Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Nigeria police force is like an elephant with a dent on its trunk

Nigeria police force is like an elephant with a dent on its trunk

For the past few decades, the Nigerian Police Force has consistently vindicated this preposition; it has been a microcosm of all that is wrong with Nigeria at every stage of its evolution. Systematic and structural issues like indiscipline, chronic corruption and a poor service culture barely scratches the surface underneath the hefty trunk of this elephant in the room. Times [...]

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    No gorilla in Kano zoo, says Ganduje on missing N6.8m

No gorilla in Kano zoo, says Ganduje on missing N6.8m

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says there is no gorilla in the state-owned zoo where it was alleged that N6.8 million was swallowed by the animal.An official of the Kano Zoological Gardens had been quoted as saying a gorilla carted away the money from where it was kept before swallowing it.But speaking with state house correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, the [...]

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    Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Apologise to Ganduje, governor’s associate tells Sanusi

Muhammed Garba, former commissioner for information in Kano, has asked Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, to tender an apology to Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.The governor's associate made the demand in a 45-paragraph response to an article, "Letter to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje", written by one Jibrin Ibrahim on the face-off between the governor and the emir.Garba said an apology from [...]

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    We’re still investigating Sanusi, says Kano anti-graft commission

We’re still investigating Sanusi, says Kano anti-graft commission

The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission says investigation into the alleged misappropriation of N3.4 billion by the Kano emirate council is ongoing.At a news conference in Kano on Monday, Muhuyi Magaji, the commission’s chairman, said the activities of the agency are free from the control of any individual or authority.“By virtue of Section 8 of Kano State Public Complaints and [...]

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    Dangote brokers peace between Sanusi, Ganduje

Dangote brokers peace between Sanusi, Ganduje

The crisis between Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, and Muhammadu Sanusi ll, emir of Kano, has been resolved following a reconciliatory meeting between the duo.This was contained in a statement by Abba Anwar, the chief press secretary to Ganduje, and made available to NAN in Kano on Saturday.Anwar said the reconciliatory meeting was initiated by Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest [...]

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    CSOs ask new Kano emirs to resign

CSOs ask new Kano emirs to resign

At least 22 civil society organisations have called on the newly appointed emirs in Kano state to resign.The groups also called on Muhammadu Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, to denounce the the additional emirates in Kano.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, had appointed four new emirs in the state, an action believed to be political and targetted at Muhammadu Sanusi, emir [...]

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    Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

Ganduja abolishes HND/university dichotomy in state civil service

The Kano state government has abolished the dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and university degree holders in the state.Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state, disclosed this during the workers day celebrations at Sani Abacha stadium on Wednesday in Kano.Ganduje said the decision to abolish the dichotomy is part of his administration’s effort to boost the morale of civil servants in [...]

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    YIAGA: Supplementary poll impunity is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria

YIAGA: Supplementary poll impunity is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria

YIAGA AFRICA says the level of impunity observed in the Saturday's governorship supplementary elections is an indication of democratic recession in Nigeria.The Watching The Vote (WTV)’s group disclosed this to journalists at a press conference on Saturday.YIAGA AFRICA affirmed that Nigeria cannot continue to condone this brazen disregard for law and order by political actors."As a country determined to make [...]

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    Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Policemen and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) clashed at head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state on Sunday.The altercation was over a fresh screening conducted by the DSS at the collation centre.Journalists and observers were already seated in the collation hall, waiting for continuation of the event when security personnel asked everyone to [...]

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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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    Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Do the police have the power to arrest a deputy governor?

Nasiru Gawuna, Kano state deputy governor, was arrested by the police on Monday for alleged electoral misconduct.Mutari Sule Garo, commissioner for local government, was also arrested for the same offence.They were accused of disrupting the collation of governorship election results at Nassarawa local government area of the state.Garo and Gawuna were reportedly rescued from an aggrieved mob before they were subsequently picked [...]

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    On that injurious and unhelpful relationship

On that injurious and unhelpful relationship

BY AMIRU HALILU "Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite." - Charles Spurgeon.Do you want to excel in the comity of masquerade's fans? If yes, try hypocrisy or be a hypocrite. These twin brothers have many buyers in today's world; but if anyone is doubting my claim, I challenge him to convey [...]

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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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    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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    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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July 12, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
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