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    EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable can report.On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II.Also at Monday's plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter [...]

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    ‘You’re a product of rigged election’ — Abba Yusuf blasts Ganduje

‘You’re a product of rigged election’ — Abba Yusuf blasts Ganduje

Abba Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano state, says the declaration of Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, as winner of the election is unlawful.Yusuf said the outcome of the supplementary election held in the state did not reflect the will of the people.Yusuf, in a statement issued on his behalf by Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, his spokesman, asked Ganduje [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

PHOTOS: INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has issued certificate of return to Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor of Kano state.Ganduje, who contested the election under the All Progressives Congress (APC), picked up his certificate, alongside Nasiru Gawuna, his deputy, and lawmakers-elect of the Kano house of assembly.Below are photos:[...]

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    Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Rabiu Bichi, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, says violence pays under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The supplementary polls that held in the state was marred by violence.Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, who was trailing Abba Yusuf, PDP candidate in the March 9 election, won after the supplementary [...]

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    It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

The West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says it is untrue that Kano is an exceptional case of electoral violence.At a press conference in Abuja, the group said the comments were made in bad faith and in pursuit of a predetermined agenda.The group said the elections where generally free and fair across [...]

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    EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

EU on supplementary polls: Violence prevented us from accessing some polling units

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says it witnessed intimidation of voters and violence during the supplementary elections.The rerun held in Kano, Bauchi and Benue, Plateau and Sokoto states.In a statement, the EU EOM said police and party leaders failed to prevent attacks on electoral officials by youth gangs armed with clubs and machetes.It said due to harassment, [...]

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    CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.Idayat Hassan, the CDD director, said on Saturday in a preliminary statement on the supplementary election was full of intimidation.“This electoral cycle has witnessed so much intimidation, harassment and attack on voters, journalists, observers and INEC officials,” [...]

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    Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

Kano PDP asks INEC to cancel supplementary poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday.Bichi said there was need for the commission to cancel the election as the [...]

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    Violence breaks out in Kano, journalists attacked

Violence breaks out in Kano, journalists attacked

Suspected thugs disrupted the electoral process at Suntulma  Gama Primary School in Nassarawa local government area of Kano state on Saturday, sending voters away from their polling units.The suspects who wore T-shirts with inscription of one of the two leading political parties brandished weapons freely.Among the journalists attacked were Maduabuchi Nmeribe of The Authority, and Kola Oyelere of Tribune.NAN said trouble began [...]

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    Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

Coalition asks FG to reject US verdict on corruption, insecurity

The Coalition for Nigeria Movement has faulted a recent report by the United States on human rights abuse and corruption in Nigeria.The report, which was published on the website of the US Department of State, said several acts of gross human rights abuse were committed by both government and non-government actors within Nigeria in the year under review, many of [...]

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    Family of 6 perish in early morning fire

Family of 6 perish in early morning fire

Tragedy struck  in the wee hours of Saturday at Bawo road, Hausawa quarters, Kano, when a family of six perished in a fire incident.The fire outbreak led to the deaths of one Isaiah Jonathan, his wife, three children, including a newborn, and the younger sister of his wife.A witness told TheCable that the fire which started from the sitting room, [...]

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    Presidential poll: Those doubting Kano results are ignorant, says Ganduje

Presidential poll: Those doubting Kano results are ignorant, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says those questioning the votes cast for President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano, are "unserious and ignorant" of the state’s politics.Ganduje spoke when he visited Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Wednesday.Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 1,464,768 votes in Kano ahead of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Police arrest APC rep over attack on Kwankwaso’s convoy

Police arrest APC rep over attack on Kwankwaso’s convoy

The Kano state police command has arrested Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives, over the attack on the convoy of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central.TheCable can confirm that Jibrin who is in the All Progressives Congress (APC) was among the suspects arrested over the attack which occurred on Thursday.He is a known loyalist of President Muhammadu Buhari and [...]

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    PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) says the Kano mammoth crowd that welcomed Atiku Abubakar its presidential candidate on Sunday is evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost support in the north-west.Kano is believed to be a stronghold of Buhari where he secured his highest number of 1.9 million votes in 2015 election.The governor, Abubakar Ganjude, had promised [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold

PHOTOS: Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold

A massive crowd received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano on Sunday.Kano is the stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari. He secured 1.9 million votes, his highest, in Kano in 2015 when Rabiu Kwankwaso was the governor.But Kwankwaso, who led Atiku’s team into the ancient city on Sunday, declared that it was all over for the [...]

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    VIDEO: Atiku pulls massive crowd in Kano

VIDEO: Atiku pulls massive crowd in Kano

Supporters of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) trooped out in thousands to the Sani Abacha stadium in Kano on Sunday.The presidential candidate was still at the palace of Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, when the crowd took over the stadium.Kano, a stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to give Buhari five million votes in [...]

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