North West

A Hospital ward used to illustrate the story

Jigawa introduces 24-hr service in two model PHCs

The gesture was aimed at ensuring uninterrupted clinical services within the catchment areas of the health centres.

Katsina state

Wife of Nigeria’s former finance minister is dead

Indo Abu Gidado died on Thursday in Kaduna.

Sokoto state on map

Kidnappers of Sokoto businessman reduce ransom to N200,000

The abductors earlier wanted N500,000.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai reacts to allegations of drainage contract fraud

The governor’s spokesperson said an official found culpable in the scandal had been dismissed.


Jigawa returns N13.36 million to 2,374 pilgrims

The refund was for services not rendered to the pilgrims, an official said.

Abu Ibrahim

Senator stoned by constituents sues ex-lawmaker for alleged defamation

The senator accused the former majority leader of portraying him as a liar.

Sokoto state on map

Gunmen kidnap businessman in Sokoto

The kidnappers are reportedly demanding N500,000 ransom.


Abuja-Kaduna rail: Nigerian govt. to purchase four new locomotives

The four locomotives are to be purchased by August.

Zamfara Governor, Abdulaziz Yari [Photo: The Guardian Nigeria]

Zamfara govt. approves recruitment of 56 midwives

Applications are being received.

Abdulmumin Jibrin during one of his visits to his constituent

Jibrin denies being expelled from APC

The party’s Kano chapter comments on the alleged expulsion.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna govt. introduces residency card

Those staying in Kaduna beyond 180 days must get the card.

Rice Farmers
Photo Credit: Agro Nigeria

712 farmers from President Buhari’s Daura LG receive federal Agric loan

The farmers were also given farm implements including water pumping machines and insecticides.

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

Katsina screens 3,000 applicants for teaching job

The 3,000 were selected out of the 12,000 applicants that sat for aptitude test.

Photo: TodayNG

Biafra: Kano police commissioner assures Igbo residents of adequate protection

Some northern youth groups had given Igbos an October 1 quit notice.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Shock as Kaduna govt. sacks 4, 766 district, village heads

Residents of Zaria express divergent opinions over the development

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

In major restructuring, El-Rufai slashes Kaduna districts to pre-2001 numbers

“The state has therefore reverted to the 77 districts and 1,429 village units that existed prior to 2001.”

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Recession slowed my performance as Sokoto governor – Tambuwal

“We came with the zeal to work, but the unfortunate situation we found ourselves, has slowed us down.”

The Emir of Katsina, Abdulmumini Kabir [Photo credit:]

Emir of Katsina ‘ready to sacrifice last blood’ to protect Igbos, others

“You are Nigerians, because some of you were born here and you don’t have better place than Katsina”.


Court adjourns gay marriage trial of 53 persons

The police in Zaria had on April 18 charged the accused persons for conspiracy and unlawful assembly.

Former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema

Shema denies report of Katsina Commission of Inquiry

The state government disputes Mr. Shema’s ground for rejecting the commission.

Ahmed Makarfi
[Photo: The Breaking times]

Makarfi disputes figure of PDP defectors in Kebbi

NAN reported that 25,000 members on Sunday formally dumped the PDP for the APC in Kebbi State.

Former Katsina State Governor, Ibrahim Shema

Ex-Gov. Shema’s corruption trial suffers long adjournment

The former governor is accused of misappropriating N10 billion state funds.

Jollof rice {Photo credit: Wives Connection]

Ramadan: Church shares food to fasting Muslims

That was not the first time the church is distributing foodstuff to needy Muslims during the Ramadan.

Nigeria map showing Kebbi State

Ex-PDP chairman, 25,000 members decamp to APC in Kebbi

No fewer than 160 former PDP councillors, businessmen and contractors, as well as women and youth groups decamped.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Northerners attacking Osinbajo are “reactionary conservative elements” – Senator

“We must be careful not to create a crisis between North and South West,” the lawmaker said.