Plateau: Gunmen assassinate APC publicity secretary

February 18, 2024 Admin I 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary in Plateau state, Sylvanus Namang, has been killed with one other during an attack of a pub in Pankshin town, Pankshin local government area. An APC chieftain who spoke on condition of anonymity confirmed Namang’s death in Jos on Sunday. The chieftain said, “Yes, it’s true. We have lost our spokesman, Sylvanus Namang. From what I was Read More

Breaking: Police takeover Plateau House of Assembly complex

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Armed policemen on Tuesday January 23, 2024 took the Plateau State House of Assembly complex. Reports also indicate that the sacked 16 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the Assembly were teargassed by the Police personnel. Blueprint correspondent reports that the incident occurred when the lawmakers arrived at the Rayfield Old Government House in Jos alongside their supporters, preparatory to Read More

Happening now: Anxiety as Appeal Court delivers judgement in Plateau governorship election

November 19, 2023 Admin III 0

With the Court of Appeal expected to deliver judgement on Plateau state gubernatorial election dispute on Sunday day, residents and political gladiators are gearing up for what the outcome will be. While the tribunal had upheld the elections of Plateau state Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the sacking of all lawmakers elected on his party’s platform Read More

NCPC boss, Rev Pam lauds First Lady’s ‘exemplary charity’ in Plateau

September 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu’s N500m donation to 500 families affected by violent conflicts in Plateau State is an exemplary demonstration of Christian values of charity and humility worth learning from, Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Reverend Yakubu Pam has said. “It is not just about the amount but the empathy, sense of commitment as well Read More

We’ve lost 200 pastoralists in Plateau, says MACBAN president

July 17, 2023 John Oba 0

The national president, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Baba Othman Ngelzarma, has lamented the incessant attacks on pastoralists in Plateau state. He said the association has lost 200 pastoralists and over 40 settlements were burnt down by members of the Plateau State Operated Rainbow Security outfit and other militias. The national president in a statement he signed Read More

Troops neutralise 3 bandits in Plateau

July 13, 2023 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Troops of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), said it had neutralized three armed-to-teeth bandits one of whom is suspected to be a constabulary police officer in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state. The information officer, Operation Safe Haven, Captain Oya James, who made the disclosure Wednesday in a statement, said the joint security taskforce also recovered AK 47 rifles amongst Read More

Gunmen kill 9, raze six houses in Plateau

July 9, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Gunmen have killed nine persons and burnt down six houses in Sabon Gari community in Mangu Local Government Area of the Plateau.Mr Jerry Datim, one of leaders in the community, disclosed this via telephone to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Jos. Datim, who is the National President of the Global Society for Middle Belt Heritage, said Read More

Plateau: Dissolution of 17 LGA’s by Gov Mutfwtang undemocratic – Adebayo

June 15, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP), in the last general elections, Prince Adewole Adebayo, has criticised the recent dissolution of the local government administration by the plateau state Governor Mr. Caleb Mutfwtang. Adebayo said it is unconstitutional for state governors to dissolve local government council administration they met on ground as all electoral votes, whether at the national, Read More

Breaking: IGP seals 17 LG offices in Plateau

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has sealed off the entire 17 Local Government Council (LGC) secretariats in Plateau state. This was contained in press statement issued on Thursday June15, 2023, by the Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State command, DSP Alfred Alabo. The statement was signed by the state Police commissioner Bartholomew Onyeka. According to the Read More

Breaking: Tinubu in close door meeting with Plateau, Akwa Ibom governors

June 8, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

President Bola Tinubu is currenrly meeting with Plateau state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, and his Akwa Ibom counterpart Umo Eno at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting commenced 11am on Thursday, following President Tinubu’s inaugural dialogue with the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF), during which he emphasised the need for collaborative efforts between the state governors and the Federal Government. At Read More

Breaking: Plateau assembly suspends entire LG chairmen

June 1, 2023 Admin III 0

All 17 chairmen of Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Plateau state have been suspended by members of the state assembly. They were suspended on Thursday June 1, 2023 during their plenary presided over by the Speaker, Abok Ayuba. Their suspension followed a motion moved by the lawmaker representing Langtang North -North constituency, Pirfa Tyem. They were accused of financial impropriety Read More

Breaking: Again, security operatives shut Plateau assembly complex

May 31, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Security operatives have again sealed the Plateau state House of Assembly complex on Wednesday morning May 31, 2023. A member representing the Jos South Constituency, Gwottson Fom, disclosed this in a statement. He said, “We held our plenary yesterday (Tuesday) without any problem, and we considered some important bills and passed some motions for the good of our people. We Read More

Plateau crisis: Coalition hails OPSH for relief materials to IDPs

May 24, 2023 Duro Joseph, Abuja 0

An indigenous peace building group in Plateau state has commended Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military outfit for assuaging the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the recent attacks in Mangu Local Government Area (LGA), by providing them relief materials. The group expressed happiness that despite OPSH’s major assignment which is to provide security with the help of other Read More

Scores feared dead, homes destroyed in Plateau fresh attack

The Plateau state police command has confirmed the killing of scores of persons, in an alleged renewed hostilities between herders and farmers in Mai Tumbi community of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau. The command public relations officers, DSP Alabo Alfred, Monday confirmed the incident. “I don’t want to give you a conflicting figure. Security personnel have been deployed to Read More

Lalong gets along with everyone

April 4, 2023 Tijjani Gwani Jallaba 0

There are politicians and there are politicians. Some politicians practice politics of greed. Others practice politics of confrontation. Some others practice politics of hate and deception. But there are noble politicians who practice politics of progressiveness. Fortunately, Nigeria is blessed with a lot of such progressive politicians. His Excellency, Simon Bako Lalong, the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Chairman, Northern Read More

Breaking: PDP ‘s Mutfwang wins Plateau 2023 governoship election

The Plateau state governorship collation and returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Idris Amale, has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, winner of Saturday March 18 2023 election. Prof. Amale said the PDP candidate polled a total number of 525, 299 valid votes as against 481,370 votes of the All Read More

2023 governorship election: INEC to resume collation as PDP’s Mutfwang leads in Plateau

The candiade of the People’s Democratic Party in Plateau State, Barr. Caleb Mutfwang, is currently leading in the 2023 governorship election contest. Out of 17 local government areas already declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mutfwang has swept 13. The state INEC collation officer, Professor Idris Amale, said collation of the remaing four LGAs, will continue on Monday Read More

Irigwe community hails Lalong for redeeming N20m pledge

March 17, 2023 Weze Daniel 0

The national president of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Prince Robert Ashi Dodo, has thumbed up the Plateau state governor, Simon Bako Lalong, for redeeming his pledge of N20 million made to the association during the Rigwe Day (Otu-Rigwe) held on October 8, 2022, at Rwang Pam Township Stadium, Jos. According to a statement issued to Blueprint Friday in Abuja by Read More

Why Jang should leave Sheikh Jingir alone

I listened with outmost dismay, the recent statement by a, supposedly, elderstatesman, former governor of Plateau state, an ex-senator, Jonah David Jang, wherein he castigated a revered Islamic scholar, Sheikh Sani Yahaya Jingir, alleging that the sheikh has been “causing crises in Plateau state,” simply because he firmly stands to protect the rights of his people. It was rather unfortunate, Read More

Breaking: Abducted Plateau first class monarch rescued

January 20, 2023 Admin III 0

The first class paramount ruler of Agwan Izere, His Royal Highness Dr. Isaac Azi Waziri, who was abducted at his Palace in Shere district of Jos East in the early hours of Friday has been rescued by security operatives. Blueprint reports that the Paramount Ruler was kidnapped at his palace situated in Shere district of Jos East on Friday. Plateau Read More