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Adam Zango, Ali Nuhu reconcile after months of acrimony

Kannywood most celebrated actors, Adam Zango and Ali Nuhu, have finally reconciled after a spat that began in 2017. The altercation between the two was like a melting ice moment that almost fractured the entire industry. Zango and Nuhu initially fell apart over a scandal involving Rahama Sadau in February…

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How we are addressing petrol scarcity – Kaduna governor

The Kaduna State Government has warned petroleum products marketers against the diversion of the products to the black market, an act that has worsened scarcity of the product in the state. The state government stated this shortly after the state executive council meeting in Kaduna on Monday. The government also…

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We’ve won a victory for public education in Kaduna – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday said the state has secured a major victory for public education by defeating an indefinite strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT without recalling any of the sacked teachers. The NUT, supported by the Nigeria Labour Congress, had called the strike…

How I landed my first role in Kannywood big budget movie – Hajara Isah

Kannywood actress, Hajara Isah, is fast becoming a household name in the Hausa movie industry. Quite lucky, her first movie role was in Adam Zango’s big budget movie, Gwaska, released in 2015. PREMIUM TIMES had a chat with the 22-year-old actress in Abuja recently where she spoke about her foray…

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2019: APC chairpersons reject party’s senator, endorse opponent

The chairpersons of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the six local governments that make up Kaduna Central Senatorial district have endorsed a rival candidate as senator for the zone. The district is currently represented in the Senate by Shehu Sani, an activist and member of the APC. Mr. Sani…

VIDEO: Osinbajo delivers ‘Africa Rising’ Lecture at Harvard Business School

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Kaduna the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Agyole Abeh, left, with Deputy-Commissioner of Police Operations, Abdulrahman Ahmed, during a press briefing by the Kaduna State Police Commissioner of Kaduna on the planned protest by National Labour Congress (NLC) and Nigeria Union Teachers (NUT) in Kaduna.

Showdown looms in Kaduna: Police, State govt ban rally; NLC vows to proceed

The Kaduna State Government and the police have warned against the mass protest scheduled for the state capital on Thursday. However, the Nigeria Labour Congress has vowed to proceed with the rally called over the sack of workers by the state government. The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, on…

Teachers strike will not stop Kaduna’s education reforms, El-Rufai says

The Kaduna State Government on Monday commended teachers who shunned the strike called by their union and reported for duty in their schools. The government vowed that the strike will not affect its education reform. The Nigerian Union of Teachers had called on teachers to stay away from schools, which…

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Strike: Obey NUT, get punished, El-Rufai warns Kaduna teachers

The Kaduna State Government has warned its school teachers not to obey the call by the Nigerian Union of Teachers to embark on an indefinite strike starting on Monday. Academic activities are scheduled to resume in all government schools on January 8 across the state after the Christmas and New…

How cinemas saved Kannywood in 2017 – Producers

After losing millions of naira to piracy, Hausa movie producers in 2017 devised a new way to ensure they make money from their movies. At the peak of the piracy earlier in the year, pirates sold films for as low as N10 in major northern cities. However, in 2017, the…

VIDEO: God told me to run for president – Tunde Bakare

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Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai releases 10 inmates, grants pardon to ex-soldier

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has granted clemency to 10 prisoners in the state and approved their immediate release. The governor also granted pardon to Idris Mohammed, a retired soldier and ex-convict, who completed his prison term in 1985. The governor’s action is based on the recommendations of the…

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El-Rufai condemns killing of community chief, wife

The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned the killing of Numana chief and his wife which occurred on the eve of the new year. PREMIUM TIMES reported how gunmen killed the chief in Sanga Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Gambo Makama, and his wife. One of the chief’s…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

El-Rufai to make senior Kaduna officials enroll wards in public schools

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has said that his administration will ask its senior officials to enrol their children in government-owned schools. Public primary schools, largely poorly funded, ill-equipped and staffed with inadequate, and sometimes incompetent,  teachers, are usually attended by wards of low income earners and the poor…

Top 5 Kannywood movies of 2017

A few years ago, the idea of producing a Kannywood movie in English language would have been unthinkable. But it became a reality in 2017. During the year, Kannywood filmmakers were quite adventurous in their movie themes. From action thrillers to romantic flicks and dance movies, they ensured that their…

Top five Kannywood rising stars of 2017

Kannywood movie practitioners had a great time in 2017. From producing Kannywood films in English language to screening their films at cinemas before it is released in the market, the industry experienced a boom. However, these positive developments had a lot to do with the acting prowess and versatility of…

Video: How to win the Liberian run-off election

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Top three Kannywood controversies in 2017

As Kannywood reflects on the giant strides of 2017, it is also worth looking back at some of the major controversies that rocked the industry. Here, this newspaper reflects on Kannywood’s five biggest controversies of 2017. 1 – ADAM ZANGO In 2017, Adam Zango was immersed in a series of…

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VIDEO: Withdraw your wards from local Turkish schools, Erdogan tells Nigerians, other Africans

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El-Rufai condemns Nindem attack, sues for peace

The Kaduna State Government has condemned the Friday night attack at Nindem village in Jema’a Local Government Area of the state. No fewer than four people were killed and eight others injured in the attack said to be by a lone gunman. The commander of a security task force in the area,…

Kannywood: Stop correcting my English, furious Adam Zango tells critics

Kannywood actor and singer, Adam Zango, has urged persons fond of correcting his English grammar usage on Instagram to desist. A furious Zango in a short video he posted on his instagram page described the act as a plan to ridicule his level of speaking and writing in English language.…

VOX-POP: What Nigerians think about Atiku’s defection to PDP

As the the build up to the 2019 race thickens, PREMIUM TIMES recently asked some Nigerians for comments about Atiku's defection to PDP and a possible contest between him and President Buhari in the 2019 presidential race. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-qN5ZQ_EXA&w=560&h=315]

Hundreds of youth attack, rob Kaduna residents

Youth in their hundreds on Saturday while in a procession attacked residents of Badarawa area of Kaduna state with dangerous weapons. The youth, popularly called the 'yan Shara' meaning sweepers, attacked traders and commuters at the popular Katuru road, stabbing and seizing mobile phones and money from any person they…

Adam Zango showers gifts on fans at premiere of ‘Gwaska Returns’

Flamboyant Kannywood actor, Adam Zango, has honoured some of his loyal fans with a grand reception in Kano during the premiere of his new film ‘Gwaska Returns’. The event, which took place at Shoprite in Kano on December 12, saw Kannywood celebrities including Nafeesat Abdullahi, Ali Nuhu, Ado Gwanja, Nura…

Despite FEC order, fuel scarcity bites harder across Nigeria

Despite last Wednesday’s directive by the Federal Executive Council, FEC mandating the Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, to bring an end to the fuel crisis across the country before last weekend, latest PREMIUM TIMES update shows the situation is far from abating. The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed,…