Kwankwaso, Ganduje and the legend of political godfatherism

May 23, 2022 Sani Danaudi Mohammed 0

Chris Albin Lackey’s classic, ‘The Origin and Meaning of Nigeria’s Godfatherism Phenomenon’ makes an engrossing read. It is a well-researched document on the evolution of politics of godfatherism in Nigeria. Godfatherism refers to the existence of political godfathers who, by virtue of their wealth and power, exert behind-the-scene influence. Given his great political clout, a godfather in Nigeria will be Read More

2023: Ganduje, Kano delegates endorse Tinubu ahead APC primary

May 20, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of presidential primary election of the All Progressive Congress (APC),  presidential aspirant, Ahmed Bola Tinubu received a massive boost in Kano state as the entire delegates and the critical stakeholders unanimously endorsed his candidature. Tinubu who was in the state as part of his nationwide tour to woo the party delegates received a rousing welcome in the ancient city. Read More

Tanko-Yakasai, 2 others dump APC, join PRP

April 2, 2022 NAN 0

Salihu Tanko-Yakasai, a former Special Adviser to Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and two others; Imran Jino and Ibrahim Inna have joined the People’s Redemption Party (PRP). National Chairman of the PRP, Mr Falalu Bello, received the trio into the party’s fold, at the party secretariat in Abuja on Friday. He said they had already registered as full members of Read More

Emir of Kano, Ganduje others unveil Dala Dry Port logo in Abuja

March 8, 2022 Adeola Tukuru 0

Kano state governor, Mallam Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi ,amongst other dignitaries on Monday unveiled the logo of Dala Dry Port, Kano Economic and Diaspora Investment Summit. The Kano state governor while expressing his excitement during the unveiling of the logo of Dala Dry Port and Kano Economic and Diaspora Investment Read More

2022, era of peace, reconciliation – Ganduje

December 31, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said the New Year should usher in a new era of peace and reconciliation among political parties’ stakeholders in the state in particular and the country in general. He said the next few months should also be for internal democracy to flourish where political parties were expected to “produce more credible representatives Read More

Kwankwaso hosts Ganduje on condolence visit over brother’s death

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state Tuesday paid a condolence visit to the immediate past governor of Kano state, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, at his Bompai residence. The governor came visiting over the death of the later’s junior brother, Inuwa Musa Kwankwaso, who died Monday after a brief illness. The governor, along with his cabinet members and retinue of Read More

Ganduje signs 2022 budget into law

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state Monday evening signed into law the year 2022 budget with a promise to forge ahead with the execution of critical infrastructure, as part of the cardinal thrust of his administration. Speaking shortly after signing the budget into law at the Africa House, Government House, Kano, Ganduje said, his administration has considered increasing the Read More

Ganduje’s wife thumbs-up Doguwa on empowerment drive

December 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Wife of Kano state governor, Professor Hafsat Umar Ganduje, has described the member representing Tudun-wada/Doguwa Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Alhaji Alasan Ado Doguwa, as a committed and dedicated legislator, who considered empowerment as one of his cardinal policies. Ganduje made this remark in Doguwa local government area, Kano, while distributing Alhassan Ado Doguwa supports materials to 2,000 Read More

Breaking: Thugs attack Senator Barau Jibrin’s campaign office in Kano (VIDEO)

December 2, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Suspected thugs have attacked the gubernatorial campaign office of the senator representing Kano North, Barau Jibrin, in Kano state on Thursday morning. The said building Blueprint learnt is located along Maiduguri Road in Kano. Witnesses said the thugs were numbering about a 100 during the attack. This is coming on the heels of a court judgment which nullified the congresses Read More

Ganduje mourns 40 passengers drowned in Kano

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state has expressed shock over Tuesday evening Bagwai boat mishap that led to the death of 40 persons. Ganduje spoke through his chief press secretary, Mr Abba Anwar, in a statement issued Wednesday in Kano. “We learned that the boat started from Hayin Badau to Bagwai on their way to attend Maulud celebration. “The boat Read More

APC: Ganduje rejects ruling, heads to Appeal

December 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kano state government has reacted to Tuesday’s court ruling which nullified the All Progressive Congress (APC) ward congresses conducted by a faction loyal to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. While vowing to challenge the judgments of FCT High Court which nullified the Ganduje- led APC in favour of the one led by Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, the Kano state Attorney-General and Commissioner Read More

We’re employing modern technology to fight insecurity – Ganduje

November 17, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state governor, Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has said that his administration has deployed modern technology gadgets such as CCTV to tackle the challenges of insecurity and ensure safety of its citizens and their properties. Represented by his deputy, Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, the governor made the remark when he received the General Officer Commanding of the One Division of Nigerian Read More

Ganduje condoles with Dangote over brother’s death

November 16, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has commiserated with the President Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, over the death of his brother, Sani Dangote, who was the vice president of Dangote Group of Companies. “We received the information about the passing away of this gentleman, Alhaji Sani Dangote, with shock. Kano state, our dear country Nigeria and the Read More

APC congress: Drug test mandatory for contestants in Kano

October 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the All Progressive Congress (APC) state congress scheduled for October 16, all contestants into executive offices are to be subjected to mandatory drug test. The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, revealed this in a statement made available to Blueprint, Monday in Abuja, that all contestants are to visit the state office of the National Drug Law Read More

Gov. Ganduje’s wife not arrested by EFCC – KNSG

October 5, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has dispelled as mere rumours being peddled by mischief makers that wife to the governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). A statement by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, expressed regrets that the content of the unfounded story could not be attributed to any credible source Read More

Breaking: New Emir of Gaya emerges

September 26, 2021 Editor 0

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje early Sunday morning announced the appointment of the new emir of Gaya. He is Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor. Ibrahim-Gaya was until his appointment the Ciroman Gaya. Ibrahim-Gaya succeeded his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the Read More

Breaking: Newly appointed Emir is dead

September 22, 2021 Bashir Mohammed, Kano 0

The emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, has died at the age of 93 after a protracted illness Blueprint findings revealed that the monarch has been indisposed since his appointment as the new emir of Gaya following the creation of four additional emirates in Kano dtate by governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. The late Abdulkadir remained out of sight for the Read More

Shun divisiveness, respect your oath, Ganduje tells Bichi emir

August 23, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has called on the newly coroneted emir of Bichi, Alhaji Nasir Ado Bayero  not to lend credence to all forms of divisiveness  capable of tarnishing the image of the traditional institution he had sworn to respect. He said” your coronation today, as the second emir of Bichi , is a clear demonstration of Read More

Stop defaming Hafsat Ganduje

August 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Recently, I heard some political charlatans trying to assassinate the character of the first lady of Kano state, Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. It seems to me that political chauvinism and cannibalism are in question. Our first lady, the wife of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has been a woman of repute all her life and has attained the position of Read More

2023: Kano first lady did not anoint any successor to Ganduje – KNSG

August 17, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Kano state government has refuted a report attributed to the First Lady, Prof. Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje in which she is reported to have endorsed Murtala Sule Garo, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs as successor to her husband come 2023. In a statement issued, Monday, the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba explained that the governor’s Read More