Address insecurity in Toro, Ningi, Jos East

August 23, 2023 Ukasha Rabiu Magama 0

Based on the figures published by some Nigerian dailies in August, nearly 50 people were kidnapped in Toro, Bauchi state by unknown gunmen.To this end, I am worried by the deteriorating nature of the ungodly events in the area. Toro is one of the largest local government areas in Nigeria. It has a total land mass of over 6932 square Read More

Reps Speakership: Group prays for Wase

April 17, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Chief Imam of Jos, Sheikh Lawal Adam, Saturday, led special supplications seeking God’s intervention towards actualising the House of Representatives speakership aspiration of deputy speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase. The prayer sessions, held at the instance of Joint Forum, in the main bowl of the Jos Central mosque, featured the reading of Qur’an. The Chief Imam also prayed for smooth and peaceful Read More

Kidnapped NTA reporter regains freedom

February 2, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The kidnapped reporter of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Abdulwahab Babankanti, and others on Wednesday, regained freedom from their abductors. Blueprint had reported that the Babankanti and his friends were last Monday, kidnapped while on transit to Jos from Bauchi. The kidnappers had placed N10 million ransome before their release.

Pictures: Fire guts popular park in Jos

November 24, 2022 Admin III 0

A popular motor park in Jos has been gutted by fire. A section of the popular motor park in Jos, better known as NTA park was on Wednesday night gutted by fire.The fire which started around 7:30 pm was said to have lasted for several hours before it was eventually put off by men of the fire service. The chairman Read More

Bassa/Jos North: Appeal Court order return of PRP’s Alkali

October 28, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Jos judicial division of the Court of Appeal, Friday, upheld the ouster of Hon. Musa Agah Avia of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the House of Representatives’ seat for Bassa/Jos North federal constituency. The court also dismissed the cross-appeal filed by Muhammad Adam Alkali, for lacking in merit. Hon. Musa Agah had appealed against the judgement of the Read More

VIDEO: Massive turnout as Jos citizens march for Obi

September 17, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The president and General overseer (GO) of Evangelical Bible Outreach Ministries International (EBOMI), Prophet El-Buba, Saturday led hundreds of Peter Obi’s supporters for a 2 million walk across major streets in Jos, Plateau state. Speaking after the walkout , El-Buba said people to vote massively for Peter Obi as President and vote other credible candidates who are standing election in Read More

Jos market and sentiments

August 15, 2022 Admin III 0

The memorandum of understanding signed between Jaiz Bank and Plateau state government to rebuild the state’s ultra-modern market which gutted by fire during the Joshua Dariye administration has continued to generate mixed reactions in the state. Ordinary, the benefits of the project in terms of attracting investment and job creation should have been the centre of debate or discussions among Read More

Police nab 7 ‘arms dealers’ in Jos, Taraba

April 29, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police has said operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT), in a sting operation, have arrested four notorious arm dealers and recovered 57 AK47 rifles and a large catchment of ammunition in Jos, Plateau state and from other locations across the country. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Thursday Read More

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

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

Fire consumes ‘illegal’ petrol marketer, wife in Jos

March 4, 2022 Admin III 0

Persistent fuel scarcity across the country has led to the death of an illegal petrol marketer and his wife in Jos. The couple was killed on Thursday when fire erupted from the kitchen where Mr Gideon Pam hoarded petrol at their residence in Zawan community of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau. An eye witness and neighbour, Miss Shantel Read More

Bye-election: PRP heads to tribunal, rejects PDP as winner of Bassa/Jos-North

March 3, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Muhammad Adam Alkali, has vowed to reclaim his ‘subverted’ victory at the bye-election of Bassa/Jos-North federal constituency of Plateau state. Alkali said he won the election with majority of lawful votes against the declared winner under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) returning officer, Dr. Yinka Oyerinde, Read More

Jos NDE trains 50 youth on agric extension services

January 28, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE), has, Friday, commenced the training of 50 unemployed Youths on Agricultural Extension Services, under its Rural Employment Promotion Department (REP), Plateau state. The state coordinator of NDE, Malam Ibrahim Hardo Abdulazeez, said the programme was among measures being taken by the Directorate to fight unemployment in the state and country as a whole. According Read More

Pictures: Residents descend on suspected phone thieves

January 8, 2022 Admin III 0

Two unidentified suspected phone thieves have been reportedly beaten by angry mob in Jos, the capital of Plateau state. Blueprint gathered that the suspected phone thieves, snatched a phone from a woman who boarded their Keke which led to them being beaten around Ring Road area of Jos on Friday. It was also gathered that they were escaping with the Read More

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

November 28, 2021 Admin III 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

Keren: HURIWA to mobilise youths against Ministers over inaction on rape victim

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Human Rights Writers Association (HURIWA) has berated the Minster of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen and her counterpart in the ministry of education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, over their alleged inaction with regards to the rape of a – 14 year old boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Keren-Happuch Akpagher, which eventually led to her death. Mother of Keren-Happuch, Vivien Read More

Obasanjo to deliver lecture at Bowen University’s 16th convocation

November 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo will deliver lecture on ‘The Nation and University System’ at the 16th convocation ceremony of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun state, Saturday. The University will also honour the Ebola heroine and physicians, late Stella Adadevoh, with a Doctor of Science in Public Health.  The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Joshua Ogunwole, disclosed this during a press Read More

Troops arrest 2 suspects, recover 370 ammunition in Plateau

September 17, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The joint security taskforce under Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) has Thursday, intercepted two 2 suspects with 370 rounds of ammunition. Military information officer in charge of OPSH Major Ishaku Takwa, said in a press release. He said the ammunition was concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder car with registration number Plateau LGT 772 JN.  “Luck ran out of the suspect when Read More

Absence of justice fueling Jos killings, says Rep

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Bagos, has blamed the lingering killings in Jos on lack of political will by the government to act on security intelligence and offer justice to the victims against perpetrators.Addressing journalists in Abuja, Tuesday, the lawmaker who represents the Jos South/Jos East Constituency of Plateau state, described as “worrisome” a situation where Read More

LG congress: APC chieftains hail peaceful conduct in Plateau as consensus officials emerge

September 5, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

A cheiftain of the All Progrressives Congress (APC), Danladi Garba Pasali, said the peaceful conduct of Local Governmanet Congress of the Party in Jos North Local Government Area, was an indication that People are ready to leave in peace and harmony. Pasali made the statement, Saturday after the conduct of APC Congress in the Local Government Council Secretariat. “The party Read More

Plateau: Army condemns calls for removal of GOC 3 Division

September 3, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Nigerian Army has said that calls for the removal of the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 3 Division, Major-General Ibrahim Sallau Ali, is plainly a plot to distract the efforts of peace restoration in Plateau state. In a statement, Friday in Jos, Deputy director army public relations, in the 3 Division, Major Eli Lazarus, said reiterating calls for the removal Read More

Atmosphere of grief, depression

August 30, 2021 Admin III 0

When night came, death sat on the street in shackles, stretching his hands towards all who passed. It went out from the city to the highway connecting to the northeastern part of the country. For the past decades, Jos town had been a blood flowing river, where innocent souls are slaughtered. From those who knew what had happened to those Read More

Prosecute perpetrators of Jos killings

August 24, 2021 Admin III 0

Vicious circle of violence will continue reoccurring and hold Nigeria to ransom as long as government at all levels makes its findings surreptitiously without making it public. Government can only quench the fire of the activities of ethnic militia in the country by sending strong message to those found wanting in any communal clashes. It wasn’t the first time that Read More

Jos killings: Rights group calls for compensation

August 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Human Rights Network, HRN – NIGERIA, a nongovernmental organisation has called on the federal government and the Plateau state government to effect a speedy compensation to the heirs and families of the affected citizens and victims of the recent killings in Jos. The organisation also called for the apprehension of the perpetrators of the dastardly act. In a press statement Read More

Time to end the Jos crisis

August 23, 2021 Admin III 0

Neither Muslims nor Christians have benefited from the crisis in Jos, the Plateau state capital, since it began around 1999 to 2001; same for the ethnic groups. The two religions suffer massive destruction including the loss of lives and property. The lingering crisis has also stifled the development of the state. On this basis, I want to use this medium Read More