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PDP will receive the shock of its life, says Ganduje

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Abdullahi Ganduje, governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will receive the “shock of its live” in the supplementary poll.

Abba Yusuf, candidate of the PDP, polled 1,014,353 votes ahead of Ganduje who secured 953,522 votes, leaving a margin of 26,655 votes.

But Bello Shehu, returning officer for the election, declared the poll inconclusive, citing the cancellation of over 100,000 votes across 172 polling units.

In a statement issued on his behalf by Muhammad Garba, commissioner of information, Ganduje said he remains the candidate to beat in the election.

The governor said the election was widely characterised by vote buying and voter intimidation.

Expressing commitment to a free and fair election, Ganduhe said all the loopholes that created the chance of rigging had been blocked.

‘’APC as a party has also re-strategized and very confident of victory because the local government areas where the rerun will take place remain the APC stronghold and the electorate in these areas have made up their mind to vote massively for the Governor they trust,” he said.

‘’The modest achievements recorded so far by the Ganduje administration have touched the lives of the people in all sectors of development and and also remain determined to continue if returned.”

Meanwhile, Yusuf has assured his supporters of victory in the supplementary election scheduled for March 23.

In a statement by his spokesman, Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, Yusuf accused the ruling APC of tampering with the process.

“Kano people have seen glaringly, how the enemies of democracy who are high ranking officials of the state Government, including serving Deputy Governor, Nasiru Gawuna, Commissioner Murtala Garo and Nassaraw Local Government Chairman Lamin Sani Kawaji vandalized an election collation centre with a sole aim of truncating the declaration process to deny PDP’s victory,” the statement read.

“It is our prayer that all election offenders would be charged to courts at the earliest best time to serve as a deterrence for all anti democracy. We call on all supporters to remain calm, we are known to be peace lovers and so we shall remain, as we are very sure of victory during the rerun.

“Our supporters should not forget that PDP is already leading in the last count of the election and interestingly, the bye election would take place in the strongest areas of our party.”

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Philanthropist and Corporate Bodies Deserved to Compliments State Government Efforts On Education – Alh. Abubakar Z. Muhd

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The Executive Secretary, Kano state Scholarships Board, Alh. Abubakar Zakari Muhammad has urged wealthy individuals and Corporate bodies to compliments state government’s efforts towards the are the development of education through sponsoring students to continue pursuing knowledge in a various institution within and outside Nigeria.

The Executive Secretary made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in his office on Tuesday, shortly after screening exercise of best-qualified 10 Kano students conducted by ” Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation at the Kano State Scholarship Board in Kano.

While expressing his delight over the gesture made by the foundation for awarding the scholarship to the students.

Saying that this is a very welcoming idea with profound pleasing impression for both the beneficiaries as well as Kano State government.

The Executive Secretary stressed that the strides made by the is undoubtedly deserved pat-in- the back for collaborating with Kano State Scholarship Board as a venue for conducting the screening exercise.

He said the commitment made by the foundation is a quite encouraging and favourable gesture in giving their quota for creating an avenue of building our youth future through acquiring qualitative education.

“Kano State government under the able leadership of Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje have already gone far in sponsoring Kano Students to further their education in various institutions, which more than 8-billion Naira was judiciously expended to cover their tuition, accommodation and other sundry expenses” he praised.

Abubakar Zakari Muhammad, who was an erstwhile one-term member represented Tarauni local government in Kano State house of assembly, enjoined corporate bodies as well as philanthropists to emulates the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation in sponsoring students to further their education, he said would undoubtedly compliments government efforts towards achieving its goals of providing qualitative education even for the less privileged in the society.

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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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