• Assign signing of death warrants to CJN, not governors, says Ganduje

    Assign signing of death warrants to CJN, not governors, says Ganduje

    Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Kano State Governor, has said that the law which mandates state governors to sign death warrants of condemned prisoners should be amended by the National Assembly to enable the task to be reassigned to the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

    He made the call while receiving the new Comptroller of Prisons, Kano Command, Alhaji Aliyu Achor, who complained to him that governors’ refusal to sign execution documents in their respective states has contributed to prison congestion across the […]

  • Nigeria should promote SMEs to enhance economic growth and food security – Governor Ganduje

    Nigeria should promote SMEs to enhance economic growth and food security – Governor Ganduje

    Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano State Governor,  has called for the promotion of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises to enhance economic growth and ensure food sustainability in the country.

    Ganduje said this at the third edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja on Friday night.

    The governor said that the SMEs needed more attention than they were currently getting to promote the efforts of the Federal Government to diversify the economy.

    Ganduje said: “In order to feed ourselves, produce and export, we have […]

  • Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Shiites must respect authority – Governor Ganduje

    Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Kano State Governor, has said that Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Kano, popularly known as Shiites, have to recognise the authority of security officials by seeking their permission before they hold any gathering.

    Ganduje said this in an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the third Edition of the Nigeria Entrepreneurs Award in Abuja on Friday night.

    The governor said that members of the Shiites sect could not keep breaking the law and tampering […]

  • Buhari, one of the most honest Nigerians – Governor Ganduje

    Buhari, one of the most honest Nigerians – Governor Ganduje

    Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, yesterday in Sokoto said that President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most honest Nigerians as he has never been found wanting.

    Ganduje, who premised his assessment of Buhari on his past track records of sincerity, prudence, honesty and transparency, added that the President’s records of honesty while serving in the military was a referral point for all.

    Speaking at the end of a three-day retreat organized for officials and stakeholders of Kano State All Progressives […]

  • I am not demi-god – Governor Ganduje

    I am not demi-god – Governor Ganduje

    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has cautioned members of the All Progressives Congress ( APC) in the state against regarding him as a demigod.

    “I am not a demigod, so do not worship or prostrate before me or praise sing me always.

    “You should also stop being sycophantic to me. I am not more than you.

    “I am an equal partner and we are all equal members and stakeholders in the affairs of the party, as well as the state,” he added.

    The […]

  • I won’t probe Kwankwaso’s administration – Ganduje

    I won’t probe Kwankwaso’s administration – Ganduje

    Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State said his administration would not probe the administration of his predecessor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso.

    Ganduje stated this at an interactive session with newsmen in Sokoto on Saturday.

    He said, “though there are so much issues of probe across most of the states and the country, but in Kano State, I will not probe the past administration.

    “We are only committed to ensuring that all government’s uncompleted projects and programmes left by the past administration are put into use […]

  • Ganduje threatens to probe Kwankwaso tenure

    Ganduje threatens to probe Kwankwaso tenure

    According to reports, the executive Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, weekend threatened to probe his estranged predecessor and a sitting Federal MP, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s tenure.

    In a highly worded press statement signed by the state Commissioner of information and culture, Alhaji Muhammad Garba, noted that Kwankwaso’s penchant of peddling unsubstantiated allegations may put him on a collision course with Kano state government.

    Ganduje declared that “this deliberate distortion of facts and spreading of falsehood is capable of provoking […]

  • Why we adopted ICT for governance – Governor Ganduje shares reasons

    Why we adopted ICT for governance – Governor Ganduje shares reasons

    The Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, has adduced reasons why the state decided to adopt Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in running its affairs.

    He said the state decided to embed ICT into its affairs, primarily because all over the world, ICT has proven to be the best tool that can be used to run government as it allows transparency and accountability, which ultimately lead to corruption free and effective governance.

    The Governor stated this at this […]

  • Kano Governor Ganduje appoints new Accountant-General

    Kano Governor Ganduje appoints new Accountant-General

    Kano State governor, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Mrs Aisha Bello as the new Accountant-General of the state with immediate effect.

    The Commissioner of Information, Youths and Sports, Malam Muhammad Garba, made this known in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

    Garba said before her appointment, Mrs. Bello was the Commissioner of Planning and Budget in the state.

    A graduate of Financial Management and Accounting, Mrs Bello held several managerial positions in the defunct Habib Nigeria Bank […]

  • Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Kano state government has freed 500 inmates, who could not afford to pay various fines or compensation, from 10 prisons in the state.

    Addressing the freed inmates at Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa, in Kano city, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the gesture is in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring Muslims closer to Almighty Allah.

    “Congestion in prisons is one of our major challenges in Nigeria. This […]

  • Kano governor, Ganduje, sacks SSG appointed by Kwankwaso

    Kano governor, Ganduje, sacks SSG appointed by Kwankwaso

    Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has appointed Usman Usman as the new Secretary to the State Government.

    Mr. Usman’s appointment followed the dismissal of Rabiu Bichi, who was appointed by the immediate-past governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwoso, but was retained by Mr. Ganduje.

    Mr. Bichi’s removal came amid an ongoing feud between the governor and his predecessor. Until his appointment, Mr. Usman served as the Commissioner for Finance in the state. Others affected in the cabinet reshuffle include Baba Dantiye, who […]