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Why Senator Aliero left APC for PDP.



The Chairman, Senate Committee on Works and Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations, Distinguished Senator Adamu Aliero has left the ruling party, APC and decamped to the opposition party, PDP. Media aide to the senator, Houd Aliero has disclosed.

The former two times Governor of Kebbi State and Former FCT Minister said, he left the ruling party because of the great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence.

Senator Aliero further said baffling and alarming for his state

Governor to get away with the fraudulent act of composing the  list of delegates were the major reasons why he left the ruling party, APC.

The three times Senator who represents Kebbi Central Senatorial District, said it was after an extensive consultations with all the important stakeholders that he had to come to this difficult but inevitable decision to pitch his political tent

elsewhere; where he could enjoy greater sense of belonging and where the interest of the Nigerian would be best served.

“For the past three years, my people and associates have suffered alienation and have been treated as outsiders in their own party. Thus, many have become disaffected and disenchanted. At the same time, opportunities to seek redress and correct these anomalies were deliberately blocked as a Hovernment within a government had formed an impregnable wall and left in the cold, everyone else who was not recognized as “one of us”. This is why we decided to seek accomodations elsewhere”

Senator Aliero appreciate the National Chairman of the APC for his interventions and efforts at containing the excesses of the Governor during it’s difficult time.

The former governor hopes that the APC will respect the choice he has made as a democratic right so that he could not become enemies of one another despite political differences.” He added.

Some bigwigs who joined Senator Adamu includes Former Governor of Kebbi State, Alh. Sa’idu Usman Nasamu Dakingari, Senate Leader and Senator Representing Kebbi North, Senator

Dr. Yahayya Abdullahi, Former Deputy Comptroller of Custom,

Alh. Muhammad Mera (Ciroman Kabob Argungu), National Chairman, Federal Road Safety Corps, Hon. Buhari Bello, Members House of Representatives, Representing Birnin Kebbi Kalgo and Bunza, Hon. Bello Yakubu Rilisco, His Colleague,

representing Aliero, Gwandu and Jega, Hon. Muhammad Umar Jega, and Hon. Abdullahi Zimbo, Member Representing Dandi and Arewa in the House of Representatives.

Others were Former Speaker, Kebbi State House of Assembly

and Member Representing Dandi local Government, Rt. Hon.

Samaila Abdulmumin Kamba, Deputy Speaker and Member Representing Aliero Constituency, Rt. Hon. Muhammad Buhari Aliero, that of Gwandu, Hon. Habibu Labbo Gwandu, and Hon. Samaila Bui, Member Representing Augie in the House of Assembly.

The remaining are Chairman State Emergency Management

Agency, Alh. Sani Dododo, Former Commissioner of

Agriculture, Alh. Abdullahi Lamba Yauri, Former Commissioner of Finance, Arch. Bala Sani Kangiwa, Federal Commissioner, National Character Commission, Hon. Atiku Bunu Jega, Former Chairmen of Jega, Dandi, Kalgo and Aliero Local Government,

Barr. Shehu Marshal, Hon. Garba Salihu Dila Kamba, Hon. Umar Namashaya Diggi and Hon. Abubakar Sale Samaila Aliero.

Prof Sahabi Danladi Mahuta who’s aspiring for the position of House of Representatives, Hon. Mansur Musa Jega, Hon. Umar Kalgo, Former Permanent Secretaries, Special Advisers and some councillors also joined Senator Aliero’s decamping from the ruling party to the opposition party, PDP.

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ACF hails Gov. Yusuf 50% slash down of school fees, says the move is exemplary



The Arewa Consultative Forum( ACF) has hail the 50% reduction of school fees for indigent students by the incumbent Governor, of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf as exemplary and worthy to emulate by other governor’s.

Gov. Yusuf has recently cut down 50% reduction in the registration fee for the 2023/2024 academic session for all Kano State indigenes studying regular courses at the Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano, Sa’adatu Rimi University of Education, Kumbotso, Audu Bako College of Agriculture, Dambatta and other state owned tertiary institutions accross the state to cushion  the worsening economic situation people have been going through. 

While reacting to the governor’s initiative, the Chairman of the forum, Dr. Goni Farouk Umar  described the decision as both revolutionary and a hallmark of visionary leadership. 

He noted with delight the Kano State government’s resolve to restore its foreign scholarship programme designed to sponsor 1001 best graduates which demonstrates the government compassion that resulted in the payment of N700million registration fees for 700 Kano State students at the Bayero University Kano. 

The ACF leader noted that both the slashing of the fees in state owned institutions, and the off-setting of the BUK fees would go along way to ease the burden on parents and the students occasioned by the current economic hardship. 

Dr  Umar who describe education as power, and pivot in society’s advancement, prayed for the successful implementation of the government’s pro-poor education policies.

 He also appealed to all sections of the community to support educational development in all facets. 

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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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Nigerian Army neutralize 7 bandits, comb bush for others in Zamfara



Nigerian Army neutralized seven Armed Bandits while several others flee with gunshots wounds in the late hours of Monday. 

The bandits in large number according to reliable source attempted to infiltrate and attack the troops at Kango Sabuwa. The gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with troops deployed at Forward Operating Base Wanke were steps ahead of them.

This was achieved by the troops in an ambush operation along the route suspected to be used by the Bandits.

The troops Shortly after the encounter proceeds in pursuit of other fleeing wounded bandits, recovered 1 Machine Gun, ammunition and 6 Motorcycles from the armed bandits.

The Commander Joint Task Force Northwest Operation Hadarin Daji, Major General Godwin Mutkut commends the troops for their bravery and resilience in dealing with the Armed Bandits.

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