Jigawa: Son stabs mother to death

One Samuel Shegun has been apprehended for allegedly killing his biological mother, the Jigawa State Police Command have said. The lifeless body of the 47-year-old woman, Esther Adekanla, popularly known as Hadiza Nakowa, was discovered in her house at Dutse, the State capital. The State Commissioner of Police, CP. AT Abdullahi made the disclosure while parading the 32-year-old suspect at the Command’s headquarters. He said the suspect was arrested in connection with the case of the brutal killing of his mother, after an investigation by detectives from State Criminal Investigation…

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Diptheria: 11,000 suspected cases raises need for urgent vaccination in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Health and Social Welfare says it is aware of the mounting concern regarding the recent Diphtheria outbreak across several states with over 11,000 suspected case. The ministry gave the assurance that urgent vaccination efforts were underway. The Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, gave the assurance in an interview on Monday in Abuja. He said that since the confirmation of the re-emergence of diphtheria, the Federal Government had continued to respond to the outbreaks across different states. According to…

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Ali-Kila bows out as Jigawa Head of Sevice

The Jigawa State Head of the Civil Service (HoS), Alhaji Hussaini Ali-Kila, has retired from service after attaining the mandatory retirement years in service. This is contained in a statement by Alhaji Ismail Ibrahim, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Office of the HoS in Dutse, on Friday. Ibrahim said Ali-Kila rose to the top of the Civil Service in 1988 as an Education Officer in the old Kano state. He added that the career progression of the retired HoS spanned virtually all the Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government. “This offered him…

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Alleged kidnapping: Police arrest 10 suspects, others in Jigawa

The Police Command in Jigawa says it has arrested ten suspects for alleged kidnapping and other offences in the state. The Police Commissioner, Emmanuel Ekot announced this while parading the suspects in Dutse on Tuesday. He said the police arrested four suspects, aged between 24 and 30, in connection with alleged kidnapping of one Alhaji Ahmadu Garba, on Nov. 11 at about 12:30 a.m. at Kwadabe village in Kiyawa Local Government Area of the state. Ekot said the command’s Special Investigation Bureau (SIB) acting on credible information trailed and succeeded…

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Aminu Adamu’s Arrest: Coalition of Northern Group Students Wing condemns act by Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, Nigerian First Lady

The Students Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has joined other concerned Nigerians in condemning what it termed the impunity with which Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari ordered the unlawful arrest and detention without trial of a fellow student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu. CNG in a statement signed by the Secretary, Iskil Abubakar said it find the action of the First Lady Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the arrest of a young Nigerian for merely passing a remark…

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How Man, 25, allegedly killed brother’s wife in Jigawa

The Police in Jigawa have arrested a 25-year-old man for allegedly killing his brother’s wife in Miga Local Government Area of the state.The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Jigawa Police Command, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the arrest in Dutse.Shiisu said the suspect was arrested after he allegedly hit the deceased with his leg in her stomach on Aug. 3, as a result of which she fell.He said the police moved in and rushed the victim to Jahun General Hospital, where the victim was confirmed dead.According to him, the suspect, who escaped,…

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17,602 teachers to sit 2020 qualifying examination; Jigawa, Ekiti excluded – TRCN

No fewer than 17,606 teachers across the country are to sit for the 2020 qualifying examinations billed for November 12 -14, the Registrar and Chief Executive of the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Professor Josiah Ajiboye, has said Ajiboye, who announced this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja, said that Osun state tops the list with 1,727 candidates, followed by Adamawa, 1,623 candidates, Nasarawa State 934 candidates and the FCT with 850 candidates. He said that Jigawa and Ekiti states were, however, excluded from the computer-based examination…

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Jigawa: Man assigned to deliver ransom to kidnappers shot dead

A 35-year-old Abubakar Mutari was killed by abductors of the son of Jigawa State House of Assembly member after they received N2.5m ransom. Report indicates that gunmen had kidnapped the son of Jigawa State House of Assembly member representing Auyo Local Government Area, Hon. Isiyaku Sani. Source close to the deceased confirmed that the kidnappers demanded N2.5m as ransom for the release of the victim. He explained that the kidnappers killed one of the victim’s relatives and injured one who took the money to the abductors along Gujunju to Gagarawa…

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Herders/farmers clash: One dead, 20 injured in Jigawa – Police

One person has been reported killed while 20 others were injured during a violent clash over land between farmers and herders in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa State on Monday, the police have said. The police said the unrest happened at Madamuwa forest, a Fulani settlement and it was over a land ownership tussle between the warring groups. Musa Mamman, aged about 55, died while receiving treatment after the clash, the police said. The police spokesperson for the state, Audu Jinjiri, on Monday, said among those injured, six were…

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Hisbah destroys 588 bottles of beer in Jigawa

Hisbah, the Sharia law enforcement agency in Jigawa, said it has destroyed no fewer than 588 confiscated bottles of beer in Ringim Local Government Area of the state. Ibrahim Dahiru, the State Commandant of Hisbah, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday that the bottles of beer were destroyed on August 20. Dahiru said that the beer was confiscated in Tudun Babaye village, Ringim LGA, during a raid in Gujungu, Kijawal and Wadugur villages in Ringim and Taura Local Government Areas. He emphasized that consumption of…

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