Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Jos"

    Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

Three soldiers shot dead as farmers, herders clash in Plateau

At least three operatives of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force in Plateau state, were killed while trying to restore calm between herders and farmers in the state on Saturday.Augustine Agundu, commander of the force, disclosed this to reporters in Jos, the state capital.He vowed that those behind the tragic incident would be brought to book.“I have lost [...]

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    Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Driver of Plateau assembly speaker shot dead

Unidentified gunmen have killed Azi Magaji, head driver to the Plateau house of assembly speaker, and Edward Ankpa, a security official at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).Terna Tyopev, Plateau police public relations officer (PPRO), confirmed the incident to (NAN) on Sunday in Jos.Tyopev said the killing occurred Saturday night in Zarazong community of Jos north local government area of [...]

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    270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

270 shops destroyed as fire guts Terminus market in Jos

The Terminus main market in Jos, Plateau state capital, was razed down by an inferno in the early hours of Saturday.Adie Undie, Plateau police commissioner, who confirmed the incident, said the fire started around 1:30am.Undie said the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.“This incident happened around 1:30.a.m and our men and that of the Department of Fire [...]

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    Police: Vigilante killed, archbishop’s cows rustled in fresh Plateau attack

Police: Vigilante killed, archbishop’s cows rustled in fresh Plateau attack

One person was reportedly killed and nine cows rustled in Jos, Plateau state capital, on Saturday.The incident occurred a week after not less than 1oo persons lost their lives in multiple attacks staged by suspected herdsmen in the state.Terna Tyopev, spokesman for the Plateau police command, said the incident took place in the early hours of Saturday at Kangan community [...]

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    Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Gowon: Why I did not choose Jos as Nigeria’s capital

Yakubu Gowon, former head of state, says he would have made Jos Nigeria's capital, but for the fear of being accused of "parochialism and favouritism".He said this on Tuesday at the 26th anniversary exhibition and commemoration of the movement of the seat of government from Lagos to Abuja.Gowon, who was the head of state from 1966 to 1975, said 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 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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    Norwegian side Lillestrom sign relatively known Nigerian

Norwegian side Lillestrom sign relatively known Nigerian

Norway's Lillestrom SK has signed Chinedu Ezeh, an unknown Nigerian midfielder with Gee-Lec International football academy in Jos.Lillestrom signed Ezeh on a four-year deal with a fee of $120,000, said an announcement on Lillestrom's website."I'm glad to be here and I look forward to the opportunity I have been given," said Ezeh, who had been on trials with the club for three [...]

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    Woman killed, 7 injured as vehicle veers into forest along Jos-Abuja road

Woman killed, 7 injured as vehicle veers into forest along Jos-Abuja road

A vehicle carrying members of one family on Wednesday veered into a thick forest in Hawan Kibo, along the Jos-Abuja road, killing a woman and leaving seven others with serious injuries.Among those injured were two other women, two men and three children, while a three-month-old baby escaped unhurt.A witness told NAN that the vehicle went out of control, somersaulting several times in the bush [...]

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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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    Legacy tourism associations booms to replace FTAN

Legacy tourism associations booms to replace FTAN

Principal and key tourism associations have concluded plans to dump the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) for a new effective and purposeful private sector tourism organization to be known as Legacy Tourism Association Forum (LTAF).The deed which was a clear response to the many sins of Tommy Akingbogun led FTAN, was sealed and signed in Jos, capital of [...]

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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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    Murder suspect threatens to kill witnesses in Jos court

Murder suspect threatens to kill witnesses in Jos court

Rifkatu Sha, a judge of a Jos high court on Tuesday warned an accused person, Tasiu Mohammed, 21, against threatening witnesses testifying against him.The warning came when Mohammed was caught making gestures indicating that he would slash the throats of the witnesses, while they stood in the dock.The police, witnesses and officials of the court, who noticed the threats, immediately [...]

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    Plateau gov, Gbong Gwon Jos woo NCAC, NANTA for Jos tourism

Plateau gov, Gbong Gwon Jos woo NCAC, NANTA for Jos tourism

Plateau state governor, Hon. Simon Lalong believes that Jos plateau has all it takes to become Nigerian tourism capital and therefore seeks the assistance of National Council of Arts and Culture (NCAC) and National Association of Nigeria Travel Agencies (Nanta) to revive the interest of Nigerians and foreigners in Jos tourism.Governor Lalong who spoke at the grand finale of the [...]

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    Confusion as dead man grabs brother’s hands in Jos mortuary

Confusion as dead man grabs brother’s hands in Jos mortuary

There was panic at the mortuary of Plateau Specialist Hospital in Jos on Monday, when a dead man being prepared for burial suddenly grabbed his living brother’s hand.The incident happened as the deceased, identified as Choji Zeng, was being dressed up for burial.Family members, who had participated in the washing of the corpse,  ran out in panic.The pandemonium attracted mortuary [...]

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    135 boys rescued from human traffickers in Jos

135 boys rescued from human traffickers in Jos

Operatives of Operation Safe Haven, a special task force outfit in Plateau state, have rescued 135 children from human traffickers in Jos, the state capital.According to Channels TV, the children, who are all male and within the age range of four to eight years, were rescued from two trucks headed to Plateau, Kaduna and Nassarawa."On Thursday January 12, the special task [...]

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