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At least 23 die when bus heading to wedding swept into river in Kenya


By Ismail Auwal At least 23 people died after a bus carrying choir members to a wedding plunged into a river in Kenya on Saturday, police said. Mwingi East Sub-County Police Commander Joseph Yakan said the driver tried to steer the bus past a flooded bridge, but the strong current swept the vehicle into the river. Police said 18 people were rescued. The...

BUK launches On-Campus students job scheme, to establish skill acquisition center


By Sahelian Times   In his determined effort to assist the students, promote their welfare and rid them off of the financial difficulties, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas has initiated a scheme for on-campus part-time job in which one hundred and twenty five students have been employed in the first instance. The aim is to help the students earn...

Aliko Dangote gains $2.3bn in 2021


By Sahelian Times Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, is on track to close the year at the richest level he has ever been since 2014 buoyed by the second straight year of gains at his cement unit.   According to Bloomberg, the rising share price of his Dangote Cement Plc and higher oil and fertilizer prices helped boost the 64-year-old...

3 suspects arrested with 1,144 ATM cards at Kano airport by EFCC


By Sahelian Times The three suspects caught with ATM cards were said to be travelling the United Arab Emirate (UAE), Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.   The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it operatives have arrested three suspects with over 1,000 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in Kano, Kano State.   The commission, in a statement...

Govs Kayode, Badaru recognize Danzago as Kano APC Chairman


By Sahelian Times   Governors Kayode Fayemi and Abubakar Badaru of Ekiti and Jigawa states respectively have addressed Ahmadu Haruna Zago (Danzago) as Kano All Progressives Congress (APC)’s chairman.   Fayemi, who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum, recognised Zago as Kano APC chairman at the public lecture marking the 21st anniversary of the Aminu Kano Centre for democratic studies,...

Loud explosion heard in Borno Airport, 1000 Housing Estate


By Sahelian Times   A loud explosion has reportedly been heard by the residents of 1000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri, Borno State, on Saturday morning.   It is believed that Boko Haram are behind the explosion     There were reports of a rocket launcher also landing at Gomari Airport, still in the state capital, on Saturday morning.   Details of the incidents were sketchy at the time...

Former Edo governor loses mother


By Sahelian Times Mr Lucky Igbinedion, the former governor of Edo State, has lost his mother, Mrs Maria Oredola Igbinedion.   According to a statement by the former governor, she was 85 years old and she is survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   The statement reads, “With gratitude to God for a fruitful and eventful life, we announce the transition to glory of...

JUST IN: Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan,  Sarkin Bai, dies at 95


By Isma'il Auwal   Alhaji Mukhtar Sarkin Bai, the longest serving District Councilor and Kingmaker in Kano Emirate Council, is dead.   Sarkin Bai was appointed a district head in 1954 has has since then participated actively in the appointment of Emirs.   He was sacked in 2019, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, when he was the Emir of Bichi Emirate, for alleged disobedience to the...

Sealing of Shekarau’s faction lawyer’s chambers a coincidence, says Kano Government


By Sahelian Times Kano State Government has said that its sealing of a one-storey building which accommodates the office of the lawyer who won a case against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state recently was a mere coincidence. This government in a statement by the state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, insisted that there was no any...

13 arrested in connection with vandalization of Senator Jibrin’s office


By Sahelian Times The Kano State Police Command has arrested 13 people in connection with the vandalisation of Senator Barau Jibrin's campaign office on Thursday, 2nd December, 2021.   The police spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, who made the disclosure to newsmen also noted that many dangerous weapons were also confiscated.   He said, "Today, 02/12/2021 at about 0800hrs, a...

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