Nasarawa moves to speed up prosecution of criminal cases

September 20, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Labaran Magaji, has said the delay in the dispensation of criminal cases was responsible for the congestion of correctional centres across the state. He stated this when he hosted the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on a courtesy visit in Lafia, Tuesday. Magaji said this has Read More

How Nasarawa people fared under Sule in 100 days

September 4, 2023 Content Administrator II 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule just clocked 100 days in office having been sworn-in for second tenure on May 29, 2023. Within the period under review, consolidation of his industrialisation and policy evidently got Nasarawa people excited. MOHAMMED YANGIDA reports. In the past, second tenure for elected public servants was seen as a period of lack of productivity, but with Governor Abdullahi Read More

Nasarawa tribunal: APC’s scores short-changed – Witnesses

August 25, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Seven witnesses testified before the governorship election petitions tribunal that the scores of APC were shortchanged in the March 18th governorship election in Nasarawa state. The witnesses who hail from Keffi and Nasarawa local government areas gave the testimonies when they appeared before the tribunal sitting in Lafia on Friday. The respondent witnesses from Nasarawa LGA were: Habibu Ahmad Sarki Read More

Dualisation: Stakeholders call for adequate compensation for affected Nasarawa residents

July 13, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Concerned residents in Nassarawa state have appealed to the federal government to ensure adequate compensation for residents to be affected by the dualisation of the Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe road construction. They spoke in Akwanga recently during the scoping workshop for the Environmental Impact Assessment for the dualisation of the road project in Nasarawa, Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, and Gombe states. The workshop was Read More

Nasarawa guber: Opposition resorting to media trial – Group

June 17, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

A group under the aegis of the Nasarawa for Peace Initiative (NPI), Thursday, frowned at the resort to media trial by opposition elements in the state to vent their anger over their loss at the last governorship election in Nasarawa state The group described the move as provocative and undemocratic. The group in a press statement signed by its President, Read More

Nasarawa Assembly: Stop Abdullahi, Kudu from parading selves as speaker, deputy – Lawmakers tell Court

June 11, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Lafia has been urged to stop Alhaji Balarabe Abdullahi (APC-Umaisha/Ugya) and Mr Jacob Kudu from parading themselves as speaker and deputy speaker of Nasarawa State House of Assembly. The court was also urged to make “an order nullifying the purported oath of office taken on the 6th day of June, 2023,” by Abdullahi, Kudu Read More

Nasarawa: Assembly member advocates return of serving speaker Balarabe

May 2, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Chairman, House Committee on Information, Nassarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Omadefu, has advocated the return of Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, as speaker of the 7th assembly for continuous peace, stability and progress of the House. Omadefu, a member representing Keana constituency, stated this Monday in Lafia while briefing newsmen on the activities of the present 6th assembly which Read More

Nasarawa prof’s baptism of fire

April 25, 2023 Admin III 0

Readers, do you still remember Dr. Fred Ekpa Ayokhai, the associate professor in the Department of History and International Affairs of the Federal University Lafia (FULAFIA), Nasarawa state? You may refer to my November 3, 2022 article titled: ‘’Nasarawa police quick fire action after audacious video by a prof’’. This university don caused outrage among Nigerians, not least women, when Read More

PDP’s road to infamy in Nasarawa

April 5, 2023 Ali Abare 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is becoming undemocratic in recent times. This is no longer the political party that dubbed itself the ‘largest party in Africa’, with the motto, ‘Power to the people’. From unfolding events since after the 2023 general elections, the PDP has shown itself as a political party that is averse to democracy and democratic ethos. The Read More

What oil exploration in Nasarawa means to Nigeria’s economy – NNPC Ltd

March 29, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) says the positive outcome of Ebenyi-A Exploration Well will increase Nigeria’s hydrocarbon reserves from 37 billion barrels to 50 billion barrels. “As NNPC Ltd we are committed to leading practices and highest standards in the course of our operations and would be engaging in Impact Assessment studies during and after operations to Read More

Nasarawa detected 5, 408 TB cases in 2022 – Commissioner

March 24, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state government has disclosed that 5,408 cases of Tuberculosis (TB) were detected in the state in 2022. The Commissioner for Health, Pharm. Ahmed Baba-Yahaya, made the disclosure this Friday in Lafia at an event to commemorate the 2023 World Tuberculosis Day. He added that 21 per cent of the TB patients were also co-infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Read More

Nasarawa speaker wins third term bid

March 20, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi winner of Umaisha-Ugya state constituency in the Saturday’s polls. The retuning officer, Abdullahi Hudu Ramalan of Federal University Lafia on Sunday, said the Incumbent member polled the highest number of votes cast and is return elected. He said Abdullahi of Read More

I’m still in the race – NRM Nasarawa governorship candidate

March 11, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The governorship candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), Nasarawa state, Abubakar Musa-Sambo, has said he was still in the race to bring development to the state, if elected. He stated this in Lafia during a press conference on Friday. Sambo said the news which went viral on social media platforms that he had stepped down for the gubernatorial candidate Read More

Police in Nasarawa harp on commitment to peaceful elections

February 24, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state police command has reiterated its commitment towards peaceful conduct of the 2023 general elections. This was contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Rahman Namsel, and issued Tuesday in Lafia. He said the command also banned activities of local security groups in the electoral process. “In view of the above, there will be Read More

Al-Makura best for Nasarawa south

February 21, 2023 Mu'azu Abari 0

Senator Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the architect of modern Nasarawa state, representing representing Nasarawa south, Nasarawa state, is a man of history and destiny who does not take the electorate’s mandate for granted. Whenever given the opportunity to serve, he performs beyond expectations, leaving many agape marvelling at the secret behind his success. These attributes have not only kept him soaring Read More

2023: I’m committed to peaceful elections – Al-Makura

February 16, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The senator representing Nasarawa South senatorial zone, Umaru Al-Makura, has said he is committed to peace accord and in support of seamless election in the state. He stated this, Thursday, shortly after the signing of the peace accord by various political parties organises by INEC at De Crown Hotel, Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital. He said the importance of peace Read More

Naira crisis: Anxiety as FG, States return to Supreme Court 

 Not less than six states will be at the Supreme Court today (Wednesday) to take on the federal government over the controversial naira swap which has led to serious economic hardship among Nigerians. Kaduna, Kogi and Zamfara states had headed to the apex court to challenge the February 10 deadline set by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for the Read More

Nasarawa trains 150 youths in skill acquisition

February 10, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

Moved to encourage residents of Nasarawa state to become employers of labour, the government has trained 150 youths, drawn from across the 13 local government areas of the state in business plan development. Speaking at the one-day training in Lafia on Friday, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Sule on Human Capital Development, Habiba Balarabe-Suleiman, said the essence of the Read More

2023 rainfall to be earlier than normal – FG

January 24, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The Minister of Aviation, Dr Hadi Sirika has revealed that the 2023 beginning of rainfall (onset) is predicted to be earlier than normal in most parts of the country.   According to him, the prediction shows that the earliest onset will likely occur on or around the 2nd of March 2023 in the coastal zone of the south-south states of Read More

Breaking: APC suspends youth leader in Nasarawa

October 9, 2022 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia. 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth leader in Nasarawa state Abdullahi Masi has been suspended. Ciroma ward chairman of the party, Mohammed Ramalan, announced the suspension in a press briefing on Sunday, in Lafia. He stated that the youth leader had connived with some members of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to flout the rules and regulation of the party Read More