YOUNG MAN COMMITS SUICIDE AFTER BEING JILTED IN KANO, SEE PIX

A member of Neighborhood watch identified as Ashiru Musa Danrimi last Thursday allegedly stabbed himself to death in Kano over a failed romance. Eye witness account told Independent that Musa Danrimi took his own life when he learned that his girlfriend, was married off to another man. The young lady at the centre of the troubled romance was identified as Umi Muhammad, a resident of Danrimi, Kadawa Ward of Ungogo Local Government Area of the state. The witness who do not want his name on print because of the sensitive…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT KANO ASSEMBLY MEMBER’S 17-YR OLD DAUGHTER

Gunmen at the early hours of Sunday abducted Juwairiyya Murtala, 17-years-old daughter of a member representing Danbatta Constituency in the Kano State House of Assembly, Murtala Musa Kore at his country home. Juwairiyya Murtala, an SS II student of Government Girls Secondary School, Jogana was reportedly seized in place of her father who wasn’t at home at the time of the incident. Multiple security sources claimed that armed men stormed the legislator’s home in Kore village, Danbatta local government area of Kano at around 2:00am to carry out the dastardly…

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KANO LEADS IN NIGERIA WITH 1.5MILLION OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN-UNICEF

*Seeks reintegration of Almajiri children with families By Joseph Erunke ABUJA- A total number of 1,496,736 children are currently not enrolled in schools in Kano State, the United Nations Children Fund, UNICEF, has said. The figure, according to the global humanitarian agency, topped all states in the country with the number of out-of-school children. UNICEF’s Education Specialist, Mutaka Muktarthat, in a fact sheet presented at a virtual meeting on Alternate Pathways and Future of Almajiri Children in Kano, organised by the UNICEF, said Kano ranked highest in the population of…

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POLICE FINALLY ARRESTS KANO SERIAL RAPIST WHO RAPED 40 WOMEN

The Police Command in Kano has arrested a 32-year-old man, Muhammad Alfa, for allegedly raping 40 women in the past one year in the state. The Spokesman of the Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the arrest in a statement on Wednesday in Kano. Haruna disclosed that the suspect was arrested on June 10, at about 2:00 a.m. when he trespassed into a house at Kwanan Dangora Town in Kano, with intent to commit the heinous crime. He said that the suspect popularly known as “Mai Siket” have been trespassing into…

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MORE TROUBLE FOR DEPOSED KANO EMIR, SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI AS COURT DISMISSES ATTEMPT TO STOP TRIAL OVER LAND SCAM

A file photo of the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II. The Federal High Court sitting in Kano has dismissed the application of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, seeking to stop the State Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC) from investigating a petition against him over N2 billion alleged land scam. In his judgment on Monday, Justice Ambrose Lewis-Allagoa held that the court cannot restrain a statutory body from carrying out its official responsibility. He added that the deposed emir’s fundamental human rights guaranteed under section 36(1)…

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CORONAVIRUS: GANDUJE ORDERS HOUSE TO HOUSE COLLECTION OF SAMPLES IN KANO

The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday ordered house-to-house sample collection of suspected COVID-19 patients, particularly within the eight metropolitan local government areas in the state. Ganduje’s action, followed a data from the state Task Force on COVID-19, which confirmed that the virus was fast spreading within the eight metropolitan local government areas. The data confirmed that the Taurani Local Government Area is currently recording the highest number of COVID-19 cases. During a briefing  organised by the State Task Force on COVID-19, Ganduje said, “We are putting our…

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WEEKS LATER, CAUSE OF DEATHS AMONG HIGH AND MIGHTY IN KANO REMAIN UNRESOLVED

JOHN ALECHENU writes that the deaths of some prominent citizens of Kano State are still shrouded in mystery When the late Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, confirmed the news that he had contracted the coronavirus disease and was going into isolation to seek medical attention, many Nigerians prayed for his quick recovery. Some expressed the hope that he would return to work. But this was not to be. Kyari eventually succumbed to the deadly virus. His death from complications arising from the disease on Friday, April 17th,…

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SEE AS FG’S 110 TRUCK OF FOOD PALLIATIVES ROT AWAY UNDER THE SUN IN KANO

Photo Credit: FG palliatives rotting under rain, sun in Kano by Murtala Adewale Nigerian Government food items delivered to Kano State government as palliatives are left rotten at open space and are being beaten by rain and sun, The Guardian has gathered. The Federal government two weeks ago delivered 110 trucks of food items to the state meant to be distributed to vulnerable and less privileged whose sources of survival are being crumbled due to lockdown directive. No thanks to COVID-19 pandemic. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social…

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CORONAVIRUS: CAN LISTS CONDITIONS FOR CHURCH SERVICES

The Kano State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has said the use of face masks is now compulsory, for anyone to worship in any church in the state. This directive was contained in a statement on Friday, signed by the chairman of the association, Rev. Samuel Adeyemo. Adeyemo said the decision follows the approval by the state government, for churches to reopen from Sunday, May 24. Churches have been told to begin services from 6 am, but must complete the service by 1 pm. This will allow…

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KANO DISCHARGES 40 HEALTH WORKERS FROM CORONAVIRUS ISOLATION CENTRE

Tukur Muntari, Kano Kano State has discharged forty out of the fifty health workers that got infected with COVID-19 at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, The PUNCH reports. The government said the discharged persons tested negative for the virus upon treatment at the state isolation centre. This was contained in a statement by the Assistant Director, Information and Public Affairs of the Hospital, Hajiya Hauwa Mohammed on Thursday. Mohammed quoted the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Abdurrahman Sheshe as saying, “It is really a thing of joy to share with…

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