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    Angry residents beat up LG chairman in Jigawa

Angry residents beat up LG chairman in Jigawa

Bala Yargaba, chairman of Dutse local government area of Jigawa state, was beaten and held hostage by angry residents on Monday.The residents accused Yargaba of non-payment of polling unit development fund meant for disbursement and demanded payment of the stipend approved by the state for each of the polling units across the state.While trying to explain to the crowd the [...]

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    10 riders fall off horses during Sallah durbar in Jigawa

10 riders fall off horses during Sallah durbar in Jigawa

At least 10 riders fell off their horses during Sallah durbar at Dutse emir’s palace on Friday.Dutse is the capital of Jigawa state.According to NAN, the incident happened during the mini durbar traditionally organised every year.The governor receives cheers and greetings from members of the emirate council from top of the emir’s palace during the celebration.The riders fell while racing [...]

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    One killed as mob attacks customs checkpoint in Jigawa

One killed as mob attacks customs checkpoint in Jigawa

An angry mob on Wednesday attacked a checkpoint of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) located at Babban Mutum village in Babura local government area of Jigawa state.The mob attacked some customs officers at the checkpoint after Umaru Babban Mutum, a 60-year-old man, was reportedly shot dead.Mutum was said to have been involved in an argument with the officials over his [...]

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    Triplets killed in Jigawa fire outbreak

Triplets killed in Jigawa fire outbreak

A fire outbreak has killed triplets and their brother in Hadejia town, Jigawa state.Adamu Shehu, spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in the state, said the fire was caused by a spark from an electric appliance.He gave the names of the triplets as “Hassan Sale, Hussain Sale and Muhusin Sale, and their elder brother, Aliyu Sale, [...]

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    18 die in Jigawa road accident

18 die in Jigawa road accident

Eighteen persons were killed on Saturday in an accident involving a tipper and a J5 bus on Gumel-Gugunju road in Gumel local government area of Jigawa state.Angus Ibezim, the sector commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, confirmed this to NAN in Dutse, the state capital.Ibezim said the driver of the bus had hit the truck [...]

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    In recession, Jigawa budgets N300m for construction of 30 mosques

In recession, Jigawa budgets N300m for construction of 30 mosques

Muhammad Musa, chairman of the tenders board committee for projects in Jigawa, says the state government has budgeted N300 million for the construction of 30 mosques. In a statement on Monday,  Musa said more than 135 construction companies have submitted bids for the construction of the mosques.The chairman of the tenders board said due process would be followed in awarding the [...]

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    Meningitis: One dead, three infected in Jigawa

Meningitis: One dead, three infected in Jigawa

The Jigawa government says meningitis has killed one person and infected four others in four local government areas of the state.Muhammad Kainuwa, the permanent secretary of the state ministry of health, confirmed this to journalists in Dutse on Thursday.Kainuwa said that five suspected cases of cerebro spinal meningitis (CSM) were reported to the ministry.He explained that two of the cases [...]

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    Federal University Dutse to host NUGA preliminaries

Federal University Dutse to host NUGA preliminaries

The Federal University Dutse in Jigawa, says it would host the Zone ‘A’ preliminaries for the 2017 Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA).Iliyasu Hussain, the university's sports director, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Friday. [...]

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    Nigeria gets $67m loan for rehabilitation of Jigawa dam

Nigeria gets $67m loan for rehabilitation of Jigawa dam

Ubale Shittu, senate chairman on water resources , says Nigeria has accessed a $67 million World Bank loan for the rehabilitation of Hadejia valley dam in Jigawa state.Speaking on Sunday, Shittu said while $60 million would be used to rehabilitate and expand the dam by 1,000 hectares, $7 million would be spent on dredging of the river from Tiga Dam [...]

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    Jigawa assembly removes speaker for ‘abusing his powers’

Jigawa assembly removes speaker for ‘abusing his powers’

Idris Garba, speaker of the Jigawa state house of assembly, has been removed for alleged high-handedness and abuse of power.In the place of Garba, who represents Gwaram constituency, the lawmakers immediately elected Isa Idris.Ahmed Garba, the deputy speaker, presided over the sitting, which was attended by 23 lawmakers.Prior to Garba's removal, Hussaini Ali, clerk of the house, had read on the floor of the [...]

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    Jigawa govt fires 3 LG chairmen

Jigawa govt fires 3 LG chairmen

The Jigawa state government has sacked three local government caretaker committee chairmen.The affected chairmen are those of Guri, Jahun and Birniwa local governments.A statement by Isma’il Ibrahim, public relations officer, office of secretary to the state government, made this known in Dutse, the state capital, on Thursday.Ibrahim, who did not give reasons for their sack, said that it was with [...]

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    200 Jigawa children suffering from TB

200 Jigawa children suffering from TB

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 [...]

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    Two Jigawa pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Jigawa pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

The Jigawa state pilgrims welfare board has confirmed the death of two pilgrims from the state in Saudi Arabia during the 2016 Hajj.Ibrahim Hashim, public relations officer of the board, confirmed this in an interview NAN on Tuesday in Dutse.Hashim said the male and female pilgrims died after brief illness.He said the male faithful hailed from Birniwa local government area, [...]

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    Jigawa residents lament hike in bread price

Jigawa residents lament hike in bread price

Residents of Hadejia in Jigawa state have expressed concern over hike in prices of bread.According to NAN, prices of bread have gone up by about 30 per cent in the past few months.A medium loaf of bread is now being sold at N270, as against its old price of N200, while a small size loaf costs N150, as against its [...]

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    Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa

Flood destroys 120 houses, farms in Jigawa

Flood has destroyed 120 houses and washed away farms and other valuables worth millions of naira in Jahun local government Area of Jigawa state.Sai'du Yusif, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker representing Jahun/Miga constituency at the house of representatives, made this known to journalists on Saturday after visiting the victims to sympathise with them.Yusuf said the report from the victims indicated that [...]

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    Jigawa gov fires commissioner

Jigawa gov fires commissioner

Muhammad Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, has sacked , Adamu Sarki, the state commissioner for land, housing and urban development. Abdulkadiri Fanini, secretary to the state government, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Dutse, the state capital.Fanini, who did not give reason for the action, said Badaru could terminate appointment of any political appointee if his service was no [...]

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