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Assailants attack, injure journalist Ahmad Tukur in Jos

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Unknown assailants Friday night attacked and injured, Ahmad Tukur, an ex-media aide, to Nasarawa State Governor, Umar Tanko Al-Makurau. The assailants were reported to have trailed Tukur to his family resident situated at Muhammadu Wada Street in Jos 6and attacked him at about 10:30pm. Narrating his ordeals, Tukur said: “I came into Jos, Friday afternoon and I reached home where Read More

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2019 guber poll: Useni, PDP file petition at tribunal, challenges Plateau Gov, APC’s victory

April 15, 2019 Editor 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Plateau, Senator Jeremiah Tumbut Useni, has finally filed petition before the Election Tribunal setting in Jos. Senator Useni is challenging the election and subsequent return of Simon Bako Lalong as governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman of the media and publicity committee of Useni campaign organisation, Yiljab Abraham, in Read More

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Govt laxity cause of Birnin Gwari killings, LA says in condolence message

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

Lawal Adamu Usman, the Kaduna Central Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial candidate in last February’s elections has reacted to reports of attacks by bandits on the Kakangi community of Birnin Gwari blaming it on government’s lack of will to act. Usman, fondly called Mr LA, while condoling victims of the reported Saturday attacks that claimed several lives and unquantifiable loss of Read More

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JNI congratulates Lalong over his re-election victory

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Plateau State chapter,  has felicitated with the governor-elect, Simon Bako Lalong, over his re-election. The JNI Chairman who is also the Emir of Wase, Muhammad Sambo Haruna, said that the congratulatory message, was on behalf of the Muslim Ummah in the State. The message which was signed by the JNI Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Sani Mudi, Emir Read More

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Breaking: Lalong re-elected Plateau Governor

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

Incumbent Governor Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared reelected for another four years after Saturday’s supplementary election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) retuning officer Professor Richard Anande of the University of Agriculture Makurdi said Lalong scored595, 582 votes while his closest rival Senator Jeremiah Useni of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled Read More

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Live – Supplementary poll result: APC’s Lalong opens lead in Plateau

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has opened a lead after March 23 gubernatorial supplementary election in Plateau. Blueprint Correspondent reports that Lalong appears to be cruising home to victory based on results announced so far at various polling units. The unit-by-unit results so far is as follows; JOS NORTH LGA: Jenta Adamu Ward, Rerun results Plateau Read More

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Breaking: Finally, INEC schedules supplementary elections for Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday March 23 for 2019 supplementary elections in states where governorship elections were declared inconclusive. According to the Commission in a statement on Tuesday by Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, the Returning Officers in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue. Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States declared the governorship elections inconclusive. Read More

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Breaking: Lalong leads as INEC declares Plateau governorship contest inconclusive

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just declared governorship contest in Plateau contest inconclusive. The returning officer of state gubernatorial election, Professor Richard Anande, who made the declaration in Jos, Plateau state capital said the number of votes declared cancelled in some areas within the state exceeded the margin between the two leading candidates. Professor Anande, said a total Read More

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Plateau gov: After 10 LGAs, Lalong overtakes Useni

March 10, 2019 Editorial II 0

The incumbent governor and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has taking the lead, after ten out of the seventeen LGAs were declared at the Governorship Collation Centre, in Jos, the state capital. According to the results announced, the ruling APC candidate has 252, 408 votes, while the PDP candidate has 249, 856 Read More

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Of prosperity and adversity

February 23, 2019 Editor 0

In prosperity, our friends know us; in adversity, we know our friends – John Churton Collins. The quotation above is very apt as we go to the polls today to elect the next big shots into various political positions. Many would retain their positions and many would be thrown out. For those who are fortunate to win their re-elections and Read More

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Fire wrecks INEC office, 6 days to Presidential election

February 10, 2019 Editor 0

Strange fire has burnt the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan local government area of Plateau State, less than one week to the Presidential elections. Plateau State INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Osaretin Imahiyereobo confirmed the development to Daily Trust in a chat, saying the incident was said to have been caused Read More

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Abuja 2018: Ese Brume sets new long jump record 

December 12, 2018 Editor 0

Ese Brume of Delta state on Tuesday set new Festival record in the women long jump event with a jump of 6.62m to win gold medal at the 19th National Sports Festival ongoing in Abuja. Ese’s record when ratified by the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN), erases the previous record of 6.39m set by Chinedu Odozor of Kebbi state at Read More

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I can’t support Longjan- Says Tallen

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Plateau South senatorial aspirant, Paulie Tallen has dismissed speculations making the round that she has conceded to the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to the former Deputy Governor Ignatius Longjan. Describing the rumour as baseless, the former Deputy Governor and later federal minister denied that she has entered a truce with the alleged winner of what she had described as Read More

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Insecurity: Dalung advocates state of emergency in Plateau, others

September 10, 2018 Administrator 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has advocated for State of Emergency in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and Taraba and other troubled states in order to address the persistent killing of citizens. Fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, the minister condemned the renewed killings in some parts of Plateau state in recent times. According Read More

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Direct primaries: APC heading for implosion?

September 10, 2018 Administrator 0

…It’ll deepen internal democracy – Tinubu …Zamfara, Kaduna, Delta, others polarised …No room for imposition of indirect primaries’ …Fifth columnists may frustrate candidates – Marafa Primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the candidates that would fly its flag in next year’s general elections, stated for September 20, 25, 27, 29 and October 2, respectively, may see Read More

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Plateau violence: Troops parade 17 suspected killers

June 28, 2018 Administrator 0

Seventeen persons suspected to be involved in the recent carnage that occurred in some parts of Plateau state, were yesterday paraded by Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) of the Nigerian Army. Violence broke out in some parts of the state on Saturday, leading to the death of about 100 persons, believed to have been killed by suspected herdsmen. The arrests came Read More