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Boko Haram Working To Seize Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi And Nasarawa States—Says Intelligence Source

A high-level Nigerian security source told SaharaReporters that Nigeria’s intelligence agencies have received “credible reports that Boko Haram has developed an ambitious plan to overwhelm and take over Kano, Kaduna, Niger, Kogi and Nasarawa states.”

The source said the Islamist terrorist group plans to carry out its design by intensifying its bombings and choosing locations that would yield high casualty figures.


Atheism And Hypocrisy Of Nigerians By A.S.M Jimoh

This piece is elicited by the string of tweets going on recently on the Twitter space about a boy who purportedly left Islam to become an atheist. He goes with the Twitter handle @mubarakbala and claims to be from Kano. His Twitter profile then reads ex-Muslim. Why an ex-Muslim? Why not just ‘I am an atheist’?

An Ex-Muslim can be a Christian, an Atheist, a Hindu or Buddhist. Is he ashamed of his new faith? When someone leaves other religions to Islam, s/he does not say I am an ex that. S/he says I am a Muslim. And I think this also applies to other faiths, probably, except this new form of atheism.


Bombing At School Of Hygiene In Kano

By SaharaReporters, New York

An explosion has occurred at the School of Hygiene in Kano on Monday afternoon, with an undetermined number of fatalities and injuries at the site. The bombing is reported to be extensive.

The bombing took place near a building, reported to be near the private residence of Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar.


Kano Crowd last night awaiting nullification of Sanusi Lamido’s appointment by President Goodluck Jonathan

Tension In Kano Over Rumors President Jonathan Has Reversed Sanusi’s Appointment As Emir

By SaharaReporters, New York

There was an atmosphere of tension today in the ancient city of Kano as rumors spread that President Goodluck Jonathan has decided to arrest newly installed Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, thus effectively reversing the decision of Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso who picked Sanusi for the throne.

A section of Kano indigenes who are displeased by the governor’s decision went wild with jubilation tonight as rumors spread through the city that Mr. Jonathan had finalized plans to remove the new traditional ruler and detain him. Mr. Sanusi, the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is deemed as a political foe of President Jonathan.


What remained of a car used in bombing a beer joint last night

Nigeria Police Says It Has Foiled A Second Car Bomb Targetted At Kano

By SaharaReporters, New York

The Nigeria Police Force on Monday announced the prevention of a bomb blast, after its men intercepted a car rigged with powerful explosives.

According to Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, the vehicle was recovered at Tafawa Balewa Street, Nasarawa area of Kano State, and has since been  deactivated by Police bomb disposal experts.”


Dr. Damages episode 133, On Drowning & Dancing Presidents

While New York City police wants to be your friend, Nigerian police is already your friend. And they have a muddy video to prove it. If Vladimir Putin is drowning, Obama will save him. If Goodluck Jonathan is drowning, will Muhammad Buhari save him? Dr. Damages announces Obama’s earnings in 2013 and asks what your president made last year and how much he paid in taxes. A woman throws her shoe at Hilary Clinton just as Gov. Murtala Nyako throws a memo at Pres. Jonathan. Dr. Damages goes behind the scenes to present to you what is really pissing Nyako off.The good doctor analyzes the “great dance” of President Jonathan in Kano. He recommends the president for a spot on the hit TV show, “Dancing With the Stars.” Making special appearances are Labaran Maku, Helen Ukpabio, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Lupita Nyong’o.


Factory Workers Die In Kano Industrial Accident

Four workers of the Kano Tans Leather Factory in the Challawa Industrial Area drowned today while trying to evacuate industrial waste from the company’s treatment plant.

Confirming the incident, police spokesman Magaji Musa Majiya explained that the tragedy occurred at about 7:15am.  An exact description of how they died was not provided.


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.  


Tanko Yakasai

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

By SaharaReporters, New York

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.


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.


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