Andrew Ajijah

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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…

Health workers used to illustrate the story.

NMA accuses JOHESU of sabotaging healthcare delivery

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Plateau State chapter, has alleged that JOHESU members are frustrating the activities of medical doctors, tampering with chemicals in laboratories, and locking up medicine stores at hospitals to hinder healthcare delivery. "It is unfortunate that JOHESU members are on strike, but in most cases, (they)…

EFCC arraigns former Gov. Jonah Jang in Jos

Ex-Governor Jonah Jang remanded in prison

The Plateau State High Court has remanded a former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, in Jos prison. The court made the decision after it denied an application by Mr Jang's counsel, Robert Clarke, for his bail following his arraignment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday.…

Monkeypox

Suspected monkeypox patient admitted in Jos hospital – Official

A patient suspected to have been infected by monkeypox disease has been admitted into the Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau State, a missionary-owned teaching hospital. The Plateau State commissioner for health, Kuden Kamshak, confirmed the incident to journalists in Jos on Tuesday, adding that the patient was still being…

Deserted corridors of the National Hospital

‎Sorrow, anguish as Nigerians suffer from health workers’ strike

Patients in federal health institutions are currently passing through untold pain even as their relatives have been grumbling for the past 22 days as a result of the ongoing strike by health workers, an investigation by PREMIUM TIMES has shown. Three weeks ago, JOHESU, an association of health workers except…

EFCC operatives

Detained ex-governor, accused of corruption, sues EFCC

The legal team of an ex-governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, who is said to be in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has sued the commission for detaining him for over 72 hours after he turned himself in. The senator, who turned himself in after…

PIC. 1. CANDIDATES FOR THE NIGERIA POLICE CADET EXAMINATION FILE FOR ACCREDITATION AT OKAKA CENTRE IN YENAGOA, BAYELSA ON MONDDAY (22/8/16). 5896/23/8/2016/AO/ICE/BJO/NAN

Nursing mothers excluded from Nigeria police recruitment exercise

The Police have said nursing mothers would not be allowed to take part in the screening exercise for new police constables which began around the nation, Tuesday. Adeniran Aremu, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, said the restriction of nursing mothers from taking part in the exercise is still in…

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13 feared killed in Jos cult clash

Two rival cults groups in Jos, the Red Axe and Black Axe, clashed over the weekend, leaving 13 persons dead, a resident has said Confirming the clash on Monday, spokesman of the Plateau State command, Terna Tyopev, in a telephone interview, said one corpse was found under an overhead bridge,…

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Community leader, two others shot in Plateau attacks

The district head of Gashis community in Plateau State and two others were shot on Sunday evening, an official has said. The transition management committee chairman of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Dickson Chollom, on Monday reported the shooting of the district head in his house and…

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Four killed in fresh Plateau attack – Police

The police in Plateau have confirmed the killing of four persons from Bassa Local Government Area by yet-to-be identified armed men, Wednesday afternoon. The police said it swung into action immediately to address the situation, but the harm had "already been done." The police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, made the disclosure…

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Gunmen kill five, injure three in Plateau community

Gunmen have killed five persons and injured three others at Inding village, a community in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. The incident took place late Sunday night. The injured have reportedly been rushed for treatment in Barkinladi, headquarters of the council, residents said. The Plateau police…

Passengers escape death as bus collides with trailer

A 14-seater bus with registration number Nasarawa, HAM 20 XA belonging to "Pleasure Travels" bus number (485) was, on Saturday, involved in an accident with a Mercedes Benz Trailer loaded with alcohol, (Hero beer) at Udeyi, Guma local government area of Benue state. A passenger, Magdalene Agigea, who sustained deep…

Plateau lawmakers set up committee to curb killings

The Plateau State House of Assembly on Tuesday set up a special six-member committee to investigate persistent killings in the state. The member representing Rukuba/Irigwe state constituency, Simon Kudu, raised the motion at Tuesday’s sitting. According to Mr Kudu, ''one too many persons'' lamented that people no longer go to…

Three dead in Plateau community attack

The Nigerian police have confirmed the death of three persons in an attack on Dong community, Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State on Thursday night. Terna Tyopev, the spokesperson of Playeau State Police Command confirmed the attack on Friday, in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, saying that three…

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WAEC bans private school teachers from supervising examinations

The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has banned teachers from private schools from supervising its examinations. The ban has, however, angered Christian faith-based schools who say they are being targeted. The President, Association of Christian schools in Nigeria Ekaete Ettang, stated this on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State, during a…

ICPC Head Office

I’m not hiding from the law, ex-Governor wanted by ICPC says

The immediate past governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has responded to a statement by the anti-graft agency (ICPC) that he has refused to appear before the agency. The spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Wednesday explained why the current senator was being sought. “Evidence before…

Plateau community decries prolonged closure of PHCs due to herders, farmers clashes

Residents have expressed frustrations over the shutting down of their health facility in Bangai, a community in Plateau State, following an attack by suspected herdsmen. The community of about 1,500 households, almost two hour drive from Jos, the state capital, and located in Riyom Local Government Area, is one of…

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Plateau imposes curfew on communities as attacks continue

Following renewed attacks and killings of residents in northern Plateau state in the last two weeks, the state government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew. A statement issued by the state government Wednesday evening imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on all districts in Bassa local government area. The…

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Gunmen attack Jos community, burn properties

Residents of Dong, a local settlement in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau state, have reported an ongoing attack in their community Wednesday morning. A resident, Nanyah Raman, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that two houses and a number of cars were already burnt. "As we speak, I can…

Governor Lalong sacks local govt boss over killings

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has sacked the transition committee chairman of Bokkos Local Government, Simon Angol, over his inability to curtail the persistent killings in his area. The governor issued the dismissal letter on Tuesday, in recommendation to the Plateau State House of Assembly. The letter was read by…