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BIKOBA Mourns National Executive Member




The National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birnin kudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of passing away of the National Treasurer of BIKOBA, Malam Attahiru Muhammad Magaji Gwarzo.

Malam Attahiru who until his death was the executive Secretary of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), Kano/Jigawa Branch, died yesterday Thursday, the 28th day of July, 2022 following a ghastly Motor accident that involved his car along Zaria-Kano Express Way while travelling to Kaduna for official engagement.

The deceased, who graduated from Government Unity College Birninkudu in 1986, is survived by a wife and seven children also left behind his parents (elderly father and Mother) so also many brothers and sisters.
Commenting on the demise of late Attahiru Magaji, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described him as a simple and reserved but very innovative, easy going and intelligent personality who continuously provided valuable contributions to the growth and development of the Association.

In a statement by the National publicity secretary BIKOBA Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said the President prayed to Allah SWT to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, furrher remarked that the death of Malam Attahiru has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.


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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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