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    Kano conundrum: Why it matters

Kano conundrum: Why it matters

Following a string of suspicious deaths in Kano last week some have said the state, arguably Nigeria’s most populous, could be Nigeria’s Italy. They are wrong and right. They are wrong because healthcare in Kano and what obtained in any region in pre-COVID-19 Italy is not comparable. Like night and day, they’re not even close. But they are right because leaving Kano, [...]

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    Three suspected coronavirus cases in Kano test negative

Three suspected coronavirus cases in Kano test negative

Aminu Tsanyawa, Kano commissioner of health, says all three suspected cases of coronavirus in the state tested negative. Speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, Tsanyawa said the state remains free of coronavirus. He said all necessary sensitisation measures were being put in place to ensure that coronavirus does not spread to the state. The commissioner listed proactive measures the government had put [...]

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    Tofa-led group kicks against Sanusi’s removal, hits Ganduje

Tofa-led group kicks against Sanusi’s removal, hits Ganduje

The Advocates for United Kano has expressed shock over the dethronement of Muhammadu Sanusi by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state. The group is led by Bashir Tofa, a presidential candidate in the 1993 elections. Sanusi was, on Monday, dethroned as the emir of Kano “for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”. Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, had [...]

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    Ganduje bans street begging in Kano

Ganduje bans street begging in Kano

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, has placed a ban on street begging in the state. Ganduje announced the decision during the launch of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) and distribution of offer of appointment to 7,500 volunteer teachers, which held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, on Tuesday. The governor lamented over the "ugly situation", saying the decision is part of his [...]

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    Kano to Kwankwaso:  You’re ignorant… s’court can’t review governorship case

Kano to Kwankwaso: You’re ignorant… s’court can’t review governorship case

The Kano government says Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state, is “ignorant of judicial procedure” for asking the supreme court to review its verdict which affirmed Abdullahi Ganduje as governor. The supreme court in a decision delivered on January 20, dismissed the appeal filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who claimed the election was [...]

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    Wife sentenced to death for killing her husband in Kano

Wife sentenced to death for killing her husband in Kano

A Kano state high court has sentenced Rashida Saidu, a house wife, to death by hanging for killing her husband. The judgement was delivered by Ahmad Tijjani Badamasi, a judge, on Friday. Saidu was charged to court for alleged complicity in the death of her 56-year-old husband, who was a staff member of the Federal College of Education, Kano. During the trial, Mariam [...]

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    From mass weddings to special assistants on street lights: Political genius in Nigeria

From mass weddings to special assistants on street lights: Political genius in Nigeria

Political genius has flown under the radar for far too long in Nigeria. There is a need to appreciate and publicize the level of political acumen and sagacity from the top echelons of power. Organizing mass weddings is one cardinal part of political genius in Nigeria. It fulfils the divine command to procreate and replenish the earth. Why would anyone [...]

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    ‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

‘500 clerics’ kick off 21 days prayer for Nigeria’s unity

About 500 clerics have gathered in Abuja to kick-start a 21-day prayer and fasting session "against the forces planning the destabilisation of Nigeria". The clerics, drawn from various churches across the country, said with the present situation of things in the country, prayers and fasting are urgently needed to salvage the nation. Led by Sunday Garuba, a bishop who is the president [...]

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    Supreme court to decide Kano governorship appeal on Jan 20

Supreme court to decide Kano governorship appeal on Jan 20

The supreme court has fixed January 20 to deliver judgment in the appeal challenging Abdullahi Ganduje’s election as the governor of Kano state. A seven-man panel led by Ibrahim Muhammad, the chief justice of Nigeria, fixed the date after hearing the arguments of the lawyers representing the parties in the case. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Abba Yusuf, its candidate in [...]

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    Appeal court upholds Ganduje’s election

Appeal court upholds Ganduje’s election

The court of appeal in Kaduna has reaffirmed Abdullahi Ganduje as the duly elected governor of Kano state. On Friday, the appellate court panel led by Tijjani Abubakar upheld the ruling of the Kano governorship election tribunal which ruled in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ganduje, its candidate in the March election. The panel dismissed the petitions filed by the [...]

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    Corps member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

Corps member ‘beats boy to death’ in Kano

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Bebeji local government area of Kano state has allegedly beaten a boy to death. The boy was said to have rushed to the corps members’ lodge to collect some fruits that are usually distributed among children by occupants of the NYSC lodge. Out of desperation to get his own share of [...]

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    Nigeria police force is like an elephant with a dent on its trunk

Nigeria police force is like an elephant with a dent on its trunk

For the past few decades, the Nigerian Police Force has consistently vindicated this preposition; it has been a microcosm of all that is wrong with Nigeria at every stage of its evolution. Systematic and structural issues like indiscipline, chronic corruption and a poor service culture barely scratches the surface underneath the hefty trunk of this elephant in the room. Times [...]

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    No gorilla in Kano zoo, says Ganduje on missing N6.8m

No gorilla in Kano zoo, says Ganduje on missing N6.8m

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there is no gorilla in the state-owned zoo where it was alleged that N6.8 million was swallowed by the animal. An official of the Kano Zoological Gardens had been quoted as saying a gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it. But speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, the [...]

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    Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Muhammed Garba, former commissioner for information in Kano, has asked Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, to tender an apology to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor. The governor's associate made the demand in a 45-paragraph response to an article, "Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje", written by one Jibrin Ibrahim on the face-off between the governor and the emir. Garba said an apology from [...]

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    We’re still investigating Sanusi, says Kano anti-graft commission

We’re still investigating Sanusi, says Kano anti-graft commission

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission says investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano emirate council is ongoing. At a news conference in Kano on Monday, Muhuyi Magaji, the commission’s chairman, said the activities of the agency are free from the control of any individual or authority. “By virtue of Section 8 of Kano State Public Complaints and [...]

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    Dangote brokers peace between Sanusi, Ganduje

Dangote brokers peace between Sanusi, Ganduje

The crisis between Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi ll, emir of Kano, has been resolved following a reconciliatory meeting between the duo. This was contained in a statement by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to Ganduje, and made available to NAN in Kano on Saturday. Anwar said the reconciliatory meeting was initiated by Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest [...]

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