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50 shops razed in Jos market fire

No fewer than fifty timber shades and carpentry workshops were burnt down on Saturday in a market midnight fire in Jos, capital of Plateau State. Yusuf Aliyu, chairman of the Timber 'B' Hausa Line Association, on Sunday, narrated how the incident occurred at Katarko Market. "I was at home at…

Poor PHC policies implementation responsible for 80% of deaths in rural Nigeria – Researchers

About 80 per cent of deaths in rural communities across Nigeria are due to poor implementation of Primary Healthcare policies, a doctor and researcher, Tolu Fakeye, has said. Mr Fakeye spoke Tuesday at the 8th Annual Scientific Conference and General Meeting of the Epidemiological Society of Nigeria (EPiSON) held in…

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Why golf is important to Nigerian Army – Buratai

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Tukur Buratai, has said the game of golf is another form of military training, which could help the Nigerian Army personnel in tackling the current insecurity in Nigeria. According to Mr Buratai, soldiers' fitness could be fully kept through the regular playing of golf.…

Jos building collapse

UPDATED: Seven rescued from Jos building collapse

No fewer than seven people have so far been evacuated from a three-storey building which collapsed Monday evening around Butcher Line in Jos North LGA of Plateau State. The rescued victims were pulled from the rubble and taken away in an ambulance of the Federal Road Safety Corps. The rescued…

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Three-storey building collapses in Jos

A three-story building has collapsed in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The incident happened around Butcher Line, Jos North Local Government Area, on Monday. Many people were reportedly killed in the accident that occurred around 5 p.m. There has been no official confirmation of the casualty figure. The building houses…

Nigerian Army on patrol in Borno, Boko Haram

Nigerian Army bans sale of petroleum products in jerrycans in Borno, Yobe, Adamawa

The Nigerian Army has placed a total ban on the sale of petroleum products in jerrycans in three states affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. The states are Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. An army spokesman, Ado Isa, said in a statement that the decision was because Boko Haram insurgents are…

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One soldier, three others killed in another Plateau attack – Police

At least one soldier and three other persons were confirmed killed in a fresh attack on Kangboro village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. The soldier was attached to Operation Safe Haven saddled with the responsibility of restoring peace in the state. Isaac Akinmoyede, the state police commissioner,…

A Maternity Ward used to illustrate the story [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Controversy as newborn baby ‘disappears’ at Plateau hospital

A controversy is presently brewing over the mysterious disappearance of a newborn at the Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos, the capital of Plateau State. While the mother, Mary Chukwuebuka, said her baby was taken away from her by a 'staffer' at the hospital hours after she gave birth, the hospital management…

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Five people killed, 12 houses burnt in fresh Plateau crisis – Police

No fewer than five persons were killed and 12 houses burnt on Sunday in violence that erupted in Jos, the Plateau State capital, the police said. The Plateau police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, said the violence broke out following the discovery of the body of one Enock Monday. The corpse was…

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Farmers-herders conflict: No plan to carry out reprisal attack on Plateau community – Miyetti Allah

The Plateau State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has disclosed that Fulani herders have no plan of carrying out a reprisal attack on any community over the recent killings of two herdsmen and more than 300 of their cows. There have been fear by some…

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Three persons, 319 cattle killed in fresh Plateau violence – Police

The police in Plateau have confirmed the killing of three persons and 319 cattle in separate attacks on some villages in Bassa Local Government Area. According to the state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, the killing of the cattle occurred in Billi and Ariri Districts. He said the cattle were killed…

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10 killed as security officer drives vehicle into Easter procession

A security official drove into a procession of Christian youth, celebrating Easter, killing at least eight people on Sunday night. The survivors among the youth then chased the security official and his passenger, caught up with them and lynched them. The incident happened in Alheri junction, Biu road of Gombe…

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2019 UTME: ‘Professor’ arrested as JAMB exams hold across Nigeria

A man who claimed to be a professor, Jide Jisus, was on Thursday arrested for alleged examination malpractice as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for this year began across Nigeria. However, officials of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), which is organising the examination, and candidates in many…

Nigerian Soldiers

How Nigerian soldiers ambushed, killed Boko Haram fighters in Damaturu – Official

The Nigerian Army has explained what transpired during the attack on Damaturu, the capital of Yobe State, by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday evening. PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday reported how the attackers invaded Maisandari, a suburb of the town on the eastern flank of Damaturu along the Kano-Maiduguri highway.…

PLateau state governor, SImon Bako Lalong. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

UPDATED: Simon Lalong Re-Elected As Plateau State Governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of the 2019 governorship election in Plateau State. Richard Kimbir, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, made the declaration on Sunday at the state INEC headquarters after concluding…

Senator Danjuma Goje

Alleged N6.6bn fraud: Court strikes out 19 of 21 charges against Goje, three others

A Federal High Court in Jos has struck out 19 out of the 21 charges preferred against former Gombe State governor, Danjuma Goje, and three others. The charges border on alleged misappropriation of funds, money laundering and diversion of N6.6 billion belonging to the state. The former governor and the…

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Man arrested for allegedly raping, killing pregnant woman

The police have arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing a pregnant woman in Gangnim Village of Langtang South Local Government Area in Plateau State. The police said Timrimg Napkur attacked the woman, Zainab Abu, who was seven months pregnant, at the bank of a river she went with…

Jeremiah Useni

Plateau re-run: Despite 44,929 votes margin, I am still in the race – PDP guber candidate

The governorship candidate of People's Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State, Jeremiah Useni, has sid he would still participate in the governorship re-run election schedule to hold on 23rd March in the state. The Plateau governorship election was, on March 11, declared inconclusive by the state returning officer, Richard Anande,…

APC House of Assembly member-elect dies

A member representing Pengana State Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ezekial Afon, who was reelected Saturday on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, has died. Mr Afon died hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission confirmed his reelection. The deceased hailed from Bassa Local Government Area…

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ANALYSIS: In Plateau, a retired general plots to unseat an incumbent governor

The 2019 governorship election in Plateau State is undoubtedly going to be a keenly contested one. This may be due to the current political permutations and support the two strong contenders - incumbent governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Jeremiah Useni of the Peoples Democratic Party…

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Two electrocuted in Jos while working on bank building

At least two people were electrocuted on Tuesday at a construction site around Sparkling Junction along Yakubu Gowon Road in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State. One other person was also taken to the hospital as a result of the incident. Our correspondent gathered that the victims were…

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Nigerian govt shuts down Plateau radio station

The National Broadcasting Commission has closed Jay FM in Jos, Plateau State, for alleged breach of broadcasting code of conduct, the radio said Saturday. The managing director of the station, Clinton Garuba, told PREMIUM TIMES that the closure was "unfounded and political". Earlier, at a press conference held at the…

Court sacks Plateau lawmaker for certificate forgery

A Federal High Court in Jos has sacked a Plateau State lawmaker, Ibrahim Hassan, for forging his academic certificate. The lawmaker had claimed to have obtained a business administration diploma from the University of Jos. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the registrar of University of Jos , Moday Danje, disowned the…

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku defeats Buhari in Plateau

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Plateau State. According to the state collation officer, Anande Richard, a professor, Mr Abubakar polled 548,665 to defeat Muhammadu Buhari who scored 468,555 in the 17 LGAs of the state. The difference between the two…

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Gunmen attack pastor’s house, kidnap son

Some gunmen attacked a pastor's residence and abducted his 12-year-old son, the police say. The clergyman, Andrew Dido, is said to be the pastor of Plateau Polytechnic Chaplain, located in Barikin Ladi Local Government Area of the state. Tyopev Terna, spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command confirmed the incident…