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    Plateau monarch: Governors don’t have authority to redefine traditional boundaries

Plateau monarch: Governors don’t have authority to redefine traditional boundaries

Jacob Gyang, gbong gwom Jos, says governors do not have authority to redefine traditional boundaries.Gyang, who is also chairman, Plateau council of chiefs, said this on Friday while speaking at an annual cultural festival of the Berom ethnic group of the state.On Thursday, the Plateau government ordered the creation of two traditional councils -  Jos north and Riyom councils - [...]

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    EXTRA: I won re-election because I pay salaries, says Lalong

EXTRA: I won re-election because I pay salaries, says Lalong

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, says workers in the state rewarded him with another term in office because of prompt payment of salaries.Lalong spoke at a send-off party organised by the state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in honour of Jibrin Banchir, its immediate past chairman.NAN reports that Banchir has been appointed by Lalong as his special adviser on labour matters.The [...]

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    Lalong: I’ll win no matter how many times INEC conducts elections

Lalong: I’ll win no matter how many times INEC conducts elections

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, says he will win no matter the number of times the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducts elections in the state.He spoke while addressing state house correspondents shortly after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on the current security situation as well as the preparation for the supplementary election.Lalong said he is not scared of the [...]

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    Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, says President Muhammadu Buhari's inability to address the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Jos is nothing new.Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC, was in Jos on Saturday in continuation of his nationwide campaign for the elections.According to NAN, the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was jam-packed with [...]

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    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Gov Lalong’s aide dies in Indian hospital

Emmanuel Nanle, director of press and public affairs to Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, is dead.NAN quoted family sources as saying Nanle died on Tuesday in an Indian hospital.Nanle was reportedly flown to India last Thursday when his situation could not be handled locally.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Lalong on media and publicity, confirmed the death to NAN [...]

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    Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Lalong on Plateau killings: We thought cattle ranching had solved the problem

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says he thought his state's adoption of the cattle ranching policy would bring an end to killings caused by farmers-herders clashes.Lalong said this on Saturday when Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, paid a visit to Plateau.The governor had criticised Benue governor Samuel Ortom when his state enacted the anti-grazing law as its solution to the [...]

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    Protesters troop to Plateau govt house over killings

Protesters troop to Plateau govt house over killings

Hundreds of protesters stormed the Plateau state government house on Wednesday, accusing Simon Lalong, the governor, of failing in his duties.The protesters, comprising the youth group of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), youth and women groups, condemned the recent attack in the state.Suspected herdsmen attacked three local government areas of the state on Saturday night. While residents said over [...]

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    Lalong on Plateau killings: I understand why tension is high

Lalong on Plateau killings: I understand why tension is high

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau states, says the killings across the state have sparked tension but his administration is working hard to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to justice.At the weekend, over 80 people were killed in attacks on Gashish district of Barkin Ladi local government area and other parts of the state.Fifty houses, two vehicles and 15 [...]

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    Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has accused Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, of misleading President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate a bridge which was completed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Buhari paid a two-day working visit to Plateau last week - his first since he took over in 2015.In a statement on Monday, Dalung criticised the governor, saying Lalong had [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

PHOTOS: Buhari drives tractor in Jos

President Muhammadu Buhari drove a tractor in Jos, capital of Plateau state, on Friday while inaugurating the state tractor ownership scheme.Simon Lalong, governor of the state and Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture, were among the dignitaries who looked at the number one citizen in admiration.Buhari arrived in Plateau on Thursday - his first visit to the state since he took [...]

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    Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, has created six additional ministries to the 17 ministries in the state, bringing the total to 23.Five of the ministries were carved out from the existing ones.The governor had earlier in February dissolved his cabinet.Rufus Bature, secretary to the government of Plateau, announced the creation of the new ministries in a statement made available to [...]

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    Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has dissolved his cabinet.Emmanuel Nanle, the governor’s director of press and public affairs, announced this in a statement on Thursday.The statement did not indicate the reason for the sack of the commissioners.Lalong directed them to hand over to their permanent secretaries.He thanked the commissioners for their “selfless” service while assuring them their input in [...]

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    Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says there's no space for cattle colonies in his state.The federal government had proposed the establishment of cattle colonies to help nip the menace of herdsmen killings in the bud.But like some of his colleagues, the governor said he has no intention of carving out any portion of the state for the cattle colony initiative of [...]

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    Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Anti-grazing law: Lalong apologises to Ortom, says Benue and Plateau are one

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has apologised to Samuel Ortom, his Benue counterpart, over his comment on the anti-grazing law.He made the apology over the weekend, saying he realises that his comment "was really misconceived and misinterpreted".Lalong had claimed that he warned Ortom of the consequences of passing the law without alternatives but Ortom disputed the claim, saying it never happened.Clearing [...]

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    Ortom: Lalong lied! I confronted him over the phone

Ortom: Lalong lied! I confronted him over the phone

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says Simon Lalong, his Plateau counterpart, never warned him over the anti-grazing law.On Thursday, Lalong said he warned Ortom against implementing the law in his state.But speaking on Friday when he received a delegation of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), the Benue governor said he confronted Lalong after someone drew his attention to what he [...]

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