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CSO demands total ban on smoking in Nollywood scenes

As more youths take to smoking cigarettes, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa, CAPPA, Thursday, demanded total ban on smoking in Nollywood movies as they, directly and indirectly, advertise products of tobacco companies.

COREN commissions Nasarawa office, harps on quality engineering

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) on Thursday commissioned its branch office in Nasarawa State amid warning to engineering practitioners practicing in the state to uphold standards in rendering their services or face sanctions.
Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, has reaffirmed her resolve to fight all forms of violence against women.

Nasarawa first lady restates commitment to fight violence against women

Nasarawa State First Lady, Hajiya Silifat Abdullahi Sule, has reaffirmed her resolve to fight all forms of violence against women.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari reiterates determination to rid Nigeria of terrorists, bandits, kidnappers

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the determination of his administration to work with the general public to rid Nigeria of terrorists, bandits and kidnappers.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari mourns slain Nasarawa Miyetti Allah leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Nasarawa State “over the brutal killing of the leaders of the Miyetti Allah who forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of bandits and kidnappers.”
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Nasarawa government recommits to infrastructural development

Alhaji Yusuf Mada, the Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Infrastructure, says the State Government is committed to the provision of infrastructure to improve the lives of the people.

Catholic priest sponsors 146 weddings in Nasarawa

Rev. Fr. Lawrence Soja-Anyembugu, Parish Priest in charge of St John’s Catholic Church, Awe, Nasarawa state, says he sponsored the weddings of 146 couples from 2018 to 2021.

Nasarawa assemblyman sues for love, peace

Mr Abel Bala, a member representing Nassarawa Eggon West constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, has felicitated Christians with a call to show love and live in unity and peace.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Abdullahi Sule vows to punish killers of Miyetti Allah leaders

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi A. Sule has vowed to work closely with the security agencies to bring to book the criminal elements who killed State Miyetti Allah chairman and those disturbing the peace in the state.

Relatives fault claim bandits killed two Fulani leaders in Nasarawa

A relative to two Fulani group leaders killed on Friday night has countered police claims on the identity of the men and the suspected killers.
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Nasarawa governor cautions against reprisal over killing of MACBAN leaders

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has cautioned against reprisal attack over the killing of two Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) leaders in the state by gunmen.

Expert: Corporal punishment impedes autistic child’s development

Baerbel Jaja, Head, Government Special School, Lafia, Nasarawa State, says corporal and psychological punishments should not be meted to special needs persons.
Reacting to the development, the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Mohammed Matawalle, said he received with shock “the report of an attack by some recalcitrant bandits who unleashed mayhem on innocent people” in Kabasa village of Magami district.

Group rejects gold for arms use of Zamfara aircraft

A Non Governmental Organization (NGO), the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Development, has described as hoax and lie from the pit of hell, the allegations that Zamfara State Governor, Bello Mattawalle, was using an aircraft to take out gold and bring in arms and ammunitions for bandits.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Nasarawa governor: Southerner should succeed President Buhari for peace in Nigeria

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has said a Southerner should succeed President Muhamadu Buhari.
An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.

Appeal Court declares indictment of SSG by assembly illegal, null, of no effect

An Appeal Court in Makurdi on Thursday held that the indictment of the former Secretary to the Government of the state (SSG), Aliyu Tijani, for alleged N248.5million fraud, is illegal, null and of no effect.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian Army denies ‘lopsided’ recruitment in favour of North

The publication alleged that the list of successful candidates for Short Service Commission 47 Selection Board, which was published on March 26, 2021, was dominated by candidates of Northern extraction while the South-East had the fewest candidates.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Woman arraigned for ‘N2.2 million visa fraud’

An agent, Esther Samuel, who allegedly defrauded two people of N2.2 million to secure Schengen and Japanese visas, on Monday appeared in an Upper Area Court, Mpape, Abuja.
Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government has concluded plans to place Nasarawa State on the global tourism map.

Minister: Nigerian government to place Nasarawa on global tourism map

Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government has concluded plans to place Nasarawa State on the global tourism map.
Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has denied media report credited to him that the dislodged Boko Haram insurgents are regrouping in his state, particularly on the Benue-Nasarawa border.

Nasarawa governor charges journalists on patriotism

The governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has on Sunday tasked journalists to continue to be patriotic while carrying on their official duties with the purpose of ensuring peace, unity and development of the country.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

We prefer more lucrative kidnapping to rearing cows – suspects

Two members of a suspected six-man gang of kidnappers who abducted three people, including a nurse and two patients, from a hospital were recently nabbed by officers of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police.

APC youth group urges party leaders to endorse Senator Al-Makura as national chairman

The National leadership of All Progressive Congress (APC) National Youth Vanguard, has called on the APC national leaders, stakeholders, state leaders, women and youths to endorse former governor of Nasarawa state, Sen. Tanko Al-Makura as National Chairman of APC.
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.

Nasarawa gold mining: Minister warns against Zamfara experience

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, yesterday said the ministry had resolved to avoid a repeat of the Zamfara State experience in Nasarawa State, in which bandits were largely in charge of the gold mining in that state (Zamfara).

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Sheikh Ahmad Gumi says the easiest and safest way to end insecurity in the north is to negotiate peace with the bandits that have turned the region into a killing field.

Sheik Gumi: It’s easier to meet bandits than President Buhari

According to Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesman of Northern Elders’ Forum, Gumi told stakeholders in the region that he had made fruitless efforts to meet with the president over the rising insecurity.
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Coordinator of Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ), Comrade Sheriff Mulade, has stated that Chevron Nigeria Limited failure to accept responsibility for the Gbaramatu oil spill was a deliberate plan to undermine the wellbeing and environment of the people living in the affected communities.
A Spain-bound suspected drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4 April 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750kg with a street value of N423m.

Man excretes N423 million cocaine at Lagos airport

A Spain-bound suspected drug trafficker, Okonkwo Chimezie Henry, arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja Lagos on Easter day, Sunday 4 April 2021, has excreted a total of 113 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.750kg with a street value of N423m.
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has rejected the recent poor rating of Nigeria in its anti-corruption campaign by Transparency International (TI).

President Buhari mourns slain Nasarawa Miyetti Allah leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Nasarawa State “over the brutal killing of the leaders of the Miyetti Allah who forged a strategic partnership with the government against the menace of bandits and kidnappers.”