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“Why I didn’t attend Kano gubernatorial’s debate” – Gov. Ganduje.

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The Campaign Organisation of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, on Sunday gave reasons on why the governor could not take part in the gubernatorial debates organized by the BBC Hausa Service, held at the Bayero University Kano.

It said, this was due to the his tight campaign schedules, which coincides with the programme.

Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the campaign organisation and commissioner for Information, Youth and Culture, Malam Muhammad Garba, who made the disclosure in a statement, explained that in the last couple of weeks, Governor Ganduje has contained all engagements outside Kano to focus on his door to door electorate’s campaign rally.

‘’After all, the statement explained, the importance of the debates, among others, is to intimates the electorate what His Excellency the governor has achieved in his first term in office and what are his future plans for the people of Kano state from 2019-2023, which he has been doing during the rally.’’

It said with election past approaching, the governor is making frantic efforts to see that he reach out to all the 44 local government areas in the scheduled campaign visits which he is taking full advantage of in order to meet and interact with the electorate directly.

“His Excellency the Governor would have love to be part of the debate but the schedule is to tight for him while mammoth crowd of supporters are patiently and anxiously waiting to interact with him at the campaign rallies”, the statement added.

The statement said as a sitting governor seeking re-election, his achievements in office speak volumes for themselves in terms of execution of policies and programmes meant toward the development of the state.

The commissioner asserted that with his administration’s cardinal objectives of consolidation and continuity, Governor Ganduje’s attention when re-elected will be focused on completion of ongoing development projects and initiation of new ones.

Malam Garba added that the other gubernatorial hopefuls, are frazzled with the undisputable achievements of the Ganduje Administration, have also availed themselves the opportunity provided by the platforms to tell the electorate what are their plan for the state.

The statement dismissed as immaterial attempt by some selfish individuals to give the matter a different meaning and assured that Governor Ganduje shall continue to hold this debate groups in high esteem.

Adamu Aminu, writes from Kano

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The Newly Established Kano Emirates, Divinely Inspired – Emir Of Gaya.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

The Emir of Gaya, Alh Ibrahim Abdulkadir has firmly stated that the newly-established emirates in Kano have come into being by the will and supreme power of God.

Alh. Abdulkadir had on Thursday made the statement at his palace in Kano while receiving the entourage of Kano State House of Assembly under the leadership its Speaker, Rt. Hon. Abdulazeez Garba Gafasa.

The octogenarian Gaya – monarch said it is extremely formed of irrationality for an ordinary mortal-being to be opposing what God Almighty has already pre-ordained.

“Whoever continues to show dissatisfaction with the divine development, is like he’s challenging the supreme Kingdom of our creator, and does so at his own peril” the Emir he added.

Alh. Abdulkadir asserts that the creations of Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye emirates have become a topical issue in Kano and beyond which attracted various opposition and submissiveness.

He added that “every religious minded knows that God doesn’t make mistake, whatever he did, he does it at the right time”

Alh Abdulkadir suggests that the time is fully ripe for the adversaries to sheath their swords and concentrate on meaningful ventures rather than hell-bent on antics which will not reverse God’s decision.

He urged people to concentrate on seeking both western and religious knowledge, to acquire a better life on earth and excel in eternal life.

Adding that Royal fathers in Kano are one and united entity.

While speaking earlier, Rt. Hon Garba Gafasa said they were in the emir’s palace for a courtesy visit to introduce the House Principal officers and to seek for royal- blessing as well as fatherly advice.

Earlier on the same day, the Kano Speaker’s entourage visited Bichi, Rano and Karaye emirates respectively, seeking prayers and advice from the royal fathers of the new Emirates, in their quest to start delivering their assigned mandates successful in a right-foot.

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Gorilla must vomit the stolen N6.8m – Governor Ganduje orders probe

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the state Anti-Corruption Commission to probe the claims by the Kano Zoological Gardens that a Gorilla in the state-owned Zoo swallowed N6.8 million.

A statement released by the Chief Press Secretary to the State governor, Abba Anwar, says that the order was given on Friday and the commission has already swung into action.

It quoted the governor as directing the commission to look into the immediate and remote circumstances surrounding the allegation and “unearth everything surrounding the incident.”

Recall that last week, N6.8 million generated during the Eid holiday was declared missing, Some staff of the Zoo had alleged that a gorilla in their zoo swallowed the money.

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Expectation Soars On The Bid For Next Kano Speaker.

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Adamu Aminu, Kano.

Speculations and expectation are very high with regards to the current issue of selection of who would occupy the juicy post of the next Speaker of Kano State House of assembly.

 An anonymous and highly dependable source said that the contenders vying for the speakership are running from pillar to post in an adrenalin-speed, lobbying and craving for supports from thier political godfathers in order to plug-in the 3rd position in the state .

“There is a big battle for the post, as the situation is taking a new dimension” the insider disclosed.

He added: “Among the forefront contenders aspiring for the Speakership throne includes; Sunusi Usman Bataiya from Albasu, Comrade Musa Ali Kachako, from Takai, Abdulazeez Gafasa from Ajingi, who was an erstwhile speaker, Salisu Ibrahim Riruwai member representing Doguwa and Zubairu Hamza Masu, the lawmaker representing Sumaila constituency.

As it was announced by the management of the Kano state legislative house, the 9th assembly will commence on Monday 10th June 2019, whereby newly-elected lawmakers and returning members will take the oath of office, and subsequently followed by the pronouncement of the new-elected speaker as well as principal officers who are expected to lead the affairs of the house law-making procedures for the next four year term as enshrined in the constitution.

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