From Jos to Berlin: Meet filmmaker, Ulan Garba Matta

Ulan Garba Matta is a creative born and brought up in Jos, North-Central Nigeria. A 2017 Alumna of Berlin International Film Festival’s talent program, Berlinale Talents, she is a storyteller, filmmaker, and writer. Weaned Child Entertainment was founded by Ulan and her co-founder Umar Turaki with the hope of creating a forum for creatives in…

President Buhari Mourns General Emmanuel Abisoye

General Emmanuel Abisoye FEMI ADESINA, Abuja; President Muhammadu Buhari extends heartfelt condolences to the family of Major-General Emmanuel Abisoye (Rtd), former General Officer Commanding (GOC) 2nd Infantry Division and 3rd Infantry Division of the Nigerian Army, who has passed away at the age of 81. The President also commiserates with the government and people of…

Why we stopped armed vigilantes from using NYSC camp in Jos – Army

The Commander of Military Special Task Force (STF) in Jos, Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas, has explained why his team intercepted 213 vehicles of armed vigilantes heading to the NYSC orientation camp in Mangu for training. According to him, the vigilante groups which came from various states of the country entered Plateau state without due…

Jos varsity students’ parents endorse N45,000 new schools fees

Parents of students of the University of Jos have accepted to pay the reviewed school fees of N45,000, which represents a 67 per cent increase from the current N27,000. The university, in a statement signed by Mr Abdullahi Abdullahi, a Principal Assistant Registrar, indicated that the parents endorsed the new fee during a stakeholders meeting……

Firm hopes to turn Jos into tech centre for Northern Nigeria

The cold city of Jos, the capital of Plateau State is being eyed as a tech outsourcing centre for Northern Nigeria. A technology firm, nHub Incubator and Accelerator Ltd, keen on nurturing technology start-ups hopes to make the dream a reality in the nearest future. That much was revealed by Theodore Longji, Lead, research and…

How Jos community rejected polio immunization over hunger

The ongoing polio immunization in the country has been rejected by some communities in Jos North Local Government of Plateau State, saying vaccines should be replaced with food as they are hungry. This was disclosed by Mrs Hannatu Davat, the Local Immunization Officer, who said they have refused to participate in the on-going immunization exercise…

Lassa fever: Plateau records 4 deaths, 5 cases

Lassa Fever The Commissioner for Health in Plateau, Dr Kunden Deyin, said the state recorded four deaths, while laboratory tests confirmed five cases of Lassa fever since December 2016. The commissioner said on Monday via telephone interview in Jos that 80 per cent of the mortality rate was due to late presentation of patients to…

Garuba Umar is new Lagos Police Commissioner

Four days after he was promoted to the rank of Commissioner of Police (CP), Garuba Umar, has been appointed as the new Commissioner of Police for Lagos State. Read also: Taxi driver stabs colleague to death in scuffle over prostitute Umar who now replaces Fatai Owoseni, who has been posted to the National Institute of…

Boy, 14 flees Jos, rescues in Lagos

The rescued boy A 14-year old boy, Israel Solomon, who fled his parent’s home in Jos was on Monday evening intercepted and rescued by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command at Ojota, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. Solomon, a Birom by tribe, was seen wandering around Ojota Bus Stop, when the…

Catholic bishop donates foodstuff to 20 prisoners

Ignatius-Kaigama The Catholic Archbishop of Jos, Most Rev. Ignatius Kaigama, has confirmed 20 inmates of the Jos Prison. This is contained in a statement signed by the Prison’s chaplain, Rev. Fr. Stephen Akpe, and made available on Friday in Jos. According to the statement, the Bishop who visited the Prison as part of his pastoral…

Board to demolish illegal structure in Jos

illegal structure The Jos Metropolitan Development Board is to embark on the demolition of illegal structures in Jos in the first quarter of this year. The General Manager of the board, Mr Mathias Hata, made the announcement on Thursday in Jos. He said that structures marked for demolition had been identified and that owners of…