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    Nasarawa chief judge threatens to stop signing arrest warrants

Nasarawa chief judge threatens to stop signing arrest warrants

Suleiman Dikko, chief judge of Nasarawa state, has threatened to stop signing arrest warrants for the police.Dikko issued the threat on Wednesday in Wamba during his tour of federal prisons in the state.The chief judge expressed shock at the persistent lack of prosecution of a large number of accused persons in prisons, and described the situation as “frustrating”.According to him, [...]

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    Amnesty: Policemen demanded N150k for logistics when called over herdsmen attacks in Nasarawa

Amnesty: Policemen demanded N150k for logistics when called over herdsmen attacks in Nasarawa

Some residents of Nasarawa state have told Amnesty International (AI) that policemen sent to their communities to stop attacks by suspected herdsmen asked them to pay N150,000.The residents made the allegations in a report released by AI on the conflict between farmers and herdsmen in the country.In the report released Monday, the villagers were quoted as saying the policemen who were [...]

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    Gunmen abduct three health workers in Nasarawa

Gunmen abduct three health workers in Nasarawa

Some gunmen abducted three officials of the Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Development Agency (NSPHCDA) on Thursday.Kennedy Idrisu, public relations officer of the police command in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN, saying the three officials were traveling in a Toyota Hilux van when the gunmen intercepted them at Bugan-Gwari village, along Nasarawa-Toto road.“The abductors seized the workers and took [...]

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    Police foil bank robbery in Nasarawa

Police foil bank robbery in Nasarawa

The Nasarawa state police command said it foiled a bank robbery attempt by a four-man gang, following a gun battle with the suspects in Lafia, the state capital.Kennedy Idirisu, spokesman for the command, confirmed the incident to NAN.He said policemen on duty at a branch of Diamond bank on Jos Road, Lafia, got a tip-off about the robbery on Wednesday, [...]

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    Al-Makura begins probe of predecessors who ‘defrauded’ Nasarawa

Al-Makura begins probe of predecessors who ‘defrauded’ Nasarawa

Umaru Al-Makura, Nasarawa state governor, has set up a 10-man committee to investigate the abandonment of the N5.4 billion Farin-Ruwa Independent Power Plant project.The hydro-electricity power project was awarded in May 2004 by senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former Nasarawa governor.The initial project cost was put at N5.4 billion with a completion period of 36 months.The project, whose execution cost was [...]

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    Gunmen kill 8 persons in Nasarawa

Gunmen kill 8 persons in Nasarawa

Gunmen have killed eight persons in Sofiyo, a village in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state.Kennedy Idrisu, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident to NAN.The PPRO said scores sustained various degrees of injuries from the attack.Idrisu advised inhabitants of the area, especially the youth, against taking laws in to their hands.He advised the people [...]

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    Nasarawa polytechnic students protest ‘non-accreditation of courses since 2013’

Nasarawa polytechnic students protest ‘non-accreditation of courses since 2013’

Students of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, on Wednesday took to the streets to protest the non-accreditation of courses offered in the institution. [...]

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    Six pioneer first-class graduates of Lafia varsity get automatic employment

Six pioneer first-class graduates of Lafia varsity get automatic employment

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    Meat of sick, dead animals sold in Nasarawa, says commissioner

Meat of sick, dead animals sold in Nasarawa, says commissioner

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    APC wins by landslide as opposition boycott Nasarawa council poll

APC wins by landslide as opposition boycott Nasarawa council poll

The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) has declared candidates of All Progressive Congress (APC) as winners of Saturday’s local government election.Henry Omaku, chairman of the electoral body, announced the results of the poll on Sunday at the commission’s headquarters in Lafia.He said three political parties; All Progressive Congress (APC), Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Advanced Democratic Party (ADP) fielded [...]

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    Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops arrest five members of ‘militia’ group in Nasarawa

Troops of the 177 guards battalion of the Nigerian army arrested five suspected militias at Ugyi town in Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and recovered some arms from them during a raid.A statement issued by Jude Chukwu, the army spokesman, listed items from them as one Daihatsu SUV jeep, seven motorcycles, six dane guns and one locally made [...]

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    ‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

‘Seven IDPs’ killed in Nasarawa

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed seven internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Awe local government area of Nasarawa state.Peter Ahemba, president of the Tiv Youth Organisation in the state, confirmed this to NAN on Wednesday.He said the attackers had ambushed the victims on Tuesday while on their way to pick foodstuff in Ihukan.The village is said to be deserted as a [...]

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    Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Angry IDPs stone Nasarawa governor

Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Agwatashi, Obi local government area of Nasaraw, stoned the convoy of Umaru Tanko Al-Makura on Tuesday.Al-Makura had visited the camp with security chiefs in the state to assess situation arising from the killing of 32 persons by suspected herdsmen.TheCable gathered that when the governor was about to address the IDPs, some youth in the [...]

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    Five years after ban, Nasarawa varsity restores SUG

Five years after ban, Nasarawa varsity restores SUG

Nasarawa State University Keffi on Monday restored its students’ union government (SUG) five years after it was banned, NAN reports. [...]

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    Aliyu Doma, former Nasarawa governor, dies in Israeli hospital

Aliyu Doma, former Nasarawa governor, dies in Israeli hospital

Aliyu Akwe Doma, former Nasarawa governor, is dead, Mamman Alakayi, a former information commissioner in the state, has confirmed.Alakayi told NAN that 75-year-old Akwe died in an Israeli hospital on Tuesday.“I got a call from the late governor’s son, Umar, this evening, that Baba Doma died in an Israeli hospital at about 7:45 p.m. Nigerian time,” he said.Alakayi said the [...]

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    4000 policemen, 3000 NSCDC officers deployed in Nasarawa ahead of Buhari’s visit

4000 policemen, 3000 NSCDC officers deployed in Nasarawa ahead of Buhari’s visit

The police have deployed over 4,000 officers and men to Nasarawa ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's visit to the state on Tuesday.Bello Ahmed, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this to reporters in Lafia, the state capital, on Monday.Ahmed said the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies to ensure a successful visit of the president.He [...]

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