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Insecurity: The Continuous Unprovoked Attack on Mada Chiefdom by Reuben Rine

The Mada people of central Nigeria are predominantly domiciled in Nasarawa State, with Akwanga as their seat of power, housing the paramount ruler. They are generally peace-loving people who are mainly farmers with vast, fertile and productive farmlands. Over the years, the Mada people housed strangers from different parts of Nigeria, especially their closed neighbours and also the Hausa-Fulani traders and...

Gov Sule tackles NIPP, BPE, others on sustainable energy

Gov Sule tackles NIPP, BPE, others on sustainable energy Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has blamed industrial and economic development of the country on near absence of power supply and challenged the authorities concerned to develop synergy to take the nation out of the inadequate power supply. Governor Sule coming from the business sector and understanding the critical rule...

Governor Sule Has Revived an Old Building Project in Government House Lafia

Governor Sule Has Revived an Old Building Project in Government House Lafia Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has began the frantic completion of an old conference Hall/events center project awarded during the regime of Late Madaucin Doma, Alhaji Aliyu Akwe Doma at Government House. The about ten year building project which is situated at the first gate of Government House...

Insecurity: North Central govs, stakeholders adopt community policing

Insecurity: North Central govs, stakeholders adopt community policing   Governors from the five North- central states, traditional rulers and other stakeholders yesterday adopted community policing as a complimentary mechanism for securing the country. The decision to adopt community policing was reached at the North central zonal security submit held in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. Stakeholders at the summit however disagreed...

Nasarawa NMA suspends warning strike

Nasarawa NMA suspends warning strike Nasarawa State chapter of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), has suspended the warning strike it embarked on over an attack on its female member. Dr. Bulus Peter, Chairman of NMA in the state, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday in Lafia. Peter said the strike, which lasted...

NUC approves Medicine, 17 other degree programs for Fed University Lafia

NUC approves Medicine, 17 other degree programs for Fed University Lafia The National Universities Commission, NUC has approved the commencement of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS and nursing for Federal University of Lafia. Similarly, 16 other degree programmes were approved for the university, effective from 2019/2020 academic session. A letter dated January 20, 2020 with reference No. NUC/AP/F29/VOL.1/50...

FG Donates 13,000 Cooking Gas To Women In Nasarawa

FG Donates 13,000 Cooking Gas To Women In Nasarawa   The Federal Government, in Nasarawa State, commenced the distribution of cooking gas to 13,000 rural women across the State, as part of efforts to check hazardous emissions. Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, while flagging-off the exercise in Lafia, said it was the first phase of the National Cooking Gas project and...

Gunmen kill church leader, others in Nasarawa

Gunmen kill church leader, others in Nasarawa Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, on Monday attacked Abebe community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing a Catholic Church leader, Mr. Augustine Avertse, and three others. The gunmen, who were said to have been armed with sophisticated weapons, attacked the community at about 10pm and shot sporadically, forcing residents to run...

Abuja kidnap kingpin, 36 gang-members surrender to Police in Nasarawa

Abuja kidnap kingpin, 36 gang-members surrender to Police in Nasarawa   A kidnap kingpin, Buju Bazamfare, alongside thirty-six of his armed gang-members, who have been terrorizing travellers and residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasarawa and Kogi states on Wednesday surrendered to the Police in Lafia, Nasarawa state capital. He was alleged to have terrorized Toto and Nasarawa Local Government...

Protests hit Nasarawa over non-compensation payment

Over 300 residents of Akurba Village in Nasarawa State Saturday staged a  protest to register their dissatisfaction over purport compensation allegedly paid for their lands taken by the state government for the ongoing 33 KVA Step Down Electricity Substation Project. Most of the protesters who are peasant farmers numbering about three hundred converged on one of the plots of land...

Nasarawa Govt. To Sanction Principals Responsible For Suspension Of 20 WAEC Centers

Nasarawa Govt. To Sanction Principals Responsible For Suspension Of 20 WAEC Centers The Nasarawa State Government has threatened to sanction 20 principals for their roles leading to the suspension of 20 West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) centres. Haj. Fatu Sabo, Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology gave the warning on Tuesday in Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) at a...

Sarkin Nunku Donates 4 Water Pumping Machines to Farmers

Nasarawa monarch commends cooperative for boosting women, youth income
Nasarawa Monarch Donates 4 Water Pumping Machines to Farmers The Sarkin Nunku in Nasarawa State,Alhaji Adamu Mohammed, has donated four water pumping machines to farmers to encourage irrigation farming and boost food security in the area and the state. Presenting the items to the farmers on Tuesday, the second class traditional ruler said the gesture was to encourage the farmers to...

Nasarawa/FG Distributes Relief Materials To Flood Victims

Nasarawa/FG Distributes Relief Materials To Flood Victims Nasarawa State Government in collaboration with the federal government have flagged off the distribution of relief materials to victims of last year’s flood disaster in the state. While flagging off the distribution, the state Governor Engr Abdullahi Sule stated that Nasarawa state is being faced with several environmental hazards ranging from flood, fire and...

Gov. Sule inaugurates committee on promotion, salary arrears

Gov. Sule inaugurates committee on promotion, salary arrears Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated an 11-man committee on the implementation of promotions and salary arrears for civil servants in the state. The state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had mounted pressure on the governor to implement promotion of civil servants in the state for the past 10...

Lawmaker pays N33.9m WAEC fees for indigent students in Nasarawa

lawmaker representing Nasarawa/Toto federal constituency in the National Assembly, Hon. Abdulmumin Ari, has paid the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE) fees of 2,428 indigent students in public secondary school in his constituency in Nasarawa State. Ari said he paid over N33.9 million to enable the beneficiaries undertake the examination and reduce the burden of SSSCE fees on parents. The lawmaker...

Nasarawa state government launches sale of 240 metric tons of fertilizers for dry farming season

Nasarawa state government launches sale of 240 metric tons of fertilizers for dry farming season The Nasarawa state government  last Thursday launched the sales of 30,000 metric tons of fertilizer to dry season farmers in the state. Governor Abdullahi Sule launched the programme in Lafia the Nasarawa state capital. Declaring the sales open, governor Sule said the idea was boost the agricultural...

Benue/Nasarawa Governors meet over Peace/Security of both states

Benue/Nasarawa Governors meet over Peace/Security of both states The governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi Sule and his Benue state counterpart, Samuel Ortom, on Sunday, January 12, met at the Government House in Lafia over insecurity in both states. The Herald gathered that Sule recently visited Ortom on the need to foster cooperation on insecurity that has being bedeviling the two states. They...

Labaran Maku denies meeting with Tinubu, Atiku over New Party Formation

Labaran Maku denies meeting with Tinubu, Atiku over New Party Formation Mr Maku dismissed the speculation on Sunday while fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his wakama residence. Maku, a 2019 APGA governorship candidate in Nasarawa State, urged his supporters and other Nigerians to disregard the reports in its totality in the interest of peace. “Please disregard such...

Keffi LGC boss approves construction of 30 boreholes

Keffi LGC boss approves construction of 30 boreholes The Chairman, Keffi Local Government Council of Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abdulrahman Maigoro, has approved the construction of 30 motorised boreholes in order to ensure sufficient water supply in the area and its environs. This is contained in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Mr Shuaibu Mohammad, and made available to the...

Parents Of Conjoined Twins, Seek Public Assistance.

 Parents Of Conjoined Twins, Seek Public Assistance To undergo Separation. The  conjoined twins were born to the family of Ukpo Oka and Mrs Tasala, of Udegen Beki, in Udege Development Area in Nasarawa local government of Nasarawa state. The female conjoined twins were born on the14th April, 2019 at a private hospital after a successful Ciserian Session (CS) on the mother...

Solid minerals are under federal government Control – Governor Sule

Solid minerals are under federal government Control - Governor Sule The Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said that no state governor wants to change the ownership of solid minerals, which is the exclusive preserve of the Federal Government. He made this known while playing host to the Minister of Steel and Mines Development, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite, who was on...

Five Die As Two Vehicles Collide along Akawanga/Lafia highway

Five Die As Two Vehicles Collide along Akawanga/Lafia highway Five persons have lost their lives after a fatal accident along the Akwanga/Lafia highway in Nasarawa state. The head-on collision involved a Toyota Hilux truck belonging to the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) Makurdi office and a commercial vehicle. Confirming the accident and number of casualties, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa state,...

Traders protests Market demolition faults Governments decision

Traders protests Market demolition faults Governments decision Over 300 traders in Nasarawa State on Friday decried the demolition of Akwanga old market by Local Government authorities without compensation. The traders who mourned over their loses spoke to newsmen in Akwanga on the demolition of their shops by the authority. “We paid between N200, 000 and N4 million as rent for each shop...

Federal Government to spend N100m on erosion projects in Nasarawa

Federal Government to spend N100m on erosion projects in Nasarawa The Federal Government is to spend N100m on erosion and road projects in Roguwa and Saka communities in Karu Local Government area of Nasarawa State, the Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi has said. Abdullahi disclosed this during the inauguration and handing over the erosion and road improvement...

Nasarawa state govt to re-introduce school sports, festival — Commissioner

Nasarawa athletes leave for Abuja today
Nasarawa state govt to re-introduce school sports, festival — Commissioner Mr Othman Bala-Adam, Nasarawa state Commissioner for Sports and Youth development has said that the administration had put necessary machinery in place to reinvent school sports and sport festival in the state. Bala-Adam told journalists on Wednesday in Lafia the move was geared towards revamping the sector with a view to...

Man found dead with Matchet cuts in Doma Area

Man found dead with Matchet cuts in Doma Area A young man, Yahaya Oyoga, has been killed by unknown assailants in Nasarawa State. The deceased was found by the road side at the weekend in Amaku village of Doma Local Government. ADVERTISEMENT The corpse of late Yahaya Oyoga was found with deep cuts inflicted on his head and other parts...
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