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2023:Kwankwaso’s Die Hards Pledges Loyalty To Sule Lamido

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Alhaji Sule Lamido and the diehards

Abbas Yushau Yusuf

Some staunch loyalists of former governor of Kano state Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso have pledged their loyalty to former governor of Jigawa State Alhaji Sule Lamido.

Since when Kwankwaso decided to dump the People’s Democratic party for the NNPP new Nigeria People’s Party, there have been cracks in the once “Almighty”Kwankwasiyya movement where some of his diehards decided not to follow him to the NNPP.

A source at the meeting which held at Alhaji Sule Lamido’s residence in Kano, said  former Governor Kwankwaso’s loyalists that attended the meeting are his former commissioner’s when he held sway as Governor of Kano state from 2011 to 2015,they are Dr Yunusa Adamu Dangwani,Yusuf Bello Dambatta and a Professor of Mass communications Dr. Umar Faruk Jibril, Abubakar Nuhu Danburan.

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During the meeting former Governor Sule Lamido was the one who chaired the meeting as an elder statesman and a leader of the PDP in Nigeria.

Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo was said to be in the meeting,after the meeting the stakeholders calls on the National working committee of the PDP to dissolve Kano state executives immediately and appoint caretaker.

One of their reasons was that the former Governor of Kano state Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is sabotaging the PDP and at the same time building his new party the NNPP,they said if action is not taking urgently the desperation by former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is to deny PDP the opportunity to field any candidate during the 2023 elections as such the NWC is leaving the party supporters in Limbo.

They said the time frame for buying of nomination forms ends on 1st April 2022 that will definitely deny PDP the opportunity of presenting candidates for the 2023 election there by giving chance to NNPP and other parties.

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Northern Senators Commends ECOWAS Leaders For Lifting Sanctions On Niger Republic

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Abuja. – Today, the Northern Senators Forum expresses it’s heartfelt appreciation and commendation to the exceptional leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for their decisive action in lifting sanctions imposed on Niger Republic as a result of military takeover on 26th July, 2023. We are pleased to see that ECOWAS has responded to the progressive requests made by us individually and collectively on the subject matter, and we commend their prudent and compassionate approach in addressing these critical issues.

The Northern Senators Forum believes that the principled and empathetic decision made by ECOWAS to lift the sanctions on Niger Republic is a testament to the organization’s commitment to regional solidarity, cooperation, and respect for human rights. We understand that this action will go a long way in alleviating the suffering of the people of Niger Republic, as well as ensuring the restoration of stability and economic prosperity in our region.

We are particularly grateful that ECOWAS leaders have considered our pleas to restore electricity, open borders, and lift the sanctions on Niger Republic. These measures will not only have crucial humanitarian implications, but will also foster regional integration, trade, and cooperation. We firmly believe that this step taken by ECOWAS will positively impact the lives of the people of Niger Republic and Nigeria and facilitate the restoration of trust and harmony among all member states.

As representatives of the people and advocates for justice and democracy, we commend ECOWAS for their responsiveness and understanding of the immense challenges faced by our fellow West African nation. The Northern Senators Forum stands in solidarity with ECOWAS IN restoring democracy and rule of law in Niger Republic and other west African countries, and we are committed to working to promote stability, peace, and socio-economic development throughout the region.

The Northern Senators Forum urges the government of Niger Republic and its people to seize this opportunity to hasten the process of returning to democratic governance to build a stronger and more prosperous nation, harnessing their resilient spirit and unwavering determination. Furthermore, we urge all regional stakeholders to continue engaging in dialogue and pursuing peaceful solutions to address any remaining concern, fostering a harmonious environment for progress and development.

Finally, the Northern Senators Forum would like to reiterate its deep appreciation to ECOWAS leaders especially President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria for their proactive and benevolent intervention in lifting the sanctions imposed on Niger Republic. We are confident that this decision will leave an indelible mark on the collective consciousness of all West African nations and serve as a shining example for resolving differences through dialogue and diplomacy.

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BREAKING: ECOWAS lifts sanctions against Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso

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President Bola Ahmad Tinubu addressing the Extraordinary meeting of ECOWAS heads of state in Abuja,Photo:Channels TV

 

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted sanctions imposed on Niger Republic, Mali, Burkina Faso, member nations that are ruled by military.

The authorities of ECOWAS on Saturday said the decision was based on humanitarian considerations, especially because of the Lenten period and the approaching month of Ramadan.

The regional bloc also lifted sanctions on Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

To invite all four countries to a meeting.

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Kano Unity Forum Urges Drug Dealers to Comply with Court Directives and Relocate to Dangwauro

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Alhaji Gidado Mukhtar addressing the Press

Alhaji Gidado Mukhtar, representing the unity forum, addressed the press in Kano, highlighting the city’s historic significance as a commercial hub spanning centuries, despite facing challenges from colonial and post-colonial legacies.

Recent years have seen a surge in attempts to undermine Kano through the importation of dangerous drugs, posing a grave threat to its future and Northern Nigeria at large, with drug dealers operating openly in markets like Muhammad Abubakar Rimi Market, Sabongari.
Statistics from the NDLEA reveal alarming figures, with substantial quantities of psychotropic substances seized within a short span, prompting urgent action to safeguard society’s future.

The Kano State Government, disturbed by the situation, initiated the establishment of a modern pharmaceutical market within the new Kano Economic City at Dangwauro through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP), aiming to regulate and monitor unlawful activities.

Despite efforts to relocate dealers to the new market, resistance persists, with the perpetrators going to the extent of instituting legal action against directives, recently ruled against by the court.

Stakeholders emphasize the intolerability of allowing illicit drugs to pervade society, asserting a unified stance against the trade’s detrimental impact on Kano’s fabric, and vow to employ all legitimate means to halt its spread.

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