CONVID-19: Nasarawa Records 4 Deaths

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia *Lifts Ban on Churches Mosques. Nasarawa state government says it has recorded four deaths with a total number of 91 coronavirus cases since the outbreak of the disease in the state. At a news briefing in Lafia, the state capital, commissioner of Health, Pharm. Ahmed Yahaya disclosed this after a joint council meeting presided over by governor Abdullahi Sule, at the government House on Thursday. He explained that 30 patients have been cured of the disease while 39 patients with active cases were in stable conditions.…

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Nasarawa State Assembly indicts SSG.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Tuesday, indicted the current Secretary to The Government of Nasarawa State (SSG) Alhaji Aliyu Ahmed Tijjani in a report of an Ad-hoc committee set up by the House to investigating him over alleged over N1 bn released in 2018 for the renovation /fencing of Secondary schools projects in 2018 in the state. The House also brecommended the that the the SSG who held sway as commissioner for Education that time to refund over N248.5 million as unaccounted funds to the…

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Nasarawa state House of Assembly Loses sergeant-at-arms

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The Sergeant at Arm, Nasarawa state House of Asembly, Alhaji Aliyu Bako Maigida is dead. He died at the Comprehensive Healthcare Center (PHC) at Kwandere, Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital, at the age of 69. The speaker of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, in a press statement signed by his press secretary, Jibrin Gwamna, described the death of the late Sergeant -At Arm as painful and a colossal loss. The statement read in parts: ” on behalf of the principal officers,…

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COVID-19 : Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Holds Virtual Meeting for Kano And Kaduna Heads of Clusters.

By Ben A Sako The Centre for Citizens with Disabilities , today Friday held a virtual meeting for heads of clusters of different associations of people living with disabilities. The meeting was for both Kano and Kaduna states and had a resource person in Dr Ejike Orji. In his opening remark, David O. Anyaele, Executive Director,  CCD said that “I’m pleased to welcome you to this Webinar on Covid-19 and Nigerians with Disabilities. Among us for this webinar are States Chairmen of Joint National Associations of Persons with Disabilities (CCD)…

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Pensioners may wait for Eternity for Gratuity- Gov. Sule

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia *considers downward review of 2O2O Budget. Pensioners in Nasarawa state hoping to get their N40bn backlog of gratuity owed them may have to wait indefinitely. This he said, he was considering a downward review of 2O2O budget. The reason being that the state governor, Abdullahi Sule said his administration may spend the whole term In office without getting the money to pay the gratuity. He made this public Thursday during a media chat at the Government House in continuation of activities marking his one year in…

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Nasarawa State CAN Chairman Abductors demands N20m Ransom

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia The gumen who abducted chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, have demanded N20m ransome. The kidnappers eportedly forced themselves Bishop Masin’s residence at Bukan Sidi in Lafia, the state capital at about 11 pm yesterday and took him away. Family sources said the gunmen rode to the compound on motorcycles and forced themselves into the compound and took him away. Confirming the development in telephone interview, vice chaiman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state, Pastor…

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Gov Sule flags off N2.6 Modern Bus Terminal in Mafia.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia. Governor of Nasarawa state , Abdullahi Sule, Wednesday flagged off construction of N1.26bn modern bus terminal in Lafia, the state capital in continuation of activities lined up to celebrate his one yeary in office. The bus terminal which designed to have: Restaurant, bank, travellers launge, security out post and Waste disposal is to be completed in 40 weeks. Governor Sule also Inaugurated a 2000 CBT/ JAMB professional Testing centers in Lafia and Inspected new Presidential Lounge and Isolation center at Shabu. Speaking during the flag off…

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Gov. Sule Inaugurates multi million naira neighborhood market

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Governor of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule on Tuesday, Inaugurated a multi million naira neighborhood market at Gudi in continuation of activities marking his one year in office. The governor also Inaugurated a 4 block of classrooms at Government secondary school in Gudi funded by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspected onging consturction of a15 kilometer Sisinbaki-Farin Ruwa road in Wamba local government Area of th state. Sule also Inaugurated one kilometer township road at Akwanga which was constructed by the council chairman of Akwanga Local…

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Governor Sule preaches Love at Salah.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Governor of Nasarawa state, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule has urged Muslims to sustain the lessons of love, unity, sacrifice, patience and peaceful coexistence learnt during the Ramadan as they celebrate this year’s Eid El Fitr. He gave the admonition on Sunday when fielding questions from newsmen shortly after taking part in the Eid prayer held at his country home in Gudi, Akwanga local government Area of the state. ” I call on you to sustain the 30 days of faith 30 days of sacrifice 30 days committment…

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Gov. Sule of Nasarawa rolls out Drum to mark 1st yr in Office.

By Takuruku Emmanuel, Lafia Nasarawa state government has rolled out activities to celebrate one Anniversary of governor Abdullahi Sule in office come 29 May. Parts of the activities include; Inauguration of some completed projects and flag off of new project to include, Lafia bus terminal, 25 kilometer Maraba Udege road and commissioning of JAMB office on Lafia. At a news briefing on Friday in Lafia, the state capital, the state’s deputy governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, disclosed that the celebration would be low key due to coronavorus pandemic. He disclosed that…

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