Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State and the Council of Chiefs in the state have approved the selection of a Supreme Court Judge, Justice Sidi Dauda Bage, as the new Emir of Lafia. ADVERTISING Supreme Court This followed the demise of late Emir of Lafia,
Dr. Isa Mustapha Agwai, who passed on in January. State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Osegba, announced the approval, yesterday, in government house, after a meeting between the governor and the council of chiefs. S-Court to
determine Onnoghen’s fate May 17 According to the commissioner, from the votes of the five king makers, Justice Bage, who is from the Dalla Dunama ruling house, got four votes while the son of the late Emir, Musa Isa Mustapha Agwai, who is from the Ari Dunama
ruling house, got only one vote. Justice Bage was born on June 22, 1956 in Lafia. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 1977 to 1980, and proceeded to Nigerian Law School, Lagos, in 1980 and was called to bar in 1981. Bage rose through the ranks to
become a judge in the supreme Court. Announcing the approval, Governor Al-Makura also approved the selection of Isa Abubakar Umar as the new Emir of Awe, a first class chief, to succeed his father who died earlier in the year. Also approving the selection of a
third class chief, Osu Kadoko of Kardoroko, Umar Usman Dodo, the governor noted that with the selection of the traditional rulers, the unity of the state would be more strengthened.