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.
JTF Troops Kill Boko Haram Fighters In Kano, Recover Ammunition
Nigeria’s military Joint Task (JTF) in Kano today announced the killing of more Boko Haram sect fighters in Kano and the recovery of arms and ammunition.
In a statement sent to journalists in the city, JTF spokesman Captain Ikedichi Iweha, added that the troops also intercepted arms being transported to Zamfara State by the same sect.
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
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
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.
Kano: NDLEA Arrests 296 Persons For Drug-Related Offences
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State said on Monday that it arrested 296 suspects between January and June this year for various drug-related offences.
Of that number, the state NDLEA Commander, Mr Garba Ahmadu told reporters in Kano, the Command has secured the conviction of 150 persons at the Federal High Court, Kano.
Northern Governors Demand Removal Of Rivers Police Commissioner-PREMIUM TIMES
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.
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.
NLC Shuts Down Diamond Bank In Kano
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.
NEMA officials on the scene
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.
Politics In Kano As Ado Bayero Celebrates 50th Year As Emir
It was a day of political maneuvering in the ancient city of Kano today as Alhaji Ado Bayero celebrated his 50th anniversary as Emir of Kano, with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, current Vice President Namadi Sambo, and General Muhammadu Buhari dominating the scene.
Fresh Arms Uncovered Inside Hezbollah “Bunker” In Kano
Security operatives in Kano have unearthed another Hezbollah-linked cache of arms and ammunition in the same location as last week’s find.
The new discovery was made yesterday at the 3 Gaya Road, Bompai address where, last week, a large quantity of arms and ammunition was found in a warehouse, and four foreigners were arrested.