North West

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Sokoto introduces contract levy to fund education

Mr. Tambuwal said revamping the education sector remains a priority of his administration.

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Kano to rehabilitate 100 female drug addicts

The governor says drug abuse is widespread among housewives.

Cattle herd used to illustrate the story.

Senegalese cattle rustling kingpin, 3 others killed in Kano

A total 2,133 cows and over 100 goats were recovered from the bandits.

11 professors shortlisted for Dutse University Vice Chancellor

The tenure of the incumbent Vice-Chancellor, Jibrila Amin, will end on February 16, 2016.

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Sokoto seeks to end subsistence farming

The governor said it becomes imperative for the government to boost revenue and food security.

​​​​Kano Zoo requires N40​ ​m​illio​n to restock animal​s

Restocking the zoo with new animals would attract more visitors to the zoo and generate more revenue for the state.

​Kaduna govt. recovers ​1​6​5 ​stolen ​cattle,​ ​sheep

​The government says efforts were being made to arrest the thieves.

Rice Farmers Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

Gov. Ganduje approves N1bn loan for rice farmers

Government also approves N100 loan for wheat farmers​.​

Sokoto Police Command presents N25m to families of deceased officers

Command says other entitlements, including gratuities would be paid in due course

El-Rufai vows punishment for “religious blasphemy” falsehood

The government warns those who raise false claim of blasphemy, or take laws into their hands.

Emir Sanusi seeks end to girl-child trafficking, labour

Emir says the practice retards progress of the society.

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Army Barracks trumps Sultan’s palace to win Sokoto’s N1 million sanitation prize

The government introduced the monetary prize as a way of encouraging people to keep their neighbourhood clean.

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Court fines tannery N.5m for releasing untreated discharge in Kano

Government charges all tanneries to ensure compliance with state sanitation laws.

Court restrains Kano emir, Sanusi II, from demolishing palace structures

The judge also directed the parties to maintain the status quo pending the determination of the substantive suit.

Mining site used to illustrate the story.

Kano communities threaten violence over sand mining

Members of the communities say their lives have changed for the worse since sand mining began.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

Kano owes 1,800 teachers 8 months salaries

The government urges teachers should bear it due to economic challenges it’s facing.

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto State Governor

Tambuwal inaugurates 23-member cabinet, appoints one woman commissioner

Another surprise appointment is the commissioner for Animal Health.

Kaduna to employ 2,550 as traffic marshals

Only 2,500 are to be employed out of 18,270 applicants.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

Kano anti-graft commission uncovers N207m fraud in microfinance banks

Commission says more fraud may likely be uncovered as investigation is ongoing

Police nab human trafficker with 12 girls in Jigawa

Police say suspect uses the young girls for “dubious act”

Fuel scarcity hits Kano

Supply agents accused of increasing price from N78 to N86

Jubilation in Kano as Emir Sanusi rides she-camel

Residents lauded the emir’s sense of “innovation.”

Kaduna recovers N30 billion, discovers 4,000 ghost pensioners

“The N30 billion … will be used to fulfil some of the development promises me made to the people of the state.”

Sokoto Governor, APC reject ministerial nominee

The party says it would write to the president to replace the nominee

Staff accuse radio station of promoting indecency, violating ethical code

The staff also accuse station arbitrary termination of employment