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    Ganduje appoints commissioners — seven months after election

Ganduje appoints commissioners — seven months after election

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has submitted a list of 20 commissioner nominees to the state house of assembly.Abdul Gafasa, the speaker, made this known on Monday.The nominees are Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso; Muktar Yakasai; Murtala Garo; Muhammad Adam; Muazu Magaji; Ibrahim Muktar, Kabiru Getso; Mohammed Garba and Nura Dakadai.Others are Shehu Kura; Zahara’u Umar;  Aminu Tsanyawa; Sadiq Wali; Mohammed Takai, [...]

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    NDLEA intercepts 856kg illicit drugs in Kano within 60 days

NDLEA intercepts 856kg illicit drugs in Kano within 60 days

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano state says it intercepted 856.078 kilograms of illicit drugs between September and October.Ibrahim Abdul, the NDLEA Kano commander, told journalists on Thursday that the agency also discovered an illegal laboratory that produced cough syrup with codeine."We intercepted 644.893 kilograms of Cannabis sativa, 150.271 kilograms of psychotropic substance, 9.2 grams of cocaine, [...]

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    Ganduje: Kidnappers of Kano children will be sentenced to death

Ganduje: Kidnappers of Kano children will be sentenced to death

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the kidnappers of nine children in Kano, will face death penalty.Earlier in the month, the police arrested some suspects in connection with the kidnap of some Kano-born children who were sold off in Onitsha, Anambra state.On Thursday, Ganduje inaugurated a 16-man panel to probe the abduction and directed the ministry of justice to immediately [...]

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    Corps member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

Corps member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has allegedly beaten a boy to death.The boy was said to have rushed to the corps members’ lodge to collect some fruits that are usually distributed among children by occupants of the NYSC lodge.Out of desperation to get his own share of [...]

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    Escaped lion captured after devouring many goats

Escaped lion captured after devouring many goats

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    Panic as lion escapes from Kano zoo

Panic as lion escapes from Kano zoo

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    Igbo leaders seek punishment for abductors of nine Kano children

Igbo leaders seek punishment for abductors of nine Kano children

Some Igbo leaders based in Kano say those who abducted children from the state and trafficked them to the south-east must be punished.Last week, the Kano police command announced that it had arrested eight suspects who specialise in the buying and selling of minors and trafficking in persons.The police said members of the group were traced to Onitsha in Anambra [...]

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    Ganduje floors PDP opponent at tribunal

Ganduje floors PDP opponent at tribunal

The Kano state election petitions tribunal has upheld the victory of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ganduje, who contested the last gubernatorial poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the election but Abba Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, challenged his victory.Yusuf had asked the tribunal [...]

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    Security beefed up in Kano ahead of tribunal’s verdict on guber poll

Security beefed up in Kano ahead of tribunal’s verdict on guber poll

The Kano state police command has deployed officers in strategic locations in the metropolis ahead of the judgement of the governorship election petition tribunal.TheCable reporter, who visited some areas of the state on Tuesday, observed that combined security forces comprising mobile police force and civil defense operatives were stationed at the state high court, venue of the tribunal.Abdullahi Haruna, command spokesperson, [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Dambazau’s son as rep

Tribunal sacks Dambazau’s son as rep

The election petition tribunal in Kano state has sacked Shamsudeen Dambazau, son of the former minister of interior, as member representing Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano in the lower chamber of the national assembly.Dambazau, who did not contest the election but came second in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election, was sworn into the house of representatives after a federal [...]

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    2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

2 police officers die in accident involving Matawalle’s convoy

An accident involving the convoy of Bello Matawalle, governor of Zamfara state, has claimed the lives of two police officers attached to him.Yusuf Idris, the director-general of press affairs, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday.Idris said the accident occurred along Funtua/Gusau road around 6pm.He said Aminu Usman, a police inspector, and Nura Mohammed, a sergeant, lost their lives instantly [...]

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    Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says 95 percent of Almajiri roaming the streets of Kano are foreigners.He disclosed this while speaking at a stakeholders' meeting on free on compulsory education held at government house, Kano, on Thursday.Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practised in northern Nigeria. Almajiri was derived from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration, [...]

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    Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Igbo leaders in the state have rejected calls by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north.According to a statement by Abba Anwar, chief secretary to Ganduje, the governor spoke during a special dinner organised to honour Boniface Ibekwe, Eze Ndigbo Kano, on his [...]

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    Kano-based doctor abducted in Kogi

Kano-based doctor abducted in Kogi

Bashir Zubayr, a consultant with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, has been abducted along Lokoja-Okene federal highway in Kogi state.The medical doctor was abducted alongside two of his younger brothers and a younger sister at Irepeni, about 20km from Lokoja, on Wednesday.According to family sources, Zubayr was traveling to Okene for the 40th day fidau prayer of his late mother.The sources also [...]

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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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