News - Nasarawa State Governor

Nasarawa Seeks Air Patrol Of Its Borders

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa state government has called for regular air surveillance and patrols around border communities of the state and Benue state to contain ongoing security challenges.

Gov, Police Seek Improved Intelligence Gathering

1 month ago /
Security 

The Nigerian police has called for improved information and intelligence gathering between the police force and the general public for pro-active intervention on security issues.

Akwe Doma Laid To Rest

2 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa state Governor Tanko Almakura has described the death of the immediate past governor of the state, Aliyu Akwe Doma as a great loss to the state and the country as a whole.  

Army Promises To Restore Peace To State Affected By Herdsmen/Farmers Crises

3 months ago /
Nation  Security 

The nigerian army says with the commencement of operation ayem ’a’ kpatuma peace will be restore in the six states affected by the farmers/herdsmen clashes.

Almakura Visits Benue IDPs In Border Communities

4 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Almakura has embarked on an assessment visit of border communities between Nasarawa and benue states to appraise the situation of internally displaced persons that fled the attacks in Benue state. Governor Almakura said the state government will provide additional relief materials to the displaced persons. The governor Visited...

IGP Convenes Benue/Nasarawa Peace Talk Over Killings

4 months ago /
Security 

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris wants the public to desist from making inflammatory comments on the recent crisis in Benue state so that the issue can be quickly addressed.         Idris made the appeal during a peace talk organized by the police in Abuja. The past few weeks have no doubt...

Herdsmen-Farmers Clashes: Solution Will Come Very Soon, Says Al-Makura

4 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, is hopeful that the herdsmen attacks that hit the country recently will soon be a thing of the past. The governor, who addressed an expanded security meeting on Wednesday at the Council Chambers of the Government House in Lafia, said there would soon be a solution...

Power Supply: TCN Tackles Collapsed Grid

4 months ago /
Nation 

Authorities of the Transmission Company Of Nigeria  (TCN) say  they are working hard to tackle the recent power outage experienced in parts of the country. Addressing newsmen in Keffi     Nasarawa State Capital, the interim managing director of the transmission company Usman Mohammed blamed the weakness of the power grid on the sudden system collapse. The minister...

FG Will Not Condone Further Attacks By Herdsmen, Says Dambazau

4 months ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians in all parts of the country that it will not condone further attacks by herdsmen. Minister of Interior, Lieutenant General Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), gave the assurance on Monday at a meeting with some state governors in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He told the governors that President...

Al-Makura Presents N122bn 2018 Budget

5 months ago /
Business and Economy  

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N122,820,943,284 to the State House of Assembly. The bill, which is tagged ‘Budget of Sustainable Development’, has an increase of 34.25% which represents N31billion as against the 2017 budget which was N91billion. While presenting the budget on Wednesday, the governor scored...

Al-Makura Convenes Security Meeting Over Tension In Border Communities

6 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura has convened an expanded security meeting over tension arising at the border communities between the state and Benue State. The tension is said to have emerged as a result of the Anti-Open Grazing Law signed by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State which took effect on...

2019 Guber Race: Campaign Shifts To Nasarawa North

7 months ago /
Nation 

Sen. Abubakar Sodangi on Thursday threw his weight behind the calls to zone the Nasarawa State governorship seat to the north senatorial district in 2019. “Nasarawa North is the only senatorial district yet to produce a governor. “The first civilian governor, Abdullahi Adamu, is from the West senatorial district, while his successor,...

State Economy: Al-Makura Reaffirms Diversification Stance

7 months ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, has reaffirmed his stance on diversification of the state economy in line with the Federal Government's initiative. The Governor made his position known when he inspected the Karu international Market. Governor Al-Makura believes that the provision of a conducive environment will enable businesses to thrive and...

NUC approves pre-clinical studies for federal university, lafia

7 months ago /
Education 

The National Universities Commission, NUC, has approved the takeoff of pre-clinical studies at the federal university, Lafia, teaching hospital, which has taken over the Lafia specialist hospital. Nasarawa state Governor Tanko Almakura made this known during an inspection visit to the proposed new site of the teaching hospital. Almakura said existing facilities...

Flood Prevention Is A Collective Responsibility, Says Al-Makura

10 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that flood prevention is not only the responsibility of the government but also of the people. To this end, the Governor cautioned residents of the state against indiscriminate disposal of refuse on water channels so as to prevent blockage. He gave the warning while inspecting...

Al-Makura Warns Herdsmen, Farmers Against Avoidable Clash

10 months ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has cautioned farmers and herdsmen to stick to their respective portions in order to ensure lasting peace in agrarian communities. The Governor gave the warning at the launch of the sale of fertiliser for the 2017 cropping season in Agyaragu village in Jenkwe Development Area...

Al-Makura Urges Peaceful Coexistence In Nasarawa

11 months ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-makura, has called for peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the state, to enable speedy actualisation of his administration’s programmes and policies. In 2013, a number of communities in the state were affected by the communal crisis which left many displaced and homeless. After frantic efforts...

Labour Strike: Al-Makura Prohibits Activities of Academic Staff Union

1 year ago /
Nation 

Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has ordered the prohibition of the activities of the Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in the state. This was contained in a statement signed by the Head of Service, Thomas Ari Ogiri. The statement said that the activities of ASUSS posed a serious threat to peace...

Al-Makura Condemns Illegal Felling Of Trees In Nasarawa

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has condemned the rate at which people illegally cut down trees in the state. Governor Al-Makura made the censure during a meeting with stakeholders at the Government House in Lafia, the state’s capital. He noted that felling of trees for the purpose of cooking and farm...

Al-Makura Reaffirms Resolve To Minimise Youth Restiveness

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Nasarawa state governor, Tanko Al-makura has reaffirmed his resolve to minimise youths restiveness in the state. The governor made this known at passing out parade of the 2nd batch of the Nasarawa Youth Empowerment Scheme (NAYES). Addressing the marshals shortly after the parade, the governor said that there is need to...


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