Friday, August 16, 2019

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    MYSTERY: Where is Dadiyata, the social media influencer?

MYSTERY: Where is Dadiyata, the social media influencer?

Abubakar Idris, social media personality better known as Abu Hanifa Dadiyata, has been missing since on Friday, August 2.It is believed that he was abducted by heavily armed men at about midnight while driving into his residence at Barnawa in Kaduna state.While his whereabouts remain a mystery, there have been claims that Dadiyata was whisked away by operatives of the Department of State [...]

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    Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Ganduje: 95 percent of Almajiri roaming streets of Kano are foreigners

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says 95 percent of Almajiri roaming the streets of Kano are foreigners.He disclosed this while speaking at a stakeholders' meeting on free on compulsory education held at government house, Kano, on Thursday.Almajiri is a system of Islamic education practised in northern Nigeria. Almajiri was derived from an Arabic word, rendered “al-Muhajirun” in English transliteration, [...]

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    Yakasai: Some ministerial nominees are fantastically corrupt

Yakasai: Some ministerial nominees are fantastically corrupt

Tanko Yakasai, a founding member of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), says there are fantastically corrupt persons on President Muhammadu Buhari's ministerial list.Buhari had sent a 43-man list of ministerial nominees to the senate, seeking their confirmation.In a statement issued in Kano on Tuesday, Yakasai said the list makes mockery of the president's anti-corruption war.He said the returning ministers might not [...]

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    Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Ganduje, Igbo leaders in Kano ask herdsmen not to leave the south

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Igbo leaders in the state have rejected calls by some northern political leaders that herdsmen in the southern part of the country relocate to the north.According to a statement by Abba Anwar, chief secretary to Ganduje, the governor spoke during a special dinner organised to honour Boniface Ibekwe, Eze Ndigbo Kano, on his [...]

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    PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

PHOTOS: Father-in-law of Buhari’s ADC reunites with family

Musa Umar, father-in-law of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide de camp (ADC), has reunited with his family after spending 61 days in captivity.Umar, who was kidnapped on May 1, was rescued in Kano on Tuesday. Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, led the rescue operation.The district head of Daura was seen inside an aircraft reading a national daily.He was received by his son-in-law, Muhammed [...]

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    Kano emirate council vows to sue anti-graft agency for contempt of court

Kano emirate council vows to sue anti-graft agency for contempt of court

The Kano state emirate council has vowed to sue the state anti-corruption agency for contempt of court.In a letter dated June 20, to the chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, N.A. Dagiri, counsel to the emirate counsel, said the commission had defied subsisting court orders for inviting elderly members of the council for investigations.Some of the [...]

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    I bear no grudge against Ganduje, says Sanusi

I bear no grudge against Ganduje, says Sanusi

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says the emirate council under him holds no grudge against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.Sanusi made the remarks when members of the Kano state assembly paid him a courtesy visit at his palace on Tuesday.The emir and the governor fell out shortly after the general election. There were reports that the monarch opposed [...]

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    Ganduje orders probe of N6.8m ‘swallowed’ by gorilla

Ganduje orders probe of N6.8m ‘swallowed’ by gorilla

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has ordered a probe into the N6.8 million said to have been swallowed by a gorilla in the state-owned zoo.TheCable had reported how an official of the Kano Zoological Gardens claimed the gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it.The money was from proceeds of the zoo’s gate fee [...]

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    We’re studying Ganduje’s query, says Sanusi’s chief of staff

We’re studying Ganduje’s query, says Sanusi’s chief of staff

Munir Sanusi, chief of staff to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, says the emirate council is studying the content of the query issued to the monarch.The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.A source had told TheCable that the query was on alleged financial [...]

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    Sanusi ‘risks suspension’ after query from Ganduje

Sanusi ‘risks suspension’ after query from Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has issued a query to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, over alleged financial misappropriation.The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) issued the letter on behalf of the governor.The development comes less than two days after Sanusi and Ganduje shook hands and prayed together during the eid-el-fitr celebrations.The Kano State Public Complaints [...]

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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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    Kano anti-corruption commission recommends Sanusi’s suspension

Kano anti-corruption commission recommends Sanusi’s suspension

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano.The commission said during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi.The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.According to NAN, this is contained in a preliminary report of investigation conducted by the [...]

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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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    Kano NDLEA commander tackles police commissioner over seized drugs

Kano NDLEA commander tackles police commissioner over seized drugs

Ibrahim Abdul, commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano state, says Mohammed Wakili, the state commissioner of police, could be charged to court for "tampering with exhibit".Addressing reporters on Tuesday, Abdul accused Wakili of misleading the public when he announced that his men intercepted 303 packs of tramadol last week.Abdul said the police actually seized "diclofenac", a [...]

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    Shettima: God will bring Ganduje, Sanusi together again

Shettima: God will bring Ganduje, Sanusi together again

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state, has denied speaking in support of the creation of additional emirates in Kano state.Speaking with reporters at the end of a meeting of the Northern Governors' Forum  in Kaduna, Shettima said he has a special relationship with Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, and Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, and cannot take sides in [...]

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    EiE sues EFCC, police, says Ganduje must be investigated

EiE sues EFCC, police, says Ganduje must be investigated

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, has taken the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a federal high court in Abuja over the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.The organisation also listed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and the police as defendants in the suit.In October, Daily Nigerian, an [...]

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August 14, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
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KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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