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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…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Onnoghen: If Buhari wants crisis, we are ready – Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, on Sunday warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to plunge the nation into crisis saying his party is ready to resist him. Mr Secondus' statement came on the heels of the upcoming arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter…

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Nigerian Army flags off Operation Python Dance in Plateau

A division of the Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, has launched Operation Python Dance III - Egwu Eke - in an effort to tackle the country's security challenges ahead of the general elections in the country. The operation, with headquarters in Plateau State, is expected to cover the Division's areas…

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20 caregivers kidnapped in Katsina released

The 20 caregivers who were kidnapped on December 23 in Jibya Local Government Area of Katsina State have regained their freedom, the "Ulama" council, the highest spiritual organ of the Jama'atu Izalatil Bid'a Wa'ikamatis Sunnah has said. The council said the victims were released at about 2 a.m., on Saturday…

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Four killed in Plateau cult clash

At least four persons were confirmed killed in a clash between rival cult groups in Plateau State, the state police command said. The incident reportedly happened on Wednesday near a night-club at Zawan in Jos South Local Government Area. According to Tyopev Terna, the police spokesperson, the armed cultists attacked…

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Gunmen kill four in another Plateau attack

Four people were killed in another round of attack in Nding village of Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, the Plateau State police command has confirmed. Typev Terna, the police spokesperson who confirmed the incident also said two people were critically injured and are currently receiving treatment at…

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20 caregivers kidnapped in Katsina

An Islamic group has announced the abduction of 20 members of its First Aid Group (FAG) in Katsina. The Jama'atu Izalatil Bid'ah Wa'ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS) said the victims were kidnapped on December 23 in Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State. Sani Jingir, the National Chairman of the 'Ulama' Council…

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Gunmen attack party goers in Plateau, kill five

At least five people were killed by gunmen in a Plateau community on Wednesday, the police have said. The attack occurred in Rawuru village of Fan District in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau STate Two other people were injured in the attack said to be targeted at people…

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

Missing General: Court grants 20 accused people bail

The Plateau State High Court presided by Justice Daniel Longji has granted bail to 20 persons accused of involvement in the kidnap and murder of an army general. A total of 28 persons were in October arrested for their alleged roles in the murder of Idris Alkali, a major general,…

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Car crashes into Nigerian mosque, kills two children

A J5 Peugeot has killed two three -year-old children after crashing into a mosque in Plateau state. The victims were participating in the Muslims' Friday Juma'at prayers at the Yelwa- Shendam Central Mosque, in Shendam Local Government Area of the state. Witnesses said the incident occurred as the prayer was…

EFCC arraigns former Gov. Jonah Jang in Jos

Why I won’t honour EFCC’s fresh invitation – Jang

The former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has said he would not honour the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to its Kano office on December 5. Prior to the invitation, Mr Jang, who represents Plateau North in the Senate, has been facing a 12-count charge…

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Kidnapped traditional ruler released – Police

The traditional ruler kidnapped in Plateau State on Monday night has been released by his abductors, the police said. The police on November 19 announced the abduction of David Isah, a second class chief of Dorok chiefdom in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State, by unknown gunmen in his…

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Plateau lawmaker forged our certificate, UniJos tells court

The Registrar of University of Jos, Monday Danjem, has testified against Ibrahim Hassan, a member of the Plateau State House of Assembly representing Jos North/North constituency who is being tried for alleged forgery. Mr Danjem on Thursday told the Federal High Court sitting in Jos the university did not issue…

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2019: SDP affirms Miri as Plateau governorship candidate

The National Secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has affirmed Godfrey Miri as the party's governorship candidate in Plateau State.The party also disowned Abubakar Dogara who is laying claims to the chairmanship of the party in the state, saying Pam Badun is the recognised chairman. Adakole Ijogi, SDP National…

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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…