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    Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Muhammed Garba, former commissioner for information in Kano, has asked Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, to tender an apology to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.The governor's associate made the demand in a 45-paragraph response to an article, "Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje", written by one Jibrin Ibrahim on the face-off between the governor and the emir.Garba said an apology from [...]

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    Police ban rallies in Kano as tension mounts over Sanusi’s fate

Police ban rallies in Kano as tension mounts over Sanusi’s fate

The Kano state police command has banned any form of rally, demonstration, procession or assembly in the state until further notice.The directive was contained in a statement signed by Abdullahi Haruna, the command’s public relations officer (PPRO), and made available to journalists on Saturday.Haruna also said the command had withdrawn permission given to members of the public, civil society organisations, [...]

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    Ganduje installs new emirs, says court restraining order belated

Ganduje installs new emirs, says court restraining order belated

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, says he had presented appointment letters to the new emirs before the state high court issued a restraining order.In a statement released on Saturday, Ganduje said the new emirs had acknowledged receipt of the letters and accepted the appointments before the restraining order was issued.Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi were appointed after the state [...]

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    Ganduje: I’ll sign bill seeking to break up Kano emirate

Ganduje: I’ll sign bill seeking to break up Kano emirate

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has vowed to give assent to the bill requesting the creation of four first-class emirate councils in the state.The creation of more emirates will whittle down the influence of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano.Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the 136th state executive council meeting, the governor said he would sign it into [...]

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    Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

The Kano state house of assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker.The assembly passed the pensions rights of speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday.The bill, if passed into law, will also provide for foreign medical trips and new vehicles every four years for the duo.The bill states the the life pension is "provided that either [...]

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    Mass wedding: Kano to pay N30m dowry on behalf of 1,500 couples

Mass wedding: Kano to pay N30m dowry on behalf of 1,500 couples

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    Ganduje sacks all 33 permanent secretaries

Ganduje sacks all 33 permanent secretaries

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has fired all the 33 permanent secretaries in the state.Auwal Naiya, head of the state civil service, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to the statement, the governor took the move as part of his administration's resolve to “ensure greater efficiency in service delivery”.The governor directed all those relieved of their appointments to [...]

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    Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

The Kano state government has abolished the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the state.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, disclosed this during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha stadium on Wednesday in Kano.Ganduje said the decision to abolish the dichotomy is part of his administration’s effort to boost the morale of civil servants in [...]

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    N30,000 minimum wage is a done deal, Ganduje tells workers

N30,000 minimum wage is a done deal, Ganduje tells workers

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the N30,000 minimum wage recently signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari, is a done deal in the state.Speaking during May Day celebrations held at Sani Abacha staduim in Kano on Wednesday, the governor said his administration had taken all the necessary steps for implementing the new salary structure.He also said his administration [...]

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    CCB asks outgoing political office holders in Kano to declare assets

CCB asks outgoing political office holders in Kano to declare assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Kano state has asked all outgoing elected and appointed political office holders to declare their assets at the end of their tenure.In a statement, Umar Saulawa, the CCB state director, said there was need for the affected political office holders to declare their assets in line with the provision of the 1999 constitution as [...]

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    Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Policemen and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) clashed at head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state on Sunday.The altercation was over a fresh screening conducted by the DSS at the collation centre.Journalists and observers were already seated in the collation hall, waiting for continuation of the event when security personnel asked everyone to [...]

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    Kano govt denies arrest of commissioner

Kano govt denies arrest of commissioner

Muhammad Garba, the Kano state commissioner of information, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is spreading "mischievous lies"  in order to discredit the supplementary election in the state. Garba was reacting to reports on the arrest of Muktar Yakasai, commissioner for special duties on Saturday.Yakasi was allegedly arrested for leading some thugs to disrupt election at Yelwa Secondary School in Dala [...]

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    APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has dismissed allegations that it hired thugs to disrupt the supplementary election in the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, chairman of the PDP in the state, had alleged that the APC brought thugs from some neighbouring states to "take over the polling units".He, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election.But [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says Saturday supplementary election in Kano will determine the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Kwankwaso spoke during an interview with BBC Hausa service, monitored by NAN."INEC’s credibility or otherwise will be assessed by the way and manner it will conduct the Kano state re-run election come March 23," Kwankwaso was quoted [...]

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    Lebanese kidnapped in Kano found dead

Lebanese kidnapped in Kano found dead

A Lebanese engineer, who was kidnapped in Kano state on Tuesday, has been found dead.The late expatriate, a construction engineer, was abducted by unknown gunmen while inspecting an underpass bridge at Dangi roundabout, Zoo road in Kano.While his driver was  killed on the spot, he was whisked to an unidentified location.The deceased was an official of Triacta Construction Company.Confirming his death, [...]

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    Driver shot dead as gunmen kidnap expatriate in Kano

Driver shot dead as gunmen kidnap expatriate in Kano

Some gunmen abducted an expatriate at Dangi roundabout in Kano on Tuesday morning.A witness told TheCable that the incident happened around 7:45am. The gunmen were said to have killed the driver of their victim before capturing him.The expatriate, an engineer, was inspecting the construction of zoo road at the time of the incident.Policemen later arrived the scene and took the corpse [...]

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