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Kano APC Crisis Deepens As State Working C’ttee Insists On Sanctioning Kwankwaso

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The cracks within the Kano State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, widened on Sunday as a few hours after the Chairman of the party in the state, Umar Haruna Doguwa, retracted his statement indicting Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso of alleged indiscipline by sponsoring thugs to Ganduje town, the Working Committee maintained its ground, saying the former governor stands indicted.

The Kano APC chairman said he was under duress when he made the statement indicting Kwankwaso, claiming he neither wrote nor initiated it.

The former governor turned senator had last Wednesday visited Ganduje town to commiserate with his former deputy now incumbent governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, over the death of his mother.

The condolence visit, however, turned into a violent display by armed political thugs, forcing the Kano APC to consider setting up a disciplinary panel to sanction Kwankwaso.

The former governor, in a statement last Friday, distanced himself from the violent display by the armed thugs and accused the state governor of splitting the APC.

However, the committee at an emergency news briefing on Saturday night in Kano, exonerated itself from the counter-statement credited to Doguwa denouncing the party’s position on Senator Kwankwaso’s condolence visit.

The Secretary, Abbas Sani Abbas, who addressed reporters in reaction to the chairman’s statement, said the party was surprised about the action of Mr. Doguwa, which portrayed him as betraying the mandate given him by the APC Executive Committee.

He said: “We want to say that the chairman made the statement because of his selfish interest and that of his mentor. We, therefore, reaffirm the position of the earlier statement that we disassociate ourselves from what ex-Governor Kwankwaso, representing Kano Central, did by recruiting hoodlums, disrupting peace and propagating his presidential ambition.

“We want to let APC members know that we are resolute in abiding by the party’s constitution. The committee set up by the party will continue with its investigation and any person found guilty will be dealt with in accordance with the constitution.

“We urge members to disregard the unauthorised second statement by the chairman. They should await action by the executive.

“We remain loyal to the administration Governor Ganduje, the APC leader in the state”.

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

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Ganduje Reinstates Suspended Aide Who Attacked President Buhari

Governor Ganduje

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has reinstated his Special Adviser on Social Media, Tanko Yakasai.

According to reports, the Kano State Governor who had earlier suspended his media aide for condemning President Muhammadu Buhari over #EndSARS protests reinstated the aide without many details.

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Yakasai on his Twitter account had accused Buhari of being insensitive to the plights of Nigerians during the #EndSARS protests across the nation.

The development saw Governor Ganduje suspend his aide who was commended by Nigerians for the courage.

Ganduje, however, has ordered the reinstatement of his aide two weeks after his suspension.

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Fayemi Presents Over N109 billion As Budget Estimate For 2021

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Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has presented the proposed budget for the 2021 fiscal year in the State.

The Governor on Monday presented a budget estimate of over N109 billion for the 2021 fiscal year.

Governor Fayemi, while presenting the budget at the State House of Assembly complex yesterday in Ado-Ekiti described the 2021 budget as “Budget of Recovery and Economic Restoration.”

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The budget has a recurrent expenditure of N57, 997,898,982.62k while the capital expenditure has N51, 668,386,739.99k.

Fayemi, said the budget proposal presented contains the policy thrust, programmes, and vision of his administration for 2021, saying efforts shall be made to source the needed resources to fund the budget.

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP

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National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over 'Disappointing, Empty' Speech – PDP

Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has blasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his nationwide broadcast over the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking the country.

Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.

He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.

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Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.

The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.

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