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Farmers-herders conflict: No plan to carry out reprisal attack on Plateau community – Miyetti Allah

The Plateau State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has disclosed that Fulani herders have no plan of carrying out a reprisal attack on any community over the recent killings of two herdsmen and more than 300 of their cows. There have been fear by some…

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Three persons, 319 cattle killed in fresh Plateau violence – Police

The police in Plateau have confirmed the killing of three persons and 319 cattle in separate attacks on some villages in Bassa Local Government Area. According to the state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, the killing of the cattle occurred in Billi and Ariri Districts. He said the cattle were killed…

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10 killed as security officer drives vehicle into Easter procession

A security official drove into a procession of Christian youth, celebrating Easter, killing at least eight people on Sunday night. The survivors among the youth then chased the security official and his passenger, caught up with them and lynched them. The incident happened in Alheri junction, Biu road of Gombe…

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2019 UTME: ‘Professor’ arrested as JAMB exams hold across Nigeria

A man who claimed to be a professor, Jide Jisus, was on Thursday arrested for alleged examination malpractice as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for this year began across Nigeria. However, officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which is organising the examination, and candidates in many…

Nigerian Soldiers

How Nigerian soldiers ambushed, killed Boko Haram fighters in Damaturu – Official

The Nigerian Army has explained what transpired during the attack on Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday evening. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday reported how the attackers invaded Maisandari, a suburb of the town on the eastern flank of Damaturu along the Kano-Maiduguri highway.…

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

UPDATED: Simon Lalong Re-Elected As Plateau State Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State. Richard Kimbir, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, made the declaration on Sunday at the state INEC headquarters after concluding…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Alleged N6.6bn fraud: Court strikes out 19 of 21 charges against Goje, three others

A Federal High Court in Jos has struck out 19 out of the 21 charges preferred against former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje, and three others. The charges border on alleged misappropriation of funds, money laundering and diversion of N6.6 billion belonging to the state. The former governor and the…

Police Officers

Man arrested for allegedly raping, killing pregnant woman

The police have arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing a pregnant woman in Gangnim Village of Langtang South Local Government Area in Plateau State. The police said Timrimg Napkur attacked the woman, Zainab Abu, who was seven months pregnant, at the bank of a river she went with…

Jeremiah Useni

Plateau re-run: Despite 44,929 votes margin, I am still in the race – PDP guber candidate

The governorship candidate of People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has sid he would still participate in the governorship re-run election schedule to hold on 23rd March in the state. The Plateau governorship election was, on March 11, declared inconclusive by the state returning officer, Richard Anande,…

APC House of Assembly member-elect dies

A member representing Pengana State Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ezekial Afon, who was reelected Saturday on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has died. Mr Afon died hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed his reelection. The deceased hailed from Bassa Local Government Area…

Simon-Lalong-Plateau

ANALYSIS: In Plateau, a retired general plots to unseat an incumbent governor

The 2019 governorship election in Plateau State is undoubtedly going to be a keenly contested one. This may be due to the current political permutations and support the two strong contenders - incumbent governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party…

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Two electrocuted in Jos while working on bank building

At least two people were electrocuted on Tuesday at a construction site around Sparkling Junction along Yakubu Gowon Road in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. One other person was also taken to the hospital as a result of the incident. Our correspondent gathered that the victims were…

Ishaq Modibbo Kawu

Nigerian govt shuts down Plateau radio station

The National Broadcasting Commission has closed Jay FM in Jos, Plateau State, for alleged breach of broadcasting code of conduct, the radio said Saturday. The managing director of the station, Clinton Garuba, told PREMIUM TIMES that the closure was "unfounded and political". Earlier, at a press conference held at the…

Court sacks Plateau lawmaker for certificate forgery

A Federal High Court in Jos has sacked a Plateau State lawmaker, Ibrahim Hassan, for forging his academic certificate. The lawmaker had claimed to have obtained a business administration diploma from the University of Jos. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the registrar of University of Jos , Moday Danje, disowned the…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku defeats Buhari in Plateau

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Plateau State. According to the state collation officer, Anande Richard, a professor, Mr Abubakar polled 548,665 to defeat Muhammadu Buhari who scored 468,555 in the 17 LGAs of the state. The difference between the two…

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Gunmen attack pastor’s house, kidnap son

Some gunmen attacked a pastor's residence and abducted his 12-year-old son, the police say. The clergyman, Andrew Dido, is said to be the pastor of Plateau Polytechnic Chaplain, located in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. Tyopev Terna, spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command confirmed the incident…

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

Court grants bail to suspected killers of army general

The Plateau State High Court has granted bail to seven persons accused of killing the late army general, Idris Alkali. The suspects were arraigned for allegedly being complicit in the killing of the former Chief of Administration, Army Headquarters, who was killed while on his way from Abuja to Bauchi…

Plateau State INEC office in flames

Fire engulfs INEC office, destroys PVCs, ballot boxes, others

A fire outbreak has completely burnt down the Independent National Electoral Commission office in Qua'an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State. Osaretin Imajiyereobo, Head of Department Voter Education and Publicity in Plateau State, confirmed the fire in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Sunday. Mr Imajiyereobo said election…

Nigerian Soldiers jubilating after a battle with Boko Haram

Nigerian troops repel Boko Haram attack

The Nigerian Army said troops of 159 Battalion, have repelled an attack by Boko Haram. The soldiers were deployed at Kanama, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State. According to an army spokesperson, Injoka Irabo, the terrorists came on Monday evening in their numbers through the border town of Kanama…

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Onnoghen: Lawyers boycott courts in Plateau

Lawyers in Plateau State have boycotted court sittings in response to the directive given by umbrella body of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). NBA had on Monday directed all lawyers across the country to boycott court sittings for two days to protest the controversial suspension of the Chief Justice of…

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

APC appoints ex-governor jailed for fraud into campaign council

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed a former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye, as a member of the campaign council for the re-election of Governor Simon Lalong. Mr Dariye is currently serving a jail term at the Kuje prison over graft. He was in June 2018 sentenced to…

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Lassa fever kills four in Plateau

Four people have died of Lassa fever in Plateau State. The state commissioner of health, Kunde Deyin, confirmed the deaths The incident is coming barely one week after the Nigerian Army announced the death of a soldier in Plateau from the disease. PREMIUM TIMES reported the death of the soldier…

How crowd forced Buhari, Amaechi, others to abandon campaign speeches

Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president, left the venue of his campaign in Jos without delivering his campaign speech, due to the large crowd of party supporters who overwhelmed the security at the event. The president, who is seeking re-election, was ushered out of the venue of the rally through the back…

The crowd disrupted President Buhari's campaign in Jos

Crowd disrupts Buhari’s campaign in Jos, forces president to leave without speech

A large crowd overwhelmed security at the venue of President Muhammadu Buhari's election campaign in Jos on Saturday, forcing the president to leave the venue without giving a speech. After arriving the Rwang Pam stadium, it took the president almost 30 minutes to reach his seat as security personnel pushed…

Lassa fever

Nigerian soldier dies of Lassa fever

A Nigerian soldier has been confirmed dead, possibly from Lassa fever. According to the army, the soldier was attached to 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Rukuba Barrack, Jos. The spokesperson of the division, Ikechukwu Stephen, confirmed the incident to PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday, saying the deceased…