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Fire Guts Another Kano Market

A night fire on Tuesday razed down many shops and temporary stalls at Kano’s century-old market, Kasuwar Kurmi. The famous market, located in the heart of the city, was a center of trans-Saharan trade in the pre-colonial era. On March 25, fire gutted at least 3,500 shops in the largest commodity market in Northern Nigeria, Sabongari Market, Kano. A trader, ...

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How Kwankwaso Built Houses Pensioners Can’t Afford With N4.1bn Pension Fund

The immediate past Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, spent N4.1 billion of pensioners’ funds building houses the retired workers could not afford, an official has said. The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Mohammed Garba, stated this on a Hausa discussion programme on Freedom Radio on Saturday evening, the Premium Times reports. Mr. Garba said the ex-governor, now Senator, borrowed the ...

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Sharia: 9 To Die For ‘Blasphemy’ In Kano, Says Court

An Upper Sharia Court, sitting at Rijiyar Lemo in Kano State, has sentenced nine persons to death for blasphemy against the Prophet of Islam. Abdul-Inyas, Hajiya Mairo and seven others who were tried secretly, according to Premium Times report, committed the offence in June, 2015. The name of the judge who conducted the trial is being kept secret. It was ...

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Strange Fire: How Kano INEC’s REC, Family Died After Presidential Election

The Police in Kano has ruled out sabotage in the death of Kano Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Alhaji Munkaila Abdullahi who died along with his wife and daughters in a fire incident on Thursday. Briefing reporters in his office, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris said preliminary investigation confirmed that Abdullahi and ...

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