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Abba Yusuf accuses Governor Ganduje of violation of due process

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in the last general election in Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf has accused Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje of violating rule of law and due process on alleged sales of public property.

Edo election: PDP governors vow not to leave Benin amid ‘police intimidation’

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have vowed not to leave Edo State amid alleged police intimidation. During an emergency press conference in Abuja on Saturday, the National Chairman of...

Edo election: Over 300 policemen surround Governor Wike’s hotel in Benin – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has claimed the hotel where the Governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike, is lodging in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, has been surrounded by over 300 policemen.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano governor expresses sadness as two die,16 injured in collapsed building

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has expressed deep sadness over the tragic death of two persons, who died as a result of a collapsed building in the state capital.
Ibrahim Shekarau

Appeal Court reserves judgment in Senator Shekarau, Aminu Wali’s ‘N950 million fraud’ case

The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has reserved judgement in an interlocutory appeal filed by a former Kano State Governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging the ruling of the Federal High Court Kano which upheld that EFCC has a case in a N950 million election money linked to him and others.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF condemns imprisonment of minor in Kano

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has condemned and sought the immediate reversal of the 10-year imprisonment with ‘menial labour’, handed down to 13-year-old Omar Farouq by the Kano State government.

Building collapse kills two teenagers, members of same family in Kano

A one storey building collapse in the wee hours of Tuesday morning has claimed the lives of two teenagers and members of the same family in Gwammaja ‘Yan kosai, Dala Local Government Area of Kano State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

HURIWA warns President Buhari to Stay off Edo elections

With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NABTEB exams: Kano directs re-opening of six technical colleges for exit class students

Kano State Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, has directed for the immediate re-opening of six technical colleges in the state to enable students in the exit classes to participate in the forthcoming NABTEB examinations.

Edo election: Governor Ganduje in Edo, mobilises Hausa community for Pastor Ize-Iyamu

The governor of Kano state and chairman All Progressives Congress, Edo State Election Campaign Council, Governor Abdulahi Ganduje, and members of his cabinet stormed the Hausa Community in Eyaen, the outskirts of Benin City, where he urged them to vote for APC in Saturday’s governorship election.
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.

Femi Falana drags Kano, Nigerian government to African commission over death sentence on singer

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia over the death sentence on Kano singer, Sharif Yahya Sharif.
7. All Progressives Congress chieftains including former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; and former Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande, on Saturday, arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

Senator Tinubu: Governor Akeredolu has done more than talk

National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has campaigned for the reelection of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu saying he has done more than talk.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police recruitment: 13, 048 candidates screened in Kano

The Police Command in Kano State has so far screened 13, 048 candidates for constables recruitment since the commencement of the exercise in the past 11-days in the state.
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: Kano singer appeals death sentence

A Kano-based singer, 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.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Kano judiciary submits blasphemy case file to Femi Falana

Kano State Judiciary says it has submitted certified copies of the Sharia Court judgment to the human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), to enable him to appeal the judgment that sentenced Yahaya Aminu to death by hanging for blasphemy.

NBA denied access to Kano singer sentenced to death for blasphemy

Attempts by national officers of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to gain access to a Kano musician who was recently sentenced to death was blocked by the Federal Correctional Centre in Kano.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

NCDC: Sample collection for virus tests by states declined in August

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says sample collection for the coronavirus pandemic in the country declined in August.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje appoints ex-BUK vice-chancellor as Maitama Sule university pro-chancellor

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed the immediate former vice chancellor of the Bayero University Kano (BUK), Professor Muhammad Yahuza Bello, as the pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.

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Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Ethiopia files terrorism charges against leading opposition activist

Ethiopia has filed terrorism charges against a prominent media mogul and opposition politician from the Oromo ethnic group, Jawar Mohammed, the attorney general's office said on Saturday.

Edo election: Gunshots reported in Akoko-Edo

There was reported sporadic gunshots at Uneme-Nekhua, ward 1, unit 9 in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of Edo State, where the Deputy Majority Leader, House of Representatives, representing the constituency, Peter Akpatason, voted.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed concerns over the rising cases of COVID-19 in the State’s rural areas.

Governor El-Rufai to participate in Kaduna Marathon competition

Governor Nasiru Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has said that he had already registered to participate in the forthcoming Kaduna International Marathon and would not do more than 5km.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9- 25 a.m.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu wins polling unit

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has won the election in his polling unit.
Liverpool have completed the signing of Wolves attacker Diogo Jota in a deal worth a reported €45m.

Jurgen Klopp: Why Liverpool pushed to complete Diogo Jota signing

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed why the Reds pushed hard to sign Diogo Jota from Wolve after completing a £45 million ($58m) deal on Saturday.