Lalong and the travesty in Plateau

May 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The seeming fraternity existing between gubernatorial aspirants and their deputies, especially at campaign periods has continued to emerge as a mere mendacious affinity. This is because it could have been the best practice in line with democratic ethos for incumbent governors, who are serving their second and last term in office, to support the aspirations of their deputies to succeed Read More

Lalong, Bogoro condole with NCPC boss over mother’s death

January 28, 2022 Adoyi M. Aba 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has commiserated with the executive secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, over the demise of her mother, Ngo Zimi Pam. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Commission’s head of media and public relations, Celestine Toruka. Lalong, who was represented by his deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, reminded the Read More

Lalong signs N106.8bn 2022 budget into law

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state 2022 appropriation bill has been signed into law by Governor Simon Lalong, with an assurance to complete on-going projects and initiating new ones. The N106.8bn 2022 appropriation was passed by the House of Assembly as presented by the governor in October. Governor Lalong’s spokesman, Dr Makut Macham, in a statement, Thursday, said the signing of the appropriation Read More

Lalong stresses legislature autonomy, warns on embezzlement

November 5, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

The Plateau state governor, SimonLalong, has said the autonomy of the legislative and judiciary arms of the government across the country was overdue, but warned members of the legislature on embezzling funds meant to run the autonomy process. Lalong said this in Calabar on Friday during a valedictory session held in honour of a former speaker of the Cross River Read More

Plateau Assembly saga: Lalong hits back at Jang

November 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government, Thursday, said former Governor Jonah Jang, is not qualified to preach morality about democracy in the state. The state Commissioner of Information and Communications, Dan Manjang, said in a statement while responding to allegations by Senator Jonah Jang, accusing incumbent Governor Simon Lalong in the House of Assembly saga. Hon. Manjang said while the Lalong does Read More

Northern govs celebrates Gowon @ 87

October 19, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Northern Governors Forum (NGF), felicitated with former Head of State General Yakubu Gowon on his 87th birthday, he “served Nigeria with an uncommon loyalty and fairness.” In a congratulatory message, the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong said the special day brings with it great joy for the life of a great personality who Read More

ITF @ 50: Fund has made remarkable feats – Ari

October 9, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Industrial Training Funds (ITF) has remarkably done well in the discharge of its mandate in the last 50 years, its director-general, Dr. Joseph Ari, has said. He said the mission and vision of the funds are not only remarkably pursuits but that infrastructure and Staff welfare have been upgraded. Mr. Ari stated this Friday at the 50th anniversary of Read More

Plateau LG polls: PDP Reps slams Lalong over exclusion

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor Simon Bako Lalong has been accused of undermining democracy by using the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), to exclude the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its candidates in the local government elections billed for saturday in the state. Rising from its monthly meeting in Abuja Thursday, former members of the House of Representatives under the Read More

At last Lalong appoints Special Advisers

October 6, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has appointed estwhile Secretary to State Government (SSG), Nde Ezekiel Gomos, as his Special Adviser, alongside 10 others. The governor also appointed the Director-General of his 2019 reflection bid, Arch. Pam Dung Gyang, as Special Adviser. Govenor Lalong had been without special advisers since returning to office after wining the 2019 general election. The appointment Read More

LG election: APC will sweep all council areas in Plateau, Lalong boosts

September 25, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Plateau state Governor, Simon Lalong, has boosted that his All Progressives Congress (APC), will sweep all the chairmenship and councilourship seats in the forthcoming October, 9, 2021 Local Government Council (LGC) elections. 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. The Read More

Legacy projects: Court rules in Plateau govt’s favour

September 24, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state High Court Friday struck out a suit instituted by Blenisson Services Limited which handles the Lalong Legacy projects of the state government. The judgement delivered by the chief judge of the state, Justice Yakubu G. Dakwak, declined jurisdiction as canvassed by the defendants’ counsel in the suit. The contractor Blenisson Services Limited, had in suit No: PlD/J144/2021, Read More

Jos mayhem: Jasawa group tasks Lalong on sustainable peace

September 1, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has been urged not to be distracted or deterred from his tireless efforts at attaining sustainable peace and co-existence in the state. The urge was made by the Jasawa Community Development Association (JCDA) against the background of the recent circle of killings in some parts of the state. JCDA in a statement signed by Read More

Breaking: Plateau House speaker absent as APC stakeholders pass vote of confidence on Gov. Lalong

August 31, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Plateau state, on Tuesday passed a vote of confidence on Governor Simon Lalong. The confidence vote was passed on the governor in an emergency meeting held at the Victoria Gowon hall, of the Government House, in Jos. The meeting was attended by all APC members of the state House of Assembly, members Read More

Plateau govt denies sealing state assembly complex

August 30, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has denied that it sealed the state House of Assembly as against the allegation by the Speaker Hon. Abok Nuhh Ayuba. The government in a statement issued by its Commissioner of Information, Hon. Dan Manjang, said its attention was drawn to an allegation by the Speaker, who appeared on Channels TV programme on Monday morning and Read More