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PDP: APC plans to rig Plateau South election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau said it has uncovered alleged plans by the Governor Simon Lalong-led APC administration to rig the southern senatorial election on October 31.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: We’ve spent only N366 million to fight pandemic

Against accusations that the Plateau State government has expended N1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration has only committed about N366.5 so far.

Plateau PDP congress date surprises chairmanship aspirant

Mr Bitrus Kaze, Plateau State Chairmanship aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has expressed surprise at what he called “the sudden decision of the party” to hold the state elective congress on Aug. 29.

Plateau PDP, Senator Gyang grieve over killings by bandits

The Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, and the Plateau State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have expressed their grief over the gruesome killing of five persons in Miango community by bandits in Bassa Local Government Area the state.

Plateau PDP suspends former guber aspirant, seven others

A former governorship aspirant in Plateau State under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Nandom Penap, has been suspended by the party.
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Plateau governor swears-in Langtang elected chairman

Governor Simon Lalong, on Wednesday, swears in Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven as elected chairman of Langtang LGA.

Plateau by-election: PDP accuses APC of vote buying

The Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of vote buying in the ongoing by-election for Pengana constituency in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.

Plateau PDP raises the alarm over alleged plot to attack party secretariat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State, has raised the alarm over alleged plots by its suspended chairman, Damishi Sango, to allegedly attack the state party secretariat using thugs.

2019: Simon Lalong charges PDP on clean politics

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has advised the People’s Democratic Party in the state to engage in constructive criticism as well as churn out laudable programmes that can sell the party and candidate instead of resorting to “gutter politics that will not garner votes or support for their party.”

Plateau polls: PDP kicks as APC wins 11 local councils

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the outcome of the local government elections in Plateau State after candidates of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) were declared winners of 11 out of the 13 chairmanship seats.

Plateau council polls: PDP alleges massive irregularities

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Plateau, has alleged massive irregularities in the ongoing Local Government Area (LGA) poll in the state.

Plateau PDP assures of credible primaries

As the Plateau state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) stage its state party convention on Sunday the state party officials have assured its followers of a transparent, peaceful and credible processes.

Suspected herdsmen kill 120 in Plateau communities

For several hours on Saturday, suspected armed herders opened fire on villagers in some communities in Plateau State, killing over 100 people.

Suspected herdsmen kill 42 in fresh Plateau attack

No fewer than 42 persons were killed on Saturday night when suspected Fulani herdsmen unleash terror on Gana Ropp and Gashis villages of Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Plateau PDP zones governorship ticket to southern district

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Plateau chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) announced on Tuesday that it had zoned the ticket for the Plateau governorship contest to the southern senatorial zone.

PDP: Simon Lalong absentee governor, doesn’t deserve second term

The Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday reacted to Governor Simon Lalong’s interest in another term, saying that the governor’s administration had not made much progress.

Herdsmen attacks: Governor Lalong has sold his conscience – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has criticised Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State for his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and comments on herdsmen attacks.

Kidnapped Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, others freed

The Chairman of Plateau chapter of Peoples Democratic Party and former Sports Minister, Damishi Sango, who was kidnapped last Wednesday on his way to Abuja for the party’s national convention has regained his freedom.

Gunmen abduct Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, demand N100m

A former Minister of Sports and Plateau State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Damishi Sango, and four other persons have been abducted by gunmen who have demanded N100m ransom.

Ex-Minister Damishi Sango’s abductors make contact, demand N100m

The suspected gunmen who kidnapped former Minister of Youth and Sport and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State, Hon. Damishi Sango, his son and four others ahead of the National Convention of the party have demanded for a ransom of N100 million for their released.

Plateau PDP chairman Damishi Sango, son, four others kidnapped

Ahead of the Saturday national convention of the party, the Plateau State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was thrown into mourning, on Thursday, as the chairman, Hon. Damishi Sango, was kidnapped with five others along Jere village, Kaduna State.

Gunmen abduct Plateau PDP chairman

As pressure mounts towards the National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), gunmen Wednesday evening abducted the Plateau State Chairman of the party, Chief Damishi Sango, along the Kafanchan-Abuja highway.

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Ebonyi government raises panel on release of ‘warlords’

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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai was sentenced to 14 months in prison while nine other activists received jail time or suspended sentences on Friday for taking part in unauthorised assemblies during mass pro-democracy protests in 2019.

CBN governor: It’s inappropriate to give colouration to currency printing

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele, yesterday weighed in on the raging controversy over whether or not the apex bank printed money to augment funds from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) distributed to states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in March.
“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits kill nine persons, rustle 500 cows in Sokoto

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US warns of China’s ‘increasingly aggressive actions’ against Taiwan

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday the United States is concerned about China’s aggressive actions against Taiwan and warned it would be a “serious mistake” for anyone to try to change the status quo in the Western Pacific by force.