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Preventing electoral violence in Nigeria on Saturday and beyond

Count five days and we will be down to the much-anticipated presidential elections scheduled for Saturday 16th of February. I have the feeling that the electorate cannot wait to punish President Buhari or completely reject the return of Atiku Abubakar. No thanks to how the All Progressives Congress (APC) and …

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Nine-year-old drowns in Jigawa well

A nine-year-old girl identified as Hassana Aliyu of Kasarau Yamma quarters in Dutse, Jigawa State, lost her life after falling into a well. Alhaji Ahmed Danyaro, the Director, Jigawa State Fire Directorate, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the incident occurred at around 1:30pm on Thursday. …

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Jigawa: Why I decided to kill my child – Father reveals

The 27-year-old man, Ashiru Abubakar recently arrested by the Jigawa State Police Command for burying his newborn baby alive at Jan-biri village in Birnin Kudu local government area, has opened up on why he decided to bury the baby. He said the child was born out of wedlock by his …

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4 million people are unemployed in Kano, Jigawa

A Bayero University Professor and Dean, Dangote Business School, Prof. Murtala Sagagi, has said there are four million unemployed persons in Kano and Jigawa states respectively. Prof. Sagagi, who made the disclosure at a Business Roundtable with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar in Kano …

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2019: How Jigawa state gov’t courts the support of herders

Keeping the policy of continuity has earned Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar more political support within and outside Jigawa state especially among the herdsmen. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA writes. The most recent is the launch of the 2018/19 Annual Livestock Vaccination exercise in Kiyawa local government area of the state. This annual …

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Jigawa: Buhari to receive Ex-Jigawa gov., defected PDP, SDP gubernatorial aspirants, others

By Aliyu Dangida, Dutse President Muhammadu Buhari will, Saturday, receive to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Jigawa state the first civilian governor of the state, Ali Sa’ad Birnin-Kudu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant, Hon. Tijjani Kiyawa, former commissioners who served under PDP-led Sule Lamido and thousands …

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Jigawa: Why Badary deserves re-election — Information Commissioner

Mr Bala Ibrahim is Jigawa State Commissioner for Information. He is also the Chairman, Publicity Committee of the Badaru  Governorship Campaign Organization. He thinks that given the enormous work Governor Abubakar Muhammad Badaru has done in the state in the last three and a half  years, marketing  his principal won’t …

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UPDATE: Police exhume day old baby buried alive in Jigawa

Police in Jigawa state have exhumed a day old baby alive after the baby was buried for about 12 hours in a shallow grave in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state. The police spokesperson of the state command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, made this known while speaking with Daily …

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NDLEA in Jigawa arrests 64 suspected drug peddlers

The Jigawa State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has embarked on a constant raid of drug peddlers’ hideouts across the state. The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Josephine Obi, made this known in Dutse on Saturday. Obi said the raids were being carried out by men of …

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