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    Tribunal sacks Dambazau’s son as rep

Tribunal sacks Dambazau’s son as rep

The election petition tribunal in Kano state has sacked Shamsudeen Dambazau, son of the former minister of interior, as member representing Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano in the lower chamber of the national assembly.Dambazau, who did not contest the election but came second in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, was sworn into the house of representatives after a federal [...]

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    2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

An accident involving the convoy of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has claimed the lives of two police officers attached to him.Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6pm.He said Aminu Usman, a police inspector, and Nura Mohammed, a sergeant, lost their lives instantly [...]

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    Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says 95 percent of Almajiri roaming the streets of Kano are foreigners.He disclosed this while speaking at a stakeholders' meeting on free on compulsory education held at government house, Kano, on Thursday.Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practised in northern Nigeria. Almajiri was derived from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration, [...]

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    Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Igbo leaders in the state have rejected calls by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north.According to a statement by Abba Anwar, chief secretary to Ganduje, the governor spoke during a special dinner organised to honour Boniface Ibekwe, Eze Ndigbo Kano, on his [...]

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    Kano-based doctor abducted in Kogi

Kano-based doctor abducted in Kogi

Bashir Zubayr, a consultant with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, has been abducted along Lokoja-Okene federal highway in Kogi state.The medical doctor was abducted alongside two of his younger brothers and a younger sister at Irepeni, about 20km from Lokoja, on Wednesday.According to family sources, Zubayr was traveling to Okene for the 40th day fidau prayer of his late mother.The sources also [...]

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    Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Muhammed Garba, former commissioner for information in Kano, has asked Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, to tender an apology to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.The governor's associate made the demand in a 45-paragraph response to an article, "Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje", written by one Jibrin Ibrahim on the face-off between the governor and the emir.Garba said an apology from [...]

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    Police ban rallies in Kano as tension mounts over Sanusi’s fate

Police ban rallies in Kano as tension mounts over Sanusi’s fate

The Kano state police command has banned any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the state until further notice.The directive was contained in a statement signed by Abdullahi Haruna, the command’s public relations officer (PPRO), and made available to journalists on Saturday.Haruna also said the command had withdrawn permission given to members of the public, civil society organisations, [...]

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    Ganduje installs new emirs, says court restraining order belated

Ganduje installs new emirs, says court restraining order belated

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, says he had presented appointment letters to the new emirs before the state high court issued a restraining order.In a statement released on Saturday, Ganduje said the new emirs had acknowledged receipt of the letters and accepted the appointments before the restraining order was issued.Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi were appointed after the state [...]

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    Ganduje: I’ll sign bill seeking to break up Kano emirate

Ganduje: I’ll sign bill seeking to break up Kano emirate

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has vowed to give assent to the bill requesting the creation of four first-class emirate councils in the state.The creation of more emirates will whittle down the influence of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano.Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the 136th state executive council meeting, the governor said he would sign it into [...]

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    Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

The Kano state house of assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker.The assembly passed the pensions rights of speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday.The bill, if passed into law, will also provide for foreign medical trips and new vehicles every four years for the duo.The bill states the the life pension is "provided that either [...]

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    Mass wedding: Kano to pay N30m dowry on behalf of 1,500 couples

Mass wedding: Kano to pay N30m dowry on behalf of 1,500 couples

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    Ganduje sacks all 33 permanent secretaries

Ganduje sacks all 33 permanent secretaries

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has fired all the 33 permanent secretaries in the state.Auwal Naiya, head of the state civil service, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to the statement, the governor took the move as part of his administration's resolve to “ensure greater efficiency in service delivery”.The governor directed all those relieved of their appointments to [...]

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    Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

The Kano state government has abolished the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the state.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, disclosed this during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha stadium on Wednesday in Kano.Ganduje said the decision to abolish the dichotomy is part of his administration’s effort to boost the morale of civil servants in [...]

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    N30,000 minimum wage is a done deal, Ganduje tells workers

N30,000 minimum wage is a done deal, Ganduje tells workers

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a done deal in the state.Speaking during May Day celebrations held at Sani Abacha staduim in Kano on Wednesday, the governor said his administration had taken all the necessary steps for implementing the new salary structure.He also said his administration [...]

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    CCB asks outgoing political office holders in Kano to declare assets

CCB asks outgoing political office holders in Kano to declare assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Kano state has asked all outgoing elected and appointed political office holders to declare their assets at the end of their tenure.In a statement, Umar Saulawa, the CCB state director, said there was need for the affected political office holders to declare their assets in line with the provision of the 1999 constitution as [...]

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    Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Policemen and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) clashed at head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state on Sunday.The altercation was over a fresh screening conducted by the DSS at the collation centre.Journalists and observers were already seated in the collation hall, waiting for continuation of the event when security personnel asked everyone to [...]

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