APC Congress: Ganduje orders contestants in Kano to report at NDLEA

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has directed that all contestants seeking for a position in the All Progressive Congress (APC)’s State congress, scheduled for Saturday, to report at the office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), for a mandatory drug test. The directive was part of measures to rid the State of illicit substances, according to the State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, in an issued statement yesterday. ”Similar tests were carried out for contestants into local government election, as well as political appointees including members of…

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APC Congress: Kano State contestants to undergo drug test – Govt.

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into party executive offices are to go for a mandatory drug test. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, said yesterday that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by 7:00 am, starting from yesterday (Tuesday, October 12) to the day of the closing of the screening exercise for the test. Garba, who said the decision was part of government policy to rid Kano of illicit…

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Kano women advocate stiffer penalties against rapists, others

A non-governmental organisation, Women Peace Council, in Dala local government area of Kano State, has joined calls for stiffer penalties against perpetrators of gender-based violence to serve as a deterrent to others who might have the intention of committing the same crimes. The Council’s Women Development Officer, Fatima Muhammad, made the call during a town hall meeting organised by Women Peace Council under the Community Initiative to Promote Peace, (CIPP), to acquaint women in the area with the Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015. Muhammad expressed the Council’s worry over…

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Kano: Hafsat Ganduje not arrested – EFCC, Kano Govt.

Kano State government has dismissed a report that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, also debunked the report as untrue. Several news outlets yesterday reported that she was arrested by the EFCC for some fraud. According to reports, her son, AbdulAzeez Ganduje, had leveled allegations relating to land fraud in a petition against her. The report claimed she was arrested for snubbing the EFCC’s invitation. A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad…

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Kano: Cleric resigns committee appointment to protest sale of mosque’s land

A Kano-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh Tijjani Bala Kalarawi has resigned his appointment as member committee of trustees of Abdullahi Bayero Juma’at Mosque, Fagge, to protest the sales of praying ground by the Kano State Government. Kalarawi disclosed this on Monday, on a local radio programme in Kano. The cleric, who described the act as a sheer disregard for the sanctity of God’s worshipping domain, said that it became pertinent for him to resign his membership of the trustee committee because of the indiscriminate buildings and land allocation within the mosque…

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Digital Broadcasting: Finally, Kano to switch-over to DSO this October – NBC D-G reveals

The National Broadcasting Commission, (NBC), yesterday, said it has concluded plans to migrate Kano terrestrial broadcasting to the digital transmission before the end of this October. The NBC Director-General (D-G) of the Commission, Balarabe Shehu Ilelah, disclosed the plans in Kano during a sensitization workshop on Digital Switchover organised by the Commission for information officers and media influencers in the State. The DG noted that 13 local manufacturers have already been licensed by the commission to provide and distribute Set-Top Boxes, (STBs), with over 500,000 boxes available for the smooth…

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Kano: Ganduje approves N3.9bn for township roads

Kano State Executive Council yesterday approved the sum of over N3, 942, 564, 267.77 billion for the construction of township roads in the three emirate councils.  The State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who told newsmen in Kano shortly after the State Executive Council meeting, said that the Emirate Council are Rano, Gaya and Karaye. According to him, the project was designed to boost the general economic status of the State. The Government spokesman disclosed that the council also granted approval for the augmentation of the sum of N42, 350,…

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Police arrest notorious female fraudster in Kano

The Police in Kano State have arrested a 32-year-old woman, Fati Umar Dikko, of Rijiyar Zaki Quarters, Gwale LGA, who had specialised in defrauding people in Kano and environs. Spokesman of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the arrest in a statement. He said the Police received complaints from many people that a woman went to their shops at different addresses and made transactions and sent them fake phone alerts. Kiyawa said following a credible intelligence report, the Police succeeded in arresting the suspect while trying to collect another…

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Kano anti-graft agency seizes 2 trucks of poisonous maize

The Kano State Public Complaint and Anti Corruption Commission, (PCACC), said it has seized two trucks of maize suspected to be contaminated with mycotoxins at Dawanau grain market in Kano metropolis. The Acting Chairman of the Commission, Mahmoud Balarabe, stated this at a press conference yesterday, in Kano. Balarabe said the Commission had also sealed a warehouse stocked with suspected poisonous maize at the market and arrested two persons in connection with the circulation of the harmful grain. He said the Commission received an intelligence report on Sept.16, at about…

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KPHCMB commits to training and re-training of staff

Khadijah Bawas The Executive Secretary, Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr. Tijjani Hussain, has re-affirmed the Board’s commitment towards the training and retraining of its personal to make them more productive. The Executive Secretary made the assertion at the opening of a one-day familiarisation meeting, tagged: ‘Brown Bag’, organised by the Department of Administration and finance of the Board. Dr. Hussain further stated that the event, which is the first of its kind, will pave the way in discussing new initiatives under the Board to the staff and…

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