Monday, April 8, 2019

Tag "Abdullahi Ganduje"

    DSS not ‘interfering’ with Rivers election

DSS not ‘interfering’ with Rivers election

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has been warned against rubbishing the efforts of the Department of Security Service (DSS).National Democratic Front, which gave the warning, said Wike developed the habit of trying to compromise security agencies ahead of the collation of Rivers governorship election collation.In a statement, NDF hailed DSS and army personnel as professionals, saying they who can never [...]

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    It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

It’s untrue that Kano recorded ‘exceptional electoral violence’

The West African Network of Election Observers (WANEO), a coalition of civil society organisations (CSOs) says it is untrue that Kano is an exceptional case of electoral violence.At a press conference in Abuja, the group said the comments were made in bad faith and in pursuit of a predetermined agenda.The group said the elections where generally free and fair across [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Kwankwaso: Kano rerun will determine INEC’s credibility

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says Saturday supplementary election in Kano will determine the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Kwankwaso spoke during an interview with BBC Hausa service, monitored by NAN."INEC’s credibility or otherwise will be assessed by the way and manner it will conduct the Kano state re-run election come March 23," Kwankwaso was quoted [...]

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    Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

Hashim Dungurawa, senior special assistant on urban beautification to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has resigned.Dungurawa tendered his letter of resignation to Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, on Wednesday.In the letter, the aide thanked the governor for offering him the opportunity to serve the state.''I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, [...]

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    Kwankwaso’s father endorses Ganduje’s reelection bid

Kwankwaso’s father endorses Ganduje’s reelection bid

Musa Kwankwaso, father of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, has expressed support for Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, who is seeking reelection.According to Daily Trust, the lawmaker's father said this when the governor visited him during his campaign tour.Kwankwaso, who is the district head of Madobi local government area, reportedly commended Ganduje for the "good work" he has [...]

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    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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