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COVID-19: Presidential Silence and Hypocrisy

In elementary public health, it is common knowledge that the benefits of disease prevention far outweigh those of disease treatment, both in terms of cost and the improvement of quality of life. This would have easily been applied by the Nigerian government in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic to save money and the lives of its citizens. But as...

Gov. Sule Receives Report On Almajiris

Gov. Sule Receives Report On Almajiris Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has received the report of the committee set up to ascertain the number of Almajiris in the state. The Governor while receiving the report, appreciated the job done by the committee which he said will assist in the government’s efforts of returning these children back to their...

Reason for high rate of maternal mortality in Nasarawa state revealed

Reason for high rate of maternal mortality in Nasarawa state revealed   Inadequate family planning consumables in public health facilities in Nasarawa State has been blamed for the high maternal deaths being recorded in Nasarawa State. A visit to some public facilities in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital and other local government headquarters showed that only few facilities were providing family...

Keana Councillor marries two women on the same day

Keana Councillor marries two women on the same day   Ibrahim Oboshi, a councilor in Nasarawa state has put a ring on the finger of not just woman but two as he reportedly married two women on the same day. Oboshi who is a serving councilor in the Iwogu ward in the Keana council area of Nasarawa state held a wedding ceremony...

Rainstorm Kills Two, Injures 15 In Nasarawa

Rainstorm Kills Two, Injures 15 In Nasarawa   Two staff of the Nigeria Farmers Group and Cooperative Society of Ga’ate farm center in kokona Local Government Area of Nasarawa State were yesterday killed by rainstorm. Fifteen others sustained various degree of injuries, as the rainstorm also destroyed property worth millions of naira belonging to the farm. The deceased persons are Naomi Audi and...

COVID19: Nasarawa Gov imposes 24-hour curfew on Karu, restricts Movement in other parts

COVID19: Nasarawa Gov imposes 24-hour curfew on Karu, restricts Movement in other parts In an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Nasarawa State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew on Karu Local Government Area of the state with effect from Thursday because of its proximity to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The government also banned vehicular movement from...

Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Suspends visitors to the Hospital

Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital Suspends visitors to the Hospital To curtail the spread of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), hospitals have begun restriction and even suspension of visits to their patients. The managaement of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital (DASH), Lafia in Nasarawa State, announced outright suspension of visit to patients. On the suspension of visits to DASH, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Deborah...

How I’m tackling insecurity, open grazing in Nasarawa ― Governor Sule

How I’m tackling insecurity, open grazing in Nasarawa ― Governor Sule Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, spoke to some journalists in Lagos, last week, on what his government is doing to uplift the state in the areas of agriculture, infrastructure development and power among others. He also disclosed how states are short-changed of earnings from mineral exploitation and his...

Coronavirus: Governor Sule tests negative, goes on self-isolation

Coronavirus: Governor Sule tests negative, goes on self-isolation Governor Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa state has tested negative for coronavirus, according to a statement released by the state government on Wednesday, March 25. The statement indicated that Governor Sule had earlier invited his medical team to conduct comprehensive tests on his person and obtain samples. "All results so far show...

Man impregnate daughter in Assakio to avoid other men from taking her

A 48-year-old farmer and petty trader has given the weirdest reason ever for having sexual affair with his 15-year-old biological daughter and impregnating her. Theddius Audu impregnated his teenage daughter in Wuyeya, a village under Assakio, Lafia Local Government Area of Nigeria’s Nasarawa State. According to Gistreel.com, Audu took up the sole responsibility of his daughter’s upbringing after his marriage to...

‘Nasarawa SSG collected N1b without payment voucher’

The Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) in Nasarawa State Ministry of Finance, Mr. Abdul N Abdul, has alleged that the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani, compelled him to deliver N1billion cash to him and not through e-payment. He was speaking with members of the ad hoc committee of the House of Assembly investigating the SSG...

Gunmen attacks Nasarawa Health Director, cater away Valuables

Gunmen attacks Nasarawa Health Director, cater away Valuables Gunmen, suspected to be armed robbers, have attacked Dr. Ibrahim Adamu, the Director of Public Health, Nasarawa State Ministry of Health. The gunmen attacked him on Monday and took away a laptop belonging to the ministry which contains official data on Lassa, Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other vital information. Other items stolen were his...

Nasarawa high court halt PDP LG Congress

A High Court in Nasarawa state, sitting at Akwanga, has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from conducting local government congresses scheduled to hold on March 21, 2020. A suit number NSD/AKW.6/2020 reported by  Blueprint on Friday, in Lafia, filed by Idris Jidde and 14 others against the PDP, challenging the ward and local government areas’ congresses said to have...

Nasarawa is ready for Coronavirus – Health Commissioner

Nasarawa state commissioner for health, Pharm Ahmed Yahaya has explained that the state is battle ready to tackle the outbreak of coronavirus disease including the 5 suspected cases in Keffi. He told our correspondent yesterday in Lafia that the state has close down major parks in the state and ban all social gatherings as a preventive measures. Five family members were...

NANF Demands $10m Compensation for Late Nigerian Footballers

The National Association of Nigerian Footballers (NANF) has demanded a total of $10 million from the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as well as the Nigeria Police for the death of two players, Chineme Martins and Tiamiyu Kazeem. Nasarawa United defender Martins died during an NPFL match against Katsina United, while Kazeem of Remo Stars was hit by a fast moving...

Concerned Nasarawa youths calls for SSG suspension over 1Bn misappropriation

A group of Nasarawa youths has called for the suspension and investigation of Secretary to the state government over the ongoing 1bn scandal being investigated by the Nasarawa state House of assembly. The group name Coalition of Concerned Nasarawa Youths made the call to governor A. A. Sule on Friday during a press conference in lafia. According to the group, they...

Nasarawa govt donate cars to political appointees

The state governor, Abdullahi Sule, stated this while handing over the vehicles at the Government House, Lafia on Wednesday. “We have to commend you for your patience because when these responsibilities were given to you, they were supposed to be given to you along with these vehicles, so that you will be able to go along and carry out your...

NFF inaugurate committee to investigate Nasarawa United players death

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick on Tuesday inaugurated the ad-hoc committee set up by the football –governing body to investigate the death of Nasarawa United player Chineme Martins, charging the panel to come up with robust and sincere recommendations that will constitute the standard protocols for football organization in the country going forward. “I am...

APGA accuses APC of luring its members in Nasarawa

APGA accuses APC of luring its members in Nasarawa Chairman of the All Progressives Grant Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State, Adams Nyisana, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state of luring its members into the fold of the ruling party. Nyisana said APC was using appointments and promises of same to lure APGA members into their party. The APGA...

Nasarawa Assembly summons SSG, education commissioner

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Nasarawa Assembly summons SSG, education commissioner The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has summoned the Secretary to Nasarawa State Government (SSG), Aliyu Ahmed Tijani to appear before it today. The House also summoned the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fati Sabo to appear  and explain why renovation work at Government Secondary School, Mada Station has been abandoned. Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, summoned...

I was informed before Saudi was sent to Nasarawa – Gov. Sule

Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa state, says Abdullahi Ganduje, his Kano counterpart, informed him that Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed emir, was being sent to his state. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, Sule said Ganduje called him shortly after Sanusi was deposed to inquire if he would accept the ex-monarch in Nasarawa. Sanusi was banished to Nasarawa after the Kano...

Nasarawa united player slump and die in the pitch

Nasarawa united player slump and die in the pitch Chineme Martins, a defender with Nasarawa United FC, has died after slumping on the field. The incident took place during a match between his team and Katsina United in Lafia, Nasarawa State, on Sunday. Martins was rushed to a hospital after he was attended to by medics on the field but was pronounced...

RCCG offers free medical treatment to 2,000 persons in Nasarawa

RCCG offers free medical treatment to 2,000 persons in Nasarawa At least two thousand persons in Agyragu, Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, have been diagnosed and treated for various ailments by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nasarawa Province two. The move is in line with the biblical injunction for Christians to go about doing good and winning souls for...

Nasarawa Organises Free JAMB CBT Training For Candidates

Nasarawa Organises Free JAMB CBT Training For Candidates Ahead of the 2020 Joint Admissions and  Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination scheduled to hold this month, the Nasarawa State government has organized preparatory Computer Based Test (CBT) training for candidates from the state. Speaking at the training organised by the office of the personal assistant to the Nasarawa State Governor on Youths and...

Nasarawa opens two isolation centres to curb spread of Coronavirus

Nasarawa opens two isolation centres to curb spread of Coronavirus The Nasarawa State Government has opened two isolation centres in the state to curb the spread of Coronavirus, in the event of an outbreak. Commissioner for Health, Ahmed Yahaya disclosed this to newsmen at a press conference in Lafia, the state capital. The Commissioner explained that six phone numbers have been dedicated for...