group also strongly commended Gov Nasiru El-Rufai, Operation Safe Haven,OPSH,the internal military outfit responsible for security in Jos and Southern Kaduna and other security agencies working in Southern Kaduna for what it called "their tireless and professional efforts towards restoring peace and order in the area." The group, working on sustainable peace building in Southern Kaduna and other restive parts of Nige

TAROK DECIDE: APC STAKEHOLDERS IN THE SOUTHERN ZONE ON THE MARCH..

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July 29,2020 The Tarok Elders Forum and Stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) from Langtang North, Langtang South and Wase LGAs held a meeting on Saturday 25th, July, 2020 at Josams Resort, Miyam-Tarok of Langtang North. The meeting which was chaired by the Chairman, Tarok APC Elders Forum, Baba Burkat Zhattau extensively deliberated on issues affecting the party in Tarokland and also made the following observations:  i. That the challenges confronting the growth of the party in Tarokland have adversely affected its performances in recent elections. This trend, the meeting believed, must be overcome in order to keep the Tarok nation relevant in the politics of the state and the Nation. ii. The activities of a group of self-seeking politicians who have continued to traverse the state, purportedly discussing and taking decisions on behalf of members of the party in Tarokland, thus causing disaffection and division within the ranks of members. It was further observed that thi

Car Theft: A Car Belonging To An Online Journalist Stolen In Jos...

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July 29,2020 A car belonging to Matthew Tegha a renown Jos Blogger was stolen around NTA Jos, Hwolshe Jos Plateau State. Pictorial Details are below; Any relevant information can be reached out to the following number: 08038214090.  

Aten Youths Appreciates Gov Lalong For The Restoration Of Electricity In Ganawuri Community Of Riyom LGA...

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APPRECIATION  TO HIS EXCELLENCY RT HON DR BARR SIMON BAKO LALONG With immense gratitude, let me use this opportunity on behalf of Aten Youths to register our heart-felt gratitude and sincere appreciation to our Governor, His Excellency RT Hon Dr Simon Bako Lalong  for immediate Restoration of Ganawuri light.   You will recall your Excellency, your August visit to Ganawuri sometimes in November 2018, after being inform that  Over the years, Ganawuri community have remained in darkness with gross marginalization and intentional neglects but today, the community is wearing a new face because of your love and  generousity to us a people.   Moreover, it is imperative worthy of mentioning some of your developmental strides to Ganawuri which includes: *Elevation of the Traditional council *The ongoing Constructions of Tahoss-Ganawuri roads, Goreng Road and sabon layee-korofang Bypass. *Several appointments of our sons and daughters  *And many other things that time and space may not permit .

Gov Lalong Signs Revised 2020 Budget Into Law...

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Gov Lalong signs revised 2020 budget into law  July 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong, on Wednesday signed  the  revised 2020 budget into law . Speaking at the occasion in Jos ,Lalong reiterated his  commitment to working through the  challenging period to effectively apply available resources to the most critical areas that will benefit the  people and assist citizens  bequeath a lasting legacy for our beloved State. He said that with the revised budget signed into law, he would be  directing the Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning and indeed all MDAs to ensure its strict and effective implementation in line with extant financial regulations. "With the appointment of a reputable revenue collection firm, we shall redouble our efforts towards improving our revenue targets, especially the Internally Generated Revenue which is crucial to funding the 2020 budget." He said his administration  shall also continue to strengthen the work of the

Regeneration Group Drums Support For Reappointment Of Provost FCE Pankshin...

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Regeneration group drums support for reappointment of provost FCE Pankshin July 28,2020 Plateau Regeneration Group (PRG) on Monday commended the provost of the Federal College of Education Pankshin Dr Amos Bulus Cirfat for  turning the fortunes of the institution  around and taking it to greater heights. Pam Datiri  the Public Relations officer of the group in a statement made available  to newsmen in Jos also said that Cirfat  has  transformed the Institution  which has become the envy of many. " As a group we are solidly behind the reappointment of Cirfat as Provost for a  second and final term as provided by the edict establishing the institution . "Since assumption of office by President Muhammadu Buhari about three years ago  , the Provost who is known for transparency rekindled hope in both staff and students ." "The standard of education in FCE Pankshin has improved greatly since Cirfat assumed office as Provost ." " We can

Plateau -58 Health Workers Affected By COVID-19,Records 19 Deaths...

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Plateau -58 health workers affected by COVID 19 ,records 19 deaths July 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos Plateau state government has said that the state has recorded 19 fatalities from COVID-19. The Secretary to the Government of the State,(SGS), Professor  Danladi Atu, said  this in  a press briefing on Tuesday in Jos . "Our health workers who are on the frontline have also been affected by the virus. So far, the total health workers affected is 58  ." He also disclosed that the state has so far conducted 14,816  COVID-19 tests and out of which 10,982 results have been received ,while 3,894 results are pending and 982 persons  have tested positive to the virus . He said that the State is now experiencing community transmission of the virus. "This has made the State to commence mass testing of the citizens. Currently the State has been given sample collection target of 87,000. Meaning we have tested about 485 people per day." Atu further said that

Plateau State Local Government Service Commission Transfers 7,551 Staffers..

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Plateau State Local Government Service Commission Transfers 7,551 Staffers. July 28,2020 The Plateau State Local Government Service Commission (LGSC) has transferred 7,551 out of the 10,378 unified staff across the 17 LGCs of the state to meet the four demands of the tripartite workers of the commission, namely, the Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE),Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) and National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) of "No Work, No pay",Staff Promotion,lack of conversion and the transfer of Staff who have spent more than five years in a particular station. This disclosure was made at a media briefing with a select media representatives at the newly renovated conference hall of the Commission in Jos by the Permanent Secretary, Mr.Henry K Lankwap before Management of the Commission,DG and the Management of the Primary Health Care and Development Agency, Directors of Personal (DPMs) and Directors of Fina

Insecurity : Riyom LG Boss Hon Mafeng Gwallson Inaugurates Neighborhood Watch In Riyom LGA...

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July 26,2020 Insecurity:Riyom LG Boss Hon Mafeng Gwallson InauguratesNeighborhood Watch in Riyom LGC.. Hon. Mafeng Gwallson, the Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government Council ,Plateau State. in his quest toward restoring a lasting peace in his locality,  inaugurated the neighborhood watch to complement the efforts of the conventional security apparatus maintaining law and order within Riyom Local Government Area. Our correspondent gathered the statement  issued by Hon Gwallson yesterday during the inauguration of the committee and members of the neighbourhood watch of Riyom local government. Hon Gwallson disclosed this in his statement which says "I’ve assured the new 322 recruits of our intention to strengthen the internal security of the local government and use the training they’ve received to ensure continuous peace and prosperity in the locality" Hon Gwallson further said that "The purpose is to ensure that peo

Uncertainty Looms In Petroleum Sector,Over Agitation To Scrap PEF..

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July 26,2020 Uncertainty looms in petroleum sector, over agitation to scrap PEF By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), on sunday  said that there is looming crisis in the sector, over agitation on the Federal Government to scrap the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF). IPMAN, made  this known  in a press release issued by its National Secretary, Alhaji Danladi  Pasali,  in Jos. It said: "It is with great concern that we deemed it absolutely necessary to stress that the ills well agitation and pressure by some unscrupulous political elites, trying to mislead the Federal Government to scrap the Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), under the Ministry of Petroleum, is to say the least an attempt at destabilising and sabotaging, Government ongoing feat of successes of reforms in the petroleum sector." According to IPMAN, sections 2 of the PEF Act, stipulates that; "The Fund shall be utilised for the reimbursement of