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INEC trains 3,456 ad-hoc staff for rerun elections in Kano(Photo: Nasir Ibrahim)

INEC trains 3,456 ad-hoc staff for Kano rerun elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recruited and trained 3,456 National Youth Service Corps members and students of Bayero University, Kano, for the rerun elections. The INEC Resident Electoral commissioner in Kano, Riskuwa Arabu-Shehu, disclosed this on Tuesday during a stakeholders meeting with political party leaders, security agencies and…

Minister of Communication, Dr Isa Pantami

Federal Government frowns at increase in telecom fibre charges by states

The federal government has expressed dismay over increment in charges for laying of telecommunication fibres, known as Right of Way (RoW) by some states of the federation. According to a report by THISDAY newspaper, Lagos, Kano, Anambra, Ondo, Cross River, Kogi, Osun, Kaduna, Enugu, Adamawa, Ebonyi, Imo, Kebbi and Gombe,…

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

LIVE UPDATES: Supreme Court rules on Sokoto, Kano, other governorship appeals

The Supreme Court is set to give judgements on five governorship election appeals today. They are those of Imo, Bauchi, Sokoto, Kano, Plateau and Benue States. In the March 9 elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared governors Emeka Ihedioha of Imo, Bala Mohammed of Bauchi, Aminu Tambuwal…

Kano on map

Kano govt shuts ‘illegal’ orphanage, ‘rescues’ 19 children

The Kano State Government has announced that it has rescued 19 children from the custody of Du Merci Orphanage Home located at Nomansland, Kano. The government said the orphanage was operating illegally. A statement issued on Wednesday by Fatima Dala, a special adviser to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on child welfare…

Borno begins construction of North-east's first flyover bridge

Borno begins construction of North-east’s first flyover bridge

Borno State’s governor, Babagana Zulum, on Monday, flagged off the construction of an overhead bridge in Maiduguri, that would become the first of its kind in Northeast Nigeria. Previously, Kano and Kaduna were the only states of the 19 northern states of Nigeria that had flyovers in their capital cities.…

The marriage ceremony began on Wednesday with the bridal shower or Kamu in Hausa, followed by a dinner on Thursday. Both events held at Meena Event Centre in Kano.

Top politicians storm Kano for wedding of Senate President’s son

The bigwigs in Nigeria's politics, top brass in government and captains of industry converged on the ancient city of Kano on Friday for the 'Wedding Fatiah' of the first son of Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate, and his bride Amani. Amani is the daughter of a business man,…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Sanusi advocates family planning as solution to ‘almajiri,’ other social vices

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, on Thursday, implored Nigerians, especially Muslims, to give birth to the number of children they can cater for. Mr Sanusi gave this advice while speaking at the opening of the 108th edition of Islamic Vacation Course (IVC), organised by the Muslim Students' Society of…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano govt bans opposite sexes from plying same tricycles – Official

The Kano State Government has banned persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January, 2020, an official has announced. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed this on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Zone A of Muslim Society…

Vaccines used to illustrate the story [Photo: celiac.org]

Major health stories in the news last week

President Muhammadu Buhari last week reiterated his government’s commitment to financing immunisation programme in Nigeria. On the international scene, the World Health Organisation released two major global health reports on cholera outbreak and tobacco use. Here are some of the major stories in the news during the week. Nigeria will…

Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Kano Emirates Controversy: Ganduje gives Emir Sanusi ultimatum to respond to letter

The Kano State Government on Friday wrote to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, to respond to a letter earlier appointing him as the head of the council of chiefs in Kano State. The letter was signed by the permanent secretary, special duties in Kano, Musa Bichi. Mr Bichi said…

Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano at the event

Emirates Controversy: Kano emirs snub each other at event attended by Buhari

The five first-class emirs of Kano on Thursday met for the first time, since a new law was put in place, but snubbed each other at an event attended by President Muhammadu Buhari. The event was the 2nd Passing Out Parade ceremony of the Nigeria Police Academy at Wudil, Wudil…

Kano on map

Emirate Council dismisses two district heads in Kano

The Karaye Emirate Council in Kano State has dismissed the District Head of Kiru, Ibrahim Hamza, and that of Rimin-Gado, Shehu Muhammad, for alleged disloyalty. The council made the resolution during its second meeting presided by the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar, at his palace in Karaye. This was contained…

Reinhard Bonke

Buhari mourns Reinhard Bonnke

President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the passing of renowned evangelist, Reinhard Bonnke, 79, describing his transition as a great loss to Nigeria, Africa and entire world. Mr Buhari condoled with the government and people of Germany, family and friends of the great preacher and teacher of the Bible, and all…

A Dubawa volunteer and a respondent having a heart-to-heart talk on fact-checking

#WeekforTruth: Dubawa raises nationwide awareness on fact-checking

Nigeria’s foremost fact-checking platform, Dubawa, has embarked on a weeklong event aimed at educating Nigerians on combating disinformation and stopping the spread of false information through fact-checking. The platform did this during a street-to-street awareness across the country on Friday. The nationwide awareness was the concluding part of the weeklong…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje transmits fresh bill seeking creation of new Kano emirates

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday sent a fresh bill to the state house of assembly to create four new emirates in Kano. This is coming days after a high court sacked the recently created emirates and emirs. The court said the Kano assembly did not follow due…

Constituency Projects: ICPC visits sites again, notes improvements

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has embarked on post-inspection visits to monitor the implementation of constituency projects in six states across the geo-political zones in Nigeria. The ICPC constituted the Constituency Projects Tracking Group (CPTG) to ensure project delivery of social services to citizens, recovery…

Yahuza Tijjani, BUK student languishing in jail for criticising Kano lawmaker

University student detained for criticising lawmaker on Facebook released

A magistrate court in Kano on Wednesday ordered the release of the detained student of Bayero University, Kano, Yahuza Tijjani, after he was kept behind bars for 59 days. Murtala Tijjani, the elder brother of the student, said the judge, Aminu Gabari of Court 72, No Man's Land, Fagge, released…

NPFL Review: Kano Pillars, Enugu Rangers suffer shock home defeats

The unpredictable nature of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) continued on Sunday as two big teams, Kano Pillars and Enugu Rangers, suffered shock home defeats. Pillars and Rangers suffered identical lone goal losses against Lobi Stars and MFM FC respectively. At the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano, Sai Masu…

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Child kidnapped 2014 in Kano found in Anambra – Police

The police have rescued another 11-year-old boy kidnapped in Kano, Muhammed Ya’u, who was sold in Onitsha, Anambra. This is contained in a statement signed by the Kano police command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna, in Kano on Tuesday. According to the police spokesman, Ya’u was kidnapped in 2014 at…

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development for Nigeria, Sabo Nanono

SATIRE SATURDAY: In Praise of ‘Beske’, ‘Awara’ and Sabo Nanono’s N30 Buffet

Last month, Kano, by far Northern Nigeria’s most commercially important city, threw up one of Nigeria’s most heart-wrenching paradoxes. This time, the paradox was of the gloomiest shades, one which strikes at the heart of the official “un-governance” that is fast becoming a contemporary Nigerian reality. (To be sure, from…

Malnourished child (Photo Credit: Sunday Alamba)

Kano accounts for highest number of malnourished children – UNICEF

The Chief of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nutrition Section in Nigeria, Simeon Nanama, says a survey by the organisation reveals that Kano State has the highest number of malnourished children in the Country. Mr Nanama revealed this at a one-day stakeholders meeting organised by UNICEF for the Dissemination of…

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…