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Gov. Aper Aku’s Lesson for Gov. Kwankwaso, By Garba Shehu

The hard-working Governor of Kano State, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso scored high marks with the Transparency International in Nigeria, TIN, for out-performing the 35 other governors in matters of budget discipline and transparency in governance. My interest in his administration is in respect of his commitment to education and I…

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Update: Explosions reported in Kano

A resident said the area has been cordoned by officials of the JTF. The explosion and subsequent gunshots in Anguwa Uku was a result of a raid by officers of the Joint Task Force, JTF, on a suspected insurgent hide-out, security sources have said. A security source said that the…

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Kano Blast: Igbo Union disowns statements of ‘self-acclaimed leader’

Tobias Idika had made inciting statements about the Kano blast. The Igbo Community Association (ICA) in Kano State has dissociated itself from statements of one Tobias Idika on the recent bomb blast at a luxury bus motor park in Sabon Gari, Kano. This is contained in a statement signed by…

Five feared killed from petrol tanker explosion in Kano

The incident happened on Monday morning. Reports from Kano indicate that five persons are feared dead after two fuel laden tankers had a collision early Monday morning. Initial reports indicate that the explosion occurred around the Bayero University Road and may have been due to break failure of one of…

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Explosions rock Kano

The explosions occurred in two different areas of the Nigerian cityof Kano. Two explosions have been reported in different locations in the troubled city of Kano early on Saturday. Details are still sketchy. A reporter based in Kano who declined to be named informed PREMIUM TIMES over the telephone that…

Nigerian Government approves N1bn for slum upgrade in five states

The five states are Kano, Lagos, Rivers, Abia and Kogi. (more…)

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PDP condemns Kano bus bombing

The PDP said it as sad by the deaths. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has condemned the Monday bombing of luxury buses in Kano, which led to the death of many Nigerians. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, described the…

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LIVE BLOG: Premium Times Train Trip Kano – Lagos (The Return)

Did you enjoy our last Train Trip from Lagos to Kano? Here is the Return Trip. After decades in the doldrums, the federal government, last December, revived the Lagos – Kano train route, to ease the transportation burden across the country. The journey averages 33 hours and, like the other…

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Jonathan condemns Kano explosions

The Nigerian President restated his commitment to the war on terror. President Goodluck Jonathan has condemned Monday's bomb blasts in Kano. The President said the barbaric incident will not deter the Federal Government from its strong-willed determination to overcome those who do not mean well for Nigeria. He said the…

Premium Times Train Trip Lagos – Kano (Live Blog)

Join the live reports of the train ride.  (more…)

Sultan of Sokoto seeks amnesty for armed groups

The Sultan of Sokoto said government should grant amnesty to armed groups in Niger. (more…)

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Kano records 800 cases of measles – Commissioner

Kano witnessed an outbreak of Measles last week. The Kano State Government on Monday said it recorded 800 cases of measles in 11 local government areas of the state since the outbreak of the disease last week. The state Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran, said this while fielding questions in…

Labaran Maku, the NBC & the closure of WAZOBIA FM, By Garba Shehu

I waited a week to see if the spirit of crusading journalism for which I knew the Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku will triumph over doubt, expecting that he would ask the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to reverse their suspension of the operations of WAZOBIA radio in Kano but nothing of that…

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Soldiers kill two gunmen during “stop and search” in Kano

The gunmen attacked the soldiers first, before being shot dead (more…)

Court orders Kano to pay N20m damages for doctor’s negligence

The doctor's negligence caused a patient's death, the judge ruled. (more…)

NBC suspends operating licence of Kano Wazobia FM

Wazobia FM journalist have been accused of inciting the killing of nine polio vaccinators in Kano State. The Nigerian government has suspended the operating license of Wazobia FM, Kano, two weeks after gunmen killed nine polio vaccinators in the city, in an attack blamed on a program aired by the…

Family kills Murtala Muhammed again, By Garba Shehu

Wednesday February 13th was yet another "Murtala Day”, being the 37th anniversary of the gruesome killing of the foremost Nigerian leader, General Murtala Ramat Mohammed. In stark contrast to established tradition, the day passed with barely a whimper. The family, which runs a foundation in his name, kept mute. Not a single event…

Nigerian government donates N1m each to families of slain Kano polio workers

The polio workers were killed by gunmen in Kano, North West Nigeria. The Federal Government on Thursday donated N1 million to each of the families of the nine slain polio immunisation workers that lost their lives in an attack by gunmen in Kano. The Federal Government also donated N200,000 to…


Northern Governors condemn killing of health workers in Kano, Yobe

The Northern States Governors Forum has condemned the killing of nine health workers who were administering polio vaccinations in two separate attacks in Kano on Friday. The forum also expressed sadness at the killing of three North Korean doctors in Potiskum, Yobe State, on Sunday. Chairman of the Forum and…

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Tribute to My Teacher: Dual professorship, borderless scholarship (I), By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

This piece is a personal tribute to my teacher, mentor and intellectual associate, on his appointment as professor of media and cultural communication at Bayero University, Kano, the first person to achieve that position after acquiring a professorial chair in science education back in 1997. I knew Professor Abdallah Uba…

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Security beefed up in Kano ahead of planned protest by commercial motorcyclists

The Kano State Government has deployed security officials to the city ahead of the planned protest by commercial motorcyclists popularly known as ‘Achaba Riders’ after Friday prayers. The Achaba Riders are protesting against the temporary ban on motorcycles for commercial purposes in Kano. The state government announced the ban on…

Attack on Kano Emir: Daura Emirate cancels festival

The Daura Emirate Council in Katsina State has announced the cancellation of the annual Maulud festival. The cancellation was done to honour of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who was attacked by gunmen on January 19. The attack had left six people dead and others, including two of the…

Update: Why we suspended commercial motorcycles in Kano- State Government

The suspension is to enable the state’s government register all motorcyclists in the state. (more…)

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Breaking News: Kano bans use of motorcycles

The Kano State Government has banned the use of motorcycles, popularly known as Achaba, for commercial purposes in the city. Kano reportedly has the highest number of commercial motorcycles in the country with conservative estimates putting the number of riders in the state at about one million. The ban follows…

PDP, Mark, Kalu condemn attack on Emir of Kano

The Kano Emir was attacked on Saturday. (more…)