Andrew Ajijah

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Two men shot dead in Plateau

Two men were shot dead by yet to be identified gunmen in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State, the police have said. The victims were identified as Bitrus Gabriel and Idi Gujo. The spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Terna Tyopev, in a telephone interview in Jos, Thursday,…

The arrested alleged illegal miners

Firm accused of illegal mining speaks; blames Nigerian govt

The company whose owner the Nigerian government declared wanted on Monday for alleged illegal mining in Wase local government area of Plateau State has denied that its activities are against the law. Solid Unit Nigeria Limited is owned by Abdullahi Usman, also known as Dan China, who was described as…

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20 rape cases reported in Plateau in two months — Police

Over 20 rape cases were reported in Plateau State within the last two months, the police have said, as the law enforcement agency warns of a rise in the frequency of the crime in the state. "The command wishes to inform members of the public of the worrisome increase in…

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Nigerian security officials assisted illegal Chinese miners – Minister

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has accused security operatives of aiding and abetting illegal mining activities in Plateau State. Mr. Fayemi made the accusation while addressing security operatives in Kampani Zurak village in Bashar chiefdom of Wase Local Government Area of the state where 20 illegal…

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Nigeria arrests eight Chinese citizens for illegal mining

Eight Chinese nationals have been arrested in Plateau State for alleged illegal mining. The National Security Adviser, NSA, Ali Monguno, ordered the arrest of the miners on Monday at Kampani Zurak village in Bashar chiefdom of Wase Local Government Area of the state. Also arrested were 12 other Nigerians allegedly…

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10 killed, 7342 displaced in Plateau floods within 4 months – SEMA

Ten persons have reportedly been killed, while 7342 others displaced in Plateau State by floods, between April and July 2017, Executive Secretary, State Emergency Management Agency, SEMA, Al-Hassan Barde has said. Mr. Barde made the disclosure Thursday in his office in Jos in an interview with journalists. The SEMA boss…

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Rain washes away bridge, cuts off local govt in Plateau

Two weeks of incessant rains have cut off Jos East Local Government Area from the rest of Plateau State, officials said. The rains have also disrupted schools, farming, commerce and other activities, a traditional ruler in the area said on Tuesday. The Agwon Izere, Isaac Wakili, on Tuesday told journalists…

UniJos

NUC accredits four suspended programmes at UniJos

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has given the University of Jos approval to resume four courses earlier suspended over inadequate lecture facilities. "The Programmes are Biochemistry, Science Laboratory Technology, Medical Laboratory Science, History and International Studies, which were earlier denied accreditation," the spokesman of the university, Abdullahi Abdullahi, said in…

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Man arrested in Jos for posing as sex worker, robbery

A suspected criminal who usually poses as a commercial sex worker at nights in Jos, and lures men into lonely places in order to rob them has been arrested by the police. The suspect, 25-year-old hair-dresser, Micheal Atsen, was arrested last week around a guest house in Jos, Plateau state.…

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Toddler drowns in Jos flood

The police in Plateau State have recovered the body of a two-year old boy after a flood washed it up in Jos, the state capital. The spokesman of the state police command, Terna Tyopev, disclosed this on Tuesday in a press statement. He said the corpse was found on Thursday…

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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…

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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,…

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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…