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Kano’s explosion: 3 bodies recovered amid efforts to rescue more people


By Ismail Auwal and Aminu Kutama Three bodies have been recovered so far and a number of people are still buried under the rubble left by an explosion in the early hours of Tuesday in Kano. Sahelian Times had earlier reported that an explosion feared to have killed scores of people and injured several pupils at the Winners School Academy in...

Breaking: Explosion injure scores of nursery pupils in Kano


By Ismail Auwali Explosion injures scores of nursery students in Sabon Gari kano. Details later.

EFCC Arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation for N80billion Fraud


By Ismail Auwal Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion (Eighty Billion Naira) only. The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies...

Abuja-Kaduna train to resume on May 23


By Ismail Auwal The Federal Government has announced that the Abuja-Kaduna train service will resume on May 23, 2022. The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) said in a statement signed by the spokesperson, Yakubu Mahmood, that the decision to resume services does not mean that efforts to secure the safe release of those abducted will be put on hold. In the statement, the...

NCS arrests trigger-happy warder who kills vendor in Kano


By Ismail Auwal Kano State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has arrested its trigger-happy official who shot dead a vendor on Monday. While confirming the arrest the command's spokesperson, Misbahu Lawan, in a statement, however, describes the incident as an “unintentional discharge”. In addition to the vendor who was killed, another person was injured in the shooting. “The officer involved, on...

Gunmen kill 7 vigilantes, abduct village head in Kano


By Ismail Auwal Gunmen have killed seven people and abducted a village head of Karfi Village in Takai Local Government Area of Kano State. The six people killed were reportedly members of a vigilante group set up to track down the kidnappers after the abduction of the traditional ruler. When the villagers mobilised vigilante group and youths to track down the attackers,...

Court remands 2 suspected killers of Deborah Samuel in prison


By Ismail Auwal A Magistrate Court sitting in Sokoto on Monday remanded two suspects Bilyaminu Aliyu and Aminu Hukunci in connection with murder of Deborah Samuel, a 200-Level Home Economics student at Shehu Shagari College of Education in Sokoto State, on May 12. SAHELIAN TIMES reported how a female student was lynched to death over alleged blasphemy. The suspects, who were classmates...

Facing NNPP’s threat, Ganduje drops senatorial ambition for Barau


By Ismail Auwal Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has withdrawn his Senate bid just hours after being screened by the party screening committee. Ganduje withdrew to pave way for Senator Barau Jibrin of Kano North Senatorial Zone to resolve the escalating crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). SAHELIAN TIMES gathered Ganduje stepped down after party leaders in Abuja pressured him...

Just in: Prison warder shoots dead trader in Kano over argument


By Ismail Auwal An armed prison warder working with Goron Dutse prison in Kano has shot dead a trader following a heated argument.  The prison warder identified just as Adamu, allegedly shot the trader after an argument over cigarettes. The trader was pronounced dead when he was being transported to the hospital. According to an eyewitness, Adamu approached the trader with N200 to...

Deborah: Sokoto relaxes curfew after normalcy returns


By Ismail Auwal Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed in the state in response to youth protests. Angry youths took to the streets of Sokoto on Saturday to protest the arrest of the suspected killers of Deborah Samuel, a female student at Shehu Shagari College of Education who was killed by a mob on Thursday...

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