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    ‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

‘20 killed’ in another Plateau attack

Twenty persons have reportedly been killed in yet another attack in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.A source said the attack occurred in Miango district of the area on Monday morning.But Tyopev Terna, spokesman of the state police command, could not confirm the incident."I am not aware of this attack. I just left a live radio programme and I have not been [...]

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    Six killed in fresh Plateau attack

Six killed in fresh Plateau attack

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed at least six people in Taagbe, a village in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.Sunday Yari, a witness, said among those killed were five adults and a teenager.He said the attackers, who came with sophisticated weapons, moved from one house to another.“They razed down a lot of houses and destroyed properties worth [...]

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    Gunmen kill ex-Plateau head of service

Gunmen kill ex-Plateau head of service

Gunmen on Tuesday attacked Wereh village in Barkin-Ladi, Plateau state, killing Moses Gwom, former Plateau head of service, and two other persons.Sources from the village indicated that the assailants invaded the village at night, shot many people, and ran into the bush.“The attack lasted about 10 minutes or so,” the source told the NAN on Wednesday in Jos.Terna Tyopev, the [...]

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    Lalong relaxes curfew in Jos

Lalong relaxes curfew in Jos

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has relaxed the dusk-to-dawn curfew in Jos, the state capital.Lalong had imposed the curfew to avoid a reprisal attack on Igbo residents, following the clash between suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and some people of northern extraction in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Two persons were said to have been killed in [...]

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    Plateau gov: Two killed, several injured in fracas

Plateau gov: Two killed, several injured in fracas

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau, has confirmed that two persons died during a fracas in the state on Thursday night.Lalong said several others sustained injuries and are being treated in hospitals across Jos, the state capital.He made this known while meeting with community and religious leaders in the state following the unrest.TheCable had reported that there was a likelihood of a [...]

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    Plateau gov warns against acts of lawlessness, says nobody is above the law

Plateau gov warns against acts of lawlessness, says nobody is above the law

Simon Lalong, Plateau state governor, has warned residents in the state to desist from acts of lawlessness that would bring about public disorder.Fears of a possible clash between Hausa and Igbo communities in Jos, the state capital, had forced the governor to declare a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the city.The unrest was caused by the reported death of two persons in [...]

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    Plateau poly students protest ‘extortion’ by management

Plateau poly students protest ‘extortion’ by management

Students of Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin-Ladi on Tuesday staged a peaceful protest over alleged extortion by the management of the institution.A correspondent of the NAN, who visited the school, found the students camped at the gate which they locked, preventing movement into or out of the campus. [...]

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    Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau village

Gunmen kill 20 in Plateau village

At least 20 persons were killed in a night attack by gunmen at Ancha Village of Bassa local government area of Plateau state.A resident of the area said that the attack took place in the late hours of Thursday.The source, who preferred anonymity, also said that the attack left scores severely injured.Terna Tyopev, spokesperson of the Plateau police command, confirmed [...]

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    Herdsmen arraigned for ‘raping’ sisters in Jos

Herdsmen arraigned for ‘raping’ sisters in Jos

Two herdsmen identified as Shuaibu Samaila and Bashiru Mohammed on Friday appeared before a Jos upper area court, sitting at Kasuwan Nama, for allegedly raping two sisters.The duo first appeared on May 18 and were specifically accused of criminal conspiracy and rape.During the arraignment, E. A. Inegbenoise, police prosecutor, told the court that the victims’ father, a resident of Dawul district [...]

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    Bullion van driver, policeman die in Jos accident

Bullion van driver, policeman die in Jos accident

A bullion van driver and a police officer on Wednesday lost their lives in a road accident in Jos, Plateau state capital.According to NAN, the two people died after the van collided with a truck loaded with soft drinks.The accident reportedly occurred along the Polo-Gada Biyu route, around 5:30pm.The accident was said to have caused a traffic gridlock. Fear-stricken motorists and [...]

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    Burnt library: FUTMinna donates N1m worth of books to UNIJOS

Burnt library: FUTMinna donates N1m worth of books to UNIJOS

The Federal University of Technology, Minna, has donated 148 titles with 458 volume of books worth over N1 million to the University of Jos.Lydia Legbo, the institution’s public relations officer, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN on Saturday. [...]

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    Court orders arrest of former speaker of Plateau house of assembly

Court orders arrest of former speaker of Plateau house of assembly

A Jos high court on Monday issued a bench warrant for the arrest of John Dabwan, a former speaker of Plateau state house of assembly.Felomina Lot, a judge, gave the order after revoking bail he granted Dabwan in a case of issuance of a dud cheque in the sum of N3.8 million.The former speaker allegedly issued the cheque to Theophilus [...]

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    UNIJOS matriculates 7000 students — out of 31,759 applicants

UNIJOS matriculates 7000 students — out of 31,759 applicants

The University of Jos on Wednesday matriculated 7000 new students into its 12 faculties.Sebastian Maimako, the vice chancellor, said that 31,759 candidates applied to the school out of which the 7000 were picked for the 2016/2017 session. [...]

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    Four youth drown in Plateau community

Four youth drown in Plateau community

Four youth drowned in a well at Duk quarters in Pankshin, a town in Plateau state, on Wednesday.Sa’ad Ibrahim, the divisional police officer (DPO) of the area, confirmed the incident to NAN.Gonjir Goper, a witness identified the deceased as Tonzum Ngwalamba, Nentawe Leptak, Sati Tongleb and Ngompang Ngoshim.Goper said they lost their lives while trying to push the nozzle of [...]

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    Displeased judge discharges robbery suspects ‘with a heavy heart’

Displeased judge discharges robbery suspects ‘with a heavy heart’

D. D. Longji of a Jos high court in Plateau state, on Tuesday, begrudgingly discharged two armed robbery suspects, Mustapha Mohammed and Amos Emmanuel.Longi said that he was discharging the duo because of the position of the law on lack of diligent prosecution.“I am discharging you and it is with a heavy heart. I am discharging you not based on [...]

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    Plateau assembly removes deputy speaker

Plateau assembly removes deputy speaker

The Plateau state house of assembly has sacked its deputy speaker, Yusuf Gagdi.A letter to this effect was signed by 18 members of the house and read at Tuesday’s plenary session by Henry Yunkwap, the majority leader.According to Yunkwap, the 18 members have passed a vote of no confidence on Gagdi, hence the need for his impeachment.Salleh Shehu, member representing Dengi [...]

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