Tag: Bauchi

Bauchi suspends secretary of Muslim welfare board pending investigation outcome

Bauchi State governor, Bala Mohammed has suspended the Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alh. Abubakar Babangida Tafida pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by the government into the operations of the Board. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special[Read More…]

‘Why almajiri embarks on street begging’

Stakeholders in Bauchi State have said that lack of support to Quranic (tsangaya) teachers is compelling the almajiri (disciples) to turn to street begging in the state. The stakeholders expressed this thought in Bauchi on Saturday in a nine-point communique issued at the end of a meeting of stakeholders, organised[Read More…]

In Bauchi, a man was burnt alive for allegedly insulting Prophet Mohammed

Leaders of Sade community and an angry youth mob in the Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State have burnt a man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, to death for allegedly insulting Prophet Muhammad. According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the man identified as Talle Mai Ruwa, was dragged[Read More…]

Bauchi State government to rehabilitate Tafawa Balewa’s tomb

The Bauchi State Government has unveiled plans to rehabilitate the tomb complex housing the remains of Nigeria’s first Prime Minister Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa in the state. The State Commissioner of Culture and Tourism Dr Asma’u Ahmed Giade made this known on Friday during the annual memorial lecture and prayers[Read More…]

Ex-Bauchi health commissioner killed in car crash

A former Bauchi State Commissioner of Health and Head of Department, Community Medicine, College of Medicine, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Zuwaira Hassan, has been killed in a fatal crash. NewsWireNGR gathered that the accident happened on Monday morning at Zaranda village, about 36 kilometers away from Bauchi metropolis.[Read More…]

Bauchi State commissioner for commerce has resigned

The Commissioner of Commerce and Industry in Bauchi State, Mohammed Alhassan Sadiq, has resigned. The commissioner reportedly offered his letter of resignation to the Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed, during the State Executive Council meeting held on Wednesday at the Banquet Hall of the Government House. His resignation letter, which he[Read More…]

Bauchi Lawmaker murdered, wives and daughter kidnapped

A member representing Dass constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Honourable Musa Mante has been killed. Channels Television news reports that the lawmaker was murdered around 2 am by gunmen in his residence at Baraza, Dass Local Government Area of the state. The gunmen also abducted his two[Read More…]

Health workers in Bauchi to begin strike on Thursday

The Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals, Bauchi State Chapter says it will begin an indefinite strike from Thursday, August 6 to protest the unilateral deductions made by the state government in its June salaries. A statement by its State Secretary, Usman Danturaki, reads: “Following the[Read More…]

Bauchi Governor suspends Emir of Misau

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has suspended the Emir of Misau along with the Chiroman Misau and the District Head of Zadawa over the clash between herdsmen and farmers that left 10 people dead during the week. The Emir of Misau is a first class traditional ruler in Bauchi Central[Read More…]

ICPC seizes property belonging to Bauchi State Governor

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has seized a multi-million Naira property belonging to Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State. Mr Mohammed is a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Spokesperson of the ICPC, Rasheedat Okoduwa, in a statement on Tuesday said that the property[Read More…]