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    Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Police seal off Kwankwaso’s residence ‘billed’ to host mass wedding

Policemen have sealed off the residence of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, over an alleged to use it to conduct a mass wedding.Magaji Majia, public relations officer of the Kano state police command, on Tuesday said the former governor did not obtain a permission for that purpose.“We have directed our men to seal the residence, following an intelligence [...]

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    UPDATED: ‘Five’ injured as building collapses at Kano university

UPDATED: ‘Five’ injured as building collapses at Kano university

A building under construction at the Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, collapsed on Monday, initially sparking fears that many students and workers were injured.However, according Shehu Alhaji Musa, vice chancellor of the university, only five people sustained injuries in the incident .“I can confirm to you that no life was lost and only five persons who are not even [...]

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    Kano flood kills 18, destroys property worth N700m

Kano flood kills 18, destroys property worth N700m

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Saturday said at least 18 persons have lost their lives and property worth over N700 million destroyed by flood in the past two weeks in Kano state.Musa Ilallah, north-west zonal coordinator of the agency, disclosed this, saying massive flood ravaged the 22 local government areas of the state.He said property, including houses and [...]

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    Govt has neglected us, Kano students in Cyprus cry out

Govt has neglected us, Kano students in Cyprus cry out

Students from Kano state, who are currently on scholarship for postgraduate (PG) studies in Cyprus, are crying out for help.The students claim that they have been sidetracked by the government and left to fend for themselves.Calling for public intervention, the students said their education is being threatened.“Foremost, our predicament began right from Kano where we were persuaded or rightly put [...]

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    Abdullahi, ex-Kano deputy governor, dies at 69

Abdullahi, ex-Kano deputy governor, dies at 69

Magaji Abdullahi, a former deputy governor of Kano state, has died.Aged 69, Abdullahi died in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness at his residence, located at NNDC Quarters, Sharada area, Kano.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, former press secretary to the deceased, confirmed this in interview with NAN in Kano.He said Abdullahi is survived by one wife, many children and grand children.The [...]

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    Fire razes 804 shops at Sabon-Gari market, Kano

Fire razes 804 shops at Sabon-Gari market, Kano

An early-morning fire has destroyed the 804 makeshift-shop section of the Mohammed Abubakar Rimi market, popularly known as the Sabon-Gari market, in Kano.The fire started in the wee hours of Saturday when traders and marketers were still at home.“The fire started at about 4am to 5am at the Gida Maggi section of the market where stuff are sold," said Adamu Kofar Mazugal, who [...]

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    Newlywed woman raped, stabbed to death in Kano

Newlywed woman raped, stabbed to death in Kano

A newlywed woman was murdered in Sha'iskawa, a village in Danbatta local gover‎nment area of Kano state, on Saturday night.Her husband, an Abuja-based businessman, had reportedly returned to the federal capital territory when the assailant struck.Her attackers were said to have raped her before stabbing her to death. The tragic incident occurred a few days after her wedding.The police have [...]

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    Kano residents lament hike in price of cooking gas

Kano residents lament hike in price of cooking gas

Cost of cooking gas has shot up by about 38 per cent in Kano, prompting outcry by households who rely on it for cooking.Survey by NAN indicated that the cost of refilling a 12kg cylinder had risen from between N2,700 and N3,000, to a minimum of N3,400Refilling a 6kg cylinder now costs N1800, as against the former price of between [...]

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    37 soldiers injured in Kano road crash

37 soldiers injured in Kano road crash

Thirty-seven soldiers were injured in Kano state on Friday after a truck conveying them was involved in an accident.According to Aminu Umar, sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) in Kano, the incident occurred along Kano-Gaya road.Umar said the vehicle of the troops led by O. Alieze, a major, had brake failure in Gaya town of Gaya local government [...]

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    5 killed, 18 injured in Kano road crash

5 killed, 18 injured in Kano road crash

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kano on Thursday said that five persons died and 18 others were injured in an auto crash along Kano-Wudil road.Kabiru Ibrahim, public relations officer of the FRSC, told NAN that the accident, which occurred at a village called Tudun Gunzo, involved 23 persons, five of whom died instantly, while 18 sustained serious injuries [...]

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    Court rejects bail request of ‘killers’ of Kano trader

Court rejects bail request of ‘killers’ of Kano trader

A magistrate court in Kano has rejected the bail application of the five suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Bridget Agbahime, a 74-year-old woman who traded at Kofar Wambai market in Kano.Agbahime was hacked to death on June 2 for allegedly speaking against Prophet Mohammed.Subsequently, Ahmed Dauda, Abdullahi Mustapha, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdulllahi were arrested [...]

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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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