JTF In Kano Reports Midnight Seizure of Armed Terrorist
By SaharaReporters, New York
The Joint Task Force (JTF) has announced the arrest of one “terrorist” on Saturday following a midnight assault on a residence in Kazuare Local Government Area, Jigawa State.
In a press statement today, a spokesman said the arrest followed extensive intelligence build-up upon which troops of the Third Brigade in the area conducted the midnight assault on the residence and made the arrest after a gun battle.
RARIYA /PREMIUM TIMES INTERVIEW : Why Dying Yar’Adua Was Sneaked Into Nigeria Without Jonathan’s Knowledge – Tanko Yakasai
Translated By Sani Tukur
Tanko Yakasai was the adviser to President Shehu Shagari (1979-1983) on National Assembly matters. A prominent politician and elder statesman from Kano, Mr. Yakasai has been in politics since 1946 when he was just 20 years old. Since venturing into politics over 60 years ago, Mr. Yakasai has never been quiet and has never failed to speak up on any crucial political issue.
EFCC Press Release: Banker Arraigned For N12m Scam
By Wilson Uwujaren
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday October 23, 2013 arraigned a banker, Yagana Ibrahim Bukar before Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court Kano on 10-count charge bordering on money laundering and theft.
The accused is said to have abused her position as account officer at Sky Bank Plc and stole N12, 626, 250 of depositors’ fund. She allegedly perpetrated the scam by posting the sum into three Sky Bank accounts belonging to her family members- Hajja Fanna, her sister; Grema Ibrahim Bukar, her brother and her child, Ummu Kulthum.
‘Hoodlums’ Attack Kano PDP Office
Unidentified hoodlums today attacked the offices of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano at the inauguration of the Zonal Committees which took place at the state secretariat.
A caretaker committee of the state PDP, under Hassan Kefayos, was inaugurated just last week following the expiration of the tenure of Adamu Aliyu Sumaila, the erstwhile state chairman.
Another Bomb Factory Discovered In Kano, Eyed Havoc At Sallah, Xmas: One ‘Terrorist’ Killed
A combined Joint Task Force (JTF) and Directorate of State Security Services in Kano on Monday uncovered a bomb factory where sophisticated bombs and other dangerous equipment were being made with a view to using them to wreak havoc during the Eid –El Kabir and Xmas celebrations.
One man was killed in the property, in Gunduwawa village, in the Gezawa Local Government Area of the city. He was said to be the son of the owner of the building.
EFCC Press Release: EFCC Arrests Satellite Broadcast Scammer In Kano
Over 100 decoders and other computer gadgets were recovered from his server room by operatives of the Commission during a search on his apartment. Ajayi who claimed to have worked with Skye Bank Plc is said to be a major digital satellite broadcast scammer. He is alleged to have a server that links up with a server in China and an unknown Internet Service Provider, ISP, somewhere in Europe or the United State of America.
OPC leader, Dr. Fredrick Fasheun and Major Hamza Al Mustapha riding together in Kano
Group Passes No-Confidence Vote On Fasheun
By Saharareporters, New York
A new group called the Media for Ethnic Equality (MEE) has passed a vote of no confidence on Dr. Fredrick Fasheun of the Oodua Peoples’s Congress (OPC), urging Nigeria to desist from seeing him as one of the leaders and mouthpieces of the Yoruba people.
BREAKING NEWS: 11 Killed By Boko Haram Bomb In A Kano Drinking Joint
By SaharaReporters, New York
Saharareporters has just learnt that at least 11 people have died in a drinking joint on New Road in Sabon Garin area of Kano following the explosion of a an improvised Explosive Device believed to have been planted by Boko Haram.
A security source in Kano told Saharareporters that after the bomb exploded heavily armed militants shot and killed several patrons of the bar as they tried to run to safety.
A team of Northern governors on a solidarity visit to Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, have asked the Inspector General of Police to immediately redeploy the Commissioner of Police in the state, Joseph Mbu, over what they described as his unprofessionalism and political partisanship in the multiple crises rocking the state.
In a statement distributed to journalists shortly before they drove out of the Government House in the company of their host, the governors — Babangida Aliyu (Niger) Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa) Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano) — said having interacted with stakeholders in the state, it was clear that Commissioner Mbu
was being used to persecute the Rivers State Governor.
EFCC Press Release- Money Laundering: Court Orders Gov. Lamido Son To Forfeit 40% Of Laundered Funds
By Wilson Uwujaren
Aminu Sule Lamido, the 34-year old son of Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for offences bordering on money laundering was today convicted by Justice Fatu Riman of the Federal High Court, Kano, and ordered to forfeit 25 percent of the undeclared sum of $40,000.
Hundreds of customers of Diamond Bank in Kano were disappointed on Thursday when they could not withdraw money from their accounts, the bank staff having joined their counterparts in the ongoing nationwide strike.
A Nigerian passenger train that took off from Kano and bound for Lagos crashed into a faulty truck late this afternoon (Nigerian time), officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have confirmed. The accident took place a few meters from the Kakau Train Station in Chikun local government area of Kaduna State.
Two sources said the truck involved in the accident was loaded with human waste, specifically excreta. The truck was reportedly stuck on the rail line as the Lagos-bound passengers train rammed into it.