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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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    Gunmen abduct wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Gunmen abduct wives of Nasarawa commissioner

Gunmen have abducted the two wives of Aliyu Tijani, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, in Nasarawa state.Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, the state commissioner of pPolice, disclosed this to NAN, saying the incident happened on Thursday night.Sadiq-Bello said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers and would soon apprehend them.“We are aware of the abduction and as we speak [...]

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    Al-Makura: Criminals from Zamfara infiltrating Nasarawa

Al-Makura: Criminals from Zamfara infiltrating Nasarawa

Umaru Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state, has alleged that “criminal elements” dislodged by recent military operation in Zamfara have infiltrated his state.Al-Makura raised the alarm when Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, visited him in Lafia, Nasarawa capital.He said three hideouts of the criminals have been identified in the state and appealed to Buratai to also extend the military operation [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap 2 Chinese in Nasarawa

Gunmen kidnap 2 Chinese in Nasarawa

Two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa local government area of Nasarawa state, according to the police.Ismail Noman, public relations officer of the police in the state, told NAN on Saturday in Lafia that XJieng AI Jung, 50, and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28pm on Friday on the [...]

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    No pay, no work, Nasarawa teachers tell Al-Makura

No pay, no work, Nasarawa teachers tell Al-Makura

Teachers in Nasarawa state have told the Tanko Al-Makura-led government to meet their demands before the ongoing strike can be suspended.Francis Jatau, chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nasarawa, said this in an interview with NAN in Lafia, the state capital, on Sunday.He said that past experiences with the state government had taught them a lesson hence [...]

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    I’ll replace you with fresh graduates, Al-Makura warns striking workers

I’ll replace you with fresh graduates, Al-Makura warns striking workers

Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nassarawa state, has warned workers currently on strike that they could lose their jobs to fresh graduates.The governor issued the threat on Saturday while speaking at the celebration of the 35th coronation anniversary of Bala Angbazo, the Aren Eggon.The state workers are protesting the downward review of their salaries, which Al-Makura said was made to accommodate other [...]

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    Fake DPR staff nabbed in Nasarawa

Fake DPR staff nabbed in Nasarawa

Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) nabbed one Sadiq Umar in Nasarawa state on Thursday, for allegedly posing as a staff of Department for Petroleum Resources (DPR).Robert Ibuh, NSCDC divisional officer in the state, said Umar was trying to extort money from the manager of a filling station, along Mararaba Road in Karu local government area of [...]

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