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    TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

TETFund: We’ll punish those behind building collapse at Okopoly, Kano varsity

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has vowed to punish those behind the building collapse at Kano State University of Science and Technology (KUST), Wudil, and the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra state.The pledge was made when the committee, which was set up to investigate the incidents, submitted its report to Abdullahi Bichi Baffa,  executive secretary of TETFund, with the agency [...]

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    Kano commissioner arraigned for land ‘racketeering’

Kano commissioner arraigned for land ‘racketeering’

Faruk Faruk, Kano state commissioner of lands, was on Thursday arraigned before a high court over alleged land racketeering.Also arraigned were Mahmud Bari, a former permanent secretary of the ministry, and Ahmad Ibrahim, a director.The public complaint and anti-corruption commission of the state charged the trio for criminal breach of trust, which is punishable under section 97 of the penal [...]

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    Strange injection killed corps member in Kano camp, says sister

Strange injection killed corps member in Kano camp, says sister

Oladapo Ifedolapo joined thousands at the National Youth Service  Corp orientation camp that began on November 24 but lost her life after receiving a strange injection at the Kano NYSC clinic.Oyeyode Abimbola, her elder sister, in a Facebook post, said the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology graduate did not receive prompt medical care because the officials thought she wanted to avoid [...]

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    Electricity cable vandal electrocuted in Kano

Electricity cable vandal electrocuted in Kano

Jamilu Adamu, a 35-year-old man, was electrocuted at Kawon Maigari Hotoro area of Kano state, while trying to allegedly vandalise a fenced public transformer.Mohammed Kandi, spokesman of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.He said the deceased was found dead with some tools, including sizes 17 and 20 ring and flat spanner in his [...]

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    How a northern university is countering extremism

How a northern university is countering extremism

Mohammed Yahuza Bello, vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano has launched a counter extremism initiative aimed at tackling the problem through the use of counter narratives.The peer to peer initiative entitled, ‘SUNRISE’, which is being implemented by students drawn from various faculties in the humanities is aimed at bringing young people together to join in the conversation of stamping out extremism and [...]

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    Kidnappers to get death penalty in Kano

Kidnappers to get death penalty in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has signed the state kidnapping, abduction and forced labour bill into law.Salihu Yakasai, director-general of media and publicity to the governor, revealed this on Thursday, saying the law became necessary in view of the spate of kidnappings in the state.“The law provides for death sentence for kidnappers who abduct and kill their victim, while [...]

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    Ganduje: Until Shi’ites obey the law, the police will keep restricting them

Ganduje: Until Shi’ites obey the law, the police will keep restricting them

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has advised members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Kano, popularly known as Shi’ites, to recognise the authority of security officials by seeking their permission before they hold any gathering.Ganduje said this in an interview with journalists on the sideline of the third edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja.The governor [...]

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    Again, DSS raids BDCs, arrests dealers selling dollar above N400

Again, DSS raids BDCs, arrests dealers selling dollar above N400

The Department of State Services (DSS) raided bureau de change (BDC) operators in Kano on Friday.Those targeted were the ones selling above  N400 per dollar.The security agency had carried out a similar raid in Lagos and Abuja, in government's attempt to enforce a relatively fixed price regime.Abdulhamid Kabir, auditor general of the Al amanat Bureau de Change association, Kano, said the operation [...]

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    One killed, many injured as ‘political thugs’ go on rampage in Kano

One killed, many injured as ‘political thugs’ go on rampage in Kano

There was commotion in the Hotoro area of Maiduguri Road in Kano state on Wednesday, following a clash between suspected political thugs of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).A witness told TheCable that the thugs, who brandished dangerous weapons, attacked any one in sight.He said some innocent individuals sustained injuries in the violent confrontation, which led to the loss of [...]

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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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