Sunday, March 7, 2021



Alleged N1.2bn fraud: Bala Mohammed’s son denies charges, makes no-case submission

Shamsudeen Bala Mohammed, son of a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, on Thursday, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he has no case to answer in the15-count money laundering charge.

Nigerian troops bombard many fleeing bandits in Kaduna – Commissioner

Following air reconnaissance missions by Nigerian troops, the Kaduna State Government has disclosed the bombardment of many bandits and cattle rustlers who were fleeing into the bushes in the state.

BREAKING: Bandits kill 18, torch many houses, rustle cows in Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of no fewer than 19 persons by unknown gunmen in separate attacks in Igabi and Chikun local government areas of the state.

Kagara abduction: Negotiations at final stage — Sani-Bello

Arrangements and consultations are ongoing between the government of Niger and the bandits for the purpose of releasing the abducted 27 students, three staff and family members of Government Science College, Kagara, the state government has confirmed.

Police foil robbery attack in Gwarimpa, gun down 2 suspects

The operatives of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Police Command have gunned down two suspected armed robbers at Gwarimpa, Abuja.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

Why we prefer second hand clothes, by FCT residents

Some buyers of second hand clothes in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, say they patronise the clothes not only because of its affordability but also for the upgraded standard.

Bandits kill 3 in Kaduna LG as troops arrest farmer over alleged poisoning of cattle

The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the killing of three people in Kamaru Chawai village of Kauru Local Government Area of the state.

Many bandits killed in airstrikes in Birnin Gwari

Nigerian troops under the auspices of Operation Thunder Strike have destroyed bandit hideouts during airpower operations, killing many of the criminals n Birnin Gwari...

Jigawa PDP congress: Court dismisses case against Sule-Lamido faction

The Jigawa State High Court sitting in Dutse has dismissed a case filed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction led by the 2019 governorship candidate in the state, Aminu Ibrahim-Ringim, over the conduct of the party congresses in the state.

Jigawa court sentences man to prison over ‘injurious’ Facebook post against Gov. Badaru

A chief magistrate's court sitting in Dutse, Jigawa State capital has sentenced Sabi’u Ibrahim Chamo to prison for defamation of character of Governor Muhammadu...

Dear FCT Minister: A desperate call to save streets flowers, grasses, by Aisha Hamisu Abubakar 

It is a known fact that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja is always listed among the most beautiful and fast growing federal capitals not only in the African Continent, but in the whole world over and a fair share of this credit must go to the green nature, skyscrapers and many other infrastructural developments going on in the city on a daily basis.

Why Ganduje should preserve Kano zoo and botanical gardens, by Prof. Alan Frishman

I first arrived in Kano in 1966 as a Peace Corps Volunteer. I returned in 1973 to study the spatial growth of the city...

Jigawa COVID-19 cases on the rise, Gov. Badaru raises alarm

The Jigawa Government says it has recorded 47 new Coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 386 cases in the state, with 12 deaths.

Everybody knew Sam — A tribute to Nda Isaiah (1), by Ali M. Ali

This year, 2020 will go down in history as the year I wrote the most tributes -- some long, some short to eulogize the...

Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo emerges new VC Federal University Dutse

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council Federal University Dutse Ahmed Alti has announced the appointment of Professor Abdulkarim Sabo Muhammed as the new Vice-Chancellor...

Jigawa governor orders closure of all schools, requests parents to evacuate children

The Jigawa State Government has announced the closure of public and private secondary and primary schools with immediate effect. This was contained in a terse...

Nigerian Military kills 43 bandits, arrests collaborators in N/West, Central

The Defence Headquarters says the military has killed no fewer than 43 bandits and arrested 10 with their collaborators within one week in the North West and Central part of the country.

Nigerian troops arrest 11 illegal miners, eliminate many bandits in Zamfara, Katsina – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Accord have arrested 11 illegal miners and eliminated scores of bandits on Nov. 21 in parts of Zamfara and Katsina States.

Jigawa fire service saves 118 lives, property worth N332m in 3 months

The Jigawa Directorate of Fire Service says it saved 118 lives and property worth N332million in various operations in the state from August to November 2020.

Jigawa records first case of COVID-19 

The Jigawa Government on Monday confirmed the first index case of Coronavirus, COVID-19, in the state.

Coronavirus, opportunity for Nigeria to be economically independent – Economist

Zainab Abubakar, a lecturer with Economics Department, Federal University, Dutse, FUD, Jigawa says the COVID-19 pandemic presented opportunity for Nigeria to be economically independent.

In 3 months, NSCDC handled 2,222 criminal, civil cases in Jigawa – State commandant

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Jigawa Command, recorded 2,222 criminal and civil cases in the last quarter of 2019.

Jigawa govt begins payment of N534m pension to retirees

The Jigawa State and Local Governments Contributory Pension Scheme Board has commenced the payment of over N534 million as entitlements to 318 beneficiaries.

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