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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: We need Prayers to Deliver Befitting Representation – Hon. Rurum.



By Adamu Aminu, Kano

The newly elected member representing Rano, Kibiya, and Bunkure federal constituencies, Rt. Hon. Kabiru Allassan Usman Rurum has said that prayers and good hope are prerequisites and constantly needed to deliver a befitting and purposeful representation in this God-given mandate to serve his constituencies.

Hon. Kabiru Rurum made the disclosure while granting exclusive phone-interview on Monday night from Abuja.

He added that representation at the national level is a huge task which need not be handled with kid’s gloves, one has to rolled-up his sleeves towards working hard, spiced up with prayers in order to justify the confidence reposed upon him.

“My top priorities which I ought to make it a focus of attention is to stem the tide of unemployment among our teeming graduates, with regards to crave for slots of job opportunities in the federal level, which my constituencies are relatively lagging behind towards filling the quota” Rurum said.

He further emphasized that the entirety of his constituencies are mostly agrarian communities, which Irrigation farming is part of livelihood, an apex preference will be given as part of the pledges made to improve their well-being.

“By God grace I will try my best to serve my people who joined the queue under the scorching sun to cast me the votes that gave me victory” he pledge.

Hon. Rurum, fondly called by his teeming supporters as “Jarimi” which literary means “The Political Gladiator” has added that national assembly encompassed various people elected from various federal constituencies spreads across the federation, with divergent views, perception, religious and non-religious alike, one has to be mindful on the boundaries with which he ought to give his people, in particular, a worthy representation, and contribute to the overall development of the nation.

“Actually, we’re not peculiar to the legislative rules of engagements, House rules and other-other regulations, because they shared much in common with how legislative norms are conducted at states level” Rurum added.

Hon. Rurum added that our religion, traditions and our people’s good demands are the yardsticks of our assigned mandate.

The newly elected Senators and Rep members are undergoing an induction course in Abuja to intimate them on the rudiments and lawmaking procedures at the national level.

While the fresh rep. members of the 9th assembly including Hon. Kabiru Allassan Rurum are currently drumming supports for Hon. Femi Gbajabiamilla to emerge the next speaker of the Federal House of representatives.

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SSS Arrests Anti-Ganduje Social Media Critic



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.


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



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.



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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