• Nasarawa State University to reopen on April 29

    By Leadership Newspapers on Apr 17, 2013
    The Nasarawa State University, Keffi, which was closed down on Feb. 26, will reopen for normal academic activities on Monday, April 29.
  • Nasarawa Assembly Passes N110bn Appropriation Bill For 2013

    By Leadership Newspapers on Mar 13, 2013

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state's 2013 appropriation bill of N110 billion into law.

    The Majority Leader of the House, Mr Godiya Akwashiki, moved the motion for speedy passage of the bill to enable the State Government deliver dividends of democracy to the people.

    Akwashiki (PDP-Nassarawa Eggon West), urged his colleagues to pass the bill to enable the government execute development projects for the benefit of the people.

    He said: ``The total amount approved is N110 billion comprising recurrent expenditure of N42.3 billion, representing 38.4 per cent, and capital expenditure of N67.7 billion, representing 61.6 per cent, for the 2013 fiscal year.”

    The Minority Leader of the House, Alhaji Adamu Maikatako (CPC-Lafia Central), seconded the motion for speedy passage of the bill.

    Maitakato said the passage of the bill would also enable the government to complete various ongoing projects and embark on new projects for the development of the state.

    After listening to various contributions, the Speaker, Alhaji Musa Ahmed, directed the clerk to produce a clean copy of the bill for the governor's assent.

    Ahmed (PDP-Nasarawa Central), urged the executive to ensure proper implementation of the budget and prompt release of funds to  various ministries and agencies.

    The speaker commended his colleagues for passing the budget into law, urging them to closely monitor the implementation of the fiscal policy for effective result.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Umaru Al-Makura had on Dec, 12, last year, submitted a budget estimate of N107 billion for the 2013 services for approval by the assembly.

    NAN also reports that there was an increase of three billion naira from the initial budget, submitted to the house to enable the executive complete some abandoned projects across the state.

    A breakdown of the allocation shows that works got the lion share of N15.7 billion, housing N6.6 billion, education N4.2 billion, commerce N3.9 billion, health N3.7 billion as well as land and survey N3.1 billion.

    Other sectorial allocations are: water resources N2.9 billion, sports N1.7 billion, information N1.6 billion, agriculture N1.4 billion and judiciary one billion naira.

    Meanwhile, the house has also passed into law a bill for a law to establish the College of Selectors of Chun-Mada and a bill for a law to amend the Nasarawa State Local Government Laws 2003, to create additional chiefdoms in the state.


  • Police Arrest 28 Fulanis, 50-Year-Old Man In Nasarawa

    By Leadership Newspapers on Feb 8, 2013
    Police in Nasarawa State, yesterday, paraded another 28 Fulanis suspected of planning to wreck another havoc in some parts of Doma communities, in Doma Local Government Area of the state. This was just as the command also paraded a 50 -year old man, Ab...
  • ‘Don’t Blame Al-Makura For Under-development In Nasarawa’

    By Leadership Newspapers on Nov 2, 2012
    The senior special assistant, Media, to the Nasarawa State Governor Alhaji Sani Musa Mairiga has  said that his boss, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, should not be blamed for the state’s level of under-development since its creation some sixteen year...
  • Nasarawa Govt Donates 33 Patrol Vehicles To Police

    By Leadership Newspapers on Sep 20, 2012
    The Nasarawa State Government has donated 33 Toyota vans  worth more than  N300 million to the Police Command in the state. Gov. Tanko Al-Makura, said while making the presentation that the gesture would assist the police toward mak...
  • Fuel Scarcity Hits Nasarawa

    By Leadership Newspapers on Dec 22, 2011
    Fuel scarcity has returned to some of parts of Nasarawa State in the run-up to the Christmas celebrations, this Sunday. Our correspondent observed that by yesterday, only the NNPC mega station in Lafia, the state capital, was selling fuel at the offici...
  • Opposition challenges PDP’s win in Nasarawa

    By Naija4Life on Apr 11, 2011
    The former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday defeated Abdullahi Ahmed Aboki of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) for Nasarawa Central senatorial district, polling 64,384 votes against his opponent’s 58,789. The CPC is however challenging the result. It claimed that voting did not take place in the entire Buga-Karmo ward, but the […]