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Under-aged Voting: INEC Distances Self From Kano LG Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has distanced itself from last Saturday’s local government election in Kano state which was allegedly characterized by widespread under-aged voting. “The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has been drawn to videos and pictures purportedly showing some underaged thumb printing ballot papers in a recent election. These images have been circulating online since Saturday,” the commissioned said on Tuesday. INEC’s director of Voter Education…

Kwankwaso ‘Political Satan’, Stone Him, Kano Commissioner Tells Supporters (VIDEO)

Commissioner of Special Duties in Kano State, Abdullahi Sunusi, has described former of the state as “political satan of Kano”. In a video, which is currently in circulation, Sunusi, a staunch supporter of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, asked his supporters to stone Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central. The commissioner, who spoke in Hausa language, admitted to have attacked the senator’s supporters in past. Ganduje took over from Kwankwaso in 2015, after serving as his deputy for eight years.…

Confusion As Monkeypox Victim Flees Kano Hospital

A man suspected to be a carrier of the Monkeypox disease has disappeared from Kano hospital where he was quarantined. According to Daily Trust, the disease was recorded at a public hospital in Tiga town, Bebeji local government area of the state. A health official who spoke to newsmen on the condition of anonymity, said a patient from Nasarawar-Kuki village was diagnosed with the disease. He said, “The man absconded from the hospital on Wednesday night and up till this moment that I am talking to you, we could not…

2019: Northern Governors Back Buhari For Second Term

Governors from the northern states of the country who are members of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday said nothing would stop President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the 2019 election. Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, a close ally of the President, also backed Buhari for a second term. They spoke just as the Special Adviser to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, said on Twitter on Saturday that, “We’re working on Buhari’s return to power in 2019.” The development came barely 48 hours…

Six Governors Jet Off To See Buhari In London

Six governors from the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria are set to visit President Muhammadu Buhari in London, where he is currently receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment, the Presidency has said. The visit, put together by the Office of the National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Munguno (retd), was disclosed by three presidential spokespersons, Femi Adesina, Garba Shehu and Laolu Akande, at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. The governors according to the Presidency includes Governor Abdulaziz…

APC Makes U-Turn, Reverses Jibrin’s Suspension

The Kano state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday reversed the expulsion of Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, suspended member of the House of Representatives. It will be recalled that Jibrin was on Thursday expelled by the Bebeji local government chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano state over alleged anti-party activities.Chairman of the party in Bebeji local government, Alhaji Sani Kanti Garka, told a press conference that Jubril was expelled from the party on a four-count…