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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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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s housing scheme has put my govt in a ‘serious mess’

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s housing scheme has put my govt in a ‘serious mess’

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has described housing estates built by Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, as a liability.Speaking with reporters during an inspection tour on Thursday, Ganduje said Kwankwaso's invested N45bn in the project, which he described as “a total mess”.“My administration inherited Kwankwaso's liability of housing estate which have not been occupied by people because of the shady [...]

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    Kwankwaso accuses Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

Kwankwaso accuses Ganduje of plotting to float a new party

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, has alleged that Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor of Kano, is working with some politicians to float a new party ahead of the 2019 elections.Kwankwaso also alleged that Ganduje has been hobnobbing with  Ahmed Makarfi faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The lawmaker said Ganduje had never hidden his disdain for the leadership style [...]

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    Beat your wives and lose your title, Sanusi warns Kano traditional leaders

Beat your wives and lose your title, Sanusi warns Kano traditional leaders

Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, has warned all Islamic title holders in Kano to desist from beating their wives if they want to retain their title.According to Daily Trust, Sanusi said this at the recent mass wedding of 1,520 couples.He reportedly called on all imams, district heads, village heads and ward heads to pay heed to the warning.“You should all [...]

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    Dangote Foundation donates N200 million projects to Kano hospital

Dangote Foundation donates N200 million projects to Kano hospital

The Dangote Foundation on Saturday, presented to the management of Murtala Muhammed Specialists’ Hospital, Kano, N200 million worth of health projects it established in the hospital.According to NAN, the projects are two expanded ultra modern maternity laboratories, maternity blood bank, post maternity ward, Eclampsia ward, theatre and laboratory, as well as six other renovated wards with their facilities.Fatima Dangote, who [...]

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    Ganduje: I can’t have an associate like Kwankwaso for the rest of my life

Ganduje: I can’t have an associate like Kwankwaso for the rest of my life

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he cannot have a political associate like Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, for the rest of his life.Ganduje succeeded Kwankwaso in 2015 after serving as his deputy for eight years.The unique thing about their working relationship is that Kwankwaso still chose him when he returned to power after eight years.But both men fell apart [...]

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    It’s ‘223 students to one toilet’ in Kano public schools

It’s ‘223 students to one toilet’ in Kano public schools

The Kano state government has expressed concern over poor state of infrastructural facilities in public schools.Speaking at a workshop organised by the ministry for local government and community development, Hafiz Abubakar, the deputy governor said the report of a survey showed that an estimated number of 223 students are sharing only one toilet in government-owned schools across the state.He described [...]

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    Charanchi, DSS director in Kano, dies

Charanchi, DSS director in Kano, dies

Abdullahi Charanci, director of the Department of State Services (DSS) in Kano state, has died.Rabiu Yusuf, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this on Saturday.“It is confirmed that the state DSS Director is dead. We are now on our way to his home town, Charanci, Katsina state,” he said.A source, who wished not to named, said the DSS director [...]

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    Kano varsity to graduate 39 first class degree holders

Kano varsity to graduate 39 first class degree holders

Shehu Alhaji Musa, vice chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST), has said the institution produced 39 first class degree holders in the 2015/2016 session.Musa, in a pre-convocation press briefing, said the 4th convocation of the institution will combine three sets, totaling 3,212 graduates across the 27 programs of the university. [...]

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    Traffic agents, road union workers exchange gunshots in Kano

Traffic agents, road union workers exchange gunshots in Kano

Sporadic gunshots rent the air in Zaria road, Kano state, on Wednesday morning as staff of the state road traffic agency clashed with road union workers.The gunfire exchange, which lasted more than 20 minutes, started when the road traffic agency, popularly known as KAROTA, attempted to bar the road union workers from loading passengers from Zaria road roundabout.Witnesses said the road union [...]

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