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16 killed as bandits attack another Zamfara community

Armed persons in the early hours of Thursday attacked a community in Zamfara State killing 16 people, an official has said. Thousands of people have either been killed or kidnapped in Zamfara by suspected bandits in the past year. The latest attack occured in Kanoma community in Maru Local Government…

2019 Budget: Jigawa govt paying ‘lip service’ to agriculture

Even though more than 80 per cent of the inhabitants of Jigawa State are engaged in agriculture, the state government has allotted only 5.4 per cent of its 2019 budget to agriculture. This year’s allocation is despite the state government’s much-vaunted claim of making agriculture its priority. The government’s Change…

Caption: Zamfara governor in Lilo village) Credit, Office of Zamfara SSG

Bandits attack governor’s convoy

Suspected bandits on Sunday opened fire on the motorcade of the Zamfara governor, Bello Matawalle, who was on his way to condole with victims of a previous attack on a community in Gusau Local Government, witnesses have told PREMIUM TIMES. The witnesses said the governor's convoy came under attack on…

Entrance for the school of the blind located at Limawa community Dutse LGAs

Jigawa school for the blind abandoned, official says students prefer begging

The Jigawa State school for the blind has become virtually unattended with an official suggesting visually impaired children prefer begging to school. The school was founded in 2013 to cater for blind children across the state. The boarding school, located at Limawa community in Dutse Local Government Area, is for…

Sa'idu Ali, Vegetable seller, Tradermoni beneficiary at Yan Tipper market in Dutse, Jigawa State.

SPECIAL REPORT: How Buhari’s Tradermoni, CCT, could ‘ve raised financial inclusion

Shuaibu Sani from Gidan Tsika village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State is a beneficiary of the government Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme. From the N10,000 he is paid bi-monthly, he manages to save N600. Although Mr Sani’s home is not far from the payment centre – just…

Hundreds of bottles of beer seized by the Hisbah

How soldiers invaded Hisbah office to retrieve seized alcohol — Official

Some Nigerian soldiers on Wednesday invaded the headquarters of Hisbah (Sharia police) in Dutse, Jigawa State capital to retrieve alcohol seized by officials of the board, an official has said. The state's Hisbah commander, Ibrahim Dahiru, told reporters how cartons of alcohol were seized by his men late Wednesday at…

A pile of Mango fruits

Man flogged 40 lashes for eating mango during Ramadan

A 20-year-old man was on Tuesday flogged 40 lashes for eating a mango fruit during Ramadan. Ibrahim Ismail was found guilty of eating during the Islamic holy month by an upper Shariah court in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The judge, Safiyanu Ya'u, ordered that the victim should…

Muktar Shehu, sacked Zamfara Governor-Elect

Sacked APC ‘governor-elect’ reacts to Supreme Court ruling

The All Progressive Congress governorship candidate in Zamfara, Muktar Shehu, who was sacked as governor-elect by the Supreme Court has reacted to the ruling. Mr Shehu was declared the winner of the March governorship election by the electoral commission, INEC. However, the Supreme Court on Friday invalidated the participation of…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Sule Lamido. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Post Nigeria]

Boko Haram: You’re a statesman, don’t be a bigot, Sule Lamido replies Obasanjo

A former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has advised a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, not to allow his disappointment with the current administration to turn him to a religious and ethnic bigot. He called on the former president to withdraw the statement credited to him that Boko Haram has…

Mr Isa Ardo

Jigawa Land Grabbing: Protesting farmers lament arrest, treatment by govt

Tension is rising in Gagarawa Local Government Area of Jigawa State as residents alleged constant arrest and police brutality following their protest of alleged seizure of their farmlands. Mu'azu Jibrin, a resident, said they live in constant fear of arrest and intimidation by the state authorities after they rejected and…

Former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State opposes Godwin Emefiele's appointment

Lamido’s aide attacks Buhari over Emefiele’s reappointment

A spokesperson for former Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Friday accused President Muhammadu Buhari of "hypocrisy" over the reappointment of Godwin Emefiele as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Senate on Thursday read Mr Buhari's letter seeking the confirmation of Mr Emefiele for a final five-year…

Tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim.

Insecurity: Gunmen storm Sokoto community, kill traditional ruler

Suspected gunmen on Tuesday stormed Balle community in Gudu Local Government Area of Sokoto State and shot dead its tradition ruler, Aliyu Ibrahim, a source has said. The witness told PREMIUM TIMES the gunmen stormed the community on motorcycles shooting sporadically in the air. He said residents ran into hiding…

The mace that was destroyed

VIDEO: Jigawa lawmakers fight during plenary, destroy mace

An attempt to amend a standing rule in the Jigawa house of assembly, on Tuesday, led to fisticuffs among members and the eventual destruction of the mace. The rowdy session started when the Speaker of the house, Isa Idris, announced a 'decision' to amend the house standing rule aimed at…

President Muhammadu Buhari signing the Executive Order No.007 of 2019 on the Road Infrastructure Development and Refurbishment Investment Tax Credit Scheme at at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday (25/1/2019) 00867/25/01/2019/Callistus Ewelike/NAN

Buhari okays appointment of ex-Minister he once accused of corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of former Minister of Commerce Bello Maitama-Yusuf as member of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC). Mr Yusuf, 72, was accused of corruption by the Buhari military administration in the early 1980s. He went into exile to avoid prosecution.…

Mr. Zakariyya attending to pupils at Islamiyya school in Hara community

Neglected Jigawa community begs government for school

Hara in Jigawa State looks like something snatched from a forgotten past and forcibly transplanted into the 21st century. The community, which is 20 kilometres from the state’s capital, Dutse, lacks all the basic amenities - potable water, electricity, health facility, schools. Despite its nearness to the state capital, like…

Zamfara: Kidnappers collect N2.5 million ransom, abduct victim’s teenage son

Eighteen-year-old Abubakar Sani of Birnin Magaji community in Zamfara State was assigned to hand over a N2.5 million ransom to the abductors of his father. However, he too has been abducted by the kidnappers, a family source said. Sunusi Sani, the elder brother of the boy, told PREMIUM TIMES on…

Nigerian Army

Tension in Zamfara town amid reprisal fears after seven ‘bandits’ lynched

Suspected armed bandits are reportedly planning a retaliatory attack on Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, residents and a military official have said. Residents said the suspected bandits 'numbering thousands' are moving closer to Birnin Magaji town, as at Thursday morning, to avenge the killing of seven of…

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Zamfara: Residents cordon emir’s palace, kill seven suspected bandits

Residents of Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Wednesday, cordoned their emir's palace and killed seven suspected bandits. The armed bandits were said to be in the emir's palace for a peace talk after their cows were confiscated following an airstrike on their base in Birnin Magaji…

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Kidnappers of Zamfara villagers demand additional N5 million ransom

The kidnappers of 16 villagers in Zurmi Local Government Area of Zamfara State, on Wednesday demanded additional N5 million as a ransom for the release of the abducted persons. The unidentified leader of the criminals called one of the victim's family to make the demand, four months after the victims…

court of appeal

Jigawa court sentence kidnapper to death

A state high court in Dutse, Jigawa State, on Tuesday sentenced a 39-year-old man to death after convicting him of kidnapping and culpable homicide.  The court found Datti Buba, a resident of Giade Local Government Area in Bauchi State, guilty of kidnapping and killing two of his abducted victims. The…

The custom officer that was killed

Suspected rice smuggler kill customs official in Jigawa

A Customs officer on Monday was reportedly killed by a suspected rice smuggler in Gumel Local Government Area of Jigawa State. A witness said the suspected smuggler ran his vehicle over the Customs official at Emir's Palace road in Gumel town in a desperate move to escape arrest. The Customs'…

Jigawa protest

Police halt peaceful protest in Jigawa

The police in Jigawa State on Monday prevented a peaceful rally reportedly meant to protest incessant killings and kidnappings across the country. The protest was billed to be flagged off at the Aminu Kano Triangle where hundreds of participants converged. The police sealed and barricaded the entrance, insisting the procession…

Hisbah commander Ibrahim Dahiru

Jigawa Hisbah annuls 312 underage, forced marriages in four years – Official

The Jigawa State Hisbah Board said it has annulled no fewer than 312 underaged and forced marriages in the last four years. The board, which is also referred to as the Sharia police, also said it has successfully reunited 25 street children, known as almajiri, with their parents. Ibrahim Dahiru,…

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: facebook.com)

Atiku’s mother was from Jigawa, Centenarian, Dutse Emirate official say

A man who claims to be 100 years old and an uncle of the late mother of Atiku Abubakar has stated that she is from Jigawar Sarki community in Jigawa State. A similar claim was earlier stated by an official of the Dutse Emirate in Jigawa State. Mr Abubakar, the…

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Bus accident claims 19 in Jigawa

At least 19 persons were killed on Tuesday in a road accident in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The accident happened at Gwaram Sabuwa, around 11:30 a.m. close to Government Girls Unity College. A witness told PREMIUM TIMES the accident occurred when the front tyre of an overloaded…