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    Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano state have died during the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia, the state pilgrims welfare board said.Nuhu Badamasi, the board's public relations officer, said on Thursday that the deceased who were males died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites."The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the [...]

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    We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

The Kano state police command says it has commenced investigation into Saturday’s clash between supporters of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor.Magaji Majiya, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Monday.He said the police had not made any arrest on the incident.“We have not made any arrest, but [...]

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    Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano

Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Sunday said security agents arrested suspected members of the Boko Haram sect in the state.He said this when he received Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, at the government house.According to the governor, those arrested have been moved to Abuja for interrogation.“The security agents also confiscated arms and communication gadgets from the alleged [...]

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    Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Tinubu: Ganduje is a loyal party man, he deserves another term

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has endorsed Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, for a second term.Tinubu said this while condoling with Ganduje over the demise of Maitama Sule.The APC national leader said Ganduje is a straight forward and a dependable individual.He said Ganduje is an individual that would not break his promise.“We are with him [...]

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    Northwest University Kano renamed after Maitama Sule

Northwest University Kano renamed after Maitama Sule

Umar Ganduje, Kano state governor, has approved the renaming of Northwest University to Yusuf Maitama Sule University.Salhu Tanko Yakassi, spokesperson to the governor, in a statement on Thursday, said the decision was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the state executive council. [...]

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    Kano speaker resigns amid allegations of corruption

Kano speaker resigns amid allegations of corruption

Kabiru Rurum, speaker of the Kano state house of assembly, has resigned.His resignation letter was read at plenary by Ibrahim Chidariof, deputy speaker, who presided over the sitting on Monday.The deputy speaker, who read the letter, said Rurum resigned to protect his image due to allegations bordering on corruption levelled against him by some lawmakers.Shortly after the letter was read and [...]

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    Kano declares Tuesday work-free in honour of Maitama Sule

Kano declares Tuesday work-free in honour of Maitama Sule

The Kano state government has declared Tuesday work-free to mourn Maitama Sule, a prominent indigene of the state, who died in Egypt on Monday.In a statement, Muhammad Garba, the state’s commissioner of information, said a funeral prayer for the deceased would be conducted on Tuesday.“Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has declared tomorrow Tuesday a work - free day in the state [...]

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    Everybody in Kano is an indigene, says Ganduje on quit notice

Everybody in Kano is an indigene, says Ganduje on quit notice

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says all residents in his state, inclusive of the Igbo, are indigenes.Speaking with journalists at the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday, Ganduje said Kano would be an example of national integration.The governor said in the bid to achieve this, the state government has abolished the terms "indigenes" and "settlers" as [...]

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    Policeman shot dead at Kano checkpoint

Policeman shot dead at Kano checkpoint

Gunmen suspected to be armed robbers have killed two persons including a police officer in Kano.A witness told NAN that the incident occurred on Saturday night around Kings Garden by Club Road in Kano metropolis.According to the witness, the suspects were in a car when they opened fire on police officers at a checkpoint thereby leading to the death of [...]

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    APC expels Jibrin for ‘anti-party activities’

APC expels Jibrin for ‘anti-party activities’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) chapter in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has expelled Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the house of representatives. Sani Ranka, chairman of the party in the local government, hinged the action on alleged anti-party activities by Jibrin.Ranka accused the former chairman house committee on appropriations of promoting divisive tendencies.“The party will not condone indiscipline and [...]

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    Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Rabi’u Yusuf, Kano police commissioner, has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.The assurance was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state.At a meeting with the leadership of the Igbo community in the state, the commissioner said his command is committed to [...]

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    Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

Kano to feed residents with N300m during Ramadan

The Kano state government has earmarked N300 million for the annual Ramadan free feeding programme scheduled to begin on Saturday.According to NAN, Ibrahim Kankarofi, chairman of the programme, made the disclosure at a meeting with coordinators of the feeding centres at the government house, Friday.He said the state government had made adequate preparations to ensure the success of the programme [...]

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    Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Buratai launches operation to tackle insurgency, kidnapping in Kano

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, has launched Operation Harbin Kunama II in Kano to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and insurgency. Speaking with journalists on Saturday, Buratai explained that the operation is part of the efforts to reduce crime.He said he had discussed with Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano, on the modalities to curb criminal activities in the dreaded Falgore forest [...]

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    Policeman threatens to shoot journalists at Kano government house

Policeman threatens to shoot journalists at Kano government house

Samuel Miracle, a police corporal attached to the government house in Kano, on Tuesday pointed his gun at some reporters, as he directed them to leave the premises.He denied them access, saying they needed to provide accredited tags.The reporters, who have unrestricted access to the government house, were surprised by Miracle’s demand.Muhammad Ahmad, one of the affected reporters, appealed to [...]

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    Cleric in court for defaming Sanusi

Cleric in court for defaming Sanusi

The police have arraigned Nasiru Bazallah, a popular cleric in Kano, before a magistrate court in the state, for allegedly insulting Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano.The prosecutor alleged that the cleric intended to provoke breach of peace, contrary to section 114,392 and 399 of the penal code law.The first information report stated that on May 8, Sanusi complained to the state [...]

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    Kano assembly sets up panel to probe Sanusi

Kano assembly sets up panel to probe Sanusi

The Kano state house of assembly has constituted an eight-man ad hoc committee to investigate the allegations levelled against Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano.The emir has been accused of mismanaging N4 billion he inherited from Ado Bayero, his predecessor.The palace has since denied the allegation, and the emirate has emphasised that the monarch inherited only N1.9 billion from Bayero.TheCable also [...]

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