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Backlash as woman leads Janaza Prayer in Kano

There has been a backlash from some conservative imams after a woman led an Islamic funerary prayer (Janaza prayer) in Tsumin Doguwa, a small rural town in Kano. The woman who reportedly had a falling out with the imam of the town over inheritance issues refused to allow the imam to lead the prayer on […]

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Kano’s Rice Paddy Man Yet To Be Identified

Almost a week since the gruesome murder that shocked the small farming town of Kura, Nigeria’s security are yet identify the Rice Paddy Man. A source within the force has confirmed that the body is so badly burnt that there’s no hope in identifying the victim from BVN or prints. “if we had dental records […]

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Laila’s Northern Hibiscus joins Facebook

Ignore Facebook at your own peril! Laila Bassam popular Northern publisher who’d erstwhile stuck with the data rich yan arewa of instagram has finally decided to join Facebook. People close to her say the gossip and fashion blogger had been looking to expand beyond her cycle of ‘high-end Arewa ladies’. “she’s been looking for writers […]

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‘Vulcanizer’ dies after tyre explosion

A car tyre repair man popularly called “vulcanizer” has lost his life in Kano after a tyre exploded while he was working on it. although not common, tyre explosions especially trailer tyres do result in such fatalities, especially in Nigeria were most drivers would rather repair old tyres of buy sub standard Chinesse and Indian […]

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Aminu Suleman Garo Backs Kaduna Declaration

Aminu Suleman Garo has become the first Federal MP to openly back the Kaduna Declaration which calls for the dessolution of the Nigerian Federation. The  member of the House of Representatives from Kano State supported the call by the Coalition of Northern Youths that the process for Biafran seccesion be initiated before October. Rep Aminu […]

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Legitimate Path To A Northern Nigerian Republic

Disclaimer- The Views Expressed in this Article Do Not Necessarily Represent those of Knotted Post – Jacinda Isma’il With reality dawning upon us that the federal republic might soon go Yugoslavia, I think its high time we start looking at some of the options open to the North on the path to nationhood. Unfortunately, the […]

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Arbain Shia Detainees Finally released in Kano

Shia Muslims who were arrested after clashes with police in Kano during the Arba’in march have finally been released on bail. It’s not clear the sort of bail they were granted, while legally not payable most Nigerian police officers collect large sums in the name of bail and swiftly dispose of cases. The detainees which […]

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Have You Heard About the Owerri Declaration? How Southern Delegates Forced the Kaduna Declaration

The art of re-writing history is something many Nigerians have become adept at. When a group of well-meaning Northerners chartered a path for the peaceful dissolution of the Nigerian Nation, the embers of hell were released from Lagos. They were branded as tribalists, unpatriotic zealots. But knottedpost has exclusively learnt that the Northern coalition actually […]

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NDLEA Defies Usman- Insists on Staying at Ports

NDLEA  has claimed its operations at the ports had been endorsed by the presidency and was therefore refusing the quit order issued by the head of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Hadiza Bala Usman. In a statement issued by the agency Thursday, the NDLEA said the anti-narcotics agency was among the “eight agencies” approved to operate within […]

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Kebbi Students die in ghastly road accident

Several Students from Umaru Waziri polytechnic in Kebbi have lost their lives in a ghastly road accident that claimed the lives of several of their union’s leaders.           The accident occured in one the Sokoto Birnin Kebbi highway- one of the most dangerous highways in Northern Nigeria.