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Nasarawa, gov-elect, deputy, others get certificate of return

March 28, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday issued certificates of return to Nasarawa state governor – elect, Engr. Abdullahi Alhaji Sule, and his deputy Emmanuel Akaabe. Shortly after receiving his certificate at INEC office in Lafia, Sule promised to run an all – inclusive government that would lead to co-operation between all the arms of government and the people Read More

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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: Why I’m against zoning in Nasarawa State – Wadada

June 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former Member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Aliyu Wadada has stated that zoning of elective offices in Nasarawa State would negate the principle of democracy that allows the electorate to elect whoever they so desire to represent them. The gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) also said zoning does represent the accepted tenets of Read More

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Nasarawa varsity appreciates its professor of Capital Market

June 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The management and students of Nasarawa State University (NSUK) are glad one of their lecturers is a professor of Capital Markets. Head of Department (HOD), Banking and Finance, Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) Prof. Uche Jeo Uwaleke, had been in the news when he was confirmed as professor of Finance and Capital Markets by management, as a result of the Read More

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13,000 Nasarawa women to benefit from Dangote’s pilot scheme

May 31, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated over N130 million cash to 13, 000 women in Nasarawa state. Speaking at the official flag off of the Dangote Foundation Micro Grant scheme yesterday in Lafia, the founder of the group, Aliko Dangote said over N130 million was disbursed to vulnerable women in the state. He explained that the aim Read More

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LG chairs inauguration: Nasarawa Speaker, others denied access to Govt House

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi and other members were yesterday denied access into the Government House to witness the inauguration of the 13 newly elected council chairmen. The Speaker, who was in accompany of the Majority Leader, Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North) and other lawmakers were blocked at the gate by the security personnel attached Read More

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Nasarawa Assembly approves $1bn to fight insurgency

May 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a resolution authorising the federal government to deduct the state share of $1billion from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) for the procurement of military equipment to fight insurgency and other security challenges in the country. Speaker of the House, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, made this known yesterday after the Majority Leader, Tanko Tunga Read More

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Reps urge IGP, others to halt Nasarawa clashes

May 23, 2018 Editorial IV 0

House of Representatives has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, as well as heads of other security agencies to urgently deploy personnel to the troubled Ebira and Bassa Communities in Toto local government area of Nassarawa state. The call came following a motion brought under matters of urgent national importance on the need to intervene in Read More

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200 Nasarawa pensioners die over 18 months’ arrears – Official

May 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Pensioners in Nasarawa state yesterday staged a protest in the streets of Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, asking Governor Umaru Al-Makura to pay them 18 months’ arrears of their pension and gratuity. Leader of the protesting pensioners in the state, Usman Ibrahim, explained that the pensioners had been suffering and that over 200 of their members died because of the Read More

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Army arrests ‘spiritual head’ of armed militia in Nasarawa

May 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Army yesterday said it arrested a suspected spiritual head of a militia armed group in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state after destroying some of the group’s camps in Ugya village in the area. Director of Army Public Relations, Texas Chukwu, gave the name of the suspect as Angulu Idaku in a statement issued in Abuja. Chukwu stated Read More

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Nasarawa killings: Student union leaders protest over resumption

May 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As northern Nigerian communities are experiencing incessant killings the president of Student Union Government (SUG) Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK), Comrade Newman Solomon Maitoro has urged the federal government to end the killings in order to safeguard the future of Nigerian youths. Maitoro, stated this when he alongside other student leaders and Federal University, Lafia SUG president, Comrade. Abdulmumin Umar, Read More

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NGO doles out N4.1m to 200 Nasarawa women

May 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

It was a cheerful moments for over 200 women in Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, when the Catholic Relief Service (CRS), a NonGovernmental Organisation (NGO), empowered them with N1.4 million. According to the Senior Technical Specialist of CRS, Mr Felix Ikirebe, the empowerment programme was aimed at assisting the vulnerable in the society. Ikirebe said that the NGO Read More

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20,000 Nasarawa kids forced out of school

May 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

At least 20,000 pupils have reportedly forced out of school in Nasarawa state following the incessant attacks by suspected herdsmen on border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states. Blueprint gathered that in Awe, Keana, Obi and Doma local government areas of the state the internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps located in these areas have no provisional arrangement to carter for Read More

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21 parties to participate in Nasarawa LG polls

May 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) says 21 political parties have indicated interest to participate in the forthcoming local government election scheduled for Saturday, May 26. This was disclosed by NASIEC Commissioner in charge of Planning, Research and Statistics, Aliyu Dogara, the NASIEC Commissioner in charge of Planning, Research and Statistics, in Lafia yesterday, who also assured that the Read More

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One killed as youths hold Al-Makura hostage in Nasarawa

May 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

At least one person has been reportedly killed with many others injured in Kwandare village, Lafia local government area, home town of Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state, following protest by angry youths there. The youths, at the weekend, held the Emir of Kwandare, Alhaji Ahmadu Al-Makura, elder brother to the governor, hostage over alleged land grabbing in the community. 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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AEDC pledges improved services for Nasarawa residents

May 2, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Days of epileptic power supply will soon be over for Nasarawa state consumers as the management of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) has promised to step up power delivery to them. The firm made the pledge during an interactive session organised by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee for North Central zone aimed at building collaboration between consumers and the 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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Many feared killed in Nasarawa communal clash

April 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Scores of people were believed to have been killed in a renewed fight between Igbira and Bassa in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state. The over two decades of communal violence over the chieftaincy stool of Ugya, recurred recently due to a disagreement between veteran youths of the two tribes. Blueprint gathered that corpses were littered in Ugya town Read More

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Court orders Nasarawa govt to pay coaches, players N98m entitlements

April 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The National Industrial Court (NIC) on Tuesday ordered the Nassarawa State Government and the state-owned Nassarawa United FC, to pay N98 million to five coaches and 12 players, being their unpaid salaries and sign-on-fees. Justice Kenneth Amadi gave the order in two separate judgments on Tuesday, in favour of the coaches and players. The coaches and players had separately sued Read More

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IDPs pelt Nasarawa gov’s convoy

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state Governor Umaru Al-Makura’s convoy was yesterday pelted with stones by some Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Agwatashi, Obi local government area of the state, when he paid a visit to the camp. Al-Makura had visited the camp with security chiefs in the state to assess situation arising from the Sunday’s killing of 32 persons in the area by Read More

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Rep urges protection for Tiv in Nasarawa

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A member representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Architect Mohammed Jafaru-Ibrahim, has appealed to the Nasarwa State government and security outfits to put in more efforts to secure lives and properties of Tiv people in Nasarawa. Jafaru-Ibrahim, who urged for permanent resolution of the differences between farmers and herdsmen in the state, made the appeal when he Read More