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Tanko Yakasai

Restructuring is Yoruba agenda championed by uninformed Igbos – Tanko Yakasai

An elder statesman, Tanko Yakasai, has described the agitation for restructuring as a Yoruba agenda promoted by uninformed Igbo people. Restructuring is a topical political issue as Nigeria moves towards the next general election, with top politicians and groups demanding it should determine the choice of voters. But the outspoken…

Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor, Ganduje, nominates deputy governor

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has nominated his commissioner of Agriculture, Nasiru Gawuna, as deputy governor. Mr Gawuna is to replace Hafiz Abubakar who resigned from the position last month. Reading the nomination letter at the State House of Assembly plenary on Monday, the Speaker, Kabiru Rurum, said the letter…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje receiving the nomination form from the groups

Kano 2019: Group buys nomination form for Ganduje

A group of associations has purchased the nomination form for the re-election bid of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the forthcoming 2019 general election. Under the aegis of One-2-tell-10 association, the group bought the N22.5 million form at the All Progressive Congress headquarters. The presentation of the form was held at…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Shekarau formally announces defection to APC

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has formally defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressive Congress. Mr Shekarau declared his much anticipated defection at a meeting with loyalists held at his Mundubawa avenue residence on Saturday. He said he decided to leave PDP due to…

L-R Ibrahim Shekarau, Adams Oshiomhole [Photo: Punch Newspapers]

Kano 2019: Oshiomhole meets Shekarau, says ‘real progressives reunite, conservatives run away’

The back and forth of former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, over his political future came to an end Friday as he hosted All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, to put finishing touches to his official defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

2019: Kano APC adopts direct primaries

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano State has adopted direct primaries for nominating its candidates for the general elections. Rising from a meeting on Tuesday, the State Executive Committee of the party said the decision will improve the stock of the APC in the 2019 elections as well as…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Kano 2019: Shekarau disowns aide, denies leaving PDP

A former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, has refuted a claim by his spokesman, Sule Ya'u, that he has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC). In an audio clip repeatedly aired on some radio stations in Kano on Tuesday, Mr Shekarau, a…

Northern Muslims still under colonisation – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, says 60 years after independence, Northern Muslims are still under colonisation. He also said despite Nigeria's independence, the country has refused to recognise the five-century old Islamic system of education. The emir made the statements at a public film screening of the docudrama…

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Radio Kano boss advocates independence of NBC

The Managing Director of Kano State Radio corporation, Umar Tudunwada, has called for a review of the law that established the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to make the regulatory agency independent. He said unless this is done, NBC will continue to suffer interference by government. Mr Tudunwada made the call…

Crowd as Rabiu Kwankwaso declaring to run for President

2019: While Kwankwaso declared in Abuja, hundreds gathered in Kano to denounce him

In what appears a twist of events for ex-Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, while he launched his presidential campaign in Abuja, hundreds of Kano residents who said they were his supporters declared support for the All Progressive Congress (APC). The residents, mostly from the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycles and Tricycles Owners, Repairers…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

2019: Ganduje dares Kwankwaso to launch presidential campaign in Kano

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has challenged his predecessor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, to launch his presidential campaign in Kano, saying he would be rejected by voters in the state come 2019. Mr Ganduje said he believes Kano residents will not welcome Mr Kwankwaso, currently a senator, if he launches his…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

We’re not surprised by ex-deputy governor’s defection – Kano Govt

The Kano State Government on Tuesday described the defection of the immediate past Deputy Governor of the state, Hafiz Abubakar, from the All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as long overdue. A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information, Youthand Culture, Muhammad Garba, noted that…

Hafiz Abubakar

Kano 2019: Ex-deputy governor Hafiz Abubakar joins PDP

The immediate past deputy governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar, along with 10 former aides to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, have decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abubakar announced his defection on Tuesday at a ceremony organised by the Kwankwasiyya loyalists at the Mambayya House. He said he decided to defect…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano 2019: Ten aides to Governor Ganduje resign

Ten aides to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje have resigned their appointment and pledged their allegiance to former deputy governor, Hafiz Abubakar. They officials include two special advisers, three senior special assistants, two special assistants and two personal assistants. Addressing journalists on Tuesday on behalf of the appointees who resigned their positions,…

Kano State Deputy Governor, Hafiz Abubakar

Real reason Kano deputy governor Hafiz Abubakar resigned – Commissioner

The Kano State Government said Hafiz Abubakar tendered his resignation as deputy governor on Sunday to avoid being removed from office. In a statement signed by Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, on Sunday evening, the government said Mr Abubakar resigned having realised that 30 out of the 40…

Hafiz Abubakar

Kano Deputy Governor Hafiz Abubakar resigns

The Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar, has resigned his position, A copy of his resignation letter sent to PREMIUM TIMES by the media aide to Mr Abubakar, Abdulwahab Ahmad, indicates that the resignation letter was sent to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday. Mr. Abubakar, a close political associate…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

2019: Governor Ganduje speaks on impeachment of Kano speaker

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has described the change in leadership in the State House of Assembly as another process for strengthening internal democracy. "The leadership change shows how Kano as a state is serious about internal democracy," he said. PREMIUM TIMES reported the removal of Abdullahi Ata by…

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; Photo: DailyPost

What Kwankwaso’s defection means to Kano APC – Governor Ganduje

The recent defection of a former governor of Kano State, Rabi'u Kwankwaso, and lawmakers from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will not affect the party's chances politically, governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje, said on Friday. Mr Ganduje made this known at his office during an interview with reporters.…

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NJC settles 80% of federal judiciary pension arrears — Official

The National Judicial Council (NJC) says it has paid 80 per cent of pension arrears owed to retirees of federal judiciary between 2013 and date. The executive secretary of the council, Ahmed Saleh, disclosed this on Monday shortly after inspecting enrolment for retirees of the federal judiciary from Kano, Katsina,…

Former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega

State commissions should continue to handle local govt elections – Jega

The former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has rejected the agitation to transfer the mandate of conducting local government elections from state electoral commissions to INEC. He said state electoral commissions can be empowered to conduct credible elections with minimum interference of state governors. Mr Jega…

Buhari loves Nigeria more than himself – Governor Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has described President Muhammadu Buhari as a true and dedicated nationalist, whom he said loves Nigeria more than himself. Stressing that Mr Buhari is an embodiment of honesty and integrity, he said, "We have in him a true and committed leader." He made…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Alleged N950 million Fraud: EFCC seeks transfer of Shekarau’s case to Abuja

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has applied to transfer the case of a former Kano State governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, from the Federal High Court Kano to Abuja. The counsel to the EFCC, Johnson Ojogbame, requested this due to ''security reasons'' when the case was called up for hearing. Mr…

Three APC members die in accident on way to convention

Three APC members from Kano State died in an auto crash in Zaria on their way to Abuja on Saturday morning. The deceased include a councilor representing Diso ward in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State, Abdulwahab Inuwa, and two of his friends, Abdullahi Idris and Abubakar Diso. They…

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll,

Kano 2019: How to ensure peaceful elections – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has urged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to call a meeting of political leaders to develop a framework for peaceful 2019 elections in the state. Mr Sanusi made the appeal on Sunday at the Hawan Nassarawa Durbar, an occasion when the emir customarily pay Sallah…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje at the Kano Central Prison

Ganduje frees 317 prisoners, urges them to pray for Buhari against enemies

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has secured the release of 317 inmates from prisons across the state. He also urged the freed inmates to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari against his and Nigeria's enemies. Mr Ganduje, who witnessed the release of some of the inmates from the Kano Central…