Lalong: How Not to Play Politics with Insecurity

Notes for File It is always good to be united against a common enemy or condemn evil when one sees any. This is the story of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State. A few years ago when marauding herdsmen turned Benue State to a killing field, rather condemn the action or sympathise with Governor Samuel […]

Senator Mantu dies of COVID-19, buried with COVID protocol

Ibrahim Mantu dies at 74 of COVID-19 “Another friend and colleague dies of COVID. Please let’s continue to stay safe” Mantu’s death shocked many of his political acquaintances, colleagues and friends. Condolence messages and tributes have been pouring in to mourn him and celebrate his political contributions to Nigeria. One of his colleagues in the […]

Plateau Killings: 17 Dead, 85 Buildings Burnt – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr. Edward Egbuka, has said that 17 people were killed and 85 buildings burnt in the recent attacks in Bassa and Riyom Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state. Egbuka disclosed this on Monday while briefing newsmen at the end of an emergency state security meeting held at the […]

By-elections: APC beats PDP in Lagos, Bauchi, Imo, Kogi, Plateau

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja, Femi Folaranmi, Yenagoa, Gyang Beere, Jos, Lukman Olabiyi  The Independent Natioanl Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in Lagos, Bauchi, Imo, Kogi, Plateau, Kogi while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious in Bayelsa and Cross River states in last Saturday bye-election.      The poll in Zamfara State was, however, declared […]

Northern Governors want SARS – Lalong

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru – Abuja Chairman Northern Governors Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has said that most governors from the region were not in support of the recent disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria police, saying that it has been useful in the fight against insecurity […]

Jos airport renovation 95% completed – Manager

Jos airport renovation 95 per cent completed – Manager By Zainab Oyekan The renovation work on the Jos Airport is 95 per cent completed, the Airport’s Manager,  Mr Ayinla Olufemi, has said. Olufemi told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos that the project when completed would give the airport a face lift […]

57 health workers contract COVID-19 in Plateau -Official

By Martha Agas The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr. Nimkong Lar, said 57 health workers were infected with COVID-19 in the course of their duties in health centres in the state. Lar stated this at a press briefing after an executive council meeting on Wednesday in Jos. He said that they were workers managing […]

Northern Governors Forum condemns killings in Plateau

The Northern Governor’s Forum have condemned the series of attacks leading to destruction of lives and properties in Plateau. The governors condemned the act during their condolence visit to Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau on Saturday in Jos. The delegation, led by Gov. Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi, said the killings were detrimental to the progress […]

Senate seeks protection for Plateau indigenes against terrorist attacks

The Senate yesterday asked the security agencies and the military to ensure adequate protection for all Plateau State indigenes against the deliberate attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists. The resolution was a sequel to a point of order moved by the Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang. He told his colleagues that Plateau indigenes had […]

Buhari moves to establish Ruga settlements across the country in spite of opposition

Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim, John Charles and Enyioha Opara Despite the harsh criticism of  the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project  in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in […]

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