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    ‘Take over Kano’s COVID-19 response’ — Kwankwaso writes Buhari

‘Take over Kano’s COVID-19 response’ — Kwankwaso writes Buhari

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano, has asked the federal government to take over the state's response on COVID-19. Kwankwaso, who made the plea in a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, accused the state of not managing the disease well. TheCable has been reporting strange deaths in Kano which the state government attributed to other causes but COVID-19. In the letter, a copy [...]

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    Kano to Kwankwaso:  You’re ignorant… s’court can’t review governorship case

Kano to Kwankwaso: You’re ignorant… s’court can’t review governorship case

The Kano government says Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of the state, is “ignorant of judicial procedure” for asking the supreme court to review its verdict which affirmed Abdullahi Ganduje as governor. The supreme court in a decision delivered on January 20, dismissed the appeal filed by Abba Kabir Yusuf, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who claimed the election was [...]

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    Kwankwaso asks supreme court to review Kano governorship case

Kwankwaso asks supreme court to review Kano governorship case

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former senator, has asked the supreme court to review the governorship case of Kano state. In its ruling last month, the apex court had upheld the victory of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 election. Abba Yusuf, Ganduje's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, had asked the court to annul Ganduje's victory but [...]

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    Kwankwaso is the most selfish person I know, says Ganduje

Kwankwaso is the most selfish person I know, says Ganduje

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, says Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, is the most selfish person he has ever seen. Kwankwaso served as governor of Kano between 1999, 2003, 2011 and 2015, with Ganduje serving as his deputy for two terms. Both men fell apart shortly after Ganduje succeeded Kwankwaso in 2015. While receiving some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the [...]

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    Four governors attend wedding of Matawalle’s daughter

Four governors attend wedding of Matawalle’s daughter

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    EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

EXCLUSIVE: Ganduje moves to remove Sanusi as emir of Kano

Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has relaunched moves to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano, TheCable can report. On Monday, the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-corruption Commission reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II. Also at Monday's plenary of the house of assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter [...]

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    PDP will take over Kano, says Kwankwaso

PDP will take over Kano, says Kwankwaso

Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win Saturday supplementary election in the state. Kwankwaso spoke through Binta Spikin, his media aide. “Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso hereby calls on the people of Kano, cutting across political divides, to conduct themselves peacefully during the oncoming re-run election while voting for the candidate of their choice,” Spikin [...]

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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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    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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    Kwankwaso: If I win PDP ticket, I’ll easily beat Buhari

Kwankwaso: If I win PDP ticket, I’ll easily beat Buhari

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former Kano governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says he will "easily beat President Muhamadu Buhari" if given his party’s ticket in 2019. Kwankwaso, who spoke on Thursday in Jos during a consultation visit to the north-central state, said that he has the electoral value to wrestle power from the APC. "I come from a state which has [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Kwankwaso: Why I want my son-in-law to govern Kano

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, says he wants Abba Yusuf (pictured left), his son-in-law, to succeed Abdullahi Ganduje, the incumbent governor, because Yusuf performed well when he served as a commissioner under him. Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he quietly visited Kano on Monday. The camp of the presidential aspirant has been [...]

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    ‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

‘He’s not weak’ — Kwankwaso’s aide tackles Buhari

Binta Sipikin, spokeswoman of Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, says her principal is not weak. Sipikin said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari's statement that defectors are weak and selfish. On Tuesday, Buhari said those who defected from the APC could not align with the vision of his administration. Kwankwaso left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Kwankwaso’s supporters under attack for posting doctored video of Shekarau’s defection to APC

Ibrahim Shekarau, former governor of Kano state, concluded his defection process from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday. The two-term governor of Kano hosted Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling party, and Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, at his residence. Hours after he defected to the APC, a video went viral showing a crowd [...]

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    APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says attempts to link the party to the inability of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, to use the Eagle Square for his presidential declaration is "mischievous". Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was denied access to the Eagle Square after he had paid N2.2 million for the use of the [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Kwankwaso: Medical tourism is first choice of our leaders — I offer positive change

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says medical tourism has become the first choice of Nigeria's leaders. Speaking at the declaration of his presidential ambition in Abuja on Wednesday, Kwankwaso said if elected, his government would ensure that the health sector is reformed. The senator representing Kano central said his main goal is to provide affordable healthcare services. "Now that medical [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Kwankwaso declares for president

PHOTOS: Massive crowd as Kwankwaso declares for president

Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central, has declared his intention to contest for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kwankwaso made the announcement on Wednesday at Chida Hotel in Jabi, Abuja. During his speech, the former Kano governor said: "As a custodian of your culture, heritage and history and also creating confidence in all Nigerians across the states, [...]

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