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    Policeman shot dead at Kano checkpoint

Policeman shot dead at Kano checkpoint

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed two persons including a police officer in Kano.A witness told NAN that the incident occurred on Saturday night around Kings Garden by Club Road in Kano metropolis.According to the witness, the suspects were in a car when they opened fire on police officers at a checkpoint thereby leading to the death of [...]

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    APC expels Jibrin for ‘anti-party activities’

APC expels Jibrin for ‘anti-party activities’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has expelled Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives. Sani Ranka, chairman of the party in the local government, hinged the action on alleged anti-party activities by Jibrin.Ranka accused the former chairman house committee on appropriations of promoting divisive tendencies.“The party will not condone indiscipline and [...]

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    Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Rabi’u Yusuf, Kano police commissioner, has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.The assurance was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state.At a meeting with the leadership of the Igbo community in the state, the commissioner said his command is committed to [...]

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    Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

The Kano state government has earmarked N300 million for the annual Ramadan free feeding programme scheduled to begin on Saturday.According to NAN, Ibrahim Kankarofi, chairman of the programme, made the disclosure at a meeting with coordinators of the feeding centres at the government house, Friday.He said the state government had made adequate preparations to ensure the success of the programme [...]

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    Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched Operation Harbin Kunama II in Kano to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency. Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Buratai explained that the operation is part of the efforts to reduce crime.He said he had discussed with Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, on the modalities to curb criminal activities in the dreaded Falgore forest [...]

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    Policeman threatens to shoot journalists at Kano government house

Policeman threatens to shoot journalists at Kano government house

Samuel Miracle, a police corporal attached to the government house in Kano, on Tuesday pointed his gun at some reporters, as he directed them to leave the premises.He denied them access, saying they needed to provide accredited tags.The reporters, who have unrestricted access to the government house, were surprised by Miracle’s demand.Muhammad Ahmad, one of the affected reporters, appealed to [...]

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    Cleric in court for defaming Sanusi

Cleric in court for defaming Sanusi

The police have arraigned Nasiru Bazallah, a popular cleric in Kano, before a magistrate court in the state, for allegedly insulting Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano.The prosecutor alleged that the cleric intended to provoke breach of peace, contrary to section 114,392 and 399 of the penal code law.The first information report stated that on May 8, Sanusi complained to the state [...]

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    Kano assembly sets up panel to probe Sanusi

Kano assembly sets up panel to probe Sanusi

The Kano state house of assembly has constituted an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate the allegations levelled against Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano.The emir has been accused of mismanaging N4 billion he inherited from Ado Bayero, his predecessor.The palace has since denied the allegation, and the emirate has emphasised that the monarch inherited only N1.9 billion from Bayero.TheCable also [...]

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    Ganduje: My opponents complain that I sleep at public functions

Ganduje: My opponents complain that I sleep at public functions

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he will fall of the antics of his opponents who have accused him of not working but sleeping.‎Ganduje said this during an interactive session with labour unions at the Government House, Kano.‎He said his political opponents could not differentiate between "sleeping and pretending".‎“My opponents always complain that I sleep at public functions but [...]

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    Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected drug traffickers who posed as police officers in Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.Kano state commandant of NDLEA, Hamza Umar, told journalists in Kano on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in a brand new escort vehicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.According [...]

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    One killed as rainstorm destroys ‘1,000 houses’ in Kano

One killed as rainstorm destroys ‘1,000 houses’ in Kano

One person lost his life while up to 1,000 houses were destroyed following a downpour in Kura local government area of Kano state.Lawan Salisu, one of the victims, told NAN on Saturday that the incident happened on Wednesday night.According to him, the rainfall which was accompanied by windstorm blew off the roofs of many houses in the affected villages.He said [...]

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    Fire outbreak at Kano airport

Fire outbreak at Kano airport

Two technicians sustained injuries on Wednesday, while trying to contain an outbreak of fire at the Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano state.A witness told TheCable that the incident occurred at the aviation fuel station of the airport."The incident occurred at exactly 7:30am. There was tension... we saw thick smokes billowing from the station,” the witness said.“Firefighters were alerted and [...]

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    Ganduje: How I missed being governor in 1999

Ganduje: How I missed being governor in 1999

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Tuesday said but for high level conspiracy, he would have been governor in 1999.Ganduje said the late Abubakar Rimi, first civilian governor of Kano, was behind him but some personalities in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he was at the time, frustrated him.He said the people later confessed and asked for forgiveness, [...]

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    Kano police commissioner to discipline officers who collect money for bail

Kano police commissioner to discipline officers who collect money for bail

Rabiu Yusuf, commissioner of police in Kano state, has warned officers against demanding for money or any form of favour before granting bail to suspects.Yusuf cautioned against illegal investigation of cases, unlawful detention of suspects and prolonged detention, saying that the officers should respect human rights in the course of all investigations.The police chief spoke at a lecture/ parade with [...]

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    ASUU says no to ‘planned hike’ of registration fees in Kano varsity

ASUU says no to ‘planned hike’ of registration fees in Kano varsity

The Kano State University of Science and Technology chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), has rejected plans by the institution to increase registration fees for undergraduate students.In a statement signed by Abdulkadir Muhammad and Kashmir Ibn Yakubu, branch chairman and secretary, ASUU said the increase was unacceptable. [...]

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    I’m drilling 789 boreholes because water is essential to life, says Ganjude

I’m drilling 789 boreholes because water is essential to life, says Ganjude

Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor, says he is drilling 789 boreholes in remote villages because water is essential to life.He said this at the launch of the second phase of the project at Tsangaya in Albasu local government area of the state.The governor launched the Albasu township water supply project constructed at the cost of N69.1m, and which is expected [...]

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