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APC’s Ganduje wins guber rerun with landslide margin in Kano

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

Incunbent governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been declared winner of Kano State supplementary election conducted across the 28 local government areas of the state on Saturday. After collation of results of the election, Governor Ganduje who contested on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) scored 45, 876 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Abba Yusuf of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Read More

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Breaking – Guber rerun: Thugs invade collation centre, tear result sheet in Kano, INEC suspends final declaration

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended final collation of supplementary governorship election in Kano State after thugs reportedly invaded Nasarawa local government area collation point and tore result sheet. Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Riskuwa Shehu, who disclosed this early on Sunday said: “As we were waiting to reconvene with the intention to continue with the collation, we heard Read More

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Rerun: APC takes early lead in Kano, thugs burn electoral materials in Benue, result collation goes on in Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau, others

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Despite reported crisis in parts of Kano, collation of results is now on in various wards and local government area headquarters. Also, collation is on at Benue, Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau and others states. Towards the end of vote cast, some thugs reportedly invaded a polling centre in Chito community, Benue state and set result sheets ablaze. Already, the Independent National Read More

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Supplementary poll: Thugs attack 2 Kano Commissioners, Police arrest Yakasai

March 23, 2019 Editor 0

Kano State Commissioners of Information and his counterpart in the State Ministry of Finance, Alhaji Mohammed Garba and Aminu Danamu were on Saturday attacked by unidentified armed thugs, while supervising the conduct of governorship election re-run. Speaking to Blueprint on the ordeal suffered by the duo, Comrade Garba said it was the divine intervention that saved their lives, as the Read More

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Re-run: Peaceful, chaotic guber election in parts of Kano

March 23, 2019 Editorial II 0

Despite the reported violence in some areas, the scheduled kano state governorship rerun, is going on peacefully  in some part of the state. Our reporter observed that in one of the ward Yelwa Secondary school where incumbent member of House Representatives, Ali Madaki who lost the Kano central Senatorial seat voted, was marred with violence. In Gama where the highest Read More

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Kano CP tenders apology to NBA over lawyers’ detention

March 22, 2019 Editorial III 0

Sequel to the 48yrs ultimatum given by the Kano Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over the alleged molestation of two of its members by the Police, the Police Commissioner CP Mohammed Wakil has tendered an unreserved apology to the legal body for the action of his personnel. Addressing the executives of the association in Kano on Thursday, Wakili Read More

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Kano NBA demands apology from police boss over harassment of members

March 21, 2019 Editorial II 0

The Kano state branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the State Commissioner of Police Mr. Wakili Mohammed to be non- partisan and professional in the discharge of his official duties.  A statement signed by the State secretary of the association, Mujtaba Adamu-Ameen, made available to newsmen in Kano state condemned what it described as the unprofessional manner Read More

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I didn’t direct Yusuf not to pay N30,000 minimum wage – Kwankwaso

March 15, 2019 Editorial II 0

Former Governor of Kano state Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has denied reports that he told Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kano State governorship election, that the PDP administration, if elected, will not be able to pay N30, 000 minimum wage to workers as it expects to inherit an empty treasury from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Read More

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Breaking: Finally, INEC schedules supplementary elections for Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau, Sokoto

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday March 23 for 2019 supplementary elections in states where governorship elections were declared inconclusive. According to the Commission in a statement on Tuesday by Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Barrister Festus Okoye, the Returning Officers in Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue. Kano, Plateau and Sokoto States declared the governorship elections inconclusive. Read More

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Kano guber: INEC makes u-turn, set to declare result

March 12, 2019 Editor 0

The Kano State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Riskuwa Arabu Shehu, has assured that winner of the gubernatorial election in the state would be declared today. Shehu explained that the commission would use its primary and secondary data source to re-generate the results of 10 wards that were already collated in Nassarawa local government in order to collate the destroyed results, Read More

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Breaking: INEC declares Kano governorship election inconclusive

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

After a long wait, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has just declared Kano governorship election inconclusive. This followed the  cancellation of results  in 172 polling units across some Local government areas of Kano. Making the announcement at exactly 10pm Monday night at the Headquarters of the Commission  in Kano, the returning officer for Kano State Prof. BB Shehu said Read More

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Breaking: Anxiety mounts as Nigerians await final Kano guber result

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

There is increasing apprehension within the ancient city of Kano following intense expectation of final declaration of Saturday’s governorship election result. At the moment, the last outcome of the remaining local government area result is being awaited. Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is already leading after polling 960,004 votes as against APC’s 953,522 votes. The opposition party is leading with a Read More

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Breaking: Police nabs Kano deputy governor, Commissioner as INEC suspends result collation, declaration

March 11, 2019 Editor 0

Men of the Nigeria Police have arrested Kano state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, and the state’s commissioner for local governments, Murtala Sule Garo for allegedly attempting to disrupt the collation of result at Nassarawa local government area of the state. The Nasarawa local government result is the last to be collated out of the 44 local government areas in the Read More

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Election: Ganduje commends voters turnout in Kano

March 9, 2019 Editorial II 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has applauded the efforts of the people of Kano especially women for coming en mass to exercise their Civic responsibility. Ganduje stated this while addressing journalists shortly after he cast his vote at ganduje cikin gari ward in dawakin tofa local area of Kano state. He commended the efforts of INEC officials for Read More

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Like Kano PDP, court stops Taraba, Enugu APC guber candidates

March 7, 2019 Editor 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba state capital Wednesday stopped the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Sani Abubakar Danladi from contesting Saturday’s governorship election. The presiding judge, Justice Stephen Pam, in a ruling on age falsification brought against Danladi by Usman Udi and three others, said the APC candidate filled different dates of birth for the Read More

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Breaking: After 2 months, Deji Adeyanju regains freedom

February 18, 2019 Editor 0

Popular ActivistDeji Adeyanju has been granted bail by the Kano State High Court after spending 67 days in detention. Mr Adeyanju was freed on bail a while ago on Monday when his matter came up, with a condition that he must provide sureties and N500,000, according to his lawyers. Mr Adeyanju was arrested on December 13 over allegations he was Read More

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PDP Gov candidate’s house set ablaze in Kano

February 12, 2019 Editor 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano, Abba Yusuf, has revealed that his house was been set ablaze on Monday. Yusuf also accused members of ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) of committing the act. A statement by the spokesperson of the candidate, PDP, alleged that the attack was carried out by over 60 thugs led by Read More

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Kano guber: PDP submits Kwankwaso’s Son-in-law’s name

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has submitted the name of Abba Yusuf the son-in-law of the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the party’s gubernatorial candidate. According to source at the party headquarters in Abuja, Yusuf was among the list of candidates submitted to the electoral body in Abuja, Thursday, last Read More

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Rangers applaud Kano fans, eye Akwa scalp

October 2, 2018 Blueprint 0

Team manager of Rangers International F.C, Barrister Amobi Ezeaku, has applauded the large football fans in the ‘Groundnut Pyramid’ city of Kano for their massive support to the ‘Flying Antelope’ during the group stage matches of the ongoing NFF/Aiteo Federation cup 2018 in which the Enugu side came tops in the zone. In a chat after the team emerged leaders Read More

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‘I’ll develop Kano if elected president’

September 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar met with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) delegates from Kano with a pledge to develop the commercial city if elected President in 2019. Kano, according to him, is like a home because he did not only go to School of Hygiene, Kano; he has a home in Kano. Unlike in Jigawa state when Atiku pleaded with Read More

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2019: Group urges Kwankwaso to contest

July 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

A group, Kwankwaso Support Initiative (KSI), has called on the Senator Representing Kano Central Federal Constituency, former Governor of Kano State, (Dr) Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to contest for President in the 2019 general election. KSI made the call through a communiqué signed by Chairman, Abdullahi Dahiru Esq and Secretary, Franklin Onyeneke, noting that it’s consensus is for the former Governor Read More

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My appointment can’t stop me featuring in movies –Rashidat Adamu

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

Hajiya Rashida Adamu is Special Adviser to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, onWomen Affairs. Before her appointment she was a household name in the Kannywood film industry. She had paid her dues in terms of featuring in some hit films. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she speaks on her new appointment, politics in Kano and the film industry among Read More

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‘Ganduje, most peopleoriented governor’

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been described as the “most vibrant and peopleoriented governor” in the country, “whose leadership qualities manifest through the many infrastructure development initiatives of his administration.” The remark was contained in a letter of appreciation sent to the governor, for flagging-off of the Dangi Roundabout Interchange Flyover and Underpass, by an amalgamation of Read More