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Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Election: Kano police commissioner ‘killed’ political tension – Ganduje

Unlike the eve of the previous governorship election, Kano State is largely calm. PREMIUM TIMES observed that people are going about their normal businesses without any hindrance. Discussions about Saturday’s governorship and state assembly election among the populace is being done in a friendly manner. The spokesperson of Governor Abdullahi…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

ANALYSIS: How Kano governorship election could determine fate of Kwankwaso, Ganduje

Saturday's governorship polls in Kano could determine the political careers of a former governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, and an incumbent governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. Although there are 54 governorship candidates in Kano, the contest is really between Mr Ganduje of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Mr Kwankwaso's anointed…

The Murtala Mohammed International Airport

Nigeria air passenger traffic increased by 20 per cent in 2018 – NCAA

No fewer than 14,171,722 air travellers went through Nigeria Airports in 2018, according to figures released on Tuesday in Lagos by the Consumer Protection Directorate of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the figure represents 20.8 per cent increase, compared to the…

Senator Mas’ud Doguwa

Kano PDP faction dumps party

Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa, the factional leader of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State, said they dumped the party because it has lost its popular appeal among the people. Mr Doguwa, a former senator, along with other members of the party’s Executive Council defected to All Progressives Congress (APC) five…

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UPDATED: Court nullifies candidature of PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano

A Federal High Court in Kano on Monday nullified the primary election that led to the emergence of Abba Yusuf as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State. The judge, Lewis Allagoa, ruled that the PDP did not conduct a governorship primary election in the…

El Clasico

After El-Classico, man goes berserk, stabs friend to death

A man on Saturday stabbed his friend to death and injured one other while arguing about a concluded football match. The incident happened at Yakassai quarters in Kano Municipal Local Government Area of the Kano State. The El-Classico match between Real Madrid and Barcelona ended 1-O in favour of the…

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What the weather would look like on Friday – NiMet

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy and sunny weather conditions with thundery activities over most parts of the country on Friday. NiMet’s Weather Outlook released on Thursday, in Abuja, predicted scattered thunderstorms and moderate rains over the western part of the central region with day and night temperatures…

2:16 pm PU 001, Government Secondary School, Tudun Wada, Wuse Zone 4. The corp members have started counting the votes.

2019 presidential election leads 2011, 2015 with voided votes

The just-concluded presidential election recorded 1,289,607 rejected votes nationwide, according to the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) analysis of the figure shows that it constitutes 4.5 per cent of the total 28,614,190 votes cast in the election. NAN…

Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. [PHOTO CREDIT: Pulse.ng]

Kwankwaso urges calm as PDP rejects election results in Kano

A senator and former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to accept the outcome of Saturday's presidential and national elections and eschew violence. He gave the advice in a post-election message he sent to local radio stations in…

Buhari and Aisha voting

Buhari wins in six additional LGAs in Kano

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has won six additional local government areas in Kano State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Electoral Officers for Kunchi, Rimin Gado, Bagwai, Gabasawa, Bunkure and Karaye Local Government Areas made the announcements while presenting their results to the…

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Buhari wins 9 of 23 LGAs in Sokoto, Atiku 3

President Muhammadu Buhari has won nine local government areas in Sokoto state while Atiku Abubakar got three in the ongoing collation of results for Saturday Presidential election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that results of 12 local governments were declared at the presidential election collation centre which went…

PT Presidential LiveUpdate Cover

#NigeriaDecides2019: Nigerians vote in Presidential, National Assembly elections (LIVE UPDATES)

Millions of Nigerians will today vote to elect a president that will lead West Africa's most populous country for another four years. The voters will also elect 468 members of the National Assembly: the Senate and the House of Representatives. A total of 73 presidential candidates are participating in today's…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Presidential Election: How battleground states may be won and lost

While the economy remains a dominant factor for voters across the country, candidates are conscious of subtle peculiarities in battleground states. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has been acting lately like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum to upset President Muhammadu Buhari at…

Voters standing in long cue at polling unit

Elections: CCD reopens disability support centre

The Centre for Citizens with Disability (CCD) a Non-Governmental Organisation, has reopened its Election Support Centre for monitoring and reporting on participation of Persons with Disability (PWDs). David Anyaele, the Executive Director of CCD, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

Voters queuing to cast their votes at ward 102, Adereti, Olode village, during the Osun State Governorship Re-run Election on Thursday (27/9/18). 05168/27/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/ICE/NAN

UPDATED: It’s Official: Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Katsina lead in PVCs collected for election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday released the final breakdown of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) collected before Saturday's presidential election. A total of 72.8 million PVCs have been collected across the country as at February 11, with Lagos and Kano leading. The INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this…

Some sensitive and non-sensitive election materials returned to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government office in Suleja, Niger State, following the shift of Saturday’s (today) presidential and National Assembly elections to Feb. 23. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from March 2 to March 9. 01432/16/2/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

Kano INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano State says it will commence distribution of sensitive materials across the 44 local government areas of the state on Wednesday. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state Riskuwa Arab-Shehu disclosed this to journalists on Tuesday in Kano. He said the distribution…

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Kano Elections: Thugs set PDP governorship candidate’s house ablaze

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, said on Monday that his house has been set ablaze. Mr Yusuf also accused members of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of committing the act. A statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES on Monday evening by the spokesperson…

Scene of the crash

Nine dead in Kano road accident

Nine persons died while 15 others sustained injuries in a road accident at Takai Local Government Area of Kano State on Monday. The accident occurred at about 9.30 a.m. on Monday at Dinyar madiga village. The council's information officer, Nasiru Faragai, told reporters the accident involved a Volkswagen Sharon bus…

Crowd gathered at a PDP rally used to illustrate the story

PDP presidential rally: Police arrest 28 suspected political thugs in Kano

The Kano State Police Command said on Monday that it arrested 28 suspected political thugs during the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential rally in the state. The new Commissioner of Police in the state, Wakili Muhammad who assumed office on Monday, made the disclosure while briefing journalists in Kano. “On…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Election: Kano govt finally approves stadium for Atiku’s rally

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered the contractor handling the renovation of Sani Abacha Stadium in the state to halt work to allow the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar hold. Mr Abubakar is the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor, who is of…

Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official website if the university www. kustwudil.edu.ng]

Fire destroys 30 rooms in students’ hostel at Kano university

The Kano State Fire Service on Wednesday confirmed a fire outbreak that destroyed an upper section of a female hostel at the Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil. Saidu Mohammed, the State Fire Service spokesperson, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the incident which occurred…

Audu Ogbeh, Minister of Agriculture

Nigerian govt to ban tomato paste before the end of 2019 — Audu Ogbeh

The federal government will place a final ban on the importation of tomato paste before the end of 2019, the minister of agriculture and natural resources, Audu Ogbeh, has said. Mr Ogbeh said this during a tour of the Dangote Tomato Processing Plant in Kadawa, Kano State, a report by…

Khadijah 14 years at the Hisbah Board.

In northern Nigeria, drug abuse remains a problem among women

In Kaduna, Habiba, a young woman on the streets of Barnawa, shared her story as she held a baby and a wrap of marijuana. “I did not decide to be an addict, my family were a trouble to me, I was treated ill by others, I didn’t feel loved by…

Deji Adeyanju (Photo Credit: Politics Nigeria)

Nigerian govt under fire as activist Deji Adeyanju clocks 50 days in prison

Political activists with ties to Deji Adeyanju have accused the Buhari administration of keeping him in prison as part of a plot to inflict physical and mental pains on him and diminish his impact during the upcoming presidential elections. Mr Adeyanju has been kept perpetually in custody since the Nigerian…

Dame Patience Jonathan

Court orders forfeiture of N1.04bn traced to Patience Jonathan

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday secured an interim forfeiture of N1 billion lodged in three deposits with Fidelity Bank Plc on May 20 and 25, 2015. The forfeiture order by Federal High Court sitting in Kano and presided by Justice A. Lewis-Allagoa was consequent upon a motion…