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The All Progressives Congress candidate in the February 23 Plateau North Senatorial contest, Mr Rufus Bature, has withdrawn his petition against Sen Istifanus Gyang of PDP, who emerged victorious in the contest.
According to him, ‘’We were able to put in place policy framework to end crises in the state to return the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to their original homes from the camps before I left office as Secretary to Plateau State Government’’
A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State and former Secretary to Government in the state, Hon. Rufus Bature, said that the Federal Government has taken proactive measures to end the activities of crisis merchants who benefits from killing and sucking of innocent bloods in Plateau.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Plateau State office has displayed the names of 39 cleared to contest for the Senate seats from the three Senatorial districts of the state and as well as 66 candidates contesting for the House of Representatives seats across the eight Federal Constituencies of the state.
Rufus Bature, who recently resigned his appointment as Secretary to the Plateau government to contest for the Plateau North APC ticket, has secured the delegates’ nod to contest for the senate seat in 2019.
Secretary to Plateau State Government, Mr. Rufus Bature, and Commissioner for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Mr. Hitler Dadi, have resigned their appointments to contest in the 2019 elections.
Worried by the pathetic condition of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), in Plateau State, Governor Simon Lalong, has inaugurated a committee saddle with the responsibility of catering and returning displaced persons to their ancestral homes.
A former Governor of Plateau State and senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Jonah David Jang, has dismissed his alleged indictment in the recent massacre of over 200 Berom in three local government areas of the state.
The Plateau State Government has reviewed the curfew it imposed in three local governments of Jos South, Riyom and Barkin Ladi from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily
Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Northern Nigeria, Rev. Yakubu Pam, said the killings by herdsmen in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State would not end until Federal Government resolve the question of land grabbing and indiscriminate grazing in the areas.
For several hours on Saturday, suspected armed herders opened fire on villagers in some communities in Plateau State, killing over 100 people.
The Plateau state government has imposed a curfew on Riyom, Barakin Ladi and Jos south local government area of the state following fresh killings.
Two soldiers, two mobile policemen and about 23 others were on Wednesday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a fierce battle at Dung Kasa, Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau has created six additional ministries to the 17 existing ministries in the state, bringing the total to 23 in the state.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Solomon Dalung, has expressed the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to address farmers/herdsmen clashes and its attendant killings in the country.
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Nigerian youths have been urged to seize opportunities in agriculture, a sector imperative to the diversification programme of the Federal Government.
The Senate passed the 56 amendments on the 2019 Finance Bill but some senators kicked against the increase in VAT during the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance.
The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate an alleged $195.5 million contract awarded to an Israeli security firm to secure Nigeria’s waterways by the Ministry of Transportation. This is a sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Rep. Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia) at the plenary on Thursday.
This came as the Chief Executive Officer of the Pacific Ring West Africa Limited, producer of Cassanovas Chips, Thomas Hirsch, said he decided to site his factory in Nigeria since the country is the major producer of cassava in the world.
The trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM) suffered an abrupt adjournment, yesterday, at the Federal High Court following his failing health condition.
China are searching for a third coach this year after the Football Association accepted Marcello Lippi’s resignation following the damaging loss to Syria in World Cup qualifying.
Nigerian alternative music star Simi Ogunleye has deemed audience ‘unrealistic’ expectations from artist as one of the main issues plaguing the music industry.
The Speaker of Kogi House of Assembly, Matthew Kolawole, has congratulated Gov. Yahaya Bello and his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, on their victory in the just-concluded governorship election in the state.
Bill Gates, a foremost philanthropist who co-founded Microsoft, has returned this year as the world’s richest man.
Mrs Busola Dakolo, wife of Nigerian singer Timi Dakolo, has vowed to take her rape case against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, founder Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), to the Appeal Court following decision of an FCT High Court to declare it “statute barred”.