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    Thieves burgle NAN Jos office

Thieves burgle NAN Jos office

Thieves at the weekend broke into the Jos zonal office of NAN and carted away valuables.The robbers gained access after removing the burglar-proof of the back window in the zonal manager's office.They carted away a HP laptop, charger, two modems, flash drive, USB cord, a Nokia handset, a digital camera, a mini audio recorder and some cash.Speaking on the incident, [...]

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    Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos

Ammunition explosion kills two soldiers in Jos

Two soldiers lost their lives while one was injured on Saturday, as unserviceable ammunition exploded in 3 Division headquarters, Nigerian army Jos, while it was being transported to the demolition site.Texas Chukwu, deputy director, army public relations, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred while troops authorised to destroy the unserviceable were transporting them.Chukwu said the explosion did not affect the [...]

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    INEC card readers reject Jang six times

INEC card readers reject Jang six times

Jonah Jang, the governor of Plateau, has restated his opposition to the use of the card reader machines, as the device again failed to capture his finger prints as it did during the presidential election.Jang was later cleared manually after six card reader trials that yielded no positive result.The visibly disappointed governor repeated his advice to INEC to halt the use [...]

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    Gunmen kill Plateau APC chairperson, Doro

Gunmen kill Plateau APC chairperson, Doro

Unknown gunmen killed Samuel Doro, ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state, in the wee hours of Monday.Doro’s house, situated in Kurra Drong, near the spring waters of Kurra falls, was invaded in the presence of his wife, who is currently hospitalised after sustaining injuries during the attack.Both Drong [...]

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    Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye Dafweng, father of Joshua Dariye (pictured), former governor of Plateau state, has been released from captivity.Pa Dariye was kidnapped at his residence in Mushere village in Bokkos local government area of the state on Saturday and a ransom of $10 million was demanded in exchange of his release.But, Emmanuel Abu, Plateau police command spokesperson, told NAN that he was finally released [...]

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    Kidnappers of Dariye’s father demand $10m ransom

Kidnappers of Dariye’s father demand $10m ransom

This is not the best of times for the family of Joshua Dariye (pictured), former governor of Plateau state and a current serving senator, as gunmen who kidnapped his father on Saturday are now demanding for a ransom of $10 million.The armed men invaded Dariye family compound in Mushere village in Bokkos local government area of Plateau, shooting sporadically and [...]

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    Fire engulfs NTA office in Jos

Fire engulfs NTA office in Jos

There was confusion in Yakubu Gowon Way in Jos on Wednesday, as the zonal office of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the area, got engulfed by fire.The cause of fire, which started at 3:15 pm, was still unknown as at press time, but a top NTA source, who described the fire as "mysterious", told NAN that it started from the top [...]

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    7 killed in Jos communal crisis

7 killed in Jos communal crisis

Caleb Mutfwang, the chairman of Mangu local government area in Plateau state, has said that seven persons were killed during attacks in some parts of the area.Addressing journalists on Saturday, Mutfwang said that some gunmen shot one Yoila Micah dead in his residence at Jwak-Maitumbi, a village in the area on December 26.He said while the community was recovering from [...]

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    151 aspirants pick PDP nomination forms in Plateau

151 aspirants pick PDP nomination forms in Plateau

A total of 151 aspirants have picked nomination forms to contest in the 2015 general election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, Michael Dachom, the party's state organising secretary, has said.Dachom told NAN in Jos on Monday that 11 of the aspirants, including Ignatius Longjan, the current deputy governor, picked forms for governorship, while 40 others were [...]

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    Gunmen kill 27 in Plateau

Gunmen kill 27 in Plateau

Josephine Piyo, chairman of Riyom local government area of Plateau state, has revealed that about 27 residents of Bachi district in the local government died in an attack by gunmen.He said the attack, which was carried out in a manner similar to that of the Boko Haram sect, also saw the burning of 70 houses.Piyo told a joint team of the National [...]

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    26 Killed, 80 houses razed in weeklong Plateau attacks

26 Killed, 80 houses razed in weeklong Plateau attacks

At least 26 persons have been killed and over 80 homes (including that of late Senator Gyang Dangtong) razed in Riyom local government area of Plateau state in the past one week, national caretaker chairman of Berom Youth Movement (BYM), Rwang Dangtong, said on Friday.Dantong strongly condemned the persistent and systematic attacks on Berom communities by gunmen suspected to be Fulani [...]

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    Suspended PDP chairman vows to reclaim office

Suspended PDP chairman vows to reclaim office

Dr. Haruna Dabin, the suspended chairman of the Plateau State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is hoping that crisis in the party would soon be resolved by the party’s national secretariat, so that he can return to office.Dabin, who was suspended on Monday at an extraordinary meeting of the state executive committee in Jos, debunked the allegations against him.“I still [...]

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