Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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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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    Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Ganduje: We employed ‘junior Magu’ to fight corruption in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, said the state government took a cue from the anti-corruption campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari and employed a "junior Magu" to help fight corruption in the state.In June 2105, Ganduje appointed Muhuyi Rimingado as executive chairman of the state’s anti-corruption and public complaints commission.Speaking in an interview with Daily Trust, Ganduje said Kano has been [...]

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    INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

INEC: 1.4 million PVCs unclaimed in Lagos… 195,941 in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is still in possession of 7,920,129 permanent voter cards (PVCs) yet to be collected from its offices across the nation.A breakdown of the uncollected PVCs as at March 2018 reveals that Lagos has the highest number of 1,401,390 while Kano has 195,941. Lagos and Kano are two of the most populous states [...]

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    Strange disease kills eight in Kano

Strange disease kills eight in Kano

The Kano state government has raised the alarm over a strange disease that killed eight persons in Kurimawa village in Dawakin Tofa local government area of the state.Ismail Gwammaja, public relations officer of the ministry of health disclosed this on Tuesday.He said the government had drafted an emergency response team, consisting doctors, pharmacists and other health workers to unravel the cause [...]

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    Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Bakare: I can’t comprehend what Buhari was doing at the Kano wedding with 110 girls missing

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says he cannot comprehend what President Muhammadu Buhari and 22 state governors were doing at the Kano wedding, while 110 Dapchi schoolgirls are still in captivity.On Saturday, at least 22 governors convereged on Kano, to celebrate the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje, offsprings of Abiola Ajimobi, and Ibrahim [...]

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    ‘Buhari isn’t different from Jonathan’ — angry reactions to president’s trip to wedding party

‘Buhari isn’t different from Jonathan’ — angry reactions to president’s trip to wedding party

Earlier on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Kano for the wedding of Fatima, daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Idris, the son of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.The president handed over the bride price of N50,000 to the Ganduje's family on behalf of the groom. At the end of the occasion attended by the high and mighty, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, 22 governors in Kano for wedding of Ganduje, Ajimobi children

PHOTOS: Buhari, 22 governors in Kano for wedding of Ganduje, Ajimobi children

At least 22 governors stormed Kano on Saturday to witness the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje.The couple are children of the governors of Kano and Oyo states.President Muhammadu Buhari attended the wedding alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman and other dignitaries.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

The underage voting saga is beginning to develop a K-leg, literally. The pictures of kid voters are from Kenya and not Kano, according to the latest information from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The inconsistency in the narratives of underage voters participating in last month's local government election in Kano cannot but leave one wondering what the truth really is. After [...]

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    Underage voting: INEC exonerates Kano, says social media pictures are from Kenya

Underage voting: INEC exonerates Kano, says social media pictures are from Kenya

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there is no evidence of underage voting in Kano state.Abubakar Nauche, chairman of the committee set up by the electoral body said this at a press conference on Friday.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC, instituted the panel following allegations that minors participated in last month's local government election in the state.Shortly after the election which [...]

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    INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he has passed the stage where he can be intimidated.In a chat with The Interview, Yakubu vowed not to bow to pressure.He said this in light of concerns about voter registration and accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections.Recently, Nyesom Wike, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kano PDP chieftain

Gunmen attack Kano PDP chieftain

Ibrahim Al-Amin Little, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, has been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.He was attacked on Saturday in Kidandan village, along Birnin Gwari road, in Kaduna state, while on his way back to Kano.Little was taken to a hospital after the bandits opened fire on his car.It was learnt that he will have [...]

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    Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says the alleged underage voting in the state's local government polls could only have happened because "only one party" contested the election.Kwankwaso said it would be impossible to rig an election if several political parties are involved.Images of ineligible voters had surfaced on social media after the February 10 election which was overwhelmingly won by the [...]

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