WE SPEND N110BN ON 151,000 WORKERS’ SALARIES ANNUALLY-KANO STATE GOVT

The Kano State Government has stated that it spends N110 billion yearly on the payment of salaries to the 151,000 civil servants in its payroll. The State’s Commissioner for Information, Youths and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, disclosed this on Friday in Kano. Garba said that “the sum of N9.2 billion is being paid monthly as wages to 151,000 workforce in the state”. According to him, the N110 billion wage bill excluded the payment of judiciary workers, the Kano State University of Science and Technology and Yusuf Maitama Sule University staff.…

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SEE KANO PROPERTY TAX THAT HAS BEEN GENERATING CONTROVERSY

As a patriotic citizen I am totally in support of appropriate taxation of people to bring about the much needed development in our country. Especially as state governments are encouraged to source for revenue from within instead of the dysfunctional cap-in-hand survival on funds from Abuja. We are all proud of Kano, Kaduna, Ogun, Rivers and the likes, states that generate about a quarter of their annual allocation. Although it seemed very meager, but with diligence and proper measures the IGR can be boosted to 100% within a decade. However…

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CHINESE FIRM TO TAKE OVER KANO TAX REVENUE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

By SALIHI ABUBAKAR BELLO, Kano Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has on behalf of his government signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU with  Chinese firm, Inspur Group of China for upgrade of the State tax authority processes. According to him,  the state is determined to improve its revenue base in the face of dwindling allocation from the Federation Account. Inspur is one of the largest global data center and cloud computing solutions provider in the world which provides IT products and services to over 100 countries across all the…

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KANO GOVT ARRESTS 1429 BEGGARS FOR VIOLATING L;AWS

The Kano State Hisbah Board arrested 1,429 beggars for violating the law prohibiting street begging, between January and August, according to Malam Dahiru Muhammed, an official of the board. Muhammed, who is attached to the board’s Anti-Begging Unit, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Kano that 420 of those arrested were children, while 1,009 were adults. He said that the arrests were carried out around Lodge Road, Magwan Junction, Kwari, Katsina Road and Wapa, all in Kano metropolis. A further breakdown showed that 860 of them were…

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GANDUJE AND KWAWKWASO FACE-OFF: WHY KANO MAY BOIL AGAIN

Kwankwaso and Ganduje Last week, at the colourful Hawan Daushe durbar to celebrate the eid festivities in Kano, political tensions that have been rising in the state came to a fore when violent confrontations between supporters of former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso clashed with supporters of incumbent Abdullahi Ganduje. Apart from cleaving open human flesh with dangerous weapons, Saturday September 2nd clashes at the Emir’s palace Kofar Kudu could have opened deeper chasm on the political canvass in the state and the two leading political figures. With jostlings already on…

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POLICE BLAME KWANKWASO’S SUPPORTERS OVER CLASH WITH GOVERNOR GANDUJE’S ON SALAH DAY

Police authorities in Kano have blamed supporters of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso for allegedly causing the political violence that left dozens of people injured in Kano last week. It would be recalled that scores of supporters of Kwankwasiyya were injured following a clash between them and supporters of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje during the famous Hawan Daushe, held at Kofar Kudu, emir’s palace in Kano Addressing a press conference on behalf of the Police Commissioner, Rabi’u Yusuf, the Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Magaji Musa Majia, said members of Kwankwasiyya…

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SCORES INJURED AS KWANKWASO’S SUPPORTERS CLASH WITH GANDUJE’S

Former Secretary to Kano State government, Dr Rabi”u Sulaiman Bichi and junior brother to Dr Rabi”u Musa Kwankwaso were among the scores injued yesterday following a clash between supporters of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya. Also injured during the attack that took place at the emir’s palace during the famous Hawan Daushe were Dr Adamu Yunus Dangwani and Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam both former commissioners under Kwankwaso’s administration. Confirming the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday, Dr Dangwani said, “We were watching the horse riders when suddenly the supporters of Gandujiyya descended on…

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KANO ASSEMBLY AT WAR WITH GANDUJE OVER LG CARETAKER COMMITTEE NOMINEES

The Kano State House of Assembly may disqualify some of the people selected by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to be appointed as Interim Management Officers (IMO) for the 44 local government areas in the state. Daily Trust reports that the names, contained in a letter dated July 13, were read by the speaker, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi Ata, during yesterday’s plenary. The letter said the IMOs would replace chairmen of the 44 local government areas, whose tenure expired on May 29. But a competent source in the house confided in Daily…

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