killings: Lalong imposes curfew on Bassa

— 15th March 2018 Gyang Bere, Jos Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in Bassa Local Government Area of the state, following persistent attacks in Dungu, Rafiki and some villages in Miango District. The attacks have consumed dozens of lives. In a statement signed by Secretary to the Government of the State, […]

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open law

Ortom attacks Lalong over Anti-Open Grazing law, says ‘You lied’ — 12th February 2018 Rose Ejembi, Makurdi Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, on Sunday, said the claim by his Plateau State counterpart, Simon Lalong, about warning him against the enactment and implementation of the Anti-Open Grazing law was untrue. Governor Ortom said this during […]

Herdsmen killings: Lalong bows, apologises to Ortom

Herdsmen killings: Lalong bows, apologises to Ortom — 14th January 2018 Iheanacho Nwosu, Abuja Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has apologized to his Benue State counterpart, Samuel Ortom, over his comment condemning the implementation of anti-open grazing law in the state. The Plateau state governor had attributed recent killing of over 70 persons in […]

Plateau attack: Igbo vow to resist killing of members

From Gyang Bere, Jos Paresident General, Igbo Community  Association Plateau State,  Barr. Asogwa Innocent Emeka, has vowed to resist further killing and destruction of Igbo properties in the state. He noted that the Igbo in Plateau have lost several members and properties worth billions of naira without any form of provocation since violence broke out […]

Jos Central Mosque destroyed by fire

Jos Central Mosque destroyed by fire Fire has gutted the female section of the Jos Central Mosque, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, observed that large flames had swallowed most parts of the entire Mosque. The flames and smoke also covered houses and shops in […]

Soldiers, police kill escapee lion in Jos – Critics condemn action

A four-year-old lion has been shot dead after it escaped from a zoo in Jos, central Nigeria. The lion is believed to have escaped from its cage in Jos Wildlife Park at feeding time on Wednesday morning. There was tension in Jos as police and soldiers spent the day trying to track the animal down. […]

44 killed, 47 injured in Jos blasts

  44 killed, 47 injured in Jos blasts National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday said 44 people were killed and 47 others injured in the twin blasts that hit Jos on Sunday night. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), one of the blasts targeted Muslim faithful at a prayer session in a mosque […]

100 killed in Plateau, Taraba

        No fewer than 100 people, including a pastor and three soldiers, were killed at the weekend and Monday in Plateau and Taraba states. Seventy of the deaths were recorded in Karim Lamido and Takum local government areas of Taraba State and 30 in two villages at the Barkin Ladi LGA   of […]

Lalong accuses Jang of looting govt property, treasury

Plateau State Governor-elect, Mr. Simon Lalong, has accused the incumbent governor Mr. Jonah Jang of looting government treasury, hurriedly selling government assets and unwarranted withdrawals in order to put the incoming administration in a precarious condition. The governor-elect also accused the governor of massive recruitments and lopsided employments and removing furniture and other movable household […]

Plateau Election Result: INEC declares APC’s Lalong winner

By Marie-Therese Nanlong. The election results Released by INEC in Plateau State gubernatorial election has put the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate, Barr. Simon Lalong as winner. He polled a total of 564, 913 to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP counterpart, Sen. Gyang Pwajok who scored 520, 627 votes. The results which was […]

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