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May Day: Pensioners Urge Plateau Govt to Pay 31 Months Gratuity

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos As workers in Plateau State join their counterparts all over the country to celebrate workers day, the National Union of Local Government Education Authority Retirees Plateau State Chapter, has appealed to the state government to pay their  31 months outstanding pension and gratuity. The Union members made their plight known while carrying […]

”Our Continental Target Is On Track” Giwa FC Coach Assures Fans

Interim Assistant Coach of Giwa FC of Jos, Sammy Adesoji says the club’s target for continental football is on track after 2-1 victory over visiting Lobi Stars of Makurdi. Giwa on Wednesday came from behind after Lobi Stars took the lead in the 28 minute through a well taking free kick by Barnabas Imenger Junior […]

Plateau Government Fires Management of Nigeria Standard Newspaper

Agabus Pwanagba The Plateau State Government has sacked the management of the Plateau Publishing Company, publishers of The Nigeria Standard Newspapers. This was made known in a press statement made available to African Examiner in Jos, and signed by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Communication, Emmanuel Gogwim. No reason was given for the […]

ECWA Church Establishes Micro Finance Bank, Releases N40m As Takeoff Grant

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) has established a Micro Finance Bank, which is aimed at alleviating poverty and uplifting the standard of living of its members and the citizenry. President of ECWA, Prof. Jeremiah Gado who stated this on Wednesday in Jos, at the Dedication/Commissioning of Gowans Micro Finance Bank, said […]

Shame as MOPOL Attached To STF In Plateau Rapes 4 Year Old Girl

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos A member of the Special Task Force (STF) attached to Sector 7 in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of  Plateau state, Officer Damudu Bzigu has been accused of raping a 4-year-old girl. African Examiner gathered that the victim Helen Kim told her parents that a police officer raped her in his home […]

Youths Want Suspension Of Former Plateau Deputy Speaker Lifted

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos A group under the aegis of Goemai Youth Movement (GYM), has called on the members of the Plateau House of Assembly to as a matter of urgency lift the suspension of the former Deputy Speaker Hon Johnbull Shekarau,, or face further protest that may disrupt the activities of the house. The Students […]

Student Death: Bauchi Govt Shuts Down School of Health

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Demonstration by the students of the College of Health Technology, Ningi, in Bauchi State, over the death of a student, suspected to be as a result of cholera, has forced the Bauchi State Government to close the institution indefinitely to forestall a complete break down of Law and order. A press statement signed by […]

Police Arrest Three Suspected Rapists in Bauchi

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested three men alleged to have raped a young woman and plugged one of her eyes. It would be recalled that the unknown men were alleged to have raped one Zainab Mohammed at Lukshi village in Dass Local Government Area of the State, at about 23.30 […]

Plateau Youths Kick Against Relocation of FRSC Academy from Jos to Enugu

…Threaten Total Mass Protest Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Following the relocation of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) Academy from Jos to Enugu, some Plateau youths have staged a peaceful demonstration, threatening a total mass protest in the entire middle belt zone if the decision is not reversed. The Youths who were in their hundreds on […]

Governor Jang Signs Over N225 billion 2014 Budget into Law

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has signed N225, 058,026,306 billion 2014 budget into law even as he noted monitoring is the major bane of any budgetary implementation. The budget, which is tagged “budget of continuity and inclusive growth” was signed into law on Monday at the Government House Rayfield in Jos. […]

Sultan To Nigerians: Support Your Delegates To National Confab

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to support their representatives at the forthcoming National Dialogue. Sultan Abubakar who stated this during a visit to the Gbong Gwom Jos, at his palace in Jos on Saturday, said people like the Gbong Gwom Jos with his wealth of experience will […]

Plateau LG Polls: Police Warn Politicians Against Ballot Snatching, Violence

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Less than 24 hours to the much awaited Local Government Elections in Plateau State, the state’s police command has warned the citizenry to eschew violence, ballot snatching, arms proliferation saying anyone caught will face the wrath of the law. The State’s commissioner of police, Mr. Chris Olakpe in company of other security […]

Another 13 People Killed, 5 Injured in Plateau Village Attack

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The killing of innocent civilians in the hinterlands of Plateau State has continued unabated as 13 people were reportedly killed and 5 others injured in another early morning attack on Thursday by unknown gunmen. African Examiner gathered that the attackers stormed Rapyem Village in Fan District of Barkin Ladi Local Government of […]

Plateau LG Polls: We will win 14 Councils- APC Boasts

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Interim Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in Plateau State, Senator John Shagaya, said the APC is showing strong presence in 14 Local Governments ahead of the forthcoming council polls, saying the party can win the 14 Councils. He stated this at the party secretariat in Jos on Monday, while […]

Impeached Plateau Dep. Speaker Drags Colleagues To Court, Seeks Reinstatement

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The immediate past Deputy Speaker of the Plateau State Assembly and Member representing Shendam Constituency, Hon. Johnbull Shekarau has dragged all his 23 colleagues to court for removing him as deputy speaker. African Examiner recall that the former deputy speaker was impeached on the 9th, October 2013, after the resignation of the […]

2015: Northeast Youths Drum Support for Jonathan

By Agabus Pwanagba Despite the security challenges bedeviling the North- Eastern part of the country, a group under the aegis of North East Progressive Youth for Jonathan (NPYFJ) has expressed it desire to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s if he decides to contest the 2015 Presidential election. This was stated by the Zonal Coordinator of the […]

CONFAB: North Central Rejects Declaration of Abuja As “No Man’s Land”

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos As Federal Government warms up for the proposed National Conference, the people of the North Central Geo-Political Zone of the country have shared among the 6 states in the zone, including Abuja the 15 slots allotted to them. The zone arrived at their sharing formula after a stakeholder meeting held on Wednesday […]

Again, 22 People killed in Plateau Village Attack

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The killing of innocent villagers has continued unabated in Plateau State, as another 22 persons were killed on Thursday by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Mavo village of Wase local government, which is a predominantly Taroh speaking villages. Witnesses told African Examiner that the incident occurred in the early […]

Al-Mustapha Seeks Synergy with Bauchi Government to Boost Youth Devt

Agabus Pwanagba Former Chief Security Officer to the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustaphaon has offered to partner with the Bauchi State Government to boost youth development. He stated this when he led the Unity and Development Initiative, an NGO, which he is the President, on a courtesy call to the […]

Governor Jang Reshuffles Cabinet, Sacks Two Commissioners

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has reconstituted his cabinet with the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Yiljap Abraham, moved to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture. In a statement made available to the African Examiner in Jos on Tuesday, and signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, James Mannok, it said […]

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