Tag Archives: Plateau

Plateau Governor Simon Lalong Recovers From COVID-19, Tests Negative

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has recovered from Coronavirus exactly one week after testing positive for the disease. Dr Makut Macham the Director of Press and Public Affairs to the governor said this in a statement on Thursday in Jos. Recall that Lalong had gone into isolation on Dec. 17 after contracting the dreaded virus. “One week…

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COVID-19 Palliative Looting Spread Across Plateau, Enugu And Benin

As the #ENDSARS, protest takes a different turn, residents stormed a warehouse for COVID-19 palliatives in the Bukuru community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State and carted away stock stored therein. In videos shared across social media platforms, the looters were sighted carrying bags of stock through the streets of Jos unchecked on Saturday…

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PTF Says Plateau Is Now Epicentre Of Coronavirus Pandemic In Nigeria

Plateau has been named Nigeria’s COVID-19 pandemic’s epicenter, with 85 confirmed cases as of Thursday night. More than 25 people statewide have died, and about 2,000 people have been diagnosed. Boss Mustapha, the Chairman of Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed the update at a press briefing in Abuja, stating that the epicentre of the dreaded virus has shifted from states…

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ICYMI: Osun SSG, Plateau Commissioner Test Positive For COVID-19

According to multiple reports, both the Secretary to Osun State Government, Mr. Wole Oyebamiji and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry in Plateau, Abe Aku have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). This was disclosed on Wednesday in two separate statements issued by the Plateau Commissioner for Information and Communications, Dan Manjang and Osun Commissioner for Health,…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Crosses 20,000 Mark With 436 New Cases

On Sunday, The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed that the country’s COVID-19 toll have surpassed 20,000 as the health agency recorded 436 fresh infections. According to the tweet shared via their handle, 169 of the new cases were recorded in Lagos with 52 in Oyo and 31 in Plateau. Other affected states are  Imo with…

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Over 20 Health Workers Test Positive For COVID-19 In Plateau

On Wednesday June 17, the Government of Plateau revealed that 29 health workers have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state. According to the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nimkong Lar who disclosed the news, the state currently has 198 confirmed cases of the virus, with 114 patients discharged and five deaths. Lar also shared…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Stands At 6,401 With 226 New Infections

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has recorded 226 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the country’s total number of infections to 6,401. The health agency who disclosed the news on Twitter late Tuesday noted that of the 226 new cases, 131 are in Lagos, 25 are in Ogun, while 15 are in Plateau state. Other states that…

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UPDATE: Nigerian Army Apologises, Admits Killing 20-Year-Old Student In Jos

Hours after social media users called for justice after an Army personnel shot Rinji Peter Bala, a 20-year-old student dead at the University of Jos on Tuesday, the Nigerian Army’s Operation Safe Haven in Plateau State has rendered an apology. Recall that Bala was first arrested by vigilantes alongside six others for violating the lockdown…

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#JusticeForRinji: Nigerians Mourn 20-Year-Old Student, Rinji Bala Allegedly Killed By Soldiers In Jos

A 20-year-old boy identified as Rinji Peter Bala aka Bobo is currently being mourned by Twitter users after he was allegedly shot dead by soldiers in Jos, Plateau state. According to unconfirmed reports, Bala was arrested with his friends by vigilantes over suspicion of being part of a robbery gang after they were found guilty of breaking the lockdown…

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