Fayemi: I ‘ll end farmers/herdsmen clashes, restore North-central as top agriculture destinations

May 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ekiti state governor and leading presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr Kayode Fayemi, has promised to return the North-central geo-political zone to its enviable height as the food basket of the Nation and the leading tourism hub in the country. A statement released Sunday in Abuja by the spokesman of Dr. Kayode Fayemi Presidential Read More

Lalong and the travesty in Plateau

May 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The seeming fraternity existing between gubernatorial aspirants and their deputies, especially at campaign periods has continued to emerge as a mere mendacious affinity. This is because it could have been the best practice in line with democratic ethos for incumbent governors, who are serving their second and last term in office, to support the aspirations of their deputies to succeed Read More

Hajj 2022: Board asks Plateau intending pilgrims to raise deposit to N2.5m

May 13, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has urged all intending pilgrims to make a minimum deposit of N1.5 million before an official announcement by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). The executive secretary of the Board, Barrister Auwal Abdullahi, stated this friday in a press release issued by the Board’s Information Officer, Sanusi Suleiman Namu. “Intending pilgrims from Read More

Manipulation of primaries; Plateau state as case study

May 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

It was the late Arthur Nzeribe who asserted that Nigeria is not mature and prepared for democracy. However, that statement was mostly viewed as an ideological personal conjecture by many political gladiators who are in politics for selfish ends. But in truth, looking at the political scenario that is at play in Nigeria, there is nothing to suggest we are Read More

NDE trains 100 existing, prospective entrepreneurs in Plateau

April 29, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state office of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Thursday began the training of 100 prospective entrepreneurs in the state. The NDE State Coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Hardo Abdulazeez, at the opening of the training in conjunction with Nazeermusa Nigeria Limited, said the directorate is desirous of implementing government policies to eradicate poverty. He said the training is under Read More

NALDA targets 1000 tons of maize in Plateau, distributes inputs to 600 women, youth farmers

April 26, 2022 John Oba, Abuja 0

The National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA) has flaged off its “Aggressive Food Production” project in eight communities in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State North Central Nigeria to boost food security. This is with a plan to produce 1000 tons of maize from the 200 hectares in the wet season farming session. This project would be the closet Read More

Plateau killings: Reps task Buhari on coordinated security initiative

April 13, 2022 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to cause a coordinated security initiative, in order to restore peace to the communities attacked in Kanam area of Plateau Ssate. The House on Wednesday, said the president should as a matter of urgency direct the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, the Inspector General of Police and the Director Read More

Again, gunmen strike, kidnap commissioner’s wife, daughter

April 9, 2022 Editor 0

Gunmen on Saturday morning abducted the wife and daughter of the Commissioner of Environment in Plateau State, Idi Bamaiyi. According to reports, both mother and daughter were abducted when the gunmen invaded the residence of the commissioner. The assailants were said to have forced their way into the house in the early hours before abducting the victims in Gindiri township Read More

Breaking: Plateau assembly declares ex-speaker’s seat vacant over defection

March 22, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly during Tuesday’s plenary declared the seat of the lawmaker representing Jos East constituency Hon. Ayuba Abok vacant. Abok is the immediate past speaker of the house. Incumbent Speaker of the house, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Sanda, who declared Abok’s seat vacant said the decision was predicated upon a letter from the state chapter of the All Read More

NDE trains 50 Plateau graduates on entrepreneurial skills

March 17, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Thursday commenced training of 50 unemployed graduates in various business ideas in Plateau state. Flagging-off of the training, the Plateau state coordinator of NDE, Mallam Ibrahim Ardo Abdulazeez, said the essence of the training was to equip the graduates with the requisite business skills to become self-reliant. “One of the objectives of this program Read More

PDP group asks Ayu to reconcile Jang, Useni in Plateau

March 4, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been urged to reconcile the feuding camps of Senator Jonah Jang and Senator Jeremiah Useni towards having a united party that would win the 2023 general elections in Plateau state. This call was contained in a statement issued Friday by the chairman, Isa Kwarshak and the secretary, Nafor Sylvanus, of Read More

Mark D’ Mark tourney: Civil Defenders beat Plateau Peaks

February 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

Civil Defenders Basketball Club edged perennial rivals Plateau Peaks 67-65 in a Phase 1 Group C match at the ongoing Mark ‘D’ Ball Men’s Basketball Championship in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the game played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, the Civil Defenders raced to an early 15-8 lead after the first quarter. Just Read More

Plateau community decries poor road, seeks govt intervention

February 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

Residents of Angwan Malam Tukur in Naraguta community, Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau, have decried the poor state of roads in the area. The Leader of the community, Mr Suleman Lawal, who said this in an interview on Monday in Jos, called for the government’s intervention in fixing the bad roads in the community. According to Lawal, the Read More

103 benefit from NDE’s Rep-loan scheme in Plateau

January 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) under its Agroc REP-LOAN scheme has empowered 103 Plateau residents with N100, 000 cash each. NDE Director-General, Mallam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, while commenting on the significance of the scheme, said the projects were ongoing across the country. Represented by Plateau state NDE coordinator, Malam Ibrahim Abdulazeez, Fikpo said the Rural Employment Promotion Department has Read More

Breaking: Kidnapped Plateau paramount ruler released

December 31, 2021 Editor 0

The Military has confirmed the release of the paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, Chief Charles Mato. According to a press statement on Friday, “While the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Chief Charles Mato was with his abductors, the commander Operation SAFE HAVEN Major General Ibrahim Ali Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade Plateau community, kidnap paramount ruler

December 26, 2021 Editor 0

Blueprint has been informed that gunmen suspected to be bandits have kidnapped the Paramount Ruler of Gindiri, in Mangu Local Government area of Plateau State, HRH Charles Mato Dakat, at his residence. According to available information, the terrorists carried out their operations in the early hours of Sunday after a heavy gunfire. Police authorities are yet to confirm the latest Read More

Gunmen kill 11 in Wase community of Plateau

December 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

Not fewer than 11 persons were reportedly killed by unknown gunmen in Pinau village of Wase local government area of Plateau state, a local source has confirmed. Malam Shafi’e Sambo, a youth leader, said the bandits stormed the village Sunday evening, when the people were busy at the market. “Unfortunately, our people were attacked by some suspected armed bandits. “And Read More

Breaking: Many scamper for safety as gunmen attack another correctional centre

November 28, 2021 Editor 0

Residents on Sunday afternoon witnessed heavy gunfire as gunmen attacked Jos correctional facility. Though, authorities are yet to confirm the latest development, eyewitness said the shootout lasted for sometimes which made people to scamper for safety. In recent times, there have successful attacks on the various prison facilities in parts of the country with many inmates still at large. Earlier Read More

Gunmen kill 11 in Plateau

November 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

Gunmen in the early hours of Friday killed eleven persons in Ta’agbe community of Miango Chiefdom in Bassa local government area of Plateau state. The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Uba Ogba, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jos on Friday. He said the Commissioner of Police in the state had moved to the scene of the incident, adding that Read More

PRP denies holding congresses in Plateau

November 22, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Secretary, Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Plateau state chapter, Hon Tamakat Joseph, has denied that the party conducted its congresses, contrary to speculations by some unknown members of it. A statement by Mr. Joseph said it was to their knowledge that a group of some miscreants claiming to be members of PRP, that party congresses were recently conducted, “which were Read More

In Jos, Osinbajo extols late Capt. Din

November 20, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has described the late Captain Joseph Mangtup Din as a man who stood for justice, fairness and equity in all his dealings. Osinbajo spoke at the funeral service for the late Capt. Din held at the COCIN Headquarters in Jos, Plateau state capital on Saturday. The Vice President recalled that late captain Din, was a Read More

Leadership tussle: Security operatives seal Plateau Assembly

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state House of Assembly complex has been sealed by security operatives as the two parties laying claim to the speakership slot continue negotiations toward reaching a truce. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Speaker of the Assembly, Abok Ayuba, was on October 27 impeached by 8 members of the assembly and elected Yakubu Sanda as Read More

Letter to Idris Wase

November 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Wase local government area of Plateau state blessed in all ramifications particularly in the area of natural endowments, but suffers unwarranted neglect and acute infrastructure deficit. Its underdevelopment is attributed to several factors including politics, geographical location; religion, corruption and sense of responsibility. Politically, it is one of the few local government areas enjoying the privilege of being a federal Read More

Impeachment of Plateau speaker won’t stand – Rep

November 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau state, Bagos Dachong has described the removal of Speaker of the state House of Assmbly, Abok Ayuba as unconstitutional, urging Nigerians to speak against the development in the interest of democracy. The lawmaker argued that the House of Assembly have 24 members elected and were serving, out which six sat and Read More