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NIGERIA @61

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THE RHETORIC OF NIGERIA @61 By Pwol Benjamin Dature 1st October, 2021. The above pictures reflect a true message for any that cares to envisage. Tolerance irrespective of tribe, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation and ideology is what propels a nation into success. We must as a people consolidate on our gains rather than cause disintegration with our gains to ravage the small progress recorded on ground. Criticism can be helpful but only when constructive and coming from a vintage point of love and patriotism to our nation. Therefore, let us work together for the collective good of our nation. Permit me to build on the words of the famous American emancipator, Martin Luther king jnr, "I pray one day we will all live in a Nation where we will not be judged by our political affiliation, ethnicity, religion, skin pigmentation, but rather by the content of our characters” Nigeria at 61 still growing at a snail speed but in unity we can accelerate its growth. We have no other na

Independence Day - Senator Dadu'ut Sue's for peaceful co-existence amongst citizens

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Senator Professor  Nora Ladi  Dadu'ut (APC Plateau South )  has called on Nigerians to always  remain united, live peacefully  with one another and shun all tendencies capable of plunging the nation into chaos . In a message made available to newsmen in Jos on the 61st Independence day  celebration of Nigeria  ,Dadu'ut  further called for oneness   stressing that the country would surmount its present challenges, and emerge stronger. "I used this  occasion to call on Nigerians  especially people of my senatorial zone to remain united in the face of daunting challenges facing the country. " "As the nation celebrates its 61st Independence Anniversary, I want to remind Nigerians of the immense sacrifices of our forefathers, notably late  Dr Nnamdi Azikwe, late Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa , Sir Ahmadu Bello, and Chief Obafemi Awolowo, for the independence of our great country from the yoke of colonialism. She further  said  I  congratulate  our i

Attaining nationhood and greatness demands sacrifice - Senetor Dimka

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By Israel Joel , Jos  Senator representing Plateau Central Zone and chairman Senate Committee on Drugs and Narcotics Hon Hezekiah Dimka on Thursday said that attaining nationhood and greatness demands sacrifice  . This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Jos . The statement reads that on the occasion of the celebration of Nigeria's 61st independence anniversary, Senator Hezekiah Ayuba Dimka, Senate Committee Chairman on Drugs and Narcotics, has appealed to Nigerians to brace up as the road to greatness is not easy to thread. He however assured that given what is on ground much can be achieved collectively. He noted that there are reasons for Nigerians to feel despondent, particularly in the area of the economy, insecurity and the noticeable division in the political landscape, which has further weakened the resolve of the ordinary Nigerian to have faith in the project. The Senator who represents Plateau Central Senatorial is optimistic that these hurdles can b

Plateau government cautions citizens against planned protest

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  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Plateau state government on Thursday cautioned citizens of the state against a planned protest on Friday . A statement signed by Dan Manjang,the  Commissioner, Information and Communication, Plateau State and made available to newsmen in Jos reads that it has come to the notice of the State Government that there are rumours of a planned protest tomorrow Friday, 1st October, 2021. The statement further reads that "While Government acknowledges and respects the right of citizens to peaceful protest, it however reminds the general public that the ban on public procession by whatever guise and name is still in force." Government therefore warns the organisers of the purported protest to drop the idea in the interest of peace and security.  Security agents have been placed on red alert to rise up to the challenge by arresting anyone who violates this directive.  The Government  also enjoins all law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without an

SPECIAL PRESS STATEMENT

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  PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT  SPECIAL PRESS STATEMENT  It has come to the notice of the Plateau State Government that there are rumours of a planned protest tomorrow Friday, 1st October, 2021. While Government acknowledges and respects the right of citizens to peaceful protest, it however reminds the general public that the ban on public procession by whatever guise and name is still in force. Government therefore warns the organisers of the purported protest to drop the idea in the interest of peace and security.  Security agents have been placed on red alert to rise up to the challenge by arresting anyone who violates this directive.  The Government  also enjoins all law abiding citizens to go about their normal duties without any fear of molestation or intimidation. Parents are also advised to rein in their wards and continue to support the Government in working for the restoration of total normalcy to the State.  Happy 61st Independence Celebration. ALWAYS THINK PLATEAU AND ACT PLATE

TROOP'S WELFARE AND LOGISTICS MY TOPMOST CONCERN - COAS

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The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has reaffirmed his commitment to   the provision of welfare, adequate operational platforms and logistics as catalyst to boost the fighting spirit of NA personnel. The COAS disclosed this during his maiden working visit to 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) in Jos, the Plateau State capital. He emphasized that the welfare of troops is a top priority of his administration. While addressing officers and soldiers of the Division, the COAS noted  that through persistent  demonstration of professionalism in all assigned tasks, the current security challenges could be surmounted. He charged the  personnel of the Division to consistently demonstrate high level of professionalism in the discharge of their assigned duties. He assured of his commitment to their welfare, provision of equipment and infrastructure within available resources to enable them succeed in their various tasks.  During the visit, the General Officer Commamding 3 Division, who a

BREAKING NEWS: UNIVERSITY OF JOS, ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION

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  BREAKING NEWS UNIVERSITY OF JOS, ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION 30th September, 2021 After the school Senate meeting on Thursday 30th September, 2021 a resolve was made that students are to resume the 2019/2020 academic session from Monday 11th of October, 2021. Details coming later.

PRESS STATEMENT ON NIGERIA'S 61st INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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As Nigeria counts down to its 61st Independence Anniversary, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSGG, on behalf of himself, family and the good people of Plateau State, hereby felicitates with His Excellency, the President and the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Nigerians and lovers of Nigeria on this forthcoming special event. The celebration started with a  Church service last Sunday 26th September, 2021 at the Government House Chapel, Rayfield at 10.00 a.m prompt. There will also be a  Juma'at prayer tomorrow Friday, 1st October, 2021 at the Jos Central Mosque at 1.30 p.m. At the same time there will be a march past and funfare by selected primary and secondary schools, and full parade by the security agencies at the Rwang Pam Township Stadium at 10.00 a.m. His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr) Simon Bako Lalong, KSGG, Executive Governor of Plateau State will take

SULEIMAN KWANDE; "STILL THE BEST ALTERNATIVE” - JCC

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30th September, 2021. A Group, Jos Concerned Citizens (JCC), in what they called a statement of fact, has described Hon. Suleiman Yahaya Kwande as "Still the Best Alternative". And maintained that any person of good conscience irrespective of their aggrandizements  who have sound record of Bassa/Jos North Federal constituency in this 4th Republic dispensations cannot agree less. The communique of the stateholder's meeting of the group in Jos as made available to newsmen stated: "having profiled the numerous aspirants who have so far thrown their hats into the ring, whom of the truth are faces of good gestures in this our constituency in areas such as community service, peace advocacy, philanthropy, leadership and various empowerments. However, Suleiman kwande remains outstanding because he is all of these and more". The Group vehemently warn Suleiman kwande that they would be highly disappointed in him and ensure he does not enjoy their support in the future par

Leaders working against the North Central Region must be challenged - Speaker Abok Ayuba

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30th September, 2021. The Speaker of Plateau State House of Assembly and Chairman, North Central Speakers Conference, Rt Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba has advised that leaders from the zone working against the region must be resisted by all means. Abok emphasized that the North Central region have been short changed in areas of infrastructure as well as Federal appointments by this present administration especially, in the security architecture and that whoever amongst leaders from the geo-political division who attempt to deliberately frustrate efforts promoting the interest of the region must be strongly challenged by the people. The Speaker made his position known yesterday in his office when leaders of the Apex North Central Renaissance Movement under the leadership of it's Chairman, Dr Nghargbu K'tso paid him a courtesy visit at the Assembly Complex in Jos. In an opener, Dr K'tso who spoke on behalf of the group said they were at the State Assembly to identify with the Speaker a

ARMY CHIEF FAROUK YAHAYA VISITS GOVERNOR LALONG

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya has visited Governor Simon Bako Lalong at the Government House Rayfield, assuring that the Nigerian Army will continue to work with the State in restoring peace and security to Plateau State.  General Yahaya said the efforts of the Governor in promoting peace in the State through non-kinetic means has been very valuable and key to engendering peaceful coexistence.  He also said the Army through Operation Safe Haven and the 3rd Armoured Division will not relent in its operational duties of dealing with criminal elements who are working against the peace of the State and country at large.  Farouk sympathised with the State over the recent attacks and assured that the military would not allow such occurrences again, saying the people need to continue to support the security agencies.  He thanked the Governor for supporting the Army structure in the State and also at the level of the Northern Governors Forum towards overcoming security challenges

Plateau PDP would not participate in the forthcoming LGA polls - Jos Court

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 Breaking Plateau PDP would not participate in the Forthcoming LGA Polls - Jos  Court  By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Justice Yakubu Kunda of High Court 5  sitting in Jos on Wednesday   dismissed a suit filed before him by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging the decision of the Plateau Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) to exclude it from participating in the scheduled October 9, 2021 local government council polls. Delivering his judgement, Justice Kunda held that PLASIEC was legally right to have refused PDP nomination and expression of interest forms for the said election adding that the PDP instead of abiding by the judgement of SP Gang of November 20, 2020 to conduct state Congress, the party went ahead to evoke sections of its constitution to dissolved the state EXCO and constituted a caretaker committee which conducted its primaries that produced the candidates which PLASIEC refused to issue forms. In the circumstances, the judge further held that all the steps and act

Plateau group donates food items to communities affected by crisis

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  To reduce  the adverse impact of the attacks that led to killings, burning of houses and destruction of farm crops by terrorists in some communities in Plateau State, a  Socio-cultural group Plateau Our Heritage Revival Initiative (POHri) yesterday  donated food items to some affected communities. The communities are Miango in Bassa LGA, Yalwa Zangam in Jos North LGA and Kum in Riyom LGA that were affected by violent crisis which led to loss of lives. Speaking at the occasion Convener of the group, Hon. Ayuba  Dangwong, said the group was moved by the challenges being faced by the people following the attacks and killings in their communities. He condemned the unprovocative killings and called for arrest and prosecution of the culprits of the heinous acts. Chairman of the group, Hon. Alex Kwapnoe  decried the inhuman and barbaric killings which he said are deliberately done to annihilate citizens . He called on the State Government to revisit and reinvigorate the

BREAKING NEWS: GUNMEN ATTACK THREE COMMUTTERS IN JEBBU MIANGO

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28th September, 2021.  Unofficial reports reaching us from Rigwe chiefdom of Miango, Bassa Local Government council of Plateau state indicates that there was an attack in Miango earlier today resulting in the death of two commuters They sad event occurred around Twin hill road Jebbu Bassa Miango .The only surviving victim sustained a gun shot wound and their motor cycle burnt to ashes. Further tensions has been calmed as we expect more details from the host community and security a like.

PLATEAU PDP GETS NEW CHAIRMAN

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By Pwol Benjamin Dature. 27th September, 2021. After a rigorous marathon of Congress, which lasted from Saturday the 25th day of September, 2021. A party chairman has emerged  in the person of Hon Chris Hassan, a former commissioner of works on the plateau and also one time aspirant for the sit of house of representative Bassa/Jos North federal constituency. Hon Chris Hassan beat his close rival Hon Bitrus Kazeh amidst a third other contestant to emerge  victorious. Hon Chris Hassan as since been sworn-in as the party chairman which was witnessed in the presence of party bigwigs such as the former Governor Jonah David Jang. You would recall that an earlier Congress was held but due to court injunctions and litigations these Congress was berthed. Nonetheless visible signs of rancour and friction between existing factions was noticed when the governorship flag bearer in the just concluded election, Gen Jeremiah Useni RTD boycotted the Congress venue for a function in respect of Nigeria&#

Plateau LGA polls - Jos North ethnic nationalities endorses Usman and Ezekiel

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Some  Ethic nationalities residence in Jos North Local Government Area, have endorsed the candidature of Hon. Shehu Usman and Hon. Ezekiel Shina as Chairman and deputy in the forth coming October 9, 2021, Local Government elections in Plateau state. The duo (Shehu Usman and Ezekiel Shina) are contesting under the platform of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). Leader of the association, elder Agwom Atang made their position known while addressing newsmen  at  the NUJ Secretariat in Jos the state capital on Monday. According to Atang"We stand tall to affirm our faith in their abilities and capacities to bring and unite the people of Jos North Local Government and beyond irrespective of our ethnicity and religious inclination. "All we want is for the rescue administration of Governor Simon Lalong to be fully implanted in Jos North for the good and welfare of our people and we see Shehu Bala and Ezekiel Shina as patriotic and committed drivers of the res

Legal action underway for slain Plateau state polytechnic student: Speaker, Abok Nuhu Ayuba

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27th September, 2021. Plateau State House of Assembly has condemn in totality the assault on protesting students of Plateau State Polytechnics, Barkin Ladi, Jos Campus by security operatives. Speaker, Rt Hon Abok Nuhu Ayuba stated this today during the funeral service of one of the victims, late Davou Bulus Bashi @ the Assemblies Of God Church Kwata, Jos South LGA.  The Speaker on comforting the people disclosed that himself and his Jos South counterpart, Hon Gwatson From have already engaged the service of a team of legal practitioners for a legal action against this assaulters and for adequate compensation to the victims and their families and that the House have also directed the State Government to investigate the situation in other to ensure justice and compensation to the innocent victims. The speaker, accompanied by Hon Gwatson (member representing Jos South) consoled the people saying he is also there as a primary mourner and that he is sad because the continues crippling of yo

Northern Governor's lauds ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos   Northern States Governors’ Forum on Monday appreciated the ongoing onslaught against banditry, kidnapping and Boko Haram especially in the North East and parts of North West and North Central States. They also  encouraged the Armed forces and other security agencies to sustain the tempo to enable the security challenges be permanently addressed in the shortest time. The Governors made this known in their resolutions after    an Emergency Meeting  at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna. The resolutions which was signed by  Barr. Simon  Lalong ,the  Chairman, Northern States Governors' Forum and Governor of Plateau state reads that the meeting  was  attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto. It  reads that "After extensive deliberations, the Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and

RESOLUTION BY THE NORTHERN GOVERNOR'S FORUM

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HELD ON MONDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER,2021.  The Northern States Governors’ Forum, in its continuous efforts to address the challenges bedeviling the Northern States convened an Emergency Meeting today Monday 27th September, 2021 at the Council Chamber Sir, Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna.  The meeting was also attended by Chairmen of Northern States Traditional Council led by His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto. 2. The Forum discussed issues of Peace, Progress, Development and well-being of the Northern States.  The Forum took stock of progress made in handling challenges of Banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and insurgency.  After extensive deliberations, the following resolutions were arrived at:- 1. The Forum reviewed security updates from the Region and observed the need for a sustained synergy and coordinated efforts between the Federal and Northern States Governments while noting success of recent measures.  The meeting also noted with concern the constraint of the security services and urg

"DON'T DE-MARKET NIGERIA” GOVERNOR LALONG ADMONISHES NIGERIANS AT INDEPENDENCE CHURCH SERVICE

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Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has asked Nigerians not to allow the current challenges facing the nation to push them towards de-marketing the country or even advocating for its disintegration as the consequences will not only be uncertain, but unimaginable.  Lalong who was speaking at the inter-denominational Church service to mark the 61st Independence Anniversary at the Government House Chapel Rayfield Jos, said Nigeria still remains a great nation that will surmount its challenges to realise its potentials for greatness.  He said "While some may use the current travails that the nation is witnessing to cast a shadow of hopelessness and despondency, we should never allow the trials of today overshadow the many successes that our nation has witnessed in the past and the many good things that have continued to happen up till date. Many prophets of doom had prophesied that we shall not live to witness this year and some people representing both internal and external inte

PRESS STATEMENT ON NIGERIA'S 61st INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION

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As Nigeria counts down to its 61st Independence Anniversary, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSGG, on behalf of himself, family and the good people of Plateau State, hereby felicitates with His Excellency, the President and the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,  Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, Nigerians and lovers of Nigeria on this forthcoming special event. In the light of the above, the State has planned series of activities to celebrate the event. There will be a Church service tomorrow, Sunday 26th September, 2021 at the Government House Chapel, Rayfield at 10.00 a.m prompt and a Juma'at prayer on Friday, 1st October, 2021 at the Jos Central Mosque at 1.30 p.m. Happy 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations. Dan Manjang, Honourable Commissioner of Information and Communication, Plateau State. 25/9/2021.

APC will sweep Plateau LGA polls - Lalong

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos Ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled for 9th October 2021 in Plateau State, Governor Simon Bako Lalong on Saturday  flagged off the campaign for the All Progressives Congress which is fielding candidates for the 17 Local Governments.  While flagging of the campaign at the Shendam mini stadium, Governor Lalong said the APC has done a lot for the development of the State and attained greater acceptance which will guarantee its total victory during the elections.  He said the APC has steadily deepened its roots in Plateau State through his Government's people-driven projects and programmes that have encompassed every part of the State.  Lalong said the APC has been attractive to the citizens of the State because of equity, fairness and inclusivity which has enhanced the peace and tranquility prevailing in the State, until the recent attacks which were clearly orchestrated by enemies of the people.  Governor Lalong while presenting flags to the candida

”APC WILL SWEEP PLATEAU LG ELECTIONS" GOVERNOR LALONG BOAST AS HE FLAGS OFF APC LOCAL GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN

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Ahead of the Local Government elections scheduled for 9th October 2021 in Plateau State, Governor Simon Bako Lalong has flagged off the campaign for the All Progressives Congress which is fielding candidates for the 17 Local Governments.  While flagging of the campaign at the Shendam mini stadium, Governor Lalong said the APC has done a lot for the development of the State and attained greater acceptance which will guarantee its total victory during the elections.  He said the APC has steadily deepened its roots in Plateau State through his Government's people-driven projects and programmes that have encompassed every part of the State.  Lalong said the APC has been attractive to the citizens of the State because of equity, fairness and inclusivity which has enhanced the peace and tranquility prevailing in the State, until the recent attacks which were clearly orchestrated by enemies of the people.  Governor Lalong while presenting flags to the candidates urged them to go to the po

CHRISTIAN PILGRIMS BOSS APPLAUDS GOVERNOR LALONG FOR TAMING RECENT VIOLENCE IN PLATEAU

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The Executive Secretary of the Christian Pilgrims Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam has applauded Governor Simon Lalong over his handling of the recent violence in Plateau State which restored calm and prevented the situation from getting out of hand.  Rev. Pam who visited Governor Lalong at the Government House Rayfield Jos with a team from the NCPC said they were in the State to appreciate the Governor for his contribution to the success of the pilgrimage to Jordan which was flagged off in Jos.  He said the Governor has shown remarkable leadership in pursuing peace and has done his best to empower the security agencies to deal with criminals who are bent on jeopardising the peace of the State and rubbishing the efforts of the Government.  The NCPC Executive Secretary said because of the measures taken by the Governor and based on his penchant for peaceful coexistence and proactive security measures, the situation did not escalate and those who carried out the various attacks are being fish

YOU'RE A TRUE SON OF PLATEAU STATE; LALONG TO REV. YAKUBU PAM

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The Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong Friday commended the Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam for ending the first-ever Jordan pilgrimage successfully.  Governor Lalong gave the commendation when the latter paid him a thank you and condolence visit at the Government House, Rayfield.  He said Plateau State was proud of the exploits of the NCPC boss describing him as a true son of the State who despite the odds that stood against him and especially the covid19 pandemic, he pioneered the holy journey to the Kingdom of Jordan successfully without hinged.  He promised to sponsor more Christians to the holy land in the next pilgrimage.  On the crises that bedeviled the state, the Governor said normalcy was fast returning and was happy with the way his government handled the crises nipping it in the bud.  According to the Governor, the state was making plans to establish a Plateau Development Commission should the federal governme

"LET YOUR PROMOTION SPUR YOU TO GREATER SERVICE TO THE NATION"... MAJOR. GEN ALI

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  The Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali has noted that he takes the promotion of personnel serving under his command very seriously. The Commander made this remark at the Headquarters OPSH during the decoration ceremony of 10 newly promoted personnel. Maj Gen Ali observed that the confidence the Armed Forces of Nigeria have in the troops is responsible for the elevation to their next higher ranks. He therefore urged the newly promoted airmen to remain dedicated to their job. The Commander who commended the troops for their commitment to the service of the nation, urged them to strive to justify the confidence reposed in them by their service. The beneficiaries of the promotion were also advised to remain forthright, disciplined and neutral in the discharge of their national assignment.  The Commander stressed that the promotion should spur the personnel to do more for the betterment of the nation.  Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted personnel, Lance

LET'S AVOID THE RWANDAN EXPERIENCE - REV. YAKUBU PAM

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24th September,2021. The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, NCPC, Rev Dr. Yakubu Pam has called on religious leaders in Plateau State to do all they could to avert a Rwanda experience if they exacerbate hatred toward one another.  Rev Pam was speaking when he paid the leadership of the Jamatu Nasira Islam, JNI, Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Jos Central Mosque.  Rev Pam who was there to empathize with the Muslim community over the sad event that took place along Rukuba Road following the killing of some Muslim commuters on their way back to Akure, Ondo state said he received the news with deep pains.  "I was pained over the violence that took place recently that almost destroy the peace we have enjoyed the last six years.  "All over the world, people were shocked by what happened.  We must know the importance of spoken words. Preachers of both religions must learn to deliver messages that will build not destroy. We must build strong friendships and

PLATEAU STATE GOVERNMENT WINS CASE AGAINST BLENNISON OVER LALONG LEGACY PROJECT.

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  A Jos High Court  presided over by the  Chief Judge of Plateau State, Hon.Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak, today, the 24th day of September, 2021, struck out a Suit instituted by  Bleneson Services Limited  against the Plateau State Government; Ministry of Finance Plateau  State; STL TRUSTEES Limited  and United Capital Trustees Limited. The striking out of the Suit by the Court followed the success of the Notice of Preliminary Objection filed by Paschal Mammo Esq. Counsel to the Joint TRUSTEES to the Bond used to execute  the Project, STL Trustees Ltd and United  Capital Trustees Ltd, sued as 3rd and 4 th Defendants  respectively in the Suit.  The Joint Trustees had  challenged the Jurisdiction  of the Court to entertain the Case, on the Ground that the Claimants failed to file the  mandatory Pre- action  Protocol meant to disclose on Oath, the step, if any, they took to settle the dispute before approaching the Court. In it's Ruling on the Application,  the Court held that the fail

Plateau govt wins case against Blennison over Lalong legacy project.

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  Jos High Court  presided over by the  Chief Judge of Plateau State, Hon.Justice Yakubu Gyang Dakwak, on Friday the 24th day of September, 2021, struck out a Suit instituted by  Bleneson Services Limited  against the Plateau State Government; Ministry of Finance Plateau  State; STL TRUSTEES Limited  and United Capital Trustees Limited. The striking out of the Suit by the Court followed the success of the Notice of Preliminary Objection filed by Paschal Mammo Esq. Counsel to the Joint TRUSTEES to the Bond used to execute  the Project, STL Trustees Ltd and United  Capital Trustees Ltd, sued as 3rd and 4 th Defendants  respectively in the Suit.  The Joint Trustees had  challenged the Jurisdiction  of the Court to entertain the Case, on the Ground that the Claimants failed to file the  mandatory Pre- action  Protocol meant to disclose on Oath, the step, if any, they took to settle the dispute before approaching the Court. In it's Ruling on the Application,  the Cou

Senator Dadu'ut begins installation ofh solar street lights in Plateau South.

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By Golok Nanmwa ,Jos  24th September, 2021. Senator Professor  Nora Ladi  Dadu'ut (APC Plateau South )   on Thursday  began the installation  of  solar street lights  in some communities in her constituency . Our correspondent reports that Dadu'ut , began the Installation  of  the street lights in Kwalla district of Quanpan Local Government Area of the state. Dadu'ut said that the project would enhance security and tackle socio-economic  challenges of the people considering the importance of light to human and societal development. She  noted that so many rural communities in Plateau south would benefit from this project . “I have decided to install the street lights in order to reduce the security challenge of my constituents,” she said. The Senator  however enjoined the benefiting communities to safeguard them jealously in their interest and for the overall development of their respective areas. She  also urged communities that are yet to benefit from the project to be pa

PLATEAU STATE APC; OFFICIAL CAMPAIGN FLAGGING OFF

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The Central Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), invites all party faithful and the general public to the flag-off of its 2021 Local Government elections campaign rally. Date: Saturday, 25th Sept, 2021. Venue: Mini Stadium, Shendam Time: 10am prompt Signed Publicity and Protocol Sub-Committee.

GOVERNOR LALONG HARPS ON ROAD SAFETY CULTURE AMONG NIGERIANS

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Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has advocated for an intensification of the road safety culture among Nigerian road users particularly among those who drive or intend to drive.  Governor Lalong was speaking at the 10th anniversary of Kwapda'as Road Safety Demand (KRSD) Foundation a nonprofit organisation founded in honour of late Prince Kwapda'as Rangna'an Dongban, son of the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem.  Governor Lalong while commending the President of the Court of Appeal for establishing the Foundation, said she has used the painful story of the tragic death of her son in a motor accident, to raise awareness and education to halt further needless deaths on Nigerian roads.  He said the fact that many people are on the road without the requisite knowledge and experience of driving is very disturbing as many accidents occur because of recklessness and ignorance. Time he said had come when people must be conscious of the rules of

Yusuf Kwande offers lifeline to orphans, sponsors their education

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From Kateng Daniel It was a moment of joy and excitement for a helpless and hopeless orphan, Musa Muhammad who divinely met with Yusuf Yahaya-Kwande that decided out of his love for the vulnerable and humanity sponsored his education from the primary to tertiary level. Muhammed met with Yusuf Kwande, son of former Ambassador of Nigeria to Switzerland in 2008 at a traffic light in Wuse 2, Abuja selling plastic water under the bitting sun. Yusuf Kwande gave Muhammad N1,000 note that fateful day and after few hours, God cross their path again and he extended some money again to him to enable him feed himself. Few hours after the last encounter that same day, Muhammad ran into Yahaya-Kwande at Big Bites which he considered very strange and extended his business card with clear instruction that he should call him when he got home. Muhammad yielded to the instruction and called the line and behold, Yusuf Kwande picked the call and decided to speak with his mother. Yusuf Yahaya-Kwande asked t

APC national convention- Queen Amina supports initiative canvases massive support for Akume

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By Golok Nanmwa Queen Amina Support Initiative  ( QASI ) on Thursday said it   has  commenced   massive  support and canvassing of votes  for Senator George Akume, the  current Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs Hon George Akume  to lead the All Progressives Congress (APC) as National Chairman. This was contained in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday . The group  expressed confidence that George Akume’s candidacy will be easy to sell to members of the party because , “he is a man of the people, a politician who knows his worth and friendly to everyone across the country.  The group said that Akume is the best man for the Job ,as he has all it takes to take the party forward . ," Akume, who started his career as a civil servant a two term   Governor of Benue State , a two term Senator and now Minister   is the right candidate to lead the APC to its desired position of power. Describing Akume as a child of destiny, the group  said the S