Kano

BREAKING: Court Sacks Four New Emirs Appointed By Gov Ganduje

A Kano State high court on Wednesday declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the Kano State government as null and void. It ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs. The emirs were installed by the Governor Umaru Ganduje at the weekend following the balkanisation of the century-old emirate by the Kano state government that followed an unusually fast passage of a bill by the Kano State House of Assembly. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ganduje was accused of carrying out a personal vendetta against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II in order to [Read]

Sanusi resigns after Ganduje’s installation of new emirate heads in Kano

Haruna Sanusi, the district head to Be Local Government Area of Kano State, On Monday resigned his appointment. His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation. The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi. The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado [Read]

[DEVELOPING STORY] Court Restrains Ganduje From Implementing New Emirates In Kano

The Kano State High Court has granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje from implementing the breakup of Kano Emirate. Mr Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday which created additional four emirates, a move that was widely seen as a depletion of Emir Lamido Sanusi’s influence. The matter immediately took a political dimension with the Peoples Democratic Party members in the House saying that the additional four emirates were not properly created, accusing the All Progressives Congress majority of disregarding extant parliamentary procedures. Two PDP House members, including the minority leader, said they received a court order against the new emirates on Friday afternoon. The lawmakers said the House was [Read]

Emir Sanusi: Kano Princes Snub, Reject Ganduje’s Offer To Head New Emirates

NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that three Kano princes have rejected an offer for appointment as Emir of Bichi, one of the four new emirates created Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on May 8 amid his face-off with the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II. Nationnewslead reports that the governor had a meeting with Wamban Kano, Aminu Bayero; Chiroman Kano, Nasiru Bayero and district heads of Rano, Gaya, and Karaye at the Government House on Thursday night. The offer to serve as Emir of Bichi was first made to Chiroman Kano Nasiru Bayero, who rejected outrightly. The governor then pushed the offer to Chiroma’s elder brother, Aminu Bayero, who also turned it down. [Read]

RAMADAN: Sharia Police to arrest adults eating in public in Kano [READ MORE]

The Commander-General of Kano Hisbah, Nabahani Usman, said Sharia police will arrest adults found eating in public during Ramadan. “We do this kind of operation yearly and we will continue it this year, “ Usman told BBC. “Even if a doctor says you should not fast, that does not mean you should eat in public while others are fasting,” he added. He said the aim of arresting public eaters is to get every Muslim to respect the holy month. Usman noted that arrested persons would only be released if they can provide medical reports from doctor or other medical proof. He affirmed that every praticising muslim is expected to observe [Read]

Kano Supplementary Poll: Gov Ganduje on projects spree in cancelled ward [READ MORE]

The Kano State Government has embarked on massive projects at Gama ward of Nassarawa Local Government Area, few days to a rerun election in which the ward is a big decider. At least three projects, comprising refuse evacuation, mass drilling of boreholes and road reconstruction were kicked off within the last three days in the community. Gama’s result was cancelled in the aftermath of the March 9 governorship election. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the cancellation followed an attack on the local government’s collation centre on March 11 led by top officials of the Abdullahi Ganduje administration. The attack was believed to have been led the state’s deputy governor, Nasiru [Read]

2019: Buhari’ll win in Sokoto, Kano, Bauchi even on sickbed – Amaechi

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari would win in Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states in the 2019 general elections even if he (Buhari) is taken to the states “on a sick bed”. Speaking on Friday, he claimed that the governors of Sokoto and Kwara states, Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed respectively, would leave the All Progressives Congress. Amaechi also claimed that Tambuwal had presidential ambition. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the minister told journalists that although he did not wish to speak about political matters, he was sure that despite the defection by the APC members at the National Assembly, the party would [Read]