‘Over N1bn Informal Exports Originate From Kano Monthly’

Our Reporter Informal trade worth more than N1bn takes place in Kano each month, Regional Coordinator, North West, of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Mr. Balla Hassan, has said. Hassan, who also disclosed that the Council is aware of the ‘back door’ trade ongoing from the Kano grains market, said the NEPC is working […]


Kano Govt Revokes N5bn Road Contracts

The Kano State Government has revoked over N5bn contract for the construction of four major roads in the state. The State Commissioner for Information, Mohammed Garba, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Friday. He said the decision to revoke the contracts was taken during the weekly Executive […]


Customs Impounds N7m Worth Of Rice, Macaroni, Arrests Two In Kano

The Kano/Jigawa Customs Command, impounded over 300 bags of smuggled foreign rice and macaroni, valued at N7 million. The Comptroller of the Command, Yusuf Abba-Kassim, who spoke to reporters over the seizure, said the two suspects were arrested in connection with the smuggled items. According to him, 10 vehicles which conveyed the smuggled items were also impounded […]

Kano fuel depot resumes operation

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Wednesday announced that it had re-commissioning its Kano depot so as to boost the supply of petroleum products in the northern region. The Kano depot is part of the NNPC’s System 2D pipeline network, but was knocked down three-and-half years ago by vandals. The Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. […]

Kano arrests 489 for street begging

  The Kano State Hisbah Board said it had arrested 489 beggars in February and March for allegedly violating the law banning street begging in the state. Malam Musa Tsangaya, Head of the Anti-begging Unit of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that 192 of those arrested were children while 228 were adults. “Our men […]

Bumper Harvest: Kano Establishes Warehouse for Wheat

Kano State government has revealed that it has introduced measures to save wheat farmers in the state against possible glut of the produce in the grain markets and also to save them from the activities of middlemen. This was disclosed by Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, during the the official launching of the […]

Another market fire razes 30 shops in Kano

Barely a week after an inferno razed, a market in Kano, another mid-night fire outbreak on Thursday gutted Gwarzo market in Gwarzo Local Government Area of the state, destroying property worth millions of Naira. An eye witness on Friday said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. The source said the fire destroyed the entire furniture […]

Traders count loses after Kano market fire

Traders at the popular  Sabon Gari market in Kano, Northwest Nigeria, have been counting their loses after the fire outbreak that destroyed properties worth millions of naira in the market. The cause of the Friday night fire outbreak that burnt till early Saturday is still unknown. Eye witnesses around the market said, the fire started […]