2023: In Jigawa, Lamido will emerge

November 30, 2022 Musa Ibrahim 0

In the build up to the 2023 general elections and the lifting of the embargo on campaigns by political parties by the nation’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the political atmosphere is steaming up across the country. Exploiting the opportunity, it’s interesting as political gladiators have been trying to situate themselves at vantage positions against their perceived Read More

On CBN’s N42bn wheat, other agric interventions in Jigawa

November 17, 2022 Usman Musa 0

As part of its role to support the development of the nation’s economy, particularly the non-oil sector like agriculture, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) rolled out several agriculture initiatives in order to boost agriculture and ensure food security in the country. The programmes, which have gulped billons of naira over the years, are being implemented in the 36 states Read More

Overland Air Nigeria resumes flight in Jigawa

November 16, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira Dutse 0

The deputy governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Umar Namad, has said the state has so many things to export to other parts of Nigeria. The deputy governor stated this Monday at the brief Overland Air Nigeria inaugural ceremony held at Dutse International Airport. He said the state government deems it necessary to put the airport into proper use so that Read More

Badaru presents N178. 5bn 2023 to Jigawa assembly

November 9, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, has presented N178, 576,000,000 billion as the proposed appropriation bill for the 2023 fiscal year. Presenting the proposed budget on the floor of the Jigawa state House of Assembly Wednesday, Badaru said it is slightly over the 2022 original budget by only 0.4 percent. Tagged “Budget of Consolidation for Sustainable Socioeconomic Development,” Read More

Jigawa sets up 2 advisory committees on flood

October 12, 2022 Ismaila Muhammad Dutse 0

The governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has announced that his administration has instituted two powerful advisory committees that will advise the state government on how to mitigate or tackle the recurring annual flooding ravaging the state. The governor made the announcement Saturday in a speech he delivered on the occasion of this year’s Maulud celebration and Rational Read More

Jigawa and child birth registration: A case study

October 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Jigawa state along with stakeholders are working towards a digitalised birth registration. BAYO MUHAMMAD ALABIRA reports. Jigawa is said to be the poorest state with the lowest child birth registration in Nigeria. This was announced recently at a two-day media capacity building workshop organised by the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF) in Kano. The workshop which was organised in Read More

Gov Badaru @ 60: Golden years of a political strategist

September 30, 2022 Ahmad Muhammad Danyaro 0

In the lives of many, birthdays are usually periods for sober reflections; the time for stocktaking. Numerous personalities with eyes on the verdict of history use such occasions to reflect on their contributions to the betterment or otherwise of their societies. For Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubabakar of Jigawa state, he would have wished that his 60th birthday anniversary on September Read More

Tinubu donates N50m to flood victims in Jigawa

September 6, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira Dutse 0

The All Progress Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has dolled out N50 million to those affected by the flood in Jigawa state. During his sympathy visit in the state on Tuesday, Tinubu announced the donation of N50 million as cushion the effect of the flood on the victims. The APC’s presidential candidate stressed that he was in Read More

Jigawa flood death toll hits 60

September 2, 2022 Paul Okah, with agencies 0

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has said the death toll in the flood that ravaged the state had risen to 60, adding that 16 internally displaced persons (IDP) camps had been established to take care of those displaced by the flood. Its executive secretary, Alhaji Yusuf Sani Babura, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Dutse, the state Read More

My vision for Jigawa state (iv)

August 23, 2022 Mustapha Sule Lamido 0

As usual, I want to start by thanking all the people of Jigawa state for their show of support. By carefully taking time to articulate and communicate my vision for Jigawa state, I have so far proven to be fully equipped and well-prepared for the job. I want to make it very clear that we have the strong will, dedication Read More

FG provides interventions to flood victims in Jigawa

August 12, 2022 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The federal government has flagged off the distribution of relief materials to flood victims, who lost most of their farms and houses in Jigawa state. The distribution was flagged off on Thursday, at the Manpower Development Institute Dutse, by the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Investment, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouk. She said, “Upon receiving the news of Read More

My vision for Jigawa state (11)

August 3, 2022 Mustapha Sule Lamido 0

Today, I will begin by urging our dear people to go and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) in various local government offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Those who have not registered should also spare their time to do so immediately. INEC has extended voter’s registration effective from June 30, 2022. I call on all my fellow Read More

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