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Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Emir Sanusi’s Troubles: Kano police restate ban on rallies

The Kano State Police Command said on Friday that the ban on all forms of rallies, processions, demonstration or assembly in the state was still in force. This was contained in a statement by the command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna, issued to journalists in Kano. He said that the…

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20-year-old-man drowns in Kano

A 20- year-old man, Mustapha Abdullahi, has drowned while bathing in a pond at Kofar Mata by Hauran Balago Municipal in Kano. The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Mr Saidu Mohammed, made the disclosure in Kano on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria…

Emir Lamido Sanusi [Photo: Sahara Reporters]

Kano commission insists Emir Sanusi culpable in alleged N3.4 billion misappropriation

Below is the full preliminary report served the Secretary to Kano State Government by the state anti-graft commission attached to buttress its investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council between 2014 and 2017. The commission insists in this report that the emir is the…

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What the weather would look like across Nigeria on Friday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted cloudy weather conditions with widespread rainfall and thunderstorm activities over most parts of the country on Friday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook on Thursday in Abuja, predicted thunderstorms and rains over the central states such as Abuja, Lokoja, Makurdi and Kaduna axis during the morning…

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South-south leads Nigeria’s huge alcohol consumption, NBS data shows

Alcohol consumption is a big business in Nigeria with consumers spending just less than a quarter of a trillion naira in 2016. According to the latest data from the nation’s statistics bureau, in 2016 alone, Nigerians spent at least N208 billion on alcohol - this amount was more than the…

9th NASS: APC Governors back Lawan, Gbajabiamila`s leadership aspirations

The governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have backed the candidacy of Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, and Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the ninth National Assembly leadership. The governors, under the aegis of the Progressives Governors Forum, took the decision at a meeting held at…

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Street food consumed in Lagos, Kano ‘highly contaminated’ – Study

People living in Lagos and Kano may need to be wary of what they consume outside their homes as a study shows a high level of contamination of food consumed in these states. The food were reportedly contaminated with chemicals, metals, pesticides residue, among others. To address this, food experts…

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BUK to honour Tony Elumelu with an Honorary Doctorate Degree

The Bayero University, Kano, is set to honour philanthropist and entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, for his immense contributions to human development at the university’s forthcoming 35th convocation. According to the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Muhammad Bello, the honour is in recognition of Mr Elumelu’s contribution to the country as an economist, an entrepreneur,…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje/Emir Sanusi Rift: Kano govt. cancels traditional event

The Kano State Government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event popularly known as ‘Hawan Nassarawa', slated for June 6, for 'security reasons.' This is contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press ‎Secretary to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and made available to reporters on Wednesday in Kano.…

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CAN, Enugu, Kano governors fecilitate with Muslims after Ramadan

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged Nigerian Muslims to continue to restrain from worldly desires as commanded by the Qur'an. This was contained in a statement signed by the association's acting General Secretary, Joseph Daramola and made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday. It is in the statement…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje re-appoints SSG, Accountant-General

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has re-appointed the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji and State Accountant General, Shehu Mu’azu, to work with him in his second term in office. This is contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar and…

The IGP of Police, Mohammed Adamu. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter handle of the Nigerian Police]

Kano Police Command: Iliyasu replaces Wakili

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate posting of Ahmed Iliyasu as the Commissioner of Police in Kano. According to a statement issued by the police spokesperson, Frank Mba, on Monday, the official takes over from Wakili Mohammed. Mr Mohammed retired from the Force on May…

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Lagos govt awards ₦10 million contract for design of Ambode’s retirement home

The Lagos State Government has awarded a ₦10 million contract for the "production of architectural drawing for the proposed retirement house" for the outgoing governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The contract, which is being handled by Studio 3 Architects, was officially awarded by the state's ministry of works and infrastructure on March…

Top Kannywood actors get new endorsements

Kannywood top actors, Ali Nuhu, Usman Uzee and Maryam Booth are now CarXie ambassadors. The actors signed an endorsement agreement with the company’s representatives in Abuja on Friday. Like Uber and Taxify, CarXie is a Nigerian car hire service operating in many states of the country including Lagos, Abuja, Kaduna,…

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How fake news thrives in Nigeria

By Ephraims Sheyin Thomas Jefferson, the third American President, is credited with what many regard as the most flattering attribute to journalism. “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the…

UPDATED: 11 states in northern Nigeria yet to pass child rights law — UNICEF Official

At least 11 northern states in Nigeria are yet to pass a child rights law despite its obvious benefits for children, a child protection specialist with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Sharon Oladiji, has said. The states are Bauchi, Yobe, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, Borno, Zamfara, Gombe, Katsina, Kebbi, and…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Despite his travails at home, Emir of Kano bags UN appointment

The UN has appointed the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates. UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres made the announcement through his spokesman, Farhan Haq, at a news conference in New York on Thursday. The SDG Advocates are 17…

Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje

Ganduje assents to bill reducing Emir Sanusi’s influence in Kano

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Wednesday assented to a bill approving the creation of four additional emirates in the state, effectively reducing the influence of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi. With the new Emirates, the governor said: "the traditional institution will now go closer to the people…

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…