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Has the EFCC finally found its fang?

June 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Precisely a week today, in a landmark decision, a Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Adebukola Banjoko sentenced Taraba State former Governor, Jolly Nyame, to 14 years’ imprisonment for criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of the sum of N1.64bn belonging to the state. PATRICK ANDREW examines former Governor Jolly Nyame’s conviction. 11 years trial ends well The Read More

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Why female criminologists are crucial in nation-building – Zainab

June 1, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Zainab Amna Abubakar, is a student of criminology and security studies at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa State and founder of a non-governmental organisation (NGO)- Grounds for Hope Foundation (GHF). In this interview with MUHAMMAD TANKO SHITU, she speaks on drugs abuse and related issues as they affect peace and nation-building. Why do you think criminology and security is worth studying Read More

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Killer of the new generation

May 29, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Even though the place of the youthis being undermined many youth helped in creating the perception that all youths are nuisance, an evil generation. Previously, the most trending issue was drinking (alcohol) and prostitution; through which STDs are spread in the society. Now, STDs are no longer issue of concern. It’s no longer being feared. The use of illicit drugs Read More

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States should amend outdated financial laws to improve IGR=IGR

May 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Task Team Leader of State and Local Governance Reform (SLOGOR), Mr Ikechukwu Nweje, has urged state governments to amend outdated financial laws in order to improve their Internal Generated Revenue (IGR) and financial governance. Nweje made the call at a retreat organized for the six SLOGOR states participating in the Public Financial Management (PFM) Reforms yesterday in Enugu. The Read More

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NEC backs Buhari on $496m fighter aircraft

April 27, 2018 Blueprint 0

National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday defended decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase fighter aircrafts from the United States of America worth $496 million without approval of the National Assembly. Addressing State House correspondents at the end of the NEC meeting in Abuja, Governor Abubakar Badaru Babur of Jigawa state, said the President’s decision to procure the aircraft was in Read More

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Senate seeks Buhari’s assent for state legislatures’ financial autonomy, 11 others

April 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Senate, yesterday, resolved that the 12 bills which have met the requirements of the provisions of Section 9 of the Constitution and passed, be processed in line with the Acts Authentication Act, and transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for his assent. The upper legislative chamber, said notwithstanding the resolution of some State Houses of Assembly on some of the Read More

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‘I’ll remove Governor Abubakar from office at all costs’

April 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The current Senator representing Jigawa North East Senatorial zone, Senator Ubale Shittu has vowed to remove Governor Badaru Abubakar from office come 2019 election using all means. According to Senator Shittu, Governor Badaru has crippled the state economically, politically and socially considering the fact that nothing positive or progressive is going on presently in the state. “Governor Badaru has killed Read More

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PDP Jigawa rally a sham – APC chieftain

March 15, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Alhaji Sani Yusuf Babura, has described the rally conducted by the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Dutse as a sham, stating that the party’s hope of voting the APC was a mirage. The chieftain, who is also the executive secretary, Jigawa state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), was reacting to the statement Read More

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NSCDC gets special squad to fight drug abuse in Jigawa

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dutse The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it has set up a ‘Special Squad’ to fight drug abuse in Babura Local Government Area of the state. Corps Commandant, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, made this known on in an interview with journalsist, stating that the decision to set up the squad followed series of Read More

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Deflation of Abdullahi Adamu group in the Senate

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Within a week of its emergence in the Senate, the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led group opposed to the adoption of new sequence of elections for the 2019 polls, seems deflated and in disarray. TAIYE ODEWALE reports. Birth of angry group The group emerged following the passage of the Conference Committee Report on the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) bill, penultimate week by Read More

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Cracks in Senate over elections sequence

February 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, big cracks emerged in the Senate last week over the adoption of a new sequence of elections which places that of the National Assembly first and the Presidential election last. TAIYE ODEWALE examines what led to the cracks and possible scenarios that may play out in the weeks or months ahead. The genesis The Read More

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I’ll be president in 2019 – Lamido

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Dutse The former Jigawa state Governor and likely Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido, is upbeat he would be elected Nigeria’s President-Elect come 2019. The former governor, Lamido who stated this while addressing thousands of his supporters during the commissioning of his Central Campaign office’ in Birninkudu, the headquarters of Bininkudu local government of the state over Read More

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Jigawa suspends college provost over fight

October 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has suspended Aisha Mohammed Kazaure, the provost, College of Nursing and Midwifery, Birnin Kudu and Halima Mohammed Yunusa, Acting Director of School of Midwifery, after they were exchanged blows over N6,000 The college was thrown into confusion following the incident occoured about a month ago Trouble started when Yunusa was appointed on acting capacity Read More

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Lamido, Badaru and the quest for Jigawa’s soul

June 15, 2017 Blueprint 0

Tijjani Mohammed The creation of Jigawa State in 1991 was nostalgic, coupled with mixed feeling over who owned the state. The various military governors and administrators that ruled the state focused on putting in place basic infrastructure and amenities in Dutse, the state capital. The first democratically elected governor, Barrister Ali Sa’ad Birnin Kudu, continued with the work of his Read More

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Jigawa fights against illiteracy with Jolly Phonics

December 6, 2016 Blueprint 0

As part of efforts to boost education as well as promoting quality education in the state, the Jigawa State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) launched the second year of Jolly Phonics Literacy Project in partnership with International not-for- profit organization Universal Learning Solutions. In a statement by the Project Manager Universal Learning Solutions Victor Poluektoff, said, currently under this year launching Read More

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Jigawa NDLEA rehabilitates 21 drug addicts in 2 months

August 17, 2016 Blueprint 0

Jigawa state Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it had rehabilitated 21 drug addicts in the state in the last two months. The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Alhaji Abdu Abdul, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) yesterday in Dutse. Abdul said the 21 addicts, including a female, were rehabilitated Read More

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ANAN promises to assist government fight corruption

March 24, 2016 Blueprint 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse The state chairman of the Association of National Accounts of Nigeria (ANAN) Jigawa state chapter, Malam Ibrahim Garba, said they will soon meet in Dutse to invalidate their membership with a view to strengthening and solidifying their objectives of assisting government in the fight against corruption. According to the chairman, the association would host over 2000 Read More

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Jigawa partners NGOs against maternal mortality

November 20, 2015 Blueprint 0

By Muhmmad Aliyu Dutse Jigawa state government has said that it would continue to collaborate with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to reduce child and maternal mortality in the state. The Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Ladi Dan-sure, gave the assurance while receiving the delegation from Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) in her office on Wednesday. Hajiya Dansure Read More

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Eagle fight in Jigawa governorship election

April 7, 2015 Blueprint 0

With the countdown to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections billed to hold on Saturday, BAYO ALABIRA examines the chances of the key contenders in Jigawa state. He reports that the contest promises to be an epic fight between the PDP’s candidate and his APC rival. The real eagle fight is yet to be seen in Jigawa state Read More

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We’ve stopped night grazing, bailing suspects in Jigawa – Miyetti Allah

November 13, 2014 Blueprint 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse In its effort to curb the incessant hostilities between farmers and cattle rearers, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) Jigawa state chapter, has banned all forms of night grazing, night celebration as well as bailing any suspects arrested by the police. State chairman of the Miyetti Allah, Alhaji Umar Kabir Dibantu, disclosed this Read More

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In Jigawa with Mr President

October 31, 2014 Blueprint 0

Abdullahi M. Gulloma   It is just like any other day here in the presidential Villa fondly called Aso Rock. Palpable excitement, however, pervaded the air. The main reason for this once-in-a-while excitement has to do with Jigawa State. The President and Commander-in-chief is going to Jigawa on Tuesday October 21, 2014 and some State House Correspondents (including my humble Read More

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Adeleye’s hat-trick sinks Jigawa

May 12, 2014 Blueprint 0

Samson Adeleye was on song as he recorded his first hat-trick in Tornadoes’ emphatic 4 – 0 win over Jigawa Golden Stars in the week 15 of Nigeria National League played at the late Bako Kontagora Memorial Stadium, Minna. Tornadoes who dominated the game from the blast of the whistle got their opening goal in 34th minute when Samson Adeleye Read More