Namadi: Jigawa has got it

June 2, 2022 Lawal Jet Kaugama 0

Last week, the deputy governor of Jigawa state, Umar Namadi, won the state’s All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, and has since set to fly the party’s flag as the governorship candidate of the ruling party in the state. Namadi scored 1220 votes to defeat eight other aspirants. It is sign of good things to come when the head of Read More

Why Jigawa state is known as island of peace

May 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

Of all the states in the north especially North-west ravaged by banditry and kidnapping, Jigawa stands out as the most peaceful state. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports on strategies adopted to realise this. Despite the fact that the entire North-west geo-political zone of Nigeria has been ravaged by all sorts of incessant insecurity challenges in recent years, Jigawa has remained the Read More

Jigawa pays N79, 365m 181 law students’ registration fees

April 29, 2022 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The Jigawa state government Thursday said it has paid the sum of N79, 365 million as law school registration fees for its 181 indigents studying at various law schools of the country as a morale booster. The acting executive secretary of the jigawa state scholarship, Alhaji Saidu Magaji, stated this while interacting with newsmen in his office Wednesday. He said Read More

NNPP poised to take over power in Jigawa

April 5, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Senator Musa Bako said that New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has already outlined it’s blueprint which will be implemented step by step after taken over power comes 2023. Addressing newsmen on Monday at the party’s state Secretariat Dutse, Senator Bako said the party has come to stay in Jigawa state and Nigeria in general. According to him that already the Read More

Gonga emerges Jigawa NNPP chair

March 21, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Hon Muktari Ibrahim Gonga has emerged chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPN) in Jigawa state. Speaking at the inaugural session of the party new executives held at the mini stadium in Dutse, Monday, the new chairman pledged salvage the state from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Also speaking, the party’s leader, Ibrahim Ringim, a political associate to Read More

Over 20 rice milling coys exist in Jigawa/Kano – Official

February 3, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Chairman of the Mohammadu Buhari Support Group (MBSG) in Jigawa state, Comrade Musa Guri, said more than 20 new rice milling companies were established between 2015 to date within Kano/Jigawa states alone. He said Nigeria had witnessed a rapid and tremendous Agricultural revolution as well as transformation between the period of seven years. The Chairman who disclosed this to Read More

Jigawa LG chairmen to contribute part of salaries to disability fund

January 11, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Henceforth, each of the 27 Jigawa local government chairmen and their vice are to contribute N5, 000.00 and N2,000.00 respectively from their salaries every month to the Disability Trust Fund. While each of the LG speakers and secretaries will contribute N1000.00 monthly, councilors as well as supervisory councilors and LGA advisors will contribute N500.00 each directly from their salaries. This Read More

Zakkat c’ttee distributes N17. 6m food to 3,645 needy in Jigawa

January 3, 2022 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The Kazaure Emirate Zakkat Committee said it has distributed food stuff worth N17,671,500 to 3,646 needy across Amaryawa and Dandi Districts of the emirate in Jigawa state as part of efforts to minimise hunger among the common people. Chairman of the committee, Alhaji Bala Muhammad Kazaure, disclosed this while flagging off the distribution of the items for this year at Read More

Jigawa pays N9.403bn to retirees for 2021

December 29, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme Board paid N9.403 billion as entitlements to 12,627 beneficiaries in 2021. “From January to December, we paid a total of N9.4 billion to 12,627 beneficiaries. This means we do not owe any retirees as far as 2021 is concerned. “We are up-to-date in the payment of entitlements to retirees, its Executive Read More

Badaru signs Jigawa child protection, 2022 budget into law

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Jigawa state governor, Muhammad Badaru, Wednesday, assented to the Child Protection Bill and the state 2022 Appropriation Bill. The two bills were assented to by the governor a day after they were passed by the state House of Assembly. The governor presented the appropriation bill to lawmakers on November 10. The 2022 appropriation bill tagged, “Budget of Consolidation for Sustainable Read More

Jigawa LG procures sickle cell screening machines for couples

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Yan’kwashi local government of Jigawa state has procured five sickle cell anemia screening machines for screening of couples before marriage engagement to ensure the have healthy babies. The chairman of the council Muburak Ahmad made this known while addressing news men in his office as part of his celebration of 100 days in office. He said the machines were Read More

70- year- old man sentenced for raping minor in Jigawa

December 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Jigawa state High Court sitting in Dutse recently sentenced a 70- year- old man to life imprisonment for raping and infecting a 15-year-old girl with HIV. Justice Musa Ubale said the culprit committed the offence as he was satisfied with evidence tendered before the court. He said the evidence proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accuse committed the offence Read More

2023: Jigawa delegates urge Bello to run for president

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

An emissary including political and religious stakeholders from Jigawa state weekend implored the Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, to contest the 2023 presidential election. The group of Jigawa leaders, who visited Bello premised their call on the governor’s performance, noting that he has done well in the areas of security, inclusive governance, youth and women empowerment and infrastructure. Bello, Read More

The danger in splitting Jimeta district

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The efforts of Governor Ahmadu Fintri of Adamawa state towards uplifting the state to enviable heights in the last two years of his of his leadership is commendable. Governor Fintri should be counted among those who governed the state meritoriously to the admiration of the people.However, his plan to split Jimeta into different districts has waned his popularity. The action Read More

Qatar Charity partners Jigawa, Inuwa Foundation on projects for 27 LGAs

November 10, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

An international non-governmental organisation, Qatar Charity Foundation, Tuesday, entered into collaboration with the Jigawa state government and Mallam Inuwa Foundation to provide solar-powered water plants, boreholes, hand-pumps, and mosques across the 27 local government areas of the state. The three parties agreed on the partnership at a meeting at the Jigawa state Governor’s Lodge in Abuja, Tuesday. A statement said Read More

Jigawa: Badaru sakes 25 LG secretaries

November 3, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar Wednesday sacked 25 local government areas secretaries with the exception of the ones in Sule Tankarkar and Buji LGs. This was contained in a press statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Ministry for Local Government, Comrade Namib Umar, and made available to reporters. “Jigawa State Government is hereby announcing with immediate effect the Read More

70 local, foreign investors to invest show in Jigawa – DG

November 2, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

About 7o domestic and foreign investors have indicated their interest to invest in Jigawa state, a director general in the state, Hajiya Furera Jumare, said over the weekend. She stated while responding to questions from newsmen in Dutse that, already, 16 investors were on ground and they had established their investments which had started yielding positive results. Hajiya Jumare said Read More

Jigawa NGO donates N50m equipment, instruments to health centers

October 25, 2021 Bayo Muhammad 0

The chief of Party Inspiring Project, Dr. Adamu Isah, said Monday that 33 primary and secondary healthcare facilities in Kiyawa local government area of Jigawa state received donation of medical equipment and instruments worth N50 Million from Save the Children International and GSK. He stated that the support was aimed at bridging the existing gap of basic health equipments identified Read More

Jigawa establishes 545 nomadic schools

October 19, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Jigawa state Commissioner of Education, Dr Lawan Inusa Danzomo, has said disclosed that the Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar-led administration has established 545 nomadic schools across the 27 local government areas of the state. Speaking at the weekly Correspondents media engagement forum, the commissioner stated that since the inception of the government six years ago, a lot had been achieved regarding Read More

Buhari signs agric research council bill, 2 others into laws

October 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (Amendment) Bill 2021 to boost agricultural activities in the country. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He explained that the president signed the bill in consonance with the commitment of his Read More

18 out of 27 LGAs are open defication free- Jigawa commissioner

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state Commissioner of Water Resources, Honourable Ibrahim Mohammed Garba Hannungiwa, Thursday said 18 out of 27 local government areas had obtained certificates for Open Dedication Free (ODF) from UNICEF. The commissioner stated this while speaking during the Correspondents Biweekely Media Engagement Forum held at the Manpower Development Institute (MDI), Dutse. He stated that there are only nine local Read More

Jigawa requires over 9,000 teachers – NUT chairman

October 5, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Jigawa state chapter, Comrade Abdulkadiri Inusa has said over 9,000 teachers are needed to manage hundreds of schools across the state. Speaking to reporters Tuesday in Dutse, the chairman explained that there were few schools that presently being managed by just either one or two teachers. According to him, even though the Read More

The El-Zakzakys and half freedom

October 5, 2021 Blueprint 0

It has been more than a couple months since the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H) and his wife, Malama Zeenah, were acquitted and discharged- of all charges filed against them, after spending almost six years in illegal detention.  The couple who were arrested in December 2015 have been languishing in the custody of State Read More