News - Plateau State Governor

I Warned Ortom Against Open-Grazing Ban – Lalong

1 week ago /
Nation 

 Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, says he warned his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom over the promulgation of the anti-open grazing law. Governor Lalong who was in the State House to see President Muhammadu Buhari, says his recipe for tackling the herdsmen/farmers clashes is ranching and not anti-grazing laws. “I told the...

Lalong Condemns Bassa Attacks

3 months ago /
Nation 

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has condemned series of attacks in some communities of Bassa local government area, which resulted in over 30 casualties and a number of others injured. Governor Lalong made the condemnation when he visited Bassa to assess the situation.            The people of Bassa...

Plateau Set Up Special Courts To Handle Corruption Cases

3 months ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Judiciary has designated two High Court judges to hear and speedily dispose of all corruption cases in the state. This follows the directives of the Chief Justice of Nigeria that special courts be established for hearing and speedy determination of corruption and financial crime cases. The Chief Registrar in...

Plateau Imposes Curfew On Jos

4 months ago /
Security 

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has declared a dusk to dawn curfew within parts of the state. Areas affected are the greater Jos – Bukuru metropolis. In a statement by his director, press and public affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the governor imposed the curfew as a direct response to build up of...

Plateau State Governor Signs 2017 Budget

8 months ago /
Nation 

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has signed the appropriation bill of one hundred and thirty-nine billion, four hundred and ninety-four million, three hundred and eight thousand, two hundred and fifty-six Naira (N139, 494,308,256:00) only as the 2017 Appropriation Law for Plateau State. This is made up of recurrent expenditure of...

Nigerian Air Force Engages Personnel In Combat Sports

9 months ago /
Nation 

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has described physical fitness as the cornerstone of military combat readiness in confronting insurgency. Air Marshal Abubakar stressed the need for personnel to maintain a high level of combat readiness, through constant training and keeping fit always. He said this while addressing officers...

Ondo State Governor-Elect, Akeredolu, Meets With President Buhari

1 year ago /
Nation 

Chief Rotimi Akeredolu, has visited president Muhammadu Buhari. He was accompanied to see the president by the minister of solid minerals Kayode Fayemi and Plateau state Governor Solomon Dalung. Rotimi Akeredolu, who won the election on the platform of the APC said at the INEC office that the victory is not...

Ondo 2016: Akeredolu Meets Buhari, Says He Has Tinubu’s Support

1 year ago /
Nation 

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong on Monday enjoined Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo to stop running to President Muhammadu Buhari for solution to his party’s internal problems. Mr. Lalong said this while speaking to State House correspondents after he formally presented Rotimi Akeredolu, the All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate in Ondo,...

Ex-Gov Jonah Jang Appears Before EFCC Today

2 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

Former Plateau State governor and the senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah Jang, is to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) today. Jang who is also the vice chairman Senate Committee on National Security made this known in a press statement signed by his senior...

NGF: Plateau State Governor Rejects Reconciliation

2 years ago /
Nation  Politics 

The crisis rocking the Nigeria Governors' Forum appears not to be over as the faction loyal to the Plateau state governor, Jonah Jang has denied any reconciliation with the Ameachi-led forum. The administrator of the Jang-led faction, Osaro Onawu faulted the so-called reconciliation, describing it as a futile attempt by some...

Governor Gabriel Suswam Congratulates Dr Samuel Ortom

2 years ago /

Governor Gabriel Suswam congratulates Benue governor elect Dr Samuel Ortom of the APC. In a statement on Monday Governor Suswam pledged his cooperation and support to the Benue state Governor-elect for the sake of peace and unity of the state. DR Samuel Ortom emerged winner of the Benue state governorship election conducted...

Gov. Jang Appoints Son As Commissioner

3 years ago /
Politics 

The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, has appointed his son, Yakubu, as the state Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning. Yakubu Jang was previously his father’s Special Adviser on Special Duties and takes over the new position from former occupant, Yilji Gomwalk. Gomwalk vacated the office due to his nomination as the...

Plateau State Governor Tells Governorship Aspirants To Campaign In Plateau, Not Abuja

3 years ago /
Nation 

Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau, on Thursday, urged PDP governorship aspirants to come to Plateau and meet the electorate "instead of fighting from Abuja." The governor made the call at the swearing in of four newly appointed commissioners. He said "there are many seeking to be Plateau governors but instead of coming...

A general overview of the Rivers state crisis

4 years ago /
Politics 

The rift between the Rivers state government and the Federal government over issues bordering on the alleged political and economic relegation of the state with reference to the ceding of oil wells previously owned and controlled by Rivers state to neighboring states and a drastic reduction in revenue accruing to the state may very well be considered the beginning of the ongoing crisis in Rivers state.

Nigerian Governors fault the FG over financial shortages in the polity

4 years ago /
Nation 

The Rotimi Amaechi led faction of the Nigerian Governors' Forum has called on the national assembly to begin an independent investigation into the alleged non-remittance of billions of dollars of oil revenue.