It is difficult to reduce cost of governance in Nigeria – Shekarau

September 17, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Former governor of Kano state, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, has said only a God-fearing and courageous leader can work towards reducing the cost of governance in Nigeria. He posited that those who are saddled with the responsibility to reduce the cost are beneficiaries, hence the reason it is difficult to work the talk. Noting that Nigeria has 469 members of the Read More

CCB begins probe of Kano anti-corruption chair, as EFCC summons director

August 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has commenced probe of chairman of Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), Muhyi Rimingado. This is even as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has summoned the Director of Finance of the Kano anti-graft body to Abuja to furnish the agency with relevant transactions involving the embattled Rimingado. A letter of Read More

Ganduje: Between ministerial slot and party leadership, by Muhammad Garba 

July 25, 2023 Muhammad Garba  0

In the last few weeks, the media has been inundated with stories and analysis by experts and public affairs commentators on who are the people that will  eventually make the list of the much-awaited ministerial nominations into the yet-to-be formed cabinet of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This has, no doubt, created widespread speculations and expectations from Nigerians. The list will Read More

Police recover missing cows in Kano

July 23, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Police Command in Kano says it has recovered an unspecified number of cows wandering around the Ranka Hotoro Quarters in Tarauni Local Government Area of the state. This is contained in a statement by its Public Relation Officer, Mr Abdullahi Kiyawa, made available to newsmen in Kano on Sunday. Kiyawa said that a good Samaritan sighted the missing cows on Read More

Fire destroys shops in Kano market

July 20, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fire has destroyed some shops at Kasuwar Rimi Market in Kano. The spokesman of Kano State Fire Service, Saminu Abdullahi, said 10 shops were destroyed in the fire which occurred at about 8.40 pm on Wednesday. “We received a distress call from one Magaji Umar that there was fire outbreak at the market where they sell mattresses, beds and carpentry Read More

Kano: Provide evidence for N10bn CCTV camera loan project, Ganduje challenges CSO

July 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Kano state has described as misleading and untrue a story been circulated that it obtained a N10 billion loan for the installation of Close Circuit Camara (CCTV) project in the metropolitan area of the state. In a statement released Tuesday in Abuja, former Commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in Read More

Ganduje’s govt to Yusuf: Stop complaining, initiate concrete palliatives for Kano residents

July 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past administration in Kano state has called on the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) government to initiate and evolve concrete plan that will alleviate the suffering of the toiling masses in the state rather than picking hole in the federal government’s post subsidy palliative plan. Former commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in the administration, Malam Muhammad Garba, Read More

 Group decries poor media coverage of parliamentary election tribunal

July 14, 2023 Binta Shama 0

A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) African Parliamentary Advocates and Reform Groups (APARG) in collaboration with  Coalition of Parliamentary Advocate and Democracy Consolidation Nigeria (CoPAdeCoN), has lamented the poor and low media coverage of National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal (NAEPT). Speaking with newsmen in a world press conference in Abuja Thursday, the Director of the group, Ambassador  Chibuzo Okereke, explained that as Read More

Partisanship: CSOs demand sack of Kano anti-corruption boss Magaji

July 12, 2023 Ibrahim Hamisu 0

Some civil society organisations, Tuesday, demanded immediate resignation of Kano Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji, for alleged partisanship. Speaking at a one-day Conference on Good Governance Appraisal in Kano, organised by some civil society organisations, victims of demolition and other stakeholders among others decried actions taken so far by Governor Abba Yusuf in the state. In a communiqué signed by Read More

Partisanship: CSOs demand sack of Kano anti-corruption boss, Magaji 

July 11, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some Civil Society Organisations have demanded immediate resignation or sack of the Kano Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji for alleged partisanship and incompetence. The rights groups also demanded that a re-visit to the recommendations of the 2006 white paper report that exposes the land scandal of the than former governor of the state Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, for fairness sake. Read More

Kano demolition: Coalition petitions US, EU, China, others, demands visa ban on Abba Yusuf 

July 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A group, Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has petitioned the government of the United States of America, European Union, China and others over the recent demolition embarked upon by Governor Abba Yusuf-led government in Kano state. The Coalition, in a petition signed by its national coordinator, Comrade Okpokwu Ogenyi, demanded for a visa ban on the governor Read More

Breaking: Court restrains Kano anti-graft agency, police from arresting Ganduje

July 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A Federal High Court in Kano, presided over by Justice A.M Liman, has issued an interim order restraining the Nigeria Police, Kano Public Complain and Anti Corruption Commission and six other defendants from harassing, arresting, inviting, or detaining the immediate past Governor of Kano State, his family members, or any appointee who served under his administration. The order will remain Read More

Massive protest rocks Kano over govt’s demolition of N226bn worth of property

June 26, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Victims of building demolition have taken to the streets in their hundreds to condemn what they describe as destructive act of the current Kano state government led by Governor Abba Yusuf. The protesters gathered Monday morning at the frontage of the demolished multi-million Naira Daula Hotel along Hadejia road in the metropolis carrying placards with various inscriptions condemning the government Read More

Man drags in-laws to court for ‘taking his wife’

June 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A Kano resident, identified as Kabiru Muhammad, has dragged his in-laws to court for allegedly taking his wife. He dragged the in-laws before a Shariah court in the state on Wednesday. The plaintiff brought three of his wife’s relatives, Ali Dan Abba, Hadiza Dan Abba, and Haruna Bala Dangwauro, before the court in Kano Municipal’s Hotoro Masallachi district. The wife Read More

Abba Yusuf gets 72-hr ultimatum to stop demolition in Kano

June 20, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-democracy group on the platform of Good Governance and Change Initiative (GGCI) has given the Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf a 72-hour ultimatum to stop the ongoing demolition and invite the affected investors and individuals for amicable resolution. The group threatened to sue the governor if nothing is done at the expiration of the ultimatum. Addressing a press conference Read More

‘I’m sad’, International designer of Kano demolished monument condemns Abba Yusuf’s government

June 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Hajiya Kaltume Gana, a renowned artist and designer of the famous Kano Golden Jubilee Monument, has condemned the demolition of the aesthetically designed structure by Kano State Government. The multi-million naira monument was constructed by immediate past Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration in 2017 to commemorate Kano 50th anniversary as State in the Nigerian federation. The unique edifice was Read More

Condemnations trail demolition of Kano govt house historical roundabout 

June 14, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Some indigenes and residents of Kano state have condemned in totality the demolition of historic Kano government roundabout by governor Abba Yusuf. Governor Abba Yusuf reportedly ordered the demolition early hours of Wednesday where he personally supervised the demolition which took less than three hours. The said roundabout known as Kano Golden Jubilee Monument, was erected in the year 2017, Read More

Kwankwaso hits back at Ganduje

June 10, 2023 Admin III 0

The former governor of Kano state and Leader of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has responded to the recent threat made by his successor, Umar Ganduje. Kwankwaso confidently asserted that Ganduje, whom he referred to as one of his “boy”, would not dare to confront him directly. During separate visits to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Read More

Kano: Hasiya Bayero building not sold – Ex-Info Commissioner

June 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate past administration in Kano state has said that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf was misinformed about the purported sale of the building housing the relocated Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital in the city. The former commissioner for Information and Internal Affairs in the administration, Malam Muhammad Garba in a statement Monday, said hospital services at the facility were temporarily suspended Read More

Illegal Demolition: Firm demands N10bn compensation from Kano govt, 2 others heads to court

June 5, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

A private firm, Lamash Property Limited, which entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) with government of Kano State on the redevelopment of Daula Hotel, has demanded N10 billion compensation following the demolition of the property by Governor Abba Yusuf-led team on Saturday. In the same vein, another firm White Nig Ltd that have a Public private partnership arrangement with Read More

Letter to Abba Kabir Yusuf

May 27, 2023 Abbas Datti 0

Dear newly elected governor of Kano state. First and foremost, I must offer my humble congratulations on your recent election. By electing you into this exalted office, the people of my dear Kano state have no doubt placed their tomorrow, trust in you to lead us with compassion, dedication towards a better, prosperous future, and we are hopeful that you Read More