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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…

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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)

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 due to a directive by Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) to hand over the case to the Katsina…

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…

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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,…

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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…

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…