Author: Alex Mandy

The Kwankwasiyya faction of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) clashed with another faction led by Major Agbo on Tuesday following the alleged six-month suspension of Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf. The suspension, announced by factional National Secretary Ogini Olaposi in Abuja, was due to Yusuf’s failure to attend a disciplinary committee hearing concerning an infraction against the party’s constitution. At a press conference, Olaposi explained that the Board of Trustees suspended Yusuf to protect the party’s interests, questioning his presence at an ‘illegal national convention’ held by the Kwankwasiyya group on April 6. He said, “We called this media…

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On March 30, Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna, said his administration inherited a debt of $587 million, N85 billion, and 115 contractual liabilities from the el-Rufai administration. Speaking during a town hall meeting, Sani also said he has not borrowed “a kobo in the last nine months”. A committee has been established by the Kaduna house of assembly to look into the state’s finances when Nasir el-Rufai, the ex-governor of state, was in office. Examining loans, grants, and project implementation from 2015 to 2023—the time frame during which El-Rufai ruled as governor—is the committee’s mandate. Henry Zacharia, chairman of the…

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He said the budget is awash with inconsequential items and allocations that have little or no positive impact on the citizens The 2023 Labour Party Presidential candidate, Peter Obi, says Nigeria can’t pull itself out of the doldrums and quagmire it’s currently enmeshed in with the make-up of the 2024 budget. He said the budget is awash with inconsequential items and allocations that have little or no positive impact on the citizens. Obi in a statement via X on Tuesday, said he will not refrain from calling out the inadequacies and questionable line of items in the 2024 budget, noting…

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The late Musa Ille was an astute grassroot politician who played pivotal role in the success of the party in the 2023 Election Musa Ille, the secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara State has been killed. Ille was reportedly shot dead in front of his residence in Tsafe town on Monday evening by suspected bandits terrorising the State. The late Musa Ille was an astute grassroot politician who played pivotal role in the success of the party in the 2023 Election which produced Dauda Lawal as the state governor, TVC reports. The…

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El-rufai urged the president to also explore the possibility of amending some of his policies that were not yielding the desired results. He called for prayers and support from the citizens for the administration in its quest to turn around things. Nasir el-Rufai, former governor of Kaduna, has called on President Bola Tinubu to sack appointees who do not deliver on their assignments. The ex-governor said this while addressing journalisrs on Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. He urged the president to look into the potential of adjusting some of his initiatives that are not yielding expected results. “You…

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Leaders in Ganduje’s ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government had on Monday suspended the APC national chairman. The Kano APC chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, said the decisions of the LG party leaders have since been adopted. The state working committee of APC in Kano have suspended some party leaders in Ganduje Ward of Dawakin Tofa LGA, who earlier announced the suspension of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the party’s national chairman. WITHIN NIGERIA reports that the APC at Ganduje Ward in Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of the State had suspended the party’s National Chairman over allegation of bribery against him by the…

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The Kano attorney general and  Haruna Dederi, commissioner of justice, who said Ganduje would be arraigned alongside his wife and six others. The accused individuals, as listed in the writ of summon, include Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Hafsat Umar, Abubakar Bawuro, Umar Abdullahi Umar, Jibrilla Muhammad, Lamash Properties Ltd, Safari Textiles Ltd, and Lesage general enterprises. The All Progressives Congress (APC) ward in Ganduje, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State has suspended the party’s National Chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje. Halliru Gwanzo, the ward’s legal adviser, made the announcement of the suspension during a Monday press conference in Kano. Gwanzo…

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He asserted that the nation’s main opposition party is under one leadership Former governor of Benue State, Senator Gabriel Suswam says there are no factions or opposing camps in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He asserted that the nation’s main opposition party is under one leadership. His assertion is coming amid insinuations that the main opposition party has been factionalised. According to reports, the party has been divided into two camps, one camp is peopled by those who pledge allegiance to the PDP presidential candidate in the last election, Atiku Abubakar, and the other camp, belongs to the party members…

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Says he want the governor to learn and get the job by himself The immediate past governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has said he is not interested in being a godfather to any governor in the state. He disclosed this while speaking at a Capacity-Enhancement Workshop for Senior Government Officials in Borno State, on Monday. El-Rufai said he has only visited Kaduna five times since he left office almost a year ago. “I don’t want to be a godfather and that’s why I don’t interfere in what is happening in Kaduna, I want him (the governor) to learn…

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The minister tackled NEF over a recent comment made by the forum that the north regrets voting for the President in the 2023 general election. Matawalle said any appointee must defend and promote the administration they work for.  Bello Matawalle, minster of state for defense has challenged, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, Political adviser to the President and all appointees of the federal government of President Bola Tinubu from the North to take a stand up to be counted for being on the part of the administration or exit immediately. Matawalle was reacting to the criticism of his earlier statement by Special…

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