Jigawa district head bans night parties in Fulani settlements

The District Head of Jeke in Suletankarkar Local Government Area of Jigawa, Alhaji Alassan, has banned Fulani local traditional wedding ceremonies and other festivities in the night in his domain.

The Information Officer of the local government, Daudu Sulaiman, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Tuesday.

Mr. Sulaiman said that Mr. Alassan, who is also the Dan Isan Gumel, gave the directive during a meeting with village and ward heads in his domain.

According to Mr. Sulaiman, the district head explained that the ban was to check unnecessary fighting during such ceremonies.

He said the traditional ruler said such quarrels among Fulani men usually led to lost of lives and property.

The information officer said the district head had also warned residents of the area to desist from attending ceremonies and other social gatherings as well as going to markets with weapons.


Source: NAN

Jigawa Government to distribute 300 mini-harvesters to farmers, youths

The Jigawa Government has concluded plans to distribute 300 mini-harvesters to farmers and youths under its Cluster Farming Scheme.

The Special Adviser to Gov. Muhammad Badaru, on Rice Production Alhaji Jamilu Usaman-Danmalam, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Wednesday.

Jamilu-Danmalam said that the gesture was to encourage dry season wheat and rice production under the state’s government cluster farming initiative.

He explained that the other 150 harvesters would be distributed to youths as part of the plans to empower and encourage them to go into farming.

The special adviser pointed out that the youth would use the harvesters to harvest rice or wheat in the farming cluster in the state on commercial basis.

According to him, the gesture is to enable the youth become self reliant.

“It is also to make agriculture attractive and acceptable to youths in the state”.

NAN recalls that the Jigawa Government had on Jan. 24, taken delivery of four containers with several agriculture implements from China.

NAN also recalls that Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa had on Feb. 3, pledged to link wheat farmers in the state with buyers in order to boost their production.

Badaru gave the pledge while assessing a 50 hectares wheat farm in Warwade village of Dutse Local Government Area of the state.

The tour was part of an assessment tour embarked on by the governor to some farms under the Cluster Farming Scheme, introduced by his administration.

The governor visited farms in Gidan Ari, Yan-Dutse, Gabarin Sintilmawa and Tsidir villages in Ringim and Auyo Local Government Areas.

Badaru said that threshers and harvesters would be provided to the farmers at affordable prices.

According to him, the farmers are expected to produce 125,000 metric tonnes of wheat in 2017 dry season farming period.

Jigawa village head, brother kidnapped

Kidnappers have abducted Garba Mamud, the village head of Rijin in Basirka District of Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa.


Dauda Mamuda, the brother to the district head, who is a ward head, was also kidnapped by the suspects, said to be about 30.


A resident of the community, Musa Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Gwaram that the incident took place in Gwaram at 5.00 a.m. on Tuesday.


Mr. Ibrahim said that residents were worried over the incessant kidnapping of Fulani herdsmen in the area.


He added that the people of Rijin, Basirka and other areas had resorted to sleeping with their two eyes opened, in view of the incessant kidnapping in their communities.


Mr. Ibrahim appealed to Jigawa Government and the Police Command in the state to come to the aid of the affected communities.


When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Command in the state, Abdu Jinjiri, said the command was aware of the incident.


Mr. Jinjiri further stated that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Rasheed Akintunde, had directed the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Gwaram Local Government, Muhammad Badawa, to investigate the matter and arrest the suspected kidnappers.

Jigawa Assembly Impeaches Speaker, Immediately Elects New One

The Jigawa House of Assembly today impeached its Speaker, Alhaji Idris Garba and elected Alhaji Isa Idris of Gwaram Constituency as the new Speaker.

The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Ahmed Garba presided over the sitting attended by 23 members.

The Clerk of the house, Alhaji Hussaini Ali earlier announced that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 of the 30 assembly members, and which he read on the floor of the house.

Ali disclosed that members of the assembly impeached the speaker due to alleged high-handedness and abuse of power.

The Deputy Speaker read the impeachment notice on the floor of the house and confirmed the number of members that signed the notice.

Garba said that 25 of the 30-member assembly that endorsed the impeachment notice showed that it met the constitutional requirement of two third to impeach any of its principal officers.

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“With this development, I hereby declare the seat of the Speaker vacant and a fresh election should be conducted to elect the new speaker,” he said.

Two members– Alhaji Isa Dutse of Dutse Municipal constituency and Isa Idris of Gwaram constituency– were nominated for the election to replace the impeached Speaker.

Isa Idris, however, defeated Isa Dutse with 12 to six votes, while five members were indifferent.

In his acceptance Speech, the new Speaker promised to run an open door policy and solicited members support and cooperation.

REPORT: 200 Jigawa children suffering from Tuberculosis

At least 200 children have been confirmed to have tuberculosis disease in Gwaram local government area of Jigawa state.


Muhammad Maisamari, head of department (HOD) of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the state, confirmed this on Monday through Malam Nasiru Yusif, the information officer of the affected local government council.


Maisamari said the council had already quarantined the affected children.


He added that drugs and other logistics had been provided for the treatment of victims.


The HOD said the department was able to bring the situation under control and was taking necessary measures to avoid spread of the disease.


Maisamari also appealed to residents of the council to report the outbreak of any disease to the appropriate authorities for quick response.

Jigawa board sells encroaching cattle to compensate 28 farmers.

The Jigawa state Farmers and Herdsmen Board says it has paid N860,000 as compensation to 28 farmers whose crops were destroyed by encroaching cattle in Kirikasamma Local Government Area of the state.

The Executive Secretary of the board, Rabi’u Miko, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday
in Dutse.

Mr. Miko said 19 farmers received N360,000 as compensation in Marma village while nine farmers in Iwo and Madaci villages received N500,000.

NAN recalled that the board had in November impounded 18 cattle for encroaching and destroying several farmlands in Iwo, Marma and Madaci villages in Kirikasamma.

According to him, the animals were sold at the cost of N1.16 million at Gumel Livestock and Breeding Centre, in Gumel Local Government Area of the state.

According to him, the money used to compensate the affected farmers based on an order given by the mobile court set up by the state government to handle such cases.

He added that the action was one of the new measures taken by the board to discourage farm encroachment by herdsmen.

“Henceforth, any animal found encroaching farmland and destroying farm produce in the state will be impounded and be kept under our custody.

“If the owner comes then we have our mobile court; but if nobody claims ownership of the impounded cattle, then we sell them and compensate the affected farmers,” he said.

According to him, the board has dispatched a team to the scene to assess the extent of damage done by the animals to farm land in the local government.

He added that the animals were sold in the presence of the local government’s farmers/herdsmen committee and village heads of the affected community among others.

Man stabs father to death in Jigawa over delay to provide food.

The Jigawa State Police Command on Tuesday arrested a 30-year-old man, Muhammad Adamu, who allegedly stabbed his father to death in Mairakumi village in Malammadori Local Government Area, LGA, of the state.


The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Abu Jinjiri, who spoke on the incident, assured newsmen that the command would investigate the case.


The suspect, who is said to be a psychiatric patient, stabbed his 60-year-old father, Malam Adamu, while working on his farm after he was reportedly infuriated by the reluctance of the deceased to give him food.


The suspect swiftly attacked his father with a knife and inflicted fatal injury on him.


His father died from the wounds he sustained from the attack.


Meanwhile, DAILY POST gathered that the villagers had earlier rescued the deceased’s wife from her son when he made attempt on her life by attacking her with an axe.


The villagers had reported the case to the police, who arrested the suspect.


It was after his release that he attacked his father, leaving him dead.

Jigawa trains 5,000 youths on sesame, rice cultivation.

To compliment Federal Government’s policy on economic diversification, the Jigawa State government has trained about 5,000 youth on sesame and rice cultivation, and has also mobilised another 32,000 farmers for wheat harvest in November.

Disclosing this in Kano, the Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Economic Empowerment, Muhammad Sheikh Mujaddadi, said the trained youths got the necessary skills on how to cultivate, sesame, rice, soya beans and groundnut.

“700 youths were taken on trial as a cluster and they were trained on how to cultivate sesame, rice, soya beans and groundnut on 1,400 hectares in the last dry season. And during the rainy season we took about 4,100 to the farms and they harvested the same crops,” Mujaddadi revealed.

“32,000 farmers are mobilised to do wheat harvest next month. We are assuring our people that this will go a long way in reducing the poverty level of our unemployed youth to the barest minimal.”

On the Sesame farming, the Special Assistant further disclosed that, 45 clusters of youth were formed to concentrate solely on Sesame production, hinting that they had five people per cluster, which shows that they have 45 clusters in all.

The state government in collaboration with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) sets aside the sum of over N70m to train 225 youth on Bee farming, Aquaculture and Poultry farming.

He stressed that, “We presently have 30 people that were trained on Poultry farming. And we got the up takers, who are Poultry Farmers Association. We give them the capital of N100, 000 for each farmer. For local groundnut milling, we currently have 108 women, whom we gave the sum of N25,000 each, so as to better their small businesses. I am assuring you that this will give them more opportunities to effectively manage their businesses,” he stated.

Other matters related to pest control were also of concern to the state government, as preparation for training 574 people was in top gear, for them to go to identify farms for spraying.

“Jigawa being an agrarian state, needs to engage her people especially youth, in the agriculture sector, “ said Mujaddadi.

Verification: Jigawa govt to sack 700 teachers.

About 700 primary school teachers in Jigawa State stand the risk of losing their jobs, following ongoing verification across the 27 local government areas of the state.

The state government had inaugurated a special verification committee to fish out ghost teachers and absentees, especially teachers who went for in-service courses in universities across the world, but had graduated and refused to report to their place of work.

It was gathered that the action of those teachers compelled the government to further suspend indefinitely in-service training courses and set up special committee to find those involved and other teachers receiving salaries without coming to work.

It was also learned that most of the workers likely to be affected are those who got admission into various institutions of learning to further their education, completed their studies and refused to report back to their respective offices.

The Head of Service, Mohammed Inuwa Tahir, told journalists that some workers spent 14 to 15 years studying, saying government was aware of the development.

He said: “What kind of degree course does a worker spend 15 years studying and still collecting salaries.

“Our government will not condone laziness and unfair act by some workers who have the habit of completing their study and refusing to report back to their place of work.”

According to him, the screening committee was established to fish out absentees and ghost workers, contrary to some insinuations that it was set up to witch-hunt workers.

A source in the Office of Head of Service said on condition of anonymity that about 6,500 teachers would be de-listed in the ongoing verification of primary school teachers.

Teachers Sent Abroad for Training Have Absconded – Jigawa Govt

Jigawa State Government has disclosed that some teachers said to have gone for in-service courses in universities across the world, have graduated but has since refused to report to their place of work.

The action of those teachers compelled the government to further suspend indefinitely in-service training courses and set up special committee to find those involved and other teachers receiving salaries without coming to work, Vanguard reports.

The government was furious that the teachers betrayed its trust by remaining abroad when their expertise was needed back home.

Lamenting the development, the Head of Service, Mohammed Inuwa Tahir, told journalists yesterday that some workers spent 14 to 15 years studying.

He said: “What kind of degree course does a worker spend 15 years studying and still collecting salaries.

“Our government will not condone laziness and unfair act by some workers who have the habit of completing their study and refusing to report back to their place of work.”

The officials said the screening committee was established to fish out absentees and ghost workers, contrary to some insinuations that it was set up to witch-hunt workers.

Jigawa LGC Targets 13,104 Children For Polio Immunisation

The Dutse Local Government Council of Jigawa is targeting no fewer than 13,104 children to be immunised against polio virus in the ongoing polio immunisation in the area.

The Health Educator of the council, Alhaji Sani Yusif, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday.

Yusif said the council had received enough doses of Oral Polio Vaccines (OPVs) to conduct the exercise.

He explained that the children would be immunised against polio and five other child-killer diseases during the five-day campaign.

The health educator said that 704 trained ad hoc staff, including 528 vaccinators, were conducting the exercise.

According to him, the council has donated 50 cartons of sweet to woo children to participate in the programme.

Yusif, therefore, urged parents in the area to cooperate with the vaccinators by making their children available for the inoculation.

NAN reports that the July round of polio immunisation was inaugurated in all the 27 local government areas of the state on Saturday.

Credit: NAN

Jigawa Govt. To Reform Primary Health Care Centres

The Commisssioner for Health in Jigawa, Dr Abba Umar, on Thursday, said the state was investing in reforming the
Primary Health Care (PHC) centres in the 288 political wards.


Umar disclosed this in Abuja during a news conference on “Addressing the High Rates of Malnutrition in Northern Nigeria”.


He said that Jigawa had been rated among states with high ratio of malnourished children, adding that interventions on nutrition required the services of the PHC centres.

He added that “malntrition is mainly a problem of Northern Nigeria and it should be a wake-up call for stakeholders in the region.

“The Jigawa Government is working on health sector reforms to ensure that primary health care centres in the 288 political wards in the state
are fully working.

“We will ensure that drugs for treatment are available, antenatal receives the required attention and ensure a good referral system.

“We are going to ensure that primary health care programmes like malaria, HIV/AIDS are fully running.”


The commissioner, who said that the health sector had second highest budget allocation in the state, urged other states in the northern part of the country to adjust thier budgets to support nutrition programmes.


Umar, however, observed that states with high rate of malnourished children in the North had established departments for nutrition.


According to him, the Federal Government is elaborating the National Nutrition Policy for the welfare of severe acute malnourished children.


He said that the National Council on Health would soon converge to discuss issues on health and nutrition.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a research on “Working to Improve Nutrition in Northern Nigeria (WINNN)” had revealed that Katsina, Kebbi, Jigawa, Yobe and Zamfara had the highest number of malnourished children in the country.




PDP Will Reclaim Power In Jigawa By 2019 – Sheriff

National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff, has expressed optimism that the party will reclaim Jigawa in the 2019 general elections.


Sheriff said this while addressing a delegation of PDP mambers led by Alhaji Tukur Ganza, who paid him a solidarity visit in Abuja on Tuesday.


Sheriff said the party would do everything democratically possible to reclaim the state, which he said was PDP stronghold.


”We lost the election not because PDP was not strong in Jigawa, but it was the movement at that time ?that caused it.

“Now, we have learnt from our mistakes. So, it is a matter of time. All the people who left our party in Jigawa will come back.

“The leadership of the PDP today will ensure that no one is lagging behind”, Sheriff said.


Earlier, Ganza said the group’s visit was to support the emergence of Sheriff as PDP national chairman.


He said that the group believed in the capability of Sheriff to revive the party.



7 Die In Canoe Accident In Jigawa

No fewer than seven people died on Wednesday in Darei village of Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa when two canoes capsized.


An eye witness in the village, Malam Idris Shuaibu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that seven bodies had been recovered by some fishermen and local farmers in the area.


Shuaibu said that a canoe from Darei heading to Girma first capsized and another one that was trying to drop some passengers at the other side of the river bank turned back to rescue the drown canoe.


He added that in the process, the girls in a canoe that wanted to rescue the others who were mostly teenagers, jumped into the water due to fear and got drown too.


The witness although no one could ascertain the number of passengers in the two canoes, a parent in the village had been crying that he had not seen his two daughters who boarded one of the canoes.


The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, Mr Abdul Jinjiri, had confirmed the incident.


Jinjiri, however, said that the unfortunate incident only involved a canoe that carried 12 passengers and that six had died.


He added that their corpses had been recovered with the help of some fishermen and locals in the area.




SUBEB To Rehabilitate 10 Schools In Malammadori LG

The Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) on Tuesday said it had concluded arrangements to rehabilitate 10 schools in Malammadori Local Government Area of the state.


Malam Mukhtar Mukaddari, the Education Secretary in the area, told newsmen in Malammadori that the board would renovate and construct additional classroom blocks in the selected schools.


Mukaddari said the project would be executed in both primary and post-basic schools under the 2014/2015 SUBEB project.


He listed the benefitting schools to include Chac-Chanda, Baguwa, Shayya, Dakindo and Kampala.


“Work on the project will soon commence in the selected schools. Also, more schools will be rehabilitated in the subsequent projects,” he said.


The education secretary said that the Board had initiated various programmes to rehabilitate dilapidated schools, provide furniture and instructional materials as well as promote teacher training.


He called on the people of the area to protect school facilities provided by the government in their respective communities.



Police Deploy 400 Men For Emir’s Anniversary, Army’s Conference

Commissioner of Police in Jigawa, Mr Usman Tilli, on Thursday said the command had deployed 400 policemen for Emir of Dutse’s 20th Anniversary and the ongoing Chief of Army’s Annual Conference in Dutse.


Tilli made this known when the Editor- in-Chief of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Alhaji Lawal Ado, paid him a courtesy visit in Dutse.


He explained that 250 officers and men were deployed for Emir’s anniversary while 150 others were for the army’s conference.


Tilli said they did not envisage any breach of peace but that the step was taken to maintain peace, law and order throughout the events in the state.


The commissioner said there was no threat of security in the state but measures had been taken especially in border areas with other states that had security problem to ensure there was no influx of hoodlums to the state.


Tilli said 10 persons had been arraigned in connection with recent clash by farmers and pastoralists in Babura Local Government Area of the state.


He said police would ensure that there was peace between farmers and Fulani herdsmen in the state.


In his remarks, Ado commended efforts of security agencies for ensuring peace and stability in the state.


He said their efforts had placed Jigawa as one of the most peaceful states in the country.




Military Arrests 10 Boko Haram Suspects In Jigawa

Military troops on Wednesday night arrested 10 Boko Haram suspects in Birniwa local government area of Jigawa State.?The commander of 3 Brigade of the Nigeria Army, Kano, Brigadier General Hassan Hamisu disclosed this on Friday while parading the suspects in a border town of Birniwa.

He said the suspects were arrested while up loading petroleum products from a tanker into empty jerry cans with a view to transporting them to their members.

According to the army chief, among the suspects arrested with over 200 jerry cans, 41 already filled with petroleum products were two minors.

He said the suspects would be handed over to appropriate agencies for prosecution.

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Dangote To Create 200,000 Jobs In Jigawa Before December

The chairman, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has promised to generate 200,000 jobs in Jigawa State by the end of this year to support the new administration’s drive at economic revival of the state.

Dangote, who disclosed this in Dutse on Tuesday, said preparations for the production of two million tonnes of sugar in Kafin Hausa and Auyo have been concluded.

He said that when fully operational, the projects will provide 200,000 direct jobs and millions of indirect jobs to the teeming youths in the state.

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Former Gov. Lamido Of Jigawa Returns To Report At EFCC On Thursday

Alhaji Sule Lamido, the immediate past Governor of Jigawa, on Monday, returned to the country from his foreign trip and promised to visit the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) on Thursday.

Lamido stated this while speaking with newsmen in his Bamaina village in Birninkudu Local Government area of the state. He said that EFCC was anti graft agency of the government, recognised by law, therefore, he would not shun the invitation. “I am aware of the invitation.’’

According to him, he is always willing to honour this kind of invitation even when he is a governor that enjoys immunity. Lamido, however, said he would not join issues with the incumbent governor on the debt he left before leaving office.

It would be recalled that there was a conflicting figure on the debt inherited by APC-led government in the state. The former governor said that while leaving office, he held a special council meeting, where he briefed the press on the liabilities he left.


Lamido Slams APC Over Campaign Promises

Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido has criticised the incoming administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for already giving excuses for inability to implement its campaign promises when it had not even taken over power.

Speaking at his last public function before leaving office, Lamido commissioned the N302 million Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission. (JSIEC) office in Dutse.

“We heard them asking Nigerians for patience on their inability to implement their electoral promises even before assuming office. They also said that they can’t achieve everything overnight and that everything should be done gradually. Which gradually? Is it now that they know that everything should be gradual?

“As Nigerians too we are not going anywhere; we will keep tracking the government’s failures as there will be no tolerance and we must shout at them and they must work for Nigerians. Our government turned Nigeria into a new world; Jigawa State in particular but because of selfish interests they kept sabotaging, blackmailing and intimidating our government,” the governor lamented.

However, he said that he had no regrets leaving office after two terms. He asked the people of the state to thank God for giving them a trustworthy and honest leader who had transformed the state to the envy of all.

He stressed that he was not afraid of being probed by the incoming administration, adding that posterity would judge his good deeds aright.

Lamido Canvasses Support For APC Governor

One of the Peoples Democratic Party’s founding fathers and outgoing governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Sule Lamido has called on civil servants in the state to support and cooperate with incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) government for sustainable development, peace and progress of the state.

He said civil servants are the engine room of any government and every government can only delivere when it has their support and commitment.

Lamido made the assertion yesterday while delivering his valedictory message to civil servants in the state at Ahmadu Bello multi-purpose hall in Dutse, the state capital.

He noted that his government has succeeded in transforming Jigawa State and also restore confidence of the people on government with the support of civil servants.

Lamido expressed gratitude to the state civil servants who he described as partners in progress and stakeholders in governance, for their contribution to his government in the last eight years.

The outgoing governor charged the state civil servants to extend the same gesture to the state governor-elect Alhaji Badaru Abubakar of APC to save the state from retrogression.

While making his remarks,the chairman Jigawa state Civil service commission Dr. Ayuba Tanko Abubakar vows to apply the Governor’s advise into action through hard-working and selfless services to the state.

I Will Jail You Before I Go – Gov Lamido Threatens Sen.Yusuf Over PDP Campaign Funds

The war of words between Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido and ex-Minister of Internal Affairs in the Second Republic, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf, over Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, campaign funds heightened yesterday, as the governor vowed to jail Yusuf before leaving office on May 29.

Senator Yusuf, aside from dragging the leadership of PDP in Jigawa State before a Federal High Court in Dutse for defamation and character assassination, also vowed to expose the governor’s activities and release the threat message sent him by the governor.

The governor and PDP had accused Senator Yusuf of diverting the money given him to distribute to the electorate in his constituency to mobilize them to vote for the party, but was angry that the Senator did not only divert the money but also defected to All Progressives Congress, APC.

Governor Lamido’s text message, according to Senator Yusuf, read:

“True, I have only five weeks to go, but I will jail you before I go.We also, today (yesterday) at council meeting, discussed Garun Gabas road contract and by council authority sent all related documents to EFCC and copied same to Buhari, the President-elect.”

Effort to contact Commissioner of Information, Babandi Ibrahim, for further comments on the issue proved abortive as he did not pick several calls made to his line.

Let’s see who ‘ll be jailed—YUSUF
However, in a swift reaction, Senator Yusuf explained that no amount of threat and intimidation from Governor Lamido would deter him.

 “He is just not happy with my defection to APC and if he continues to threaten me, I will expose some of his shady deals. So we will see who will be jailed.”

Meanwhile, Senator Yusuf has sued PDP for defaming his character, having alleged that he diverted N15 million campaign fund given to him to distribute to the electorate in his constituency.
In a statement by Yusuf’s Media Consultant, Mohammed Ismail, he is seeking for an order of perpetual injunction at the Federal High Court, Dutse, against the defendants for defamation of character, asking for N1 billion damages.
Yusuf said:

 “Did they give me cash or cheque? Sule Lamido will never forgive me because he felt I was the one who brought him down.
“Why should he give me money for campaign? Am I a leader of his party? What kind of money.This is a person who will never want go down alone. I swear by Allah, he will never relent to want to tear my name.Do you remember five years ago, when he revoked a road contract and said I had to refund some money, which turned out to be false?
“He is just blackmailing me for leaving PDP to join APC and to help in its victory in the just-concluded elections. The whole thing is his fabrication

Buhari Takes Jigawa With Landslide Win, State Election Returning Officer Says APC Wins All Senatorial Seats

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has won the presidential election in Jigawa State.

Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a wide margin. Buhari scored 885 988 while President Jonathan scored 143.

Professor James Ayatsa, the returning officer of the election in the state, who announced the result on Monday, also declared that the APC won all the three senatorial seats in the state.

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INEC Postpones Elections in 11 Federal Constituencies in Jigawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has announced the postponement of election into the House of representatives in eleven federal constituencies in Jigawa State.

The  State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Halliru Aliyu Tambawel announced the development while briefing news men Friday night at INEC headquarters in Dutse, said the postponement was due to the short-fall of sensitive materials including ballot papers and results sheets from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

He listed  constituencies as Dutse/Kiyawa, Ringim/ Taura, HadeJia/Kafin Hausa/Auyo,  and Jahun Miga federal Constituencies of Jigawa state, others include Gumel/Maigatari/Sule tankarkar/ Gagarawa, Kaugama/Malam-madori and Gwaram Federal constituencies. Babura/Garki, Birnin Kudu /Buji, Birniwa/ Guri/Kirikasamma and Kazaure/Roni/Gwiwa/’Yankwashi federal constituencies in the state.

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Mob Attacks Jonathan’s Campaign Coordinator

The Coordinator of GoodLuck/Sambo Campaign Organization in Jigawa, Alhaji Yusuf Alasan escaped being lynched when he was attacked by youths who participated in the campaign held in Dutse, the Jigawa state capital, Weekend. Youths drawn from the 27 LGA’s of the state attended the Transformation Agenda of Nigeria (TAN) sponsored campaign for President Jonathan’s re-election.

Drama started shortly after the event when the youths demanded for their fees, but to their surprise, the coordinator asked them to drop their phone numbers as he promised payment will be made in due course and they should expect bank transaction alert.

This drew the ire of the youths who accused the campaign coordinator, who also doubles as the SURE-P boss in Jigawa State of diverting their mobilisation money running into millions of Naira, describing his action as betrayal and breach of trust.

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Human Traffickers Arrested In Jigawa, Six Victims Rescued

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) said on Sunday it rescued five men and a teenager from suspected traffickers in Birnin-Magaji border town, Babura Local Government Area of Jigawa. The state Comptroller of NIS, Mr Isah Jere, announced this while addressing newsmen in Dutse.

Jere said that investigation showed that the rescued men were being transported to Europe through the Niger-Libya axis. According to him, unfortunately, the traffickers escaped and abandoned their victims before the arrival of officers and men who were on patrol of the area. “The ugly trend has become more pronounced these days because of the quest for worldly materials among the youth,” Jere said.

The NIS chief said that his command would not relent in its efforts in the fight against illegal immigrants and human trafficking. He said that the victims would be handed over to the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP) for further investigation. Five suspected human traffickers were arrested by NIS at the same border town mid March.

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PDP Set to Reconcile with Obasanjo, “Father of All”

PDP is set to pacify former President Olusegun Obasanjo to reconsider his decision of dumping the party. Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, who disclosed the party’s move to reconcile with Obasanjo, said the former President remained the father of all. Lamido was speaking after holding a closed- door meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Lamido, who is the North-West Coordinator of Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Council, noted that President Jonathan and all the state governors were creations of Obasanjo. He stated though the PDP might have failed to live up to Obasanjo’s expectations, abandoning the party was not the solution.

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I am still PDP member – Gov. Lamido

Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Tuesday said he was still a card carrying member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Lamido made the declaration at a PDP governorship rally in Kaugama, Kaugama Local Government Area, Jigawa. The governor made the declaration against insinuations that he would ditch the party for the All Progressive Party (APC) following his meeting with Rivers Governor, Rotimi Amechi.

Lamido stressed that he was a PDP member and would intensify campaign for the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan and other candidates of the party. He said he had cautioned Amechi on the dangers associated with smear campaigns among politicians, which was inimical to the growth of democratic governance in the country.


Amaechi, Lamido in Closed-Door Meeting in Jigawa

Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Director-General of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation on Sunday visited Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa in Dutse.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two governors held a closed-door meeting at the Presidential Lodge, Dutse, which started at about 10:05 a.m. and ended by 11:30 a.m.

 Lamido is the Coordinator of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation for North-West zone.
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