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Alleged Deaths Of 4 Youths: 50 Rights, Peace Advocate Groups Flay Allegations Against OPSH.....

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  October 31,2020 Alleged deaths of 4 youths: 50 rights, peace advocate groups flay allegations against OPSH *Says allegation desperate falsehood to instigate public against security agencies *Appeals to public to disregard it A coalition of 50 human rights and peace advocate groups have decried media reports credited to some people of Gwafan Community in Plateau State accusing soldiers  from Operation Safe Haven,(OPSH) of killing four youths during recent uprising in the state. The youths were said to have died during the raid on the house of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara,located at Lamingo  area of the state. The mischievous persons had in a media statement,  accused the soldiers of being responsible for the death of the victims, one of whom was identified as Daniel Simon,a 300 level student of Biochemistry, at the University of Jos. But the human rights and peace advocate groups in a swift reaction, said the allegation against the military ta

Jos South Council Boss Hon Dachung Choji Meets Stakeholders In The Council For A Way Forward....

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  October 31,2020 Jos South Council Boss Hon Dachung Yohannah Choji Determines To Take Jos South LG To the next level After An Interactive session With Critical Stakeholders..... Hon Dachung Choji held a stakeholders meeting today at Rockfield motel Rayfield, Jos.  Critical Stakeholders comprising of traditional, community, religious leaders, former Jos South council chairmen, security agents, districts/ward heads, Youths/Women leaders, councillor's forum etc were all in attendance and all gave in the valid contributions and recommendations especially on achieving a sustainable Peace in the Local government. Hon Choji while appreciating all those in attendance especially for honouring the invitation and also promised to work on the valid recommendations made by them especially in youth empowerment and peace building. Hon Dachung apologized formally to the people of Jos South for his past mistakes and promised to join hands with all progressive minds of the local government in other

ENDSARS#: N75B Property Destroyed In Plateau - Gov Lalong...

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 ENDSARS# : N75b property destroyed in Plateau  - Gov Lalong October 30,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong,has disclosed that the   State lost over N75 billion worth of  property and infrastructure that were vandalized and  by hoodlums during looting of palliatives last week.  " Preliminary report by a team of experts I constituted has estimated the losses to be at about 75 billion naira for now", the Governor said. Lalong made the disclosure in an address  at an interactive session with youths in the state .   It could be recalled that crisis broke out in Jos south and North  when hoodlums hijacked the ENDSARS protest and started destroying public and private properties . The #EndSARS protest which started as a peaceful demonstration by thousands of youths, degenerated into chaos after the protests were hijacked by hoodlums. The distasteful actions of hoodlums and arsonists have seen properties worth billions of naira vandalized, destroyed and raz

Inugural Sitting Of The Judicial Panel On Police Brutality And Extra-Judicial Killings In Plateau State...

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October 30,2020  PRESS STATEMENT  INUGURAL SITTING OF THE JUDICIAL PANEL ON POLICE BRUTALITY AND  EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN PLATEAU STATE. The Judicial Panel  Investigating Complaints of Police Brutality and Extra-judicial killings in Plateau State is inviting the general public to its inaugural sitting scheduled as follows: Date: Monday 2nd November, 2020. Venue: Dadin-Kowa Youth centre Jos.  Time: 10am prompt.  Members of the public who have complaints of police brutality and other extra-judicial killings are encouraged to make their submissions to the panel as it commences its assignment.  Kindly note that Covid 19 protocol will be strictly observed, please.  Cornelius D. Shiobial Permanent secretary (CSS) Secretary to the Panel.

Northern Governors Rejoice With Muslim At Eid - El- Maulud, Calls For Love & Tolerance..

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  October 29,2020 PRESS RELEASE NORTHERN GOVERNORS REJOICE WITH MUSLIMS AT EID-EL-MAULUD, CALL FOR LOVE AND TOLERANCE.  The Northern Governors Forum has rejoiced with Muslims in Nigeria as they join others all over the world to mark the Eid-el-Maulud. Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong in a statement called on all muslims to use the occasion and reflect on the virtues of love, tolerance and compassion as exemplified by the Holy Prophet. Lalong also asked for sober reflection among Nigerians saying the current situation in the country calls for patience, understanding, honesty, sincerity, kindness and collaboration in overcoming various challenges.  He said the Forum continues to crave the prayers of all Nigerians for wisdom and guidance to enable them serve the people with the best intentions and visionary programmes that will alleviate poverty and improve the living conditions of the people. The Governor called for calm from events of recent past, as

Full Economic Activities Resume At The Jos Trade Fair 2020* 2020 Jos Trade Fair Fun Continues At Jos Polo Ground**

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 - October 28,2020 Full Economic Activities Resume at the Jos Trade Fair 2020 - 2020 Jos Trade Fair Fun continues at Jos Polo Ground  - Jos Trade Fair 2020: Exciting Experience continues at Jos polo field  Economic activities has continued at the Jos polo ground venue of the 2020 Trade Fair hosted by Plateau Chambers of Commerce Industries, Mines and Agriculture in collaboration with Anista Marketing and Events limited.  The ongoing trade fair which started on 15th October, is featuring an exhibition covering all aspects of businesses, economic and tourism activities with the theme; Trade Fairs, a Platform for sustaining MSMEs in a Challenging Economy. Jos 2020 Trade Fair provides a platform for children with a funfair and will also be spiced up with various entertainment and relaxation activities to round up all daily exhibition. Be part of the continuous exciting experience featuring Special exhibition days, Grills and Cuisines, Made in Plateau Products, Children’s Funfair and

Coordinated Looting & Vandalization Of Public & Private Property In Plateau: An Attempt To Debilitate The Efforts Of The Rescue Admin In Rebuilding The Economy- Rt Hon Abok Ayuba..

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  October 28,2020 COORDINATED LOOTING AND VANDALISATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PROPERTY IN PLATEAU STATE: AN ATTEMPT TO DEBILITATE THE EFFORTS OF THE RESCUE ADMINISTRATION IN REBUILDING THE ECONOMY - Speaker, Abok Nuhu Ayuba. The Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abok Nuhu Ayuba has described the recent mass coordinated destructions of both public and private property in Jos as an attempt by enemies of the State to bring the efforts of the rescue administration of restoring peace and rebuilding the State's economy (which has already been ruined by series of crises and violence in the past) to a stand still. The Speaker, stated this when he led a delegation of the National Assembly (Plateau State Caucus) under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Maje (Deputy Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Abuja) to Government House in Little Rayfield where they joined Governor Simon Lalong on a  tour to the affected areas. The Plateau State Caucus of the National Ass

BREAKING- Gov Lalong Directs Lifting Of Curfew...

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 Breaking - Gov Lalong directs lifting of curfew October 27,2020   By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Based on the assessment of the security situation in Plateau State and upon the recommendation of the Plateau State Security Council, the Executive Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong has approved the relaxation of the curfew imposed in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas with effect from Wednesday 28th October 2020. A statement signed by Simon Macham  Director of Press and Public Affairs to Lalong reads that By this directive, the curfew is hereby relaxed to commence from 6am to 12 midnight beginning from Wednesday 28th October untill further notice. No movement will be allowed between the hours if 12 midnight to 6am.  Citizens are advised to go about their lawful businesses without any fear as security agencies have been directed to ensure effective patrols and surveillance to protect lives and property. They have equally been directed to identify and arrest any in

I Won't Allow Hoodlums Destroy The Peace In Plateau-Gov Lalong...

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 I won't allow hoodlums destroy the peace in Plateau - Gov  Lalong October 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Plateau State Governor and Chairman Northern Governors Forum Barr Simon Lalong, on Tuesday said  that his administration  would not allow criminals  destabilised the peace in the state. Lalong stated this while he led the National Assembly members from Plateau State on an the spot  assessment of buildings destroyed when hoodlums hijacked the ENDSARS protest in the state .   Our correspondent reports that  areas visited includes the  Jos International Breweries, the vandalised home  of Former Speaker of Reps, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, Bukuru Warehouse and NEMA Office Jos where hoodlums destroyed the facilities and also looted valuable items on Saturday and Sunday as result of EndSARS Protest. He said what happened in the state was pure an act of criminality and not ENDSARS protest. "As i am talking to you now some persons have been arrested in Niger state with the looted items

The Nigerian Youth Quagmire And The Way Out....

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 THE NIGERIAN YOUTH QUAGMIRE AND THE WAY OUT October 27,2020 The Voice of Special People which is a disability advocacy group have observed with dismay the recent avoidable ugly happenings in the country with particular reference to Plateau state. The group is afraid that a protest which had a good intention of restructuring the civil security arrangement became hijacked by hoodlums. These hoodlums started by mesmerising the genuine and honest intentions of the protesters by blocking roads, later chanting political party tunes and finally becoming violent. The violence led to unfortunate loss of lives and properties of innocent law abiding citizens. The Voice of Special People watched with consternation how its people have been battling with survival only to wake up to see the youths parking grains which should have been shared to citizens especially their members who are persons with disabilities and embroid with divers challenges especially that of food, but kept away for reasons onl

Plateau National Assembly Caucus Visits Lalong Condemns Looting, Destruction Of Properties By Hoodlums...

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 Plateau  National assembly Caucus visits Lalong condemns looting ,destruction of properties by hoodlums   October 27,2020 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau  Caucus in the  National Assembly on Tuesday condemned the    looting, destruction of structures in the state by hoodlums who hijacked the END SARS protest in the state .  The lawmakers made this known when they  visited  the  state Governor Simon Lalong , in Jos to sympathize  with the people of the state and to access the level of damage following the crisis that erupted  . The group led by the deputy speaker of the House of Representatives Ahmed Idris Wase, lamented the crisis that erupted  ,stressing that it has taken the state backward . In his words " criminality is not part of Plateau state, we should not shut our economic by ourselves ."  He again appealed to the Nigerian youth to be calm over the #EndSARS protests and not to take laws into their hands. Maje  said that  the issues raised by the Youths predates this ad

PALLIATIVES: Mischief /Blackmail & Threat To Life By One Jonathan Yakubu Madaki Targeted At Plateau Govt Officials....

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  October 27,2020 PRESS RELEASE  PALLIATIVES: MISCHIEF/BLACKMAIL & THREAT TO LIFE BY ONE JONATHAN YAKUBU MADAKI TARGETED AT PLATEAU GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. It has come to the knowledge of the Plateau State Government about news making the rounds in the social media particularly Facebook and posted on the site of Movement for the Protection of Plateau Heritage (MOPPLAH) by one Jonathan Yakubu Madaki that palliatives are being hoarded by the Honorable Commissioner of Information and Communication, Secretary to the Government of the State and at the Speaker OF THE STATE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY AT HIS house IN Lamingo, urging LOOTERS AND VANDALS to move there. THE POST BY THE SAID Jonathan Yakubu Madaki WRITTEN ON 26TH OCOTBER 2020 STATED THUS: "Next palliatives to check is at Commissioner of Information house, SGS, and Speaker house at Lamingo. Please move there now."  In as much as Government does not want to hold brief for the persons so mentioned by Jonathan Yakubu Madaki, IT HAS

Verification Of Beneficiaries Of Presidential Special Public Works (SPW) Kicks Start In Langtant North....

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 Verification of beneficiaries of Presidential Special Public works (SPW) kicks  start in Langtang North  October 26,2020 By our correspondent  Verification exercise for the successful candidates in the presidential public work program kick started on a good note today ( October 26 2020 ) against the early speculations in some quarters in Langtang North local government council of Plateau state .  The commissioner of housing, Plateau state, Bar. Zulfa Bitrus Rimven, in his address, welcomed  the beneficiaries and charged them to conduct themselves in a peaceful and responsible manner, to enable smooth conduct of the exercise.  He reaffirmed his commitment to ensuring that the  exercise is carried out as in other local governments.  He regretted the resistance from the authority that were  supposed to embrace the kind gesture of the president and caution that he will not allow them to succeed.  Zulfa further stated that their resistance has exposed their sinister motive of ensuring that

Looting - 357 Persons Arrested So Far By Security Operatives - Plateau Police Command

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 Looting - 357 persons arrested so far by security operatives - Plateau Police command October 26,2020   By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Plateau Police Command on Monday  said that  security operatives has  so far has  arrested    357 suspects for looting in the state . commissioner    of Police      CP Edward Egbuka made this known while addressing newsmen in Jos the Plateau state capital . Egbuka condemned in totality the breaking and looting into government warehouses, shops and private houses of individuals by hoodlums and other criminals within Jos and Bukuru metropolis under the guise of #EndSARS protests.  He said a trailer carrying some loots where also intercepted and arrested by security operatives .   He stated that the Government of Plateau State is giving these looters the grace to return immediately, every looted item to the nearest local government office not later than Wednesday 28/10/2020. Anyone found in possession of any looted item after this date will be arrested and brough

Plateau Security Council Meets Over Looting , Curfew...

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 Plateau security council meets over looting   ,curfew  October 26,2020 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos   Plateau State Security Council on Monday again met to deliberate on the security situation following the massive looting that has been perpetrated across the State in the last two days. Briefing newsmen after the meeting held at Government House Rayfield Jos, Secretary to the Government of the State  Prof. Danladi Atu said so far, the situation is calm but still fluid as there are still threats to attack other public and private businesses as well as individuals. He said the Council agreed to further fortify all check-points in Jos South and Jos North Local Government Areas to give effect to the curfew imposed in order to restore peace that will determine the next line of action. He also said that security agencies have been mandated to embark on massive manhunt for the arrest of looters and ensure materials are recovered while the culprits are prosecuted. Prof. Atu said so far, 7 courts have

Plateau Initiative For Development And Advancement Of The Natives Appeals For Calm..

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  October 26,2020 PLATEAU INITIATIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF THE NATIVES (PIDAN) NEWS RELEASE LET'S BE FIRM The Plateau Initiative for Development and Advancement of the Natives (PIDAN) is worried on the spades of looting which characterized the state in the aftermath of the Endsars protest.  We condemn the actions of the few misguided elements in this looting spree in its entirety and hereby warned that further acts of lawlessness shall not be condoned by  well meaning people of the state. To stern the tide, PIDAN as the umbrella body of the over 58 ethnic nationalities in the state hereby directs its national affiliate members to immediately call their respective members to order and activate the community security system to work with the law enforcement personnel to tame the looting and destruction of properties in their domains.  They are to caution their wards and direct them to stand firm in the defence of the State against hoodlums, who are not only out to vandali

Coalition Of Ethnic Youth Nationalities On The Plateau Calls For Calm And Peaceful Conduct...

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 COALITION OF ETHNIC YOUTH NATIONALITIES ON THE PLATEAU CALLS FOR CALM AND PEACEFUL CONDUCT. October 26,2020 We the coalition of ethnic youth nationalities on the plateau are appealing to our teaming youths to restrain themselves from any form of criminality and violence that will destabilize our peaceful co-existence & State.  While we acknowledged the #ENDSARS protest that began peacefully & the demand made were presented to the government,  we as leaders of ethnic youth nationalities on the plateau are in support of those legitimate agitation.  As we await government response to our demand,  we condemned in strong terms the recent rate of vandalization & destruction of properties belonging to both government & private individuals in the state,  this attitude is alien to both our culture & tradition as plateau people.  We appeal to our teaming youths to remain calm & law abiding.   As leaders of ethnic youths nationalities on the plateau,  we assure you of our

Speaker, PLSHA Rt Hon Abok Ayuba Appeals For Calm As He Condemns Vandalization Of Govt &Private Properties....

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 Speaker,PLSHA Rt Hon Abok Ayuba Appeals For Calm As He Condemns Vandalization Of Govt & Private Properties..... October 26,2020 PRESS STATEMENT  Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly,Rt Hon  Abok Ayuba,  is appealing to residents of the State particularly the Youths to be law abiding and obey the curfew imposed on Jos North and Jos South Local government areas by the state government. Abok  expressed worry over the sad incidents of uncivilised conduct, act of hooliganism and of  looting of private and public properties  by miscreants and hoodlums under the cover of the Endsars  protest.  The speaker reaction contained in a statement issued by his Press Secretary, Bulus Atang, condemned the act and urged the people and the perpetrators to put an end to these kind of activities and embrace civilise way of channeling  their demands.  While raising concern over the level of Youth involvement in this act of illegality and criminality, Abok noted  that  the Endsars protesters embarke

Forum Of Mothers Condemns Looting Of Govt, Private Property In Plateau State* Urges Mother's To Caution Their Wards Against Bad Acts*

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October 26,2020 Forum of Mothers Condemns Looting of Govt, Private property in Plateau State *Urges mothers to caution their wards against bad acts *Hails Operation Safe Haven for arrest of perpetrators, professional discharge of duty *Appeals to Governor Lalong to summon youth stakeholders meeting across the State *Tasks Plateau citizens to cooperate with government Mothers in Plateau State have condemned the looting of private and public warehouses in the state by some people they described as misguided youths, charging parents,especially mothers to caution their children against engaging in actions that are against constituted authorities. They commended Operation Safe Haven, the special military task force in the state for acting swiftly in successfully arresting many of the looters without recording casualties, tasking the Government to appropriately prosecute the perpetrators to serve as deterrent to others. The mothers under the aegis of Forum of Plateau Mothers,in a statement,

A Patriotic Youth Calls For The Conduct Of PYC Election To Help Mitigate Youth Related Issues In The State....

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 A Patriotic Youth Calls for the Conduct of PYC Election to Help Mitigate Youth Related Issues in the State October 25,2020 The youths need a voice. In all these happenings , no organise youth structure in plateau state to speak for the youths or throw a word of Caution to the teaming youth populace. Plateau youths were left without leadership and see how uncoordinated situations turns. We need leadership #conduct PYC Election #Our PYC  #Give us leadership. Prince G.M Bedir

OPSH Just Arrested Hoodlums That Vandalized & Burgled Former Speaker, House Of Reps , Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara Residence In Jos,Recovers Items Carted...

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  October 25,2020 Similarly, 13 males and 17 females were arrested at the former Speaker House of Representative, Hon Yakuba Dogara's house at Lamingo Jos today 25 October 2020. Items recovered include 5 Grinding Machines, 3 Grinding Machine Heads, 2 Unassembled Keke NAPEP, 1 Keke NAPEP Engine, and 1 Bundle of Clothing Material.

OPSH Has Arrested Over 200 Hoodlums Looting And Burgling Private Warehouses, Shops And Govt Organizations Causing Choas In The State....

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 OSPH Has Arrested Over 200 Hoodlums Looting And Burgling Private Warehouses,Shops &Govt Organizations Causing Choas In The City... October 25,2020 October 25,2020 The men of operation safe haven have swing into actions as to the break of law and order in the state as is no longer business as usual as is no longer #ENDSARS Protests but criminality as hoodlums has hijacked the protest and commenced stealing and distraction of government facilities and private warehouses,shops & govt organizations the men of operation safe haven has succeeded in arresting over 118 Persons of which so far 13 females and 105 males. The operation safe haven as a command and working for the safety of lives and properties in the state, it could be recall the plateau state has being enjoying relatives and mostly in the state capital but with the hijacked of the protest by the hoodlums has brought about criminality and bridge of the peace enjoyed in the state, the over 118 persons arrested are from from