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    Kwankwaso, Ganduje enter ‘ceasefire’ pact

Kwankwaso, Ganduje enter ‘ceasefire’ pact

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, have agreed to stop their media war after a reconciliation brokered by some northern governors.Kwankwaso was last week threatened with suspension by the Kano chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for allegedly "eyeing" Aso Rock in 2019.Addressing the media after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Ganduje [...]

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    ‘2 million Kano youths MAY lose their jobs’

‘2 million Kano youths MAY lose their jobs’

About two million youths may lose their jobs due to the closure of some sachet-water-producing factories in Kano.Muktar Tata, secretary-general of the state chapter of Association of Sachet Water Producers of Nigeria, made the disclosure while speaking with reporters in Kano on Wednesday.Tata said many producers were compelled to fold up due to the increase in price of polythene used [...]

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    Kano APC vice-chairman dies

Kano APC vice-chairman dies

Ali Danmaraya, vice-chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state, has died.Aged 73, Danmaraya died at his residence on Thursday morning after a brief illness.He was buried according to Islamic rites at the Farm Centre Cemetery in Tarauni local government area of the state.The funeral prayer was attended by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, and Hafizu Abubakar, [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Kano lawmaker’s stepmother

Gunmen abduct Kano lawmaker’s stepmother

Hafsat Abubakar, the step mother of Salisu Ibrahim, the member representing Doguwa constituency at the Kano state house of assembly, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.Confirming the incident while speaking with journalists on Monday in Kano, Ibrahim said the hoodlums stormed Ririwai town, near the notorious Falgore Forest on Saturday night, and abducted her.“My step mother, Hajiya Hafsat Abubakar, was in her room when they invaded the [...]

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    Village head ‘infects’ 13-year-old girl with HIV

Village head ‘infects’ 13-year-old girl with HIV

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, has removed Musa Goron-Maje, the village head of Gordon Maje in Danbatta local government area of Kano state, from office for "infecting a 13-year-old girl" with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).Also, the Kano state Hisbah Board, acting on complaints from the girl's parents, arrested the village head.Abba Sufi, director-general of the board, said Goron-Maje was [...]

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    Kano won’t be a battle ground for Boko Haram, says gov

Kano won’t be a battle ground for Boko Haram, says gov

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, says he is working to ensure that the state would not be a "battle ground for for Boko Haram insurgents".Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) media roundtable in Abuja on Thursday, Ganduje said his administration had put in place measures to check security challenges confronting Kano."The state is trying hard to make sure that [...]

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    Fire razes kano market

Fire razes kano market

A fire outbreak occurred in the popular singer market in Kano in the early hours of Thursday, destroying property worth millions of naira.Balarabe Kabara, the state director of fire service, Kabara confirmed the incident, saying many shops in the market had been destroyed.“We are yet to ascertain the actual number of shops destroyed as we are still battling to put out [...]

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    Lebanese businessman killed in Kano

Lebanese businessman killed in Kano

A Lebanese businessman was killed in Kano state around 10pm on Monday.According to NAN, the deceased returned home from his business about an hour before his untimely death.Muhammad Katsina, the state police commissioner, confirmed the killing, saying four suspects had been arrested in connection with the incident.“Four suspects have been arrested and are now assisting our men in the investigation,” [...]

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    Train crushes man to death in Kano

Train crushes man to death in Kano

A man suspected to be drunk was on Wednesday night crushed to death by moving train in Sharada area in Kano.A witness, who said the deceased might have slept off on the rail track when the moving train crushed him to death, revealed that the incident happened around 8pm.Residents of the area saw the mutilated remains of the man the [...]

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    Sanusi sacks Ganduje’s brother as village head

Sanusi sacks Ganduje’s brother as village head

Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano, has sacked Sani Ganduje, the younger brother of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, as village head of Ganduje in Dawakin Tofa local government.Sanusi announced Ganduje's removal at a special palace sitting in Kano on Monday.He said the measure had become necessary in view of "gross negligence of duty", which the emirate council found disturbing."The action [...]

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    Pregnant woman raped to death in Kano

Pregnant woman raped to death in Kano

A 22-year-old pregnant woman has been raped to death in Kano, the police have said. Her husband returned home on Wednesday only to find her body in pool of blood. Investigation has been launched by the police authorities, according to Musa Magaji Majia, the spokesman of the command in the state. "The husband reported the matter to the police immediately he discovered his wife had been [...]

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    Student stabs colleague to death in Kano

Student stabs colleague to death in Kano

A student of First Grade College in Kano, Sadik Ado-maje, has stabbed his colleague, Usman Salisu, to death. A witness told NAN in Kano on Thursday that the incident happened around 11am on Wednesday. According to the witness, the incident happened during a fight that ensued between the deceased’s brother and Ado-maje at the school gate. The witness added that the deceased, who [...]

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    Kano Shi’ites raise the alarm over ‘threat to their existence’

Kano Shi’ites raise the alarm over ‘threat to their existence’

Members of the Shi’ia sect in Kano have raised alarm over the attempt to pitch them against the state government.In a statement issued on behalf of the group by Dauda Nalado, a lecturer at the Bayero University Kano, the body said its members are law-abiding and have not been involved in any act of violence in all the years that [...]

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    CCB verifies assets of Kano gov

CCB verifies assets of Kano gov

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has verified the declared assets of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and 125 other government officials in the state.Umar Saulawa, director of CCB in the state, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Kano on Wednesday.He said Hafiz Abubakar, the deputy governor, as well as local government chairmen were among those whose [...]

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    Fire razes 4 hostels in Kano school

Fire razes 4 hostels in Kano school

Four students hostels at Government Secondary School Gwarzo in Kano state were razed down by fire on Tuesday.Witnesses told NAN that the incident happened while students were in their classes.According to the witnesses, property worth millions of naira, were also destroyed by the inferno.The sources said though no life was lost, the four hostels were completely destroyed.With the help of [...]

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    7 students killed in Kano fire outbreak

7 students killed in Kano fire outbreak

At least seven students have been confirmed dead, while 25 injured, following a fire outbreak at Government Girls Secondary School in Kano.The fire accident which occurred on Sunday night in Jogana, Gezawa local government area of the state, reportedly led to a stampede that resulted in the death of the students.Confirming the incident, Hafiz Abubakar, deputy governor of the state, said [...]

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