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NDLEA arrest 36 suspects in Jigawa.

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The National Drug Law Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Jigawa Command, said it arrested 36 suspects from three Local Government Areas of the state in two days.

Hajiya Maryam Gambo, the agency’s Commander, said in a statement in Dutse on Friday that the suspects were arrested between Feb.15 and Feb. 27, in Kirikasamma, Guri and Hadejia LGAs.

Gambo said the arrests were made in markets, shops and other hideouts, in a determined effort to rid the state of illegal sale and consumption of hard drugs.

She explained that different types of hard drugs, ranging from cannabis sativa (hemp) and psychotropic substances were recovered from the suspects

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According to her, the illicit drugs recovered from the suspects are Tramadol, Exol15, Diszepam, Prometazine injection and Lidocaine injection.

“In our effort to cleanse Jigawa of illegal consumption and sale of hard drugs, the NDLEA Jigawa command embarked on a mission in Kirikasamma, Guri, Hadejia and other parts of the state to clamp on illicit drug activities.

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“This is done in order to reduce crimes and criminality, which are drug induced in the state.

“Drug is an agent provocateur of other crimes as it negatively changes the mood of the user.

“The user, consequently, embarks on a mission he/she would not have dared to, under his normal senses,’’ she said.

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According to the commander, arrest, seizures, prosecutions, counselling and rehabilitation have been and will continue to be the agency’s mandate.

“While we continue to arrest and prosecute these merchants of death, who celebrate their success on the grave of others, we have also continued to educate the pupils and students in primary and secondary schools.

“This is because we believe in catching them young.

“Also, our Drug Demand Reduction Unit has continued to carry out enlightenment campaigns to tertiary institutions, motor parks, markets, women groups and the general public.

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“This, we will continue to do until success is achieved.

“`So, we solicit the cooperation of the general public in providing us with useful information to enable us serve better,’’ Gambo appealed.

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KEDCO negligence: Three-year-old dies from electric shock in Jigawa

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A three-year-old child has died from an electric shock in Jigawa State.

The victim’s death is said to have been linked to alleged negligence of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

Confirming the incident to Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Sule Gomna, said two KEDCO officials from the technical department have been invited over the incident.

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“They are being interrogated over the alleged official negligence which resulted to the death of the minor,” the police boss said.

The CP who said the case is now between the state and the distribution company gave the assurance that justice must be served even if the parents of the child decide not to press charges.

Reacting to the incident, the father of the victim, Yahaya Dutse, accused the electricity distribution company of negligence.

According to him, the incident occurred after he personally complained to the distribution company of the naked electric cable that fell on the street.

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Yahaya, a resident of Bokkwato, in Dutse metropolis in the state capital, said his son accidentally walked on the cable which fell down as a result of the downpour.

“We’ve complaints to the KEDCO officials that the electric wire risks the lives of children and other residents, however, no action was taken until when the unfortunate incident happened on Sunday,” the father told police investigators.

All efforts to reach the KEDCO office proved abortive as Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) was denied access to the compound.

The KEDCO is responsible for the distribution of electricity in Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states.


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2020: Governor Badaru of Jigawa signs revised budget

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Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, while signing the revised 2020 Budget into law on July 28, 2020.

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, has signed into law the revised 2020 budget of N124.357 billion which was recently passed by the State House of Assembly.

He assented to the revised budget on Tuesday at the Government House in Dutse, the state capital.

While signing the budget, the governor said the 2020 budget size was reduced by 19 percent from N153.920 to N124.357 billion.

He explained that this represented a decrease of N28.56 billion, noting that the review became necessary due to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy.

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The governor added that the 2020 local government budget has also been reduced from N72.5 billion to N56.2 billion, representing a drop of N16.300 billion.

According to him, COVID-19 has come with many challenges ranging from revenue declining, additional spending on healthcare, and drop of oil prices which necessitated the review of the 2020 Appropriation Bill in the state.

Governor Abubakar thanked the speaker and members of the Jigawa State House of Assembly, as well as his technical team for their dedication and hard work which led to the passage of the revised 2020 budget into law within a short period of time.

He also commended the people of Jigawa for their prayers and support to the government of the state.


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Breaking: Unsourced Deaths Thrill Jigawa. [Nigeria]

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Over hundred people are said to have died within the last ten days in Hadejia Local Government Area of Jigawa state.

The Special Assistant to the Local Council Chairman on Media, Sani Kakabori who spoke to Media says an average of ten people mostly above the ages of fifty dies everyday for the last ten days, in the local government.

However, the state Government has established a five man committee to investigate the issue and recommend appropriate actions.

The State Chairman COVID 19 Task force who is also the Commissioner of health, Dr Abba Zakari disclosed this in a statement acquired by NobleReporters.

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According to him, the Committee is chaired by Dr Mahmud Abdulwahab with Shehu Mohammad, Yusuf Hakimi, Shehu Sule, and representative of World Health Organization (WHO) as members.

Abba Zakari pointed out that the committee are expected to submit their reports within three days.


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[Nigeria] Former Jigawa Speaker Dies At 66

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A former speaker of Jigawa State House of Assembly, Adamu Sarawa, is dead.

He was 66 years old.

Mansur Ahmad, media aide to a former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, said Sarawa died in Kano on Monday, after a brief illness.

The deceased hailed from Gurgun Daho community in Kafin Hausa Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

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He was a speaker from the year 2007 to 2015 under the then Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led administration in the state.

Sarawa was also a one term council chairman, Kafin-Hausa, Local Government

He is a political ally to former governor, Lamido.

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The deceased would be laid to rest at his home town, Gurgun Daho of Kafin Hausa local government, according to Islamic rites.

Late Sarawa death has joined the series of mysterious deaths ravaging Kano State.

He is survived by two wives and many children and grandchildren.

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Kano recorded a high number of confirmed COVID-19 cases because of its densely populated nature, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, said.

Ihekweazu, while speaking at the daily Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19, on Monday, said the number of cases recorded in the state within THAT period is not a surprise.

“I will like to remind everyone that during a pandemic, the risk of spread is in those towns where the population density is highest.

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“We are all aware of the population density in Kano. The high number of cases we are now seeing in Kano is really not a surprise,” he said.

Since reporting its index case about two weeks ago, Kano has been the centre of controversies ranging from the rapid increase in number of confirmed cases, ‘mysterious deaths’ and the sudden halt of its only testing centre.


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Breaking: Teen commit suicide in Jigawa state of Nigeria.


A 15-year-old girl, Ummi Garba, committed suicide by taking rat poison in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Abdu Jinjiri, said the incident happened on April 4th at Kofar Gabas quarters. Jinjiri said the deceased had told everyone that she was no longer interested in living and then took her life.

“Investigation showed that the deceased said she was no more interested in living in the world. The case is under investigation” he said


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APC wins Bye-election in Jigawa.


The All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate, Muhammad Musa Fagen-Gawo, has won the Babura/Garki Federal Constituency bye-election in Jigawa.

Prof. Ahmad Kutama, the Returning Officer, declared the result at the collation centre in Babura’s local government area. He revealed that Fagen-Gawo polled 48,318 votes to beat other candidates across the 302 polling units.


Kutama said the APC candidate defeated his closest rival, Nasiru Garba Dantiye of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 24,135 votes. He also beat the third contestant, Bashir Umar of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) who secured 458 votes.

The electoral officer, therefore, declared Fagen-Gawo the winner, having secured the highest number of votes in the election.


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Kirikasamma LGA Jigawa bans men and women Union in night club.


The Kirikasamma Local Government Area in Jigawa state, has enacted a law banning men and women from meeting in any part of the local government at night.

The leader of the local government’s councillors, Sa’idu Marma, who spoke to newsmen after the law was enacted in a ceremony attended by Imams, said it became important to enact the law following growing complaints from parents about incidences of out of wedlock pregnancies allegedly due to the night meetings and discussion between members of the opposite sex in the area. According to him, fornication and unwanted pregnancy among girls is a major challenge bedeviling the council area.

Also speaking, the information officer of the local government area, Sanusi Doro, told newsmen that henceforth, members of the opposite sex (even lovers) found violating the law would be sentenced to six months in prison with an option of N50,000 fine. According to Doro, true lovers can only meet during the day to discuss.

The new law in the Jigawa council area comes days after Kano State banned members of the opposite sex from boarding the same commercial tricycles.


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Nigerians react to Jigawa govt., Says, Build 95 schools, not mosque.

…as report claims creation of 95 mosques in process

Nigerians have vehemently opposed the move by the Jigawa state government to build 95 mosques in the state.

The Jigawa state government announced it will open a bidding process for the construction of 95 mosques across the state.

Nigerians took to Twitter to react to this revelation. They pointed out that Jigawa state has over 800,000 out-of-school children, yet, rather than build schools, the government is making plans to build mosques.

Some asked how the new mosques will empower the people or create employment. Some suggested that factories or schools should be built instead. And some said it wouldn’t be right even if it’s 95 new churches that are being built because that shouldn’t be our priority.

Read a few tweets below.

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Jigawa government set to build 95 mosques.

The Jigawa State Government has announced its plan to build 90 Friday congregational and five daily prayer mosques.

Spokesperson of the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Isma’il Ibrahim confirmed the development and further disclosed that over 200 contractors are bidding for the project which will take place across the 30 constituencies in the state.

He also disclosed that Ghali Mu’azu who is the representative of the state’s Due Process and Project Monitoring Bureau, said the process of selecting the contractors would be transparent, fair and just.

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