Andrew Ajijah

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Oyegun on hand as Dariye leads Plateau PDP members into APC

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun, at a ceremony in Jos on Wednesday, formally received former governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye; a former deputy governor of the state, Ignatius Longjan; and a reported crowd of 343,190 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in…

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Plateau govt uncovers ‘579 fake civil servants’

The Plateau State government says it has uncovered 579 civil servants who have been on government payroll and receiving salaries illegally. The state commissioner for finance, Tamwakat Weli, made the disclosure on Tuesday at a press conference. She said that out of the 579 civil servants, 101 persons had been…

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Police ban procession in Jos during Eid-El Maulud

The police in Plateau State have banned religious procession by Muslims in Jos, during Monday's Eid El Maulud. "The Nigeria police in Plateau state command, Jos wishes to inform members of the public and Muslim clerics and worshippers that there is a ban on the procession in the evening of…

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Nigerian govt. must intervene to prevent extinction of minority languages – Experts

Nigeria's government needs to restrategise on a national language policy to avoid about 50 indigenous minority languages going to extinction, an expert has said. The President, Linguistic Association of Nigeria, LAN, Chinyere Ohiri-Aniche, stated this on Tuesday during the opening ceremony of the 29th annual conference of the association holding…

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How ‘PDP’, dead civil servants received monthly salaries in Plateau – Judicial Commission

A judicial commission of inquiry has said it discovered that the Peoples Democratic Party, retired and deceased civil servants were paid monthly salaries by the state government under the immediate past governor, Jonah Jang. The commission stated this on Monday when the statistician-general and salary administrator, Dagyat Pam, appeared before…

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Suspected car thief beaten to death in Jos

A suspected car thief was beaten to death and his body dumped along Bukuru expressway, Jos south local government area of Plateau State on Friday. [caption id="attachment_216390" align="alignleft" width="196"] Exif_JPEG_420[/caption]A witness told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the suspect was caught Friday night, while attempting to steal a car parked…

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Kidnapped Islamic cleric freed

Abdulazeez Yusuf, the Administrative Secretary of the Plateau chapter of the Jama’atu Nasirul Islam, who was kidnapped on Wednesday , has been released, according to JNI spokesman, Sani Mudi. “The cleric has regained his freedom alongside his driver,” Mr. Mudi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, in Jos.…

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UPDATE: Kidnappers demand N60 million to free Islamic cleric

The Jama'atu Nasril Islam (JNI) has said the kidnappers of Islamic cleric, Yusuf Abdulaziz, have demanded a N60million ransom for his release. The Secretary General of the organization, Abubakar Aliyu, disclosed this on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES reported  how the cleric was abducted on Wednesday evening on his way back to…

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Cleric kidnapped on Kaduna-Jos road

The administrative secretary of the Jama'atu Nasirl Islam, JNI, in Plateau State, Abdulaziz Yusuf, has been kidnapped. He was abducted on Wednesday evening on his way back to Jos from Kaduna State. According to a son of the victim, Mr. Yusuf was seized alongside his driver by the kidnappers who…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai

Kaduna donates N100 million to rebuild churches, mosques

Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Saturday announced that the Kaduna State Government will donate N100 million to support the rebuilding of churches and mosques damaged during violent conflict in southern Kaduna. The governor made the pledge in Samaru-Kataf where 29 communities from southern Kaduna unveiled a billboard to say sorry to…

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Igbo leaders pledge support for Nigeria’s unity

Igbo leaders from the 31 states of the federation outside the south-east zone and in the Diaspora have pledged their commitment to the unity and development of Nigeria. They made the pledge on Friday in Jos, during a call on the Plateau State Deputy Governor, Sonni Tyoden. The leader of…

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Plateau College students protest 2-year delay of results

Degree programme graduating students of the Federal College of Education (FCE), Pankshin in Plateau State on Monday held members of the school’s management hostage for failing to release their results in time for their call up into the National Youth Service Corps. Over 2000 students are awaiting the results of…

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Why prominent members are quitting Plateau PDP – ex-Lawmaker

A former member of the House of Representatives, Bitrus Kaze, has said that prominent members were leaving the People's Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in protest against alleged injustice in the state branch of the party. Mr. Kaze, who represented Jos south/east…