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Palpable fear has gripped residents of Kano as the State Ministry of Health announced it has recorded the first COVID-19 death on Wednesday evening.

Kano concessions 1,000 hectres of lands for fodder production

Kano State Government has approved the concession of 1,000 hectares of land to animal feeds processors to encourage fodder productions.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Edo guber: INEC worries over visibility of campaign councils than candidates, manifestoes

Ahead of the September 19 Governorship election in Edo state, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed concerns over the visibility of the campaign councils of political parties as opposed to having candidates and their party manifestoes taking the centre stage during electioneering.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Official: Kano spends over N8 billion on scholarships in five years

The Kano State Scholarship Board on Thursday said it had spent over N8 billion on scholarships for Kano indigenes studying at home and abroad in the last five years.

Senator Hayatu commends Maryam Abacha University project in Kano

Sen. Bello Hayatu has urged wealthy individuals to invest in the education sector to enhance access to quality higher education in the country.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje appoints new chairman for Kano Internal Revenue Service

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Abdurrazak Salihi, as Chairman, Kano Internal Revenue Service (KIRS).
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates to curb coronavirus spread in correctional centres

The federal government says 7,813 inmates have so far been released from the Nigeria Correctional Service Centres across the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 to curb the spread of the virus among inmates.

16-year-old-boy drowns in Kano

A Sixteen-year-old boy identified as Atiku Sani has drowned in a pond in Bachirawa quarters, Ungoggo local government area of Kano State.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm 11 judges for FCT high court, others

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request for the confirmation of 11 nominees as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: We’ll isolate Nyesom Wike, win Edo election before he recovers

Chairman of the National Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress APC for the Edo state Governorship Election, Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of Kano State has said the party would do everything possible to win the election, disclosing how the APC would place Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers state in an isolation centre and win the election before he recovers.

Fire razed Kano power substation

The substation is a major supply route in KEDCO franchise areas covering Kano, Katsina, and Jigawa states.
Mrs Florence Ajimobi

Senator Ajimobi’s wife will observe 130 days as widow – Islamic cleric

As the eighth-day Fidau prayer for former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State was held in Ibadan yesterday, an Islamic Cleric, Sheik Muideen Ajani Bello, has said the widow of the deceased, Mrs Florence Ajimobi, will have to observe the mandatory 130 days in widowhood.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced the easing of lockdown in the state despite rising numbers of the coronavirus.

Governor Ganduje: We are winning against coronavirus

Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state is recording successes in the COVID-19 response aimed at stemming the further spread of the pandemic.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano approves N2 billion inland dry port projects

Kano State executive council has approved the sum ofN2.3 billion for the provision of critical infrastructure at the proposed site for the development of Inland Dry Port at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of the state.

16 killed, N40.6 million property destroyed in Kano fire incidents in June

The Kano State Fire Service has confirmed 16 persons killed in the state and property worth N40.6 million destroyed in various fire incidents in June.
Nigeria has recorded 245 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 2,802. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control made this known on its website on Monday. 10

Kano conducts 12,918 coronavirus samples test

The Kano State Government has so far conducted 12,918 coronavirus (COVID-19) samples test, the state’s Ministry of Health disclosed on its official Twitter handle @KNSMO on Friday.

Kano anti-graft czar urges federal government to checkmate fraud in rice production

Alhaji Muhuyi Rimin-Gado, the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti- Corruption Commission, has urged the Federal Government to checkmate fraud in rice production policy.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP alleges plot to ‘derail’ Edo guber poll

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to use the trio of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.

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US envoy inaugurates emergency health operation facility in Bayelsa

The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art public health Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
The Vice-President’s daughter, Kiki Osinbajo, has denied owning a property worth N800m in highbrow Wuse 2 area of Abuja.

VP Osinbajo’s daughter denies owning N800 million property

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The Benue State House of Assembly has been shut indefinitely to allow members and staff to undergo COVID-19 screening and treatment.

Benue Assembly suspends plenary for members to undergo coronavirus tests

The Benue House of Assembly has suspended its plenary sessions to allow lawmakers and members of staff to subject themselves to COVID-19 screening.

Benue university pro-chancellor, other staffers test positive for coronavirus

The Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Benue State University, Makurdi, Prof. Zacharys Gundu has tested positive for COVID-19.
Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.

Pep Guardiola: Bernardo Silva’s bad form may be my fault

Pep Guardiola says Bernardo Silva is one of the most special footballers he has ever coached despite the midfielder's dip in form this season – something for which the Manchester City boss takes his share of responsibility.