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Kano concludes Preparation for Atiku’s Rally.

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Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State Senator Masa’ud El-Jubril Doguwa on Thursday said the party has concluded all needed preparation for the warm reception of its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

He assured the grand reception will be the first of its kind with regard to all presidential campaign rallies at this moment.

Doguwa, while briefing newsmen in Kano, declared that Atiku will storm the ancient city of Kano to witness a grand welcome that would be exclusive and entirely different from the other rallies.

He said all possible arrangement have been concluded to receive Atiku Abubakar successfully

According to him: ”We want to make sure that this rally is a grand one, it is going to be the mother all rallies done before.

“I think it is going to be exclusive and unique. No state in Nigeria will compare, with the standard of what the rally that would be held in Kano on Sunday.”

He went on: Kano is the hotbed and beehive of politics in Nigeria.

While responding on the provisional closure of the Sani Abach Stadium, El-Jibril, said: State Government backslided on their earlier pronouncement that they would let us PDP to use the Sani Aabacha Stadium to conduct our rally for the befitting Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar on Sunday.

” What I want to clarify that we are yet to understand the action taken by Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima, the Chairman of the Kano State Sports Commission.

“I believe the decision was taken singlehandedly If that is the case, I call upon the government to do what is legally binding on him for closing the stadium without any tangible motive.

“Secondly, if he did so on the government directives, then it is making PDP more formidable and potentially undefeatable in the forthcoming elections, hence, this action has drastically deflated the popularity of the APC in Kano.

“So, I craved the indulgence of the Kano state government to look into this crucial to finds out the negative actions that are contrary to the ideals of democracy in Nigeria”

Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano.

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Customs Officers Manhandled Express FM Reporter in Kano.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano

The operatives of Nigerian Customs Service assaulted Express Radio Reporter Lamin Hassan today in Kano.

The unfortunate incidence took place earlier today at Gwammaja quarters in Kano metropolitan.

Lamin Hassan is officially assigned to investigate and report comprehensively on the incessant complains by the public concerning the alleged harassment by customs officers recently.

“On my arrival at the scene clamping down on a Shopping mall selling Palm-date and Zam-Zam Water which they allegedly branded as contraband, while interviewing some people with regards to the incessant harassment, they came started assaulting me” Hassan said.

Reports reliably indicates that the customs officers snatched the Express Radio’s reporter recording, mutilated his clothes and manhandled him mercilessly.

” I was beaten with a gun on my chest by one custom operative just because I’m discharging my lawful duty” Hassan.

Recently, Customs operatives have intensifies their operations indiscriminately within nooks and crannies of Kano metropolis.

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El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.

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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.

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Kano Records 60 months without Polio, says Ganduje

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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.

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