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World Bank invests N209mn on 3000 farmers in Kano

The project promotes the growth of drought tolerant maize. The World Bank said on Friday that it spent over N209 million on over 3000 farmers under its assisted Commercial Agriculture Development Project, CADP, in Kano State. A breakdown of the beneficiaries, according to the Bank’s Senior Operations Specialist and Task…

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Kano-Lagos train derails after hitting ‘abandoned’ truck on rail track

Nobody died from the accident. A Lagos bound train from Kano, on Monday, derailed after it collided with a stationary truck on the rail track, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. Four passengers were injured in the accident which occurred at Bakin Kasuwa Village in Kaduna State. "No lives were lost. The…

Kano Lebanese community chair sues Leadership newspaper for N10 billion

By Bala Ali The Chairman of the Lebanese community in Kano, Tahir Fadallah, has instituted a 10 billion naira suit against an Abuja based newspaper, Leadership, for allegedly defaming him in a report over the arms cache discovered at a building in Kano. Mr. Fadallahi cited a news report of Leadership newspaper…

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VC scraps Diploma programmes in Bayero University, Kano

14, 521 graduates would receive degrees at the convocation ceremony. The Bayero University Kano (BUK) is to phase out all diploma and other sub-degree programmes being run by the university with effect from this year. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Abubakar Rashid, made this known in Kano on…

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Nigerian security officers ground ‘suspicious’ cargo plane in Kano airport

Soldiers and airport security officials have cordoned the plane. Reports indicate that a cargo plane that landed at the Aminu Kano International Airport has been grounded by security officers. Sources at the airport said few minutes after the plane landed on Saturday evening; security operatives conducted a search of the…

Security agents seal off Abuja’s Amigo Supermarket over owner’s alleged terrorism link

The supermarket was sealed off on Friday night. Nigeria security agencies on Friday evening sealed off the popular Amigo supermarket, owned by a Lebanese who is accused of being part of a major terrorist cell. The Joint Task Force in Kano on Thursday named Fauzi Fawad, a co-owner of Amigo…

Taming Ignorance and Begging in Kano, By Yushau A. Shuaib

Realising the importance of knowledge, skill acquisition and job creation, the Kano State government through its Kwankwasiya slogan is fighting ignorance, street begging and other vices through massive investment on education and critical infrastructure. This writer was recently invited by the duo of Jafar Jafar and Baba Dantiye, Media Assistant, and Director…

Kano to establish Sports Institute

Mr. Kwankwaso intends to establish a sports institute in Kano State. The Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, visited Aspire Sports Academy in Doha, Qatar in furtherance of his government’s determination to establish an international standard Sports Institute in the state. The academy is a multibillion dollar sports complex devoted to…

FERMA blames contractor for delay on Kano-Gwarzo Road

The construction is being done by an indigenous company. (more…)

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Kano builds public toilets, boreholes for N745.8mn – Commissioner

The construction was done in the 74 markets in the state. The Kano State Government has committed N745.8 million toward the construction of public toilets and solar-powered boreholes in 74 markets across the state, an official has said. Garba Durbunde, the State Commissioner for Rural and Community Development, made this…

Kano sacks judge, registrar for tampering with dead person’s estate

The Kano Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Thursday terminated the appointment of a Shari’a Court judge and registrar for alleged gross misconduct. The Public Relations Officer (PRO), Kano High Court, Jibo Ibrahim, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano. He, however, declined to mention their names. He said the…

Tragedy as family of 7 perish in road accident in Katsina

A ghastly motor accident has killed a family of seven on the Katsina-Kano road in Rimi Local Government Area of Katsina state. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Police Command in the state, Aminu Sadiq, told journalists that the accident happened on Saturday at about 8 p.m at…

Boko Haram: We are in serious trouble, northern governors lament

Governors of the nineteen northern states in Nigeria under the aegis of Northern States Governors Forum, NSGF, said all of them are in trouble following the endemic insecurity that has bedeviled the region since 2009. The governors spoke on Thursday in Abuja during the submission of a report by the…

Boko Haram: Why Boston Isn’t Kano, By Garba Shehu

Two movie-like incidents occurred in two cities – Kano in Northern Nigeria and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The two incidents marked the difference between policing in Nigeria and the policing in the U.S.A. This discussion is not about the social media landscape and the role twitter played, turning millions of Americans…

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How to tap the resources of our retired but un-tired retirees, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

Permanent secretaries, directors of civil service, military generals, judges, school teachers, professors, journalists and many more are among the endless list of people who retire from active professional career every year, many of them un-tired due to good health, yet the society forces them to expire because we undervalue the…

Kano residents ‘kill’ suspected masterminds of Emir’s palace bombing

It is unclear if the latest attack was targeted at the Emir of Kano. UPDATE 2: Residents of Kano city apprehended and killed three suspected bombers who set off an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, near a Mosque very close to the palace of the Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, witnesses…

EU grants N12bn to six states in Nigeria

“The benefitting states are Anambra, Cross River, Kano, Jigawa, Osun and Yobe.” (more…)

Kano’s population in 2006 was correct at 9.4 million, Census Tribunal says

The tribunal said Kano could not prove otherwise. (more…)

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Update: Six gunmen, one soldier killed in Kano raid

The JTF announced the casualty on Friday. The Joint Task Force, JTF, on Friday said it killed six gunmen but lost a soldier during a raid of a hideout at Sheka in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State. The JTF spokesman, Ikedichi Iweha, told newsmen in Kano that the…

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…)