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 […]

Nasarawa Impeachment: Tension in Lafia as self-exiled PDP lawmakers storm return

By Our Reporter on August 18, 2014 · Breaking News, Trending (LAFIA) Palpable tension has gripped Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, after the Peoples Democratic Party’s lawmakers in the  state House of Assembly, who fled the state weeks ago, returned in a long vehicles of cars led by siren blaring outriders. The legislators, who fled […]

Nasarawa House, CJ set to clash over Al-Makura

Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al-Makura | credits: The Nasarawa State House of Assembly and the state Chief Judge, Justice Justice Sulaiman Dikko, may be heading for a showdown over the composition of the seven-man panel put in place to investigate allegations of wrongdoing by Governor Tanko Al-Makura. The assembly wants Dikko to dissolve the […]

Al-Makura meets Jonathan over impeachment threat (To beg?)

eets Jonathan over impeachment threat By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, Abuja on July 22, 2014 · National President Goodluck Jonathan, at the weekend, met with embattled Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, during which he told the governor that he had no hand in his current travails. Impeachment move has been instituted against Al-Makura by members of […]

No second term for Gov. Almakura —Senator Ewuga

By Levinus Nwabughiogu Solomon Ewuga is the senator  representing Nasarawa North in the Senate. He is said to have provided the “platform”upon which Umaro Tanko Almakura stood to become the governor of Nasarawa State in 2011. Meanwhile, things have changed and Ewuga  has jilted their common political party, the APC, for the PDP. In this […]

Scores killed as soldiers kill Fulani herdsmen in Nasarawa

Scores of people were on Thursday killed in a Fulani settlement near Keana, in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State in a gun duel between soldiers and suspected Fulani cattle breeders. Many were also said to have been wounded during the incident which occurred barely 24 hours after the military deployed troops in Benue […]

Mark, CD, indemnity killing of policemen in Nasarawa

President of the Senate, David Mark, on Sunday, described the level of insecurity in the country as “intolerable”. In a statement, Mark particularly flayed the killings of policemen in Nassarawa State, saying the action was unacceptable. He said, “The situation has degenerated to an intolerable level and exposes everybody to danger. The continued loss of […]

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