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Nigerians arrested for ‘eating during Ramadan fast’

The Islamic Sharia police in northern Nigeria’s Kano state briefly detained 80 people accused of eating in public, rather than fasting from dawn to sunset as Muslims are required to do during their holy month of Ramadan. The Sharia police, known as Hisbah, say the people were arrested at different …

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These are illegal guns seized in California — not Nigeria’s Kano state

A picture shared more than 18,000 times claims to show guns seized by the Nigerian Customs Service in the northern state of Kano. This is false; the guns in the picture were confiscated in the US state of California. The picture was posted on Facebook by Ibe Caleb in November 2015 with the …

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Focus on Africa: Kano’s Emir suffers power cuts

Tensions are high in the northern Nigerian State of Kano, where Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has presented the traditional symbol of authority to four newly-appointed Emirs who will now share power with the Caliphate’s powerful ruler Muhammadu Sanusi II. Post-election vendetta Monday’s ceremonies marked a turning point in what rival …

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Kano Emirate Crisis: Treating the Matter With the Urgency It Deserves, By Friends of Democracy

…the president of Nigeria uses his good offices to appeal to the authorities of Kano State to speedily engage in a reversal of the process. It should be noted that a minor eruption of violence from Kano can easily conflagrate the region and, possibly, the country. People are angry at …

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BREAKING: Kano Assembly Passes Bill To Create Four New Emirates

The Kano State House of Assembly has passed the bill for the creation of four additional first class Emirates. This follows the approval of the amendment of the local government and chieftaincy affairs law by the lawmakers, during their sitting on Wednesday. The bill, if passed into law, will pave …

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Court Declares Gov. Ganduje’s Appointment Of New Emirs Void

Kano State Governor Ganduje The installation of four new emirs by governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has been declared null and void by a Kano state high court sitting in Ungogo. The presiding judge, Nasiru Saminu, on Wednesday ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit …

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EiE sues EFCC, police, says Ganduje must be investigated

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, has taken the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before a federal high court in Abuja over the bribery allegation against Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state. The organisation also listed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offence Commission (ICPC) and …

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