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Breaking : Crisis Rocks Yoruba Community in Kano. As Lagos, Oyo  Indigenes ,  others denounce YCK Exco elections

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The  executive leadership of  frontline umbrella bodies of Yoruba indigenes in Kano have disassociated themselves from the elections of the exco  of Yoruba Community Kano , YCK held last Saturday.

The  states  who strongly expressed their disassociation from the elections  held  at YCK House along Sanusi street, Sabon Gari,  includes  Lagos, Oyo, Ekitii and Osun.

The states in a statement that went viral on social media handles, Saturday night  argued that  the conduct of the  YCK elections failed to  comply with the provisions  of  the laws that regulates the functions of the body

Further stating  that the community comprises of eight states,  the conduct of YCK elections by  a small  number of  states they described as  minority Yoruba  states in  the absence of  other states falls short of YCK constitutional requirements.

The dissenting states alleged that the  purported exco elections is  a product of illegality and would not be allowed to stand saying “  Kangaroo Election.”

The statement said “THE ATTENTION OF  THE PUBLIC IS HEREBY DRAWN TO THE KANGAROO ELECTION HELD TODAY BY SOME   MINORITY MEMBERS OF YORUBA COMMUNITY KANO.

YORUBA COMMUNITY KANO MEMBERS COMPRISES OF EIGHT(8) SPEAKING YORUBA LANGUAGE STATES : OYO, OSUN, LAGOS, EKITI, OGUN,ONDO, KWARA AND KOGI STATE.

“WE THE MAJORITY OF  SOUTH WEST STATESS COMPRISING  OYO, OSUN, LAGOS & EKITI STATES DISASSOCIATE OUR SELVES FROM THE KANGAROO AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL ELECTION HELD TODAY.

“WE THEREFORE CALL ON THE GENERAL PUBLIC TO DISREGARD THE PRODUCT CALLED EXECUTIVES AS PROCLAIMED BY THE ELECTION. AS SUCH WE DECLARE THE ELECTION NULL & VOID BECAUSE ITS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF YORUBA COMMUNITY CONSTITUTION GUIDELINES FOR A  FREE, FAIR DEMOCRATIIONS  ELECTION.

SIGNED:

Signed:

ALH BASHIR YAKUBU,

PRESIDENT ,

OYO STATE INDIGENES ASSOCIATION KANO.

08131594349

 

ALH. JIMOH ODELEYE,

PRESIDENT ,

OSUN STATE INDIGENES ASSOCIATION KANO.

08038948948

 

ELD. ADEWALE JAMES ADEYEMI,

PRESIDENT ,

EKITI STATE INDIGENES ASSOCIATION KANO.

+2348056383685

 

ALH. MOHD IDRIS ONIKOYI ,

PRESIDENT ,

LAGOS STATE INDIGENES ASSOCIATION KANO

08132716431

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EXCLUSIVE: How Buhari Encourages Atiku on Merger Ahead of 2027

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Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (RIGHT) after meeting former President Muhammadu Buhari

This afternoon, June 22, 2024, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections and former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was seen at the Daura residence of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigerian media reported the visit , captioning pictures of Atiku as paying Sallah homage to the former two-term President of Nigeria, who handed over to President Tinubu on May 29, 2023.

However, an impeccable source privy to the meeting between Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that the PDP Presidential candidate informed President Buhari of his intention for a merger with other political contenders ahead of the 2027 Presidential elections.

The source told NIGERIAN TRACKER that former President Muhammadu Buhari encouraged Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to proceed with the merger talks, noting that it would strengthen democracy. President Buhari reportedly told Atiku that it was similar merger talks that helped the APC wrest power from the PDP in 2015.

Before leaving the Daura residence, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar hailed former President Muhammadu Buhari for playing the role of an elder statesman.

Those accompanying the former Vice President included Senator and former Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aminu Tambuwal, and former Governor of Adamawa State, Bindo Jibrilla, among others.

During the 2023 Presidential election, Atiku came second after President Bola Ahmad Tinubu, which many political analysts view as a failure on the part of the opposition to merge and defeat the APC.

Those seen as potential allies for Atiku Abubakar are his competitors in the 2023 general elections, namely Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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Banditry :30 Thousand Katsina Children Are Out Of School

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Governor Umaru Dikko Radda of Katsina State

 

Not fewer than 30,000 children are out of school in Katsina state due activities of bandits.

The Senior Special Assistant on banditry and Internally Displaced Persons (lDP), Saidu lbrahim Danja disclosed this to newsmen in KATSINA.

Danja said the figure was obtained after an assessment conducted by his office and State Universal Basic Education Board.

According to him, Katsina state government has commenced sending back the affected children to school and provide them with writing materials.

Danja further explained that currently, the state has 252, 000 displaced persons due banditry, adding that: “We inherited 278, 000 displaced persons at time we took over from previous administration.

He added that, “The figure reduced to 252,000 as peace gradually returned in the affected areas.”.

Danja said for fear of possible attack by the bandits, government has closed down about 52 health facilities.

He added that the government is working with eight international organisations to improve living standard of those affected by banditry.

He said the organisations are also assisting for the return of peace in Katsina.

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Fact Check: Did Dangote Visit Emir Sanusi II?

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Alhaji Aliko Dangote greeting Emir Sunusi II

On Tuesday, June 18th, some social media pages were inundated with pictures showing that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, visited Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II.

The pictures posted by several social media platforms show Alhaji Aliko Dangote kneeling down and offering his traditional greetings to the Emir of Kano.

However, a fact check by Nigerian Tracker and information gathered from palace sources reveal that Alhaji Aliko Dangote never visited the palace on that date.

Another palace source told this newspaper that on the day the picture was posted, Alhaji Aliko Dangote supposedly visiting Emir Sanusi, the Emir did not even hold court throughout the day.

Nigerian Tracker further investigated and found that the picture showing Alhaji Aliko Dangote kneeling before Emir Sanusi II was actually taken around May 2019, which means it was five years ago, a year before the dethronement of Emir Sanusi on March 9, 2020.

Therefore, there is no truth to the claim that Alhaji Aliko Dangote visited Emir Sanusi II on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

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