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Abuja Muslims storms Nasarawa for Eid Prayers

Abuja Muslims storms Nasarawa for Eid Prayers Hundreds of Muslims residing in Abuja, on Sunday, invaded various prayer grounds in neighbouring Nasarawa State to join their counterparts in prayers to mark the end of Ramadan fasting. Our correspondent observed that many Muslims left their homes in Karu and other areas which share boundary with Nasarawa State early in the morning with...

Herdsmen, farmers in Benue, Nasarawa will soon reconcile – Miyetti Allah

Herdsmen, farmers in Benue, Nasarawa will soon reconcile – Miyetti Allah The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, has said it would ensure the return of peaceful coexistence between herders and farmers in Benue State. Chairman of MACBAN in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Useni made the disclosure during a meeting initiated by the governors of Benue and Nasarawa States in Yelewata,...

Eid-Fitr: Hon Kwanta Yakubu distributes items

The Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Nasarawa State on Youth and Sports Development, Hon. Kwanta Yakubu on thursday distributed Bags of rice, tomatoes, cash gifts and other incentives to mark the 2020 Eid-Fitr Celebration. The first phase of the distribution which includes the chief imams of all the mosques in Akwanga local government, saw the excitement through the...

Insecurity/Boundary issues tops agenda as Nasarawa and benue Governors mets

Insecurity/Boundary issues tops agenda as Nasarawa and benue Governors mets   Nasarawa and benue State Governors, Alhaji Abdullahi  A. SOrtom, and Alhaji Abdullahi Sule, yesterday met and agreed to jointly constitute security committees at the local government areas in their border communities to check criminal activities.

Nasarawa Lawmaker presents PPE to Journalists

Nasarawa Lawmaker presents PPE to Journalistsm   The member representing Keana Constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Adamu Omadefu  has advocated provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to media practitioners against infection of coronavirus while discharging their duties. He made the call yesterday while presenting a package of facemasks and cash to members of the Correspondents chapel of the...

Tiv community in Kadarko protests Fulani attacks

Tiv community in Kadarko protests Fulani attacks Tiv Community of Kadarko in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has protested alleged persistence attacks and forceful occupation of their farmlands by people believed to be Fulani herders. Speaking to journalists at Kadarko, Nasarawa State, on Thursday, the spokesperson for the Tiv community in Kadarko, Mr William Audu, alleged that the...

Nasarawa Government set to relax ban on religious gathering

  Nasarawa State government said it is set to relax the ban on religious gathering. This was made known to newsmen in Lafia yesterday after an expanded  State Security Council meeting led by Governor Abdullahi Sule at Government House, Lafia. According to the governor, in a week’s time, when all the protective equipment must have been provided for the citizens, the state...

COVID-19: Nasarawa govt. appeals to health workers to end strike

COVID-19: Nasarawa govt. appeals to health workers to end strike The Nasarawa State Government has appealed to health and other striking local government workers to return to work to help in the fight against COVID-19. Mr Dogo Shammah, the State Commissioner for Information, made the appeal in Akwanga on Sunday after visiting the border areas between Nasarawa/Plateau and Kaduna States to...

Tiv/Fulani clash claims lives in Nasarawa state

Tiv/Fulani clash claims lives in Nasarawa state   Five persons have been confirmed dead, while several others sustained injuries in a renewed clash between Tiv farmers and Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa State. The skirmishes happened at a border community between Nasarawa and Benue states (Angwan Ayaba), in Kadarko District of Giza Development Area, in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. A...

Nasarawa Lawmaker didn’t die of Covid19 – Family member

Nasarawa Lawmaker didn't die of Covid19 - Family member The Nasarawa State House of Assembly member representing Nasarawa Central, the late Sulieman Adamu, did not die of COVID-19, his family has said. In a video being circulated on the social media, the younger brother of the late lawmaker, Ibrahim Adamu Maigoro, expressed doubt that his brother died of the dreaded virus. “If...

Organised Labour in Nasarawa rejects verification by Ministry of Finance

Organised Labour in Nasarawa rejects verification by Ministry of Finance The Organised Labour in Nasarawa State has rejected the verification forms being circulated by the state Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning. The Union expressed its feeling in Lafia on Thursday in a statement jointly signed by state Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Yusuf Iya and his counterpart in Trade...

Nasarawa political appointees to donate 50% salary to fight COVID-19

Nasarawa political appointees to donate 50% salary to fight COVID-19   Commissioners and other Political appointees in Nasarawa State have agreed to donate 50 per cent of their three months salary to support the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID19). The Commissioner for Information, Tourism and Culture, Dogo Shammah, made the disclosure on Thursday in Lafia while briefing journalists shortly after the...

Pregnant woman kills husband over phone call in Nasarawa

Pregnant woman kills husband over phone call in Nasarawa   Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has arrested a 22-year-old pregnant woman, Veronica Boniface, for allegedly stabbing her husband to death over a phone call with a strange woman. Parading the suspect at the command headquarters in Lafia, the NSCDC state commandant, Habu Fari, said the woman was arrested in Obene...

COVID-19: Nasarawa to prosecute face mask violators – Commissioner

COVID-19: Nasarawa to prosecute face mask violators – Commissioner   The Nasarawa Government says it will prosecute anyone caught violating the order on compulsory use of face mask in public as parts of measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the state. Mr Dogo Shammah, Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism disclosed this in an interview with the News...

Senator Al-Makura Empowers 2000 Constituents

Senator Al-Makura Empowers 2000 Constituents Senator representing Nasarawa south senatorial district and immediate past Governor of the state, Umaru Almakura, Wednesday, advised residents of his constituency to continue to respect social distancing and stay at home order as COVID-19 spreads. He gave the advised while disturbing N10,000 micro loan to 2,000 beneficiaries in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in...

Nasarawa govt. tracks 74 contacts of lawmaker who died of COVID-19

Nasarawa govt. tracks 74 contacts of lawmaker who died of COVID-19   The Nasarawa State Government says its response team is tracking 74 contacts of the House of Assembly member who died due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Abdullahi Sule made the disclosure while speaking at the beginning of an extended security meeting on Tuesday in Lafia, the state capital. The News Agency...

Police confirm release of abducted Ugah monarch

Police confirm release of abducted Ugah monarch   The Police Command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the release of a traditional ruler, Chief Abdullahi Magaji, abducted by gunmen on April 30. Magaji, a second-class traditional ruler, is the Aron Akye of Ugah community in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State. The Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Police Command, Mr Nansel Ramhan,...

Nasarawa Government declares Total lockdown in Nasarawa LG

Nasarawa Government declares Total lockdown in Nasarawa LG A total lockdown has been imposed on Nasarawa local government area, hometown of a lawmaker who died of Covid-19 in Nasarawa state. The state information and culture commissioner Dogo Shammah announced the lockdown after an expanded meeting to review measures to contain further spread of coronavirus. The measures make it mandatory to wear face...

Nasarawa community decries confiscation of farmland

Nasarawa community decries confiscation of farmland   Tiv community in Kadarko chiefdom, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has called on the federal government to set up an independent commission of inquiry into the land dispute between it and the paramount ruler of Kadarko chiefdom, Osokadoko of Kadarko, His Royal Highness (HRH), Umaru Dodo. The group further called on both the...

NCDC driver tests positive for Coronavirus in Nasarawa

NCDC driver tests positive for Coronavirus in Nasarawa Governor Abdullahi of Sule of Nasarawa says the state has recorded an additional confirmed case of coronavirus, bringing the number of active cases to 12. Sule made the disclosure during an expanded state security meeting on Tuesday in Lafia. The governor said the affected person is a driver with the Nigeria Centre for Disease...

Police arraign two clerics over alleged religious gathering in Nasarawa

Police arraign two clerics over alleged religious gathering in Nasarawa The Police in Nasarawa State on Monday arraigned two Muslim Clerics for allegedly violating the ban on religious gathering in the state. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Government and the Nasarawa State Government had banned religious gathering as parts of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus...

Nasarawa government tracks, returns 4 escapees to quarantine centre

Nasarawa government tracks, returns 4 escapees to quarantine centre The Nasarawa State Government says it has tracked and returned four women who escaped from the quarantine centre at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia. Dr Emmanuel Akabe, Deputy Governor of the state who doubled as State Taskforce on COVID-19, disclosed this on Monday in Lafia while briefing newsmen on the update of...

Taraba State rejects almajiris returned from Nasarawa state

Taraba State rejects almajiris returned from Nasarawa state The Taraba State Government on Monday rejected several ‘almajiri’ children transferred from Nasarawa State. Almajiris are children who are sent to live with Islamic clerics to learn about the religion. However, many of them end up on the streets where they beg for food and other necessities. The practice is common in Northern...

COVID19: About 200 travellers quarantined in Lafia protest poor feeding, neglect

COVID19: About 200 travellers quarantined in Lafia protest poor feeding, neglect   NO fewer than 200 travellers and returnee almajirai quarantined at the state Polytechnic in Lafia, Sunday protested over alleged poor feeding and neglect by the state government. The protesters who were carrying sticks and iron were those incepted coming into the state from states high risks with coronavirus pandemic and...

Nasarawa State House of Assembly shut down as lawmaker dies of COVID-19

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Sunday in Lafia announced the closure of the state’s House of Assembly following the death of a lawmaker as a result of COVID-19. Sule, while briefing newsmen, said the closure would enable the state government trace all the contacts the dead lawmaker had in recent times. “The Speaker and all members of the Assembly...
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