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The mother of former speaker of Kano state House of Assembly Hajiya Zainab Danja who was kidnapped at gunpoint has regained her freedom. Hajiya Danja, who was abducted at her family house at Gezawa town, Gezawa local government area of Kano on 12th of January 2022, was released early Tuesday after payment of N40 million…
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The Kano State Government on Monday suspended the licenses of private schools over the murder of Hanifa Abubakar. Kano State Government said the schools' licenses remained suspended until they are vetted. The Commissioner for Education Sanusi Said Kiru made the announcement during a press conference. "We are all aware of the ongoing case concerning Hanifa’s…
Despite laws prohibiting it, child marriage is on the rise in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Monday. “It is disturbing that almost two decades after the Child Rights Act was passed, Nigeria girls are still being forced into child marriages,” said Mausi Segun, Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Nigeria…
Former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has reacted to insinuations that he was dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Newly crowned Miss Nigeria Shatu Garko and her parents may be arrested by Hisbah police in Kano State who said participating in a beauty pageant is forbidden in Islam. Garko, an 18-year-old indigene of Kano State recently became the 44th Miss Nigeria, the first hijab adorning Muslims to win the beauty pageant. Even though Garko…
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday, signed into law the N221.2 billion 2022 Appropriation Bill, following passage by the state House of Assembly.
An early morning fire outbreak has gutted multi-million Turkish furniture along Murtala Mohammad way in Kano State. Firefighters are working to put out the inferno on the popular Albert house at the time of filing this report. The cause of the fire is not yet to be known. Details later.
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has flagged off the 2021 operation zero tolerance for road crashes’ campaign, in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at the 'Yankaba central motor park, Kano.
An overloaded boat carrying dozens of passengers, mostly children aged eight to 15, capsized late on Tuesday in northwest Nigeria's Kano state, a rescue agency spokesman said. "We have recovered 29 bodies... and rescued seven passengers. The search for the remaining 13 bodies is ongoing," Saminu Abdullahi, spokesman for Kano state's fire service, told AFP…
Seven girls drowned after a boat they were rowing across a river in northern Nigeria's Jigawa state capsized, police said on Friday. Ten girls, aged between 10 and 12, were heading home late at night after a religious ceremony marking the birth of Mohammed, Lawan Shiisu, police spokesman in Jigawa said in a statement. "Three…
The police in Kano State have rescued one Alhaji Nadabo, 80, from suspected kidnappers in Garun Mallam local government area of the state.
A 26-year-old male member of Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he contesting for the position of national women leader because he always wants to help women. "Ever since I was a child when I saw a woman in need of help I tried to help her - like helping them to carry their…