Wednesday, June 23, 2021



Court dissolves 12-year-old marriage over abandonment

A Grade I Area Court in Kubwa, Abuja, on Tuesday, dissolved a 12 -year-old marriage between Fatima Salisu and Abubakar on grounds of abandonment.

2021 UTME: JAMB delists 25 CBT centres [FULL LIST]

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has delisted 25 Computer-Based Test, CBT centres across the country for poor performance at the 2021 Unified...

2021 UTME: Students, parents complain of poor internet connection, malfunctioning of computers

Some parents and candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have complained of poor network and malfunctioning of computers at the designated CBT Centre in Nasarawa, Nasarawa State.

Strike: Sule invokes ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy for Nasarawa workers

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has invoked the ‘no-work-no-pay’ policy as workers begin indefinite strike in the state.

Zamfara suspends Emir of Zurmi over banditry allegations

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of the Emir of Zurmi, Atiku Abubakar, over his alleged involvement in banditry. The...

Rep rules out scrapping of NYSC

The Chairman, House Committee on Youth Development, Yemi Adaramodu, has given assurance that the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, scheme would not be scrapped.

10 states yet to pay minimum wage – Union

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, on Thursday said that 10 states had yet to implement the National Minimum Wage signed into law on April 18, 2019.

NiMet predicts normal, above-normal rainfall from June to August

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted normal to above normal rainfall from June to August across the nation.

NLC rejects ‘partial’ implementation of minimum wage in Nasarawa

The Nigeria Labour Congress in Nasarawa has rejected the partial implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage in the state.

Buhari committed more resources to infrastructure than Jonathan, Obasanjo – APC group

A group of the All Progressives Congress, under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign, APC-LAC, said that President Muhammadu Buhari-led's administration committed more resources to infrastructure than any other administration since 1999.

JUSUN strike stalls ex-Emir Sanusi’s suit against Kano govt

A suit filed by deposed Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, against the Kano State government and others was Thursday stalled due to the strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN.

Banditry: Matawalle suspends Emir of Dansadau, District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi, constitutes investigative committee

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has approved the suspension of the Emir of Dansadau, Hussaini Umar, as well as the District Head of Nasarawa Mailayi, Bello Wakkala, over alleged ties with bandits in the state.

Northern governors turning cattle rearing into huge business – Lalong

The Chairman of Northern Governors Forum and Plateau Governor, Simon Lalong, said states in region have commenced the process of turning cattle rearing into a...

NUJ condemns attack on Police, INEC facilities

The Nasarawa State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has condemned attacks on Police personnel and their facilities across the country.

Poverty, illiteracy responsible for insurgency in Nigeria — Zulum

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has identified poverty and illiteracy as some of the factors responsible for insurgency in the country.

Railway track vandalism: Police arrest Chinese, Nasarawa gov’s aide, policemen, others

The Police Command in Nasarawa State says it has arrested a Chinese national and the Special Adviser to Gov. Abdullahi Sule on Infrastructures and...

Chief of Army Staff: Some choices before Buhari

More than 24 hours after the death of the Chief of Army Chief, Lt. General Ibrahim Attahiru and other military officers in a plane...

Polytechnic offers scholarships to 375 students in Nasarawa

Nacabs Polytechnic, Akwanga, Nasarawa State says that 375 fresh students, representing 75 per cent of the 500 matriculants into the 2020/2021 session, have been offered scholarship by the institution.

The latitude of labour in a capitalist country, by Bala Ibrahim

Thank God, calm returned to Kaduna State yesterday after the announcement made by the president of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Mr. Ayuba Wabba, who declared that the five-day warning strike in the state had been suspended.

Constitution Review: Senate to begin public hearing May 26

The Senate says it plans to hold public hearing across the country on review of 1999 Constitution from May 26 to May 27.

1,900 Corps members set for orientation in Nasarawa – NYSC  

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, in Nasarawa State says 1,900 prospective Corps members are expected to participate in the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Stream II Orientation course.

How Nigeria’s sugar sector can solve unemployment crisis

According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s unemployment figure currently stands at 33.3%, making her the highest on a global list of countries. Without mincing words, this is indeed a very depressing, disturbing and alarming piece of information that should bother any discerning mind and whoever that is interested in the peace, growth and development of our dear country.

NSIA: Nigeria records N160bn income in 2020 – MD

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority, NSIA, says it had a strong year in 2020, recording N160.06 billion in total comprehensive income amounting to 343 per cent growth compared to N36.15 billion in 2019.

COVID-19: Nigerian govt approves second dose of AstraZeneca vaccine

Nigeria will begin administering the second dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on eligible Nigerians who received the first shots.

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