Ganduje inaugurates 25 power bikes for traffic control

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has inaugurated 25 power bikes procured by the Kano Road Traffic Agency to control traffic. Inaugurating the power bikes on Sunday in Kano, Ganduje said the bikes would be used to ensure that road users comply with traffic regulations. He said the bikes would enable KAROTA personnel to move quickly to monitor traffic, trace violators and go around the city to fish out those smuggling illicit and substandard goods into the state. The governor urged KAROTA officials to redouble their efforts in controlling traffic…

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Kano: 10 dead, 400 hospitalised after drinking juice 

No fewer than 10 persons have died and 400 hospitalised after drinking expired citric acid powdered drinks in Kano State. It was gathered the batches of some of the products show that the drinks had expired over a year ago. Among those hospitalised are 50 patients undergoing kidney-related treatment, because of complications arising from the consumption of the killer drinks, Kano Commissioner for Health, Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa, disclosed yesterday. The Commissioner explained that the affected persons are being treated in government hospitals. He warned residents on the consumption of juice…

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Substances behind strange illness in Kano laced With poison – NAFDAC

The Director-General of the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Mojisola Adeyeye has stated that the substances behind strange illness in Kano State were laced with “hydroxylamine” – a chemical used for terrorism. Recall that there was an outbreak of a strange infection led to the death of three persons, and the hospitalisation of 183 others in the State. NAFDAC stated that the strange illness was caused by food poisoning. This was contained in a statement released by NAFDAC on Sunday, which was signed by Sayo Akintola,…

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Kano local govt. chairman appoints 55 aides

The Chairman of Kumbotso local government area of Kano State, Hassan Garban Kauye Farawa, has appointed 55 Special Advisers and Assistants. During their swearing-in, Farawa urged the appointees to be good ambassadors and avoid anything that will tarnish the image of Kumbutso local government and Kano State. The council boss said their appointment is in line with the mission of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to eradicate poverty and urged the new appointees to discharges their duties diligently and with the dedication to move the local government forward. According to him, “The…

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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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Kano: Man beats son to death over missing gallons of palm oil

A 40-yr-old man, Awaisu Auwalu, has been arrested in Kano for allegedly beating his son to death over missing gallons of palm oil in his shop. Spokesperson of the State’s Police Command, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, said Awaisu used a stick to beat his 19-years-old son, Auwalu Awaisu, to death. Kiyawa, said the victim was taken to Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital Kano, where he died on Monday at about 6 am,, adding that the deceased father confessed that he flogged his son with a stick, alleging that the deceased stole severally…

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Kano: “Show evidence of paying Zakkat before contesting elections” – Task Force to politicians

The Director-General, Kano State Zakkat and Hisbah Commission, Safiyanu Abubakar, has said that plans are in motion to institute a compulsory payment of Zakkat by all politicians before contesting any election in the State. Abubakar stated this yesterday in his office, while inaugurating an 11-man task force committee for the collection of Zakkat in the State. According to him, the action is a deliberate move to help the needy in the State. “The State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, in his effort to alleviate the suffering of less-privileged, the poor and…

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President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, set to marry Kano princess

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, is reportedly set to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi, Nasir Bayero, in Kano State. The bride-to-be, Zahra Bayero, is said to be a student in the United Kingdom, studying architecture. According to credible sources who spoke with newsmen, the wedding ceremony will take place “in the next two to three months”. According to the source, who pleaded for anonymity, said,“Preparations are on top gear for the grand event. As the tradition provides, the parents of the groom have met with the parents of the bride…

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Kano: Reps member demands citing of Federal Polytechnic in Garko during public hearing

A House of Representatives member, representing Wudil/Garko Federal constituency in Kano State, Engineer Muh’d Ali on Wednesday defended his demand for the citing of Federal Polytechnic in Garko, Kano State, at the first public hearing in respect of a Bill proposed for its establishment. Addressing newsmen after the public hearing, he explained that what prompted him to sponsor the Bill is that, “Garko is at a disadvantage in terms of location of tertiary institutions in Kano State”. He further said that, “As at now, Kano State doesn’t have any Federal Polytechnic,…

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President Buhari’s son, Yusuf, set to marry Kano princess

President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, is reportedly set to marry the daughter of Emir of Bichi, Nasir Bayero,in Kano State. The bride-to-be, Zahra Bayero, is said to be a student in the United Kingdom, studying architecture. According to credible sources who spoke with newsmen, the wedding ceremony will take place “in the next two to three months”. According to the source, who pleaded for anonymity, said, “Preparations are on top gear for the grand event. As the tradition provides, the parents of the groom have met with the parents of…

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