Arewa Voice

Forty-hour rainfall wreaks havoc, kills many, displaces 495 persons in Kano

I lost my daughter to rainfall- victim’s father lament By BASHIR BELLO, Kano IT came like a thief in the night, unannounced. And, unlike the usual heavy rainfall it was not preceded by wind storms; yet giving no clue of its looming presence it was devastating in its destructive impact. With no sign of any […]
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Governor, political stalwart in verbal war over COVID-19 palliatives

By Umar Yusuf – Yola What started as an innocuous comment on a local radio station in Adamawa State has now assumed a serious face-off, putting the first citizen of the State, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and an opposition figure, Alhaji Husseini Gambol, of the All Progressives Congress, at loggerheads. In fact, neither the governor nor […]

COVID-19 hardship: Bauchi women resort to Kunu to breastfeed babies

By Charly Agwam A popular cereal drink commonly called ‘Kunu’ has come to the aid of breastfeeding mothers in Bauchi State in the face of lingering hardship occasioned by the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, which has adversely affected economies around the world. A measure of millet or sorghum (the primary material for the production of kunu) […]

Inside Jigawa forgotten villages

By Aliyu Dangida They are right within the Dutse capital city of Jigawa, but none of them is taken seriously in the scheme of things in the state and local government areas. The 10 villages with an estimated 25,000 population have always been known and recognised as being within the precincts of the  Federal University […]

Illegal mining cause of armed banditry in North West — Katsina govt

By Shehu Danjumaand The Katsina State Government says illegal mining is the wheel that propels armed banditry in Katsina and neighbouring states in North-Western Nigeria. Alhaji Mustapha Kanti Bello, the Katsina State Commissioner of Rural Development disclosed this during a press briefing on Thursday in Katsina. “The states have a lot of mineral resources that […]

We know where our palliatives are kept, share them now or… — Niger youths

By Wole Mosadomi – Minna WITH the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic biting harder by the day, youths in Niger State have told the state government and Federal Government to take adequate step to equitably share the palliatives meant for them without further delay. They told the state governor and other top officials at […]