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El-Rufai commends Kaduna APC for orderly ward congress

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Governor el-Rufai had described the APC ward congress in Kaduna state as an impressive exercise in democracy at the local level. In a statement signed by the his spokesman, Samuel Aruwan, after participating in the ward congress at his Ungwan Sarki ward, Kaduna North local government area, the Governor said “party members and stakeholders across the 255 wards in the Read More

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CEFN ordains elders, asks them to shepherd flocks

May 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Christian Evangelical Fellowship of Nigeria (CEFN) recently ordained 13 elders of its church within Abuja zone. Speaking with our correspondent during the ordination ceremony at its zonal headquarters in Gwagwalada, the officiating prelate and its general overseer, Rev. A. A. Adams, said “today is a unique day set aside to ordain elders of CEFN members and to commission them Read More

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El-Rufai, Sani disagree over Kaduna APC ward congresses

May 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state last Saturday described the APC ward congresses in the state as an impressive exercise in democracy at the local level. Senator Shehu Sani, representing |Kaduna Central, however, said there was no APC ward congress anywhere in Kaduna state last Saturday, just as Blueprint investigations revealed that there was no APC ward congress in most Read More

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Gridlock: FRSC seeks police, army intervention on Nyanya road

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has solicited for the cooperation of the police and Army to support its struggle to ensure free flow of traffic on the Nyanya-Mararaba road. Its unit commander, Michael Arinzeagu, in chat with Blueprint, said the gridlock on the ever busy road is caused by some motorists which violate traffic rules. He appealed to all Read More

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Mararaba residents beg Nasarawa govt for drainages, roads

November 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Chizoba Ogbeche construction Abuja Residents of Tudun Wada/Ako community in Mararaba, have appealed for intervention of the Nasarawa state government on the construction of access road and drainage in the area, to prevent flooding. The chairman of the community association, Aminu Halilu, made the appeal while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Mararaba. Halidu said the Read More

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Mararaba police raid hotels, guest houses for criminals

August 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e police in Mararaba ‘A’ Division of Karu local government area in the neighbouring Nasarawa state have begun to raid hotels and guest houses following a tip-off that criminal elements were using such places as their hide-outs. Blueprint gathered from top police sources at the division that the Divisional Police Offi cer (DPO), SP Liman Abubakar, had got information Read More

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Controversy trails Mararaba chieftaincy seat

February 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Controversy has continued to trail the royal seat of Mararaba town in Karu local government area of neighbouring Nasarawa state, following the recent call by an indigene, Chief Magaji Lucky, for a substantive royal father of Mararaba in honour of a High Court ruling. Magaji in an exclusive interview with Blueprint laid claim to the title of Read More

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Mararaba DPO moves against cocaine dealers

February 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu The new divisional police officer(DPO), Mararaba ‘A’ Division, SP Abdullahi Liman, has assumed duties with the routine arrest of cocaine dealers in Mararaba while some military personnel were  caught taking the substance. Sources at the divisional police headquarters revealed to Blueprint that as at Monday, an impromptu raid was carried out at the notorious Orange Market, Mararaba, Read More

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Shortage of staff hits Mararaba medical center

October 20, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Abuja The medical superintendent, Mararaba Gurku Medical Centre (MGMC), Dr. Atai Gabriel, has appealed for the lifting of embargo on employment in the state, to enable the medical facility have enough staff strength. Speaking to newsmen shortly after the state commissioner for health visited the facility, the Medical superintendent lamented that the medical centre which is strategically Read More

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Mararaba goat sellers rejoice over patronage

October 14, 2016 Blueprint 1

By Godwin Tyonongu But for the relocation of the popular Orange Market to a permanent site, goat dealers in Mararaba town would have been groaning due to the lack of patronage, no thanks to the lingering economic crunch in the country. Chairman of the Sauki Goat Dealers Association (SGDA), Mararaba, a town under Karu local government area, bordering Abuja, Alhaji Read More

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Dangote donates food items to needy in Abuja

July 18, 2016 Blueprint 0

As part of its philanthropic gesture, the Dangote Foundation has delivered food items to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable and the indigent in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The food items, worth millions of Naira, were presented to the Minister of FCT Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Receiving the items, the Minister said he was impressed by the gesture and Read More

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Mararaba timber dealers seek free trade zone

February 1, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Timber dealers, under the auspices of Mararaba Timber Dealers Association (MTDA), have appealed to the local government authorities to provide a free trade zone (FTZ) for them to stay and transact their businesses without molestation. Chairman of the association, Prince Eze I. K. Joseph, while speaking to Blueprint on the benefits accruable from their proximity to the Read More

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Mararaba yam dealers set agenda for Ogbeh

November 24, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Yam Dealers Association (YDA), Mararaba branch, has appealed to the newly appointed Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, to introduce incentives that could motivate the farmers to produce sufficient food for the country. Vice chairman of the association, Misan Domoeroem, in a statement, stated that with a personality like Ogbeh who had wealth of experience in the Read More

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Mararaba medical centre to computerise health records

November 13, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu The Medical Centre, Mararaba Guruku in Karu local government area of the neighbouring Nasarawa state, is to embark on immediate computerisation of its health records in line with the governor’s directive. This followed a recent directive by the governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, during his recent visit to the hospital after he toured other on-going projects situated around Read More

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PCRC appeals for armoured tank in Mararaba

July 22, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu The police community relations committee (PCRC) ‘A’ division, Mararaba, has appealed to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to station an armoured tank in the area due to its volatile nature. PCRC’s vice-chairman ‘A’ division, Mararaba, Mr. Eze Chikere, who made the appeal during an exclusive interview with our correspondent, said the leadership of the committee had visited Read More

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Mararaba police move against drug peddlers

July 16, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Mararaba “A” Division of the Nigeria Police has swung into action, dislodging all the gangsters selling Indian hemp and cocaine at popular Orange Market, Mararaba with many of them taken to the state CID in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. It was further gathered that the new DPO acted on a directive from the inspector general of Read More

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Nyanya/Mararaba gridlock: Residents bemoan military checkpoints

June 22, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Ayoni M. Agbabiaka Communities on the ever busy Abuja-Keffi road have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save them from the hands of the military men who continually block the road during peak hours. The residents lamented that the military blockage on the already congested road was causing them untold hardships on a daily basis, saying that the road Read More

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FADAMA dealers protest floods at Mararaba market

June 11, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu Indications have emerged that if the government authorities were not ready to find a lasting solution to the perennial floods at the Mararaba KAPDA Market, the FADAMA chickens Dealers occupying the place would be forced to vacate. This indication became rife recently as the dealers led by their chairman, Alhaji Muhammed Ibrahim Katyen, protested what they termed, Read More

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New Nasarawa CP adopts measures to decongest Mararaba traffic

February 20, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Ahmed Tukur The new Nasarawa state Commissioner of Police, Sani Mohammed, has promised to adopt a new policy to decongest the ever-busy Karu – Mararaba traffic. Mohammed disclosed this in a chat with newsmen in Lafia, the state capital, saying that the new policy would be carried out using civility and social service-oriented measures that would carry the society Read More

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Mararaba residents lament traffic gridlock

December 3, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Sofiyullahi Lawal Residents of Mararaba in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have lamented over the poor flow of traffic which has been prevalent in the area for years. Speaking to Blueprint yesterday, a number of motorists who got stuck in the gridlock pleaded with the relevant authorities to tackle the issue as soon as possible. Because of the gridlock, Read More

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Growing yam hub discovered at Mararaba

October 21, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Godwin Tyonongu A survey carried out by the Blueprint has indicated that the Maraba Yam Market at the moment remains the main hub of yam supply to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and environs. Farmers mainly from across the North-Central states, including Benue, Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba, Niger, Kogi,   Kwara, as well as Edo, Ekiti and Ondo states  Read More

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Fuel price skyrocket in Mararaba, Nyanya

February 28, 2014 Blueprint 0

Filling stations in Mararaba and Nyanya axis have increased their pump price up to N120 as the fuel scarcity continues in the territory. Our reporter who spoke to residents however reports that motorists believed that the scarcity would end soon. One of the respondents, Bolaji Ogundele, said: “I did not really go through stress before I bought fuel at N97 Read More

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On the Mararaba-Nyanya-Abuja traffic gridlock

February 21, 2014 Blueprint 0

Every day, Nigerians who use this road suffer a lot of inconvenience from or to Abuja. Often, the traffic holdup could keep people on the road for hours. It is really frustrating in a young city considered the world’s fastest growing city and the political capital of Africa’s most populous country. This situation worsens by the day as more vehicles Read More