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Altercation between Doguwa and Garo a national embarrassment – NNPP



Mukhtar Yahya Usman


The New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Kano State Chapter has urged Kano People to reject the ruling  All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming 2023  elections as the party promotes violence in the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement signed  by NNPP’s spokesperson Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.

He said Despite party’s inability to secure the live and properties of the citizens, the actions and inactions of its leaders in creating and promoting violence within themselves and with other opposition parties could be a clear testimony of its failure.

In a statement the chairman, Kano state chapter of the NNPP, Umar Haruna Doguwa, said the altercation between Alhassan Ado Doguwa, the majority leader of the Federal House of Representatives and Murtala Sule Garo, the APC deputy gubernatorial candidate has once again created another national embarrassment for Kano state.

NNPP said the security agencies should quickly wade into the root of the crises to maintain the relative peace Kano enjoys as the individuals involved and their antecedents in promoting political thuggery is second to none.

The chairman alleges that Garo and Alhassan are well-known for supporting and abetting political thuggery in Kano, and that if their conflict is not controlled, it could result in killings and destruction of properties in the state.

“Alasan is on rampage and from experience, Murtala Garo must revenge, so the political atmosphere is already overheated” said NNPP

“The duo have also taken to the media to deflect blames between each other on their unfortunate show of shame.”

“We learnt from the inception of the internal crises, supporters of the two warring camps have gone on rampage, destroying each other’s billboards and removing posters that do not belong to their bosses. If this behaviour is not promptly controlled, it may result in a big time political violence capable of causing deaths and loss of properties.”

The NNPP also asserted that this is a clear indication of how the fortunes of the ruling APC is dwindling in the state ahead of 2023 elections.

“I am therefore imploring the people of the state to refrain from casting their votes to these bunch of reckless politicians in a party that is incapable of putting its house into order, let alone governing a mega state like Kano.”

The chairman also declared that it would be another national disgrace for the residents of Kano to support candidates  who engage in street brawls.

“I am confident that the good people of Kano can still recall how Garo was arrested for clashing violently and destroying the election results in Gama, Nasarawa Local Government, area with the support of his running-mate and incumbent deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, whom were both  compensated for truncating the 2019 election with APC tickets for the two highest executive seats in Kano.

The opposition party adds that the behaviour is a total disgrace, not only to the ruling APC, and the solution to this shameful attitude exhibited by the so-called leaders is to reject the APC at the polls, in the next general elections.

Don’t allow Kwankwasiyya capitalise on our minor crisis, Kano APC  warns members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has accused the opposition members of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Kwankwasiyya group of capitalising on a minor disagreement in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause disaffection.

It said while the disagreement had been amicably resolved by party elders, the Kwankwasiyya, which is intimidated by the strength of the APC in the state, is engaging in propaganda to overblow the situation out of proportion.

The note of warning to the APC members was disclosed  via a statement issued by the commissioner for information and spokesperson for the Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council, Thursday.

He said there is credible information that the group is even engaged in the destruction of posters and other party’s identities, using the matter which has already been resolved as smokescreen and in the name of disagreeing parties within the APC.

Malam Garba pointed out that in the last few days, the Kwankwasiyya has been sharing pictures, giving negative meanings to them all in futile attempt to discredit the ruling party in the state.

The commissioner further noted that while the party is entitled to its share of intra-party discord which is common in all parties, such should not be allowed to be used by the opposition to further forment trouble for the party.

He said as the nation heads toward election  year, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and the APC gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna want members of the party to remain steadfast and maintain its unity to continue in the path of apparent victory and dominance at all levels.

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Kano Governor sets up mobile courts to tackle phone snatching



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




The Kano State Governor, Yusuf Abba, has approved the formation of mobile courts to ensure prompt prosecution of phone snatchers in the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, said that the mobile courts would work with the Special Joint Task Force to try people caught.

Yusuf said that major streets in the metropolis had been lit up after eight years of darkness as the lamps were switched off.

“The return of street lights is part of the efforts by the new administration to tackle robbery, phone snatching and other criminal activities, especially in metropolitan Kano.

“The ongoing exercise started penultimate Tuesday and will continue until every part of the state is saved from darkness that provides cover for criminals and political thugs,” he said.


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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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