Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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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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    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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    Explosion kills 8, injures 100 in Jos

Explosion kills 8, injures 100 in Jos

Eight people were killed and 100 others injured in a chemical explosion at Lamingo Water Treatment Plant in Jos, capital of Plateau state, on Saturday.Emmanuel Abu, spokesman of the police command in the state, confirmed the incident, saying the explosion occurred around 4am.“An explosion associated with chemicals used in treating water at Lamingo water treatment plant injured about 50 people,” he [...]

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    Bomb blasts rock ECWA church in Jos

Bomb blasts rock ECWA church in Jos

Twin blast rocked the Evangelical Church of  West Africa (ECWA) in Jos, Plateau state, around 9am on Sunday.The incident happened while the service was going on.A member of the church told TheCable that no casualty was recorded in the incident, which created commotion among members."One of the bombs exploded in the toilet, while the other one was at the back [...]

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    Your end is near, Buhari tells Boko Haram

Your end is near, Buhari tells Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that the end of the Boko Haram sect is in sight.He said that despite the resurgence of insurgent attacks, the operations of security forces have improved tremendously.Condemning the recent attacks in Jos, Zaria, Potiskum and Kaduna, the president said his administration remains committed to overcoming the challenges of insecurity as quickly as possible.“The president is convinced that [...]

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    Troops arrest ‘Jos, Zaria bomber’

Troops arrest ‘Jos, Zaria bomber’

The defence headquarters has announced the arrest of a suspected mastermind of the recent bomb attacks in Jos, Zaria (pictured) and other parts of the north-east.The suspect was said to be arrested at a military checkpoint in Gombe state."Troops have arrested a mastermind of the Jos and Zaria bombings at a checkpoint in Gombe following an operation by combined team [...]

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