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Petrol tanker fire kills two, burns four vehicles in Jos

An inferno that enveloped a petrol tanker has claimed the lives of two persons and burnt four vehicles in Jos, Plateau state. A witness, Sagiru Sani, said the incident occurred in a petrol filling station Friday night, between the hours of 10 and 11 p.m, along Bauchi road in Jos…

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Kidnapped ex-minister freed

The kidnapped Plateau State chairman of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Damishi Sango, a former minister of sports, has regained his freedom. The spokesman of the Plateau State police command, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the release of the official in the early hours of Monday, via a mobile telephone text message…

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Kidnappers demand N100 million ransom for abducted Plateau PDP Chairman

The abductors of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Damishi Sango, have demanded a ransom of N100 million to free him. Mr. Sango, who was a Minister of Sport under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, was kidnapped on Wednesday alongside his son and two others. A close…

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Plateau PDP chairman abducted

The Police in Plateau state have comfirmed the abduction of the chairman, People's Democratic Party PDP, Plateau state chapter, Damishi Sango. A spokesman of the police command, Terna Tyopev, in a telephone interview Thursday, in Jos, Tyopev said, "some unknown gunmen kidnapped Mr. Sango along Jere-Abuja-Kaduna road." Similarly, the state…

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Northern Nigeria Not Afraid Of Restructuring — Tambuwal, others

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has said the 19 northern states of Nigeria are not afraid of the proposed restructuring of Nigeria. Mr. Tambuwal stated this on Monday in Jos, Plateau State, at the annual Law Week and memorial lecture by the Nigerian Bar Association, Jos Branch for…

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Gunmen attack local miners in Plateau, injure four

Unidentified gunmen opened fire on some local miners in Plateau State on Thursday evening injuring four of them. The attack which occurred at a local mining site in Jol Village, Riyom Local Government was confirmed by the police. The spokesperson of the state police command, Terna Tyopev, on Friday said…

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Plateau domesticates child rights act, vows full implementation

The Attorney General and Commssioner for Justice, Plateau State, Jonathan Mawuyau, has said with its domestication of the Child Rights Act, the government would deal decisively with parents who maltreat their children. The official said this, Friday in Jos, at the unveiling and dissemination of the state's Child's Right Law…

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My govt saves Nigeria N25 billion monthly — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday said his administration saves the nation about N25 billion monthly through the stoppage of unnecessary allowances for government officials and blockage of other financial leakages in all its agencies. President Buhari stated this in Jos, at the graduation ceremony of Senior Executice Course 39 of…

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2019: Plateau APC endorses President Buhari

The Plateau State chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Latep Dabang, has revealed that stakeholders of the party in the state have endorsed the candidature of President Muhammadu Buhari, to contest the 2019 presidential elections.   "Our national and state assembly members as well as stakeholders of the party…

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11 people shot dead in Plateau

Eleven people were on Tuesday night shot dead by gunmen along Rim, Riyom Local Government Area of northern Plateau State. The Police Public Relations Office of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview Wednesday morning. "Eleven people who were returning…

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Opposition party chieftain assassinated In Plateau State

A Jos East local government chairman under the Action Democratic Party, ADP has reportedly been killed according to an official. The Plateau state chairman, ADP, Nanyah Daman, who disclosed this said the chieftain was killed by suspected assassins. "We received the sad news of the gruesome murder and assassination of…

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Third victim dies in latest Plateau attack

A woman whose two children were shot dead by gunmen Tuesday night, Rebecca Daniel, died Thursday afternoon during treatment at a government-owned hospital in Jos. The Public Relations Officer of the Plateau state police command, Terna Tyopev, disclosed this on Thursday. The police spokesman in a telephone interview with PREMIUM…

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Two killed in fresh attack in Plateau community

Two persons were reported killed Tuesday night during an attack in Jol, a village in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. The chairman of the transition committee of the local government, Emmanuel Jugul, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES in an interview on Wednesday. He said two other people were…

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Plateau Violence: Controversy, as herders accuse natives of beheading six members

The Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, Plateau State chapter, Nura Abdullahi, has alleged that six members of the association were beheaded by natives in Bassa Local Government Area on Sunday. Mr. Abdullahi made the disclosure in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES, on Wednesday. He explained…

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Another Plateau community attacked, houses burnt – Police

The Police in Plateau State have confirmed another attack on Rotsu, a settlement near Nkyie-Doghwro, the village attacked in the early hours of Monday. Both communities are in Bassa Local Government Area, which has been under a dusk to dawn curfew since Friday. The attacks occurred despite the curfew. PREMIUM…

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27 victims buried in latest Plateau violence; Buhari speaks

At least 27 out of 29 persons reportedly killed in early morning attacks at Nkyie-Doghwro community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have been given a mass burial. The President, Irigwe Development Association, Sunday Abdu, said the victims were hacked to death in a classroom. "Twenty-seven out of…

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Fresh attack reported in another Plateau community

Residents of Nkiedonwhro area in Irigwe, a community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have reported a fresh attack in the early hours of Monday. PREMIUM TIMES could not immediately confirm the incident or about 27 persons reported dead from the attack. One of the residents, Paul Agwomo,…

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Officials confirm soldier, ex-head of service, shop attendant killed in Plateau attack

The attack in Barkinladi part of Plateau State not only caused the death of a former top official of the state government, but also that of a soldier and a shop attendant, officials have said. The attackers also injured 12 others. The Plateau police spokesperson, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the killing…

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Plateau confirms new case of lassa fever

The Plateau State government on Tuesday confirmed a suspected case of Lassa fever in the state. The commissioner of health, Kuden Kamshak, a medical doctor said the infected persons had been quarantined. "Currently, there is a case of Lassa fever in Tudunwada, here in Jos, but the infected persons have…

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2017 Hajj: Plateau state announces death of one pilgrim

The Commissioner of Information, Plateau state, Mohammed Nazif, has said the state lost one of the pilgrims who performed the 2017 Hajj. Mr. Nazif stated this in an interview with journalists on arrival from Saudi Arabia on Monday. "We had a successful journey, but unfortunately, we lost one, but here…

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Twelve communities sign peace pact in Jos

Twelve communities in Plateau State in conjunction with a group, "Humanitarian Dialogue" have resolved to live in peace with one another and equally urged community leaders to prevail on their subjects to embrace peace. The communities, in a communiqué jointly signed by representatives after a meeting in Jos on Monday,…

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Nasarawa, Plateau back restructuring; want true federalism

Officials of states in the North-central zone of Nigeria on Thursday said they would support the restructuring of Nigeria if it would deliver a true federal system for the country. A clamour for restructuring particularly resonating in the southern part of Nigeria had forced the ruling All Progressives Congress to…

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Plateau swears-in new chief judge

The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on Saturday swore-in a new state chief judge, Yakubu Dakwak, in an acting capacity to avoid a vacuum in the state's judiciary service. He said he did this so as to avoid unnecessary confusion that could trail the administration of justice in the…

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Again Plateau relaxes curfew hours

The Plateau State government has further relaxed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on the state capital Jos, last week Thursday following riots which claimed two lives. It has reviewed the curfew hours from 12 midnight to 6 a.m. each day. A statement by the director of press and public…

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JUST IN: IPOB: Plateau govt reviews curfew on Jos, Bukuru

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has reviewed the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jos and Bukuru metropolis from 10 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. The curfew was imposed on Thursday after the IPOB violence ‎in Abia State spread to Jos leading to the death of two people. PREMIUM…