Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Female bomber kills six in Kano

Female bomber kills six in Kano

A female bomber has blown herself up at the Kano State Polytechnic, Gadan-Kaya in Kano, Kano State.The Nigerian police force and the State Security Service (SSS) have both confirmed the attack, but casualty toll is still unclear.SSS spokesperson, Marilyn Ogah, said the bomber was about "14 or 15 years old".A witness told TheCable that the suspect disguised in hijab and then mixed [...]

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    How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

How Boko Haram is crippling businesses in the south-east

Boko Haram is crippling business in the south-east of Nigeria, investigations have shown.The Onitsha Main Market, which is one of the largest markets in West Africa, is the epicentre of trade in the Igbo-dominated southeast region.The market draws a copious mélange of Igbo traders from southeastern states other than Anambra, where is it situated. And Onitsha, which is home to [...]

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    UPDATED: Massive blast foiled at Kano mosque

UPDATED: Massive blast foiled at Kano mosque

Kano State would have recorded yet another massive blast on Friday, the state commissioner of police, Alhaji Adenrele Tasheed Shinaba, has said.Addressing journalists on Friday, he said 13 explosive devices were planted near a Mosque in Sauna Fafunga in Dakata area of Nassarawa LGA.The mosque received an unusually high number of worshipers on Friday ahead of this year's Ramadan fasting, [...]

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    Students killed in Kano explosion

Students killed in Kano explosion

Eight persons, mostly students, have been confirmed killed in an explosion that hit the School of Hygiene, Kano, on Monday. The blast occurred at about 2.05pm when students were rushing to the school to collect their admission letters for higher national diploma programme scheduled to commence soon. The suicide bomber came with a rucksack on his back, pretending to be one of the students, according to [...]

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    Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the north and the stalemate in Nigeria

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the north and the stalemate in Nigeria

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as emir of Kano is now history in the making. Even if a worst case scenario plays out and he is given the Dasuki treatment tomorrow by whomever, history would still have it that he was the emir of Kano at some point. Although history does not unfold at anybody’s pleasure, I assume the coalition of forces [...]

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    Kaduna refinery to run at 100% capacity by 2015

Kaduna refinery to run at 100% capacity by 2015

The refinery in Kaduna would be functioning at 100 per cent capacity by 2015, managing director of Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemical Company (KRPC), Saidu Mohammed has said. Mohammed made the assertion at a two-day workshop organised by the company for energy correspondents in Kano, themed: Managing Information in the Oil and Gas Industry.Mohammed disclosed that the plant presently operates at 60 per cent [...]

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    Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

Amaechi’s flight ‘grounded in Kano’

The chartered aircraft that flew Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State to Kano State on a condolence visit to Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been grounded, a state official said.The state commissioner for home affairs, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam Gwarzo, told sympathisers who came to condole with Kwankwaso over the death of the former emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero, at the government [...]

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    REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

REVEALED: Pensions of Nigerian ex-governors (2)

Just how much do former governors and their deputies regularly take out of the treasury long after they've left office? Nigerians are just waking up to this reality. Much of the focus has been on what they spend in office, not thereafter. The first part of this special report focused on pensions for ex-governors and ex-deputy governors in Akwa Ibom, [...]

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    Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines returns to Kano route

Ethiopian Airlines on Saturday resumed its flight to the Nigeria's commercial city of Kano 10 years after it suspended fights to the city because of bad weather.The resumed flight touched down at the Kano International Airport to a warm reception from Kano businessmen and politicians led by the state's deputy governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje.Ganduje, who received the airline's officials, pledged [...]

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    Rocket launcher factory ‘discovered in Kano’

Rocket launcher factory ‘discovered in Kano’

Nigerian military authorities said they have discovered a rocket launcher production facility in Kano State.Defence spokesman, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, said in a statement on Friday that the facility was discovered at Dorayi District in Kumbotso local government area of Kano State.He said a prominent member of the "terrorists group" was recently arrested, following which the factory was discovered.Although he [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Attack on Sabo is attack on Nigeria

Kwankwaso: Attack on Sabo is attack on Nigeria

Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State on Monday condemned Sunday night's bomb attack on Gold Coast Road, Sabon Gari, Kano.Four persons were confirmed killed in the attack, including the suicide-bomber."Attack on Sabon Gari is an attack on Nigeria. Sabon Gari accommodates different ethnic groups from many parts of the country," he said on a sympathy visit to the people of [...]

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    Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

Police confirm 5 deaths in Kano blast

The Kano State Police Command on Monday confirmed the death of five persons in Sunday’s suspected suicide bombing in Sabon Gari area of Kano metropolis.The command said in a statement signed by its spokesman, ASP Magaji Majiya, that the blast occurred at about 10pm.It said that five persons, including the suicide bomber, were killed in the incident at Middle Road [...]

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    Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

Police foil another bomb attack in Kano

The Nigeria police said another bomb attack in Kano has been foiled.This is coming less than 24 hours after a car laden with bomb killed five persons in the city.Force PRO, Mr Frank Mba, a chief superintendent of police, said operatives tracked the would-be bomber."Kano police operatives acting on intelligence, tracked and recovered a Mitsubishi Station Wagon car, ash in [...]

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    At last, Jonathan goes to Chibok

At last, Jonathan goes to Chibok

President Goodluck Jonathan will finally visit Chibok, Borno State, on Friday - more than a month after schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram from there.According to a Reuters report, Jonathan will stop over at the town en route to a security meeting  in Paris, France.President Francis Hollande had last week called a regional security summit to discuss about the insurgent group with the aim [...]

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