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    ‘He’s putting the entire country in danger’ — reactions as Ganduje relaxes lockdown

‘He’s putting the entire country in danger’ — reactions as Ganduje relaxes lockdown

Nigerians on social media platforms have reacted to the decision of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, to relax the lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had on April 27, imposed a total lockdown on the state following "strange deaths" and rise in COVID-19 cases. But on Saturday, Ganduje told journalists that there would be free movement in the state between [...]

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    COVID-19: FG not giving Kano enough attention, says Ganduje

COVID-19: FG not giving Kano enough attention, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the federal government is not giving the state enough attention in the fight against COVID-19. In an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Monday, the governor said the state is not getting the needed support of the presidential task force on COVID-19. He said there is a shortage of sample collection equipment, and that [...]

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    Ganduje: There are no strange deaths in Kano

Ganduje: There are no strange deaths in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says there's no unusual burial taking place in the state.  Speaking at a programme on Channels Television on Wednesday, the governor said reports of unusual deaths in the state are not true. There were reports of recent rise in deaths in the state as some cemetery workers lamented over the increase in burials. But in his interview, the [...]

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    ‘I was misunderstood’ — sacked Kano commissioner apologises for mocking Abba Kyari

‘I was misunderstood’ — sacked Kano commissioner apologises for mocking Abba Kyari

Muazu Magaji, former commissioner of works and infrastructure in Kano state, has apologised over his comments on the death of Abba Kyari. Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, sacked Magaji on Saturday as a result of his "unguarded utterances" over the demise of Kyari, the late chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. But in a statement on his Facebook page on [...]

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    Ganduje sacks commissioner for mocking Abba Kyari

Ganduje sacks commissioner for mocking Abba Kyari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has sacked Muazu Magaji, commissioner of works and infrastructure, over his comments on the death of Abba Kyari. On Friday, the presidency announced the death of Kyari, the chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. He was later buried on Saturday in Abuja according to Islamic rites. In a series of posts on his Facebook page, Magaji [...]

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    REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

REPORTER’S DIARY: ‘From Ibadan to Awe’ — 10 years reporting an enigma

It was the legendary author Dan Brown who said: “We all fear what we do not understand.” I love to fear nothing but God, hence, I try to understand everything and everyone -- it's an ongoing lifelong quest. And this is why you find me reading, learning and following controversially successful figures. For over 10 years, I have followed Tunde [...]

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    ‘This is an insult’ — Ganduje’s aide kicks over cartoon on Sanusi’s dethronement

‘This is an insult’ — Ganduje’s aide kicks over cartoon on Sanusi’s dethronement

Salihu Yakasai, spokesman to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has described as an "insult" a cartoon depicting the state as a cage. The creative work by Mustapha Bulama, a cartoonist, depicted a character in the form of Ganduje in a steel cage while pointing at Muhammadu Sanusi II, who has just been deposed as emir of Kano. Sanusi is walking away [...]

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    Emir of Kano: My late father’s wishes have come to pass

Emir of Kano: My late father’s wishes have come to pass

Aminu Ado Bayero, emir of Kano, says his late father's wishes have materialised with his new appointment. The emir said this on Wednesday at the government house shortly after he and his brother, emir of Bichi, received their letters of appointment from Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor. Bayero emerged emir of Kano following the dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi II, while his brother, [...]

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    Sanusi banished from Kano

Sanusi banished from Kano

Muhammad Sanusi, deposed emir of Kano, has been banished from the state. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne for “total disrespect to the office of the governor”. The council stated that the removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the emirate. The deposed [...]

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    Ganduje: We’ve forced Kwankwaso to retire from politics

Ganduje: We’ve forced Kwankwaso to retire from politics

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, has been forced to retire from politics.   Ganduje said this when he received Abdul’aziz Garba-Gafasa, speaker of the state assembly, alongside some members of the ruling party who accompanied four newly elected state legislators during a visit to the governor. The All Progressives Congress (APC) won six out of the seven legislative [...]

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    Supreme court keeps Ganduje, Tambuwal in office

Supreme court keeps Ganduje, Tambuwal in office

The supreme court has upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of Kano state. The court gave its verdict on Monday in the suit filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the election of Ganduje, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC). The apex court dismissed the suit challenging Ganduje's election for lack of [...]

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    Supreme court to decide Kano governorship appeal on Jan 20

Supreme court to decide Kano governorship appeal on Jan 20

The supreme court has fixed January 20 to deliver judgment in the appeal challenging Abdullahi Ganduje’s election as the governor of Kano state. A seven-man panel led by Ibrahim Muhammad, the chief justice of Nigeria, fixed the date after hearing the arguments of the lawyers representing the parties in the case. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Abba Yusuf, its candidate in [...]

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    Ganduje suspends ban on men, women boarding same tricycle

Ganduje suspends ban on men, women boarding same tricycle

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has suspended the implementation of the order banning persons of opposite sexes from entering the same tricycle in the state. Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the governor's spokesman, confirmed the development to TheCable. On December 25, the state government announced that the order would take effect from January 2020. It said the action was a show of its commitment to upholding [...]

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    Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

Court vacates order restraining Ganduje from acting on new Kano emirate law

A high court in Kano has dismissed an application asking it to extend its order restraining Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, from interfering with the powers of Kano emirate kingmakers. Last week, four kingmakers filed a motion asking the court for an order restraining the governor from interfering with powers of the Kano emirate chiefs, pending the determination of the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

PHOTOS: Sanusi, Ganduje shake hands, pray together

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, shook hands at the eid praying ground in the ancient town on Tuesday. Both men have not been seen together publicly since the governor split the Kano emirate into five. Ganduje has been severely criticised over the move believed to be targetted at the emir who reportedly opposed his reelection [...]

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    Sanusi, other traditional rulers dine with Buhari  at Aso Rock

Sanusi, other traditional rulers dine with Buhari at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday broke his fast with traditional rulers, including Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano. Among the traditional leaders who joined the president for the Ramadan breakfast were Sa'ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto; Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife; Yahaya Abubakar, the etsu Nupe James Ayatse, and Tor Tiv. Government officials, including Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, as well [...]

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