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German agency begins radio programme to boost Plateau’s potato value chain

A German agency, German International Corporation (GIZ) or (Deutsche Gallschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit), has launched a radio programme in Plateau State to help transform fast staple food production and create employment along the potato value chain in Nigeria.
Oando Foundation (OF) on Tuesday commissioned various infrastructure and sanitation projects in its adopted school – Bungha Gida Primary School, Mangu Local Government Area, Plateau State, as well as other completed school improvement projects across its five (5) other adopted schools within the state.

Oando Foundation commissions classroom blocks and sanitation facilities in Plateau

OF supports the Nigerian Government in achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (Basic Education) through its Adopt-A-School Initiative (AASI), aimed at holistic improvement of public primary schools. The condition, location and nature of school infrastructure has direct impact on access, quality of education, and also influences learning outcomes.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong pardons prisoner

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and his deputy, Sonni Tyoden, on Wednesday took their second term oaths of office, with the governor granting “absolute pardon” to one Evaristus Mozie, who was serving a life sentence.

48 houses destroyed, 285 persons homeless in Plateau rainstorms

No fewer than 285 persons have been rendered homeless by rainstorm that destroyed at least 48 houses in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

Governor Lalong inaugurates second tenure committee

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Thursday in Jos inaugurated committees to map out plans toward making his second tenure more successful than the first.

Governor Lalong to rebuild burnt multi-billion Jos Main Market

The Plateau Government says it is set to start rebuilding the multi-billion Jos Main Market burnt in 2004.
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Governor Lalong collects certificate of return, promises to accommodate opponents

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau and his deputy, Sonni Tyoden, on Friday collected their Certificates of Return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
President Muhammadu Buhari has told supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state not to vote for any candidate from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the general elections.-14

APC takes re-election campaign to Jos

The Deputy Governor Plateau State Sonni Tyoden told reporters in Jos on Wednesday that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress and Presidential Campaign Council Co-Chairman Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would accompany the President on the campaign trip.

2019: Simon Lalong warns traditional leaders against partisanship

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Saturday warned traditional rulers against partisanship as electioneering for the 2019 elections gained momentum.

Abdulsalami Abubakar: Militarization of 2019 polls may mar exercise

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has warned that militarisation of the 2019 elections will dent the credibility of the exercise and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with attendant security consequences.

Simon Lalong awards scholarship to first class graduates from Plateau

Gov. Simon Lalong has awarded scholarship to all Plateau indigenes that graduated with first class honours degrees.

Simon Lalong reassures corps members of security in Plateau

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has reassured the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps members deployed to the state of adequate security and their well-being.

2019: Indirect primaries cost effective – Plateau deputy governor

Prof Sonni Tyoden, the Plateau Deputy Governor, on Wednesday said that indirect primaries were cost effective compared to direct method.

2019: Plateau APC adopts indirect primaries

The Plateau chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted the indirect method of primaries in choosing its candidates for elective positions in the 2019 elections.

Governor Lalong’s convoy attacked by IDPs in Jos

The convoy of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State was on Saturday attacked by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Jos.

APC: No automatic ticket for Governor Lalong

The Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has declared his intention to seek re-election in the 2019 general election under the platform of the APC.

Governor Lalong declares intention to contest for second term in 2019

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has formally declared his intention to contest 2019 governorship poll in the state.

Senator Saraki calls for collaborative budget process

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, says for there to be quick passage of the National budget, there must be collaboration and engagement between the Executive and the Legisture.

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