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General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
A Kano based musician, Sharif-Aminu Yahaya sentenced to death for blasphemy by the Upper Sharia Court of Kano has filed an appeal at the state high court to challenge his conviction.

Blasphemy: Court orders retrial of Sharif Aminu

A Kano High Court (Appeal Division) on Thursday ordered the retrial of alleged blasphemer, Yahaya Sharif Aminu, who was slammed with a death sentence by an upper Shari’a court presided over by Muhammad Aliyu Kani in the state.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Nigeria: Out-of-school children drops from 10.5 million to 6.95 million in one year

The federal government has said that through its Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme, the disturbing statistics of out-of-school children from 10.5 million has dropped in the last one year to 6,946,328.
The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) said it has impounded over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million and arrested two suspects.

Kano agency intercepts vehicle with cannabis worth N30 million

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), said it intercepted a Golf car carrying cannabis worth over N30 million in Kano.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano governor urges council chiefs to treat coronavirus with same gravity as polio

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Local Government Chairmen in the state to treat COVID 19 pandemic, in the same manner, they treated and eradicate polio.
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Kano to conduct coronavirus tests at border towns

The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, says the state is making arrangements to carry out COVID-19 tests at border towns.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 1,386 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 1,386 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 114,691.
A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the legacy parties that coalesced to form the ruling party, have formed a new political association, New Nigeria Movement.

2023: Former CPC chairmen float new movement

A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the legacy parties that coalesced to form the ruling party, have formed a new political association, New Nigeria Movement.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Coronavirus: Kano to re-introduce temperature checks at border points

Kano State Government has said that it might soon return to checking the temperatures of all persons and passengers crossing its borders as part of measures to check the rising case of COVID-19 in the state.

Nigerian government set to pay last batch of Nigeria Airways ex-workers

The Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit, (PICA) of the Federal Ministry of Finance, in conjunction with the Ministry of Aviation, in Kano, has commenced the verification of ex-workers of Nigeria Airways Limited (in Liquidation).
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano records 17 coronavirus-related deaths, 827 new cases in 2 months

Dr Sabitu Shanono, the Deputy Coordinator, Technical Response of the state task force on COVID-19, disclosed this during a sensitisation meeting with five Emirs and 50 district heads in the state.
The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

Kano Hisbah chief advises parents to stop buying ‘big phones’ for their wards

Haryana Ibn-Sina, the commandant of Kano State, Hisbah Board, has advised parents to stop ‘buying big phones for children’ but train them to be responsible citizens of the society.

Hisbah arrests 19 women over ‘immoral acts’ in Kano

The Commandant, Kano State Hisbah Board, Dr Haruna Ibn-Sina, said 19 women had been arrested over alleged involvement in immoral acts in Kano metropolis.

Kano judiciary treated 21,000 cases in 2020 – official

The Kano State Judiciary says it handled a total of 21,013 cases between January and December 2020.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Labour chief: Kano governor assured us salaries despite stay-at-home order

Workers in Kano are expressing fears that the state government will tamper with their salary following the stay at home order announced on Monday by the Commissioner for Information, Mal Muhammad Garba, following a rise in the rate of death resulting from COVID 19.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Kano records 19 new coronavirus infections, discharges 62

The Kano State Government recorded 19 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total active cases in the state to 289.
Abdullahi Ganduje

Kano exempts judicial workers from stay-at-home order

Kano State government has declared the exemption of civil servants in the Judicial sector from the stay at home order.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE begins training of 880 youths in Kano on open apprenticeship scheme

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has commenced training of 880 youths in Kano State on its Basic National Open Apprenticeship Scheme (B-NOAS).

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Twelve health workers test positive to coronavirus in Taraba

Twelve health workers comprising of three doctors and nine nurses have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE chief: President Buhari determined to eradicate poverty

Director General of National Directorate of Employment, NDE, Mallam Abubakar Fikpo, has said the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led Federal Government was determined to eradicate poverty and unemployment in the country.
South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.

South Africa minister dies of coronavirus

South African Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, passed away on Thursday due to COVID-19 related complications, President Cyril Ramaphosa said.
General view of a cross session of lawyers in a court during a hearing of a blasphemy case in Kano, Nigeria January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Nigerian appeals court throws out blasphemy convictions that caused outcry

The two had been convicted in August by a sharia court in Nigeria’s northern, mainly Muslim state of Kano. Teenager Omar Farouq was accused of making blasphemous comments during an argument, while Yahaya Aminu Sharif was accused of having shared a blasphemous message on WhatsApp.
FILE PHOTO - A man wearing a mask outside Guildhall in the city of London as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 14, 2020. REUTERS-John Sibley-File Photo

City of London to remove statues linked to slavery trade

The City of London on Thursday approved the removal from its ceremonial Guildhall home of statues of two figures that symbolise the financial sector’s historic role in slavery.