Students laud Lalong over scholarship allowances

The Association of Plateau State Aviation Students (APSAS) has commended the state governor, Simon Lalong for prompt payment of scholarship allowances and other financial support to students of the state origin at the Nigerian Collage of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria; International Aviation Collage, Ilorin and Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna. In a statement jointly signed by Jerry Gwom President and Samuel Innocent Nyanye Secretary of the association respectively, and made available to New Telegraph in Jos, said the development had placed Plateau State as the only state in the…

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Lalong: I’m committed to ending insecurity

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong had pledge that his administration will remain committed toward confronting the monster of human insecurity which has posed serious challenges for the citizens of the state. Lalong stated this yesterday in Jos during the occasion of the Investiture of the District 10th Governor of Rotary 9125, Nigeria Hon. Elvis Chukwu, which held at Crest Hotel, Jos. Lalong called on all Plateau citizens to be part of the security solution rather than the problem.     “We are confronted with diverse challenges as a country and…

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PLATEAU KILLINGS… Governors’ Forum visits Lalong, condemns act

…Nasarawa govt donates N10m to victims   The leadership of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) yesterday condemned the recent killings of over 200 people in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau State. The governors immediately calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that security heads take seriously their responsibility of safeguarding lives and property as well as ensure that perpetrators of the killings are arrested to serve as deterrent and also bring an end to the killings. The forum Chairman, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State, disclosed that…

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Lalong: We’ll reinforce security in attack-prone communities

          ●Woman killed despite curfew   Governor Simon Lalong has vowed to arrest those behind the killings in Plateau State. “Following this renewed episode of violence after about three years of some stability in terms of peace and security, we are yet again faced with a risk of a relapse. We shall not allow ourselves to be dragged into our gory past. Lalong stated this is in a state broadcast on the killings. He also stated that the government would reinforce security in attack- prone communities, following the killing of…

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Lalong pledges to promote arts, culture to boost development

As the curtains were lowered on this year’s edition of the Nigerian Universities Theatre-Arts Festival (NUTAF) 2018, held at the Plateau State University (PLASU), Bokkos, the state Governor, Simon Lalong has pledged his administration’s determination to support the promotion of arts and culture towards boosting the tourism sector of the state. The governor, who was represented by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Yakubu Dati, said the theme of the festival, which is “Building Bridges” was apt and timely given the state’s current security challenges. He described the…

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Plateau students laud Lalong for payment of scholarship

Ahead of the establishment of a national carrier for the country, the Association of Plateau State Aviation Students (APSAS) has commended Governor Simon Lalong for the prompt payment of scholarship allowance to students and other financial supports by the state government. The students are from the Nigerian Collage of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria; International Aviation Collage, Ilorin; and the Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna. APSAS in a press statement jointly signed by Jerry Gwom, president and Samuel Innocent Nyanye, secretary and made available to journalists in Jos, said the…

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Lalong expresses displeasure over indiscriminate disposal of refuse

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has expressed displeasure over indiscriminate disposal of refuse in streets and gutters in the state, urging residents of the state to stop such habit and begin to care for the environment. The governor, in a statement to commemorate this year’s World Environment Day, reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring a safe and clean environment with the cooperation of the people. In a statement issued in Jos and signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, the governor reminded the people about the many…

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Lalong to recruit 1,000 security operatives in Plateau

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has directed the state’s security outfit, ‘Operation Rainbow’ to carry out a massive recruitment exercise of about 1, 000 youths towards broadening its intelligence network in the state. Lalong said the government would always invest in security infrastructure to sustain the peace achieved on the Plateau. The governor disclosed this yesterday during the launch of the Early Warning System of Operation Rainbow at its headquarters in Jos. He directed that the recruitment exercise should involve three youths each from federal and state wards in the…

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Lalong to hoodlums: Hand over your guns or face the law

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, yesterday warned residents of the state who were in possession of arms and ammunition to disrupt the 2019 general election to submit them to security agencies for pardon or face the wrath of the law. The governor gave the warning while on an interactive session with journalists in Jos to mark third anniversary of his administration. Lalong said the priority of the state was the protection of lives and property, adding that this was the reason for the suspension of local government elections in the…

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2019: Lalong joins Plateau guber race

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari made known his intention to run for 2019 Presidential election, Plateau State Governor, Mr. Simon Lalong, has also declared to contest for a second term in office. Lalong was said to have yielded to pressure to declare his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election. The governor made the declaration yesterday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders meeting held in Jos. Member representing Jos East/Jos South Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Edward Pwajok, had during the meeting moved a motion…

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