Thanks!

Thanks for joining this Blog! We are all Jos and YOU can do something substantial for this fund-raising effort. You can do this for everyone in Nigeria, for the people who lost their lives in Jos, for the ones who survived, including yourself because no one knows tomorrow.

1. Spread the news and let those around you know what is happening. Post links to this blog on facebook and twitter using the links provided. Discuss it with your friends, parents, people in authority. Remember that if we keep quiet today, it will keep happening.

2. More than talking, give. Contribute money or kind to the relief agencies, feed a survivor, take in a refugee, march for the future of Nigeria...give of your time, effort and wealth...What would you do?


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

WE ARE BACK

I've missed everyone.. I really did..
I fell into hard times and had to get my act together; My life can't be in disarray and I'd be able to concentrate..
How are we all?
Oh, I'm sorry, I have to mention, I'm back on track and God has blessed me abundantly so don't worry no messing around...
Just dropping in to say hi and to let you all know that this isn't a CLOSED BLOG!
Disabuse your mind if you harboured such thoughts..
We are back.
WE ARE JOS.

Friday, April 9, 2010

News and Updates on the Jos situation

There were recent clashes in Jos with about 2 people feared dead but it seems those in authority are beginning to look into the matter with more seriousness. Please let's keep talking about it. Our plans with the red cross are ongoing and we'll be bring updates soon. Thanks again to all those who have put up the banner on their blogs, we appreciate it.

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ALLAFRICA.COM


Jos — Jos paramount ruler, Gbong Gwom Jos, Gyang Buba, and the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar, has waded into the ongoing crisis in Jos between the Berom natives and the Fulani, calling on the warring groups to lay down their arms and come to a roundtable to resolve their differences.

Speaking at stakeholders' meeting in Jos on Tuesday, Gyang tongue-lashed both Christians and Muslims in the state of claiming to worship the true God of creation but go a head to kill their neighbours.

"You ought to know that the tenets of the two religions that they do not give anybody the authority to take the life of any other person," he said.

According to him, even secular law of Nigeria does not give anybody the permission to take life, insisting that as responsible citizens of Nigeria and of Plateau State, "everyone should respect the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and all federal state and local government laws".

He expressed the desire of the Jos traditional council to dialogue with whoever has the intention to hold peace talk with it, pointing out that before issues could be properly resolved everyone must be open and sincere with due respect to each other in the state.

"Everybody must avoid personal attacks and let us address issues involved and resolved them accordingly. We should be able to restore lasing peace not only in Plateau State but in the entirety country," he stressed.

Plateau state commissioner of police in his remarks reiterated that nobody is happy with the development in the state, lamenting that his men had been picking corpses of innocent people from the streets in Jos daily.


He however promised that security agencies would continue to maintain law and order, but warned that henceforth any neighbourhood that any corpse was again picked up, the traditional ruler or the ward heads of such areas would be quizzed.

He said, "On a daily basis, security agencies are picking up dead bodies from the streets of Jos" adding that such madness must be stopped.

According to him, all efforts to retrieve arms from the youths have not yielded results, while also advocating the support of the parents of the rampaging youths and warned that if the situation in Jos is not brought under control, there would be a replay of what is going on in the Niger Delta in Jos where parents would have no control on their wards.

In his remark, the Emir of Wase, who is the Chairman, JNI in the state, expressed optimism that soon, with the calibre of people in attendance at the peace talks, a solution would be found to the problem of Jos.

The meeting, which later went into close door and had in attendance the Emir of Wase, Dr. Haruna Abdullahi; Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba; the representative of Sultan of Sokoto, Danmaliki Sokoto, Alhaji Umar Abubakar; Dr. Aliyu Tilde from office of the National Security Adviser, AIG Hamisu Ali Jos (rtd), members of the Joint Traditional Council, the officials of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in all the five local government areas; among other dignitaries.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Greetings from Team-WE ARE JOS

Hello Everyone! Hope all's well with you?It's been like a break in transmission yeah?No,It hasn't.Granted we all took a break and everyone had one thing or the other going on in their lives
We have not forgotten the reason for www.helpnigeria.blogspot.com
We have not forgotten the reason for WE ARE JOS
We have not forgotten the  reason for the banner and our logo
We have not forgotten you our faithful,loyal and eager followers.
I earnestly want to appreciate Myne Withman,Muyiwa (Limelite people), Suru (Suruispatience) and Sting.
All this didn't start in a day but now we are here,we must contiune.
I want to thank our followers.As you've believed in this cause,You shall never be lost,You shall always be remembered as you have remembered those in pain.
As you are eager to help so will doors be open for you..I leave the thanks and praises to LIGHT HER LAMP and EROLYRICS, Lol.. Those two sabi preach,pray,and give  praises and bless person..
I want to specially thank these people for putting up our banner and logo
-Yankeenaijababe-YNC Lounge.She so embraced it with all her heart like she had been in on it from day one
-Jaycee-Light Her lamp:I didn't need to appeal to her twice,when the need arose,she made good her promise
-Ms Deborah of www.mybrowneyedview.com Ablack  American Activist.I tahnk you,I thank you so much
-Histresure, who despite her busy schedule still found the time to send me a mail and upload the banner immediately.
-BBB-When I see her blog,it just gladdens my heart at her eagerness even when she couldn't upload it she didn't just abandon it, but worked on having it on her blog.
-Erolyrics-How can I forget her?When she uploaded it, she sent me a mail that she had.Thank you so much
-Linda Ikeji..Hmmm,Finally..She came through as I knew she would.
Did I not mention you?My apologies ,Let me know and I will immediately..
Happy Easter to you all and your wonderful families.May the reason for the celebration not be lost to you all.
P.S. Our holiday ends next week so you all have a swell holiday.
Cheers!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Video for jos

This is a fresh video by sound sultan ft M.I dedicated to the lost souls in jos,enjoy the video .


Suppost this movement and dont just look
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

OUR BANNER AND LOGO

Hey guys... we now have our banner.. Hmmm Yes we do!Created by our one and only Muyiwa of Limelight People< www.celebregion.com
We entreat you all to paste this banner on your blogs as well as your sites..
We'd really appreciate it if you do as this is the first step towards your active participation of WE ARE JOS.So for those who have been asking for what they can do, This is the first step.
The souls you reach out to by causing them to be remembered will cause the favour of God to shine on you and you'd also feel better and lighter in spirit.
Support WE ARE JOS by pasting our banner.Contact Muyiwa for the banner and contact Suru for the logo..
Many thanks.

Friday, March 19, 2010

UNLISTED


 
Groping in the dark
Is all I’m able to
Feeling my way
Looking for where to lean
Is all I’m worth

Asking for direction
When all we get is uninterested stares
Placing our fate in the hands of chance
Listening to the final heartbeat
The heartbeat of a heart
Meant to heal
Meant to give

Kneeling praying
Meditating. How long?
Searching, endlessly
                                              

Tragedies of life
Surrounding us
Hoping to cloud and ensnare us
Believing that we are lost
No echoes to draw us back
Back to how we once were
Such a distant memory
Yet not so long ago.


Still, we see a glimmer of hope
Spark of life
Our baskets we are told still carry water
He still answers our prayers
Which were pending and still put on hold
The rejected stone became the corner stone

Because they heard us
They felt our pain
They strove to take it all back
But they can’t make us forget
How can we?

All my children gone in a day
My family lost in the smoke
How do I begin to mourn for my parents?
When I can barely breathe?
Trying to keep the family

I still believe we can make it
Even though we have our backs
Up against the wall
Against all the evils of life
That try to squeeze life out of us
But with WE ARE JOS
We will make it

Yes we will, because we will give. So we appeal to you to join us on this. Please let’s give. Have the compassion .Be compassionate.
-A PERSON’S A PERSON NO MATTER HOW LITTLE.






Friday, March 12, 2010

What Would You Do?



What if they were your grandparents?















What if this was your brother or sister?



















What if you were them?





This is us. We.Are.Jos.
We survived it but it is still us and it's up to us.
What should we do?
I'm sick and tired of talking about it.
It's really time for us to do something.
What should we do?
No. Really what should we do?
Please use those brains that you are still alive to use.
Think of what we should do and share your ideas.
We.Are.Jos.


SURU