Friday, April 26, 2019

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    In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

In Kano, ‘ghost workers’ earned N651.6m in 3 yrs

Garba Mohammed, the state commissioner for information, disclosed this in an interview with NAN on Saturday.He said a committee recently set up to verify the actual number of the workers discovered the development, adding that about N18.1 million was being lost to the fake workers on a monthly basis.“According to the committee’s report, out of the 2,490 casual workers of [...]

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    Nigeria one of the ‘hardest’ countries to do business

Nigeria one of the ‘hardest’ countries to do business

The World Bank Group (WBG) has ranked Nigeria as one of the hardest countries to do business in 2015, falling 23 places down the rankings when compared with the 2014 report.In a report by the bank, Nigeria ranked 170 of 189 countries on the ease-of-doing business index. It ranked 147 in 2014.While Eritea was at the bottom of the table as [...]

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    Fuel sold for N40 and 12 things that were true the last time Pillars lost in Kano

Fuel sold for N40 and 12 things that were true the last time Pillars lost in Kano

The world has changed a lot between the last time Kano Pillars lost 2-1 to Julius Berger in Kano on June 21, 2003, to the recent defeat on August 23, 2015, to Nasarawa United.Let us flash back to exactly 12 years, two months and four days ago!FUEL SOLD FOR N40It was even N26 a day before Pillars lost to the [...]

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    Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

Oil-rich Bayelsa sells ‘most expensive’ petrol

The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that premium motor spirit (PMS) was most expensive in oil-rich Bayelsa state for the month of July.Petrol, as PMS is loosely called, sold for on an average of N153 per litre in Bayelsa state in the month of July, N2 less than the average selling price for the month of June in [...]

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    Buhari worried by huge debt in aviation sector

Buhari worried by huge debt in aviation sector

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed concern over the enormous debt profile of Nigeria's aviation sector, saying his administration will act quickly to redress the situation.Speaking after receiving briefings from Binta Bello, permanent secretary of the ministry of aviation, Buhari directed the ministry to speed up all processes and projects relating to the safety and security of the air transport [...]

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    Ganduje, Kano gov, slashes salaries of political office holders by 50%

Ganduje, Kano gov, slashes salaries of political office holders by 50%

In continuation of belt-tightening measures being adopted by across the states, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, on Saturday announced a 50 percent cut in the salaries and allowances of all political officer holders in the state.Ganduje made the announcement in Kano during the swearing-in ceremony of 13 new commissioners for the state.“I hereby announce that the salaries and allowances [...]

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    After murder trial, Kano child bride regains freedom

After murder trial, Kano child bride regains freedom

A high court in Gezawa, Kano state, has discharged and acquitted Wasila Tasiu, the 15-year-old girl who used rat poison to kill her 35-year-old husband in April 2014.Prosecutors had earlier withdrawn murder charges against her.Audu Bako, Kano state attorney-general, had said the charges were dropped “because the accused is a minor and the victim’s family had forgiven her”.In his ruling [...]

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    Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Ganduje inherits N105bn debt in Kano

Rabi’u Kwankwaso, outgoing governor of Kano state, has left a debt of over N105 billion meant for the payment of 2,715 uncompleted projects in the state, according to a transition committee.Hafiz Abubakar, chairman of the transition committee and deputy governor-elect, disclosed this while presenting the committee’s report to Abdullahi Ganduje (picture), the incoming governor.He said out of the more than [...]

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    Assailants stab 2 primary school pupils in Kano

Assailants stab 2 primary school pupils in Kano

Suspected assailants stabbed two pupils of Fagge special primary school in Kano metropolis on Wednesday.Ibrahim Dansarki, the school's security guard, told NAN that the incident took place around 1:00 pm shortly after the closure of the school.He said the suspects reportedly crossed over a collapsed portion of the school's fence and stabbed the children, a boy and a girl, before [...]

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    Murder charge against Kano child bride ‘dropped’

Murder charge against Kano child bride ‘dropped’

Prosecutors have withdrawn murder charges against Wasila Tasi’u, the 15-year-old girl who used rat poison to kill her 35-year-old husband, Umar Sani, in April 2014.Audu Bako, Kano state attorney-general, told the BBC that the case would be dropped “because the accused is a minor and the victim's family had forgiven her”.The charges would be formally dropped once the court receives [...]

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    Police rescue 4-year-old boy from kidnappers in Kano

Police rescue 4-year-old boy from kidnappers in Kano

The Kano state police command has arrested three persons, including a lady, who allegedly kidnapped a four-year-old boy in Tudun Wada local government area of the state.Magaji Majiya, the police public relations officer in the state, disclosed this while briefing reporters in Kano on Thursday.He said the suspects, who kinapped the boy at the residence of his father in the [...]

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    Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

Former Kano commissioner wanted for disrupting election

 The Kano state police command has declared Musa Iliyasu, a former commissioner in the state, wanted for allegedly sponsoring thugs to disrupt last Saturday’s governorship and state houses of assembly elections.Iliyasu, a commissioner of rural and community development, during the administration of Ibrahim Shekarau, allegedly disrupted the polls at Kauran Mata ward in Madobi local government area of the state.Ibrahim [...]

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    Suspected suicide bomber burnt alive in Bauchi

Suspected suicide bomber burnt alive in Bauchi

A mob at the Muda Lawal market in Bauchi state set ablaze a suspected female suicide bomber on Sunday.Infuriated by her refusal to be searched, the mob concluded that she was a member of the Boko Haram sect on a mission to wreak havoc in the market and descended on her immediately.Witnesses said the mob put a tyre sprinkled with [...]

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    APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led other leading officials of the party to Kano for the coronation of Muhammadu Sanusi II, 14th emir of Kano, on Saturday.Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC and several governors of the party were also in attendance.Some governors of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Kano agog for Sanusi’s Saturday coronation

Kano agog for Sanusi’s Saturday coronation

Eminent personalities have been arriving Kano ahead of the coronation and presentation of staff of office to Muhammad Sanusi II, the 14th emir of Kano.The event widely described as the “Century Great Coronation”, has made the ancient city to wear a new look.Mailafia Sanka, special adviser to the state governor on Kano emirate council, told NAN in an interview on [...]

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    UPDATED: ‘102 killed’ in 3 Kano mosque blasts

UPDATED: ‘102 killed’ in 3 Kano mosque blasts

The central mosque in Kano has been hit by bomb blasts during Juma'at prayers, killing "at least 102 people", according to a witness who spoke with BBC.Ikechukwu Eze, a captain and spokesman of the military joint task force,  confirmed the blasts.Though Mustapha Abubakar, the spokesman of the police in Kano, declined to give any causality figures, Sanusi Lemu, the state [...]

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April 25, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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