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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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    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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