Plateau Unrest: Group warns of possible renewed farmers/herders clash

A Youth group under the aegis of the Northern Youths Assembly of Nigeria (NYAN) in Plateau State, have raised the alarm that the relative peace being enjoyed in the State may be truncated, if authorities failed to check the activities of Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the State. The youths in a statement signed…

Plateau names Efe #BBNaija winner ambassador on entertainment

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has appointed Efe Ejeba, winner of the just-concluded Big Brother Nigeria “See Gobee” (BBNaija) as the ambassador of Entertainment and Creative Industry in the state. The governor announced the appointment in a statement signed by Emmanuel Nanle, the state Director of Press and Public Affairs. He said Efe’s victory was……

Plateau: Legislators impeach Deputy Speaker

The Plateau State House of Assembly has impeached its Deputy Speaker, Mr Yusuf Gagdi. This followed a letter signed by 18 members of the House read at Tuesday’s plenary session by the Majority Leader, Mr Henry Yunkwap. According to Yunkwap, the 18 members have passed a vote of no confidence on Gagdi, hence the need……

Plateau commissioner slumps, dies while jogging with governor

Samuel Galadima, Plateau housing and urban development commissioner, is dead. He slumped while jogging Wednesday morning with Governor Simon Lalong at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos. Galadima was rushed to the Plateau Specialist Hospital, where he died. Emmanuel Nanle, director of press affairs, confirmed the incident to NAN. “Yes, the commissioner slumped while jogging and was……

Snake Bite :Lawmakers Provide legislation for Treatment

    (VON) The Nigerian House of Representatives is providing legal framework for the establishment of Research Centre for the production of snake bite vaccines. This became necessary as the Lawmakers expressed concerns about the increasing cases of snake bites in some parts of the country, as well as the high cost of its treatment….

Plateau loses another top government official

Pius Dashe, the Chief Administration Officer, Plateau State Government House, Jos, is dead. Emmanuel Nanle, the Director of Press Affairs, said Dashe died on Thursday after a brief illness. He passed away less than one month after the demise of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Alhaji Yusuf Hawaja, who died on February 19. Hawaja’s mother,…

Plateau Assembly passes 2017 appropriation bill of N139bn into law

The Plateau State House of Assembly has passed into law the 2017 appropriation bill of N139 billion into law. The House unanimously passed the bill into law after its Standing Committee on Appropriation submitted its report at the plenary. It would be recalled that Governor Simon Lalong, had in December, 2016, presented the 2017 budget…

Plateau Unrest: 142 displaced families taking refuge in Riyom – Group

A group under the aegis of Displaced Women and Children Foundation has raised alarm that 142 displaced families are not being catered for in Riyom LGA of Plateau State. The alarm was raised by the Executive Director Displaced Women and Children Foundation, Salis Mohammed Abdulsalam, in a chat with journalists in Jos. Abdulsalam said, “The…

NULGE urges Plateau Govt. to implement N18,000 minimum wage

Mr. Reuben Sarki , Assistant Secretary, National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) Plateau Chapter, has appealed to the Plateau Government to pay local council workers the full national minimum wage. Sarki told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that local government workers were being paid 15 per cent of the……

Group protests plan to rename Plateau community

The people of Ngayam community in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, on Thursday alleged that the District Head of Pushit, Da Diket Gupiya, was planning to change the community’s name from “Ngayam” to “Larkat”. This is contained in a protest letter addressed to Hon. Abdul Yanga, member representing Mangu North-East Constituency in the…

Plateau Baby Making Factory Uncovered

Security Operatives have busted a baby making factory located in Jos, Plateau state. The illegal factory which was busted by operatives of the special task force, Operation Safe Haven had a total of eight men and three women in it. Speaking on the bust, the Commander of the special task force tasked with maintaining peace……