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Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says
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Governor Ganduje’s wife was not Arrested by EFCC – Commissioner for Information says

The Kano State Government has denied reports that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC arrested Hafsat Ganduje, wife of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. It was widely reported in the media on Tuesday that Mrs. Ganduje was arrested and interrogated by the EFCC operatives over a petition filed against her by her first son, AbdulAzeez. In a statement released by the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, the state government described as a 'Fake story” the reports that its first lady was arrested by the antigraft agency. “Most, unfortunately, the fake story is being peddled on social media platforms without confirmation from either the government or the EFCC.”the statement in part read
DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy
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DSS releases Kano singer detained for Blasphemy

The Department of State Services (DSS) has released an Islamic singer, Ahmad Abdul, taking into custody after releasing a blasphemous song. DailyTrust reports that Abdul was picked by the security agents for releasing the uncensored song titled ‘Barhama Gwaska’, perceived as blasphemous and capable of creating chaos in the state. The DSS had said it took the singer into protective custody to avert likely violent reactions against him from Kano residents. While in detention, Abdul tendered an apology to the entire Muslim community, Kano state government, and Islamic scholars. Confirming his release from custody today June 21, the Executive Secretary of Kano State Films and Video Censorship Board, Ismaila Na’abba Afakallah, said he had received hundreds of petitions against the ...
Ramadan: Kano Government Feeds 75,000 People Daily
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Ramadan: Kano Government Feeds 75,000 People Daily

About 75,000 people are benefiting from the daily Ramadan breakfast provided by the Kano State Government, says Abubakar Kofar-Naisa, Special Assistant to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje on Broadcast media. According to Kofar-Naisa in a statement on Saturday in Kano, the Ramadan feeding is going on daily at about 150 centres across the eight local government areas in Kano metropolis. Kofar-Naisa, who is also the Media Officer for the distribution committee said since 2015, the governor has increased the centres for more residents to benefit. According to him, members of the committee always inspect the exercise to ensure that it is being carried out according to the instruction of the governor. He said that the aim was to make sure that only those that were supposed to benefit fro...
Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents
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Killer Fruit Juice: 10 Dead, 400 Hospitalised In Kano, States Warn Residents

The Kano State Government on Thursday said 10 people had died and 400 others hospitalised after drinking a poisonous fruit juice. The state government had month said the poisonous fruit juice claimed three lives and led to the hospitalisation of 183 others. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa, in a video recording made available to journalists in Kano on Thursday, stated that out of 400 people hospitalised, 50 persons were undergoing treatment for kidney-related ailments. As the Kano State Government gave an update on the killer drink, Lagos, Katsina, Cross River, Sokoto and Osun state governments urged residents to be vigilant before consuming any fruit drink. Although they urged residents not to panic, they advised them to check the expiry dates of drinks. T...
We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants
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We Can’t Pay March Salary In Full – Kano Tells Civil Servants

The Kano State Government has said it is impossible for it to pay workers their full consolidated wages for March. The government, through its commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba in a release on Tuesday, said this is because of the drop in federal allocation for the period. “The drop in federal allocation for the period under review has made it difficult for the government to implement the new salary package,” he said. The state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had given the government a seven-day ultimatum to the state government to refund and stop what it described as “illegal deduction” from civil servants’ salaries or face industrial action. Chairman of NLC in the state, Kabiru Ado Minjibir, gave the ultimatum after an emergency meeting of the...
Kano State Government, Hisbah Operatives Destroy Beer Parlour, Cart Away Fridges, TVs
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Kano State Government, Hisbah Operatives Destroy Beer Parlour, Cart Away Fridges, TVs

A beer distributor in the Kano has alleged that the state government and operatives of the police and Islamic corps, Hisbah, destroyed beer parlours at Agangara, Badawa area of the state, carting away refrigerators and plasma televisions from the shops. The source, who spoke with SaharaReporters on Wednesday, alleged that the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, alongside some policemen and Hisbah officials visited the beer parlours in the axis last Friday to destroy the buildings as owners count losses running into millions of naira. He said a man, Hillary Okafor, popularly known as Larry White, who was badly affected, has revealed plans to leave Kano for the South-East as there was nothing left for him anymore in the North anymore. According to him, Okafor's door was broken do...
Index Case Of Strange Disease In Kano Drank Water Near A Cemetery
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Index Case Of Strange Disease In Kano Drank Water Near A Cemetery

The Kano state government has revealed that the index case of the strange disease that has claimed four lives drank borehole water near Dandolo cemetery. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Dr. Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, who made this known during a press briefing on Tuesday, said investigation revealed that other individuals that came up with similar symptoms consumed prepared juice from instant flavoured drink powder. This is even as the commissioner confirmed that in the last 10 days of the outbreak, four persons have died while a total of 284 have been affected in 10 of the 44 local government areas of the state. The LGAs with such cases are Gwale, Kano Municipal, Dala, Fagge, Ungogo, Kumotso, Tarauni, Bunkure, Rano, Dawakin-Kudu, Dawakin-Tofa, Gwarzo and Dambatta. Accordi...
I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman
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I Lost Over N20million To Shasha Crisis, Not Going Back There – Traders Association Chairman

The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. The Chairman of Shasha Traders Association (STA), Alhaji Usman Nyako, on Tuesday said he lost more than N20 million to the crisis in the Shasha market in the Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The crisis, which occurred in the Shasha market last Thursday, led to loss of lives and property. Nyako, who has been the chairman of the market for three years, said even if the crisis is resolved, he will not return to the Shasha market aga...
Kano State Government Bans Fiery Islamic Cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, Shuts His Mosque
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Kano State Government Bans Fiery Islamic Cleric, Abduljabbar Kabara, Shuts His Mosque

The Kano State Government has banned a controversial Islamic cleric, Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara, from sermon in the state over alleged inciting preaching. The government also ordered the closure of his mosque located in Gwale area in the heart of Kano city. Mr Kabara, a factional leader Qadiriyya sect in Kano, is famous for controversial religious commentaries, and has been accused of insulting the companions of Holy Prophet Muhammad. The cleric has been at dagger-drawn with Sunni Muslim clerics in the state for a longtime for his hardline stance against Sunni practices and his subscription to Shiite practices. Announcing the decision, the state commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, told journalists on Wednesday that the decision became imperative in order to maintai...
COVID-19: Kano Directs Civil Servants To Stay At Home; Bans Viewing, Event Centres
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COVID-19: Kano Directs Civil Servants To Stay At Home; Bans Viewing, Event Centres

Kano state government has announced the imposition of a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state following increasing COVID-19 cases. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the revelation in a statement, on Tuesday morning said the measure was part of decision at a stakeholders meeting held at the Africa House, Kano on Monday night. He said that all civil servants in the state have also been directed to stay at home pending further instruction. Malam Garba, however, explained that workers on essential services such as the healthcare service providers, fire service, water board, teaching staff, security guards and the media are exempted from the ban. The commissioner reaffirmed government’s commitment to workin...
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...
MC Papi Calls Out Kano Government Over Poor Infrastructures
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MC Papi Calls Out Kano Government Over Poor Infrastructures

Nigerian Comedian Calls Out Kano State Government Over Poor Infrastructures, Says They Are Hoodlums, Looters Nigerian Comedian, MC and one of the prestigious Ambassadors of Nigeria multi-million real estate brand, Bstan Group has called out Kano state Government, stating that he was disappointed at the level of development and pace of infrastructure advancement in the state. He made the statement few days ago when he visited Kano state to anchor an event. The Edo State born called past leaders of Kano state criminals and hoodlums. Speaking during his visit to Kano state, MC Papi expressed disappointment at the dilapidated structures and level of road development recorded since 13years, when he last visited. He noted that, how unhappy he was, stressing that nothing has changed in ...
Ganduje’s N300bn Chinese Loan Slavery, Kano Elders Tell Buhari
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Ganduje’s N300bn Chinese Loan Slavery, Kano Elders Tell Buhari

Kano State Elders, under the aegis of the Kano Unity Forum, has petitioned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the National Assembly and the Federal Ministry of Finance, asking them to stop the N300bn loan the state Governor, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, plans to obtain from China. In the petition, titled, “A call for the urgent review of the proposed Chinese mono rail loan to Kano State Government,’ which was signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Bashir Tofa, the forum condemned Ganduje’s insistence on obtaining the loan from China Development Bank. In a copy of the petition made available to journalists on Thursday, the group the loan was an invitation to enslavement and it vowed never to allow people of the state to be enslaved. It stated, “Except for a few in the...
Kano State Government Issues Protocols For Eid And Friday Prayers
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Kano State Government Issues Protocols For Eid And Friday Prayers

Kano state government has outlined conditions for the Eid and Friday prayers in conformity with the COVID-19 protocols as enunciated by health professionals ahead of the upcoming Eid and Friday prayers. According to a statement issued and signed by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to the government, the protocols which were written in vernacular, would be distributed to the people. It stressed that the protocols would also be translated into Ajami (Arabic) for general use. According to the guidelines, the prayers would be conducted within one hour, so as to allow people to disperse quickly. The one hour will include both sermon and prayers, and packets of face masks would be distributed. “It is necessary for whoever wants to enter into a Mosque or its surrounding to wear a f...
Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai
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Kano Set to Deport Another Batch of 2,000 Almajirai

Kano State Government is set to deport at least 2,000 Almajirai boys who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in the state. The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday, May 17, when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil society organisations who inspected two quarantine centres at Kiru and Karaye respectively. He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were in good health before being sent back to their states of origin, pointing out that those from Kano State would be handed over to their parents and guardians. Kiru maintained that basic social amenities coupled with hygienic feeding was strictly observed in all the three quarantine centres ...
Kano Government Extends Lockdown By One Week
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Kano Government Extends Lockdown By One Week

Kano state government has announced the extension of the lockdown imposed by one week to help further combat the spread of the novel COVID-19 pandemic. The state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the announcement said the decision was reached after due consultations with the federal government and key stakeholders in the health sector. He said the measure is aimed at further reducing indiscriminate person to person contacts which is considered as one of the major ways the disease is being spread. The statement, while acknowledging the consequences of the measure on the public, called for patience and support as the battle against the pandemic continues. It also called on the people to continue to observe strict personal hygiene through regular ha...
COVID-19: FG Pledges More Support To Kano Govt.
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COVID-19: FG Pledges More Support To Kano Govt.

The Federal Government has commended the Kano State Government over its efforts to stem further spread of coronavirus (COVUD-19) pandemic in the state. Mrs. Hadiza Namadi, the Public Relations Officer, Kano State Ministry of Health, disclosed in a statement on Tuesday in Kano. Nanadi said that Dr. Nasiru Gwarzo, the Team Leader, Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, made the commendation during an interface with the Kano State team on COVID-19. Gwarzo was quoted as commending the effort of the state government and assured that the Federal Government would continue to support the state in the fight against the pandemic. The statement also quoted Dr. Tijjani Hussain, the State Coordinator Technical Response Team, as saying that the state government had adopted proactive m...
Kano Govt Playing Politics With COVID-19 – NARD, NMA, AMLSN
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Kano Govt Playing Politics With COVID-19 – NARD, NMA, AMLSN

Some health associations in the country on Saturday deplored the decision of the Kano State government to ease the total lockdown in the state without regard for the mysterious deaths in the state. They said the governor’s action smacked of politics. Speaking to The Nation, the President of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD), Dr. Aliyu Sokomba, said: “the whole dimension of COVID-19 management has been drifting gradually from medical interventions to political power play, and we are beginning to feel that the stakeholders are using this COVID-19 to settle scores, etc. “Otherwise the lockdown in Kano was instituted in good faith. In fact, it is either the people there do not understand the nature of the disease we are dealing with or they just want to do things...
Kano Deaths: Buhari Reacts To Death Of Abubakar Bawo, Emir Of Rano
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Kano Deaths: Buhari Reacts To Death Of Abubakar Bawo, Emir Of Rano

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with Kano State Government and Council of Chiefs over the passing of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo. A statement to MCI on Saturday by Garba Shehu, Buhari’s Spokesman said the President joins the family and Rano Emirate in mourning the royal father. He described the emir as someone, whose words of wisdom, nobility, and decency will be sorely missed, “especially at a time the government is relying on traditional rulers to sensitize citizens on directives for safety.” It added that “Buhari urged his family and the Emirate to find solace in the good works of the deceased and ensure his legacies are carried on. “The President prays that the almighty God will forgive the shortcomings of the Emir, remember his good w...
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...
Deaths: Kano May Have Violated Tradition Through Emir Sanusi’s Removal – Babatope
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Deaths: Kano May Have Violated Tradition Through Emir Sanusi’s Removal – Babatope

Chief Ebenezer Babatope, a former Minister of Transport, on Wednesday said the Kano state government must look inwards and see if it has not violated the cultural tradition of the ancienstry through the banishment of the former Emir, Muhammad Sanusi II. Hundreds of people have died mysteriously in the state in the last one week with about 60 people dying in one day. The Kano State Government had said the recent deaths in the state were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria. The Sarkin Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, also confirmed that the mass deaths reported in Kano State were not from COVOD-19 as being speculated in some quarters. Speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Babatope said as Africans who value tradition, the state g...
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Aisha Buhari Donates Food & Medical Items To Kano (Photos)

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari on monday donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Medical consumables and assorted food items to Kano State. Today, through the Get Involved initiative of my @futureassured program, 16 trucks of food items, essential commodities and medications were donated for the benefit of the good people of Kano state. The items for distribution include Rice, Flour, Spaghetti, Sugar, Cooking Oil, Milk, Tea, Bathing soaps, washing soaps, foot wears, pain killers , Antibiotics, Anti Hypertensive Medications, Multivitamins, oral Diabetic medications and intravenous dextrose saline fluids. Over 700,000 units of Personal Protective Equipments were also donated to the Kano state government through the Kano State Covid 19 response team, the items were ...
Omokri Blasts Kano Govt Over Verbal Autopsy On Mysterious Deaths
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Omokri Blasts Kano Govt Over Verbal Autopsy On Mysterious Deaths

Popular political commentator, Reno Omokri took to his Twitter handle to call out Kano State Government over its comments on mysterious deaths in the State in the last few days. Recall that Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje directed the Ministry of Health to carry out verbal autopsy of those who lost their lives to various strange ailments over the weekend. Reacting to this development, Reno described the assertion by the State Government that malaria is responsible for the increased deaths in the State as a dumb one. He also expressed that the use of verbal autopsy shows the State is not ready for help. See his tweet below: The dumbest thing I heard in 2020 is that malaria is to blame for increased deaths in Kano. What is so shameful about #COVID19 that you can’t admit th...
74 New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Kano
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74 New Cases Of Coronavirus Confirmed In Kano

The Kano State Government has confirmed 74 new cases of coronavirus in the state. Governor Umar Ganduje made this known on Saturday. Speaking at a press briefing,, Ganduje said out of 489 samples, 74 tested positive. We’ve taken samples of 489 people, out of these number 74 were confirmed positive for the virus,” Daily Independent quoted him as saying.
Kano Relaxes Lockdown For Ramadan Shopping, Despite Increase Of COVID-19
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Kano Relaxes Lockdown For Ramadan Shopping, Despite Increase Of COVID-19

Kano State government says it has relaxed the ongoing lockdown from 6am-12pm for Thursday only. The government said the decision was made to allow citizens stockpile foodstuff and other items in preparation for the Ramadan period. This was disclosed by the state deputy governor, Dr.Nasiru Gawuna, while speaking with pressmen on the COVID-19 pandemic. According to him, the relaxation of lockdown is aimed at allowing people get set for Ramadan period. “in view of preparation for Ramadan period, the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relax the ongoing lockdown from 6am-12pm on Thursday to enable people buying necessary foodstuff and items needed for Ramadan period which is expected to commence on Friday,” he said. The lockdown is to continue the following day, Friday 24 Ap...
Governor Ganduje Seeks N15b Support From FG To Fight COVID-19 In Kano
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Governor Ganduje Seeks N15b Support From FG To Fight COVID-19 In Kano

Kano State Government has revealed on Wednesday that it has applied for N15b from the Federal Government to fight the coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed by the state governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during a television programme ‘Politics Today’ aired on Channels Television and monitored by Daily Trust. The governor stated that the state had not received a dime from the federal government as support to fight the COVID-19 disease since when the state recorded its first index case of the virus. Kano’s COVID-19 cases are rising by the day and in just over a week, the cases are close to a hundred. Ganduje had last week declared a lockdown to curb the spread of the virus within the state. He explained that the N15b would be expended in paying voluntary health workers engaged...
Kano To Evacuate Almajiri Children
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Kano To Evacuate Almajiri Children

Kano State Government has revealed complete arrangements to evacuate all Almajiri to their states of origin. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano disclosed this on Sunday when he received a situation report from Task force and COVID -19 fund raising committees at the Government House in Kano. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Ganduje said that the state government had set up a high-powered Almajiri committee under the leadership of commissioner for local government, Alhaji Murtala Garo. “We closed all schools in the state to curb the spread of the pandemic but we found out that the existence of Almajiri schools is constituting a stumbling block. “We have complete records of all Almajiri’s and their schools in Kano. So far over 2,000 Almajiri had gone back to their state...
Kano Govt Disagrees With NCDC, Says No New Case Of COVID-19 On Thursday
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Kano Govt Disagrees With NCDC, Says No New Case Of COVID-19 On Thursday

Kano State Government has said that there was no new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the state on Thursday. The National Center for Disease and Control, NCDC, had on Thursday announced 5 new cases of Coronavirus recorded in Kano, bringing the total number of cases to 26. This was after NCDC had reported 34 new cases of COVID-19, with 12 cases recorded in Kano state on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, the media aide to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, said the confirmed cases mentioned by NCDC were those from Wednesday’s report. He noted that the total number of cases in Kano still stands at 21 as no new case was confirmed on Thursday. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Its worthy to mention that the five cases reported for Kano on Thursday are part of the 21...
Gov. Ganduje Extends Stay-At-Home Order By 2 Weeks
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Gov. Ganduje Extends Stay-At-Home Order By 2 Weeks

The Kano State Government has directed civil servants to continue the stay at home order for another two weeks beginning from Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This is coming after the initial stay at home order which expires Monday. The extension order is a measure to stop the spread of COVID-19. Governor Umar Ganduje announced this Monday when the 38- man Kano state Fundraising committee submitted its report. Ganduje, however, commended the civil servants across the state for their unflinching support on the stay at home order.
As Emir Sanusi becomes history! By Abiodun Komolafe
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As Emir Sanusi becomes history! By Abiodun Komolafe

To Nigerians, that the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has been dethroned is incontrovertibly established. However, the nuances and the sociological imports of his dethronement should not be lost on the society. To start with, the allegations made against the deposed Emir were, up till now, neither substantiated nor provided credible and sufficient reasons for his removal. Yet, the man was summarily removed in a hurry by a government that appears to be hiding something. In recent times, the pronouncements of the Emir have no doubt been acerbic and critical of the Nigerian government. Sanusi did not take any prisoners! With deviant profundity, he exposed the charade of the Northern government. He talked about the abuse of women, the menace of the almajiris and the need to aboli...
Video: Sanusi breaks his silence after dethronement as Emir of Kano
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Video: Sanusi breaks his silence after dethronement as Emir of Kano

Deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has broken his silence after his dethronement by the Kano state government. In a 4.39 minute video posted on social media, the Emir who spoke in Hausa, said it is God that made him the Emir of Kano state and it is God'swill that he is no more the Emir of Kano. He prayed for the progress of the state and appealed to the people of the state to remain calm and not resort to violence. Watch the video below.   View this post on Instagram   #emirofkano #sanusilamidosanusi A post shared by Mci (@mycelebrityandi) on Mar 10, 2020 at 3:18am PDT
Kano Government dethrones Emir Sanusi
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Kano Government dethrones Emir Sanusi

The Kano State government has dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. The dethronement of the Emir followed the State Council executive meeting presided over by the Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje today.
Kate Henshaw Reacts As Kano State Governor Appoints Special Adviser On Street Lights
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Kate Henshaw Reacts As Kano State Governor Appoints Special Adviser On Street Lights

Film star Kate Henshaw has reacted to a recent appointment by the Kano state governor. Henshaw noted that just when she thought she had seen it all, the governor appointed a special adviser on street lights. The actress posted a photo of a letter headed Kano state government confirming the appointment of one Anwalu Salisu Kingdom as a senior special assistant on street lights. Henshaw while sharing the document seemed to have been left completely speechless for a moment, as she simply expressed herself with a couple of crying emoticons. This was followed by the actress noting that the appointment came just when she thought she had seen it all. See the tweet shard by the movie star below Henshaw was not the only one that reacted to the strange appointment. Followers wer...
Kano Doesn’t Need ‘Shege Ka Fasa’ – Ganduje
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Kano Doesn’t Need ‘Shege Ka Fasa’ – Ganduje

The Kano State Government has dissociated itself from the newly floated Northern security network version codenamed ‘Operation Shege Ka Fasa’. Governor Abdulahi Ganduje disclosed this on Friday while addressing State House Correspondents after leading a large number of Kano State eminent personalities on a courtesy visit on President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Ganduje disclosed that the Kano State Government had invested so much in security at various levels and it would be unnecessary to consider any other external arrangement. He boasted the state’s security architecture had turned Kano into a trap for criminals. He said that the state provides conducive environment for the security agencies, adding that Command and Control Centre was established whe...
Kano state govt suspends ban of male and female plying same tricycle
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Kano state govt suspends ban of male and female plying same tricycle

Kano state government has suspended the ban of male and female plying same tricycle, leading to jubilation in the ancient commercial city. According to The Nation, Kano state Government took the step following public outcry and outright rejection. It should be recalled that the Kano State Governor, revealed at the closing ceremony of 77th annual Islamic Vacation Course organised by Zone A of Muslim Society of Nigeria, that people of opposite sex won’t be able to ply same tricycles from 2020. The Governor has now jettisoned the implementation of the law due to the controversy it has been generating and to safeguard the implementation from degenerating into crisis. It was gathered that Governor Ganduje had gone into wide consultations and extensive deliberation with top government offi...
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...
Ganduje Agrees To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage From December 2019
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Ganduje Agrees To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage From December 2019

The Kano State Government has agreed to commence payment of the N30,000 new minimum wage from December 2019 while arrears of April – November 2019 would be paid in installments over time. President Muhammadu Buhari on April, 18 signed the new minimum wage bill after the passage by the National Assembly. A statement issued and signed by Kano State Council Public Relations Officer, Joint Public Service Negotiation Council (JNC) Comrade Magaji Muhammad Inuwa that was made available to newsmen in Kano on Sunday said the agreement of the consequential salary increment arising from the N30,000 national minimum wage was signed by the state government representatives and the workers Union last Thursday, December 19th. The statement applauds the state government for agreeing to commence th...
Ganduje Gives Emir Sanusi 2-Day Ultimatum Over Appointment
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Ganduje Gives Emir Sanusi 2-Day Ultimatum Over Appointment

The Kano State Government has given the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido two days to officially accept or reject his latest appointment. Sanusi was appointed Chairman of Kano State Council of Emirs by the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led state government. Following his appointment, the Emir of Kano was yet to notify the government of his acceptance or rejection. However, the ultimatum was disclosed by Ganduje’s Media Aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai also known as Dawisu via his Twitter handle. “The Kano State Government has given a 2day ultimatum (from today) to His Highness the Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido, to officially notify the government his acceptance or otherwise, of his appointment as Chairman, Kano State Council of Emirs,” he tweeted. DAILY POST had reported that Sanusi’s app...
Girls Must Finish Secondary School Before They Can Get Married – Kano State Govt.
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Girls Must Finish Secondary School Before They Can Get Married – Kano State Govt.

Kano Stage Governor, Abdulahi Ganduje, has revealed that the education policy in the state has reduced the menace of child-bride in the state. The governor disclosed this on Sunday night during the 2019 Human Rights Summit/Award with the theme, ‘Adopting Rights Based Approach in the Public Sector Sustainable Development Agenda’, organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Ganduje who was one of the awardees also said that the almajiri system of education was now being integrated into the modern system of education. He explained that his government introduced free and compulsory basic and secondary education, while also taking care of all the out-of-school children to make sure they are being given the opportunity for education. According to him, “The much ta...
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Sanusi’s N250M Property: Kano Government Demands Emir’s Account No. For N4.5M Payment

The Kano State Bureau for Land Management has requested the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II to send his account number for payment of N4.5m compensation of his property demolished by the state government. A joint investigation by DAILY NIGERIAN and KANO FOCUS newspapers revealed that the property, located at Ibrahim Dabo Road, was demolished to pave way for the ongoing flyover and underpass bridge being constructed at the Dangi Roundabout area. Our correspondents report that the seizure and subsequent demolition of structures within the land as well as the fence surrounding was personally supervised by the state Commissioner of Works, Engineer Muaz Magaji, on Friday, 15 November, 2019. Although the land bureau did not deny the value of the property and the amount of the compe...
Mohameed Yusuf: Falz Condemns Kano State Government For Sending Musician To Jail
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Mohameed Yusuf: Falz Condemns Kano State Government For Sending Musician To Jail

Popular musician Falz as condemn Kano state government for sending musician to jail. The singer took to his Insatgarm page to the news of musician Mohameed Yusuf been sentenced to two years in jail for defaming the character of Kano State Governor , Umar Ganduje. He captioned photo saying.. HATE to see stuff like this! This is 2019. Any individual who feels defamed by any statement made by another person can sue for libel or slander under the law of defamation. It is shameful to see public officers using the machinery of the state to harass citizens and attempting to hinder our inalienable freedom of expression. Anyone who knows the musician Mohammed Yusuf personally should please get in touch with me. We NEED to contend this unjust sentence. #JusticeForMohammed
Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons
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Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons

Kano State government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event known as, Hawan Nassarawa, slated for Thursday 6th June, 2019, for security reasons. Dailypost reports that Hawan Nasarawa is a traditional visit by reigning emir of Kano to the governor at the Government House two days after Eid as a mark of allegiance to the political authority. However, a statement on Wednesday night by Malam Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State explained that after security meeting that was held between governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje with all the security agencies, concerning all Sallah celebrations, as it is usually done, there was intelligence report for the fear of breach of peace during the upcoming event. The statement therefore said: “It is clear to al...
Sheikh Daurawa, 3 Other Islamic Scholars Resign From Ganduje Government
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Sheikh Daurawa, 3 Other Islamic Scholars Resign From Ganduje Government

Four prominent Islamic scholars working with Kano State Government have tendered their letters of resignation to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. The clerics included Commander-General of the state Hisbah, Sheikh Aminu Daurawa and the chairman of the State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abba Koki. Others were; a Permanent Commissioner with the state Shariah Commission, Abubakar Kandahar, and that of Zakkah and Hubsi Commission, Nazifi Inuwa.
Isa Bayero, Emir Sanusi’s Aide Grilled Over “Financial Misappropriation”
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Isa Bayero, Emir Sanusi’s Aide Grilled Over “Financial Misappropriation”

The Kano state government's anti-graft agency has grilled an aide to the Muhammad Sanusi II over allegations of financial misappropriation. Isa Bayero, who also served as chief aide to Ado Bayero, Sanusi’s predecessor, told reporters on Thursday that about his appearance before the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. He said: “When I appeared before the investigating panel, I was presented with some documents which I went through and I requested for more time to study and return them.” The Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday signed a bill into law breaking up the Kano emirate into five, a move seen as the execution of a political vandetta against HRH Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.
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...
Umar Ganduje Distributes 10,000 Delivery Kits Worth N150m To Pregnant Women
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Umar Ganduje Distributes 10,000 Delivery Kits Worth N150m To Pregnant Women

Kano State Government has distributed over 10,000 delivery kits worth N150 million to pregnant women in at least 15 local government areas of the state. The state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disclosed this today during the launch of the distribution of the free delivery kits on Wednesday to 2,000 expectant mothers at Gama Primary Health Centre, Nassarawa Local Givernment Area. Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna stated that the present administration has given priority to free Maternal care for the protection of mothers and children, according to a statement by Hassan Musa Fagge, chief press secretary to the deputy governor. “Today’s Programme is a continuation of the Kits distribution exercise whereby 2,000 women beneficiaries are going to collect del...
Atiku Is Free To Campaign At Sani Abacha Stadium – Kano State Government
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Atiku Is Free To Campaign At Sani Abacha Stadium – Kano State Government

Kano state government has said the former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is free to use Sani Abacha Stadium for his presidential campaign in the state. The PDP presidential candidate is scheduled to be in Kano on the 10th of February for his political rally, but Kano state government ordered for the closure of the venue of the rally over alleged total renovation of the facility. Confirming the development, the state’s Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has ordered contractor handling renovation works at the stadium to immediately demobilize to pave way for Atiku’s campaign to hold. Garba, however, indicated that the directive does not affect ongo...

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