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Nasarawa youths call for inclusion in governor-elect’s cabinet

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Nasarawa State Chapter, has advised the state governor-elect, Alhaji Abdullahi Sule to include youths as members of his cabinet.

Nasarawa speaker drums support for new Emir of Lafia

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, has called on people of the state to support the new Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage (rtd), to enable his succeed in his new assignment as a traditional ruler.

Lafia gets new emir, two other monarchs

Justice Sidi Bage has been selected as the new Emir of Lafia after a long crisis within the emirate council in Lafia, Nasarawa State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lauded Nigerians for curbing excessive taste for foreign products, which has positioned the country for food self-sufficiency, and resulted into savings of over $21 billion.

President Buhari mourns as Emir of Lafia passes on

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, said he has received with “profound sadness,” news of the passing of the Emir of Lafia, Isah Mustapha Agwai I.

Nasarawa council polls: Emir of Lafia tasks NASIEC on credible election

The Emir of Lafia in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Mustapha Agwai, has urged Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission to conduct credible council elections in the state on May 26.

Ex-Governor Akwe-Doma’s death a personal loss – Umaru Al-Makura

Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has described the death of Alhaji Aliyu Akwe-Doma, a former governor of the state and his predecessor, as a personal loss.

My govt won’t tolerate barbaric acts – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to Nigerians to refrain from attacks and wanton killing of people, noting that his administration would not tolerate these barbaric acts.

In Pictures: President Buhari in Nasarawa on working visit

President Muhammadu Buhari arrives Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State for a day working visit.

Equating lives of cattle with humans, height on impunity – Tiv group

The Tiv Socio-cultural group, Mdzough u Tiv, has said that equating human lives with the lives of cattle was the height of insensitivity, brutality and impunity.

Benue killings: Governor Al-Makura, monarchs deny harbouring killer herdsmen in Nasarawa

Governor Tanko Al-Makura and other stakeholders in Nasarawa State have denied the allegation by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue that Nasarawa State is harbouring killer herdsmen in Tunga, Awe local Government Area.

Herdsmen killings: I stand by my word on communal clashes – IGP Ibrahim idris

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has explained that he stood by his words that the Fulani herdsmen attack which left many of people killed, houses burnt remain a communal clash.

Nigeria repositions to harness opportunities in minerals

Towards harnessing international opportunities for Nigeria’s barite and metallic minerals, the Solid Minerals Development Fund (SMDF) is to hold a Strategic Roundtable Workshop for the North-Central Zone , in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

Groups allege plot by Fulani herdsmen to attack Benue

Some ethnic groups in Benue State have accused the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria of plotting to attack residents of the state.

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Ligue 1 will continue in France, despite the announcement of a new national lockdown by President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday.

Ligue 1 to continue despite new national lockdown

France has taken dramatic steps to curb the rapid growth of Covid-19 infections in the country in recent days, as more than 250,000 new cases were confirmed in the last week according to John Hopkins University, with non-essential business and services to be closed.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank gives update on N75 billion youth investment fund

The Central Bank of Nigeria has released guidelines for implementation of the proposed N75 billion Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF).
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

NGO urges Senate to hold public hearing on Lekki shootings

Nigerian Lives Matter, a South Africa-based NGO, has called on the Senate to immediately conduct public hearing into Lekki Toll Gate shootings to unravel what happened during the EndSARS protest.

Spotify surges past 300 million users after successful Russia launch

Spotify now has 320 million monthly active users and 144 million paid subscribers, an increase of 29 and 27 percent respectively year-over-year, the company announced in its latest earnings release. User growth was driven by marketing campaigns in India, as well as the service’s launch in Russia and 12 surrounding markets. The company called Russia its “most successful new market launch to date.”
French forensics officers arrive at the site of a knife attack in Nice. Valéry Hache-AFP-Getty

Knifeman kills three in suspected terror attack at French church

A man wielding a knife at a church in the French city of Nice killed three people, slitting the throat of at least one, and injured several others before being apprehended by police, officials said Thursday.