Tuesday, February 16, 2021



COVID-19: Plateau Senator donates bags of rice to less privileged constituents

The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial district, Istifanus Gyang, on Wednesday commenced the distribution of rice to his constituents as palliatives for the COVID-19 lockdown in the state.

COVID-19: JUTH produces ‘WHO standard’ hand sanitizers

The Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, is into production of the World Health Organisation, WHO, standard hand sanitizers to curb Coronavirus spread across the country.

Painter bags 7 years imprisonment for stealing N1,200 diesel

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Wednesday sentenced a 26-year-old painter, Chimezie Kobi, to seven years in jail for stealing N1,200 worth of diesel.

Dry cleaner bags 15 years imprisonment for defiling eight-year-old girl

An Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Tuesday sentenced a 40-year-old dry cleaner, Joseph John, to 15 years in prison for defiling an eight-year-old girl.

Court quashes remaining 2 charges filed against Sen. Goje

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Friday quashed the remaining two counts charge on sale of 50 buses filed against Sen. Danjuma Goje.

Jos hospital returns stolen baby to biological parents

The Plateau Specialist Hospital, Jos has handed over the baby stolen from its maternity ward, to the biological parents, after medical and police investigation.

Danjuma Goje has EFCC case to answer, court rules

Justice Babatunde Quadri of a Federal High Court, Jos, Plateau State has ruled that a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, has a case to answer on counts eight and nine of the 21-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

Gunmen abduct pastor, secretary during night vigil in Plateau

Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a pastor with the ERCC church in Quaapan local government area of Plateau state, identified as Rev. Thomas Ashaku.

Suleman Dahun becomes spokesman of Nigerian Navy

The Nigerian Navy has appointed Navy Commodore Suleman Dahun as the new spokesperson to head its information and public relations directorate, replacing Navy Commodore Ayo Olugbode.

New Year: Gov Lalong pardons 4 prisoners

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau has granted pardon to four prisoners serving various jail terms in the state in the spirit of the New Year.

NFF leadership tussle: Court adjourns Pinnick, Giwa case

A Federal High Court sitting in Jos on Wednesday adjourned the case between Amaju Pinnick and Chris Giwa for the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) till September 25.

7 more suspects arrested over Plateau killings

Director of Defence Information, John Agim, disclosed this to reporters on Tuesday while parading the suspects in Jos, the state capital.

Gov. Lalong’s convoy attacked

Windscreen of many cars were smashed but the governor escaped unhurt as stones could not penetrate his bullet proof car.

FIDA seeks partnership with police to fight violence against women, children in Plateau

The International Federation of Female Lawyers, FIDA, says it is seeking partnership with the police, to fight child rape and infringement of women’s rights in Plateau.

Supreme court ruling on NFF election sparks controversy

A five-man panel of the court led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, unanimously set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Jos.

2019: ‘Why Gov Lalong does not deserve second term’

The PDP in Plateau on Tuesday reacted to Governor Simon Lalong’s interest in another term, with its spokesman, John Akans, saying that Lalong’s administration...

Gunmen kill 25 persons, raze houses in Plateau

Twenty-five persons were killed and many houses razed by gunmen in a midnight attack at Dundu community of Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

‘Visibility policing’ grips Plateau ahead of Buhari’s visit

Correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria, who went round the city, observed heavy security presence with fierce-looking armed personnel in areas considered as flash points.

Police dismiss rumour of bomb scare in Jos

The Police Command in Plateau on Thursday dismissed rumour of a bomb scare at the terminus area of Jos township. The command’s Spokesperson, Terna Tyopev,...

Drama as lovers’ escapade turns sour, dump 3-week-old baby

A mild drama recently ensued between a girl and her lover-boy who allegedly dumped their three-week-old baby girl by the roadside following a disagreement...

Ex-convict bags 4 year jail term over house breaking, stealing

A Jos Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama on Friday sentenced a 27-year-old ex-convict, Abdul Haruna, to another four years jail term over...

Killings: Jos residents embark on prayer, fasting for peace

Residents of Jos metropolis have commended organisers of the annual January prayer and fasting programme by churches, saying it was a good way to...

Harmattan: Dealers of second hand clothes record trade boom in Jos

Dealers in warm second hand clothing in Jos are making brisk business as the harmattan cold bites harder. A NAN correspondent who went round markets...

JUTH resident doctors protest sack of 100 members

Resident doctors of the Jos University Teaching Hospital, JUTH, on Monday staged a protest over the sack of 100 of its members by the...

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