Appeal Court affirms Kudu of APC as winner in Nasarawa Eggon East constituency

November 29, 2023 Ahmid Lawal, Abuja 0

The Appeal Court sitting in Abuja Tuesday has declared Hon. Jacob Ajegana Kudu, representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of in the Nasarawa Eggon East Constituency election. The court ruling dismisses the petition filed by Ibrahim Muhammed, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the election. The legal battle that ensued following Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court sends Nasarawa Speaker packing

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has removed the Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a judgement delivered on Tuesday, the court declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Hon. Sa’ad Abdullahi Ibrahim (Turakin-Opanda), as the rightful winner of the election for Umaisha/Ugya State Read More

Breaking: Appeal Court upturns tribunal’s verdict, upholds Sule’s election as Nasarawa governor

November 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday reversed the sack of the Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule by the State Election Petitions Tribunal in its judgment delivered on October 2. The Appellate Court held that Tribunal headed by Ezekiel Ajayi acted in grave error in using witness statements on oath not front loaded as required by law to arrive Read More

Nasarawa First Lady drums support for Renewed Hope Initiative

November 12, 2023 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state first Lady Silifat Abdullahi Sule, has encouraged government officials particularly women on the introduction of Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu’s Renewed Hope Initiative to replicate the programme at the local levels. She stated this on Saturday, during a sensitisation meeting with wives of local government chairmen at the government House in Lafia. Mrs. Sule explained that the Read More

Ginger farmers take case to NASS 

October 12, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Ginger Farmers Association of Nigeria has disclosed that a lot of their members who collected loans for the farming season were now dying of shock in seven states.  Speaking at the National Assembly when the association led a delegation to thank the Senate and Senator Sunday Marshall Katung for sponsoring a motion on the ginger disease that affecting farmers, Read More

Breaking: Tribunal affirms Nasarawa Speaker’s victory

September 30, 2023 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Lafia ,the Nasarawa state capital, Saturday, affirmed the election of the Speaker of State House Assembly, Rt.Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, who also represents Umuaisha/Ugya constituency in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ibrahim Abdullahi Sa’ad, challenged Balarabe’s victory of Read More

Group protests alleged sale of Nasarawa liaison office in Lagos

September 27, 2023 Segun Odunewu 0

Nasarawa state indigenes residing in Lagos state under the auspices of Nasarawa State Development Association, Lagos state chapter, have called on Governor Abdullahi Alhaji Sule to launch a thorough and transparent investigation into the purported sale of the Nasarawa State Liaison Office in Lagos. The group said the building which is situated at Plot 1234 Bishop Oluwole Street, Victoria Island, Read More

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