Ganduje shuts down schools in Kano

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed the closure of all public and private schools in the state with immediate effect.This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Education, Sanusi Kiru, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday morning.Even though no reason was given for[...]

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Kano Assembly elects Chidari new speaker

The Kano State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, elected a member, representing Makoda Constituency, Hamisu Chidari, as the new Speaker of the State Assembly.This was sequel to the resignation of the former Speaker, Hon Abdulaziz Gafasa, over personal reasons.According to reports, the member representing Wudil constituency, Nuhu Abdullahi Achika, nominated Hamisu Chidari for the position[...]

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Kano state Assembly Speaker, Majority leader resign

Speaker of the Kanno State House of Assembly, Alh Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa and the Majority Leader of the House have resigned.The Speaker announced his resignation in a letter he signed, titled ‘Notification of Resignation’ and dated 14th December 2020 addressed to the Clerk of the House and office of the Permanent Secretary.Also, the Majority Leader,[...]

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Kano State confirms 12 new COVID-19 infections, active cases now 117

The Kano State Ministry of Health has confirmed 12 new infections of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 117.The ministry announced this on Monday via its verified Twitter handle @KNSMOH.“Twelve new cases were recorded from 216 results received from the laboratories with 8 discharge,” it said.The ministry disclosed[...]

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Kano sponsored students in private varsities with N1.8bn -Ganduje

The Kano State Government has spent N1.8bn to sponsor students to private universities.The programme, which was started by the former administration of governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, involved the American University of Nigeria, Yola, Crescent University, Al-Qalam University, Bells University of Technology, Otta, and Igbinediom University, Okada.A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba[...]

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Ganduje appoints ultra-modern specialist hospitals governing board

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has approved the appointment of Chairman and members of the Kano State Ultra-Modern Specialist Hospitals Governing Board calling on the appointed members to put the state first.The appointment which is with immediate effect was announced Sunday evening by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar who said the[...]

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Kano govt awards N1.24b metropolitan road contract

Kano State government has awarded a contract for the reconstruction of Ahmadu Bello Way in Kano metropolis, at the cost of N1.24 billion.The contract involves expansion of both lanes of the road, construction of culverts, installation of street lights and pavements, among other things.“This project is part of our strategic plan to ease transportation problems[...]

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IPMAN directs members to sell petrol at N170 per litre

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, Kano branch has directed its members across the state to sell Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) from N168 to N170 per litre.The Pipeline and Product Marketing Company (PPMC) had on Thursday, November 12, 2020, released a circular, advising the petroleum marketers to sell petrol within the range of N168[...]

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EndSARs: Ganduje reinstate aide suspended two weeks ago over attack on Buhari

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his media aide, Salihu Tanko Yakasai suspended two weeks ago over attack on President Muhammadu Buhari.Yakasai on Thursday took to his Twitter handle @dawisu to appreciate all those who showed solidarity with him.“I wish to thank each and everyone that reached out to me, or sent[...]

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Fire guts hostel at Kano College of Nursing

No fewer than 16 rooms at the students’ hostel of the Kano State College of Nursing and Midwifery have been gutted by fire.The fire was said to have started during the Muslim evening prayer at about 6.20 pm on Wednesday on the third floor of Sa’idu Fagge hostel.It was gathered that the fire started from[...]

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Blasphemy: Reverse musician’s death sentence, Amnesty urges Ganduje

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the death sentence handed down to a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by a Sharia Court in Kano State for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.Amnesty also called on the Abdullahi Ganduje-led government to immediately quash the conviction.The rights group said this on Thursday in a statement titled, ‘Authorities must quash the conviction[...]

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WAEC: Kano Govt to deploy more teachers for revision in schools

As schools resumed on Monday, the Kano State Government said it would deploy additional teachers to fast track revision for exit students writing their West African Senior School Certificate Examination.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the state government had given a directive for the reopening of schools on Aug. 10, for the exit[...]

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Kano Govt distributes PPEs to 538 schools

Kano State Government says it has begun the distribution of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to 538 public and private schools in the state.The government also announced plans to provide palliatives to teachers and non-teaching staff of private schools to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this at the inauguration of the[...]

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WAEC: Kano Govt sets up 12 examination centres for boarding students

Kano State Government says it has designated 12 centres for exit students of the 33 public boarding secondary schools, to write the West African Examination Council (WAEC) examination.WAEC examination is scheduled to start on Aug. 17. Alhaji Bello Shehu, Executive Secretary, Kano State Secondary Schools Management Board (KSSSMB), told newsmen in Kano that the measure[...]

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Firemen rescue 75-year-old woman from a well in Kano

The Kano State Fire Service has rescued a 75-year-old woman, Mrs Zuwaira Kabir, who fell inside a well in Tudun Wuzirchi quarters in Kano metropolis. The Kano State Fire Service has rescued a 75-year-old woman, Mrs Zuwaira Kabir, who fell inside a well in Tudun Wuzirchi quarters in Kano metropolis.Alhaji Saidu Muhammad, Public Relations Officer[...]

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Kano conducts 4,735 COVID-19 samples test

The Kano State Government says it has conducted 4,735 Coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test since the outbreak of the pandemic.The state Ministry of Health disclosed this via its verified Twitter account @KNSMOH on Monday in Kano.“A total of 4,735 samples of COVID-19 were tested in Kano State.”It disclosed that three new confirmed cases of the virus[...]

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Kano Govt. offers free education to 1,000 repatriated “Almajiri” children

Kano State Government says it will enroll the over 1,000 repatriated Quranic education pupils, generally known as “Almajiri” into formal school system. This is in line with its free and compulsory education policy.“Every child in Kano state, including Almajirai must go to school,” Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje said on Wednesday during media briefing by the State[...]

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Eid-el Fitr : Gov. Ganduje frees 294 correctional centre inmates

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has granted freedom to 294 inmates of correctional centres in the state, a statement by the state official says. Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has granted freedom to 294 inmates of correctional centres in the state, a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, said.It said[...]

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COVID-19: Kano extends lockdown by one week

Kano state government has extended the lockdown in the state by a week to contain the spread of Coronavirus in the state.The Commissioner for Information in the state, Malam Muhammed Garba made this known in a statement issued on behalf of the government late Monday.It said the action became imperative after due consultations with the[...]

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COVID-19: 47 health workers in Kano tested positive – Official

Coordinator, Kano State Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Tijjani Hussain has on Sunday said no fewer than 47 health workers in the state have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.This was coming as the State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had ordered the security operatives to enforce compulsory and mandatory use of face mask in the[...]

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Kano Commissioner who celebrated Kyari’s death tests positive of COVID-19

The Kano State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Muazu Magaji who was sacked for celebrating the death of late Presidential Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari has tested positive of COVID-19. A reliable source on Thursday said that Muazu Magaji has been moved to isolation.Also, the former commissioner had announced on his verified Facebook pays that he[...]

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COVID-19: Kano in trouble, says Ganduje

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is in trouble due to the presence of the coronavirus disease.Speaking on Sunday at the presentation of a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated by the Dangote Foundation to the state, Ganduje said the delay in testing suspected cases was responsible for the exploding number of coronavirus infections[...]

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