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Plans To Smear Northern Governors Forum Over Pantami Uncovered..

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 Plans to smear Northern Governor's forum over Pantami uncovered  April 30,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Northern States Governor's Forum says it has uncovered a clandestine attempt by a shadow group to engage in a smear campaign against the Forum as well as its Chairman and Governor of Plateau State Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, by printing and circulating posters to the effect that it is supporting the Minister of Communication Technology and Digital Economy Dr. Isa Pantami over some statements he is said to have made in the past. This was contained in a statement signed by Simon Macham his director of press and public affairs and made available to newsmen in Jos.  The  statement reads that the uncovered plan shows that those behind the propaganda publication are political interests that are bent on dragging the Forum into the controversy by widely circulating the posters on social media and pasting same across the country with the view to tarnishing the image of the body and its

INSECURITY- Jos South LGA Boss Hon Dandereng Seeks Synergy Between Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders &Security..

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 INSECURITY - Jos South LGA Boss Hon  Dandereng seeks synergy between Traditional rulers, religious leaders and Security  April 29,2021 Management Committee Chairman Jos South LGA Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng has expressed his administration's commitment to restore peace in the local government area for development and growth to strive. Hon Gideon stated this when he had an emergency security meeting with Heads of security agencies and relevant stakeholders comprising of traditional rulers, religious leaders,and youth leaders of the LGA held at the council Secretariat. Hon Dandereng explained that there is a serious security threat in the local government area ,state and the country as a whole, and among the 3 policy Pilar thrust of the rescue administration of governor Lalong which  first centers on achieving sustainable peace and security of which without Peace there won't be any meaningful development which he wants to also centers on achieving a sustainable peace in the local g

Plateau Has Employed Over 412 Doctors,Health Workers To Boost Health Capacity- Gov Lalong..

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 Plateau has employed over 412 Doctors ,health workers to  boost  health capacity - Lalong  April 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state government on Thursday said it has  employed more than 412 Doctors and other Health workers into the state health sector to boost the capacity of the system to respond to the needs of the people in both rural and urban areas.  Lalong made this known while speaking at the 61st Annual General Scientific Conference and Delegates Meeting of the Nigerian Medical Association NMA held in Jos . He said "We shall continue to employ more especially as we complete the new hospitals under construction.  In his words "We are glad that you chose Plateau State as the venue for this years’ annual meeting of this great Association, the NMA. Your choice of Plateau State is certainly not misplaced as our Rescue Administration has done a lot to restore peace and security in the State. Your presence here confirms the confidence that Nigerians and the global

Plateau Varsity Matriculates 1,394 New Students...

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 Plateau varsity matriculates 1,394 new students  April 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Plateau State University, Bokkos on Thursday  matriculated 1,394 new students for the 2019/2020 academic session. Speaking at the event  in Bokkos, the Vice Chancellor of the university, Yahanna Izam  said  attributed the delay in the conduct of exercise to the advent of Covid-19 and the strike recently embarked upon by the teaching staff of university. Izam explained that the matriculation ceremony ushers in the new students into the university and urged them abide by the regulations of the institution The vice chancellor, who congratulated the matriculants, said over 5,000 applicants applied to study various courses in the university. "The purpose of matriculation ceremony is to welcome into the fold our university, those who have been fortunate, based on the admission guidelines to make the list of successful candidates from the deluge of applicants who sought admission for the academic sessi

Plateau Has Made Land Administration Technology- Driven Less Stressful- Gov Lalong

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 Plateau has  made land administration technology-driven   less stressful  - Gov Lalong  April 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong  on Thursday said the state had adopted Public Private Partnership in the acquisition of land and preparation of layouts that are made available for a greater number of people with all the guarantees and authenticity.  "For us in Plateau, there is a revolution in the land ministry as we have made land administration technology-driven and less stressful ,the state  has completed the conversion of all land records into digital format which began in 2016. " Lalong made this known while speaking at  the 9th meeting of the National Council on Lands ,housing and urban development in Jos .   He said "We have realised that many people who are tenants are very keen on owning their own houses, hence the preference for Government to facilitate access to lands in prepared layouts with titles." " To encourage people

Plateau Determined To Providing Affordable, Accessible Housing For It's Teeming Population - Gov Lalong..

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 Plateau   determined   to providing affordable ,accessible housing for it's  teeming population - Lalong April 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong ,  on Thursday said that  his adminstration has  rehabilitated and reconstructed over 40 township roads within the Jos Bukuru metropolis under the “Operation Zero Potholes” which gave a lot of relief to our citizens. Lalong made this known while speaking at  the 9th meeting of the National Council on Lands ,housing and urban development in Jos . "This  Government in Plateau has  taken steps to providing more affordable and accessible housing for the teeming population ." The Governor also  appreciated   President  Muhammadu Buhari, and the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), for citing key laudable projects in the State. " Our people are earnestly awaiting the commencement of major projects including the Akwanga/Jos/Gombe Road, Jos/Zaria Road and the Ibi/Shendam/Lafia

Plateau Investor Briefs Gov Lalong On Plans To Export Flowers...

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 Plateau Investor briefs Gov Lalong on plans to export flowers  April 29,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Jos based investor and entrepreneur Mr. Ellio Faddoul of Derby Farming and Agro Allied located at Lamingo, Jos on Thursday visited Governor Simon Bako Lalong to give him the progress report of his plans to commence the production and export of flowers to Europe soon.  Mr. Faddoul told the Governor that his farm has trained and hired experts from within the country and Kenya to ensure that the farm achieved its goal within the shortest possible time.  He said he was at the Government House to also appreciate Governor Lalong for his efforts towards restoring peace and security in the State which has made it possible for his company to remain in the State even against pressure to relocate based on unpalatable security experiences of the past.  He said the company has not only remained, but has expanded especially with the production of exotic fruits and the venture into flower production wh

INSECURITY: Plateau To Procure 50 Patrol Vans,200 Security Motorcycles...

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 Insecurity - Plateau to procure 50 patrol vans ,200 security motorcycles  April 28,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Towards responding to crime and insecurity in Plateau State, the State Executive Council has approved the procurement of 50 patrol pickup vans and 200 security motorcycles for distribution to security agencies in the state. Briefing newsmen after the weekly State Executive Council Meeting held at the New Government House, Little Rayfield Jos, Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr. Dan Manjang said the decision was taken to strengthen the capacity of the security agencies to respond to various challenges across the State. He said the patrol vehicles and motorcycles will be deployed across the State and utilised for the purpose of proactively tackling kidnapping, banditry and other crimes. He said there will be increased intelligence gathering particularly in the rural areas. Manjang also said that Council approved the scrapping of Plateau Agric Mechanization and Sup

Gov Lalong Inspects Reconstruction Of NUJ Press Center,Promises To Commission In June...

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 Gov Lalong inspects reconstruction of NUJ Press center , promises to commission in June  April 28,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Journalists in Plateau State are excited over the pledge by Governor Simon Bako Lalong to complete and commission the NUJ Press Centre Jos during the May 29 activities to mark his 6th year in office. Governor Lalong who inspected the ongoing reconstruction of the Centre expressed satisfaction with the level of work and promised to make available resources to the contractor to enable him to complete the work. This was contained in a press statement signed by Simon Macham the Director of press and public affairs to Lalong said he  said “I am here to see things for myself and ensure that the promise I made to journalists on the Plateau since assuming office is fulfilled. You have supported our administration through your reportage which has helped the people to understand our vision and support us in implementation. Today, there is peace and development in going on

Jos South: Jos South Boss Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng Declares Zero Tolerance On Corruption In His Administration...

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 Jos South: Jos South Boss Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng declares Zero Tolerance on Corruption in His administration... April 28,2021 Newly appointed  Managing Committee Chairman  of Jos South Local government council Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng on Wednesday held a meeting with the staff of the council including all his management team . While addressing the staff of the council he appreciated their warm reception and solicited for their cooperation for a sm ooth running of the local government area in other to boast the Internal generation revenue (IGR) for the growth and development of the area and state at large, while addressing Hon Amb Gideon made emphasis that his administration will introduce what is called the "integrity test" as his administration would not tolerate laziness to work and also he declared zero tolerance on corruption. Hon Amb Dandereng promises to give priority to the staff welfare in other to motivate them work hard to assist in the generation of IGR for a ma

EFCC Raises Alarm Over Fraudulent Investment Schemes...

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 EFCC Raises Alarm over Fraudulent Investment Schemes By Union Nigeria April 27,2021 “Many have lost, and are still losing, money to Ponzi schemes, forex trading and most recently Bitcoin trading.” The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is alarmed at the rate Nigerians send petitions to the Commission on fraudulent investments that promise high return with little risks to investors. This trend indicates that investment scams continue to thrive despite the enforcement and public enlightenment interventions by the Commission and other stakeholders. In  a statement sent to The Union Nigeria, by Head, Media & Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren,  he said, the direct implication is that hapless citizens are losing their hard-earned money to fraudsters, compounding the nation’s economic woes. “Many have lost, and are still losing, money to Ponzi schemes, forex trading and most recently Bitcoin trading.”   “Though risk-taking is considered by some as the oxygen that dr

NMA Offers Free Medical Treatment To Over 600 Jos Correctional Centre Inmates....

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 NMA offers free medical treatment to over 600 Jos correctional centre inmates  April 27,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Over  600 inmates of the Jos Correctional Centre have benefitted from a free medical outreach offered by the Nigerian Medical Association. The free health care programme  which took place at the premises of the Correctional Centre in Jos between Monday and Tuesday  drew the inmates from their various cells ,with a team of medical doctors on ground to attend to them . Addressing Journalists after flagging off the programme for the inmates ,President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof.Innocent Ujah said the medical outreach was part of the activities to mark the association's Annual General meeting holding in Jos,Plateau state  Ujah said the association was working hard to achieve universal health coverage for Nigerians  According to him, no Nigerian should be deprived access to health care irrespective of his condition or  financial capacities. Giving  further r

NMA National Officers Visit Gov Lalong ,Calls For Greater Attention In The Health Sector..

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 NMA National Officers visit Gov Lalong Calls For Greater Attention In The Health Sector... April 27,2021 By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  National Officers of the Nigerian Medical Association who are in Jos for their 61st Annual Scientific Conference and Delegates Meeting on Tuesday  visited the Plateau state Governor Simon Lalong to interact with the Governor ahead of their conference.  President of the NMA Prof. Innocent Ujah said they were at the Government House to appreciate the Governor for approving the hosting of the weeklong event which has over one thousand doctors in attendance.  This was contained in a statement signed by Simon Macham ,his director of press and public affairs and made available to newsmen in Jos . Ujah said the NMA is hosting the event in Plateau because of the substantial peace that has returned to State due to the efforts of the Lalong administration. According to him, there is confidence in the State as many members had no reservations or fears coming to Plateau S

Former Jos South Chairman Hon Dachung Appreciates Lalong And Congratulates New Jos South Chairman Hon Gideon..

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 Former Jos South Chairman  Hon Dachung Choji Appreciates Lalong and Congratulates New Jos South Chairman Hon Gideon... April 27,2021 Immediate past Jos South Council Chairman Hon Dachung Choji  during the handing over of office to his successor Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng appreciated   Gov Simon Lalong  for giving him the privilege to serve his people, and went ahead to pledge support for the new chairman, government and party for the growth and development of the local government area and state at large. Hon Dachung Choji while handing over the office to Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng congratulated the chairman and promise to give him the necessary supports.    Hon Choji also   appreciated  all the management team of the council for their cooperation while in office and solicited for support support they gave him to the new chairman. He also  appreciated the member of the house of assembly especially the speaker Rt Hon Abok Ayuba for his support to him while in office. Hon Choji  further soli

Jos South : Hon Dachung Choji Handover Office To Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng...

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 Jos South - Hon Dachung Choji handover   office to Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng  April 27,2021  On Tuesday  the immediate past Management Committee chairman of  Jos South LGA  Dachung Choji  officially hands over the council to a new leadership Amb Gideon Dandereng The ceremony was witnessed by the management team of the council,party stakeholders and faithfuls.  Amb Hon Gideon Dandereng appreciated His Excellency Rt Hon Simon Bako Lalong the executive Governor Plateau State for entrusting him with the mantle of leadership for the second time and he promised to carry everyone along especially on the issue of sustainable peace and stability in the local government area and the state at large also as a consolidation to the 3 policy thrust of the Lalong administration. Hon Amb Gideon Dandereng Led the management team, stakeholders and party faithfuls to the palace of Da Gwom Rwei Jos South to meet with the traditional chiefs of the LGA to salute them and solicit for their supports  and bless