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Governor Badaru of Jigawa State

Chaos as group on solidarity visit to governor fights over money

An alleged N300,000 gift by Jigawa Governor Muhammed Badaru on Monday sparked fisticuffs among members of a group after a solidarity visit to the governor. Trouble started after the governor asked leaders of the Congress of Nigerian Eligible Voters (CONEV) to remain behind for a "token to buy sachet water."…

Cane used to illustrate the story. [Photo credit: Wives Connection]

One dies in Fulani ‘flogging festival’ in Jigawa

The police in Jigawa State said one person was flogged to death at a Fulani annual flogging festival which took place in Kantoga, Birnin Kudu Local Government Area. The command's spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that the police received a report from one Abdullahi Ibrahim of Takai…

Yakubu Rabu

2019: Sule Lamido’s lawyer dumps PDP for APC

The attorney-general and justice commissioner in Jigawa State under former governor Sule Lamido says he is quitting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with thousands of his supporters in the state. Yakubu Ruba made the announcement on Wednesday, amidst a crowd of his supporters…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Jigawa governor pledges full implementation of new minimum wage

The governor of Jigawa State, Mohammed Badaru, on Tuesday assured members of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Jigawa chapter, of his government's readiness to fully implement the outcome of an ongoing meeting of governors over national minimum wage. "A meeting with regard to the minimum wage is ongoing, the governors are…

Ongoing road construction at Dadinkowa mayama Local govt Kebbi State

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst inadequate funding, insecurity, Buhari administration’s road projects continue across Nigeria (2)

In the second and final part of this report, the state of two major roads being constructed by the Buhari administration are reviewed. Read the first part of the report here. Gombe-Numan Road The Gombe-Numan federal road rehabilitation project was awarded afresh by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration in 2016. Nearly…

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf

NHIS Crisis: Why I won’t accept my suspension – Executive Secretary

The embattled Executive Secretary of National Health Insurance Sheme (NHIS), Usman Yusuf, on Tuesday gave reasons why he ignored his indefinite suspension from office by the governing council of the state-run agency. He was asked by the council to proceed on suspension on Thursday to allow a panel set up by the…

Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB : Presidency reacts to Nnamdi Kanu’s reappearance

The presidency on Tuesday reacted to the reappearance of Nnamdi Kanu months after the Biafran leader was rumoured to have been killed. President Muhammadu Buhari's media ade, Garba Shehu, spoke on the matter in an interview on the BBC Hausa Service. "If it happens to be true, the video footage…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

How APC leaders, Ben-Bruce, others reacted to Shehu Sani’s exit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its leaders have been reacting to the exit of a senator, Shehu Sani, from the ruling party. Another senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has also reacted to the sudden resignation of the vocal senator, alleging his colleague was deceived by the ruling party. PREMIUM…

Senator Shehu Sani

How APC leaders, Ben-Bruce, others reacted to Shehu Sani’s exit

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its leaders have been reacting to the exit of a senator, Shehu Sani, from the ruling party. Another senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, has also reacted to the sudden resignation of the vocal senator, alleging his colleague was deceived by the ruling party. PREMIUM…

Gangs of Notorious Robbers terrorising Jigawa arrested

Jigawa police parade four ‘notorious’ armed robbers

Police in Jigawa State said they have arrested four 'notorious' armed robbers believed to have been terrorising residents of Gwaram Local Government Area of the state. The command's spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told journalists on Tuesday that the suspects, who were paraded in the police headquarters in Dutse, were arrested September…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Why we’re yet to enact child rights act in Jigawa – Lawmaker

The Deputy Speaker, Jigawa State House of Assembly, Ahmad Garba, on Thursday explained why the state is yet to enact a new child rights act saying the initial law was repealed because it did not follow due process before enactment. He said once due process is followed, the state would…

The People's Democratic Movement (PDM).

2019: PDM picks Gumel as gubernatorial candidate in Jigawa

The People's Democratic Movement (PDM) has picked Sanusi Gumel as its governorship candidate for Jigawa State. The candidate, in his acceptance speech on Wednesday in Dutse, vowed to unseat Governor Muhammad Badaru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) whom he accused of poor performance and unfulfilled campaign promises. Mr. Gumel…

Police arrests 49 thugs over ballots snatching, destruction of billboards in Jigawa

The police in Jigawa State has arrested 49 political thugs that specialize in ballot box snatching, destruction of billboards, posters, and banners in the state. The suspects were arrested in the just concluded political parties primary election conducted across the state. The command’s spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told journalists on Saturday…

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Nigerian university expels 485 students; more will follow – VC

The Federal University, Dutse (FUD) Jigawa State, has expelled 485 students for poor academic performance and sundry offences. The affected students were drawn from all the academic departments in the university.  The management said more students would be axed soon. ''More students will soon be expelled for participating in examination…

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Police teargas delegates as violence erupts in Jigawa APC primary

Violence has erupted in the ongoing senatorial primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Police used tear gas to disperse the delegates and party leaders and calm the situation. The primary for the Jigawa North-east senatorial seat, is taking place at Hadejia township…

FILE PHOTO: Sule Lamido and his sons arrived the Kano court amid cheers.

Accused of money laundering, Sule Lamido’s son emerges PDP senatorial candidate

The son of ex-governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, was on Tuesday affirmed a senatorial candidate of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP). Mustapha Lamido, alongside Aminu Abubakar, Bartholomew Agoha and three companies are being tried on a 43-count charge of money laundering and illegal diversion of public funds. The…

Jigawa governor emerges APC gubernatorial candidate

Governor of Jigawa State, Mohammad Badaru, was on Monday nominated by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as its candidate for next year's gubernatorial election in the state. Mr. Badaru, who contested with one other aspirant, Ubale Hashim, in the party's primary, scored 3,123 to secure the party ticket, while…

Sule Lamido, Former governor of Jigawa state

2019: Lamido meets Saraki, Kwankwaso ahead of PDP presidential primaries

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday met separately with two other presidential aspirants in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the backdrop of a controversy over the venue of the national convention where the party will pick the candidate. The aspirants are Senate President Bukola Saraki…

Senator David Mark

2019: David Mark takes campaign to Jigawa, flays Buhari government

A former senate president and presidential aspirant, David Mark, in Jigawa State on Sunday asked for support for his ambition to oust President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he accused of failing to unite Nigerians and ensure their security. Mr Mark was in the state to solicit the support of party delegates…

Residents crossing over at Gululu community at Jahun LGA Jigawa state

Two children, 19 others die in Jigawa flood

At least 21 persons lost their lives in a flood disaster that ravaged parts of Jigawa State, an official has said. The victims included two children, the executive secretary, Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Sani Ya'u, said on Friday. Mr Ya'u said the flood was as a result of…

2019 Presidential aspirant and former vice president, Abubakar Atiku.

2019: Atiku meets Sule Lamido, says Boko Haram retaking Nigerian territories

A presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday in Jigawa State said the extremist group, Boko Haram, was taking back Nigerian territories hitherto recovered by troops. The former vice president spoke after a closed-door meeting with a fellow Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, at the latter’s home in…

Atiku Abubakar

2019: Sule Lamido will step down for me as PDP candidate – Atiku

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, said on Monday that he believes a fellow presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, will step down for him. Messrs Lamido and Abubakar are among a dozen presidential aspirants on the platform of Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP. Mr. Abubakar stated this on Monday at the…

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Flood claims seven in Jigawa — Official

The council chairman, Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Abdulrashid Ibrahim, said at least seven persons were killed while over 2000 houses and farmlands were destroyed by flood in the state. The council boss highlighted the incident to journalists on Tuesday in his office at Ringim, after he paid…

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2019: Jigawa women protest alleged marginalisation, societal vices

Hundreds of women in Jigawa State on Tuesday stormed the streets of Dutse, the state capital, to protest alleged political marginalisation. The procession began from Malam Aminu Kano triangle to the Jigawa State House of Assembly where they (women) submitted a document containing their demands. After they were received by…

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INEC denies Jigawa deputy governor’s claim of N50mn donation

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Jigawa State, Mahmud Isa, has called on Nigerians to disregard the statement of Jigawa State Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Hassan, which alleged that the state assisted the electoral commission, INEC, with N50 million. He said such statement is capable of truncating the process of democracy. Mr…