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KANO: Late Alh. Dr. Wada Waziri Ibrahim. Sarkin Ban Bichi, Hakimin Dambatta. [PHOTO CREDIT: Dambatta Reportes]

Kano’s district head of Dambatta, Wada Waziri, is dead

Kano State has lost another traditional ruler with the death on Wednesday of the Sarkin Ban Bichi, Wada Waziri. Mr Waziri died at the age of 80 years due to age-related illness. He was the district head of Dambatta and one of the kingmakers of Bichi Emirate, one of the…

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

Kano civil servants kick as government slashes salaries

Civil servants in Kano State have expressed anger after the state government slashed their May salaries in what appeared to be an effect of the COVID-19 crisis. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had earlier announced a 50 per cent slash in the salaries of political officeholders. No such announcement was made for…

Yusuf Bayero (Dan'iyan Kano)

Emir Bayero’s uncle dies in Kano

Yusuf Bayero (Dan'iyan Kano), an uncle to the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, is dead. Aged 78, Mr Bayero died in the early hours of Sunday after a protracted illness. He is survived by one wife, nine children and many relatives. Among those who attended his funeral prayer on Sunday…

Gov. Ganduje and his team inspecting the Kano State isolation center [PHOTO: Kano Govt.]

COVID-19 patients hold health workers hostage

Two medical doctors and one nurse were reportedly held hostage on Thursday by COVID-19 patients at Kwanar Dawakin isolation centre in Kano. A former chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association in Kano, Aminu Muhammad, announced this while featuring on WAZOBIA FM's 'make una wake up show' on Friday morning. He…

Abdullahi Ganduje during a visit to the upgraded Kwanar Dawarki Research Laboratory and Diagnostics Center [PHOTO CREDIT: @GovUmarGanduje]

COVID-19: Kano discharges task force official, commissioner, 14 others

The Kano State Government has discharged 16 more COVID-19 patients from its facilities after they tested negative for the virus. A statement signed by the commissioner for information, Muhammad Garba, on Thursday indicated that this brings the total number of discharged patients in the state to 22. He said among…

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Kano records death of seventh professor

A professor at the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Monsuru Lasun-Emiola, is dead. Mr Lasun-Emiola, a professor of Physical Health Education, died on Wednesday at the university clinic after a brief illness. Mr Lasun-Emiola, an indigene of Oyo State, until his death was a senior lecturer with the Department of Physical…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Ganduje appoints new Emir of Rano

The Kano State government has approved the appointment of the district head of Kibiya, Kabiru Inuwa, as the new Emir of Rano. The Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Alhaji, announced this on Tuesday after the kingmakers forwarded names of three persons to the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. The two…

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COVID-19: Three persons recover in Kano

Kano State has announced the recovery of three COVID-19 patients in the state's isolation centre. The coordinator of the technical subcommittee, Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussaini, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday. The official said the recovered patients are male. The three persons are among the…

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10 doctors test positive for COVID-19 in Kano – Official

No fewer than ten medical doctors have tested positive for COVID-19 while treating patients at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, an official has said. The chairman of the hospital's branch of the Association of Resident Doctors, Abubakar Nagoma, confirmed this to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday in Kano. He said the doctors…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Coronavirus: Kano converts public facilities to isolation centres

The Kano State Government is currently converting some public facilities into isolation centres as part of efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, who is also the chairman of the state task force on COVID-19, disclosed this on Friday when he visited the facilities.…

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Presidential Task Force Arrives Kano After Buhari’s ‘Marching Order’

Amidst the fear of community transmission of the COVID-19 in Kano State, the Presidential Task Force delegation arrived in Kano on Tuesday and met with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on the marching order of President Muhammadu Buhari. Upon arrival at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, Nasiru Gwarzo, who led the…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Coronavirus: Three patients in Kano flee after testing positive — Official

The Kano State coordinator of technical response team on COVID-19, Tijjani Hussaini, said three persons who tested positive of COVID-19 in the state have run away. Mr Hussaini told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday that the patients fled their known addresses and switched off their phones. He said his team is…

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

COVID-19: Nigerian govt has abandoned Kano – Ganduje

The Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has accused the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 of neglecting the state in its current battle against coronavirus spread. Mr Ganduje said this in an interview with BBC Hausa Service on Monday monitored by PREMIUM TIMES. He said, "We are in a serious problem.…

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

Coronavirus: Ganduje in dramatic turn orders probe of Kano deaths

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in a dramatic turn has directed the state's ministry of health to investigate the causes of mysterious deaths reported in the state. The governor had last week dismissed the reports of mysterious deaths in the state as "fake news." On Sunday, however, the governor acknowledged…

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Kano transfers over 1,000 almajiris to different states amidst COVID-19 pandemic

The Kano State Government on Saturday said it has transferred 1,098 'almajiris' to different states of the country. The commissioner for local government, Murtala Garo, disclosed this while presenting a report before the state's task force on COVID-19 at the government house, Kano. Almajiris are children who are supposed to…

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No date for resumption of COVID-19 testing in Kano – Official

The head of COVID-19 testing centre in Kano, Nasiru Magaji, on Saturday said there is no definite date for resuming the test in Kano. He told PREMIUM TIMES that although the laboratory was opened on Friday, they are yet to commence treating samples. "We have opened the lab since yesterday…

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Why COVID-19 testing was temporarily suspended in Kano – Health Minister

The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, on Wednesday evening, clarified the rationale behind the temporary closure of the testing centre for COVID-19 in Kano State. Mr Ehanire while speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 said some staff of the laboratory were reported to have…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Coronavirus: Kano evacuates almajiris to states of origin

The Kano State Government said it will commence the evacuation of 'almajiri' pupils to their respective states so they can reunite with their families. Almajiri is ideally a system of Islamic education practiced in northern Nigeria, where young children leave their homes to live with Islamic scholars and learn about…

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

Kano COVID-19 committee officials test positive for virus- Official

The Kano ministry of health on Friday said three members of the state taskforce on COVID-19 have tested positive to coronavirus. A statement issued by the spokesperson of the ministry, Hadiza Namadi, said the officials "were tested and three of the results came out positive of (for) the coronavirus disease".…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

How Kano got its first coronavirus case – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has provided more information on the first case of coronavirus in Kano State. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Saturday night that Kano recorded its first case of the deadly disease. The NCDC does not, however, provide details of infected persons. However before the NCDC…

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COVID-19: 6,000 health professionals apply for volunteer work in Kano

The Kano State Government said over 6,000 medical and health professionals have applied to assist the state as volunteers in the fight against the spread of coronavirus. The state commissioner for health, Aminu Tsanyawa, disclosed this on Wednesday while briefing journalists on the situation of COVID-19 in Kano. He said…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Coronavirus: Kano extends stay at home order for civil servants

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday extended the stay at home directive issued to civil servants in the state for an additional two weeks. Mr Ganduje gave the directive while receiving a progress report from the 40-member Kano COVID-19 fund raising committee under the leadership of the Vice…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Coronavirus: Kano extends stay at home order for civil servants

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday extended the stay at home directive issued to civil servants in the state for an additional two weeks. Mr Ganduje gave the directive while receiving a progress report from the 40-member Kano COVID-19 fund raising committee under the leadership of the Vice…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

COVID -19: Kano govt. shuts Tsangaya, Qur’anic schools

The Kano State government has directed all Tsangaya and Qur'anic schools to close down as part of the fight against the spread of coronavirus in the state. The directive was given at an emergency meeting of the office of the Secretary to the State Government and the Ministry of Education…

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COVID-19: CISLAC urges Nigerian govt to provide palliatives for citizens

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the Nigerian government to waive taxes for citizens as part of socio-economic palliatives for the impact of Coronavirus pandemic. CISLAC’s Executive Director, Auwal Musa-Rafsanjani, in a statement on Tuesday, noted with concern the current trend in the spread of Covid 19…