Muhammad Ahmad

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Nasir El-Eufai [Photo Credit: The Whistler]

El-Rufai, Police speak on Kaduna mayhem

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has directed the arrest and prosecution of all persons responsible for Monday's mayhem which occurred in Kasuwan Magani in Kajuru local government area. The government said that security agencies must, ''investigate the incident, arrest and make available for prosecution the perpetrators.'' There was pandemonium…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Financial probe: Kano govt accepts accountant-general’s resignation

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has accepted the resignation of the state Accountant-General, Aisha Bello, in the midst of an ongoing probe into the state's finances. The erstwhile official tendered her resignation Thursday. It is not clear if the move is connected with the ongoing financial probe. Mr. Ganduje…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Emir Sanusi gets new appointment

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has appointed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, to chair the newly inaugurated Kano Investment Advisory Committee. The committee is saddled with the task of identifying strategies for making the state economically viable. The governor hinted that the overall wisdom behind the committee…

Kano govt blames INEC, says footage of underage voting recorded during 2015 polls

The Kano state government on Monday said the footage showing underage persons voting reportedly during the Kano local government polls, was recorded during the March 30, 2015 general elections conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. It said the exercise depicting the illegality was never conducted by the state…

Kano electoral body welcomes probe of alleged underage voting in council polls

The Kano State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) says it welcomes the decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission to probe alleged underage voting in the recent local government elections in the state. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, at a workshop last week in Lagos, said the commission was aware of video…

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Buhari’s supporter arraigned for alleged impersonation

A Kano magistrate court on Thursday adjourned the case of a 58-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari’s known supporter, Abdulmajid Danbilki-Commander, to May 30, for hearing. Mr. Danbilki-Commander, who resides at Koki Quarters, Kano, was arraigned on a three-count charge of ''intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting public disturbance.'' The judge,…

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Court arraigns ‘Buhari supporter’ for character defamation, impersonation

A Kano magistrate court on Thursday adjourned the case of a 58-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari’s known supporter, Abdulmajid Danbilki-Commander, to May 30, for hearing. Mr. Danbilki-Commander, who resides at Koki Quarters, Kano, was arraigned on a three-count charge of ''intentional insult, defamation of character and inciting public disturbance.'' The judge,…

FILE PHOTO: FRSC officials at a scene of an accident

Bus crash claims 22 secondary school students

At least 22 secondary school students died on Tuesday in a road accident in Gaya local government area of Kano state, police have said. The Kano command of the Nigeria police confirmed the accident, saying its operatives were at the scene trying to "calm the situation". The accident, which occurred…

Herdsmen

Herdsmen-Farmers Crisis: Governor invites all Nigerian herdsmen to settle in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano on Sunday invited Fulani herdsmen facing challenges in grazing their cattle in different parts of the country to come and establish themselves in Kano State. Mr. Ganduje said the recent killings linked to the farmers-herders crisis were unwarranted especially since Kano has a wide expanse…

Pic 15. Vice President with Traditional Rulers and other Community Leaders on the Numan Crisis at the Presidential Villa

Osinbajo in closed door meeting with Emir Sanusi

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, had a meeting behind closed-doors with the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, which lasted 30 minutes at his palace in Kano, Saturday. Although no immediate information was obtained on what the two men discussed, sources said the meeting might be linked with recent happenings in…

Police on patrol

Villagers lynch suspected kidnapper, arrest three others

Villagers in Tudunwada local government area of Kano State have killed a suspected kidnapper who was reportedly part of a gang that mounted an illegal road block close to Falgore forest. The villagers also arrested three other members the gang who were adorned in military uniform. The incident, which occurred…

Kwankwaso shelves Kano visit

Former Kano Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has put off his controversial plan to visit the state for a series of political rallies.  He said the decision was to allow peace and security to prevail in the state. Making this known to journalists at the main Kwankwasiyya House, Luggard Avenue, Kano,…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

I am coming to Kano despite police warning- Kwankwaso

Despite a police warning against the January 30 visit of Nigerian senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso to Kano, the former governor has said no one can stop him from coming to the state. He said he is simply coming peacefully to see his constituents. The Kano Command of the Nigeria Police has…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Police can’t stop me from going to Kano — Kwankwaso

Despite a police warning against his planned January 30 visit to Kano, former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has said no one can stop him from travelling to his home state. He said he will go there peacefully to see his constituents. The Kano Command of the police had advised Mr. Kwankwaso,…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Police warn Kwankwaso against controversial Kano visit

The Kano Command of the Nigeria Police has advised a senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to shelve his proposed January 30 visit to Kano warning that it may lead to chaos. It also said the law would be allowed to take its full course in the event of a breakdown of !aw…

Kano 2019: Violence looms as Ganduje, Kwankwaso supporters fix rallies for same day

Two rival political camps of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano have fixed rallies for the same area on the same day. One of the camps is that of ex-governor Musa Kwankwaso, called Kwankwasiyya, while the other is that of the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, called Gandujiyya. Both…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

I will visit Kano despite opposition – Kwankwaso

A former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has denied media reports that he cancelled his proposed January 30th visit to his state due to illness. The visit has created palpable political tension in the state with some politicians claiming that Mr. Kwankwaso, a senator, was visiting in order to intimidate…

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Drama as father of ‘killer’ bride collapses in court

There was drama at the Kano High Court on Friday when the father of a bride convicted of killing her husband collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital. Hussaini Isiyaku, who was called to testify on the age of his daughter, slumped and started shouting, "I will die, I…

Northern Elders Forum appoints new leader

The Northern Elders Forum has appointed Sani Daura as its interim National Chairman after its former leader, Paul Unongo, resigned. The forum said it made the appointment after reviewing critical national developments, particularly tension around national security punctuated by killings in many communities in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Kaduna, Zamfara and…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Police interrogate Kano Commissioner over inciting remarks on Kwankwaso

Operatives of the Kano Police Command have interrogated the Kano State Commissioner for Special Duties and a former State All Progressive Congress, APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas over his alleged inciting remarks against former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso. Mr. Abbas was quoted last week to have directed supporters to stone, "Satan Kwankwaso…

SSS arrests step-mum over death of kidnapped six-year-old

The State Security Service has arrested a woman and two others following the recovery of the corpse of her six-year-old step-son from the hideout of suspected kidnappers in Kano. Parading the suspects on Monday at the SSS office in Kano, the state director of the agency, Muhammad Alhassan, said they…

Forget 2019, Northern youth groups tell Buhari

A coalition of youth groups in Northern Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election. The leaders of the coalition, called Northern Youth Coalition, stated this when they addressed journalists at the Press Centre in Kano on Sunday. They said they were dissatisfied with Mr. Buhari’s performance…

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Gunmen kill NDLEA official

Suspected armed robbers on Friday gunned down an operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and injured three others in Kano. The NDLEA Chairman, Mohammad Abdullah, said the incident occurred when one of its patrol teams approached a road block in the city. He said it was not…

Rabiu Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso’s proposed Kano visit intended to spite Buhari — Kinsman

The proposed visit of a Nigerian senator, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to Kano state next Saturday is aimed at spiting President Muhammadu Buhari, the senator's kinsman, Musa Iliyasu Kwankwaso, has said. Mr. Kwankwaso, a former governor who the brother claims has not visited Kano since May 2015, is set to visit…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

Embattled ex-Kano APC Chairman appointed commissioner

Following the resignation of the Abdullahi Abbas as the chairman of the All Progressive Congress, APC in Kano, the state governor, Umar Ganduje, has appointed him a commissioner. It is not yet clear which portfolio he would be assigned to superitend. Governor Ganduje, who forwarded a letter requesting for the…