Friday, January 18, 2019

Tag "Abdullahi Ganduje"

    Zainab Ahmed backs Ganduje’s plan to buy 540MW from QIPP

Zainab Ahmed backs Ganduje’s plan to buy 540MW from QIPP

The federal government, via the minister of finance, has backed the 540 megawatts Qua Iboe Power Plant (QIPP) proposed by the Kano state government for the re-industrialisation plan of the state.Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, gave the assurance on Tuesday when she hosted Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, and his team in Abuja.In a statement by Paul Ella Abechi, [...]

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    Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Falana: No state in Nigeria fighting corruption… only Kano has anti-graft commission

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says no state in Nigeria is fighting corruption while noting that it is only Kano that has an anti-corruption commission.The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) said this on Thursday when he was featured on a show on Arise Television.While commenting on Nigeria's anti-corruption effort in 2018, Falana said the fight cannot be limited to the [...]

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    Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

Millionaire snake, Ganduje’s dollars, Adeosun saga… 10 controversies of 2018

From the Kemi Adeosun certificate saga, Abdulahi Ganduje’s bribery allegations to the sex scandal that consumed Richard Akindele, a university professor, the dramas never seized in 2018. Just when you felt you’ve had the last of it, another resurfaced. Each year presents a myriad of issues to be recorded in the country’s history. In 2018, so many events dotted the landscape. [...]

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    Akpabio ‘undermining the will’ of Akwa Ibom people

Akpabio ‘undermining the will’ of Akwa Ibom people

The Akwa Ibom Good Governance Initiative, a socio-political group, has accused Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state, of undermining the will of Akwa Ibom people to democratically decide who becomes governor of the state in 2019.The group in a statement signed by Victor Aniema, its national co-ordinator, said a recent statement credited to Akpabio where he allegedly boasted that [...]

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    Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

Coalition reacts to lifting of ban on UNICEF

The Coalition Against Terrorism in Nigeria (CATE) has reacted to the lifting of the ban placed on the activities of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) by the Nigerian army.On Friday, the army suspended the activities of UNICEF in the north-eastern part of the country.It accused the organisation of working for Boko Haram insurgents and sabotaging the war [...]

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    Ganduje: I supported Oyegun’s removal because he marginalised us

Ganduje: I supported Oyegun’s removal because he marginalised us

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he and some of his colleagues were marginalised during the tenure of John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ganduje said this while receiving Emma Ibediro, national organising secretary of the APC, in his office on Friday.He said they pushed for a change in the national leadership of the APC [...]

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    Ganduje ’empowers’ youths with tools, cash

Ganduje ’empowers’ youths with tools, cash

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has empowered over 1850 youths in the state with tools and cash prizes to "fight poverty".While speaking during the graduation ceremony of the beneficiaries at the government house on Wednesday, the governor said over one million youths will be empowered by his administration before the end of his first tenure.He said the empowerment programme [...]

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    Court stops Kano assembly from investigating Ganduje

Court stops Kano assembly from investigating Ganduje

A Kano high court has ruled that the state house of assembly lacks the power to investigate or invite Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, over any alleged criminal case.Ahmed Badamasi, a judge, gave the ruling on Thursday.He said the power to investigate criminal charges is vested in the police, Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices [...]

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    Mbaka threatens Buhari: You’ll go nowhere if you remain ungrateful (video)

Mbaka threatens Buhari: You’ll go nowhere if you remain ungrateful (video)

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), says Buhari will go no where if he remains ungrateful to the ministry.In a video clip, trending on the social media, Mbaka accused the president of abandoning the ministry despite the support and the prophecy about his victory in 2015.He said he was almost killed for supporting Buhari, adding that [...]

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    Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Okorocha says Imo APC crisis is irreconcilable

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is beyond repair.The governor said this while receiving the party reconciliation committee led by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC), Owerri, the state capital.The governor said [...]

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    Kano federal lawmakers endorse Ganduje for second term

Kano federal lawmakers endorse Ganduje for second term

Some members of the national assembly from Kano state have defended Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, over the bribery allegations against him.The federal lawmakers also endorsed the governor for a second term, saying he has "done creditable well".Ganduje has been in the limelight after Daily Nigerian published videos of him allegedly collecting bribe from contractors.The governor denied any wrongdoing, [...]

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    We didn’t receive Ganduje’s N10m, says EFCC

We didn’t receive Ganduje’s N10m, says EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it did not receive a N10 million donation from Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state.Ganduje had announced the donation when he received members of the organising committee of an anti-corruption marathon programme in Abuja.The event is organised by the EFCC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Athletic Federation of [...]

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    EXTRA: Ganduje donates N10m to EFCC

EXTRA: Ganduje donates N10m to EFCC

The administration of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has donated N10 million to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and other agencies organising the National Anti-corruption Marathon.The EFCC collaborated with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) to organise the programme in honour of President Muhammadu Buhari.Ganduje announced the donation when [...]

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    Court bars newspaper from publishing Ganduje ‘bribery’ videos

Court bars newspaper from publishing Ganduje ‘bribery’ videos

A Kano high court has granted an interim injunction sought by Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, restraining Daily Nigerian Newspaper and Jafaar Jafaar, its publisher, from publishing videos about him.The news platform had published videos showing Ganduje allegedly collecting kickbacks from contractors.Ganduje had subsequently filed a N3 billion suit against the newspaper.The governor asked the court to declare the publication as wrongful [...]

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    Ganduje slams N3bn suit on newspaper over ‘bribery’ videos

Ganduje slams N3bn suit on newspaper over ‘bribery’ videos

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has filed a N3 billion suit against Daily Nigerian, an online newspaper, and its publisher Ja’afar Ja’afar.In the suit dated November 13 filed at a federal high court in the state, the governor, through Nuradeen Ajagi, his counsel, asked the court to declare the publication by the newspaper alleging he collected bribes from contractors [...]

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    Kano assembly ‘bows to pressure’, suspends probe of Ganduje

Kano assembly ‘bows to pressure’, suspends probe of Ganduje

The Kano state house of assembly has stopped investigating allegations that Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, collected bribe from contractors.This is in line with a court order. A group known as Lawyers For Sustainable Democracy in Nigeria, had asked the court to compel the assembly to halt the probe.Ruling on an ex parte application filed by one Muhammad Zubair, national coordinator [...]

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