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    Kwankwaso bails 170 prisoners in Kano

Kwankwaso bails 170 prisoners in Kano

Rabi’u Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, on Friday secured the release of 170 inmates from various prisons in Kano.Through Kwankwasiyya Development Foundation, his initiative, the lawmaker paid the fines imposed on the inmates.Maliki Kuliya, Kano commissioner of justice, commended the lawmaker, saying  the gesture was in the spirit of the month of Ramadan.He said the foundation had also secured release [...]

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    Kano killing: 5 suspects remanded in prison

Kano killing: 5 suspects remanded in prison

Mohammed Jibril, a magistrate in Kano, has ordered the remand of five suspects involved in the killing of Bridget Agbahime, a trader at Kofar Wambai market in Kano.Jibril gave the order after the suspects were arraigned by the police on Friday.Agbhaime was murdered after involving in an argument over Prophet Mohammed. A mob descended over alleged blasphemy.Some of the charges against the suspects [...]

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    DSS raids ISIS cell in Kano, arrests 5

DSS raids ISIS cell in Kano, arrests 5

The Department of Sate Services (DSS) has arrested five persons involved in the creation of sleeper Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) training cells in the state.According to Abdullahi Chiranchi, state director of the DSS, the suspects were arrested on their way to Libya and some African countries.Though the secret police boss failed to disclose the identities of the [...]

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    Suspect arrested in killing of 74-year-old woman for ‘blasphemy’

Suspect arrested in killing of 74-year-old woman for ‘blasphemy’

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has condemned the killing of a 74-year-old woman over an allegation of blasphemy, revealing that a suspected named "Alhaji Dauda" has been arrested.The throat of Bridget Agbahime, a trader at Kofar Wambai market in Kano city, was slashed by a member of a mob on Thursday for allegedly blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.At a meeting [...]

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    Kano gov reshuffles cabinet

Kano gov reshuffles cabinet

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, made some changes in his cabinet on the eve of the one year anniversary of his adminstration.Muhammad Na’iya, the state head of service, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday.According to the statement, the governor has appointed Usman Alhaji Usman as secretary to the state government (SSG), replacing Rabi’u Bichi, who was removed [...]

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    NAPTIP rescues 146 victims of human trafficking

NAPTIP rescues 146 victims of human trafficking

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    Labour shuts Kano… schools, banks, govt offices closed

Labour shuts Kano… schools, banks, govt offices closed

Activities were paralysed in different parts of Kano state on Thursday as a result of the ongoing strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).NLC was joined by Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other civil society groups.They picketed government offices, banks and some filling stations. The protesters also blocked some major roads, chanting anti-government songs.The Audu Bako state secretariat, [...]

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    Violence forces INEC to suspend rerun in Kano

Violence forces INEC to suspend rerun in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the rerun election in Minjibir state constituency of Kano state till further notice.Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, the commission’s director of voter education and publicity, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja, saying INEC had withdrawn all its personnel from the field.The statement said the decision followed the spate of violence, threats and general [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap wives of Kano politician

Gunmen kidnap wives of Kano politician

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers abducted the two wives of Garba Fammar, a Kano politician, in Kibiya, the headquarters of Kibiya local government area of the state on Monday night.A witness told NAN that the suspects numbering about 40, stormed the residence of the politician around 2am.He said the suspects arrived the town on motorcycles with dangerous weapons.The witness also said [...]

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    Dangote: 20million in Kano share 35mw of power

Dangote: 20million in Kano share 35mw of power

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has underscored the power problem in Africa by revealing that in his home state of Kano, 20 million people share 35 megawatts of electricity.Speaking at the Africa CEO forum in Abidjan, the president of Dangote group revealed of the decisions that has made his conglomerate so successful.“Where I come from, which is Kano in Nigeria, we [...]

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    NAPTIP rescues 50 from traffickers in Kano

NAPTIP rescues 50 from traffickers in Kano

The Kano zonal command of the National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other Related Matters (NAPTIP) on Sunday said it had rescued about 50 victims of human trafficking within two months.In an interview with NAN, Shehu Umar, NAPTIP zonal commander, said the victims who comprised males and females, had since been reunited with their respective families.He [...]

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    Kano APC suspends chairman for ‘gross misconduct’

Kano APC suspends chairman for ‘gross misconduct’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has suspended Haruna Doguwa, its chairman, and Sunusi Suraj, organising secretary for alleged gross misconduct.Abbas Sani-Abbas, the party’s secretary, announced the suspension of the two party officials when he addressed a news conference in Kano on Saturday.Sani-Abbas said the party took the decision in order to allow the seven-man disciplinary committee it [...]

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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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