Plateau News

Rescheduled elections: Security operatives conduct show-of-force in Plateau

Barely 48 hours to the conduct of the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections, security agencies in Plateau State have conducted a show of force in the state.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 21, 2019

INEC and the history of election postponements

Look at the fact that some smaller countries like Ghana, Niger and Senegal conducted their elections without a hitch, and look at the negative image this has given us in the international community, as if we are not serious.” Speaking on the reasons cited by INEC for postponing the election, the political scientist said, “INEC was a bit not too serious in managing these elections, but then we also appreciate the fact that there were some unforeseen circumstances like burning of INEC offices in Abia, Anambra and Plateau states; nobody expected that such would happen.” Copyright PUNCH.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 21, 2019

Poll shifts in Nigeria: It’s abject state failure

Finally, he said INEC “faced attempts to sabotage its preparation” with the burning of its offices in Anambra, Abia and Plateau states.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Polls: Buhari, APC bent on arm-twisting security, INEC to compromise process — PDP

“We alert Nigerians that the INEC chairman has been intimidated with threat of ‘Onnoghen’s treatment’ to accept a list of APC members and agents and post them to serve as EOs in various states including Kano, Kaduna, Rivers, Bauchi, Akwa-Ibom, Zamfara, Benue, Sokoto, Lagos, Plateau, Taraba, Borno, Adamawa, Kogi, Delta, Ebonyi among others.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Elections: INEC should not bow to another postponement

Significantly, the three states – Plateau, Anambra and Abia – where arsonists burned down thousands of SCRs, ballot boxes, uncollected Permanent Voter Cards and other electoral materials have all received replacements.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

7,000 police personnel to monitor, supervise elections in Benue ― CP

“We will be working closely with other sister security agencies to ensure that the election went without hitches in the collective interest of all Nigerians.” Meanwhile, the new Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG, In charge of Zone 4 Command Makurdi, covering Benue, Plateau and Nasarawa states, Mr Chris Ezike, has taken over the Command.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Postponement: Give INEC benefit of doubt

Aside from the burning down of some of INEC’s offices in Abia, Plateau and Anambra states, last Saturday, 11 INEC vehicles meant for the elections were burnt in Obot Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

NAPTIP arrests 3 suspected human traffickers, rescues 14 victims in Kogi

“They were crammed into an eight-seater Alhambra Sedan vehicle with Plateau registration number, where they were struggling for space.

Daily Post , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

NAPTIP rescues 14, arrests three suspected human traffickers

She said they were taken from Riyom, Plateau and were being taken to Ekpoma in Edo State.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019

Give red card to govs over unpaid benefits, NLC tells pensioners

These states include Jigawa, Plateau, Kebbi, Katsina, Yobe, Delta, Enugu, Sokoto, Lagos, Rivers, Cross River, Bauchi, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Taraba among others.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Feb 20, 2019