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Kannywood star Ali Nuhu loses father

Kannywood all-time star and actor, Ali Nuhu, has lost his father Nuhu Poloma Monday night, in Gombe. Mr Poloma was a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state. Reports say he was rushed to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe, where he was pronounced dead from an…

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Gov. Lalong]

Plateau govt to investigate killing of UNIJOS student by army personnel

The Plateau State government has announced that it would investigate the killing of a 300-level student of the University of Jos, Rinji Bala, by security agents. The government's position was made known through a statement by the director of press and public affairs, Makut Macham, on Wednesday in Jos, the…

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

Coronavirus: Plateau’s index case arrived from Kano – Official

The index case of coronavirus in Plateau was a woman who arrived from Kano, an official has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, announced Plateau's first case of the coronavirus. While providing more details on the patient, the Plateau health commissioner, Ninkong…

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong (Photo Credit: Sahara Reporters)

Plateau to develop post COVID-19 economic blueprint

The Plateau State government has come up with modalities for a post COVID economic sustainability in the state, owing to the impact of the pandemic on economies, globally and in the nation. The state governor, Simon Lalong, on Wednesday, directed that the State Economic Advisory Council, chaired by Ezekiel Gomos,…

World celebrated country music icon, Dolly Parton. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Dolly Parton]

Covid-19: Music icon Dolly Parton donates $1 million for Coronavirus research

The world celebrated country music icon, Dolly Parton, has joined many well-meaning individuals across the globe to support the containment of the surging Coronavirus pandemic with a donation of $1 million to Vanderbilt University's Coronavirus research. The heroic performer made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday, on Instagram. According…

Former Olympic Marseille's boss, Pape Diouf. [PHOTO CREDIT: Brila.net]

Former Olympic Marseille’s boss, Pape Diouf, dies of Coronavirus

Former Marseille’s president, Pape Diouf, has died after contracting the new coronavirus, football club and a family source announced on Tuesday. He was 68. Confirming his death, Marseille, in a statement on Olympic Marseille’s twitter account read: “Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf.…

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Gov. Lalong]

Plateau to get Covid-19 test centre – Gov Lalong

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has said the state is gearing to get a centre for the test of COVID-19 soon. He said this is in continuation of the efforts to contain the Coronavirus and ensure that it does not spread to Plateau State. He added that he…

former President of the Republic of Congo

Congo’s ex-president dies of COVID-19

The family of a former President of the Republic of Congo, Jacques Yhombi-Opango, has confirmed his death from the Coronavirus disease on Monday, in a Paris hospital. He was 81. The family said he had underlying health conditions prior to contracting the coronavirus, AFP reports. Born in 1939 in the…

Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. [Photo credit: Come to Nigeria]

Coronavirus: Fela’s Afrika Shrine halts activities

The New Afrika Shrine, an open air entertainment centre located in Ikeja, Lagos State, serving as the host location of the annual Felabration music festival has annulled all musical activities holding this weekend due to the deadly Coronavirus fears. Currently being managed by Femi Kuti (eldest son of Fela Kuti)…

Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu

Pa Kasumu To Be Buried In April

Abeokuta, Ogun State, will host the burial ceremony of the veteran Nollywood actor, Olukayode Odumosu, also known as Pa Kasumu, on Friday, April 3, where his remains will be finally interred. The dates of the burial rites were announced by Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, on his social media page in…

Plateau State on Map

Coronavirus Suspicion: Plateau quarantines three Chinese, 39 Nigerians

The Plateau State Government said on Sunday that it has quarantined three Chinese and 39 Nigerians working in the state. The Plateau State Commissioner of Health, Nimkong Ndam, said the 43 people are being quarantined in Bakin Kaya village of Wase Local Government Area of the state. The commissioner said…

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Father of 4 killed in Jos shooting

The city of Jos was under siege again as civilians were shot at by a combined team of mobile police officers and joint military task force (Operation Safe Haven) early morning Saturday, in Naraguta Village, a suburb of the Plateau State capital. The shooting, which was gathered to be related…

Burna Boy

Burna Boy loses Best International Act at 2020 BRIT Awards

Grammy-nominated musician, Burna Boy, lost out on the much-coveted Best International Act at the 40th edition of the BRIT awards 2020 to American rapper, Tyler The Creator. This may be hard on him after just losing another major international award. The singer, last month, was beaten to the award for…

Plateau State on map used to illustrate the story

Two soldiers killed, many houses reportedly burnt in Plateau

Two soldiers of the Operation Safe Haven have been shot dead in the hinterlands of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State. The Plateau State Police Command confirmed the incident, which occurred Monday night. The command's public relations officer, Ubah Ogaba, also said one other soldier sustained injuries and…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerian govt, lawmakers seek to actualise diaspora voting

The federal government and the National Assembly have given a nod towards the actualisation of the clamour for those in the diaspora to participate in the country’s elections. The government and the National Assembly will work closely with the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council (NDVC), to achieve this, Vice President Yemi…

Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Comptroller General (CG), Ja’afaru Ahmed

Nigeria Correctional Service gets new uniform

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved a new uniform for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). This development (change of uniform) was made known by the its Comptroller General (CG), Ja’afaru Ahmed, at the inauguration of the administrative block of the Correctional Staff School (CSS), on Thursday, in Abuja. President…

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EFCC says trending photos not its Port Harcourt holding cell

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied that some pictures trending on social media were those of the holding cell of its Port Harcourt zonal office. EFCC spokesperson, Tony Orilade, in a statement on Tuesday, said the photos, first published by @TheRealDayne, were mischievous and a calculated attempt…

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the Senate President]

Lawan, Lalong, others mourn Ignatius Longjan

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has commiserated with the family of Ignatius Longjan, the senator who died at a Turkish hospital in Abuja on Sunday after a brief illness. Mr Lawan also condoled with the government and people of Plateau State over the sad loss of the senator who represented…

An Oscar statue is pictured at the press preview for the 91st Academy Awards Governors Ball, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Los Angeles. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, Feb. 24. at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Oscars 2020: South Korean movie makes history by winning best picture

A South Korean film ‘Parasite’ has made history as the first non-English language film to win the Best Picture at the 2020 Oscars. The win is symbolic because no other subtitled film has ever won the ‘Best Picture’ category in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards. Parasite won four…

The new Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria

Insecurity: Elites have failed Nigeria — Sultan of Sokoto

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa'ad Abubakar, on Friday said the Nigerian elites have failed the country by not addressing the insecurity ravaging parts of the nation, leading to bloodbaths. The president-general of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs was speaking at the second 'Plateau State Forgiveness and Reconciliation Day'.…

Samson-Ayokunle. [Photo credit: Hope for Nigeria]

Insecurity: Islamic council chides CAN over ‘prayer protest’

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), on Wednesday, chided the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) over its recently held street 'protests' over rising insecurity and killings across Nigeria. In a statement signed by the NSCIA’s deputy of administration, Yusuf Nwoha, the group said ''it was insincerity, wickedness, falsehood…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau to establish community police — Gov. Lalong

The Plateau State Government says it will establish community policing, using "indigenous options," to secure the state. Governor Simon Lalong said this on Tuesday while declaring open a meeting on Peace, Security and Community Dialogue at Government House, Jos. Mr Lalong urged community leaders to examine what the conventional security…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Plateau Attacks: 26 persons killed, 190 houses destroyed — Police

The Plateau police command has said that 26 persons were killed and 190 houses completely razed down in the recent attacks on some communities in Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state. Ubah Ogaba, the police public relations officer of the command, said in a statement on Monday…

US travel ban: Presidency reacts, sets up committee

President Muhammadu Buhari has established a committee to study and address the updated requirements by the U.S. government, after Nigeria was added to countries with temporary restrictions into its country. The committee will work with the U.S government, INTERPOL, and other stakeholders to ensure all updates are properly implemented. On…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau Killings: Fulani groups react as Governor Lalong tasks police to arrest attackers

The Fulani community in Plateau State has condemned Sunday's gun attacks on a bar in Kwatas village in Bokkos LGA of the state in which 13 persons were killed and several others injured. The group also decried the burning of Fulani hamlets in reprisal attacks. The state chairman of the…