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KANO RERUN: Kwankwaso Sues For Peace As Tempers Rise

Former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has called for peaceful conduct of the Saturday’s rerun in the state following rising tempers over the poll. In a statement issued through his media aide, Binta Spikin, Kwankwaso also called on security agencies to ensure that peace being enjoyed in the state was not breached. Addressing newsmen in Kano, his media aide said; “Sen Rabiu Kwankwaso hereby calls on the people of Kano, cutting across political divides, to conduct themselves peacefully during the upcoming!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

“I Admire Kano Politics” Tinubu Reacts To Allegation Of Meddling

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said he has a strong admiration for the Kano brand of politics. He said he has nothing but utmost respect for the people of Kano and it's brand of progressive politics provided the impetus for the formation of the APC Tinubu stated this in reaction to the rumour making the round that he is meddling in the Kano elections. A statement dated March 19, 2019 and signed by his Media Adviser, Tunde Rahman said Bola Ahmed Tinubu is not in Kano!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerian Army Confirms Killing Of Garrison Commander

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi state, Mohammed Barack. Mr Barack, who was riding a power bike, was shot on Jos-Bauchi highway, by unidentified gunmen while returning from Kaduna on Sunday. It was not clear whether he was killed by bandits or assassins. The spokesperson of 33 Artillery Brigade, Yahaya Kabara, confirmed the shooting. “Yes, it’s true,” the major said “Investigation is ongoing, I will get back!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Kano CP Wakili ‘Singham’ Survives Alleged Plot To Remove him.

The commissioner of Police in Kano State, CP Mohammed Wakili may have survived an alleged attempt to remove him from office following the gubernatorial and house of assembly elections held in the state on March 9, 2019, which outcome ran contrary to the expectations of few. Daily Nigerian reported that governor Ganduje stormed Abuja, in company of his political strategist, Nasiru Aliko-Koki, the speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, and the state chairman of APC, Abdullahi Abbas to lobby the presidency and!-->!-->!-->…

The ‘No-Nonsense’ CP Wakili Who Dared Arrest Kano State Deputy Governor

At a time some officers and men of the Nigerian Police Force are getting Knocks for allegedly working with politicians to undermine the electoral process in Nigeria's elections, the case of one police officer CP Muhammad Wakili, the Kano State Police Commissioner is different, as he is instead receiving accolades for protecting the electoral process. THE WHISTLER earlier reported that CP Wakili arrested the deputy governor of Kano State alongside the State commissioner for local governments for allegedly trying to!-->!-->!-->…

Police Arrest Kano Deputy Governor, Commissioner

Kano state deputy governor, Nasiru Gawuna, and the state's commissioner for local governments, Murtala Sule Garo, have been arrested by the men of the Nigeria Police Force. Officers attached to the state Police Commissioner, Wakili M arrested the duo over alleged threat to disrupt the Collation of results of the Governorship Elections at the Nasarawa Local Government Area Collation Centre on Monday. The men allegedly arrived the Nassarawa Local Government Area Collation Centre at 3 am on Airport Road in three SUVs and!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

KANO POLL: You’re Free To Run, Appeal Court Clears PDP’s Candidate Abba Yusuf

All is now set for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abba Yusuf, to run in tomorrow’s governorship poll in Kano State, This comes as the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Daniel Kalio has set aside an earlier High Court ruling and cleared him to participate in the election. The appellate court granted all the prayers put forward by the appellant, and granted a stay of execution of the order of a high court which barred the PDP from recognizing Mr Yusuf as its candidate. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Voting, Counting Of Votes May Continue Till Night In Many Polling Centres in Kano

Vote counting is underway in several pulling units across Kano Metropolis while the process may begin late in the evening in several places, especially in rural areas where voting did not start until past 10am. THE WHISTLER Visited several polling centres in Nasarawa Local Government Area at about 3:30pm and counting had already begin. At Gwagwarwa polling unit, voting ended at about 2:30 and by 3:30 only one ballot box out of three remained to be counted. À PDP supervisor at the unit, Salihu Ibrahim, said there…

Elections: Kano Is Safe, Peaceful – Domestic Observers

The Coalition of INEC Accredited Domestic Election Observers in Kano State has urged their colleagues who were deployed to the state to observe the rescheduled elections not to panic. It said the state is safe and peaceful. The Chairman of the team, Friday Maduka, made the call while addressing a pre-election press conference in Kano on Wednesday. “Having gone around the state, we wish to urge our entire colleagues coming to observe the elections in Kano State and other election duty officials not to be afraid.…

Election Postponement: IPMAN Directs Members’ Filling Stations To Reduce Fuel Price

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members nationwide to reduce petroleum pump price from N145 per litre to N140. This was announced in a statement signed by the National President of the association, Chinedu Okworonkwo, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano on Sunday. The statement was issued through the Chairman, IPMAN Kano state chapter, Bashir Dan-Malam. Mr Okworonkwo said the marketers were expected to comply with the directive from…
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