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COVID-19: 115 inmates regain freedom from correctional centres in Nasarawa

COVID-19: 115 inmates regain freedom from correctional centres in Nasarawa At least 115 inmates has been granted pardon by gov. Sule in Nasarawa state from the six correctional centers across the state, this is as a result of president Buhari's directive to decongest prisons in the country to further contain the spread of Corona Virus pandemic. Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa...

Nasarawa Assembly passes Geographic Information amendment bill

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  Nasarawa Assembly passes Geographic Information amendment bill The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill to amend the Nasarawa State Geographic Information Service (NAGIS) for effective land administration and to boost internally generated revenue. Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the Speaker of the Assembly, announced the passage of the bill after Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House, moved...

Nasarawa Youth Assembly Speaker impeached

Nasarawa Youth Assembly Speaker impeached The Youth Assembly of Nigeria (YAN), Nasarawa State Chapter, has impeached Mr Ja’afar Loko as Speaker of the body over alleged abuse of power and other misconducts. Mr Jesse Gimba, the new Speaker of the assembly made this known on Monday while addressing newsmen in Lafia. Gimba, the former Deputy Speaker, said that the removal of his...

Returnees from Lagos, Kano to be quarantined – Nasarawa state government

Returnees from Lagos, Kano to be quarantined Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has said that government would henceforth isolate for the mandatory 14 days any residents of the state returning from either Lagos or Kano states. Sule said this while addressing traditional rulers and some religious leaders on Monday at a meeting held at the Government House, Lafia. He said the...

COVID-19: Keffi council chair distributes 600 bags of rice

COVID-19: Keffi council chair distributes 600 bags of rice   The Executive chairman of Keffi local government area of Nasarawa state, Abdulrahman Sani-Maigoro Sunday, distributed 600 bags of 50kg rice to poor and vulnerable to cushion effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Distributing the item to the ten electoral wards in Keffi, Sani-Maigoro advised the wards subcommittee members against diversion of the product. He...

Covid-19 Palliative: Ome community displeased with 3 bags of rice

Covid-19 Palliative: Ome community displeased with 3 bags of rice Community in Jenkwe Development Area in Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa State has lamented over receipt of 3 Bags as the community’ share of materials as palliative for the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. In an interview with Mr. Jonathan Ajeko, the village head, he expressed disaffections at the...

NAF deploys attack helicopters in Nasarawa

The Nigerian Air Force has deployed its two newly reactivated Mi-35P attack helicopters to support Operation Safe Haven initiated to curb killings and violence in parts of Plateau and Nasarawa states. The NAF said on Saturday that the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, ordered the “immediate deployment to Jos, Plateau State to support internal security operations...

Nasarawa Speaker commends Sule for purchasing vehicles for members

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Nasarawa Speaker commends Sule for purchasing vehicles for members The Speaker, Nasarawa state         House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Tuesday commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for purchasing brand new Hilux vehicles for the 24 members of the house. Balarabe Abdullahi gave the commendation while inspecting the vehicles in Lafia. He said it would enable the legislators perform their oversight functions and other legislative...

PDP BOT Chairman wants suspension of Sen. Ewuga, Onawo, others lifted in Nasarawa

Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin, has called for the immediate lifting of the suspension order on three prominent members in Nasarawa state. The state party executive committee suspended the three members for alleged misconduct which triggered institution of litany of court cases in the  state. Those suspended for alleged misconduct are former...

Nasarawa warns officials against diverting palliatives

Nasarawa State Government said on Thursday it would arrest and prosecute officials caught diverting palliatives meant for vulnerable persons in the state. Chairman Task Force Committee on COVID-19, who is also the state Deputy Governor, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, gave the warning in lafia. Akabe also stated that over 400 health officials had been trained to man the facilities at the isolation...

Investor To Build Sports University In Nasarawa

Investor To Build Sports University In Nasarawa   A firm known as Discount Business Bureau Nigeria Limited, a private investor, is processing to get approval to establish a private sports university in Keffi, Nasarawa State. Mr Othman Boss, the state Commissioner for Sports and Youth development, disclosed this to journalists in Lafia. According to him, the investors comprising of foreign and local stakeholders...

COVID-19: Nasarawa relaxes lockdown in Karu

Nasarawa State Government has relaxed lockdown in Karu for Wednesdays and Saturdays. This was contained in a Proclamation No. 3 2020, to check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic signed by Governor Abdullahi Sule on Thursday evening in Lafia. The proclamation said that: “That the cessation of human and vehicular movement and total lockdown of Karu Local Government Area of...

Nasarawa Assembly passes public procurement commission law

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Nasarawa Assembly passes public procurement commission law   The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has passed the bill for the establishment  of Nasarawa State Public Procurement Commission. The assembly passed the bill at plenary Wedneday in Lafia  after the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon Daniel Ogazi, moved a motion for the bill to scale third reading. The Speaker, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, said the bill, if...

COVID-19: Health workers protest non-payment of salary at Nasarawa Assembly

AS workers battle to survive in the face of lockdown arising from COVID-19 pandemic, health workers in Nasarawa State, Thursday, took protest to the state House of Assembly over non-payment of March salary by the Doma Local government Council. The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Ekye branch of Nasarawa State accused the LGC Chairman, Alhaji Rabo Dani...

Nasarawa governor buys 24 vehicles for lawmakers

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Nasarawa governor buys 24 vehicles for lawmakers The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, on Monday said the state governor, Abdullahi Sule, has given the lawmakers 24 Toyota Hilux as official vehicles. Abdullahi said the gesture from the governor will go a long way in ensuring effective service delivery while performing their legislative duties especially oversight functions. According...

Transport fare hiked by 50% across Nasarawa State

    Transport fare hiked by 50% across Nasarawa State Transport fare has increased by 50 per cent in Nasarawa State. Commuters at Lafia Central Motor Park said fares went up after Governor Abdullahi Sule proclaimed restriction on movement in the 12 local government areas and a lockdown on Karu local government area. A commuter, Salisu Shabu, said: “The park is full of...

COVID-19: Nasarawa taking proactive measures at boundaries -Gov Sule

COVID-19: Nasarawa taking proactive measures at boundaries -Gov Sule   The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said the state is taking proactive measures against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, the state shares boundaries with the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Kaduna and Benue states that have already recorded confirmed cases of the virus. He made the statement while...

Nasarawa lawmakers order arrest of SSG’s media aides

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Nasarawa lawmakers order arrest of SSG’s media aides a Members of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly have passed a motion ordering the arrest of some media aides to the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani, over corruption allegations made against its members. The decision was taken on Tuesday, during the Assembly’s emergency sitting in Lafia. The arrest order...

Nasarawa residents defy shutdown, return to businesses

Nasarawa residents defy shutdown, return to businesses   Already fed up with the total curfew imposed by the Federal Government on Abuja to contain the ravaging coronavirus (COVID-19), residents of Karu Council in Nasarawa State today trooped out to various locations in Abuja, their main source of livelihood. Hundreds of commercial motorcyclists and tricyclists took advantage of the situation to make brisk...

Nasarawa governor’s aide kidnappers demands N20m ransom

Nasarawa go aide kidnappers demands N20m ransom Gunmen who kidnapped the Special Adviser to the Governor of Nasarawa State on Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Mr. John W.  Mamman, have reduced the ransom they are demanding from N150 million to N20 million to free him. Armed assailants gained entry to the home of the adviser in Dari, Kokona Local...

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...
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