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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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    Nasarawa varsity to admit only 13% of 30,000 applicants

Nasarawa varsity to admit only 13% of 30,000 applicants

The management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, said on Friday that it would not admit more than 4000 new students for the 2017/2018 academic session, even though 30,000 applied for admission.Mohammed Mainoma, the vice-chancellor of the university, made this known when the state house of assembly committee on Education, Science and Technology paid an oversight visit to the school. [...]

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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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