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The forum observed that “a trend seems to emerge in the Middle Belt states of Nigeria, such that there is a correlation between President Muhammadu Buhari's visit and bloodshed during such visits. And we are concerned that if this is the change Nigeria bargained for? “In Plateau State, our heritage is ...
This is very true of the Nigerian elite that took over the affairs of this nation after the civil war that “kept Nigeria one” (whatever that means). Before the war, the ... His native Plateau State has all but been conquered by the Fulani militias who have been savaging its local communities since 2002. It was from ...

A Pressure Group within the All Progressive Congress APC in Plateau State Grassroots Movement For Good Governance has condemns and refuted reports ... the APC chairman who has distinguished himself and paid the Price of service for the Party to strengthen democracy in Plateau State and Nigeria.
The Assembly, however, held that the nation's security architecture needs overhaul, adding that of Plateau especially deserves urgent review, citing the alleged one-sided attacks. A particular legislator noted that it was only in a country like Nigeria that semantics come to play in a matter of security. He said: ...
Plateau state government says it has embarked on the completion of various road projects in its works sector to boost infrastructure development in the state. Mr Pam Botman, Commissioner for Works said this on Tuesday in Jos during the inauguration of the state's board of Road Maintenance Agency.
The Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday set up a special six-member committee to investigate persistent killings in the state. The member representing Rukuba/Irigwe state constituency, Simon Kudu, raised the motion at Tuesday's sitting. According to Mr Kudu, ”one too many persons” lamented ...

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Health has interrupted transmission of river blindness in two large states and as a result will stop mass drug administration (MDA) ... “River blindness has burdened Nigerians since the days of our ancestors,” said Professor Isaac Adewole, honorable minister of health for Nigeria.
Foremost Northern Nigeria's Islamic group, the Jamaatu Nasril Islam (JNI), has condemned in strong terms the resurgence of violence in Plateau State. ... Local Government Area of Plateau State on Wednesday, 14th March 2018, as well as Rukuba Chiefdom in the same Bassa Local Government Area.”.
President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to arrest the cycle of violence that has engulfed some parts of the country. Speaking Thursday in Jos, Plateau State at a Town Hall meeting in the course of his two-day official visit to the state, Buhari who also launched the Plateau State Roadmap ...
The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State says the party is strategizing and working hard towards reclaiming power in the state come ... said that the desire of the party was to reclaim its lost mandate of 2015 to restore the faith and confidence of the citizens of the state as Nigerians.
Plateau State youth activist, Comrade Pius Hommen, has charged Nigerians, particularly the youths of Plateau State, to commit themselves to the unity, peace and progress of the state in particular and Nigeria in general. Mr. Hommen stated this while addressing a crowd of youths on the occasion of his ...
The death toll of the current Lassa fever outbreak in the country has risen from 73 to 90 persons and 913 to 1,081 suspected cases across 18 states. ... (nine), Nasarawa (two), Ebonyi (18), Plateau (one), Kogi (one) Imo (one) and Ekiti (one) with ten new deaths in confirmed cases from five states Ondo (two), ...
The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has sworn in 23 commissioners and three new permanent secretaries into his expanded cabinet. ... Among the new commissioners was Yakubu Datti, the immediate past General Manager (Information) at the Federal Airport of Nigeria, who was named ...
Jos – Plateau State Government has suspended the operations of commercial tricycles operators, popularly known as Keke NAPEP in Jos and Bukuru metropolis, following Monday's violent demonstrations by the operators. Permanent secretary Cabinet and Special Services to the state government, ...
Plateau State government has suspended tricycle, Keke NAPEP, operations in Jos/Bukuru metropolis, following the operators' protests against a policy that made it mandatory for them to pay some charges and train before they can be issued licences. The protest led to the invasion of the office of Federal ...
Following a violent protest and destruction of property by protesting tricycle operators in Jos, the Plateau State Government has banned the operation of tricycles within Jos and Bukuru metropolis till further notice. A statement signed by the permanent secretary, cabinet and special duties, Shiolbial ...
Plateau State Government says it has recruited a total of 834 teachers for its Primary and Secondary Schools. Chief Vonjen Lar, Chairman of the State Teachers' Service Commission said the measure was part of Governor Simon Lalong's effort to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state and to improve ...

Some of the teachers who lost their jobs are among those who failed to tender the minimum teaching qualification certificates as required by the state's Teaching Service Commission. The Chairman of the state's Universal Basic Education, Mathew Sule, made this disclosure on Wednesday in Jos, the state ...
The Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board, PSUBEB, Mathew Sule, made this known in Jos during an advocacy visit by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, to the state. According to Voice of Nigeria online, Mr. Sule said Plateau State was the first to put the Junior Girls ...
Jos, 26 January 2018 - His Excellency, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says the World Health Organization (WHO) occupies a central position in the development of the health system in Nigeria and improvement of the health status of the population. The Governor, who made the statement when ...
To the average Nigerian, Plateau State is a great delight. It is not just because of cold weather. No, far from that; apart from being the Home of Peace and Tourism, it is also described as the belt that holds Nigeria together. But all these positive appellations are now history. In Plateau State, the fear of Fulani ...
The Chairman, Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Vonjen Lar, allayed the teachers' fears of sack in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos. Mr. Lar explained that all the 834 newly recruited teachers would be posted to some of the Junior and Senior Secondary Schools in the state.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has created six additional ministries to the 17 ministries in the state, bringing the total to 23. Five of the ministries were carved out from the existing ones. Rufus Bature, Secretary to the Government of Plateau, announced the creation of the new ministries. Mr. Bature said ...
... the town with his locally produced hunting rifle on his bicycle following attacks by Hausa Fulani herdsman at Quanpan district of Plateau State, Nigeria. ... Amaza adds that the growing conflict is further complicated by the fact that Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari has a shared ethnicity with the ...
Plateau State Government says it has recruited a total of 834 teachers for its Primary and Secondary Schools. Chief Vonjen Lar, Chairman of the State Teachers' Service Commission said the measure was part of Governor Simon Lalong's effort to reduce the rate of unemployment in the state and to improve ...
Plateau State never endorsed the Cattle Colony policy as was speculated. What the state has keyed into is Livestock Ranching. The Ranching Policy itself was actually initiated by the Goodluck Jonathan administration and inherited by the Buhari administration to which some states simply keyed into.
The Plateau State government has denied firing 747 primary school teachers, saying they were “retired to full financial benefits”. The government said the 747 teachers were asked to go because they lacked the requisite National Certificate Education (NCE) to teach in public schools as prescribed by the ...
Shagaya, retired Brigadier-General, died on Sunday in a road accident on Langtang-Pankshin Road in Plateau State. In a statement, FRSC ... immediately after the crash. “He was travelling in a Toyota Land Cruiser Jeep with his driver and an orderly from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Vice Chancellor of Plateau State University in Bokkos, Prof. Docknan Decent Sheni, has cried out over the invasion of the school premises by Fulani herdsmen. Prof. Sheni stated this yesterday during a press briefing at the University in Bokkos. According to him, despite the arrest of Fulani herdsmen who ...
The State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident saying it occurred at about 7.30pm on Saturday and was reported at about 8pm by residents. A resident named those killed as John Esije, 32, Monday Nzwe, 38, and Mr. Saku Giyeri, 41years and the survivors identified ...
Senior civil servants in Benue, Kogi, and Plateau states are among the highest paid in the country despite their low revenue generation profile, Daily Trust ... Kano, the most populous state in the country, is generating N30.96 billion annually, while its directors get a monthly salary of N150,000, deputy ...
“The governor expresses his sincere appreciation to the honourable commissioners for their selfless service and immense contributions these past years, in delivering to the people of Plateau State the dividends of democracy and in engendering hope in the APC-led administration in the state.
The Nigerian government initiative on development of school facilities across the country has led to Plateau State witnessing a 3.1 per cent increase in ... the advocacy visit to states was to further encourage state governments to make good use of the girls model schools provided to boost school enrolment.
Jos, 26 January 2018 - His Excellency, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says the World Health Organization (WHO) occupies a central position in the development of the health system in Nigeria and improvement of the health status of the population. The Governor, who made the statement when ...
The Plateau Youth Council has pledged support for the call for amendment of the Nigerian Constitution to allow for the establishment of state police. The panel set up by the All Progressives Congress to advise the ruling party on the clamour for restructuring of Nigeria last week submitted its report with a ...
The clashes occurred a day after livestock belonging to the herders were stolen which they blamed on the farmers. Plateau and Benue state lie in Nigeria's so-called Middle Belt that separates the predominantly Muslim north from the largely Christian south. It has long been a hotbed of ethnic, sectarian and ...
Arlat disclosed that the Plateau State Internal Revenue Service is among the first Revenue agencies in Nigeria that launched the Voluntary Asset and income declaration schemes VAIDS, and also commended Governor Simon Lalong for signing into law the long awaited Plateau State internal Revenue ...
The clashes occurred a day after livestock belonging to the herders were stolen which they blamed on the farmers. Plateau and Benue state lie in Nigeria's so-called Middle Belt that separates the predominantly Muslim north from the largely Christian south. It has long been a hotbed of ethnic, sectarian and ...
The Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has debunked a report trending in the state that his government had ceded parts of Riyom, Barkinladi and ... by the federal government to establish cattle ranches with a view to addressing the rampant deadly clashes between herders and farmers across Nigeria.
Some traditional rulers in Plateau state have alleged that the herdsmen attacking communities in their domains are foreigners. The traditional rulers made the allegations at a meeting on security, organised by the Plateau police command on Wednesday in Jos. The meeting had in attendance traditional ...
While the hypocritical media houses like the Channels TV, TVC, AIT, Vanguard, the Sun and other bigoted media outfits are fanning the ambers of wicked propaganda and hate against the Fulanis, some treacherous stake holders in Adamawa, Taraba, Benue and Plateau states, are actually busy executing ...
Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau Police Command, who confirmed the incident, told NAN that the entire village had been razed down. “The quarrel started like a simple usual disagreement but degenerated into violence leading to the death of three persons while many others sustained injuries.
The Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state has disclosed that some of the reasons his administration established Kid Golf Academy is for the ... the tee off ceremony of the 11th edition of Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria's (PGAN) Qualifying School Tournament at Lamingo Golf Club in Jos.
The Plateau State Internal Revenue Service (PSIRS), on Wednesday, said it generated N10.8 billion as Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) from January to December 2017. Mr Dashe Arlat, the chairman of the service, made this disclosure in Jos while briefing journalists on the activities of the agency in ...
The Police Command in Plateau has pledged to do its best to address the lingering clashes between farmers and herdsmen in some parts of the state. ... peace in the society, so it was incumbent on everybody to develop ways and agree to work towards lasting peace in the state and Nigeria in general.
A woman and two men were killed on Wednesday in a communal clash over mud building blocks in Josho, a village in Daffo District of Bokkos Local Government, Plateau State. A source from the village told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that several others were injured in the fracas that took place in ...
The coalition held an emergency meeting to discuss the preparation for the election and their relationship with the state electoral commission. ... Chairman Fabian Ntung is not ready to work with civil society organisations in the state, he has rather registered CSOs from neighboring states which is strange.
The Jos, Plateau State branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has condemned activities of the State Security Services (SSS) who arrest people indiscriminately and violate their rights in the process. It said all Nigerians should be allowed to enjoy their fundamental human rights instead of arresting and ...
No state in the southern Nigeria has volunteered to provide land to the Federal Government to set up cattle colonies in order to address the incessant clashes between herdsmen and farmers. It was also learnt that the 16 states that had volunteered to provide land for the establishment of the cattle colonies ...
The Plateau High Court registered more than 2,200 cases, disposed 980 of them and left 1,300 pending in 2017, according to the state's Acting Chief Judge, ... Also speaking, the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Jos Branch, Ralph Monye, urged the judiciary to organise refresher courses for its ...


 

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