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Election: Atiku campaigns in Jigawa, says Buhari not ‘real’ Fulani

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, at a campaign rally in Jigawa said President Muhammadu Buhari is not ''a full-fledged Fulani man because he cannot speak Fulfulde." Mr Abubakar, who described Mr Buhari as fake Fulani man, said ''a real Fulani man would…

The PDP rally in Jigawa

Confusion in Jigawa PDP as Atiku’s wife endorses Sule Lamido’s son, ignores other candidates

A wife of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rukayya Abubakar, on Saturday left members of the party in confusion after she publicly endorsed a senatorial candidate but ignored the others despite the presence of their supporters at an event. Mrs Abubakar was in Jigawa to solicit…

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Man who set self ablaze to protest wife leaving him dies

A man who set himself on fire to protest his wife leaving him has died. Abdullahi Jafaru attempted to commit suicide last week after his wife, Halima, refused to return home following a dispute. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Jafaru poured petrol on himself and set himself ablaze. The fire…

Violence at PDP Jigawa rally.

UPDATED: One shot, police vehicle burnt as violence mars PDP rally

A rally organised by the Peoples Democratic Party in Jigawa State turned violent on Thursday. The rally was held in Gwaram Local Government Area and attended by thousands of PDP supporters, including a former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido. The violence is believed to have started when a police officer,…

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

Jigawa Assembly recommends sack of School of Health Technology’s principal over alleged irregularities

The Jigawa State House of Assembly has recommended the sack of principal of its school of health technology, Sani Adamu, over alleged irregularities in the management of the school. The house ad-hoc committee, chaired by Bala Hamza, and five other members recommended the sack and it was unanimously agreed to…

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Election: Nigerian lawmaker lures voters with ‘free’ drivers’ licences

A member of the House of Representatives (Kiyawa and Dutse federal constituency) on Monday in Jigawa State gave out 50 free driver's licences to his constituents in a bid to secure their votes. Ibrahim Kemba, however, gave out only duplicates, saying the original licences will be given out to the…

Baba Santali received APC membership card in his Local Government area, Kazaure Jigawa State on Friday

Another Sule Lamido’s commissioner dumps PDP

A former commissioner of works and transport under former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Baba Santali served as commissioner for eight years under Mr Lamido after serving under the preceding administration of Saminu Turaki as a…

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

Jigawa sets N30,000 minimum wage budget

The governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru, on Tuesday, said he has provided funds for the N30,000 new minimum wage demanded by organised labour, in the 2019 budget he presented before the state Assembly. Mr Badaru stated this while addressing members of the labour union who protested over the non-implementation…

The man that set himself ablaze

Man sets self ablaze to protest wife leaving him

A 40- year-old-man, Abdullahi Jafaru, attempted to commit suicide after his wife, Halima, refused to return home following a dispute, the police have said. Mr Abdullahi poured petrol on himself and set himself ablaze, the police said. According to the Jigawa police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, on December 31, 2018, Halima…

Babangida Aliyu

There’ll be trouble if APC rigs 2019 election — Ex-Niger governor, Aliyu

Former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Thursday said there will be trouble if the ruling All Progressive Congress rigs the 2019 general election. He said Nigerians and the international community are anticipating an excellent election devoid of rigging. Mr Aliyu stated this in Dutse, Jigawa State capital, shortly…

Former governor of old Kano State, retired Air Vice Marshal Hamza Abdullahi

Hamza Abdullai, ex-governor of Kano, is dead

A former governor of Kano State, Hamza Abdullahi, is dead. He died in a German Hospital after a brief illness. He was 74. Hadejia Emirate Council spokesperson, Talaki Mohammad, confirmed his death to journalists on Thursday. Mr Abdullahi was governor of old Kano State from January 1984 to August 1985…

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Buhari speaks on Zamfara killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the worsening violence in Zamfara that has led to the death of dozens of people in the past few weeks. PREMIUM TIMES has reported how armed bandits have attacked different communities in the state in the past few weeks. Hundreds of people have been killed…

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UPDATED: Riot in Zamfara over insecurity

Residents of some parts of Zamfara State on Monday protested against the worsening insecurity in the state. Hundreds of people have been killed by bandits in the North-west state in 2018. Many others have been kidnapped for ransom. On Saturday, at least 18 people were killed in Birane village in…

Zamfara State map

Residents flee as gunmen return to Zamfara community

Birnin Magaji local government area of Zamfara State is under siege by armed bandits with repeated attacks and killing and maiming of women at many local communities in the area. A victim from Dan-danbo community told PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday that the attackers came around 8 p.m. and started shooting…

Zamfara State map

Many killed as bandits attack Zamfara communities

Suspected armed bandits on Wednesday stormed three communities in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, killing many residents. Some of those killed were working on their farms when they were attacked. Sources said the armed bandits came heavily armed and opened fire on the farmers who were harvesting…

Crowd in the event at Rano on Saturday

Kano 2019: Four reported killed as Ganduje flags off reelection campaign

Four persons were reportedly killed in a week as Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduge flagged off his reelection campaign in Bichi and Rano local government areas of the state. Mr Ganduje, who is involved in a bribery scandal, is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. He officially kick-started the…

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PDP loses in Jigawa as ex-governor, ex-commissioners defect to APC

A former governor of Jigawa State, Ali Sa'adu, was among opposition politicians who defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday. Five former commissioners who served under former governor Sule Lamido were also among the defectors. Mr Lamido governed as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a…

Sule Lamido, Former governor of Jigawa state

2019: Real reason Akpabio, Obanikoro dumped PDP — Lamido

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said Nigeria's political system is going through strange and challenging times, and has claimed those in power are using poverty to intimidate and woo opposition members to their fold. The former governor said the former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill…

Governor Badaru of Jigawa State

2019: Jigawa governor’s aide dumps APC

The Special Assistant on Inter-governmental Affairs to Governor Mohammad Badaru of Jigawa State has resigned his appointment and quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Musdapher Kaloma had contested in the APC primary for the House of Representatives but lost. Announcing his resignation and…

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Five injured as ex-minister, speaker escape lynching in Jigawa

Political thugs on Saturday stormed into the house of Nigeria's former minister of commerce, Bello Maitama, and vandalised two of his official vehicles and that of the Speaker, Jigawa State House of Assembly, Isa Idris. Mr Maitama, a commerce minister under Shehu Shagari, was chairing a reconciliation meeting with aggrieved…

Atiku Abubakar Presidential rally in Sokoto

2019: Atiku campaigns in Sokoto, appeals to tribal sentiments

Nigeria's main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday, flagged off his campaign in Sokoto appealing that the residents vote in one of their own as president. He also told the crowd at the rally ground that he is a 'Jack of all trades,'…

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Police speak on strange armed group sighted in Sokoto

The police in Sokoto State on Friday said a strange group sighted in a part of the state was not operating on Nigerian territory or carrying arms. PREMIUM TIMES earlier Friday reported complaints by locals that a strange armed group from neighbouring Niger Republic was operating in parts of Tangaza Local Government…

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Strange ‘armed group’ appears in Sokoto

A suspected terrorist group carrying sophisticated weapons is currently in control of Tangaza Local Government Area of Sokoto State, applying ‘strange laws’ and punishing defaulters. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that members of the group, believed to be from Niger Republic, are in possession of assorted weapons, preaching Islamic teachings,…

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Osinbajo in Jigawa, says Nigeria won’t return to era of stealing public funds

Nigeria's Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday, said Nigeria will not go back to era when money meant for the development of the country was pocketed by few individuals. Mr Osinbajo stated this in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, while launching the 6th phase of a youth empowerment initiative. He…

Oshiomhole endorses Ganduje for second term

Kano 2019: Oshiomhole ignores bribery scandal, endorses Ganduje for second term

The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole, on Sunday, formally endorsed the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, for a second term in office despite an unresolved bribery scandal surrounding him. The governor is facing growing condemnation by Nigerians over viral videos showing him receiving monetary kickbacks…