• Ondo Election: Other parties are scared of the APC -Lalong

    Ondo Election: Other parties are scared of the APC -Lalong

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, who is also the campaign chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the‎ Ondo election,  has stated that with massive turn out at the recently held mega rally in Akure over the weekend, he has no doubt APC would win the election.

    Stating this shortly after a meeting with ‎President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors, Mr Lalong said the APC was not afraid of contesting the governorship election.

    He said: ‎”We have finished our campaign. You saw what happened at […]

  • Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Lalong lauds security agencies over release of 90 year-old Islamic cleric

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has commended security agencies over the release of 90-year-old Sheik Abdulazeez Yusuf an Islamic cleric, kidnapped on Wednesday.

    A statement issued on Saturday in Jos by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicly, Mr Dan Manjang, said the governor equally lauded efforts of organisations and individuals who aided the release of the cleric.

    “I am happy that the 90 year-old cleric has been released and has since been in the warm embrace of his family and in […]

  • Why we banned IMN’s activities in Plateau – Governor Lalong explains

    Why we banned IMN’s activities in Plateau – Governor Lalong explains

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has explained that security considerations were “purely responsible for the ban on the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in the state.’’

    “Plateau has laws regulating the practice of religions; we have a duty to ensure that the practice of religion does not constitute a security risk to anyone,” Lalong said in Jos on Monday.

    The governor, who spoke through Mr. Dan Manjang, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, was reacting to allegations by […]

  • Governor Simon Lalong bans Shi’ites in Plateau

    Governor Simon Lalong bans Shi’ites in Plateau

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has banned the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, otherwise known as Shi’ites, in the state.

    This followed Wednesday’s clash between members of the sect and some youths in Angwan Rogo area of Jos North.

    The youths had attacked members of the sect who were said to be celebrating the annual Ashura festival, marking the death of a grandson of Prophet Mohammed.

    In the process, the youths were said to have demolished the sect’s Hussaniyya (worship […]

  • Plateau Governor Lalong to begin Jang’s probe Thursday

    Plateau Governor Lalong to begin Jang’s probe Thursday

    The judicial commission of inquiry recently set up by the Governor of Plateau state, Barrister Simon Lalong, to probe the eight years of the former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, has said it has concluded plans to begin the probe this Thursday.

    Secretary of the commission, Alhaji Sani Yahaya, in an interview with journalists in Jos on Sunday, revealed that the commission will begin its public hearing on Thursday.

    He assured that all parties will be given fair hearing, maintaining […]

  • Plateau Governor Lalong begins probe of Jang’s administration

    Plateau Governor Lalong begins probe of Jang’s administration

    Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has constituted a six-man judicial commission of inquiry to probe the eight-year tenure of former Governor Jonah Jang’s administration in Plateau from 2007 to 2015.

    The judicial commission is to be headed by Justice Stephen Adah, chairman, with five others as members while Alhaji Sani Yahaya Mavo would serve as secretary.

    The commission of inquiry’s terms of are to ascertain all financial transactions by the Government of Plateau State of Nigeria or through any of its […]

  • How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    How Buhari’s N5bn bailout saved me from workers’ anger – Gov. Lalong explains

    Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the state’s balance ofN5 billion bailout funds for the payment of workers’ three months’ outstanding salaries.

    Lalong gave the commendation while fielding questions from State House correspondents on Friday, after a closed door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

    According to him, the state government has commenced the payment of the outstanding salaries to the workers.
    “I came to thank the President for approving the balance of bail […]

  • Governor Lalong accuses Jang of instigating protest over cattle ranches in Plateau

    Governor Lalong accuses Jang of instigating protest over cattle ranches in Plateau

    Plateau State governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has accused his immediate predecessor, Jonah Jang, of master-minding street protests in the state against a non-existent plan to establish grazing reserves.

    He said a senator from Plateau State, whose name he did not mention, was also part of the plot to destabilize the state, under the guise of demonstrations against grazing reserves.

    Lalong made the accusation at the State House, Abuja on Friday, shortly after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for […]