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Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK
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Journalist who Exposed Governor Ganduje’s Alleged “Bribe Video” Flees to UK

Jaafar Jaafar, the journalist who exposed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's alleged "bribe video" has fled to the United Kingdom over alleged threat to his life. Jaafar told Premium Times that he relocated with his family to the UK and will not be returning to the country ‘until the coast is clear.’ He said; “I’ll be here until this regime can guarantee my safety and protect freedom of the press." The publication reported that the publisher of Daily Nigerian fled to the UK barely a month after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed that those behind a video of him allegedly collecting bribe which he described as "fake", would be brought to shame. Speaking in BBC Hausa programme, ‘Afada Acika’, the Kano state Governor had claimed that the video was cloned. He said; “The video is ...
VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits
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VP Yemi Osinbajo says visas might be needed to travel to Kano if Nigeria splits

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has asked those calling for the breakup of Nigeria to have a rethink as they may need visas to travel to places like Kano state. The Vice President said this when he spoke at the 12th Bola Tinubu colloquium held in commemoration of the APC National leader's 69th birthday in Kano yesterday March 29. The Vice-President, who was the special guest of honor at the event, said the initial plan was to hold a completely virtual event but Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State offered to host a physical event that would run alongside the virtual one on Zoom. “For the purveyors of breaking up into small components, into small countries, perhaps they should be reminded that we would not have been able to accept Governor Ganduje’s offer to come to Kano at a sh...
Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar
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Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar

Following renewed threats to his life, the publisher of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, saying that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State should be held responsible if anything happens to him. In October 2018, this newspaper had published video clips showing the governor pocketing bundles of dollar notes believed to be kickbacks from contractors handling various projects awarded by the state government. The governor had since denied the videos, describing them as cloned. But in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Friday, March 19, Mr Ganduje disclosed that the state government was making plans to deal with those behind the videos. In the face of the renewed threats, Mr Jaafar, through his counsel, Ba...
Kano State Governor Orders Closure of Four Tertiary Institutions
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Kano State Governor Orders Closure of Four Tertiary Institutions

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has ordered the closure of four tertiary institutions in the state. The closure comes a day after he ordered the closure of ten boarding schools in the state following the abduction of over 300 schoolgirls in neighbouring Zamfara State. A statement released by the state Commissioner for Higher Education, Dr Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure, reads “The Kano State Government under the able leadership of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed the closure of some tertiary institutions in the state with immediate effect,” The tertiary institutions ordered to be closed include RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies, T/Wada; School of Environmental Studies Gwarzo; School of Rural Technology an...
Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje
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Presidency Should be Zoned to the South in 2023 – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has said that the presidency in 2023 should be zoned to the South. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today which aired on Friday February 12, Ganduje said that though zoning is not enshrined in the constitution, it is however a strategy for winning elections. He said; “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.” When asked if the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done well for Nigerians since coming into power in 2015, the Kano state Governor said the ruling party under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership improved on Nigeria’s ...
I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje
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I think El-Rufai doesn’t understand the issue of insecurity – Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has said that he believes his counterpart in Kaduna state, Governor Nasir El-Rufai does not understand the issue of insecurity very well. Reacting to El-Rufai's comment of North West Governors not winning the fight against insecurity in the region because they are fighting differently, Ganduje recalled speaking with El-Rufai and the governor of Bauchi State on how to tackle insecurity.   In the interview on Radio France International on Thursday February 11, Ganduje said he initiated the conversation based on the advice of security agents on how Falgore forest in Kano could be made safe for the benefits of other states. He said; “First of all. the talk about lack of synergy, I don’t see where this statement is coming from. Secu...
Governor Ganduje demands for apology from American university over unauthorised appointment
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Governor Ganduje demands for apology from American university over unauthorised appointment

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has demanded for an apology from the management of an American university, East Carolina University (ECU) over a controversial ‘appointment' he was given.   This came days after Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar revealed that he was appointed as a visiting professor of e-governance and International Affairs in the institution. Anwar said news of the appointment was conveyed in a letter sent by Victor Mbarika, a lecturer of International Center for IT and Development at the school on November 30.   News of the appointment was however debunked by the university’s Interim Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr Grant Hayes, in a letter to Ganduje, dated December 4, 2020.   The letter titled ‘Re: Una...
Islamic Group Demands Replacement Of French Language With Arabic In Kano Schools
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Islamic Group Demands Replacement Of French Language With Arabic In Kano Schools

The Kano State Coalition of Ulama and Non-Governmental Organisations, comprising of Ulama and Muslim academics, have called on Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to disengage all Frenchmen in the services of the state government. They also called for the immediate replacement of French language with Arabic language in the curriculum of all public schools in the state. The call was made in a communiqué signed by the coalition’s Organising Secretary, Dr. Saidu Dukawa, issued on Sunday at the end of a public lecture where the coalition expressed its disapproval and condemnation of what it termed French blasphemy sketches. The communiqué, made available to journalists in Kano yesterday, commended the Kano State Government for its swift action in renaming “France Road” as Madina Road. T...
Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins
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Ganduje Flees Edo In A Private Jet As Obaseki Wins

Upon realising the APC had lost the election, Chairman of the party's National Campaign Council for the Edo election, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has fled Benin, capital of Edo, in a private jet. The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election. Obaseki polled 307,955 votes across the 18 local government areas of the state to defeat the All Progressives Congress candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,.who scored 223,619 votes. Total votes cast was 550,242 out of which 12,835 was rejected. Obaseki was elected on the APC platform in 2016 but de...
COVID-19: Dangote Donates Lab Capable Of 400 Tests A Day To Kano
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COVID-19: Dangote Donates Lab Capable Of 400 Tests A Day To Kano

Billionaire Aliko Dangote has donated a mobile laboratory able to handle 400 samples daily to augment the testing capacity in Kano state. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed this on Saturday during a press briefing organised by the state taskforce on covid-19 which took place at the Africa House in Kano. He disclosed that the test centre, with daily capacity of taking 400 samples, is expected to arrive Kano Monday. According to Ganduje, “As we are targeting more Testing Centres in the state, the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is donating Mobile Testing Centre with the capacity of testing 400 people daily. The facility is coming to Kano in the next two days, by Monday.” He lamented about the rising cases of positive COVID-19 patients in the state, describing it as “a ...
The Emir Of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa Is Dead, Aged 75
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The Emir Of Rano, Tafida Abubakar Illa Is Dead, Aged 75

The secretary, Rano Emirate council, Sank Haruna, told newsmen that he received the news about the emir’s death few minutes to 5 p.m. “I’m now on my way to the hospital, the emir is dead,” he said. The late emir was on Friday admitted at Mallam Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital over an undisclosed ailment. He was later referred to the Nassarawa Specialist Hospital for further medical attention, where he died on Saturday. The Rano Emirate is one of the newly created four emirates by governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Background The Kano State government on Friday said preliminary investigations into the recent unexplained deaths recorded in the state showed many victims died from malaria and Cerebrospinal Meningitis (CSM). Many of the victims also had underlying medical conditions such a...
MURIC Says Kano Deaths Suggest Plot To Depopulate Muslims
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MURIC Says Kano Deaths Suggest Plot To Depopulate Muslims

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has given a rather ridiculous interpretation to the unfolding tragedy in Kano, suggesting that the unusual death toll in the northwestern state could be “a deliberate attempt” at decimating the population of Muslims in Nigeria. Kano State has seen a spike in mystery deaths in one week amid COVID-19 threats. With scant resources nationally and low capacity to test, authorities are yet to determine if COVID-19 caused the deaths. Public concerns have arisen over the situation in the state, which now appears helpless, with Governor Abdullahi Ganduje accusing the Federal Government of neglect. In a statement on Monday, MURIC Director, Ishaq Akintola, lamented the unusual deaths, saying Kano needed help urgently, and then surprisingly brought a r...
“Death Of 640 People In Kano”: PDP Reacts, Asks Buhari To Visit Kano
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“Death Of 640 People In Kano”: PDP Reacts, Asks Buhari To Visit Kano

Following the alleged death of six hundred and forty citizens (640) in Kano, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday called for investigation, urging President Muhammadu Buhari to visit the state. The party in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, PDP equally lampooned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, noting that he abandoned his duty as a governor. Recall that a good number of people were reportedly died under mysterious circumstances in the last one week, leaving the question of the causes of their respective deaths. In view of this therefore, the part noted with dismay that the Buhari Presidency had failed to take any concrete step on this frightening development, but is, as usual, waiting to be prodded to stand up to the demand of the office a...
Sacked Kano State Comissioner, Muazu Magaji Reveals Why He Celebrated Abba Kyari’s Death
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Sacked Kano State Comissioner, Muazu Magaji Reveals Why He Celebrated Abba Kyari’s Death

The immediate past Kano State Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr Muazu Magaji, who was relieved of his appointment following alleged unguarded utterances he made against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abba Kyari, has finally cleared the air of what he actually meant. The former commissioner in a statement he issued on Sunday, said he did not celebrate Kyari’s death but people misunderstood what he meant. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had through the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a statement said the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructural Development, Engr. Mu’azu Magaji removed from office following his unguarded utterances against the person of the late Chief of Staff to the President, Malam Abb...
COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution
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COVID-19: Ganduje arrests defaulters, orders their prosecution

Against the backdrop of COVID-19 and in an effort to have total compliance with the directive given by the Kano State Government, of boundary closure which started from Friday 27th March, by 12 midnight, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was in boundary town linking Kano state and Kaduna state, Monday, where he caught defaulters who defied the directive and were coming to Kano State. The defaulters caught were in separate trips in 9 different types of vehicles. There were 2 tippers, 2 trucks, two buses and 1 coaster car. They were all sighted at different locations of the road coming to Kano, defying all orders given by the state government. They were forced to turn back to where they were coming from. He ordered for the immediate arrest of all of them. Which he also ordered for their ...
Kano Government Cannot ban Street Begging, they are just Trying to Appease heir Masters Abroad – Council of Ulamas Slam Governor Ganduje
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Kano Government Cannot ban Street Begging, they are just Trying to Appease heir Masters Abroad – Council of Ulamas Slam Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has suffered a huge knock from the Council of Ulamas, following his decision to ban street begging in Kano State. Ibrahim Khalil, who is the Chairman of the Council considered to be "guardians, transmitters and interpreters of religious knowledge in Islam, including Islamic doctrine and law”, told newsmen on Wednesday February 26 that the Kano Government is ''not serious about the ban and are only trying to appease their masters abroad.'' Khalil stated that before street begging can be banned, the necessary steps towards curtailing the practice needs to be put in place. He said; “Our opinion is on three to five issues, firstly, if we view the history of banning street begging since the time of Sir Ahmadu Bello, when they were making efforts to ban...
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Appoints Three Special Assistants on Streetlight Matters
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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, Appoints Three Special Assistants on Streetlight Matters

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has appointed three Senior Special Assistants to handle everything that has to do with Street lights in the state. In a letter dated February 13th, the secretary to the state government notified one of the appointees, Anwalu Salihu of his appointment as the senior special assistant, streetlights III. According to the letter, the appointment was based on his ”dedication to duty, patriotic disposition and loyalty”. “This is to formally convey to you that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR has approved your appointment as Senior Special Assistant, Street Lights III with effect from 10th February, 2020,” it read. “Your appointment into this position of trust and confidence was made upon c...
A Police Officer Stopped Prophet Odumeje from meeting Governor Ganduje
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A Police Officer Stopped Prophet Odumeje from meeting Governor Ganduje

A video which has gone viral online captured moment popular Anambra-based Pastor, Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje was stopped from meeting Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during an event. Governor Ganduje was greeting some monarchs when Prophet Odumeje tried moving through the crowd to meet him. He was however blocked by a police officer. Here is the viral video below;
House Of Reps Congratulates Ganduje On Supreme Court Victory
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House Of Reps Congratulates Ganduje On Supreme Court Victory

The Federal House of Representatives has congratulated Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on his victory at the Supreme Court. This felicitation is contained in a statement signed by the House Spokesman, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, sent to us on Monday, in Abuja. Kalu, while hailing the leadership qualities of Ganduje, described the judgment as an assurance of another tenure of good governance for the people of Kano State. “The leadership of the 9th House of Representatives congratulates the people of Kano State on the affirmation of the victory of their Governor, His Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje at the 2019 general elections by the Supreme Court. “It is recalled that in addition to a successful first tenure, Governor Ganduje's predilection for quality leadership was ex...
It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau – Buhari
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It Would Have Been Major Blow If APC Lost Kano, Plateau – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said it would been disastrous for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, if it had lost the politically strategic states, of Kano and Plateau at the Supreme Court. President Buhari stated this in his congratulatory message to the APC over the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the elections of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State and Governor Simon Lalong, Plateau State. The President felicitated with APC National Executive Council, National Working Committee and all members for the loyalty and consistency that translated into many victories, particularly the politically strategic states, Kano and Plateau, after tough legal challenges. Buhari said: “I am glad this tortuous journey has ended in favour of the party and our governors. A...
Buhari’ll Continue To Render Strategic Infrastructure To Grow Economy – Osinbajo
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Buhari’ll Continue To Render Strategic Infrastructure To Grow Economy – Osinbajo

President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will continue to provide ‘game-changing’ infrastructure to drive economic development across the country, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has assured. Vice President Osinbajo gave the assurance on Monday in Kano during a one-day working visit to the State to commission some notable infrastructural projects by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The Vice President, according to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Laolu Akande, also further noted that most of the signature projects of the administration, including the Lagos-Kano Rail, Mambilla Hydro Plant, Second Niger Bridge, amongst others, would be completed during the second term of the Buhari admi...
Buhari Celebrates Ganduje’s 70th Birthday, Says He’s Skilled, Patient Politician
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Buhari Celebrates Ganduje’s 70th Birthday, Says He’s Skilled, Patient Politician

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, praised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, describing him as “a skilled politician, a party builder and a man who works for the success of our party.” Buhari made the comments in a message of felicitations to Ganduje on his 70th birthday. “The Kano State Governor is one of most patient politicians I have ever met in my life,” he said in a statement on Wednesday night by his media aide, Mr Garba Shehu. Buhari also noted that “Ganduje is also a committed party man who has worked tirelessly for its success.” The governor is a member of the All Progressives Congress. “Governor Ganduje has every reason to give gratitude to God for living to the ripe age of 70 in good health,” the President added. The...
Ganduje Bans Opposite Sexes From Plying Same Tricycles
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Ganduje Bans Opposite Sexes From Plying Same Tricycles

The Kano State Government has banned persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January, 2020, an official has announced. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje revealed this on Wednesday at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course (IVC) organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria (MSSN) held at Bayero University, Kano. Mr Ganduje, who was represented by Commander General of Hisbah Board, Harun Ibn-Sina, said the state government is committed towards upholding Islamic values. Commercial tricycles, popularly known as ‘A daidaita sahu’ in Kano, were introduced by a former governor of Kano, Ibrahim Shekarau, as a means of transportation for women only. This was after Mr Shekarau’s government banned commercial motorcyclis...
2-Day Ultimatum: Emir Sanusi Finally Accepts Governor Ganduje’s Appointment
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2-Day Ultimatum: Emir Sanusi Finally Accepts Governor Ganduje’s Appointment

The Emir of Kano, Mohammadu Sanusi II, has finally deferred to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s request to chair the affairs of the state Council of Chiefs. Recall that on December 9, Mr Ganduje had announced the appointment of Mr Sanusi as the council chairman and directed him to “immediately summon the inaugural meeting of the Council in accordance with the provisions of the Law.” However, weeks after the appointment, Emir Sanusi allegedly kept the governor in limbo as to whether or not he had accepted the appointment, a development that elicited the governor to issue a 2-day ultimatum to the emir directing him to declare his position on the matter. In the ultimatum letter, the governor stated that, “the acceptance or otherwise should reached (sic) His Excellency the Executive G...
Court Dismisses Bribery Case Against Governor Ganduje
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Court Dismisses Bribery Case Against Governor Ganduje

A Federal High Court in Kano has on Monday dismissed a suit filed by a Kano based lawyer Bulama Bukarti seeking an order of the court compelling the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje for allegedly receiving graft from a contractor. The Judge dismissed the case for lack of substantial evidence. Bulama had approached the court seeking an order to ask EFCC to provide report of its forensic investigation analysis on the said video showing Ganduje receiving bribe from an unknown contractor. Justice Egwuatu ruled that “even though where the affidavit deposed to, is not countered, it is deemed admitted, the evidence therein must be cogent and verifiable.” The judge added that “the provisions of Freedom of Informatio...
Protest In Kano Over Court Ruling On New Emirates
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Protest In Kano Over Court Ruling On New Emirates

Some residents of Kano communities are currently embarking on a protest over Thursday’s court judgment. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the Kano high court nullified the creation of four new first-class emirates by the state government. The four new emirates for which Governor Abdullahi Ganduje named first-class emirs in May are Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya. Justice Usman Na’Abba ruled on Thursday that the law creating the new emirates did not follow due process. After the judgement, scores of residents of Karaye, one of the affected areas, trooped out to protest the judgement. A similar protest is ongoing in Gaya. There are unconfirmed reports that similar protests were holding in other emirates. In Karaye, the residents carried placards, whose contents were in Hausa, to s...
How My Son Went Missing During Salah In Kano, Was Found In Anambra – Father
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How My Son Went Missing During Salah In Kano, Was Found In Anambra – Father

The father of one of the children rescued in Anambra State has narrated how his son was kidnapped. “When the police told me they were going to Onitsha in search of missing children, I never thought the investigation would yield any results concerning my son,” Muhammad Ali said. Mr Ali’s five-year old son was one of the children missing in Kano that the police recently recovered in Anambra State. “Days after, they called me on the telephone that they were back, we should come and identify our children. I rushed to the station and when I saw my child Usman, I was emotional with tears running down my face. I thank the Almighty Allah and Mr Babagana (the police chief overseeing the anti-kidnap section in Kano).” Mr Ali, a resident of Sauna-Kawaji, Nasarawa Local Government Area...
Emir Sanusi Sacks Palace Chief, Alhaji Auwalu For Welcoming Ganduje
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Emir Sanusi Sacks Palace Chief, Alhaji Auwalu For Welcoming Ganduje

Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11 has ordered the sack of Maja Siddin Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Auwalu for participating in the grand reception in honour of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje last Wednesday. The Maja Sidden Sarkin Kano, who is in-charge of decorating the Emir’s Horse, was also asked to vacate his residence of over 30 years. The Nation learnt that the development has caused serious disaffection within the Kano Emirate Council. Trouble stated for Alhaji Auwalu when he raised the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, His Highness, Sarkin Ado Abdullahi Bayero in celebration with Ganduje as the Governor’s long convoy passed through the Emir’s Palace from Kano airport towards Government House last Wednesday. A Palace source, who craved anonymity, said Emir Sanusi who was not in Ka...
CAN Slams Gadunje Over Threat To Sue Wike
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CAN Slams Gadunje Over Threat To Sue Wike

Governor Ganduje of Kano State, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, had vowed to take legal action against the government of Rivers State over alleged demolition of the Rainbow Central Mosque in Trans-Amadi Area of Port Harcourt. Speaking with Tribune Online, Director of legal and Public Affairs, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samuel Kwamkur said Kano state governor has no locus standing to issue such threat because he is not a religious leader adding that his state is more guilt of persecution of Christians than any part of the country. “I am very surprise to hear Governor Ganduje of Kano state talking about illegality. We have chains of report from Christians in Kano of how they suffered persecutions from government, their places of whorships destroyed,...
Mosque Demolition: Ganduje Threatens Wike With Legal Action, Despite Denial
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Mosque Demolition: Ganduje Threatens Wike With Legal Action, Despite Denial

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has vowed to institute legal action against Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, over the alleged demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque located at Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt. Reports had circulated on August 26 on social media about the demolition which was alleged to have happened on August 20. Ganduje, in a statement by his chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, described the “sad story of Mosque demolition in Rivers state as shocking and promised that necessary lawful action must be taken over the happening.” The statement said Ganduje would institute “legal action against this demolition of the Mosque as well contest it with appropriate authorities for redress.” Mr Anwar quoted the governor saying: “We received this informa...
Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South – Ganduje to FG
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Abolish herdsmen movement from North to South – Ganduje to FG

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje urged the Federal Government to abolish the movement of herdsmen from the North to the South, while reacting to the farmer/herders conflicts.   The Kano State Governor in an interview with Channels TV, spoke about the 16-man committee he inaugurated to identify critical areas of settling herdsmen across the state which according to him, is the only way to reduce the concerns raised.   “The Federal Government should abolish the movement of herdsmen from the Northern part to the Southern part of Nigeria because that creates a lot of problems and the only way to do it is the RUGA issue. “This settlement is a must and to us in Kano state, it’s a task that must be done, because we must improve the quality of lives of the herdsmen so that they be...
Court Restrains Governor Ganduje From Taking Action Against Emir Sanusi
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Court Restrains Governor Ganduje From Taking Action Against Emir Sanusi

A Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday restrained Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission with the Attorney General from acting on the Preliminary Report of Investigation In Respect of Petition of Financial Misappropriation against Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II The Presiding Judge, Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egwuatu gave the order on Tuesday in a motion Exparte filed by Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II dated June 7th against Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Governor of Kano and the state Attorney General. The court order on the motion exparte was supported by an affidavit sworn to by Dan Buran Kano and Chief of Staff to the Emir, Muhammad Manir Sanusi. In the order granted on Tuesday, Justice Obiora Atuegwu Egw...
How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency
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How Emir Sanusi Squandered N3.4b, By Kano Anti-graft Agency

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission has described the claim by the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, that he was not the accounting officer of the Kano Emirate Council as a misrepresentation of facts. This is contained in a preliminary report of the Commission on the investigation being carried out in respect of the alleged misappropriation of over N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council. The report was signed by the commission’s Chairman, Mr Muhuyi Magaji, a copy of which was made available to Reporter in Kano on Thursday. Emir Sanusi had in a reply to a query by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje over the alleged N3.4 billion misappropriation, claimed that he met only N1.8 billion in the Emirate Council accounts at the time of his appointment as emi...
Kano Government To Continue Investigating Emir Sanusi
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Kano Government To Continue Investigating Emir Sanusi

The Kano State Anti-Corruption and Public Commission has insisted that its investigation into alleged financial misappropriation by the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, would continue despite reports of reconciliation moves between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the monarch, Igbere TV reports. In a statement made available to Igbere TV, the Commission’s Chairman, Barr. Muhyi Magaji Rimin-Gado said the three fundamental issues raised by the commission include obstruction of its investigation which necessitated its reports to the government. He expressed worry that after the issuance of the query to the Emir by the Government, many things happened which necessitated the stating of its position as an independent entity. “Our position that the investigation was not commenced at t...
Ganduje Declares Assets Ahead Of Swearing-In
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Ganduje Declares Assets Ahead Of Swearing-In

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has declared his assets for the end of his first tenure and the beginning of his new tenure respectively. The Code of Conduct Bureau in Kano State made this known in a statement by its Director, Umar Saulawa, on Tuesday. Saulawa, however, reminded all outgoing elected and appointed political office holders to declare their assets in line with the provision of the law or face the wrath of the law, (NAN) reports. According to him, the Bureau would not hesitate to take all the necessary actions against any Public Officer, who violated the order. Saulawa said that the governor’s declaration of his assets was in accordance with the provision of the law as enshrined in the 1999 constitution as amended. “This is to inform the general pub...
With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf
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With Developments In Zamfara, Our Mandate Too Shall Be Reclaimed – Abba Yusuf

The Kano State Peoples Democratic Party Governorship Candidate, Abba Yusuf, has expressed optimism that he would also reclaim his mandate from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the tribunal. The Kano PDP governorship candidate stated this while reacting to the sacking of the Zamfara State All Progressives Congress, APC, governor-elect, by the Supreme Court on Friday. The Supreme Court on Friday morning dismissed the appeal of APC, challenging Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, from issuing certificates of return to APC governor-elect, Mukhtar Koguna, in Zamfara State. The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment held that the party in the state failed to conduct primaries in accordance with the party rules. In the judgment by Justice Paul Galinji, the Supreme Court, th...
Sanusi Resigns After Ganduje’s Installation Of New Emirates Heads In Kano
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Sanusi Resigns After Ganduje’s Installation Of New Emirates Heads In Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the Region Head of Bebeji Neighborhood Government Region of the Kano State, on Monday, surrendered his arrangement. His choice was contrary to the establishment of heads of new Emirates by Senator Abdullahi Ganduje and reliability to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. Daily Nigerian reports that the customary pioneer referred to "wellbeing ground and late changes in the emirate framework" as an explanation behind his abdication. The state presently has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye, and Bichi. All Emirs would have equivalent powers and are to be on same top of the line status as Sanusi. The new heads incorporate Aminu Ado Bayero, child generally emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who is the pioneer emir of the recently settled Bichi Emirate. The Emir of ...
BREAKING: Heavy Tension In Kano As Gov. Ganduje Places Siege On Emir’s Palace
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BREAKING: Heavy Tension In Kano As Gov. Ganduje Places Siege On Emir’s Palace

Reports reaching us now says there is currently a deployment of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and personal residents of some senior council members of the emirate. It was learnt that about 10 Police Hilux Vans, which conveyed security personnel to the place, were stationed at Kofar Kudu emir’s palace, another 10 around personal residence of Chief of Staff to the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sanusi along Iyaka road. Further information revealed that another 10 police patrol vehicles were stationed at the main entrance of Kano State Government House, while one patrol van was kept at the personal resident of the incumbent Galadiman Kano Alhaji Abbas Sanusi. Also, security personnel were stationed at the main entrance of Audu Bako State Secretariat. One of the ...
The Moment Ganduje Shaded Emir Sanusi, Reveals Why He Created New Emirates
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The Moment Ganduje Shaded Emir Sanusi, Reveals Why He Created New Emirates

Kano Governor opens up on why he created additional Emirates, thus reducing the power and influence of Emir Sanusi, as he shades the Emir. Ganduje who was reacting to the uproar trailing the creation of four new emirates from the Kano emirate council, said the splitting of the council was not a vendetta against Sanusi but still went ahead to shade Emir Sanusi. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Emir Sanusi Is Supposed To Report To Local Government Chairman Not Me – Ganduje Says Kano Governor Opens Up On Why He Created Additional Emirates, Thus Reducing The Power And Influence Of Emir Sanusi, As He Shades The Emir A post shared by TheFamousNaija (@thefamousnaija) on May 11, 2019 at 1:17am PD...
Ganduje Bastardised Sanusi’s Throne To Quash Independent Voice – Moghalu
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Ganduje Bastardised Sanusi’s Throne To Quash Independent Voice – Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu who reacted to the ongoing controversy sparked by the splitting of Kano emirate, stated that Governor Ganduje bastardised Sanusi’s throne to quash independent voice. The 2019 Presidential candidate who spoke at the Sikiru Kayode Adetona third annual professorial chair lecture, held on Friday at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, said traditional rulers ought to be selected by the citizens and not the governors. “We have seen something happened recently in Kano state, that is the emir of Kano’s throne has been balkanised and bastardised. We know why; it is to quash an independent voice, so this raises the question of the roles of traditional rulers,” Moghalu said. The government should no longer appoint traditional rulers. Let the traditional rulers be selected by their communit...
Ganduje Is Kano’s Worst Curse – Sanusi Daughter, Princess Shahida Sanusi
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Ganduje Is Kano’s Worst Curse – Sanusi Daughter, Princess Shahida Sanusi

Following the creation of four new emirates by Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Emir of Kano's daughter, took to Instagram to bare her mind. In the post which has, though been taken down but reposted by her sister, Princess Fulani Siddika, Shahida described Governor Ganduje as "Kano's worst curse" In yet another post, Shahida wrote "The moment a king decides to restrict himself for fear of losing power, he dethrones himself..." Obviously in agreement with the whole post, Fulani Sidikka, wrote: "I don't have anything more to say actually! My sister said it all"
Emir Sanusi Gets International Appointment By UN As SDGs Advocate
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Emir Sanusi Gets International Appointment By UN As SDGs Advocate

The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II has been appointed as one of the new Advocates for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is coming less than 24 hours after Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje announced the creation of four new Emirates in the state, thereby reducing the powers of Emir Sanusi. United Nations (UN) Secretary General, António Guterres announced the appointment in a statement issued on Thursday in New York. According to him, the appointment was sequel to the UN Member States agreement to accomplish the SDGs by 2030. In the statement sighted by Igbere TV, the newly appointed Advocates are 17 influential public figures from around the world. Their task, among others, is to promote the goals, raise awareness with new audiences, ...
Ganduje Breaks Kano Emirate Into Five, Signs Bill Into Law
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Ganduje Breaks Kano Emirate Into Five, Signs Bill Into Law

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed into law the controversial bill passed today by the state House of Assembly for the creation of four additional first class Emirates. The additional first class Emirates include Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi Emirates. The law has now decentralised the Kano Emirate council and by extension, decentralised the power of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II who is currently at loggerheads with the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples
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Kano State Government Claimed they Spent N300m on Mass Wedding for 1,500 Couples

On Sunday, Kano State Government revealed it spent over N300 million on mass wedding for 1,500 couples in the state.‎ The wedding prayer was conducted by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zahradeen, was presided over by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Kano Central Mosque. Ganduje said that the gesture was aimed at further reducing the problems associated with the high number of unmarried youths in the state. The governor urged the new couples to uphold the trust reposed in them by the state government.‎ He also appealed to wealthy individuals to complement the efforts of the state government.‎ Ganduje said that the couples were selected and screened from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.‎ “The beneficiaries ...
Kano Conducts Mass Wedding For 1,500 Couples
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Kano Conducts Mass Wedding For 1,500 Couples

The Emir of Kano Malam Mohammad Sanusi ll, on Sunday, charged couples in the state to always respect the bond of marriage. The Emir gave the charge during the inauguration of the mass wedding of 1,500 couples sponsored by Kano State government at the central mosque Kano. He implored them to live a peaceful married life full of love and happiness. The Emir said the emirate had constituted a committee of Ulama which has designed a married law, aimed at curtailing the challenge of frequent break up of marriages. The Emir of Kano stated that the proposed family law would soon be submitted to the state government for the next line of action Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said his administration had spent over N30m in providing items of furniture and payment of a dowry for the gro...
May Day: Kano Govt. Abolishes HND, Bsc Dichotomy
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May Day: Kano Govt. Abolishes HND, Bsc Dichotomy

Kano State government has abolished the dichotomy between the Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bsc holders in the state. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano made this known during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha Stadium on Wednesday in Kano. According to Ganduje, the decision to abolish the dichotomy is part of his administration’s effort to boost the morale of civil servants in the state. He said his adminstration was working asidiously in enhancing the walfare of civil servants. Ganduje explained that arrangements had been completed for the implementation of the new N30,000 minimum wage approved by President Muhammad Buhari. According to Ganduje, his administration will continue to give priority to the welfare of civil servants and all residents of the state. ...
Ganduje To Introduce BRT Busses In Kano
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Ganduje To Introduce BRT Busses In Kano

Kano state government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Chinese transportation company with a view to introducing a multi-billion naira Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, service in the state’s metropolis. A statement signed by the Director – General, Media and Publicity, of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, at first, about 100 busses would be supplied to the state for the services. According to the statement, the MOU was signed by the Kano state government, Kano Metropolitan Transport Company, Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Company, China and Zhengzhou Public Bus Communication Co. Ltd., China. The MOU further entails integrated transport solutions that includes routes network and infrastructure planning, suitable bus models, Intelligent Transport System, ITS, modern management of operatio...
Inconclusive Polls: 609,197 Voters To Decide Tambuwal, Ganduje, Ortom, Others
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Inconclusive Polls: 609,197 Voters To Decide Tambuwal, Ganduje, Ortom, Others

A total of 609,197 votes will decide last weekend’s governorship elections in six states declared as inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The affected states are Benue, Sokoto, Adamawa, Bauchi, Kano and Plateau and the major contenders are the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Among the candidates whose fate would be decided by the re-run polls expected to hold on March 23rd are Governor Aminu Tambuwal (PDP) and his former deputy, Ahmad Aliyu (APC) in Sokoto State as well as Abdullahi Ganduje (APC) and Abba Yusuf (PDP) in Kano State. Others are Governor Samuel Ortom (PDP) and Emmanuel Jime (APC) in Benue State; Governor Jibrila Bindow (APC) and Ahmadu Fintiri (PDP) in Adamawa State and Governo...
Ganduje Bribery Video: HEDA Sues CJN
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Ganduje Bribery Video: HEDA Sues CJN

A non-governmental organisation, Human and Environmental Development Agenda, has filed a suit to compel the Chief Justice of Nigeria to probe the bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State. HEDA said it resorted to suing the CJN after a Kano State High Court halted Ganduje’s probe by the Kano State House of Assembly. HEDA’s Chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, said in a statement on Thursday that the group is seeking an order of mandamus against the CJN in relation to Ganduje’s probe. He said the suit, which HEDA filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, had already been assigned to a judge, who had fixed March 21 for hearing. He said HEDA sought “an order granting leave to it to apply for a judicial review to seek an order directing the Chief Justice o...

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