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Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Four Kano kingmakers sue Ganduje over creation of new emirates

Four kingmakers in Kano Emirate have sued Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for creating four new emirates and appointing first-class emirs for them. Other plaintiffs joined in the suit are the Speaker of the Kano House of Assembly, the Kano House of Assembly and the Attorney General of Kano State. Also included…

INEC withdraws return certificate from Buhari’s ex-aide, gives it to minister’s son

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificate of Return for the House of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau. The certificate had earlier been issued to Kawu Sumaila, a former senior special assistant…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano Emirates: Ganduje presents staff of office to four new emirs

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has presented the staff of office to the new emirs he appointed in the state last week. This was despite a court order which the governor said came after he had made the appointments. According to a statement on Monday by his Chief Press…

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Kano Controversy: Wudil rejects inclusion in new Gaya Emirate

A group claiming to be speaking for the people of Wudil has rejected the inclusion of their community in the newly created Gaya Emirate. The group pledged the allegiance of the people to the Kano Emirate under Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll. The state government broke the Kano Emirate into five…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Despite court order, Ganduje issues ‘symbolic’ appointment letters to new emirs

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, is scheduled to present appointment letters to new emirs despite a court order restraining him, an official has said. A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to governor Ganduje, on Saturday said the governor did not receive any…

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Protesters condemn Ganduje over split of Kano Emirate, Sanusi’s probe

A group of protesters under the Kano First Forum have condemned the decision of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the State House of Assembly to split the Kano Emirate into five. The protesters led by Yusuf Rabiu on Thursday called on the governor and lawmakers to immediately rescind the decision, which…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje assents to bill reducing Emir Sanusi’s influence in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday assented to a bill approving the creation of four additional emirates in the state, effectively reducing the influence of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi. With the new Emirates, the governor said: "the traditional institution will now go closer to the people…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Kano Assembly reduces Emir Sanusi’s influence, creates four new emirates

The Kano State House of Assembly has removed 36 local government areas from the Kano Emirate to create four new emirates. The proposed new emirates are Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. The Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, has indicated he would sign the bill into law. This development followed an…

Kano State House of Assembly [Photo credit: Channels Television]

Ex-speakers, deputies in Kano to enjoy life pension, foreign medical trips

The Kano State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the 'Pensions Rights of Speaker and Deputy Law 2019' legislation , which approves life pensions for Speakers, and their deputies after they leave the office. Similarly, the former speakers and the deputies will now enjoy foreign medical trips and new vehicles…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

Tribunal blocks PDP request for forensic exams of Kano election materials

The election petition tribunal sitting in Kano has denied an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to scan copies of electoral materials in the governorship election in the state. In her ruling on the application on Tuesday, Justice Halima Shamaki said section 151 subsection 5 of the Electoral Act…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Again, Kano Govt moves to probe Emir Sanusi

The Kano State government has launched a fresh probe to scrutinise the expenses of the Kano Emirate Council from 2013 to 2019. The probe was initiated by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, according to a letter dated May 2, and signed by the commission’s head of operations,…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt organises mass wedding for 1,500 couples

The Kano State government has organised a mass wedding for 1,500 couples drawn from all its 44 local governments. The mass wedding is slated for today, Saturday, across all local governments of the state. A statement signed by Abbar Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullai Ganduje, on Saturday…

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Reps adjourn abruptly as protesting Shiites reportedly storm NASS

The House of Representatives on Wednesday abruptly ended its sitting after the presiding officer announced that protesting Shiites had crashed into a gate of the National Assembly. The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, announced that the protesters, members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN)…

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II

Emir Sanusi appoints leader of Chinese community in Kano

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has approved the appointment of a Chinese, Mike Zhang, as "Wakilin Yan China," which means the leader of the Chinese residents in Kano. A statement issued by a spokesperson of the Kano Emirate, Sa'adatu Baba-Ahmad, on Friday said the appointment followed an increase in…

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Court sacks Buhari’s ex-aide as elected Reps member-elect

A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday nullified the candidature of former presidential aide, Kawu Sumaila, as the elected representative of Sumaila/Takai federal constituency of Kano in the House of Representatives. Mr Sumaila, a former Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly matters, won the election…

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Man allegedly kills 18-year-old wife for ‘being disobedient’

A 26-year-old man, Aminu Inuwa of Unguwar Jakada in Kano, has allegedly killed his wife, Safara'u, and buried her remains in their matrimonial home. A neighbour, who reported the incident to community leaders in the area, said the suspect approached him with a series of questions on how to bury…

PDP Head Quarters [Photo: George Ogala]

14 PDP lawmakers-elect boycott INEC certificates of return presentation in Kano

The 14 People Democratic Party (PDP) members-elect of the Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday boycotted the ceremony for the presentation of certificates of return to winners of state elections in Kano. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the certificates to the governor-elect, Abdullahi Ganduje of the All…

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

INEC has nothing to count in Kano–Kwankwaso

The leader of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State and serving senator, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct fresh rerun elections in the state. He said there were no elections on Saturday in the state. Mr Kwankwaso, who spoke on Saturday…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano Governorship: Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

About a week before Governor Abdullahi Ganduje knows his electoral fate, one of his aides has deserted him. Mr Ganduje's senior special assistant on urban beautification, Hashim Dungurawa, resigned his appointment on Wednesday. He tendered his resignation to the secretary to the governor's office, Usman Alhaji, but did not state…

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Gunmen kidnap expatriate worker in Kano, kill driver

About four gunmen kidnapped an expatriate engineer at Dangi roundabout in Kano at about 7.40 a.m. on Tuesday, witnesses and police said. The gunmen were said to have shot dead the driver, before abducting the expatriate, who was working on a road construction in the area. The identities of the…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

INEC dismisses election result released on social media by Ganduje’s aide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed the result released by Uba Danzainab, a senior special assistant on social media to the state’s governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. A statement signed by INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kano, Riskuwa Arabu-Shehu, said the collation of results for the gubernatorial and state assembly…

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Kano deputy governor loses polling unit to PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Kano, Abba Yusuf, has defeated the incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Magwan polling unit where the deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, cast his vote. PDP defeated APC with 210 to 197 votes in the polling units…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

ANALYSIS: How Kano governorship election could determine fate of Kwankwaso, Ganduje

Saturday's governorship polls in Kano could determine the political careers of a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and an incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Although there are 54 governorship candidates in Kano, the contest is really between Mr Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Mr Kwankwaso's anointed…

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Appeal Court clears Kano PDP

The Court of Appeal has cleared the Kano Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf, to participate in Saturday's governorship election. The appeal court presided by Justice Daniel Kalio granted all the prayers put forward by the appellant. The court granted a stay of execution of the order of…

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UPDATED: Court nullifies candidature of PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano

A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the primary election that led to the emergence of Abba Yusuf as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State. The judge, Lewis Allagoa, ruled that the PDP did not conduct a governorship primary election in the…