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Buhari nods to Ganduje’s second-term bid

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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.

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SSS Arrests Anti-Ganduje Social Media Critic

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Salisu Hotoro, a critic of the governor of Kano State governor Abdullahi Ganduje and supporter of Kwankwasiyya movement, has been arrested.

Mr Hotoro was picked by the operatives of the State Security Service, SSS, in his Hotoro home on Thursday.

Sources disclosed that he was arrested for allegedly casting aspersions on a former managing director of Nigerian Ports Authority, Aminu Dabo.

The former managing director of NPA drew the ire of the Kwankwasiyya supporters when he reportedly claimed that he “takes care” of Kwankwasiyya supporters before his defection to APC.

Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, spokesman for Kano State gubernatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Abba Yusuf, confirmed Mr Hotoro’s arrest on his Facebook page, saying he was arrested by the SSS.

“Salisu Yahaya Hotoro, a member of my team and a social media activist faithful to Kwankwasiyya movement in Kano has been arrested by the men of DSS in Kano.

“Salisu was humiliated and chained at both his legs and hands then taken away to an unknown destination.

“We condemn this intimidation on the opposition as an act of impunity from the enemies of democracy,” Mr Dawakin-Tofa wrote.

Mr Dawakin-Tofa disclosed that all efforts by the Kwankwasiyya group to know Mr Hotoro’s whereabouts proved futile.

While condemning the arrest, the spokesman alleged that the development was a plot by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje and the All Progressives Congress, APC to launch onslaught on him and some Kwankwasiyya social media activists.

He vowed that the intimidation would not deter the opposition from criticising President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr Ganduje over alleged injustice meted to them in the re-run election.

The state Director of SSS, Alhasan Mohammed, could not be reached at at the time of filing in this report as his mobile number was not reachable.

Mr Hotoro was previously arrested and charged to court late last year.

Source: DAILY NIGERIAN

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Man Slashes Wife’s Throat, Buries Corpse in His Room

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The Kano State Police Command on Friday paraded a 20-year-old man, Aminu Inuwa of Jakada Quarters, for allegedly slitting his wife’s throat and burying her corpse in his room.

He was also said to have buried the corpse of the 17-year-old victim, in his room.

According to the command’s spokesperson, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, the police on April 3, 2019 around 11:00am, received a report that Inuwa killed his wife, Safara Inuwa, who was aged 17 years with a knife.

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He said the couple had a dispute during which the suspect slit her throat and buried her corpse in his room.

Haruna however, said the police exhumed the body and took it to the Murtala Muhammed Specialist Hospital, Kano for autopsy.

According to him, the suspect who is already in custody has confessed to the crime and would be charged to court once investigation was completed.

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Kano Federal Members Endorsed Gbajabiamila Speaker Candidature.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

24 Members-elect of House of Representative from Kano endorsed the candidature of Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

The motion was moved, Friday in a meeting held in Abuja by the Chief whip House of Representative and Member-Elect Tudun Wada /Doguwa Constituency Hon. Alhassan Ado Doguwa and Seconded by Rt. Hon. Kabiru Alhassan Rurum Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly and newly- elected member representing Rano/Kbiya/Bunkure Federal Constituencies.

The Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje And State Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abass and deputy chairman and State Secretary of the party all attended the meeting at Governors Lodge Asokoro Abuja.

In 2015, Gbajabiamila presented himself to his colleagues as an aspirant for the Speakership seat in the House, which he narrowly lost the election to the present Speaker Yakubu Dogara.

Upon his recent re-elections in 2019 general poll, Femi presented his fresh bid to lead the federal House of representatives in 9th Assembly which he is overwhelmingly garnering supports from most of his counterparts.

The trend which the entire Kano legislatures both at the upper and lower legislative chambers endorsed their collective approval.

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