Police Arrest Pregnant Woman Caught With Fake Currency In Jigawa


The Police in Jigawa State have arrested a pregnant woman who was said to be in possession of 100 pieces of fake N1,000 notes and 76 pieces of fake N500 notes in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri, who confirmed this to Channels Television said the woman was arrested after buying a body lotion of N300 from market.

According to him, the woman named Ruqayya Rabi’u who is 40-years-old is from Bichi Local Government area of Kano State.

“After the recovery of the fake notes, she confessed that the money was given to her by one Ladidi in Bichi LGA whose address is not known to her. And the said Ladidi asked her to go to B/kudu and buy grains with the money so that they will share the dividends,” Jinjiri said.

“The arrested woman further confessed that she was fully aware that the money was fake, however, she needs money as her husband has abandoned her with three children for the past six months and left to unknown destination,” he added.

The PPRO says the case is now being investigated and efforts are being intensified to arrest the remaining suspect.

APC Governors To Meet With President Buhari Over Fuel Hike, Electricity Tariffs

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The All progressives Governors Forum are set to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to plead with him over the increase in fuel price as well as electricity tariff.

The Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Dutse, the state Capital.

Fielding questions from our reporters, the governor said he would not say anything with regards to the increase until the outcome of the meeting.


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“We have concluded plans to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss on the possible review of the price of fuel and that of electricity. But I’ll reserve my comments to the outcome of the meeting,” Governor Abubakar said.

The Federal Government has increased the pump price of petrol to N151.56 although most filling stations are currently selling at N160 and above.

This has caused uproar in Jigawa and other parts of the country.

Earlier in the day, students and civil society groups embarked on a peaceful protest in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

The students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), condemned the recent increases, stating that it is not in the best interest of Nigerians.

Armed with placards carrying various inscriptions expressing their frustration at the increment, the protesters urged the Federal Government to revert the policies in the best interest of the country.

The protesters marched through Bodija and environs and ended the procession at the Federal Secretariat, where they addressed the press on the reason behind their agitation.

“We say no to fuel hike, we say no to increment in electricity tariff and other increments that affect Nigerian students and the masses.

“We have over 200 polytechnic campuses in Nigeria that are at home and angry that schools are closed,” a representative of polytechnic students, Olalere Opatunji, told Channels Television.

Buhari Assures Jigawa Flood Victims Of Federal Support

A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.
A file photo of President Muhammadu Buhari.


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured families impacted by flooding in several communities in Jigawa state of timely support from the Federal Government.

In a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu, the President directed the National Emergency Management Agency and other relevant government agencies to “urgently assess the situation in the affected areas with a view to providing the needed humanitarian supplies.”

The President also commended the prompt response of the Jigawa State government to the disaster.

“The President would continue to follow very closely reports of flood situation across the country, and ensure that relevant Federal agencies are well prepared to respond to such disasters and mitigate associated risks,” Shehu’s statement said.

Channels Television reported on Wednesday that the death toll from the flood has risen to 18.

A flooded community in Jigawa State.


“We now have a total of 18 people that died as a result of the heavy downpour. Many homes are no longer habitable and also farmlands are destroyed,” the Executive Secretary of the state Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Mr Sani Yusuf, said at the time.

“As a matter of urgency, we are providing the victims with food, medicine, and a temporary shelter.

“In places where they are not accessible because of too much water, we give them canoes so that they can have access to the outside world.”

The affected areas include Buji, Taura, Jahun, Babura, Ringim, Dutse, Birnin Kudu, Miga, Kafin-Hausa, Auyo, Gwaram, Malam-Madori, Birniwa and Kaugama Local Government Areas.

22 Recovered COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Jigawa

A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


Twenty-two COVID-19 patients in Jigawa State, have recovered after testing negative twice for the virus.

The Commissioner of Health Dr Abba Zakari, who confirmed this to newsmen in Dutse on Saturday said the recovered patients have now been discharged from the isolation centre.

This brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 181 in the state. It has, however, recorded seven fatalities.

Meanwhile, Dr Zakari who doubles as the Chairman of the state task force on COVID-19 says the lockdown will be lifted with immediate effect in the state capital.

As of Friday night, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced that the country has recorded an additional 387 cases.

Of the new cases, 24 were recorded in Jigawa State.

30 More Recovered COVID-19 Patients Discharged In Jigawa

A file photo of a Jigawa map.
A file photo of a Jigawa map.


Thirty more COVID-19 patients have recovered in Jigawa State and have now been discharged from the Dutse isolation center after testing negative twice for the virus.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr Abba Zakari, confirmed this to journalists on Saturday, noting, however, that the state has recorded seven additional cases.

According to him, the new cases are almajirai that were repatriated from other states to Jigawa.

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Meanwhile, the Kano Electricity Distribution Company has donated food items to support the people of the state in cushioning the effect of the virus and lockdown.

Jigawa state which currently has a total of 241 cases, is the state with the 6th highest number of COVID-19 infections in the country.

24 Almajirai, Others Test Positive For COVID-19 In Jigawa

File photos of a health worker taking a boy’s sample for COVID-19 test at the isolation centre in Jigawa State.


24 additional Almajirai that were repatriated from Kano State and two health workers one each from Rasheed Shakoni Specialist hospital and the Federal Medical Center Birninkudu, have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jigawa State.

This brings the total number of Almjirai that have tested positive in the state to 40.

The State Commissioner for Health, Dr Abba Zakari, disclosed this to Channels Television on Friday.

According to him, 76 of 100 Almajirai whose samples were collected, tested negative.

All 76 who tested negative would be sent home, while others that tested positive would be kept in isolation until they test otherwise.

Jigawa has been keeping over a thousand Almajirai that were repatriated from other states in the country at the NYSC camp in Kiyawa Local Government in order to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19 in the state.

Jigawa Records Second Case Of COVID-19, Govt Announces Lockdown In Kazure

Jigawa State Governor, Badaru Abubakar


Jigawa state Government has announced a lockdown in Kazaure local Council, following the confirmation of another COVID-19 case in the state.

This brings the total number of cases being managed in the state to two.

Governor Badaru Abubakar confirmed the new case at a press briefing in Dutse the State Capital.

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According to the governor, the lockdown will be effective from Monday midnight.

He added that all essential service providers are exempted and grains will be distributed to the affected local government.

Coronavirus: Jigawa To Convert Hotels Into Isolation Centres

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The Jigawa State Government says it is looking to convert some hotels in the state into isolation centres for the northwest region if the number of cases of COVID-19 Continues to increase in the country.

The commissioner of health in the state, Dr Abba Zakari dropped the hint during a press briefing today at the state secretariat in Dutse, the state capital of Jigawa.

According to him, with the way the number of cases are increasing by the day the state government must take a bold step to help in the prevention of the spread of the virus.

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Dr Abba Zakari added that the state government has ordered the closure of schools which include, conventional, Islamiya and Almajiri schools.

“All schools including Islamiya and Tsangaya Schools are ordered to be shut. Gatherings of more than 20 persons are also banned. We advise everyone to mindful of social distance and also to practice personal hygiene. “ the commissioner added.

While responding to questions regarding clerics who do not believe that the disease exists, the Commissioner said they are working with religious and traditional leaders to ensure full compliance.

He added that the state government is working to establish a test centre in the state.

APC Wins Jigawa State Bye-Election

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Muhammad Musa Fagen-Gawo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Jigawa bye-election after polling 48,318 votes.

He is a a son to the deceased member representing Garki/Babura Federal constituency, Fagen Gawo.

The presiding officer Professor, Ahmad Shehu Kutama, made the declaration at the Collation centre in Babura local Government on Sunday.

According to him, Muhammad Adamu defeated Nasir Garba Dantiye of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 24,135 votes and Bashir Umar of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) who got 458 votes.

Earlier on, Danjuma Kasimu of the All Progressives Congress emerged the winner of the rerun election for Rijau/Magama Federal Constituency in Niger State.

Kasimu pulled a total of 23,085 votes ahead of his closest rival, Alamu Emmanuel of the People’s Democratic Party who scored 16,812 votes.

The candidate of APGA Shehu Saleh Rijau scored 8,670 votes.

Announcing the results at the collation centre in Rijau, Professor Mohammed Abdullahi said Danjuma Kasimu having won the highest votes cast and fulfilled the requirement of the law is declared winner and returned elected.

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The seat of Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency in Niger state was declared vacant by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamiala following the death of the member representing the constituency, Ja’afaru Iliyasu on December 2.

Wildfire Guts Popular Market In Jigawa


Over 200 tents and properties worth millions of naira were razed on Tuesday after a wildfire gutted some parts of the popular Gujungu market in Jigawa State, northwest Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Mr Yusuf Sani Babura, confirmed the incident to Channels Television saying that the cause of the outbreak is yet to be ascertained.

According to him, however, the incident may have been linked to the activities of the traders around the market especially those using fire to roast fish and other related businesses.

The chairman of the market, Alhaji Salisu Dan’azumi, lamenting over the incident, noted that property worth over N10 million was destroyed before the fire could be put out.

Late Lawmaker’s Son Wins APC Babura/Garki Federal Constituency Primary

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Musa Muhammad Adamu has emerged the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the bye-election into the vacant Babura/Garki Federal Constituency of Jigawa State.

Adamu is the son of Muhammad Adamu the late lawmaker representing Garki/Babura Federal Constituency.

The primary was held on Monday at Babura Local Government Secretariat.

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Adamu polled 547 votes to defeat three other candidates among which is his brother Aliyu Muhammad Adamu who polled 32 votes.

The Chief Returning Officer, Muhammad Aminu Ibrahim while declaring the results said the total accredited votes were 605, total vote cast was 604, total valid votes 600 and total invalid votes were four.

He listed the names of the four candidates that participated in the primary their votes to include: Idris Zangina Muhammad – 20 votes, Aliyu Muhammad Adamu – 32 votes, Musa Adamu Muhammad – 547 votes and Isa Dogon Yaro 0 votes.

The Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state, Mahmuda Isah, who supervised the election, described the election as free, fair and credible.

The electoral body had earlier fixed the bye-election following the death of Honourable Muhammad Fagengawo who was the member representing the constituency until his death in December 2019.

New Case Of Lassa Fever Confirmed In Jigawa


A new case of Lassa fever has been confirmed in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

The Acting Permanent Secretary, in the state’s Ministry of Health, Salisu Mu’azu, confirmed this to journalists on Sunday morning.

According to Mu’azu, the victim, Anthony Etim, is a staff of Medicins Sans Frontieres also known as Doctors Without Border.

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He reportedly developed the fever symptoms following an official engagement at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp in Borno State.

Etim is, however, now being treated at the isolated Infectious Disease Control unit in Jahun hospital.