Adamu Aminu, Kano
Nigerians from a variety of political perspectives are still coming forth with their various assessments of what might be the reasons behind the milestone victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the last February’s elections.
The Deputy Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari is not an exception, whereby he attributed President Buhari’s landslide victory was born out of his sincerity, magnanimity and his high hopes for the overall development of Nigeria.
Engr. Chidari made the disclosure in Kano, saying that in the last four years Buhari was tested on his kind of leadership delivered to Nigerians.
“That’s the rationale behind the reason why Nigerians gave him another Four-year mandate taking them to another level of continuous widespread of democratic dividends across the country” Chidari added.
He noted that President Buhari is called “Mr Integrity” not on a platter of gold or spontaneous liking, but for withstanding ravages of time and test since from the cradle stages of his military career till when he was transformed to “born-again democrat.”
While commenting on the gubernatorial and state assembly’s poll slated to hold 9th March, Chidari says undoubtedly by the will and grace of God, Governor Ganduje will win the forthcoming gubernatorial elections.
“Last February polls were a clear determinant paving the way for another sweeping victory for APC in the upcoming election next week” Chidari emphasised.
He noted that despite mudslinging and other stances to smear the image, Kano people have all the reason to re-elect Baba Ganduje for the second term to forge ahead in his developmental projects.
Been the longest-serving member for consecutive 5-year tenures in Kano State House of Assembly, Engr. Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari says it is glaringly obvious that there is no nook or crannies in his Makoda constituency which has not benefitted from his representation.
“That’s the reason they re-endorsed me to continue serving them” Chidari reiterated.
The forthcoming 9th of March gubernatorial and state assembly, particularly in Kano seems to be the final showdown between APC and PDP of Kwankwasiyya sect, who are battling for supremacy.
The winner among the warring side would hold the ace while the Vanquish will be permanently sidelined from the Kano political spotlight.
Customs Officers Manhandled Express FM Reporter in Kano.
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.
El Zakzaky’s Persecutions, Wickedness Of The Highest Order – University Professor.
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.
Kano Records 60 months without Polio, says Ganduje
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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