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Kano barber arrested for blasphemy after giving customers haircuts that allegedly “insult Islam”

A young barber from Benue State identified as Elijah Ode has been reportedly arrested in Kano for blasphemy. According to a Benue activist, Smith Akoko, the young man, who is also a student, was arrested last Wednesday, after two of his customers were caught with hairstyles deemed blasphemous to the Islamic religion. His cousin, Sunday […]

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Man arrested for killing his friend over N500 in Kano

The police in Kano state have arrested one Haruna Ya’u popularly known as Dangaru, for allegedly killing his friend, Sani Ibrahim, following a disagreement over N500. According to reports, the incident happened at Dan Tsinke Quarters of Tarauni Local Government Area on Monday, August 16. Family members of the deceased said Ibrahim had given one of his friends, Aminu Ahmad, […]

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The US reacts after Kano Sharia court jails 13-year-old boy for 10 years for making derogatory statements towards Allah

The United States has blasted the ruling of an Upper Sharia Court in Kano State, after it sentenced a 13-year-old boy, Umar Farouq, to 10 years in prison for making derogatory statements toward Allah during an argument with a friend. Farouq was convicted on August 10, 2020, by Aliyu Kanu, a Sharia court judge, and […]

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Kano Sharia court sentences singer to death by hanging for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad

An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano has sentenced a 22-year old singer, Yahaya Aminu Sharif, to death by hanging for blaspheming against Prophet Muhammad. According to reports, the judge, Khadi Aliyu Muhammad Kani, gave the verdict today August 10 after finding Yahaya Aminu Sharif guilty as charged. Mr. Sharif who is a member of the […]

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Kano recorded 979 strange deaths – FG

The Federal Government has said a total of 979 people died as a result of strange illnesses in Kano State over a five-week period, NEWS DIRECT reports. Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, stated this on Monday in Abuja during a briefing by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. He said an investigation carried out by the special […]