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    Kano to reopen schools August 10

Kano to reopen schools August 10

Kano state government has approved the reopening of schools in the state from August 10. Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, the commissioner for education, announced the decision at a media briefing on Monday. The commissioner also directed all principals to make arrangements to receive SSS 3 boarding students on August 9, while day students are expected to resume on August 10, 2020. The resumption is [...]

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    Emir of Kano reappoints monarch deposed by father

Emir of Kano reappoints monarch deposed by father

Aminu Ado Bayero, emir of Kano, has reappointed Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, deposed Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta into the Kano emirate council. In 2003, his late father had deposed Dan Agundi as district head of Gabasawa and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta over alleged insubordination. Dan Agundi had filed legal action to challenge his removal and recently, the supreme court affirmed his sack. But the [...]

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    Ganduje lifts lockdown, bans street hawking

Ganduje lifts lockdown, bans street hawking

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has lifted the lockdown imposed on the state as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The governor made the announcement at a press briefing of the state task force on COVID-19 on Thursday. He, however, maintained that the curfew from 10pm to 4am will remain in place, and ordered civil servants on grade level [...]

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    Police rescue 126 workers ‘locked for 3 months in Kano rice factory’

Police rescue 126 workers ‘locked for 3 months in Kano rice factory’

The police command in Kano says it rescued 126 workers held hostage for three months at Popular Farms and Mills Limited located in Challawa Industrial Estate area of the state. Abdullahi Haruna, police public relations officer who confirmed the incident, said on June 21 a complaint was received from Global Community for Human Rights Network, Kano, that some labourers were wrongly [...]

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    Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

A total of 42 rape allegations have been investigated in Kano between January and May 2020, out of which 33.3 percent were committed in uncompleted buildings. Abdullahi Haruna, public relations officer of the Kano police command, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday. Haruna said the suspects had been charged to courts in the state. He disclosed that statistical analysis of [...]

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    FG’s report on strange deaths in Kano misleading, says Ganduje

FG’s report on strange deaths in Kano misleading, says Ganduje

The Kano state government has faulted the report by the federal government that attributed 50-60 percent of the 979 unexplained deaths in the state to COVID-19. During a presidential task force briefing last week, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said 50-60 percent of the strange deaths recorded in the state might have been caused by COVID-19. But Ganduje disputed the claim, saying a report of [...]

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    Man arrested after ’40 rapes’ in Kano

Man arrested after ’40 rapes’ in Kano

The Kano police command says it has arrested a man who allegedly raped 40 people within one town in the state. Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. "It is true. We have him in our custody. We are parading him soon," he said. Haruna added that the suspect fled but was caught by neighbours who chased him after [...]

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    Ehanire: COVID-19 may have triggered majority of the 979 unexplained deaths in Kano

Ehanire: COVID-19 may have triggered majority of the 979 unexplained deaths in Kano

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says 50-60 percent of the strange deaths recorded in Kano state may have been caused by COVID-19. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Monday, Ehanire said the verbal autopsy report from the state suggested that a significant number of deaths recorded was also triggered by inability to access routine care as a result of [...]

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    Kano unseals Tiamin rice company

Kano unseals Tiamin rice company

The inspector-general of police (IGP) and the attorney-general of Kano state have unsealed Tiamin rice company as ordered by a federal high court in Abuja. The Kano state government had shut the rice company for allegedly being too close to a COVID-19 isolation centre. The state also alleged that the fume being emitted from the rice mill was harmful to COVID-19 [...]

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    PHOTOS: Ganduje facilitates release of 300 inmates

PHOTOS: Ganduje facilitates release of 300 inmates

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has facilitated the release of 300 inmates across the state. Ganduje said the state government paid the N12 million to settle the fines to secure the release of the inmates who were on lesser charges. The federal government had earlier directed the decongestion of prison nationwide to prevent the spread of coronavirus. See pictures of some of [...]

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    Despite rise in COVID-19 cases, Ganduje approves congregational Eid prayers in Kano

Despite rise in COVID-19 cases, Ganduje approves congregational Eid prayers in Kano

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    Kano health commissioner recovers from COVID-19

Kano health commissioner recovers from COVID-19

Aminu Tsanyawa, commissioner for health in Kano state, has recovered from coronavirus. Muhammad Garba, his information counterpart, broke the news in a statement on Thursday, saying Tsanyawa is among the 16 patients who were discharged after testing negative for the disease twice. Garba said Abdulrazak Habeeb of the department of medicine, Bayero University, Kano, who is also the co-chair of the state task [...]

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    Ganduje: We started COVID-19 response on shaky foundation — Kano is in trouble

Ganduje: We started COVID-19 response on shaky foundation — Kano is in trouble

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says the state is in trouble over the outbreak of COVID-19. Kano has recorded the second highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country with 342 patients. The state government has been criticised for not doing much to curb the spread of the disease in Kano. Speaking at the presentation of a mobile testing centre donated by the [...]

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    PTF links mass deaths in Kano to COVID-19

PTF links mass deaths in Kano to COVID-19

Sani Gwarzo, national coordinator of the presidential task force on COVID-19, says coronavirus is behind mass deaths in Kano. The state has recorded an unusual increase in deaths since it recorded its first coronavirus case in April. Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor, had denied that the deaths were linked to COVID-19, saying investigation was ongoing. He also announced that after consultation with the Nigeria [...]

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    Title holder, former lawmaker among the latest deaths in Kano

Title holder, former lawmaker among the latest deaths in Kano

Isa Hashim, the traditional title holder of Jarman Kano, has died. He was a retired professor of political science, administrator and author. This is coming less than 24 hours after the death of Tafida Abubakar Ila, emir of Rano in Kano, one day after he was admitted to the hospital for an unknown ailment. Since it recorded its index COVID-19 case in [...]

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    Ganduje relaxes lockdown imposed by Buhari, gives 12-hour movement grace

Ganduje relaxes lockdown imposed by Buhari, gives 12-hour movement grace

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, has announced the relaxation of lockdown order imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, on April 27, imposed a total lockdown on the state to allow health officials to monitor the situation in the state. Ganduje told journalists on Saturday that there would be free movement in the state on Mondays and Thursdays between 10am [...]

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