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LG council primaries: Nasarawa Speaker ‘snatches’ ballot box

April 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Balarabe Abdullahi Ibrahim, has been fingered in the ballot box snatching that characterised the conduct of the primaries to elect the All Progressives Congress (APC ) chairmanship candidate for Toto local government council in the forthcoming council polls. The State Independent Electoral Commission has fixed the council polls in all the Read More

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Nasarawa LGs shares N1.2bn for March salary

April 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Osegba, has said that the 13 local government areas (LGA) in the state shared N1.2billion from Federation Account as salaries for the month of March. He disclosed this yesterday immediately after the state’s LGAs Joint Account committee meeting in Lafia. Osegba said that there was a shortfall of N89 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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‘Why Nasarawa dep gov suspended social media account’

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Nasarawa state Deputy Governor, Hon. Silas Ali Agara, has decided to suspend his account on a social media platform, Facebook, so as to thwart activities of impostors using his accounts to defraud unsuspecting public. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Godspower Ede, media aide to the deputy governor. The statement read in part: “The suspension of Read More

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Sovereign wealth acquires farm in Nasarawa

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority yesterday said it acquired a fully integrated maize and soya beans farm in Panda, Nasarawa state to expand its investment portfolio in agriculture in the country. The Managing Director/ Chief Executive of NSIA, Uche Orji, said in a statement that the investment would promote income-generating opportunities for small holder famers under an out-grower scheme and 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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Buhari condoles with Akwe Doma’s family 

March 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Nasarawa state over the passing away of its former governor, Aliyu Akwe Doma, on Tuesday. The President commiserated with the family, friends and community members of the astute leader, who served the nation as a civil servant for many years, and later rose through the ranks to become a Permanent Read More

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Nasarawa govt donates N200m to complete Doma barracks

February 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nasarawa state government has donated N200 million for the completion of construction of Domain barracks in Doma local government of the state. Governor Tanko Almakura disclosed this when he played host to the Chief of Army Staff , Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai at the Nasarawa state government house. He commended the Nigerian Army for the establishment of a Forward Read More

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That bad call for state police

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Eric Amazu The police have remained at the receiving end of the blames for the herdsmen crisis that is ravaging some parts of the country, especially Benue State. The police inaction was interpreted to entail their partisanship, support for, and collusion with the herdsmen. Since we have established a national culture of calling out the army to intervene in many Read More

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Benue Massacre: Ortom shouldn’t remain in APC – Ben Bruce

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A senator and founder of Silverbird Group, Ben-Murray Bruce, has said that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State should not be in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC. The lawmaker, who is a member of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, took to his official twitter handle to condemn President Muhammadu Buhari as well as other APC governors for not paying Read More

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26 courses approved for Nasarawa Federal Poly 

February 9, 2018 Blueprint 0

A former rector of Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, in Nasarawa state, Prof. Shettima Saidu has said that a total of 26 courses were accredited while seven others got interim approval in four years for the institution. Prof. Saidu stated this during a handover ceremony where he handed over the school administration to the acting rector, Alhaji Abdullahi Ahmed in the school. Read More

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Nassarawa killings: Maku accuses Al-Makura of complicity, asks President to restore peace during visit

February 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has said that the frequent attacks and displacement of citizens in Nasarawa state could be attributed to politics and lack of political will to solve the problem. Maku, who came second in the last governorship election behind the current governor Tanko Al-Makura, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take a special interest in the ongoing Read More

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Lawmaker distributes N3m relief materials to Nasarawa IDPs

January 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Member, representing Nasarawa/Toto Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Architect Ja’afaru Ibrahim, has donated relief materials worth N3 million to some displaced persons affected by herdsmen attacks in Benue state. The lawmaker presented the relief materials yesterday to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Awe and Keana local government areas of Nasarawa state. He was represented by Read More

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Buhari to commission cargo airport, school in Nasarawa – Al-makura

December 12, 2017 Blueprint 2

Governor Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari would commission the Comprehensive Special School Lafia and flag-off the terminal building of the cargo airport during his forthcoming official visit to the state. Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr. Abba Kyari, the governor said the cargo Read More