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Missing Plateau Pastor Appears In New Boko Haram Video
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Missing Plateau Pastor Appears In New Boko Haram Video

Reverend Polycap Zango, a pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations, Jos, Plateau State, who went missing while travelling to Gombe State for a conference, has appeared in a new video saying he was abducted by the Islamic State West Africa Province. Zango said he was in the custody of the insurgents alongside two other Christian women, who were also abducted. In the video, the cleric is seen seated behind a prayer mat and says he was abducted on Monday, October 2020. He said, “My name is Reverend Polycap Zango and I am a pastor at COCIN LCC Wild Life Park, Plateau State, Nigeria. “On October 19, 2020, I was travelling for a conference in Gombe when I was abducted by Boko Haram insurgents who caught me on the road. “Right now I am with them. “I am appealing to the go...
Gunshots As Hoodlums Loot Dogara’s House In Jos
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Gunshots As Hoodlums Loot Dogara’s House In Jos

Hoodlums on Sunday looted the house of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, located near Jos University Teaching Hospital. The PUNCH gathered that the hoodlums defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government to also invade other buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives. Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am, an eyewitness told our correspondent. Policemen and other security operatives enforcing the curfew shot to disperse the rampaging youths without success. “They broke into the house of the former Speaker and attacked everyone, including Dogara’s brother, and (they) are currently moving anything they see. In the process, the invaders moved several items – tricycles, furniture, electronics, and other valuables – out of the house,” ...
We Were Given N500 To Attack Protesters – Jos Hoodlum Confesses
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We Were Given N500 To Attack Protesters – Jos Hoodlum Confesses

There is pandemonium in Jos, the Plateau State capital today as some thugs parading as #ENDSARS protesters began the destruction of goods and services at Ahmadu Bello Way and Terminus Market. In one of the videos, one of the thugs, who spoke in a thick Hausa accent, confessed that they were paid N500 to attack people. Policemen were also spotted looking without any action as the thugs threw stones at People. It should be noted that the #ENDSARS protesters in the state had always carried out their protest peacefully from the Old Airport Junction for the last 10 days and there was no plan of any protest at Terminus Market. https://youtu.be/gwfANx_h1TM
Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President
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Man Names His Newborn Son ‘Buhari’ In Jos In Honour Of The President

One Abdul from Jos, Plateau State on Sunday, October 4, named his newborn son Buhari because of the love he has for President Muhammadu Buhari. According to Abdul, he made a promise to name his son after President Buhari when a Katsina man officially changed his son's name from Buhari to Suleiman to show his disappointment with the president's performance in office.  
7-year-old Girl Slaughtered In Jos By A Woman For Ritual Purpose (Graphic Photo)
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7-year-old Girl Slaughtered In Jos By A Woman For Ritual Purpose (Graphic Photo)

Viewers Discretion (Contains Graphics Photos) A 7- year-old girl identified as Juwairiya Auwal was slaughtered by a suspected female ritualist inside a hut in Jos Museum, Plateau State. It was gathered that on Saturday, September 5, Juwairiya Auwal and her elder sister Fatima Auwal, went out as usual to hawk brooms around Tudun OC in Rikkos community, Jos north local government area of the state, when they were accosted by an unknown Fulani woman. Narrating how her younger sister was killed, Fatima said they were hawking when they met the Fulani woman who initially pretended to be a prospective costomer. The woman asked them to give her a broom free of charge but they refused. Suddenly, she touched their heads and they found themselves in a hut in the popular Jos Museum. A...
Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Maiduguri Testing Centres To Be Ready This Week – NCDC
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Kano, Kaduna, Jos, Maiduguri Testing Centres To Be Ready This Week – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says By the end of this week, there will be four new molecular diagnostic laboratories for testing the COVID-19 in Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Maiduguri. The Director-General of the NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, said this on Monday in Abuja at the sixth joint national briefing of the Presidential Taskforce Force (PTF) on COVID-19. He said: “We are working to activate two labs in Kano and Kaduna at the same time from tomorrow (Tuesday), and two labs in Jos and Maiduguri from Thursday. By the end of this week, we will have four new laboratories in Kano, Kaduna, Jos and Maiduguri fully active. We are solely assessing every state in the country, but we are starting with states that we already know have a baseline capacity to build on. “The five key targets ...
Groom walks out of wedding in Jos, says he planned to disgrace bride 10 years ago
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Groom walks out of wedding in Jos, says he planned to disgrace bride 10 years ago

A dramatic scene was recorded in Jos on Saturday March 21, as a groom identified as Mr Rufus Aplang walked out of his wedding ceremony, abandoning his bride identified simply as Judith. The incident reportedly occurred at God’s Glory Ministry in Jos when it was time for the couple to exchange their vows. It was gathered that before walking out on his bride, Aplang disclosed that he has been planning to disgrace her for 10 years. The bride collapsed after the incident and was rushed to a private hospital around Plateau State Polytechnic. Aplang's best man, Peter Sani who disclosed that the couple dated for 12 years before deciding to get married, attributed his friend’s behaviour to some sort of diabolism.
Petrol Tanker Suffers Brake Failure, Runs Over Woman in Jos
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Petrol Tanker Suffers Brake Failure, Runs Over Woman in Jos

A woman has lost her life in Jos, Plateau state after a vehicle she was in, was run over by a petrol tanker that suffered brake failure around Polo roundabout. According to Jos-based OAP Bello Lukman who shared the story online, the tanker ran into vehicles, motorcycles and Tricycles parked around the area. See more photos below  
Married Woman In Jos Porn Video Commits Suicide
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Married Woman In Jos Porn Video Commits Suicide

A married woman who got N30,000 for acting a pornographic video which went viral in Jos, Plateau state, has committed suicide. According to NAN, the video which was uploaded on the internet weeks ago showed some young girls and married women engaging in sexual acts. It was gathered that a man identified as Emeka, who resides at the Rayfield area of Jos, took the girls and women to a hotel in the same area to shoot the videos. Emeka was said to have interviewed the women before stripping them naked and having sex with them on camera. He paid the victims N30,000 each with a promise to pay additional N100,000 at a later date. The practice had reportedly gone on for about three years, with over 50 girls and women featuring in the videos. The video had generated reactions fr...
Davido Fails His Fans In Jos For Not Coming To His Show, People Reacts
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Davido Fails His Fans In Jos For Not Coming To His Show, People Reacts

30billion Gang king, Papa Ifeanyi, Davido failed to show up for Jos Chillin mega fiesta held on Sunday 1st December after promising severally to be in Jos Plateau State. Davido who was built to visit the cold city of Jos for the first time to grace the stage at the biggest and most consistent concert brand in the northern half of Nigeria Jos The event had a list of stars including Classiq, Faze, Shanawa, Dr Smith, Atela, Style Plus and many more who made it worth while but for the failure of the main act Davido, the venue was filled with unhappy fans who felt slighted after all the postings and videos made before the event of confirm a shut down live with Davido. Jos Chillin' Mega Fiesta: Davido Live! takes place at Mees Palace Event Center on the 1st of December, 2019, barely 11 ...
President Buhari Reacts As Imam Who Saved 262 Christians Receives US Award
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President Buhari Reacts As Imam Who Saved 262 Christians Receives US Award

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a congratulatory message to Abubakar Abdullahi, the Imam that risked his life to save some Christians in Jos, Plateau State. We recall that Abdullahi hid 262 Christians in his Mosque and home from alleged Fulani herdsmen in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the State during the June 2018 crisis in the state. The Muslim cleric was honoured with US International Religious Freedom Award on Thursday. Buhari, in a statement made available to us, signed by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said he was “delighted at the International Religious Freedom Award conferred on Imam Abubakar Abdullahi of Nigeria by the U.S. Department of State.” He added, “Buhari heartily congratulates Imam Abubakar on the well-deserved ...
Tears As 13 Bodies Recovered From Building Collapse In Jos
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Tears As 13 Bodies Recovered From Building Collapse In Jos

No fewer than 13 bodies have been recovered from the rubbles of the building collapse which happened in Jos, Plateau State, on Monday evening. The Landlord and his wife are said to be among the body that has been recovered from the debris of the collapse site. The building before the collapse was located at Butcher Line in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau state. The rescue and emergency team are said to be working assiduously towards ensuring that all the debris is cleared before the end of today.
Seven confirmed dead in Jos building collapse
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Seven confirmed dead in Jos building collapse

Seven persons have been confirmed dead in the three storey building that collapsed along Seriki road in Jos, Plateau state yesterday Monday July 15th. The building said to be owned by a popular herbal doctor, Alhaji Rufai Kabiru, collapsed on Monday evening at about 4pm. Speaking to newsmen during the rescue operation, Mrs Junni Bala, the Director of Search and Rescue, Plateau State Emergency Management, said seven bodies have been removed from the rumbles. She added that the figure may increase. “That was the figure as at last night. The figure may increase today because we are continuing with the search and rescue operation this morning,” she said.
I Just Needed A Child To Call Me Mother – Jos Baby Thief Confesses
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I Just Needed A Child To Call Me Mother – Jos Baby Thief Confesses

Mrs. Leritshimwa Diyal, the 32-year-old woman, who has confessed to stealing a three-day-old baby in Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos has said that the desire to have a child, who would call her mother, pushed her into committing the crime. Diyal, a student of College of Health Technology, Zawan, in Plateau, made the confession while speaking with newsmen when she was paraded by the Plateau Police Command on Thursday in Jos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the baby belonging to one Mrs. Mary Chukwuebuka of Zaramangada area of Jos was stolen three days after she put to bed at the Plateau Specialist Hospital. When the matter was reported to the headquarters of the Plateau Police Command in Jos, it immediately commenced investigation which led to the arrest of the s...
Mohammed Adamu Confirmed As IG Of Police
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Mohammed Adamu Confirmed As IG Of Police

Mohammed Adamu has been confirmed as the substantive Inspector General of Police, IGP. His confirmation was announced Thursday at the police council meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. Adamu was confirmed by the Council of State, as the new Inspector General of police. President Muhammadu Buhari had on January 15 appointed Adamu as acting IGP following the statutory retirement of Ibrahim Idris, the former IGP. Until his appointment by the president, Adamu was an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, serving at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos, Plateau.
Pastor Adeboye To Commission ICU At Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos
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Pastor Adeboye To Commission ICU At Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos

This Weekend , PASTOR E. A. ADEBOYE, The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God will be commissioning an Intensive Care Unit at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos . This is the second in the series of such intervention in health care in Nigeria, the first being the Enoch and Folu Adeboye Intensive Care Unit at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH)
Actress, Angela Okorie Seeks Support For Nollywood Actor, Henry Onyeka Nwankwo Shot In Spine By Soldier In Jos
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Actress, Angela Okorie Seeks Support For Nollywood Actor, Henry Onyeka Nwankwo Shot In Spine By Soldier In Jos

Fast rising Nollywood actor Henry Onyeka Nwankwo who was shot in the spine by a trigger happy army officer in Jos last year is still unable to walk. The Actor is currently in need of financial support, Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie took to her page to share some of his photos with caption saying.. From The first Pix you could see how Healthy @henry_kleinz was looking Before a Soldier Did this to Him, The soldiers are meant to protect us Not kill us, stop killing people all in the name of Uniform. Henry Have suffered a whole lot, He is a make -up Artist in Nollywood And Also an actor My brothers and sisters Nothing is too small to help @henry_kleinz I beg Everyone in the Name of God Don’t let this innocent Boy die please Help please His condition is very critical Now ...
Nigerian DJ Reportedly Slumps And Dies During Charity Football Match In Jos
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Nigerian DJ Reportedly Slumps And Dies During Charity Football Match In Jos

A Nigerian DJ has suddenly collapsed and died while he was playing a friendly match in the city of Jos. DJ silver has died It has been reported that a Nigerian DJ, Silver Apeh aka DJ Silver has lost his life during a charity football match in Jos, Plateau. The married father of one, died, yesterday, during a friendly match with the inmates of a prison in Jos, Plateau State. Local reports show that the Unity 93.3 FM guest DJ was said to have led his fellow DJs to the prison for the match and led them in prayers before kickoff. However, Silver, who was the goalkeeper, slumped during the match and was rushed to Faith Alive hospital, where he was declared dead.
Nationwide League One Releases Timetable For Promotion, Relegation Play-off
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Nationwide League One Releases Timetable For Promotion, Relegation Play-off

Enugu – The Nigeria Nationwide League One (NLO) has revealed that it had fixed its 2017/2018 league promotion and relegation play-off matches between Sept. 7 and Sept. 9. Ebere Amaraizu, a Director in NLO, said on Saturday in Enugu that the date was fixed after a meeting of the NLO Board earlier in the week. Amaraizu, who is in charge of NLO activities in the South-East, said promotional and relegation play-off matches would be holding in four centres nationwide. He said the centres included Jos, Oba in Anambra, Akure and Makurdi. The director said teams that would win the promotional play-off would automatically qualify to play in the Nigeria National League in the next 2018/2019 football season. “The relegation play-off matches will, however, commence after the promoti...
NBC Fines Radio Station For Playing Falz’ “This Is Nigeria”
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NBC Fines Radio Station For Playing Falz’ “This Is Nigeria”

A radio station in Jos has been fined 100,000 Naira for playing Falz' "This is Nigeria" song. The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, wrote a letter to the radio station informing them that Falz' song titled This is Nigeria is "laced with vulgar lyrics" and for playing the song, they will be sanctioned. The lyrics they pointed out that they had a problem with is the part that goes, "This is Nigeria, look how we living now, everybody be criminal." Also, the commission fined the station for playing Olamide's song titled "See Mary, See Jesus." The letter says Mary and Jesus are regarded as sacred by the Christian faith and as such contravenes section 4.3.1e. The station was also cautioned for playing Wande Coal's Iskaba with the lyrics, "Girl you dey make me kolo, shaking the a...
Plateau Crisis: Tonto Dikeh offers to give corp member money to transport themselves out to avoid any potential danger
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Plateau Crisis: Tonto Dikeh offers to give corp member money to transport themselves out to avoid any potential danger

Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has offered to give money to corp members serving in and around Plateau State, to transport themselves out of the area to avoid any potential danger. According to her, 'I fear for some of the NYSC participants in these areas. If you are serving in the crisis areas or know anyone affected and possibly stranded please let me know. I will give out 150K BETWEEN 10 PEOPLE for them to use and transport themselves out of these areas to avoid any potential danger'. See her post below... Hello my lovely people. This past week has been filled with sad and shocking news from the very heart of our nation Jos. I would like to send my condolences to the people affected directly and indirectly. I would also like to help out in any little way I can. I fear f...
It Doesn’t Matter If She Is Naked In Your Bed, No Means No – Singer Xia On Rape
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It Doesn’t Matter If She Is Naked In Your Bed, No Means No – Singer Xia On Rape

There is a raw diamond in Plateau State, she's from Jos precisely and she is ready to take the Nigerian entertainment by storm. Mycelebrityandi.com had an exclusive chat with music star and lawyer Dorcas Mato, popularly known by her stage name Xia. She opened up on her journey and how far she wants to go. Tell us about yourself and where you're from? My name is Dorcas Mato aka Xia. I’m from Jos, Plateau State. I'm a Lawyer by profession, Christian, Nigerian, would you like my passport number too? lol. When and how do you come about music? Growing up, there was a lot of music around me. My whole family loves music and sings too. My dad invested a lot in fine sound systems, turn tables, so I grew up listening to Lionel Richie, Anita Baker, Mariah even before I could speak. I sta...
Watch As ‘Power Drunk’ Soldier Brutalize A Bus Driver for Refusing to Pay His Through
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Watch As ‘Power Drunk’ Soldier Brutalize A Bus Driver for Refusing to Pay His Through

Another unsightly video clip showing a soldier brutalizing a civilian over bribe has surfaced online. The video clip shared by Instablog9ja shows a soldier beating a commercial driver up for allegedly refusing to give him a bribe. According to the reports, the incident took place today, Monday, April 9, 2018, during a trip from Jos to Keffi. See the video clip below:
See What It Takes To Maintain The Rolls-Royce of The Emir Of Kano
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See What It Takes To Maintain The Rolls-Royce of The Emir Of Kano

The Emir of Kano's vintage Rolls-Royce catches the eyes of people whenever the traditional ruler rolls out the rare vehicle. Despite its age, the 1952 Model Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith ‘ALW 11’ owned by the Kano Emirate is one of the most famous and most expensive to maintain Rolls-Royces in Nigeria – both recent and vintage. This Rolls-Royce was originally owned by an Armenian-British millionaire Nubar Gulbenkian who had many custom made Rolls-Royces in his collection. This particular Rolls-Royce was specially designed for him in 1952. Shortly afterwards, the then Emir of Kano, Abdullahi Bayero (Emir from 1926-1953) bought the car. When Bayero died, the car was handed down to his successor, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi I ( the grand-father of the current Emir). It is said that Alhaji Mohamm...
Bride Rides Horse To Church On Her Wedding Day In Jos
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Bride Rides Horse To Church On Her Wedding Day In Jos

Personal happiness is paramount in all one does. And getting married does not mean one should go bankrupt. A Nigerian bride has decided to trend by attending her own wedding on a horse. The bride who is simply identified as Rose Nore arrives the church for her own wedding on Saturday, March 31 in a unique way. Unlike the usual motorcade that announces the arrival of the bride and her train, Rose went solo to church riding a horse like Jesus rode on a donkey to Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. At the wedding which was held at ECWA church, Tundun Wada, Jos the state capital of Plateau, the bride was full of smiles as happiness overtook her whole being during the wedding ceremony. He noted that he did not charge any money to perform at the wedding and that Dangote might not spent as m...
JEDC Denies Charging Jos Residents More For Electricity Supply
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JEDC Denies Charging Jos Residents More For Electricity Supply

The Managing Director, Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC), Gidado Modibbo has dismissed claims that JEDC’s charges are higher than its counterparts nationwide, and that Jos residents were paying higher than their counterparts in the four other states of its franchise, P.M. News reports.   He said; “Such allegations are not true. They are incorrect and baseless. The last time we reviewed tariff was in December 2015. We are permitted to effect minor tariff reviews after every six months, and major reviews after every five years. We have not done any. Before we review our tariff, we shall consult widely and interact with our customers,’’ he said, adding that the current charges were the same in all states.   He said, however, that a tariff hike was inevitable in...
System Collapses Cause N3.85bn Damage To Power Equipment
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System Collapses Cause N3.85bn Damage To Power Equipment

The six systems collapses recorded in January 2018 by the Transmission Company of Nigeria has culminated in the damage of nine vital components, which it was learned, will cost the company N3.85 billion to procure the relevant equipment and rehabilitate within nine months, Vanguard reports.   Investigations showed that the equipment include a 1x150mva, 330/132kv T1A Mitsubishi power transformer in Jos, which was completely burnt, and will take N850 million to replace. Another major burnt equipment was the 1x30mva, 330/33kv T2 Toshiba transformer at Gusau substation, which would require N300 million for a total replacement.   Other damaged equipment include: 1x100mva, 330/33kv SPECO power transformer at Ejigbo substation, 1x60mva, 132/33kv ABB power transformer at Kata...
Fire Destroys IDPs Camp In Plateau
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Fire Destroys IDPs Camp In Plateau

The newly-constructed ultra-modern Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Shendam Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau has been destroyed by fire. The IDPs camp was built by the Presidential Committee on Flood, Relief and Rehabilitation, which was established after the 2012 flood disaster that ravaged 24 states in the country. Mr. Bintan Wuyep, Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Plateau Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Thursday. Wuyep, who is the Acting Executive Secretary of the agency, said, “the disaster occurred on Tuesday. “We don’t have funds even to fuel our vehicle to go to the camp to ascertain the cause of the inferno and assess the extent of damage. “We have gone everywhere even for a loan, but we have not suc...
Man Remanded Over Alleged Rape Of 9-Year-Old Girl
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Man Remanded Over Alleged Rape Of 9-Year-Old Girl

A Jos High Court on Thursday ordered the remand of 39-year-old Peter John, accused of raping his neighbour’s 9-year-old daughter. Though the defendant pleaded not guilty to the two-count charge of rape and criminal intimidation, the judge, Justice Nafisa Musa, ordered that he should be remanded at Jos Prison. He adjourned the case until March 20 for hearing. Earlier, the prosecutor, Mr N.K. Tali had told the court that the defendant committed the crime on July 26, 2017, at Furaka village, Jos North Local Government Area. “The accused, in a confessional statement, told the Police that he lured the girl to a stream and raped her. “He also told investigators that the little girl was a neighbour’s daughter who helped her mother in selling ‘akara.’ “John told the Police that t...
Shagaya’s Death Shocking, Says ACF
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Shagaya’s Death Shocking, Says ACF

The Arewa Consultative Forum on Sunday described as shocking the death of its Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Senator John Shagaya. Shagaya, a former Internal Affairs (Interior) Minister was recently appointed as the Chairman, Governing Council, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Jos by President Muhammadu Buhari. The ACF, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Muhammad Biu, said the late Shagaya was a committed patriot who would be remembered for his selfless service to his fatherland. "Nigeria has lost one of its fineness politician, a bridge builder and a leader who lived a simple and humble life. "ACF extends its condolences to the Shagaya family, the government and the good people of Plateau state and all Nigerians over the demi...
NPFL Match Day 7: Akwa, Plateau United In Top Gear, Rain Goals
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NPFL Match Day 7: Akwa, Plateau United In Top Gear, Rain Goals

Akwa United Football Club of Uyo maintained top spot on the 2017/2018 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) log with a 4-0 thumping of Wikki Tourists FC on Sunday. After the emphatic win at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, the hosts have now garnered 16 points from seven games, one more than Plateau United FC of Jos. The defending champions also enjoyed a comfortable afternoon with their 5-0 trouncing of Sunshine Stars FC of Akure in Jos.‎ Ubong Friday, Victor Mbaoma, Micheal Ibe and Christian Pygbara were all on target in the 14th, 67th, 82nd and 89th minutes respectively for Akwa United. The heavy defeat suffered by Wikki Tourists saw them slipped four steps to 12th position on the NPFL log. Plateau United were in devastating form against Sunshine S...
EFCC Arraigns Former Minister Over N450 Million ‘Fraud’
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EFCC Arraigns Former Minister Over N450 Million ‘Fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Thursday arraigned a former Minister of Water Resources, Sarah Ochekpe, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State, Raymond Dabo before the Federal High Court in Jos for alleged embezzlement of N450 million. The EFCC Alps arraigned one Lyons Sunday Jatau. The accused were charged with illegally receiving the money from a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to finance the re-election campaign of former President Goodluck Jonathan and his Vice-President. At the first hearing of the suit, Mrs. Ochekpe told trial judge, Musa Kurya, that she handed over the said sum to the PDP governorship candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state, the late Gyang Pwajok. Mr. Pwajok died in an ...
Middle Belt Security Crisis Has Political Coloration – Governor Lalong
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Middle Belt Security Crisis Has Political Coloration – Governor Lalong

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has attributed most of the security challenges in the Middle Belt states to political issues coming on the heels of an election year. Lalong said this while receiving Hilda Harrison, the new assistant inspector-general of police in charge of Zone 4 at Government House, Jos, adding that this was the time politicians would play all manner of tricks to gain political advantage. The Plateau State governor stated that if there were synergy between government and security agencies in the affected states, the ugly situation would be surmounted. According to him, if the government and the people of Nigeria want peace, the current crisis situation in parts of the North and other zones in the country must be addressed to allow peace to reign. He ple...
Governor Lalong Charges Plateau United To Retain NPFL Title
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Governor Lalong Charges Plateau United To Retain NPFL Title

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau has charged the reigning Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) champions, Plateau United Football Club of Jos, to ensure they retained their title. “I want them to win the league again, even though my focus this time is on continental glory. “We want the trophy to remain in Jos at the end of the season and they have started on a good note. “They beat Nasarawa United away in the first match and they defeated Rivers United on Wednesday,’’ Lalong told newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. He assured that he would give the team all the support needed to succeed and urged the management and players to remain committed. “Plateau United’s victory brought a lot of people to Plateau and portrayed the state as the home of peace and tourism, in line with this...
Can Nigeria Cease Rice Importation In 2018?
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Can Nigeria Cease Rice Importation In 2018?

President Muhammadu Buhari, in his New Year address to the nation on January 1, also stated that there would be zero rice importation this year. Rice is a staple food product in millions of Nigerian homes and many analysts believe that its local production is yet to meet the growing demand of consumers. In your own view, how can zero importation of rice be ensured in the country this year? ABIMBOLA AKOSILE * With the number of citizens who depend so much on rice and the fact that the country has just started improving its rice production, we need at least three years before we can cease importing rice into the country. By now the local production must have reached across the country with citizens' awareness to patronise the local rice products. So the government shouldn't rush into banni...
Cleric Summoned By SSS For Allegedly Criticising Buhari Speaks
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Cleric Summoned By SSS For Allegedly Criticising Buhari Speaks

The cleric who evaded arrest by the State Security Services, SSS in Jos, Monday night said he refused to honour an invitation by the agency because their action was illegal. Isa El- Buba stated this Tuesday evening in an interview with journalists in Jos. Mr. El-Buba in the interview held at his Ministry towers said a deputy director of the state service stormed his fellowship headquarters on Monday night while he was preparing for a midnight service, but he refused to honour the invitation because, ”the invitaton was not authorised in writing.” “I demanded for a letter of invitation and was not given, so I became suspicious of their mission in the night to my office.” According to Mr. El-Buba, the operatives, who came in two trucks made seveal attempts at his residence to pick...
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2019: APC Chieftain: President Buhari Won’t Get Votes From Middle-Belt

Former Commissioner for Information in Plateau State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nuhu Gagara, has said President Muhammadu Buhari Presidency will not enjoy the support of Middle-Belt states in 2019 if he decides to run for second term in office. Gagara, the chairman of Plateau State Intergrity Group said in an interview in Jos on Monday that going by the attacks on Middle-belt minorities ethnic groups in their various communities and the lip service the presidency has used in its approach towards tackling the security challenge in the region, the people’s votes will speak in 2019. According to him, without the votes of the minorities of the North in the 2015 presidential elections, it would have been difficult for President Buhari to win the 2019 president...
Fulani Group Vows, Says: Benue Must Dump ‘Anti-Open Grazing Bill’
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Fulani Group Vows, Says: Benue Must Dump ‘Anti-Open Grazing Bill’

A Fulani socio-cultural organisation, the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) has said that the conflicts between farmers and herders in Benue State and other states is the Fulani way of fighting back over prolonged neglect and injustice. It said the country had relegated the Fulani herdsmen to the background and were never allowed to exercise any right in the country like other citizens. He called for the abrogation of the Anti-Open grazing Bill. National Secretary General of GAFDAN Alhaji Saleh Bayeri told newsmen in Jos, the Plateau State capital, yesterday: “There has been so much hatred against the Fulani by other Nigerians over the years and successive governments never cared to see to the challenges facing the Fulanis in this country, we have been p...
Don’t Politicise Herdsmen ’s Killings, Says Osinbajo
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Don’t Politicise Herdsmen ’s Killings, Says Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday warned that the killings allegedly by herdsmen should not be politicised. He said a political interpretation could ignite unprecedented crises. Osinbajo cautioned that under no condition should Nigerians allow anyone to create a religious crisis. Osinbajo sounded the warning during an inter-denominational church service to mark the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Celebration at the National Christian Centre in Abuja. The vice president said due to the prevailing circumstance regarding the violence and loss of lives in parts of the country, President Buhari had ordered the police and the armed forces to deal decisively with the situation and ensure that the perpetrators were found and punished. He recalled that it was the politicisatio...
Governor Tambuwal Tasks Officers On Re-Branding Police Image
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Governor Tambuwal Tasks Officers On Re-Branding Police Image

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Tuesday tasked police officers to rebrand the force. Tambuwal made the call while receiving newly commissioned Police Officers who are indigenes of the state in Sokoto. He asked the 36 officers, made up of 17 Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) and 19 Inspectors, to be good ambassadors. While commending the officers for accepting to serve as law enforcement agents, Tambuwal also enjoined them to play their part in changing the negative impression created about the police. “By agreeing to dedicate your lives to protect us, you have continued in the tradition of your forefathers from this state who have served this nation diligently. “I urge you to refuse to be infected by anything denting the image of the Police. “The entire Po...
Buhari Plans To Boost Rail Transportation In 2018
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Buhari Plans To Boost Rail Transportation In 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has set an ambitious target in his new year message to boost rail transportation in all the zones of the country in 2018. Buhari said that Lagos-Kano Standard Gauge line, which has the capacity to carry two million passengers per year and five million tons of cargo, would reach Ibadan from Lagos by the end of 2019. He said the rail line was expected to give substantial boost to the country when completed. The President also said that the construction of the Kano-Kaduna segment was expected to commence this year and reach Kaduna by the end of 2019. He said that the two ends would be joined to ensure that there would be standard gauge railway across the main North-South trading route by the end of 2021. According to him, the Abuja – Kaduna route will...
Plateau United Will Shine In CAF Champions League – Technical Director
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Plateau United Will Shine In CAF Champions League – Technical Director

Plateau United technical director Ahmed Ibrahim, who is better known as ‘Coach Bros’, has assured that the Jos club will rise to the occasion at next year’s CAF Champions League. The proprietor of the famous Golden Boot Soccer Academy in Bukuru expressed optimism that the NPFL champions will do well in the CAF Champions League with the full backing of the Plateau State Government. He also commended management of the team under the leadership of Pius Henwan for the support. He therefore urged supporters and people of Plateau State to rally round the team with their total support. Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong rewarded players and officials of Plateau United last Thursday with the sum of 80 million Naira for winning the NPFL title for the first time in their 42-year history...
Enugu Gov. Ugwuanyi Offers Free Transport For Enugu Indigenes Nation Wide
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Enugu Gov. Ugwuanyi Offers Free Transport For Enugu Indigenes Nation Wide

Announcing the welfare package, the Managing Director, Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO), Mr. Bob Itanyi, stated that the gesture was borne out of Gov. Ugwuany’s magnanimity and enduring resolve to ameliorate the sufferings of the people of the state as well as give them a sense of belonging as the true heroes of democracy. Mr. Itanyi explained that the free transportation exercise, which commences on Tuesday, December 19 and ends on Saturday, December 23, will be carried out in states of the federation that are far from the state, such as, Abuja, Lagos, Jos, Ibadan, Kaduna, Kano, Minna, Gombe, Ilorin, Sokoto, Jalingo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Port Harcourt, among others. The Managing Director stated that the beneficiaries must be those who are duly registered with the Enugu State Town Un...
VP Yemi Osinbajo To Inaugurate Small, Medium Enterprise Clinic In Osun
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VP Yemi Osinbajo To Inaugurate Small, Medium Enterprise Clinic In Osun

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will, on Thursday, launch the Nationwide Small and Medium Enterprise Clinic and the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) in Osun State. The MSME Clinic is a scheme under the office of the Vice President targeted at helping small and medium enterprises to be positioned for critical roles in re-energising the economy. A statement by the Commissioner Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Mr. Ismaila Jayeoba-Alagbada, explained that the Vice President would lead the Federal Government delegation to Osun State to officially unveil the MSME Clinic and the GEEP in the state. Jayeoba-Alagbada stated that the Government Enterprise Empowerment Programme (GEEP) also known as MarketMoni, is an enterprise intervention program of the Preside...