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Senator Abdulaziz Yari: A Rising Force in Nigerian Politics



Senator Abdulaziz Yari


By Ahmad Jega

Senator Abdulaziz Yari, a prominent figure from Zamfara state, recently made headlines as he contested for the prestigious position of Senate Presidency against Senator Godswill Akpabio. While Senator Yari is relatively new to the Senate, his political journey and achievements thus far have not gone unnoticed.

Prior to his senatorial career, Yari served as the Governor of Zamfara state for two terms, from 2011 to 2019. His experience in governance and leadership has provided him with a solid foundation to navigate the intricacies of national politics. His tenure as governor was marked by notable accomplishments, and he gained recognition for his efforts in developing Zamfara state.

During the Senate Presidency contest, Senator Yari’s performance was commendable, securing an impressive 46 votes. This achievement is particularly significant considering it was his first time contesting for the position. It demonstrates his ability to garner support and make an impact even as a newcomer to the Senate.

Beyond his political career, Yari is known for his philanthropic endeavors and his commitment to grassroots politics. He has established himself as a grassroots mobilizer in Zamfara state, connecting with the people and understanding their needs. This has not only earned him popularity among the local population but also highlighted his national acceptance throughout Nigeria.

Senator Abdulaziz Yari’s participation in the Senate Presidency race signifies his ascension on the national political stage. As he rides the national ladder of Nigerian politics, he brings with him a wealth of experience, a strong grassroots base, and a reputation for effective governance. His presence in the Senate promises to be an influential and dynamic force, contributing to the progress and development of Nigeria as a whole.
Senator Abdulaziz Yari, in addition to his Senate Presidency bid, has been a staunch advocate for the independence of the legislature, aiming to avoid any perception of being a puppeteer. His decision to contest against the Southern Senate and certain politicians from his own Northwest geopolitical zone highlights his commitment to fair and competitive politics.

Ahmad Jega

Ahmad Jega

However, the aftermath of his unsuccessful bid for the Senate Presidency has brought some challenges to the Northwest region. The anticipated appointment of principal officers from the Northwest did not materialize, and this has raised concerns among Yari’s supporters. Nevertheless, they remain hopeful and steadfast in their belief that Senator Yari will continue to prosper and play a significant role in the Nigerian political landscape.

Senator Abdulaziz Yari also contested against the Presidency’s wish which as he wants to affirm the independence of the legislature

As Senator Yari moves forward in his political journey, his determination to uphold the principles of democracy and foster an independent legislature remains unwavering. With the blessings of Almighty Allah, his contributions to the Nigerian political process are expected to endure and flourish.


In conclusion, Senator Abdulaziz Yari’s bid for the Senate Presidency against Senator Godswill Akpabio has thrust him into the spotlight. As a former two-term Governor of Zamfara state, his achievements and track record speak for themselves. His impressive vote count and grassroots mobilization demonstrate his growing national acceptance. Senator Yari’s emergence on the national political scene is an exciting development that holds promise for his future endeavors and contributions to Nigeria’s political landscape

Ahmad Musa Jega is the Head of Kebbi State Community in Kano


Gov. Gida-Gida and Ganduje: The Firing of Unwarranted Political Salvos-Adamu Aminu



Former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Successor Abba Kabir Yusuf


By Adamu Aminu.

It is extremely disheartening to see how recently our two elder statesmen, the Kano state Governor, His Excellency, Abba Kabir Yusif, politically known as Abba Gida-Gida, and his immediate predecessor, the ex-Kano and present APC National chairman, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, are busy exchanging salvos directly at each other.

The exchanges of verbal brawls through their spokesmen emanated shortly after Governor Abba Kabir Yusif inaugurated two judicial commissions of inquiry to investigate cases of misappropriation of public property, political violence, and missing persons from 2015 to 2019 to 2023.

It was unfortunate; all the accusations and counter-accusations from both sides were riddled with harsh and demeaning words, deemed unrepeatable and unworthy to come from our respected leaders who are beating chests of leading Kano, the state that has reached the zenith of political maturity in the whole nation.

I was automatically dumbfounded by how the exchanged salvos and political sarcasm were randomly so directed at each other, without revisiting the fact that history never lies; someday, posterity will judge them.

This comes at a time when the warring parties should set aside their differences and make Kano their concern and priority, but they resorted to opening the doors of all blackmailing arsenals at their disposal, overtly directed at each other, without knowing that their utterances and accusations are doing more harm than good to Kano state in general.

This came at a time when our counterpart States in the South, like Lagos, Rivers, and others, have already set politics aside and deeply engaged in the execution of developmental projects for their people, but Kano, a state of whole-tenure politics, is dragging feet towards the fulfillment of promises during electioneering campaigns.

At this time when most Kano industries are not functional, there is no portable water, unemployment, poverty, hunger, and thuggery clogging the wheels of Kano’s economic development, instead, they resorted to engaged in trading bitter words and pointing accusing fingers at themselves.

I think it’s time for our Excellency, the state governor Abba Kabir Yusif, and his predecessor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to wake up from their slumbers and stop demeaning themselves politically.

Trading accusations of one’s incompetence, docility, and another’s accusation of land grabbing and rat-like behavior is not the utmost priority for Kano populace.

It’s time to stop deceiving ourselves with the longstanding Kano praise “Kano Tumbin Giwa, Ko dame Kazo An Fika,” which means Kano, the melting pot, whatever you came along with, you’re far left behind. Kano state in this modern era deserves to be far from where it is now.

I do hope and pray that Governor Abba and his predecessor Ganduje make Kano and Kanawas their utmost priority. They are our role models, exchanging incendiary remarks with each other will show that politics isn’t only a dirty game, it’s a dirty war of raining curses and abuses.

They should know that someday around this time, they will be no more; only their legacies will make them immortal in the memory of Kano populace.

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Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Is The Head of All Political Parties in Kano-Dala



In a surprising turn of events following Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s recent victory at the Supreme Court, Anas Abba Dala, a former APC chieftain and a devoted supporter of the Governor, has declared that Governor Yusuf is now the de facto head of all political parties in Kano. This assertion includes the APC, the NNPP, and the PDP.

Speaking exclusively to Kano based radio station Freedom Radio, Anas Abba Dala expressed his conviction that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s Supreme Court triumph has positioned him as a unifying figure transcending party lines. Dala, who was once a prominent member of the APC, emphasized the significance of the Governor’s victory in unifying Kano’s political landscape.

In the interview, Dala highlighted the historical context of Governor Yusuf’s political journey, acknowledging the Governor’s ability to garner support across party lines. He commended the Supreme Court’s decision, declaring it a victory for not only the PDP but for all political parties in Kano.

Anas Abba Dala’s statement reflects a shifting political narrative, as Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s leadership is perceived as a unifying force that transcends partisan affiliations. The Supreme Court’s validation of the Governor’s victory serves as a catalyst for a renewed sense of political collaboration and cooperation in Kano.

While this declaration is likely to stir conversations within the political sphere, it underlines the potential for a more inclusive and cooperative political landscape in Kano under Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf’s leadership. As the news of this assertion spreads, it will be interesting to observe how political dynamics in Kano evolve in response to this declaration of unity across party lines.

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Non-indigenes in Kano Unite in Prayer for Dr Nasir Gawuna’s Success at Supreme Court



Honourable Seyi Olorunsola, a prominent APC stalwart and Opinion Leader in Kano, has mobilized the non-indigenous Christian community to fervently pray for the success of Dr Nasir Gawuna, the APC candidate, in an impending Supreme Court hearing. This legal battle arises from the NNPC’s appeal, led by Governor Abna Yusuf, challenging the results of the March 18, 2023, Gubernatorial elections in Kano State.

At a prayer conference organized by Honourable Seyi, the non-indigenous Christian community gathered to intercede for Dr Nasir Gawuna, seeking divine intervention in the pursuit of reclaiming his mandate. Honourable Seyi urged attendees to persevere in prayer until victory is secured and cautioned against potential interference, notably mentioning President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, emphasizing the need to remain unaffected by NNPP propaganda aiming to undermine the APC administration.

Expressing gratitude to the judiciary for upholding the rule of law, Honourable Seyi emphasized the crucial role of the judiciary in ensuring justice. He encouraged them to remain vigilant until justice is unequivocally served, highlighting the commitment to a fair and impartial legal process, free from external influences.

Addressing NNPP concerns about the legitimacy of the APC victory, Honourable Seyi reassured the public of the APC’s commitment to the democratic process. The call for prayers from the non-indigenous Christian community not only testifies to their faith but also demonstrates solidarity with Dr Nasir Gawuna.

The prayer conference also included appeals for peace and prosperity in Kano State and Nigeria at large, emphasizing a broader vision for a united and flourishing nation. The collective hopes extend beyond the immediate political context, envisioning a Kano and Nigeria where peace prevails, prosperity thrives, and democratic principles are upheld.

Honourable Seyi Olorunsola’s call for a prayer conference reflects not just the intensity of the political situation in Kano but also underscores the significance of faith and unity during times of uncertainty.

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