Do not rule with Arms in a Democracy, Stop arresting our members – PDP Cautions APC

The Peoples’ Demo­cratic Party (PDP) led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi yesterday cau­tioned the ruling All pro­gressive Congress (APC) to stop ruling by arms in this era of democracy. The party frowned against the untoward, un­constitutional and indis­criminate arrest and de­tention of PDP members and supporters nation­wide on phantom charges by the government of APC. PDP,…

Kidnappers storm Jigawa, kidnap Village Head, Ward Head

Gunmen Kidnappers, numbering about 30, have kidnapped Alhaji Garba Mamud, the Village Head of Rijin in Basirka District of Gwaram Local Government of Jigawa. Malam Dauda Mamuda, the brother to the district head, who is a Ward Head, was also kidnapped by the suspects. A resident of the community, Malam Musa Ibrahim, told the News…

3,500 mosquito nets distributed to pupils in Jigawa

mosquito bed nets The National Malaria Booster Control (NMBC) programme has distributed 3,500-insecticide-treated mosquito nets to school pupils in Kirikasamma Local Government Area of Jigawa. Alhaji Abdullahi Sirajo, the Desk Officer in charge of the programme in the area, told newsmen on Monday in the town that pupils of both the primary and post basic…

1,000 mothers get N35m nutritional support in Jigawa

No fewer than 1,000 expectant mothers in Kirikasamma in Jigawa, have benefited from a N35 million nutrition support programme initiated by the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP). The CDGP Desk Officer in the area, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, stated this while reviewing the progress of the programme on Friday in Kirikasamma. CDGP programme is supported by…

NSCDC arrests suspected cattle rustler in Jigawa

NSCDC operatives The Jigawa Command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly stealing a bull valued at N180,000. The State Commandant, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, who did not mention the name of the suspect, disclosed this on Friday in Dutse in an interview with the News Agency of…

150 Jigawa indigent children get education support

FILE PHOTO: students receiving lesson the under tree No fewer than 150 less privileged children in Hadejia, Jigawa, have benefitted from an education support programme initiated by an NGO, Association for Advancement of Women in Nigeria (ASSAWIN). The Programme Manager of ASSAWIN, Mrs Ameachina Chinelo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia on…

LG to provide free uniforms to Jigawa female students

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State Female students of Gagarawa Local Government Council Area (LGA) of Jigawa are to benefit from its free school uniform scheme, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Malam Ahmad Sulaiman, the council’s Information Officer, disclosed this to NAN on Monday in Duste, the state capital. Sulaiman said that the…

UPDATE: Floods Kill 18, Destroy 6,000 Houses in Jigawa State

Flooding in Jaghun Local Government in Jigawa (PHOTO: Blueprint.ng) NAN, Abuja: At least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas of Jigawa state. Alhaji Yusif Sani, the Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) confirmed on Tuesday in Dutse that the…

Flood Kills 18, Destroys Over 6,000 Houses In Jigawa

The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) said at least 18 people have been killed and more than 6,637 houses destroyed by flood which ravaged 19 local government areas in the state. The Executive Secretary of the Agency, Alhaji Yusif Sani, who confirmed the on Tuesday in Dutse said the destruction occurred during the presnet…

PDP tasks Jigawa govt to dissolve caretaker c’ttees

The Jigawa chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, called on the state government to dissolve the caretaker committees it appointed for Local Government Councils in the state. The PDP, in a statement issued in Dutse by its Publicity Secretary, Malam Musa Abdullahi, described the caretaker committees as “illegal”. The party said that…

3Breaking; Federal government denies importing ‘poisonous’ rice

  Femi Adesina; Abuja, The Federal Government has described  attempts by  unscrupulous individuals on social media  linking the government and Dangote group with a plan to ‘flood’ the country with genetically modified rice (GMO) as  extremely uncharitable.   In real terms, the Federal Government  in 2014 signed a $1billion Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) for investment…