Muhammad Ahmad

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar

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 members in a rally

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…

Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]

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…

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

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…

Jibril-Aminu

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…

Rabiu Kwankwaso and Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

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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…

Prayers for Buhari

Special prayers held for Buhari in Kano

Hundreds of supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday attended special prayers for the president in Kano. The prayers were for full health recovery for the president and for success in governance. The prayers, led by the Chairman, Kano League of Imams, Falalu Danalmajiri, at the Kano Sani Abacha Stadium,…

Nigerian police force

Police engage robbers in shootout in Kano

The Police in Kano on Wednesday engaged heavily armed robbers in a shootout that lasted several hours when they attempted to rob customers at some ATM machines. The incident which happened at about 2.30 p.m. led to the arrest of two of the robbers who sustained bullet wounds. The police…

Rape Victim

Pastor arrested for alleged serial rape of 13-year-old twin sisters

The police in Kano have arrested a cleric, Samuel John, of Whether-Head in Sabon Gari, Kano, for allegedly serially raping 13-year-old twin sisters and their 11-year old sister. The police spokesperson in the state, Magaji Majiya, told PREMIUM TIMES that the pastor was arrested after the parents and neighbours of…

LAKE Rice used to illustrate the story

Rice production in Nigeria hits 15 million tonnes — Official

Local rice production in Nigeria has now reached 15 million metric tonnes annually, the government has claimed. It said the development means the country will now be saving about N300 billion it used to spend annually on importation of the commodity. The Director of Agriculture at the Kano office of…

Kano APC secretariat [Photo: Legacy Reporters]

Top Kano APC politician decamps to PDP

A chieftain of All Progressive Congress, APC, in Kano State has dumped the party and defected to the opposition PDP. Ibrahim El-Amin, popularly known as Ibrahim Little, an ally of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, announced his decision in Kano on Saturday. Mr. Little was the Kano chairman of the…

Former Governor Of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso boycotts Kano APC Congress

A former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has stayed away from the state congress of the ruling All Progressives Congress currently going on in Kano. The event, which is holding at the Indoor Hall of the Sani Abacha Stadium, is being attended by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, federal and state…

Arewa group

Igbo quit notice: Northern Youth Coalition soft-pedals, meets Igbo groups

The Northern Youth Coalition which on June 6 asked Igbos living in northern Nigeria to leave before October, has set up a 10-member joint committee with Igbo leaders in the region to facilitate peace between the two groups. The committee was set up at a meeting in Kano on Friday…

Arewa Youth Leaders Forum [Photo: FIDES Communications]

Our quit notice to Igbos stands – Northern Youth Coalition

The Northern Youth Coalition that recently handed a three-month quit notice to Igbos living in the northern region insisted on the quit notice. The coalition gave the controversial ultimatum that has been condemned by may Nigerians on June 6, saying Igbos should leave the north before October 1. Speaking to…

Women Protesting

JUST IN: Kano women hold rally against rape

Hundreds of women defied an early morning downpour in Kano and took to the streets on Tuesday in a rally against rampant cases of rape of girls and minors in the state. The protest march,which was organised by old students of St, Louis Secondary School, Kano, and some professional women…

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I haven’t endorsed Kwankwaso for 2019 presidential election – Jigawa Governor

The Jigawa State Governor, Muhammadu Badaru, has dismissed speculations that he is backing former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, for president in 2019. The speculations followed the inauguration of a presidential campaign office for Mr. Kwankwaso in Dutse, the Jigawa State capital last week. The event was said to have been…

Nigerian Police

UPDATED: How Kano Police identified Boko Haram members, fought gun battle – Commissioner

The police in Kano State have provided details of the gun battle with Boko Haram suspects in the state. PREMIUM TIMES reported the duel which occured in the early hours of Sunday. A special police task force set up by the Inspector General of Police led the battle that led…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Kano Police engage Boko Haram suspects in gun battle, arrest five

The police in Kano State on Sunday morning engaged in a gun duel with gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram. The police officers were members of a special task force set up by the Inspector General of Police. At the end of the gun duel, three of…

Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali

Nigeria Customs returns 11 Toyota Hilux vans impounded from senator

The Nigeria Customs Service says it has released four Toyota Hilux pick up vans allegedly belonging to a senator after the payment of N19 million custom duties. The vehicles were impounded by the Kano/Jigawa command of the agency about four mounts ago over the duties. Customs Controller in Kano, Yusuf…

Former Governor Of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso’s associate replies Tinubu: Ganduje will lose Kano in 2019

An associate of the former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has replied a national leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, for endorsing Governor Abdullai Ganduje for second term. According to the former governor’s erstwhile commissioner for state affairs, Aminu Gwarzo, "Governor Ganduje has already lost…

Paul Unongo

Northern Elders Forum names Paul Unongo chairman

The Northern Elders Forum has named Paul Unongo as its new chairman. Mr. Unongo succeeds Maitama Sule, the former minister who died in Cairo, Egypt two weeks ago. The appointment was announced by the new chairman on Monday during a visit by members of the forum to the residence of…

Buhari and Tinubu [Photo Credit: SignalNg]

Buhari has been honest with Nigerians, deserves prayers of all — Tinubu

A leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Bola Tinubu, has said President Muhammadu Buhari deserves the prayers of Nigerians over his health challenges, because he has been honest with them. Mr. Tinubu who was speaking at Government House, Kano, during a condolence visit to the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on…

Saminu Turaki [Photo: Pulse.ng]

EFCC fumes as court grants bail to ex-governor on the run for four years

Despite being on the run for four years after a warrant of arrest was issued on him, an Abuja court has granted bail to Saminu Turaki, about one week after he was arrested. A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja granted Mr. Turaki bail on Thursday despite the anti-graft…

Olusegun Obasanjo with Niger and Adamawa governors condoling Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje over Mataima Sule's death

Obasanjo to Nigerian youth: Only few of us remain, exploit our experience

A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, today said that with the exit of the respected statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule, Nigerian youth have less of the older generation of Nigerians to learn from. Mr. Obasanjo, who was speaking while condoling with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the governor’s office and…

Maitama Sule [Photo Credit: Daily Trust]

Pandemonium as thousands bid farewell to Maitama Sule

There was pandemonium Tuesday in Kano as thousands of mourners paid their last respects to the late former minister and Nigeria UN representative, Yusuf Sule, as he was buried. Due to the heavy human and vehicular movement around the venues of the burial rites, many could not gain access to…