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    APC wins re-run election in Nasarawa

APC wins re-run election in Nasarawa

Abubakar Sarki-Dahiru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Nasarawa state re-run election for the Lafia/Obi federal constituency seat at the house of representatives.Uji Francis, the returning officer for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the results in Lafia on Sunday.Francis said Dahiru polled 74,892 votes to beat the incumbent, Joseph Kigbu of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who [...]

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    Al-Makura beats Maku to Nasarawa governorship

Al-Makura beats Maku to Nasarawa governorship

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Umar Tanko Al-Makura, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the April 11 gubernatorial election in Nasarawa state.The incumbent governor was declared winner of the election at 5am on Monday by Abdulmumuni Hassan Rafindadi, returning officer for Nasarawa.Al-Makura polled 309,746 votes from 13 local government areas, beating Labaran Maku of the [...]

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    Will Maku break Nasarawa’s Christian gov jinx?

Will Maku break Nasarawa’s Christian gov jinx?

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    Maku demands cancellation of Nasarawa PDP primary

Maku demands cancellation of Nasarawa PDP primary

Eight days after Labaran Maku, the immediate past minister of information, lost the bid to emerge as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa state, he has alleged that the primary election was fraught with irregularities.Maku, who lost the ticket of the party to Yusuf Agabi, called for the cancellation of the election.Seven aspirants partook in the [...]

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    Al-Makura reshuffles cabinet

Al-Makura reshuffles cabinet

Umaru Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa state has appointed Yakubu Lamai as his new chief press secretary following a minor cabinet reshuffle.This was disclosed in a statement issued by Zainab Ahmed, secretary to the state government, and made available to NAN on Tuesday in Lafia.According to the statement, Al-Makura also reassigned commissioners to oversee some ministries following the sack of eight [...]

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    Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 19 in Nasarawa

At least 19 people were killed in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Kompany and Bakun Allu communities in Lafia, Nasarawa state, early Tuesday, but difficulty in establishing communication with the crisis-ridden areas meant the news did not filter out until Thursday.Residents were awakened to the sound of gunshots, as the attackers who were said to have struck between 11pm and 2am, [...]

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    Al-Makura fires 8 commissioners, 5 aides

Al-Makura fires 8 commissioners, 5 aides

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State on Friday dropped eight commissioners and other aides, including his director of press.A statement issued by the secretary to the state government, Hajiya Zainab Abdulmumin, and made available to newsmen in Lafia said the removal took immediate effect.The affected commissioners were Mr Angama Weibey, rural and community development; Mr Sani Yakubun-Hauwa, education, science and [...]

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    Al-Makura: I’m prepared for another impeachment battle

Al-Makura: I’m prepared for another impeachment battle

Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that he is set to go through another hurdle of impeachment proceedings from the state house of assembly.The lawmakers had filed 16 count allegations against him in July but the panel set up to investigate the allegations gave the governor a clean bill of health, a development which the lawmakers kicked against.There [...]

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    Nasarawa chief judge pardons 22 awaiting-trial inmates

Nasarawa chief judge pardons 22 awaiting-trial inmates

The chief judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko, on Friday granted pardon to 27 inmates awaiting trial in four federal prisons in the state.The prisons are in Lafia, Keffi, Nasarawa and Wamba.Diko announced the pardon when he visited Nasarawa prison as part of his prisons decongestion efforts in the state.Those released were Mohammed Ali, Mohammed Gide, Augustine Samuel, [...]

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    Probe panel for Al-Makura constituted

Probe panel for Al-Makura constituted

Justice Suleiman Dikko, the chief judge of Nasarawa state, has constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds levelled against Governor Tanko Al-Makura.On Wednesday, the state house of assembly gave the chief judge an ultimatum of one week to constitute the panel.However, since July 14 when the assembly commenced the impeachment proceedings, Lafia, [...]

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    PDP Youth Frontier: Al-Makura’s hands ‘not clean’

PDP Youth Frontier: Al-Makura’s hands ‘not clean’

The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Frontier (PDPYF) on Tuesday justified the impeachment proceedings going on against governor of Nasarawa state,Tanko Al-Makura, saying the governor deserves to be impeached.National secretary of PDPYF, Mukhtar Akoshile, released a statement urging the people of Nasarawa to support the lawmakers in the bid to oust the governor, whose "hands are not clean" and has therefore been "unable" to clear himself [...]

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    Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

Al-makura to meet Jonathan as Nasarawa boils again

The Nasarawa Police Command on Sunday confirmed that five persons died in the renewed communal crisis in the state.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Umar Ismaila,  disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia.He said the crisis broke out between the Eggon and Gwandara ethnic groups over a farm land at Igga in [...]

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