NNPP Women Leader, A’isha Ahmad Kaita, Announces Her Resignation

The North-West Zonal Women Leader of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, (NNPP), Hajia A”isha Ahmed Kaita has resigned from her position. Kaita announced her resignation at a news conference in Kano, on Tuesday. She said her resignation from the position is voluntary but still, she retained her membership of the party. On her reasons for resignation, Hajia A’isha Kaita said it became imperative for her to resign because since the formation of the NNPP government in Kano, her followers that supported the electoral victory of the government have not been…

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Kano: “Issues of Sanusi’s unfair dethronement/unjust Emirate changes’ll definitely be revisited” – Kwankwaso

Former Governor of Kano State and the leader of the Kwankwasiyya movement, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said that the issue of the dethronement of immediate-past Emir, Muhammadu Sunusi and that of creation of new emirates in the state by the former administration will definitely be revisited by the Abba-Yusuf government. Recall that former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had split the Kano emirate into five, and dethroned the then Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi. Following the victory of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) in last year’s election, Kwankwaso had said…

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Kano: “It is too late!”: Sanusi mocks Gawuna, after Supreme Court reverses sack of Gov. Yusuf

Muhammadu Sanusi II, the immediate-past Emir of Kano, has said it was too late for Nasir Yusuf Gawuna, the All Progressives Congress (APC) flag-bearer, to accept the Supreme Court judgment. According to Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), said it was too late for the APC candidate to accept his defeat at the Supreme Court as the will of God, a fate he had refused to accept soon after the poll. The veteran economist said: “A faithful Muslim is expected to accept the fate of…

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Wild celebration in Kano, as Supreme Court affirms Gov. Yusuf’s election victory

Cover Picture Credit: BBC Residents and supporters of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano erupted in wild celebration yesterday, following the Supreme Court’s confirmation of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s victory. Recall that a five-member panel of justices yesterday unanimously held that the lower court misunderstood the import of the purported deduction of 165,616 ballot papers in favour of Governor Yusuf. The unanimous decision overturned the lower court’s misunderstanding of the alleged deduction of 165,616 ballot papers in favour of Governor Yusuf. The joyous celebration, marked by tricycle displays…

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Just In! Supreme Court overturns Governor Yusuf’s sack; NNPP retains control in Kano

The Supreme Court has set aside the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Abuja which nullified the election of Governor Kabir Yusuf, of Kano State. A five-member panel of justices today unanimously held that the lower court misunderstood the import of the purported deduction of 165,616 ballot papers in favour of Governor Yusuf. The lead judgment by Justice Inyang Okoro also held that the issue of Governor Yusuf’s membership was a pre-election matter. He said the finding that by the virtue of Section 177(c) of the Nigerian Constitution and…

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Human Trafficking: Police rescue 7 teenagers sold for over N400, 000 in Kano

The Kano State Police Command says it has rescued seven teenagers who were kidnapped from Bauchi and Kano, then sold in Lagos and Enugu States for amounts ranging between N400, 000 and N500, 000 by their alleged kidnappers. The Command also revealed that one of the rescued teenagers, a girl, was allegedly kidnapped with the assistance of a medical doctor at a hospital when she was under one year old. She had since grown to seven years and was sold for N500, 000 in Lagos. Speaking yesterday, while parading the…

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Kano Governorship Battle: Supreme Court to hear Abba Yusuf’s appeal Thursday 

The Supreme Court has fixed Thursday, December 21, to hear the appeal filed by the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) seeking to affirm its candidate, Abba Yusuf, as governor of Kano State. Recall that in September, the Kano State governorship election petition tribunal sacked Yusuf as governor of the State. The tribunal deducted 165,663 votes from the 1,019,602 recorded for Yusuf because the ballot papers (165,663) were not stamped, signed and dated as required by law. The tribunal then declared Yusuf Gawuna, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the…

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Kano Govt. uncovers 3,234 ineligible workers in public service

Kano State government has said no fewer than 3,234 workers earning salaries in the state public service have been found ineligible for employment. Besides, the Government revealed that a 13-year-old girl, students of primary and secondary schools, members of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), are among the ineligible workers recruited by the immediate-past administration. Recall that Governor Abba Kabir-Yusuf directed the immediate suspension of salaries of about 12,566 public servants in a last-minute recruitment of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s government. The NNPP government subsequently constituted 22 high-powered members committee to…

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Kano: Ganduje’s govt. left over N500bn debt – Governor

The Abba Yusuf Kabir-led Kano State government has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje left the State with a debt burden of over N500 billion. The State’s Deputy Governor, Aminu AbdulSalam Gwarzo,  who made this known in Kaduna while chairing the North-West zonal meeting of NNPP, revealed that the debt owed by the past government may be over N500 billion at the end of the ongoing verification process. The Deputy Governor also said that the huge debt impeded the smooth take-off of the NNPP…

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Just In! Kano Tribunal Judges opt for virtual ruling, abandon courtroom

In a surprising turn of events, the judges presiding over the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal chose not to convene in person within the courtroom today. This critical tribunal was set to announce its verdict on a petition lodged by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the election victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP). Remarkably, as the proceedings were set to commence shortly before 10 AM, the Chairman of the three-member panel, Justice Oluyemi Akintan-Osadebay, initiated the session via Zoom, addressing those…

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