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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...

Nasarawa Govt. plans new ultra modern market in Nasarawa Eggon

Nasarawa Govt. plans new ultra modern market in Nasarawa Eggon   The Nasarawa State Government has announced plan to construct an ultra-modern market in Nasarawa Eggon by the beginning of 2020. This is contained in a statement by Malam Yakubu Lamai, the Director General, Strategic Communication and Press Affairs to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa in Lafia on Monday. Lamai said the governor...

Nasarawa State University Students to Hold maiden Cultural Festival

The Students of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, are to hold the maiden edition of a cultural festival in February 2020. The President of the Students Union Government (SUG), Mr Victor Tsaku, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Keffi that the festival would be tagged: “Nsuk Carnival”. He said the event was aimed at promoting peaceful coexistence, cultural...

Nasarawa is a Danger Zone For Criminals – Gov. Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has described the state as a dangerous place where insurgents and kidnappers hide after been dispensed by security operatives. Governor Sule stated this on Monday while playing host to members of the Senior Course 42 of the Command and Staff College Jaji, who were on a study tour to the state. He informed them that,...

Nasarawa United humbled in Aba by Enyimba FC

Nasarawa United humbled in Aba by Enyimba FC Former champions, Enyimba have secured their first league win of the season following a 3-1 victory over Nasarawa United in the rescheduled Match Day 1 of the Nigeria Professional Football League. The Aba Warriors drew the first blood in the 19th minute through a penalty which was coolly converted by Austin Oladapo...

Nasarawa Assembly to tackle quackery in education sector

The Nasarawa House of Assembly will take steps to tackle quackery in the education sector of the state. Mr Daniel Ogazi, Chairman, House Committee on Education, stated this on Thursday during an oversight function to the state Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) in Lafia. Ogazi, (APC-Kokona East) said the assembly was committed to evolving legal frameworks...

60 Communities Submerged by Flood in Nasarawa state – NASEMA

60 Communities Submerged by Flood in Nasarawa state - NASEMA Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency (NASEMA) Wednesday said about 60 communities had been submerged by the current flood ravaging some parts of the country. NASEMA Executive Secretary, Allu Maga, disclosed this to THISDAY during an interaction in his office in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. This was even as he added that...

Nasarawa Assembly passes N4.67bn supplementary budget

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a supplementary budget of N4.67bn for 2019. The Speaker, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced the passage of the budget after the Majority Leader, Mr Tanko Tunga, moved the motion for the passage of the bill. Abdullahi admonished the executive to ensure proper use of the funds. The Speaker commended the House Committee on Finance...

Nasarawa state has 385,489 MSME’s -SMEDAN

Nasarawa state has 385,489 MSME's -SMEDAN The Director General of the Small and Medium Enterprises Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN), Dr. Dikko Umaru Radda has said there are 385,489 MSMEs in Nasarawa State. Radda made this known in Lafia on Monday when he paid a courtesy call on the Governor of the state, Engr. Abdullahi Sule. Dr Radda, in a statement said...

Nasarawa urges ministry to hasten work on roads

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State and Senator Abdullahi Adamu have called on the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to expedite action on federal roads being constructed in the state. They made the call when they visited the minister at his office, noting that the state was the gateway to other states in the country. Governor Sule lamented...

AEDC Decries Rate of Vandalism in Nasarawa state

The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has decried the rate of vandalism of its facilities in Nasarawa State, which has plunged many communities in the state into darkness for several months. Consequently, AEDC has approached traditional rulers in the state to assist it end the unfortunate development by prevailing on their subjects to protect the company’s facilities installed in their...

Nasarawa state gov. set to establish boarding schools for Almajiris

Nasarawa state government set to establish boarding schools for Almajiris Worried by the menace of Almajiri children roaming the streets and begging for alms, Nasarawa State Government has taken steps to establish boarding schools in which to enroll them to acquire Islamic, functional and qualitative formal education. There are several hundreds of Almajiri children between the age of seven and 10...

ZLP Issues a press release after hoodlums disrupted party meeting

ZLP Issues a press release after hoodlums disrupted party meeting in domain.   The leadership of our party, Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) in Doma North Constituency, wishes to reiterate its determination towards peaceful mobilization of supporters and the promotion of their welfare. We apologies to our teeming supporters over the unfortunate event that occurred during the last congress meeting held on...

Hon Samuel Akala to host “YesLord” praise concert this year

Hon Samuel Akala, the executive chairman of the Karu local government council has been announced as YesLord chief host this year. Yeslord praise is a non-denominational Christian platform with the aim of promoting peace and celebrating Christ through the power of praise and worship. It was a vision birthed in the year 2014, YesLord praise has consistently  been able to create...

Kidnappers kill Lafia businessman despite receiving Ransom

Kidnappers kill Lafia businessman despite receiving Ransom A businessman in Nasarawa State, Osondu Nwachukwu, has been killed by his abductors despite receiving a ransom for his release. Nwachukwu, aged 55, has been residing in Nasarawa syate for over 30 years and was a sachet water manufacturer who used his apartment for residential purpose and production point. According to his parish priest Reverend...

Vacate your office if you cannot pay salaries – wadada to Governors

A former member of the House of Representatives from Nasarawa state, Ahmed Aliyu Wadada, on Monday said governors who cannot pay minimum wage, are not fit to be in office, saying “they should pack and leave.” He said that it’s ridiculous that while some governors take between N200 to N400 million monthly as security votes, yet they cannot pay...

Referees council Wants Nasarawa FA, Bet9ja Partnership sustained

Referees council Wants Nasarawa FA, Bet9ja Partnership sustained The Nasarawa Referees Council, (NRC) has advocated that the partnership between the Nasarawa Football Association (FA) and Bet9ja, a betting company, be sustained for the benefits it accorded the youth and referees in the state. Mohammed Isa, the Secretary of the Council made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria,...

Gov. Sule canvasses religious harmony as Muslims celebrates Maalud

Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, has called on Muslim faithful to renew their commitment to religious harmony and values of peaceful co-existence as they celebrate this year’s Id El Maulud. In his Special Id El Maulud message, signed by the Director General, Strategic Communication and Press Affairs, Yakubu Lamai and made available to newsmen in Lafia, Sule said, “It...

Save our languages from extinction – information Commissioner

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Dogo Shammah, has advised parents to save local dialects from extinction by forcing children to learn them through constant usage. Shammah made the call on Sunday in Lafia at a meeting with a team of volunteers assisting in organising the state’s cultural festival scheduled to hold next month. According to Shammah,...

Suspect attempts selling son for N5 million, confesses to selling daughter

The suspect, who hailed from Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa, said he wanted to sell his son to take care of his five wives and his other children. NSCDC undercover officials arrested the suspects as he concluded the plan to sell his child. (Image used for illustrative purpose) A 42-year-old man whose identity is yet to be disclosed, has...

Nassarawa To Be Sports Theatre In 2 Years, Says Sports Adviser

Nasarawa athletes leave for Abuja today
Nassarawa To Be Sports Theatre In 2 Years, Says Sports Adviser. Mr. Yakubu Kwanta, Principal Special Advisor to the Governor of the State of Nassarawa on Youth, Sports and NGO Affairs, said that in the next two years, the state would be a sports theater to be seen in Nigeria. Kwanta told reporters outside the 5th National Games for Youth...

Flood displaces at least 60 communities in Nasarawa

Thousands of people have been displaced from Sixty communities across three local government areas of Nasarawa State as a result of flood disaster. It was gathered that farmlands and crops have also been destroyed by the flood. Residents of the affected communities are now seeking shelter from neighbouring communities that are yet to be affected. The affected Local Government Areas are Toto, Nasarawa...

Nasarawa govt to partner private sector for mass housing project

Nasarawa govt to partner private sector for mass housing project Nasarawa state government has said that it would collaborate with private sectors for the construction of mass housing scheme in the state. The Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Philip Dada, made this known in Lafia while speaking to journalists on Wednesday, said the present administration under Gov Abdulahi Sule, has...

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Reduces to 2% in Nasarawa state

HIV/AIDS Epidemic Reduces to 2% in Nasarawa state The National Aids Control Agency (NACA) Tuesday in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, disclosed that HIV/AIDS epidemic prevalence in the state has reduced from 7.2 to 2.0 per cent. This was revealed to journalists by the North-central Zonal Coordinator of NACA, Lawrence Kwaghga, shortly after a familiarization visit to the headquarters of the...

Nasarawa govt abolish fees from primary to secondary schools

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, Thursday abolished school fees being paid by pupils and students in all state government-owned primary and secondary schools in the state. The governor gave the directive to all administrators of the concerned schools at closing ceremony of a two-day retreat organised by the state government for the 13 commissioners-designate and other political appointees at Kini...

Man stabbed grandmother, commit suicide in police custody

It was double tragedy last week in Nasarawa State when 23-year-old Ahmed Abdullahi who stabbed his step grandmother to death allegedly committed suicide while in police custody. Abdullahi’s parents have been estranged for the last 11 years and as a result of the collapse of the marriage, he was forced to live with his mother who till the time of...
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