Lockdown: In Jos, residents launch massive protest, demand palliatives

April 25, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Hundreds of residents of Jos North local government area of Plateau state, Saturday launched protest against lockdown with pleas for palliatives from the government. The protesters mostly women in a procession stormed the streets of Jos, Plateau state capital, and headed to the state headquarters of the Police command. Blueprint correspondent reports that the protesters gathered at Federal Government College, Read More

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Breaking: NASS loses another Senator Longjan in less than 2 months *Lalong mourns

February 10, 2020 Editor 0

Barely two months after the death of Senator Benjamin Umajumogu, another Senator is dead. He is the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District,  Ignatius Longjan. Longjan reportedly died in a hospital located in Abuja. Meanwhile, Governor Simon Lalong has described Longjan as a man of honour. A statement signed by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, Read More

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Wigs: Traders make brisk business in Jos

January 16, 2020 Editorial III 0

Traders in Jos are capitalising on the resurgence of use of wigs among women to make brisk business, report from Plateau state capital has shown. The trend which has gained prominence among women in parts of the country in recent times is an indicator of the revolving nature of fashion in modern-day society. Some of the users, sellers and others Read More

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Harmattan at freezing point: Day charcoal fumes suffocated 2 friends in Jos

January 6, 2020 Editor 0

Two young men recently died in Jos, Plateau state capital, following hash freezing weather rocking the ancient city. The two young men that were residents of Gangare community of Jos North Local Government Area died last Friday. However, their death was later confirmed exclusively to Blueprint by Alhaji Labiru Idris, elder brother to one of the deceased. Alhaji Labiru said the name 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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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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Rerun: APC takes early lead in Kano, thugs burn electoral materials in Benue, result collation goes on in Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau, others

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Despite reported crisis in parts of Kano, collation of results is now on in various wards and local government area headquarters. Also, collation is on at Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau and others states. Towards the end of vote cast, some thugs reportedly invaded a polling centre in Chito community, Benue state and set result sheets ablaze. Already, the Independent National Read More

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Lalong’s 2nd term bid in perspective

January 9, 2019 Blueprint 0

It is with great humility that I fully  throw my weight behind the 2nd term bid of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong and his accelerated development of the three senatorial zones of Plateau state. This is a further boost to his aspiration for his 2nd term bid. Moreso, his charter of equity in terms of equal representation of all tribes in Read More

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1.1m pilgrims return as Plateau contingent awaits airlift

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Over one million pilgrims have so far returned to their respective countries from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, just as 815 Plateau contingent awaits airlift. The Kingdom’s Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) said the total number of pilgrims departing via land, air and sea ports of the Kingdom has hit 1,141,998. The Arab News reported a statistics issued by the directorate, Read More

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Insecurity: Dalung advocates state of emergency in Plateau, others

September 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Solomon Dalung, has advocated for State of Emergency in Plateau, Benue, Zamfara and Taraba and other troubled states in order to address the persistent killing of citizens. Fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Friday, the minister condemned the renewed killings in some parts of Plateau state in recent times. According Read More

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The Lalong-Dalong feud Clement Oluwole

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

It is said that thunder does not strike twice in the same place. That age-long aphorism has been proved wrong on the Plateau. It is no longer news that all is not well between the Governor of Plateau state, the Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, and the Minister representing the state, Barr. Solomon Dalong. The two key figures in the Read More

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Plateau elders endorse Buhari, Lalong for re-election

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A group, the All Progressives Congress Elders Advisory Council in Plateau state, yesterday, endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Simon Lalong for re-election in the 2019 general elections. The Chairman of the group, Captain Joseph Din (retd), who addressed a press conference in Jos, said Buhari and Lalong’s achievements qualified them for re-election. He said: “We hereby unanimously endorse President Read More

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Looking beyond violent clashes in the New Year

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Musa Aliyu Benue is burning. There is fire in Taraba. The Plateau is on fire. The blaze in kaduna still rages. And the inferno the mindlessly murderous Boko Haram insurgents kindled many years ago, which has razed nearly the entire north-east to the ground, still endures, despite the significant downgrading of the terror group. Rivers is boiling too, but Read More

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Curbing illegal mining activities

December 2, 2017 Blueprint 0

The recent move by the Federal Government to curb illegal mining operations in the country could not have come at a better time. It, however, took the loss of over $9bn to the criminals for the government to wake up from its lethargy. Announcing the decision of the government to curb the impunity, the Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Read More

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Breaking : ADP chieftain assassinated in Jos

November 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

A Chieftain of Action Democratic Party (ADP) Josiah Waziri, has been murdered by unknown assassins last night in Plateau state. Waziri He was the chairman of ADP in Jos East of the state. National leadership of ADP in a short statement made available to Blueprint and signed by Kayode Jacob, said the deceased’s body was said to have been riddled with 16 Read More