EFCC recovers N550m, arrests 280 fraudsters in Kano

From Muhammad Kabir, Kano The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has recovered N550 million and $690,000 from various fraudsters and other indicted criminals. In the same vein the Commission has arrested 280 suspects of various crimes in Kano between January and August this year, the Zonal Head of the Commission, Mr Akaninyene Ezima has said, Those arrested were for cybercrimes, money laundering and other forms of crimes such as black money, wash-wash, foxy scheme and mmm among others. Ezima added that: “We had recovered sum of N550m and $690,000…

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Girl dies in well in Kano

Kano

The Kano State Fire Service on Tuesday confirmed the death of an 11-year-old girl, Fatima Abdullahi, in a well in Zaura Ganduje, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the state. The Spokesman of the service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the accident happened on Tuesday morning. Mohammed told NAN that the service received a distress call from Dawanawu Fire Station that a girl had fallen into a well and responded immediately. He said that firemen could only retrieve the body of the…

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Teenager drowns in Kano

Kano

A teenager, Umar Murtala, on Sunday evening drowned in a pond at Gwazaye, opposite the Abacha Youth Centre in Gwale LGA of Kano State. Spokesman for the Kano State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that Murtala, 18, drowned at 5:00p.m. “We received a distress call from one Abubakar Aliyu at 5:00p.m, that Murtala’s body was found floating in a pond. “On receiving the information, we sent our rescue team to the scene at 5:15p.m. “The cause of the incident is still…

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Kano court declares appointment of new emirs by Ganduje null and void

A Kano State High court sitting in Ungogo has declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State had created four new Emirate Councils with first Class Emirs in Karaye, Gaya, Rano and Bichi, something that created controversy. However, some Four Kingmakers that have the traditional legal powers to appoint new Emir, did not receive the action of the Governor lightly, something that made them takes legal action, calling for the cancellation. Justice Nasiru…

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Ganduje presents staff of office to four new emirs

Ganduje

The four newly appointed Emirs of Gaya, Karaye, Rano and Bichi, were at the weekend presented with a Staff of Office to allow them commence their duties in their various emirate councils. Presenting the staff of office to Aminu Ado Bayero, Emir of Bichi; Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, urged all the district heads, village heads and ward heads to pay homage to the new emir, symbolically as a sign of respect and loyalty to the new emir.   Ganduje told the new Emirs of Karaye, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Abubakar; Gaya,…

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Kano-based praise singer Rabiu Baba is dead

Sheriff Rabiu Baba, a famous religious singer based in Kano is dead. Baba, who died on Thursday in his Kano residence after a protracted illness, left behind a wife and many children. The famous musician who was in his early fifties became famous in the late eighties and early nineties. His songs were mostly praise songs for the Prophet Muhammad Peace be Upon him and songs which shaped people’s attitudes towards religious inclinations. Many residents were shocked to receive the news of his death and extended prayers for the repose…

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BREAKING: Ganduje signs law to break Kano emirate into five

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has given assent to the bill passed by the Kano house of assembly on breaking up the emirate in the state. Kano now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi, but the domain of Muhammadu Sanusi, the emir of Kano, has been reduced. With the new Emirate Councils in the state, the governor said “Traditional institution will now go closer to the people in all nooks and crannies of the state. We are about to make history today and in the Holy…

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Kano probes Emir Sanusi over financial misconduct

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, appears to be in trouble as the state government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has launched a fresh probe to check the expenses of the Emirate Council from 2013 to 2019. The move came just hours after the Kano State House of Assembly set up a committee to look into the possibility of creating four rival emirates in the state in order to whittle down Sanusi’s powers. The probe was initiated by Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, according to a letter…

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JUST IN: Gov Ganduje sacks all Permanent Secretaries in Kano

In Line of his Reforms resolved Programs of his Second term in office for the Civil Service, Governor Ganduje of Kano State has sacked all the state Permanent Secretaries and ordered them to hands over to the most Senior Directors in their respective offices. A Circular signed and issued by the Stars Head of Service Auwalu Naiyya said the sacking is with immediate effects and that they should report to the office of the Head of Service. The Governor had said while conducting this year 2019 May Day Celebration that…

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Kano boosts teachers’ professionalism

Kano

To ensure they tag along in their chosen profession, 3,000 primary school teachers have been trained in a programme arranged by the Aminu Kano College of Legal Studies, Kano. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the college, Malam Salisu Marafa Sagagi, said this in a statement. He said the initiative is part of the college’s efforts to complement the state government effort under its teacher upgrade scheme and to assist the beneficiaries meet the mandatory requirements set by the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). “The gesture will assist all the…

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