Tertiary Institutions In Plateau State Embark On Strike

The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) on Monday embarked on indefinite strike over non-payment of five months salary arrears. The action followed a letter dated August 23 and jointly signed by its chairman, Paul Dakogol and Secretary, Ayum Solomon. JUPTI, in the letter, gave government seven-day ultimatum within which the arrears should be paid or faces the consequences. Luka Panpe, Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Plateau Polytechnic Chapter, and a member of JUPTI, told NAN that the strike became necessary following the failure of…

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Three years after, Plateau Government recalls over 2,000 teachers

Prof. Mathew Sule, Executive Chairman of Plateau State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) revealed today that the state government has recalled 2,017 teachers it disengaged in 2014 for presenting unclassified certificates and failing to meet minimum requirements for teachers. Sule said, in his efforts to improve the education sector, had approved their recall to address the short fall of teachers in primary schools in the state. He also said 519 of the number who were dismissed from service ‘’for presenting unclassified certificates during the last biometric capturing were pardoned.’’ The…

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Plateau judges commence indefinite sit-down strike

Plateau chapter of Sharia, Area and Customary Court Judges Association of Nigerian (SACCJAN), has commenced indefinite sit-down strike, following inability of the state government to pay eight years dressing allowances. Chairman, Ayuba Dazel, who briefed journalists, yesterday, after an emergency congress meeting, held at Court 4, Plateau State High Court Complex Jos, urged the 140 judges of the association to comply strictly with the directive. “SACCJAN resolved during a congress meeting held on Tuesday 13, June 2017, that all lower courts judges in the state are going on sit-down strike…

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Plateau commissioner dies during exercise

Plateau State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development Samuel Galadima has slumped and died during an early morning exercise at Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos. Governor Simon Lalong mandated his exco to hold such exercises every fortnight, to ensure members remained active, fit and healthy for governance. He allegedly made the exercise compulsory for his commissioners. The late Galadima allegedly slumped in the middle of the exercise and went into coma; he was rushed to Plateau Specialist Hospital but died as doctors battled to revive him. Secretary to the State…

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6 Persons Missing, 3 Soldiers Injured In Ambush In Plateau

Six persons have been declared missing in an ambush in Pang village in Heipang, Barkin Local Government of Plateau, according to Capt. Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman for the Special Task Force (STF). He also said three soldiers attached to the STF, maintaining peace in Plateau, were seriously injured in the ambush. Iweha told the News Agency o Nigeria (NAN) in Heipang on Wednesday that the corpse of one of the six missing persons had been found. Iweha explained that there was a report of cow rustling at Pang village, which prompted…

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