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ITF Has Trained Over 500,000 Persons In 4 Years - DG Ari..

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 ITF has trained over 500,000 persons in 4 years - DG Ari September 29,2020 By Golok Nanmwa , Jos  Director General Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr. Joseph Ari,  on Tuesday said the Fund under him   has trained 500,000 Nigerian into various entrepreneurial skills .  He  also said  so far eight giant projects spread across Nigeria have been  completed and awaiting commissioning. Ari said this, at an event tagged: "The transformation train continues," in his honour by the staff and management team of the ITF, to mark his reappointment, held at the center of excellence in Jos. "We have  trained  over 500,000 Nigerians that are today using the skills acquired to earn sustainable livelihoods," Ari said.  He added that the ITF,  has also expanded, completed and commissioned its training infrastructure in Kano, Katsina, Lagos and Jos, which were previously abandoned.  Ari said the  Fund has also established  six new area offices which includes  Lafia, Gwagwalada, Badagr

Gov Lalong Awarded As Captain Of Peace In A Peace Summit Organized By OPSH & GOPRI For Social Media Influencers &Youth Leaders In The State...

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 Gov Lalong Awarded As Captain Of Peace In A Peace summit Organized by OPSH & GOPRI For Social Media Influencers &Youth Leaders.... September 28,2020 Operation Safe Haven, GOPRI Organizes Summit for Youth Leaders and Social Media Influencers in Plateau State The Special Taskforce tagged “Operation Safe Haven” in partnership with Global Peace & Life Rescue Initiative (GOPRI) has organized a Summit for Youth Leaders and Social Media Influencers in Jos, the Plateau State Capital. The event brought together Youth Leaders and Social Media Influencers from Plateau State and Southern Kaduna with the theme “Lasting Peace is possible” was aimed at harnessing Social Media Potentials for building peace Architecture and Community Resilience Forum. In his opening remarks, the Executive Director of GOPRI, Amb. Melvin Ejeh said propagation of peace should be the core mandate of all Nigerians irrespective of affiliations. He posited that peace and security remain cardinal to all. He said v

Office Of The Provost And The Vagaries Of Desperados: A Need To Set The Record Straight In Federal College Of Education, Pankshin...

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 Office of the Provost and the Vagaries of Desperadoes: A Need to set the Record Straight in Federal College of Education, Pankshin  September 28,2020 By Owoicho Omaje Ordinarily, I would have remained silent and watched from beside the stage, the series of implausible dramatic scenes which are scripted and are recently being played out in Federal College of Education, Pankshin.  But for the reason that my silence would leave the continuous spread of the implausibility in the dramatic errors to spiral into a threshold of make belief which may twist the sensibilities of the audience and the general public, setting the record aright has become not just necessary but highly imperative.  Besides, I will fall guilty of Frank Fanons sobriquet that “Every onlooker is either a coward or a traitor.  Not once, not twice a minute group of self serving elements in this Institution have hidden under fictitious names to bedraggle the person of the Provost and by extension set          aback the whee

Gov Lalong Inaugurates Jos - Abuja Flight....

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 Gov Lalong inaugurates Jos - Abuja flight  September 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Monday  flagged  off the inaugural flight from Abuja to Jos operated by Max Air. Governor Lalong along with his wife Regina Lalong , Senator Hezekiah Dimka, Minister of Women Affairs Paullen Tallen, Executive Secretary Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission Rev. Yakubu Pam and other members of the National Assembly from Plateau State joined the inaugural flight which departed the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 5:30pm. The flight landed at the Yakubu Gowon Airport Jos around 6:00pm to a rousing welcome by a large crowd of Plateau State citizens. At the airport was Deputy Governor of Plateau State Prof. Sonni Tyoden, Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Idris Maje, Speaker Plateau State House of Assembly Nuhu Abok Ayuba among other top Government officials.  Governor Lalong while speaking shortly after arrival said the flight connecti

Chief Ayuba Burki Felicitate With Sir Joseph Ari On His Reappointment As DG Industrial Training Fund(ITF)...

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 Chief Ayuba Burki Felicitate with Sir Joseph Ari on his Reappointment as Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF)  28th September, 2020. I write on behalf of my family and political associates to heartily rejoice and felicitate with you on your reappointment as the Director General of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) by his Excellency,  President Muhammadu Buhari.  I join your family, friends, political associates and well wishers in appreciating God Almighty for the opportunity and privilege so that you can continue with the sterling accomplishments you are known for.  Your reappointment for a second term is as a result of the laudable programmes, projects, and reforms that characterised your first term and has repositioned the Industrial Training Fund to meet it's core mandate which has enhanced and improved the lives of Nigerians I pray God grants you the wisdom, good health and grace to exceed expectations as you commence your second term in office and justify

Pasali Is BCO's Coordinator, Says Chief Of Staff...

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 Pasali is BCO's coordinator, says Chief of staff  September 28,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Chief of Staff, office of the National Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Malam Inusa Musa, has described  as, false the suspension of his boss, Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali. He said the national leadership of the BCO, is still intact, with Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, fully in charge as its National Coordinator. Malam Musa, in a press release, Monday, said the likes of Malam Gidado Ibrahim and his cohorts, are not members the BCO. "It instructive to stress that all of those that have purportedly signed any letter, or allegedly met to suspend Pasali, are not even known to us, none of them is in our register, either at the local or national levels," he said.  According to him, Malam Gidado Ibrahim, have for long seized to be member of the BCO, talk less of being a director and having religuished his membership, he moved to Presidential Support Committee (PSC). "How

Nigeria Would Rise Above Current Challenges - Gov Lalong .

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 Nigeria would rise above current challenges - Gov Lalong September 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Governor Simon  Lalong of Plateau State on Sunday said Nigeria will rise above its current challenges to fulfill its divine mandate as the largest black nation in the world.  Speaking during a church service to mark the 60th independence anniversary held at the St. Monica Catholic Church, Rantya, Jos Plateau State, the Governor said there is a lot to celebrate despite some of its challenges. Governor Lalong said Nigeria has made giant strides over the last 60 years in various areas including education, health, science and technology, agriculture, infrastructure and democracy.  While acknowledging that the nation still faces other challenges related to security, good governance, unity and corruption, Lalong said Nigerians must be united to resolve these issues in order to make room for development.  He said " The responsibility of making Nigeria great belongs to of all of us that dwell

Buhari Support Group Appeals To NLC, TUC To Shelve Planned Nation Wide Strike...

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 Buhari support group appeals to NLC ,TUC to shelve planned nation wide strike  September 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Buhari Campaign Organisation, BCO,  has appealed to the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC,  and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, to shelve their planed nation wide strike against the federal government subsidy removal on petroleum and increment in electricity Tariff. The group said  due to covid-19 the country is facing dwindling economic fortunes, with looming recession, just like all others in the world, are.  BOC in a press release issued by its National coordinator Alhaji Danladi Garba Pasali, said the truth of it all is that Government does not have the funds to continue paying for the subsidy.  "We are appealing to the labour union and trade organisations to see reasons and shelve their planed nation wide strike and agitation calling on the Federal Government to reverse it's stands.  "We make this appeal considering the fact that Nigeria's income whi

Gov Lalong Meets Security Heads, Directs Onslaught Against Criminals....

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 Gov Lalong meets security heads ,directs Onslaught against criminals  September 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Worried by the recent incidences of security breaches in the Plateau State leading to loss of lives, Governor Simon Lalong has met with heads of security agencies where he directed an onslaught against criminals. Governor Simon Lalong urged security agencies to collaborate with community leaders and other members of the local communities to facilitate investigations into the security challenges in their respective areas. Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, while briefing journalists at the end of an emergency security meeting at the Government House, Jos said that the Government noticed the quick response of security agencies but still encourages security agencies to interface with the local population, particularly traditional leaders, community leaders in trying to collaborate to ensure citizens are well secured.  “Government is calling on all community lea

N75B FG Survival Intervention Fund: PLSG through PLASMIDA Gives Critical Information Across The State....

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September 26,2020  PRESS RELEASE FROM PLATEAU STATE MICROFINANCE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY The Plateau State Government through the Plateau State Microfinance Development Agency (PLASMIDA) is calling on all registered MSMEs to take advantage of the recently launched Federal Government Survival fund targeted at supporting businesses overcome the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MSMEs Survival Fund programme has the PAYROLL SUPPORT Intervention where MSME ‘s with a minimum of three Staff are eligible to apply for their payroll obligations of between Thirty Thousand Naira to Fifty Thousand Naira per employee over a period of three (3) months.    Employees’ Company; Must be registered in Nigeria under the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC Must have BVN by company CEO. Must have a staff strength of no less than 3 persons and  Must be owned by a Nigerian. TIME-TABLE FOR THE PAYROLL SUPPORT  DATE START TIME SECTOR MONDAY, 21ST SEPT, 2020 10.00PM EDUCATION PRIVATE SCHOOLS FRIDAY, 25TH S

Dalung A Serial Liar ; $350 Million Dollars AFDB Potatoes Loan PLSG Replies Allegation...

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 September 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos   Plateau state government at the weekend said it's  attention  has been drawn to yet another round of wild and malicious allegations made by the former Minister of Youths and Sports Mr. Solomon Dalung while speaking at a  webinar discussion convened by ViewPointNigeria group on Thursday 24th September 2020. In the discussion purportedly meant to address the question “Why has Plateau lost its relevance on the national stage”, the former Minister launched series of attacks on the Rescue Administration of Governor Simon Bako Lalong and his person which cannot be left unchallenged. This response has become expedient for two major reasons. First, to refute some of the daylight lies and misinformation that Mr. Dalung reeled out before they are swallowed by unsuspecting persons and the gullible that stand to be misled. Secondly, the organisers of this webinar had already extended an invitation to the Plateau State Commissioner for Information and Co

Gov Lalong Tees Off Golf Tournament To Honour DG ITF Joe Ari...

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 Gov Lalong tees off Golf Tournament to honour DG ITF Joe Ari  September 25,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong on Friday performed the tee off at the golf tournament in honour of Director General of the ITF, Sir. Joseph  Ari.  The tournament is to commemorate his reappointment as DG of the organisation.  Governor Lalong who spoke to journalists shortly after the tee-off said he was delighted with the reappointment of Sir. Joseph Ari who he described as an achiever in the last four years of managing the organisation.  He assured that he would continue to support and partner the ITF in delivering empowerment to Nigerians.  Sir. Joseph Ari was full of praises to Governor Lalong for his support to him and other appointees from Plateau State which he said has given him the opportunity to serve without any hindrance. He also commended the Governor for developing the game of golf in Plateau State which has continued to bring people from all over the country as in t

PLATEAU: Coalition Condemns Killing Of Foron Monarch....

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 PLATEAU: Coalition condemns killing of  Foron monarch *Cautions against attributing sources of attacks to particular tribes,religions September 25,2020 *Says bad eggs exist in every community, society *Commends OPSH on timely response,averting escalation  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Peace advocacy group in Plateau State under the aegis of Coalition of Plateau Peace Advocates,COPPA,has condemned the brutal killing of the District Head of Foron in Barkin Ladi Local Council of the state,His Royal Highness, Da Bulus Chuwang Jang, by some unknown gunmen. The group described the action of the killers as not only wicked but also callous,saying it deserved condemnations by all. The group,in a statement made available to newsmen on  Friday and signed by its Executive Director, Dr Pam Dung Gyang and Secretary,Rev. Danjuma Maiwazi,condoled with the family,the people and government of Plateau State over the death of the monarch,saying its 'heart' was with the bereaved. "We condemned in the

Plateau Council Boss, Gwallson Condemns Attack On Miners In Riyom....

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 Plateau council boss , Gwalson condemns attack on miners in Riyom September 24,2020 By Golok Nanmwa , Jos Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State, Hon. Mafeng Gwalson has condemned the clash between Fulani and Miners in Jol community where seven persons were injured. He applauded the Nigerian Police and personnel of the Operation Safe Haven for their swift action in arresting the situation from degenerating into a major problem. Hon. Gwalson disclosed this yesterday while speaking with Journalists in Jos . Mafeng  said the Management of the Local Government and security agencies will not allowed crises merchants to take the council area to the dark days where killings and destruction of crops and properties was a phenomenon. "In the past two weeks, we have had people who have intentionally tried to returned the local government back to crisis period by destroying crops in the farm.  "It has happened in jol, Kwi, Wereng, Sopp and in Tahos