• See the Gigantic Fishes Caught During Jigawa Fishing Festival (Photos)

    See the Gigantic Fishes Caught During Jigawa Fishing Festival (Photos)

    Participants at the 2016 Jigawa State fishing festival has shocked many by catching massive fishes at the event.

    People have been left amazed at the 2016 Jigawa state fishing festival after the participants caught different fishes.

    The festival held at Kalgwai, Auyo Local government saw the Governor Alhaji Badara Abubakar in attendance. He urged the people to embrace the agricultural program of the state government as he presented gifts to the fishermen for participating in the

  • Jigawa government to refund money of pilgrims who missed meals during Hajj

    Jigawa government to refund money of pilgrims who missed meals during Hajj

    The Deputy Governor and leader of Jigawa state delegation to Saudi Arabia, Alhaji Ibrahim Hassan, has said pilgrims who missed their meals during this year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia would be refunded.

    Hassan said this while presenting the Hajj report to Gov. Muhammad Badaru in Dutse.

    He said lists of those affected had been compiled for onward submission to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for refund.

    He said officials of the commission had signed agreement to refund pilgrims who did not […]

  • Expectant mothers in Jigawa get N35 million

    Expectant mothers in Jigawa get N35 million

    Expectant mothers in Kirikasamma in Jigawa State, have benefited from a N35 million nutrition support programme sponsored by the Child Development Grant Programme (CDGP).

    Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, The CDGP Desk Officer in the area, stated this at a review of the progress of the programme on Friday in Kirikasamma.

    CDGP programme is supported by the British Department for International Development (DFID) to control malnutrition, maternal and infant mortality rate at the grassroots.

    Kirikasamma and two other participating local government councils were designated as […]

  • 40 couples register for mass wedding in Jigawa

    40 couples register for mass wedding in Jigawa

    No fewer than 80 persons have registered in Gwaram Local Government Area to participate in a mass wedding, sponsored by the Jigawa Government.

    The Local Government’s Information Officer, Nasiru Yusif, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Friday that the new suitors comprised of 40 men and 40 women.

    Yusif said the Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the wedding in the area, Abdullahi Basirka, announced the figure at a stakeholder meeting held in Gwaram on Thursday.

    He said that […]

  • Jigawa Government spends N60.8 billion on workers salary and wages

    Jigawa Government spends N60.8 billion on workers salary and wages

    It was gathered that the Jigawa state government has spent over N60.8 billion on salaries and wages of its 61, 000 staff in the payroll of the three arms of the state government.

    This was disclosed by the state’s Head of Civil Servant (HoS), Alhaji Inuwa Tahir on Thursday while speaking to newsmen in reactions to an online media report which says the state (Jigawa) is among the states that could not pay workers salaries.

    Tahir said: “The state government is not […]

  • Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa government denies owing workers salaries

    Jigawa Government on Wednesday refuted online media report that it was among states owing backlog of salaries of civil servants.

    Fielding questions from newsmen in Dutse, the state’s Head of Civil Service, Alhaji Muhammad Tahir, said no civil servant was owed salaries since the inception of the government.

    Tahir explained that at a critical time when most states could not pay salaries, Jigawa was among very few that paid entitlements of its workers as at when due.

    “The report is unacceptable and it […]

  • FG releases N2bn agric loan to Jigawa farmers

    FG releases N2bn agric loan to Jigawa farmers

    It was gathered that the Federal Government has released N2 billion to Jigawa State as agricultural loan for rice and wheat production to dry season farmers under the Anchor-Borrower Programme.

    This was disclosed by the state’s Commissioner for Agriculture and Natural Resources, Alhaji Kabiru Ali, while speaking to newsmen in Dutse.

    He said government had provided 250,000 hectares of farmland to be used by the beneficiaries of Anchor-Borrower Programme across the state.

    He said: “The N2 billion agricultural loan approved by the Federal […]

  • Woman arrested for dumping baby in Jigawa

    Woman arrested for dumping baby in Jigawa

    For dumping her new baby boy in a refuse dump, a middle aged woman is now cooling her heels in police custody in Jigawa.

    Malam Sa’idu Aliyu, the State Commandant of the Jigawa Hisbah Guards, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Dutse that the suspect (names withheld) was arrested by the guards on Oct. 29.

    NAN reports that Hisbah is the Sharia Law enforcement agency in the state.

    According to Aliyu, the suspect is a resident of Bulakalu Village in […]

  • Verification: Jigawa government to sack 700 teachers

    Verification: Jigawa government to sack 700 teachers

    About 700 primary school teachers in Jigawa State stand the risk of losing their jobs, following ongoing verification across the 27 local government areas of the state.

    The state government had inaugurated a special verification committee to fish out ghost teachers and absentees, especially teachers who went for in-service courses in universities across the world, but had graduated and refused to report to their place of work.

    It was gathered that the action of those teachers compelled the government to further suspend […]

  • NYSC: Corp members to get free accommodation in Jigawa

    NYSC: Corp members to get free accommodation in Jigawa

    According to reports, the Jigawa State government has promised to construct lodges for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in each of the 27 local government areas of the State in 2017.

    Head of the State Civil Service (HoS), Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa, made the disclosure on Thursday after meeting with the executives of the state chapter of the Muslim Corps members Association of Nigeria (MCAN) in Dutse, the Jigawa capital.

    Inuwa disclosed that the lodges would be 10 bedrooms each to […]

  • EFCC grills Jigawa PDP candidate, chairman over N550m campaign fund

    EFCC grills Jigawa PDP candidate, chairman over N550m campaign fund

    According to reports, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, yesterday questioned Jigawa State gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election, Aminu Ibrahim Ringim, over missing campaign fund.

    Also quizzed were the state PDP Chairman, Salisu Mahmuda and the secretary of the PDP governorship campaign team, Rabiu Taura.

    The trio were invited to explain the exact amount received and how it was spent.

    It was gathered that N550 million was allocated to Jigawa State as part of campaign […]