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Tricycle Strike: PDP Accuses Ganduje of Economic Sabotage




The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has notice with dismay, the intention of the Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to destroy the daily economic activities in the state for refusing to reconcile with striking tricycle riders for the last three days.

Kano is known for various commercial activities on daily basis and the means of transportation remains the major pillar with the tricycle riders as catalysts who cater for at least 80 per cent of the routine movements within the metropolitan city.

It is very pertinent to note that Ganduje’s administration has failed its citizens in every ramification, particularly, the state government has done nothing in the transport sector for the seven years of its existence rather it truncated the students transportation systems introduced by the govt. of Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.

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Ganduje and his cohorts have turned the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) into a major revenue generating agency instead of being a traffic regulatory agency as it was established to serve with that purpose.

In a statement by Alhaji Wada Sagagi the chairman of people’s Democratic party in Kano said hundreds of thousands of the youth are engaged in this business and it generates both employment and state revenue, only a government without a clear economic directions can fight a self-employed youth, women and other individuals at a time when the nation faces a dwindling economy and insecurity that put citizen into abject poverty.

PDP wishes to further stress that govt. should as matter of urgency address this issue because allowing this crises to linger on it retains the tendency to degenerate into chaos and disturb the prevailing peace in the state as teaming number of our youth are left without means of livelihood.

Governor Ganduje and members of his cabinet kept mum despite being fully aware of the sufferings faced by the residents of Kano, which include but not limited to business men and women, civil servants, students of both primary, secondary and tertiary schools, people seeking for medical attention in various health facilities and visitors of the state.

In these three days of tricycle strike, Kano has lost billions of naira, businesses have suffered and many offices have not been in full operations because of the strike while state government remains reluctant to take any decisive action that could rescue the situation.


Group called on Federal Government to end nepotism in NOUN




Bala Ibrahim

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been advised to end the alleged impunity and nepotism ,injustice at the national open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

This was contained in a press statement signed by suleiman Idris the National secretary of the concern citizens issued to NIgerian Tracker.

According the statement ” a particular group dominated the strategic leadership position at the national open University of Nigeria NOUN”.

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“The National open University of Nigeria is a federal open and distance learning ODL institution,the first of its kind in the west African sub region ,it is the Nigeria largest tertiary institution but unfortunately the institution has been hijacked”

He explained that all the principal position such as the chairman governing council and the position of vice Chancellor and other key positions.

The group there appealed to the federal government to look in to their problem to take all the necessary measure as federal character concern.

“Every one deserved equal right and same opportunity without regard to the ethnic or religions or background”

The secretary further stated that “we vehemently condemned the disastrous action in NOUN with a matter of urgency ,we are calling for the quick action and intervention by the federal government to address the stituation” he stated.

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Appeal Court Reserves Judgement In Kano APC Crisis




The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal has reserved judgement in the appeal filed by the Abdullahi Ganduje faction of the All Progressive Congress in Kano against Ibrahim Shekarau led group.

The court on Friday took the briefs and objections of the parties in the suit and reserved judgement for the three appeals.

Recalls that an FCT High Court had upheld the parallel ward and local government congresses conducted by the Senator Ibrahim Shekarau led faction as against that of the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje group.

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The congresses produced Abdullahi Abbas from the Ganduje’s side Chairman and Ahmadu Haruna Danzago as Chairman from the Shekarau side.

Dissatisfied with the court rulings , the Ganduje led group filed 3 appeal at the appellate court.


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Abducted Five Year Old Girl Found Dead In Kano




Despite collecting part of the N6million demanded, the abductors of 5-year-old Kano girl, Hanifa Abubakar, have killed her.

Her uncle, Suraj Suleiman, confirmed the killing and recovery of her remains at a mushroom private school in Tudunwada area of Kano.

According to him, the abductor first took her to his wife, but the wife rejected to keep her.

The kidnapper first took Hanifa to his wife, but the wife refused to keep her. He then took her to Tudunwada where he operates a private school, and then laced her tea with rat poison,” her uncle said.

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“After she was poisoned to death, the kidnappers then cut her body into pieces and buried it within the school.”

It was gathered that the abductors were arrested around Zaria Road in Kano last night while attempting to collect the second tranche of the ransom.

The 5-year-old was whisked away on December 4, 2021 by the kidnappers, who came in a commercial tricycle and lured her to enter for a joyride.

The incident occurred at 5pm when she and other neighbourhood children were returning from an Islamic school.

(Daily Nigerian)

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