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ECOWAS court orders federal government to pay N10 million to soldier dismissed for losing...

The ECOWAS Court of Justice has ordered the Nigerian government to pay a soldier, Barnabas Eli, N10 million as compensation following his dismissal from the Nigerian Army for the loss of his rifle in 2012.

Nigerian Army arrests suspected killers of five soldiers in Plateau

Operation Safe Haven, (OPSH), the multi-security task force maintaining peace in Plateau and parts of Bauchi states, claimed it has arrested the killers of five soldiers attached to the security outfit.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate adjourns debates on 2020 budget until Tuesday

The Senate has adjourned debates on the 2020 Appropriation Bill until Tuesday, October 15.
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.

Gunmen kill three persons in Plateau

No fewer than three persons were reported to have been shot dead by suspected herdsmen in Daku hamlet of Jol community in Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

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: Misuse of political powers breed insecurity

Former Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial zone in the National Assembly, Jeremiah Useni, has warned politicians against the misuse of power saying political leaders cannot misuse their power and expect peace in the society.
Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.

Plateau: We have lost 43 villages to Fulani herdsmen in 17 years –...

Member representing Barkin-Ladi and Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkwon said Plateau has lost over 43 villages and dozens of lives in the 17 years of violence that erupted the state.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF urges Plateau communities to shun open defecation

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) representative to Nigeria, Mr. Peter Hawkins, has urged Plateau communities and indeed Nigerians to shun open defecation and keep hygienic toilets, saying the practice has impacted negatively on their health.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, EU call for clean water and toilets in all Nigerian schools

Nearly 4,500 people in Riyom local government area of Plateau State, north-central Nigeria will benefit from improved access to safe water and sanitation facilities following the commissioning of a communal solar driven motorized water facility and WASH facilities in a school which include gender segregated latrines and a handpump.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Commander: Nigerian Army will recover lands grabbed from farmers

Maj. General Augustine Agundu, Commander, Special Task Force (STF), charged with restoring peace to Plateau, southern Kaduna and some parts of Bauchi State, has vowed to recover lands forcefully grabbed from the original owners.
Simon Lalong

Plateau elders set agenda for Governor Lalong’s second term

In Plateau State, the last four years administration of Governor Simon Lalong and now Chairman of Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) came with overwhelming security challenges that are gradually eroding.

Police: One soldier, three others killed in another Plateau attack

At least one soldier and three other persons were confirmed killed in a fresh attack on Kangboro village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Simon Lalong

Kingship: Paramount ruler seeks to join in suit against Governor Lalong

The paramount ruler of Ganawuri, the Ataa Aten, Yakubu Chaimai, on Tuesday sought the leave of a Plateau State High Court to be joined as co-defender in the suit challenging Governor Simon Lalong’s attempt to tamper with the Gbong Gwom Jos Stool.
Simon Lalong

Governor Lalong condemns fresh Jos attack that claims family of six

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Tuesday condemned last Sunday’s violence in Jos communities in which at least five people were killed and over twelve houses destroyed.
Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia:herdsmen

Gunmen kill family of six in Plateau

A family of six members have been wiped-out by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Dangwal Village of Ganawuri District of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Simon Lalong

Court stops Governor Lalong from tampering with Gbong Gwon Jos stool

A Plateau State High Court on Thursday issued an interim injunction stopping Governor Simon Lalong from tampering with the composition of the Gbong Gwom Jos Traditional Council.

UTME: JAMB releases list of suspended CBT centres

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the list of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres suspended for aiding examination malpractices across the country.

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Senator Ken Nnamani urges alumni associations to support their alma maters

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani has urged old students associations to support their alma maters in the area of infrastructure development and maintenance of facilities.
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