Author: Tukur Muntari

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has appointed three second-class Emirs for the emirates of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye. These appointments are effective immediately, with the new emirates serving as second-class to Kano, which remains a first-class emirate. The newly appointed Emirs are Alhaji Muhammad Karaye for Karaye, Alhaji Muhammad Umar for Rano, and Alhaji Aliyu Abdulkadir Gaya for Gaya. Governor Yusuf urged them to promote culture, peace, and unity within their respective emirates. The newly established emirates cover specific local government areas, with Rano including Rano, Kibiya, and Bunkure, Gaya covering Gaya, Ajingi, and Albasu, and Karaye encompassing Karaye…

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The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has made a significant pledge to support the educational development at Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology in Wudil. As the Chancellor of the university, Dangote has promised seven key interventions to enhance the educational facilities. This commitment follows Dangote’s recent contribution of N100 million to Kano Electricity Distribution Company to restore power supply to the university. The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Musa Yakasai, expressed his gratitude for Dangote’s support during a visit to his office in Lagos. Dangote’s interventions include building a Senate Building, three new students’ hostel blocks, and accommodation…

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The Kano State Government has declared Monday a public holiday to mark the commencement of the new Islamic calendar year, 1446 AH. Governor Yusuf Abba urged citizens to use this holiday for reflection and engagement in beneficial activities. He emphasized the need for self-dependence and continuous prayers for peace and progress in the state and the country. The state government commits to empowering citizens through policies and programs, while also seeking collective efforts and prayers to achieve the state’s goals. Governor Abba expressed optimism in the support of the people for his administration to improve the economic prosperity of Kano…

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Vice President Kashim Shettima dismissed claims that President Bola Tinubu is working against the North, labeling it as a narrative pushed by disgruntled elements. Shettima emphasized unity and cooperation between political parties for the advancement of Nigeria. He highlighted Tinubu’s appointments of northerners in key positions as evidence of his support for the North. The Federal Government’s delegation, led by Chief of Staff Femi Gbajabiamila, visited Shettima in Kano to offer condolences on his mother-in-law’s passing. Shettima urged Nigerians to focus on governance rather than playing the blame game, emphasizing the need for collective efforts to move the nation forward.…

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The All Progressives Congress in Kano State is calling for the arrest of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, the 2023 presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, for alleging that the Federal Government is breeding new Boko Haram insurgents in Kano. The Kano APC chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, expressed urgency in investigating Kwankwaso’s claims and identifying those behind the insecurity in the state. Kwankwaso made these accusations during a recent event in his hometown, linking President Bola Tinubu’s administration to the alleged increase in Boko Haram presence in Kano. The Kano APC chair emphasized the need for security agencies to detain…

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Federal High Court in Kano Rules on Emir Sanusi’s Case A Federal High Court in Kano made a significant ruling regarding the human rights violation case filed by the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, and senior councillor, Aminu Dan’agundi, following the reinstatement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II. The court issued an ex-parte order preventing Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano from reinstating Sanusi and abolishing four emirates under a new bill passed by the state House of Assembly. All parties involved were instructed to maintain the status quo until the case is resolved, with the court granting permission to…

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Emir of Kano Directs District Heads to Attend Sallah Durbar Celebration Amidst the ongoing controversy surrounding the Kano Emirate tussle, the 15th Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, has issued a directive to his District Heads to participate in the upcoming Sallah Durbar celebration in Kano State. The directive, conveyed through a circular by Bayero’s senior counsellor and Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sanusi, instructed the District Heads to join the Emir in the ancient city for the festivities. All District Heads are required to bring their village heads, horse riders, and praise singers to the Gidan Nassarawa palace on Saturday at…

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The Kano State Government has taken a proactive step by establishing a clinic in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, to ensure adequate medical care for its pilgrims. This clinic will work in conjunction with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) clinic to provide necessary medical attention to the state’s pilgrims. The State Amirul Hajj and Deputy Governor of Kano State, Aminu Gwarzo, will personally visit the clinic to assess the level of commitment of the state pilgrim board towards the well-being of the pilgrims. The establishment of the clinic in House Number 5 in Makkah has received approval from NAHCON officials,…

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The Kano State Government is going above and beyond to ensure the well-being and comfort of its pilgrims during the 2024 Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia. Pilgrims from Kano State are being treated to free meals twice daily, prepared by experienced chefs in a clean and hygienic environment. This gesture aims to cater to all pilgrims, regardless of their background or socio-economic status. In addition to the meals, the government has deployed a team of medical professionals to provide 24-hour medical care to the pilgrims. This medical team, consisting of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, is stationed at the…

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Tragedy struck the Gadan village in Kano State on May 15, when a bombing incident targeted a mosque and resulted in the loss of 21 lives. What initially started with 17 reported fatalities last week has now increased due to the death of four more victims. The attack left 25 worshippers injured, with only four survivors after receiving treatment at the Muhammed Specialists Hospital in Kano. The perpetrator, 38-year-old Shafi’u Abubakar, fueled by a family dispute over inheritance, attacked the mosque with a homemade bomb. The incident triggered a swift response from the authorities, with Governor Abba Yusuf ordering the…

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