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Breaking: Anxiety heightens as Court bars PDP from Guber poll in Kano

March 4, 2019 Admin III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Abba Kabir Yusuf has been barred from taking part in the Saturday’s governorship election in Kano state by a Federal High Court sitting in Kano. The court presided by Leis Allagoa nullified the primary election that led to emergence of Yusuf. The judge ruled that the PDP did not conduct governorship primary election in Read More

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Fire destroys 7 shops in Kano polytechnic

March 4, 2019 Admin III 0

The Kano state Fire Service on Sunday confirmed a fire outbreak that completely destroyed seven shops inside the School of Technology, Kano State Polytechnic at Matan Fada in Nasarawa local government area of Kano. Spokesman for the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, who confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the fire started at about 03:08 p.m. Read More

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2019: As PDP bounces to reckoning in Kano…

February 12, 2019 Admin III 0

For Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential flag bearer of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), last Saturday’s presidential rally at Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano has proved to be the litmus test about his popularity and acceptability in Kano after the widely-held wrong notion that he and the party have eclipsed into oblivion in the state. BASHIR MOHAMMED writes. It was to Read More

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Court order aimed at embarrassing Gandjue, wife – Kano govt

January 15, 2019 Admin III 0

The Kano state government has expressed shock antics of desperate politicians bent on scuttling the gubernatorial candidature of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in the forthcoming election by procuring a court order seeking accelerated hearing in a suit to compel EFCC to arrest and prosecute Ganduje’s wife, Dr. Hafasat. A statement by the Kano state Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Read More

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Blueprint on course to greatness – Vendor

August 24, 2018 Admin III 0

A Kano based newspaper vendor, Malam Naziru Abdullahi has described the future of Blueprint newspaper as bright and promising at a time when newspapers in the country are facing crisis of acceptability, patronage and readership among the comity of newspapers in the country. Speaking to our correspondent at his newspaper selling spot in Kano, Abdullahi said the paper was getting Read More

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APC plots, begs Shekarau to return

July 30, 2018 Admin III 0

The Presidency and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have kick-started an intensive lobby to win over former two-term governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau. This is to suppress the strength of former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso ahead of the 2019 general elections. Shekarau defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in January 2014) joined the Goodluck Jonathan government and Read More

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2018 UTME:  ‘Cut-off mark not to favour any state’

July 27, 2018 Admin III 0

Contrary to people’s view about the new cut-off marks of the 2018 unified tertiary matriculation examinations, JAMB said it was not lowered to favour any state. Some Nigerians alleged that the 2018 UTME cut-off points were lowered to favour some educationally disadvantaged states of the North. The board, at its 2018 stakeholders’ meeting recently held in Osun state, pegged the Read More

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My presence at APC convention would’ve caused commotion – Kwankwaso

June 25, 2018 Admin III 0

Immediate past Governor of Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has explained that he deliberately avoided the APC elective national convention held on Saturday and Sunday to avoid breakdown of law and order. Kwankwaso said he and his supporters intended to attend the convention but did not, due to APC leadership under John Odigie-Oyegun’s refusal to recognise the congresses that favoured his Read More

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Buhari mourns Sarkin Fadan Kano

June 23, 2018 Admin III 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the death of the Sarkin Fadan Kano, Sule Gaya, has robbed the country of one humblest and dedicated parliamentarians. Reacting to Gaya’s death, who was buried on Friday, the president said one of the greatest legacies a man or woman could leave behind was unblemished integrity, adding that the late Sarkin Fada Kano Read More

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Raging questions over Kano health care agency

June 9, 2018 Admin III 0

I hope it will reach the table of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje that most of Kano state civil servants are not comfortable with the current development that followed the payment of this month’s salary. The main motive that provoked me to offer this probono publico service is, despite the agonizing pain occasioned by economic hardships that people are writhing in Read More

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Kano partners IDB on cattle colonies

May 26, 2018 Admin III 0

  Kano state government has concluded plans with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to establish cattle colonies across the state. “The move is aimed at revolutionising meat, dairy and hides and allied products production, as well as revamp agriculture in the state”, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the state governor revealed. Already, the two bodies are working on the Read More

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Court jails man,57, for human trafficking

May 12, 2018 Admin III 0

  A Federal High Court sitting in Damaturu, Yobe state has sentenced a 57-year-old Alhaji Ya’u Shuaibu Salihu to four years imprisonment for human trafficking. The suspect, a native of Farantama village, Albasu local government of Kano state, was arraigned by the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) on a two-count charge of procuring nine underage Read More

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No underage voters in Kano LG election — Ganduje

April 14, 2018 Admin III 0

Recently, images of under aged voters allegedly casting votes in Kano state during the last local government election, went viral. The state Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Mohammed Garba has since denied the allegation. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set up a committee on the matter. In this interview with news men, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje speaks on Read More

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Northern women pretend a lot –Mario Bello

April 7, 2018 Admin III 0

  Mairo Bello, after bidding farewell to Nollywood relocated to Kano, where her mother hails from to join the Kannywood industry and also pursue her academics. In this interview with ALIYU ASKIRA, she discusses her passion, relationship and a lot more. What have you been up to in the last year? Nothing much. Like I told you before, I left Read More

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INEC ’ll reverse tenure elongation decision Monday – Ganduje

April 7, 2018 Admin III 0

  Ahead of another emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the contentious tenure elongation for the party executive, Kano state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has revealed that the earlier decision of NEC which favoured tenure extension will be reversed. The governor also said that the few APC governors, who were campaigning Read More

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Voter card validation

March 24, 2018 Admin III 0

The need for voter card validation observers across the country is informed by the recent discovery of underage children who took part in Kano State local government election. The incidence of underage voters is worrisome as it is against the Electoral Act especially as we prepare for the 2019 general elections. With the ongoing voter registration, we should have accredited Read More

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TCN installs 2 new 60MVA transformers in Uyo, Kano

March 24, 2018 Admin III 0

  Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), has disclosed that it has completed the installation and commissioned into service, two new 60MVA 132/33kV power transformers in its transmission substations in Uyo and Kano. Also, the company said that it had energised its Nsukka 30MVA transmission substation, which was completed in 2016, but could not be powered then. In a statement by Read More

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2019 Elections On The Brink Of Chaos Courtesy Ganduje/Kwankwaso Feud

March 20, 2018 Admin III 0

The hostile political relationship between Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje and his predecessor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is now a major cause of worry for Kano indigenes and Nigerians in general. However its effect have been seen rubbing off on the infamous Kano underage voting picture and videos which was circulating in the public sphere recently, hence threatening the integrity of Read More

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Poets In Nigeria honours late Ado Bayero, rejoices with Emir Sanusi II

March 10, 2018 Admin III 0

By Maryam Gatawa Poets in Nigeria (PIN) Kano Connect Center has held its maiden 2-day Bilingual Poetry Workshop at the American Corner, Murtala Muhammad library Kano, recently. The workshop, which was part of the association’s pre-poetry award activities, targeted secondary school students and young poets. Dozens of secondary school students, budding poets, emerging writers and lovers of poetry were introduced Read More

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Kwankwaso is dreaming to be president instead of making laws — Ganduje

February 24, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso were political soul mates since 1999. As governor, Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy and when the latter became Minister of Defence, Ganduje was Special Assistant. When Kwankwaso staged a comeback in 2011 as governor, Ganduje was again his deputy. In 2015, Ganduje succeeded his boss but almost Read More

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Why there’s no insurgency, herdsmen, farmers’ crisis in Kano – Ganduje 

February 21, 2018 Admin III 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that the peace being enjoyed in the state in spite of pockets of insurgency and conflicts between farmers and herdsmen was as a result of government’s policy of inclusiveness and proactive approach to security issues. The governor, who disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Blueprint newspaper in Abuja on Wednesday, Read More

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House c’ttee chair lauds PTAD verification in Kano

February 10, 2018 Admin III 0

By Ene Osang Abuja   Chairman House Committee on Pensions, Hassan Shekarau, has appraised the ongoing verification of the NITEL/Mtel pensioners by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD) in Kano state. In a statement issued yesterday by PTAD, Shekarau made the commendation when he visited the center where the pensioners from adjoining states in the North-west gathered for the exercise. Read More

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No more peace between me and Kwankwaso forever – Ganduje

February 8, 2018 Admin III 0

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says there will be no reconciliation between his political pressure group, Gandujiyya and Kwankwasiyya, a political group owned by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. DAILY POST had report that no fewer than six members of the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups of the All Progressives Congress were on Sunday injured in Kano following a clash between the Read More

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LG polls: NPM expresses concern over refusal to consider new parties

February 1, 2018 Admin III 0

The New Progressive Movement (NPM) Kano State chapter has expressed concern over the refusal of the State Independent Electoral Commission (KANSIEC) to consider the new political party to participate in the forthcoming local government election in the state. NAN reports that NPM is one of the 21 new political parties registered recently by the National Independent Electoral Commission of Nigeria Read More