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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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    Angry mob kill Boko Haram suspect in Kano

Angry mob kill Boko Haram suspect in Kano

A suspected Boko Haram insurgent was killed near the Kano Central Mosque on Friday.Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred around 11:30 am.Majiya said the suspect was stoned to death after being trailed from Kabara area to Kofar Kwaru near the Central Mosque (pictured).The police boss added that the suspect was [...]

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    48,000 staff needed for Kano election, says INEC

48,000 staff needed for Kano election, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state has said a total of 48,000 ad hoc staff would be required for the general election in the state.Kano, according to the national population commission, has the highest population in the country.Responding to questions at a press briefing on Thursday, Munkaila Abdullahi, the newly-appointed resident electoral commissioner in the state, said the [...]

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    Kano closes secondary schools for voter registration

Kano closes secondary schools for voter registration

The Kano state government on Thursday ordered the closure of public secondary schools in the state.Hajiya Hadiza Habib, the assistant director of information in the state ministry of education, said the decision was taken in order to allow students who attained the age of 18 years to partake in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) by INEC.INEC had set aside November [...]

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    Kano declares Friday public holiday for PVC collection

Kano declares Friday public holiday for PVC collection

The Kano state government has declared Friday as a public holiday to enable eligible voters obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This is contained in a statement by Damburan Nuhu, the state’s commissioner for information.Noting that INEC will begin the distribution of the PVCs in all the registration points across the state on Friday, the statement also [...]

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    Kano directs schools to resume on Monday

Kano directs schools to resume on Monday

The Kano state government has directed all public and private schools in the state to reopen on Monday October 13.In a statement signed by Hadiza Habib, the deputy director, public relations department of the state ministry of education, the government assured the teachers and pupils that it had taken adequate steps to ensure the safety of the schools.“All schools in [...]

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    Galadiman Kano dies at 79

Galadiman Kano dies at 79

Alhaji Tijjani Hashim, the Galadiman Kano and a member of the Kano emirate council, has died.A former aide to late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Hashim died at the federal capital territory on Monday.Alhaji Tijjani Mailafiya, the special adviser to Governor of Kano state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso confirmed the news, disclosing that Hashim was preparing for a medical trip abroad.The deceased, who left behind [...]

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    34 Kano LG chairmen declare assets

34 Kano LG chairmen declare assets

Thirty-four of the 44 newly-elected council chairmen in Kano state have declared their assets, Alhaji Umar Mati, director, code of conduct bureau in Kano, said on Tuesday.Mati, who made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), added that the vice chairmen in 24 local governments have also done the same.“We have 480 councillors here in Kano state, [...]

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    Max Air airlifts 32,000 intending pilgrims

Max Air airlifts 32,000 intending pilgrims

Max Air Limited said on Monday it had made 62 flights with over 32,000 prospective pilgrims to Saudi Arabia since the exercise started on September 6.The airline’s public relations manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, disclosed this in an interview with the NAN in Kano.According to him, the airline made nine flights for prospective pilgrims from Sokoto, and seven trips each for [...]

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    Tanker catches fire at Kano airport

Tanker catches fire at Kano airport

A tanker fuelling a Turkish Airlines plane caught fire at the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, on Tuesday night.According to a passenger, who was to travel with his family to Istanbul on the flight, the truck was feeding fuel to the aircraft when the mishap occurred."The aircraft which had the burning truck under its wings made a miraculous escape, [...]

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Kano legislators endorse death penalty for rapists

Members of  the Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed the state Rape Prohibition Bill 2014 into law.The law provides a maximum of life sentence for convicted rapists, and stipulates an additional fine of N200, 000.Clerk of the house, Alhaji Lawal Badamasi, said the law also requires the court to demand compensations for rape victims, while provisions were also [...]

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