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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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    Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Rabi’u Kwankwaso, outgoing governor of Kano state, has left a debt of over N105 billion meant for the payment of 2,715 uncompleted projects in the state, according to a transition committee.Hafiz Abubakar, chairman of the transition committee and deputy governor-elect, disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to Abdullahi Ganduje (picture), the incoming governor.He said out of the more than [...]

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    Assailants stab 2 primary school pupils in Kano

Assailants stab 2 primary school pupils in Kano

Suspected assailants stabbed two pupils of Fagge special primary school in Kano metropolis on Wednesday.Ibrahim Dansarki, the school's security guard, told NAN that the incident took place around 1:00 pm shortly after the closure of the school.He said the suspects reportedly crossed over a collapsed portion of the school's fence and stabbed the children, a boy and a girl, before [...]

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    EFCC arraigns ex-bankers for defrauding late Ado Bayero

EFCC arraigns ex-bankers for defrauding late Ado Bayero

Three former bank employees Amina Magaji, Haruna Bulama Namadi and Muhammed Abdullahi were on Monday arraigned before Faruk Lawan, justice of the Kano state high court Kano for defrauding Ado Bayero, the late emir of Kano, to the tune of N17 million.A statement by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said that the principal accused person, Magaji, was appointed account [...]

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    Police rescue 4-year-old boy from kidnappers in Kano

Police rescue 4-year-old boy from kidnappers in Kano

The Kano state police command has arrested three persons, including a lady, who allegedly kidnapped a four-year-old boy in Tudun Wada local government area of the state.Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this while briefing reporters in Kano on Thursday.He said the suspects, who kinapped the boy at the residence of his father in the [...]

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    Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

 The Kano state police command has declared Musa Iliyasu, a former commissioner in the state, wanted for allegedly sponsoring thugs to disrupt last Saturday’s governorship and state houses of assembly elections.Iliyasu, a commissioner of rural and community development, during the administration of Ibrahim Shekarau, allegedly disrupted the polls at Kauran Mata ward in Madobi local government area of the state.Ibrahim [...]

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    Kano PDP chair nabbed for stealing ballot boxes

Kano PDP chair nabbed for stealing ballot boxes

The Kano state police command has arrested a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ward chairman for coordingating the seiure of ballot boxes, Magaji Musa Majia, Kano police spokesman, disclosed on Saturday.According to Majia, "about 7:30am while the staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were distributing election materials in Madobi local government area and at Kauran Mata ward, a gang [...]

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    Suspected bomber beaten up by mob in Kano

Suspected bomber beaten up by mob in Kano

Kano state police command says it has arrested a suspected suicide bomber at the Unguwar Uku motor park, along Zaria Road, in the state.Magaji Musa Majiya, an assistant superintendent of police and spokesman of the police in the state, told journalists that the middle-aged suspect was apprehended while trying to evade security screening at the entrance of the park."A mob descended on him and he sustained injuries," [...]

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    Kano agog for Sanusi’s Saturday coronation

Kano agog for Sanusi’s Saturday coronation

Eminent personalities have been arriving Kano ahead of the coronation and presentation of staff of office to Muhammad Sanusi II, the 14th emir of Kano.The event widely described as the “Century Great Coronation”, has made the ancient city to wear a new look.Mailafia Sanka, special adviser to the state governor on Kano emirate council, told NAN in an interview on [...]

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