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Ganduje, Others Reconcile Dangote, BUA Over Sugar Plant
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Ganduje, Others Reconcile Dangote, BUA Over Sugar Plant

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has waded into the dispute between Dangote and BUA companies owned by two business moguls from the state. This is in order to resolve the lingering conflict among the two Kano State prominent indigenes Aliko Dangote and Abdussamad Isyaka-Rabi’u over the establishment of a Sugar plant by BUA. A statement by Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Thursday in Kano, said the reconciliation meeting took place on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that Alhaji Aminu Dantata, Kano Emirate and the Kano State Council of Imams joined the governor in the reconciliation meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that recently there were reports that Dangote complained about the establishment of a sugar plant by BUA International...
Governor Ganduje To Unveil Ahmed Musa As Latest Kano Pillars Signing
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Governor Ganduje To Unveil Ahmed Musa As Latest Kano Pillars Signing

Governor Ganduje of Kano state is set to unveil captain of the Super Eagles Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars latest signing. Musa started his football career with JUTH FC and subsequently loaned to Kano Pillars before sealing a deal with Dutch side VVV-Venlo at 17 years of age In a tweet via their official handle on Wednesday, Kano Pillars confirmed the unveiling of the star will be done by the state governor before the second half of the league season. “Kano State Governor, @GovUmarGanduje to unveils @Ahmedmusa718 before the commencement of the@LMCNPFL second stanza,” the tweet read. The statement went further to say “Free agent Ahmed Musa has agreed to a contract until the end of the Nigerian league season in June.” The four-time Nigerian champions expressed their joy at ...
All Nigerians Must Be Born Again – Ganduje
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All Nigerians Must Be Born Again – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State on Monday said as far as national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must become born again. Ganduje made the comment in his welcome address as at the 12th Bola Tinubu Colloquium in Kano. The colloquium, organised to mark the 69th birthday of Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has as its theme: “Our common bond, our common wealth: The imperative of national cohesion for growth and prosperity”. Ganduje admitted that the level of cohesion in Nigeria is currently at a very low point, saying that if nothing is done to change the narrative, the the divisive variables will pull the country down. “As far as the issue of national integration is concerned, all Nigerians must be born again,” he said. Dai...
Tinubu Hails Ganduje For Fighting Corruption
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Tinubu Hails Ganduje For Fighting Corruption

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Bola Tinubu, has lauded Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State for strengthening anti-corruption institutions. Mr Tinubu gave the commendation on Sunday in Kano while inaugurating the Office of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission. Despite Mr Ganduje being caught in a video collecting bribe years ago, the APC leader praised him for “his efforts in fighting corruption”. Mr Ganduje has consistently denied this. “This is a welcome development indeed and we salute the governor for this encouraging effort. “In ensuring Nigeria becomes a member of a committed international community that frees us from the burden of corruption this and similar edifices could play an important role in that. “To a lo...
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Don’t Host Tinubu’s Birthday Party In Government House – Arewa Youths To Ganduje

Northern Youths under the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has cautioned Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State against using the Government House for the celebration of the birthday of a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu. It described the plan as “an insult on the symbol of authority that the Government House has been to the Kano people for decades.” A statement signed by the AYCF national president, Alhaji Yerima Shettima, on Friday, took exception to the choice of the Kano State Government House as “the only place in the North” for celebrating Tinubu’s birthday, “a man who kept quiet while Northerners were under attack in Oyo State and some parts of the South West.” The group said: “While people from Ganduje’s Northern Nigeria were...
Buhari Didn’t Understand The Picture Ganduje Presented To Him – Kwankwaso
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Buhari Didn’t Understand The Picture Ganduje Presented To Him – Kwankwaso

Former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari did not understand the picture that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State presented to him at the presidential villa in Abuja. Earlier in the week, Buhari played host to Ganduje who showed him a prototype of the proposed Muhammadu Buhari three-level interchange in Kano. Speaking with BBC Hausa, Kwankwaso wondered why the governor acquired a “loan of N20 billion” for the project, which he said is the responsibility of the federal government. He accused Ganduje of not getting his priorities right, saying education and welfare of the people ought to be on the front burner. “Instead of Ganduje to go and see the president and ask him to do the bridge, because it is the responsibility of the federal go...
Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar
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Dollar Videos: ‘Blame Ganduje If Anything Happens To Me’ – Jaafar Jaafar

Following renewed threats to his life, the publisher of DAILY NIGERIAN, Jaafar Jaafar, has petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, saying that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State should be held responsible if anything happens to him. In October 2018, this newspaper had published video clips showing the governor pocketing bundles of dollar notes believed to be kickbacks from contractors handling various projects awarded by the state government. The governor had since denied the videos, describing them as cloned. But in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Friday, March 19, Mr Ganduje disclosed that the state government was making plans to deal with those behind the videos. In the face of the renewed threats, Mr Jaafar, through his counsel, Ba...
Ganduje Asks FG To Re-Open Kano Airport For International Flight
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Ganduje Asks FG To Re-Open Kano Airport For International Flight

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has appealed to the Federal Government to re-open the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA), Kano to allow for the resumption of international flight operations. This is contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar, in Kano. The governor spoke when he led a delegation of legislators, business, traditional and civic leaders to pay a courtesy visit to the Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, in Abuja. He lamented that the continued closure of the airport is causing hardship to international travelers from the Northern part of the country, as the action is severely impacting on ease of doing business in Kano. “The closure of MAKIA has impacted negatively on the business environment...
APC Registers 2.5 Million Members In Kano State
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APC Registers 2.5 Million Members In Kano State

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has so far registered about 2.5 million members in the ongoing membership registration/revalidation in the state. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Monday in Kano. Anwar said that the governor disclosed this during the sixth APC stakeholders meeting in Kano. “We are all aware that the first set of 100 registers sent to polling units were exhausted. And the second set of 200 per polling units has also been exhausted. “The registration is heading towards three or four million members in the state. Just look at the trend since we started,” he said. The governor also urged those in charge of the registration to ensure fairness. “There...
No-Fly Zone: Ganduje Warns Against Politicizing Security Matters
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No-Fly Zone: Ganduje Warns Against Politicizing Security Matters

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has cautioned politicians not to toy with security matters, saying negative reactions from states can undermine the efforts of the federal government in securing the nation. He described the declaration of Zamfara a no-fly zone as a well thought-out security strategy by the National Security Council that will help to overcome security challenges not only in Zamfara but other neighbouring states. Reacting to the declaration, the governor, who spoke to journalists at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, noted that politicians should at least wait and see how the strategy works before making comments that are capable of undercutting the efforts of our security services to keep the country safe. Mr Ganduje’s comments, whi...
Salihu Tanko-yakasai More Courageous Than Adesina And Shehu – Sule Lamido
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Salihu Tanko-yakasai More Courageous Than Adesina And Shehu – Sule Lamido

Former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, has said Salihu Tanko Yakasai, former media aide of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, has more courage that Femi Adesina and Garba Shehu, presidential spokesmen. Salihu was arrested on Saturday over his call for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign due to widespread insecurity. News of his arrest was making the round when Ganduje announced his sack. Reacting in a statement on Monday, Lamido said Salihu is as brave as his father who stood up to tough leaders. “The Government and its Security Agencies need to be more circumspect in dealing with minor political irritations from irritant youths. Those dealing with security management should have done some background checks to understand the political DNA of Salihu Tanko and ...
DSS Frees Salihu Tanko-Yakasai
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DSS Frees Salihu Tanko-Yakasai

The State Security Service has freed Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, the former spokesman to governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje. Mr Tanko-Yakasai’s elder brother, Umar, confirmed the development on Monday night. “My brother has just been released by DSS. We are now driving home,” he said without further elaboration regarding the conditions of the bail. The SSS admitted on Saturday that Mr Tanko-Yakasai was in their custody after mounting social media storm over the arrest. The Kano State Director of the service, Alhassan Mohammed, earlier on Saturday morning denied arresting Mr Tanko-Yakasai, describing the report as mere rumour. But in a terse statement sent to DAILY NIGERIAN on Saturday night, spokesman for the service, Peter Afunanya, confirmed the general belief that th...
“Sanusi Couldn’t Change From Social Critic To Traditional Ruler” – Ganduje
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“Sanusi Couldn’t Change From Social Critic To Traditional Ruler” – Ganduje

Muhammadu Sanusi, former Emir of Kano, was deposed because he did not understand the responsibilities of a traditional ruler, says Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of the state. Sanusi was dethroned in March 2020 by the Kano Government, citing “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the Governor”. Speaking on ‘Politics Today’, a Channels Television programme, Ganduje said the former Emir was unable to evolve from a social critic to a traditional ruler. He said Sanusi forgot “to watch his tongue” and was destroying the institution. “Well, the real story was that the deposed Emir of Kano did not understand the responsibilities of a traditional ruler especially for a strong institution like that of Kano,” Ganduje said on Friday. “The Emir of Kano was a social...
I Think El-rufai Doesn’t Understand The Issue Of Insecurity – Ganduje
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I Think El-rufai Doesn’t Understand The Issue Of Insecurity – Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has alleged that his Kaduna Counterpart, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, is either misunderstood or ill-informed on the insecurity affecting the north. In an interview with BBC, El-Rufai had said the lack of synergy on how to tackle banditry is fuelling it. But speaking on Radio France International on Thursday, Ganduje said he once spoke with El-Rufai and the Governor of Bauchi State on how to tackle insecurity. He said he initiated the conversation based on the advice of security agents on how Falgore forest in Kano could be made safe for the benefits of other states. Ganduje said Bauchi and Kaduna governments sent representatives to a meeting where insecurity was discussed and strategies adopted, wondering what prompted El-Rufai’s remark. ...
Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje
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Movement Of Cattle From North To South Should Be Banned – Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there should be a law banning the movement of cattle from the north to the south. Speaking with journalists after he and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors met with President Muhammadu Buhari in Daura, Katsina state, Ganduje said if the movement of cattle is not stopped, there will be no end to farmer-herder conflicts. The governor said his administration is already constructing a settlement for herders in a forest near Kano’s border with Katsina. He said the settlement will have houses, a dam, an artificial insemination centre, and a veterinary clinic. “We are building a Ruga settlement in Samsosua forest, our border with Katsina and we have succeeded in curtailing the effect of banditry in that area,” Ganduje said. ...
Appeal Court Sets Aside Death Sentence Against Kano Singer, Aminu Yahaya-Sharif
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Appeal Court Sets Aside Death Sentence Against Kano Singer, Aminu Yahaya-Sharif

The appeal division of the Kano State High Court has set aside the death sentence passed on Aminu Yahaya Sharif, for blasphemy. Mr Sharif, a resident of Sharifai in Kano metropolis was accused of committing blasphemy against the prophet in a song he circulated via WhatsApp in March 2020. Following the incident, protestors burnt down the singer’s family home and led a procession to the Kano Hisbah Command’s headquarters. A Kano Upper Shari’a Court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano sentenced him to death in August, 2020. A decision he appealed in September 2020. The Executive Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje had indicated readiness to sign the death warrant once it completed the full cycle of the Court. “I will not waste time in signing the warrant for the execu...
Governor Ganduje’s Aide Distributes Donkeys To Empower Youths In Kano
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Governor Ganduje’s Aide Distributes Donkeys To Empower Youths In Kano

The distribution took place at the premises of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday. Murtala Gwarmai, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State on Youth Development, has distributed donkeys and other items to empower young people in the state. The distribution took place at the premises of the state’s Ministry of Youth and Sports on Thursday. Gwarmai also distributed motorcycles, bicycles, cash prizes worth N100,000, building blocks and roofing sheets among others. The governor’s aide said the decision to include the donkey in the list of items distributed followed the request made by one of the beneficiaries, who uses it to transport sand, gravel and blocks, adding that the empowerment will go a long way in assisting his busi...
Ganduje Seeks Amendment To Emirate Council Act
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Ganduje Seeks Amendment To Emirate Council Act

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has proposed an amendment into the Emirate Council Act, seeking removal of the rotation clause in the Council of Emirs’ chairmanship in the state. The act stipulates that the chairman of the Central Council of Emirs, appointed by a governor, will chair the Council for two years. The provision, however, states that it is the prerogative of the governor to ensure that the Chairmanship rotates round all the 5 Emirates. The executive bill, which has scaled through second reading at the state House of Assembly, when passed into law will make Emir Aminu Ado-Bayero the chairman of the State Council of Emirs for life. During the plenary on Monday, the Majority Leader of the house, Kabiru Dashi, who read the bill for the second time, said the bill ...
Ganduje Briefs Osinbajo On Kidnapping And Banditry In Kano
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Ganduje Briefs Osinbajo On Kidnapping And Banditry In Kano

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State over security issues in the state. Ganduje, who spoke with State House correspondents afterward, said he came to brief the vice president on efforts being made to address the challenges. He said that military was putting in its best and was being supported to keep criminals away from the Falgore forest. “Just to brief him about the security issues in Kano State, especially pertaining to kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, and other criminal activities in the zone. “I submitted a report to him that it is all well; we are managing; there is high coordination of the security agencies in Kano; they are working very hard. “The only problem we have is the Falgor...
Ganduje Calls On FG To Ban Entry Of Herdsmen From Other African Countries
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Ganduje Calls On FG To Ban Entry Of Herdsmen From Other African Countries

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has called on the Federal Government to put a stop to the movement of herdsmen from other African countries into Nigeria. This, according to him would help to curb the rate of crime attached to the Fulani-herders conflicts across the country. He made the call on Saturday during the commissioning of 25 housing units of RUGA settlement project at Dansoshiya forest, in Kiru local government of the state. “This is the first batch of the housing units of 25 out of 200 units earmarked for construction,” the governor said. According to him, the call was necessary in order to “successfully and effectively prevent the coming of herdsmen from other African countries, because they come to this country with guns and other weapons. Which flame th...
Governor Ganduje Slashes Salaries of Political Appointees by 50 Percent
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Governor Ganduje Slashes Salaries of Political Appointees by 50 Percent

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje has slashed the salaries of political appointees by 50 percent following a shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the state’s internally generated revenue due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In a statement released by Governor Ganduje's Chief Press Secretary Abba Anwar on Sunday May 17, it was gathered that those affected include the Kano State Governor, his deputy Dr Nasiru Gawuna,  all commissioners, Special Advisers, Senior Special Assistants and Special Assistants among others. The new pay scale will be effective from May. The statement reads in part; “Due to shortfall in the federation account and collapse in the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) because of COVID-19 challenges, all political office holders in Kano State...
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Eventually, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano state has confirmed what we've feared for some time. Ganduje who had done almost everything to dismiss fears that coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, is spreading at an alarming rate in the state, took many by surprise when he raised an alarm that Kano is in trouble as a result of the virulent scourge. You must be definitely rattled but that is the truth the governor has struggled for so long to admit. Speaking at a brief ceremony to take delivery of a COVID-19 Mobile Testing Centre donated to the state by the Dangote Foundation, Ganduje said that "there is no doubt that Kano is in trouble. And there is no doubt that we started on a shaky foundation." But as usual, the governor tried to absolve himself of any blame for t...
Ganduje Asks FG To Relax Lockdown In Kano To Help Residents Buy Food
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Ganduje Asks FG To Relax Lockdown In Kano To Help Residents Buy Food

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has appealed for an urgent ease of the 14-day total lockdown the federal government imposed on the state. Following the rise in COVID-19 cases and the strange deaths in the state, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a total lockdown in Kano which took effect on Monday. But the governor said it is important to relax the lockdown for a while in order to ease the hardship in the state, especially in the holy month of Ramadan. Speaking on Thursday at the government house where he inaugurated a panel of experts to support the state task force technical committee, Ganduje said government is expanding treatment centres for COVID-19. “We would engage the presidential task force on COVID-19 to seek permission to relax the total lockdown ...
El-Rufai’s Wife Apologizes, Makes U-Turn On Son’s Threat To Rape Someone’s Mother
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El-Rufai’s Wife Apologizes, Makes U-Turn On Son’s Threat To Rape Someone’s Mother

Yesterday was not entirely a good day for the El-rufai’s on twitter yesterday, as the son to the governor of Kano State, Bello Rufai, threatened to gang-rape the mother of a twitter user he had a brawl with. The brawl originated from a comment the person made on the post of El-Rufai where he suggested that Trump, the American president, was incompetent. In response, the twitter user called El-Rufai an hypocrite for addressing the American competent as incompetent while he sees nothing wrong with the administration of Buhari. The comment apparently did not sit well with Bello Rufai, who took no chill pill, in calling out the twitter user and threatening him with gang-rape of his mother. Twitter users who reacted to the tweets kept tagging the mother of Bello to give a response to...
Dangote Set To Build 600-Bed Capacity Isolation Centre In Kano
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Dangote Set To Build 600-Bed Capacity Isolation Centre In Kano

Nigerian politician and governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has informed the general public on a imminent ICU centre yet to be built by the richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Africa richest man, Aliko Dangote The governor announced this at an inauguration of a fundraising committee. The 600-bed capacity ICU will help treat coronavirus patients and also cater for the sick or high risk people with a specific ailment.
Ganduje Gifts Katsina Trekker, Nura Aliyu Batsari N500k, Hajj Seat, Laptop
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Ganduje Gifts Katsina Trekker, Nura Aliyu Batsari N500k, Hajj Seat, Laptop

Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has given Comrade Nura Aliyu Batsari, the man who trekked from Katsina state to Kano State to congratulate his victory at the Supreme Court a good package of gift. We learned that the Governor gave the trekker the sun of five hundred thousand Naira (N500,000), a free Hajj seat and a brand new laptop. Recall also that the Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Ila, has reportedly confers traditional title “Sarkin Zumuncin Rano” to the trekker earlier when he paid him a courtesy visit at his Palace.
If Crisis Will Help Us Win Election, Then We Need More Crisis In APC – Oshiomhole
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If Crisis Will Help Us Win Election, Then We Need More Crisis In APC – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, has boasted that the speculated crises rocking the ruling party did not reflect in the party’s electoral victories in the polls conducted so far. The APC boss, who dropped the hint while playing host to Kano State chapter of the party recently, also joked that if a crisis is what it takes to win elections, he won’t mind the continuation of more crises. While addressing a delegation led by the Governor of Kano State, Umar Ganduje, Oshiomhole quipped: “On my part, the victories we recorded especially in this rerun election is very timely. “When I pick up newspapers and see where they are writing that APC is in crisis, and by the time you turn to the next page they will announce that APC has won this or that...
Buhari Celebrates Ganduje’s 70th Birthday, Says He’s Skilled, Patient Politician
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Buhari Celebrates Ganduje’s 70th Birthday, Says He’s Skilled, Patient Politician

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Wednesday, praised Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, describing him as “a skilled politician, a party builder and a man who works for the success of our party.” Buhari made the comments in a message of felicitations to Ganduje on his 70th birthday. “The Kano State Governor is one of most patient politicians I have ever met in my life,” he said in a statement on Wednesday night by his media aide, Mr Garba Shehu. Buhari also noted that “Ganduje is also a committed party man who has worked tirelessly for its success.” The governor is a member of the All Progressives Congress. “Governor Ganduje has every reason to give gratitude to God for living to the ripe age of 70 in good health,” the President added. The...
Ganduje/Sanusi Reconciliation In Jeopardy As Governor Jets Out To Saudi Arabia
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Ganduje/Sanusi Reconciliation In Jeopardy As Governor Jets Out To Saudi Arabia

Despite intervention on the protracted feud between Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano State, and Muhammad Sanusi II, the emir of Kano by two former military Heads of states, General Yakubu Gowon (RTD) and General Abdulsalam Abubakar( RTD), Ganduje is set to travel to Saudi Arabia on Monday evening to celebrate his 70 years in the Holy city of Islam. A source close to the development told Daily Independent that the two heads of military junta had contacted Ganduje through the Chairman Nigeria Govenrors Forum, Ekiti state Governor Kayode Fayemi. The source further revealed that Ganduje told Fayemi that he has concluded plans to visit the republic of Saudi Arabia to perform lesser hajj, stating that he won’t be available until January, 2020. According to the source the duo...
I Have Received Request To Dethrone Emir Sanusi – Ganduje
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I Have Received Request To Dethrone Emir Sanusi – Ganduje

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday said he has received a letter from 35 civil society organisations calling for the immediate dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, for disobedience to constituted authority. Mr Ganduje’s spokesperson, Abba Anwar, in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES said the CSOs are concerned that Mr Sanusi is making efforts to create a state within a state. Mr Anwar did not list the 35 CSOs but said their request was signed by Ibrahim Ali, described as the chairman of the coalition. Mr Ganduje has sought to whittle down the influence of Mr Sanusi by creating four new emirates and appointing first-class emirs for them. Before the new law was put in place, the emir of Kano was the only first-class emir in the state. ...
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Ganduje Appoints Emir Sanusi As Chairman Council Of Chiefs

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has approved the appointment of Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II as the first chairman of the newly-formed State Council of Chiefs. Against speculations that emir of Bichi, Aminu Bayero would be appointed to chair the council, the governor chose Mr Sanusi to be the pioneer chairman of the council for a two-year term. Last week, the state Assembly passed the new emirate bill re-presented before it by the governor after a state High Court dissolved the emirates and sacked the four emirs. In a statement by the governor’s spokesman, Abba Anwar, Mr Ganduje ordered Mr Sanusi to summon council meeting immediately. “By the powers conferred on the Governor of Kano state, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, by Sections 4 (2) (g) and Section 5(...
Appeal Court Upholds Ganduje’s Election, Dismisses PDP, Abba’s Petitions
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Appeal Court Upholds Ganduje’s Election, Dismisses PDP, Abba’s Petitions

The Court of Appeal sitting in Kaduna State has upheld the election of Abdullahi Ganduje as duly elected Governor of Kano State. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate had on April 11 filed a petition at the Appeal Court against the October 2nd judgement of the election petition tribunal. The election petition tribunal had upheld the election of Ganduje of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the March 24 supplementary election held in some electoral wards in Kano State. However, in a unanimous judgement delivered on the petition on Friday, a five-man panel of the court led by Justice Tijjani Abubakar dismissed the appeal by the PDP and its governorship candidate, Abba Yusuf. The court affirmed the October 2nd judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Trib...
How My Son Went Missing During Salah In Kano, Was Found In Anambra – Father
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How My Son Went Missing During Salah In Kano, Was Found In Anambra – Father

The father of one of the children rescued in Anambra State has narrated how his son was kidnapped. “When the police told me they were going to Onitsha in search of missing children, I never thought the investigation would yield any results concerning my son,” Muhammad Ali said. Mr Ali’s five-year old son was one of the children missing in Kano that the police recently recovered in Anambra State. “Days after, they called me on the telephone that they were back, we should come and identify our children. I rushed to the station and when I saw my child Usman, I was emotional with tears running down my face. I thank the Almighty Allah and Mr Babagana (the police chief overseeing the anti-kidnap section in Kano).” Mr Ali, a resident of Sauna-Kawaji, Nasarawa Local Government Area...
Tribunal Upholds Ganduje’s Election As Kano Governor
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Tribunal Upholds Ganduje’s Election As Kano Governor

The Kano state election petitions tribunal has upheld the victory of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Ganduje, who contested the last gubernatorial poll under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the election but Abba Yusuf, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, challenged his victory. Yusuf had asked the tribunal to set aside the election on the grounds that it was fraught with irregularities. But Ganduje, through his lawyers, told the court that the petitioners failed to prove that the election was rigged. The governor and his party argued that the exhibits that were tendered by the petitioners were not certified true copies (CTC), asking the tribunal to dismiss the pe...
President Buhari To Visit South Africa Over Welfare Of Nigerians
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President Buhari To Visit South Africa Over Welfare Of Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja Wednesday on a three-day State Visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss welfare of Nigerians, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts. The visit comes against the background of recent xenophobic attacks, the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Ramaphosa. While in South Africa, the Nigerian leader will hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians living in the country, with a view to sharing in their experiences and reassuring them of Nigerian government’s commitment to working for the protection of their lives and property and promoting peaceful co-existence. President Buhari ...
CAN Slams Gadunje Over Threat To Sue Wike
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CAN Slams Gadunje Over Threat To Sue Wike

Governor Ganduje of Kano State, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, had vowed to take legal action against the government of Rivers State over alleged demolition of the Rainbow Central Mosque in Trans-Amadi Area of Port Harcourt. Speaking with Tribune Online, Director of legal and Public Affairs, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Samuel Kwamkur said Kano state governor has no locus standing to issue such threat because he is not a religious leader adding that his state is more guilt of persecution of Christians than any part of the country. “I am very surprise to hear Governor Ganduje of Kano state talking about illegality. We have chains of report from Christians in Kano of how they suffered persecutions from government, their places of whorships destroyed,...
Kano State Partners UAE For Kano–Dubai Twin-City Project
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Kano State Partners UAE For Kano–Dubai Twin-City Project

For closer ties between Kano state and United Arab Emirates, a modern and global city development project would soon be on board between the state and UAE, called Twin-City Concept, with the view to bringing closer economic cooperation and cultural fertilisation for mutual sustainable development. This was revealed by the UAE Ambassador in Nigeria, Dr Fahad Obaid Al-Taflaq, when the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, paid him a courtesy visit at the Embassy, in Abuja, Wednesday, with the aim of strengthening relationship between the state and the Arab Emirates. Pleased with the high level presentation and articulation of Kano’s interest in the about-to-be-strengthened ties, as posed by Ganduje, Dr. Obaid reveals that, “Because of the importance we attach to Kano ...
Ganduje Orders District Heads To Shun Emir Sanusi At Kano Durbar
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Ganduje Orders District Heads To Shun Emir Sanusi At Kano Durbar

The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has directed 36 out of 44 local government district heads not to attend Daushe Durbar in Kano. The government countered an announcement from the Kano Emirate Council on local radio inviting all district heads to attend the grand Daushe Durbar, which usually holds a day after Sallah. On May 8, the governor assented to a controversial law establishing four additional emirates with first class emirs in Rano, Bichi, Karaye and Gaya. However, at least two court cases were instituted, challenging the governor’s action. Following the governor’s decision, the powers of the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi was whittled down as he was only left with eight metropolitan local governments under his control, with other 36 local governments shar...
Governor Umar Ganduje Forms A Committee To End Street Begging In Kano
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Governor Umar Ganduje Forms A Committee To End Street Begging In Kano

Concerned by the plight of children begging and roaming in the street under the guise of attending Qur'anic schools as Almajiris, governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, has constituted a powerful Technical Committee that would look into the Almajiri system of education, with the view to integrating it into the mainstream curriculum-based education system that complies with international best practice as manifested in Muslim countries across the globe. The new initiative will checkmate the menace of street begging among Almajiris. Because more measures would be put in place to bring forth the dignity and resourcefulness of pupils for the overall development of the state. With the recent pronouncement of free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education by the ...
Ganduje Orders Probe Of Kano Zoo’s ‘Gorilla Swallowed N6.8m’
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Ganduje Orders Probe Of Kano Zoo’s ‘Gorilla Swallowed N6.8m’

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has ordered the State Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the issue of Kano Zoological Gardens story of alleged swallowing of the sum N6.8m by a Gorilla in the Zoo. The order was given by the governor and the Commission has swung into action, immediately after the issuance of the order. He asked the Commission to look into the immediate and remote cause of the allegation, directing them to unearth everything surrounding the incident. It could be recalled that, there was a case of alleged missing of N6.7m generated by the Zoo as gate fees collected from visitors of the garden, particularly during the Sallah festive period.
Emir Sanusi Replies Ganduje’s Query
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Emir Sanusi Replies Ganduje’s Query

Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has replied a query issued to him by the administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano. The Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission which probed the emirate had alleged that there was misappropriation of N3.4billion between 2014 and 2017. Citing the report of the probe panel, the Kano government had asked the emir to respond to the allegation with 48 hours. In a letter seen by TheCable, the emir thanked the state government for giving him the opportunity to respond to the allegations. He said secretary of the emirate is the accounting officer and not him. Sanusi added that N1.8 billion was in the account of the emirate when he was appointed. Abba Yusuf, acting secretary of Kano emirate council, signed the letter on his...
Governor Ganduje And Emir Sanusi Reconcile
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Governor Ganduje And Emir Sanusi Reconcile

There is strong indication that raging crisis between the governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II has come to an end, following a truce reached on Friday night in Abuja. Earlier on Friday, DAILY NIGERIAN reported that President Muhammadu Buhari had mediated in matter, following calls for his intervention and that of Northern elders as the estrangement between the governor and the emir raised tension in the state. The president’s intervention comes a day to the expiration of a query issued to the emir by the state government, seeking answer on alleged misappropriation of the emirate’s finances. At the peace meeting held Friday night in Abuja, the governor and the emir have agreed to sheath the sword for the interest of Kano as well as t...
Letter Of Query Issued By Ganduje To Emir Sanusi
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Letter Of Query Issued By Ganduje To Emir Sanusi

Full Text of Query issued by Ganduje to Sanusi The administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, issued a query to Muhammadu Sanusi, the emir of Kano, over alleged financial misappropriation. This followed a probe by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission which had earlier recommended the suspension of the monarch. The agency had said it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent under Sanusi, between 2014 and 2017. In a letter from the office of the secretary to the state government, Sanusi was given 48 hours to respond to issues raised. Below is the content of the letter which was obtained by TheCable: The Kano State Government is in receipt of a Report by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission dated May...
Sanusi Response To Ganduje’s Query “N3.4bn Fraud”
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Sanusi Response To Ganduje’s Query “N3.4bn Fraud”

Munir Sanusi, chief of staff to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, says the emirate council is studying the content of the query issued to the monarch. The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state. The chief of staff confirmed the receipt of the letter, saying the emir was asked to respond within 24 hours. “We received the query today (Thursday). The state government has demanded the response of His Highness within 24 hours. The council is studying the content,” he told. The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission had recommended the suspension of the emir after probing the emirate. The agency said it uncovered that N3.4 billion was misspent under Sanusi. The ...
Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons
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Ganduje Puts Off Emir Sanusi’s Visit For Security Reasons

Kano State government has cancelled the annual traditional Sallah event known as, Hawan Nassarawa, slated for Thursday 6th June, 2019, for security reasons. Dailypost reports that Hawan Nasarawa is a traditional visit by reigning emir of Kano to the governor at the Government House two days after Eid as a mark of allegiance to the political authority. However, a statement on Wednesday night by Malam Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State explained that after security meeting that was held between governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje with all the security agencies, concerning all Sallah celebrations, as it is usually done, there was intelligence report for the fear of breach of peace during the upcoming event. The statement therefore said: “It is clear to al...
The Moment Ganduje Shaded Emir Sanusi, Reveals Why He Created New Emirates
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The Moment Ganduje Shaded Emir Sanusi, Reveals Why He Created New Emirates

Kano Governor opens up on why he created additional Emirates, thus reducing the power and influence of Emir Sanusi, as he shades the Emir. Ganduje who was reacting to the uproar trailing the creation of four new emirates from the Kano emirate council, said the splitting of the council was not a vendetta against Sanusi but still went ahead to shade Emir Sanusi. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Emir Sanusi Is Supposed To Report To Local Government Chairman Not Me – Ganduje Says Kano Governor Opens Up On Why He Created Additional Emirates, Thus Reducing The Power And Influence Of Emir Sanusi, As He Shades The Emir A post shared by TheFamousNaija (@thefamousnaija) on May 11, 2019 at 1:17am PD...
Ganduje Appoints Four New Emirs
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Ganduje Appoints Four New Emirs

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has appointed four new emirs in the state. The appointment comes 48 hours after he assented to a bill to split Kano emirate into five. The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi), Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), Tafida Abubakar (Rano), and Ibrahim Abubakar (Karaye). Ado Bayero is one of the sons of the predecessor of Muhammadu Sanusi, the incumbent emir of Kano. Meanwhile, Kabiru Alhassan, speaker of the Kano house of assembly, is now a kingmaker in Rano emirate. Rurum, who holds the traditional title of Turakin Rano, made the list of four kingmakers in the emirate. Muhammad Garba, commissioner for information, said the new emirs would receive their letters of appointment and staff of office at a ceremony at Sani Abacha Stadium on Satu...
Umar Ganduje’s Reelection As Governor Amazes Me – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu
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Umar Ganduje’s Reelection As Governor Amazes Me – Ebuka Obi-Uchendu

Talk show and Big Brother Nigeria host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has expressed shock with the fact that people still voted for Governor Umaru Ganduje of Kano State, despite video recordings showing that he took bribe. The Big Brother Naija host in a tweet on Tuesday morning said it was truly amazing that the Kano state governor who was accused of taking bribes from contractors and also caught in several videos stuffing dollars into his “babariga” – could still be reelected back to the office.
Ganduje Moves To Remove Sanusi As Emir Of Kano
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Ganduje Moves To Remove Sanusi As Emir Of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable report. On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II. Also at Monday’s plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter from one Ibrahim Salisu and others, seeking the creation of new Kano emirates in Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya. “The governor is determined to remove the emir, and if this does not succeed, he will break the emirate into pieces to whittle down Sanusi’s power,” an official of the state government, who asked not to be named, told TheCable on Monday evening. Ironically, Ganjude’s mov...

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