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FILE: Gov. Muhammed Abubukar of Bauchi State inspects a Guard of Honour mounted by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) 2018 Batch ‘B’ members during their swearing-in ceremony at Ganjuwa in Bauchi State on Thursday (26/7/18). 04031/26/7/2018/Deji Yake/BJO/NAN

NYSC rejects 108 prospective corps members over questionable certificates

The National Youth Service Corps in Kano State has rejected 108 prospective corps members posted to the state for presenting questionable certificates and other infractions. The State Coordinator of the scheme, Ladan Baba, said 1,700 prospective Corps members were deployed to the state but the office registered 1,592. Mr Baba…

Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA)

Traffic official drags steering with driver, causing fatal accident

A weightlifting coach attached to Kano State Sports Commission (KSSC), Baba Yusuf, was on Saturday killed by a car that veered off the road due to a struggle between a traffic official and a driver over the control of its steering. According to an eyewitness account, the deceased was riding…

Yahaya Bello pledges to tackle discrimination of physically-challenged persons

The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has pledged to tackle issues of discrimination against people living with disability in the state. He said already made laws would be rigorously implemented to ensure such cause. He made this known on Monday while receiving people living with speciality who paid him…

Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West)

Dino Melaye reacts to sack by election tribunal

The senator who was sacked by an election tribunal has assured his supporters that he would be victorious at a higher court. PREMIUM TIMES reported how Dino Melaye (PDP, Kogi West) was sacked by the election tribunal in Kogi. While reacting to the decision on his Twitter handle, Mr Melaye…

Senator Dino Melayein Plenary

Tribunal nullifies Dino Melaye’s election

An election tribunal sitting in Lokoja, Kogi State, has nullified the election of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi West. The tribunal ordered a fresh election to be conducted in the senatorial district. Mr Melaye's closest rival, Smart Adeyemi of the APC, had challenged his victory at the tribunal. Mr Melaye…

Emir Lamido Sanusi II & Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt continues battle with Emir Sanusi, orders district heads to shun Sallah Durbar

The Kano State Government on Sunday prevented district heads outside the Kano Emirate from participating in the Sallah Durbar of Kano emir, Mohammed Sunusi. A statement issued by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, announced the directive to the district heads to shun the annual religious…

Bayero University being granted the licence by the NBC

NBC grants broadcast licence to Bayero University

The National Broadcasting Commission has granted a Direct Satellite Broadcast (DSB) licence to Bayero University, Kano (BUK). The Director-General of NBC, Ishaq Kawu, on Tuesday, said the licence will allow the university to set up its own television station and train students in television broadcasting. "The Commission has a tremendous…

Oral-Polio-Immunization

Kano discovers new polio case — first in three years

A fresh case of Circulating Polio Virus (CPV) has been discovered in a sewage located at Darmanawa Ward in Tarauni Local Government Area of Kano State. The new incidence has interrupted a three-year polio-free record of the state. According to medical experts, the Circulating Polio Virus (CPV) is mostly linked…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje declares free education for physically challenged persons

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has declared free education from primary to tertiary levels for people with disability in Kano State. Mr Ganduje also approved subsidiary tuition fee for indigenes in all state-owned tertiary institutions. He stated this in his speech shortly after he took the oath of office, on Wednesday. "Today,…

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

New Kano Emirates: Another court restrains Ganduje, lawmakers

A Kano State High Court has issued an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and seven others from creating new emirates and appointing emirs for them. Justice Ahmad Badamasi also granted a prayer to serve the respondents through publication in the Daily Trust newspaper. The case was instituted by four traditional…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano govt shuts down another recreation centre over ‘indecent activities’

The Kano State Tourism Management Board has closed another recreation centre, Piccolo Lounge, located along Tukur Road, Nasarawa GRA in the state capital metropolis. Speaking to journalists shortly after the operation on Wednesday, the managing director of the board, Abdullahi Gwarzo, said it had shut down two recreation centres in…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano Election Tribunal: GPN candidate withdraws petition against Ganduje

The governorship candidate of Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), Abdulkarim Abdussalam, has withdrawn his petition against the reelection of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. In an eight-paragraph application dated May 17, counsel to Mr Abdussalam, Ibrahim Sa'ad, said he was withdrawing the petition to allow peace to reign in…

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…

Kano on map

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…

One of the protesters pictured holding up a banner

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…

The House of Representative in Chamber ... members are notorious for budget mutilation

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)…