North West


21 people die of meningitis in Sokoto – Health Commissioner

The official said identification and treatment of the disease is hampered by residents’ belief in witchcraft.

Magajin Garin Sokoto, Alhaji Hassan Danbaba

Court orders arrest of Ahmadu Bello’s grandson

The judge asks the police to apprehend the accused wherever he is found in Nigeria.


Traditional ruler remanded in prison for alleged kidnap

The traditional ruler and his palace officials allegedly “arrested” a man who has remained missing since September last year.

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

22 traders die in ghastly road accident

The deceased were buried in a mass grave.

Nigerian Police

Gunmen kill two police officers

“The suspected armed robbers came in a vehicle, overpowered the policemen, shot and killed them.”

Ralia Suleiman

Police plan charges after whipped student lost eye

Teachers say the student was struck accidentally.

Katsina State

Six killed in auto crash in Katsina

Fifteen were injured.


Four dead in Sokoto auto crash

Three people were critically injured.


Court adjourns Kaduna NUJ chairman’s case to May 17

Garba Mohammed is challenging his impeachment as chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the state.


Meningitis claims five lives in Sokoto

The situation is being brought under control.

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit:]

Kebbi govt. sets up committee to probe farmers, herdsmen clash

The government expressed dismay at the level of damage during the clash.


WAEC indicts 121 schools in Kano for examination malpractice

WAEC will henceforth release results within 60 days after examinations, and certificates are to be given yearly.

Ralia Suleiman

Student loses eye after attack by teacher, but specialists say N1 million can restore sight

The 14-year-old student’s poor father wants help and justice after a teacher savagely flogged his daughter.


Kaduna University matriculates 6,073 students

The Vice Chancellor warned against “cultism, examination malpractice, drug abuse and other self-destructive habits.”

Peace Corps

How Peace Corps operates in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina

“The Corps sold each application form at N1,500 while the training for each youth cost N40,000.”

Fulani Herdsmen [Credit:]

Southern Kaduna: Police arrest suspected killers of two Fulani herdsmen

The herdsmen were shot while herding cattle in Anguwan Yashi village in Jema’a local government area.

Some of the girls arrested

Kano Hisbah arrests 120 suspected prostitutes, drug addicts

At least 20 of the suspects are believed to be between 13 and 14 years old.


Kaduna Security Council asks residents to uphold peace, harmony

“Citizens must support the government to ensure that every threat to law and order in the state is defeated.”

Cattle herd

Another corpse found in Southern Kaduna

Two people were earlier confirmed killed.

Mahmud Aliyu Shinkafi [Photo:]

JUST IN: Former Zamfara governor Shinkafi defects to APC

Mr. Shinkafi lost his bid for a second term to incumbent Abdulaziz Yari.

Call to Fight Diabetes in Pregnancy

My community loses 5 pregnant women monthly – District Head

The district head said there was no functional health centre in his community.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Court strikes out suit seeking Tambuwal’s removal as Sokoto governor

A former senator argued Mr. Tambuwal did not win the APC primary.

NYSC Corps members

NYSC confirms assault on Zamfara corps member, blames ‘overzealous policeman’

Social media account had said the corps member was brutalized by a wealthy man for punishing a student.


World Bank, Sokoto commit N9 billion to rebuild collapsed dam

The dam collapsed as a result of serious flooding a few years ago.


Sokoto women want female Nigerian president

“For any development to take place, there has to be gender equity,” a leader of the women said.