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2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

2019: Atiku woos Plateau PDP delegates, promises to end religious, ethnic differences

A former vice president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, has promised that if elected in 2019, he will end the lingering religious and ethnic differences in Nigeria. The former vice president also promised to ensure that he runs an inclusive government if elected. Mr Abubakar, who…

Former Vice President of Nigeria and frontline presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar acknowledging cheers from crowd of supporters who thronged the PDP national secretariat when Atiku submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms in Abuja on Thursday.

2019: APC chieftain declares support for Atiku

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Kwande, on Tuesday caused a stir as he attended a rally of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) organised for former vice president Atiku Abubakar. Mr Abubakar, a presidential aspirant of the PDP, was in Jos on Tuesday to lobby…

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Police confirm killing of four in Plateau

The Plateau State police command has confirmed the killing of three persons who were later buried on Sunday in unmarked graves in Gyel, Jos South Local Government Area. The police also confirmed the killing of John Atu, on Sunday in his Kwall residence in Bassa Local Government Area by unknown…

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Gunmen kill woman, two others in fresh Plateau attack

A woman and two men were killed on Sunday in Kwata area of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State by unknown gunmen who buried the bodies in unmarked graves. The killings occurred two days after two persons were killed in an attack on three herders in Kuru district…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

2019: Saraki lobbies Plateau PDP delegates, harps on North-central’s turn

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Sunday restated his stance that it was the turn of the North-central region to produce Nigeria's next president in 2019. The presidential candidate who is also from the zone said the 2019 presidential election provides an opportunity for someone from the region to lead the…

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Why I want to be Plateau senator – Ex-deputy governor Pauline Tallen

A former minister and ex-deputy governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen, has given reasons why she wants to vie for a Senate seat. Mrs Tallen, a former minister of science and technology under the Obasanjo regime and deputy governor is aspiring to represent Plateau South Senatorial District under the platform…

Jeremiah Useni

Jeremiah Useni, nine others seek to govern Plateau under PDP

A senator, Jeremiah Useni, alongside nine others are seeking to govern Plateau State under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Useni, representing Plateau South, was a lieutenant general in the Nigerian Army and minister of the Federal Capital Territory under the Sani Abacha military regime. He was the deputy chairman…

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

Dariye buying form from prison not ‘exceptional’; he’s not the first — APC Official

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau state has said that former Gov. Joshua Dariye’s purchase of senatorial nomination form from the prison is not ‘exceptional’ and that he is not the first to do so. A former governor of Plateau State and current senator representing Plateau Central, Mr Dariye,…

Jonah Jang

2019: I won’t step down for Atiku, Kwankwaso, other PDP presidential aspirants – Jang

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Jonah Jang, says he would not step down for any other aspirant and his party cannot ask him to do so. Mr Jang, who is the senator for Plateau North Senatorial District, was speaking with journalists on Monday at his residence in Maitama,…

Umaru Pate, Lecturer at BUK

Don speaks on factors that fuel fake news, hate speech

A professor and communication scholar, Umar Pate, on Saturday elaborated on the factors that fuel 'fake news' and hate speech. Mr Pate, of the Faculty of Communication, Bayero University Kano, also praised PREMIUM TIMES, saying it is the best media outfit in Nigeria. The don spoke at a "colloquium" organised…

Nigerian Army officers fighting Boko Haram

Plateau Crisis: Three soldiers killed in fresh attack

At least three army officers have been killed by gunmen in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state, the army said Saturday. The soldiers were attached to Operation Safe Haven, a multi-security taskforce maintaining peace in the state. Augustine Agundu, a major general and commandant of the unit, confirmed…

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Gunmen kill two in fresh Barkin Ladi, Plateau violence

A fresh attack on some residents of a community in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State has left two people dead. The victims were shot by the gunmen in Nding Suisut Village of the local government, according to the police. Two people were also injured and currently receiving…

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Police officer beheaded in Jos

The headless body of a mobile police officer has been found around New Township Stadium along Zaria road, in Jos North Local Government Area of the state. The body was found on Saturday but confirmed by the police on Wednesday. The state police public relations officer, Tyopev Terna, confirmed that…

PDP kicks as Plateau Assembly again extends tenure of local govt chairpersons

The Plateau State House of Assembly has extended the tenure of the Local Government Management Committee chairpersons by one month, citing insecurity in the state. But the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked against the development. The extension followed the expiration on Tuesday of the one month extension made…

Plateau tertiary institutions commence indefinite strike

The Joint Union of Plateau State Owned Tertiary Institutions (JUPTI) has embarked on an indefinite strike. The announcement came following the end of a seven-day ultimatum given to the Plateau State Government by the union urging it to pay all outstanding and withheld salaries of its members on or before…

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Eleven killed, 12 wounded in another Plateau community – Police

No fewer than 11 people were killed in another round of attack by unknown gunmen in Lopandet Dwei Du area of Jos South local government area of Plateau State, the police have said. Tyopev Terna, the police spokesperson, also said 12 persons were wounded in the attack and are currently…

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Eight killed in attack on Plateau communities – Police

Gunmen on Wednesday morning stormed two villages in Plateau State killing at least eight people, the police have said. The attacks occurred in Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. Tyopev Terna, the state police spokesperson, said the incident occurred at…

Jonah Jang

Accused of diverting N6bn Plateau funds, Jonah Jang wants to be Nigeria’s President

Accused of plundering billions of Naira of state funds, ex-Plateau State governor, Jonah Jang, wants to be Nigeria’s president. Mr Jang, a serving senator, on Tuesday formally declared his ambition to run for the country's number one political seat. The declaration took place at the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

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Gunmen kill security guard, Plateau Assembly Speaker’s driver

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers killed two men in Jos, Plateau State, on Saturday, the police said. One of the victims was a security guard working with University of Jos Teaching Hospital (JUTH), while the other was a driver to the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly,…

Residents demolish criminal hideouts to avert religious crisis in Plateau community

Residents of Kongo Rosha area of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State on Friday demolished suspected criminal hideouts following a clash on Tuesday that almost led to the burning down of a church in the area. The residents who are Christians and Muslims said their action was aimed…

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Father of gang-rape victim protests release of suspects

The father of a woman who gave birth after being allegedly raped by five men has appealed to an area court in Jos, Plateau State to ensure justice for his daughter. Amina Ismail, who has mental health challenge, was allegedly raped by five men after which she gave birth to…

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Police foil attempt to burn church in Jos

The police in Plateau State say they foiled an attempt by some youth to set ablaze a Catholic church in the state. The affected church is located in Kongo Rosha part of Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Terna Tyopev, Police Public Relation Officer in the state, told…

Permanent Voter Cards

No collection of PVCs by proxy – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it does not allow voters to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) by proxy. Osaretin Imahiyereobo, INEC's Head of Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau State, disclosed this in Jos on Wednesday while briefing PREMIUM TIMES on the ongoing voters' registration exercise in…

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Police arrest five for ‘impregnating’ mentally challenged

Five people have been arrested for allegedly impregnating a mentally challenged woman, Amina Isma'il, in Unguwan Rogo area of Jos North local government area of Plateau State. The names of the suspects are: Ibrahim Aliyu, Sabi'u Umar, Ila Isma'il, Dahiru Maishayi and Malam Alajeje. The alleged victim, about 35 years…

Traders reconstructing their temporary shops at Jos Main Market

Petty traders defy death trap, return to building after fire incident

Petty traders who sell various wares under the cracked decking of a section of Jos Terminus Market have returned to the burnt building following the recent fire incident that engulfed the remaining section of the market last month. PREMIUM TIMES recently reported that fire had engulfed the remaining section of…