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  • 2 Herdsmen Killed, 226 Cows Rustled In Plateau Villages

    By Leadership Newspapers on April 19, 2013
    At least two Fulani herdsmen have been allegedly killed, while 226 cows were said to have either  been rustled or killed around the villages of Rangyal, Sabon Gidan Kanar, Vom, Gero, Gyal, Rim and Joil communities of Jos South and Riyom local gove...
  • Plateau Govt Dismisses Fake “Commissioner”

    By Leadership Newspapers on February 10, 2013
    The Plateau Government has dismissed the officer, who posed as a fake commissioner and drew salaries and entitlements for that office for ``quite some time’’. Mr Yakubu Jang, the Special Adviser to Plateau Governor on Special Duties, confir...
  • 508 Christian Pilgrims Return In Plateau – Official

    By Leadership Newspapers on January 9, 2013

    Mr Ibrahim Kafi, Executive Secretary of the Plateau Christians Pilgrims Welfare Board, said on Wednesday that the 508 pilgrims who performed pilgrimage in Israel had returned home.

    Kafi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos that the pilgrims, who left the state for Israel in December 2012, returned on Jan. 3 without any case of defection. He said the board made travel arrangements for 508 out of the 1,100 pilgrims sponsored by both the state and local governments.

    Kafi attributed the low number to logistic problems occasioned by prolonged strike by local government workers in Plateau. He said the state and 17 councils sponsored the 1,100 applicants, adding that the 600 others would make the trip this year. “What we are waiting for now is for the team from Abuja to come and screen them,'' Kafi said. (NAN)

  • We Must Believe In Nigeria As A Nation – Jang

    By Leadership Newspapers on October 1, 2012
    Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau on Monday said that Nigerians’ belief in nationhood was the first step in the efforts toward greatness. ``We are on a journey which also comes with challenges, but we must remain resolute and optimistic a...
  • ‘Contractors Not Responsible For Mambilla Hydro Project Delay’

    By Leadership Newspapers on September 4, 2012
    Indications have emerged that the poor work progress on the 3,500mw Mambilla Hydro Power Project may not be as a result of the contractor’s inability to handle the project. The federal government had expressed concern over the progress of work on...
  • Jos Crisis: God Is Punishing Us For Our Sins – Gov. Jang

    By Leadership Newspapers on August 5, 2012
    The governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jonah Jang, said yesterday that God revealed to him that the fratricidal crisis in the state was ‘‘because of their sins.’’ The governor said this when he led other security chiefs to visit Riy...
  • Unijos Inducts 44 Pharmacists

    By Leadership Newspapers on July 31, 2012
    The University of Jos on Tuesday inducted 44 newly graduated Pharmacists and called on them to stay and practice in Nigeria to increase the pharmacists' ratio per population. Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, the university’s Vice Chancellor, in an addr...
  • Evacuation Order On Plateau Villages Based On Military Necessity – STF

    By Leadership Newspapers on July 15, 2012
    The Special Task Force (STF) maintaining peace in Plateau has said that the evacuation order given to some communities in Barkin Ladi and Riyom local governments is based on `military necessity’. The STF on Saturday ordered the inhabitants of fiv...