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Breaking – Alleged financial fraud: In Kano, Ganduje queries Emir Sanusi as suspension hammer dangles on embattled monarch

June 6, 2019 Editor 0

Barely three days after Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission recommended the suspension of the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi Governor Abdulahi Ganduje has issued a query to him. The commission said during its investigation, it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent by the emirate under Sanusi. The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017. Details loading…

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Uncertainty as Kano govt ‘suspends’ Emir Sanusi

June 4, 2019 Editor 0

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission has recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, following alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the emir. The alleged amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017. This is contained in a preliminary report of investigation conducted by the commission and signed by its chairman, Muhuyi Read More

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Youth council backs Ganduje over new Emirates in Kano

May 24, 2019 Editorial II 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has paid a solidarity visit to the new Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, describing the creation of the four new emirates as a good omen that will open doors for socio-economic development of Kano state. The youths in their hundreds thronged the Emir’s Palace, Friday in Bichi town, displaying pro-Governor Abdullahi Read More

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CSO slams KCCI for creating panic in Kano

May 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

Progressive Movement for Peace and Democracy, a Civil Society Organisation has come hard on a disgruntled group which members operate as a political pressure element, accusing it of giving the impression that there is tension in Kano with a view to achieving their apparent selfish motive of discrediting the government. A statement signed by the coordinator of the CSO, Malam Read More

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Kano new emirates invalid, court tells Ganduje

May 16, 2019 Editor 0

A Kano High Court presided over by Justice Nasiru Saminu has ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the governor on May 10. Saminu gave the order pending the hearing of motion on notice, saying the appointment and installations were illegal. The court also Read More

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Court bars Ganduje from ‘dividing Kano Emirate’

May 10, 2019 Editor 0

A High Court sitting in Kano, on Friday stopped the Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General and the State from implementing the break-up of Kano Emirate. In an exparte motion, dated, May 10, 2019, filed by the plaintiff, Hon Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, seeking the court to restrain Read More

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Concerns as Army stops motorcycles in Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, 2 other states

May 6, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has put a stop to use of motorcycles around Kano, Katsina, Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Kebbi and Niger states. According to the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, it was observed that the use of motorcycles by bandits, kidnappers, criminal elements and their collaborators to perpetrate crimes. He said, “The army has over time observed the Read More

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16 dead after auto crash in Kano

May 4, 2019 Editor 0

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, Mr Kabiru Ibrahim, confirmed this in a statement in Kano on Saturday. The statement said that the accident occurred at about 7.30 Read More

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Breaking: Ganduje surmounts many hurdles, re-elected Kano governor

March 24, 2019 Editor 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has declared governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the winner of Kano state gubernatorial election after Saturday’s  re-run election conducted in 28 Local Government Areas in the State. Announcing the final results at the INEC Headquarters in Kano, the  chief returning officer for the election, Prof. B B Shehu said Ganduje won the election with 1,033,695 Read More

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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