Andrew Ajijah

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UniJos

Nursing Council inducts first UniJos graduate nurses 10 years after start of program

The first set of nursing graduates were on Wednesday inducted at the University of Jos, 10 years after the university established its Department of Nursing. The university started graduating nursing students in 2013, but they had not been inducted for professional practice by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria,…

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UPDATED: Escaped baboon still within Jos Wildlife Park — State govt

A baboon that escaped at the Wildlife Park in Jos early Monday morning is still within the vicinity of the park, the Plateau State government has assured residents. According to the state's Commissioner of Tourism, Culture and Hospitality, Peter Mwadkon, the beast only escaped from its cage and resisted efforts…

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Baboon escapes from Nigerian Wildlife Park

A baboon at the Wildlife Park Jos, Plateau State, has escaped and injured a security man at the gate. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the incident occurred in the early hours of Monday. According to our source, there has been insufficient food for the animals in recent times. Efforts…

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Judges in Plateau commence indefinite strike

The 140 judges of the Sharia, Area and Customary Courts of Nigeria serving in Plateau State have commenced an indefinite strike over non-payment of dressing allowances owed them since 2009. The judges said they recently gave the Plateau State government a 14-day ultimatum to pay the arrears, but the government…

Unpaid health workers picket Plateau hospital

Unpaid health workers picket Plateau hospital

The staff of Bingham University Teaching Hospital, also known as Jankwano hospital in Jos, Plateau State, on Wednesday shut the hospital from patients and other visitors. The workers picketed the hospital due to the non-payment of three months salaries; according to one of the affected staff who pleaded not to…

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Lawmaker “committed political suicide by leaving PDP” – Party Chairman

Hours after a lawmaker announced in Abuja that he was dumping his Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress, his former party described his action as “political suicide.” The Chairman of the PDP in Plateau State, Damishi Sango, also said the party expelled Edward Pwajok, who represents Jos east/south…

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Meningitis: Sultan, northern governors, health officials meet Tuesday

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar, will on Tuesday hold a meeting with the 19 northern state governors and their commissioners of health in Kaduna to proffer solution to the outbreak of meningitis in Nigeria. The Plateau State Commissioner ‎of Health, Kuden Kamshak, disclosed this on Monday in Jos, Plateau…

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Plateau House Deputy Speaker Impeached

The Plateau State House of Assembly has impeached its deputy speaker, Yusuf Gagdi. Mr. Gagdi, who is of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, was removed from office on Tuesday after the majority leader, Henry Yunkwap, read the impeachment notice signed by 18 of the 24 members of the House. According to…

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Commissioner slumps, dies during physical exercise

The Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Plateau State, Sam Galadima, on Wednesday slumped and died at the Rwang-pam Township Stadium in Jos. A witness said the commissioner slumped at the stadium and was rushed to the Plateau specialist hospital, where he was confirmed dead by doctors. The commissioner…

Plateau Gov. Simon Lalong [Photo: Today.ng]

Plateau Governor accuses predecessor of squandering N2 billion empowerment loan

Governor Simon Lalong, of Plateau State has accused his predecessor, Jonah Jang, of squandering N2 billion borrowed from a bank for empowerment of women and youth in the state. The governor stated this on Thursday in Jos, the state capital, during the graduation ceremony of trainees under a skill acquisition…

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Tor Tiv breaks with tradition, declines to be sworn-in before “traditional god” – Committee

In what will be a break from tradition, the newly selected paramount ruler of the Tiv people, James Ayatse, has declined to take his oath of office before "Swem", the traditional god of the Tiv people. Mr. Ayatse, a professor, and two-term Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture,…

Road construction in Jos the Plateau State capital [Photo credit: Plateau News Online]

Plateau will not pay owners of illegal structures demolished for roads – Official

The Plateau State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Nazif, has said the state government would not pay compensations for illegal structures affected by its road projects in Jos, the state capital. Mr. Nazif stated this on Tuesday in an interview with journalists in Jos shortly after the flag off of the…

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FRSC laments bad state of Nigerian roads

The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has identified bad roads, inexperienced drivers and over-speeding as the major causes of road crashes in Nigeria. The zonal commander of the commission, Oladaren Fadogba, expressed the concern on Thursday in Jos, Plateau State, during a courtesy call on the state chairman of the…

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12 arrested for allegedly running “baby factory”

The special task force on Jos crisis has arrested 12 suspects for allegedly running a baby trafficking ring in Jos, Plateau State. The commander of the task force, Rogers Nicholas, a major-general, made the disclosure to journalists on Saturday while parading the suspects he said were harbouring the mother of…

Mining pits

Man killed in renewed attack at Plateau mining site

One person was reported killed on Saturday in a renewed attack around a mining site in Plateau State. The state government had said it had taken measures to restore order after six persons died Thursday last week in a clash between local miners from neighbouring communities at the site in…

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Six die in clash at Nigerian mine site

The police have confirm the death of six local miners at a mining site on Wednesday in Plateau State, North-central Nigeria. The state commissioner of police, Peter Ogunyanwo, told PREMIUM TIMES in Jos on Thursday that the clash involving two rival groups, occurred in Gero village in Gyel district of…

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Gunmen kill man, injure another in Plateau

Gunmen have shot and killed a man and injured another at a drinking pool in Alheri, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident in a telephone interview with PREMIUM TIMES on Monday. Mr. Tyopev said the…

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Gunmen attack police station, kill officer, cart away arms

Gunmen have attacked a police station in Dengi, Kanam local government area of Plateau State, killing an officer, injuring others and carting away several rifles. The attack took place Sunday night. A police source who pleaded not to be named because he was not authorised to speak on the incident…

UniJos

UniJos reappoints first female Deputy Vice Chancellor

The Governing Council of the University of Jos has reappointed Theresa Nmadu, a professor of Human Resource and Strategic Management as a deputy vice-chancellor (administration). The council also re-appointed the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), Nelson Ochekpe, for a second term. According to a press statement on Wednesday by the university’s principal…

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Mechanic driving customer’s vehicle kills three in accident

An accident occurred in Plateau State on Monday causing the death of three people. The accident involved an SUV, a tricycle and two motorcycles, and occurred in Bassa Local Government Area, residents and an official said. The car, driven by a mechanic to whom it was given for repairs, was…

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Victims of VVF abandoned by husbands

Many women suffering from vestico vagina fistula, VVF, in have been abandoned by their husbands. VVF is an abnormal fistulous tract that extends between the bladder and the vagina. It allows the continuous involuntary discharge of urine into the vaginal vault. PREMIUM TIMES discovered the abandonment on Sunday when the…

FROM LEFT: DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF PLATEAU STATE, PROF. SONNI TYODEN; GOV. SIMON LALONG OF PLATEAU AND THE NEW PRO-CHANCELLOR AND CHAIRMAN OF COUNCIL, PLATEAU STATE UNIVERSITY, PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA, DURING THE INAUGURATION OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY, IN JOS

10 achievements, failures of Plateau’s Gov. Lalong in 2016

Internal security: The state government successfully mediated in the crisis between Fulani herdsmen and Berom farmers, particularly in Barkin Ladi and Riyom Councils. It minimised persistent killings in the state, which had become a daily occurrence. Workers’ welfare:The government cleared the backlog of inherited salaries of civil servants and eight months…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Church says ‘808 killed in southern Kaduna’

The Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan says the unrest in southern Kaduna State has claimed 808 lives. Fifty three villages have so far been attacked and 57 people injured, the church said. Governor Nasir El Rufai said the attackers are foreign Fulani herdsmen, who were avenging past attacks on them and…

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How I survived armed robbery that caused death of former commissioner – Council Chairman

A local government chairman has narrated his experience in the hands of armed robbers during an incident that led to the death of a former commissioner, Sagwak Wazhi. The Langtang South local government transition committee chairman, Nicholas Vongsing, survived the attack that occurred last week in Plateau State. The Plateau…

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Gunmen shoot commissioner dead, “kidnap” council chairman

Suspected armed robbers have shot dead Sargwak Wazhi, a former commissioner who served in the administration of Jonah Jang in Plateau State. The armed persons also injured the victim's driver and whisked away a serving transition council chairman of Langtang South Local Government Area, Nicholas Vongsing. A witness told PREMIUM…