All Progressive Candidate Presidential Candidate in the 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday gave nod to the second-term of Kano state governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Muhammadu Buhari while addressing his mammoth supporters at Kofar Mata Stadium raised up Ganduje’s hand and ask Kano people to give him massive supports in the forthcoming general elections.
“Here is your Ganduje! Here is your Ganduje! Keep on!” yelled Muhammadu Buhari.
During his campaign visit, the president paid homage to Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II
It can be recalled that prior to the arrival of president Muhammadu Buhari, there were widespread rumours that he will dodge from given nod Abdullahi Ganduje’s candidacy in order to protect his reputation as an anti-corruption fighter with the $5m bribery allegation levelled against the governor.
While addressing supporters at the Sani Abacha stadium, Buhari appreciated Kano people for their overly supports given to him since he delved into politics.
“To foster peace and prosperity is my top and highest priority” he pledged.
“As far as peace is concern ask your business partners from the Northeast. They will tell you that most of them have already returned to their domains.
“In terms of economic prosperity we banned rice importation, as we are now able to feed ourselves,” the APC presidential candidate said.
Kano was reached to standstills as massive, hundreds supporters of Muhammadu Buhari were seen in various groups wearing t-shirts and native attires branded with Buhari and Ganduje images.
Convoys of open vans, blaring deafening sound of campaign songs, enveloped with glossy campaign posters of Buhari and Ganduje were spotted all over, screeching tyres to impressed party supporters as well as onlookers waiting by sides of main roads to catched glimpsed of President Muhammadu Buhari and his entourage.
El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya of the history department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria has attributed the longstanding detention of the Shiite leader in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky is a federal government wickedness of the highest order.
Professor Yahaya said this while briefing newsmen on Saturday in Kano.
Adding that “Shiites members are peace-loving and law-abiding citizens, but the ongoing persecutions of El-Zakzaky and his teeming followers by the federal government is a deliberate step of subduing the movement by any means necessary, which their ill-motive would not prosper”
The University Don stressed that, in view of the ailments threatening the well-being and life of Sheikh El-Zakzaky while currently in detention, it is highly imperative for the federal government to consider the request of taking him abroad to seek for urgent medical attention.
“Shiite members in Nigeria were glaringly denied their right to worship, to move freely and also prevented from voicing-out their grievances through peaceful demonstration calling for the unconditional release of leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky but instead, they were killed and maimed in broad daylight by the security operatives” he emphasised.
Professor Yahaya goes on to say that even the Idol worshippers and other various faith in Nigeria are enjoying right of worshipping and practising their beliefs without prejudice, while Shiite members are been treated as impostors in their fatherland.
The renowned historian added that it is advisable for the sake of peace and harmony to reign, the federal government must respect the previous court orders which uphold the release of the Shiekh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky unconditionally.
“Saudi Arabia was the brain behind given out these contract to destabilise Shiite movement due to its loggerhead with Iran, and Nigeria is not an exception among the countries who gave patronage to such juicy contracts of putting our movement in disarray” he assured.
Professor Dahiru Yahaya added that living in peace and harmony is what Nigerians are presently craving for, to prosper in their various endeavours and going about practising their beliefs without intimidation and stigmatisation for no obvious reason.
Kano Records 60 months without Polio, says Ganduje
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The Kano State Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has urged Kano populace to remain committed towards complimenting government efforts in fighting polio.
Dr. Ganduje made the disclosure on Sunday during the flag-off ceremony of August 2019 National Immunization plus days (NIPDs) held at Tsalle town in Gezawa Local Government Area.
He said this amidst the celebration of 60 months without a fresh outbreak of polio in Kano.
Adding that previous exercises were profoundly achieved by the government through the seamless co-operation and solid commitment given by people.
“It is obviously cleared that 60 months without any newly reported case of polio, is a welcoming development which was celebrated by all and sundry he added.
He urged parents, guardian, as well as caregivers to supports government efforts in the course of branding Nigeria free-polio country.
Earlier, in his remark, the permanent secretary, State ministry of health, Usman Bala said the state government has done a lot towards bringing the virus down to its knees through tireless routine immunisation exercises blended with a massive campaign of public enlightenment to keep people abreast of the need to immunised their children of poliomyelitis.
During the events, the representatives of Kano, Gaya and Rano emirates urged parents not to relent in supporting governments commitment to eradicate the menace poliovirus in Kano and the nation at large.
Hon.Gbajabiamila Appoints Rurum, Goro and Others to Head Committees.
Adamu Aminu, Kano.
The speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has appointed 12 members from Kano state as chairmen of various committees.
Mr Gbajabiamila released the names on Thursday evening.
According to the list, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum(Rano.Kibiya/Bunkure) Pension, Sha’aban Sharada (Kano Municipal) National Security and Intelligence committee while Aminu Sulaiman Goro (Fagge) still heads the chairmanship of Tertiary Institutions committee.
Others are Munir Babba (Kumbotso); Agricultural colleges and institutions, Mahmoud Abdullahi (Albasu/ Gaya/Ajingi); Petroleum resources (downstream), and Nasiru Ali Ahmed (Nassarawa); Public procurement.
The rest are Ali Muhammad (Wudil/Garko); Labour, employment and productivity, Abubakar Kabir Abubakar (Bichi); Works, Kabiru Idris (Kura/Madobi/Garun Malam); Civil Society and Development Partners, Mustapha Dawaki (Dawakin Kudu/Warawa); Housing and Habitat,Sani Bala (Tsanyawa) Public service matters, and Tijjani Jobe (Tofa/Rimin Gado/Dawakin Tofa); Rural Development.
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