Category Archives: Kano State Censorship Board

Kano State Censorship Film Board Law Annotated


The Hausa Home Video Resource Centre was recently asked to provide information on the Kano State Censorship law. While the entire law can be accessed in the Library of the History and Culture Bureau in Kano, there is an abbreviated portion of the law copied in the sourcebook compiled and edited by Philip Ostien: Sharia Implementation in Northern Nigeria 1999-2006: Volume III: Sanitizing Society, published by Spectrum Books in 2007. The online version of the shari’a sourcebooks can be found here, and the downloadable pdf of this section will be easier to read than the photos of the pages we’ve included below.

For more information on the Kano State Censorship Board, you can visit their official site at this link.

Uploaded here are photos of the section dealing with the Kano State Censorship law. Click on the photos or this link to be taken to the Picasa album, where you can zoom into the photos:

KSCB law p222-223

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