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    Shi’ites release list of detained members, say police dumped 40 corpses at Kano hospital

Shi’ites release list of detained members, say police dumped 40 corpses at Kano hospital

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has released a list of its members who allegedly detained by the police after Monday’s clash. Trouble broke out after the police interrupted the annual “Arbaeen” symbolic trek of the sect. While the police put the casualty figure at eight, including an officer, the group said it lost over 100 of its members. In a statement issued [...]

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    We lost an officer but 8 Shi’ites died, say police

We lost an officer but 8 Shi’ites died, say police

The Kano state command of the Nigerian police force has confirmed that eight members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), popularly known as Shi'ites, were killed in the state on Monday. Rabiu Yusuf, commissioner of police in the state, disclosed this to reporters, saying his command also lost an officer. Yusuf said the officer was killed by the Shi'ites, who were [...]

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    ‘Many killed’ as police ‘open fire’ on Shi’ites in Kano

‘Many killed’ as police ‘open fire’ on Shi’ites in Kano

Some members of the Shi'ia sect were allegedly killed during a procession by the group also known as the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), in Kano, on Monday. An unspecified number also sustained injuries during the incident which happened as IMN members were partaking in the Arbaeen trek from Kano to Zaria. Trouble reportedly broke out at Kwanar Dawaki in Dawakin Kudu [...]

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    Banker jailed 195 years for N21m fraud

Banker jailed 195 years for N21m fraud

Aliyu Suleiman, a micro-finance bank manager, has been sentenced to 195 years imprisonment for stealing N21 million. A Kano high court, presided over by Dije Abdu Aboki, passed the verdict on Friday and ordered the convict to refund N14,815,000 to Albasu community, owners of the micro-finance bank. Suleiman was arraigned by the EFCC on the September 30, 2014 but he pleaded not guilty to [...]

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    Blasphemy: Kano court frees ‘killers’ of 74-year-old woman

Blasphemy: Kano court frees ‘killers’ of 74-year-old woman

A Kano magistrates’ court on Thursday discharged all the five suspects who allegedly killed Bridget Agbahime, a trader based in Kano. The suspects, Dauda Ahmed, Abdulmumeen Mustafa, Zubairu Abubakar, Abdullahi Abubakar and Musa Abdullahi were slammed with a four-count charge of allegedly inciting disturbance, culpable homicide, joint act and mischief. Agbahime, 74, an Imo indigene, was murdered in Kofar Wambai Market in [...]

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    I won’t probe Kwankwaso, says Ganduje

I won’t probe Kwankwaso, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he will not probe the administration of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, his predecessor. Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy for eight years, but both men fell out during the end of the last administration. Addressing journalists in Sokoto on Saturday, Ganduje said he was focused on completing the projects he inherited. “Though there are ongoing issues of probe in most [...]

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    Two men arrested for having intercourse with 10-year-old boy in Kano

Two men arrested for having intercourse with 10-year-old boy in Kano

Labaran Abdullahi and Sani Umar, were on Friday, arraigned before a magistrate court in Kano for having anal intercourse with a 10-year-old boy in Kano. The men, aged 25 and 35 respectively, were reported to Bachirawa police division in Kano by Sagir Muhammad and two members of the vigilante group attached to Bachirawa quarters. [...]

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    WASSCE candidate with 9 distinctions offered admission by 7 UK universities

WASSCE candidate with 9 distinctions offered admission by 7 UK universities

Faizal Abubakar Sani, who had nine distinctions in the May/June 2016 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), has been offered admission by 7 international universities. The 17-year-old female had what is regarded to be the best ever WASSCE result in Kano, her state of origin. [...]

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Sanusi asks FG, states to boost agriculture

Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, has urged the federal and states governments to boost agriculture in order to increase food production across the country. Sanusi said this on Monday while delivering his Eid-el-Kabir message to Muslims at the Kofar Mata Eid prayer ground in Kano. He spoke on the need for the federal government to construct additional dams to encourage dry-season farming for [...]

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    Contractors get N8bn from Kano govt, describe Ganduje as best gov

Contractors get N8bn from Kano govt, describe Ganduje as best gov

The government of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has paid N8 billion to indigenous contractors. Auduwa Maitangaran, chairman of the Indigenous Contractors Association of Kano, disclosed this on Monday, saying the money is part of the outstanding liability being owed 500 of members of the association. Maitangaran commended Ganduje over the act, and said no governor in the country had made [...]

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    Food prices drop in Kano as farmers begin harvest

Food prices drop in Kano as farmers begin harvest

Prices of food items are coming down as new harvests reach markets in Kano state. A survey conducted by NAN revealed that prices of some grains have drastically reduced but rice, still experiencing high demand, remains costly but with slight drop in price. A bag of maize is now selling for N10,000 as against N13,000 it sold last month, while a measure [...]

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    With N10m, Kano makes prisons ‘comfortable’ for inmates

With N10m, Kano makes prisons ‘comfortable’ for inmates

The Kano state government has donated items worth N10 million to female inmates of Kurmawa Central Prison and Goron Dutse Prison in the state. The donated products include 150 mattresses, 150 blankets, three sewing machines, three knitting machines, two power generators and hair dressing materials. Others are 10 cartoons of toilet and laundry soaps, 10 cartoons of sanitary pads, 10 dozens of [...]

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    China to construct $1.85bn light rail in Kano

China to construct $1.85bn light rail in Kano

China Railway Construction Corporation says it has won a $1.851 billion contract to construct the Kano city light rail. In a special announcement in Monday, the company said its directors had received a provisional letter of award from Nigeria. The rail, with a total length of 74.3 kilometres, is expected to travel at a speed of 100 kilometres per hour. In context, 100 [...]

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    Talent drain… and 2 other things Kano would lose by rejecting FG’s film village

Talent drain… and 2 other things Kano would lose by rejecting FG’s film village

Sometime ago, the Nigerian government announced plans to establish a N3 billion world-class film village in Kano state but it never saw the light of day. The film village, which was to be built on 20 hectare land, was intended to have a cinematography centre, 400-capacity auditorium for training, hostel, sound stage, eatery block, three-star hotel, shopping mall, stadium, clinic and equipment for filmmaking among [...]

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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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