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Owners of arms seized by Customs Service identified

The owners of the over  2000 assault weapons seized at the Tin Can Island port by Nigerian customs officials have been identified. Details of the importers of the weapons as reported by Daily Trust newspaper are in the proceeding paragraphs.   ...

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US President, Donald Trump warned against war mongering.

The US President, Mr Donald Trump has been warned against seeking war instead of dialogue and negotiation. Speaking at the UNGA, Zimbabwe President,  Dr  Mugabe admonished Mr Trump against conducting himself like the biblical Goliath who,  

Senate President, Bukola Saraki dodges confirming that each Senator earns over N29million monthly

According to NaijaNews,  an online newspaper, Senate President, Bukola  Saraki has dodged providing SERAP - an anti- corruption organisation-  details of the National Assembly earnings. Professor Sagay had accused the Senators of allocating a whopping N29m to themselves monthly. Below are Details of the publication:

Update on "Tension in Jos"

The Government of Plateau State has declared curfew to commence from 6pm-6am. The action is directed at containing the activities of persons who may want to disturb the present peace in the state.   

Tension in Jos over returnee dead bodies of Nigerians allegedly killed persons in Eastern Nigeria

Today, 14 September 2016 at about 1600hours, tension over claims of dead bodies of Nigerians killed in the eastern part of the country caused pandemonium in Jos. The dead bodies were said to have been deposited at Katako Market which is located at Loranto in Jos City.   

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 16:39

Simon Bako Lalong- the Governor-elect of Plateau State was born on May 5th, 1963. He is a native of Ajikamai in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. Simon Bako Lalong had his Primary School Education at R.C.M. Primary School Shendam, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977.

 

He went to G.S.S Shendam where he obtained his O’ Level Certificate in 1982, and thereafter, went to S.P.S Keffi where he obtained IJMB in 1986. This enabled him to study Law at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria and graduated with a Bachelor of Law degree in 1990.

He was at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, where he had his one year compulsory studies and was called to bar in 1991. He thereafter, went to University of Jos for post graduate studies, obtaining a Masters Degree in Law(LLM) in 1986.

Lalong started his legal practice in 1992 with the prestigious T- Obot & Co. Legal Practitioners, Jos. This he did soon after serving the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in the Legal Unit of FCDA Abuja. He also worked with Victor Fomwul & Co. Jos from 1997- 1999 as a Managing Partner. He later established his own chambers and was the Principal Partner of Simon B. Lalong & Co. Legal Practitioners.

In 1999, he harkened to the call of the people of Shendam constituency to contest into the state House of Assembly, which he won with a landslide victory under the platform of the PDP (a party he took part in its formation in Shendam L.G.A.). He was subsequently made the Speaker of the State House of Assembly in October 2000.

As a Speaker, Lalong’s rare leadership qualities earned him the record of the longest serving Speaker in the history of Plateau state legislature (2000 – 2006 i.e seven years of unbroken quality leadership).

Also, while serving as a Speaker, his leadership qualities endeared him to all his fellow Speakers across the 36 states in Nigeria who elected him twice as; Chairman, Nigerian Conference of Speakers (i.e. forum of all the 36 Speakers of the federation) from 2001- 2002. He was the National Chairman, forum of All former Speakers of Nigeria and also Chairman of former State Legislators, Plateau State Chapter.

Lalong’s outstanding qualities also made him to win the 1999 and 2003 elections into the State House of Assembly representing Shendam Constituency. As a Member and a Speaker who has served longer than those before and after him (at least as at date), he is proud to be associated with the following landmark enactments leading to: the Establishment of Plateau State University (now Solomon Lar University) Bokkos, Establishment of College of Agriculture Garkawa, Establishment of College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, Kurgwi, Creation of additional/new chiefdoms and districts, Creation of additional State Wards, Private Bill on establishment of structures in Local Govt. Councils.

Simon Bako Lalong contested for the Governorship in Plateau state in the April 2015 elections under the Platform of the All Progressive Congress(APC) and won.

RELIGION

Mada Language And Bible Translation Committee

Mada Language Development And Bible Translation Committee: Here is good news to you all. Effort is being made by the Mada Language Development and Bible Translation Committee to make it possible for those interested in reading in Mada language to have the opportunity to do so. T...

WORLD NEWS

9/11 Survivor Captured In Iconic Photo Dies Of Cancer

Marcy Borders, a survivor of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks who was photographed covered in dust after fleeing the World Trade Center, has died of stomach cancer. Borders' family announced her death Tuesday on Facebook. She was diagnosed with stomach cancer last year at the age o...

SPORTS NEWS

Thabo Mbeki, others approved alleged $10m ‘bribe’ for FIFA

The highest levels of South African government approved a $10 million dollar payment that US investigators suspect was a bribe to get the 2010 World Cup, media reports said Friday. Then president Thabo Mbeki and foreign minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma approved the payment whic...

NIGERIAN NEWS

Boko Haram Financier Gets 10-Years Jail Term

One of the financiers of the dreaded Boko Haram sect has been sentenced to 10-years imprisonment with hard labour by a Federal High Court in Lagos. The Boko Haram financier who was sentenced on Wednesday was among four suspects secretly tried before Justice Saliu Saidu by the De...