Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    Plateau PDP chair: Dariye’s defection not only criminal but unconstitutional

Plateau PDP chair: Dariye’s defection not only criminal but unconstitutional

Damishi Sango, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, says the recent defection of Joshua Dariye to the All Progressives Congress (APC) is criminal.Sango said this at a news conference in Jos on Friday.In a letter which Senate President Bukola Saraki read at plenary, Dariye announced his defection to the APC.But Sango said the movement of Dariye [...]

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    Declare Dariye’s seat vacant, Plateau PDP tells INEC

Declare Dariye’s seat vacant, Plateau PDP tells INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to immediately declare the seat of Joshua Dariye, senator representing Plateau central, vacant.On Thursday, Dariye announced his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), citing the leadership crisis in the party as reason for the action.But in a statement signed by Amos Gombi, [...]

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    More trouble for PDP as Dariye joins APC

More trouble for PDP as Dariye joins APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered a setback on Thursday following the defection Joshua Dariye, one of its senators, to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Dariye, a former governor of Plateau state, is leaving the PDP at a time the party is trying to mount a formidable opposition to the ruling party.Senate President Bukola Saraki read the defection letter of Dariye [...]

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    Former ADC to Plateau gov killed in fire outbreak

Former ADC to Plateau gov killed in fire outbreak

Anthony Kwame, former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Fidelis Tapgun, governor of Plateau state, was killed in an inferno that gutted his residence in the Jenta-Adamu neighbourhood of Jos on Monday.Also killed along with the retired police officer were his two daughters, Theresa and Kerry, and son, Emmanuel.According to Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police command, Kwame’s wife, Charity and his [...]

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    3 killed in violent protests in Plateau, govt imposes 24-hr curfew

3 killed in violent protests in Plateau, govt imposes 24-hr curfew

The Plateau state government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Bokkos local government area following a protest that left three persons dead and eight others wounded.Youths in Bokkos had early on Thursday morning staged a protest over the killing of their paramount ruler and Sef Ron Kulere, Lazarus Agai.Agai was killed alongside his son, daughter-in-law and orderly.Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman of [...]

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    IG orders arrest of killers of Plateau monarch

IG orders arrest of killers of Plateau monarch

Ibrahim Idris, acting inspector-general of police (IG), has ordered the arrest of the killers of Lazarus Agaie, the traditional ruler of Bokkos in Plateau state.According to Don Awunah, spokesman of the police, Idris has directed Joshack Habilla, deputy-inspector-general of police (DIG) operations, to proceed to Plateau to lead the task.Awunah disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday.The statement [...]

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    Outrage in Plateau… monarch was killed ‘over grazing reserve’

Outrage in Plateau… monarch was killed ‘over grazing reserve’

Solomon Maren, lawmaker representing Bokkos/Mangu constituency in the national assembly, says there are reports that Lazarus Agaie, the Plateau monarch, who was shot to death on Monday, was killed over his stance on grazing reserve.But Maren, who is from the same town with the deceased, did not state the stance of Agaie.Gunmen killed Agaie aged 76-year-old as he was on [...]

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    Tension as gunmen kill Plateau monarch, police orderly

Tension as gunmen kill Plateau monarch, police orderly

There was tension in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state on Monday, following the killing of Lawrence Agaie, the Saf Ron-Kuelere and paramount ruler of the town.Also killed were the traditional ruler's police orderly, Sunday Wuyah, his wife, as well as his son, Shagari.NAN quoted a source as saying that the monarch was attacked on his way home after visiting [...]

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    Nigeria is moving forward, says Oyedepo

Nigeria is moving forward, says Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church (LFC) worldwide has described Nigeria as a country that is moving forward, in spite of its present economic challenges.Oyedepo said this in Jos, Plateau state capital, when he addressed both local and international assembly of the church workers in a broadcast on Thursday morning.He told the workers that both the nation [...]

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    Lalong: I’ll deal with looters myself if EFCC delays

Lalong: I’ll deal with looters myself if EFCC delays

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has threatened to go ahead with the prosecution of persons alleged to have looted state funds if anti-graft agencies delay investigation.Lalong said his government did not want to appear to be in conflict with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other offences Related Commission (ICPC), “but if they delay and [...]

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    Lai: Hundreds of thousands of job are coming

Lai: Hundreds of thousands of job are coming

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has expressed optimism that the Nigerian economy will soon be transformed in an unprecedented manner, which will lead to the creation of "hundreds of thousands of jobs"Speaking on Friday when he visited Gyang Buba, the Gbong Gwom Jos, Mohammed said thousands of jobs would be created in 2017 when the country is expected [...]

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    Jos central mosque records fire outbreak

Jos central mosque records fire outbreak

An outbreak of fire destroyed the female section of the Jos Central Mosque on Wednesday.A NAN correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, observed that large flames had swallowed most parts of the entire mosque.The flames and smoke also covered houses and shops in the vicinity.Jspokesman of the Plateau police command, described the fire as "very serious and unfortunate''.He [...]

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    Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa fever has claimed two more lives in Plateau state, the state government confirmed on Monday in Jos.Kuden Dayin, the commissioner for health, told NAN that the victims died at the Jos University Teaching Hosital (JUTH) on Saturday.The latest development brings to three, the number of persons so far killed, after the commissioner confirmed the death of one person at [...]

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    Jos LG chairman dies 2 days after taking oath of office

Jos LG chairman dies 2 days after taking oath of office

Hosea Azi, chairman of Jos-east local government area in Plateau state, died in a road accident on Sunday, exactly two days after he was sworn into office.Simon Lalong, governor of the state, described Azi's death as “very shocking”, disclosing that he was involved in a motor accident at Garaku in Nasarawa state.“I received the news of the sudden demise of [...]

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    University of Jos lecturers begin indefinite strike

University of Jos lecturers begin indefinite strike

Lecturers of the University of Jos in Plateau state have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved working conditions.F. C. Piwuna, chairman of the university's chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.Piwuna said ASUU's national executive council had approved the action."The NEC of ASUU has approved [...]

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    Mysterious snakes invade Plateau communities, bite 50

Mysterious snakes invade Plateau communities, bite 50

Snakes washed by flood into Kanke, Kanam and other communities in Plateau have bitten more than 50 people in the last two weeks.Timothy Golu, representative of the area at the house of representatives, confirmed the development to NAN in Jos after visiting the victims.Golu said some had died while others in critical conditions were on admission in various hospitals and [...]

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