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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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    Four killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Nasarawa

Four killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Nasarawa

At least four persons have been killed in a fresh outbreak of Cholera in Nasarawa state.The victims who were from Shege, a village in Toto local government area of the state, were said to have died before they could reach the only primary healthcare center in the community.TheCable learnt that among those killed were a mother and her daughter.According to [...]

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    Two police officers killed by gunmen in Nasarawa

Two police officers killed by gunmen in Nasarawa

The police command in Nasarawa state on Monday said two of its officers were killed by gunmen along the Akwanga-Keffi federal highway.Kennedy Idirisu, public relations officer of the command, confirmed the incident to the NAN in Lafia.According to Idrisu, the policemen were stationed at Kubere village, some few kilometres away from Gudi, along the Akwanga-Keffi highway, when the gunmen attacked [...]

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    In Nasarawa, 54 babies born HIV-positive in nine months

In Nasarawa, 54 babies born HIV-positive in nine months

Zakari Umar, the executive director of Nasarawa State Aids Control Agency (NASACA), said 54 babies delivered between January and September tested positive for HIV.Umar made this known on Thursday in an interview with NAN.He said out of the 1,194 pregnant women who keyed into the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) HIV programme in 2017, 54 of them transmitted the virus [...]

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    Fire razes two hostels at Federal Govt College, Keffi

Fire razes two hostels at Federal Govt College, Keffi

Two female hostels at the Federal Government College, Keffi, Nasarawa state, has been gutted by fire.According to NAN, the fire started around 7:45 pm on Sunday and continued until Monday morning.The fire was said to have reduced the entire structure to ashes.“The students were in the dining hall when the fire started. Books and properties of the students were all [...]

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