Friday, November 16, 2018

Tag "Kano State"

    Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Supporters of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, have called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over alleged bribery.The group also called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to join in investigating the case and to take necessary action.At a press conference held to mark [...]

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    My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

My blood pressure normal despite blackmail, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says his blood pressure is normal despite alleged blackmail by his "antagonists".He said this on Tuesday at the Shiekh Jidda General Hospital in Kano.Amid an investigation of alleged bribery, the medical personnel at the hospital were said to have certified Ganduje’s blood pressure as within normal range.On Monday, the Kano state house of assembly [...]

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    Controversy over video of Ganduje ‘collecting dollars’ from contractors

Controversy over video of Ganduje ‘collecting dollars’ from contractors

A video of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, allegedly receiving kickback from contractors is currently trending on social media.The video published by Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper, showed the governor receiving bundles of dollars and putting them into his white dress known as 'babanriga' in the northern part of Nigeria.According to the newspaper, the governor had requested for $5 million [...]

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    2019: ‘2.9m’ APC members in Kano endorse Buhari

2019: ‘2.9m’ APC members in Kano endorse Buhari

A total of 2,931,235 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state reportedly voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary election conducted Friday.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state and returning officer of the election, announced that Buhari polled the number of votes in the exercise conducted across the 44 local government areas in the state.It is [...]

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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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November 16, 2018USDGBPEUR
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KANO359476420
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