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All burnt PVCs in plateau, Abia will be reprinted before elections — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) says it will print and make available Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) to registered voters whose cards were affected by the fire disaster in its Plateau and Abia state offices. It adds that election will hold as scheduled in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau and

Fire guts INEC office in plateau, destroy election materials

Barely a week to the general elections, the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State has been razed by fire. Plateau State INEC Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, Osaretin Imahiyereobo, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday. It was

Six states to watch in Nigeria’s 2019 elections–Crisis Group

Nigerian elections are high-stakes affairs often marred by street clashes and worse. As the 2019 contests approach, the risk of disturbances is particularly high in six states. The government and its foreign partners can limit campaign-related violence by enhancing security and promoting dialogue among rivals. What’s new? As presidential, gubernatorial and legislative

DSS arrests ISWA bomb expert in Adamawa

•Nabs killers of Kaduna monarch, maiwada galadima •Recovers cache of ammunition across states Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Thursday announced the arrest of high profile kidnappers and crime suspects across Nigeria including a suspected Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert for the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), Abbas

Killings: NAF deploys air assets to plateau

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has deployed an EC-135 helicopter and an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft along with an additional detachment of NAF Regiment personnel to Plateau State. The deployment is in support of efforts aimed at quelling the crisis that recently erupted in the State and restoring normalcy. NAF

Herdsmen attacks plateau, kill 19 in their sleep

No fewer than nineteen people are feared killed in another attack by suspected herdsmen in Ariri Village, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. According to Channels report Thursday morning that the herdsmen attacked the village on Wednesday night and shot the victims while they were asleep. According to residents of the

Unknown gunmen kill 11people, injures 12 in plateau

At least eleven persons were killed on Sunday night by unknown gunmen in Lopandet Dwei, Du community in Rayfield, Jos South Local Government Area, of Plateau State Daily sun reports that the gunmen who were said to have come in a Hilux Van, shot randomly on people killing 11 persons while

Top 10 security related news in Nigeria

Maj. Hashim Abdullahi 1. CUSTOMS INTERCEPTS TRUCKLOAD OF 200,000 LIVE AMMUNITION FROM BENIN REPUBLIC The Nigerian Customs Command overseeing Niger, Kogi, and Kwara states has intercepted an Onitsha bound truck load of 200,000 live ammunition being brought into the country from Benin Republic. The Command Controller, Comptroller Benjamin Binga said that his

Why over 86 people were killed in plateau, Miyetti Allah

Chairman, North Central zone of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders’ Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Danladi Ciroma, has reacted to the recent attacks on Plateau villages by suspected herdsmen where over 86 persons were gruesomely killed. Ciroma in a statement claimed that the attack was in retaliation of the killing of over 300

ICPC to declare Jang wanted over alleged N5.6bn fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said it may declare former Governor of Plateau, Sen. Jonah Jang, wanted for refusing to honour its invitations. Indication to this was given by Spokesperson of the commission, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. She said that Jang