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Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

Tribunal blocks PDP request for forensic exams of Kano election materials

The election petition tribunal sitting in Kano has denied an application by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to scan copies of electoral materials in the governorship election in the state. In her ruling on the application on Tuesday, Justice Halima Shamaki said section 151 subsection 5 of the Electoral Act…

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Auto crash claims 16 lives in Kano

No fewer than 16 persons died on Friday evening when three vehicles collided at Tukai Village in Dambatta Local Government Area in Kano State. The Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Kabiru Ibrahim, confirmed this in a statement in Kano on Saturday. The…

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How we secured Zainab Aliyu’s release from Saudi detention – Nigerian Govt

Foreign Affairs Ministry says its silent diplomatic efforts in the past few weeks culminated in the release of Zainab Aliyu and Ibrahim Abubakar arrested by Saudi authority for a drug-related offence. The ministry said this in a statement by its Acting Spokesperson, Friday Akpan, on Thursday in Abuja “Zainab Aliyu,…

Buhari directs AGF Malami to intervene in Zainab Aliyu’s detention in Saudi – Official

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, to immediately intervene in the case of Zainab Aliyu, an official has said. Ms Aliyu is a Nigerian student detained in Saudi Arabia after hard drugs were found in a bag labelled in her name at a…

FRSC to establish 12 new unit commands across Nigeria — Oyeyemi

Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says the corps will soon establish 12 new unit commands across the federation to enhance the coverage of the nation’s over 200,000-kilometre road network. Mr Oyeyemi said this on Tuesday, while inaugurating the corps’ new office complex in Abakaliki and…

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Man, 55, remanded over alleged rape of 12-year-old stepdaughter

A Magistrates’ Court in Kano on Tuesday remanded a 55-year-old man, Mu’azu Isah, in prison for allegedly raping his 12-year-old stepdaughter. The defendant, who lives at Unguwar Dabai Quarters, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of rape, contrary to Section 283 of the Penal Code. The prosecutor, Pogu Lale, told…

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Over four million Kano indigenes are jobless, says University Official

The Dean of Dangote Business School, Bayero University Kano, Murtala Sagagi, a professor, says there are currently over four million jobless people in Kano State due to the poor development agenda of successive governments. The dean disclosed this in a paper he presented at a forum organised by Kano Concerned…

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390 visually impaired participate in 2019 UTME

No fewer than 390 visually impaired candidates are participating in the ongoing 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The UTME for the visually impaired, which is taking place in four centres, started on Tuesday and will be concluded on Wednesday, April…

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Train crushes two people to death in Kano

The police in Kano on Tuesday confirmed the death of two persons, who were crushed to death by a train in the state capital. Abdullahi Haruna, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Kano Command, confirmed this in a statement. Mr Haruna said that on April 16, at about 8…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

APC legal team vows to defend Ganduje’s election victory

The All Progressive Congress (APC) legal team in Kano State on Wednesday expressed its readiness to defend the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr Ganduje was declared the winner of the March 23 supplementary election held in the state. Ma'aruf Mohammed-Yakasai, a…

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Man drowns in Kano pond

A 22-year-old man, Mustapha Musa, has drowned while bathing in a pond at Farawa Ramin Fara in the Tarauni Local Government Area (LGA) of Kano State. The spokesman of the state fire service, Saidu Mohammed, made the disclosure in Kano on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of…

Acting IGP, Mohammed Adamu, during the handing over ceremony of the 19th to the 20th IGP at the Police Headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday (16/1/19).

Police launch ‘Operation Puff Adder’ against bandits, kidnappers

The police on Friday announced the commencement of a new operation to check banditry and kidnapping. Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu said 'Operation Puff Adder' will tackle violent crimes, especially banditry and kidnapping in Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara. The Abuja-Kaduna Highway, which has witnessed several kidnappings in recent days, will also…

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Drug abuse rate drops in Kano — NDLEA

Ibrahim Abdul, the Commander, National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State, says the rate of drug abuse in the state has reduced from three per cent to one per cent. Mr Abdul, who quoted a recent report, disclosed this on Friday when the Presidential Advisory Committee for the…

Road accident claims four, livestock in Kano

Road accident claims four, livestock in Kano

At least four persons and several goats and chickens were killed on Thursday by an overspeeding vehicle in Kano. Ten people are also currently receiving treatment at Gaya General Hospital due to injuries sustained in the crash. A witness said the accident happened at around 2 p.m. at Gaya Local…

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Eight shops destroyed in early morning fire in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service on Friday said eight shops were destroyed in an early morning inferno at Katsina Road, Muletara roundabout, in Ungogo Local Government Area of Kano. Saidu Mohammed, the spokesperson of the service, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the…

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Man allegedly kills 18-year-old wife for ‘being disobedient’

A 26-year-old man, Aminu Inuwa of Unguwar Jakada in Kano, has allegedly killed his wife, Safara'u, and buried her remains in their matrimonial home. A neighbour, who reported the incident to community leaders in the area, said the suspect approached him with a series of questions on how to bury…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

INEC presents certificate of return to Ganduje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday presented certificate of return to Kano State Governor-elect, Abdullahi Ganduje. Similarly, the state deputy governor-elect, Nasiru Gawuna and 23 state Assembly members-elect were also presented with the certificate. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 13 state Assembly members-elect of the…

Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [Photo credit: Concise News]

Gbajabiamila set to officially declare House speakership bid

The majority leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, will on Sunday officially declare his intention to run for office of the speaker in the ninth assembly. According to Mr. Gbajabiamila’s office, the event will start by 2pm at the Lagos/Osun hall of Transcorp Hilton hotel, Abuja. The Lagos…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Supplementary: Kano govt. denies reports of killings, protests

The Kano State Government on Tuesday dismissed reports that killings were perpetrated during the March 23 re-run governorship election in the state. The government challenged those who made the claims come forward with proof of such killings. The State Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba, threw the challenge while addressing a…

Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

EU Mission reports widespread violence, vote buying in Kano supplementary elections

Violence, vote trading and intimidation of voters characterised the February 23 supplementary governorship election in Kano State, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said on Monday in its report of the exercise monitored by 20 of its observers. The mission said it was disturbed that both the Independent…

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Fire razes seven classrooms in Badawa Secondary School, Kano

An early morning fire outbreak on Monday destroyed seven classrooms at Badawa Secondary School in Kano. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kano. He said the seven classrooms were razed at about 1:30 a.m., adding that investigation revealed that the…

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PDP rejects Kano governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election, saying any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand. "The whole world knows that the PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, won the Kano state governorship election since March…

09 AM PU 003 Magajin Rafi B Ward, Sokoto North LGA. Voting started 08:27 AM, a little later than the 08 AM schedule, the PO says.

Violence, vote buying, other irregularities mar supplementary governorship elections — CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development, a non-governmental organisation which deployed observers to monitor Saturday's supplementary elections, has released its preliminary report which painted troublesome details of how the exercise turned out in some parts of the country. Sokoto, Plateau, Kano, Bauchi and Benue were the five states where supplementary…

Voting in progress at Doka PU 003, Dawa village in Rimin Gado local government area Kano state

Group praises conduct of Kano election re-run

A coalition has commended the conduct of Saturday's governorship re-run election in Kano State. The observers, numbering 18, addressed the press via a statement read by Chinyere Manukwem, the leader of Global Initiative for Civic Training and Youth Development. Speaking under the aegis of the Coalition of Independent National Electoral…

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Supplementary Poll: No serving commissioner arrested – Kano govt

The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, has debunked reports that the police have arrested a serving commissioner in the state during Saturday's re-run elections. Mr Garba, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, also described the reported loss of life due to violence in some polling…