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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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    ‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

Twenty persons have reportedly been killed in yet another attack in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.A source said the attack occurred in Miango district of the area on Monday morning.But Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, could not confirm the incident."I am not aware of this attack. I just left a live radio programme and I have not been [...]

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    Six killed in fresh Plateau attack

Six killed in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed at least six people in Taagbe, a village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Sunday Yari, a witness, said among those killed were five adults and a teenager.He said the attackers, who came with sophisticated weapons, moved from one house to another.“They razed down a lot of houses and destroyed properties worth [...]

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    Gunmen kill ex-Plateau head of service

Gunmen kill ex-Plateau head of service

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked Wereh village in Barkin-Ladi, Plateau state, killing Moses Gwom, former Plateau head of service, and two other persons.Sources from the village indicated that the assailants invaded the village at night, shot many people, and ran into the bush.“The attack lasted about 10 minutes or so,” the source told the NAN on Wednesday in Jos.Terna Tyopev, the [...]

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    Lalong relaxes curfew in Jos

Lalong relaxes curfew in Jos

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital.Lalong had imposed the curfew to avoid a reprisal attack on Igbo residents, following the clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some people of northern extraction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Two persons were said to have been killed in [...]

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    Plateau gov: Two killed, several injured in fracas

Plateau gov: Two killed, several injured in fracas

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, has confirmed that two persons died during a fracas in the state on Thursday night.Lalong said several others sustained injuries and are being treated in hospitals across Jos, the state capital.He made this known while meeting with community and religious leaders in the state following the unrest.TheCable had reported that there was a likelihood of a [...]

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    Plateau gov warns against acts of lawlessness, says nobody is above the law

Plateau gov warns against acts of lawlessness, says nobody is above the law

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has warned residents in the state to desist from acts of lawlessness that would bring about public disorder.Fears of a possible clash between Hausa and Igbo communities in Jos, the state capital, had forced the governor to declare a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the city.The unrest was caused by the reported death of two persons in [...]

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