Kano govt. sponsors surgery of 7 patients with intersex problem

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday received six patients with intersex problems sponsored by the Kano State government to undergo surgery at the Tetfund Centre of Excellence in Urology and Nephrology, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. The patients, who were successfully treated, were received by the governor during the State’s Executive Council meeting yesterday in Kano. The State government had earlier sponsored the surgery of one person, which was also done successfully. An intersex is a group of conditions where there is a discrepancy between the external and internal genitals of a person.…

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Just In: Ganduje reconciles Dangote, BUA in Abuja

Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chairman of BUA Group of Companies, Abdulsamad Isiyaka Rabiu have reconciled their differences on Thursday at a meeting convened by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in Abuja. The meeting was attended by business tycoon Alh. Aminu Alhassan Dantata, who played the role of a father during the meeting; Minister for Commerce, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, amongst others. The reconciliation meeting took place at Kano Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja, which put a stop to all rumours making round that…

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“Kano indigenes should get more federal jobs than other States”, Gov. Ganduje to FG

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to increase Kano’s employment quota in the Federal Government’s employment. The governor stated during a courtesy visit the Executive Chairman of the Federal Character  Commission,  (FCC), Muhibba Dankaka. Specifically, the governor asked the FCC to give the State a much higher consideration in its employment formula due to what he called Kano’s high population. Ganduje noted, “My only observation is that we, from Kano, are equal to three or four States. We know it is very difficult,…

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“My dollar videos were fake”, says Ganduje

…Says he’ll punish those behind it Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said several videos showing him stuffing bales of dollars into his pockets in 2018 were fake. According to Ganduje, who disclosed this to the BBC Hausa Service BBC programme: ‘A Fada A Cika‘ on Friday, said, “No doubt the video is fake; we are making some underground plans, which we will not reveal. But I assure you it is fake, and all those behind it will be put to shame”. The governor said he has already sued…

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“Stop making comments that undermine security” – Ganduje to politicians

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has cautioned politicians to refrain from making comments that could scuttle the Federal Government’s efforts at securing the country. This caution was made known by the Kano State while expressing support for the government’s ‘no-fly zone’ order in Zamfara State, describing it as a well-thought-out strategy. In a statement released on Saturday by the State’s commissioner for information, Mohammed Garba, the governor said politicians should at least wait and see how the strategy works before making comments that are capable of undermining the efforts…

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Insecurity: Ganduje closes five health training institutions in Kano

The Kano State Government has ordered the closure of five Health training institutions in the state with immediate effect.  The directive was contained in a press statement issued yesterday by the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Hadiza Mustapha Namadi, issued to newsmen in Kano.  According to the statement, the affected institutions include the School of Health Technology, Bebeji; School of Nursing, Madobi; the Schools of Midwifery in Gwarzo, Gezawa and Danbatta. This  according to it, is part of efforts to prevent possible attacks on schools located in…

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Insecurity: Ganduje shuts 4 tertiary institutions

Following security challenges in some neighbouring States, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed the immediate closure of four tertiary institutions in the State. The Commissioner for Higher Education, Hajiya Mariya Mahmud-Bunkure, announced this in a statement issued yesterday in Kano. She listed the affected institutions to include: RMK College of Advanced and Remedial Studies, Tudun-Wada and School of Environmental Studies, Gwarzo. Other affected institutions, according to the commissioner, are: School of Rural Technology and Entrepreneurship Development (SORTED), Rano and Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Danbatta. She advised students…

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2023: “Presidency should be zoned to Southern Nigeria” – Ganduje

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, says a presidential slot should be given to the southern region. Ganduje stated this in Kano during an interview on a television programme that was aired on Friday. “The Southern part of the country but there should be a consensus of the members,” he said in reaction to which zone should produce the 2023 presidency. “Zoning system even though it is not in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is a strategy for winning elections.”…

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Banditry: ‘El-Rufa’i is ignorant of security issues’ – Ganduje

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has faulted the recent comment made by Kaduna State counterpart, Nasir el-Rufa’i, on the security situation in the North-West region.  Recall that Gov. el-Rufa’i had recently stated on the British Broadcasting Service, (BBC) Hausa service, that lack of synergy among governors of the North-West was hampering security efforts in the region.  However, speaking on Radio France International, (RFI), in Kano yesterday, Ganduje said el-Rufa’i might not understand the security efforts put in place by the governors of the area. According to Ganduje, security agencies…

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‘Why Ganduje barred me from preaching’, Kano cleric speaks up

The Kano-based Islamic cleric barred from preaching, Sheikh AbdulJabbar Nasiru Kabara, has accused the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of issuing the banning order because he worked against him during the 2019 general election. The election, which was keenly contested, led to a run-off before Ganduje, who ran under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), defeated Abba Kabir Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival. Speaking with newsmen hours after the government clamped down on him, the cleric said the action is more political than religious. “This decision…

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