Saturday, June 23, 2018

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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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    JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

JNI asks FG to wake up to responsibility of protecting lives

The Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has asked the federal government to wake up to its responsibility of protecting the lives and property of citizens.The body is led by Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto.Khalid Abubakar-Aliyu, JNI's publicity secretary, said this while reacting to reports of killings in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Abubakar-Aliyu said the perpetrators of the attacks must [...]

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    Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Dalung: Lalong misled Buhari to inaugurate a bridge built by Jonathan

Solomon Dalung, minister of youth and sports, has accused Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, of misleading President Muhammadu Buhari to inaugurate a bridge which was completed by ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Buhari paid a two-day working visit to Plateau last week - his first since he took over in 2015.In a statement on Monday, Dalung criticised the governor, saying Lalong had [...]

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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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    Not too old to run: Useni wants to be Plateau gov — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Not too old to run: Useni wants to be Plateau gov — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Plateau state will make history if Jeremiah Useni, retired lt. general and senator representing Plateau south senatorial district, achieves his next political target.In a letter seen by TheCable, the senator expressed his wish to govern the state in 2019. If he eventually succeeds, he will be the oldest elected governor in Nigeria.In the letter addressed to Timothy Golu, a member [...]

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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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    John Shagaya, former Plateau senator, is dead

John Shagaya, former Plateau senator, is dead

John Shagaya, a former senator representing Plateau south, is dead.A member of his family confirmed his death to New Telegraph on Sunday.Shagaya reportedly died following a motor accident that occurred while he was on his way to Langtang, Plateau state.He was recently appointed as the chairman National Institute for Policy and Strategy Studies (NIPSS) by President Muhammadu Buhari.Shagaya was a [...]

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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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    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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    Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says he would have made Jos Nigeria's capital, but for the fear of being accused of "parochialism and favouritism".He said this on Tuesday at the 26th anniversary exhibition and commemoration of the movement of the seat of government from Lagos to Abuja.Gowon, who was the head of state from 1966 to 1975, said the [...]

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    Plateau PDP chairman regains freedom after three days in captivity

Plateau PDP chairman regains freedom after three days in captivity

Damishi Sango, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, who was abducted in Kaduna state on Thursday, has regained freedom.His release comes less than 24 hours after ex-President Goodluck Jonathan appealed to security agencies to ensure the release of Sango, who was kidnapped alongside his son and three other people, in the Jere area of Kaduna state.The [...]

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    Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman ‘demand N100m ransom’

Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman ‘demand N100m ransom’

The kidnappers of Damishi Sango, chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, have demanded a ransom of N100 million for his release.A source told TheCable that the kidnappers contacted Sango’s family on Thursday afternoon to make known their demand."Those holding him called this afternoon. They used his phone to reach the family," the source said.Sango was kidnapped on [...]

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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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    Snake kills 250 in Gombe, Plateau

Snake kills 250 in Gombe, Plateau

Two hundred and fifty victims of snake bite have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe states, following an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom drugs in the country.According to NAN, the 250 deaths recorded were those taken to three medical centres- General Hospital Kaltungo, Ali Mega Pharmacy, Gombe and Comprehensive Medical Centre, Zamko, Plateau state- for treatment.The [...]

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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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