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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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    Maku: Senator Adamu, Al-Makura fighting over my stolen mandate

Maku: Senator Adamu, Al-Makura fighting over my stolen mandate

Labaran Maku, former minister of information, says Tanko Al-Makura, governor of Nasarawa, and Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing representing Nasarawa west; are fighting because of his mandate to govern that was stolen.In 2015, Maku contested the governorship election of the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) but lost to Umaru Al-Makura, incumbent governor of the state.Maku had alleged [...]

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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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    Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two killed as gas explodes in Nasarawa

Two people lost their lives following a gas explosion along Jos road, Lafia, Nasarawa state capital, on Monday.The tragic incident happened around 10am. Workers were said to be offloading gas at Natson filling station when it exploded.The incident was attributed to gas leakage. Vehicles, shops and offices were destroyed in the inferno.Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and [...]

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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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    ‘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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    SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa…  electoral officials collecting N500

SHOCKER: PVC for sale in Abuja, Nasarawa… electoral officials collecting N500

Inside the classroom block located at the far end of the school, there are about 200 persons seated, waiting to register as voters. There are also officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and local security operatives hovering around the prospective voters like a swarm of bees. The school is Central Pilot Primary School, Karu in Nasarawa state, one [...]

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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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    Gunmen raid Nasarawa village, kill 7

Gunmen raid Nasarawa village, kill 7

The Nasarawa state police command has confirmed the killing of seven persons in a night on Kadarko, a village in Keana local government area of Nasarawa state.According to Kennedy Idirisu, public relations officer in the state, the victims were killed by gunmen that invaded the village on Monday.He described the incident as “saddening”, saying a special police team had been deployed [...]

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    Al-Makura: 80 percent of teachers in Nasarawa not qualified — but I won’t sack them

Al-Makura: 80 percent of teachers in Nasarawa not qualified — but I won’t sack them

Eighty percent of teachers in Nasarawa state are not qualified and would fail an aptitude test, Tanko Al-Makura, governor of the state, said on Monday.He said this in his speech at the opening ceremony of a conference to review the minimum standards of the National Certificate of Education (NCE).Al-Makura said government had carried out some research and found that most primary [...]

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    Nasarawa freezes accounts of all MDAs

Nasarawa freezes accounts of all MDAs

The Nasarawa state government has frozen the accounts of all ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) for not complying with the directive to submit their account balances.Zakka Yakubu, the state’s accountant general, made this known in Lafia, the state capital, on Thursday.Yakubu said his office wrote all MDAs to submit their balances from various accounts and to also make refund of [...]

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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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    ‘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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