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    Army to set up new base in Kano forest

Army to set up new base in Kano forest

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Friday said a forward operation base (FOB) would be set up in the once- dreaded Falgore forest in Doguwa local government area of Kano state.The army chief announced this when he paid a visit to troops undergoing training in the forest, which once served as safe haven for banditry, cattle rustlers and kidnappers.Buratai said [...]

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    Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her fundamental human right.The minor was allegedly sexually abused by a close confidant of her family around May 2016, when she was only six months old.Muttaka Muhammad, the accused, was reported to the Kano state public defender’s office (PDO) in June [...]

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    ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it arrested Kabiru Auta, a former judge of a Kano state high court, over an alleged N220 million fraud.In a statement on Wednesday, Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of ICPC, said the former judge was detained on Tuesday when he honoured an invitation by the commission over allegations of criminal conspiracy, [...]

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    Police arrest seven students for ‘killing’ colleague

Police arrest seven students for ‘killing’ colleague

The Kano state police have arrested seven students of the Government Technical College, Ungogo over the alleged killing of their colleague on Saturday.Magaji Majiya, public relations officer of the command in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Monday. [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

‘Two killed’ as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

A leader of the Shi'ia sect and an unidentified female member of the sect, have been allegedly killed by mobile policemen in Kano state.Trouble started after the police intercepted the annual Arbaeen annual trek of the group in the town.A witness told TheCable that sect members the movement of the sect was intercepted at the popular Lado overhead bridge along Zaria [...]

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    Erosion destroys ‘200 graves’ in Kano

Erosion destroys ‘200 graves’ in Kano

Ali Makoda, Kano state commissioner of environment, says erosion has destroyed more than 200 graves at Tudun Murtala graveyard in Nasarawa local government area of the state.The commissioner announced this on Saturday when he visited the Tarauni graveyard in Tarauni local government as part of the state’s monthly sanitation exercise.“Immediately when we received the news, we took an urgent action to [...]

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    Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano state have died during the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia, the state pilgrims welfare board said.Nuhu Badamasi, the board's public relations officer, said on Thursday that the deceased who were males died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites."The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the [...]

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    We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

The Kano state police command says it has commenced investigation into Saturday’s clash between supporters of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor.Magaji Majiya, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Monday.He said the police had not made any arrest on the incident.“We have not made any arrest, but [...]

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    Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano

Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Sunday said security agents arrested suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in the state.He said this when he received Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, at the government house.According to the governor, those arrested have been moved to Abuja for interrogation.“The security agents also confiscated arms and communication gadgets from the alleged [...]

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    Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has endorsed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, for a second term.Tinubu said this while condoling with Ganduje over the demise of Maitama Sule.The APC national leader said Ganduje is a straight forward and a dependable individual.He said Ganduje is an individual that would not break his promise.“We are with him [...]

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    Northwest University Kano renamed after Maitama Sule

Northwest University Kano renamed after Maitama Sule

Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor, has approved the renaming of Northwest University to Yusuf Maitama Sule University.Salhu Tanko Yakassi, spokesperson to the governor, in a statement on Thursday, said the decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the state executive council. [...]

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    Kano speaker resigns amid allegations of corruption

Kano speaker resigns amid allegations of corruption

Kabiru Rurum, speaker of the Kano state house of assembly, has resigned.His resignation letter was read at plenary by Ibrahim Chidariof, deputy speaker, who presided over the sitting on Monday.The deputy speaker, who read the letter, said Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption levelled against him by some lawmakers.Shortly after the letter was read and [...]

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    Kano declares Tuesday work-free in honour of Maitama Sule

Kano declares Tuesday work-free in honour of Maitama Sule

The Kano state government has declared Tuesday work-free to mourn Maitama Sule, a prominent indigene of the state, who died in Egypt on Monday.In a statement, Muhammad Garba, the state’s commissioner of information, said a funeral prayer for the deceased would be conducted on Tuesday.“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work - free day in the state [...]

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    Everybody in Kano is an indigene, says Ganduje on quit notice

Everybody in Kano is an indigene, says Ganduje on quit notice

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says all residents in his state, inclusive of the Igbo, are indigenes.Speaking with journalists at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, Ganduje said Kano would be an example of national integration.The governor said in the bid to achieve this, the state government has abolished the terms "indigenes" and "settlers" as [...]

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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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