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    Kano: Underage voters participated in 2015 election — not recent LG poll

Kano: Underage voters participated in 2015 election — not recent LG poll

The Kano state government has once again denied the allegation that underage voters participated in the local government election which took place in the state earlier in the month.After the poll, images of ineligible voters participating in an election went viral on social media.The government had denied that children took part in the exercise which the All Progressives Congress (APC) won [...]

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    BUA promises to construct specialist hospital in Kano

BUA promises to construct specialist hospital in Kano

BUA International Limited has announced plans to construct a N7.5billion ultra-modern specialist hospital in Kano state.Abdulsamad Rabiu, executive chairman of the company, said this when Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, visited the corporate headquarters of BUA in Lagos on Tuesday.Rabiu commended Ganduje for his "strides towards making Kano state a viable destination for businesses".He also expressed contentment with the private-public [...]

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    Kwankwaso bows to pressure, cancels Kano rally

Kwankwaso bows to pressure, cancels Kano rally

Rabiu Kwankwaso, lawmaker representing Kano central senatorial district, has shelved his visit to Kano state.The police had advised him to postpone the visit in order to avoid an outbreak of violence between his supporters and loyalists of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.Both Kwankwaso and Ganduje had fixed their rallies for Tuesday.After the police advice, Kwankwaso had vowed to go ahead with his [...]

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    Ex-senator, thousands dump PDP for APC in Kano

Ex-senator, thousands dump PDP for APC in Kano

Basheer Lado, a former‎ senator under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has decamped to All Progressives Congress (APC) with over 5,000 supporters in a grand reception in Kano.NAN reports that the event took place at the popular Sani Abacha Stadium before a large crowd of supporters.Lado, who was accompanied to the venue by party supporters, was received by Segun Oni, [...]

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    Police ask Kwankwaso to postpone Kano rally

Police ask Kwankwaso to postpone Kano rally

The Kano state police command has asked Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state, to suspend his visit to Kano.Rabiu Yusuf, commissioner of police in the state, who gave the warning on Friday morning, said failure to comply with it might attract "stiffer implication".Kwankwaso and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the leadership of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, [...]

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    Six injured as Ganduje, Kwankwaso loyalists clash in Kano

Six injured as Ganduje, Kwankwaso loyalists clash in Kano

Supporters of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, on Sunday clashed with those of Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor.Six persons were injured in the incident which took place at a wedding fatiha in Kano.The clash is coming a week after a commissioner in the state called on residents to attack Kwankwaso.In a video that trended online, Abdullahi Abbas, [...]

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    Teenage bride poisons husband in Kano

Teenage bride poisons husband in Kano

Tragedy struck in Kano state after a 14-year-old bride allegedly poisoned Umar Sani, her husband, on Thursday.Magaji Majiya, spokesman of the police in the state, who disclosed this on Tuesday, said the suspect had escapedMajiya said the relations of the late husband reported the incident to Kofar Wambai police station in Kano metropolis on Monday.He said the report indicated that the [...]

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    NDLEA official shot dead in Kano

NDLEA official shot dead in Kano

An operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been killed in Kano state.Mohammed Abdallah, chairman of the agency, who disclosed this on Friday, said three other officers sustained injuries in the attack.Abdallah said the unfortunate incident occurred when the patrol team ran into a roadblock at Rano local government area of the state.Mohammad who was on an emergency visit [...]

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    Army to set up new base in Kano forest

Army to set up new base in Kano forest

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, on Friday said a forward operation base (FOB) would be set up in the once- dreaded Falgore forest in Doguwa local government area of Kano state.The army chief announced this when he paid a visit to troops undergoing training in the forest, which once served as safe haven for banditry, cattle rustlers and kidnappers.Buratai said [...]

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    Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her fundamental human right.The minor was allegedly sexually abused by a close confidant of her family around May 2016, when she was only six months old.Muttaka Muhammad, the accused, was reported to the Kano state public defender’s office (PDO) in June [...]

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    ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

ICPC arrests former judge over ‘N220 million fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it arrested Kabiru Auta, a former judge of a Kano state high court, over an alleged N220 million fraud.In a statement on Wednesday, Rasheedat Okoduwa, spokesperson of ICPC, said the former judge was detained on Tuesday when he honoured an invitation by the commission over allegations of criminal conspiracy, [...]

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    Police arrest seven students for ‘killing’ colleague

Police arrest seven students for ‘killing’ colleague

The Kano state police have arrested seven students of the Government Technical College, Ungogo over the alleged killing of their colleague on Saturday.Magaji Majiya, public relations officer of the command in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspects on Monday. [...]

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    ‘Two killed’ as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

‘Two killed’ as police, Shi’ites clash in Kano

A leader of the Shi'ia sect and an unidentified female member of the sect, have been allegedly killed by mobile policemen in Kano state.Trouble started after the police intercepted the annual Arbaeen annual trek of the group in the town.A witness told TheCable that sect members the movement of the sect was intercepted at the popular Lado overhead bridge along Zaria [...]

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    Erosion destroys ‘200 graves’ in Kano

Erosion destroys ‘200 graves’ in Kano

Ali Makoda, Kano state commissioner of environment, says erosion has destroyed more than 200 graves at Tudun Murtala graveyard in Nasarawa local government area of the state.The commissioner announced this on Saturday when he visited the Tarauni graveyard in Tarauni local government as part of the state’s monthly sanitation exercise.“Immediately when we received the news, we took an urgent action to [...]

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    Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two Kano pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Two pilgrims from Kano state have died during the 2017 hajj in Saudi Arabia, the state pilgrims welfare board said.Nuhu Badamasi, the board's public relations officer, said on Thursday that the deceased who were males died in Makkah after performing their Hajj rites."The two pilgrims who lost their lives during this year’s Hajj died in Makkah after they performed the [...]

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    We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

We’re investigating the clash between supporters of Ganduje and Kwankwaso

The Kano state police command says it has commenced investigation into Saturday’s clash between supporters of Rabi’u Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state and Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor.Magaji Majiya, the command’s public relations officer, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Monday.He said the police had not made any arrest on the incident.“We have not made any arrest, but [...]

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