• Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    Gunmen Kidnap The Two Wives Of Nasarawa State Commissioner

    Gunmen on Thursday night abducted the two wives of Nasarawa State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Aliyu Tijani, from his residence in Nasarawa town.

    Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq-Bello, who confirmed the incident on Friday, said the police was on the trail of the kidnappers and would soon apprehend them.

    He said, “We are aware of the abduction and as we speak now, we have gotten information about their location and we are closing in on them.”

    When contacted […]

  • Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    Nasarawa CJ pardons 23 inmates

    According to reports, the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Dikko, has granted pardon to 23 awaiting trial inmates in Laifa, Wamba, Keffi and Nasarawa prisons.

    Dikko gave the figure on Friday at the Nasarawa Prisons, Nasarawa Local Government Area, while briefing newsmen at the end of his four-day tour of prison formations across the state.

    Dikko said that out of the 23, nine were from Lafia Prison, two from Wamba Prison, eight from Keffi Prison and four from Nasarawa Prison.

    He […]

  • Nasarawa sacks five principals for charging fees from students

    Nasarawa sacks five principals for charging fees from students

    According to reports, the Nasarawa State Government says it has removed five principals from different schools for charging fees from students.

     

    Ramatu Ajuji-Abubakar, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, made this known during an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lafia on Tuesday.

    “From our investigation so far, we discovered and have removed five principals of different schools for charging students fees,” she said.

    She further threatened to sanction any principal in public schools caught collecting fees from students.

    According […]

  • Police lose Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa

    Police lose Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa

    Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has commiserated with police authority over the death of the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations in the state, Mr Usman Sabo-Longlong.

    In a condolence message signed on his behalf by his Special Assistant, Media, Tukur Ahmed, the governor described the death of the officer as ‘tragic’.

    “The death of the late DCP, Operations, is a great loss, not only to the police family, but the people of the state and the country in […]

  • Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    The Comptroller of Prisons in Nasarawa State, Ekwere Ekanem, has lamented the deplorable living condition of convicts and those awaiting trials for various offences in prisons across the state.

    Ekanem spoke yesterday when he visited the state office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia, the state capital.

    He regretted the absence of rehabilitation programmes for the inmates while in custody.

    According to Ekanem, the total number of prisoners in Nasarawa is 1,663 with just 520 convicted while 1,143 persons are […]

  • Man, 31, arraigned in Nasarawa for N1.4m land fraud

    Man, 31, arraigned in Nasarawa for N1.4m land fraud

    A 31-year-old, Zephania Shamsi, who allegedly defrauded a woman of N1.4 million on the pretext of selling land to him, was on Thursday in Mararaba, Nasarawa State, released on bail in the sum of N100, 000.

    Shamsi, who resides near ECWA Church, Aso in Mararaba, is facing a two-count charge of criminal conspiracy and cheating before a Mararaba Upper Area Court.

    Prosecutor Fabiyi Olusegun told the court that the complainant, Mrs Onyeka Okafor of Abacha Road, Mararaba, reported the incident at the […]

  • Police detectives set to storm Dogara’s multi-billion Farms in Nasarawa

    Police detectives set to storm Dogara’s multi-billion Farms in Nasarawa

    The Police Special Investigation team probing the alleged padding of the 2016 budget by Principal Officers of the House of Representatives as claimed by former Appropriation Chairman, Abdulmumin Jibrin has not decided to take any tough stance or action against the Speaker of the House of Representatives or the four invited Principal officers of the House because it is still working to reconcile the myriads of allegations made against the house leadership by Hon. Jibrin.

    The disclosure was made just as […]

  • Two Chinese abducted in Nasarawa regain freedom

    Two Chinese abducted in Nasarawa regain freedom

    The police say the two Chinese abducted by gunmen at Ajage Village in Nasarawa Local Government on Aug. 5 have regained freedom.

    The spokesman for the police in Nasarawa State, Ismaila Numan, made this known to journalists in Lafia on Tuesday.

    Mr. Numan added that the victims were released by their abductors following sustained pressure from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and the Police Mobile Force.

    Mr. Numan named the freed men as Jien Yung and Wen So Ping attached to West African […]

  • Eight policemen, NSCDC officers arrested over Nasarawa workers’ killing

    Eight policemen, NSCDC officers arrested over Nasarawa workers’ killing

    No fewer than six police officers and two officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Nasarawa State have been apprehended in connection with the shooting of two civil servants who had been protesting a 50 per cent salary cut by the state government.

    The civil servants were among thousands of workers who were waiting at the Government House gate for the outcome of negotiations by the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress led by its President, Ayuba Wabba, […]

  • Two Chinese kidnapped in Nasarawa

    Two Chinese kidnapped in Nasarawa

    The police in Nasarawa State say two Chinese attached to West African Polaris Investment have been kidnapped in Agada village, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

    Police Public Relations Officer Ismail Noman told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lafia that, XJieng AI Jung, 50 and Wenso Ping, 45, were ambushed by unknown gunmen at about 2.28pm on the their way to Abuja.

    He said that although the gunmen, wielding sophisticated weapons, were still at large, the police had […]

  • Nasarawa has spent N1.6bn on salary augmentation in 2016 – Gov. Al-Makura

    Nasarawa has spent N1.6bn on salary augmentation in 2016 – Gov. Al-Makura

    Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, said the state government expended over N1.6 billion to augment salaries of workers and other overhead costs between January and May this year.

    Al-Makura, who made this known in Lafia, yesterday, through his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Ahmed Tukur, told newsmen that the state got net allocation of N9.74 billion from the federation account and expanded N11.4 billion on staff salaries and overhead to ministries, departments and agencies.

    He explained that the state […]