North West

Nigerian Army

New division of Nigerian Army takes off in Sokoto

“The Chief of Army Staff … announced the establishment of this division when he visited Sokoto earlier this year.”

The new Sultan of Sokoto Saad Abubakar sits on his throne during his coronation ceremony in Sokoto, Northern Nigeria

Sultan debunks rumours of poison vaccines

The monarch warns politicians to stop politicising issues relating to health care for selfish reasons

UNICEF Building in Geneva

Out-of-school children in Sokoto drops by 50 percent – UNICEF

The Fund also says inspection of some projects in schools in Binji revealed a class of 48 pupils in which there were 36 girls as against 12 boys.

Nigerian Senate

Senate summons Minister over neglect of lead poisoning victims

Over 400 persons suffered blindness, infertility and neurological defects due to effect of artisanal and unwholesome mining in 38 villages in Zamfara in 2014.

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje reshuffles cabinet, sacks five commissioners

Mr. Ganduje tasks new appointees to shun corruption.

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Kebbi govt. to engage 100,000 youth in livestock services

The state governor says the scheme will reduce unemployment and make them self-reliant.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai presents Kaduna’s 2018 budget to lawmakers

The total value of the appropriation bill is N216.5 billion.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai’s teachers poor exams performance claim ‘cheap propaganda’ — NLC

Teachers want test results made public.

Fire incident

Kano Fire Service saves 161 lives, N20m goods in September – official

The agency says it recorded false alarms from the pubic during the period

Alhaji Atiku Bagudu

Kebbi Govt earmarks N900m for digitisation of state TV, Radio

Most parts of the states do not get the stations’ signal

Rape Victim

NAWOJ mobilises Katsina women to tackle rising rape cases

The association says rape cases are becoming rampant in the state that even boys are not safe

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

Katsina Govt releases N350 million for treatment of malnourished children – Official

UNICEF provides another N350 million for the project.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC holds Sokoto by-election October 28

The election is being conducted to replace Abdullahi Muhammad who died in July.

Sokoto state on map

Sokoto Assembly suspends two members

The assembly had set up a special committee to investigate the conduct of the two members

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Two thirds Kaduna Primary school teachers couldn’t conveniently pass primary four exams – El-Rufai

Mr. El-Rufai says the state will employ 25,000 primary school teachers.

El-Rufai visits Tafa, assesses damage caused by tanker explosion

The state says it would soon tackle the menace of indisciplined tanker drivers.

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

Seven feared dead in another boat mishap in Kebbi

Thirty three Nigerians have died since April this year in three boat accidents on the River Niger.

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

FEATURE: How boat accidents claimed 33 lives in Kebbi in six months

The accidents occur because the authorities have neglected to make the river safe for navigation
Pix: Attached.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

Kaduna govt proposes N201 billion budget for 2018

The government earmarks N125 billion for capital expenditure and N75.5 billion for recurrent.

A capsized vessel used to illustrate the story [Photo: Al Jazeera]

Another boat accident kills two in Kebbi

At least 18 passengers died two days ago from another boat accident in the area.

Sharia police, AKA Hisbah [Photo credit:]

Hisbah Board in Kano arrests 55 beggars

The arrests took place in September.


Katsina govt. invests over N7bn on road construction

The roads construction is ongoing in all the three senatorial zones of the state.

Alhaji Badaru Abubakar [Photo Credit: Online Nigeria]

Jigawa Assembly receives N12bn supplementary budget

The fund will be used to finance some critical projects that were not captured in the main budget


Resident doctors begin indefinite strike in Kaduna

The doctors’ union accuses the government of negligence.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

New law to encourage community crime prevention in Sokoto

The draft law is part of a wider amendment to the state penal code promulgated in 1959.