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Businessman in court over alleged rape of minor

A 63-year-old businessman, Samuel Mbish, on Wednesday appeared before an Upper Area Court Judge in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, over alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Suleiman Adamu: Federal government awarded 163 contracts worth N2.6 billion in three years

The Federal Government, on Thursday, announced that it awarded 163 contracts at total sum of over N2.6 billion for the execution of water supply projects across the country over the last three years of the present administration.

Simon Lalong: I share the pains of IDPs in Plateau

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong says his administration shares in the pain and burden of Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) who were displaced from their ancestral homes as a result of herdsmen attacks in Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas of the middle belt state.

James Dalok: Jeremiah Useni’s military background huge advantage for Plateau

Dr. James Dalok, running mate to PDP governorship candidate in Plateau, Sen. Jerry Useni, has said that the retired Army General’s military background was a huge advantage to the troubled north-central state.
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2019: Pauline Tallen canvasses support for Muhammadu Buhari in Plateau

Former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Pauline Tallen, has urged the people of the Plateau state to support President Muhammadu Buhari by voting him in the 2019 general election in order to reciprocate his good gestures to the state.

Plateau government urged to complete NYSC orientation camp

Mr Abdulsalam Alhassan, the Plateau State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has appealed to the Plateau government to complete the NYSC’s permanent orientation camp in Mangu.

Simon Lalong reassures corps members of security in Plateau

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has reassured the 2018 Batch ‘C’ Stream 1 Corps members deployed to the state of adequate security and their well-being.

Plateau government revives four abandoned water treatment plants

The Commissioner for Water Resources and Energy in Plateau, Mr David Wuyep, on Tuesday, said the state government had resuscitated the four abandoned water treatment plants in the state.

Simon Lalong tasks council chairmen on rural development

Plateau state governor Simon Lalong has tasked newly elected council chairmen in the state to concentrate on the provision of social infrastructure for rural populace so as to improve standard of living at the grassroots.

:Election observers adjudge Plateau council rerun poll violence-free

The Coalition of Accredited National Observers, for the October 10 Local Government Elections in Plateau State, said the re-run elections in Langtang South and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state was without violence, vote-buying and any form of electoral manipulation.

Plateau council polls: PDP candidate calls on supporters to boycott re-run

Mr Ayuba Gufwen, PDP chairmanship candidate for Mangu in the Oct. 10 local government polls in Plateau, has called on PDP supporters to boycott the re-run election slated for Thursday, Oct. 18.

Plateau goober: Jerry Useni picks Ben Shignugul as running mate

According to Mr Yakubu Chocho, the State Organising Secretary of the party, 58-year-old Shignugul, who hails from Mangu, was picked after “careful considerations and deliberations within the party’’.

Plateau: Ban on public procession still in force

The Plateau State government says the ban on public processions in the state is still in force.

Simon Lalong swears in 11 newly elected local council chairmen amidst protest

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has sworn in 11 newly elected local government chairmen, few hours after the state electoral commission declared them winners of the council polls conducted on Wednesday.

Plateau council polls: PDP accuses state government of ‘creating unnecessary tension’

The Plateau chapter of the PDP has accused the state government of “creating unnecessary tension by insisting on announcing results of local government elections while collation was ongoing”.

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.

Violence trails Plateau council polls as APC wins big

Following the declaration of the results of Wednesday’s local government elections in Plateau State by Chairman of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), Mr. Fabian Ntung, there now reins terror in the state as PLASIEC office in Bassa Local Government Area and vehicles have been set on fire.

Plateau council polls: Angry youth block roads, insist on results

Angry youth in Mangu have blocked the only road leading to Jos to protest the alleged refusal of electoral officers to release the results of the Plateau local government elections held on Wednesday.

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The Police in Delta State has vowed to track down killers of the Delta State University (DELSU) student, Elizino Joshualia Ogege who was gruesomely murdered by persons suspected to be ritual killers.

Farouk Lawan demanded $500,000 bribe – Femi Otedola tells court

Businessman, Femi Otedola, on Wednesday, revealed that a former House of Representatives member, Farouk Lawan, demanded a $500,000 bribe from him to remove his company, Zenon Petroleum and Gas Limited from the list of oil companies allegedly involved in fuel subsidy fraud.

Yahaya Bello promises N100 million reward for information on aide’s killers

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a N100 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the arrest of those that killed Malam Yusuf Adabenege, his Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism.

Kogi: Why we shut telecoms facilities

The Kogi state government on Wednesday countered the claims of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators (ALTON) over the shutting down of facilities in the State, saying the action was based on court orders.
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Recep Erdogan takes aim at George Soros over jailed Turkish philanthropist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused George Soros of aiding a jailed Turkish philanthropist facing hugely controversial charges of seeking the overthrow of the government, describing the Hungary-born American billionaire as a "famous Hungarian Jew".