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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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We were mischievously deceived by Kano Govt. – CUPP.



Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The Congress of United Political Party (CUPP) under the chairmanship of Muhammad Abdullahi Raji have exonerated itself with regard to the decision made by some its members which were said to be mischievously deceived by the government towards accept the validity of the concocted election which Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje emerged victoriously.

Muhammad Raji made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Kano.

He added that after the supplementary fabricated elections, with a bunch of questionable antecedents, under the complimentary underground efforts of INEC, which the members of the CUPP unanimously agreed that re-run was far from fairness, but at last, some fraction of members thronged to the government to accept the outcome of the election.

“We’re here to re-affirmed our supports to PDP of ( Abba Kabiru Yusuf) on the election base on our field data after the election even try to take litigation action by ourselves, we can’t but try to redeem our good names of our political parties, which we don’t want to take part” Raji reiterated

Raji added that the truth of the matter is our members were invited to the government house without telling the motive of the invitation, but at last their names and signatures ended up in newspaper pages drumming supports to Ganduje’s victory.

While highlighting on the contentious issue, Chairman of Nigeria Peoples Democracy, NPD, Yunusa Zakari Gaya said he was among the participants of government house gathering, but they were shrouded about the actual reason of inviting them, unknowing that some among the attendees were subdued towards supporting Governor Ganduje re-election victory.

Adding that, we didn’t receive some amount of money as publicly circulated but only given fuel allowances.

“To be truthful we were mischievously deceived by the state government” Gaya insisted.

On his part, Chairman PDC, Kano chapter, Sani Babawo emphasized that we are not part and parcel of the government house skirmishes.

“Among the 45 political parties took part in the just concluded elections in Kano, there are some among the union of political parties that have already joined the bandwagon of supporting Ganduje in which we are practically not supporting his victory” Babawo said.

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