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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 […]

Jang Urges Churches to Pray For Jonathan

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State has called on Churches  to pray for President Goodluck Jonathan, saying he is perhaps the most attacked and criticized president in county. Jang made the call on Sunday in Jos at the retirement service for Rev. Soja Bewarang, outgoing President of the Church -of Christ in […]

Victims of Plateau Village Attack Given Mass Burial

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The 30 people killed on Monday morning at shonong village of Bachit District in Riyom local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herdsmen were given a mass burial on Tuesday as Governor Jonah Jang described the attack as barbaric. African Examiner gathered that the affected communities have since been deserted […]

Only 16 killed, 5 Injured in Plateau Village Attack, STF Confirms

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Special Task Force in Plateau has said that contrary to media reports, only 16 people died and 5 others injured in Monday’s attack on Shonong village. This confirmation was contained in a press statement signed on Tuesday by STF’s Media Officer, Captain Salisu Mustapha and made available to African Examiner in […]

UNIJOS ASUU to Boycott Academic Activities Until Entitlements Fully Paid

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The University of Jos branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said its members will not participate in any academic activity until all their entitlements are paid in full, out of the N1.16 billion released to the institution by the Federal Government. The Union stated this in a press […]

Boko Haram: Over 6000 Islamic Clerics Gather in Bauchi for National Prayers

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Following the security and political challenges bedeviling the country the Bauchi State Government and the Center for Islamic Culture Population and Development have gathered over 6000 Islamic clerics across the country in Bauchi for a three day National Prayer. At commencement of the event, the Coordinator of the Prayer session, Imam Ibrahim […]

In 2013, Bauchi NDLEA Arrests over 221 Persons over Possession of Illicit Drugs

Agabus Pwanagba , Lagos The Bauchi State Command of National Drugs Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested over 221 suspects in possession of 1,253.147 kgs of illicit drugs including cannabis sativa and psychotropic substances. Disclosing this to journalists on Thursday in Bauchi, the Commander Mr. Para Julius Bawa said the arrest was […]

Obasanjo’s Letter to Jonathan Appropriate -Ribadu

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The former Chairman of Economic and Financial Crime Commission, and Presidential candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2011 polls, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, said former President Olusegun Obasanjo deserves commendation for coming out boldly to criticize President Jonathan’s administration. He said argued that the Obasanjo’s letter, though controversial, would […]

Insecurity: FAAN, STF Ban Farming Activities around Jos Airport

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and the Special Task Force saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace in Plateau State has banned farming and any of such activities around the Yakubu Gowon Airport in Barkin Ladi Local Government of the State. This ban was contained in a press statement issued in […]

Homosexual: Police Arrest 22 Year Old Man in Plateau for Raping a 12 Year Old Boy

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Plateau State Police Command has arrested a 22 year old man, Isa Audu, for raping a 12 year old boy, also arrested were two men who allegedly killed a nine-year-old girl and sold her body parts for N400, 000 to another suspect. Parading the suspects on Monday in Jos, the State’s […]

Cattle Rustling a Major Security Challenge in Plateau-STF

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Special Task Force responsible for the maintenance of peace in Plateau State has identified cattle rustling as one of the major security challenges bedeviling the State. The Commander of the STF, Major General David Enetie disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists while on a visit to the NUJ press centre […]

Jang Unravels Plan to Disrupt Christmas in Plateau

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State said he has security reports which indicate that there are plans by unscrupulous elements to truncate the relative peace in the state during this year’s Christmas celebrations. He dropped this hint at the 2013 Harvest and Thanksgiving Service of the COCIN Headquarters Church, Jos. According to […]

Gunmen kill 4 Persons, Injure Many, Set Several Houses Ablaze in Plateau

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Despite the relative peace  enjoyed in the once crisis ridden Plateau state, on Saturday evening four persons were reportedly  killed and many houses burnt in an attack in Kuka village of Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State. African Examiner gathered that the attackers who came in hundreds stormed the village on […]

Plateau LG Polls: There will be No Elections in Wase, Jos North over Security Concern

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Barely 24 hours after the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC) announced the date for the Local Government Elections, the State Government said elections will not hold in Wase and Jos North Local Governments, due to the security atmosphere in the State. The Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Shedrach Best in […]

Al-Mustapha Preaches Peaceful Co-existence, Unity Among Muslims and Christians in Nigeria

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos Maj Hamza Al-Mustapha, former chief security officer to late Head of State, Gen Sani Abacha on Thursday preached peace to youths and other members of the public in Plateau. Al-Mustapha who preached the gospel of peace while addressing thousands of youths at Hill Station Hotel in Jos, said that both Muslims and […]

Church of Christ in Nigeria Advises FG On Internal Security Mechanism

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) has called on the Federal Government to overhaul the internal security mechanism of the country following the security challenges bedeviling the Northern part of the Country. President of COCIN, Dr. Soja Bewarang stated this on Tuesday at the opening of the 83rd General Church Council, […]

Human Rights Advocates in Plateau seek Synergy With the Media

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos A group under the aegis of Coalition of Human Rights Advocates on the Plateau (COHRAP) in its effort to ensure that persons who are abused in one way or the other, seeks synergy with journalists in the state to help bring to light those perpetrating such dehumanize act. The group through its […]

Taraba Saga: Lawmakers Shun Court Order, Screen New Commissioners

Agabus Pwanagba, Lagos The power tussle in Taraba State took another dimension on Tuesday as members of the State House of Assembly disregarded a court order restraining them from screening the new commissioner nominees and went ahead to screen them. The Lawmakers had resumed sitting on Tuesday, sitting one hour ahead of the stipulated time […]

University Don blames North for Lack of Selfless Leadership, Discipline

Agabus Pwanagba, Jos A University Don, Prof. Andrew Haruna, of the Department of Languages and Linguistics, University of Maiduguri, has berated the Northern part of the country for lack of selfless leadership and discipline at various levels of positions and endeavours. This he said has contributed to underdevelopment of the region. Prof. Andrew Haruna asserted […]

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