• How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    How I withdrew N16.7bn cash for former Governor Jonah Jang – Plateau government cashier tells panel

    A former cashier has told a probe panel of enquiry how he withdrew N16.7 billion cash for former Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang.

    Yusuf Pam, a former cashier attached to the office of the Secretary to the State Government, told the panel that he withdrew the N16.7 billion based on “executive directive from the former governor”.

    He told the commission that he was given security backup to withdraw the cash, and disclosed that each withdrawal was “usually a maximum of N150 million, which […]

  • Plateau doctors get new condition of service

    Plateau doctors get new condition of service

    The Plateau Government has approved a new condition of service for medical doctors in the state in order to attract more indigenous doctors.

    The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Kunden Kamshak, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos.

    Kamshak said the new condition of service would finally put an end to the paucity of medical doctors being experienced in the state due to poor remuneration.

    The commissioner said that a great number of […]

  • 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 PDP urges Saraki, INEC to declare Dariye’s seat vacant, issue Certificate of Return to Molwus

    Plateau PDP urges Saraki, INEC to declare Dariye’s seat vacant, issue Certificate of Return to Molwus

    More reactions have continued to trail the defection of Senator Joshua Dariye from the PDP to the ruling APC, with the PDP in his senatorial district, on Monday calling on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to declare the senator’s seat vacant and urging the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to issue a certificate of return to the Hon. Alexander Molwus who came second during the party’s primary election.

    The lawmaker representing Plateau central at the upper chamber of the National Assembly […]

  • NDLEA destroys Indian hemp farm, recovers five guns in Plateau

    NDLEA destroys Indian hemp farm, recovers five guns in Plateau

    It was gathered that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has destroyed 5.93 hectares of Cannabis Sativa in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.

    Ngozi Madubuike, the NDLEA Commander in the state, said that the farm, located at Zampit village in Shimaka district of the area, was located after a tip off.

    Madubuike told newsmen on Monday in Jos that the value of the destroyed Indian hemp stood at N670,380.

    Madubuike said that the operation was carried out in collaboration with soldiers […]

  • 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 Workers Get Housing, Land Allocations

    Plateau Workers Get Housing, Land Allocations

    Plateau State civil servants have been given special consideration to acquire certificates of occupancy for their houses and land in a new innovation package initiated by the Ministry of Lands, Survey and Town Planning.

    The state commissioner for Lands, Survey and Town Planning, Barr Festus Fuanter stated this in Jos yesterday.

    According to him, the new innovation entails that civil servants in the state and local government service who own houses in Jos and other parts of the state can come forward […]

  • Plateau promotes 5, 858 employees, 1,067 teachers

    Plateau promotes 5, 858 employees, 1,067 teachers

    According to reports, the Plateau state government has approved the promotion of 5,858 workers and 1,067 teachers, the State Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ahmad Nazif, has said.

    Nafiz,men’s disclosed this in Jos, explained that the office of Head of service in conjunction with the civil service commission has processed and released the promotion of 5,858 civil servants in the state and effected the promotion of 1,067 teachers in collaboration with the Teaching Service Commission to further boost the morale of […]

  • Two policemen killed as robbers attack CBN bullion vans in Plateau

    Two policemen killed as robbers attack CBN bullion vans in Plateau

    Two mobile policemen were killed in the early hours of Tuesday at Hawan Kibo along Jos – Abuja road as armed robbers attacked a convoy of bullion vans belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    It was gathered that the bullion vans and their retinue of armed mobile policemen escorts had left Jos in the early hours of Tuesday enroute Abuja.

    But somewhere along Hawan Kibo, immediately after a military check point, the armed robbers, wearing military uniforms, emerged from a bush […]

  • Fulani Herdsmen Brutally Murder Plateau First Class Monarch, Bodyguard and His Driver (Photo)

    Fulani Herdsmen Brutally Murder Plateau First Class Monarch, Bodyguard and His Driver (Photo)

    It is anger and disgust in Plateau State as a first class monarch, his bodyguard and driver were brutally murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen yesterday.

    The Saf Ron Kulere, the traditional ruler of Bokkos and Chairman, Bokkos Traditional Council, in Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, Lazarus Agai has been brutally murdered by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday in his home village of Sha.

    According to reports, the monarch was reportedly murdered with his aides by the herdsmen who had guns […]