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Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Kano court voids report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds. Justice O. A. Egwuatu said PCACC did…

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Court dismisses Kano kingmakers suit challenging creation of new emirates

The Kano State High Court has dismissed a suit filed by Kano kingmakers challenging the creation of four new emirates and the appointment of first-class emirs. Delivering the judgement on Monday, the judge, Ahmad Badamasi, said the suit has been overtaken by events as the law creating the emirates has…

Ganduje signing the Kano transmission line agreement

Ganduje signs agreement for building 132KVA Kano transmission line

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed an MoU with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), in Asokoro, Abuja, for better electricity supply in the state. A statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, on Saturday said the governor assured that "providing electricity to Kano is a…

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INEC: What we’re doing to include physically challenged persons in future polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained what it is doing to allow persons with disabilities (PWDs) take an active part in the electoral process across the country. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Zamfara State, Asma’u Maikudi, disclosed this on Tuesday at a one-day meeting in Kano. The meeting was…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Al-Jazeera]

Buhari’s ‘false marriage video’ trial suffers setback

The State Security Services (SSS) on Wednesday failed to proceed with the prosecution of the alleged mastermind of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fake marriage video. The SSS had arraigned Muhammad Kabiru before a Kano magistrate court for circulating a video that depicted the minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Faruq, getting married…

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Kano NYSC records ‘first of its kind’ marriage

Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), in Kano State, Muhammad Musa and Hauwa Bagudu are set to wed on Friday at the Nigerian Air force base, Juma'at Mosque. The NYSC Coordinator in Kano, Ladan Baba, told journalists on Wednesday that the marriage will be the first…

Kano Assembly

Kano Assembly impeach Majority Leader

The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Abdul-Madari, has been removed. Mr Abdul-Madari was on Wednesday replaced with Kabiru Hassan-Dashi. The impeachment notice was moved by the member representing Bunkure local government in the house, Uba Gurjiya. Mr Gurjiya moved the motion on behalf of 23…

How I ‘retired’ Kwankwaso from politics — Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, on Friday, explained how he was able to 'retire' his political mentor, Rabi'u Kwankwaso, from active politics especially after a recent Supreme Court judgement that affirmed his mandate. He said his victory coupled with that of the APC in just concluded parliamentary re-run elections…

Kano assembly approves Ganduje’s N15bn loan request

The Kano State House of Assembly has approved a request by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to take a N15 billion loan to fund his free and compulsory education initiative. The loan will be obtained in the names of the 44 local government areas of the state and repaid from their federal…

Nigerian Police

Woman sets self ablaze

A married woman has set herself ablaze, because her husband married a second wife. The woman, identified as Rabi, was said to be unhappy with her husband, Malam Badamasi, for marrying an additional wife. Freedom Radio on Wednesday reported that the incident happened at Gayawa quarters, Ungoggo local government area…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

Ganduje seeks approval for N15bn loan to fund free education in Kano

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked for the approval of the State House of Assembly to borrow N15billion from Guaranty Trust Bank in the name of the 44 local governments of the state to run his government's free education policy. The Speaker of the Assembly, Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, on Monday…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

How APC, PDP fared in Kano rerun elections

It was an almost total victory for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano but for the loss of a federal legislative seat. Of the seven legislative seats for which rerun elections were held in the state, the APC won six while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in…

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2 out of 10 deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Kano – Report

Only 21.5 per cent - two out of ten - of deliveries in Kano State are attended by skilled birth attendants, a report titled Primary Health Care in Nigeria- A case study of Kano State, has revealed. The research was conducted by Nigeria Health Watch and spanned across 49 facilities…

Lassa fever

UPDATED: Lassa Outbreak: Kano govt confirms death of 3 persons, 292 others on watch list

The Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state, which has so far claimed the lives of three persons. Addressing journalists on Wednesday, the state commissioner of health, Aminu Tsanyawa, said a pregnant woman, and two medical doctors who diagnosed her have died of the…

The Kano State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi

Kano PDP chairman decamps to APC

The Kano State Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Sulaiman-Bichi told PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday that he will make a formal announcement of his defection soon. His defection comes two days after the Supreme Court affirmed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Supreme Court Verdict: Ganduje seeks cooperation, PDP decries ‘robbery’

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has called on the opposition to join hands with him for the development of the state. Mr Ganduje spoke against the backdrop of the judgment of the Supreme Court on Monday which upheld his reelection. A statement by Abba Anwar, his spokesperson, quoted Mr…

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Kano records 5.8% modern contraceptive use – Expert

Kano State recorded a low prevalence of modern contraceptive use of 5.8 per cent in 2018. An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state. The conference was organised by development Research and Project Centre, dPRC. Mr Sadauki,…

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

SSS files two-count charge against alleged mastermind of Buhari’s false wedding

The State Security Services on Tuesday filed a two-count charge against Kabiru Muhammad, the alleged mastermind of the purported story of President Muhammadu Buhari's false marriage before a Kano Magistrate court. The SSS charged Mr Muhammad with defamation and injurious falsehood, contrary to section 392 and 393 of the Penal…

INEC trains 3,456 ad-hoc staff for rerun elections in Kano(Photo: Nasir Ibrahim)

INEC trains 3,456 ad-hoc staff for Kano rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recruited and trained 3,456 National Youth Service Corps members and students of Bayero University, Kano, for the rerun elections. The INEC Resident Electoral commissioner in Kano, Riskuwa Arabu-Shehu, disclosed this on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting with political party leaders, security agencies and…

Yemi Osinbajo

Nigeria records 15% of cancer cases in West Africa – Osinbajo

Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said Nigeria has the highest prevalence rate of cancer cases in West Africa. He said about 72,000 of over 100,000 cancer patients reported annually, lost their lives. Mr Osinbajo disclosed this on Monday when he laid the foundation stone of Kano Cancer Centre…

Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Kano commissions the enormous Aminu Dantata Bridge at Sabon Gari Market. [PHOTO CREDIT: @BashirAhmaad]

Osinbajo arrives Kano, commissions Dantata flyover

Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, arrived at the VIP Wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport for a one-day working visit. Mr Osinbajo, who arrived aboard Nigerian Airforce with the number 5-N-FGW, was received by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and his deputy, Nasiru Gawuna, around 11.21 a.m. [gallery…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

Kano govt sets up committee to check ‘media excesses’

Kano State’s executive council has sanctioned the constitution of a technical committee to look into the issue of professional misconduct and abuse of privilege by media organisations in the state. The state’s commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, said this on Saturday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the state…

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Kano govt shuts ‘illegal’ orphanage, ‘rescues’ 19 children

The Kano State Government has announced that it has rescued 19 children from the custody of Du Merci Orphanage Home located at Nomansland, Kano. The government said the orphanage was operating illegally. A statement issued on Wednesday by Fatima Dala, a special adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on child welfare…

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Kano govt suspends law banning opposite sexes from plying same tricycles

The Kano State Government has suspended the implementation of a directive banning persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January 2020. The spokesperson of the agency responsible for implementing the law, Kano Hisbah Board, Lawan Fagge, disclosed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. The…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt bans opposite sexes from plying same tricycles – Official

The Kano State Government has banned persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January, 2020, an official has announced. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed this on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Zone A of Muslim Society…