Jos Central Mosque destroyed by fire

Jos Central Mosque destroyed by fire Fire has gutted the female section of the Jos Central Mosque, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports. Our correspondent, who visited the scene of the incident, observed that large flames had swallowed most parts of the entire Mosque. The flames and smoke also covered houses and shops in […]

Soldiers, police kill escapee lion in Jos – Critics condemn action

A four-year-old lion has been shot dead after it escaped from a zoo in Jos, central Nigeria. The lion is believed to have escaped from its cage in Jos Wildlife Park at feeding time on Wednesday morning. There was tension in Jos as police and soldiers spent the day trying to track the animal down. […]

44 killed, 47 injured in Jos blasts

  44 killed, 47 injured in Jos blasts National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) yesterday said 44 people were killed and 47 others injured in the twin blasts that hit Jos on Sunday night. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), one of the blasts targeted Muslim faithful at a prayer session in a mosque […]

100 killed in Plateau, Taraba

        No fewer than 100 people, including a pastor and three soldiers, were killed at the weekend and Monday in Plateau and Taraba states. Seventy of the deaths were recorded in Karim Lamido and Takum local government areas of Taraba State and 30 in two villages at the Barkin Ladi LGA   of […]

Lalong accuses Jang of looting govt property, treasury

Plateau State Governor-elect, Mr. Simon Lalong, has accused the incumbent governor Mr. Jonah Jang of looting government treasury, hurriedly selling government assets and unwarranted withdrawals in order to put the incoming administration in a precarious condition. The governor-elect also accused the governor of massive recruitments and lopsided employments and removing furniture and other movable household […]

Plateau Election Result: INEC declares APC’s Lalong winner

By Marie-Therese Nanlong. The election results Released by INEC in Plateau State gubernatorial election has put the All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate, Barr. Simon Lalong as winner. He polled a total of 564, 913 to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP counterpart, Sen. Gyang Pwajok who scored 520, 627 votes. The results which was […]

Last minute rush, cash withdrawal in Jos, PH, Ilorin

Queues of bank customers at ATM service points on Aba Road, Port Harcourt… on Friday. | credits: Stanley Ogidi Nigerians across the country besieged commercial banks on Friday to make last minute cash withdrawals ahead of today’s presidential and parliamentary elections. In Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, residents flooded Automated Teller Machine points across the […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Breaking! Gunmen kill APC chairman in Plateau

Gunmen on Sunday night killed the ward chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Kurra Falls of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, Rev. Samuel Doro. Doro was said to have been killed late on Sunday night by some gunmen, who invaded his compound. Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Emmanuel Abuh, […]

13 die in Bauchi-Jos road auto crash

Bauchi State Police Command has confirmed the death of 13 people in a road crash at Sabon Garin Nabordo along the Bauchi-Jos highway. The command, in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday by the spokesman of the command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, said the accident happened when a motorcyclist collided […]

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