Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "Jos"

    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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    Fire guts 100 shops in Jos market

Fire guts 100 shops in Jos market

Fire has gutted 100 shops in Jos Terminus Market, Plateau State.According to Alhassan Barde, executive secretary, Plateau State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)), the fire, which started around midnight, raged on till the early hours of Thursday.He said the cause of the fire was yet to be determined, but that affected shops were consumed totally.“The quantity of goods destroyed is yet [...]

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    Prepare for ambush in the north-east, Buratai tells cadets

Prepare for ambush in the north-east, Buratai tells cadets

Tukur Buratai, chief of army of staff, says running into ambushes and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the north-east are realities.Buratai said this at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) base camp in Jos, where he addressed 200 cadets of regular course 63, who had concluded their training.He told the cadets that some of them will be posted to the north-east [...]

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    Former ADC to Plateau gov killed in fire outbreak

Former ADC to Plateau gov killed in fire outbreak

Anthony Kwame, former aide-de-camp (ADC) to Fidelis Tapgun, governor of Plateau state, was killed in an inferno that gutted his residence in the Jenta-Adamu neighbourhood of Jos on Monday.Also killed along with the retired police officer were his two daughters, Theresa and Kerry, and son, Emmanuel.According to Terna Tyopev, spokesman of the Plateau police command, Kwame’s wife, Charity and his [...]

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    Soldiers fatally shoot policeman for ‘dangerous driving’

Soldiers fatally shoot policeman for ‘dangerous driving’

A policeman was killed, while three of his colleagues sustained injuries after soldiers at a checkpoint along Bauchi to Jos road opened fire on a bus conveying policemen travelling from Taraba to Kaduna.Headquarters of the 33 Artillery Brigade in Bauchi confirmed the incident on Sunday, describing it as unfortunate.Joseph Afolasade, assistant director, army public relations, 33 artillery brigade, said the [...]

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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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    Ron Kenoly, Chris Morgan ‘take music and miracles to Jos’

Ron Kenoly, Chris Morgan ‘take music and miracles to Jos’

Ron Kenoly, an international gospel artiste based in the US, will be in Jos, Plateau state, for a music and miracle programme.Paul Ojoh of the Shepherd’s House International Assembly disclosed this in an interview in Jos.Ojoh, the resident pastor of the church, said that Kenoly would be ministering with other Nigerian artistes."Dr Ron Kenoly will be ministering with Steve Crown, [...]

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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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    Mbu: Police training institutions have been abandoned

Mbu: Police training institutions have been abandoned

The federal government has been urged to set up a special committee to visit police formations in the country.Joseph Mbu, commandant, Police Staff College, Jos, made the call during interview with NAN on Sunday.“There is decay; there is neglect; what we have on ground is not conducive for the reform programme we all yearn for,” he said.“Many projects in the [...]

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    Nigeria on the rise again, says Buhari

Nigeria on the rise again, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has entered its glorious era in spite of insecurity and economic challenges.He said this on Saturday at the graduation of senior executive course 37 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPPS) in Kuru near Jos.Represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Buhari said Boko Haram and other such insurgent groups around the country would [...]

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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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