PLATEAU CONTINUES TO RECORD HIGH NEW CASES AS NCDC ADDS ANOTHER 143 TO THE COUNTRY’S COVID-19 TALLY

Adeyinka Akintunde   Nigeria now has 54,008 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with 143 new cases recorded on Monday night According to a tweet from the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC,  41,638  patients have now been discharged, with  1,013 patients dying from COVID-19. The tweet revealed that  Plateau State had the highest number of infections on Monday with  35 cases, with   Kaduna State following with  21  cases. Other states read as follows: Lagos-19 FCT-13 Ebonyi-9 Adamawa-7 Enugu-7 Katsina-7 Edo-6 Kwara-5 Osun-3 Anambra-2 Kano-2 Niger-2 Ogun-2 Benue-1 Borno-1 Sokoto-1 143 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Plateau-35 Kaduna-21 Lagos-19 FCT-13 Ebonyi-9 Adamawa-7 Enugu-7 Katsina-7 Edo-6 Kwara-5 Osun-3 Anambra-2…

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PLATEAU NOW THE EPICENTRE OF COVID-19 IN NIGERIA SAYS PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said the epicentre of the dreaded virus has shifted from states such as Lagos, Kano, Ogun and Oyo to Plateau State. The Chairman of the task force, Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja. Mustapha said since six months ago that the country recorded its index case of coronavirus from Lagos State, “Nigeria has done remarkably well, but could do exceedingly better.” He said, “The PTF would also like…

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PLATEAU STATE NURSES ON STRIKE OVER HAZARD ALLOWANCES

Nurses at one of the isolation Centres for COVID-19 in Plateau State, the Jos University Teaching Hospital, on Monday withdrew their services. It was learnt that as a result of the development, all the nineteen patients at the isolation centre have been abandoned. Chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives, JUTH branch, Mrs. Mercy Lenka, who confirmed the development to our correspondent in Jos on Monday blamed the government for their action stating that they were constrained to withdraw their services at the isolation centre in order…

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PLATEAU SECT LEADER, SHEIKH JINGIR MAKES U-TURN OVER CORONAVIRUS, NOW READY TO COOPERATE OVER SOCIAL DISTANCING AFTER INVITATION BY DSS

­The national leader of Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah, JIBWIS, Sheikh Yahaya Jingir has declared his allegiance to the Plateau State government, following his interrogation by the State Security Services, SSS, for violating the lockdown order against the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Recall that Mr Jingir had led a large number of his followers for a Juma’at Prayer at Yantaya Mosque last Friday, despite the state government’s order banning all gatherings above 50 persons. A reliable source close to Governor Simon Lalong confirmed the invitation of Sheikh…

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CORONAVIRUS: 5 CHINESE, 39 NIGERIANS QUARANTINED IN PLATEAU

 Agabus Pwanagba Plateau State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Lar Ndam Nimkong said 43 persons including Chinese national have been isolated in mining sites in Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State. He said among those isolated, were four Chinese National and 39 Nigerians who are working with the Chinese in the two mining sites. Dr. Nimkong disclosed this on Sunday during a press briefing with the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Hon. Dan Manjang in Jos and said the Chinese who came from China through Adis-Ababa to Abuja were examined…

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RUGS: ADAMAWA, PLATEAU, NASARAWA BEGINS PILOT SCHEME

Adamawa, Plateau and Nasarawa States are to begin the pilot implementation of grazing reserves and ranches under the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) set up by the National Economic Council (NEC). The chairman of the NEC sub-committee on NLTP and Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi disclosed this to State House correspondents, in Abuja on Tuesday, after a meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office. He said the three states are the willing states as those who are not interested will not be forced to implement…

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SUPREME COURT AFFIRMS ELECTION OF GOVERNOR LALONG OF PLATEAU STATE

The Supreme Court, on Monday, affirmed the election of Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State. Justice Sylvester Ngwuta, who headed the seven-man panel of the apex court, dismissed the appeal filed by Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party. Justice Paul Galinje, who delivered the lead judgment, held that the appeal lacked merit. Details later…

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RESIDENTS DESERT PLATEAU VILLAGE FOR FEAR OF REPRISAL AFTER DEATH OF FULANI MAN

By Isa Abdulsalami Ahovi, Jos Residents of Kulben village in Kombun district of Mangu Council Area of Plateau State have deserted the village for fear of reprisals from the Fulani. This followed the mass burial of Kulben people who were killed on January 9, 2020 during which the people allegedly found the corpse of an elderly Fulani man who had been living with them for decades. The discovery of the man’s death is said to be causing tension following which villagers have been deserting the village in their droves for fear…

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ANGER AS PLATEAU COMMUNITY SETS TWO BOYS ABLAZE OVER ACCUSATIONS OF WITCHCRAFT

From Yusufu Aminu Idegu Two children, five-year-old Mary Gyang and 11-year-old Godgift Nyam, had mother luck to thank for escaping being burnt to death in Waduruk, a Plateau State community, in the last month of 2019. The two children belonging to different parents were branded as evil and condemned to death by some members of the community and were to be burnt alive December 15, 2019. Their sins? They were accused of witchcraft and being responsible for the lack of development in the 100-year-old Plateau State community. Their accusers then…

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6.3BIL NAIRA FRAUD: YOU HAVE A CASE TO ANSWER, COURT TELLS EX-GOVERNOR JANG

Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Court on Tuesday told the former Governor of the state, Jonah Jang, that he has a case to answer in an alleged N6.3bn fraud charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Jang is standing alongside a former cashier in the Office of the Secretary to the Plateau State Government, Mr Yusuf Pam, on 17 counts of alleged criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of state fund among others. Jang had made a no-case submission after the anti-graft agency…

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