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    Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Lalong orders arrest of Fulani leaders over fresh killings

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has ordered the arrest of Fulani leaders and community heads as a results of attacks in some communities. At least 15 persons were killed after gunmen raided Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state during the weekend. The attack came about two weeks after 12 people were killed in a similar incident in Kunben [...]

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    Lalong taunts Useni: Your daughter should have contested against me — she was my classmate

Lalong taunts Useni: Your daughter should have contested against me — she was my classmate

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has taunted Jeremiah Useni, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival in the March election, saying he should have allowed his daughter, who was his classmate, challenge him in the election. The governor, who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had defeated Useni, securing 595,582 votes while the PDP candidate trailed with [...]

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    Northern governors adopt livestock plan to resolve clashes between farmers, herders

Northern governors adopt livestock plan to resolve clashes between farmers, herders

The Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) has adopted the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) to address the clashes between farmers and herders. This was conveyed in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting held at the government house, Kaduna, on Thursday. In June 2018, the federal government introduced NLTP as a way of addressing the farmers-herders crisis. In the communique [...]

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    Lalong sacks SSG, appoints chief of staff

Lalong sacks SSG, appoints chief of staff

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, has sacked Richard Tokma as the secretary to the state government. (SSG). Tokma had been the acting SSG since September 2018. In a statement issued on Thursday, Makut Macham, director of press and public affairs, said Danladi Atu has been appointed as SSG by the governor to replace Tokma. He also said the governor has appointed Noel Donjur [...]

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    Omokri: Jonathan approved N100bn loan for cattle ranches

Omokri: Jonathan approved N100bn loan for cattle ranches

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has tackled Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, for saying Jonathan budgetted N10 billion for Ruga settlement. In a statement on Tuesday, Omokri said the former president approved N100 billion loan for states who wished to build cattle ranches for "modern processing" of beef. Omokri said the Ruga initiative did not originate from Jonathan's [...]

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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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