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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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    Death toll from Kano blasts rises to 19

Death toll from Kano blasts rises to 19

The death toll in Wednesday attacks in Kano state has risen to 19, according to Sani Sidi, director-general of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Speaking at the Aminu Kano teaching hospital (AKTH) on Thursday, Sidi, who was represented by Charles Otegbede, the agency’s director of search and rescue operation, said the intervention of government agencies helped in reducing the causalities.He [...]

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    Police in Kano arraign 57 for ‘raping’ minors

Police in Kano arraign 57 for ‘raping’ minors

The Kano state command of the Nigeria police force has arraigned 57 suspected rapists.According to Muhammad Katsina, the state police commissioner, the suspects have defiled over 57 minors in the last three weeks.Katsina said most of the victims were between the ages of two and seven, saying some of them had been infected with HIV/Aids, while others were still receiving [...]

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    In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

Garba Mohammed, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Saturday.He said a committee recently set up to verify the actual number of the workers discovered the development, adding that about N18.1 million was being lost to the fake workers on a monthly basis.“According to the committee’s report, out of the 2,490 casual workers of [...]

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    Kwankwaso ‘wins’ at election petition tribunal

Kwankwaso ‘wins’ at election petition tribunal

The national assembly elections petition tribunal has dismissed a petition filed by Senator Bashir Lado challenging the victory of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, in the 2015 general election.Kwankwaso defeated Lado in the March 28 senatorial election for Kano Central Senatorial District.In his ruling, Justice Corneleaus Akintayo, chairman of the tribunal, dismissed the case for lack of merit, [...]

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    Ganduje’s sure-footed start and the tasks ahead

Ganduje’s sure-footed start and the tasks ahead

By Yakubu Musa There was a palpable concern, especially among a section of Kano’s elites, on what would befall the state’s renaissance after the golden era of Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Would the commercial nerve center of northern Nigeria be fortunate again to have a man at the helm affairs imbued with Kwankwaso’s remarkable traits? Would there be another zealot to [...]

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    Ganduje, Kano gov, slashes salaries of political office holders by 50%

Ganduje, Kano gov, slashes salaries of political office holders by 50%

In continuation of belt-tightening measures being adopted by across the states, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Saturday announced a 50 percent cut in the salaries and allowances of all political officer holders in the state.Ganduje made the announcement in Kano during the swearing-in ceremony of 13 new commissioners for the state.“I hereby announce that the salaries and allowances [...]

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    Kano govt budgets N220m for feeding during Ramadan

Kano govt budgets N220m for feeding during Ramadan

The Kano state government has earmarked over N220 million to provide free food to the needy during the Muslims fasting period of Ramadan.Usman Bala, chairman of the committe on Ramadan free feeding programme, disclosed this in an interview with NAN in Kano on Thursday.Bala, who is the principal private secretary to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, said the government [...]

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