Muhammad Ahmad

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

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 State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

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…

Abdulmumin Jibrin

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…

President Muhammadu Buhari on his arrival from Jordan after attending the counter Terrorism

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…

Abba Muhammed

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 State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

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…

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: 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…

Rabiu Kwankwaso and Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje

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…

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,…

NIGERIA: 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…

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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…

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…

An 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…