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November 23, 2011

Eight of the governors failed to secure the president’s support for their embattled colleague

Eight state governors of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) met on Tuesday with President Goodluck Jonathan in a last bid to restore the party’s Bayelsa State gubernatorial ticket to incumbent Governor, Timipre Sylva.

It was obvious that their efforts yielded little results as they left disappointed.

November 22, 2011

The Bauchi-based club seeks to conquer the Nigeria Premier League and clinch a continental ticket after the 2012 season.

Wikki Tourists FC of Bauchi has disclosed that the club's goal is not just to win the 2011 Nigeria National League Super Cup but to clinch a continental ticket after the 2012 season.

November 17, 2011

...also injunctions against law enforcement agencies.

As part of reforms in the judiciary, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher has declared the concept of plea bargain as not only illegal but unconstitutional saying it encourages corruption and hence must be stopped. He said the dubious idea was mooted by corrupt men to shield high profile thieves from justice.

November 17, 2011

Fawa used fake names and files to collect money from the Salaries and Pensions Directorate

The Jigawa State police command has paraded a former member of the state House of Assembly, Saleh Fawa, for allegedly defrauding the State Government of millions of naira through the state Salaries and Pensions Directorate.

The state Commissioner of Police, Hashimu Argungu, while parading the suspect at the police headquarters in Dutse, said Fawa was arrested at Royal Tropicana Hotel following a tip off.

October 31, 2011

Says the timing of the security agency’s summons to its Akwa Ibom State gubernatorial candidate is highly suspicious

The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) has expressed concern over the invitation of its gubernatorial candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, by officials of the State Security Service (SSS).

October 18, 2011

The state government also promises to seduce investors with conducive conditions

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has indicated interest to partner with the Jigawa State Government on job creation. 

The UNDP Resident Representative, Douda Toure, gave the indication when he visited Governor Sule Lamido in Dutse on Monday.

He said that UNDP was also willing to cooperate with the government in other areas to enhance development in the state.

September 26, 2011

The president urges Justice Dahiru Musdapher to restore the confidence in the judiciary

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will give the judiciary all the support it needs to ensure its independence and improved judicial efficiency.

Speaking at the swearing in of the new Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, at the Chambers Hall of the Presidential Villa, the president said he will personally liaise with the National Assembly to ensure support and speedy constitutional amendment necessary for its independence.

September 22, 2011

Dahiru Musdapher pledges to restore confidence in the judiciary.

The Senate has confirmed Dahiru Musdapher as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

September 21, 2011

Musdapher who was recommended by the National Judicial Council will replace Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu who retired as Chief Justice of Nigeria on August 28.

The Senate will screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Dahiru Musdapher today.

September 20, 2011

The target areas are Akwa-Ibom, Rivers, Kano, Borno, Bauchi, Katsina, Kebbi, Yobe, Jigawa, Adamawa, Plateau and Niger.

The Federal Ministry of Environment has predicted that 12 states in the country might experience heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding.

September 19, 2011

The NLC is weighing up potions for a first protest on the state-of-the-nation. They accuse the government of wanting to further increase the price of petrol, despite mass suffering amidst huge natural resources and income. 

The treats of another strike heightened on Sunday when the Trade Union Congress (TUC) pulled out of talks between the Federal Government and Labour over plans to jack up a litre of fuel to N150. The TUC have promised to reject the proposed deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry.

September 8, 2011

Villagers blame lack of portable water and health centres for the epidemic.

Twenty people have died from a disease outbreak suspected to be gastro-enteritis in four local government areas of Jigawa State, according to community leaders and health workers.

Villages in Ringim and Taura local government areas were among the worst hit.

The village head of Larbar-Gurugunya in Taura Local Government Area, Bashir Abdullahi, said that 15 people had died in his village in the last two weeks.

He identified the lack of potable water and health centres as major factors responsible for the deaths.

August 28, 2011

The National Judicial Council had recommended the appointment of Honourable Justice Dahiru Musdapher as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Justice Dahiru Musdapher has been appointed Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan.

A statement from the Presidency signed by Presidential spokesman, Dr Reuben Abati said, “His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR has in the exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 231(4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, approved the appointment of Honourable Justice Dahiru Musdapher, CFR as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria pending Senate confirmation.

August 18, 2011

The envoy says education, economy and information technology were the basic tools of development in any society

The Canadian government has pledged to assist Jigawa State in the development of its education and economic sectors.

The Canadian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Chris Cooter, who made the pledge in Dutse when he visited Governor Sule Lamido, said his country would also cooperate with the state government in the area of Information Technology.

He promised to extend the same gesture to other states, noting that Canada and Nigeria had for many years enjoyed good relationship.

May 23, 2011


The Chairman of Miga Local Government Council of Jigawa, Alhaji Ismail Isyaku is dead. Ismaila died yesterday in a ghastly motor accident in Danbam town in Bauchi State on his way to Dangyatin, his home town.

Aged 48, the deceased is survived by his father and mother, Alhaji Isiyaku Dangyatin and Maryam Isiyaku Dangyatin, two wives and eight children.  

May 17, 2011


The Nigeria Governors Forum organises a three-day induction course for members

Two ex- governors from the U.S. and other facilitators are to lecture newly elected governors in Nigeria at an induction course before their inauguration on May 29.

Asishana Okauru, the Director-General of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), disclosed the plan in Abuja on Monday.He said the three-day induction course, which would commence on May 18, would attract local and foreign facilitators.

He said the NGF secretariat had the full cooperation of all stakeholders, adding that facilitators for the induction had started arriving in the country.

March 29, 2011

JICA has also provided N755 million to enhance rural water supply in Katsina and Bauchi States, while N830 million was facilitated for capacity development at the National Water Resources Institute, Kaduna. 

Ken Fujie, a representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), yesterday, announced that the organisation is collaborating with the federal government to produce 400 megawatts of electricity from the Jebba Hydropower Plant.

March 9, 2011

No fewer than 400 supporters of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State, yesterday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

No fewer than 400 supporters of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Miga Local Government Area of Jigawa State, yesterday, defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Dawakin Umar, the spokesman of the defectors and the former CPC secretary in the council, announced this in Miga during Governor Sule Lamido’s governorship campaign rally.

Umar said that the defectors decided to join PDP because of the numerous achievements recorded by the PDP-led government in the state.

February 2, 2011

A man who used Facebook to post a curse directed at Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido has been arrested and jailed today in a chilling warning about freedom of speech ahead of the coming elections.

Officers arrested Moukhtar Ibrahim Aminu in late January for being a "public nuisance," police spokesman Abdul Jinjiri said. Police held Aminu in jail for several days before bringing him to court, where he faced defamation charges. The judge sent him to jail pending trial.

January 27, 2011

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Jigawa State, says no fewer than 692,335 eligible voters in the state have so far been registered in the ongoing voter registration.

The Head, Department of Public Affairs and Monitoring, INEC, Surajo Kore, told the News Agency of Nigeria, on Wednesday in Dutse, that the figure was collated since the commencement of the exercise on January 15 up till 18.

January 18, 2011

The Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commission (IINEC) in Jigawa State, Ibrahim Bagobiri, has said the commission would soon overcome the challenges faced with the Direct Data Capture (DDC) machines.

Bagobiri stated this on Monday during the registration of the state Governor, Sule Lamido, and the Emir of Dutse, Alhaji Nuhu Sanusi, in Bamaina and Dutse respectively.