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    Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine slump at Atiku’s Kano rally (updated)

Nine persons slumped at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano where the rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is ongoing.Massive crowd flooded the stadium, making it difficult for movement within the facility. TheCable reporter at the venue of the rally said he counted eight persons lying on the ground while security operatives made arrangement for [...]

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    Kano varsity students saved by ASUU strike as fire razes female hostel

Kano varsity students saved by ASUU strike as fire razes female hostel

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    Kano judiciary moves to enable speedy dispute resolution for SMEs

Kano judiciary moves to enable speedy dispute resolution for SMEs

The Kano state judiciary has inaugurated a small claims court  to enable speedy resolution of commercial disputes for small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).The launch was in partnership with the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), which "aims to make Nigeria a progressively easier place to do business".This is according to a statement signed by Jumoke Oduwole, PEBEC secretary, on [...]

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    Ganduje orders shut down of Kano stadiums ahead of Atiku’s rally

Ganduje orders shut down of Kano stadiums ahead of Atiku’s rally

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Tuesday ordered the immediate closure of two major stadiums in the state.This is coming five days to the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Atiku's rally is scheduled for February 10 while the renovation is expected to end on February 18.The proposed general renovation works include the installation [...]

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    CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

CSOs seek protection for Jafar Jafar over Ganduje’s ‘bribery’ videos

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has asked the federal government to protect whistleblowers in Kano state.In a statement on Monday, the coalition made up of six CSOs said Jafaar Jafaar, publisher of Daily Nigerian, an online news platform, had received threatening messages since he  published a series of videos showing Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, allegedly collecting bribe from a [...]

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    PDP candidate says he’ll end security votes if elected Kano gov

PDP candidate says he’ll end security votes if elected Kano gov

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano, says if elected, security votes will become a history in the state.The PDP governorship candidate said the fund set aside for the security votes is an avenue for looting from the public treasury.“it is undeniably known that security votes are regarded as a looting-spree platform where the huge amounts [...]

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    Ganduje ’empowers’ youths with tools, cash

Ganduje ’empowers’ youths with tools, cash

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has empowered over 1850 youths in the state with tools and cash prizes to "fight poverty".While speaking during the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries at the government house on Wednesday, the governor said over one million youths will be empowered by his administration before the end of his first tenure.He said the empowerment programme [...]

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    ‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, stating that the governor is very responsible.Speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the week, Buhari said Ganduje was very responsible to have continued and completed the projects started by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant [...]

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    Court stops Kano assembly from probing Ganduje

Court stops Kano assembly from probing Ganduje

A high court in Kano on Monday ordered the Kano state house of assembly to stop investigating allegations that Abdullahi Ganduje,  governor of the state, received bribe from contractors.This followed a legal action taken by a pro-democracy group called Lawyers For Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria.After videos of the governor allegedly receiving kickback went viral, the assembly set up a panel to [...]

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    Ganduje fails to appear before Kano assembly, denies taking bribe

Ganduje fails to appear before Kano assembly, denies taking bribe

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, on Friday failed to appear before the state house of assembly committee investigating the videos of him allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors.The governor sent Muhammadu Garba, commissioner for information, and Ibrahim Mukhtar, justice commissioner, to represent him.Ganduje was said to be busy attending to pressing engagements at the government house.According to the justice commissioner, the letter of [...]

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    Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

Kano assembly panel summons Ganduje over ‘bribery’ videos

The Kano house of assembly panel investigating bribery allegations against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, has summoned him.The panel summoned Ganduje to appear before it on Friday.Daily Nigerian had published multiple videos showing Ganduje allegedly receiving kickbacks from contractors. The latest video was published WednesdayThe governor has denied the allegations, saying it is the handiwork of political opponents.The Kano assembly [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdulkarim Abdulsalam, governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Kano state.Abdulsalam was arraigned alongside one Ebere Nzechukwu, at a federal high court sitting in the state over alleged N100 million fraud.Lewis Allagoa, the presiding judge, had ordered the anti-graft commission to produce all the defendants.However, Johnson Ojogbane, the [...]

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    Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Supporters of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, have called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over alleged bribery.The group also called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to join in investigating the case and to take necessary action.At a press conference held to mark [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says he wants Abba Yusuf (pictured left), his son-in-law, to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor, because Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him.Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he quietly visited Kano on Monday.The camp of the presidential aspirant has been [...]

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    Police arrest WhatsApp group admin, members for spreading ‘fake news’

Police arrest WhatsApp group admin, members for spreading ‘fake news’

The Kano state police have arrested the administrator and members of a WhatsApp group for allegedly circulating fake news.The group was accused of spreading the picture of a woman who was accused of trafficking children in Kano.According to PRNigeria, Magaji Musa, Kano police spokesperson, said the suspects were arrested after the woman issued a complaint to the state command.Magaji said [...]

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    Shekarau meets Oshiomhole, Ganduje, confirms exit from PDP

Shekarau meets Oshiomhole, Ganduje, confirms exit from PDP

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, has confirmed his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).On Tuesday, Sule Ya’u Sule, spokesman of the former governor, had said discussions were at a conclusive stage on the return of his principal to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He left the APC in 2014.Sule said the move was triggered by the dissolution of [...]

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