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Kano hospital conducts first brain surgery

Kano State witnessed an epic and historic medical breakthrough as the first Brain Surgery was conducted in the state on Thursday, at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Kano, on Ali Iliyasu, who was suffering from brain ailment in the last 26 years, after an accident. A statement by the chief…

Hafiz Abubakar

Ex-Kano deputy governor, other top Kwankwaso loyalists rejoin APC

A former Kano State Deputy Governor, Hafizu Abubakar, has returned to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Abubakar, a former staunch ally of the ex-Kano State governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, left the ruling party in August and resigned his position as deputy to the current governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. After leaving…

Kano Governor Ganduje caught on video receiving dollars from suspected contractors

Court stops Kano Assembly from investigating Ganduje over alleged bribery

A Kano State high court, presided by Justice Ahmad Badamasi has ruled that Kano State House of Assembly has no power to investigate the $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the judge said collecting bribe from contractors is a criminal offence in section…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

PDP imported supporters from Niger Republic for Sokoto rally – El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday said majority of the persons who participated at the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally which held in Sokoto were from neighbouring Niger Republic. The governor, a member of the ruling party, APC, disclosed this during an inauguration of his campaign commitee in…

Former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shema [Photo: pulse.ng]

Alleged N11bn Fraud: EFCC forced me to implicate former Katsina governor – Former council boss

One of the defendants in the trial of former Governor Ibrahim Shema of Katsina State Wednesday accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of forcing him to implicate the former governor. Ibrahim Dankaba, the fourth defendant in the trial, speaking through his counsel, Napoleon Idenale, told a state high…

Lagos High court

UPDATED: N5.7 billion SURE-P Fund: Court terminates former Katsina govt. officials’ trial

The Katsina State High Court has terminated the trial of three former officials of the state government charged with misappropriating over N5.7billion SURE-P funds. The trial was terminated because the Katsina State prosecution team failed to secure the approval of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, to continue…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

#Gandujegate: Court fixes date to decide Ganduje’s fate on assembly probe

A Kano High Court on Wednesday fixed December 6 for judgement on whether the Kano State House of Assembly has the power to investigate the alleged $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The National coordinator of Lawyers for Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, Muhammad Zubair, filed a suit to…

EFCC operatives

Ex-council chairman co-accused of N11bn fraud says he was forced to write statement

A former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in Katsina State, Ibrahim Dankaba, has told a high court of the state the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) forced him to write his statement presented before the court by the agency. EFCC arraigned Mr Dankaba alongside…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

#Gandujegate: Kano Gov sues Daily Nigerian publisher, demands N3bn

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has filed a N3 billion lawsuit against Jaafar Jaafar, publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper for alleged defamation over publications of videos clips showing the governor collecting bribes in hard currency from a contractor. In the writ of summons obtained by PREMIUM TIMES in the…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

#GandujeGate: Governor fails to appear before House committee

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has failed to appear before the committee constituted by the state’s House of Assembly to investigate alleged $5 million bribery against the governor. Rather, Mr Ganduje was represented at the committee sitting on Friday by Kano State’s commissioner of information, Muhammad Garba. Addressing the panel…

Kano on map

401 candidates jostle for 24 Kano Reps seats

About 401 candidates under 38 political parties are competing for 24 House of Representatives seats in Kano. Also, 38 political parties have submitted the names of 74 candidates to contest for three senatorial seats in the state. The head of voters’ education and publicity department, Garba Muhammad, disclosed this to…

Hafiz Abubakar

Former Kano deputy governor leaves PDP two months after joining party

The immediate past deputy governor of Kano State, Hafiz Abubakar has abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party to join the Peoples Redemption Party. Mr Abubakar told his supporters on Wednesday that he left PDP due to injustice meted to his supporters. He said the PDP failed to grant his 'only request'…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

#Gandujegate: Youth, student groups storm Kano Assembly in support of embattled governor

Groups of youth and students mobilised to the Kano State House of Assembly to chant support for the embattled Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Thursday as the publisher of Daily Nigerian newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar, appeared before a committee probing the allegation of bribery against the governor. The state legislature set up…

File photo of Shiite protesters

Shiites set for annual arbaeen trek

The Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has pledged to embark on its annual arbaeen trek from Kano State to Zaria, Kaduna State, on Thursday. Arbaeen is a Shiite annual religious practice usually conducted on 20th Safar of Islamic calendar to mark the fortieth day of the murder of Imam…

Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (Photo Credit: DailyPost)

UPDATED: N5.7bn SURE-P Fund: AGF Malami directs ICPC to hand over Katsina officials’ trial to state govt

The trial of three men accused of stealing N5.7 billion SURE-P funds was stalled Tuesday after a Katsina State official said Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, had directed the anti-graft agency (ICPC) to hand over the case file to the Katsina State government. Mr Malami, weeks later, denied giving…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

#Gandujegate: Police ban students from protest against Kano governor

The police in Kano have banned the Kano chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) from embarking on a rally to call for the resignation of the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, over an alleged $5 million bribe. Mr Ganduje appeared in a series of video, receiving money in dollars…

A PDP rally used to portray the story

PDP aspirants protest ‘imposition of candidates’ in Kano

Dozens of aspirants for the House of Representatives and State Assembly on the platform of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have protested the imposition of candidates and violations of electoral guidelines by the electoral panels in Kano State. The aspirants, from the 44 local government areas of the state,…

Police Officers

23 police officers arrested for extortion, others

The police in Kano have arrested 23 of its officials for alleged extortion, illegal road block and other offences. Others arrested include an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, 23 from the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) and 12 from the state special constabulary. The police spokesperson in the…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

Kwankwaso justifies choice of in-law as governorship aspirant

A former governor of Kano State and PDP presidential aspirant, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has said he endorsed the candidature of his in-law, Kabir Yusuf, because he was the brain behind the capital projects executed in Kano from 2011-2015. He said most of the infrastructure executed under ministry of works during his…

Ibrahim Shekarau

Fire razes Shekarau’s residence

Fire has razed parts of the Mundubawa avenue residence of a former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, an aide said Sunday evening. The incident, which reportedly occurred as a result on an electrical spark, affected two rooms. The media aide to the 2011 presidential candidate, Sule Yau, confirmed the…

Bukola Saraki, Senate President

Lawyer sues APC, FG over alleged threat to remove Saraki

A Kano-based lawyer, Ali Jamilu, has sued the Attorney-General of the Federation, All Progressive Congress (APC) and its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, over the alleged threat to remove Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate. An originating summons filed at Federal High Court, Abuja, obtained by PREMIUM TIMES indicated that…

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…