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    ‘Over 100’ shot dead in Plateau, curfew imposed on three LGAs

‘Over 100’ shot dead in Plateau, curfew imposed on three LGAs

The Plateau state government has imposed a curfew on Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government areas of the state, following the deaths of "over 100" persons on Saturday night.Rufus Bature, secretary to the state government, announced the curfew on Sunday afternoon.He said the movements in the three local government areas would be restricted between 6pm and 6am.Bature added [...]

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    75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

75-year-old Useni declares governorship ambition — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Jerimiah Useni, senator representing Plateau south senatorial district, has declared his intention to contest the 2019 governorship election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Useni made the declaration on Wednesday at the party’s state secretariat in Jos, the state capital.TheCable had earlier reported how the lawmaker wrote a letter to Timothy Golu, a member of the house of representatives, [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill three in Plateau

‘Herdsmen’ kill three in Plateau

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed three persons in Dong community of Jos north local government area of Plateau state.Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday in Jos.According to him, the ugly incident which occurred Thursday night, left some people injured.“Yesterday at about 7pm, we got information that gunmen invaded [...]

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    Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

Police say 16 killed in Plateau attacks — but community leaders say 25 buried

The Plateau police have said 16 persons were killed in the multiple attacks on several villages between Wednesday, March 7, and Friday, March 9.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesman, confirmed this to NAN on Sunday in Jos.However, leaders of the affected communities have said 25 people were killed in the attacks.The community leaders, who briefed journalists on Sunday in Jos, said [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

‘Herdsmen kill four children in their sleep’ in fresh Plateau attack

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed four children at Laake village in Kwall district of Bassa local government of Plateau state.According to THISDAY, the four children were killed in their sleep on Friday.Sunday Abdu, a former state house of assembly member, was quoted as saying the deceased will be given a mass burial on Tuesday.Abdu prayed for God's intervention in the [...]

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    Plateau is only state up to date in payment of salaries, says Buhari

Plateau is only state up to date in payment of salaries, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Plateau is the only state where salaries have been paid up to date.The president who is on a two-day visit to Plateau lamented that state governors "find it comfortable to sleep" despite owing salaries of workers.Speaking at a town hall meeting monitored by The Nation in Jos, the president commended Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, for his [...]

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    Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Plateau gov creates new ministries weeks after dissolving cabinet

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, has created six additional ministries to the 17 ministries in the state, bringing the total to 23.Five of the ministries were carved out from the existing ones.The governor had earlier in February dissolved his cabinet.Rufus Bature, secretary to the government of Plateau, announced the creation of the new ministries in a statement made available to [...]

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    Accredit your programmes or face sanctions, NUC warns Plateau State University

Accredit your programmes or face sanctions, NUC warns Plateau State University

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Plateau State University up till the end of May to get its programmes accredited or face sanctions.Speaking at a press conference to mark the end of his five-year tenure on Monday, Dokan Sheni, vice chancellor of the university, said none of the programmes offered at the university has been accredited since the [...]

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    Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Plateau governor dissolves cabinet

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has dissolved his cabinet.Emmanuel Nanle, the governor’s director of press and public affairs, announced this in a statement on Thursday.The statement did not indicate the reason for the sack of the commissioners.Lalong directed them to hand over to their permanent secretaries.He thanked the commissioners for their “selfless” service while assuring them their input in [...]

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    Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Lalong rejects cattle colonies in Plateau, says ‘they’re not in my imagination’

Simon Lalong, Plateau governor, says there's no space for cattle colonies in his state.The federal government had proposed the establishment of cattle colonies to help nip the menace of herdsmen killings in the bud.But like some of his colleagues, the governor said he has no intention of carving out any portion of the state for the cattle colony initiative of [...]

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    One killed as herdsmen accuse Plateau residents of stealing 350 cows

One killed as herdsmen accuse Plateau residents of stealing 350 cows

One person has been killed in what appears to be a clash involving herdsmen and residents in Plateau state.The deceased, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was killed on Monday night.Residents alleged that the incident, which occurred in Kimakpa, Kwall district of Bassa local government area, was orchestrated by herdsmen in the community.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the Plateau police [...]

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    Gunmen kill Plateau village head

Gunmen kill Plateau village head

The Plateau state police command on Monday confirmed that gunmen had killed Amos Marit, village head of Tarangol community.Tarangol community is in Bokkos local government area of Plateau.Terna Tyopev, the command’s spokesperson, told NAN in Jos that Marit, 57, was shot in the back.Tyopev said the killing was reported by two men, Enoch Michael and Christopher Marit, both of Fokkos village [...]

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    11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

11 shot dead as Plateau boils again

Unknown gunmen have attacked Makera community in Riyom local government area of Plateau state, killing 11 persons.Terna Tyopev, the spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the gunmen attacked the villagers while they were returning from the market on Tuesday night.“Yesterday (Tuesday), at about 7:30pm, unknown gunmen attacked villagers who were coming back from Makera community [...]

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    ICYMI: Plateau Polytechnic student jailed four years for rape

ICYMI: Plateau Polytechnic student jailed four years for rape

A Plateau Polytechnic student, Musa Nyam, has been jailed for 48 months following his conviction for raping a girl at a birthday bash.A Jos Upper Area court sitting in Kasuwan Nama gave the verdict on Friday after Nyam pleaded guilty to the charge of rape. [...]

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    Two killed as Plateau boils again

Two killed as Plateau boils again

Some gunmen killed two persons in Riyom local government area of Plateau state on Tuesday.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed this to TheCable.He said the attackers struck at Joli, a village in the area, around 9:30pm.Terna also said two of the residents escaped with injuries while two lost their lives during the attack.“The four persons were coming back from wherever [...]

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    Air force deploys fighter jets in Plateau

Air force deploys fighter jets in Plateau

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has deployed some of its troops and fighter aircraft to Jos, Plateau state capital.Olatokunbo Adesanya, NAF director of public relations and information, who disclosed this on Thursday, said the development was a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.He added the deployment was to prevent reprisal attacks from the residents, which “would escalate the conflict”.On Monday, suspected [...]

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