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Governor Badaru of Jigawa State

Coronavirus: Jigawa shuts routes to Bauchi, others

The Jigawa State Government on Thursday announced it had shut its land borders with neighbouring Bauchi and others following the confirmed case of coronavirus in the state. The state commissioner of health, Abba Zakari, told reporters the decision would be effective as from Friday, March 27. Mr Zakari said the…

Deposed Kano emir, Muhammad Sanusi

Court fixes May 7 for judgment in Sanusi’s suit against Kano anti-corruption agency

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday fixed May 7 to deliver judgment in the suit filed by the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, seeking for an order restraining the Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from investigating him. A suit filed by Mr Sanusi, in…

Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos

UPDATED: Nigeria bans all international flights as coronavirus cases rise

Nigeria has finally suspended all international flights into the country shortly after confirmed cases of coronavirus almost doubled on Saturday. The nation’s two main airports in Abuja and Lagos will be shut from Monday as measures to stem the spread of the deadly virus, the country’s civil aviation regulator, NCAA,…

Ex-military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

Abdulsalami Abubakar speaks on Sanusi’s dethronement, Buhari’s role

A former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has said he doubts whether President Muhammadu Buhari intervened in the feud that resulted in the Kano State Government on Monday dethroning Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano. According to a report by DailyNigerian newspaper on Tuesday, Mr Abubakar said this…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

FULL TEXT: Emir Sanusi’s letter of dethronement

A letter communicating the decision of the Kano State Government to sack the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, was transmitted to the monarch prior to his eviction from the palace on Monday. Mr Sanusi who was appointed as the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano in 2013 was removed on March…

Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Deposed Emir Sanusi evicted from palace

Security operatives fired tear gas to disperse a crowd as they escorted the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll, from his palace in Kano on Monday. The Kano State Government announced the appointment of Aminu Bayero as the new Emir of Kano after Mr Sanusi's surprising ouster same day.…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

APC Crisis: Oshiomhole still party chairman, another court rules

A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday ordered the status quo be maintained in the matter regarding the suspension of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole. A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja on Wednesday granted an interlocutory injunction suspending Mr Oshiomhole from…

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) leads the charge on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Head of Nigeria’s disease control centre, NCDC, quarantined – Official

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been quarantined despite testing negative for coronavirus. Mr Ihekweazu was quarantined shortly after his return from China to Nigeria. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, disclosed this on Tuesday when he briefed the Senate leadership on…

House of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

Reps Last Week: Immunity for presiding officers, others top discussion

Last week, a couple of bills scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. Below are the reports and other major activities of the House. To the consternation of many Nigerians, the House reintroduced a bill seeking immunity from prosecution for presiding officers of the National and State Assemblies, as…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State

Insecurity: Kano govt to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel for community policing

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday said the state is set to recruit 2,200 constabulary personnel to complement the efforts of existing security agents. Mr Ganduje's spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement on Thursday said each of the 44 council areas in the state will benefit from…

EFCC Officials

Alleged N86m fraud: EFCC arrests Ganduje’s commissioner

The EFCC in Kano has arrested Mukhtar Ishaq, the state Commissioner for Special Duties for alleged N86 million fraud. The acting spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, Tony Orilade, said this in a statement on Friday. He said Mr Ishaq diverted funds from Kano Municipal Local Government while he was the…

Rats used to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: BBC]

Nigeria’s death toll from Lassa fever rises to 103

Since the onset of the Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, no fewer than 103 people have lost their lives to the disease, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed. This was made known in the weekly situation report released by the health agency on Wednesday. According to the…

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos

Why international flights to Lagos were disrupted – FG

The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture on Tuesday explained why some international flights to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, were disrupted. According to a statement from the ministry, the federal government decided to upgrade the standard navigational equipment at the MMIA, "from CAT II ILS to CAT III…

COVID-19: Coronavirus

Coronavirus: WHO deploys experts to support Nigeria’s response plan

Dhamari Naidoo, an official of the World Health Organisation (WHO), says the agency has deployed a team of experts to support Nigeria’s response plan on coronavirus. Ms Naidoo, WHO’s Nigeria Technical Officer in Health Emergency Programme, said this at a meeting to build the capacity of journalists on how to…

Why I can’t intervene in Kano emirates controversy – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said on Friday that he could not interfere in the Kano emirates controversy because the state legislature had gotten involved. Mr Buhari said this on Friday when he met with the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and some newly elected Kano lawmakers. Details of the meeting were…

House of Reps. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of the house of reps]

Major activities in House of Reps last week

After a six-week long recess, the members of the House of Representatives resumed plenary last Tuesday. However, Tuesday plenary was adjourned to mourn the death of Muhammadu Fagengawo who represented Garki/Babura federal constituency of Jigawa State. Discussions in the green chamber varied but insecurity in the country was the main…

Doctors performing surgery on a patient

Lassa Fever: Nigeria’s preparedness for disease outbreaks poor – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has described the recent outbreak of Lassa fever across the country as a reflection of the abysmally low level of preparedness in handling infectious diseases, especially viral hemorrhagic fever, at all levels of healthcare delivery. The frequency of the outbreaks also underscores the deplorable state…

Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of Kano State [PHOTO: Freedom Radio Nigeria]

How APC, PDP fared in Kano rerun elections

It was an almost total victory for the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano but for the loss of a federal legislative seat. Of the seven legislative seats for which rerun elections were held in the state, the APC won six while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in…

Lassa fever

Major health stories last week

The outbreaks of two major diseases, coronavirus and Lassa fever, dominated the health scene last week. Nigeria is battling with Lassa fever from which, between January 1 to 24, 195 confirmed cases and 29 deaths have been recorded in 11 states. Meanwhile on the international scene, the novel coronavirus which…

INEC Logo (Photo Credit: aitonline.tv)

Re-Run Polls: YIAGA to deploy 114 observers in four states

An election observer group, YIAGA Africa, has announced the deployment of 114 local observers to four states ahead of the rerun elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had announced a date for the rerun elections in 28 constituencies spread across 11 states in the country. It said elections would…

The Police Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Re-run Elections: I-G orders security beef up in affected states

Ahead of Saturday's re-run elections in 28 federal and state constituencies, the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered security beef up in the affected states. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. He said the I-G had ordered…

Pregnant woman used to illustrate the story.

2 out of 10 deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants in Kano – Report

Only 21.5 per cent - two out of ten - of deliveries in Kano State are attended by skilled birth attendants, a report titled Primary Health Care in Nigeria- A case study of Kano State, has revealed. The research was conducted by Nigeria Health Watch and spanned across 49 facilities…

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,…

NJC: 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…