Sunday, November 18, 2018

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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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    44 killed, 47 injured in Jos explosions

44 killed, 47 injured in Jos explosions

Forty-four people were killed while 47 sustained injuries in Jos, capital of Plateau state, when Boko Haram insurgents struck inside a mosque and a restaurant in the city, on Sunday.Mohammed Abdulsalam, coordinator of the north-central zone of the national emergency management agency, said the injured were responding to treatment in different hospitals in Jos.A resident of the town had told TheCable [...]

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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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    ’17 killed’ as multiple explosions rock Jos

’17 killed’ as multiple explosions rock Jos

Multiple blasts have been recorded at a bus station opposite the University of Jos in central Jos, Plateau state.Ikedichi Iweha, spokesman of the joint taskforce in the state, confirmed the attack but details are still sketchy.Ibrahim Hashidu, a driver at the park, told AFP that the first explosive device killed five people and injured several others."We rushed out after hearing [...]

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    APC supporters burnt Jonathan’s campaign bus in Jos, president’s aide alleges

APC supporters burnt Jonathan’s campaign bus in Jos, president’s aide alleges

Rufai Alkali, special adviser to the president on political affairs, has condemned the burning of two vehicles belonging to the campaign organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan in Jos, Plateau state.The incident happened on Saturday at Bauchi road in the capital of the state.Referring to the act as a demonstration of the level of the desperation of the opposition, Alkali said they [...]

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    Twin bomb blasts hit Jos

Twin bomb blasts hit Jos

Twin bomb blasts have been reported in Jos, the Plateau  state capital. It is suspected to be a bomb attack carried out by Boko Haram, however, details are still sketchy at the moment.According to African Independent Television, (AIT), the blasts occurred at the Terminus market in the central area of the city.This is the second time the market will come under [...]

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    How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

Boko Haram is crippling business in the south-east of Nigeria, investigations have shown.The Onitsha Main Market, which is one of the largest markets in West Africa, is the epicentre of trade in the Igbo-dominated southeast region.The market draws a copious mélange of Igbo traders from southeastern states other than Anambra, where is it situated. And Onitsha, which is home to [...]

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    Boko Haram threat: Plateau shuts banks, schools

Boko Haram threat: Plateau shuts banks, schools

Nearly one month after several lives were lost in different attacks carried out by Boko Haram in Jos, Plateau State, social and commercial activities in the city have been paralysed, following threats that the sect is set to launch fresh attacks.Gindri, in Mangu Local Government Area of the state, is deserted, following a letter reportedly sent to the missionary settlement housing [...]

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    Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Boko Haram ‘indirectly’ affecting Eagles Brazil plans

Super Eagles coach, Stephen Keshi, has revealed that insecurity in some part of Nigeria, particularly in the North-East, affects the focus of his players.Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi once recalled how he was 15 minutes away from being consumed by twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State; while defender Efe Ambrose, who is from the northern city [...]

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    Onazi ‘lucky’ to escape death in bomb blast

Onazi ‘lucky’ to escape death in bomb blast

Super Eagles midfielder, Ogenyi Onazi, was 15 minutes away from being consumed by last week’s twin blasts that killed more than 200 people in Jos, Plateau State.The Lazio player had just left the popular Jos Main Market when the first blast rocked the area."I am very, very lucky, just by the grace of God,” he told the BBC."We had gone [...]

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    Jos bombers kill 3 at football viewing centre

Jos bombers kill 3 at football viewing centre

A suicide-bomber killed three on Saturday night outside a football viewing centre in Jos, Plateau State, where the European Champions League final was being screened.The blast occurred around 9.30pm along Bauchi road, which is also close to Bauchi motor park.Although police put the official casualty figure at three, including the suicide bomber, witnesses said eight persons were killed.Police had said [...]

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