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Unbelievable! Angry political thugs trail, strip Nasarawa Senator-elect

March 3, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria’s political firmament appears to have witnessed one of the most bizarre and dangerous dimensions, following the ordeal of an All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator-elect, Godiya Akwashiki, who was allegedly stripped to his bare bodies in Abuja. The incident, which reportedly took place on Friday, is said to be the anti-climax of a supremacy battle in Nasarawa North within the Read More

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2019: ‘Denying Nasarawa North governor, invitation to anarchy’

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Alhaji Sulaiman Nagogo (Ciroman Wamba) one of the many APC gubernatorial aspirants in Nasarawa state, says denying Nasarawa North the governorship in 2019 will lead to anarchy. In this interview with Muazu Abari, the former Director of Finance and Administration in the federal civil service speaks on other matters. Considering the calibre of contestants for the governorship seat what are Read More

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Herdsmen kill 7 IDPs in Nasarawa

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

President of the Tiv Youth Organisation in Nasarawa state, Peter Ahemba, has said seven Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were killed at Ihukan village in Awe local government area by suspected herdsmen. Ahemba told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Lafi a that the seven farmers were displaced by the recent attacks in the state. He said they had Read More

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Ex-envoy seeks NEMA’s intervention in Nasarawa crisis areas

April 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Poland, Dr. Samuel Wodi Jimba, has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to open an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state. This, according to him, is to cushion the sufferings of the displaced persons as a result of the renewed violence in the area. He made Read More

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Nasarawa builds incubation centre for youths

March 31, 2018 Editorial IV 0

With a view to encouraging innovative enterprises among its youths, Nasarawa state government said it has built an incubation centre in the state. State Commissioner for Special Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the centre was part of the state government’s measures to nurture interested youths in innovative enterprises. Read More

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Nasarawa CAN vows to vote against failed politicians

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria (YOWICAN), Nasarawa state chapter, has said it will vote against politicians who failed to represent the interest of the masses. Public Relations Officer of the association, Mr. Habibu Barnabas, revealed this in a press statement made available to newsmen in Lafia, yesterday. The statement said it regretted the abysmal performance of Read More

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‘Nasarawa’s 2.2-km Loko-Oweto Bridge ready by November’

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing has assured that the 2.2 kilometre Oweto Bridge linking Nasarawa state to Benue state would be completed by November, 2018. Federal Controller of Works, Federal Ministry of Works, Power and Housing, Nasarawa state office, Engr. Wasiu Adetayo, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Lafia yesterday. Blueprint reports that officials of Read More

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Nasarawa vows to arrest UNICEF school bag sellers

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state government has vowed to arrest any person caught selling school bags with the inscription of United Nations Children’s Education Fund (UNICEF) on them. The Permanent Secretary in the office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Dauda Sabo said this in a statement in Lafia, the state capital. Sabo said the UNICEF school bags were supposed Read More

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Insecurity: Nasarawa attacks politically motivated – Maku

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja A former Minister of Information, Labara Maku, has said that the frequent attacks and displacement of citizens in Nasarawa state could be attributed to politics and the lack of political will to solve the problem. Maku urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take a special interest in the ongoing violence and displacement of people, as he (President) Read More

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Benue killings: Over 18,000 persons displaced in Nasarawa – Official

January 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa state government has said over 18,000 people had been displaced in Nasarawa State due to spill-over of the killings in Benue. The Special Adviser to Governor Umaru Al-Makura on Security Matters, Mohammed Adeka, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday in Lafia. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the briefing had in attendance all the security chiefs Read More

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Famine looms as killings spread to Taraba, Nasarawa

January 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

Miyetti Allah alleges conspiracy Benue to conduct mass burial for fresh victims By Mohammed Yangida, Lafia, Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Yola; Daniel Agbo, Makurdi, and Patrick Ahanor, Benin City In what appears a spillover of the Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash in Benue at the weekend, another three persons were reportedly killed in Abagu village of Baure district in Awe local government Read More

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Nasarawa NGO trains youth on peace, religious tolerance

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative (BBLLI), in collaboration with Niwano Peace Foundation, Japan said it would train 15 youth leaders on peace and religious tolerance in Nasarawa in the interest of peace and development in the state. This was contained in a statement jointly signed and issued to newsmen yesterday in Keffi by the Executive Director Read More

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A/Ibom community in Nasarawa seeks Gov Emmanuel’s re-election

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Baba Yusuf Lafia The Akwa Ibom community in Nasarawa state has expressed support for Governor Udom Emmanuel for what they described as ‘the effective piloting of the affairs of the state,” saying his stewardship in the last two and half years is commendable. Speaking through their president, Mr. Ephraim Udofia, in a press statement made available to newsmen in Read More

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Yuletide: FRSC deploys 1,000 in Nasarawa

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Nasarawa state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed about 1,000 officers across the state to protect lives on the highways during the festive period. Sector Commander, Mrs. Fautina Alegbe, stated this in an interview with newsmen in Lafia yesterday. Alegbe described the festive period as critical for the FRSC, which should not Read More

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Professor Pius O. Ukoha, Prof. Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, Prof. Gloria Ukalina Obuzor, and Rector, FedPoly, Nasarawa, Dr. Shettima Saidu, displaying CSN news magazine

November 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

Vice President, Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Professor Pius O. Ukoha, National President (CSN), Professor Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, Out-going National President (CSN), Professor Gloria Ukalina Obuzor, and Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa state, Dr. Shettima Saidu, displaying CSN news magazine during the 163rd national council meeting and inauguration of the newly elected executive council members, in Abuja at the weekend                                                                                                                         Read More

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12 govs to grace Daily Assets newspaper presentation in Abuja

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir Abuja Important national political issues touching on governance will be canvassed when 12 governors, who have accepted to attend the public presentation of the nation’s latest tabloid, Daily Assets Newspaper, converge on Abuja on Friday for what organisers hope would be a colourful ceremony. Publisher of the newspaper, Dr Cletus Akwaya, said Bayelsa state Governor, Chief Henry 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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Nasarawa takes measures against monkey pox

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia The management of Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, Nasarawa has said it has taken precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of monkey pox in the state. The Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Ahmed Yakubu Ashuku, stated this yesterday in a chat with newsmen in Lafia. The medical director, who spoke through Dr. Isa Obeirien, Read More

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Nasarawa procures N222m beds, mattresses for schools

September 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Nasarawa state government has said that it has bought over 7000 beds and mattresses worth N222 million for distribution to the 28 public boarding secondary schools in the state, ahead of resumption. Th e Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Umaru Al-Makura, Ahmed Tukur, made this known to newsmen at the weekend in Lafi a. Tukur said that Read More

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Newspapers distributors, vendors hail Al-Makura over urban planning

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

Newspapers distributors and vendors in Nasarawa state have applauded Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for his urban renewal projects and appealed to him to consider them by mapping out strategic portions in the capital. They made the appeal at the weekend in separate views, saying that newspaper business was part of information dissemination and a platform for education of the populace Read More

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Nasarawa Okada riders attack NGO secretariat, destroy property

August 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

Modibbo Haruna Buhari Charity Organisation (BCO), Abuja, an NGO secretariat in Nasarawa state, has been attacked by commercial motorcycle operators (Okada riders) in which property worth N3.7million have been destroyed. National Chairman of Board of Trustees (BoT) of the organisation, Mr. Madibo Sulaiman, stated this yesterday while briefing newsmen at the NGO Secretariat in Masaka, Karu local government area of the Read More

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No faction in Nasarawa PDP – Chair

July 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafi a Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, Mr. Francis Orogu, has refuted insinuations that the party was factionalized in the state. Orogu told newsmen on Monday in Lafi a that some suspended party members briefed newsmen on Sunday, and claimed that the National Chairman, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff , had dissolved the party’s Read More

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Nasarawa Assembly urges Nigerians to resist military coup

May 26, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia The Nasarawa state House of Assembly, on Thursday urged Nigerians to resist any attempt by the military to take over the country because it is not in the interest of peace and national dev elopement. Speaker of the House, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, made the call in an interview with newsmen in Lafia. He described democracy as Read More

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Al-Makura, Nasarawa’s best gov – NUJ

May 24, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa state chapter, has commended Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura for coming to the aid of the union at its “critical time.” In a letter of appreciation address to the governor, which was signed by the state chairman, Dogo Shammah, the newsmen described Al-Makura as “a lover of the journalism profession and Read More

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Gunmen abduct lawmaker’s mother, sister in Nasarawa

May 8, 2017 Blueprint 0

Gunmen Saturday night abducted the mother and sister of Kassim Mohammed-Kassim, member representing (APC) Akwanga South constituency at the Nasarawa state House of Assembly. The police spokesman in the state, Kennedy Idirisu, confirmed the abduction to the News Agency of Nigeria yesterday in Lafia. According to him, the gunmen in their numbers stormed the residence of the lawmaker at Moroa Read More