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Kwankwaso is self-centred and exploitative politician” says Gen.Dambazau.



Kano State ex-commissioner for special duties and key figure in APC, Gen. Idris Bello Dambazau (rtd) has described the political orientation and approaches of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are nothing but exploitative and swelled-headed.
Gen. Dambazau made the remark over the weekend during an interview granted in Kano.

He said the response was deem appropriate due to the recent utterances been blaring by Sen. Kwankwaso, frustrated by the gale of defections of his ex-political heavyweights to ruling party, which he said is gradually dragging his Kwankwasiyya ideology to its knees in Kano and beyond.

He asserted that they resorted to dumped the movement, because they were marginalised, sickened and tired of living under shackles of Kwankwaso’s high-handedness and exploitative stewardship.

” Kwankwaso is restive and jittery and outrightly aware of losing direction, been apprehensive of seeing that the days of his political bragging days are numbered, that’s why he resorted to making unfounded and misguided utterances few days to the general elections” Dambazau alleges.

He also cited that, “as an ex-army officer I’m workaholic, that’s why in the past, i decided to work with Kwankwaso, because he commands large followers, and overwhelming influence blended with a zeal to work hard for the progress of Kano people.

But he said” as time passed, Kwankwaso transformed to a different man, his approaches and attitude completely changes, taking himself as a larger-than-life politician, irascible, who doesn’t accommodates and accepts any initiatives from others, apart from his own”

“One has to exercise perseverance, total submissive in a tiptoed movement and great deal of patience in as much as he works closer to him, because age, familiarity, talk less of blind loyalty is not a yardstick to spare you from the glare of his embarrassment” Dambazau lamented.

Gen Idris Dambazau in an imprecatory response said, when it comes to the issues of Kwankwaso’s 2015 presidential bid bankrolling,
incomplete 5-kilometre roads, Kano students foreign scholarship skirmish and other sundry complexities, still there were so many pending questions which are yet to be answered.

While commenting on what attracted him to decamped to APC and how would he would sell governor Ganduje amidst allegations of impropriety.

Dambazau said” mild-manner, good approaches, and spirit of forgiveness is among the qualities attracted me to him, and the works done within three years speaks volumes worth of his competency to be re-elected”

“Ganduje as a leader, didn’t consider himself as superhuman, he is capable of doing good and contrary on the other way round,” he praised.

Gen. Idris Dambazau (rtd) boasted that the day of democratic reckoning is around the corner in less than a week, whereby political grain and chaff will be separated in a ballot box.

Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano.

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CP Wakili Has Integrity, Oversteps Confine of The Law – NDLEA Commandant, Kano.



Adamu Aminu, Kano

The Commandant of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano command Mallam Abdul Ibrahim said the State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Wakili is a hard-working law enforcement officer of national repute, who possessed hard-earn integrity, but goes beyond the confine of the law in the course of discharging his duties.

Abdul Ibrahim made the disclosure in an interview, while responding to newsmen in Kano sequel to the recent interception of drugs by Commissioner Wakili, which were publicly branded as Tramadol with no forensic evidence.

Abdul added that NDLEA and other agencies are an offshoot of Nigeria Police command enjoying the good working relationship, which laws have earmarked boundaries on how each agency should discharge its statutory duty without trespass.

Adding that supposed drugs apprehended and exhibited by Wakili to members of press without proper forensic verification, were not Tramadol, is an anti-inflammatory drug which serves the same purpose with “Feldene”.

” The problem with Wakili is, he has a good intention, but he doesn’t know how to policed illicit drugs, his work stops when he makes an arrest he supposes to take drugs case to the experts” Abdul added.

The Kano NDLEA Boss added that his agency has a constitutional superiority to take drug-related cases to federal high court under section 26 of the Nigerian constitution, not the police.

“Had it been Police have been abiding by the due protocols all this infraction could have been averted, we are friendly with Police in all where I served, in case of Wakili he has never transferred case to us” Kano commandant assured.

Mal. Abdul Ibrahim recalled that sometimes ago, Commissioner Wakili claimed to have apprehended two trucks of Tramadol, and he said it is practically not possible to see Tramadol in such magnitude, and one carton of Tramadol is 16 million Naira.

“He said he conveyed that illicit drugs to NAPDAC when we followed the case, we were shown substandard, fake and anti-malaria drugs, if for instance I asked CP Wakili to produce the two trucks, if he can’t he would be charged to court for tampering with exhibits” He added.

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Kano Emirates Creation: CSO Call on Sultan of Sokoto to Wades in Kano Emirates Tussle.



Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The Renaissance Coalition in collaboration Civil society organisations have described the recent creation of new Emirates by Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje with compliments of State Assembly is deceptive, personal and not in tandem with the overall aspirations of Kano people.

While briefing newsmen in Kano, on Monday, the civil society organisation under the auspices of Renaissance coalition as a move which is not far from subverting people’s interest for the benefits and selfish interest of a few.

In his speech during Abdurrahman Bappa Yola who spoke on behalf of the coalition said the emerging situation in Kano is condemnable and berates ganduje’s actions of they described as a calculated and personal vendetta to clip the wings of emir Sunusi for being outspoken.

“There are more pressing issues which deserved priority and urgent attention by the state government rather than to hell-bent on balkanization of Kano emirate into five fragments, which have no added value to the well-being of Kano populace as far as socio-economic development are a concern” Yola added.

The coalition of the CSO furthers say the state house of assembly was also to be blamed in this regard, towards complimenting Ganduje’s personal wishes to whittle the historic Emirate, instead of passing the numerous unattended bills that are more useful and worthwhile to the betterment of the entire Kano populace, but engage joining the bandwagon of realising what they called the wishes of governor Ganduje.

The coalition of CSO calls on the Sultan of Sokoto, traditional rulers and influential people in the north to call on Governor Ganduje to do everything at their disposal to reverse the creation of more additional Emirates in Kano for peace to reign and to preserve the the.long-standing history which Kano famous for over the years.

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Splitting Kano Emirate not my wish, is a Change From God – Aminu Ado Bayero.



Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The newly-appointed Emir of Bichi, Alh Aminu Ado Bayero said it was not his wishes for Kano emirate to be fragmented into five, but is a changed from God which has to be accepted by all in good faith.

The newly- crowned Bichi Emir made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

He added that power belongs to God, gives it to whom he wishes, at anytime of the day or night.

Emir Aminu Ado Bayero asserted that since colonial times emirs were in-charged and in total control of government establishments under native authority, up to the time where traditional were regarded as advisers and mere traditional fathers.

“Change is permanent in life, even though, it is not my wishes to see Kano emirate been fragmented to five, but is a will of God, and no one has a power to change it” Bichi emir added.

While asked about his rapport with the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sunusi II, Alh Aminu Ado Bayero added that “he is my blood-brother, and everyone knows I’m among the early callers who paid homage and expressed total submission when he was announced as the newly- crowned emir of Kano, after the demise of our late father, Alh. Ado Bayero”

His Highness Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero added that, as a true Muslim who believes in fate and destiny, he would accept every outcome discharge by the almighty Allah.

While responding to the question regarding the court ruling regarding the appointment of four emirs in Kano which command both parties to maintain the status quo pending the next court ruling, the Bichi emir said that is the first time he heard about the development.

“I will accept whatever might be the outcome, it is only God that gives and takes, there is no cause to worry” he added.

Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero, an emir of Bichi, who was newly turbaned by Kano State governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje due to the amended law passed by the state house of assembly which resulted to the splitting of Kano emirate into five which includes Gaya, Rano, Karaye Bichi and itself, the historic emirate of Kano.

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