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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Recovers From COVID-19, Tests Negative

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has recovered from Coronavirus exactly one week after testing positive for the disease. Dr Makut Macham the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor said this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. Recall that Lalong had gone into isolation on Dec. 17 after contracting the dreaded virus. “One week…

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ICYMI: Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming the latest governor in Nigeria known to have been infected during the pandemic. Dr Makut Macham, Director of Press and Publicity to the governor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday explaining that the governor took the test along with members of his family while his…

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#EndSARS: Northern Governors Chime Support For Regulation Of Social Media

Members of the Northern Governors Forum have backed the Federal Government’s proposition to censor social media, lamenting the devastating effect of “uncontrolled social media” in spreading fake news and fueling crisis At a meeting in Kaduna with traditional rulers from the region, the Inspector General of Police, and the President of the Senate on Monday, the governors who…

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Police Parades Ex-Convict Who Impersonated Late Abba Kyari’s Wife Over Fraud

The Nigerian Police has nabbed one Mallam Aminu Ado, a 58-year-old man for allegedly impersonating the widow of Abba Kyari, late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. According to the police, the man also known as Al Amin Yerima has been duping unsuspecting Nigerians through the act. He was paraded by the Force Public…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Almost 7,000 + Other Updates

Nigeria Records 284 New Coronavirus Cases, Total infections Now 6,677 284 new Coronavirus cases has been recorded in Nigeria, bringing the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6677. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control disclosed this in a tweet on Wednesday. It said, “284 new cases of ‪#COVID19‬; 199 in Lagos, 26…

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UPDATE: Nigerian Army Apologises, Admits Killing 20-Year-Old Student In Jos

Hours after social media users called for justice after an Army personnel shot Rinji Peter Bala, a 20-year-old student dead at the University of Jos on Tuesday, the Nigerian Army’s Operation Safe Haven in Plateau State has rendered an apology. Recall that Bala was first arrested by vigilantes alongside six others for violating the lockdown…

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Plateau Celebrates Forgiveness Day As Friday Is Declared Public Holiday

The Plateau State Government has again declared Friday, (today) as a work-free day to celebrate the day of forgiveness and reconciliation. According to Punch Newspapers, Governor Simon Lalong had in February 7 last year inaugurated  the ‘Garden of Forgiveness’ in Jos, the state capital. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Danladi Atu, in a…

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Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Sacks All Commissioners

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau State, has dissolved his cabinet, sacking all of his commissioners, Punch reports. Lalong made this known in a statement released by the state’s Director of Press and Public Affairs in Government Affairs, Samuel Nanle. The sack will take effect from February 8, the statement said, and Lalong wished the former commissioners the best in…

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FG Agrees To Establish Ranches Over Recurring Farmers/Herdsmen Clashes

  According to Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, President Muhammadu Buhari and other state governors have agreed that ranches should be established to address incessant farmers/herdsmen clashes instead of grazing reserves, reports Vanguard. Making the disclosure yesterday in Jos, at the dedication of the new headquarters of Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Lalong said grazing…

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