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My Government Will Be A Replica Of Kwankwaso’s-Kano Governor -Elect

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Kano Governor Elect Abba Kabir Yusuf

Kano State Governor-Elect, Engr. Abba Kabiru Yusuf has restated commitment to continue with the laudable populace policies of the Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso led administration.

NIGERIAN TRACKER reports that Abba cited the polices to include good qualitative education, empowerment programmes, policies and programs that promote skills acquisition and entrepreneurship, the completion of abandoned projects, free maternal healthcare program and provision of conducive atmosphere for the development of businesses within the state.

Abba Kabiru Yusuf stated this on Monday in his acceptance speech after his declaration by INEC as winner of the March 18th, 2023 governorship election.

Our administration will be an off-shot of the Kwankwaso administration and we assure the good people of Kano State, ‘’Abba Yusuf said.

He vowed not to deviate from his campaign promises and the road map of the NNPP in developing the state.

The governor elect appreciated the support of all and sundry towards attainment of the success of the election.

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According to him, ‘’our unflinching gratitude goes to the entire people of the state. We recognize your determination, courage, loyalty, commitment as well as your ferocious resolve to defend your sovereign rights and the integrity of our democracy.’’

the fact that our party the NNPP is relatively new coupled with the fact that the logo of our party was poorly depicted on the ballot paper and wide spread electoral violence; you still gave us your mandate. We had no money and due to the inflicted poverty on the citizenry the government took advantage by buying votes of the people with both the new and old currencies and distributing wrappers and other household items to voters. Against all these odds you still came out in-mass to give us your mandate. Indeed, “Taliya bata zabe”.

We are profoundly grateful and will not take your mandate for granted. Our unreserved commendation goes to members of the armed forces whom were deployed to Kano for the election and most of other security agencies and indeed the Independent Electoral Commission for maintaining their neutrality by keeping the peace and promptly responding to our genuine complaints before, during and after the elections. In the same vein, I salute and commend the patriotism of members of the media for their coverage and also applaud and appreciate the role played by members of the Civil Society and the numerous

domestic and international observer groups that worked tirelessly towards ensuring free, fair and credible elections.

‘’We cannot complete this acceptance speech without thanking our leader and mentor, His Excellency Sen. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso for his untiring effort that led to the declaration of our mandate today as

Governor and Deputy Elect. Finally, we thank all people of goodwill across the country and even foreign nationals. It is our hope that you will continue to support us towards the successful discharge of our mandate.’’

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PDP Chieftain Lauds Governors’ Forum Decision on Adherence to Electoral Guidelines

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Ibrahim Ali Amin “Little,” has lauded the decision of the party’s governors’ forum to ensure that the constitution and laid-down guidelines on the election of party executives are followed strictly in the forthcoming state, local government, and ward congresses.

The Kano PDP chieftain explained that the governors’ position taken at their just-concluded meeting in Enugu has established the fact that the party is committed to reclaiming Nigeria come the 2027 general election.

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Ali-Amin, a grassroots mobilizer and former gubernatorial candidate in Kano, said staging free, fair, and transparent congresses will also attract more Nigerians to join the party, pointing out that Nigerians have more hope in PDP than in any other political party.

While urging all party members in Kano to join hands in moving PDP forward, the chieftain expressed hope that the party leadership will adhere strictly to the provisions of the party’s congresses and electoral guidelines in the forthcoming congress and election of the Kano executives.

He also reiterated his resolve to continue to work for the PDP at all levels for ultimate victory, noting that Nigerians need to be salvaged from the current hardship through sincere and committed leadership, which the PDP is set to provide.

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Unidentified Persons in Kaduna Assault APC Chieftain for Allegedly Criticizing Governor

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Some unidentified persons, in a video footage going viral on social media platforms, have assaulted APC Chieftain Abdulmajeed Danbilki Kwamnada from Kano.

Danbilki, popularly known as Kwamnada, is notorious for criticizing politicians on radio in Kano and some northern states.

The yet-to-be-identified assailants were seen interrogating Danbilki while handcuffed, asking why he insulted the Kaduna governor. He replied, “I don’t insult the governor.” They further asked if he was from Kaduna, to which he responded, “I am not, but from Kano, a northern Nigerian and a Nigerian.”

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While giving them the answer, they started flogging him. During the assault, he complained, “I have sugar and heart problems,” then lay down and began begging them to stop.

Many people, even Danbilki’s detractors, condemned the assault and called on human rights organizations to intervene

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Imminent Fuel Increase as Petrol Landing Cost Rises to ₦1,117 Per Litre

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The landing cost of Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol, was N1,117/litre as of Tuesday, July 16, 2024, the Major Energies Marketers Association of Nigeria announced on Wednesday.

MEMAN disclosed this during a webinar with journalists on Wednesday.

The association revealed that the landing cost of diesel was N1,157/litre, while that of aviation fuel was N1,127/litre.

Reports indicate that the N1,117 landing cost of petrol is far above the pump price of the product in Nigeria.

At the moment, filling stations operated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited and those of the major marketers sell PMS at between N617/litre and N660/litre, while independent marketers sell for N700/litre or more.

NNPC, the sole importer of petrol into Nigeria, has consistently denied subsidising the cost of PMS but refused to disclose the landing cost of the product.

Our correspondent reports that the revelation from MEMAN is almost the first from marketers in the industry as the landing cost appears to have been shrouded in secrecy by the importer of PMS.

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MEMAN’s Executive Secretary, Clement Isong, said the costs were obtained from independent energy price benchmark providers.

The association maintained that it would release similar information regularly to keep the masses informed.

Recently, independent oil marketers accused private depot owners of hiking the ex-depot price of petrol from N630 to N720/litre.

An expert in the energy sector, Prof Wumi Iledare, told our correspondent in an interview that the cost of PMS in Nigeria was far below the international price, considering the price of diesel.

“The gap between the cost of diesel and petrol in Nigeria is much. It is never like that all over the world. That means something is wrong.

“I don’t know if NNPC is paying subsidies or not, but somebody is absorbing the difference. You can call it under-recovery or subsidy, but the price of petrol today does not reflect the market cost of producing a litre of petrol,” he disclosed.

Iledare added that with the current exchange rate, the price of petrol should not be less than 80 per cent of the price of diesel.

Corroborating this, a Professor of Economics at the University of Ibadan and President of the Nigerian Economics Society, Adeola Adenikinju, said, “The current price of PMS is being subsidised by the government. The government buys at higher rates and sells to us at subsidised rates. That is what they call under-recovery.”

The International Monetary Fund recently warned the Nigerian government to remove what it called implicit fuel and electricity subsidies.

In a report published recently by the IMF, the organisation told Nigeria that the subsidies would guzzle three per cent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product in 2024 as against one per cent in the year before.

President Bola Tinubu declared the removal of fuel subsidies during his inauguration on May 29, 2023.

IMF noted, however, that “adequate compensatory measures for the poor were not scaled up promptly and subsequently paused over corruption concerns. Capping pump prices below cost reintroduced implicit subsidies by end-2023 to help Nigerians cope with high inflation and exchange rate depreciation.”

However, the NNPC and the Federal Government have vehemently denied subsidising the current price of PMS

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