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Concentrate On Solving Security Problems Now Than Anything You're Handling,GOPRI Tells Buhari....

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 Concentrate on solving security problems now than anything you're handling, GOPRI tells Buhari Febuary 28,2021 *Charges president to be ruthless with bandits,insurgents if he wants peace to reign *Says president's body language to criminals must clearly indicate intolerance *Fears worsening insecurity may escalate to fatal dimensions unless... *Hold state govts,police, military accountable where there are obvious lapses,negligence,it tells president Against the backdrop of increasing cases of abductions and kidnappings occasioned by worsening insecurity in the country, a peace advocacy organization has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to concentrate only on solving the security problems now. The group asked the president to be ruthless with perpetrators not minding what they seem to be projecting. The group, Global Peace and Life Rescue Initiative,GOPRI, particularly charged the president to clearly and actionably  indicate intolerance for the activities of bandits and perpet

Zamfara School Children- Northern Governors Says Enough Is Enough..

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 Zamfara school children - Northern Governors say enough is enough  Febuary 26,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Northern States Governors Forum has condemned another attack on Government Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State where where hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted. In a statement  , Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong  said this trend is unacceptable and strong measures must be taken to put an end to it before it escalates into a monster that will consume educational pursuit and national aspirations.  The statement which  was signed by Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs reads that Governor Lalong said this development which is coming on the heels of the abduction of school children in Kagara, Niger State still being addressed, calls for serious concerns among all Nigerians. He said "as Northern Governors, we are deeply saddened by this embarrassing and unfortunate attack on our children who are in schools to seek know

Gov Lalong Meets Parents Of Late Flt Lt Piyo,Says Nigeria Has Lost A Hero...

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 Gov Lalong meets parents of Late Flt Lt Piyo ,says Nigeria has lost a hero  Febuary 26,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has again consoled the family of Late Flight Lt. Henry Bitrus Piyo describing his tragic demise as a great loss to the Plateau State and Nigeria as a whole. Governor Lalong met with the parents of deceased flight lieutenant shortly after returning from the Northern Governors Forum meeting in Kaduna and asked the family to accept the untimely death of their son as the will of God.  Lalong who had earlier sent a team to condole the family said the memory of the heroic pilot will continue to be honoured as he died in active service and for the security and peace of the nation.  A statement signed by  Simon Macham  Director of Press and  Public Affairs reads that the Governor was accompanied by his Kwara State counterpart Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak and Secretary to the Government of Plateau State, Prof. Danladi Abok Atu.

Lalong Got It Right On The Proliferation Of Arms On The Plateau....

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 Lalong got it right on the proliferation of arms on the Plateau  Febuary 25,2021 By Yakubu Dati  Any serious interrogation on the wave of crime and violence in Nigeria and especially the northern part of the country would not fail to include the challenges posed by the proliferation of arms in the country.   This is because various independent investigations into the causes of conflicts and violence have shown that the surfeit of arms and other weapons have largely been responsible for the upscale of violence.  This is not unconnected with the fact that people instead of reporting cases of perceived provocations to the authorities resort to self help.   Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, tried to highlight the enormity of this problem when he spoke about how different groups have armed themselves leading to serious threats to security being witnessed in the country but some, driven by impulse have without waiting to analyse his submission in the context of what he said, have come

Education, Agriculture Path To Emancipating The North- Gov Lalong..

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 Education ,Agriculture path to emancipating the North - Gov Lalong  Febuary 25,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Ahead of the meeting of the Northern States Governor's Forum scheduled for Kaduna, Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Forum, Simon Bako Lalong has visited the Ahmadu Bello University and the Kaduna Polytechnic as part of assessment of some legacies of the founding fathers of the Northern Region.  A statement signed by  Simon Macham  Director of Press and  Public Affairs to Lalong said he   started the visit at the ABU Zaria was received by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala and top management of the University.  Governor Lalong said the visit was a fact finding one that was at the instance of the Northern Governors Forum which is desirous of revitalizing the legacies of the founding fathers of the region and repositioning the economic fortunes of the region. He said "The areas that can fastrack the emancipation of the North today are agri ulture, education and

Gov Lalong Working Towards Creating The Best Technology Ecosystem In West Africa - DG PICTDA...

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 Gov Lalong Working Towards Creating the Best Technology Ecosystem in West Africa - DG PICTDA February 24,2021 Today at the old Government house, we re-instated our commitment towards making Plateau State a conducive environment for tech freelancers, remote developers and creatives. We had a parley discussion with the various security agencies and young people within the technology and creative sector on the new virtual work force of the 21st century and why we must allow it thrive. The Plateau State Information and Communication Technology Agency is working towards granting protection to all tech freelancers, remote workers and creatives living in Plateau State against any form of harassment from security agencies. We will profile each and every one of them and grant protection to each of them. Cyber security has become a thing of concern lately and as much as fraudulent activities keep rising, the Government of Plateau State is aware that there are those who are genuinely working vir

Lalong Never Encouraged Or Endorsed Herdsmen Bearing Arms- Plateau APC..

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 Lalong  never encouraged or endorsed herdsmen bearing arms - Plateau APC  Febuary 24,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos All Progressive Congress APC in Plateau on Wednesday berated the People's Democratic Party PDP over Comments credited to Governor Simon Lalong . APC in a statement signed by Bashir Sati it's State Secretary  further said that Governor Simon Lalong  never encouraged or endorsed herdsmen bearing arms. Neither did he support any other group such as farmers, mechanics, kidnappers, politicians, cultists and other unauthorized persons in carrying AK-47 and other weapons. He merely cited the fact that because of the failure of security system, non-state actors including herders, farmers, etc are carrying arms, a situation that must be addressed quickly.  Our correspondent reports that the PDP in a statement signed by John Akans ,it's Publicity Secretary in Plateau  said that Governor Lalong ought to resign from his position as it is clear that he is not competent to rema

Stop Making A Storm In A Tea Cup,APC Berates Plateau PDP Over Lalong's Comments...

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 Stop making a storm in a tea cup, APC berates Plateau PDP over Lalong's comments  Febuary 24,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos All Progressive Congress APC in Plateau on Wednesday berated the People's Democratic Party PDP over Comments credited to Governor Simon Lalong . APC in a statement signed by Bashir Sati APC State Secretary in the State.  said the confused faction of the PDP in Plateau State is at it again! - making a storm in a tea cup over Governor Lalong's comments during an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday 23rd February 2021 where he was alleged to have said that not only herdsmen carry arms. Predictably, the ever crude factional spokesman of the moribund party in Plateau State John T. Akans came out smoking from all cylinders in an attempt to resurrect the evaporated fortunes of the rejected PDP which has since been rejected by the good people of Plateau.  Apart from his mumbled rambling in the uncoordinated Press Release, he was sighted on different social media pl

Lalong Mourns Late NAF Pilot Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo...

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 Lalong  mourns   late NAF pilot Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo  Febuary 22,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong has   expressed shock  over the sudden death of Flight Lieutenant Henry Piyo who died in a plane crash on Sunday . It could be recalled that  one of the Nigerian Airforce   aircraft, a Beechcraft KingAir B350i (NAF 201), crashed while returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja after reporting engine failure enroute Minna on Sunday morning . Lalong in a condolence message he personally signed to the family of the deceased  reads that I received with shock the sudden death of your son FLT  Lt Henry Bitrus Piyo who died in the ill- fated air crash of the Nigerian Air Force reconnaissance aircraft king Air 350. Indeed Plateau State and the nation has lost a vibrant, committed and dutiful officer who served the country throughout his career in the Nigeria Air Force with dignity ,courage and zeal.. This young gentleman who died in active se

Lalong Is A Nationalist ,His Comments On Farmers Bearing Arms Is The Bitter Truth- Plateau Group

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 Lalong is a nationalist, his comments on farmers bearing arms is the bitter truth - Plateau group  Febuary 23,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Group operating under the aegis of Plateau Regeneration group on Tuesday said that the comments attributed to Governor Simon Lalong  during an interview on Channels TV, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday 23 February, 2021 where he bared his mind on security challenges bedevilling the nation particularly herdsmen bearing arms is nothing but the bitter  truth .    In the said interview, the Governor was alleged to have said that not only herdsmen carry AK-47 as even some farmers also carry arms to protect themselves from the failure of the nation's security architecture to protect them.  The Governor's comments appear to have raised dust among social media users particularly on the Plateau with many quoting portions of the appearance to lash out at the Governor.  The group in a statement made available to newsmen and signed by Pam Datri the spokesman of

Plateau Speaker Mourns Late Airforce Pilot Piyo...

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 Plateau Speaker  mourns late Airforce  pilot Piyo Febuary 23,2021 Speaker, Plateau State House of Assembly, Abok Ayuba has commiserated with the former member of the State Assembly and one time chairman of Riyom LGA, Josephine Piyo, over the death of her Son, Ft. Col. Henry Piyo who died in a Plane Crashed in Abuja on Sunday.       Leading other members to condole with the bereaved family residence at Laranto in Jos North local government Area. Abok described the death Col.Henry as painful and devastated.  The lawmaker said they are speechless by the death of this young Airforce officer who died in active service to his fatherland.  The Speaker while admonishing the family to take solace in God the giver and taker of live for comfort, prayed God to grand the deceased rest and the family and all those affected by his painful demise the grace to bear the irreplaceable loss.  Responding on behalf of the family, Dauda Piyo, appreciate the speaker and members for the show of love and conce

Herdsmen Bearing Arms- Plateau Group Backs Lalong* Insists Criminality Has nNeither Tribe Nor Religion*

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 Herdsmen bearing arms - Plateau group backs Lalong  * Insists criminality has neither tribe nor religion  Febuary 23,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  A Non-Governmental Group, Coalition For Truth, Justice and Peace has risen to the defence of Governor of Plateau State,  Simon  Lalong, and Chairman, Northern States Governors Forum, over comments attributed to him during an interview on Channels TV, Sunrise Daily on Tuesday 23 February, 2021 where he bared his mind on security challenges bedevilling the nation particularly herdsmen bearing arms. In the said interview, the Governor was alleged to have said that not only herdsmen carry AK-47 as even some farmers also carry arms to protect themselves from the failure of the nation's security architecture to protect them.  The Governor's comments appear to have raised dust among social media users particularly on the Plateau with many quoting portions of the appearance to lash out at the Governor.  However the Executive Director of the Co

Why I Rejected Ruga In Plateau - Gov Lalong....

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 Why i rejected Ruga in Plateau - Gov Lalong Febuary 23,2021 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong has given reasons why he rejected the Rural Grazing Area Program, commonly referred to as RUGA from being implemented in Plateau State.  A statement signed by  Simon Macham  Director of Press and  Public Affairs to the Governor said Lalong who was speaking on Channels TV programme Sunrise Daily in Jos said the RUGA Initiative  was a strange concept that came after the National Economic Council thoroughly debated, scrutinised and adopted the National Livestock Transformation Programme (NLTP) as a very comprehensive and inclusive idea to tackle herder-farmer clashes and other associated challenges.  He said because the RUGA initiative did not have the buy in of stakeholders and fell short of addressing the concerns of most Governors, it was not possible to embrace it. This he said further fueled the misconception over the NLTP which is neither for one ethnic group

INSECURITY: Herdsmen ,Farmers Now Carry AK-47,Lalong Laments....

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 Insecurity: Herdsmen, farmers now carry AK-47, Lalong laments February 23, 2021 ‌ Kayode Oyero Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Tuesday, lamented the proliferation of arms including AK-47 rifles amongst herders and farmers in the country. Lalong, who is also the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, stressed that the full implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan was the solution to the frequent skirmishes between host farmers and nomadic cattle rearers. He stated this while featuring on Channels Television’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ monitored by The PUNCH. The governor insisted that open grazing must be banned and the ranching system of cattle breeding must be embraced by all to experience peace in the country. He said, “Today, we are now seeing the hazard of allowing people do open grazing here and there. But they (herders) also want solution; by the time you explain to them, they also want to stay in one place, they would also want to keep away from carrying A

LG Chairman Apologizes To Arrested Youths* Denies Giving Order For Arrests,Calls For Calm...

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 LG CHAIRMAN APOLOGIZES TO ARRESTED YOUTHS ...DENIES GIVING ORDER FOR ARRESTS, CALLS FOR CALM Febuary 23,2021 Jos North Local Government Council Chairman, Hon. Shehu Usman, has apologized to arrested youths by the Special Task Force (STF) over land dispute in Jos, saying he did not give order for their arrests neither did he take sides in the dispute.  Speaking to some journalists in his office Monday, Shehu said the issue of the land dispute in some parts of Jos North has lingered for a very long time, and that the government is putting all efforts to resolve them by setting a committee which has submitted its report. According him, while the committee has submitted its report and government has started looking into it, tension brewed recently, and the government deployed security agents to maintain peace and order, but to his great dismay, he learnt that some arrests were made and some of the victims were beaten with some being hospitalized.  He added that he went to the hospital and

All ICT Companies In Plateau Must Be Annually Registered With Plateau Information Communication And Technology Development Agency (PICTDA)...

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 All ICT Companies In Plateau Must Be Annually Registered With PICTDA ...... Febuary 23,2021 All ICT Companies both hardware and software in Plateau State must now be annually registered with PICTDA before they can be allowed to do business with MDAs of Government. In a circular communicated to all MDAs of the Government of Plateau State yesterday, the 22nd of February 2021. It was stated by the Plateau State ICT Development Agency quoting the Plateau State Revenue (Consolidation) Law, 2020 that all companies or vendors who intend to do business with any MDA of the Government of Plateau State must from now register and obtain clearance certificate from the Agency on an annual basis. This is not the first time that the Plateau State ICT Development Agency has waded fully into the implementation of its policy. It started last year through the issuance of an IT clearance guidelines it communicated to all MDAs through the state Auditor General. In what seems like an update to the guideline

Sarah Dagah Foundation (SDF) Congratulates Sarah Pam Dagah On Her Conferment With The Plateau Man Of The Year Award 2020...

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 Sarah Dagah Foundation (SDF) Congratulates Sarah Pam- Dagah on her Conferment with the Plateau Man of the Year Award, 2020. 22nd February, 2021 The entire Board Members and Staff of the Sarah Dagah Foundation wishes to felicitate with its founder, Mrs. Sarah Pam-Dagah (FCNA, FCTI) MD/CEO WILVAL GLOBAL RESOURCES LTD on her conferment with the Award of: PLATEAU MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD- (INDUSTRY PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD, 2020). Over the years, your humanitarian and Community service has changed the face of Recycling Technology in Plateau State and Nigeria at large; towards a more Productive, Greener and Environmentaly friendly society. As one in tune and in love with a Green Environment, you have shown commitment to the development a bio-technologicaly driven society. These trademarks has affected not just individuals but it has impacted positively on employment deficit in the lives of communities and societies in Plateau State.  While this does not come to us as a surprise, we are c

Rwang,Patrick Congratulates The Colossus Herself,Ngo Sarah Dagah For The Award Of Plateau Industrial Person Of The Year..

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 Rwang, Patrick congratulates the Colossus herself, Ngo Sarah Dagah for the award of Plateau Industrial Person of the Year Febuary 22,2021 CONGRATULATIONS TO THE COLOSSUS HERSELF NGO SARAH DAGAH FOR THE RECOGNITION BESTOWED ON HER AS THE INDUSTRIAL PERSON OF THE YEAR BY THE PLATEAU MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD AT IT'S 6TH EDITION PRESTIGIOUS RECOGNITION OF WHO IS WHO ON THE PLATEAU DATED  21st DAY OF FEBRUARY,2021. In global history, from the ancient times to date, awards are given or conferred to person's who have outstand and outshine themselves in a key area, which directly affect human lives positively and help the indigent populace massively, this is exactly what she have used the little profits from her establishment to do for humanity. Congratulations Mama. On this note, on behalf of the numerous admirers of this wonderful and quintessential apolitical Amazon, known as logistics Mama and QUEEN-MOTHER. We want to expressed our total gratitude to the award managing team on the Pl

Amb Chris Giwa Revalidates APC Membership...

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 Amb Chris Giwa Revalidates APC membership. Febuary 21,2021 By D'yong Mangut Feb 21, 2021 There was massive jubilation on Sunday when former gubernatorial candidate, Amb (Dr) Chris Musa Giwa revalidated his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at his Hwak 1 unit located at Kuru B of Jos South Local Government Area. Speaking shortly after the registration, Amb Giwa who was elated by the impressive turn up and number of people who have registered  noted that the exercise offered the party an opportunity to consolidate, expand its membership base,  and assess it's acceptability among the citizenry. Cross section of party faithfuls at Hwak 1 unit applauded Amb Chris Giwa stating that he is a philantropist who has rendered tremendous support to individuals, groups, and communities across the length and breadth of the state and that he is an asset to the party who has contributed to its fast growing membership base. “He is a true model for the party and we are happy to h

How Senator Nora Dadu'ut Empowered Over 150 Constituents With Starter Packs,Grants...

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 How Senator Nora Dadu’ut empowered over 150 constituents with starter packs , grants Febuary 21,2021   By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Senator  representing Plateau South in the National Assembly Prof. Nora Ladi Dadu’ut  in collaboration with Border Communities Development Agency  at the weekend provided grants to over 150 youths and women of her constituency . Our correspondent reports that  Professor Nora Daduut is the first female senator  in the history of Plateau  and   has been working round the clock to empower women since she got elected  . Speaking at the occasion in Shendam , Prof Nora said she would continue to empower the downtrodden in the society . "It is with great delight that I welcome you to this  event, the training and provision of grants for our teeming  supporters for the good of our communities." She said  the event is a completion of what had commenced earlier on, we are only concluding the remaining part. It was initiated by my predecessor the late  Ignatius D

Drug Abuse: YALI Network Sensitize 200 Secondary School Students In Plateau....

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 Drug abuse - YALI Network sensitize  200 secondary school students In Plateau  Febuary 21,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Worried  over the increasing spate of drug abuse among secondary school students in Plateau state, a non-governmental organization (NGO) the Young Africa Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network in collaboration with the US Embassy at the weekend  launched an aggressive campaign against drug abuse targeting 200 students in two public schools.  Speaking to newsmen in Jos  , the Plateau state Coordinator, Esther Mark, said they are also working together with the Mandela Washington Fellow.  According to her, "YALI is working to see how we can actually sensitize the young ones on the need to avoid drug abuse since is becoming serious issue on the Plateau. In her words "So we came up with this in collaboration with all the YALI Networks. The US Embassy gave us backing because YALI Network is a programme from the US Embassy.  "That is why we have come together to conc