COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT/EID-EL-KABIR: Kano, Jigawa, Niger, Zazzau emirate cancel festivities

Sallah festivities in Kano, Jigawa and Niger states as well as Zazzau Emirate in Kaduna state have been put off during the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations. This, Blueprint learnt, was in line with the recent alarm raised by the federal government on the likelihood of COVID-19 variant in Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Rivers and the FCT among others. Chairman Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 and Read More

Cholera outbreak kills 30 in Jigawa, 2,000 hospitalised

July 19, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

An outbreak of cholera has resulted in the death of at least 30 people in Jigawa state while about 2,000 others are reportedly receiving treatment in various health centres across the state. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary state Ministry of Health, Dr. Salisu Mu’azu, while addressing newsmen Monday in Dutse. According to him, the 30 deaths were recorded Read More

Day NGE Kano/Jigawa Forum hosted newly elected members

July 14, 2021 Aliyu M. Dangida 0

Sunday, July 4, 2021, was a historic day not only for the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE) Kano/Jigawa Forum but also for the NGE at the national level, as it was the day set aside for the two historical events. It was on that day that the just-elected President of NGE, Mustapha Isah, attended the wedding ceremony of the daughter Read More

Nakudu has earned Nigerians’ confidence

July 12, 2021 Saidu Abdullahi 0

Mohammed Sabo Nakudu, a senator representing Jigawa South/West District of Jigawa state was elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), exemplified the saying that a round peg should be put on a round hole. He has also shown that who the cap fits should wear it. I am saying this out of the background of his Read More

FG hands over Kazaure water supply scheme to Jigawa government

July 12, 2021 John Oba 0

The federal government through the Ministry of Water Resources has commissioned and handed over a 10mld capacity Kazaure Water Supply Scheme to Jigawa state government. While handing over the project to the Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammed Badaru Abubakar, at Kazaure local government, the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu, on Thursday noted that the decision by the Federal Read More

FG expends US $245m for dredging River Hadejia – Badaru

July 12, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

To enhance agricultural policy and boost food security in Nigeria, the federal government has spent over US295 million on the dredging of Hadejia River, Jigawa state. Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, stated this during the official commissioning of N7.7 billion Kazaure water supply scheme constructed by the government of President Buhari through the Federal Ministry of Water Resources Read More

Jigawa to boost SMEs for wealth creation, economic development

July 8, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

In a bid to fast track the diversification of the state’s economy, Jigawa state Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar said plan have been concluded to boost the Small, Medium Enterprise (SMEs). The governor stated this during a courtesy call by the management of Jaiz Bank Plc led by its Managing Director, Hassan Usman at the Government House, Dutse. A release issued Read More

How robbers shot army officer dead, wound another in Jigawa

July 8, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

Jigawa state Police command Wednesday said suspected armed robbers have shot dead an army officer, Major M.S. Isma’il and wounded another,Harisu Aliyu when they mounted a road block at Dundubus village of Dutse local governement area of Jigawa state on Sunday. The force spokesman, ASP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident to our correspondent in Dutse.He said the shooting occurred on Read More

Of politicians without political clout

July 6, 2021 Usman Usman 0

Politics is a game of numbers. The number of people or followers clinging to a personality determines his influence and popularity in the society he lives in. In a political game, like all games world over, no one likes to play and lose; for it is said, a winner has many fathers, but a loser is an orphan. The lesson Read More

Open memo to Vice-President: Jigawa is open for business

June 30, 2021 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

Your Excellency, As you touch down in Dutse Airport to officially launch the 28th Edition of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Clinic, road commissioning and distribution of empowerment items to the downtrodden today, Thurday, July 1, 2021, I write to give you a glimpse of the silent revolution under Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar in Jigawa state in the last Read More

NDLEA arrests 363 drug consumers, dealers in Jigawa

June 28, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has nabbed 363 people suspected to be illicit drug consumers and dealers in Jigawa state from June 2020 to date. The state commander of the agency, Hajiya Maryam Gambo announced this Saturday on the occasion of the 2021 World Drugs Day, which took place at the command’s headquarters in Dutse, the state capital. Read More

Election observer commends INEC on Jigawa, Kaduna rerun polls

June 23, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Africa Middle East Progressive Initiative (AMEPI), Monday, commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its performance in the bye election held at Jigawa and Kaduna states. The AMEPI in a statement by its president, Omotola Oshifeso, said, “INEC conduct is commendable. Materials got to venue on time and officials arrive early. The process was conducted peacefully. Although we Read More

Jigawa gov appoints 8 perm secs

June 21, 2021 Muhammad Aliyu 0

In order to ensure effective and efficient service delivery, Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakr, has approved the appointment of eight permanent secretaries in the state civil service and posted them to the various ministries. A Government House press statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Badaru Abubakar, Mr. Auwalu Danladi Sankara said the Read More

APC wins Gwaram/Fagam bye-election

June 20, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Executive Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar has warmly congratulated Hon Yusuf Shittu Galambi on his landslide victory on Gwaram/Fagam federal constituency bye-election held on Saturday . He also congratulated the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the outcome of the election in which its member, Hon Galambi won the election. According to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Read More

INEC begins online voter registration June 28

June 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday disclosed that it would begin the online voter registration, via its registration portal, on June 28. The INEC National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, made the disclosure at a news briefing on the preparations for the Gwaram bye-election in Dutse, Jigawa state. “The INEC Voter Registration Portal will be deployed to enable people Read More

Why Shitu Galambi’s detractors will fail

June 17, 2021 Usman Usman 0

It is apity that some elements among the good people of Jigawa state who want nothing for the state are spreading falsehood in the state. In their malicious of propaganda, they said the All Progressives Congress supporters publicly displayed guns, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons in Jigawa state during the by-election into the House of Representatives. They claimed that the Read More

Jigawa bye-election: INEC commences training for POs, APOs

June 10, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has stated that training of Presiding Officers (POs) and Assistant Presiding Officers (APOs) on polling and counting procedures in preparation for Gwaram federal constituency bye election in Jigawa state scheduled for June 19th, 2021, commenced Wednesday 9th June, 2021. A statement Thursday by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi Read More

18 killed in Jigawa fatal auto crash

June 9, 2021 Muhammad Alabira 0

At least 18 passengers have been confirmed killed in a ghastly motor accident close to Alu Farm in Birnin Kudu local government area of Jigawa state. This was contained in a statement issued by the Jigawa state Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Lawan Shisu Adam. He said the accident which happened on the Kano/ Birnin Kudu road involved Read More

Remembering Abacha and Abiola

June 7, 2021 Lawal Jet Kaugama 0

Today, June 8, 2021 marks 23 years since former military head of state, General Sani Abacha, died in office. Thus, a lot of memories come to mind. As ardent follower of the late General, it is necessary to clarify some misconceptions about his death, but the person to do so with authority is Major Hamza Al Mustapha, Abacha’s Chief Security Read More

22- year-old man escapes lynching in Jigawa

June 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

A 22-year-old car snatcher, Surajo Husseini, Wednesday narrowly escaped being lynched by angry mob at Yargaba village, in Dutse local government area of Jigawa state. The 22- year- old man snatched a car belonging to one Alhaji Usman Aliyu Kandi who was busy repairing street light on the fly-over at Suwarin town of Kiyawa local government area of the state. Read More

Jigawa and Badaru’s phenomenon

May 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Abubakar Muhammad Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, is a familiar name with Nigerians of different walks of life because he, like the golden fish, has no hiding place. When we talk about chief executive and chief security officer of a state, Badaru’ s name rings loudly. It is the duty of every Jigawa man or woman who are true witnesses Read More

Save the Children donates PPE, Oxygen worth N38m to Lagos govt

May 27, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Save the Children International has donated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE), Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) commodities and Medical Oxygen devices worth N38 million to all the 28 primary health care centers and 2 General Hospitals in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. The donation is part of the efforts to continue supporting the Government of Lagos State in fighting Read More

Ex-students tip Ogbonnaya Onu as next president

May 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former students of the minister of science and technology Mr Ogbonnaya Onu of the university of portharcourt have endorsed him for president come 2023. The ex students of the minister of northern extraction under the auspices of the ‘Northern Nigeria’s youths and students front for Ogbonnaya Onu 2023 made the endorsement Tuesday in Bauchi when they donated clothes to orphans Read More