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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NASARAWA WORKERS TO GET 100% SALARY BEFORE SALLAH AS COMMISSIONERS GET NEW CARS

……As Commissioners Get New Cars BY DONATUS NADI,  Lafia Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state has assured that workers in the employ of the state government would get full payment of their salaries before the September 1st Sallah day to enable them prepare for the holy feast. Almakura made this known on Tuesday  while presenting keys of brand new cars to members of his ‘Legacy Team’ for their dedication and excellence. According to him ”  Every State civil servant will from today access his or her salary which will…

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SUSPECTED CASES OF VIRAL HEPATITIS KILLS 5 IN NASARAWA

Umar Muhammed, Lafia No fewer than five people were said to have lost their lives to a disease suspected to be viral hepatitis, which broke out in Marhai community in the Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. Investigation by our correspondent showed that blood samples of about 100 persons had been taken by officials to ascertain the cause of the illness. Viral hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. According to doctors, the disease spreads in different ways, including through sex, sharing of needles and the consumption of unclean…

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BREAKING: GUNMEN ABDUCT EX-MINISTER IN NASARAWA

The police command in Nasarawa State has confirmed the abduction of a former Minister of Labour and Productivity, Mr. Hussaini Akwanga. Akwanga served during the administration of President Olusegun Obasanjo but was removed on Dec. 4, 2003, following an alleged $214 million national identity card scam. The spokesman for the Nasarawa State Police Command, DSP. Kennedy Idirisu, who confirmed the abduction in Lafia on Wednesday, said that Akwanga was kidnapped by gunmen at his farm on Wamba Road in Akwanga on Aug. 22. Akwanga town is about 46km north of…

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