Nasarawa state

  • HealthUnveiling Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness beyond headlines

    Unveiling Nigeria’s epidemic preparedness beyond headlines

    In the lush fields of Nasarawa State, 43-year-old Mrs. Mariamu Jubril was tirelessly nurturing crops that sustained her family. However, a silent battle raged—one that would test her resilience. Jubril recounts how it all began with a persistent fever accompanied by bone aches and fatigue, which she initially dismissed as a common sickness. “However, as days stretched into weeks, my…

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  • economyNasarawa traditional ruler appeals for construction of Adogi/Feferuwa/Arikiya road

    Nasarawa traditional ruler appeals for construction of Adogi/Feferuwa/Arikiya road

    Alhaji Usman Abbas, a second-class traditional ruler in Nasarawa State, has appealed for the construction of the Adogi/Feferuwa/Arikya road in Lafia LG to boost the agricultural and socio-economic base of the people. The traditional ruler, who is “Sarkin Arikiya,” made the appeal when he, in the company of the lawmaker representing Lafia North constituency, Mr. Esson Mairiga, visited the Speaker…

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  • economyWhy I established Nacabs, Abuluya Initiative Foundation – Founder

    Why I established Nacabs, Abuluya Initiative Foundation – Founder

    Mr. David Abuluya says he decided to establish the “Nacabs and Abuluya Initiative Foundation” to empower orphans, widows, less privileged people, and other people in the country. This, he said, was to improve their standard of living and give them a sense of belonging to the country. Abuluya, fielding questions from newsmen on Friday in Akwanga, said that the NGO…

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  • General NewsEaster: Nasarawa CAN urges sacrifice for Nigeria’s development

    Easter: Nasarawa CAN urges sacrifice for Nigeria’s development

    Rev. Paul Makama, Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, has called on Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice for development to thrive in the country. Makama made the call during a rally organised by the association to mark the Easter celebration in Akwanga on Monday. He pointed out that the country could…

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  • HealthGov Sule approves N500m for health insurance in 2024

    Gov. Sule approves N500m for health insurance in 2024

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa has approved N500 million as the counterpart fund to the Nasarawa State Health Insurance Agency (NASHIA) for the 2024 fiscal year to provide affordable healthcare services to the people. Dr. Gaza Gwamna, State Commissioner for Health, made the disclosure at the flag-off of the NASHIA enrollment exercise for the judicial staff of Nasarawa on Tuesday…

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  • HealthFG builds capacity of frontline workers, stakeholders to provide MIYCN services

    FG builds capacity of frontline workers, stakeholders to provide MIYCN services

    The Federal Government is building the capacity of frontline workers and stakeholders to provide optimal Maternal, Infant, and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN) communication and services to Nigerians. The eight-day capacity building taking place at the National Training of Trainers on MIYCN in Keffi, Nasarawa State, is to help the trainers understand and learn how to implement and promote different feeding…

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  • NEWSNigerian Military capable of crushing all armed groups, says Gov Sule

    Nigerian Military capable of crushing all armed groups, says Gov. Sule

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State says the Nigerian Army can decimate all armed groups disturbing the peace of the nation. Sule made this on Sunday during the 2023 West African Social Activities (WASA) of the Nigerian Army’s IV Special Forces Command in the Doma Local Government Area of the state. The governor lauded the efforts of the army and…

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  • NEWSOmbugadu enrols 13,000 Nasarawa residents into NHIS

    Ombugadu enrols 13,000 Nasarawa residents into NHIS

    Mr. David Ombugadu, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections in Nasarawa State, has enrolled 13, 000 residents of the state in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). Ombugadu disclosed this at a reception organised for him by supporters of his party on Thursday in Akwanga. The candidate, who said that the gesture cost…

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  • TechStakeholders canvass use of apps to improve rights of mining communities

    Stakeholders canvass use of apps to improve rights of mining communities

    Stakeholders in the mining sector have called for the use of web and mobile apps to foster sustainable development in mining host communities. The stakeholders made the call on Thursday at a two-day Collaborative Meeting on Sustainable Development in Mining Host Communities (Hostcommunities.ng app familiarisation and onboarding workshop) in Karu, Nassarawa State. They said the use of apps would improve…

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  • general newNYSC swears in 2,001 corps members in Nasarawa State

    NYSC swears in 2,001 corps members in Nasarawa State

    The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has sworn-in 2,001 youth corps members of the 2024 Batch ‘A’ Stream ‘I’ set were deployed to Nasarawa State for the one-year national service. Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State declared the orientation course open at the Magaji Dan-Yamusa NYSC Permanent Orientation camp in Keffi Local Government Area of the state on Tuesday. Sule,…

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    Nasarawa State govt to revive sports festival

    Lucky Yargwa, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, has pledged to ensure that the state government revives the erstwhile state sports festival in 2022. Yargwa stated this during a courtesy call paid on him by members of the state chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) in Lafia on Wednesday. According to Yargwa, the revival…

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    Nasarawa Assembly passes 2022 budget of N114.3bn

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has jerked up the 2022 Appropriation Bill from the initial N109.8 billion presented for consideration and approval by Gov. Abdullahi Sule to N114.3 bilion. Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced the passage of the budget after Mr. Daniel Ogazi, the Deputy Majority Leader of the House, moved a motion to that…

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    Sule forwards 15 commissioner-nominees’ names to Nasarawa Assembly

    Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has forwarded names of 15 commissioner-nominees to the House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced this after the Majority Leader, Alhaji Umar Tunga, had read the governor’s letter during plenary on Thursday in Lafia. He listed the nominees to include: Yakubu Kwanta (from Akwanga), Yusuf Aliyu…

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    Nasarawa distributes 6000 bags of rice to widows

    Nasarawa State Government on Monday began the distribution of 6000 25kg bags of rice to widows and other vulnerable groups across the 13 local government areas of the state. The donation was made by the Buhari Support Group identified as “Baba Buhari for All” Deputy Governor of the state, Dr Emmanuel Akabe, while inaugurating the distribution in Lafia said the…

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