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    EXTRA: Kano resident changes name to Muhammadu Buhari

EXTRA: Kano resident changes name to Muhammadu Buhari

A 38-year-old man in Kano state has changed his name to Muhammadu Buhari, the name of the president.Pictures of the man at his renaming ceremony circulated on social media. The event reportedly held at the Zoo road in Kano, the state capital, on Sunday.During the occasion, a ram was slaughtered as often experienced during naming ceremonies conducted, according to Islamic [...]

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    Kano assembly passes bill seeking creation of four new emirates

Kano assembly passes bill seeking creation of four new emirates

The Kano house of assembly has passed a bill seeking the creation of four additional emirates in the state.The bill, which was recently transmitted to the assembly by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, was passed on Thursday.The creation of the emirates is believed to be targeted at Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, who reportedly opposed the reelection of [...]

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    ‘This is history in the making for Kano’ — Ganduje accepts hosting rights for 2019 BON Awards

‘This is history in the making for Kano’ — Ganduje accepts hosting rights for 2019 BON Awards

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    Kano govt transmits fresh bill on creation of four new emirates

Kano govt transmits fresh bill on creation of four new emirates

The Kano state executive council has transmitted to the state house of assembly, a bill for the creation of four additional emirates.In a statement on Monday, Muhammad Garba, commissioner for information, said the bill endorsed the establishment of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye emirates.He said the council had forwarded the bill to the state assembly for "necessary action".Garba said the exercise [...]

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    EXTRA: Young man contests for women leader position in Kano

EXTRA: Young man contests for women leader position in Kano

Ameer Sarkee, a young man, is seeking to be elected the women leader of Kwankwasiyya Social Media Group.The group is loyal to Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state.A poster on Sarkee's aspiration is currently circulating on social media. The position of women leader is typically held by a woman but is Sarkee out to prove a point?Below are some [...]

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    NYSC sets aside N26m to replace corps member’s amputated limbs

NYSC sets aside N26m to replace corps member’s amputated limbs

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    Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

Inside the world of Kano children who stay away from school so their parents can feed

At 14, Abubakar Idris (not real name) would pass as a breadwinner for his family in Sabon Gari, Ungogo local government area of Kano state. He is always out in the streets, from morning to sometimes, night, hawking sachet water, just to keep his family going. Sometimes, he has to beg for alms.On days when patronage is low, he switches [...]

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    Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

Court sacks emirs installed by Ganduje

A Kano state high court has sacked four emirs appointed by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.Usman Na'Abba, the presiding judge, gave the order on Thursday.Na'Abba held that the creation of the emirates did not follow due process.He said the state house of assembly violated the provision of section 101 of the 1999 constitution which allows the assembly to make [...]

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    Police rescue another child kidnapped from Kano in Anambra

Police rescue another child kidnapped from Kano in Anambra

The Kano state police command says it rescued one Muhammed Ya'u, an 11-year-old boy, kidnapped from the state.Abdullahi Haruna, the command's spokesman, said Ya'u was rescued by the anti-kidnapping team of Operation Puff Adder in Onitsha, Anambra state.In recent months, there have been reports of children kidnapped in one part of the country and trafficked to other states.According to the [...]

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    Ganduje appoints commissioners — seven months after election

Ganduje appoints commissioners — seven months after election

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has submitted a list of 20 commissioner nominees to the state house of assembly.Abdul Gafasa, the speaker, made this known on Monday.The nominees are Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso; Muktar Yakasai; Murtala Garo; Muhammad Adam; Muazu Magaji; Ibrahim Muktar, Kabiru Getso; Mohammed Garba and Nura Dakadai.Others are Shehu Kura; Zahara’u Umar;  Aminu Tsanyawa; Sadiq Wali; Mohammed Takai, [...]

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    APC suffers another loss as appeal court sacks reps majority leader

APC suffers another loss as appeal court sacks reps majority leader

The court of appeal sitting in Kaduna has nullified the election of Alhassan Doguwa, the house of representatives majority leader from Kano state.At its sitting on Monday, the court ruled that the election that produced Doguwa, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was marred by irregularities.It ordered that a fresh poll be conducted in the Tudunwada/Doguwa federal constituency,Yusha’u [...]

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    Appeal court sacks Jibrin, orders fresh election

Appeal court sacks Jibrin, orders fresh election

The court of appeal has nullified the election of Jibrin Abdulmumin, lawmaker representing Kiru/Bebeji constituency in Kano state.Abdulmumin of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of the February election with 41,700 votes, while Aliyu Yako of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 40,385.In a ruling delivered on Friday, Ajoke Adepoju, the presiding judge, annulled the election on [...]

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    Kano abductions criminal NOT ethnic, says Onitsha traditional council

Kano abductions criminal NOT ethnic, says Onitsha traditional council

The Onitsha traditional council has condemned the abduction of nine Kano children found in Anambra state.The Kano police command had announced the arrest of eight suspects who trafficked the minors.Reacting to the incident in a statement, the traditional council said the criminal act was perpetrated for commercial purposes without religious or ethnic connotation."From all indications, these are criminal acts perpetrated by [...]

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    ‘It was an accident’ — NYSC reacts to death of boy in Kano

‘It was an accident’ — NYSC reacts to death of boy in Kano

Ladan Baba, coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano, has denied the report that a corps member serving in Bebeji local government area of the state allegedly beat a boy to death.The deceased was said to have provoked the corps member while rushing to collect some fruits that are usually distributed among children by occupants of the [...]

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    WATCH: Man nearly beaten in Kano for paying food vendor N30 after eating

WATCH: Man nearly beaten in Kano for paying food vendor N30 after eating

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Court grants Kano lecturer accused of sexual harassment N200,000 bail

A Kano magistrates' court has granted bail to a lecturer standing trial over alleged sexual harassment of his female student.Ali Shehu, the 36-year-old lecturer, was granted N200,000 bail with two reliable sureties in like sum by Muhammad Idris, the chief magistrate.He said one of the sureties must be a senior lecturer of Kano State School of Technology and the second [...]

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