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Ma’ajin Watari, District Head of Kabo is dead

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Ma'ajin Watari of Karaye Alhaji Abba Muhammad Shu'aibu

Nasiru Yusuf

Ma’ajin Watari and District Head of Kabo Abba Muhammad Shu’aibu is dead.

Kano Focus reports that Ma’ajin Watari died on Friday after a protracted illness. The deceased was a District Head of Kabo for eighteen years.

A statement sent to Kano Focus on Saturday by the spokesperson of Karaye emirate Haruna Gunduwawa described the deceased as “Dedicated, committed leader and gentleman per excellence.”

According to the statement the death of the District Head has created “a vaccum in a crusade toward the development of Karaye Emirate.”

Late Abba Muhammad Shu’aibu was first appointed as Ma’ajin Watari by late Emir of Kano Ado Bayero.

Last year, the Emir of Karaye Ibrahim Abubakar II decided to elevate him to the title of Mai Unguwar Mundubawa of Karaye, but he courteously declined the offer and pleaded to Karaye monarch to allow him maintain his title due considerable reasons presented to the Emir.

It could be recalled the late District Head was among six title holders scheduled to be turbanned on January 28, 2021, but he could not attend as the date coincided with his medical checkup.

The late traditional ruler died while preparing for his formal turbanning ceremony as ‘Ma’ajin Watarin Karaye’ next month.

A condolence message from Karaye Emirate reads in part “It is with total submission to the will of God Almighty, the Emirate prayed to God to repose his gentle soul, forgive his shortcomings and reward him with Ajannatul Firdaus.

The Emirate also commiserate with the Kano State government, his family and entire people of Karaye Emirate.

“May Almighty God grant them fortitude to bear the loss.”

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AIG orders investigation of Policeman seen voting in Kano APC Congress

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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

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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

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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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