Thursday, March 26, 2020

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    PHOTOS: Inside the dilapidated Kano isolation centre

PHOTOS: Inside the dilapidated Kano isolation centre

When the coronavirus raging in most countries of the world entered Nigeria, it revealed further the poor state of health facilities in the country. Lagos, which was the first state to record a case of the disease, swiftly moved to renovate its infectious disease centre located in Yaba. While some states are converting some hospital facilities to isolation centres, others are [...]

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    Nasarawa gov: Ganduje asked if I would accept Sanusi after he was dethroned

Nasarawa gov: Ganduje asked if I would accept Sanusi after he was dethroned

Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa state, says Abdullahi Ganduje, his Kano counterpart, informed him that Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed emir, was being sent to his state. Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Monday, Sule said Ganduje called him shortly after Sanusi was deposed to inquire if he would accept the ex-monarch in Nasarawa. Sanusi was banished to Nasarawa after the Kano executive [...]

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    Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Malami: I’m not involved in Sanusi’s dethronement

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the Federation (AGF), says he has no hand in the dethronement and detention of Muhammadu Sanusi. Sanusi, who was dethroned as emir of Kano, was confined to Awe in Nasarawa state until a federal high court in Abuja ordered his release, paving the way for him to move to Lagos, on Friday. An aide of the deposed [...]

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    ‘This is an insult’ — Ganduje’s aide kicks over cartoon on Sanusi’s dethronement

‘This is an insult’ — Ganduje’s aide kicks over cartoon on Sanusi’s dethronement

Salihu Yakasai, spokesman to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has described as an "insult" a cartoon depicting the state as a cage. The creative work by Mustapha Bulama, a cartoonist, depicted a character in the form of Ganduje in a steel cage while pointing at Muhammadu Sanusi II, who has just been deposed as emir of Kano. Sanusi is walking away [...]

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    Buhari ‘threatened to declare state of emergency’ in Kano over Sanusi, Ganduje rift

Buhari ‘threatened to declare state of emergency’ in Kano over Sanusi, Ganduje rift

President Muhammadu Buhari threatened to declare a state of emergency in Kano in the heat of the crisis between Muhammadu Sanusi, deposed emir, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, according to the committee set up to reconcile the duo. In its report seen by TheCable, the committee chaired by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, detailed efforts to resolve the [...]

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    We didn’t banish Sanusi to Nasarawa, says Kano attorney-general

We didn’t banish Sanusi to Nasarawa, says Kano attorney-general

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    Sanusi wanted to be in Lagos but was forced to Nasarawa, says lawyer

Sanusi wanted to be in Lagos but was forced to Nasarawa, says lawyer

Abubakar Mahmoud, one of the lawyers representing Muhammadu Sanusi, former emir of Kano, says after the dethronement, the ex-monarch wanted to move to Lagos state, but was forced to Nasarawa. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne on Monday, replacing him with Aminu Ado Bayero, one of the sons of his predecessor. At [...]

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    Sanusi’s lawyers kick against banishment, demand immediate release of former emir

Sanusi’s lawyers kick against banishment, demand immediate release of former emir

Some lawyers of Muhammadu Sanusi II, former emir of Kano, have threatened to file legal action against the state government over the detention of their client. Abubakar Mahmoud, Sanusi's lead counsel, issued the threat at a press conference on Tuesday. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne for "total disrespect to the office [...]

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    ‘I take my dethronement in good faith’ — Sanusi breaks silence

‘I take my dethronement in good faith’ — Sanusi breaks silence

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the deposed emir of Kano, says he considers his dethronement as the will of God.  The Kano state government announced the destoolment of Sanusi over allegations of insubordination on Monday. Aminu Bayero, son of the late Ado Bayero and emir of Bichi, was installed as Sanusi's replacement. In a video recording on Tuesday, Sanusi who spoke in Hausa asked the [...]

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    Adeyemi, Tukur, Dasuki — eight monarchs dethroned like Sanusi

Adeyemi, Tukur, Dasuki — eight monarchs dethroned like Sanusi

The dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi as the emir of Kano has continued to generate reactions; some say it is expected going by recent happenings but others are still in shock. There are also those who claimed a revered traditional ruler like the emir of Kano has never been treated in such manner. Some even said such cannot happen in certain parts [...]

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    Sanusi banished from Kano

Sanusi banished from Kano

Muhammad Sanusi, deposed emir of Kano, has been banished from the state. The Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had removed Sanusi from the throne for “total disrespect to the office of the governor”. The council stated that the removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the emirate. The deposed [...]

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    FLASHBACK: How Sanusi’s grandfather was deposed in 1963

FLASHBACK: How Sanusi’s grandfather was deposed in 1963

On Monday, at a special sitting of the Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, the removal of Muhammadu Sanusi II was announced. The announcement came 10 months after TheCable reported how the governor relaunched moves to dethrone the emir. One of such moves was the reopening of an investigation by the Kano State Public Complaints and [...]

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    On Sanusi’s dethroning: The north only beheads the bearers of truth 

On Sanusi’s dethroning: The north only beheads the bearers of truth 

Northern Nigeria is prostrate. It is the axis of uglies – banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, diseases, ignorance, and drug abuse. Alas! The region’s elite are aware of the problems, but look away because the disequilibrious status quo sustains them. What is petrifying, however, is that they maul and clobber at anyone who spits the truth in their faces. I think, this is [...]

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    Kano anti-graft agency asks Sanusi to answer land racketeering allegations

Kano anti-graft agency asks Sanusi to answer land racketeering allegations

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission has asked Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, to appear before it on Monday over fresh allegations on land racketeering. TheCable had earlier reported that the agency asked the monarch to appear within 24 hours. Sources told TheCable that Sanusi asked for more time. Addressing journalists at his office on Thursday, Muhuyi Rimingado, chairman [...]

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    Protest rocks Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Protest rocks Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Some angry youth on Wednesday staged a protest at the Hisbah office in Kano state over a song allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad. One Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, said to be a member of the Tijjaniyah sect, reportedly composed a song containing derogatory words about Muhammad. The protesters, led by one Idris Ibrahim (also known as Baba Idris), said they were at the office to [...]

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    Two shot dead in Kano

Two shot dead in Kano

Gunmen on Monday raided Bagwai town in Bagwai local government area of Kano state, killing two persons. Abdullahi Haruna, spokesman of the state police command, confirmed the incident. The gunmen were said to have arrived the area around 10:30pm, attacking some shops. "Gunmen attacked some shops and shot three persons two of whom died after they were rushed to Bichi General Hospital," Haruna [...]

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March 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS380478402
KANO375477498
PH380478498
ABUJA375476400
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