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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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APC is worse off under you — Progressive Governors DG tells Oshiomhole

The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman, has accused the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, and other leaders of the party of failing to discharge their responsibilities. In a letter titled "APC: Appeal for Reconciliation," dated August 6, and made available to PREMIUM…

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and rains over northern and central cities with moderate rains over southern cities on Monday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over Kano, Katsina, Maiduguri, Zaria, Nguru and Potiskum axis of Northern States in the morning hours leaving Sokoto,…

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Police begin search for kidnapped Ganduje critic Dadiyata

The police on Saturday said they have commenced a rescue operation for Abubakar Idris, a Kano government critic who was seized from his home in Kaduna on Friday. Mr Idris' family told PREMIUM TIMES on Friday afternoon that he was abducted as he drove into his residence in Barnawa neighbourhood of Kaduna…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

NDLEA wants Ganduje to complete abandoned drug rehabilitation centre

The Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano, Ibrahim Abdul, has called on Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano State to complete the 150-capacity rehabilitation centre started by the state government within the agency’s premises. The NDLEA commander made the call in an interview with News agency of Nigeria…

A view of the land at Gayawa kano, Jigawa state for farmers

Farmers groan as Chinese firm grabs land in northern Nigeria

In parts of northern Nigeria, particularly in Kano and Jigawa States, a Chinese man known by the locals as Mr Lee is as popular as Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man. Mr Lee’s chain of industries is known collectively as Lee Group of Companies, employing tens of thousands. At one of…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje, three deputy governors take refuge as police disperse unruly Kano Pillars fans with teargas

Security officials had to resort to the use of teargas to disperse rampaging Kano Pillars fans on Sunday at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna. This was after their team defeated Niger Tornadoes 4-3 on penalty kicks after a goalless draw during the regulation time of the men’s competition final…

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One killed as police engage armed robbers in gun battle

A gun battle between the police in Kano and armed robbers led to the death of one of the thieves, the police said. The armed robbers were allegedly notorious for terrorising Rano town along Falgore Forest. The police spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna, made the disclosure in Kano on Saturday. He said…

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

22 Corps members to repeat service year in Kano – Coordinator

The Coordinator, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Kano, Ladan Baba, says no fewer than 22 out of the 2018 Batch B Stream ll Corps members that served in the state are to repeat their service year. Mr Baba made this known in an interview with the News Agency of…

Aircraftman Bashir Umar (Nigerian Air Force)

Nigerian Air Force promotes officer who returned missing 37,000 Euros

The Nigerian Air Force on Thursday announced the promotion of Aircraftman Bashir Umar, who returned €37,000 found in a parcel at Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano. He was promoted two levels, from Aircraftman to the rank of Corporal, a promotion that would have taken him ten years to achieve. Mr…

Some N-Power beneficiaries

Nigerian govt sacks 2,525 N-Power beneficiaries who absconded from duty

The Nigerian government has sacked 2,525 beneficiaries of its N-Power programme for absconding from their primary places of assignment (PPA) across the country. The Communications Manager of the National Social Investment, Justice Bibiye, in a statement he signed on Wednesday, said the decision followed "reports that some beneficiaries stayed away…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Ganduje at tribunal

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. Mr Kabir-Yusuf and his party, the PDP, are challenging the declaration of Abdullahi Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as…

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NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains across Nigeria on Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thundery and rainy activities across the country for Monday. NiMet`s weather outlook on Sunday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over Maiduguri, Yobe, Kano and Katsina states in the morning hours. It forecast thunderstorm over Kano, Katsina, Potiskum, Damaturu, Dutse and Gusau later in the…

Mr. Uche Orji (Photo Credit: Ezekiel Oyero)

INTERVIEW: What we are doing in Nigeria’s power sector — NSIA MD

The Managing Director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji, last week visited PREMIUM TIMES’ head office in Abuja . During the visit, he spoke with the Editor-in-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, Managing Editor, Idris Akinbajo, and Business/Economy Editor, Bassey Udo, on various issues affecting his company’s business. Excerpts: PT: The NSIA…

Mr. Uche Orji (Photo Credit: Ezekiel Oyero)

How Nigeria’s wealth agency invests its capital — MD

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) invested its $1.5 billion seed capital in the development of key infrastructures to create wealth and grow the economy, the Managing Director, Uche Orji has said. From the initial $1.2 billion capital provided by the Federal Government at inception in 2012, Mr Orji said…

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DPR seals 25 filling stations in Kano

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has sealed 25 filling stations in Kano for various offences, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The Operations Comptroller in charge of Kano and Jigawa States, Musa Tambawal, disclosed on Thursday, that the department monitored a total of 217 stations in July and…

NiMet predicts Thursday’s weather across Nigeria

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms over most parts of the north and central states with chances of rains over the south for Thursday. NiMet’s weather outlook on Wednesday in Abuja predicted thunderstorms over Kano, Katsina, Kebbi and Zaria of northern states in the morning hours. It forecast…