Thursday, May 23, 2019

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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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    Ganduje: We created new emirates to reduce Sanusi’s burden

Ganduje: We created new emirates to reduce Sanusi’s burden

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he created new emirates in the state to reduce the burden of the Kano emirate under Muhammad Sanusi.He said the challenges of the Kano emirate are "too weighty" and that the new ones will also bring development closer to Kano citizens.Ganduje had signed a law that created four additional emirates in the state, [...]

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    Four top officials of Ganduje’s govt resign

Four top officials of Ganduje’s govt resign

Four top officials of the Kano state government have pulled out of the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.According to Daily Trust, the four officials submitted their resignation letters to the secretary to the state government on Friday.While Aminu Daurawa (pictured) resigned as the director-general of Kano state Hisbah board, Abba Koki quit as chairman of Kano State [...]

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    Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

Sanusi’s emirate now covers only 10 of 44 Kano LGAs — and probe continues

The size of the emirate under Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has been reduced to 10 out of 44 local government areas (LGAs) in the state.Meanwhile, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission is going ahead with the investigation of  the emirate under him which can lead to his deposition.The commission had alleged the misappropriation of N6 billion by [...]

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    Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

Kano assembly approves life pension for speaker, deputy

The Kano state house of assembly has approved life pension for its speaker and deputy speaker.The assembly passed the pensions rights of speaker and deputy bill during plenary on Tuesday.The bill, if passed into law, will also provide for foreign medical trips and new vehicles every four years for the duo.The bill states the the life pension is "provided that either [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable can report.On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II.Also at Monday's plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter [...]

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    ‘You’re a product of rigged election’ — Abba Yusuf blasts Ganduje

‘You’re a product of rigged election’ — Abba Yusuf blasts Ganduje

Abba Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano state, says the declaration of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, as winner of the election is unlawful.Yusuf said the outcome of the supplementary election held in the state did not reflect the will of the people.Yusuf, in a statement issued on his behalf by Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, his spokesman, asked Ganduje [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor of Kano state.Ganduje, who contested the election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), picked up his certificate, alongside Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, and lawmakers-elect of the Kano house of assembly.Below are photos:[...]

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    Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Rabiu Bichi, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, says violence pays under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The supplementary polls that held in the state was marred by violence.Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, who was trailing Abba Yusuf, PDP candidate in the March 9 election, won after the supplementary [...]

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    It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

The West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says it is untrue that Kano is an exceptional case of electoral violence.At a press conference in Abuja, the group said the comments were made in bad faith and in pursuit of a predetermined agenda.The group said the elections where generally free and fair across [...]

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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.Idayat Hassan, the CDD director, said on Saturday in a preliminary statement on the supplementary election was full of intimidation.“This electoral cycle has witnessed so much intimidation, harassment and attack on voters, journalists, observers and INEC officials,” [...]

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    Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday.Bichi said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the [...]

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    Violence breaks out in Kano, journalists attacked

Violence breaks out in Kano, journalists attacked

Suspected thugs disrupted the electoral process at Suntulma  Gama Primary School in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state on Saturday, sending voters away from their polling units.The suspects who wore T-shirts with inscription of one of the two leading political parties brandished weapons freely.Among the journalists attacked were Maduabuchi Nmeribe of The Authority, and Kola Oyelere of Tribune.NAN said trouble began [...]

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May 16, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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