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I’m ready to reconcile with Kwankwaso – Alhassan Doguwa



Alhassan Ado Doguwa

Nasiru Yusuf




The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa disclosed that he is ready to mend fences with former governor of Kano state Dr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Doguwa, during a press briefing on Thursday at the National Assembly said although the ex-governor failed to commensurate with him over the death of his father, if Mr Kwankwaso reaches out to him, he will reconcile.

“I can only forget but I cannot forgive him. He cannot say sorry that your father died. This is an affront. I can only forgive if he picks up call and reach out to me,” he said.

He stressed that he will not decamp from the APC irrespective of the outcome of the election.

He said the party risks losing to the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) led by the ex-governor of the state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, whom he described as a formidable grassroots politician.

APC may lose Kano, Doguwa warns

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives said the APC risks losing Kano due to the ongoing crisis in the state chapter of the party.

Mr Doguwa, accused the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in Kano State, Martala Sule Garo, of creating a political crisis by excluding the members of the National Assembly from the political structure of the state.

He stated that the ruling party risks losing the state if President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Umar Ganduje fail to intervene.

Crisis in Kano APC 

During the briefing, Mr Doguwa said there has been a systemic exclusion of members of the National Assembly from the political structure of the party in the state. He stated that about nine lawmakers were denied return tickets. Adding that five have decamped to other parties.

He explained that Mr Garo, through his previous position as the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, has amassed significant political power that he is leveraging to disrespect members of the party.

Mr Doguwa alleged that if action is not taken soon, the party risks losing out at the general election.

“The leadership of our party in Kano, unfortunately, for quite some time has been subjected to crisis. There is witch-hunting and chasing away of members. The governor has handed the party to some individuals who are now working for their personal interests.

“The party is not being managed with democratic inclusiveness. APC is in trouble. APC is in crisis because this gentleman (Mr Garo) has proven to be the man to destroy the APC by chasing away so many good people from the party. He has caused this party the exit and decamping of more than five members of the House of Reps because he hated them. They were denied ticket,” he said.

The majority leader said the party should forget about the 2023 general election if the national and state leaders fail to intervene and rescue the party.

“I want to draw the attention of all authorities at the national and state level to quickly wave into the affairs of the party in Kano because this boy is causing serious damage in the party.

“If action is not taken, and this gentleman is allowed to continue to mishandle the affairs of this party in the name of former commissioner of local government – in the name of someone who feels that he is stronger than the governor, then we can forget it. If Murtala (Mr Garo) continues to be at the forefront of the party come 2023 during our elections – I repeat, forget it,” 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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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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