Saturday, November 17, 2018

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    ‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

‘Ganduje is very responsible’ — Buhari passes vote of confidence on governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has passed a vote of confidence on Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor of Kano state, stating that the governor is very responsible.Speaking to the Nigerian community in France earlier in the week, Buhari said Ganduje was very responsible to have continued and completed the projects started by his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso.The president said someone else could have diverted funds meant [...]

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    EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

EFCC arraigns Kano governorship candidate over ‘N100m fraud’

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has arraigned Abdulkarim Abdulsalam, governorship candidate of the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN) in Kano state.Abdulsalam was arraigned alongside one Ebere Nzechukwu, at a federal high court sitting in the state over alleged N100 million fraud.Lewis Allagoa, the presiding judge, had ordered the anti-graft commission to produce all the defendants.However, Johnson Ojogbane, the [...]

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    PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

PDP postpones guber primary in Lagos, Kano, Imo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed its governorship primary election in Lagos, Imo and Kano states.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, announced this in a statement on Saturday.The party's primary election was due to hold on Sunday.But Ologbondiyan said while those of Lagos, Kano and Imo have been postponed, the exercise would go on as planned in other states.The statement read: [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says he wants Abba Yusuf (pictured left), his son-in-law, to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor, because Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him.Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he quietly visited Kano on Monday.The camp of the presidential aspirant has been [...]

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    Police arrest WhatsApp group admin, members for spreading ‘fake news’

Police arrest WhatsApp group admin, members for spreading ‘fake news’

The Kano state police have arrested the administrator and members of a WhatsApp group for allegedly circulating fake news.The group was accused of spreading the picture of a woman who was accused of trafficking children in Kano.According to PRNigeria, Magaji Musa, Kano police spokesperson, said the suspects were arrested after the woman issued a complaint to the state command.Magaji said [...]

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    Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, concluded his defection process from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday.The two-term governor of Kano hosted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, at his residence.Hours after he defected to the APC, a video went viral showing a crowd [...]

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    Ex-Kano dep gov: It will be a miracle for Ganduje to be re-elected

Ex-Kano dep gov: It will be a miracle for Ganduje to be re-elected

Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, says it will be a miracle for Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, to be re-elected in 2019.Abubakar resigned his position last week and left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a letter to Ganduje, he explained that he quit his position because of “irreconcilable differences” between [...]

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    Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

Eight killed in fresh Cholera outbreak in Kano

At least eight people have been killed and 20 in the hospital following a fresh cholera outbreak in Gwarzo local government area (LGA) of Kano state. This happened barely one week after 11 persons died of Cholera in Bebeji local government area of the state. Ibrahim Sale, a resident, said apart from six deaths recorded in about four villages, his neighbour’s 5-year-old [...]

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    I appealed for you not to be impeached, Ganduje tells ex-deputy

I appealed for you not to be impeached, Ganduje tells ex-deputy

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has accepted the resignation of Hafiz Abubakar, his former deputy.In the acceptance letter dated August 6, Ganduje said he had appealed to the members of the state house of assembly to drop plans to impeach Abubakar.The ex-deputy resigned on Saturday after he was said to have been tip off on the impeachment plot.An ally [...]

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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the defection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have no effect on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ganduje said the defection would not change the political mood in Kano state.“I want you to go and study [...]

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    Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Ganduje calls for population control, says 3m children out of school in Kano alone

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says three million children are out of school in his state alone, stating the need to curb Africa's population explosion.Speaking at Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, UK, on Thursday, the governor said population explosion in Africa is a reality and education is not matching up with population growth."One important factor that divides [...]

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    No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

No independent candidacy, the untouchables — alterations to ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill and signed Act

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari, and a team of young Nigerians, led by Samson Itodo, made history, as the Not Too Young To Run bill was signed into law by the nation's number one citizen.Young Nigerians, on and offline, went into expected celebrations. While some declared political intentions, most revelled and soaked in the feat just accomplished.But amidst all this, [...]

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    Ganduje intervenes in Kano assembly crisis, reconciles aggrieved lawmakers

Ganduje intervenes in Kano assembly crisis, reconciles aggrieved lawmakers

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has reconciled the two warring factions of the state house of assembly.The police had on Tuesday, sealed off the house amid a plot to remove Abdullahi Ata, the speaker.Ata emerged in July following the resignation of Kabiru Rurum who stepped down after corruption allegations were levelled against him.The lawmakers had accused Ata of incompetence and [...]

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    Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

Sweet codeine, bitter responses, and our sour problems!

BY DEMILADE OSOTEKUFollowing the release of the BBC Africa Documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine: Nigeria Cough Syrup Crisis,’ there has been a loud outcry by the public. Drug and substance abuse is not a new problem in Nigeria; as far back as 1992, academic studies have shown that about 70% of school-aged children in Nigeria abuse drugs.The Nigerian senate reported [...]

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    More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

More hospitals shut as Kano, Lagos health workers join strike

Medical services have stopped in public health facilities in Kano after health workers in the state joined the ongoing nationwide strike.The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) had announced an indefinite strike on April 17, citing the government’s refusal to meet its demands.One of such demands is to be at par with doctors in terms of salary — which the federal [...]

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    INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

INEC on Kano underage voting: Our register wasn’t used in most polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the voter register it produced for the conduct of the Kano local government election was not used in most of the polling units in the state.After the poll in February, images of children allegedly thumb-printing during the exercise surfaced on the internet.Some of the political parties that participated in the poll demanded a [...]

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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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