Child Scavengers: The Toil for Livelihood Amidst Covid-19 Pandemic

By Khadija Bawas When 11year-old Usman was brought to Kano as an Alamajiri child the infant may never have reckoned that staying alive is a battle of wits until he started growing into the reality that he must eat to survive and scavenging became the next available option for him. Armed with a gunny bag, Usman, a native of Wudil, who is popularly known as “Alajin leda” at the Aisami solid waste dump site in Kano metropolis, usually rummages through heaps of other peoples garbage, searching for anything salvageable that…

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Dollar video: Court orders Ganduje to pay journalist N800,000 as Gov withdraws case

A State High Court sitting in Kano, on Tuesday, ordered Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to pay the sum of N800,000 as costs for expenses to Jafar Jafar, a publisher and his company, Daily Nigerian, respondents to his N3 billion defamation suit. Ganduje had filed a suit in November 2018, seeking N3 billion as damages for defamation of character against the respondents over videos they published of the governor allegedly receiving bribe in US dollars. The respondents in the suit were: Jafar Jafar, his company, Penlight Media Limited (Daily…

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Kano Hisbah arrests 20 children for street begging

The Kano State Hisbah Board has arrested 20 children in Kano for violating the law against street begging. This is contained in a statement issued yesterday by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Lawal Ibrahim, in Kano. It quoted the Commander-General of Hisbah, Dr. Harun Ibn-Sina, as saying that all the 20 children, who were all boys were aged 12 and 14. “They were arrested on Tuesday evening, during a special raid in markets, motor parks and under the bridge. Most of the children were from Katsina and Borno…

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Aminu Ado Bayero sworn-in as Kano’s 15th Fulani Emir

The new Emir of Kano and Chairman, State Traditional Council Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has been sworn-in as the 15th Emir of the Kano emirate. Picture caption: (L-R) Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Emir of Kano, Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero and Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje. The ceremony, which was held at the Sani Abacha Stadium, in Kano, attracted the roll call of ‘who is who’ in Nigeria. At the commencement of the ceremony, the State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, charged the Emir to cement the relationship between the government…

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Man arrested with $184,800 concealed in a diaper at Kano airport

A suspect, Sabo Suleiman, was arrested on June 17, 2021 by a joint operation at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, in Kano, after he came to claim an unaccompanied suitcase that arrived aboard an Ethiopian Air flight ET911 from Saudi Arabia through Addis-Ababa. Upon arrest, it was discovered that a sum of $184,800 (One hundred and eighty-four thousand dollars), SAR 1,723,310 (one million, seven hundred and twenty-three thousand, three hundred and ten Saudi Riyals) was concealed in a diaper pack. The monies were discovered at the screening point when…

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Emir of Kano’s Bayero’s coronation, Staff of Office presentation holds today

…4,000 security personnel slated to cover event The 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero’s Coronation and Staff of Office presentation, is slated to take place today, Saturday. This is as the Vice-President, Professor Yomi Osibanjo and the President’s Chief of Staff, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, are slated to grace the occasion. Speaking earlier while briefing the media on the forthcoming epics events, the Dan-Daka of Kano and a member of the Kano Emirate Council, Abbas Dalhatu, said the event is expected to receive heavy security attention to ensure a hitch-free…

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‘Kwankwaso set to dump PDP for APC’

Former Governor of Kano State, Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, is reportedly about to conclude his plans of joining the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC). According to reports, sources close to the former governor, Kwankwaso is not comfortable in the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), since the disrupted Zonal Congress of the Party, which took place in April at Kaduna. The Congress, which was disrupted by members of the Kwankwasiyya movement, happened after they allegedly realised that their preferred candidate for the Zonal vice-chairmanship of the Party would not win the election.…

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Scholar raises concern over Igbo exclusive residential community in Kano

A Kano-based scholar, Dr. Abdallah Gadon-Kaya, has raised concern over the emergence of highbrow residential areas occupied exclusively by Igbos in Kano State, noting that such allowance creates a vacuum for disunity. In a video that is being widely circulating in social media, the scholar who noted that the community located in Zungeru Road, behind Kano Airport said, “they have their massive gates, security and other facilities that prevent other people, especially indigenes, from accessing. According to him, “Government should not allow such to be happening when we can’t go…

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Kano APC affirms suspension of House of Reps. member

Kano Municipal local government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), has affirmed the suspension of the House of Representatives member representing Kano Municipal district, Sha’aban Ibrahim Sharada. The member was earlier suspended by the Sharada ward of the Party for his alleged affront on Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who is also the leader of the party in the State. The letter affirming the suspension of the lawmaker was signed by the chairman and secretary of the party in Municipal local government, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Maifata and Kamilu Sa’idu Bala,…

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Nigerian Navy to establish desert warfare institute in Kano

The Nigerian Navy has announced plans of establishing its Desert Warfare Institute in Kano. The decision was taken after Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, received a request from the State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to ensure the presence and visibility of Nigerian Navy in the State. The Nigerian Navy Chief of Policy and Plans, Real Admiral COR Ezekobe, disclosed this when he led a delegation to Governor Ganduje at his office in Kano, on Wednesday. He and other delegates were reportedly at the Governor’s office…

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