New Islamist sect, Hakika emerges in Nasarawa

By David Odama LAFIA-THERE is fear is Nasarawa State, following the emergence of a new sect known as Hakika, operating in Total Local Government Area of the state. The group, with members claiming to be Islamist saints, is currently occupying a large expanse of the forest in the area. At a meeting in Lafia, Alhaji […]

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue

11 Nasarawa herdsmen reportedly murdered in Benue — 8th April 2018 Linus Oota, Lafia About 11 Fulani herdsmen from Nasarawa State were on Saturday murdered in their cold blood in Yelwater, a border town in Benue State by men suspected to be Tiv militias. Our correspondent gathered that the herdsmen hail from Kendeh village, Awe […]

Police arrest Nasarawa monarch for robbery

UMAR MUHAMMED A 50-year-old district head of Dagachi Bukan-Sidi, Lafia, Mohammed Agabi, has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Police Command for his alleged involvement in a robbery activity in the state. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawal Shehu, speaking during a parade of the suspect in Lafia, said the district head was arrested […]

55 Corps members released after being held hostage for 24 hours in Nasarawa

By Abel Daniel LAFIA – Not less than 55 Corps members and staff of INEC deployed to serve as presiding officers were held hostage for 24 hours in Assakio, Ashige and Adogi in Lafia local government area on Saturday. The corps members who were rescued by security men and brought to the INEC Headquarter in […]

Lokoja-Abuja road blocked as Abuja residents leave in droves (once again, is it war or elections?)

The Lokoja-Abuja Expressway was on Friday at a standstill for many hours as voters make their way from the Federal Capital Territory to various parts of the country for the March 28 poll. The Lokoja end of the road, our correspondent observed, was blocked for more than 10 hours with men of the Federal Road […]

Emir urges politicians to accept election results in good faith

The Emir of Wamba in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Musa Nagogo, on Thursday urged politicians to accept the outcome of the March 28 and April 11 elections in good faith. Nagogo made the call during an interview with newsmen at Wamba Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. “Leadership as an act of God; God gives power to […]

Jonathan vs Buhari: How they stand in 36 States, FCT

State-by-state projection of their chances With the presidential election just around the corner, our correspondents write that the battle, which is a straight one between President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari, may spring some surprises As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting […]

Tambuwal, Ambode, others win APC governorship ticket

  Tambuwal, Ambode, others win APC governorship ticket FOR the All Progressives Congress the 2015 contests got underway on Thursday with state chapters electing their governorship candidates. The APC governorship candidates for the 2015 polls, as they emerged on Thursday, include Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto); a Fellow of the Institute […]

Armed herdsmen kill 32 villagers in Nasarawa

No fewer than 32 people were feared dead on Sunday evening when gunmen suspected to Fulani insurgents gunned down some Eggon villagers in an ambush at Arikya-Soni  in Lafia East Development Area of Nasarawa State at about 3pm. It was gathered that the villager were returning from from their farm when the suspected Fulani gunmen, […]

Maku quits Jonathan’s cabinet October 20

Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, on Sunday confirmed that he would quit the Federal Executive Council on October 20. Maku said his decision to cease to be a minister was to allow him pursue his ambition of becoming the governor of Nassarawa State in 2015. He spoke during a thanksgiving service he organised at […]

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