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    Two corps members drown in Nasarawa

Two corps members drown in Nasarawa

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Nasarawa has said that two members of the service drowned in a river in Assakio community, Lafia local government area of the state.Hajiya Zainab Isah, the NYSC coordinator in the state, made this disclosure to newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday. [...]

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    Nasarawa polytechnic student ‘attempts suicide by drinking insecticide’

Nasarawa polytechnic student ‘attempts suicide by drinking insecticide’

The Nasarawa state police command says it will investigate the attempt by a student of the state polytechnic to commit suicide.Idrisu Kennedy, spokesman of the command, said this on Wednesday. [...]

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    ‘60% of Nasarawa LG workers paid for doing nothing’

‘60% of Nasarawa LG workers paid for doing nothing’

Haruna Osegba, Nasarawa state commissioner of local government and chieftain affairs, says more than 60 per cent of local government workers in the state receive salaries for doing nothing.Osegbe, who met with members of the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state, said the government was worried that the salaries of local government workers were being paid [...]

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    Ex-minister abducted by gunmen in Nasarawa

Ex-minister abducted by gunmen in Nasarawa

The police command in Nasarawa state has confirmed the abduction of Hussaini Akwanga, a former minister of labour and productivity.Akwanga served during the administration of former president Olusegun Obasanjo but was removed on December 4, 2003, following an alleged $214 million national identity card scam.Kennedy Idirisu, spokesman of the Nasarawa state police command, who confirmed the abduction in Lafia on [...]

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    Three students of Nasarawa varsity arrested for ‘armed robbery’

Three students of Nasarawa varsity arrested for ‘armed robbery’

The Police in Nasarawa state have arrested three students of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK) in connection with an alleged arm robbery.Briefing journalists on Wednesday in Lafia, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, the state commissioner of police, said the trio was arrested on Sunday night on the Keffi-Akwanga road, near the institution’s campus.  [...]

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    Nasarawa poly to offer employment to graduates with good grades

Nasarawa poly to offer employment to graduates with good grades

Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, has said that it will soon start granting automatic employment to higher national diploma students who graduate with good grades.Ibrahim Dauda, the director of the consultancy unit of the polytechnic, made this known on Monday during an interview with NAN. [...]

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    Expect no pay, Nasarawa tells workers on strike

Expect no pay, Nasarawa tells workers on strike

The Nasarawa state government has invoked the the 'no work no pay' policy on striking public sector workers, Thomas Ogiri, the state head of service, announced on Thursday.Ogiri said in a statement issued in Lafia that the action was in line with the labour law which stipulated that workers on strike would not be entitled to wages or remuneration throughout [...]

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    Lawmaker’s mother, sister abducted by gunmen

Lawmaker’s mother, sister abducted by gunmen

Unknown gunmen on Saturday night abducted the mother and sister of Kassim Mohammed-Kassim, member representing Akwanga south constituency at the Nasarawa state house of assembly.Kennedy Idirisu, the police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the abduction on Sunday. He said the gunmen had stormed the residence of the lawmaker at Moroa, Akwanga, at about 8pm.The police spokesperson said the gunmen [...]

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    Nasarawa tertiary institutions call off strike after two weeks

Nasarawa tertiary institutions call off strike after two weeks

The joint union of tertiary institutions in Nasarawa state has suspended its two weeks indefinite strike.Ariks Bashayi, the state’s chairman of the union, announced the suspension on Wednesday in Lafia, shortly after an emergency meeting. [...]

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    Al-Makura dissolves governing council of state-owned tertiary institutions

Al-Makura dissolves governing council of state-owned tertiary institutions

Tanko Al-Makura, Nasarawa state governor, has given the approval to dissolve the governing council of three state-owned tertiary institutions.Mohammed Abdullahi, the secretary to the state government, announced this on Friday in Lafia, the state capital.According to Abdullahi, the affected institutions are College of Education, Akwanga, College of Agriculture, Lafia and Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia.The dissolution is coming few days after [...]

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    Son of Nasarawa gov arrested over death of JSS 2 student

Son of Nasarawa gov arrested over death of JSS 2 student

Khaleed Umar Al-Makura, son of Nasarawa state governor, has been arrested in connection with the death of Ovye Amos, a JSS 2 student of Government Secondary School, Lafia.Amos died on Sunday night after being hit by a car driven by the governor's son.Amos' colleagues had trooped to the streets to protest his death. They carried placards with various inscriptions, demanding [...]

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    Protest as car ‘driven by gov’s son’ crushes student to death

Protest as car ‘driven by gov’s son’ crushes student to death

Aggrieved students of Government Secondary School, Lafia, Nasarawa state, on Monday, took to the streets to protest the alleged killing of their colleague, Ovye Amos, a junior secondary school II student, by a son of Umar Al-Makura,the state governor.According to Channels Television, Amos, who was knocked down by a car allegedly driven by one Khaleel Umar Al-Makura, died on the [...]

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    Al-Makura fires 10 commissioners

Al-Makura fires 10 commissioners

Umaru Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state, on Tuesday sacked 10 commissioners and redeployed two others.This was made known in a statement by Mohammed Abdullahi, secretary to the state government.The statement said six commissioners were retained, two of which, were redeployed to other ministries.Those retained are: Yusuf Shehu-Usman (justice), Daniel Iya (health), Sunny Agassi (lands), and Gabriel Aka’aka (environment).Those redeployed are Aliyu [...]

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    Varsity VC appeals to students to spend less time on social media

Varsity VC appeals to students to spend less time on social media

Muhammad Sanusi-Liman, the vice chancellor of Federal University Lafia, has appealed to students of the institution to curb their use of social media.The VC said this during the sixth matriculation of the institution as it welcomed 1, 500 students for 2016/2017 academic session. [...]

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    Vice-Principal arrested for ‘raping’ 16-year-old student in Nasarawa

Vice-Principal arrested for ‘raping’ 16-year-old student in Nasarawa

The police have arrested a vice-principal in Nasarawa state for allegedly raping a 16-year-old student.Three other persons allegedly engaged in various cases of rape were also arrested.Idrisu Kennedy, police public relation officer (PPRO) in the state, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lafia, capital of the state, on Wednesday.According to the statement, the man lured the girl to a [...]

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    Kidnappers release wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Kidnappers release wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Rabi Aliyu and Larai Aliyu, wives of Tijjani Aliyu, Nasarawa state commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, who were abducted from Nasarawa town, have regained freedom.Kenedy Idrissu, spokesman of the state police command, disclosed this to NAN on Sunday.Idrissu said the women were released by their abductors around 11pm on Saturday.He said the kidnappers were forced to release the [...]

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