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Coronavirus: Seven persons attend Jigawa governor’s daughter wedding

There were only seven people in attendance when the governor of Jigawa State, Muhammed Badaru, gave out his daughter in marriage on Saturday as authorities enforce measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The governor's media aide, Auwal Sankara, in a statement said only seven people were in attendance because…

The senator representing Sokoto East, Ibrahim Gobir

Nigerian senator blames police over Sokoto killings

The senator representing Sokoto East, Ibrahim Gobir, on Friday, blamed the police for failing to respond on time to an attack that left 22 persons dead in the state. The police responded swiftly by dismissing the claim. The lawmaker also called on the federal government to act to forestall subsequent…

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Horseriding gunmen abduct woman in Jigawa

Horse-riding gunmen on Saturday kidnapped an elderly woman in Takanebu community, Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Residents said the gunmen stormed the community on horses and abducted Harira Nasir, the mother of Abdulkarim Nasir, an influential member of the community. The Jigawa police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, confirmed the…

Governor Badaru of Jigawa State

Coronavirus: Jigawa shuts routes to Bauchi, others

The Jigawa State Government on Thursday announced it had shut its land borders with neighbouring Bauchi and others following the confirmed case of coronavirus in the state. The state commissioner of health, Abba Zakari, told reporters the decision would be effective as from Friday, March 27. Mr Zakari said the…

National Mosque

Coronavirus: Northwest governors considering shutting down mosques – Official

State governors in North-western Nigeria are considering banning congregational prayers in mosques due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently, Nigeria has eight confirmed cases of the virus. None has been confirmed in the North-west although Katsina State recorded its first suspected case on Wednesday. The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru,…

FILE: Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido [Photo: PULSE]

Sanusi’s Dethronement: Another Kano emirate official resigns

The 'chief singer' of Kano emirate council, Naziru Ahmad, popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka, has resigned his appointment following the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido as Emir of Kano. Mr Ahmad's resignation followed that of the principal private secretary to the deposed emir, Mujtaba Abba, who also resigned recently. Both…

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APC wins Jigawa bye-election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Musa Fagen-Gawo, has been declared the winner of Garki/Bubara bye-election in Jigawa State. The declaration was made on Sunday morning at Bubara Local Government collation centre by the returning officer, Ahmad Kaugama. The official declared that Mr Fagen-Gawo of APC polled 48,318 votes to…

Jigawa road accident

23 killed in road accident – Jigawa Police

Twenty-three people died on Monday in a motor accident in Gwamfai community in Jahun local government area of Jigawa State, police said. The Jijawa police spokesperson, Audu Jinjiri, in a statement, said the accident occurred after a tyre burst. According to the police, a Toyota bus with registration number YD183…

Deposed Kano emir, Muhammad Sanusi

Kano govt set to name new Emir of Kano

The Kano State Government is poised to turban a new Emir of Kano, following the sudden removal of Muhammadu Sanusi from the position on Monday. A state government source told PREMIUM TIMES that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has concluded plan to install a son of the late Emir Ado Bayero on…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Why we dethroned Emir Sanusi – Kano Govt

The Kano State Government said on Monday that it dethroned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, because of insubordination. Usman Alhaji, the Secretary to the Kano State Government, stated this in a statement circulated to journalists. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kano State Government earlier on Monday announced the dethronement…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Ganduje dethrones Emir Sanusi

The Kano State Government has dethroned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. This was announced by Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the special adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on media. The Secretary to the Kano State Government, Usman Alhaji, also made the announcement on Monday afternoon. READ ALSO: Protest in Kano over alleged…

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Dangote truck kills four family members in Kano

A truck belonging to Dangote Group of Companies on Sunday crushed four family members to death at Gaida community in Kano metropolis. The police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident to Freedom Radio. He said the driver is on the run but the police have impounded the truck.…

Jigawa assembly suspends member ‘for attacking governor’s convoy’

The Jigawa State House of Assembly on Friday suspended the member representing Gumel constituency, Sani Isyaku, (APC) indefinitely for alleged thuggery. He was specifically accused of conniving with thugs to attack the convoy of the state governor. PREMIUM TIMES could not get the lawmaker to react as his known telephone…

Almajiris [PHOTO CREDIT: nationalnewsbeam]

Kano govt ‘repatriates 1,500 almajiris to neighbouring states, countries’

The Kano State Government on Friday said it has arrested and repatriated over 1,500 Almajiris back to their states and countries of origin, following a ban on street begging in the state. The spokesperson of Hisbah, (the state's moral police) Lawan Fagge, told PREMIUM TIMES that those arrested were repatriated…

Youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad

Protest in Kano over alleged blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

Scores of youth stormed the Kano Hisbah office on Wednesday over an alleged blasphemy song against the Holy Prophet Muhammad. The protesters holding placards alleged that the government and the security agents in the state are reluctant to act over the matter. The convener of the protest, Idris Ibrahim (known…

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Insecurity: Gunmen invade Kano community, kill two

Unidentified gunmen on Monday reportedly killed two persons at Galawa community in Bagwai Local Government Area of Kano State. Police spokesperson in the state, Abdullahi Kiyawa, told reporters that the attackers stormed the community at 10:30 p.m., shooting sporadically to scare away residents. Mr Kiyawa said the gunmen shot three…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

EXCLUSIVE: Radio sacks manager for airing analysis on Bauchi governor’s N3.6 billion contract scandal

A radio station in Bauchi has sacked its general manager for airing an analysis on the N3.6 billion contract scandal involving the governor of the state, Bala Mohammed. PREMIUM TIMES exclusively reported how Mr Mohammed was enmeshed in the scandal from his early days in office as Bauchi governor. Albarka…

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Police intercepts suspected trafficker with 23 children in Taraba

The police in Taraba State on Monday paraded a woman, Mary Yakubu, for allegedly trafficking 23 children in the state. The police spokesperson in the state, David Misal, in a statement to journalists, said the children, 14 boys and nine girls, are between the ages of four and seven. Ms…

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Strange disease kills 200 cows in Jigawa — Official

A strange disease has killed 200 cows at Margadu Fulani community in Guri local government area of Jigawa State, an official has said. Sanusi Doro, the local government information officer in Guri, quoted the head of department of agriculture, Guri local government council, Kabiru Haruna, as confirming the incident. Mr…

Heckler shouts down governor in public

Heckler shouts down governor in public over failure to complete hospital, road projects

A heckler on Saturday at a public event shouted down Governor Muhammadu Badaru of Jigawa State over the failure of his government to complete hospital and road projects in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state. The governor was in the area to launch the educational assistance scheme of…

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State tested positive to COVID-19[Photo: Bussiness Day]

After spending N3.6 billion on cars, Bauchi govt says can’t pay WAEC fees for students

The Bauchi State Government on Friday said it could not sponsor over 8,000 candidates from the state for the Senior Secondary School (WAEC) examinations, because of lack of funds, a stark contradiction for a state that recently spent N3.6 billion on new cars for its officials. The government will sponsor…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Insecurity: Kano govt to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel for community policing

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday said the state is set to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel to complement the efforts of existing security agents. Mr Ganduje's spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement on Thursday said each of the 44 council areas in the state will benefit from…

COURT: Symbol of law and justice

After three years in detention, court acquits man accused of raping 10-year-old

The Kano High Court at Audu Bako Secretariat on Wednesday set free a man, Mamuda Idris, who was first arraigned in 2017 for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl. The judge, Ahmed Badamasi, said the prosecution led by Ghazali Bichi failed to prove the allegation of rape against Mr Idris. READ…

Almajiris [PHOTO CREDIT: nationalnewsbeam]

Kano govt bans street begging by Almajiris

The Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday announced a ban on street begging by children popularly referred to as Almajiris. The governor's spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES said the effort was to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education in…

Nigeria Police officers

Police van kills two schoolgirls in Jigawa

A police van pursuing a commercial vehicle on Friday in Mallammadori Local Government Area of Jigawa State knocked down and killed two schoolgirls while four others were injured, residents have said. The police, however, said, only one girl was involved in the accident. The residents said the two schoolgirls were…