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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…

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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…

Fire at the BUK Accounting department

UPDATED: Fire razes BUK accountancy department

A fire outbreak has occurred at the accountancy department of Bayero University Kano (BUK). The department is located at the university’s new site in Kano. The university's principal assistant registrar, Lamara Garba, in a statement, said the fire was eventually quenched and no casualty was recorded. Students of the institution…

HAJJ: Pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. [Photo credit: PBS]

Hajj: 1,529 Muslim pilgrims depart Kano, Lagos, Kaduna for Saudi Arabia

A total of 1,529 Muslim pilgrims have so far been airlifted from Kano, Lagos and Kaduna airports for this year’s Hajj to Saudi Arabia. The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) disclosed this on Saturday through its tweeter handle in Abuja. The information contained in the tweet explained that the…

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Kano, Kebbi, Sokoto have highest cholera “hotspots” in Nigeria

Kano State has the highest number of local government areas classified as highly prone to a cholera outbreak, a new geospatial mapping of cholera hotspots in Nigeria has shown. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), in partnership with eHealthAfrica, had used advance geographic information system (GIS) technologies to map…

Kannywood actor, Zaha Sani.

Kannywood is on the brink of collapse — Actor

A kannywood actor, Zaharadden Sani, has called on the Nigerian government to urgently look into the Kannywood film industry as it is in the brink of total collapse. Speaking to PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview on Wednesday, Zaharadden said the Kannywood movie industry is crashing and needs urgent support…

Nigerian Police on patrol

Police arrest 122 suspected criminals in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State on Friday said it had arrested 122 suspected criminals in its intensified onslaught against crime and threats to security in the state. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmed Iliyasu, told journalists in Kano that suspects were apprehended between June 7 and Friday…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Why Kano is peaceful despite killings in northern states — Ganduje

On his mission at the Villa I briefed Mr President on the security situation in Kano State. You know what is currently happening in other states surrounding Kano. But we are working in synergy with security in Kano State to ensure that the state remains peaceful despite what is happening…

ICPC Head Office

ICPC set to track constituency projects in 12 states

The Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is set to commence tracking of its first phase of constituency projects in 12 states. This was contained in a brief signed by the commission’s Public Relations Officer, Rasheedat Okoduwa, and made available to journalists in Abuja on…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano to establish ministry of religious affairs – Ganduje

The Kano State Government will create a Ministry of Religious Affairs to‎ effectively address issues bordering on Islamic practices and injunctions, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said on Sunday in Kano. Mr Ganduje, while addressing Islamic clerics after a prayer session organised for peace, unity and progress, said that his administration places…

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Kano zoo officials reportedly claim gorilla swallowed N6.8mn; Governor orders probe

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has ordered the state Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the claims by the Kano Zoological Gardens that a Gorilla in the state-owned zoo swallowed N6.8 million. “The order was given on Friday and the commission has already swung into action,” a statement by the Chief Press…

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Eight million out-of-school children in 10 Nigerian states and Abuja – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said 10 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have eight million out-of-school children. The states are Bauchi, Niger, Katsina, Kano, Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba states. In a statement it issued on Sunday to mark the Day of the African…