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    8 die of Lassa fever in Plateau in 3 months

8 die of Lassa fever in Plateau in 3 months

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    Jos central mosque records fire outbreak

Jos central mosque records fire outbreak

An outbreak of fire destroyed the female section of the Jos Central Mosque on Wednesday.A NAN correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, observed that large flames had swallowed most parts of the entire mosque.The flames and smoke also covered houses and shops in the vicinity.Jspokesman of the Plateau police command, described the fire as "very serious and unfortunate''.He [...]

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    Plateau trains 66 lab scientists, technicians on Lassa fever

Plateau trains 66 lab scientists, technicians on Lassa fever

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    APC wins house of assembly bye-election in Plateau

APC wins house of assembly bye-election in Plateau

Eric Dakogol, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the bye-election of Qua’an Pan north constituency’s in the Plateau house of assembly.Dakogol polled 5,409 votes to defeat PDP's Alloy Oliver, who garnered 4,977 votes.Announcing the result at the legislators chamber of Qua’an Pan local government secretariat, Akkarven Ashakah, returning officer of the election, described the poll as “very [...]

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    Fire razes 118 shops in Jos

Fire razes 118 shops in Jos

A raging night inferno razed 118 shops at the Kabong market in Jos north local government area on Thursday.A NAN correspondent, who visited the market, could not access the burnt section as some shops were still in flames.Others also had thick smoke billowing from them, making visibility very difficult.The actual cause of the fire could not be ascertained, but Christopher [...]

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    Plateau PDP guber candidate, Pwajok, dies of cancer

Plateau PDP guber candidate, Pwajok, dies of cancer

Gyang Pwajok, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the April 11 gubernatorial election in Plateau state, is dead.Pwajok represented the Plateau north senatorial zone in the 7th assembly before indicating interest in running for the governor of the state.He defeated 15 contestants to clinch the PDP ticket but lost to the All Progressive Congress candidate, Simon Lalong, who is now the state [...]

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    University of Jos lecturers begin indefinite strike

University of Jos lecturers begin indefinite strike

Lecturers of the University of Jos in Plateau state have begun an indefinite strike to press home their demands for improved working conditions.F. C. Piwuna, chairman of the university's chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.Piwuna said ASUU's national executive council had approved the action."The NEC of ASUU has approved [...]

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    Mysterious snakes invade Plateau communities, bite 50

Mysterious snakes invade Plateau communities, bite 50

Snakes washed by flood into Kanke, Kanam and other communities in Plateau have bitten more than 50 people in the last two weeks.Timothy Golu, representative of the area at the house of representatives, confirmed the development to NAN in Jos after visiting the victims.Golu said some had died while others in critical conditions were on admission in various hospitals and [...]

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    Eid el-Kabir: Tight security in Jos

Eid el-Kabir: Tight security in Jos

Security was beefed up in many parts of Jos metropolis and Bukuru in Plateau state on Thursday as Muslims in Nigeria joined their counterparts across the world to celebrate Eid el-kabir.There was presence of heavily armed security men at strategic locations and areas considered as flash points in the city.Among areas with such security presence were Old Airport junction, Dogon-Karfe, [...]

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    School building collapses in Jos, ‘kills 4’ pupils

School building collapses in Jos, ‘kills 4’ pupils

About four pupils were killed after a school building collapsed in Jos south local government area of Plateau state, on Sunday evening.The incident was said to have happened when the victims were studying in their classroom.Muhammad Abdulsalam, spokesman for the ‪National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the incident but could not give details.“So far, four children have been confirmed dead [...]

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    Plateau lawmaker, Dashe, dies ‘after brief illness’

Plateau lawmaker, Dashe, dies ‘after brief illness’

The Plateau state house of assembly has confirmed the death of one of its members, Godfrey Dashe, representing Qua'pan south constituency.Peter Azi, speaker of the assembly, told NAN that Dashe died in the early hours of Tuesday in Jos, capital of the state, after a brief illness.Dashe represented his constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),''This is a monumental [...]

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    Military checkpoints return to Plateau after bomb blast

Military checkpoints return to Plateau after bomb blast

Military checkpoints in Plateau state, which disappeared some weeks ago, have resurfaced in Jos, other towns, as well as major and rural roads in the state, following the July 5 bomb blast that killed 44 and injured 47 people.It was also observed that joint security teams, comprising fierce-looking soldiers and policemen, conducted thorough searches on vehicles, forcing a return of [...]

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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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