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Breaking: Tears, anguish as another building collpases in Jos; 3 killed, 3 others hospitalised

September 30, 2019 Editor 0

Three persons have been confirmed dead and three others hospitalised in another Jos building collapsed. Blueprint correspondent exclusively reporting from the scene said the incident happened at an obscured environment situated at Anguwan Rogo settlement of Jos North local government area of Plateau State. An official of the Red Cross, coordinating Anguwan Rogo community, Mahmud Adamu Abdullahi, confirmed the incident. He Read More

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2019 Hajj: Lalong bids 1,195 Plateau intending pilgrims bye

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Simon Lalong has admonished Plateau State intending pilgrims to be God-fearing and exhibit sincerity in their behavioural conducts in the holy land. The governor admonished the 1,195 intending pilgrims while biding them farewell at the Wrang Pam Township Stadium, Monday in Jos. Max air is expected to commence airlift of the State intending pilgrims from Wednesday. Governor Lalong, said: Read More

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Ministerial list: Buhari neglected, disappointed us in Jos – APC Chairman

July 28, 2019 Editor 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau State has said President Muhammadu Buhari neglected its members and unleashed what he described as political imbalance on them. The Chairman of the Jos North Local Government chapter of APC, Sani Muhammad Gangare, said in a presss statement in Jos. According to him, “We read President Buhari’s list of ministerial nominations with great Read More

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Aftermath of collapsed 3-storey building: Plateau govt swings into action, pulls down illegal structures

July 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Jos Metropolitan Development Board (JMDB) on Thursday morning, commenced demolition of unauthorised and substandard buildings in the capital city of Jos. The board’s action commenced with the demolition of a three-story building situated at Mango Street, belonging to Alhaji Usman Tetengi. Their action is coming after Governor Simon Lalong directed that such types of buildings be marked for demolition, Read More

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Dalung condoles Plateau govt over building collapse in Jos

July 17, 2019 Editor 0

Former Minister of Youth and Sports Barrister Solomon Dalung has commiserated with the government and people of Plateau state over the death of several people following the collapse of a three-story building located at Butcher Line in Jos, Plateau state. The building located at Yantaye close to Terminus was said to have collapsed at about 4:30pm on Monday July 15, Read More

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Plateau: Police hunt down notorious kidnapper, cattle rustlers, others

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

A notorious kidnapper, five cattle rustlers, eight culpable homicide, four armed robbery suspects have been arrested, Plateau state Commissioner of Police, CP Isaac Akinmoyede has revealed. He said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), traced and arrested notorious kidnapper, Johnson Aiku ‘M’ of Ilesha in Osun State. According to him, one Engr. Adewale Emmanuel Aiku .M. of Zaria road Jos, reported Read More

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Assailants attack, injure journalist Ahmad Tukur in Jos

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

Unknown assailants Friday night attacked and injured, Ahmad Tukur, an ex-media aide, to Nasarawa State Governor, Umar Tanko Al-Makurau. The assailants were reported to have trailed Tukur to his family resident situated at Muhammadu Wada Street in Jos 6and attacked him at about 10:30pm. Narrating his ordeals, Tukur said: “I came into Jos, Friday afternoon and I reached home where Read More

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2019 guber poll: Useni, PDP file petition at tribunal, challenges Plateau Gov, APC’s victory

April 15, 2019 Editor 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Plateau, Senator Jeremiah Tumbut Useni, has finally filed petition before the Election Tribunal setting in Jos. Senator Useni is challenging the election and subsequent return of Simon Bako Lalong as governor-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Chairman of the media and publicity committee of Useni campaign organisation, Yiljab Abraham, in Read More

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Govt laxity cause of Birnin Gwari killings, LA says in condolence message

April 8, 2019 Editorial II 0

Lawal Adamu Usman, the Kaduna Central Peoples Democratic Party Senatorial candidate in last February’s elections has reacted to reports of attacks by bandits on the Kakangi community of Birnin Gwari blaming it on government’s lack of will to act. Usman, fondly called Mr LA, while condoling victims of the reported Saturday attacks that claimed several lives and unquantifiable loss of Read More

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JNI congratulates Lalong over his re-election victory

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Plateau State chapter,  has felicitated with the governor-elect, Simon Bako Lalong, over his re-election. The JNI Chairman who is also the Emir of Wase, Muhammad Sambo Haruna, said that the congratulatory message, was on behalf of the Muslim Ummah in the State. The message which was signed by the JNI Publicity Secretary, Muhammad Sani Mudi, Emir Read More

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Breaking: Lalong re-elected Plateau Governor

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

Incumbent Governor Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared reelected for another four years after Saturday’s supplementary election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) retuning officer Professor Richard Anande of the University of Agriculture Makurdi said Lalong scored595, 582 votes while his closest rival Senator Jeremiah Useni of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled Read More

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Live – Supplementary poll result: APC’s Lalong opens lead in Plateau

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has opened a lead after March 23 gubernatorial supplementary election in Plateau. Blueprint Correspondent reports that Lalong appears to be cruising home to victory based on results announced so far at various polling units. The unit-by-unit results so far is as follows; JOS NORTH LGA: Jenta Adamu Ward, Rerun results Plateau Read More

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Breaking: Finally, INEC schedules supplementary elections for Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday March 23 for 2019 supplementary elections in states where governorship elections were declared inconclusive. According to the Commission in a statement on Tuesday by Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, the Returning Officers in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue. Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States declared the governorship elections inconclusive. Read More

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Breaking: Lalong leads as INEC declares Plateau governorship contest inconclusive

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just declared governorship contest in Plateau contest inconclusive. The returning officer of state gubernatorial election, Professor Richard Anande, who made the declaration in Jos, Plateau state capital said the number of votes declared cancelled in some areas within the state exceeded the margin between the two leading candidates. Professor Anande, said a total Read More

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Catholics in Plateau task FG on security

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Jos North chapter, Rev Canon Nenman Gowon, said they gathered at the Jos Wrang Pam township stadium to mourn with their fellows in Benue, as the killed priests were being buried. He said the special prayer was also for the release of Leah Sharebu, from the captivity of Boko Haram. “We are Read More

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Plateau attacks: I was used as scapegoat – Sacked LG boss

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman of Bokkos local government are of Plateau state, Simon Angyol, who was sacked over the lingering violence in the area, has said that he was used as a scapegoat. “The governor (Simon Lalong) only used me as a scapegoat. There is more to it than meets the eye,” Angyol, who was sacked on Tuesday, told the News Agency Read More

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Blueprint ME bags Plateau board job

March 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong, has approved the appointment of Blueprint Managing Editor, Mr. Clem Oluwole, to the 14-member Board of the state’s Sports Council. Mr. Oluwole, a veteran sports journalist and football administrator, last served on the same board in 1978. An authority on Plateau sports, he was the pioneer chairman of the Standard FC of Jos better Read More

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Lalong to showcase landmarks as Buhari visits Plateau By Mark Longyen

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari will today pay a one-day historic working visit to Plateau State, the “Home of Peace and Tourism”. The President’s visit provides the best opportunity to assess Governor Simon Lalong’s scorecard exemplified by the plethora of projects executed in past three or so years and ready for commissioning by the August Visitor. Some of the road projects Read More