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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MIYETTI ALLAH CHAIRMAN IN PLATEAU GUNNED DOWN

Gunmen have killed the chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Sa’adu Musa, in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State. The victim who doubled as the Ardo of Gindiri was reportedly killed on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. in Mangu town Nura Abdullahi, state chairman of MACBAN, while disclosing this on Thursday in an interaction with journalists in Jos, said the incident occurred near Mangu police station. According Abdullahi, the incident occurred soon after the deceased had finished taking tea at a joint, adjacent to…

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TENSION IN PLATEAU OVER ARREST OF TRADITIONAL RULERS BY SECURITY AGENTS

Seriki Adinoyi in Jos The semblance of peace currently of peace currently enjoyed in Plateau State may again be disrupted following the arrest of some traditional rulers that were drafted to Abuja for a peace talk towards resolving a lingering crisis in the Southern Senatorial zone of the state. Addressing a press conference in Jos yesterday, Ngwang Ishi O’Tarok (NIO), a traditional group in the zone, warned that the continuous incarceration of the leaders by security agents had started generating serious tension which may degenerate to breakdown of law and…

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FULANI HERDSMEN KILL MAN IN PLATEAU MONTHS AFTER KILLING HIS PREGNANT WIFE, SEE PICS

30 year old Wakili Ayuba, husband to  Margaret Wakili, a 27 year old pregnant woman we reported on 15th July, 2019 to have been killed by herdsmen was yesterday 12th October, 2019 ambushed and killed by people suspected to be herdsmen. According to report, late Wakili visited his mother at Hukke to check on his 3 children whom he took to live with her after the death of their mother but on his way back to Ancha, Plateau State,he met his untimely death as he was ambushed and killed around…

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PLATEAU ELECTION: TRIBUNAL DISMISSES JEREMIAH USENI’S PETITION AGAINST GOVERNOR LALONG

  James Abraham, Jos The Governorship Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Jos, Plateau State on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Jeremiah Useni against the election of Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress. Useni had challenged the reelection of Lalong before the Justice H. A Salesman-led tribunal, claiming that there were cases of over-voting and votes cancellation in the PDP-dominated areas of the state during the March 2019 election. The former FCT Minister also claimed that Lalong was not…

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USENI VS LALONG: APC CANDIDATE NOT QUALIFIED TO CONTEST SAYS MIKE OZEKHOME

The Counsel to the gubernatorial candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has described Governor Simon Lalong as a pretender, who needs to vacate the seat for the rightful owner (Senator Jeremiah Useni) to take his place as governor of the state. He also said because of the misrepresentation of his name as “Sule Simon”, and could not prove that in his affidavit, Lalong wasn’t qualified to contest the last governorship election in the State. Ozekhome disclosed this to journalists after the…

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WOMAN BEATS 8-YR OLD DAUGHTER TO DEATH FOR STEALING 350NAIRA

The Plateau High Court on Wednesday ordered that a 37-year-old woman, Adeyola Afonja, who allegedly beat her eight-year-old daughter to death for stealing N350, be remanded in prison custody. The Police charged Afonja, who resides in Etobaba Village, Jos North, with culpable homicide, an offence punishable with death if convicted. Justice S.P. Gang gave the order after the visibly distraught mother pleaded not guilty to the charge, stating that she only wanted to correct her child. Justice Gang adjourned the case until October 8 for continuation of hearing and to…

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