Muhammad Ahmad

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One year after Ombatse killings: Widows demand corpses of slain police officers

The widows staged a protest to demand better treatment from the IGP. One year after at least 65 security operatives were killed in a battle with the Ombatse cult in Alakyo Village in Nasarawa State, some of the widows have neither received the corpses nor the benefits due to the…

Gunmen attack checkpoint, kill police officer

The victim was a police corporal. (more…)

Police officer arrested for planting suspicious item in church

He was on his way out when security officials at the gate asked him for the item he went in with. (more…)

Nasarawa Council Elections: PDP files 35 petitions at tribunal

We have filed our process before the state local government elections petition tribunal and 16th April has been fixed for the tribunal sitting in Akwanga,” The Nasarawa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has filed 35 petitions before the state’s local government elections tribunal challenging the outcome of…

U.S. expresses concern about herdsmen-farmers clashes in Nigeria

"As a friend and partner of this country, I am very concerned and interested in the violence here in the middle belt.” The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has expressed his country’s concern about violent clashes between farmers and herdsmen, particularly in Nigeria’s north-central states. Speaking on Wednesday…

Nasarawa youth disrupt re-run local government elections

The youths say winners were already declared in the first elections. (more…)

Nasarawa massacre: Victims were tied before execution, Fulani leader alleges

The Fulani have been asked not to take laws into their hands. (more…)

Nigerian soldiers invade Fulani village, kill 30, residents allege

Miyetti Allah threatens to sue the Federal Government. At least 30 people believed to be Fulanis have been killed by a team of soldiers in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, residents have said. The soldiers stormed the Fulani settlements about a kilometre away from Keana Town in the…

APC urges Nasarawa lawmakers to respect Separation of Powers

APC says the House of Assembly complex is a public building and everyone should have access to it. (more…)

Nasarawa Assembly calls for sack of NASIEC chairman, commissioners

The legislators say NASIEC did not adhere to the electoral laws. (more…)

Nasarawa lawmaker accused of assaulting attorney general released on bail

Mr. Orogu was initially remanded without bail The member representing Keana constituency in the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Francis Orogu, PDP, arrested on assault charges against the state attorney general, was granted bail on Monday, after spending two hours in prison custody. Mr. Orogu, who is the Chairman, House…

I didn’t scale the fence, I only jumped over the gate – Nasarawa Attorney-General

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly on Wednesday directed the police to arrest the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Innocent Lagi,  for allegedly scaling the fence of the Assembly to enable him to serve a court injunction on the lawmakers. Following the outcome of last Saturday’s local government election…

Police confirm 5 killed in Nasarawa

Witness claims more than five people were killed. The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed that five people were killed on Monday by gunmen at Giza, headquarters of Giza Development Area, Keana Local Government Area. The Police Public Relations Officer, Umar Ismaila, told journalists on Tuesday in Lafia that the…

Nasarawa State

Nasarawa LG Poll: APC wins 6 local governments, PDP 4

The Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission has announced the result of Saturday's local government election in the state, According to the result announced Sunday night, the ruling party in the state, the All Progressive Congress [APC] won in six local government areas while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] dominated…

PDP takes early lead in Nasarawa local government election

The opposition party has won in four local government areas already. (more…)

Nasarawa LG polls: Blame APC for any failure, says Maku

Voting materials were not delivered on time during the Saturday elections. (more…)

Nasarawa local government elections commence despite delay

The elections commenced hours behind schedule. The Nasarawa State local government elections began on Saturday despite the delay in the distribution of materials Although election materials arrived each local government on Friday night and were kept at various local government police divisional headquarters, there was slow distribution of materials to…

INTERVIEW: Why I dumped APC for PDP – Nasarawa Deputy Governor

Damishi Barau said President Goodluck Jonathan did not lure him to the APC. (more…)

Gunmen invade senators farm house, steal 104 cows

The lawmaker narrated how the attack occurred. (more…)

Nasarawa Assembly summons Governor Al-Makura

The lawmakers accused the governor of ignoring them. (more…)

Angry youth stone Governor, others, disrupt APC rally

The youth were protesting the imposition of a candidate on their local government (more…)

PDP accuses Nasarawa government of illegally withdrawing N700 million

PDP claimed that the state government did not get approval to withdraw the money. (more…)

Ombatse killings: Commission of Inquiry indicts Senator Ewuga, Rep, others; seeks prosecution

The Commission of Inquiry blamed the state government for not proscribing the Ombatse militia. (more…)

BREAKING: Nasarawa Deputy Governor dumps APC, to join PDP

The deputy governor had been suspended by the APC. (more…)

Nasarawa Assembly denies plot to impeach Governor Al-Makura

Speaker says the rumours are unfounded. (more…)