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Police debunk bomb rumour in Lafia

Police debunk bomb rumour in Lafia

The Police in Nasarawa on Friday said the loud sound heard in Lafia on Thursday was not a bomb explosion. ASP Numan Ismaila, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in the State, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lafia that the sound came from bust tyre of a trailer. He confirmed that there was a

APC wins Nasarawa federal constituency re-run election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Abubakar Sarki-Dahiru of has won the Nasarawa State re-run election for the Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representatives. Announcing the result in Lafia on Sunday, Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the election, Mr. Uji Francis said Dahiru scored

EFCC: How former governor Akwe Doma, SSG conspired to siphon funds

The trial of former governor of Nasarawa state Aliyu Akwe Doma, Timothy Anthony Anjide and Dauda Egwa before Justice Agatha A. Okeke of the Federal High Court, Lafia continued on Monday, February 23, 2015, with Solomon Katsa, a prosecution witness, telling the court that there was no memo to back payments authorised from the state

Jonathan denies Maku’s claims, says PDP does not engage anti-party activities

President Goodluck Jonathan has disowned comments by former Minister, Labaran Maku, who announced that the President supported him in his quest to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), insisting he acted alone. Jonathan also made it clear that he cannot be involved in anti-party activities against his party’s norms

INEC: Hoodlums snatch PVC’s, voter register in Nasarawa

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama on Sunday disclosed that some hoodlums attacked INEC ad-hoc staff at Agyaragu village in Nasarawa state and snatched a ballot box containing the PVC’s and voter register of that unit. Makama told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview that the hoodlums were

Suspected Okada thief set ablaze by angry mob in Nasarawa

An unidentified man alleged to have stolen a motorcycle(Okada), was set ablaze by angry youths at about noon in the Masaka area of Nasarawa state on Sunday. The incident occurred after the Masaka U-Turn in the neighbouring Nasarawa state by the roadside near Pantaker market at about 12:20pm. An eyewitness, who witnessed how the incident

Nasarawa Violence: 32 killed as gunmen ambush displaced persons retuning home

Gunmen on Sunday morning ambushed travellers along Arikye Village in Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, killing at least 32 of them, according to body counts done by PREMIUM TIMES. The victims, who had been displaced from their homes due to the violence in the state, were said to be returning when the attack occurred. Governor

Nasarawa teachers lock out council chairman, secretary

Members of the Akwanga Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Nasarawa State on Thursday locked up the offices of the chairman and secretary of the Akwanga Local Government Council. The teachers staged a protest over non-release of their bio-data capturing forms by the Council Chairman, Mr Abashiya Koto. The protesters, who converged

Gov. Al-Makura sacks 8 commissioners, 5 aides

Gov. 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

Two suspected female robbers arraigned in Mararaba, Nasarawa State

Two women on Friday appeared before a Mararaba Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged house-breaking and theft. They are Aisha Adamu, 30, of Tudun Woda and Ada Oche, 30, of Orange Market, Mararaba. They are facing a three-count charge of house-breaking, theft and receiving stolen property. The prosecutor, Mr Samuel Okoro, told the court that Hannah

Al-Makura refuses to be served impeachment notice *Says lawmakers were bribed by Presidency

Governor Tanko Almakura of Nassarawa State, Monday tactically avoided being served an impeachment notice delivered by the Clerk of the Nasarawa House of Assembly, Ego Meikeffi even as staff of the Governor’s office were ordered not to receive the letter. The Nasarawa State House of Assembly had earlier directed its Clerk to serve the governor

Nasarawa Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Governor Al-Makura

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings on Gover‎nor Umaru Al-Makura. The Assembly on Monday directed its Clerk‎, Ego Maikeffi, to serve Mr. Al-Makura with the impeachment notice for alleged gross misconduct and misappropriation of funds. The notice was signed by 20 of the 24 lawmakers in the state during a sitting

Unknown killers slaughter 4 okada riders in Nasarawa, take away motorcycles

Unknown assailants Wednesday night, laid ambush for commercial motorcyclists, popularly called okada riders, in Koroduma I, One-Man village, a suburb of Nasarawa state, killing four of them and making away with their motorcycles. The Nigerian Times learnt that incident is the latest in series of attacks on okada riders operating in the area. One-Man village