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FG to lift 80,000 children begging in Nasarawa of street

FG to lift 80,000 children begging in Nasarawa of street The Federal Government has promised to lift over 80,000 children begging in Nasarawa State, of the street. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, stated this recently when the State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, visited her recently in Abuja. Farouq further noted that Nassarawa State has a large number...

Agrotech to invest $56m in Nasarawa to set up refinery to process sesame seeds, maize

 private firm, Agrotech Nigeria, has indicated interest to invest $56m to set up a refinery that will process sesame seeds and maize into the oil.   Professor Allananah Otaki, the state Commissioner for Agriculture and Water Resources, disclosed this while briefing newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House, on Wednesday. Prof Otaki revealed that the...

Nasarawa state Govenment to return 30,000 almajiri to their states

Nasarawa state Govenment to return 30,000 almajiri to their states The Nasarawa State Government is committed to enforcing the executive order banning street begging and hawking across the state. The state Commissioner for Women Affairs, Hajiya Halima Jabiru, who spoke to the press after the monthly state executive council meeting, said “with the signing into law the executive order banning street...

Work commences at Nasarawa’s N1.9b bus terminal in Karu

Work commences at Nasarawa’s N1.9b bus terminal in Karu   Work has commenced at the site of Nasarawa State Government’s modern mega bus terminal, worth N1.9 billion at Karu along the Abuja Keffi Expressway. The contractors have deployed to site massive manpower and equipment. The state Governor, Abdullahi Sule, commissioned the construction of the 900-vehicle capacity modern terminal, located directly opposite...

Sen. Al-Makura receives commendation For Supporting Constituents

Sen. Al-Makura receives commendation For Supporting Constituents Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has given his predecessor, Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, a pat on the back for representing his people well at the red chamber of the National Assembly. Sule, gave the commendation yesterday during the distribution of distribution of 69 generators  to traditional rulers and others in his constituency. The governor assured...

Electricity consumers protest increase in tariff across Nasarwa state

Electricity consumers protest increase in tariff across Nasarwa state Electricity consumers in Nasarawa State have kicked against the proposed increase in electricity tariff by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company across the 13 Local Government Areas of the state. The consumers made their position known during a customers’ engagement on the review of tariffs in Lafia, the state capital. In an interview with...

Police Arrest Woman For Attempted Kidnap in Azuba

Police Arrest Woman For Attempted Kidnap in Azuba The Police in Nasarawa state have paraded a twenty-eight year old woman who allegedly conspired with kidnappers to abduct her neighbor. The woman was paraded alongside other criminal suspects for various offences. The woman identified as Paulina Santos hails from Benue State but resides in Azuba, a suburb of Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State. She...

Nasarawa govt. proposes law to compel use of mother tongue – Commissioner

Nasarawa govt. proposes law to compel use of mother tongue – Commissioner The Nasarawa State government has concluded plans to enact a law to compel parents and children to speak their local languages so as to preserve them from extinction. Dogo Shammah, State Commissioner of Information, Culture, and Tourism, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Lafia. According...

Health insurance mandatory in Nasarawa –State Govt

Health insurance mandatory in Nasarawa –State Govt Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Health Insurance Scheme, Dr Gaza Gwamna has appealed to all residents to register for the scheme as it is mandatory for all especially civil servants. He said that Nasarawa state government is not relenting in ensuring that all residents have access to quality and affordable health care without necessarily paying out...

Gov Sule donates N10m for separation of conjoined twins

Gov Sule donates N10m for separation of conjoined twins Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has made a personal donation of ten million naira ( N10m ) for the separation of conjoined twins at Federal Medical Center, (FMC), Keffi. In a statement from his spokesperson, Yakubu Lamai, the governor met with the management of the hospital for preparation ahead of...

Miyetti Allah bans night grazing in Nasarawa

Miyetti Allah bans night grazing in Nasarawa The Nasarawa State chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria says it has banned night grazing, to reduce the conflicts between the farmers and herders. MACBAN’s Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Hussaini, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Lafia. Hussaini said the association had also banned the use...

Dr. Akabe assures Nasarawa united of Government support

Dr. Akabe assures Nasarawa united of Government support The deputy governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe has said the state owned football club, Nasarawa United will get all the necessary support from government as they battle to escape relegation in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL). He gave the assurance during his unscheduled visit to the team during their morning...

Nasarawa State Government commits N40M to eradicate hepatitis

Nasarawa State Government commits N40M to eradicate hepatitis Gov Abdullahi Sule, of Nasarawa, says his administration has committed the sum of N40 million towards the eradication of viral Hepatitis C, in the state. Sule made this disclosure on Thursday, in Lafia, while inaugurating a Technical Working Group (TWG), to execute the state’s five-year plan for the elimination of the disease. He said...

Former Nasarawa Governorship Aspirant hands over PHCs to Akwanga LG

Former Nasarawa Governorship Aspirant hands over PHCs to Akwanga LG A former gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, Mr. David Ombugadu, has handed over four Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) to Akwanga Local Government Council. They are situated at Kurmin Tagwaye, Gwanje Sarki, Akka and Awon village in Ancho ward and equipped to provide healthcare services...

Nasarawa Police command parades 35 Kidnap suspects

Nasarawa Police command parades 35 Kidnap suspects The police in Nasarawa State have paraded 35 persons for committing various offences such as banditry,kidnapping and unlawful possession of firearms. Briefing newsmen at the command headquarters in Lafia during the parade, the commissioner of police in the Nasarawa state, Mr Bola Longe said 12 persons were among the suspects arrested for alleged involvement...

NIMET inaugurates weather station in Nasarawa state University Keffi

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has inaugurated a weather station at the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, to enhance learning and research. The event took place shortly after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the agency and the university. Godwin Agwam reports that ascertaining climate conditions is key to daily human activities, but most Nigerian universities do not have a weather...

Market relocation: Don’t take laws into your hands, lawmaker advises traders

Market relocation: Don’t take laws into your hands, lawmaker advises traders   Hon David Maiyaki, member representing Karu/Gitata Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has advised traders at Masaka market of the state to continue to be law abiding and respect constituted authorities. This is coming on the heels of the state government’s plan to relocate Masaka market to...

Government sacks Rector, and Provots of Lafia Poly and College of Education Akwanga

Government sacks Rector, and Provots of Lafia Poly and College of Education Akwanga Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has approved the suspension of Dr Rebecca Umaru, Provost College of Education Akwanga (COEA), and other management staff of the institution. In a statement issued by Mr Tijjani Ahmed, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), on Friday in Lafia, said the...

Meet the Nasarawa first female Pilot as she shares her experience

Meet the Nasarawa first female Pilot as she shares her experience Mary Abye Ombugadu is a commercial pilot, one of the few Nigerian female pilots, and the very first female pilot from Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria. In this chat, Mary who works for a corporate airline, providing scheduled and charter services across Nigeria, speaks on her life as a pilot,...

Nasarawa state has recorded 43 fire incidents with three lives lost already in 2020

Nasarawa state has recorded 43 fire incidents with three lives lost already in 2020 No fewer than three persons have lost their lives to fire incidents in Nasarawa State with about 43 incidents recorded in 2020. The Chief Fire Officer in the state, Mr Dalhatu Dogara, revealed this in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital on Tuesday. He said 70 per cent of...

Gov Sule urges MDAs to support MSME’s to grow

Gov Sule urges MDAs to support MSME's to grow Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has reemphasized the significance of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) remaining on the same page with the policy thrust of his administration. Gov. Sule spoke while flagging off the entrepreneurship development training organised by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment, for Micro, Small and Medium...

Abducted Nasarawa Permanent Secretary Regains Freedom

The Permanent Secretary of the Nasarawa State Ministry of Works, Jibrin Giza, who was abducted on Sunday has regained his freedom. This was confirmed by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Nasarawa State command on Tuesday. According to him, Giza was released by the abductors after much pressure from the police and no ransom was paid. It would be recalled that the...

Nasarawa state Government targets N3B monthly IGR

Nasarawa state Government targets N3B monthly IGR Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Special Duties (Revenue Generation), says N3 billion is the Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) monthly target set by the Governor Abdullahi Sule’s administration in the state. Bashir told newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday that the target was achievable and called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)...

Inferno on rampage in Lafia

Inferno on rampage in Lafia A major stopover restaurant for commuters on Jos Road, Lafia, Nasarawa State, has been razed by fire. The Managing Director of the restaurant, Mr Ugochukwu Eze, said information got to him on Saturday that the restaurant, known as Chigoze Restaurant, near Ta’al Hotel, was razed after the day’s sales. According to him, fire engulfed all sections of...

Fake doctor nabbed over death of a 3-year-old

Fake doctor nabbed over death of a 3-year-old A fake medical doctor who has been practicing for two years in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Mudassir Mohammed Idris, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC). Mudassir had recommended blood transfusion for three-year-old Hauwa Aliyu Gambo who was brought to him for treatment.  During...