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AGF saga: Gezawa community replies ASUU



Community development associations in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, have replied the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Labour Union’s call on President Buhari to sack the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmad Idris.

This was contained in a statement issued to Kano Focus by the Galadima of Gezawa Local Government Area, Alhaji Lawan Badamasi  on Tuesday.

The statement revealed that its attention has been drawn to a libelous statements against the person of Alhaji Ahmed Idris, the Accountant General of the Federation by an ‘ill-informed’ and ‘misguided’ Bauchi Zonal Coordinator of ASUU, Professor Lawal Abubakar, requesting the AGF to explain how he possess his wealth in Kano.

It added that, it believe there are some reasonable members of ASUU, the national body of the union’s silence over the accusations by its Bauchi zonal coordinator means endorsement and confirmation of naivety of the majority of its members.

“There are various verifiable facts about Alhaji Ahmed Idris and his family and it would not surprise anyone to hear that before his appointment as AGF.

“Ahmed Idris was already into a number of lawful private businesses:- including farming, merchandising and trading in agricultural commodities.

“He has been adjudged to have very clean records of service and has shown unwavering determination to provide solutions to our numerous socio-economic challenges in our society.

“Clearly, no reasonable community will turn deaf ears or blind eyes, when its good citizens are being maligned unjustly.

“We hereby stand out unanimously against your premeditated vileness.

“We had waited for a couple of days to see a disclaimer from ASUU Northeast Zonal leadership disassociating itself from the unguarded utterances of its zonal coordinator, but to no avail, as not a word was spitted in this regard,” it stated.

The statement further clarified that, Gezawa Commodity Market and Exchange referred to in the outburst by ASUU members is located on the ancestral and maternal land of Alhaji Ahmed Idris.

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AIG orders investigation of Policeman seen voting in Kano APC Congress



Aminu Abdullahi

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone Abubakar Sadiq Bello has ordered the investigation of unprofessional conduct of a policeman caught on camera voting during state congress of All progressive Congress (APC) in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reportsthat in view of the unprofessional conduct of the policeman, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

A statement issued on Monday by Zonal Police Public Relations Officer Abubakar Zayyanu identified the police officer as Bashir Mohammed attached to the government house, Kano, from where he was deployed to work with the state Chairman of APC Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

Mr Zayyanu noted that if the inspector is found to have committed an offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

He further assured the general public that further development on the matter will be communicated.

The statement reads in part.

“The attention of the Inspector-General of Police Zone one Headquarters, Kano has been drawn to a trending picture on social media, of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted Kano State congress of the APC along with his principal, the state party chairman, Abdullahi Abbas.

“The inspector of police has been identified as Bashir Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base One, Kano. The inspector is attached to the government house, Kano from where he was deployed to work with the said Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide.

“In view of this seemingly unprofessional conduct of the inspector, the AIG has referred the matter to the Zonal X-Squad for investigation.

“If the inspector is found to have committed a disciplinary offence by this action, the appropriate disciplinary measure will be taken against him.

“Finally,  we want assure members of the public that further development on the matter will be communicated please.”

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EFCC Grills Rabiu Kwankwaso



Rabiu Kwankwaso

Nasiru Yusuf

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday grilled former governor of Kano State, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso over allegations of abuse of office, diversion of public funds and fraudulent allocation of government properties to cronies.

KANO FOCUS reports that Kwankwaso, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, was first invited by the EFCC in September but failed to honour the invitation as reported by Channels TV.

An associate of the politician informed Channels Television that Kwankwanso may have been invited in relation to a petition by some retired employees of the Kano State Government.

The retired employees had told the EFCC that the former governor mismanaged pension remittances to the tune of N10 billion between 2011 and 2015, to fund a housing project for his cronies.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren did not comment on the interrogation of the former governor when contacted on Saturday.

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Crisis rocks Kano APC as Ganduje, Shekarau hold parallel Congress



Aminu Abdullahi

Crisis rocked Kano chapter of All Progressive Congress (APC), as Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and faction loyal to former governor of Kano and serving Senator Ibrahim Shekarau held parallel state congress.

KANO FOCUS reports that while Ganduje group held their congress at Sani Abacha stadium, faction loyal to Shekarau had their own at Janguza town, Tofa local government area.

Ganduje’s led group endorsed Abdullahi Abbas as state chairman of APC for a second term in a consensus arrangement, while the faction loyal to Shekarau announced Ahmadu Haruna Zago as newly elected chairman of APC in Kano state.

Reports shows that the security have earlier disrupted Shekarau’s camp congress at Sani Abacha youth centre and sealed the premises before they moved to Janguza where they held the election.

Below are some pictures of the parallel Congress.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje while voting at Sani Abacha stadium


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje with APC chieftains


Delegates at Sani Abacha stadium

Ballot box

Factional chairman of Kano APC Ahmadu Haruna Zago

Ahmadu Haruna Zago and Abdilkadir Jobe

APC factional congress at Janguza

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