Standards Organisation of Nigeria, SON

SON destroys ₦8 mln substandard products in Kano

Over eight million Naira worth of substandard products have been destroyed by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) at Yankatsari Yangongon in Kano, in its ongoing efforts aimed at stopping trade in substandard goods in Nigeria. The details of the substandard and life-endangering products include, 83 bags of 25kg expired foreign rice, 257 bags of […]

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Five surgeons perform Kano’s first open brain surgery

Kano witnessed an epoch-making history and a medical breakthrough, when five neuro-surgeons within 48 hours performed the first brain surgery in the state. The feat was carried out at Muhammadu Buhari Specialist Hospital, Giginyu, Kano, on patient Ali Iliyasu, who had been suffering from a brain ailment in the last 26 years, after an accident. […]

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Kano declares public holiday for Islamic New Year

Kano State Government has declared today as public holiday to mark the new Islamic year. 1440 AH. This is contained in a statement by the state’s Commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje was quoted as congratulating Muslims the world over for witnessing the New Year, which commences in the […]

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Kano state approves recruitment of 1,196 female teachers

The Kano state government has approved the recruitment of 1,196 female teachers that hold the National Certificate of Education NCE across the state. This was disclosed by the state commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Muhammad Garba while briefing newsmen in the state. The state government has therefore directed the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA) […]

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$322m Abacha loot: Disbursement of funds to 302,000 poor households to kickoff next-month

The Federal Government says it will commence disbursement of the recovered 322 million dollars Abacha loot through Conditional Cash Transfers (CCT) to 302,000 poor households in 19 states in July. Mr Tukur Rumar, of the National Cash Transfer Office (NTCO), said this at a roundtable on assets recovery organised by the Swiss Embassy on Thursday, […]

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Kano/Jigawa custom command records ₦13 billion in 2017

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Area Command said it had generated over ₦13 billion as revenue from January to December 2017. The Command disclosed this in a statement signed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Isah Danbaba and made available to newsmen in Kano on Friday. He said the amount collected was above the allocated revenue target […]

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NNPC approves construction of 4,600MW generating plants in FCT, two others

The recently approved contract for the construction of Ajaokuta-Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline project, dubbed AKK Pipeline, has started yielding early benefits with the commitment by NNPC to build power generating plants with combined capacity of 4600 megawatts in Abuja, Kaduna and Kano States. The NNPC’s Group Managing Director, Dr. Maikanti Baru, who disclosed this during a […]

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Debt Management Office, DMO

23-state exceeds their borrowing limits – FRC

On the basis of guidelines by the Debt Management Office on subnational borrowing, 23 states of the federation exceeded their borrowing limits in 2015, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said. In a report on the states and indebtedness, the FRC said Lagos, Kaduna, Cross River, Gombe, Ekiti, Edo, Ondo and Imo states had borrowed more […]

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Dangote, Kano State signs 100MW solar power plant project

The Dangote Group has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kano State Government for the proposed 100 megawatts Dangote-Black Rhino solar power plant. The conglomerate said in a statement that the formal agreement for the project was reached on Thursday at the office of Secretary to the Kano State Government, Usman […]

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EFCC recovers ₦328.9 billion from 9 oil marketers in Kano

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission says it has recovered ₦328.988 billion from nine major oil marketers in Kano. The Head of EFCC’s Operation in the North West, Dr Hamisu Dan-Musa, disclosed this at a news briefing in Kano on Tuesday. He told journalists that the amount was recovered from the marketers between July 2016 […]

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MTN gets ₦221m waiver from Kano State: reports

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State waived the permit fee of ₦221m for the deploy ment of fibre infrastructure in the state by MTN Nigeria. Our correspondent gathered that officials of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority had last week arrested some employees of Huawei Technology Company, working on MTN’s infrastructure expansion in […]

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Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC

CAC begins e-registration process for companies in 5 states, FCT

The Corporate Affairs Commission on Monday announced the closure of the manual process for company registration in five states and the Federal Capital Territory. The announcement was made by the Registrar-General, CAC, Mr. Bello Mahmud, during a media briefing held at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Mahmud, who gave the states as Enugu, Kaduna, Kano, […]

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