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In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.
Communities in Plateau North Senatorial District on Sunday honoured 188 of their kinsmen who were killed during an attack in Gashish District of the Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen last year
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has said that no ethnic nationality can be wipe out despite the insecurity that has claimed several lives in rural villages in the country.
According to him, ‘’We were able to put in place policy framework to end crises in the state to return the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their original homes from the camps before I left office as Secretary to Plateau State Government’’
The Federal Government says it is developing new strategies in its handling of migration issues in the country following the mass exodus of Nigerian youths to Europe and America.
Commander, Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) in charge of internal security in Plateau State and environs, Maj.-Gen. Augustine Agundu, said security has been beefed up for men in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps whose villages were abandoned out of fear to return home.
The Nigerian Army under the Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) has said that the over 38, 000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) spread across 17 camps in Barkin-Ladi, Jos South and Riyom Local Government Areas of Plateau state would be relocated to their ancestral homes before March 2019.
Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advised the People’s Democratic Party in the state to engage in constructive criticism as well as churn out laudable programmes that can sell the party and candidate instead of resorting to “gutter politics that will not garner votes or support for their party.”
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said those who forcefully annexed ancestral homes and villages of the people would soon be forced out.
The Committee on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), set up by the Plateau Government, has said that 1,801 persons were killed in the recent attacks on the state.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says his administration shares in the pain and burden of Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of herdsmen attacks in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the middle belt state.
The Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Adamu has finally fulfilled his promise to render account on spending on water projects across the country by providing Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with detailed information on spending of billions of naira on 292 projects between 2010 and 2016.
The Berom ethnic nationality of Plateau State have urged the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar to caution Islamic bodies under his leadership in the country to stop promoting ethnic hatred and branding the Berom as Christian terrorists and cannibals.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has called on the Muslim Ummah in the state to engage in sustained prayers for the enthronement of absolute peace and unity in the country.
The Plateau State Imam, Abubakar Abdullahi, who shielded Christians from attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen, has explain how he and others fed the over 300 Christians for five days.
President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State to bring 83-year-old Imam of Nghar village, Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Abdullahi Abubakar, for “a hand shake and national honour.”
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the Nigerian government does not have enough manpower to fatal clashes in the country, noting that the prevailing insecurity in the country has become an ‘international embarrassment’.
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Sunday lamented the death of 17 students in an auto crash on their way back to the state from Kano, describing the incident as a painful one that could have been prevented.
The Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals (ANAP) on Sunday said that aviation unions would continue to kick against planned concession of some major airports across the country by the Federal Government.
The Cross River State governor, Professor Ben Ayade, has deplored the upsurge in communal crisis in the state, stressing that this menace has been impeding the development.
Rasheedat Ajibade played an outstanding role in Avaldsnes’s 1-0 victory over Roa in their Norwegian Toppserien game on Saturday.
The world must work together to extinguish the fires ravaging Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, Pope Francis said in his weekly address to thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday.
Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.
France midfielder N’Golo Kante is a doubt for Chelsea’s trip to Norwich on Saturday, with manager Frank Lampard confirming he has been carrying an ankle sprain which forced him to miss training all week.
The Edo State Government through the Edo State Skills Development Agency also known as EdoJobs has distributed smart solar boxes to 22 youths in rural areas in the state to enable them start new enterprises or support existing businesses.
Nigerian National League side Niger Tornadoes have crashed out of the CAF Confederation Cup (CAFCC) after a 3-3 scored draw with Guinean club Santoba FC in the second leg encounter in Conakry Friday night but bowed out 4-5 on aggregate after losing the first leg 1-2 in Kaduna two weeks earlier.
There is no doubt that Olufunke Oshonaike and Segun Toriola are aiming for another record at the 2019 African Games in Morocco.