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Several APC members in Benue decamp to PDP

They said they were leaving the APC because of the federal government’s poor handling of the farmers/herders clashes in the state

Nigerian govt approves N2.2 billion for Abuja road upgrade

The FEC approves N273 million to boost water supply.

Plateau govt creates six new ministries

The state now has 23 ministries.

Kogi Governor Bello gets voter card amid double registration allegations

INEC had accused the governor of double registration.

Nasarawa-owned tertiary institutions suspend strike

“…the union shifted ground to give room for further discussion.”

Deaths from biscuits: Schools in Abuja community shut

A student said his principal asked them to go home as a way of paying respect to the dead pupils.

Plateau govt assures 834 new teachers of job security

The teachers will be posted to some of the Junior and Senior Secondary Schools in the state

Buhari assents to law extending Abuja’s 2017 budget

The Act amends the Federal Capital Territory Appropriation Act 2017.

Paris Club refund: Niger govt releases N6.4 billion for LG workers’ salaries

The government says the payment of the workers’ salaries will re-position local administration for optimal growth.

Nigerian college students in violent protest; burn clinic, eight vehicles

“They burnt down our school clinic with two ambulances.”


Alleged N2 billion Fraud: Court admits evidence against ex-governor

The accused is being prosecuted by the EFCC.

Kwara Assembly passes bill banning alcohol

The bill is yet to get the governor’s assent.

How primary school pupils died in Abuja after eating biscuits

The FCT police spokesman says the police has opened an investigation into the incident,

Scores injured in Kwara communal crisis

The crisis broke out following disagreements over an age-long land dispute between families from the two communities

Meningitis kills four in Niger

The deaths were recorded in Katcha local Government Area of the state.

Niger Assembly passes 2017 supplementary appropriation bill of N21.75 billion

With the approval of the extra budget, the size of the state’s 2017 budget is now N134.95 billion

Babangida Aliyu

I’ll not defect to APC – Ex-Niger Gov. Aliyu Babangida

“I had the opportunity of decamping to the APC when I led the G-7 Governors but did not do so because of my belief in the PDP.”

After accusing Suswam of fraud, Ortom reconciles with predecessor

The reconciliation held at a meeting convened by the paramount traditional ruler of their ethnic group, Tor Tiv.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Nasarawa Assembly passes Disability Rights Commission bill into law

The bill when signed into law by the state governor, Umaru Al-Makura, will protect the rights of disabled persons in the state.

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

Former Speaker, Attorney-General, 34,826 others, dump PDP, join APC

Among defectors are former Speaker Adamu Usman; and ex-AttorneyGeneral Abdullahi Wuse.

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura

Judiciary workers begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

The union’s grievances include non-conversion or promotion of workers who went for further studies legitimately for the past four years and the reduction of workers’ salaries to the tune of N4.7 million

Why we asked 747 teachers to go — Plateau govt

The government denies “sacking” the teachers.

Tertiary institutions begin indefinite strike in Nasarawa

The unions had earlier given an ultimatum.

Niger govt begins fertiliser supply to farmers in March

The government says it wants to ensure farmers start farming early this year.

Truck crushes four to death in Jos

The accident was due to brake failure.