Sunday, February 17, 2019

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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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    Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

Tension heightens in Plateau as gunmen ‘invade’ UNIJOS

The crisis in Jos, Plateau state capital, took a new dimension on Sunday when suspected gunmen reportedly invaded the University of Jos (UNIJOS).The violence was said to have begun from Tina area of Jos North local government area and later spread to other parts.Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the renewed attack.The suspected gunmen were said to [...]

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    Plateau imposes curfew on two LGAs as gunmen ‘kill 14’

Plateau imposes curfew on two LGAs as gunmen ‘kill 14’

The Plateau state government has imposed curfew on Jos north and Jos south local government areas of the state following attacks which led to loss of lives between Thursday night and Friday morning.TheCable gathered that 14 persons were killed in the latest attacks.Gunmen were said to have invaded a community in Rukuba Road, Jos north local government area and killed [...]

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    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

My loyalty to Atiku unquestionable, says APC chieftain

Yahaya Kwande, a founding member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he is loyal to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Kwande, a former Nigerian ambassador to Switzerland, said this on Wednesday when he attended a rally organised for the former vice-president in Jos, Plateau state.Abubakar visited the state to solicit the support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates for his [...]

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