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Aisha

UPDATED: Teenager sets herself ablaze to protest fiance’s inability to pay bride price

A seventeen-year-old girl, identified as Aisha, on Sunday set herself ablaze to protest her fiance's inability to marry her. Aisha was living in Albarkawa area of Gusau metropolis in Zamfara State where the incident occurred. She was, however, rescued and the fire put out. A witness, Aminu Muhammad, told reporters…

Niger State on Nigerian Map

One killed, three kidnapped as armed men attack Niger community

Armed persons on Sunday attacked Kusherki community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, killing one person. A resident of the community, Garba Ahmed, told PREMIUM TIMES that the attackers ransacked several houses, manhandled many and kidnapped three people. Mr Ahmed, a civil servant, said the attackers came around…

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One killed, many injured as farmers, herders clash in Jigawa

One person has been reported killed and many others injured in a violent clash between farmers and herders in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Bala Senchi, on Wednesday, confirmed the attacked in an interview with Freedom Radio in Dutse. He…

Sule Lamido

Xenophobia: Buhari’s actions not enough – Sule Lamido

The former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday, said the actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari so far on the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are not enough. He also asked him to address the nation on steps being taken to curb the carnage. Nigeria,…

UPDATED: Protest in Kano after traffic official injured trailer driver

A protest occurred in Kano city following an alleged attack on a driver by an official of the Kano State traffic agency (Karota). The incident happened along Ibrahim Taiwo road in the city. The cause of the conflict between the official and the driver is yet to be ascertained. Other…

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Mother of ex-lawmaker kidnapped

The mother of Yahaya Muhammad, the immediate past special adviser on political affairs to Governor Mohammad Badaru of Jigawa State, has been kidnapped. The police identified the victim as Ladi Hamza, 75-year-old. Mr Muhammad was also a former lawmaker in the Jigawa State House of Assembly. He represented Sule Tankarkar…

14 die in Jigawa road accident - Police

14 die in Jigawa road accident – Police

At least 14 people were killed in a road accident in Jigawa State, the police have said. The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident occurred late Saturday at Garin Galla, in Ringim Local Government Area of the state. He said eight of the victims were burnt…

Bandits surrendered weapons, military uniform

Zamfara bandits surrender weapons, military uniform – Police

Some repentant armed bandits in Zamfara, on Friday, handed over sophisticated rifles, ammunition and military uniform after denouncing crime, the police have said. The Zamfara State police spokesperson, Muhammad Shehu, said the development was part of an ongoing effort to ensure peace and reconciliation, an initiative of the state government…

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Missing Nigerian judge found

A Federal High Court judge, Idrissa Saleh, has been found four days after his sudden disappearance. PREMIUM TIMES reported on Monday how Mr Saleh went missing after early morning Islamic prayers on Saturday. FCT police spokesperson, Anjuguri Manzah, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES shortly after 3:00 p.m. that the judge was…

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Nigerian federal judge missing, feared kidnapped

A Federal High Court judge, Idrissa Saleh, is missing amidst fears he has been kidnapped. Mr Saleh went missing on Saturday in Abuja, a public official close to him told PREMIUM TIMES. The police also confirmed the situation. The judge was reportedly ill and had left his Abuja hospital room…

Floods claim five lives in Jigawa

At least five people have died in floods ravaging three local government areas in Jigawa State. Thousands of residents have been displaced in Guri, Kirikassamma and Birnin Kudu council areas, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency, Sani Ya'u, told reporters on Tuesday. He said many others were…

Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State [Photo: NAN]

Zamfara governor dethrones Emir for aiding banditry

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, on Friday approved the removal of the Emir of Maru, Abubakar Cika, and the district head of Kanoma, Lawal Ahmad, for allegedly giving support to bandits responsible for hundreds of deaths. The sack was announced in a statement signed by the state deputy…

Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawallen Maradun

Sallah: Zamfara governor pardons145 inmates, including five on death row

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawallen, on Friday, granted amnesty to 150 inmates at the Gusau Maximum Security Prison. The governor's media aide, Yusuf Idris, in a statement to PREMIUM TIMES said Mr Matawalle made the "kind gesture" during a visit to the prison. He said it was to…

EFCC operatives

EFCC nabs Zamfara traditional ruler, others over alleged diversion of N17.1million fertiliser, herbicide

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Chairman of Rice Farmers’ Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) in Gummi Local Government in Zamfara State, Ibrahim Rijiya, over diversion of bags of fertiliser. Mr Rijiya is also the district head of Rijiya Gummi in the same local government area. He…

Ladan Salihu, Nominated as commissioner in Bauchi despite his indictment

Bauchi nominates ex-radio chief indicted for fraud commissioner

One of the 20 persons nominated as commissioners in Bauchi State by Governor Bala Mohammed was serially indicted for theft and gross abuse of office in the federal civil service. The nominee, Ladan Salihu, whom President Muhammadu Buhari fired as director-general of Nigeria's radio service, FRCN, in 2016, has a…

Protesters besiege Jigawa KEDCO office over poor electricity supply

UPDATED: Protesters besiege Jigawa KEDCO office over poor electricity supply

Hundreds of residents of Dutse, the Jigawa State capital, on Wednesday cordoned the office of the electricity distribution company over constant power outage in their area. The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) is responsible for the provision of electricity to Jigawa. For hours, the aggrieved residents barricaded the entrance of…

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State

Sule Lamido, on trial for corruption, travels abroad

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has travelled to Germany for a medical check-up, four years after his international passport was seized by the court while undergoing corruption trial. Mr Lamido's media aide, Mansur Ahmad, said the former governor was granted permission to travel by an Abuja high…

Caption: Locals prepare to bury bodies they recovered after an attack in Kamitau community in Sokoto State on Friday, July 19, 2019.

29 killed in fresh attack in Sokoto communities

Armed men attacked three communities in Goronyo Local Government of Sokoto State on Wednesday, killing at least 29 people, an official have said. The Sokoto police spokesperson, Muhammad Sadiq, said "scores were killed" by "unmerciful bandits", and the state commissioner of police, Ibrahim Ka'oje, had promised "water tight security" during…

Fire at the BUK Accounting department

UPDATED: Fire razes BUK accountancy department

A fire outbreak has occurred at the accountancy department of Bayero University Kano (BUK). The department is located at the university’s new site in Kano. The university's principal assistant registrar, Lamara Garba, in a statement, said the fire was eventually quenched and no casualty was recorded. Students of the institution…

FILE: FRSC on an accident site [Photo credit: Instagram: @frscnigeria]

Road accident claims 19 lives in Kano

At least 19 people died in an auto crash on Sunday at Dinyar madiga village, Takai Local Government Area of Kano State, the Federal Road Safety Corps has said. The spokesperson FRSC, Kabiru Daura, in a statement said the incident occurred at about 6 pm. He said four vehicles were…

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Teenager stabs brother to death over music at wedding party

A wedding ceremony on Saturday ended in tragedy in Kano as a 19-year-old woman stabbed her elder brother to death during a quarrel between the siblings over the choice of music for the event. The police spokesperson in Kano, Haruna Abdullahi, confirmed the incident which happened at Badawa quarters in…

Police 'broker peace' between bandits and vigilante in Zamfara

Police ‘broker peace’ between bandits and vigilante in Zamfara

The Zamfara State police command on Thursday said it had brokered peace between suspected bandits and local vigilante in Zamfara State. It also said as part of the success of the initiative aimed at bringing peace to the troubled state, it secured the release of 25 Fulanis who were detained…

Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State

Nigerian university recalls 40 students expelled in ‘error’

The Federal University, Dutse (FUD), Jigawa State, has recalled 40 out of 485 students it rusticated in the last academic session over poor performance and other sundry offences. The university's deputy vice-chancellor, academics, Abdulkarim Sabo, told PREMIUM TIMES how the expelled students were recalled "after the school went through their…

Police arrest Jigawa's 'most wanted robber' who says he's well liked by women

Police arrest Jigawa’s ‘most wanted robber’ who says he’s well liked by women

A suspected armed robber, Muhammad Bello, popularly called 'the governor', on Tuesday, said his 'friends', who were envious of him because of his influence with ladies instigated his arrest by the police. He said the unnamed friends colluded with the police who arrested him on trumped-up charges of armed robbery.…

Nigeria Police officers are working with the military to counter insurgency.

Suspected bandits kill vigilante in Jigawa

Suspected armed bandits on Tuesday stormed Fachawa community in Ringim local government area of Jigawa State, killing a vigilante in the process. Salisu Usman, the son of the deceased, told PREMIUM TIMES the suspected bandits came around 11 p.m. on motorcycles armed, ransacked their house "and found that their target…