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Simon Lalong Emerges Chairman Northern Governors Forum

Plateau State Governor, Simon Bako Lalong has emerged Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum. He emerged chairman of the forum today, Friday during a meeting of the forum in Kaduna. The position was previously held by Kashim Shettima, Governor of Borno State. At the meeting which is the forum’s first of the year, the governors also agreed to set up a joint financial institution that will galvanize rapid socio-economic development within the region and enable it attain some degree of financial independence. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Like Ganduje, Lalong Moves To Weaken Powers Of ‘Gbong Gwom Jos’

The Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong has moved to weaken the influence of the paramount ruler of Jos, Da Jacob Gyang Buba, known as the Gbong Gwom Jos. The development follows a similar move by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who split the state’s emirate into four, thereby, reducing the power of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. In a memo written by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Dayyabu Garga, the state government ordered the carving out of two Traditional!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerian Army Confirms Killing Of Garrison Commander

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi state, Mohammed Barack. Mr Barack, who was riding a power bike, was shot on Jos-Bauchi highway, by unidentified gunmen while returning from Kaduna on Sunday. It was not clear whether he was killed by bandits or assassins. The spokesperson of 33 Artillery Brigade, Yahaya Kabara, confirmed the shooting. “Yes, it’s true,” the major said “Investigation is ongoing, I will get back!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Likely Winners In States Where Elections Are Inconclusive

Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections were conducted last Saturday, March 9 in twenty nine states of the country. While results in some of the states have been announced and winners declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, results for the governorship election in five states were however declared inconclusive. The states are Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto and Benue. The electoral body declared the election inconclusive in these states following a slim margin of win, less!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

INEC Declares Guber Polls Inconclusive In Four States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the governorship election in Bauchi, Adamawa, Plateau and Sokoto state as inconclusive. The electoral body declared the election inconclusive in these states following a slim margin of win, less than the number of cancelled votes. see results below State: BAUCHI APC: 465,456 PDP: 469,512 Rejected: 21,419 Margin of lead between PDP and APC: 4059 Cancelled Votes: 45,312 State: ADAMAWA PDP: 367, 471 APC: 334,995 Margin of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Senator Dariye Reportedly Suffers Kidney Failure In Prison

Former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, is said to be down with kidney failure and is being treated at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada. Dariye since June 2018 has been serving a 14-year jail term in Kuje prison for diverting N1.162 billion Plateau state ecological funds while in office as the governor. However, a source who spoke to news men said the plateau governor who served between 1999 and 2007, needs prayers as his health is in a deteriorating state. “I have gone to see him. He is!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

‘INEC Offices Burnt In States Where PDP Expected To Win’

Media Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri has alleged that offices belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), were not burnt accidentally. Recall that INEC offices in Plateau state, Abia state and Anambra state were burnt down, with electoral materials and equipments equally razed. Omokri, in a statement on twitter, alleged that the incident is no longer an accident but a pattern, as it has occurred more than two times. According to him, the offices are only burnt in…

INEC Worry Over Fire Outbreaks, Loses 8,966 PVCs, 380 Voting cubicles, 755 Ballot Boxes

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has raised the alarm over the two fire incidents in its offices in less than one week which led to the destruction of 8,966 Permanent Voters Cards. Worried by the development, the commission said it has drawn the attention of the Acting Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu to it, and requested for additional security measures to be provided to enhance security around its offices and other critical structures. While promising that all the burnt materials would…

Gory Details Of How General Alkali’s Body Was Recovered

In an official statement on Wednesday night, the Nigerian Army has described how the decomposing body of missing Major General, Idris Alkali, was recovered in an “abandoned well” in Jos South LGA. General Alkali, who had been missing since September 3, 2018, was the immediate past Chief of Administration in the Nigerian Army headquarters. He had departed his residence in Abuja to Bauchi en route Jos before falling into the hands of his assailants who were believed to have murdered and dumped his body in a shallow grave…

Amidst Tension, Plateau Holds LG Polls

As Plateau residents elect chairmen and councillors into 14 of the 17 local governments, voters in some areas have decried the late arrival of electoral materials at many polling units. Correspondents who went round some polling units in Bassa, Shendam and Quan Pan local government areas, met agonising voters still waiting for electoral officers and materials as at noon. Officials of the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), and ad-hoc staff recruited for the exercise, were seen hanging…
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