Jigawa


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Jigawa

a state of N Nigeria. Capital: Dutse. Pop.: 3 164 134 (1995 est.). Area (including Kano state): 43 285 sq. km (16 712 sq. miles)
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In October 2003, in Jigawa State, a female Christian student allegedly insulted the prophet Mohammed during an argument with classmates.
Summary: Des hommes armes ont attaque un commissariat dans l'Etat de Jigawa (nord du Nigeria), tuant une adolescente au cours du premier incident de ce type depuis l'entree en vigueur de l'etat d'urgence dans plusieurs zones touchees par des attaques de la secte islamiste Boko Haram.
He was rejected outright in the Muslim's 'Core North' where Buhari swept all the votes in its 12 states including Sokoto, Zamfara, Niger, Kano, Kebbi, Katsina, Bauchi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Borno, Gombe and Yobe (TheNews, May 2 2011).
In Niger and Jigawa States, cases of vote buying on behalf of the ruling party were observed with INEC staff and police officers taking no action.
Almost half of the population in Nigeria's central-northern Jigawa state has been displaced after authorities had to open floodgates on two swollen rivers.
In Nigeria, a vast country of over 120 million people, PRRINN is working as part of a consortium of international organizations to improve immunization in four of the poorest states of the country namely - Jigawa, Yobe, Katsina and Zamfara - all of which have very little immunization coverage.
5 tonnes per hectare include Jigawa, Zamfara, Niger, Borno, Katsina, Plateau and Sokoto states.
The Department continues to recommend against all but essential travel to the following states due to the risk of kidnappings, robberies, and other armed attacks: Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Borno, Delta, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Yobe, and Zamfara.
The surface area enclosed is about 58,100 hectares, with an elevation of 340345m, located northeastern Nigeria (10[degrees] 22' N, 012[degrees] 46' E), with two-third of this site in Jigawa State and one-third in Yobe State.
There are twelve northern states that have adopted at least parts of Shari'a--Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Kano, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa, Yobe, Bauchi, Borno, Zamfara, and Gombe.
Jigawa State government has declared its intention to set up minimum one health unit at each political ward all over the 27 local government regions of the state.