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Mustapha Idris from Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State was arrested by the police for killing his 20-year-old girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu.

Why I killed my pregnant girlfriend – Suspect

A man accused of killing his girlfriend has confessed to the crime. Mustapha Idris from Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State was arrested by the police for killing his 20-year-old girlfriend, Nafisa Hashimu. Mr Idris, 29, said he killed Ms Hashimu after she told him she was three months…

Police on patrol

Controversy over farmers, herders clash in Jigawa community

A week after a violent clash occurred between herders and farmers in Fulata, Taura Local Government Area in Jigawa State, both groups have continued to trade blame. The Fulanis allege their houses and property were damaged by farmers in the community but the farmers claim they were the ones attacked…

Nigerian Police officers on duty [Photo credit: Today.ng]

14 killed in another attack in Zamfara – Police

Armed bandits on Wednesday attacked Baban Rafi community in Gummi Local Government Area, killing at least 14 persons, the police have said. A resident said the bandits stormed the community on over 30 motorcycles in the morning shooting sporadically. They killed over 20 persons in the process, he said. "I'm…

SPECIAL REPORT: How introduction of N50 charge on POS transaction threatens Financial Inclusion

Jane David sat on a stone close to her newly constructed kiosk for her daily business as a Point of Sale agent popularly referred to as a mobile bank agent. Mrs David looked exhausted, her gaze fixed on the Point Of Sale (POS) machine. It was a few minutes to…

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Two health workers killed as bandits attack Zamfara community

Suspected armed bandits on Tuesday stormed Makosa community in Zurmi Local area of Zamfara State killing two health workers supervising a polio vaccination exercise, residents have said. Witnesses said the suspected bandits, who stormed the community primary health care centre wielding 'sophisticated' weapons, shot dead the health personnel after a…

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Police arrest two suspects for alleged kidnap of lawmaker’s wife

The Jigawa State police commissioner, Usman Gomna, said two suspects have been arrested for the alleged kidnap of Zahra'u Haruna, the wife of a Jigawa lawmaker, on Saturday. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Mrs Haruna, the wife of Dangyatin Haruna, a member representing Miga Constituency at the state house of assembly…

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District head abducted in Kano

The district head of Karshi in Rogo Local Government Area of Kano, Adamu Muhammad, was kidnapped on Monday night, residents said. Residents said the abductors have contacted an in-law of the district head, demanding N50 million ransom. Witnesses said Mr Muhammad was kidnapped around 2 a.m. midnight by 10 unidentified…

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Lawmaker’s wife abducted in Jigawa – Police

Suspected armed bandits on Saturday kidnapped the wife of a lawmaker, Haruna Dangyatin, who represents Miga constituency at the Jigawa State Assembly. The police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, told PREMIUM TIMES the suspected gunmen stormed the lawmaker's residence at 5 a.m and abducted his wife. "The police identified the victim as…

Sharia police, AKA Hisbah [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Jigawa annulled 330 ‘underage’, forced marriages in 2019- Official

The Jigawa State Hisbah Board on Thursday said it dissolved no fewer than 330 forced marriage in 2019 after the victims fled their homes in protest. The head of the Hisbah, also known as the state's 'moral police', Ibrahim Garki, told PREMIUM TIMES they 'nullified' the marriages after the victims…

FRSC officials at the scene of the accident on the expressway

12 die in Kano road accident

At least 12 people were killed in a road accident in Kano State on Wednesday, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said. The Kano FRSC spokesperson, Kabiru Daura, told PREMIUM TIMES that the accident occurred at 11:20 a.m. at Tsaida village, in Gaya Local Government Area of the state.…

Muhammadu Adamu Fagen-Gawo

Nigerian lawmaker, Muhammadu Adamu Fagen-Gawo, is dead

A Nigerian lawmaker, Muhammadu Adamu Fagen-Gawo, is dead. Mr Fagen-Gawo represents Garki, Bubara constituency of Jigawa State in the House of Representatives. He was 65. An uncle of the deceased confirmed the death to PREMIUM TIMES. The Jigawa State government has also confirmed the death. Mr Fagen-Gawo's death is coming…

Couple

Jigawa local govt bans men, women from meeting at night

The Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa State, on Monday, enacted a bye-law banning members of the opposite sex from meeting at night. The local government said this was due to rampant cases of out of wedlock pregnancy among girls. The local government information officer, Sanusi Doro, said the council…

Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle [PHOTO: The Guargian NG]

Zamafara uncovers 5,000 ghost workers, suspends three ‘culpable’ directors

The governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, has approved the suspension of three directors and five other officials from the state ministry of finance over alleged appointment racketeering. The state's commissioner for finance, Rabiu Garba, told PREMIUM TIMES late Sunday that after preliminary investigation, the state had uncovered 4,972 ghost…

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One feared dead, others wounded as police, Shi’ites clash in Sokoto

One person was reportedly killed on Friday during a clash between the police and followers of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shi'ite group) in Sokoto State. Residents said the incident occurred at Dambuwa roundabout in Sokoto metropolis. The clash caused pandemonium among residents and many traders reportedly shut down their…

Tricycles

Kano tricyclists found conveying opposite sexes risk ten lashes, six months ban – Official

The Kano Hisbah Board on Thursday said tricyclists found conveying opposite sexes in the same tricycle would be punished with ten lashes or banned for six months. The head of the Hisbah, also known as state's moral police, Harun Ibn-Sina, told PREMIUM TIMES that the defaulters have an option of…

Sambo Dasuki

Dasuki speaks on freedom, feud with Buhari, trial

A former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, on Wednesday, said he has no feud with President Muhammadu Buhari who ordered his incarceration for four years despite meeting bail conditions. Mr Dasuki spoke during a radio interview with the Voice of America, Hausa Service. "I have no feud with anybody. I…

Bilyaminu Shinkafi

Another Zamfara commissioner resigns, accepts APC appointment

The Zamfara State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Bilyaminu Shinkafi, on Monday, explained why he dropped his appointment for another one with the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led federal government in Abuja. Governor Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party had appointed Mr Shinkafi into his cabinet. Mr Shinkafi has now…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Kano Emirates Controversy: Abdulsalami, Fayemi, Masari, influential northerners intervene

A former military head of state, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has been appointed the head of a committee to intervene in the emirates crisis in Kano State, an official has said. The 11-member committee also includes two state governors, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Aminu Masari of Katsina. Both governors are members…

Jamilu Zanna rejects appointment as Zamfara commissioner for Education

Governor’s campaign director rejects appointment, says principal has failed

The campaign director of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State, Jamilu Zannah, has rejected his appointment as commissioner for education in the state. The official, on Saturday, cited the non-performance of his principal as well as his nonchalant disposition as his reason for rejecting the offer. Mr Zannah, during a…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano Emirate Controversy: Emir Sanusi ‘accepts’ Ganduje’s appointment

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on Friday, accepted an appointment by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to head the Kano Emirates Council. The council has four other newly appointed first class emirs. An aide to Mr Sanusi who spoke with PREMIUM TIMES late Friday said the emir accepted the offer of…

Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Kano Emirates Controversy: Ganduje gives Emir Sanusi ultimatum to respond to letter

The Kano State Government on Friday wrote to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to respond to a letter earlier appointing him as the head of the council of chiefs in Kano State. The letter was signed by the permanent secretary, special duties in Kano, Musa Bichi. Mr Bichi said…

Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Kano Emirates Controversy: Ganduje gives Emir Sanusi ultimatum to respond to letter

The Kano State Government on Friday wrote to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to respond to a letter earlier appointing him as the head of the council of chiefs in Kano State. The letter was signed by the permanent secretary, special duties in Kano, Musa Bichi. Mr Bichi said…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

I’ve received request to dethrone Emir Sanusi – Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday said he has received a letter from 35 civil society organisations calling for the immediate dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, for disobedience to constituted authority. Mr Ganduje's spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES said…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano at the event

Emirates Controversy: Kano emirs snub each other at event attended by Buhari

The five first-class emirs of Kano on Thursday met for the first time, since a new law was put in place, but snubbed each other at an event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari. The event was the 2nd Passing Out Parade ceremony of the Nigeria Police Academy at Wudil, Wudil…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Emirates’ Controversy: Ganduje attacks Kano elders’ forum members, says they’re opportunists

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Wednesday, criticised the Kano Elders Forum, describing its members as opportunists who are not in touch with the current realities. The elders' forum led by a former presidential candidate, Bashir Tofa, had criticised the creation of new emirates in the state. The…