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Gunmen kidnap ex-commssioner’s daughter, demand N5 million ransom

The Spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Mr. Mathias Tyopev, on Tuesday confirmed the abduction of the daughter of a former Commissioner for Tourism in the state, Mr Peter Mwadkon, by gunmen who attacked their family house in Kwata Community, Jos South Local Government Area of the state.
Simon Lalong

Plateau government to spend N1 billion on election in four local councils

Plateau State Government has budgeted the sum of N1 billion for the acquisition of election materials for local government election in four council areas where elections were suspended last year due to insecurity.
The Plateau National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by the PDP, challenging the election of Sen. Hezekiah Dimka of the APC as Senator representing Plateau Central in the Feb. 23 election.

Plateau federal lawmakers condemn Mangu killings, appeal for calm

Two National Assembly members from Plateau State on Friday condemned Thursday’s killing of 13 persons in the state by gunmen and called for calm.
Plateau Youths under the umbrella of Jos South Advocates for Democracy and Good Governance have rejected the tenure elongation for Caretaker Committee Chairmen for Jos South, Jos North, Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State for a period of six months.

Jos South youths reject 6 months tenure elongation for caretaker chairmen

Plateau Youths under the umbrella of Jos South Advocates for Democracy and Good Governance have rejected the tenure elongation for Caretaker Committee Chairmen for Jos South, Jos North, Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State for a period of six months.
Mmema Etokakpan Member representing Jos South-Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos,

House of Reps member begs federal governor to rescue Plateau indigenes in Boko Haram...

Member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, has urged Federal Government and security agencies to do everything possible to secure the release of Jennifer Ukambong Samuel, an aide worker who was abducted with several others by Boko Haram in the North East.

Plateau PDP lawmakers reject tenure extension for council chiefs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Plateau State House of Assembly have rejected the tenure extension for caretaker chairmen of four local government areas of the state.

Six die in Jos mining accident

Six persons died as a mining pit collapsed on Tuesday at Zawan Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.

Senator Jang advises federal, state lawmakers

A former governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang, has charged members of the National and State Assemblies not to be rubber stamps to the executive arm of government.

Yakubu Dogara: Nigeria’s dark days’ll surely fade away

Former Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogora, has assured Nigerians that the dark days and challenges currently facing the country will certainly fade away one day.

Jos DisCo outlaws estimated billing

The Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) has said the company has put an end to estimated billing of customers in Plateau, Benue, Bauchi and Gombe states for amount of energy they consumed.

Berom apply to join federal government as co-defendants in N50 billion suit filed by...

The Berom Community in Plateau on Tuesday applied to the Federal High Court sitting in Jos to join the Federal Government as codefendant in a N50 billion case filed by a group of Fulani people.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Plateau guber: I will pursue my mandate to Supreme Court – Senator Useni

The Plateau State candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 General Elections, Gen. Jeremiah Useni (retd), says that he will pursue his petition contestimg the relection of Governor Simon Lalong until “we reclaim our mandate in court.”

Plateau IDPs say they’ve been abandoned by federal government, state

The Berom natives of Shonong in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State at the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp say both federal and state government have failed to address their condition which has hindered their return to their ancestral homes.
State Police Commissioner Isaac Akinmoyede, who briefed reporters in Jos on Thursday, said the arrest was made in pursuance of the objectives of Operation Puff Adder which was launched in the state recently.

Police arrest 17 kidnappers, POS robbers in Plateau

Plateau State Police Command has arrested 17 kidnappers and armed robbers who specialise in snatching cars and robbing POS operators in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.
Simon Lalong

Plateau governor swears-in Langtang elected chairman

Governor Simon Lalong, on Wednesday, swears in Hon. Joshua Ubandoma Laven as elected chairman of Langtang LGA.
President Buhari departs Abuja for New York, USA ahead of the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly on 22nd Sep 2019

President Buhari youth schemes‘ll take many out of poverty – Plateau youths

Plateau State Chairman of Youths for Productive Change, Comrade Stephen Bitrus Pwol, has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for initiating the Presidential Youth Employment Scheme, saying it will take most Nigeria youths out of poverty.

NSCDC: Agro rangers to act as mediators in farmers, herders conflicts

The about 1, 000 newly inaugurated Agro Ranger special unit by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to address the recurring farmers/herders conflict in the country would as part of their duties serve as mediator in any conflict between farmers and herders in the hinterland across the country.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Senator Useni: How I’ll run Plateau once victorious at tribunal

The PDP governorship candidate in Plateau State in the 2019 general elections, Jeremiah Useni, has pledged to work with all citizens of the state without animosity, for the development and progress of the state if he emerged victorious at the Elections Petition Tribunal.

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Olumide Oyedeji: IOC grants great relief for Nigerian athletes

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