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A pride of lions [Photo: Animal Care Fund]

What we’re doing to recapture escaped Kano lion – Zoo management

The nanagement of Kano Zoological Garden has deployed a team of experts to capture the escaped lion which is said to still be within the premises of the Kano Zoological Garden. The Managing Director of the Zoo, Saidu Gwadabe, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Child rape ‘becoming alarming’ in Gombe – Human Rights Commission

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to the Gombe State Government to domesticate the Child Rights Act to curb the increasing cases of child sexual abuse in the state. The Gombe State Co-ordinator, NHRC, Mohammed Ayuba, made the appeal in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)…

Mansura Isah and Sani Danja

KANNYWOOD: Why I set up NGO – Actress Mansurah

Mansurah Isa is a household name in the Kannywood movie Industry. Not just for her intriguing presence but also as the wife of Nigeria’s top actor and singer, Sani Danja. Mansurah who juggles as a film producer and a humanitarian spoke on why she set up an NGO to cater…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Why CCB will not release asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others – Official

The Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau, Mohammed Isah, has explained why the outfit will not release the asset details of President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, despite public requests. He said this is because "the National Assembly has not set the guidelines for the Bureau to…

Globacom

Glo offers subscribers rewards in ‘My Own Don Beta’ promo

Globacom, Nigeria multinational telecommunications company, says thousands of its subscribers who participate in its 'recharge and win big' consumer promotion campaign, 'My Own Don' would be rewarded with life-enhancing prizes. The teasers of the offer exposed in several online and traditional media platforms last week generated excitement among millions of…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

UPDATED: Tribunal upholds Ganduje’s election as Kano governor

The Kano State governorship election petition tribunal has upheld the election of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Delivering the four-hour judgment on Wednesday, the chairman of the three-member panel, Halima Shamaki, announced the dismissal of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Abba Yusuf. Mr Yusuf and the…

PTCIJ

MacArthur announces grant to BUK, PTCIJ, others

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced the award of $6.3 million in grants for "journalism and media funding to advance anti-corruption efforts in Nigeria." "The grants are part of the Foundation’s On Nigeria grantmaking, which seeks to reduce corruption by supporting Nigerian-led efforts that strengthen accountability,…

Rape victim, Mustapha Haruna

SPECIAL REPORT: How police, judiciary frustrate Kano rape victim from getting justice

It was a hot afternoon on Wednesday, June 5. The scorching sun bore no mercy on Haruna Dauda as he worked on hides in a micro industry located at Umar Babura road, Bompai, Kano. While work was ongoing, Mr Dauda’s phone rang. He said he ignored the call first time,…

BAYERO UNIVERSITY KANO

BUK expels 63 students, rusticates 13 others

The Bayero University, Kano (BUK), has expelled 63 students and rusticated 13 others for one year for their involvement in various forms of examination misconduct. This is contained in a statement signed by the Director, Examination, Admissions and Records (DEAR), Amina Umar-Abdullahi and issued to newsmen in Kano on Friday.…

Medical laboratory used to illustrate the story

Nigeria records over 99,000 cases of infectious diseases in three years

Not less than 99,000 cases of infectious diseases were recorded in Nigeria in the past three years, an analysis done by PREMIUM TIMES has revealed. Top of the ailments recorded were cholera, measles and Lassa fever. Other diseases that affected a large number of Nigerians during the period include cerebrospinal…

Godwin-Emefiele

Why CBN approved new bank charges, proposed VAT increase – Emefiele

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday gave reasons why it approved the new bank charges on bank withdrawals and deposits by individual and corporate customers announced on Tuesday. Also, the committee gave justification for its endorsement of the recent proposal by the Federal…

Warure special primary school, Kano State.

SBMC: Inside story of Nigeria’s scheme to reduce out-of-school children in Kano

Located in a suburb along Sani Abacha road, Kabuga/Aisami in Gwale Local Government Area of Kano State, Wurare Special Primary School is gradually becoming a prime destination for parents wishing to enrol their children. The school offers opportunities for young boys and girls, the majority of who would normally be…

EXPLAINER: How new CBN charges on bank withdrawals, deposits can affect you

On Tuesday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) announced new charges on cash deposits and withdrawals on individual and corporate bank accounts. The bank said daily individual cumulative or single cash withdrawals in excess of N500,000 would attract a 3 per cent charge, while 2 per cent would be paid…

NiMet predicts weather across Nigeria

What weather would be across Nigeria Monday – NiMet

Nigerian Meteorological Agency of Nigeria (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains across the country for Monday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja predicted partly cloudy condition with chances of thunderstorms over Sokoto, Gusau and Yelwa of Northern states in the morning hours. It further predicted thunderstorms over Katsina, Kano,…

Shiites Protesters

12 Shiites killed across Nigeria Tuesday — IMN

A Nigerian Shiite organisation, Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), said 12 of its members were killed in a nationwide crackdown on Tuesday. The Shiites were embarking on their annual religious rite, Ashura, across many states in Nigeria. The group’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Musa, in a statement Tuesday afternoon said the killings…

NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Police parade 100 suspected criminals in Kano

The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded 100 suspects for various alleged offences in the ongoing Puff-Adder operations in the state. This it said was in an attempt to rid the state of all forms of crime and criminality in 20 days. The commissioner of police in the state,…

UPDATED: Protest in Kano after traffic official injured trailer driver

A protest occurred in Kano city following an alleged attack on a driver by an official of the Kano State traffic agency (Karota). The incident happened along Ibrahim Taiwo road in the city. The cause of the conflict between the official and the driver is yet to be ascertained. Other…

APC Governors

Edo, Gombe, Kano lead APC states in developmental initiatives

Edo, Gombe and Kano led other states controlled by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in terms of developmental strides for the month of July. The ranking was put together by the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), in its 'July 2019 Progressives Strides – Tracking Developmental Initiatives in APC States', a monthly…

EFCC

Cybercrime: EFCC arrests 280 suspects in Kano over eight months

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested no fewer than 280 suspects for various crimes in Kano State between January and August this year. The Zonal Head of the commission in Kano, Akaninyene Ezima, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Kano on Monday. Mr Ezima said the suspects…

Dambe boxers used to tell the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: Daily Mail]

Kano govt. seeks sponsors for ‘Dambe’ traditional boxing

The Kano State government on Sunday said it would reach out to private organisations ready to invest in promoting Dambe traditional boxing. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said this during the opening of Gawuna Dambe championship organised by Mazaje Trado, at Bayero Square, Sabon Gari, Kano. Mr Ganduje, represented by his deputy,…

Miss Otedola and some children at the Save the Children stabilisation centre in Maiduguri Photo credit -Save the Children

Group calls for more support for children displaced by Boko Haram

Save the Children, a humanitarian agency has said about 2.2 million school-aged children and teachers needs emergency educational support in North-east Nigeria. The humanitarian agency also said over 800 schools in Borno State are non-functional mainly due to inaccessibility as a result of insecurity. An ambassador of the organisation, Florence…

Students in a packed classroom without desks and chairs

UNICEF to assist with enrolment of one million Nigerian girls in schools

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said it is targeting the enrolment of at least one million girls in schools through its School-Based Management Committee (SBMC). UNICEF’s project coordinator in Kano State, Richard Akanet, disclosed this on Tuesday in Kano. The School Based Management Committee intervention programme is a strategy…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano to convert five forests to herdsmen settlements

Kano State Government says it is planning to convert five forests to grazing reserves for herdsmen in the state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State announced this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists in Abuja. Mr Ganduje said his administration had inaugurated a technical committee on farm settlements for herdsmen…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Police parade 216 suspected criminals in Kano

Kano State Police Command has arrested 216 suspected criminals, allegedly involved in robbery, kidnapping, car snatching, currency counterfeiting and drug dealings. The Police Commissioner in Kano, Iliyasu Ahmed, who paraded the suspects on Friday, said the suspects were arrested within the Sallah period. The commissioner said the arrest was made…

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…