Ganduje Proposes N197.68bn For 2020


Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State, on Thursday, presented a proposed N197,683, 353, 659 billion Appropriation Bill for the year 2020, to the State House of Assembly.

Presenting the budget estimates, Gov. Ganduje explained that out of the total budget, N117, 710, 626, 881 billion was for capital projects while over N79, 972, 726, 788 billion was asset aside for recurrent expenditure.

Tagged ‘Budget of Sustainable Social Development’, he explained that the 2020 proposed budget had a decrease of N16,209,513, 632 billion lower than that of 2019, representing 12 percent.

“The proposed capital expenditure for the 2020 fiscal year is N117,710,626,881, which is lower than that of 2019 by N16,209,513,632 representing 12% decrease and it is to be financed by N63,972,273,222expected Recurrent Revenue surplus and total capital receipts of N53,783,353,659”.

“The Capital Receipt is made up of estimated Grants and aids of N25,989,884,251,expected Internal and External loans draw-down is N23,112,500,000, estimated Miscellaneous receipts of N4,446,269,408 and Treasury opening balance of N234,700,000,” Ganduje stated.

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According to him, “the total projected Recurrent Revenue for the year 2020 is estimated at the sum of N143,900,000,000 which consist of N40,000,000,000 as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and N76,000,000,000 as revenue from the Federation Account.

The total recurrent revenue is lower than that of year 2019 by N14,762,668,707 representing 9% decrease. It is important to note that the projected Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) is lower than that of year 2019 by N6,901,030,760 representing 15% decrease.

Dr. Ganduje disclosed that the Ministry of Education would receive the lion share of N49. 9 billion, representing 25. 23 percent to allow for critical projects such as the government’s free and compulsory education policy.

This is followed by the Works and Infrastructure sector, N33. 8 billion, Governance and Service delivery, N33. 7 billion, Health N30. 7 billion, Water Resources, N15 billion and Judiciary, N7. 9 billion.

In his remarks, the Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji AbdulAziz Garba Gafasa, assured the commitment of the House to work with the executive to move the state forward.

He added that the Assembly would conduct a public hearing on the budget to ensure that all stakeholders are carried along in the governance of the state.

Tribunal Upholds Ganduje’s Election Victory


The Kano Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the election of  Abdullahi Ganduje as the governor of the state.

The Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Halima Shamaki, dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Abba Kabir Yusuf.

Justice Shamaki in her ruling on Wednesday said that the petition was faulty as it did not follow the Electoral Act 2010 as amended.



Ganduje Receives Report Of Ruga Settlement Committee In Kano


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has received the report of the RUGA settlement committee, nearly 17 weeks after the committee was set up.

Receiving the report on Saturday, Governor Ganduje said although implementation in areas of security has since been in place, the committees report will assist the state government to fully implement the RUGA settlement programme.

According to the report, Kano state has all it takes to settle herdsmen from all over the country and neighbouring nations.

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Meanwhile, Governor Ganduje argued that most of the crimes are not committed by the Fulani herdsmen, adding the the Fulanin herdsmen are always blamed due to their movement from one location to another for grazing.

“They are not criminals carrying AK 47 rifles, they are not poor either but herdsmen frustrated by the lack of adequate grazing reserves, this is why our government remains committed to providing lasting solutions to the alleged farmer/herders conflicts in some parts of the country”.

He stressed that the RUGA settlement programme must be given top priority to reduce the movement of the herders and their cattle towards the south.

On August 18, 2019, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje did set up a committee to identify areas where RUGA settlements and milk markets can be situated in Kano.

While submitting the report on Saturday, chairman of the committee, Mr Jibirilla Muhammad told the governor that Kano has all it takes to accommodate herdsmen from all parts of the country and beyond.

“Your excellency, we have identified Dangwauro as a suitable place for the milk market while Dansoshiya earth dam for grazing area, we equally have designed a master plan for houses and milk markets,” Mr Muhammad said.

Ganduje Mourns With Channels TV, Seeks Justice Over Precious Owolabi’s Death


The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has condoled with Channels Television over the death of Precious Owolabi.

The late Owolabi, a serving corp member with Channels Television was hit by a stray bullet on Monday during a clash between the Police and members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the governor says, “On behalf of myself, the government and good people of Kano state, I condole with the Management and entire staff of Channels Television over the death of its reporter, Precious Owolabi, who was hit by a stray bullet on Monday in Abuja during a violent clash between the police and members of Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

“I was deeply saddened by the untimely death of this budding journalist who is an NYSC member serving with the television.

“Please convey my heartfelt condolences to his family on this great loss of a young man serving his dear nation and trying to cut his teeth in the noble profession.

“I observe with concern that the growing attacks on journalists encroach on the freedom of the press and it behoves on the government and other stakeholders to punctiliously work towards laws and provisions that will guarantee the safety and security of journalists in the line of duty”.

Governor Ganduje called on relevant authorities to fish out the perpetrators and bring them to book.

“I call on relevant authorities to ensure justice triumphs in the matter by bringing everyone complicit in the matter to book.

“Once again, accept my sincere condolences”.

Ganduje Reveals Community Policing Strategy To Include Five Emirates

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje


Concerned by the security challenges facing the North Western states in particular and the country in general, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has unveiled a strategy to incorporate all the five Emirates in the states towards improving community policing.

The governor said the strategy is to save the states and the country in general, against security challenges plaguing some affected areas.

He said it is also to also improve upon areas that are safe or relatively safe.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, Governor Ganduje said security should have all hands on deck towards resolving any real or imagined challenge.

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He said, “We are committed to modern-day policing. That is community policing. Through which, our nation’s security system will comply with the global best practices.

“Our understanding of the importance and relevance of the inclusion of members of the public in securing our society, keeps us in total touch with our traditional institutions, being closer to our people. Particularly those at the grassroots” explained Ganduje.

Ganduje directed all the five Emirs in the state to maintain the monthly security meetings with their District Heads, security agencies and other community leaders.

He also asked that they should also ensure that the same order goes down the ladder, down to the Ward Heads and other equally relevant and useful community leaders.

New Emirate Controversy: Shettima Backs Ganduje, Asks ‘What Is So Special?’

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Governor Kashim Shettima during an exclusive interview with Channels Television



Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has thrown his weight behind his Kano state counterpart Umar Ganduje, by taking a swipe at Nigerians faulting the decentralization of the Kano Emirate.

Shettima made his position known when the House of Representatives Committee on the Army paid him a visit at the Borno Government house as part of their oversight functions.

The Governor who is leaving office in two weeks, expressed concern that northern Nigeria is always in the news for the wrong reason when there are more important issues that everyone should be worried about.

He said it is estimated that by 2050, seventy percent of Nigeria’s population would live in the North: “with desertification, deforestation, endemic poverty, pervasive illiteracy and 12 million almajiris we have provided the recipe for a perfect storm.”

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Shettima maintains that there can never be peace without development and vice versa, and sermonized about how the problems facing the region was a perfect opportunity to deliver democracy dividends or risk having a democratic disaster that consumes everyone. “Education provides the best tool for addressing such challenges.” According to him.

He said Africa as a continent has met the agricultural and industrial edges and is now in the post industrial driven age of genetic engineering, robotic engineering adding that “people are talking of going to Mars.”

Governor Kashim Shettima further said “the owner of Tesla was talking about flying Roadsters; while the topical issue in Nigeria now is the Balkanization of Kano Emirate into five emirates, that’s the topical issue; that’s what is bothering us as a people, a relic from the past. What is so special about the Emir for God’s sake?” Shettima said.

Ganduje Presents Staff Of Office To Four New Emirs


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state, has presented the staff of office to the four new Emirs.

The exercise follows the recent split of the Kano Emirate into five.

The Governor proceeded to present the staff against the orders of a court, restraining him from implementing the breakup of the Emirate.

In a statement by his chief secretary, Abba Anwar, said the governor presented the instrument to Aminu Ado-Bayero, the eldest son of the late emir of Kano, as the emir of Bichi.

He also presented to Ibrahim Abubakar II, emir of Karaye; Tafida Abubakar-Ila, emir of Rano, and Ibrahim Abdulkadir, emir of Gaya.

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“This Staff of Office represents dedication and commitment to serve your subjects in the areas of security, health care delivery system, education and environment among others,” said the governor while congratulating the new first class traditional rulers.

“We, as a government, are always ready to work with you hand in hand for the growth and development of our state in particular and the nation in general.

“You should place greater priority on education, health and the security of your domains. As a government, we will always respond positively to your people-oriented yearnings and aspirations.

“As leaders who are closer to your subjects, you should join hand with government and other security agencies to make sure that security is not only improved but maintained.

“Efforts towards strengthening community policing, as practised globally, should form part of your commitment. Ours is to, together, ensure that global best practices are observed.”

The Kano State House of Assembly had on May 8, passed the bill for the creation of the four additional first class Emirates.

This was after approval of the amendment of the local government and chieftaincy affairs law by the lawmakers.

In a motion presented to the House by the Majority Leader Baffa Babba, the House unanimously agreed that creation of more Emirates will assist in job creation, dispute, and community conflict resolutions among others.

Upon the passage of the bill by the Kano Assembly, Governor Ganduje assented and went on to present letters of appointment to four new first-class Emirs in the state.

The governor presented the letters on Saturday during a ceremony held at the state capital.

Those presented with the letters of appointment include Aminu Ado Bayero, the son of Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Bichi; Ibrahim Abulkadir as the Emir of Gaya; Tafida Abubakar as the Emir Of Rano and Abubakar Ibrahim II as the Emir of Karaye.

Ganduje during the presentation said the creation of an additional four Emirates will make the Kano traditional system more efficient.

He however, denied the claims that the creation of additional Emirates in the state was done to settle personal scores with anyone.

Contrary to the allegations, Ganduje explained that the additional Emirates were created to make the traditional institution in the state more effective.

He went further to declare his respect for the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II who prior to now was the sovereign Emir of Kano.

He, however, noted that the traditional ruler was answerable to his Local Government Chairman, as enshrined in the Constitution.

Court Orders Ganduje To Stop Creation Of New Emirates In Kano


A High Court sitting in Kano on Friday ordered Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker, Clerk of the Assembly, and the Attorney-General of the state to abstain from creating five additional Emirates in the state. 

According to an ex parte motion dated May 10, 2019, filed by the plaintiff, Hon Sule Gwarzo, before Justice Nasiru Saminu, sought the court to restrain the respondents from taking any action of creating four additional emirates.

In an order of interim injunction, the court directed all parties in this suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

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Governor Ganduje had signed into law on Wednesday a bill on the creation of four additional emirates, a move that was widely viewed as an attempt to reduce Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II’s influence.

However, the governor has denied claims the creation of additional Emirates in the state was done to settle personal scores with anyone.

He said this in an interview with reporters in Abuja, that contrary to the allegations, the additional emirates were created to make the traditional institution in the state more effective.

Governor Ganduje went further to declare his respect for the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

He, however, noted that the traditional ruler was answerable to his Local Government Chairman, as enshrined in the Constitution.

Ganduje Signs Bill Seeking Creation Of Four New Emirates In Kano


Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has assented the bill seeking the establishment of four additional first class Emirates in Kano State. 

Ganduje’s assent comes on the heels of a passage of the bill by the Kano State House of Assembly.

The House at noon on Wednesday passed the bill for the creation of four additional first class Emirates to be situated in Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi.

This follows the approval of the amendment of the local government and chieftaincy affairs law by the lawmakers, during their sitting on Wednesday.

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In a motion presented to the House by the Majority Leader Baffa Babba, the House unanimously agreed that creation of more Emirates will assist in job creation, dispute, and community conflict resolutions among others.

The passage of this bill paves way for the decentralisation of the Kano Emirate council thereby decentralising the power of Emir of Kano.

‘Not To Condemn The Violence In Kano Is To Condone Or Concur’ – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani Decries Bandits' Activities In Kaduna, Three Other States
Senator Shehu Sani (file)


Senator Shehu Sani has said that the silence of the authorities on the issue of violence which marred the supplementary polls in Kano, is an indication that those in power condone and concur to the menace. 

In a statement made via Twitter, the lawmaker said, “Not to condemn the Violence in Kano is to Condone or to Concur”.

In a similar vein, Shehu Sani has decried the use of thugs by politicians during elections, to protect and preserve their power.

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Sani who was defeated at the NASS elections which held on February 23, said thugs have become institutional agents of the ruling parties and governing structures.

In a series of Tweets made between 23-24th March, Sani lamented over the violence encountered in several areas where the supplementary polls have held.

He noted that these thugs are funded clandestinely by governors from the public treasury, adding that the thugs are endorsed and positioned to cause mayhem in a bid to protect the interest of these governors.

“Armed thugs have become institutional agents of ruling parties & Governing structures; They are crude components of power, funded clandestinely by Governors from the public treasury. They are endorsed & positioned to protect & preserve power by murder, mayhem & atrocious violence.”

Sani further argued that the mild and modest references of local and international observers with regards to the use of thugs in previous elections made it possible for the practice to repeat itself.

PDP Leads In Kano With Result Of One LGA Awaited

Police Arrest Two With Sacks Of Ballot Papers In Kano


Collated results from Kano State show that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has put up a good fight to get in the lead for the Kano governorship seat. 

So far, the PDP’s governorship candidate Abba Kabir-Yusuf is leading the incumbent governor, Mr. Umar Ganduje who is also the candidate of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with over ten thousand (10,000) votes.

Results of forty-three (43) out of the forty-four (44) LGAs in the state have already been collated and announced.

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The last result is expected from Nasarawa Local Government where reports suggest that some unrest disrupted the collation process.

Following the disruption, the collation of results at the Kano State collation centre was suspended by the state’s collation officer.

Professor Ristuwa Arabu Shehu the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), had earlier briefed journalists, observers and party representatives at the State INEC office, affirming the decision to suspend the collation exercise.

The REC however assured residents that the unrest has been handled by security operatives, adding that the commission will be fair and transparent in executing its duty.

Below are the results obtained so far, pending the announcement of the last LGA.

1. Madobi

APC. 24,491
PDP. 24,309

2. Bebeji

APC. 17,418
PDP. 18,533

3. Kunchi

APC. 16,157
PDP. 13,171
PRP. 27

4. Danbatta

APC. 24,696
PDP. 18,696
PRP. 2,793

5. Karaye

APC. 18,770
PDP. 17,163
PRP. 838

6. Albasu

APC 25,358
PDP 18,401

7. Garko

APC 16,952
PDP 12,295

8. Bunkure

APC 20, 407
PDP 20,222

9. Rano

APC 16, 694
PDP 14, 892

10. Bagwai

APC, 20,768
PDP 18,511

11. Kibiya

APC 15,760
PDP 17,373

12. Tsanyawa

APC 21,972
PDP 11,501


APC: 27,015
PDP 24,773

14. TOFA

APC 17,506
PDP 13,885

15. Gabasawa

APC. 18,215
PDP. 14,679

16. Shanono

APC. 20,691
PDP. 14,503

17. Kabo

APC. 27,522
PDP. 26,233

18. Sumaila

APC. 23,934
PDP. 16,606

19. Makoda

APC: 22,788
PDP: 9,253

20. Ajingi

APC – 17, 711
PDP – 14, 485

21. Gezawa

APC. 20,642
PDP. 24,151

22. Bichi

APC – 31,958
PDP – 27,644

23. Warawa

APC – 14,599
PDP – 15,114

24. Kiru

APC – 28,765
PDP – 27,868


25. Rimingado

APC – 19,453
PDP – 13,777

26. Gwale

APC – 23,871
PDP – 41,591

27. Wudil

APC – 18,589
PDP – 18,220

28. TudunWada

APC – 27,917
PDP – 21,556

29. Doguwa

APC – 20,696
PDP – 12,642

30. Dawakin Kudu

APC – 25,657
PDP – 30,901

31. Minjibir

APC – 17,707
PDP – 17,952

32. Garun Malam

APC – 14,765
PDP – 14,446

33. Tarauni

APC – 21,734
PDP – 35,314


34. Gaya

APC- 19,202
PDP – 18,090

35. Rogo

APC – 23,859
PDP – 27,342

36. Ungogo

APC – 26,843
PDP – 42,241

37. Dawakin Tofa

APC- 32,945
PDP- 17,418

38. Kura

APC – 22,390
PDP – 24,410

39. Kumbotso

APC- 24,751
PDP 40,417

40. Kano Municipal

APC – 32,394
PDP – 57,781

41. Takai

APC – 19,070
PDP – 14,119

42. Dala

APC – 32,530
PDP – 60,082

43. Fagge LGA

APC – 18,370
PDP – 27,344