Eggon hills

Eggon hills

Do you know what an inselberg is? Kopjes? A trip to Eggon hills in Nassarawa is sure to change that. With its beautiful scenery and ambience, you are welcome to experience Nassarawa.

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Farin Ruwa falls

Farin Ruwa falls

Not many falls in Africa drop more than the popular Victoria falls, and one of the few that does is the glorious Farin Ruwa falls which is a popular site for picnics and bird watching.

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Farin Ruwa Waterfalls

Farin Ruwa Waterfalls

About Farin Ruwa Falls Farin Ruwa waterfalls is one of the waterfalls in Nigeria, it is located in Nasarawa state. It is one of the highest falls in Nigeria and also one of the more significant waterfalls in Africa. The origin of the falls is found in Nasarawa state. The water falls at a height of about 150 metres when descending from the Jos Plateau and this is higher than the well-known Victoria Falls (180 metres during its descent). History of Farin Ruwa Waterfalls In 1950, the Farin Ruwa waterfalls was found out by the British colonial rulers of Nigeria. The fall was published by the colonial rulers to preserve its heritage from those who exploited it commercially. Despite this, Farin Ruwa was kept in the shadows till the finding of Nasarawa State in 1996. Farin ruwa means white water in Hausa language. Safety This is a very safe location, there is no threat to security here. Things to Do Explore the serenading environment, explore nature. What to Bring Before heading to La Manga Resort, Ilashe, here are some helpful things to take along with you; a good camera, flips flops, head gear, swim wear. Best Features White water from the falls is a must-see. Most Common Visitors Families, honeymooners, friends, class groups, photographers, fun lovers. Weather at Farun Ruwa Waterfalls Farun Ruwa Waterfalls is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothings.

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Bingham University

Bingham University

This is a privately-owned Christian tertiary institution with a mandate to bring quality moral education to students.

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National Gallery of Art, Lafia

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Nasarawa State University, Keffi

Nasarawa State University, Keffi

About Nasarawa State University The Nasarawa State University, Keffi popularly called NSUK was founded under the Nasarawa State law No. 2 of 2001 passed by the Nasarawa State House of Assembly under the then administration of the State Governor (Dr.) Abdullahi Adamu, the first democratically elected Governor of the State. However, the University fully started activities in February 2002 at the site of the former College of Arts, Science, and Technology (CAST). The University was established to help provide the indigenes of Nasarawa State an avenue to pursue tertiary education which would be needed in the long run in the development of the state. NSUK is a young University located in the middle belt region of the Country and has since its inception recorded groundbreaking achievements as a result of determination and diligence in administration. With a vision “to be a World Class Centre of Excellence for the development of the individual and the society”, and a mission “to encourage and enable individuals to develop their full potentials by providing qualitative and stimulating learning environment encompassing a wide range of relevant educational activities for efficient, dedicated and selfless service to the state”, the University has risen through the ranks to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, research and service. The Nasarawa State University consists of three (3) major campuses; the Main Campus located along Akwanga-Keffi Road, Keffi which is the seat of administration in the University; the Lafia Campus which houses only the Faculty of Agriculture and the Pyanku Campus which houses the School of Remedial Studies and Centre for Continuing Studies, offering about four (4) major course combinations. NSUK currently ranks as the 40th best University in the Country, and 7,279 in the world according to the 4IC.org ranking. Some of the courses offered at the University are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Faculties At The Nasarawa State University With the selective admission process of other prominent Nigerian Universities, Nigerian students would be looking at a chance to become future alumni of the institution by enrolling for their Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. NSUK boasts of having 7 faculties, a Center and a School. The faculties located in the 3 campuses of the university are as follows: Main Campus: Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Law Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences Faculty of Administration Lafia Campus: Faculty of Agriculture Pyanku Campus School of Remedial Studies Center for Continuing Studies Courses Offered At NSUK NSUK offers a variety of courses and programmes that you can select from. Most of these courses are accredited by NUC and it's quite laudable that the University has made provision for these courses. Here’s a list of courses you can choose from: Faculty of Agriculture offers five departmental courses; Agricultural Economics and Extension Home Economics and Management Agronomy Animal Science Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Faculty of Administration Taxation Business Administration Public Administration Banking and Finance Accounting Entrepreneurial studies Faculty of Arts History Linguistics English Language French Language Arabic Language Religious Studies Islamic Studies Theater and Cultural Studies Faculty of Social Sciences Political Science Economics Sociology Geography Psychology Mass Communication Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences Mathematics Biochemistry and Microbiology Physics Biology Science Chemistry Geology and Mining Faculty of Education Here you can choose one of the three main disciplines Arts and social sciences Educational Foundation Science technology and mathematics Faculty of Law The faculty has just two departments; Private and Business Law Public and International Law. You can choose courses that are popular and relevant in the Nigerian labour market. Admission Requirements Into Nasarawa State University For Entry-level Undergraduates: Entry level admission requirements into NSUK is relatively the same with other institutions as regards to the general requirement of obtaining a minimum of 5 O’ level Credits or other equivalents in Mathematics, English and three other subjects. At no more than two sittings and also obtaining the prescribed JAMB cut-off and Post UTME score for each department. As a prospective student of the institution, during the internal screening organized by the University, you’ll be required to present and submit two photocopies of your certificate or result slips, birth certificate, certificate of the state of origin, declaration of age, and passport photographs. NSUK doesn’t accept the statement of result from secondary schools attended. NSUK JAMB Cut-off mark for the 2017/2018 academic session is 170, you are eligible for an internal screening if you attain the prescribed cut-off mark, but you have a higher chance of gaining admission if you have a higher score in JAMB. You can get more information about the University’s admission process and requirement from its website at nsuk.edu.ng under the admission link. You can also find the undergraduate admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session at nsuk.edu.ng/2017/12/23/nasarawa-state-university-keffi-2017-2018-undergraduate-admission-list/. For Entry Level Postgraduates: NSUK offers recognized postgraduate degrees such as Postgraduate Diploma, Masters and Doctorate degree programmes in almost all the departments in each faculty. As a prospective candidate, you should note that admission requirement is mostly based on departmental requirements in related disciplines. The general admission requirement still includes having a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a Second Class Lower Division for Postgraduate Diploma and Masters; while for a Doctorate degree you are required to have an MSc. degree with a minimum weighted average score of 50%. Application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. For subsequent information on the admission process, courses offered and other details about NSUK postgraduate programmes, you can visit the school’s postgraduate page at nsuk.edu.ng/prospective-students/postgraduate-school/. NSUK portal can be found at nsuk.edu.ng/nsuk-portal/ , you can also visit the University’s website at nsuk.edu.ng Facilities At The Nasarawa State University NSUK as a State University has no doubt tried in terms of providing standard facilities and resources for its staff and students. The University as stated early has developed three campuses which house various faculties and administrative buildings. NSUK also provides a health care support center, an information technology center, a library for study and extensive research, a security unit, works, and maintenance unit. Amidst all that's mentioned, the University also provides halls of residence, staff quarters, science laboratories and a host of other facilities. Other Noteworthy Information “For travelers who intend to visit/ prospective students who intend to study at the institution, here are a few things to know”: Safety/Security NSUK is situated in a secure location with the presence of security personnel in and around the campus. What To Bring Before to NSUK, you can come along with the following Books Educational materials and documents A valid means of identification And other useful personal effects. Things To Do At NSUK While at NSUK, you can do the following: Attend educational seminars and workshops Enroll in full-time or part-time course(s) Meet friends and attend lecture(s) Take a tour around the school. Most Common Visitors You’ll definitely find students, education enthusiast, academic and non-academic staffs at the University. Best Features Nasarawa State University prides itself as a State University with a difference. With over 7 faculties, a School of Postgraduate Studies, a School of Preliminary Studies, an Institute of Education and other laudable facilities, the University stands as one of the most sought-after State universities. School Fees At NSUK School fees at the Nasarawa State University may be regarded as slightly unfair as the institution have separate amounts for indigenes and non-indigenes of the State. Its believed that this is done to encourage parents who are indigenes to enroll their wards into the institution. Nevertheless, here’s a detailed list of school fees for the 2017/2018 academic session. 100 level UTME Indigenes -Arts/humanities - N28,100 -Sciences - N30,100 Non-indigenes -Arts/humanities - N36,250 -Sciences - N38,750 200 level Direct Entry (DE) Indigenes -Arts/humanities - N29,100 -Sciences - 31,100 Non-indigenes -Arts/humanities - N37,250 -Sciences - N39,750 200, 300 and 400 level Indigenes -Arts/humanities - N22,200 -Sciences - N24,200 Non Indigenes -Arts/humanities - N28,800 -Sciences - N31,300 NSUK also provides online payment options, detailed information about this can be found at nsuk.edu.ng/current-students/pay-school-fees/ . Weather At NSUK Nasarawa State University is located in the middle-belt region of the country. It experiences weather conditions accustomed to this region, with very harsh weather conditions sometimes. Generally, the weather at the University is quite conducive.

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Nasarawa State Government Secretariat

Nasarawa State Government Secretariat

This is the permanent administrative office of the Nasarawa State Government. Here, all state agencies and parastatals are quartered. As such, this is one of the most important places in the state.

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Federal High Court, Lafia

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Federal Science Technical College Orozo

Federal science and technical College orozo is one of the 6 Federal Government owned Unity Colleges in Nasarawa, that is been managed by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria. it is located in a border town between Abuja and nasarawa state called orozo. The College is filled with enthusiastic students who are willing to learn, supportive parents/guardians interested in their children’s education and dedicated professional staff committed to providing the students with quality education.

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College of Agriculture, Lafia

College of Agriculture, Lafia

History College of Agriculture, Lafia College of Agriculture, Lafia was established in 1977 with the aim to train extension workers and middle level manpower for the development of agriculture. In 1987, the school became a college of agriculture proclaimed by the then Plateau state government by virtue of edict No. 13 of 1987 to enable it offer courses leading to the national diploma and higher national diploma levels. About College of Agriculture, Lafia College of Agriculture, Lafia is a college of education in Nasarawa state that aims to equip students with the right knowledge so they can become leaders of tomorrow. The college offers national diploma and higher national diploma certificates at the completion of the course applied for. Safety This is a relatively safe location. Guests are advised though not to move around too late at night and report any suspicious behaviour noticed. Things to Do Things to do at the college include; attend lectures, attend seminars, visit friends, enroll to become a student of the college. What to Bring Before heading to the College of Agriculture, Lafia, here are some helpful things to take along with you; extra clothes, relevant documents in case you want to become a student, notepad to take notes. Best Features The school environment is fit for learning. The college has zero tolerance for examination malpractice and cultism.   Best Time to Visit College of Agriculture, Lafia The best time to visit the college of agriculture,Lafia is during when the school is in session. This is a time at which the school activities is in full flow and you can have access to the facilities of the college. Most Common Visitors Lecturers, students, parents, government officials are the most common people you will find here. 

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Nasarawa State Polytechnic

Nasarawa State Polytechnic

About Nasarawa State Polytechnic Nasarawa State Polytechnic located along Lafia- Akwanga Road Lafia Nasarawa is a state owned polytechnic. It currently has 16 departments. History of Nasarawa State Polytechnic Nasarawa State Polytechnic was established by His Excellency, the First Executive Governor of Nasarawa State, Alhaji (Dr) Abdullahi Adamu(Sarkin Yakin Keffi) on 15th August 2000. The institution is situated at the former Government College Lafia, and the first set of students was admitted in December 2000. Safety Nasarawa State Polytechnic is relatively safe but visitors are advised not to keep late hours and be security cautious. Things To Do Nasarawa State Polytechnic is a learning institute. What you're expected to bring along are your reading and writing materials to help with your school academics. Best Time to Visit Nasarawa State Polytechnic Nasarawa State Polytechnic is best visited during when it's in session as it's when the school is lively and alive. Popular Events at Nasarawa State Polytechnic Convocation and Matriculation is an yearly event that is held for both incoming and outgoing students. Matriculation is one of the popular events in school for freshers because that's when they get to wear and snap long living memory pictures and the get to celebrate their been in school. Likewise, Convocation is one of a popular event in school where final year students final get their certificates and their is an award for the best graduating student. Most Common Visitors Most common visitors at Nasarawa State Polytechnic are the student's and lecturer's friends and family. Also, researchers to visits. Why You Should Visit Great environment for proper learning especially in practical courses Weather at Nasarawa State Polytechnic Nasarawa State Polytechnic is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothing. Frequently Asked Questions Q: how can I become a student here? A: For you to become a student, you'll be required to pass through the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) orgainsed by JAMB and candidates must have at least five credits in relevant SSCE/GCE 'O' level subjects. Q: How many faculties or departments are available here? A: There are sixteen department in Nasarawa State Polytechnic Q: Is this polytechnic accredited? A: Yes, Nasarawa State Polytechnic is accredited. Q: Are there hostels at this polytechnic? A: No there are no hostel facilities.

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Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa

Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa

About Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa The Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The establishment of the Polytechnic was predicated on the Government’s desire to transform the society technologically. Currently, there are six (6) Schools which are: School of Applied Science, School of Business Studies, School of Environmental Studies, School of Engineering Technology, School of General Studies and School of Continuing Education. History of Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa was established on 1st July, 1983 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. An important landmark in the development of the Polytechnic was the initial accreditation of all programmes in 1985 and commencement of Higher National Diploma (HND) programmes. Safety Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa is relatively safe but visitors are advised not to keep late hours and be security cautious. Things To Do Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa is a learning institute. What you're expected to bring along are your reading and writing materials to help with your school academics. Best Features Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa wants to provide opportunities for professional training in engineering and other relevant technologies. Best Time to Visit Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa is best visited during when it's in session as it's when the school is lively and alive. Popular Events at Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa Both Matriculation and Convocation are popular events which happens yearly. Matriculation is one of the popular events in school for freshers because that's when they get to snap long living memory pictures and the get to celebrate their been in school. Likewise, Convocation is one of a popular event in school where final year students final get their certificates and their is an award for the best graduating student. Most Common Visitors Most common visitors at Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa are the student's and lecturer's friends and family. Also, researchers to visits. Why You Should Visit One of the biggest polytechnic in Nigeria and the best both in structure and academic level. Weather at Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothing. Frequently Asked Questions Q: how can I become a student here? A: In other to become a student, you are required to pass UTME organised by JAMB and have the the required maximum five credit in your O'Levels. Q: How many faculties or departments are available here? A: There are six faculties here. Q: Is this polytechnic accredited? A: Yes, Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa is accredited Q: Are there hostels at this polytechnic? A: Yes, there are hostel facilities. 

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HUNKI OX-BOW LAKE

HUNKI OX-BOW LAKE

About Hunki Ox-Bow Lake Hunki Lake is located 30km away from Awe town and about 130km from Lafia, the State Capital. The lake is like an Ox-bow, shaped in two arms with each of them measuring 6-7 kilometres long and 70 kilometres wide. The lake that derives its name from the host Hunki, a settlement in Tunga district of the Awe local government. The Lake’s common wildlife is hippopotamus, manatees, fish. It has great potentials for a fishing festival Safety It is a very safe location. Things to Do While at the Hunki Ox-Bow lake here are some things to do; Feed the animals, take a walk down the lake, snap amazing pictures, take a dip in the lake. What to Bring A camera with a good battery, sun screen, flip flops. Best Features The ambience is quite amazing and the variety of animals on show makes for pleasant viewing. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit is during the weekend when there are a lot of guests at the lake. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors at the lake are fun lovers, nature enthusiasts. Weather at Hunki Ox-Bow Lake Hunki Ox-Bow Lake is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothings.

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Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Centre

About Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Centre Oku Akpa rock formation is along the Nasarawa village in Udege Loko road in Nasarawa local government area. The area is suitable for picnicking, mountaineering, sport hunting, bird watching. It is a perfect destination for lovers to have a quiet time they desire. Safety This is a very safe location. Things to Do Picnicking, mountaineering, sport hunting, bird watching are just some of the things to do. What to Bring Before heading to Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Centre, here are some helpful things to take along with you; hiking shoes, climbing gear, hunting gear, picnic set, camera to take selfies with. Best Features The atmosphere around the center is cheerful and full of excitement. Best Time to Visit Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Center There are usually a lot of guests during the weekend as they engage in the relaxing activities at the site. Most Common Visitors The most common visitors at the resort are fun lovers, adventurers, class groups. Why You Should Visit Guests who come to the Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Centre come for picnicking, mountaineering, sport hunting, family bonding. Weather at Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Center Oku Akpa Rock and Picnic Center is located in the North-Central part of Nigeria. This region has just two season which is the dry and rainy season.The rainy season comes from the month of May till early August while the dry season comes from the month of October till April. Usually, between the month of December and February Harmattan come along and it's usually very cold especially at night so it's advisable to go with warm clothings.   

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Karofi Dying Centre