Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    ‘Buhari isn’t different from Jonathan’ — angry reactions to president’s trip to wedding party

‘Buhari isn’t different from Jonathan’ — angry reactions to president’s trip to wedding party

Earlier on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari visited Kano for the wedding of Fatima, daughter of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Idris, the son of Abiola Ajimobi, Oyo state governor.The president handed over the bride price of N50,000 to the Ganduje's family on behalf of the groom. At the end of the occasion attended by the high and mighty, [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari, 22 governors in Kano for wedding of Ganduje, Ajimobi children

PHOTOS: Buhari, 22 governors in Kano for wedding of Ganduje, Ajimobi children

At least 22 governors stormed Kano on Saturday to witness the wedding of Idris Ajimobi and Fatima Ganduje.The couple are children of the governors of Kano and Oyo states.President Muhammadu Buhari attended the wedding alongside Senate President Bukola Saraki; Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman and other dignitaries.Here are some pictures:[...]

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    MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

MATTERS ARISING: Ballot box reads Kano but INEC says underage voters are from Kenya

The underage voting saga is beginning to develop a K-leg, literally. The pictures of kid voters are from Kenya and not Kano, according to the latest information from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The inconsistency in the narratives of underage voters participating in last month's local government election in Kano cannot but leave one wondering what the truth really is. After [...]

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    Underage voting: INEC exonerates Kano, says social media pictures are from Kenya

Underage voting: INEC exonerates Kano, says social media pictures are from Kenya

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there is no evidence of underage voting in Kano state.Abubakar Nauche, chairman of the committee set up by the electoral body said this at a press conference on Friday.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC, instituted the panel following allegations that minors participated in last month's local government election in the state.Shortly after the election which [...]

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    INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

INEC chairman: I have passed the stage where I can be intimidated

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he has passed the stage where he can be intimidated.In a chat with The Interview, Yakubu vowed not to bow to pressure.He said this in light of concerns about voter registration and accusations by politicians that INEC could not be trusted to conduct free and fair elections.Recently, Nyesom Wike, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kano PDP chieftain

Gunmen attack Kano PDP chieftain

Ibrahim Al-Amin Little, a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, has been reportedly attacked by unknown gunmen.He was attacked on Saturday in Kidandan village, along Birnin Gwari road, in Kaduna state, while on his way back to Kano.Little was taken to a hospital after the bandits opened fire on his car.It was learnt that he will have [...]

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    Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Kwankwaso: There was ‘mago mago’ in Kano poll because only one party contested

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says the alleged underage voting in the state's local government polls could only have happened because "only one party" contested the election.Kwankwaso said it would be impossible to rig an election if several political parties are involved.Images of ineligible voters had surfaced on social media after the February 10 election which was overwhelmingly won by the [...]

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    QUESTION: Has Kano finally confirmed Jonathan’s allegations of irregularities in 2015?

QUESTION: Has Kano finally confirmed Jonathan’s allegations of irregularities in 2015?

From frying pan to fire? In a bid to absolve itself of allegations on electoral misconduct, the Kano state government may have done more harm than good.At a workshop organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kano on Monday, Mohammed Garba, commissioner for information, said videos and pictures of underage voters released recently were captured during the 2015 election, [...]

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    PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that elections should not hold in Kano and Katsina states until voter register is sanitised.The party made the call following the allegations of underage voting in Kano state.Pictures of underage voters trended on social media after the last local government election in Kano.INEC had initially denied being involved in the election where the [...]

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    Kano: Underage voters participated in 2015 election — not recent LG poll

Kano: Underage voters participated in 2015 election — not recent LG poll

The Kano state government has once again denied the allegation that underage voters participated in the local government election which took place in the state earlier in the month.After the poll, images of ineligible voters participating in an election went viral on social media.The government had denied that children took part in the exercise which the All Progressives Congress (APC) won [...]

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    ‘We’ll be vindicated’ — Kano electoral commission speaks on probe of underage voting

‘We’ll be vindicated’ — Kano electoral commission speaks on probe of underage voting

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) says it will be vindicated on allegations that it allowed underage voters during the last exercise it conducted.There were reports of underage voting in the recent local government election which the All Progressives Congress (APC) won in all the local government areas.After a public outcry, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) set up a [...]

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    INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

INEC sets up panel to probe underage voting in Kano

The Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) has set up a committee to probe the underage voting in Kano state.Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, disclosed this at a workshop in Lagos on Friday.He said findings of the panel, headed by a national commissioner, will be made public."We wish to assure Nigerians that the matter will be fully investigated," he said."A national [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Can Ganduje deliver 5m votes to Buhari in 2019?

FACT CHECK: Can Ganduje deliver 5m votes to Buhari in 2019?

On Tuesday, Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, promised to deliver five million votes from the state to President Muhammadu Buhari if he seeks re-election in 2019.Though Buhari has not officially declared his intentions for 2019, there are signs that he may decide to remain the number one citizen beyond 2019.After visiting Kano in December 2017, Buhari said the massive reception he [...]

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    Ganduje: My political history is incomplete without Kwankwaso

Ganduje: My political history is incomplete without Kwankwaso

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says his history as a politician is incomplete without Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor.Ganduje succeeded Kwakwanso in 2015, having served as his deputy for eight years.Speaking on the sidelines of high-table dialogue on ethical values and national security held at the state house conference center, Abuja, he said he and Kwankwaso were good friends who fell [...]

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    22 students killed in road accident in Kano

22 students killed in road accident in Kano

Twenty-two students on excursion lost their lives in a road accident in Kano state on Tuesday.Ibrahim Gaya, a witness, said the accident happened between Maitama Sule College and Dudduru village in Gaya town.He said the bus conveying the students was involved in a collision with a truck while trying to avoid a pothole.“The bus, coming from the other side towards Kano, was [...]

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    Ganduje promises Buhari 5m votes if he contests in 2019

Ganduje promises Buhari 5m votes if he contests in 2019

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says the state will give President Muhammadu Buhari five million votes if he contests the 2019 election.Speaking at the swearing-in of 44 new local government council chairmen and 484 councillors on Monday night, Ganduje said the victory recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the local government polls shows that the "party is Kano"."The [...]

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