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PDP, APC in war of words over mismanagement, looting

Prince Uche Secondus

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that over N14tn has been looted under the Muhammadu Buhari administration by All Progressives Congress leaders. In a statement on Saturday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the Federal Government should recover the money allegedly looted by the APC chiefs. Ologbondiyan said, …

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Scores allegedly killed in Nasarawa gas explosion


Residents of Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State were yesterday thrown into panic following a gas explosion at Monaco Gas Filling Station that left many people dead. A witness, Saidu Hussaini, said victims were passers-by. “I saw more than 10 corpses of passers-by whose vehicles, motorcycles and tricycles were affected …

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We won’t dump APC – GOv. Al-Makura

Umaru Al-Makura,

The Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has said the All Progressives Congress in the state will never join other states in the North-Central geopolitical zone to dump the ruling party. He urged the APC members and other stakeholders not to panic over the defection of Saraki and others. The governor …

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2019: Coalition cannot stop Buhari’s re-election – APC


Alhaji Aliyu Bello, Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Nasarawa said that the new Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) cannot stop President Muhammadu Buhari`s re-election in 2019. Bello told newsmen in Lafia on Tuesday, that Buhari came to power on the goodwill of the people, adding that he …

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I make N80,000 profit monthly – Shoemaker


A self-employed shoemaker, Ejeh Samuel says he makes N80,000 profit monthly in the business. Samuel made the disclosure in an interview with NEWSTIMES in Lafia on Wednesday, saying he ventured into the art because of passion and love for the trade. He said the art of shoemaking had enabled him …

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Killings: 6 herdsmen, 150 cows killed in Nasarawa —Police


Soldiers deployed in the Benue and Nasarawa states border have allegedly killed about six Fulani herdsmen and over 150 cows at Akpanagya, in the Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. The acting Police Public Relations Officer, Nasarawa State Command, ASP Usman Samaila, who confirmed this in a telephone interview …

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‘230 Tiv farmers killed by Herdsmen’


The interim President of Mdzough Tiv, a social-cultural organisation, Nasarawa State Chapter, Mr. Thomas Gaar has revealed that about 230 Tiv farmers have been killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in Doma, Keana, Awe, Obi and Lafia local government areas of Nasarawa State. Gaar, who disclosed this on …

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