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    EXTRA: Teenager ‘kidnaps self in Jos, demands N500,000 ransom’

EXTRA: Teenager ‘kidnaps self in Jos, demands N500,000 ransom’

The Plateau state police command has arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly staging his own kidnap and demanding a ransom of N500,000.The boy, who was paraded in Jos, the state capital, on Thursday, told journalists that he initiated the plan with his friends in order to purchase clothes and celebrate his graduation.“I was the one who initiated the plan and [...]

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    Witness: EFCC forced me to indict Jonah Jang

Witness: EFCC forced me to indict Jonah Jang

Yusuf Pam, a former cashier of the Plateau government, says his statements indicting Jonah Jang, former governor of the state, were made to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under duress.Pam made this claim on Tuesday while testifying under cross-examination at a Jos high court.When asked if he truly admitted to being the that paid monies into Jang’s Zenith [...]

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    33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

33-year-old undergraduate emerges speaker of Plateau assembly

Abok Ayuba, a 33-year-old final year student of the University of Jos, on Monday emerged as speaker of the Plateau state house of assembly.Ayuba, a law student, was elected unopposed at the assembly’s inaugural sitting.His emergence followed the passage of the "Not Too Young To Run" bill which reduced the age limit for members of state house of assembly from [...]

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    How UNIJOS graduate stabbed ‘sex worker’ to death

How UNIJOS graduate stabbed ‘sex worker’ to death

The Plateau state police command has arrested Oladipo Oyefemi, 33-year-old graduate of geology and mining from the University of Jos (UNIJOS), for allegedly killing a woman.Oyefemi, a resident of Millionaires Quaters, Jos, the state capital, was said to have picked 24-year-old Patience Musa at the West of Mines area of the city around midnight on Friday, May 31 for a [...]

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    Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Dalung: Youth must be recognised as key actors in peacemaking

Solomon Dalung, minister of youths and sports, says efforts towards sustainable peace and security in Nigeria will remain a mirage if the youthful population is still perceived as perpetrators of violence.He spoke in Abuja at a continental study on "The Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa", organized by the African Union (AU) and supported by [...]

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    Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

Three persons, 319 cattle killed in Plateau

The Plateau state police command has confirmed the killing of three persons and 319 cattle in different attacks in Miango district of Bassa local government area of the state.A statement by Tyopev Terna, police public relations officer, also said two herders went missing during the attacks.Terna said the attacks on the herders occurred a day after some unidentified gunmen killed three persons [...]

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    Seven-month-old baby injured as gunmen kill two in Plateau

Seven-month-old baby injured as gunmen kill two in Plateau

Unidentified gunmen have killed two persons and injured a seven-month-old baby at Maiyanga village of Miango district of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying it occurred Monday night.“This morning we received information that on Monday unknown gunmen attacked Maiyanga village of Miango District in [...]

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    EXTRA: I won re-election because I pay salaries, says Lalong

EXTRA: I won re-election because I pay salaries, says Lalong

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, says workers in the state rewarded him with another term in office because of prompt payment of salaries.Lalong spoke at a send-off party organised by the state council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in honour of Jibrin Banchir, its immediate past chairman.NAN reports that Banchir has been appointed by Lalong as his special adviser on labour matters.The [...]

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    Five killed in fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau

Five killed in fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau

Five people have died in a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever in Plateau state.Kunden Deyin, Plateau commissioner for health, told NAN on Sunday that the state recorded 17 cases after multiple tests were conducted.Deyin said 13 people have been admitted in a hospital and are responding to treatment.The commissioner said 73 persons who had primary and secondary contacts with [...]

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    Three years later, soldier gets death sentence for killing girlfriend

Three years later, soldier gets death sentence for killing girlfriend

A Plateau high court sitting in Barkin Ladi on Wednesday sentenced Sunday Umaru, a 34-year-old dismissed solider, to death by hanging.Umaru was said to have hacked his girlfriend to death over a message found on her phone.Justice SP Gang handed down the sentence after finding Umaru guilty of killing his girlfriend, Charity Thomas, on January 23, 2016.Delivering the judgment, Gang [...]

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    Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Lalong: Why Buhari didn’t address the crowd at Plateau APC rally

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, says President Muhammadu Buhari's inability to address the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Jos is nothing new.Buhari, the presidential candidate of the APC, was in Jos on Saturday in continuation of his nationwide campaign for the elections.According to NAN, the Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was jam-packed with [...]

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    Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

Army takes measures against Lassa fever as soldier dies in Jos cantonment

The Nigerian army has announced that one of its senior officers attached to the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment in Jos, Plateau state, may have died of Lassa fever.In a statement on Thursday, Ikechukwu Eze, acting deputy director, army public relations, said the division has taken measures to avoid the spread of the disease in the cantonment.He noted that Nuhu Angbazo, the [...]

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    Police declare 13 wanted over killing of general

Police declare 13 wanted over killing of general

The police command in Plateau state has declared 13 people wanted over the killing of Idris Alkali, a retired major-general.In September, Alkali was declared missing after he embarked on a trip to Bauchi but never reached his destination.Later that same month, his car was found in a pond in Dura-Du community of Jos South local government area.After an extensive search, [...]

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    Gunmen abduct traditional ruler in Plateau

Gunmen abduct traditional ruler in Plateau

Gunmen have kidnapped David Dongbam, a second class traditional ruler of Dorock Kingdom in Shandam local government area of Plateau.Terna Tyopev, police spokesman in Plateau, made this known in a statement on Tuesday.He said Dongbam was abducted at his residence in Shandam on Monday night.Tyopev told NAN: “Yesterday, at about 10 p.m., we received information that unknown gunmen stormed the residence [...]

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    Missing general: District head declared wanted turns self in

Missing general: District head declared wanted turns self in

Yakubu Rap, the district head of Dura, in Jos south local government, who was declared wanted by the Plateau police command, has turned himself in.Rap was declared wanted over the disappearance of Idris Alkali, a retired major general who had gone missing for weeks.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesman, said in a statement: "The District Head turned himself in and is [...]

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    Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings

Plateau residents protest against ongoing killings

Commercial activities in Jos, Plateau state capital, were temporarily suspended as residents of the state stormed the streets to protest the endless killings in the state.The protesters called for the prosecution of those behind the killings in the state.The protesters, under the aegis of ‘The Faithfu, a group of clergymen, also want owner of the pond in Dura Du, where [...]

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