Andrew Ajijah

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Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau Killings: Protesters Invade govt house, destroy property – Official

The Plateau State government has said persons protesting the Barkin-ladi killings that claimed over 86 lives invaded the Government House on Wednesday and in the process destroyed public property worth millions of naira. A statement by the director of press and public affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, Wednesday night sent to journalists…

President Buhari in Jos

What Buhari, Gov. Lalong told Plateau citizens over killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has the capacity to surmount the insecurity challenges bedeviling Nigeria because he knew of the challenges before vying for the office of President. Mr. Buhari stated this on Tuesday evening at the government house, while paying condolences to victims of the recent mayhem in…

President Buhari arriving Jos

Violence: Buhari visits Plateau, calls for calm

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of the federal government to bring an end to the killings in Plateau State. Mr Buhari stated this Tuesday in Jos at the Government House during a security meeting with warring factions in the Barkin Ladi violence that claimed over 86 lives over…

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Troubled Plateau gets new police commissioner

A new commissioner of police has been posted to Plateau State. Bala Ciroma is to assume duties immediately in the troubled state. About 100 people were killed over the weekend in Plateau in violence linked to herdsmen. Many Nigerians have condemned the security situation in the North-central state. On Monday,…

Violence: Nigerian govt to deploy more soldiers to Plateau – Osinbajo

Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured citizens of Plateau State, and indeed Nigerians, that the federal government will end the ongoing violence and killings in the state. The vice president said the federal government has concluded arrangements to deploy more troops to the state to help in curtailing the…

Cattle

The untold killings that may have triggered Plateau massacre

Two days before the Saturday massacre of mainly Christian mourners in Barkin Ladi, Plateau State, four Fulani cattle traders were murdered in the same area. The Saturday killings led to the death of at least 86 people, according to the police, with a resident saying 120 people were killed. Pam…

Osinbajo in Jos over Plateau killings

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will visit Plateau State Monday evening to address the leaders over the renewed killings in the state. The state Commissioner for information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, disclosed this to journalists in Jos in a telephone interview. The police said 86 people were killed in several villages…

Police on patrol

Death toll in Plateau attack rises to 86 – Police

The police in Plateau State have confirmed 86 people dead in the violence that erupted on Saturday in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area. The violence, allegedly by armed herdsmen, almost led to reprisal attacks by in Jos, the state capital, on Sunday; leading the government to declare a curfew. A…

PLateau state governor, SImon Bako Lalong. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Plateau violence spreads; curfew declared in three local govts

The Plateau State Government has imposed a dusk to down curfew in three local government areas of the state, following escalation of the Barkin Ladi violence to Jos South Local Government Area, Sunday afternoon. A statement by the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Rufus Bature, said the curfew is…

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Armed men attack Plateau mourners; witness says 120 killed; police confirm 11

A cleric has reported the killing of 120 people who were returning from a funeral service. The police confirmed the attack but said only 11 persons died. The pastor in charge of Church of Christ In Nations (COCIN) Regional Church Council (RCC) Rop in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area said…

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Bridge linking Taraba, Plateau collapses after heavy downpour

A heavy rainstorm has collapsed a major bridge linking part of Taraba State and three Local Government Areas of Southern Plateau State. Affected residents who use the collapsed bridge daily, said a 24-hour downpour washed away the said bridge. They also reported that the bridge had been undergoing rehabilitation by…

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Police name victims in deadly Plateau community attack

The police have named the four persons shot dead Wednesday night in an attack in the Gashes district of Plateau State. Three of the victims had the same second names, and appeared to have been members of the same family. Police spokesperson in the state, Terna Tyopev, gave the names…

Four reported killed as armed men storm Plateau community

Four persons were reportedly killed and ten others missing in a Wednesday night attack on Gashes district, Barkinladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. Two residents, Chuwang Moses and Yohana Samson, in separate interviews also told PREMIUM TIMES that many other residents ran into a nearby bush during the attack.…

Former National Caretaker Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi.

Makarfi visits Plateau, vows to unseat Buhari

The immediate past national caretaker chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, has said if he wins the party's 2019 presidential ticket, he will defeat the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Makarfi, who recently threw his hat into the ring, said the PDP will effectively tackle insecurity headlong…

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Cultists on rampage in Jos, 33 arrested

Hours after suspected cultists went on rampage injuring people and damaging cars, the police say they have arrested some of them. The police in Plateau said they arrested 33 suspected cultists along Bauchi road in Jos, Jos North Local Government Area. The police also said dangerous weapons were recovered from…

Former Governor of Plateau State, Sen. Joshua Dariye, during his arraignment at the FCT High Court Gudu,in Abuja on Tuesday (12/6/18). The Court sentence him to 14 year imprisonment for fraud and misappropriation of funds. 03249/12/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Plateau leaders, residents react to ex-Gov. Dariye’s imprisonment

Political and religious leaders in Plateau State have reacted to Tuesday's sentencing of the state's former governor, Joshua Dariye. A court in Abuja found Mr Dariye guilty of corruption when he was governor between 1999 and 2007, and sentenced him to 14 years in prison with no option of fine.…

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UniJos speaks on wrong award of First Class degrees to graduands

The University of Jos has explained that technical errors caused its it to wrongly allocate First Class degrees to graduands. PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday reported how many graduating law students opened the university's portal to see they had been wrongly awarded First Class degrees. The university on Monday said it…

Protest

Women journalists, lawyers protest alleged sexual molestation of children in orphanage

The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in partnership with the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA), Plateau State chapter, on Friday protested the alleged sexual molestation of orphans by a director of an orphanage, Stephen Centre International in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The women presented a letter of complaint to…

Nigeria Police

Gunmen kill three in Plateau community — Police

Police in Plateau State have reported the killing of three persons, including a 60-year-old man by yet-to-be identified gunmen in Kura Falls, Barkinladi local government area on Saturday. The spokesman of the police command, Terna Tyopev, made the disclosure to PREMIUM TIMES via text message. "We have received an information…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

2019: Nine PDP governorship aspirants jostle for Lalong’s seat

As preparations for the 2019 governorship intensifies in Plateau State, more aspirants among the opposition People's Democratic Party emerge each day. Some of the aspirants seeking to unseat the incumbent governor, Simon Lalong on the platform of the PDP include: Jeremiah Useni, George Daika, one time member of the house…

Former Governor of Plateau, Sen. Jonah Jang being led to the court by the Prisons officials for continued hearing in alleged corruption charges by the EFCC in Jos on Thursday (24/5/18). 24/5/2018/Sunday Adah/JMH/BJO/NAN

How I preached while in detention — Ex-Gov. Jang

Former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang, who was granted bail Thursday morning by the Plateau state high court in Jos, has described his detention in prison for one week on the order of the court as an act of illegality. Mr Jang, who is a senator, secured freedom after…

Jonah Jang

Traditional ruler of Jos stands surety for ex-Governor Jonah Jang

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, left jail on Thursday after the traditional ruler of Jos, Gyang Buba, who is also the chairman of the state's council of chiefs, stood as his surety. The State High Court, which last week Wednesday remanded Mr Jang at the Jos prisons,…

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APC appeal panel dismisses petition against reelection of Plateau chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) congress appeal committee for Plateau State has dismissed the petition against the reelection of Latep Dabang as the state chairman of the party. The Chairman of the committee, Babatunde Monday, while speaking with Journalists shortly after the sitting of the committee, said the petition by…

A group photo of President Buhari and Ministers

You’re not with us, APC chairman attacks Buhari’s minister

The chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Plateau State chapter, Latep Dabang, has said the sports minister, Solomon Dalung, who hails from the state, has never attended any function of the party since he was appointed minister. Mr. Dabang stated this on Monday, at the party secretariat in Jos,…

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Three cars burnt in Jos violence over murder of community leader’s son – Police

The Police in Plateau State said they averted bloodshed on Monday during a clash between members of two ethnic groups in Faringada, Jos North Local Government Area of the state, over the suspected murder of a son of a community leader in the area. According to police spokesperson in the…