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Lalong Breaks 33 Year Traditional Stool Jinx,Installs 2nd Class Rulers In Quaapan,Visits Burnt Namu Market....

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 Lalong breaks 33 year traditional stool jinx ,installs 2nd class rulers in Quaanpan,Visits Burnt Namu Market... March 31st ,2021. By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  After about 33 years without a substantive traditional ruler, the people of Kwo Chiefdom in Qua'an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State now have a traditional head. Similarly, the people of Namu Chiefdom of the same Local Government now have a traditional ruler after about 15 years without one.  This follows the installation and presentation of staffs of office to His Royal Highness, Miskoom Fidelis Longtoe Attahiru as the 27th Long Kwo (2nd class ruler of Kwo Chiefdom) and His Royal Highness Safiyanu Allahnana Magaji III, (Long Jan of Namu Chiefdom). Speaking at the event which took place at Ba'ap, Headquarters of Qua'an Pan LGA, Governor Simon Lalong said the installation no doubt evokes a lot of passion and excitement among the people of these two Chiefdoms for the fact that they have been without substantive tradi

UJAH ANAGUTA DEMISE: Jos South LGA Boss Hon Dachung Yohanna Choji Commiserates With The Family Of Late POZOH UJAH Jauro Magaji...

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 Ujah Anaguta Demise: Jos South LGA Boss Hon Dachung Yohanna Choji Commiserates With The Family Of Late Pozoh Ujah Jauro Magaji... March 31,2021 The management committee Chairman Jos South LGA, Hon Dachung Yohanna Choji , today paid a condolence visit to the family of late  Ujah Pozoh Jauro Magaji who passed away on the 28th March,2021 over a brief illness. While sympathizing with the Anaguta Traditional council at the residence of the late Monarch ,Choji prayed for the soul of the Chief to rest in peace as he said the people of Jos South are also sympathizing as this is a big lost not  to the Jos North community  alone but to the entire State and also to Jos South as it's a twin Local Government Area with Jos North LGA, He went ahead to condole with the family that God gives and he also takes at his own time. Choji said, the late Monarch has contributed alot to the peaceful development of the LGA and has done his part and left for us to emulate the positive legacy he has left behi

Plateau Flags Off Basic Healthcare Provision Fund..

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 Plateau flags off basic healthcare provision fund   March 31,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday reaffirmed that his adminstration remains  commitment in completing all the hospitals being constructed under the Lalong Legacy Projects across the three senatorial districts.  He made this known while speaking at the launch of the basic healthcare provision fund in Jos . Lalong who was represented by his deputy Prof Sonnie Tyoden said "Already, we have completed abandoned hospitals in Riyom, Kanke and Langtang South Local Governments which will soon be commissioned. In his words" There is no doubt that out-of-pocket payments for health services have been considered a highly regressive method of healthcare financing globally and it greatly deepens inequity in access to healthcare.   As at today, it constitutes over 70% of the methods of healthcare financing in Nigeria. The inequity in access negatively affects the poor and vulnerable among

Lalong Installs 2 Traditional Rulers In Wase,Urges Them To Work Of Enhanced Security....

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 Lalong installs 2 traditional rulers in Wase , urges them to work of enhanced security  March 30,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor Simon  Lalong  on Tuesday said traditional rulers need to play a greater role in enhancing the security of their domains and the entire nation. Governor Lalong stated this while installing two second class Chiefs in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Chiefs are Chief Lot Nden, Ponzhi Kadarko Chiefdom and Alh. Muhammad Asi, Aku-Jukun of Mavo Chiefdom.  While presenting the staffs of office to the two traditional rulers after they took the oath of allegiance, Governor Lalong said the restoration of the two Chiefdoms was in fulfilment of his campaign promise and the desire to meet the yearnings of the people in the spirit of equity and justice.  He charged them to bear in mind the fact that this honour is a huge burden which must be discharged with diligence, honesty, justice and the fear of God.  He said "With the Staffs of

Lalong Approves Establishment Of Office For Plateau State Content Development (OPCD)..

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 Lalong Approves Establishment Of Office For Plateau State Content Development (OPCD).... March 30,2021 Governor Simon Bako Lalong has institutionalised ICT local content in Plateau state with approval for the establishment of the Office for Plateau State Content Development (OPCD) to be domiciled within the Plateau State Information & Communication Technology Development Agency (PICTDA). The OPCD will, for now, operate as a desk office inside the state’s IT development and regulatory agency.  The new office will operate as a programme of the PICTDA. Part of the mandate of the OPCD is to implement the statutory guidelines requiring all government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) to seek clearance from the PICTDA in respect of all ICT procurements and installations.   “Governor Lalong has continued to provide visionary leadership and notably in ICT, Plateau state is being prepared to be an active player in the digital economy with up-front policies aimed at building local

Northern Governors Congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu @ 69

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 Northern Governors congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu @ 69  March 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Northern Governors Forum has congratulated APC National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the occasion of his 69th birthday.  Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon  Lalong in a congratulatory message signed by Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs  described Senator Tinubu as an accomplished politician and seasoned administrator whose strides in the nation's socio-political landscape have remained outstanding.  Lalong said Asiwaju stands tall as a politician, statesman and patriot who exemplifies vision, dexterity and versatility in the course of nation building and national dialogue.  According to Governor Lalong, Asiwaju is a bridge builder who has continued to work for the unity, peace and progress of Nigeria, as well consistently offered wise counsel towards addressing national issues.  While wishing him many more years

Lalong Warns Newly Head Of Service , Permanent Secretaries Against Politicising Civil Service....

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 Lalong warns newly sworn  Head of service , Permanent Secretaries against politicising civil service  March 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor Simon  Lalong on Monday  sworn in the new head of the State Civil Service Engr. Sunday Chong Hyat and 14 new Permanent Secretaries with a warning for them to guard against politicising the service. Governor Lalong said the appointments which were made purely on merit, became necessary to fill existing vacancies created by the retirement of the Head of Service Mr. Izam Azi, mni and some Permanent Secretaries. He urged them to consider their appointments as a great privilege to contribute their quota towards building a greater Plateau State by showing excellence and patriotism.  He said "Your appointments are not opportunities to engage in self-aggrandizement, self-enrichment and pursuance of parochial interests. Rather, these responsibilities demand that you take your commitments to the next level by exhibiting high sense

Senator Dadu'ut Commiserates With Victims Of Namu Yam Market Fire Outbreak...

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 Senator  Dadu'ut commiserates with victims of Namu yam market fire outbreak March 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa,Jos  Senator representing Plateau South, Senator (Professor) Nora Dadu'ut, on Monday  commiserate with the Long Jan of Namu his Royal highness Alhaji Safiyanu Allahnana  and the entire community especially victims of the  fire incident that destroyed the  popular Namu Central Yam Market  in Qua'an Pan  Local government   Area, of Plateau state which led to the loss of food products and other  valuables worth millions of naira .  Senator Dadu'ut in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos said she  was saddened by the development . "I commiserate with the entire people of Namu over this sad incident ." The statement reads that  “Since I heard of this incident, I have not been my usual self ,i feel very sad. “I pray to God to revive the spirit of those affected by this incident. "May  God give  them the grace to accept the loss and continue the str

Gov Lalong Congratulates Nde Joshua Waklek @72..

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 Gov Lalong congratulates Nde Joshua waklek @ 72  March 27,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has congratulated former Accountant General of Plateau State Nde Joshua Waklek, mni, as he marks 72 years. The Governor in a message of felicitation described Nde Waklek who is also Wazirin Pankshin as an astute professional who continues to deploy his vast experience to the service of Plateau State, Nigeria and humanity having served in several capacities in the State including Permanent Secretary.  He said the elderstatesman carries with him a rich pedigree of patriotism, diligence and excellence that has characterised his life as a civil servant and even at retirement.  Lalong in a statement signed by Simon Macham., the director of press and public affairs said as Chairman, Governing Council of Nigeria's premier University, the University of Ibadan, Nde Waklek has proven to be a man of honour and integrity as he has brought stability to the institution, makin

Plateau Group"POH" Plateau Our Heritage Alarmed By Influx Of Suspected Militias In Plateau,Calls For Action..

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 Plateau Group "POH" Plateau Our Heritage alarmed by influx of suspected militias in Plateau. Calls for action "  March 27th, 2021 The Plateau our Heritage, POH, has been taken aback by a disturbing revelation by the executive Chairman of Quan Pan local government area of Plateau state,Hon. Abdulmalik Yusuf Haruna that hinged on illegal movement in to  plateau state government's owned Pandam Game Reserve by unknown fulani herdsmen.  Though, the POH would have ignored the interview he granted a national newspaper, the "Daily Asset" on the discovery, but because of the tension this encroachment had generated and is still generating in a similar reserve in the southern parts of the country, the POH deems it necessary to lend its voice to the concern the council Chairman had said in the interview that, "We have earlier on sent surveillance team and have alerted Government. We can't denied the fact that the movements today, people were been pursued from

Plateau South Bye Election - Daika ,Pdp Suffer Another Setback As Tribunal Rejects Evidence Of Another Witness...

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 Plateau South bye election  - Daika, PDP suffer another setback as Tribunal rejects evidence of another witness March 26,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the High Court of Justice West of Mines Jos in a petition filed by Rt. Hon. George Daika and the PDP against INEC, Prof Nora Daduut and the APC on Friday upheld the argument of Counsel for the Respondents in the matter and rejected the evidence of PW17 (Pam Gyang Davou). This is the second time in less than one week that the petitioners have suffered setbacks in their attempts to prove their case before the Tribunal. Recall that on Monday 21, March 2021, the Tribunal in its ruling on the competence or otherwise of PW16 (Moses Thomas Sule,  a.k.a BB), upheld the submissions of the Respondents’ Counsel that the said witness (on Subpoena) was incompetent to testify before the Tribunal. Counsel for the Petitioners, S. (Oyawole) had on Thursday, sought to lead PW17 in e

VIOLENT PROTEST: Zango Kataf Stakeholders Sue For Peace,Pleading Operation Safe Haven To Remain...

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 VIOLENT PROTEST: ZANGO KATAF STAKEHOLDERS SUE FOR PEACE, PLEADING OPERATION SAFE HAVEN TO REMAIN Following the violent protest staged by women and misguided youths of Gon Gora Kataf in Zangon Kataf Local Go vernment Area of Kaduna State on 23 March 2021, the leadership of the community has visited the troops of OPSH in the area to tender their unreserved apologies for the misconduct. The delegation included the community leaders, religious leaders, chairman of Zangon Kataf LGA, traditional rulers, youths and women leaders, retired permanent secretaries, and other eminent citizens of Zangon Kataf LGA.  Speaking during the reconciliation visit, the team leader and chairman Zangon Kataf LGA, Dr Eliaz Manza said they dissociated themselves and the whole community from the activities of the violent protesters, noting that troops presence was for their safety and security, stressing that OPSH is doing much towards bringing the lasting peace in Southern Kaduna in general and Zangon Kataf in

Lalong Inaugurates Plateau Revenue Council,Governing Board...

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 Lalong inaugurates  Plateau revenue council , governing board  March 25,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong on Thursday inaugurated the Plateau state revenue council and the Governing council of the state Internal Revenue Service . Speaking at the occasion held at the New Government House in Jos ,Lalong said ,Today marks another milestone in our journey as a State, towards improved revenue generation and self-sufficiency. This event provides me an opportunity to set the tone for the full implementation of the new Plateau State (Consolidated) Revenue Law, also known as the Revenue Law 2020, which I expeditiously assented to, in November 2020. He said that It is no longer news that there has been a remarkable decline in revenue allocation to States, from the Federation Account. This is primarily occasioned by the continuous fall in crude oil prices in the international market, and most recently, the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic which has ravaged the world for ove