Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Your job requires absolute loyalty, Ganduje tells new deputy

Your job requires absolute loyalty, Ganduje tells new deputy

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says Nasiru Gawuna, his new deputy, must exhibit absolute loyalty and dedication to duty.He said this shortly after Nura Umar, chief judge of the state, swore in Gawuna as the new deputy governor of the state.Gawuna was nominated by the governor following the resignation of Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of the state.Ganduje said [...]

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    Shekarau: How Secondus, Kwankwaso forced me out of PDP

Shekarau: How Secondus, Kwankwaso forced me out of PDP

Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state, says Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso, also a former governor of Kano, contributed to his exit from the opposition party.Shekarau joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday, a day after Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the APC, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, met [...]

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    HEDA asks INEC to release report on underage voting in Kano

HEDA asks INEC to release report on underage voting in Kano

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA) has requested a copy of the report by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) panel on the investigation of alleged underage voting in Kano state local government area election.There was an outrage after images of underage voters were circulated on social media after the election, and in February, INEC set up [...]

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    Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Court awards N10m damages to minor molested by family friend

Nuradeen Sagir, acting chief judge of Kano state, has ruled in favour of a minor over the violation of her fundamental human right.The minor was allegedly sexually abused by a close confidant of her family around May 2016, when she was only six months old.Muttaka Muhammad, the accused, was reported to the Kano state public defender’s office (PDO) in June [...]

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    The Igbo will stay in the north forever, says Ganjude

The Igbo will stay in the north forever, says Ganjude

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano state governor, says the Igbo will stay in the north forever.He said this in a statement issued by Tanko Yakassai, director-general media and communications, on Saturday.He said all governors in the region were against ethnic prejudice, as promoted by a certain group of youth, declaring that “the Igbo in the region will stay forever”.“Even if you want [...]

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    Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Quit notice: We will protect you, police assure Igbo in Kano

Rabi’u Yusuf, Kano police commissioner, has assured Igbo residents in the state of adequate protection of their lives and property.The assurance was contained in a statement released on Tuesday by Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state.At a meeting with the leadership of the Igbo community in the state, the commissioner said his command is committed to [...]

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    Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

Fake police officers arrested with 715kg of hemp in Kano

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two suspected drug traffickers who posed as police officers in Nasarawa area of Kano metropolis.Kano state commandant of NDLEA, Hamza Umar, told journalists in Kano on Tuesday that the suspects were arrested in a brand new escort vehicle with police colour, siren, pilot plate number and in possession of two police caps.According [...]

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    I’m a strong advocate of anti-corruption fight, says Shekarau

I’m a strong advocate of anti-corruption fight, says Shekarau

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, has declared that he is an ardent supporter of the anti-corruption efforts of the federal government.The former minister of education lauded the anti-corruption fight by President Muhammadu Buhari while speaking with journalists in Sokoto on Monday."The efforts by the president to fight corruption in all its ramifications is good for Nigeria. Anybody, who [...]

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    Deceased corps member ‘had untreated kidney infection’

Deceased corps member ‘had untreated kidney infection’

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) says Ifedolapo Oladepo, its late member, died of untreated kidney infection.Oladepo, a corps member of the 2016 Batch ‘B’, died in the course of an orientation programme in Kano state on November 29.Following the controversy surrounding her death, Suleiman Kazaure, NYSC director-general, set up a committee to investigate the incident.Presenting the report of the [...]

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    Police planning to bury our members in a mass grave, Shi’ites allege

Police planning to bury our members in a mass grave, Shi’ites allege

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shi'ia sect, has alleged that the police is planning to bury its members killed on Monday in a mass grave.The police allegedly opened fire on Shi'ites, who were embarking on the "Arbaeen" trek from Kano to Kaduna.In a statement issued by Ibrahim Musa, spokesman of the group, the sect asked security [...]

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    Suspended Jibrin ‘splashes N100m’ on constituents

Suspended Jibrin ‘splashes N100m’ on constituents

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, has empowered his constituents of Kiru/Bebeji in Kano state with start-up packages worth N100 million.Jibrin has accused Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, and four other legislators of padding the 2016 budget with N40 billion.In a statement on Wednesday, his media office said the empowerment programme was in commemoration of 100 days [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, says Almajiri votes were responsible for kicking Goodluck Jonathan out of the presidential villa in Abuja.Kwankwaso decried the political play in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it has divided Nigerians along religious and ethnic lines.“It is unfortunate, in the last couple of years, we have seen a polarisation situation, this issue of Christianity, Islam, [...]

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    Angry mob kill Boko Haram suspect in Kano

Angry mob kill Boko Haram suspect in Kano

A suspected Boko Haram insurgent was killed near the Kano Central Mosque on Friday.Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred around 11:30 am.Majiya said the suspect was stoned to death after being trailed from Kabara area to Kofar Kwaru near the Central Mosque (pictured).The police boss added that the suspect was [...]

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    Kano closes secondary schools for voter registration

Kano closes secondary schools for voter registration

The Kano state government on Thursday ordered the closure of public secondary schools in the state.Hajiya Hadiza Habib, the assistant director of information in the state ministry of education, said the decision was taken in order to allow students who attained the age of 18 years to partake in the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) by INEC.INEC had set aside November [...]

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    Kano declares Friday public holiday for PVC collection

Kano declares Friday public holiday for PVC collection

The Kano state government has declared Friday as a public holiday to enable eligible voters obtain their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This is contained in a statement by Damburan Nuhu, the state’s commissioner for information.Noting that INEC will begin the distribution of the PVCs in all the registration points across the state on Friday, the statement also [...]

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    Kwankwaso picks form, says ‘it is not do or die’

Kwankwaso picks form, says ‘it is not do or die’

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, has picked the N27.5 million nomination and expression-of-interest forms to contest for the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 elections.Speaking in Abuja on Thursday, he promised to regard his co-aspirants as a family and strive to play by the rules, to ensure a rancour-free primary.“Mr chairman, [...]

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