Hisbah Arrests 19 Women Over ‘Immoral Acts’ In Kano

Kano State Hisbah Board says it has arrested 19 women over alleged involvement in “immoral acts” in Kano metropolis. The commandant Haruna Ibn-Sina confirmed the arrest in a statement signed by the board’s spokesman Lawal Ibrahim on Wednesday. He said the suspects were apprehended on January 19 at about 9:00p.m in Nassarawa Park and Green Restaurant while consuming intoxicants along the Ahmadu Bello Way. He said the arrest was based on directives given by the state government on a fresh ban on the activities of viewing and event centres across the state due to spread of COVID-19 cases. “All the 19 suspects are female and aged above 20 years. “18 of the suspects are first-time offenders, while the remaining one had once been arrested,” he said Ibn-Sina advised parents to stop buying ‘big’ phones for their wards, but train them to be responsible. According to the statement, those that were first offenders have been handed over to their families with warnings, while the remaining one will be thoroughly advised.

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Kano State Government Destroys Alcohol Worth N200 Million

The Kano State Government has destroyed 1,970,000 bottles of beer which is worth N200 million. On Sunday, November 8, the State Hisbah Commission took the step in smashing the bottle after the court allowed the commission to do that. Kano state is an Islamic state in northern Nigeria which is partially governed under the Sharia law and has Hisbah officers who enforce the Sharia law in the state. Hisbah was established to enforce a distinctive Islamic government. It fights the problems of community security in a separate way, dedicated to the abolition of the business and consumption of beer, the restriction of sex work, the segregation of the sexes in public spaces, and the policing of a moral order based on Sharia. See photos below;

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Nigerian envoy to Jordan buried in Kano

On Monday, at exactly 9:59am, the remains of the immediate past Nigeria Ambassador to Jordan, Alhaji Haruna Ungogo, were put to rest at Naibawa Gabas cemetery located within Kano metropolis. Late Alhaji Haruna Ungogo died after a brief illness at a government hospital, in Abuja, on Sunday. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), appointed late Alhaji Haruna Ungogo as ambassador to the Kingdom of Jordan and the Republic of Iran, and he served out his tenure at the time of his death. Ungogo was once a Secretary to the Kano State government, as well as a one-time Finance Commissioner, and ex- Rector, Kano State Polytechnic.

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BREAKING! #EndSARS: Ganduje reinstates media aide suspended for criticising Buhari

On Wednesday night, Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State Governor, ordered the reinstatement of his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai. Yakasai, who tweeted through his handle, @dawisu, had said the President has no empathy for the citizens of Nigeria by his inaction. The Kano State Government had described Yakasai’s comments as “unguarded utterances” and suspended him “with immediate effect.” In a tweet on Wednesday, the state government, @KanostateNg, tweeted, “H.E Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR has approved the reinstatement of his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai from his suspension.”

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Gunmen kidnap monarch’s wife in Kano

On Tuesday, the wife of Tsara village head in Karaye Emirate Council, Rogo Local Government Area, Kano State, Aishatu Aliyu, was abducted by unknown gunmen. District Head of Rogo, Wambai Karaye, Alhaji Muhammadu Mahraz, who made the disclosure to the Emir of Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II, said a large number of unknown persons burst into the home of the village head of Tsara, Aliyu Muhammad, at 1am and abducted his wife. According to a statement issued and signed by the Karaye Emirate Council Information Officer, Haruna Gunduwawa, on Tuesday, the abductors shot sporadically into the air before taking their victim away. We gathered that many residents of the village passed the night in the bush for safety. DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the Kano State Police Command spokesman, said the Command was yet to be briefed on the situation and assured that the Command would address the press as soon as it collated all the facts.

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Shiites protest in Kaduna, demand el-Zakzaky’s release

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, otherwise known as Shiites, on Monday in Kaduna protest the five years remembrance of their clash with soldiers in Zaria, which they called ‘massacre’ and continued detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife Malama Zeenatuddin Ibrahim. The members were Children, between the ages of 10 and above with adults, marched through Kano road in the Kaduna metropolis. They displayed posters of Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and chanted continuously, “free our leader;” “free Zakzaky,” “we want justice:” “He needs to go for medical treatment.” Leader of the protesters, Sheikh Aliyu Tirmizi, called on the Federal Government to unconditionally release the leader of the sect for proper medical attention. He said, “In the aftermath of Zaria genocide executed by the Nigerian military in December 2015 we have been calling on all citizens to uphold the dictum that injustice to one is injustice to all, but to no avail. “But in truth, Islam abhors injustice, and enjoins Muslims to express disdain to injustice and the unjust whoever they are. Indeed history is full of instances when Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) assisted the victims of injustice in upholding their rights. This explains why for the past five years we have been explaining how this Buhari regime has trampled upon the rights of Sheikh Zakzaky and his followers, demanding that citizens condemn this repression, and call for the release of our leader unconditionally.”

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Youths allegedly beat up Kano House of Representatives member for non performance!!

A member of the All Progressives Congress representing Dawakin Tofa/Tofa and Rimin Gado Federal Constituency in Kano State, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, was allegedly attacked by angry youths in his constituency. According Sahara Reporters, the youths reportedly attacked Jobe after accusing him of not delivering the dividends of democracy to them. The alleged incident happened on Sunday, October 11, when Jobe went to inaugurate a project at Gulu, a village under Rimin Gado Local Government Area. It’s said that the lawmaker was beaten to a pulp by the youth, who accused him of making false promises for many years without fulfilling them.

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