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Call Haruna Doguwa, Abdullahi Abbas To Order CITAD Urges Security Agencies




The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has condemned the use of Inflammatory comments during political campaigns by some political parties in Kano State.

In a press statement issued by Campaign for Inclusion of Women and Young People in Political and Governance Processes (We-YOU Pro), Mr. Isah Garba said, while political parties are preparing for campaigns to mobilize support towards the 2023 general elections, the political context in Kano is being challenged.

Mr. Isah Garba added that “while in general across the country, citizens, including politicians are doing everything possible to ensure a peaceful elections, in Kano, there is indication that politicians may work against the peaceful conduct of the elections through unguarded utterances that could trigger violent conflict between the supports of different political parties”

The statement added that “one of such statements came from the Chairman of the All Progressive Party (APC), Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas, during the flag-up of their campaign in Gaya where he made a statement in Hausa that can literally be translated as; By hook and crook, by all means, and using whichever way we must win this election”

“This is excited counter reaction by his counterpart, Alhaji Umar Haruna Dogowa, the Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) who made a similar statement saying that This is challenge post to them and they have accepted it, therefore, Man burn of a free woman or a slave will challenge them and they will not take it, he further instructed that; if any ordered stoning us, his followers should pay back with same and that was their message and the position of everybody in NNPP”

According statement “CITAD condemns these statements in their totality, considering them a threat to democracy, to peaceful coexistence as well as having all the potential to catalyze violence”

“We, therefore, wish to draw the attention of the security agencies in the state to call these hate speakers to order and hold them responsible for whatever conflict their statements might cause”

“The political parties in the state also need to understand that democracy only exists in a peaceful environment where the electors will cast their votes to willingly give their mandate to people of their choice and when this is not allowed, the legitimacy of the government and those elected in the government may be in question”

“We call all stakeholders in the state, including community elders, and religious and traditional leaders to openly condemn these utterances and call these politicians and their parties to order”


Breaking:Gov. Yusuf Orders Arrest of Deposed Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero




The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of the former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the state.

The former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

In a statement issued by Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor, it was confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly, and other top government functionaries at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2024.

As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys.

Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
**Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano**

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NNPC Ltd Condoles with Tijjani Babangida over Loss of Brother, Son




Yesterday, the NNPC Ltd paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s Ex-International, Tijjani Babangida, over the tragic loss of his son, Fadil, and brother, Ibrahim Babangida, as a result of the ghastly road accident which occurred on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, along the Zaria-Kaduna Road. It would be recalled that in the unfortunate incident, Babangida and his wife also sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving medical attention.

During the visit, GCEO NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari, represented by the Company’s Chief Corporate Communication’s Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye, expressed the Company’s heartfelt commiserations to the Babangida family, praying for God’s mercy upon the souls of the departed and for a speedy recovery of the ex-footballer and his wife.

Earlier in February 2024, Tijjani Babangida was among a selected team of Nigeria’s Ex-Internationals, led by the legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who participated in a novelty football match during the grand finale of the 13th NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In his response, an elated Babangida expressed his delight to the NNPC Ltd for identifying with him in his trying period, stressing that although lives once lost can never be brought back, the Company’s kind gesture will further strengthen his resolve to overcome the predicament.


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ECOWAS Parliament Elects First Female Speaker




The 6th ECOWAS Parliament has elected Ibrahim Maimunatu, a female from Togo, as the Speaker of the Parliament. She is the first female Speaker to be elected in the parliament’s history.


During her investiture speech, the newly elected Speaker expressed gratitude to the Parliamentarians for entrusting the fate of the parliament for the next four years to her.

“I’m grateful for the honour conferred on me. I commended the Chairman of the ECOWAS and Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed for entrusting the 6th Legislature to my country.”

This is the first time the leadership entrusted to a woman, this, has proven the vision of ECOWAS youth and women should be protected. This has further demonstrated the aim and passion of Togo President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé who always support youths and women, particularly with the introduction of the legislation to support youths and women in Togo”

The new Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Maimunatu assured that she will leave no stone unturned to meet the expectations of the member states.

She further commended the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Barau Jibrin, who has demonstrated his skills, commitment, determination, and leadership style in bringing the Parliament to its current stage.

She lamented that the reinsurgence of Terrorism and coup d’ etat in Niger Republic Burkina Faso and Mali and Climate Change were some of the issues bedevelling the sub region.

She lamented that the resurgence of terrorism and coups d’état in Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, and Mali, as well as climate change, were some of the issues plaguing the sub-region.

She stressed that the Parliament would collaborate with member states to address the challenges facing the West African region.

She maintained that the Parliament will work together towards realisation of its 5 pillars envisaged in vision 2050, including a secure, stable and peaceful region; a region endowed with strong institutions, and that complies with the rule of law and fundamental freedoms; a fully integrated and prosperous region; a region mobilized for transformation, inclusive and sustainable development.

After she delivered her inaugural speech, Ibrahima Maimunatu declared the 2nd Extraordinary Session held in Kano closed.

Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Barau Jibrin noted that Extraordinary Session held in ancient city of Kano was to bring the Parliament to the people of Kano State.

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