Monday, July 22, 2019

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    Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Soldier killed as gunmen burn down Plateau village

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed four persons, including a soldier at Tanturon in Riyom local government area of Plateau state.A security source told TheCable that the attackers suspected to be herdsmen burnt all the houses in the entire village.He said they struck around 1pm and that a combined team of soldiers, policemen and local security guards engaged the [...]

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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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    Gunmen invade Plateau Polytechnic, ‘abduct one’

Gunmen invade Plateau Polytechnic, ‘abduct one’

Gunmen broke into Plateau State Polytechnic in the wee hours of Monday, abducting one person in the process.The attackers raided the staff quarters of the polytechnic located at Heipang in Barki Ladi local government area of the state.Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the attack to TheCable.The abducted lady, 24, is said to be the younger sister [...]

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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

INEC: All burnt PVCs in Abia, Plateau will be reprinted before elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will reprint all the permanent voter cards (PVCs) burnt in its office in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.It also said it has reprinted all the ones burnt in its office in Isiala Ngwa south local government area in Abia state, and delivered them for collection.The two INEC offices were [...]

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    Ballot boxes, voters’ register destroyed as fire engulfs INEC office in Plateau

Ballot boxes, voters’ register destroyed as fire engulfs INEC office in Plateau

Electoral materials have been destroyed in a fire outbreak at an office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau state.Osaretin Imajiyereobo, INEC's head of department voter education and publicity in the state, who confirmed the incident, did not disclose when it happened.He listed permanent voters cards (PVCs), ballot boxes and voters' register [...]

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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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    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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    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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    Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Yakubu Dati, Plateau commissioner for information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win 100 percent votes in the state during the 2019 presidential election.Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the governorship election, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan got more votes than Buhari during the 2015 elections.Speaking to journalists in Kaduna, where he attended the 47th meeting of the national council on information, [...]

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    EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

EFCC presents more evidence against Jang

A Plateau state high court on Thursday admitted more exhibit in the N6.3 billion fraud trial against Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau state.Jang is standing trial along with Yusuf Pam, a former government official in the state, on a 12-count charge bothering on diversion of public funds while serving as the governor.At the court on Thursday, the Economic and [...]

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    Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings to receive award

Imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings to receive award

 Abdullahi Abubakar, the 83-year-old imam who hid over 200 people, including Christians, during an attack in Plateau, has been chosen to receive the 2018 Nigerian Young Professionals Forum (NYPF) award.Abubakar was chosen alongside Ifeanyi Okowa, Okezie Ipkeazu, Ibrahim Dakwambo, Kashim Shettima, governors of Delta, Abia, Gombe and Borno states respectively.Also named to receive the award is Daisy Danjuma, senator and wife of Theophilus Danjuma, former [...]

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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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    Corpse of missing general found in a well

Corpse of missing general found in a well

The remains of Muhammed Alkali, the retired army general, who was declared missing on September 3, have been found in an abandoned well in Guchwet, Shen of Jos south local government area of Plateau state.A source disclosed this to TheCable, saying the military authorities would soon make it public.Umar Mohammed, leader of the operation search and rescue, later told reporters [...]

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    Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Women, children shot dead as gunmen raid Plateau villages

Suspected herdsmen have killed 19 people in an attack on Ariri village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.According to witnesses, the attackers invaded the village on Wednesday night.Women, young children and local farmers were said to have been shot to death in their sleep.Earlier on Tuesday, 14 people were killed at Jol village in Riyom local government area [...]

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    Useni, 75-year-old former minister, is PDP guber candidate in Plateau

Useni, 75-year-old former minister, is PDP guber candidate in Plateau

Jeremiah Useni, senator representing Plateau south, has emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.The 75-year-old former minister of the federal capital territory (FCT) clinched the ticket after defeating 12 other aspirants in the primary held on Sunday.Useni polled 1,018 votes to defeat his closest rival Johnbull Shekarau, a member of the house of representatives who [...]

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