Armed Forces Day: Buhari ushers in salvation at last

January 15, 2021 Philip Agbese 0

Jesus Christ acquiesced to his challengers because he was on a divine mission. So, it was needless disrupting the course of its divine fulfilment. Nigeria’s leadership by President Muhammadu Buhari aligns with the same tenor. Like Christ, the President is on a messianic, redemptive and regenerative mission in Nigeria. He came with an unalloyed mind and spirit. Therefore, he silently Read More

Plateau: Group hails Lalong, OPSH, others on restoration of peace

January 7, 2021 Paul Okah 0

A peace advocacy group under the aegis of Conference of Plateau State Peace Builders’ Network, has thanked the Plateau State governor, Barr. Simon Lalong and the commander of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) and other security agencies for restoring peace in the state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Thursday, which was signed by its national coordinator, Dr Read More

Arewa media writers vow to mitigate fake news

January 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Arewa Media Writers Association (AMWA) has said one of its cardinal principles is to mitigate the spread of falsehood and fake news, mostly circulated by the users of social media. Chairman Plateau state chapter of the association, Malam Abba Abubakar Yakubu, stated this at the annual general meeting of AMWA held in Jos. He called on members of the Read More

Lalong, Bello, Ishaku task Christians on love, kindness

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja and Andrew Ojih, Jalingo. Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has called for the demonstration of love, compassion and sacrifice as key attributes of Jesus Christ during this Christmas festivity. The governor made the call, Thursday, in a statement signed by his director of press, Dr. Makut Macham, saying this year’s Christmas Read More

Plateau Assembly passes law to set up anti-corruption commission, others

December 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau State House of Assembly, has passed into law, for the establishment of public complaints and anti corruption commission. They passed the law after considering the report of its committee on judiciary, ethics, privileges, public account and petitions, as presented by its Chairman Hon. Henry Longs. He said the committee recommended that federal Civil servants are excluded from the Read More

Plateau IPAC elects new executives

December 21, 2020 Blueprint 0

Honourable Abubakar Ishaq Dogara, has been reelected, Chairman of the Plateau State chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria (IPAC). The State chapter, IPAC, has Monday, conducted elections as presided over by its national officer, Alhaji Lawal Musa, that served as the Secretary of the election committee. He said elections into all positions were unopposed, adding that all based on Read More

Sardauna Foundation donates motorised boreholes to Plateau communities

December 19, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation has donated motorised boreholes to communities in Barking Ladi LGA of Plateau state to ease the challenge of potable water in the area. The Sardauna Foundation on Thursday December 17, 2020, commissioned and handed over two motorised boreholes it constructed and donated to two communities, Yelwan Gidin Akwati and Ngher, in Gashis district of Read More

Breaking: In Plateau, Lalong tests positive for COVID-19

December 17, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state state has tested positive for COVID-19. The Director of Press and Public for the governor, Makut Macham, said Lalong was confirmed positive after a test carried on him and members of his family. In a statement in Jos the state capital on Thursday, Macham said except the governor, all members of his family tested negative. Details loading…

NCPC boss Pam bags peace award

December 2, 2020 Adoyi M. Aba 0

The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, has been honoured with a Distinguished Peace award as the man of peace by the Jos Initiative Group. According to the Commission’s head of media, Mr. Celestine Toruka, the event which took place at Usiju World Event Centre, Jos, attracted high-profile personalities within and outside Jos. In his remarks, Read More

I’ll complete legacy projects, Lalong assures

November 14, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, on Friday said his administration would not leave any of its ongoing legacy projects across the 17 local government areas uncompleted before his tenure ends by 2023. He said the projects which aimed to provide high standard public facilities such as schools and hospitals were conceived to address the problems affecting the indigenes. The Read More

Breaking: Northern govs, Sultan meet Senate President, SGF, CoS, IGP over insecurity… see pictures

November 2, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan, Northern Governors, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari, and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, are in crucial meeting over insecurity in the North and in Nigeria.  The meeting, which kicked off at the Council Chambers of Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna 12pm Read More

Breaking: Days after burgling ex-Reps speaker’s house, fleeing looters drown in Jos dam

October 30, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Several human bodies have been discovered dead from Laminga dam, after drowning, days after looting property from former House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s house in Jos, Plateau state capital. The authority of Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) as well as local sources have confirmed the discovery of the bodies. The Jos House of former speaker was burgled by mob Read More

Breaking: Lalong lifts curfew on Jos

October 27, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, has directed the lifting of 24 hour curfew imposed on Jos North and South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State. This was contained in a statement issued by his director of press Dr. Makut Macham, Tuesday evening. “The curfew is hereby relaxed to commence from 6am to 12 midni­ght beginning from Wednesday October 28 Read More

Breaking: Joint security team nab, parade 109 for invading warehouses in Jos

October 25, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

A joint security team known as Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Sunday, nabbed and paraded 97 males, 12 females suspected of burgling a store – Plateau Agricultural Development Programme (PADP) in Dogon Dutse Jos. The suspects were paraded at the headquarters of the STF, in Jos, Plateau state capital. According to the OPSH, the suspects destroyed and stole fertilizers, chemicals, generators Read More

Breaking: Lalong re-imposes 24-hour curfew in Jos, moment after invasion of palliatives’ warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has reimposed a 24-hour curfew till further notice in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas (LGAs). The governor in statement personal signed by him said the decision to reimposed the curfew was reached after some hoodlums broke into the warehouses where palliatives delivered to the state by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Read More

Breaking: Plateau govt reacts as thugs cart away palliatives from warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has condemned the burglary of warehouses and subsequent looting of palliatives in Jos and Bukubu by some hoodlums, Saturday morning. The state commissioner of information and communications, Hon. Dan Majang, who spoke in a statement, said it wasn’t true that the items were hoarded by the state government. Commissioner Manjang, said, “It has become expedient for Read More

Happening now: Northern governors in emergency meeting over #EndSARS

October 22, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Northern states governors under the aegis of Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) are currently holding an emergency closed door meeting in Kaduna. The meeting, which kicked off with 16 states from the North represented, is presided over by the Chairman of the Forum and Governor Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau state.  The meeting, which started at 1:50pm is expected to Read More

Breaking: Lalong makes fresh pronouncement on curfew in Jos

October 22, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has relaxed the earlier 24 hours curfew. The new timeline will now run from 6am to 8pm effective from Friday October 23, 2020. The Secretary to the Government of Plateau State (SGS) Danladi Atu, said in press statement on Thursday. The full statement reads, “Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired Read More

Breaking – #EndSARS: Lalong confirms 3 dead, imposes 24 hours curfew in Jos

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong, has confirmed the killing of three persons as he imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and South local government areas, effective from 8 pm, Tuesday. He described the peaceful #EndSARS protest, which turned violent on Tuesday and led to the destruction of properties, cars and looting of business premises along the Ahmadu Bello way Read More

Happening now: Gunshots, streets deserted as hoodlums invade Jos, set cars, property on fire

October 20, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The commercial area of Ahmadu Bello and other streets in Jos, Plateau state capital are on fire, after hoodlums infiltrated protest in the city. Blueprint reports that all business premises have been deserted with some aggrieved youths also engaging the hoodlums. Several cars and property have been set ablaze Tuesday morning. Few police personnel shooting sporadically have moved in to Read More

Farmer sues Plateau govt, others over grazing land

October 19, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

A livestock farmer, Alhaji Saidu Umaru, has sued the Plateau state government, permanent secretary,  Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Sani Yayaha, and two others over grazing land permit, in Wase local government area of the state. The plaintiff in a suit No. PLD/J532/19, pending before the Plateau state High Court, averred that he has been on the said land situated at Read More