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Kano 2023: Will Gawuna make an easy sail?




By Nigerian Tracker

When Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje won his victory at the supreme court on January 20, 2020, attention has focused on who will succeed the governor by the time he completed his second term on May 29 2023.

The governor faced a serious battle as he geared towards clinching victory during the 2019 general elections, the March 9 gubernatorial elections in Kano generated controversy as the electoral umpire refused to declare a substantive winner till a rerun was conducted on March 23 2019.

But before then, the political atmosphere was seriously charged in Kano which is regarded as the hotbed of Nigerian politics ,the frosty relationship between governor Ganduje and his erstwhile  Deputy Professor Hafiz Abubakar which made the latter resigned his position as Deputy Governor of the state on 4thAugust 2014.

Hafiz Abubakar’s resignation on August 4 2018, made the second most powerful stool vacant in Kano, and the choice of Professor Hafizu’s successor later fell on a former Kano state commissioner of Agriculture Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna.
Gawuna’s choice by governor Ganduje was seen as a way to gain popularity towards general election , now the attention has shifted to who succeed Governor Ganduje in 2023.
Political observers are of the opinion that Gawuna, the deputy governor must have an interest in contesting the number one seat in Kano, his Boss governor Abdullahi Ganduje has been dreaming to become the governor of the state since 1999 and realized that ambition in 2015.

But the present APC arrangement in Kano is a merger of many political bigwigs , Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s school of political thought to who back the government to come back to power for the second time.

Another thing that may propel the deputy governor to contest the 2019 general elections was his wealthy experience in politics from his time as chairman of the cosmopolitan Nassarawa local government to his days as Kano state commissioner of Agriculture.
But in Kano only one deputy governor has it well with his boss when it comes to cordial relationship.

On return to civil rule ,Late Governor Muhammad Abubakar Rimi does not have an easy relationship with his deputy the Late Alhaji Farouk Bibi Farouk, the second republic state House of assembly have to impeach Bibi Farouk and late Alhaji Abdu Dawakin Tofa was appointed who subsequently becomes the  governor after the resignation of Late Governor Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi.

For the aborted third republic, the relationship between governor Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya and his late Deputy Alhaji Ahmad Usman will not be understood  because the republic was overthrown by General Sani Abacha after a short stint.

When Nigeria return to civilian rule on May 29 1999 , Kano state governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and his deputy Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had a smooth relationship  up to the time they were defeated by Malam Ibrahim Shekarau in the 2003 general elections.
But when Malam emerged as  Governor in 2003, speculations went round that he doesn’t have a  cordial relationship with his deputy late Engineer Magaji Abdullahi.
When Malam Ibrahim Shekarau was seeking for second term in the year 2007 he was challenged by his late deputy Late Engineer Magaji Abdullahi, the sour relationship between the two political giants did not end well as Malam Ibrahim Shekarau  picked another Deputy in person of Abdullahi Tijjani Muhammad Gwarzo.

When Malam Ibrahim Shekarau finished his tenure in 2011 ,his deputy Abdullahi Tijjani  Muhammad Gwarzo left the party that brought them to power and cross carpet to ACN ,Malam Shekarau’s anointed candidate Malam Salihu Sageer Takai was not able to make it at the polls as he was defeated by the duo of Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

In the history of  Kano state politics only Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso anointed his Deputy to succeed him during the 2015 general elections and they fell apart after Ganduje became Governor.

What will be the fate of  Deputy Governor Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna on the eve of 2023 general elections?
Many political bigwigs will be hoping to succeed Ganduje within the APC apart from the challenge they may face from the opposition PDP.  
These days  political discussion have mellowed down in the state because politicians have today focused their attention of how to contain corona pandemic.

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Galadima Knocks Nigeria Sports Handlers Over Laziness in Talent Development,





By Abdulgafar Oladimeji.

Former chairman, Nigeria Football Association , NFA Ibrahim Galadima(MFR) has faulted the administration, promotion and development of sports in Nigeria, noting that  the continuous  degenerating  global  status of Nigeria on the  sporting  arena could be attributed to laziness.

The outspoken sports administrator   stated that the absence of  clear  cut policies  on how  sports should be driven in Nigeria  constitutes parts of the factors that  has enrolled Nigeria on the path of total  failure.

Galadima in his remarks  on ( Thursday)at a one day workshop organized by Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, SWAN  Kano state chapter held at the conference hall of the Kano state Sports Commission with the theme “Early Warnings and Security Vigilance At Sports Events, he said “we re yet to clearly structure and drive the message clearly to say whether we   are in sports for business or  for leisure purposes.”

“our sports is going through difficult times, certainly, the Kenyans have  a clear concentration, they  have  shown clearly where they belong by dominating marathon races, recently they came to Kaduna and stamped their dominance.

“The abundant talent in Nigeria remained untapped, no age group graduation, even if you are in Chad, you are considered as a foreign based athlete, we are now so lazy in identifying talents.” Galadima lamented.

He alleged that lack of trust and confidence has  sent sponsors out of the industry, adding that potential brand sponsors are shying away from injecting their monies into  the industry for the fear of unaccountability.


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By Alh. Dr Bello Al- Adam

On behalf of myself and my family, I join millions of friends and well-wishers to felicitate with a renowned diplomat and international statesman on this special occasion of your 76th Birthday.

My family and I are proud to be associated with you, therefore we heartily congratulate you for a life of exploit in Diplomacy, Academia, and Administration, both at National and International levels.
Indeed, you are an epitome of leadership and *AN OUTSTANDING ORBITER OF A GREAT AFRICAN VISION* for your good work and the selflessness in Promotion of Diplomacy, Democracy and Developments.

May Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to give you more Protection, sound Health, Longer Years of Fruitful Living and Greater Fulfilment of your aspirations to the highest level

Your unwavering support and succour for the downtrodden and your relentless pursuit for the betterment of Humanity towards ensuring a Developmental stride in the country have not gone unnoticed. They are laudable, commendable and well appreciated by Mr.President.

On this day, I wish you the best life has got to offer, *while praying that Allah increases you in Health and keep protecting you against hypocritical enemies of our president and the Government which you serve unflinchingly*.

Kindly accept the assurances of my esteem regards, Happy many more years in returns Sir.


Alh. Dr. Bello Al-Adam

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Eating Excessive Fats Causes Heart Attack



Auwal Musa Umar


By Auwal Musa Umar



The term “Malnutrition” was derived from the combination of two words “Mal” and “Nutrition” which refers to “Bad Nutrition”.

Malnutrition can be caused by over-nutrition (excess energy or nutrient intake) or undernutrition (deficient energy or nutrient intake).

The concept of malnutrition usually considered as a condition that results when the cells do not receive an adequate supply of the essential nutrients because of poor diet or poor utilization of food.

In some instances, it presents because people do not or cannot eat enough of the foods that provide the essential nutrients to satisfy body needs.

At other times people may eat well-balanced diets but suffer from diseases that prevent normal usage of the nutrients.

Overnutrition has become a larger problem in some parts of the world than undernutrition. Overeating and the ingestion of large doses of various vitamins and minerals (without a prescription) are two major causes of over nutrition worldwide.

Firstly, people supposed to understand the BASIC courses of Nutrient Deficiency; a nutrient deficiency set in when a person lacks one or more nutrients over a period of time.

Kano ,Now has a New Nutrition Policy and Action Plan-PS Balarabe

Nutrient deficiencies classified as primary or secondary. Primary deficiencies are caused by inadequate dietary intake. Secondary deficiencies are caused by something other than diets, such as a disease condition that may cause malabsorption, accelerated excretion, or destruction of the nutrients. Nutrient deficiencies can result in malnutrition


Teenagers may eat often but at unusual hours. They may miss regularly scheduled meals, become hungry, and satisfy their hunger with foods that have low nutrient density such as potato chips, cakes, soda, and candy.


Foods with low nutrient density provide an abundance of calories, but the nutrients are primarily carbohydrates and fats and, except for sodium, very limited amounts of proteins, vitamins, and minerals.


Teenagers are subject to peer pressure; that is, they are easily influenced by the opinions of their friends. If friends favor foods with low nutrient density, it is difficult for a teenager to differ from them.

Crash diets, which unfortunately are common among teens, sometimes result in a form of malnutrition.

Pregnancy increases a woman’s hunger and the need for certain nutrients, especially proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Pregnancy during adolescence requires extreme care in food selection.


The young mother-to-be requires a diet that provides sufficient nutrients for the developing fetus as well as for her own still-growing body. Many factors influence nutrition in the elderly, depression, loneliness, lack of income, inability to shop, inability to prepare meals, and the state of overall health can all lead to malnutrition.

Nutrition has many effects some the cumulative effects of nutrition; there is an increasing concern among health professionals regarding the cumulative effects of nutrition.


Cumulative effects are the results of something that is done repeatedly over many years. For example, eating excessive amounts of saturated fats for many years contributes to atherosclerosis, which leads to heart attacks.

Years of overeating can cause obesity and may also contribute to hypertension, type 2 (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes, gallbladder disease, foot problems, certain cancers, and even personality disorders.

Deficiency Diseases when nutrients are seriously lacking in the diet for an extended period, deficiency diseases can occur.

The most common form of deficiency disease in Nigeria among women of reproductive age is iron deficiency, which is caused by a lack of the mineral iron and can cause iron-deficiency anemia, which is particularly common among children and women.


Iron is a necessary component of the blood and is lost during each menstrual period.

In addition, the amount of iron needed during childhood and pregnancy is greater than normal because of the growth of the child or the fetus. Rickets is another example of deficiency disease.


It causes poor bone formation in children and is due to insufficient calcium and vitamin D. These same deficiencies cause osteomalacia in young adults and osteoporosis in older adults.


Osteomalacia is sometimes called “adult rickets.” It causes the bones to soften and may cause the spine to bend and the legs to become bowed. Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become porous and excessively brittle.


Too little iodine may cause goiter, and a severe shortage of vitamin A client’s ability to buy and prepare food can lead to blindness.

Auwal Musa Umar Is the President (ANDs/IDN)Association Of Nigerian Dietitians/Institute of Dietetics in Nigeria. Kano state chapter.

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