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    Jigawa Solar Power Plant To Commence Operation In 2017

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    The 80mw Dutse solar power plant in Jigawa State will commence power generation and transmission to national grid by the last quarter of 2017. The managing director NOVA SCOTIA Power Development Ltd, Amit Modi, revealed these when he led the technical partners of the company to a courtesy visit to Governor Muhammadu Badaru at Dutse…

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    Jigawa To Release 350,270 Bags Of Grains For Free Distribution

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    Jigawa State government has concluded arrangement to release  350,270 bags of grains for onward free distribution to needy persons across the state. Governor  Muhammad Badaru Abubakar disclosed this while announcing the procedures designed for the distribution of the grains. He said, his government cancelled the celebration of one year anniversary due to economic hardship and…

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    Hajj: Jigawa Remits N7.9B To NAHCON

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    The Jigawa State Pilgrims Welfare Board has remitted the sum of N753,907,930.41k to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) representing fifty percent of the hajj seats allocated to the state. This was contained in a press statement issued, signed and made it available to newsmen in Dutse. The statement explained that, remittance of the…

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    Hajj Stampede: Bishop Condoles With Sultan

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    Bishop Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, yesterday condoled with the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, over the tragedy that occurred in Makka towards the end of this year’s Hajj exercise. In a statement signed by Kukah in Sokoto, the Bishop said, “We have followed the news of the tragedy with sadness,…

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    Jigawa Pension Board Pays N150m To Retirees In September

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    The State and Local Government Contributory Pension Scheme Board Jigawa State has paid over N150 million as entitlements to 109 retired civil servants and those that died on active service. The executive secretary of the board, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, revealed this in an interview with newsmen in Dutse. He explained that 74 of them were…

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    Lamido’s Deputy, Ex-Gov Turaki, Others Dump PDP For APC

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    In what appeared to be a bandwagon effect of the last presidential election in which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suffered a monumental defeat in Jigawa State, the incumbent state deputy governor, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud, former state governor Saminu Turaki and thousands of others yesterday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Other prominent politicians…

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    Easter: Forget March 28 Poll And Reconcile, Jonathan Begs Nigerians

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    President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to Nigerians to put behind them the March 28 presidential election that produced Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and reconcile whatever differences existing between them. The president, who stated this in an Easter message he posted on his Facebook page yesterday, urged Nigerians to consider the Easter season as a period…

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    Jigawa Speaker Weeps As Lamido Presents Last Budget

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    Speaker of the Jigawa State House of Assembly yesterday wept when Governor Sule Lamido presented his last proposed annual budget for the state and local government to the tune of N162.9billion for 2015 fiscal year. Presenting the budget to the state Assembly, Lamido said, the proposed budget was carefully designed with consideration to the country’s…

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