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Bauchi Congress: Kunde pledge to reconcile APC nembers




Following October, 16  All Progressives Congress (APC) parallel congress in Bauchi state, Hon. Sanusi  Aliyu Kunde says he is the bonafide APC Chairman in the state.
Kunde stated this in an interview with Journalists in Bauchi, he said his election followed APC guidelines of stakeholders consensus.
“I am  the winner of the chairmanship election of the party and was legitimately elected by the stakeholders of the central zone that consist of 6 local government areas 
“Which include , Ganjuwa, Ningi, Warji, Darazo, Misau and Dambam all elected me as the chairman of the party,” he said.
He appreciates stakeholders and supporters of APC in the central zone and the state for giving him the mandate as the chairman of the party in the state.
Kunde pledged to work towards returning the lost glory of the party and reconciliation of party supporters  with one form of differences and grievances.  
A stakeholder of the party Alhaji Adamu Noma explained how Sanusi Kunde emerge the chairman of the party in the state
He beat the congress on Saturday   three other aspirants for the position of the state chairman of the party stepped down for Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde. 
“As a result of stakeholders’ pacification and the subsequent step down of other aspirants, stakeholders have unanimously endorsed Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde as the next Chairman of APC in Bauchi State,” he said.
Hon Noma said that some of the critical stakeholders of the party attempted to hijack the congress through a rancorous meeting in Abuja that sought to produce a consensus candidate anointed by Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
He said that it was resolved at the meeting in Abuja that a congress be convened to elect the party’s chairman for the state but no official from the National Secretariat of the APC showed up to supervise the election in Bauchi.
Noma said after it became apparent to them on the day of the election that officials of the party from Abuja were nowhere to be seen at the venue of the congress, they decided to go ahead with the congress.
 He said that stakeholders of the APC failed to agree on a consensus candidate during their meeting in Abuja, hence the resolution to hold the congress in Bauchi.
“We have given all our national lawmakers attention but they are not responding. The leadership of the party has been a challenge for long in the state. 
“We want to make it 100 percent APC and so we call on our members to be loyal. That is why we are having a careful leadership”
He expressed confidence that the current crisis would not affect the fortunes of the party.
Noma appealed to the national leadership of the party to recognise Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde, who it claimed was unanimously endorsed by the stakeholders from the state.
Another Stakeholder Hon. Yahaya Imam explained the critical stakeholders meeting held in Abuja that paved the way for Kunde to become chairman in a stakeholders consensus.
He said the decision was taken by the Bauchi State Critical stakeholders in a meeting in Abuja on October 14, 2021 at Plot 17, Euphrates Crescent Maitama Abuja.
“It was decided that stakeholders from Bauchi Central Senatorial district should come and elect  the next Chairman of the party as a result of failure to reach a consensus in Abuja. “The stakeholders held a meeting on October 16, 2021 with three aspirants for the position of state Chairman of the party namely Honourable Muhammad Musa Bayero, Hon Ali Ibrahim Dogarai and Dr Auwal Muhammed step down for Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde
“As a result of stakeholders’ pacification and the subsequent step down of other aspirants, stakeholders have unanimously endowed Hon Sanusi Aliyu Kunde as the next Chairman of the APC”
He said that Kunde was the choice of the APC in the state saying the calim that the seven member committee headed by Jibriln Sam never conducted any congress nor returned elected Babayo Aliyu Misau as Chairman as it is claiming
He accused the  Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu of hijacking the party structures and imposing Hon. Babayo Misau.
“The minister who has never contributed anything for the development of our party cannot just impose a candidate via a telephone call.
“He did not even attend our meeting, he just placed a phone call and imposed a candidate on us; we will not allow this shenanigan to stand”, he said  “At the end of the meeting in Abuja We decided the congress must be held in Bauchi. We fixed October 16, and waited up to five in the evening and no officials came. 
“We went to the office of the congress party and informed them that there was no delegate that participated.
“October, 16 being the day of the congress, we decided to conduct our own congress. The APC in Bauchi State has long been tampered with so we decided to conduct ours at Zaranda Hotel, Bauchi,” He ss8
He alleged that members of the People’s Democratic Party have infiltrated the APC in the state and assured that the new leadership in the state led by Kunde would bring sanity to the party.
“That is why we have taken the mantle of leadership from the other side. This is why we have started afresh. 
We decided to make a parallel election to show the nation that we are capable of holding elections. There are friends of the PDP among us.
““Whatever will be the outcome will favour us and will favour the people of Bauchi State,” he stated

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Nigeria’s President Tinubu say’s country’s pilgrim who return $80,000 to owner in Saudi is a pride of all.



President of Nigeria, Mr  Ahmed Bola Tinubu will honour Zamfara pilgrim Hajiya A’ishatu ‘Yan Guru Nahuce who found $80,000 in Saudi Arabia during the last Hajj exercise and return the money to it’s rightful owner. Chairman Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Musa Mallaha has revealed.

Mallaha disclosed that the president is overwhelmed by the act of honesty exhibited by the female pilgrim hence he directed the National Hajj Commission to organize a national press conference to interview the woman for record keeping while in Saudi.

When the directives was given by the president according to Mallaha, the woman was already airlifted back to Nigeria adding that arrangements are in top gear to ensure the presidential directives is implemented as soon as possible.

Mr. Mallaha who revealed that president Tinubu expressed delight and pointed out that Hajiya Nahuce has brought respect and honour to her country Nigeria said the commission’s preparation towards the national press conference in Nigeria now will include the State governor, Dauda Lawan keying into the activities.

Mallaha further said that her honesty is a pride to all Muslims accross the globe.

The woman during the last excise stumbled into the money while performing Tawaff at the Ka’abah, she said that she kick the bag of the money to a distance for fear of been trample upon if she bow down to pick it up because of the large crowd. An Arab Pilgrim who saw her action pick the bag and gave it to her thinking that it was hers.

Mrs. Nahuce who was sponsored to Hajj by her son’s revealed that it was her first trip to the holy land.

She further revealed in an interview that, she took the money to the officials of her local government Hajj commission and handed it over. The officials met Saudi Authorities and within few days the owner was found and the money was returned to him.

She commented that she was not aware of the magnitude of her action until she was back home to Nigeria where she understands that the news went viral before her arrival

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Vigilante Group, Forest Security, Hunters Caution on the Use of Unlicensed guns, Excessive use of Uniforms



Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Nigerian Hunters and Forest security has been cautioned to checkmate uncontrolled use of uniforms by their members, wielding dangerous Unlicensed Weapons and use of Excessive Force with a view to avoid taking laws into their hands.

Kano state commissioner of Police, Muhammad Hussaini Gumel gave the advice during a meeting with the trio groups in his office, Wednesday.

CP Gumel who directed the groups to continue to work closely with Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in their jurisdictions Appreciates Members of the groups for their Willingness in Providing dual Support and Working Together with the police in crime Fighting.

CP Gumel commended the dedication of the groups personnels that assisted immensely in ensuring a very peaceful Eid-El-Kabir Sallah Celebrations. 

The Commissioner called on the two Outfits to continue to give maximum cooperation as the issue of security is a collective responsibility. 

Earlier in his remarks, the Commander Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), Kano State Command, Alhaji Shehu Rabi’u stated that, the group are in the commissioner’s office to express their gratitude and  commend him for expressing his willingness to work with the Vigilantes.

The head of the Vigilante Group sought for guidance from CP Gumel in discharging their duties, and will continue to take advice, guidance and correction from the police being professionals in all spheres of security. 

The Commander, Nigeria Hunters and Forest Security Service (NHFSS), Alhaji Usman Mu’azu Abdullahi in his remarks stated that the group’s aim of visit to the Police Command is to thank the CP for a job well-done in securing Kano State.

Abdullahi pledge his group contineous  co-operation with the police and to contribute their quota to safeguard the State from criminal elements also pledging their readiness to give the police maximum support to succeed in their mandate.

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Police in Kano returns found money by tricycle rider to owner, presents sovenaire, gifts to the Samaritan



A commercial tricycle rider in Kano, Bala Abdulrahman has been Commended for exhibiting high level of honesty and exemplary behaviour by taking money he found by the roadside to the Nigerian police force Kano state command.

Mr. Abdulrahman found the money at about 1:30 pm on the 14th of this month along Kwanar Dawaki in Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area in a polythene bag which he later discovered that it contain large amount of money. He outrightly delivered to the Police.

Abdulrahman, a resident of Gunduwawa, Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State reported at Fagge Police Division with the money in the black polythene bag.

The state commissioner of police, Muhammad Hussaini Gumel immidiately released an announcement inviting the owner to come to the Police Public Relations Officer’s (PPRO) office at Bompai Police Headquarters Kano, SP, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa to establish proof of ownership.

A claim was laid  on the bag of money after the police announcements and the money was released to the rightful owner after rigorous investigations and satisfactory confirmations on the claim by the office of the PPRO five days later.

The money discovered in the bag was the sum of three hundred and thirty thousand naira which has been handed over to the owner.

The Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Usaini Gumel presented the tricycle rider with a gift and a sovenaire for his honesty, good conduct and for being God-fearing and as also a symbol of encouragement to others to emulate.

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