NASARAWA SUBEB BLOWS 45MIL TO TRAIN 1,000 TEACHERS IN 5 DAYS

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa The Nasarawa State Universal Basic Education Board has explained how it spent N45 million in one week to train one thousand primary school teachers. The Board made this disclosure in response to a Freedom of Information request by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), asking it to disclose how “the government spent Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) funds on primary school education between 2015 and 2019.” This development was disclosed today in a statement by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare. The government’s response followed FOI…

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KIDNAPPERS NOW TRAIL PEOPLE TO THEIR VILLAGES IN NASARAWA

Kidnappers in Nasarawa State have shunned major roads and deviced new means of trailing their victims to remote villages to get them kidnapped. Investigation by our  correspondent shows that in the last few weeks, virtually all the kidnappings that took place in the state, were in remote areas. For instance, in the early hours of yesterday (Sunday), a business man, Alhaji Sarki and his wife who reside in Angwan Sabo Kudi, an outskirt of Toto town were kidnapped by unknown persons. In the same vein, last week, two brothers Nasiru…

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GUNMEN INVADE NASARAWA COMMISSIONER’S RESIDENCE KILL 400-LEVEL UNDERGRADUATE

Igbawase Ukumba in Lafia Unknown gunmen in the early hours of yesterday invaded the residence of the Nasarawa State’s Commissoner for Higher Education, Chief Clement Uhembe, and killed a 400-level student of the Federal University, Lafia, Terlumum Hemba. The incident was reported to have occurred at Kaduna Koro area, a suburb of Lafia, the state capital, along the Lafia – Makurdi highway at about 1.00 a.m. Narrating the incident to journalists in Lafia yesterday, an eyewitness who simply identified himself as Daddy, said the gunmen arrived the commissioner’s residence at about…

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GUNMEN ATTACK NASARAWA VILLAGE, KILL 2

    Gunmen on Friday attacked Gwanje community in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, killing two persons in the process. The State Police Commissioner, CP Bola Longe, confirmed the incident on Saturday to Channels Television. He said two bodies were found on Saturday when the police visited the scene of the incident following the attack on the village the previous day. The attack comes days after two persons were killed in a fight that broke out between some groups in Yeskwa community, Karu Local Government Area. The incident occurred…

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WORKERS DISRUPT COURT SITTING, CHASE AWAY LAWYERS JUDGES IN NASARAWA

JOhn Owen Nwachukwu  Nasarawa State Chapter of the Judicial Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), on Thursday disrupted court sittings and chased out litigants and lawyers who appeared in courts in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state. NAN reports that the courts shut down by the unionists include: the High Court, Upper Area Court, Chief Magistrates’ Court, Grade I Area court, all in Akwanga Local Government Area of the State. Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Mr Solomon Iyigulu, the state Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the union,…

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MORE THAN 3,000 PEOPLE KILLED BY BANDITS IN ZAMFARA SINCE CRISIS BEGAN

Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari has revealed that 3,526 persons in the state have been killed by armed bandits in the last five years. This was revealed during a town hall meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday, attended by Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police (IGP), traditional and community leaders, herds men and farmers. Abdullahi Shinkafi, secretary to the state government (SSG), who represented the governor revealed that “nearly 500 villages” have been destroyed by the attackers. “over 13,000 hectares of farmlands were either destroyed or made…

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MAN KIDNAPPED ON WEDDING DAY IN NASARAWA

The last two weeks have witnessed serial kidnappings and murder in Nasarawa state, especially in Nasarawa local government, as one Kamilu Dalhatu of Bursery Department of the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was kidnapped alongside three of his friends on his wedding day. They were kidnapped on Saturday, 16th March, 2019 on their way to Nasarawa from Udege-Mbeki having attended the wedding ceremony. They were later released after their families paid an undisclosed amount to the abductors as ransom. In a related development, Alhaji Jibrin M. Usman, the Managing Director, Nasarawa Micro…

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NASARAWA ASSEMBLY SPEAKER DESIGNATE LOSES ELECTION TO SDP

By David Odama In the permutations of the powers that be, he was supposed to be the next Speaker of NASARAWA State House of Assembly, even when he had not won the election to be in the House. Such was their confidence that they believed nothing could change it. Former  Nasarawa state Commissioner , Eng. Wada Yahaya Mohammed on Saturday however lost to the candidate of the Social Democratic Party SDP, Suleiman Abdulaziz Dankadi who pulled 7527 to best Wada Yahaya Mohammed of APC with 7506, Monday Nuhu Thomas of…

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AL MAKURA TO EMPLOY 2,000 GRADUATES INTO NASARAWA CIVIL SERVICE

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura said it will begin the employment of 2,000 graduates into its civil service. The governor made this announcement during a capacity building training for Nasarawa civil servants, saying the employment of 2,000 graduates which will be drawn from all local government areas of the state will minimise youth restiveness in the state. During the training, ChannelsTV reports that Nasarawa civil servants across all cadres gathered at the Ta’al conference hall for the capacity training programme, which was organised by the state government in collaboration…

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NASARAWA LAWMAKER LEADS PROTEST AGAINST POOR ELECTRICITY SUPPLY IN THE STATE

Umar Muhammed, Lafia A member representing Akwanga South at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Kassim Mohammed, has led a protest against poor electricity supply in the state. The protest, which was organised by the youth wing of Mada Development Association, had youths from Akwanga, Nasarawa-Eggon and Wamba local government areas. Addressing the protesters, Mohammed said he decided to join the protest in solidarity with his people against the exploitation by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company. He said, “This situation cannot be allowed to continue; so, I am calling on…

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