• Kano begins screening of 1,000 prospective mass wedding couples

    Kano begins screening of 1,000 prospective mass wedding couples

    The Kano State Hisbah Board said it had commenced medical screening of 1,000 prospective couples for the next Mass Wedding Programme in the state.

    The Director General of the board, Dr Abba Sufi, told NAN in Kano on Friday that the screening which started last week was aimed at ensuring the health status of the couples before the marriage.

    “The medical screening started about eight days ago and it is intended to ascertain the health status of every one of them,” he […]

  • 4,395 couples register for mass-wedding in Kano

    4,395 couples register for mass-wedding in Kano

    No fewer than 4,395 prospective couples wishing to participate in the Kano State Government’s mass wedding have so far registered for the programme.

    The state government had directed the Hisba Board to register all interested prospective couples in the state.

    Dr Abba Sufi, the Director-General of the board, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Saturday.

    Sufi said of the number, 3,117 couples were registered by Hisba offices in 41 local government areas of […]

  • Police bans mass wedding in Kano

    Police bans mass wedding in Kano

    The Kano State Police Command has banned a mass wedding organised by a group loyal to former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso.

    A statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya explained that the action was taken because the wedding coincided with the state government’s planned empowerment programme event slated for August 20.

    “The police has banned the two ceremonies indefinitely as security intelligence available at our disposal revealed that some disgruntled elements are preparing to use the occasions to cause […]

  • Nigerian Women Register For Mass Wedding in Kano (photos)

    Nigerian Women Register For Mass Wedding in Kano (photos)

    Thousands of women as are to be matched with men in the northern part of Nigeria in a state practice that kicked off four years ago.

    In Kano, about 10, 000 Muslim women who desire to be married and have not found their perfect match, have registered for a mass wedding.

    The Hizba board which is the main Islamic authority in the state, have over the years arranged mass weddings in a bid to reduce the number of single women in the […]