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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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    Firemen rescue six from collapsed building in Kano

Firemen rescue six from collapsed building in Kano

Firemen have rescued six persons trapped in a building which collapsed on Wednesday evening at Gwammaja in Dala local government area in Kano.Saidu Mohammed, spokesman for Kano state fire service, told NAN on Thursday that among those rescued was a 10- year-old boy.“We received a distress call from Kabiru Yusuf, who lives in the neighbourhood, at about 8:14 p.m. that [...]

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    Kano APC adopts direct primary for 2019 elections

Kano APC adopts direct primary for 2019 elections

The Kano state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has adopted direct primary to select candidates for all elective positions in the 2019 elections.Direct primary is a process where interested members of the party vote for a candidate, while indirect primary election would require delegates to choose the party’s candidate.The party made this known in a statement signed by [...]

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    Kano PDP elders reject  dissolution of exco

Kano PDP elders reject dissolution of exco

Some stakeholders in the Kano state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have rejected the dissolution of the executive committee by the party’s national working committee (NWC).Addressing members of the party on Monday, Sarki Labaran, a party leader, the dissolution is unconstitutional.In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the opposition party, said the decision to dissolve the [...]

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    Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

At least eight people have been killed and 20 in the hospital following a fresh cholera outbreak in Gwarzo local government area (LGA) of Kano state. This happened barely one week after 11 persons died of Cholera in Bebeji local government area of the state. Ibrahim Sale, a resident, said apart from six deaths recorded in about four villages, his neighbour’s 5-year-old [...]

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    ‘Robber’ stabs BUK student at hostel, flees with her phone

‘Robber’ stabs BUK student at hostel, flees with her phone

An unidentified person on Thursday night attacked and stabbed a female student of Bayero University, Kano (BUK) on the neck at the female hostel on the new campus.The victim was reportedly attacked around 3am while she was about entering her room after returning from night study.The assailant also snatched her phones and some other belongings.According to one of the students, [...]

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    Six Kano lawmakers defect to PDP

Six Kano lawmakers defect to PDP

Six members of the Kano state house of assembly have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The legislators, who are loyal to Rabi’u Kwankwaso, former governor of the state, announced their defection in a letter they sent to the house.Kabiru Rurum, the speaker, who read the letter said the six lawmakers explained that their defection to [...]

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    10 aides of Ganduje resign to join ex-deputy gov at PDP

10 aides of Ganduje resign to join ex-deputy gov at PDP

Ten aides of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, have tendered their resignation letters.One of the former aides, Abdullahi Zubairu Chula, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Kano on Tuesday.Their resignation came barely two days after Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of the state, stepped down.Abubakar joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after resigning on Sunday.According to NAN, Chula said [...]

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    Bayero University expels 33 students for exam malpractice

Bayero University expels 33 students for exam malpractice

The management of Bayero University, Kano has expelled 33 of their students. [...]

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    I appealed for you not to be impeached, Ganduje tells ex-deputy

I appealed for you not to be impeached, Ganduje tells ex-deputy

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has accepted the resignation of Hafiz Abubakar, his former deputy.In the acceptance letter dated August 6, Ganduje said he had appealed to the members of the state house of assembly to drop plans to impeach Abubakar.The ex-deputy resigned on Saturday after he was said to have been tip off on the impeachment plot.An ally [...]

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    Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says three million children are out of school in his state alone, stating the need to curb Africa's population explosion.Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, on Thursday, the governor said population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not matching up with population growth."One important factor that divides [...]

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    Ganduje intervenes in Kano assembly crisis, reconciles aggrieved lawmakers

Ganduje intervenes in Kano assembly crisis, reconciles aggrieved lawmakers

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has reconciled the two warring factions of the state house of assembly.The police had on Tuesday, sealed off the house amid a plot to remove Abdullahi Ata, the speaker.Ata emerged in July following the resignation of Kabiru Rurum who stepped down after corruption allegations were levelled against him.The lawmakers had accused Ata of incompetence and [...]

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    Kano assembly removes principal officers — despite police siege

Kano assembly removes principal officers — despite police siege

The Kano state house of assembly, on Tuesday, removed two of its principal officers even as the police prevented 24 legislators from entering into the complex.  Alhassan Rurum, spokesman of the legislators and former speaker of the house, announced the decision of the members while addressing journalists outside the assembly complex. Labaran  Madari, the chief whip and Muhammad Butu-Butu, deputy majority leader, were removed [...]

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    Kano speaker: If God says my time is not over, nobody can remove me

Kano speaker: If God says my time is not over, nobody can remove me

Abdullahi Ata, speaker of the Kano state house of assembly, says if his time is not up, nobody can oust him.He said this while reacting to moves to remove him and other principal officers of the assembly.At least 21 members of the assembly are seeking a change in the leadership of the house.But Ata said as a Muslim who believes [...]

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    Police ‘take over’ Kano assembly as plot to impeach speaker thickens

Police ‘take over’ Kano assembly as plot to impeach speaker thickens

The police have sealed off the Kano state house of assembly amid a plot to impeach Abdullahi Ata, the speaker.Before the assembly was shut, journalists and other visitors were denied access.The lawmakers are accusing Ata of being incompetent and failing to involve them in critical issues about the house.At least 21 members of the assembly have reportedly endorsed the removal [...]

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