Nigeria lifts ban on religious gathering in Nasarawa state

Posted by - May 20, 2020

Nigeria’s Nasarawa state has lifted its ban on religious gatherings for two weeks after which it will be reviewed. Dogo Shammah, the state commissioner for information, tourism and culture, said religious leaders would be expected to follow the guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Worshippers will be required to wash their hands and wear

Emir of Nigeria’s Kano State Dethroned, Exiled to Nasarawa

Posted by - March 9, 2020

The Emir of Kano state in the northern part of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has reportedly been dethroned. The dethronement comes after a long-awaited move following months of tension between the monarch and the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The Emir was said to have been disrespectful to lawful instructions from the governor

Nigerian Man With 23 Children Nabbed For Attempting to Sell a Son for N5m

Posted by - November 8, 2019

A 42-year-old man has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for attempting to sell his three-year-old son in Lafia. Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, State Commandant of the NSCDC told newsmen on Thursday in Lafia that the man was arrested on Tuesday following a sting operation by the

Nasarawa State spends N348m annually on feeding students

Posted by - December 7, 2018

Ahmed Tijjani, the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Education, says the government is spending N348 million annually on the feeding of students in public boarding schools. The commissioner made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Lafia. According to him, the government is spending an average of N29 million monthly on

Gas explosion leaves scores dead, vehicles burnt in Nasarawa

Posted by - September 10, 2018

Scores of people were killed and many vehicles burnt following a gas explosion at Monaco Gas filling station on Monday in Lafia, Nasarawa state. An eyewitness, Saidu Hussaini, told Daily Trust that the explosion has killed many people who are passing along the road closed to the gas station. “I saw more than 10 corpses,

Horrible: 13-yr-old girl impregnated by father, poisoned by mother

Posted by - July 30, 2018

A 13-year-old girl from Nasarawa state has just escaped death after being poisoned by her mother and left to die in General hospital, Nasarawa. The teenager was reportedly raped and impregnated by her father, in a bid to get rid of the pregnancy and cover up the shame, the mother poisoned her with concocted potion. Fortunately,