MBGN 2022: Waw Crowns Miss Plateau as Ambassador

September 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The weeklong journey showcasing Nigerian beauty and brains at the 34th Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant ended beautifully with a glamorous finale on the 21st of October, 2022, at the Eko Hotel and Suite, Lagos. Emerging as the bearer of the crown, the gorgeous Miss Abia, Ada Eme, stunned her way into a chance to represent Nigeria at the Read More

Plateau: NDE trains metal scavengers on business skills

September 23, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate for Employment (NDE) has trained scavengers of scrap metals on business skills and recycling in Jos. The Directorate through its Small Scale Enterprises (SSE) organised a four-day training for 30 selected participants under the “Basic Business Training for Beneficiaries of Environpreneurship Development Scheme” in the state. The Director-General of NDE, Malam Nuhu Fikpo said the training was Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade residence, kidnap Plateau LG boss

September 7, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday kidnapped the chairman of Kanke Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau state, Henry Gotip. The kidnappers stormed and whisked away Gotip away at his residence at Kwang in Jos north LGA, after a sporadic shooting to scare away the residents. Confirming the report, the police public relations officer, Plateau state command, Alfred Alabo, said the police Read More

Breaking: Court sacks Plateau lawmaker from House of Representatives

September 2, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

The Plateau State National and State House of Assemblies, Election Petition Tribunal (EPT) has dismissed Hon. Musa Avia Agah of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) representing Bassa/Jos-North Federal Constituency from the House of Representatves’ seat. The tribunal also ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to return Muhammad Adam Alkali of the Peoples’ Redemption Party (PRP) as valid winner of Read More

N9.4bn Jos ultra-modern market rebuilding project ill-timed, Plateau in diaspora tells Lalong

August 21, 2022 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Jos main market N9.4bn rebuilding project embarked upon by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has suffered a setback. The new development was against the backdrop of the project’s rejection by Plateau State Indigenes living in the United States (U.S.). The group, under the auspices of the Plateau State Association USA, Inc. (PSA-USA, Inc) while kicking against the project Read More

Plateau North: Building the future with Shafi’u Sahlan

August 16, 2022 Gyang Tor 0

As the 2023 general elections draw nearer, the polity gets heated by those who are jittery and scared of defeat at the polls. The power of the people, especially when they unite and line behind the right candidate, is always something that gives many pretenders sleepless nights and they resort to all forms of acts untoward to jeopardise the polity. Read More

Jos Market: Plateau govt appeals order, says court lacks jurisdiction

August 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Plateau state government has asked the State High Court to set aside an earlier order halting it from signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Jaiz Bank for the reconstruction of the Jos Main Market. The state government in its grounds of responds to the suit capped: PLD/J424/2022, filed by Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, challenging its planned reconstruction of Read More

Gunmen kill 7 in fresh attack on Plateau community

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

Seven people have been killed by gunmen suspected to be militia herdsmen in a fresh attack at Danda Chugwi community in Jos South local government area of Plateau state. National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders Association (BYMA), Rwang Tengwong, who confirmed the attack Monday morning said the gunmen invaded the community at about 10pm Sunday night and began Read More

Plateau 2023: APC stakeholders insist on  disqualification of party’s flagbearer Nentawe

July 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections,  Plateau state stakeholders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) have reiterated their call for the disqualification of the governorship flagbearer in the state Dr Nentawe Yilwatda Goshwe. The group under the aeges of Progressives Foundation Movement (PFM) maintained that the decision by the Sen Abdullahi Adamu led national working committee (NWC) to field Goshwe Read More

Drug abuse: Pharmacists Council seals 115 pharmacies, 319 patent shops in Plateau

July 8, 2022 Muhammad Tanko 0

The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) Friday declared that uncontrolled access to substance abuse was greatly contributing to security challenges in the country. The PCN director of enforcement, Pharm. Stephen Esumobi, said the enforcement team had already sealed off 115 pharmacies and 319 patent medicine shops in Plateau state within one week of its operation in the state. He made Read More

Perish idea of Muslim-Muslim ticket, consider Lalong, Northern group warns Tinubu

June 19, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A Northern-based pro-Democracy and good governance group on the aiges of Coalition of Arewa Youth Alliance for Good Governance (CAYAGG) has joined in the call to the hierarchy and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to perish the idea of Muslim-Muslim ticket.  In a statement released to Blueprint Sunday in Abuja, Deputy National Convener of the group, Comrade Read More

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