Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    DisCo asks tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

DisCo asks tenants to verify electricity bill before renting apartment

The Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has asked potential tenants to always verify electricity bill status before renting apartments. The DisCo controls Kano, Katsina and Jigawa states. In a statement on Tuesday, Ibrahim Shawai, KEDCO's head of corporate communications, said some outgoing tenants leave huge unpaid electricity bills when packing out of apartments. He said it is unfair for new tenants to inherit [...]

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    Kano-based singer sentenced to death over ‘blasphemy’

Kano-based singer sentenced to death over ‘blasphemy’

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    IPMAN: Kano marketers to sell petrol at N150 per litre

IPMAN: Kano marketers to sell petrol at N150 per litre

The Kano state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members to sell petrol at N150 per litre. The directive was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by Bashir Danmallam, the IPMAN chairman, Kano chapter. Danmallam said the directive followed the new price modulation announced by the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), adding that members [...]

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    Arik Air to resume Kano, Yola flights July 28

Arik Air to resume Kano, Yola flights July 28

Arik Air has announced that it will resume flight operations from Abuja and Lagos to Kano and Yola airports from July 28, 2020. In a statement on Monday, Arik Air said it will operate separate flights from Abuja to Kano and from Abuja to Yola. "Arik Air is delighted to announce the resumption of flight operations to Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, [...]

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    Kano suspends Sallah festivities over COVID-19

Kano suspends Sallah festivities over COVID-19

The Kano government has ordered the suspension of Sallah festivities in the state. Speaking with journalists on Wednesday after the council meeting held at the government house in the state capital, Muhammad Garba, the commissioner for information, said the decision was taken as part of efforts to consolidate on the success achieved in the fight against COVID-19. He said the government, [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily death toll in one week

COVID-19: Nigeria records lowest daily death toll in one week

Nigeria recorded its lowest daily fatality toll in one week with six persons confirmed to have died of COVID-19 complications on Saturday. A total of 634 deaths have now been recorded in the country, with 76 lives lost to COVID-19 in the past seven days. The daily count of new infections recorded another increase on Saturday with 603 new cases confirmed by [...]

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    Ganduje lifts lockdown, bans street hawking

Ganduje lifts lockdown, bans street hawking

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has lifted the lockdown imposed on the state as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The governor made the announcement at a press briefing of the state task force on COVID-19 on Thursday. He, however, maintained that the curfew from 10pm to 4am will remain in place, and ordered civil servants on grade level [...]

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    Police rescue 126 workers ‘locked for 3 months in Kano rice factory’

Police rescue 126 workers ‘locked for 3 months in Kano rice factory’

The police command in Kano says it rescued 126 workers held hostage for three months at Popular Farms and Mills Limited located in Challawa Industrial Estate area of the state. Abdullahi Haruna, police public relations officer who confirmed the incident, said on June 21 a complaint was received from Global Community for Human Rights Network, Kano, that some labourers were wrongly [...]

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    Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

Police: 33% of rape incidents in Kano were in uncompleted buildings

A total of 42 rape allegations have been investigated in Kano between January and May 2020, out of which 33.3 percent were committed in uncompleted buildings. Abdullahi Haruna, public relations officer of the Kano police command, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Thursday. Haruna said the suspects had been charged to courts in the state. He disclosed that statistical analysis of [...]

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    FG’s report on strange deaths in Kano misleading, says Ganduje

FG’s report on strange deaths in Kano misleading, says Ganduje

The Kano state government has faulted the report by the federal government that attributed 50-60 percent of the 979 unexplained deaths in the state to COVID-19. During a presidential task force briefing last week, Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, said 50-60 percent of the strange deaths recorded in the state might have been caused by COVID-19. But Ganduje disputed the claim, saying a report of [...]

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    Ganduje: Sanusi lost his throne because he refused to be part of reforms

Ganduje: Sanusi lost his throne because he refused to be part of reforms

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says Muhammad Sanusi, former emir of Kano, lost his throne because he refused to be a part of the reforms of the state's emirate system. Sanusi was deposed in March by Ganduje after months of frosty relationship. The governor had created four emirates in the bid to whittle down the power of the former emir. Though he [...]

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    We’re continuing with the probe of Sanusi, says Ganduje 

We’re continuing with the probe of Sanusi, says Ganduje 

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says the state will continue with its probe of Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed emir of Kano.  After Sanusi fell out with the governor, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission accused him of financial misappropriation. He was subsequently dethroned in March.  A federal high court in Kano had restrained the state from probing the then emir, but at [...]

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    PTF: About 80% of COVID-19 patients are managed outside isolation centres

PTF: About 80% of COVID-19 patients are managed outside isolation centres

Sani Aliyu, national coordinator of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19, says about 80 percent of COVID-19 cases in the country are being managed outside isolation centres. He disclosed this in his response to a question at the PTF briefing on Thursday. According to him, there were concerns on availability of bed spaces considering the rise in the number of COVID-19 [...]

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    Man arrested after ’40 rapes’ in Kano

Man arrested after ’40 rapes’ in Kano

The Kano police command says it has arrested a man who allegedly raped 40 people within one town in the state. Abdullahi Haruna, police spokesman in Kano, confirmed the arrest on Wednesday. "It is true. We have him in our custody. We are parading him soon," he said. Haruna added that the suspect fled but was caught by neighbours who chased him after [...]

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    Recoveries exceed 4,000 as NCDC confirms 315 new cases

Recoveries exceed 4,000 as NCDC confirms 315 new cases

About one-third of Nigeria's total confirmed COVID-19 cases have now been discharged. This is according to the update of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Monday. Of the current total of 12,801 cases confirmed in 35 states and the FCT, 4,040 patients have been discharged. However, 315 new cases were confirmed in 13 states and the federal capital territory on Monday [...]

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    Ehanire: COVID-19 may have triggered majority of the 979 unexplained deaths in Kano

Ehanire: COVID-19 may have triggered majority of the 979 unexplained deaths in Kano

Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, says 50-60 percent of the strange deaths recorded in Kano state may have been caused by COVID-19. Speaking at the presidential task force briefing on Monday, Ehanire said the verbal autopsy report from the state suggested that a significant number of deaths recorded was also triggered by inability to access routine care as a result of [...]

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