North’ll adopt comprehensive strategy to tackle insecurity –Lalong

Anule Emmanuel   Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Lalong, has said that governors in the northern region of the country are seeking f an appropriate strategy that will complement the Federal Government’s efforts at tackling insecurity. Lalong, who is also chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF), stated this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, following renewed killings in his state. Thirteen persons were killed on Monday in Plateau by suspected cattle rustlers. Speaking to State House Correspondents, the Plateau State governor explained…

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Lalong: My decisions are in the best interest of Plateau State

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Barr. Simon Lalong says decisions taken by his administration are in the best interest of the state and not to satisfy any personal or group interest other than that of the people he has sworn to protect and serve. Lalong stated this at the October monthly prayer and fasting session held at the Chapel of Grace, Government House Chapel, Rayfield Jos. The governor, who addressed several issues regarding the peace and progress of Plateau State, said there is always need…

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Lalong: Plateau, best investment hub in Nigeria

Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, has said that his State remains the best viable investment hub in the Nigerian tourism industry. According to Lalong, his administration had desired to, not only restore the glory of Plateau State, but also to build an economy that would provide opportunities and support the entrepreneurial spirit of the Plateau man, woman and youth. Governor Lalong spoke yesterday during the flag-off of the 2019 Jos Trade Fair in Jos. “Plateau State as you all know is a very viable investment…

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Tribunal affirms Lalong’s election, dismisses Useni’s petition

The Plateau State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos, the Plateau State capital has affirmed the election of Governor Simon Lalong as the duly elected governor of the state and dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gen. Jeremiah Useni (rtd) against the re-election of the governor. In a judgement delivered on Wednesday, the Chairman of the three-member tribunal, Justice Halima Salman said the petitioner had failed to prove his case. Justice Salman, while ruling on the allegations of certificate forgery and…

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Independence celebration remains significant to Nigerians – Lalong

From Musa Pam, Jos Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor Simon Bako Lalong has said the nation’s celebration of it’s 59th Independence Anniversary remains significant following the giant strides achieved since 1960. Governor Lalong, in a statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr. Makut Simon Macham and made available to journalists in Jos Tuesday, described the day as one that remains significant because of the giant strides attained since Nigeria gained independence and became a sovereign nation. “Though the nation continues to…

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Lalong appoints Macham as Director of Press

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has appointed Makut Simon Macham as his Director of Press and Public Affairs, with immediate effect. The appointment was announced in a statement signed by Mr Richard Tokma, acting Secretary to the State Government, and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos yesterday. According to the statement, Macham was until his appointment the Manager, News and Current Affairs with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), NTA 24 News, Abuja The new Director of Press holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in…

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Northern govs condemn spate of banditry in North-West

Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has condemned the increasing wave of banditry in the North-West part of the country. Lalong in a strongly worded statement signed by his Deputy Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr. Solomon Gujor, and made available to newsmen in Jos yesterday, expressed shock over the killing of 37 innocent citizens of Sokoto State by bandits in Goronyo Local Government Area of the state. Lalong, who commiserated with his Sokoto State counterpart, Governor  Aminu Tambuwal and the good people…

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Northern govs condemn increased banditry in N’west

The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has condemned the increasing wave of armed banditry in the North West region of the country. Lalong, in a strong worded statement issue and signed by his Deputy Director of Press and Public Affairs Mr Solomon Gujor and made available to news men in Jos on Monday, expressed shock over the killing of 37 innocent citizens in Sokoto State by armed bandits in Goronyo Local Government of the state. Lalong who commiserated with his Sokoto State counterpart,…

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Lalong not qualified to contest for gov, PDP, Useni tell tribunal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State and its governorship candidate in the 2019 general elections, Senator Jeremiah Useni, yesterday asked the tribunal to declare Governor Simon Lalong unqualified to contest the election which he won. The PDP and its governorship candidate, in processes filed at the tribunal sitting in Jos, maintained that Lalong was ineligible to assume the position of governor having submitted a different certificate to INEC bearing different name to that of the present governor of Plateau State, Simon Bako Lalong. The name in contention is…

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