Police nab 9 suspects for armed robbery in Jigawa

  The police command in Jigawa has arrested nine armed robbery suspects believed to have been terrorising residents in Gumel Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. ASP Shiisu Lawan, spokesperson for the command, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Sunday that the suspects were arrested on June 30. Lawan said […]

My parents from Sokoto, Jigawa –Atiku

Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked claims of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he was Cameroonian by birth and was, therefore, not qualified to contest the election. Atiku, who was born in Jada, in 1946, in present day Adamawa State, which was then part […]

10 die in Jigawa auto crash

— 23rd February 2018 Ten people have died and 10 others were seriously injured in a road accident which occurred around 11:30am yesterday in Majiya town, Taura Local Government Area of Jigawa. Spokesman of Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria […]

Figutive Ex-gov of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, arrested at book launch attended by Obasanjo, Gowon

  Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a wanted former governor of Jigawa State, Saminu Turaki, The PUNCH has learnt. The former governor was arrested at the public presentation of a book titled, ‘The First Regular Combatant: Brigadier General Zakariya Maimalari,’ which was written by Haruna Poloma at the International […]

Breaking: Lamido in Dutse to face trial

By AbdulSalam Muhammad KANO – Detained former Governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Sule Lamido has been taken to Dutse, the Jigawa state capital to face trial over indecent utterances. The Nigeria police zone 1 had took into custody former Foreign Affairs Minister, Alhaji Sule Lamido last Saturday following petition by Jigawa state Government. Security sources at […]

Flood kills 18, destroys 6,637 houses in Jigawa

  Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammadu Abubakar The Jigawa State Emergency Management Agency said flood had killed 18 persons and destroyed 6,637 houses in about 19 local government areas in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the Executive Secretary of SEMA, Alhaji Yusif Sani, said this while briefing newsmen on the activities […]

EFCC tenders evidence against Lamido, 2 sons

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA—Determined to establish the money laundering charge it slammed against Sule Lamido, former Governor of Jigawa State and his two sons, Aminu and Mustapha, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Wednesday, tendered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, details of bank accounts it said were used by the accused persons […]

Jigawa Assembly sacks LG chair, suspends 2 others

By Tina Akannam Dutse—Jigawa State   House of Assembly has removed Jahun Local Government Area chairman, Alhaji Musa Harbu, and suspended two others for alleged misconduct and negligence of duty. Those suspended include chairmen of Gumel and Birniwa local government councils, Alhaji Muhammed Bunde and Alhaji Alhassan Babandi, respectively. Vanguard gathered the House on June 24 […]

EFCC detains Ohakim for over seven hours, quizzes Lamido

    Former Imo State Governor, Ihedi Ohakim A former Imo State governor, Ihedi Ohakim, was on Thursday arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Ohakim, who was scheduled to visit the EFCC office in Abuja on Wednesday, had shunned the anti-graft agency’s invitation to answer questions on fraud he allegedly perpetuated […]

EFCC to quizz Lamido, Elechi

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has invited ex-Governors Sule Lamido and Martin Elechi for questioning for alleged diversion of funds. Lamido is to answer questions on alleged money laundering. The allegations against Elechi border on mismanagement of the State/Local Government Joint Account. Although Lamido’s invitation is dated June 9th, he is expected for […]

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