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Breaking:KAROTA Arrests Truck Conveying 2000 Crates Of Alcohol



KAROTA MD Baffa Babba


Kano Road and Traffic Agency KAROTA has confirmed the arrest of two trucks conveying over 2000 crates of alcoholic drinks worth over N50Million.

The Managing Director, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan, agundi who confirmed the arrest on Thursday also rewarded the officer who arrested the trucks with N1million after refusing a N500,000 bribe to release the confiscated goods.

According to him, the state government had banned the importation and consumption of alcohol in the entire state as such the Agency and it’s sister Council, Kano State Consumer Protection Council under his leadership will not spare anyone caught in the act of supplying such drinks into the state.

He applauded the patriotic officer and charged others to emulate him and always consider the safety of lives and properties and the well being of the state first before anything else.

Halilu Kawo Jalo, the officer who apprehended the banned drinks said the trucks were intercepted through the use of informers who tip them off about the consignment.

He said ” we intercepted the trucks on Obasanjo Road heading to Sabon Gari Area of the State.

They offered me a bribe but I refused to take it because I know the damages alcohol causes to lives.

It is unislamic to consume alcohol and also against the teaching of Islam to take bribe, these made me to do the right thing,” he said.

Baffa further call on the general public to always support his agency for the security and safety of the state.

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I have the experience to lead Kano people – Gawuna



Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna


Kano State Deputy Governor and All Progressives Congress Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna says he possessed the requisite experience to govern Kano State.

Appearing on the Nigerian Television Authority’s program “Political Update” he explained that as someone who served in three administrations as a two term former local government chairman, three times former commissioner of agriculture and currently the Deputy Governor of the State, that has given him the edge of quality above other aspirants.

“Kano people are there to judge because they know which candidate has the credibility and capacity to lead them,with their support we are going to win the election”.

“Our current administration has done a lot of visible and laudable projects and services in its effort to develop the State.”

Gawuna further said the division in other political parties is an advantage to them.We the APC are intact and united.

In a statement by Hassan Musa Fagge said “Those moving into our party are people who believe in the ideals and principles of the APC because we have selected the best candidates.They will contribute alot to ensure our success and victory during the elections but those that defected from us are doing because of ambition to contest following their loss in the party’s primary election he said”.


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Ganduje Appoints Kofar Naisa As Kano Emirate Spokesperson



Abubakar Balarabe Right




Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has approved the appointment of his media aide Abubakar Balarabe Kofar Na’isa as Kano Emirate Spokesperson.

The approval for the appointment is contained in a letter from the office of the Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.

The statement said, the appointment of Abubakar Kofar Na’isa was based on his experience and expertise in the journalism profession.

The statement further explained that, the new Kano Emirate Spokesperson will continue to perform his duties as special assistant to the governor on Broadcast media.

Governor Ganduje congratulate the new Spokesperson, and urged him to use his wealth of experience to protect the image of Kano Emirate and the stat at large.

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Shekarau’s Strong Ally Made List Of Ganduje’s Commissioner Nominees



Malam Ibrahim Shekarau

Abbas Yushau Yusuf

A strong ally of former Governor of Kano state Senator Ibrahim Shekarau Malam Garba Yusuf Abubakar has made list of Nominees sent by Kano state Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to the state house of assembly for confirmation as commissioners.

Prior to the conduct of primary election by Nigerian political parties a number of commissioners resigned from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s cabinet.

The Nominees sent are as follows

Kano Deputy Governor Resigns As Commissioner Of Agriculture

Hon. Ibrahim Dan’azumi Gwarzo

Hon. Abdulhalim Liman Dan Maliki

Hon. Lamin Sani Zawiyya

Hon. Ya’u Abdullahi Yanshana

Hon. Garba Yusif Abubakar

Dr. Yusif Jibril Rurum

Hon. Adamu Abdu Panda

Hon Saleh Kausani

  1. Garba Yusuf Abubakar was among the cabals that run the affairs of Governor Malam Ibrahim Shekarau’s government for 8 years from 2003 to 2011 and has held portfolios of Information,land and physical planning and state’s ministry of finance throughout the 8 year tenure of Malam Ibrahim Shekarau.

People never thought Garba Yusuf Abubakar will fell out with his close friend and an ally for many decades.


Garba Yusuf Abubakar is popularly known in Kano as Garba Izala due to his affinity with Jamaatu Izalatul Bidia Wa ikamatussunnah.

Due to internal party crisis Malam Ibrahim Shekarau now a senator representing Kano central has joined the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso’s New Nigeria People’s Party and has since clinched the senatorial ticket of the party for the 2023 general elections.

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