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Ex Kano Emir Sanusi, Moves Out of Kano, As Ganduje Plans to Declare New Emir.



Adamu Aminu Kano

To further forestall peace and order after the dethronement of the embattled Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, security operatives have taken him to custody and escorted him out from the ancient city of Kano.

First Weekly Magazine learnt that top operatives from the Department of State Services (DSS), police and the military, stormed the Emir’s Palace, shortly after his dethronement and escorted him out from Kano to Nasarawa State.

The dethroned Emir was said to have been placed under house-arrest following his removal from office.

Reports indicates that the Kano state Executive Council is currently on a crucial meeting deliberating on the immediate announcement of Muhammad Sanusi’s successor.

A reliable source from The Government House revealed to First Weekly Magazine that, “before the end of today, the new Emir of Kano will be announced. There is no cause for alarm.”

However, unconfirmed reports have it that the son of the late Emir Abdullahi Ado Bayero, who is currently the Emir of Bichi, His Highness, Aminu Ado Bayero may be announced the new Emir of Kano.

There are also speculations that Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sunusi, uncle to the dethroned Emir of Kano, may also be considered.

Kano remains calm and peaceful as at the time of filling in this report.

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Thugs Attack Kwankwaso In Kano



The convoy of former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso was attacked by thugs in Kano on Tuesday.

It was gathered not less than three utility vehicles in his convoy were destroyed during the incident, which occured close to a three star hotel in the city.

The incident was said to have occurred shortly after Kwankwaso conferred with the Chairman of Kano State PDP ward Congress, Governor Fintiri.

A statement by Ibrahim Adam, spokesman to Abba Kabir Yusuf, 2019 PDP gubernatorial candidate in Kano said “the leader escaped unhurt ”

Adam said: “While leaving the hotel, some hired thugs attacked the convoy of Sen. Kwankwaso and destroyed 3 cars belonging to some of our House of Assembly members.”

He added: “But, Alhamdulillah, the congress was successful. They couldn’t achieve what they want to achieve.”

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My Father Is A Master Chess Player In Politics – Ganduje’s Daughter



Fatima Ganduje Ajimobi, Daughter of the Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has once again come for her father’s critics, days after the state government dethroned Muhammad Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano.

Taking to her Instagram story, the governor’s daughter said there has been no single riot in Kano as expected by others, following the crowning of another Emir, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero.

Fatima also said she would rather a worker than a talker, a subtle jab at the deposed Sanusi, who was critical of Ganduje’s administration.

Screenshot of her Instagram story.

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Vice President Osinbajo, Sheds Light on Kano Power Sector



By Adamu Aminu, Kano.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday emphasised the need to get the private sector involved with government to bring power to Kano State.

Prof. Osinbajo stated this while receiving the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture led by its president, Alhaji Dalhatu Abubakar, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Vice President spokesman, Laolu Akande.

According to him, “If we can bring a substantial amount of investment in power to Kano, we can really make a difference. So, I am looking forward to working with you on power,”

He said closer collaboration between KACCIMA and the Federal Government is very important to economically move the state and Nigeria forward.

“Anyone who understands the history of business in Nigeria cannot in any way diminish the importance of the Kano business community,’’ said the statement.

In the statement, Osinbajo said when the country started the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council, in engaging the partnership that will move the initiative forward, Lagos and Kano had to be the two focal points for the implementation of the reform plans.

The statement added that the Vice President said the regular interface between the private sector and the Federal Government would continue because of their contribution to the development of the economy, especially in creating employment.

Osinbajo assured that the federal government would do everything possible to support the business community in Kano.

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