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Most Wanted Drug Baron In Nasarawa, Sami Ashoko Finally Caught By NDLEA, Busts Drug Cartel In Edo, Nasarawa, FCT
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Most Wanted Drug Baron In Nasarawa, Sami Ashoko Finally Caught By NDLEA, Busts Drug Cartel In Edo, Nasarawa, FCT

It was indeed a bleak Easter for the most wanted drug baron in Nasarawa state, Sami Ashoko as he did not only spend the festive season in custody, his warehouse filled with skunk was also raided and 100 bags of the illicit drug weighing 1,095.3kg seized. Same fate also befell members of another cartel who were arrested in Iyamho, Etsako West Local Government area of Edo state and their illicit consignment weighing 1,330kg meant for Bauchi state equally seized. Both syndicates were busted on Friday while trying to distribute their illegal substances for the Easter sales. In Nasarawa, Ashoko, 39, who hails from Ibilo in Akoko Edo area of Edo state, was arrested in Shinge, Lafia based on actionable intelligence. A team of operatives had stormed his warehouse in Lafia and recovered ...
Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms
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Outbreak Of Bird Flu In 7 States In Nigeria – NCDC Confirms

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), said that Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Nasarawa, Kaduna and Niger States have reported confirmed human cases of Avian Influenza H5N1 also called “Bird flu.” The NCDC Director General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Avian Influenza H5N1 made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Tuesday in Abuja, while providing highlights of the epidemiological situation and response activities in Nigeria. NAN reports that Avian Influenza are strains of the influenza virus that primarily infect birds, but can also infect humans. This type of flu is most often contracted by contact with sick birds, and can also be passed from person to person. It spreads by airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes). Symptoms begin with...
NSCDC Arrests 30-Year-Old Man For Defiling 12-Year-Old Nasarawa Girl
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NSCDC Arrests 30-Year-Old Man For Defiling 12-Year-Old Nasarawa Girl

One Mohammed Sani, 30, has been apprehended by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa State for allegedly defiling a 12-year-old girl in the Angwatashi area of the Obi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state. Parading the suspect at the state headquarters of the NSCDC in Lafia on Tuesday, the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr Saraju Muhammed, said Mohammed lured his victim into a secluded place on the pretext of buying sachet water from her and had carnal knowledge of her. It was gathered that when the victim came home, her parents reported the incident at the Angwatashi Police Station and the suspect was arrested. Recounting her ordeal to our correspondent in an exclusive interview immediately after the suspect was paraded, the victim...
Boko Haram Carrying Out Attacks In Nasarawa, Governor Tells Buhari
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Boko Haram Carrying Out Attacks In Nasarawa, Governor Tells Buhari

The governor said this Friday while addressing journalists at the State House, Abuja, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. Contrary to official claims that the Boko Haram terrorists have been restricted to the North-east, members of the group are successfully carrying out attacks in Nasarawa State, North-central Nigeria, the state governor, Abdulahi Sule, has said. Mr Sule said this Friday while addressing journalists at the State House, Abuja, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. He said he has briefed the president on the attacks. He said the terrorists had regrouped at the Nasarawa/Benue border from where they launch attacks on residents, after they were initially displaced by soldiers from the Toto part of the state. He said some of the Boko...
17 Travellers Burnt To Death In Nasarawa Road Accident
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17 Travellers Burnt To Death In Nasarawa Road Accident

No fewer than 17 persons were burnt to death in a ghastly road accident in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The tragic accident involving a commercial and private vehicle occured on Saturday night along the Highway between Akwanga and Gudi community. The Federal Roads Safety Commission (FRSC), in a statement Sunday, disclosed that the travellers were blazed beyond recognition. Ebere Onyegbaduo, FRSC Unit Commander in Akwanga noted that the commission was unable to rescue the situation despite receiving a distress call about the tragic accident, Daily Trust reported. “We received a distress call of a ghastly accident by 7 pm around “Ahead Town” between Akwanga and Gudi Towns.” “We rushed to the scene and found a Commercial VW Sharon Bus and a Private Toyot...
Decomposed Body Of Senior University Staff, Angelina Tyem Found With Stab Wounds In Nasarawa
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Decomposed Body Of Senior University Staff, Angelina Tyem Found With Stab Wounds In Nasarawa

The decomposed body of a senior administrative staff of the Federal University of Lafia (FULafia) in Nasarawa State, Mrs. Angelina Tyem, was discovered in her apartment in Lafia in the early hours of Sunday, October 4, four days after she reportedly disappeared. Tyem was a former candicate for the Akwanga North constituency in the 2019 General elections under the platform of NNPP and the Women Leader of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), FULafia Chapter. It was gathered that the decayed body of Tyem, was discovered by neighbours in her apartment located at Sabon Pegi area of Lafia town. A resident of the area who spoke with reporters said that the dead body of the deceased was badly mutilated, indicating she was stabbed multiple times. "The neighbo...
Horror in Nasarawa as woman poisons husband, chops off his penis for denying her sex but giving it to her best friend
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Horror in Nasarawa as woman poisons husband, chops off his penis for denying her sex but giving it to her best friend

An eight-year-old marriage has ended on a tragic note in Zumbagwe, a remote community in Karu Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. 33-year-old Janet Ekpe poisoned her husband for allegedly dating her best friend and watched him die slowly and painfully. Besides allegedly dating her best friend, Janet also accused her husband, Sunday Ekpe, of starving her of sex while satisfying her friend with the same. Janet recalled that she had got used to having marathon sex with Ekpe since they got married only for him to slow down after her second child and later withdrew completely. She said she grew tired of her husband giving excuses night after night as to why he was no longer able to deliver in bed and even telling her on occasions to fantasize about the good old times in order to s...
Nasarawa Records First Case Of COVID-19
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Nasarawa Records First Case Of COVID-19

Governor Abdullahi Sule, on Tuesday, announced in a press briefing that Nasarawa has recorded its first coronavirus case. He said “It is sad to announce that Nasarawa has recorded the first case from this lady that travelled from Kano to Kokona local government area of the state. “We already evacuated the lady from Kokona to Lafia where we have better facilities to take care of her. “We have also isolated the family where she came from so that we can conduct a proper test to ensure that her family members are not infected, ” Sule stated.
See Photos Of The Apartment Lamido Sanusi Will Be Living In Nasarawa
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See Photos Of The Apartment Lamido Sanusi Will Be Living In Nasarawa

They have relocated Ex- Emir Of Kano, Lamido Sanusi from Loko town to Awe town in Nasarawa. The reason for his relocation from Loko is because the village lacks access road, any source of portable water and electricity, among others. Also, he will occupy a modest two-bedroom bungalow belonging to the local government chairman in Awe. Emir of Lafia, Sidi Bage and Emir of Awe, Isa Umar II followed him to his apartment.
Dual Carriageway Constructed By Dunamis Church In Mararaba, Nasarawa (Photos)
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Dual Carriageway Constructed By Dunamis Church In Mararaba, Nasarawa (Photos)

The Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, came to the aide of residents of Mararaba area of Nasarawa, a community that shares boundary with FCT Abuja, with the construction of their road. We learnt that the road hitherto was a nightmare for motorists and commuters in the area, especially during rainy and dry seasons. The dual carriage was commissioned by Dr. Paul and Dr. Mrs. Becky Enenche on Saturday. Speaking during the commissioning of the project, Dr. Paul Enenche, said the essence of Christianity is to set pace and show the world what do do. Speaking on the topic, You are the light of the world, Dr. Enenche said one of the reasons the church exists is to show light to the world. "We did not do this to prove a point, we did this to show that this is what the church ...
Buhari’s Aide Contradicts Osinbajo, Says No Difference Between Ruga, Livestock Plan
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Buhari’s Aide Contradicts Osinbajo, Says No Difference Between Ruga, Livestock Plan

According to a report by Punch Metro, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, has contradicted Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s claim the Ruga programme. Osinbajo had while refuting a statement by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, said the Ruga programme was different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan In a statement, the Vice-President had said, “Contrary to claims reported in sections of the media, Ruga settlements are not being supervised by the Office of the Vice President. Ruga is different from the National Livestock Transformation Plan approved by state governors under the auspices of the National Economic Council.   “On the National Livestock Transformation Plan, 13 states are already in the proce...
FG To Begin Ruga Settlements In 11 States Where The Governors Have Consented
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FG To Begin Ruga Settlements In 11 States Where The Governors Have Consented

Despite the harsh criticism of the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in Abuja on Friday that the execution of the project would start in 11 states including Sokoto, Nasarawa, Kogi, Katsina, Kebbi, Zamfara and Niger. Documents seen by one of our correspondents at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that all was set for the implementation of the initiative. According to senior officials of the ministry, the Federal Government is determined to go ahead with the project, notwithstanding the public outcry, particularly in the South. ...
Eid-el-fitr: Prices Of Fresh Food Condiments Skyrocket
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Eid-el-fitr: Prices Of Fresh Food Condiments Skyrocket

Barely 48 hours to this year’s Sallah celebrations, prices of tomatoes, pepper, onions and other condiments have skyrocketed in Yobe State. It has now become a tradition in the state and around the country that, whenever it is a festive period, marketers have ways of inflating prices of commodities to the detriment of end users. A market survey conducted by DAILY POST today in Damaturu Sunday market showed that the hike in the prices of these ingredients was as a result of scarcity coupled with high demands for the festive period. Pepper is one of the condiments where its price has gone up as a measure now goes for N500 which was N100 before this period. Ibrahim Idris, a trader at the market said, “There is absolute scarcity of the commodity (pepper) and the supply we have cann...
Nigerians to experience major ‘darkness’ as national grid collapses again
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Nigerians to experience major ‘darkness’ as national grid collapses again

Once again, Nigerians are groaning in darkness after the national electricity grid suffered a major failure on Wednesday, seizing power supply to homes across the country.   The collapse has seen Nigeria’s electricity output dwindle to a meagre 230 megawatts or less as against the 4,032 megawatts national average that was generated a day before on May 7.   At least two power generation engineers who spoke with Premium Times said the faults were still being traced as of Thursday afternoon, and power situation might not return to normal for another 72 hours.   The National Control Centre acknowledged the crisis to electricity distributors on Wednesday evening, promising to get the system back on within a few hours. The centre did not say what triggered the co...
IPOB Calls For Sit-At-Home In Benue, Adamawa, Kaduna
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IPOB Calls For Sit-At-Home In Benue, Adamawa, Kaduna

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, asked its members and people of the Benue, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kogi and Kaduna States, to sit at home on May 30. IPOB explained that the order was in protest over killings by Fulani herdsmen and Boko Haram activities in the affected states. The annual sit-at-home order is a move by the proscribed IPOB aimed at pushing for the actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra across the South-East. It is expecting that Igbo and those sympathetic to the struggle for Biafra on May 30 stay indoors. In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the secessionist group stated that there would be no vehicular movement both in South East and the Middle Belt region of the country on May 30. The statement reads: “IPOB explain...
IGP Adamu Plots To Move Police PR School From Kwara to Nasarawa.
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IGP Adamu Plots To Move Police PR School From Kwara to Nasarawa.

There is palpable anxiety over a plan to relocate the Nigerian Police School of Public Relations in Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, to Nasarawa, the home state of the Acting Inspector General Police, Mohammed Adamu. The construction works going on in the school has been suspended pending further directives from the police hierarchy. Situated on a vast land lawfully owned by the Nigerian Police in Ilorin, NPSPR is among key infrastructural projects captured in the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan of 2017 to 2020. Documents obtained by PRNigeria indicated that the Police School of PR School project, which was conceived by the Police Management in 2017, was approved by the Presidency and captured in the 2018 Budget by the National Assembly. The former IGP Ibrahim...
53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever Recorded In Nigeria In The Last Seven Days – NCDC
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53 New Cases Of Lassa Fever Recorded In Nigeria In The Last Seven Days – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control in its weekly situation update for the reporting week (March 4 to 10), disclosed that 53 news cases Lassa fever was recorded in Nigeria in the last seven days. According to NCDC, the 53 new confirmed Lassa Fever cases recorded in the last seven days were reported from eight states, Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Plateau, Taraba and Delta, thus increasing the number of patients to 472. 11 deaths were reported for same week in Edo, Ondo, Ebonyi and Nasarawa States, bringing the death toll of the disease since the outbreak began this year, to 110.The new cases counters claim made by the NCDC , which said there has been a gradual decline in the outbreak for this year. Premium Times reported that the reported confirmed cases for week 10 are th...
Kenneth Okonkwo And Daniel Amokachi Campaigning For Buhari
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Kenneth Okonkwo And Daniel Amokachi Campaigning For Buhari

Nollywood Actor turned Politician, Kenneth Okonkwo  was spotted with Ex-Super Eagles Player, Daniel Amokachi in Nasarawa Campaigning for Buhari The actor who failed to win governorship ticket in Enugu took to his Instagram page to share a photo with Amokach with caption saying.. To God be the glory for the great success of our APC women and youths Nasarawa rally. A pleasure to be with a Nigerian Football hero, Daniel Amokachi, the Bull.
Shocking: Lawmaker Beats Doctor Into Coma For Opposing Unprofessional Practices At His Hospital
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Shocking: Lawmaker Beats Doctor Into Coma For Opposing Unprofessional Practices At His Hospital

A lawmaker in Anambra state has been accused of beating up a doctor who opposed some unprofessional practices at his hospital. Dr Bulus Peter Umaru after the incident Dr Bulus Peter Umaru, Chairman of the Nasarawa State branch of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), was beaten into coma on Saturday August 5, 2018 in Awka, Anambra State by a member of the state House of Assembly, Honourable Obinna Emeneka. Umaru had travelled to Awka from Nasarawa for a social event over the weekend, when one of his friends on the same trip became ill. As a medical doctor, he decided to rush to a nearby pharmacy to get drugs to administer on his ill friend. Dr Bulus Peter Umaru (second from left) At Righthealth Pharmacy, located around Ngozika Estate Gate, Awka, which bel...
Domestic Debts Of 36 States, FCT Hit N3.5trn In H1’18
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Domestic Debts Of 36 States, FCT Hit N3.5trn In H1’18

The Debt Management Office (DMO), yesterday, said the domestic debt stock of the country’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) stood at N3.5 trillion as at the first half of 2018 (H1’18). The figure indicates that the states and FCT increased their debt stock by about N200 billion or 6.0 percent over the N3.3 trillion recorded at the end of December 2017. According to data released by DMO on its website, Lagos State has the highest debt stock at N517 billion or 17 percent of the total debt stock of states. The data showed the domestic debt stock of the other states among the top five during the period under review are: Delta (N223 billion), Rivers (N191 billion), Akwa Ibom (N179 billion), and Osun (N136 billion). The states with five lowest debts are: Anambra (N2...
Flood : 3 Killed In Nasarawa
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Flood : 3 Killed In Nasarawa

‎ THREE persons were reportedly killed in Mararaba area of Karu local government of Nasarawa state following the heavy rain that ravaged the area Wednesday night. Several houses and property estimated at several millions of naira were destroyed following the flooding that wreaked havoc in the community. Residents, motorcyclists and other commuters in the area who blamed the incident on the neglect by both the state and local governments have however called on Governor Tanko Almakura to urgently commence repair work on rural roads, collapse bridges to remove the untold hardship being encountered in the area. The residents and motorists, who lamented the hardship facing them following the poor state of the roads, regretted the death of the victims who lost their lives as a result...
Muslims Storm Emir’s Palace As Bishop Sam Zuga Preaches At The Palace In Lafia (Photos)
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Muslims Storm Emir’s Palace As Bishop Sam Zuga Preaches At The Palace In Lafia (Photos)

Bishop Dr Sam Zuga was pictured preaching to Muslims the real concept of God in Lafia,Nasarawa state at Emir's palace, Alh. Dr Musa Mustafq Agwai 1 of Lafia. He tried to make both parties understand that Jesus as a prophet as Muslims know him and Jesus as a son of God by Christians are both correct.According to him,some people call him Bishop while others call him doctor.He sees no reason why people that know him as Bishop will be fighting with those that know him as a doctor.
NCDC: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises To 101
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NCDC: Lassa Fever Death Toll Rises To 101

The death toll from the Lassa fever disease ravaging the country since the beginning of the year has risen to 101, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said. The health agency, in its situation report of April 8, said 408 cases of the disease had been confirmed from 20 states, where the disease has been active. The states are Abia, Anambra, Bauchi, Benue, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Imo, Kogi, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Osun, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and the Federal Capital Territory, with Edo, Ondo and Ebonyi having the highest reported cases. The NCDC epidemiological report for week 14 since the disease started, shows that 408 cases have been classified as confirmed and nine probable cases, including 101 deaths. There are also 4,480 contacts identified through ...
47-Year Old Man Kills His Only Child So He Can Marry A Second Wife In Nasarawa
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47-Year Old Man Kills His Only Child So He Can Marry A Second Wife In Nasarawa

47-year-old Thompson Agena from Nasarawa State, has been arrested for the murder of his six year old daughter and only child, Mercy. According to Sun newspaper, Thompson killed his own child on the request of his lover whom he wanted to marry as a second wife. The suspect who is a carpenter, had gotten married to his first wife, Cecilia in 2005 with whom he had their first child, Mercy in 2011. They waited for many years before Cecilia conceived for the second child in 2015. Sadly, Cecilia died during child birth in April 2016. She bled to death after giving birth to a baby boy. ''I got one of my younger sisters to help her at home when she returns back, and I painted the house in bright colours. I did all I could to make sure that it was comfortable for my wife and our new baby. ...
Man Hacked To Death By Cutlass-Weilding Thugs While Travelling In Nasarawa
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Man Hacked To Death By Cutlass-Weilding Thugs While Travelling In Nasarawa

According to reports, a traveller was hacked to death by suspected robbers along Andaha Road, Akwanga, Nasarawa State. One other passenger who happens to be the brother of the deceased was also attacked and injured by the same hoodlums suspected to be Fulani men. One of the suspects was reportedly arrested with a cutlass and also got himself injured following a stiff battle with their victims. The suspect is currently in police detention.
Nasarawa IDPs Cry Out: Police, Soldiers Are Diverting Relief Materials
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Nasarawa IDPs Cry Out: Police, Soldiers Are Diverting Relief Materials

Internally Displaced Persons in Nasarawa State have accused security operatives deployed in Kadarko, Giza and Agyaragu in Obi Local Government Area of diverting the relief materials meant for the IDPs in the state. Governor Umaru Tanko Al- Makura had, on Thursday last week, distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to the IDPs following their displacement by the crisis in the area. But the displaced people accused riot policemen and soldiers of keeping back some of the materials donated to them by the governor. A man, who did want his name in print, told our correspondent on Tuesday that a councillor from Kadarko ward, a prominent chief from Osagade village and other non-IDPs also benefitted from the relief materials meant for the displaced persons. The IDP...
Senator Adamu: Senate Sabotaging President Buhari’s Govt
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Senator Adamu: Senate Sabotaging President Buhari’s Govt

The senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, Abdullahi Adamu, has accused the Senate of taking decisions that are frustrating the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Adamu’s position was contained in a statement on Tuesday. He is one of the 10 lawmakers who stormed out of the Senate chamber when the Senate passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill seeking to reshuffle elections, which those loyal to Buhari have opposed. He said, “I believe we need to retrace our steps and reconsider our stand as legislators on matters of public interest. Our party, the APC, has the majority in both chambers of the National Assembly, yet we hold the executive prisoner of politics that are unhealthy for the polity. It is such a terrible irony that we sabotage our own governmen...
Lassa Fever: Federal Govt To Receive Vaccine To Address Outbreak
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Lassa Fever: Federal Govt To Receive Vaccine To Address Outbreak

The Federal Government on Monday said it would soon receive vaccine to check the spread of Lassa fever in the country. The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known to newsmen after the signing of a joint approval of the biennium WHO Programme Budget of 2018 to 2019 in Abuja. Adewole explained that before the end of the year, the government would receive vaccine to address the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country. The minister said that he had summoned the Commissioners for Health in the five states affected by Lassa fever to get an update on the situation in their states. According to him, the meeting will take place on Tuesday in Abuja. The minister listed the affected states as Ondo, Ebonyi, Edo, Nasarawa and Imo. Adewole commended Ondo and Ebonyi Stat...
NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration Activities In Nasarawa
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NNPC To Resume Oil Exploration Activities In Nasarawa

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it is set to immediately resume oil exploration activities in Nasarawa State. Dr Mazadu Bako, the General Manager, Frontier Exploration Services of NNPC, made the disclosure on Monday in Lafia, during a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor, Mr Silas Agara. Bako said that oil exploration activities in Keana Local Government Area and other parts of Benue Inland Basin were temporarily suspended in January. He attributed this to the killing of one of the NNPC personnel by suspected herdsmen in the wake of the recent attacks of farmers by herdsmen at the Benue/Nasarawa border. According to him, NNPC has been mandated by the Federal Government to resume the activities in order to increase its oil output. Bako said that adequate ...
We Welcome Exercise Cat Race – Tor Tiv
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We Welcome Exercise Cat Race – Tor Tiv

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, has pledged the support of the traditional rulers and the entire people of Benue to the Nigerian Army as its conducts Exercise Ayem Akpatuma – Cat Race in the state. “We welcome the exercise. We believe it will help peace to return to Benue which has suffered series of attacks from herdsmen,” the traditional ruler said as he received the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai on Monday. He, however, said the people were apprehensive of the exercise, recalling the clashes between the army and Tiv people at Zakibiam in the past and called for adequate enlightenment on the exercise. Ayatse said that the herdsmen attacks which affected Guma, Logo, Gwer West, Makurdi, Kwande, Katsina-Ala and Agatu Local Government Areas of the state had resulted in ...
Gunmen Kill First Class Graduate, 400L Student In Nasarawa
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Gunmen Kill First Class Graduate, 400L Student In Nasarawa

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed two students of the Federal University, Lafia. One of the students killed had graduated with first class from the economics department and was processing his final clearance while the other was in 400 level, English Department. The gunmen had stormed the students’ village at Mararaba-Akunza, opposite the university gate at about 10:30pm on Wedsnesday night and shot sporadically. The bullets hit the victims. One of them died on the spot while the other one died while being rushed to the hospital. The remains of the two students have been deposited at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia. Confirming the incident, the Nasarawa State police spokesman, DSP Kennedy Idirisu, says investigations into the matter has commenced. ...
Killings: Police Arrest 145 Suspects In Benue
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Killings: Police Arrest 145 Suspects In Benue

Following the incessant clash between Fulani Herdsmen and Farmers in some local government in Nasarawa State, the Police has announced the arrest of 145 suspects. This was contained in the fact-sheet made available to the Senate Joint Committee by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, on Friday. Of these suspects, 124 have been charged to court. The rest are under investigation. Part of the report said: “From the beginning of the crisis on 30th December to date, a total of 145 suspects were arrested. Out of which 124 suspects were charged to court while 21 suspects are under investigations and waiting to be charged to court. “Apart from being in constant touch with the governors of Benue and Nasarawa states, the Police Force has intensified deployments with five m...
PDP Faults President Buhari’s Visit To Nasarawa
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PDP Faults President Buhari’s Visit To Nasarawa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe on President Muhammadu Buhari over Tuesday’s visit to Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. The party said failing to pay a condolence visit to the government and people of Benue State given the orgy of mindless killings witnessed therein only to visit neighboring Nasarawa yesterday, was an indication that President Buhari prefers certain parts of the country to others. In a post on its Facebook wall, the party wrote: “We commend Muhammadu Buhari for visiting Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State on the pretence of commissioning special schools, but to commiserate with the people for the killings and the loss of cattle of some herders in the area. “We are however surprised that instead of President Buhari to visit Benue State that h...
Tight Security In Nasarawa For President Buhari’s Visit
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Tight Security In Nasarawa For President Buhari’s Visit

Ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Lafia, Nasarawa state, by President Muhammadu Buhari, security personnel have been deployed in major streets. The police and other personnel of other security agencies have been stationed in strategic locations. They were also stationed in some towns, including Akwanga, Keffi and Karu. Mr. Bello Ahmed, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, had on Monday said over 4,000 personnel were deployed to provide security during the visit. The deployment of the men was to ensure a hitch-free visit of Buhari to the state on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Ahmed, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies to ensure a successful visit of the President to the state. He said about 3,000 officers of the Nig...
Nasarawa Locked Down For Buhari’s Visit
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Nasarawa Locked Down For Buhari’s Visit

Ahead of Tuesday’s visit to Lafia, Nasarawa state, by President Muhammadu Buhari, security personnel have been deployed in major streets. The police and other personnel of other security agencies have been stationed in strategic locations. They were also stationed in some towns, including Akwanga, Keffi and Karu. Mr. Bello Ahmed, Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, had on Monday said over 4,000 personnel were deployed to provide security during the visit. The deployment of the men was to ensure a hitch-free visit of Buhari to the state on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Ahmed, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that the command had put up a robust security arrangement with sister agencies to ensure a successful visit of the President to the state. He said about 3,000 officers of the Nig...
Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 31 In 15 States
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Lassa Fever Death Toll Hits 31 In 15 States

Health minister Isaac Adewole Monday announced that the outbreak of Lassa fever has spread to 15 states, recording 31 deaths. He added that there had been 105 laboratory confirmed cases and three probable cases. The minister told the Emergency National Council of Health in Abuja that cases were recorded in Bauchi, Plateau, Taraba, Nasarawa, Benue, Kogi, Ebonyi, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Edo, Delta, Ondo, Osun and Lagos states. The minister added that 10 health care workers were affected in four states (seven in Ebonyi and with one each in Nasarawa, Kogi and Benue states). Prof Adewole said four health workers died (three in Ebonyi and one in Kogi,) adding that the meeting was summoned to discuss the state of public health challenges in Nigeria with a focus on some of the challenges th...
President Buhari To Review National Security Architecture
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President Buhari To Review National Security Architecture

In a letter to Senate President Bukola Saraki, President Muhammadu Buhari vowed to review the entire national security architecture to tackle the security challenges confronting the country. The letter dated Jan. 25, 2018 was read by Saraki during Wednesday’s plenary. “Action is being initiated and I expect to receive maximum cooperation from the Senate in line with Paragraph Three of the Senate resolutions”, President Buhari wrote. “As I briefed you and the Rt. Hon Speaker when we met on the Jan. 14, several courses of action have been taken prior to the senate resolution. “You may recall that I told you of the following steps taken as soon as the information came to me about the Benue killings. “On Thursday, Jan. 4, I sent the Minister of Interior and the Deputy Inspector-...
Troops Raid Shrine Used By Criminal Militia, Kill Chief Priest
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Troops Raid Shrine Used By Criminal Militia, Kill Chief Priest

The Nigerian Army said Tuesday it killed a native doctor, Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem), who allegedly acted as spiritual counsellor to the wanted armed criminal militia, Akwazar Terwase (alias Gana), in Benue. A statement by Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, on Tuesday, said the suspect was picked up in Tor-Dunga town in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of the state during a raid on his shrine. Mr. Usman a brigadier general, said troops of 707 Special Forces Brigade arrested Gber on Monday during the operation. It will be recalled that Terwase was declared wanted by the security agencies and has been at large since 2016. “Preliminary investigation shows that Tordue Gber (Tiv Swem) acts as spiritual counselor that provides Gana with “diabolical” powers and the shrine...
Governor Al-Makura Condemns Kadarko Killings, Assures Of Adequate Security
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Governor Al-Makura Condemns Kadarko Killings, Assures Of Adequate Security

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has condemned the attack on Kadarko Community in Keana Local Government Area which claimed seven lives on Monday night. Al-Makura, who visited the community on Tuesday with security chiefs in the state, commiserated with families of the victims and the people of the area over the incident. He said the State Government was working to ensure adequate security for the people of the area in the wake of unfortunate events of the last 48 hours in the community. “Suspected cattle rustlers killed 73 cows and abducted two herdsmen on Sunday, while seven villagers were murdered on Monday. “A unit of Mobile Police Force will be deployed to the area in the meantime, with military surveillance to allay the palpable fear and tension in the community. ...
7 Killed In Nasarawa Village
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7 Killed In Nasarawa Village

The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed the killing of seven persons in one night on Kadarko, a village in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.   The commands Public Relations Officer, Mr Kennedy Idirisu, on Tuesday disclosed that the victims were killed by gunmen that invaded the village on Monday.   Idirisu described the incident as, “saddening”, saying that a police team led by a senior officer had been deployed to the area to forestall a recurrence.   Kadarko village was recently attacked by cattle rustlers who killed 73 cows on Sunday.   Two persons were also reported missing after the rustlers’ invasion.   Alhaji Ahmed Bello, the Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa, visited the village on Sunday and assured the herd...
Expert Calls For Proactive Measures On Fight Against Lassa Fever
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Expert Calls For Proactive Measures On Fight Against Lassa Fever

A public health expert, Dr Toni Iken, has called on policy makers at all levels of government to be proactive in the fight against Lassa fever. Iken, the Programme Coordinator, Health Development Initiative, Ibadan, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Ibadan. Lassa fever is an acute viral haemorrhagic fever and infectious disease which occurs frequently in different parts of the country. He said: “Policy makers must always envisage circumstances and make provision for the unseen and unexpected when it comes to infectious diseases like Lassa fever in order to prevent its frequent recurrence. “There is need to provide basic amenities including easy access to quality healthcare, availability of potable water and clean environment,” she...
Enugu Youths Attack APC Over Comments On Ugwuanyi
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Enugu Youths Attack APC Over Comments On Ugwuanyi

The Enugu youths Coalition group has fired the state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC over its recent comments on the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The group went nuclear after the state chairman of the party, Ben Nwoye accused the state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of breaching the nation’s electoral act by posting campaign posters in some areas of the state. In a statement made available to PoliticsNGR, signed by the national coordinator of the group, Edwin Obune, the group said; “The attention of Enugu Youths Coalition has been drawn to a statement attributed to the Enugu State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress in which the state Chairman Mr. Ben Nwoye accused the state governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of violating the nation’s Electoral Act over t...
Herdsmen: States Should Make Anti-Grazing Laws – Senator Ekweremadu
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Herdsmen: States Should Make Anti-Grazing Laws – Senator Ekweremadu

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the best way to end the crisis between herdsmen and farmers is to dump open grazing for ranching. He urged the states to make laws to end open grazing, describing it as “archaic, anachronistic and out of tune with modern society.” Ekweremadu stated this at the House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom, where he delivered a lecture titled, ‘African Politics: The Dynamics and Lessons.’ A statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, quoted Ekweremadu as stating that the Federal Government’s only business in ranching would be the provision of policy direction. The Deputy Senate President said, “I believe that ranching is the way to go rather than open grazing. However, it is for the Federa...
2018 Budget: Federal Govt Earmarks 1.2 Billion To Fight Polio
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2018 Budget: Federal Govt Earmarks 1.2 Billion To Fight Polio

The Federal Government has earmarked N1.2 billion to decisively eradicate polio across the country, according to the proposed 2018 budget. Polio, which can cause paralysis leading to death, has three types which are wild poliovirus type one (WPV1) vaccine derived poliovirus 2(cVDPV2) in Nigeria, underscores the importance of maintaining high levels to minimise the risk and consequences of polio circulation. In July and August, 2016, three cases were detected from Borno State, in children between the two and five years. Two of them developed acute flaccid paralysis while one was asymptomatic, identified as a close contact of a child with AFP. Also, N1 billion is to sort out health emergencies and contagious diseases outbreak such as meningitis, measles, yellow, monkey pox and Lassa...
Benue Youth Forum Decries Proposed Cattle Colonies In Nasarawa, Benue Boarder
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Benue Youth Forum Decries Proposed Cattle Colonies In Nasarawa, Benue Boarder

The Benue Youth Forum, has observed that the proposed cattle colonies to be situated in the Tiv communities living on the borders of Nasarawa and Benue state was an attempt to push the Tiv ethnic groups away from their ancestral homes.   The move according to a statement issued by Terrence Faeren Kuanum,President, Benue Youth Forum was to initiate a communal clash between the communities in Benue and Nasarawa States.     The statement noted, “We see this as an attempt to push the Tiv ethnic groups away from their ancestral homes and also initiate a communal clash between communities in Benue and Nasarawa states.   “We wish to formally state our strong opposition to this deliberate attempt to displace the Tiv of Nasarawa State from their ancestral lands....
19 Die Of Lassa Fever In 10 States
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19 Die Of Lassa Fever In 10 States

Sixteen deaths from Lassa fever have been recorded in the country in three weeks, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Out of 107 suspected cases of the disease, 61 have been confirmed. These figures describe the prevalence of Lassa fever in ten states across Nigeria in January alone. This is as three persons have also died from Lassa fever and seven others have been hospitalised in Imo State, according to the governor, Rochas Okorocha. Governor Okorocha disclosed this when he addressed journalists in Owerri on Wednesday. According to NCDC, the states affected so far are Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, Nasarawa, Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Kogi, Imo, and Lagos. The NCDC, in a statement on Wednesday, disclosed that ten healthcare workers were infected in four states ...
Erosion: Kano Govt To Spend N500m As Counterpart Funding
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Erosion: Kano Govt To Spend N500m As Counterpart Funding

The Kano State Government said it would spend N500 million in 2018 as counterpart funding for the World Bank’s Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP) in the state. The World Bank project is aimed at controlling gully erosion in Nigeria. The state’s Commissioner for environment, Dr Ali Makoda, made this known at the opening of a five-day in-house procurement meeting in Kano on Thursday. The commissioner said that significant progress was recorded in the project in 2017 and that more advancement was expected in 2018. According to him, nine areas have been sampled for the inauguration of the project. He said that five of the nine projects would be pioneered for Watershed Management and four would be sampled for erosion control in some Local Government Areas i...
Nigeria: Transport Fare Increased By 23.99 Percent In December – NBS
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Nigeria: Transport Fare Increased By 23.99 Percent In December – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics(NBS) says the average transport fare paid by commuters across the country increased by 23.99 percent in December 2017. The Bureau disclosed this in its monthly Transport Fare Watch released on Wednesday. It said the average fare for bus journey within the cities across Nigeria increased by 23.99% month-on-month and 14.78% year-on-year to N171.34 in December 2017 from N138.19 in November 2017. The Transport fare watch report for December 2017 covers several categories, namely: bus journey within the city per drop constant route ; bus journey intercity, state route, charge per person; air fare charge for specified routes single journey; journey by motorcycle (Okada) per drop; and waterway passenger transport. According to the statistical office, States w...
Nigerian Student ‘Arrested After Converting To Christianity From Islam’
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Nigerian Student ‘Arrested After Converting To Christianity From Islam’

A Nigerian university student who converted from Islam to Christianity has been arrested by state security forces along with the man who introduced her to Christianity, according to World Watch Monitor (WWM).   The young woman who was arrested last week is Nabila Umar Sanda, 19, a student at Bingham University in Karu, in the central state of Nasarawa. The university is owned by one of Nigeria's major churches, Evangelical Church Winning All.   While studying there she became friends with Simput Dafup, a 33-year-old Christian, who invited her to meet a local church leader, Jeremiah Datim, after she expressed an interest in the faith. Speaking to the press in Jos, the capital of neighbouring Plateau state, Datim explained that after the young woman decided to beco...

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