Muhammad Ahmad

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kano APC chairman steps down

The crisis in Kano's political terrain has deepened with the resignation of the embattled ruling All Progressive Congress, APC state chairman, Abdullai Abbas, indicted in the feud between Governor Abdullai Ganduje and his deputy, Hafizu Abubakar. An aide to the Commissioner of Information, Faizu Alfindiki, confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES that…

Arrested Kidnappers

SSS raids kidnappers’ den, rescues three-year-old in Kano

Operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, in Kano, have rescued a three-year-old boy, who was held hostage by kidnappers for 11 days. The service, according to the state director, Alhassan Muhammmad, received a letter from a lawyer detailing the abduction of the boy on December 8 and swung into…

Kano 2019: I am shocked by my deputy’s stance – Ganduje

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has expressed shock over a statement credited to his deputy, Hafiz Abubakar, wherein he (Abubakar) said he will not run alongside Mr. Ganduje in 2019. Mr. Abubakar had reportedly said this was because he had been sidelined by his boss in party and government…

All Nigerian leaders should be tested for drug abuse – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has called for a law to compel Nigerian political and religious leaders, including lawmakers, governors and traditional rulers, to undertake drug test. The emir made the call as he accused the leaders of condoning the use of illegal substances by their body guards and…

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Constituents express mixed feelings over prolonged suspension of lawmaker

Constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano State have expressed mixed reactions to the continued suspension of their representative in the House of Representatives. A former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin, was suspended by the House for 180 legislative days September last year after he accused…

Corruption more difficult to fight than insurgency — Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says his government has found corruption more difficult to fight than insecurity. Mr. Buhari spoke at a town hall meeting in Kano on the final day of his two-day visit to the state. "The power of the corrupt Nigerians is so enormous but we are determined to…

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Thousands welcome Buhari in Kano; President frees prisoners, vows to win next election

President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Kano on Wednesday for a two-day official visit to the state. Mr. Buhari was received at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, traditional rulers as well as politicians, among others. A…

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2019: Murtala Muhammed’s son drops ambition to be Kano governor

Abba, the son of Nigeria’s former military leader, Murtala Muhammed, who has been seeking to be Kano governor since 1999, has said he will not vie for any political office in 2019. Abba, while addressing some of his supporters at the Gidauniya foundation in Kano on Sunday said, "I'm dropping…

Chief Judge allegedly detains electricity company official for disconnecting his house, office

The Kano Electricity Distribution Plc, KEDCO, has accused the Jigawa State Chief Judge, Aminu Ringim, of assault and illegal detention of its official over the disconnection of electricity from his residence and office. The spokesman of the company, Muhammad Kandi, said its Jigawa South Regional Office on Tuesday began disconnecting…

Kano, Katsina ‘reject restructuring, devolution of powers’

Kano and Katsina states have expressed their support for a strong and united nation even as they urged restraint in any process aimed addressing agitations for restructuring and devolution of powers in the polity. The two states made their position known during the All Progressive Congress public meeting on true…

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Ex-Rep dumps APC for PDP, claims Atiku will soon do same

A few months after the defection of a former governorship candidate, Ibrahim El-Amin, to the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano, a former member of the House of Representatives, Bala Baiko, has followed his footsteps out of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state. Mr. Baiko, who was elected to…

IPOB: Igbos in Adamawa, Kano denounce unrest in South-east, advocate unity

A group of Igbos living in Adamawa and Kano states have deplored the current tension ravaging the South-east arising from the separatist agitations of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and the subsequent military response which has led to violence. The Igbos under their respective cultural associations in the state, while…

Let’s Ignore IPOB Provocations – Northern Youth Group

The Northern Youth Coalition has called on the people of Northern Nigeria wherever they live to henceforth ignore the activities of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in the South-east zone of the country. The coalition had earlier in the year issued a quit notice on the Igbo…

Police warn Kwankaso’s supporters over violence in Kano

The police in Kano State have expressed outrage at the actions of a group of supporters of a former governor of the state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, decrying them as malicious, callous and pathological liars. The police expressed this position on the Kwankwasiyya group on Friday while speaking with journalists over a…

Hate speeches caused Nigerian civil war – Jubril Aminu

A former minister and educationist, Jibril Aminu, has said that hate speeches in the polity and fake news spread in the media were the main causes of the 1967 Civil War in the country. Speaking in Kano, alongside the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, during the 4th annual conference of…

Dozens wounded as political violence rocks Kano

Several people were injured in Kano on Saturday as violence occurred between supporters of the current administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and those of his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso. Two of those who sustained injuries and were reportedly hospitalised include a former Secretary to the State Government under Mr. Kwankwaso, Rabiu…