There are no advertisements in the Kano yet

ALERT: Armed Fulani Group Planning Terror Attacks In Kano State

SaharaReporters has gathered that an armed Fulani group is planning an attack in Kano soon.

The terrorists, who have continued to operate unhindered in most parts of Nigeria, are planning a series of attacks and kidnappings at Kofar Dukayuwa and surrounding areas in Kano State.

SaharaReporters had in the past given similar alerts based on intelligence reports, which turned out to be accurate.

In January 2020, the New York-based news organisation alerted that terror group, Jama'atu Ansril Musilma Naijeriya better known as Ansaru, was planning attacks on Kaduna, Niger, Edo, Kwara and Kogi states after receiving tons of ammunition from a Chinese smuggler in Burkina Faso.

The listed states have since come under heavy attacks by armed Fulani herdsmen and bandits.

Similarly, the Islamic State in West Africa has reportedly appointed female heads to lead units of the terror group for the first time.

A woman, Ya Fana, is now the Amir of Tumbun Mourfou unit while Ya Falmata is leading the Tumbun Alloura unit, which controls the Lake Chad area and surrounding villages.

Show more

Court remands student for allegedly stabbing man to death in Kano

A Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Kano on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 24-year-old student, Surajo Mohammad, in a correctional centre for stabbing one Gambo Umar, 35, to death with a bottle.

The defendant, who resides at Kofar Ruwa Quarters in Kano, is standing trial for alleged culpable homicide.

The Chief Magistrate, Muhammad Idris, ordered the defendant to be remanded in correctional centre, and asked the Prosecutor, Mr Badamasi Gawuna, to send the case file to the State Director of Public Prosecution for advice.

Idris adjourned the case until Aug.31 for further mention.

Earlier, the prosecutor had told the court that the defendant committed the offence on May 7 at about 4:00 p.m at Kofar Ruwa Quarters, Kano.

He alleged that the defendant had a misunderstanding with his neighbour whom he stabbed with a bottle on his neck..

“The victim was rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital where he died while receiving treatment,” he told the court.

Gawuna said the offence contravened Section 221 of the Penal Code.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Show more

Court remands man for allegedly raping seven-year-old

A Kano Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of a 55-year-old man, Abdullahi Haladu, at Goron Dutse Correctional Centre for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl.

The defendant, who lives at Unguwar Mahauta Gani Village, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of rape, contrary to Section 283 of the penal code.

The Prosecutor, ASP Badamasi Gawuna, told the court that Isa Uba of the same address reported the case at Sumaila Police Division, Kano, on June 29.

He alleged that on the same date at about 8p.m, the defendant deceived and lured the child into his room situated at Unguwar Mahauta and raped her.

The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.

Chief Magistrate Muhammad Idris adjourned the case until Aug. 31, for mention.

Show more

Kano lawmakers recommend castration as punishment for rape

The Kano State House of Assembly has began a process to further amend the State’s Penal Code amendment (No.12), law of 2014 to provide for castration as punishment for rape in the state.

The Assembly took the decision following a motion presented on Wednesday by a member, Mr Nuraddeen Alhassan (APC-Rano), seeking for the review of the law.

Newsmen report that the plenary was presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Abdulazeez Gafasa, and the Assemblymen were unanimous in the decision.

Alhassan, who called for the review of the law to further reflect a harsher punishment for rapists in the state, said the present 14 years jail punishment was not enough.

“Therefore, I am calling on the house to recall the law and amend it, to provide castration punishment for rapists.

“I believe this is the only measure to be taken to end the rampant cases of rape in our society, as it is so worrisome.

“I also want to appeal to the house to look into the security issues, so as to strengthen their efforts in tackling the rape cases in the state,” he appealed.

According to him, if parents can desist from sending their children for hawking, such can also contribute to reducing the menace in their communities.

He said that most of the rapists used such hawking opportunity to lure the children to rape them, especially at the construction sites or abandoned buildings.

Alhassan also asked the house to find out how the rape cases were being handled by the courts in the state.

The lawmakers after deliberations on the issue adopted the motion and ordered for the recall of the extant law.

The Assembly also called on the government to, as a matter of urgency, look into the issue of abandoned or uncompleted buildings in the state.

The legislators also urged the government to ensure that any abandoned building in the state was completed.

During the plenary, the Assembly also called on the government to construct a road linking four major communities in Tsanyawa Local Government Area.

The member representing Kunchi/Tsanyawa constituency Garba Gwarmai called on the Assembly to call on the government to construct the road.

According to him, the bad condition of the road has seriously affected the education, business and agricultural activities in the affected areas.

Show more

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.

The leasing agreement would be implemented under the Kano State Agro Pastoral Development Project (KSADP).

Mr Ibrahim Muhammad, the Project Coordinator, stated this in a statement signed by Ameen Yassar, the Project Communication Specialist on Friday in Kano.

Muhammad disclosed that the 1,000 hectares of lands were earmarked for leasing in designated grazing reserves in 16 local government areas of the state.

He said: “The state government’s gracious approval for the land will hasten commencement of our investment in commercial large scale fodder production, in partnership with the private sector.

“KSADP will identify 20 private sector investors interested in fodder production, to be allocated 50 hectares each and assist them in the development of pastures, provision of harvesting and bailing equipment as well as marketing facilities.”

According to him, the programme will encourage animal feeds production, increase milk yield, and facilitate artificial insemination services.

Muhammad said that the state government through the state Ministry of Agriculture also earmarked 20 hectares of land for fodder seed multiplication at Dudduru Grazing Reserve, in Ajingi Local Government Area.

“Other critical issues of the project included state wide cattle and small ruminants vaccination, establishment of a veterinary reference laboratory at Gwale LGA.

“Others are equipping and operationalisation of Artificial Insemination Center at Kadawa, in Garun Malam and the construction of a modern veterinary clinic at Dansoshiya in Kiru.”

Show more

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.

The incident occurred around 4:05 pm on Monday evening when the boy went swimming in the neighbouring pond.

The Public Relations Officer of the State Fire Service, Saidu Muhammed, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Kano State on Tuesday said the boy was rescued dead.

He said the Office received a distress call from one Malam Usman at 4:05 pm where it dispatched its rescue team to the scene of the incident.

“We got a distress call from Bachirawa in Ungoggo local government area at 04:05 pm through one Malam Usman.

“On receiving the information, we deployed our rescue team to the scene of the incident where we found out that it was a boy of about 16 years, Atiku Sani, who fell inside the water.

He said the victim, who was rescued dead, had since been handed over to Ward Head of Rijiyar Lemo Darerawa B, Alhaji Musa Ibrahim.

He, however, advised parents to be wary of the whereabouts of their wards and cautioned them against going to swim at the pond, especially now that the rainy season had set and most of the ponds are full to capacity.

Show more

We’ll Isolate Governor Nyesom Wike, Win Edo Governorship Election Before He Recovers, Says Kano Governor, Ganduje

Chairman of All Progressives Congress National Campaign Council for Edo State governorship election and governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has boasted that his committee will dismantle the Peoples Democratic Party rigging machine in the September 19, 2020 poll.

Speaking to newsmen at the APC Secretariat after the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee inaugurated his committee, Ganduje disclosed how the APC would place Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State in an ‘isolation centre’ and win the election before he recovers.

The PDP had named Wike the chairman of its campaign council for the elections.

He said the PDP had poached Governor Godwin Obaseki because they needed access to the state’s treasury in order to prosecute the election.

He said, “The PDP decided to accommodate our former governor in Edo State not because they have anything in common, not because they share some feelings, but simply because he is managing the treasury of Edo State and they want him to use that treasury in order to win the election.

“We know the opposition is planning to rig the election, we know their tactics, we know their methodology and we shall dismantle all their tactics to ensure that we win this election

“We know PDP made Wike their chairman but I assure you, we will isolate Wike in an isolation centre and before he recovers, the election is over. The PDP decided to accommodate our former governor in Edo State not because they have anything in common, not because they share some feelings, but simply because he is managing the treasury of Edo State and they want him to use that treasury in order to win the election.

“But I assure you the people of Edo State are watching, they know that somebody who was assisted in 2016 to win an election, somebody who was given every cooperation to succeed in the governance of Edo State without doing much for the people, at the end of it, he has taken the treasury and now handed it over to PDP in order to win the election. The people of Edo State will not accept this treachery. The people of Edo State on the 19th September will come out en masse and vote APC.

“I am motivated, encouraged when I see the composition of the council comprising the who is who in the APC, Deputy Senate President, the former SGF, many former governors and my colleague governors. You can see that the campaign council is composed of both the young and the old. The young, who are veterans from political war college, who are used to door-to-door fight, who were, in fact, born in the field base of war and the smoke of guns do not deter such people who silently shoot and never miss their targets.”

Show more

Hisbah confiscates 100 cartons of alcohol in Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Board has confiscated a tricycle loaded with 100 cartons of alcohol trying to smuggle it into the state.

The Commander General of the Board, Dr Harun Ibn-Sina, made the disclosure in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Malam Lawan Ibrahim, in Kano on Sunday.

The Commander made the disclosure while inspecting the intercepted consignment at the board’s Headquarters in Sharada Kano.

“As a result of co-ordinated exercise, the tricycle loaded with hundred cartons of alcohol was successfully intercepted while the tricyclist is at large,” he said.

According to him, investigation reveals unscrupulous persons among the tricycle operators were being hired to smuggle alcoholic substance into the state.

Ibn-Sina urged tricyclist, owners and their associations in the state to pay attention to the activities of its members.

He said the state would not tolerate any operator who hide under the name of business to engaged in crime.

The Commander called on security agencies in the state to put more efforts to curtail such illicit trade.

He advised various stakeholders to collaborate with the board in fishing out erring individuals among tricycle operators.

“Tricyclists should expose those behind smuggling of alcohols, Indian hemp and other dangerous drugs in the state in order to protect their integrity,” he said.

He emphasised that government would deal decisively with anybody that was found in such activities.

He, however, enjoined the people of the state to report any suspicious move either by group or individuals to the nearest authority, to protect lives and property.

According to him, all hands must be on deck to ensure adequate security in the state.

Ibn-Sina commended the public for the cordial relationship with the board.

He added that the positive move would assist in reducing the rate of immoral act and crimes among youths in the state.

Show more

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.

Mr. Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, quoted Ganduje as saying this in a statement on Saturday in Kano.

The statement said that the governor made the declaration at a news conference of the state’s Task Force on COVID-19.

Ganduje said that the feat was achieved due to his unrelenting commitment and political will in leading the response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

He noted that the COVID-19 samples collected in the state surpassed the benchmark set out by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

The governor said: “While NCDC sets 100 benchmarks of sample collection per state, Kano State’s sample collection goes up to hundreds.

“Strengthening and stabilising the position which also led to a drastic drop of the pandemic in the state.

“With the trend of samples collected, tested and the results that came out of them, we are really winning the war against COVID-19 in Kano State.”

The statement also quoted Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, the state’s Technical Coordinator Task Force on COVID-19, as saying that the state had five molecular testing centres to enhance detection and effective response to the pandemic.

“Because of the fact that the size of samples collected in the state outstripped what NCDC recommended, that is 100 per state, while we collect in thousands.

“And with the five testing centres in the state, we still take some of our samples to Abuja for testing.”

The state Ministry of Health announced that the state had so far conducted 13,727 COVID-19 sample tests, since the outbreak of the pandemic.

The ministry announced via its verified Twitter handle @KNSMOH, that the samples were tested as at Friday, July 3.

It said that five new cases of the virus were confirmed of the 809 samples tested on Friday, while 26 more COVID-19 patients discharged.

The ministry disclosed that the state recorded a total of 1,262 confirmed cases of the disease; of which 207 were active cases, 1,003 discharged, and 52 deaths.

Show more

Ministry kicks against police intervention over rice mill workers in Kano

The Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity has said the reported 300 workers of Popular Farms rice mill at Challawa, Kano State, who were said to have been rescued by the Nigerian Police command were not forced but agreed willingly to work in the company during the lockdown period.

This was just as the administrative manager of the company, Mr. Saks Kareem, stated that the report was false and was being peddled around by some enemies of the Popular farms to defame the name of the company.

According to a senior officer in the Kano office of the ministry, Abdullahi Ali, the issue was not a police matter and that the company had treated the workers fairly.

The officer of the ministry however disclosed that “we visited the organisation, we were conducted round, we interviewed workers and they confirmed to us that they were in the company willingly.

“As far as we saw with our own eyes, the workers were treated well by the management. They were given feeding allowance and even allowed to periodically visit their homes.”

It would be recalled that the police had said 300 workers were rescued by the command after they had been detained in the Popular Farms rice mill at Challawa, Kano for about three months.

Kareem noted that “If there is any case of forced, compulsory or slave labour, the ministry of labour’s attention should have been drawn and every agency has its own role to play.

However, while addressing journalists on Sunday, the administrative manager of the mill said “it is sad to see such abuse of media by some with ulterior motives and undermining the good work done by the organisation to alleviate the circumstance of COVID-19 in Kano.”

Kareem further disclosed that all workers living in the company were provided with tolleteries, feeding allowances and monthly appreciation bonus in addition to the agreed contractual payments.

He added that staff who had not been able to come to work due to pandemic or due to adherence to the guidelines were paid due salaries while at home.

“The workers who were are alleged to have been rescued from the rice mill are presently and still working in the Rice Mill and pleading with the company to be allowed to still stay within the premises,” he said.

Show more

Ina Mubarak Bala Yake? Where is Mubarak Bala? By Leo Igwe

Nigerian humanist, Mubarak Bala has been held incommunicado since his arrest in April. The police in Kano have not granted him access to a lawyer and to family members. Several petitions have been sent to the police in Kano urging them to release Mr Bala. But these entreaties have largely been ignored. Several representations have been made to the governor of Kano, Umar Ganduje and other eminent leaders in the region. Unfortunately there has been a deafening silence from state agencies and officials. In an effort to get authorities in the region to take action, campaigners have put their message in a local language, Hausa, which is widely spoken in Kano and across the North.

First of all, they are asking: Ina Mubarak Bala yake? Where is Mubarak Bala? It is necessary that the police and other officials understand that this is a question in the hearts and minds of many concerned persons across the globe. People are worried about the disappearance of Mr. Bala, his safety and well being. There has been some report that he is in a protective custody. But that is utter nonsense. A person in protective custody should not be denied access to a lawyer and to family members. Should he? Being in protective custody should not stop the police from charging him in court or formally arraigning him? The police have been giving excuses upon excuses regarding why they have not charged him or commenced his prosecution. Many people are speculating that Mr. Bala might have been killed and the police are claiming to be keeping him in a protective custody as a cover up. So it is not clear where Bala is and how he is detained. So police commissioner and governor of Kano state: Ina Mubarak yake?

The second message urges the authorities in Kano to free him. Bala should unconditionally be freed from detention. Sixty days in police custody without trial or formal charge are enough. Are they not? Bala committed no crime and his arrest was unwarranted and unnecessary. Police in Kano arrested and detained Mubarak Bala to appease the islamists in Kano who have threatened to murder. Bala for making comments on Facebook that insulted Prophet Muhammad.

The alleged comments did not insult the prophet. Muslim fanatics took them out of context and weaponized them to silence Mr. Bala and clamp down on atheists and atheism in the region. After two months in detention, the police and the Ulama in Kano should realize the futility in his continued incarceration. The police should release Mubarak Bala now.

A saki Mubarak Bala.

Show more

Police: Grant Bala Access To A Lawyer And Formally Charge Him By Leo Igwe

To appease the international community, Nigerian authorities have told British parliamentarians that Nigerian humanist, Mubarak Bala, has been charged in court in Kano. They claimed that he was charged with insulting religion. This is not exactly the case.

This representation is another attempt by Nigerian officials to misinform the world, misrepresent issues, and become a party to delaying and denying justice. Police arrested Bala in Kano on April 28 and whisked him to Kano the following day. Since April 29, the police in Kano have held Bala incommunicado without access to a lawyer and family members. The police have consistently undermined Bala’s legal representation and frustrated efforts by the lawyer to meet Bala. At first, the police in Kano denied knowing the whereabouts of Mr. Bala.

They took the lawyer to the various police cells to confirm that Mubarak Bala was not in their custody. For some days, there were speculations that police detectives might have murdered Bala on their way to Kano. Efforts to get police officials in Kano and Abuja to confirm the fate of Mr. Bala proved abortive. Both the Commissioner of Police, Habu Sani, and the police public relations officers in Abuja, Frank Mba were not picking or returning calls. They were not providing any useful information or lead to what happened to Bala. After some days, information emerged that Bala had been ‘charged’ in court in May. Further investigation revealed that the ‘charge’ was only a ploy by the police to obtain a remand, that is a mandate to remand him. Bala has not been formally charged. Several pre-hearings have been scheduled but due to one excuse or the other, they were postponed. In all the pre-hearings, the lawyer made efforts to see Mubarak Bala but the police blocked them.

First of all, the lawyer and the police prosecutor met and agreed on the date to meet Mr. Bala. However, on that day, the police prosecutor did not turn up. When the lawyer contacted him, he claimed that he was sick. At subsequent pre-hearings, the police did not allow the lawyer to Bala. The police have refused to produce him in court. In fact, at a point, the police prosecutor claimed that Bala had been taken back to Kaduna. Some persons contacted the Commissioner of Police in Kaduna and he confirmed that Mubarak Bala was in his custody. At the last prehearing, the lawyer had to formally apply to see Bala and the application will be heard next week.

So it was improper and unfair for Nigerian officials to tell the world that Mubarak Bala had been charged in court. Do you charge a person in court without giving him or her access to a lawyer? Is the case of Mubarak Bala that of prosecution without legal representation? Is that not against the constitution? Why are Nigerian officials misrepresenting the situation in this case? Look, today marks 54 days since Bala was arrested, he has not been produced in court, he has not been allowed to see a lawyer. Why are Nigerian authorities making it clear that Bala would not receive a fair trial in Kano or anywhere in Nigeria?

There have been repeated calls to the Nigerian police to transfer Bala’s case to Abuja or another neutral ground. But these requests have fallen on deaf ears. The police have either refused or ignored these prayers. The police are not handling this case as required by law. They do not want to transfer the case to a neutral ground, based on legitimate concerns. The police do not want to grant Bala access to a lawyer or formally charge him. At the same time, they are giving the impression that they are prosecuting Mubarak Bala as required by law. They are not.

Why is Nigeria eager to create the impression that state officials are going about the case of Bala in line with the constitution? Meanwhile, the Nigerian authorities are acting in flagrant violation of Bala’s human and constitutional rights. Nigerian officials should not forget the legal maxim: quod approbo non reprobo (that which I approve I cannot disapprove). They should stop approbating and reprobating in this case. If as Nigerian officials have told the world, Mubarak Bala has been charge, then they should, as a matter of urgency, end this legal charade going on in Kano and Abuja. The police should grant Bala access to a lawyer and formally charge him in court.

Show more

Bayero University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Wakiki, Is Dead

The management of Bayero University Kano on Saturday announced the death of its Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Prof Haruna Wakili.

He died at the age of 60 on Saturday morning at the National Hospital, Abuja, after a protracted illness.

Hajiya Fatima Binta Muhammad, the university's Registrar, disclosed this to journalists in Kano.

Wakili was a former Commissioner for Education in Jigawa State.

The professor was taken to India for medical treatment for six months but returned to the country during the COVID-19 lockdown period.

Show more

979 Died In Kano State's 'Strange Death' Spell In April, Verbal Autopsy Shows 60 Per Cent Is COVID-19 Related –Health Minister

The Nigerian Government has said that no less than 979 people died with strange circumstances in Kano in the month of April alone.

Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, made the disclosure during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

He said verbal autopsies conducted in the state also revealed that 50 to 60 per cent of the cases were COVID-19 related.

He said, “With the observation and recommendations of the three-week assignment, the committee developed a strategic incident management and coordination plan to strengthen the capacity of the health workers and improve community engagement in line with our response plan.

“The healthcare workers in Kano and the Northern part of our country had become very jittery at the advent of coronavirus disease and had stopped or slowed down attending to other patients which led to complications in the health delivery.

“Many of them have become infected. Over 150 health workers were infected at the time of the arrival of the team.

“After they conducted their training on infection prevention and control, there was no report on the infection recorded among the health workers. This way, their confidence was restored and service was also restored in essential and routine case management and also COVID-19 management.

“With regards to the unexplained deaths which occurred in Kano over a five-week period, the team confirmed that a total of 979 deaths were actually recorded in eight municipal local government areas in the state and at a time at the rate of 43 deaths per day as measured by counting activities at the graveyard.

“The peak was in the second week of April and by the end of April, the numbers have started to reduce and have finally now settled at eleven deaths per day which were about what it was before.

“The verbal autopsy revealed that about 56 per cent of the deaths occurred at home while 38 per cent were in the hospital.

“The investigation suggests that 50 per cent to 60 per cent of the deaths may have been triggered by or due to COVID-19.”

Show more

Kano Discharges 35 More COVID-19 Patients

The Kano State Government has discharged 35 more COVID-19 patients in the state after they recovered from the virus.

The state’s Ministry of Health announced this in a tweet on its Twitter handle, @KNSMOH, late Sunday night.

The ministry also announced that the state recorded two fresh cases of the dreaded virus.

It also stated that the state now had a total number of 450 discharged patients, with 501 active cases.

The tweet reads, “COVID19 Kano Update as at 11:50pm 7th June 2020.

“2 new cases of COVID19 have been confirmed in the state.

“35 additional COVID19 Kano patients were discharged after showing full recovery.”

Show more

Kano Medical Doctor Dies Of Suspected Coronavirus

AKano State-based medical doctor, Dr Naseer Adam, died on Saturday of symptoms suspected to be Coronavirus.

The deceased was reported to have managed a patient with acute respiratory infection three weeks ago before his own death.

The patient returned to the hospital again due to worsening breathlessness and after isolation, it turned out that the the patient tested positive for COVID-19.

However, four days ago, Dr Adam started having running nose and dry cough, forcing him to be admitted at emergency section of a hospital.

He however, died on Saturday while receiving treatment.

One of Adam’s colleagues, Dr Abbas Bello, paid tribute to him on social media, saying, “Truly, one of the darkest moments of a doctor's life is when they couldn't help save the life of a colleague, friend and one of their own!

"Dr Naseer Adam was one of the most hardworking, humble, kind, generous, industrious and down to the earth clinician that I have recently come across. Because of his empathy and generosity, almost all the indigent patients want to see him as he will review them, prescribe, pay for the medication he prescribed and give them transport fare.”

Show more

La Liga Rules For Restart: What Happens If Their's a Positive Case?

LaLiga are finalising the final details of their protocol so that the league season can get back underway in June. Players and coaches at clubs in LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank have undergone coronavirus tests in the last couple of days to determine who is positive and who is allowed to return to training. According to COPE, there are a few rules that LaLiga will impose so that the competition can resume normally. These include: cleaning and police inspection 24 hours before the match at the stadium where the game will be played; temperature checks at the entrance to the stadium for everyone who will be entering the premises; and hotels for the exclusive use of players. As for transport, only flights and AVE charter trains may be used. And if the team has to travel by bus, there will be two if there are more than 25 people on the trip. With regard to the further tests that will be carried out, the home players will take them 24 hours before the match and the away players will do so before travelling. Using handrails will be forbidden before matches, and all players will have to change their kit at half-time. Post-match press conferences will be done telematically in order to minimise risk and avoid close contact. Finally, one of the most frequent questions has revolved around what will happen if a positive coronavirus is detected. Well, LaLiga's protocol stipulates that the positive player would have to isolated in his room and then those in his environment would need to be tested.

Show more

10th March, 2020

His Excellency

Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR

Presidential Villa

Aso Rock Villa, Abuja

Dear Mr. President,


“Today as always, men fall into two groups: slaves and free men. Whoever does not have two-thirds of his day for himself, is a slave, whatever he may be: a statesman, a businessman, an official, or a scholar.” ― Friedrich Nietzsch

We write to inform you as a civil rights movement over the unlawful and unconstitutional arrest and detention of deposed former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. We are greatly concerned over his arbitrarily arrest and detention as this negates all constitutional provisions on the right to liberty, peaceful assembly and association, freedom of movement and freedom from discrimination.

The arrest and detention after dethronement carried out by the Kano State is illegal and unconstitutional and many citizens are already insinuating it has your consent and blessing as security agencies carried out the unlawful and unconstitutional act. It is important that you use your good office and position as Commander-in-Chief to put a stop to this.

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has:

i. Right to personal liberty guaranteed under section 35 of the 1999 constitution as amended;

ii. Right to peaceful assembly and association with other Nigerians guaranteed under section 40;

iii. Right to freedom of movement guaranteed under section 41; and

iv. Right to freedom from discrimination guaranteed under section 42 of the same constitution.

Mr. President, you would recall that banishment and deportation of a deposed king has been declared severally by our courts to be unconstitutional. We refer you to the case of ‘Government of Kebbi State vs. HRH Mustapha Jokolo (2013)’ where the Court of Appeal condemned and declared that banishment and deportation of a deposed king is unconstitutional.

We believe that as in the case of Gwandu Emirate above, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has been unduly and wrongfully denied his constitutional rights to liberty, to freely assemble and associate with other persons - including the people of Kano State and to move freely throughout Nigeria and to reside in any part thereof.

Finally, we call on you to use your good office to immediately direct security agencies to respect his rights and release him accordingly. The world will be keenly watching Nigeria on this.

God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Yours faithfully,

Comrade Deji Adeyanju


CC: ​Attorney General of the Federation & Minister of Justice

​Inspector-General of Police

​Director General of SSS

​Ambassador, United States Embassy, Abuja

​High Commissioner, British Embassy, Abuja

​Nigeria Bar Association

Show more
Other News Nigeria

TINUBU'S EMERGENCE: Federal lawmaker commends APC for examplifing good democracy

By Samuel Vincent

The All Progressives Congress APC has been commended for setting a good example of democracy in Nigeria to the world.

Member representing Oshodi/Isolo II federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ganiyu Johnson in a statement made available to press on Thursday says the party's presidential primary, which saw the emergence of former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu as the presidential candidate of the APC was thorough and a demonstration of the will of its members in sustaining democracy.

Hon. Johnson urged Tinubu to forget about the hurdles presented to him by his adversary in the build up to the primary, adding that the challenges were normal in participatory democracy.

While congratulating Bola Tinubu for his victory at the presidential primary, the lawmaker pointed out that the country was on its way to getting the practice of democracy right, particularly that the differences and confusion which would have marred the primary were harmonized in line with the amended Electoral Act.

The statement said: "Before and midway into the primary election for the presidential aspirants, there were confusion as to the mode of election.

"As members of the APC, we didn't know whether it would be consensus or indirect election, but then those who meant well for the party insisted on the rule of law; they insisted on due process in light of the Electoral Act as amended. The consideration of what the law stipulated forced the party into the delegates election and after the exercise, nobody among the aspirants is aggrieved.

"There was fairness and a level playing field was created for all aspirants to test their popularity. Going forward, the party has set a good example of democracy", Hon. Johnson said.

He called on the flag bearer to immediately reach out to all the aspirants and unite further, the party faithful across the six geopolitical zones of the country in readiness for the general election, noting that there was no dull moment after winning the primary election.


Show more

Frediyo vibez is out again with another brand new big vibes freestyle.

Nigerian fast rising artist Frediyo Vibez is here again with another fresh freestyle which title {GBAIRE) kindly check it out on Audiomack.