Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "Plateau"

    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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    Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa Fever kills 2 in Plateau, spreads to Delta and Ekiti

Lassa fever has claimed two more lives in Plateau state, the state government confirmed on Monday in Jos.Kuden Dayin, the commissioner for health, told NAN that the victims died at the Jos University Teaching Hosital (JUTH) on Saturday.The latest development brings to three, the number of persons so far killed, after the commissioner confirmed the death of one person at [...]

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    Jos LG chairman dies 2 days after taking oath of office

Jos LG chairman dies 2 days after taking oath of office

Hosea Azi, chairman of Jos-east local government area in Plateau state, died in a road accident on Sunday, exactly two days after he was sworn into office.Simon Lalong, governor of the state, described Azi's death as “very shocking”, disclosing that he was involved in a motor accident at Garaku in Nasarawa state.“I received the news of the sudden demise of [...]

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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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    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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    After blasts, Lalong begs Buhari to restore checkpoints

After blasts, Lalong begs Buhari to restore checkpoints

Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to restore military checkpoints in the state in order to check the movement of suspected insurgents.Lalong made this known on Monday after visiting the scenes of the blasts and the injured victims at Plateau Specialist Hospital.“Today I made an appeal to Mr. President to please allow us to [...]

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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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    Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye’s father regains freedom

Dariye Dafweng, father of Joshua Dariye (pictured), former governor of Plateau state, has been released from captivity.Pa Dariye was kidnapped at his residence in Mushere village in Bokkos local government area of the state on Saturday and a ransom of $10 million was demanded in exchange of his release.But, Emmanuel Abu, Plateau police command spokesperson, told NAN that he was finally released [...]

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    Fire engulfs NTA office in Jos

Fire engulfs NTA office in Jos

There was confusion in Yakubu Gowon Way in Jos on Wednesday, as the zonal office of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in the area, got engulfed by fire.The cause of fire, which started at 3:15 pm, was still unknown as at press time, but a top NTA source, who described the fire as "mysterious", told NAN that it started from the top [...]

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    Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Troops recover arms in Benue, Plateau, Kaduna

Nigeria's Defence Headquarters on Wednesday said troops operating in the north-central and north-western parts of the country have recovered caches of arms and ammunition in the areas.Major-General Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information, made this disclosure in Abuja."During a cordon and search operation at Anyibe in Logo Local Government Area of Benue State, troops seized a cache of arms [...]

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    Ex-Military Governor of Delta, Dungs, dies

Ex-Military Governor of Delta, Dungs, dies

John David Dungs, former military governor of Delta who hailed from Plateau State, is dead.Dubgs was said to have slumped on the way to the hospital from his residence at Rayfield in Jos .Mr. Sunday Dungs, his younger brother, broke the news to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).“Col. Dungs is late," he said. "That is the only thing I can tell [...]

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