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Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Court remands former college provost in prison

A Federal High Court in Jos has remanded a former provost of Federal School of Medical Laboratory, Jos, Sunday Etukudo, in prison over alleged money laundering and misappropriation of N1.2 billion. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday arraigned Mr Etukudo and Henry Oyobo, a desk officer in…

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How I was lured into cultism in university – Graduate

A computer science graduate of the University of Jos, Amos Lucky, paraded alongside nine other suspected cult group members on Wednesday said he was lured into the group by a final year law student of the institution. Mr Lucky, 25, said he belonged to the secret cult group called Black…

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Plateau crises claim 1,801 lives in seven years — Report

No fewer than 1,801 persons were killed in various crises between 2010 and 2018 in Plateau State, the state Internally Displaced Persons Resettlement Committee has reported. The committee in the report also said about 50,212 persons were displaced by the crises. The report was presented to Governor Simon Lalong on…

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Two killed in fresh Plateau attack

Two persons were killed while three others were injured on Sunday during an ambush in Nding village of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, an official has said. The deceased were said to be vegetable sellers who were killed while returning from a farm. It was learnt that…

Late Major General Idris Alkali (Rtd) [Photo: The Eagle Online]

Despite burial, tests ongoing to confirm body parts belong to missing Nigerian general

The police in Plateau say despite burial, scientific tests are still being conducted to confirm that the body parts found last week were those of a missing army general. The Nigerian Army last week declared the body parts found in an abandoned well in Plateau as those of Idris Alkali,…

The remains of the missing general

How body of missing Nigerian army general was ‘found’

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday explained how it found the body of a missing general, Idris Alkali, after weeks of intense investigations. Mr Alkali, who recently retired as a major general, was declared missing several weeks ago while travelling from Abuja to Bauchi. His body parts were found in an…

The remains of the missing general being carried by personnel of the Nigerian Army

Body of missing Nigerian army general ‘found’

The Nigerian Army said it has found the body of a missing general, Idris Alkali. Mr Alkali, who recently retired as a major general, was declared missing several weeks ago while travelling from Abuja to Bauchi. His body parts were found in an abandoned well in Guchwet village of Shen…

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Missing General: District Head, three other suspects surrender – Police

Four of the persons declared wanted in connection to the missing general, Idris Alkali, have turned themselves in, the police have said. Yakubu Rapp, the District of Dura Du, in Jos South Local Government Area, presented himself to the police on Friday. Three other suspects, of the eight declared wanted…

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Nigerian army locates grave where missing general was buried

The Nigerian Army said it has discovered a shallow grave where a missing major general, Muhammed Alkali, was buried after he was killed. The army said the body was later exhumed and reburied somewhere else by the killers, according to the information provided to it by some of the arrested…

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Soldiers kill one, injure two over parking space

One person was killed while two others were injured by soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), at the Diamond Bank branch on Ahmadu Bello way, in Jos North Local Government Area of the Plateau, the army has confirmed. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that the incident happened when a bank security…

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Police arrest suspected killer of beheaded officer

The Plateau State Police Command has arrested the suspected killer of a police sergeant, Yunana Ishaya, who was recently beheaded. PREMIUM TIMES reported on September 6, how the headless body of Mr Ishaya was found around his duty post. On the day of the incident, the deceased was reported to…

A 16-year-old girl, Hafsat Gambo

How I spent two days in custody of my abductors – Teenager

0, has narrated how she spent two-days in the custody of her abductors. PREMIUM TIMES reported on October 10 how Miss Gambo was kidnapped at Corner Soja, in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. A soldier, Abdullahi S., attached to Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), who attempted to rescue…

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Plateau 2019: Controversy as Jeremiah Useni names different running mate

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has named James Dalak as his running mate for the 2019 election. The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) had reported on Wednesday, quoting the PDP state organising secretary, Yakubu Chocho, that the party and…

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How to end Plateau crisis – Army General

An army major general and Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Augustine Agundu, has suggested two ways which could bring an end to the 18 year-crises that has bedevilled Plateau State. The army officer said unless these suggestions are followed the crises would continue. Mr Agundu said no amount of…

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Plateau Crisis: We’ve suffered casualties – Nigerian Army general

The Commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Augustine Agundu, has revealed that the security operation has suffered great casualties in its effort to restore peace in Plateau State. OPSH, a joint team of army and other security agencies saddled with ensuring peace in Plateau, was formed when crises rocked the…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Plateau LG polls: Lalong calls for calm amidst violent protest over election results

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has called on people of the state to remain calm and avoid taking the law into their hands over the results of the just concluded local government elections in the state. Following the announcement of the results, irate youth burnt down the house of…

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Plateau LG polls: PDP kicks as APC wins 11 councils

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the outcome of the local government elections in Plateau State after candidates of the ruling All Progressive Congress ( APC ) were declared winners of 11 out of the 13 chairmanship seats. The elections were conducted on Wednesday in 13 of the 17…

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Gunmen kill soldier in Jos

The police in Plateau State have confirmed one solider killed in Corner Soja area of Jos North Local Government Area of the state. Tyopev Terna, police spokesperson in the state, who confirmed the incident, said the non-commissioned officer, a lance corporal, was shot while responding to a report that a…

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PDP convention: Jang reacts to Atiku’s victory, accepts defeat

A presidential aspirant at the just concluded People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries, Jonah Jang, has congratulated former vice president Atiku Abubakar over his victory on Sunday. Mr Jang promised to work and support Mr Abubakar's victory in the upcoming presidential election. Mr Abubakar, who defeated 11 others in the…

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2019: ADC picks Margaret Inusa as Plateau governorship candidate

The Action Democratic Party (ADC) has elected Margret Inusa as its governorship candidate in Plateau State for the 2019 elections. Mrs Inusa, a pastor, was affirmed alongside all other aspirants seeking various political offices at the APC primaries held at the state party headquarters in Jos on Sunday. Apart from…

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Plateau LG poll: Police commissioner vows to crack down on political thugs’ sponsors, trouble makers

The Plateau State commissioner of police, Andie Undie, has said the police would use all its constitutional means to crack down on any sponsor of political thugs before and after Local Government elections in the state. Mr Undie vowed to deal with politicians who hide under the banner of religion…

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One soldier, three others killed in fresh Plateau attack- Official

At least four persons, including a personnel of Operation Safe Haven, have been confirmed killed in a night attack on Thursday in Nkiendoro community in Bassa local government area of Plateau State. PREMIUM TIMES reported on Tuesday how 13 people were reportedly killed in an attack in Jol village of…

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Missing General: Army dismisses rumour of corpses retrieved from death pond

The Nigerian Army has dismissed news making the rounds that it discovered two corpses in a community pond in Dura Du village in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State where the car of a missing major-general, Muhammed Alkali, was recently found submerged. Military authorities a few days after…

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How 13 people were killed in Tuesday’s Plateau attack – Army Major

The killing of over a dozen people in Plateau State on Tuesday night could have been a retaliatory attack between violent members of two ethnic groups in the state, an official has said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the Tuesday night attack on Jol village of Riyom Local Government Area of the…

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Plateau killings continue, 19 feared dead in latest attack

A fresh attack on a Plateau community has left at least 19 people dead, a resident said on Thursday. The attack occurred on Wednesday night in Ariri community of Bassa Local Government Area of the state. Sunday Abdu, the National President of Irigwe Development Association (IDA) and a native of…