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

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Renewed Violence in Jos.

Hello people,

This is bad news to share about Jos. The people still need all the help they can get. Please talk to the people you know in the government, federal and state, please give to settled in volunteer agencies like the Red Cross or NEMA. And please keep praying for peace in that part of the country. We are still working out specifics of how this team will contribute and will share the news with you as soon as possible.

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Scores of people are thought to have been killed in clashes between pastoralists from the surrounding hillside region and villagers close to the central Nigerian city of Jos.

Police sources on Sunday put the number of dead at just eight, but witnesses reported many more bodies, with one estimate rising to more than 100 people.

Some of the bodies were reported to be charred and scarred by machete blows and the AFP news agency reported there were many children among the dead.

Yvonne Ndege, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Abuja, said: "There is conflicting information about the number of people who may have been killed.

"Police are saying about eight people have been killed but I have spoken to a number of people in Jos who said the number is higher."

A reporter with the Reuters news agency counted 100 bodies piled in the street.

Witnesses said that the pastoralists staged an overnight raid in the village of Dogo Nahawa, firing into the air and then attacking those who came out of their houses.

"They came around 3 O'clock in the morning and they started shooting into the air," Peter Jang, a Dogo Nahawa resident, said.

"The shooting was just meant to bring people from their houses and then when people came out they started cutting them with machetes," he said.

Ndege reported: "A senior police chief said the perpetrators of this attack came in from Bauchi state. The fighting exploded between herdsmen from Bauchi and villagers.

"The Red Cross, is reporting that as a consequence of this violence at least 5-600 people are leaving the area in fear of their lives."

Nearby Jos, the capital of Plateau state, was the scene of sectarian violence which killed hundreds of people in January.

The city, which lies at the crossroads of Nigeria's Muslim north and predominantly Christian south, saw four days of clashes.

Source: Al Jazeera

Thursday, March 4, 2010

LETS DO THIS

i want to thank the people that have joined this page and those are are yet to join,this is a program that needs urgent attention ,for the bloggers we will create a badge that can be put on blogs to make the news about this circulate,I have contacted few people holding one or two position in the society on this and waiting for their reply.I know we have one or two things going on in our lives as well,but we just need to sacrifice for this program too.We have no time to waste again.please lets do something tangible fast,thanks and God bless.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

GENESIS


I’m writing this a motivated person, galvanized into action by the reactions of those around me.
I would be honest to say when this idea came into my mind I had no inkling as to how it will be accomplished; Suffice it to say I was full of strength and determination but no solid ideas..
All I did was send mails to those I felt would come to my rescue-Point me in the right direction, Ask for their Participation in this project.
                                                
                                               
Some replied immediately, others haven’t, at least not yet, but being as optimistic and hopeful as ever, I believe that they’d get to back to me.
I wrote a post on my blog titled SAVE OUR SOUL-BE COMPASSIONATE. And I want to thank everyone who contributed to that post by commenting, May you all always be strengthened.
I want to thank Suru and Leggy who went out of their way to send me a personalized mail. I’m most grateful.
I’d still get to Suru..
I have to thank Muyiwa (people in the limelight) for positively asking me questions that set my brain in motion and really made the concept more solid. He did do that and also promised to assist me in whatever way necessary.
I want to thank Sting (Nigerian Scorpio) for embracing my ideas and encouraging me so much I finally believed in what I had set out to do. She did make me believe and see that I could do it. To her, will I be eternally grateful.
I want to thank Suru for setting this whole plan in motion by creating this blog thereby actualizing this initiative. She named it and did it so effortlessly. Simply put, she simplified our job; she doesn’t kid-Suru, Always the Action chic! You rock!
Not everyday would you find such people willing to offer themselves to serve a purpose that they were not sure of its origin like Sting, Muyiwa and Suru..
I earnestly pray you all, Nigerian bloggers and other bloggers have the zeal to help and give; do so by making this project -WE ARE JOS a huge and mighty success.
I hope it’s not too much to ask you to sacrifice something little for someone in a very much disadvantaged position? Because that is the best we can do for them given the circumstance. Please, let us all do this. We would feel better when we do.
‘CAUSE NO MATTER HOW WE BLOG ABOUT NIGERIA AND HER PROBLEMS FROM NOW TO INFINITY, IT WON’T HELP. WE NEED ACTION-WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING IN OUR LITTLE WAY, FROM THE LITTLE WE HAVE IRRESPECTIVE OF THE LITTLE CORNERS OF THIS EARTH WHERE WE RESIDE.
                                                         

I would stop here and be back with a slight introduction of who 2cute4u really is so as to dispense of any doubts most of you must have about this project (I don’t blame you if you do).That way, you could check us all out if you so wish. Thank you so very much.
2cute4u.

Friday, February 26, 2010

How This Started

It all started when I received this email:
I'm sorry to bug you but I have a concept which i would really explain
on my monday post titled ' SAVE OUR SOUL'.Most times I've often wondered why we Nigerians
complain and proffer no explanations or solutions to the problems that
herald us. In whatever small way I can, I try to solve a problem or
even make an effort.
What exactly is my point?
It was the effort of wyclef jean that made other stars come together
to give towards Haiti.. I noticed some Naija bloggers even gave
towards Haiti while at the same time decrying what happened in Jos,
VERBALLY while saying God should help Nigeria..
Please everyone should wake up for Nigeria.. Lets give towards those
who have lost everything in Jos.. It was really devastating. student,
working class,everyone, we can do something..We can enlist the
connections we have and also get across to Nigerian
actors,actresses,models,
musicians,I'm not saying they
shouldn't use their money as they please, but come on.. A little
thought for those ravaged with violence and bloodshed..
I'd be dedicating my post on today to this and subsequent issues.
If you agree with me, help me plan this thing anyway whatsoever
available..If they can't help them, Let us, that way, people would
help them and extend to Nigeria as a whole.
Share my views with others and do reply if you are with me...thank you.
2cute4u
www.askchacha4free.blogspot.com


Now tell me who can receive such a passionate email and just ignore it? So here we are now, creating this blog to help our fellow Nigerians in Jos. Please before you doubt us give us a chance. We already have some good ideas but we want even better ideas. If you want to join our WeAreJos committee and also be an admin in this blog then please let me know. The more the merrier!

SURU