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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…

Flooded mini-estate used to illustrate the story.[photo credit: scan news]

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…

Jigawa on map

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…

Jigawa on map

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…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Kano 2019: Shekarau dumps PDP – Spokesperson

A new twist has developed in the politics of Kano State as a former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. Mr Shekarau's spokesperson, Ya'u Sule, disclosed the defection in an interview with the BBC Hausa on Tuesday. Although he did not disclose the…

A Nigerian Police officer on the checkpoint

UPDATED: Police allegedly kill driver over N50 bribe; residents retaliate

A driver in Taraba State was killed allegedly by a police officer over N50 bribe, a witness said. The witness, who does not want his name mentioned, identified the victim as Mohammed Dajji. The incident happened at a police check point in Maisamari village, Sardauna Local Government Area of the…

Student Arrested by the NSCDC

School dropout arrested for selling fake employment letters

The Nigeria Security Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has arrested an expelled student for allegedly trying to fleece unsuspecting Nigerians with fake letters of employment of the security agency. NSCDC spokesperson in Jigawa, Adamu Shehu, said the suspect, Nasiru Abba, was expelled from the School of Nursing Jahun in the state.…

Jigawa on map

2019: Deputy speaker defies APC, bids for senatorial seat

The Deputy Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, Ahmed Garba, has declared his bid to run for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Jigawa North-east senatorial election. Mr Garba's declaration is in defiance of the state leadership of the party which has endorsed the…

Hundreds rally in support of senator who defected to PDP

Hundreds rally in support of senator who defected to PDP

Hundreds on Thursday from Jigawa North-east senatorial district staged a rally round the streets of Hadejia Local Government Area in support of the defection of their senator, Ubale Shitu, to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). PREMIUM TIMES reported how supporters of Governor Mohammed Badaru from the district protested against…

SARS

Man seeks justice over son’s death aftermath SARS brutality

The father of 25-year-old man, Hassan Abdullahi, has called on the Nigerian police to obey a court order to pay him N10 million compensation over the death of his son following alleged brutality by the operatives of the Special Ant-Robbery Squad (SARS). Alfa Abdullahi told BBC Hausa morning programme on…

Breastfeeding Photo: The Guardian

Nigeria loses N6.6 trillion annually to inadequate breastfeeding – UNICEF Offficial

UNICEF says when the cost of low cognitive development and low intelligence quotient (IQ), as well as health cost are added, inadequate breastfeeding is estimated to cost the Nigerian economy US$21 billion (N6.6 Trillion) per year, or 4.1 per cent of its gross national income. Philomena Irene, UNICEF nutrition specialist,…

Protest against senator who defected from APC

Hundreds protest against senator who defected from APC

Hundreds of people on Sunday staged a rally around the streets of Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa State, protesting against a senator, Ubale Shitu, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The protesters went from Hadejia sugarcane factory to the emir's…

Nigerian Senate

2019: Jigawa deputy governor declares for Senate

The Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Ibrahim Hassan, has declared to run for the seat of Jigawa North-east senatorial district in 2019 on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Hassan declared his intention on Tuesday at a press briefing in his office in Dutse attended only…

MTN

Workers flee as NLC pickets MTN office in Jigawa

Workers of MTN in Jigawa State took to their heels on Wednesday as members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) arrived the head office of the communication service providers in Dutse, the state capital. The members were at the office in continuation of NLC picketing of facilities of the multinational…

Residents gathered at the Dutse Municipal Council Hall

UPDATED: Council chairman, mobbed by constituents, suspended by State Assembly

Bala Yar'gaba, the chairman Dutse Local Government Area, has been suspended by the Jigawa State House of Assembly. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mr Yar'gaba was on Monday mobbed by residents of his local government. He was accused of non-payment of polling unit development fund, approved by the state government, to…

Residents gathered at the Dutse Municipal Council Hall

Why I was beaten by my constituents – Local Govt Chairman

Bala Yargaba, the chairman of Dutse Local Government Area of Jigawa State, has accused a political opponent of instigating a mob action against him. Mr Yargaba was attacked by scores of residents in his LGA on Monday morning over claims that funds earmarked for the development of polling units have…

Residents gathered at the Dutse Municipal Council Hall

Irate residents beat local govt chairman, hold him hostage

Hundreds of persons from Dutse constituency beat and held hostage Bala Yargaba, the council chairman of Dutse Local Government Area in Jigawa State. They accused the council chief of non-payment of polling unit development fund meant for disbursement. After the initial manhandling of Mr Yargaba by the mob, he was…

Ahmad Abdullahi, father of the raped victim

Man who raped my daughter, infected her with HIV walks free – Father

A father has expressed his shock after he came across a man on the street who had been remanded in prison for raping his 13-year old daughter and infecting her with HIV. Abdullahi Ahmad said he had been told the alleged rapist had been convicted and jailed by the Jigawa…

Jigawa on map

Corruption trial of ex-Jigawa commissioners stalled

A Jigawa State Magistrate’s Court in Dutse on Tuesday adjourned the trial of some commissioners and government officials under former governor Sule Lamido for alleged corruption following the absence of prosecution witnesses. The accused persons are Salisu Mahmuda, who is now state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Salisu…

Sule Lamido, Former governor of Jigawa state

Ex-Gov. Lamido defeats Jigawa govt in court

The Jigawa State High Court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Wednesday, discharged and acquitted a former governor of the state, Sule Lamido, over a case of incitement to public disturbance and defamation made against him by the state government. The state government filed the four-count charge of inciting disturbance,…

Police foil prayer rally for Sule Lamido’s presidential ambition

Hundreds of supporters of former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and other residents were prevented from holding a special prayer session for his success at the presidential polls in 2019. Mr Lamido is one of the persons who has declared his presidential ambition on the platform of the opposition party,…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

2019: Why I’m supporting Buhari against my ‘good friend’ Sule Lamido – Orji Kalu

A former Abia State governor Orji Kalu, has told former Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, the reasons why he is not supporting his presidential ambition. He said he is supporting the reelection ambition of President Muhammadu Buhari instead for the sake of the unity of Nigeria and to enable Mr…

Orji Uzor-Kalu

Orji Kalu says ‘no vacancy in Aso Rock’, attacks Obasanjo

Former Abia State governor, Orji Kalu, has said that there will be any presidential candidate he would support in 2019 ‎other than president Muhammadu Buhari. "Although Alhaji Sule Lamido happens to be my long time political friend and an aspirant for Nigeria's president‎ in the PDP, I told him I…