13,000 of my constituents are still displaced, Plateau lawmaker tells FG

From Musa Pam, Jos Member Representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkon has disclosed that 13,000 persons including, children, women and the aged are still displaced as result of various herdsmen attacks in his constituency. The lawmaker, while speaking to journalists on Sunday in Jos, the state capital, said in the last one week his constituency has witnessed herdsmen attacks in Atakar village of Riyom LGA and Vatt Village of Barkin Ladi LGA where over 11 persons were killed. According to…

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13,000 of my constituents are still displaced, Plateau lawmaker tells FG

From Musa Pam, Jos Member Representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Simon Mwadkon has disclosed that 13,000 persons including, children, women and the aged are still displaced as result of various herdsmen attacks in his constituency. The lawmaker, while speaking to journalists on Sunday in Jos, the state capital, said in the last one week his constituency has witnessed herdsmen attacks in Atakar village of Riyom LGA and Vatt Village of Barkin Ladi LGA where over 11 persons were killed. According to…

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I love saving lives, says imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

Abubakar Abdullahi, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people including Christians, during a 2018 attack in Plateau, says saving lives is his hobby. In June 2018, Abubakar hid people fleeing from an attack in Barkin Ladi local government area at a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village. He was honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA) by the United States of America in July. Speaking at an event in Makkah on the sidelines of the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage, Abubakar said life is too precious to be…

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I love saving lives, says imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

Abubakar Abdullahi, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people including Christians, during a 2018 attack in Plateau, says saving lives is his hobby. In June 2018, Abubakar hid people fleeing from an attack in Barkin Ladi local government area at a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village. He was honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA) by the United States of America in July. Speaking at an event in Makkah on the sidelines of the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage, Abubakar said life is too precious to be…

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I love saving lives, says imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

Abubakar Abdullahi, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people including Christians, during a 2018 attack in Plateau, says saving lives is his hobby. In June 2018, Abubakar hid people fleeing from an attack in Barkin Ladi local government area at a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village. He was honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA) by the United States of America in July. Speaking at an event in Makkah on the sidelines of the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage, Abubakar said life is too precious to be…

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I love saving lives, says imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

Abubakar Abdullahi, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people including Christians, during a 2018 attack in Plateau, says saving lives is his hobby. In June 2018, Abubakar hid people fleeing from an attack in Barkin Ladi local government area at a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village. He was honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA) by the United States of America in July. Speaking at an event in Makkah on the sidelines of the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage, Abubakar said life is too precious to be…

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I love saving lives, says imam who hid Christians during Plateau killings

Abubakar Abdullahi, the 83-year-old Muslim cleric who hid over 200 people including Christians, during a 2018 attack in Plateau, says saving lives is his hobby. In June 2018, Abubakar hid people fleeing from an attack in Barkin Ladi local government area at a mosque in Nghar Yelwa, his village. He was honoured with the first-ever International Religious Freedom Award (IRFA) by the United States of America in July. Speaking at an event in Makkah on the sidelines of the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage, Abubakar said life is too precious to be…

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Plateau North: I didn’t fill form my party submitted to INEC – Petitioner tells tribunal

Plateau state

Plateau North Senatorial candidate under the platform of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Sanusi Inuwa has told a National Assembly Tribunal sitting in Jos that he did not fill nor submit his nomination form submitted to INEC by his party. The said forms numbered CFOO1 and CFOO2C2 are political parties candidate nomination forms which are given to candidates by INEC through their parties to fill and return to the electoral body. It would be recalled that Inuwa had dragged Sen. Istifanus Gyang, the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) and the PDP…

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LIVE UPDATE: ReRun Election in Sokoto, Benue, Kano, Plateau

The people of Sokoto, Benue, Kano, Plateau states will return to the poll to conclude the governorship election in their respective states. INEC declared winners in the governorship elections in only 22 states. However, the Returning Officers (ROs) in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto states, declared the elections inconclusive. Supplementary elections will hold in the affected states except for Adamawa, Bauchi and Rivers states. In Sokoto, Governor Tambuwal is already leading the poll with 3,413 votes. Tambuwal polled 489, 558 in 12 LGAs while the APC candidate polled…

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SUPPLEMENTARY POLLS: Tension in Sokoto, Benue, Plateau

  I believe in people’s will, says Buhari Palpable tension appears to have enveloped three states- Sokoto, Benue and Plateau ahead of today’s governorship supplementary elections, which will be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Investigations carried out by our correspondents across the three states revealed that heavy security presence across the states ahead of the conduct of elections in the states have started creating fear and apprehension in the minds of the electorate. In Sokoto, it was gathered that a join Security Agents that includes, military, Police,…

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