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Kwankwaso is dreaming to be president instead of making laws — Ganduje

February 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state and his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso were political soul mates since 1999. As governor, Ganduje was Kwankwaso’s deputy and when the latter became Minister of Defence, Ganduje was Special Assistant. When Kwankwaso staged a comeback in 2011 as governor, Ganduje was again his deputy. In 2015, Ganduje succeeded his boss but almost Read More

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Ganduje: 17 attempts to reconcile Kwankwaso and I failed

February 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state, has opened up on his relationship with his predecessor and erstwhile boss, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Ganduje and Kwankwaso, both of the ruling All Progressives Congress, are currently engaged in a face-off , with the governor saying he won’t allow the lawmaker to control his administration from outside. Kwankwaso, the immediate former governor Read More

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Kwankwaso wants to control me from outside – Ganduje

February 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

*Says underage voters mere propaganda Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state said on Tuesday that his decision to resist moves by his predecessor, Mr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to remote control him was the genesis of their feud in recent times. Ganduje said this in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents on the sidelines of Hightable Dialogue on Ethical Read More

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Emerging dangers ahead of 2019

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Ariyo-Dare Atoye Having studied the character of Nigerian election cycle since 1999, I believe it is unlikely there will be a let-off in the rising tension in the political space. The state has vacillated too much; and, there is always no proactive mechanism in place to arrest this dangerous slide in elections season. The usual last-minute interventions by stakeholders Read More

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No more peace between me and Kwankwaso forever – Ganduje

February 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says there will be no reconciliation between his political pressure group, Gandujiyya and Kwankwasiyya, a political group owned by Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso. DAILY POST had report that no fewer than six members of the Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya groups of the All Progressives Congress were on Sunday injured in Kano following a clash between the Read More

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Kwankwaso still in APC – Chieftain

February 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Arch. Aminu Abubakar Dabo, has confirmed that Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso was still a card-carrying member of the party, despite the reports being bandied about in the media that he was set to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to newsmen in Kano yesterday, shortly after receiving Read More

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Nothing wrong with PRP alliance with PDP — Batagarawa

January 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

As a party that is known for its ideological purity, the Peoples Redemption Party(PRP) stands out of the motley crowd of the over 50 odd political parties in Nigeria, for its history and consistency. However, the party is now trying to open up and accommodate what may seem like strange bedfellows into its fold. In this interview with IBRAHEEM MUSA, Read More

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…‘We welcome Kwankwaso to Kano any day’

January 3, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Bashir Mohammed Kano Contrary to widely circulated rumour that the Kano state government under the leadership of governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had concluded plan to prevent the immediate past governor, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso from coming to the state, Commissioner for Information, Comrade Muhammad Garba, has described the rumour as baseless and totally unfounded. Speaking to newsmen in Kano Read More

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2019: Group urges Kwankwaso to run for president

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja A group, South-west Youth Assembly, has called on former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to run for the office of president in the 2019 general elections. National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Olanrewaju Tekun, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said Kwankwaso would serve the country’s interest better, if elected as president. “The executive Read More

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Return to PDP, Lamido begs Saraki, Kwankwaso, others

November 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party and presidential hopeful, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has appealed to the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and governors Aminu Tambuwal and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Sokoto and Kwara states respectively as well as former governors, Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, Attahiru Bafarawa, and Aliyu Wammako that defected from the party to the APC before Read More

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2019: Kwankwaso appoints ex-CPC scribe Galadima campaign DG

October 23, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Bode Olagoke Abuja– Former governor of Kano state and the lawmaker representing Kano Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly , Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has appointed a member, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Engr. Buba Galadima, as the director- general of his presidential campaign team ahead of the 2019 general elections, Blueprint Read More

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Exclusive: Galadima to lead Kwankwaso’s plot to remove Buhari, may abandon APC

October 22, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former governor of Kano state and Senator representing Kano central, Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has appointed a member the Board of Trustee (BoT) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Engr. Buba Galadima, as the Director General of his presidential campaign team ahead of 2019 general elections, Blueprint can authoritatively report. Apart from Engr. Galadima, four serving governors and some Read More

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NISER should set agenda for national planning – Kwankwaso

October 17, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agboola Bayo   Ibadan Former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwakwanso, has called on the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, to set agenda for national planning capable of fast tracking the country’s economic recovery. Kwakwanso, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on National Planning, made the call in Ibadan when he led members of Read More

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Call Kwankwaso to order, Kano Assembly tells IGP

September 28, 2017 Blueprint 0

Th e Kano State House of Assembly has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to advise former governor of the state, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, to caution his supporters against acts capable of plunging the state into crisis. Th e House made the call following a motion of urgent public importance presented before the Assembly by the member representing Read More

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2019: Don’t allow Kwankwaso slip away, group warns APC

September 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

A group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) members on the platform of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has appealed to the National Working Committee of the party to hold firm to the former governor of Kano state and serving Senator, Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso ahead of the 2019 presidential election. There have been speculations that leaders of main Read More

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2019: Kwankwaso kickstarts presidential campaign, may abandon APC

September 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former governor of Kano state and Senator representing Kano central, Engr Musa Kwankwaso, has started going round the country in preparations to re-contest presidential primaries of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections. Blueprint gathered exclusively on monday that the former Kano governor has earlier visited Delta state to put structure in place and he Read More

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Group condemns attack on Kwankwaso’s loyalists in Kano 

September 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

A group, under the aegis of Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has condemned an attack on some politicians believed to be loyalists of the former governor of Kano State and the Senator representing Kano Central Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Recall that there was a reported case of attack on some politicians at the weekend during Sallah Durbar ceremony in Kano. Read More

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2019: APC group rules out Buhari, endorses Kwankwaso

August 14, 2017 Blueprint 0

A political group in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), known as Southern Mandate of Nigeria (SMN) has called on the former Kano state governor and Senator representing Kano Central Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, to get ready to contest the presidential race in 2019 general elections. Th e group said that Nigerians were fed up with what is described as Read More

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PDP raises c’ttee on OBJ, Atiku, Saraki, Kwankwaso’s return

August 9, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Emeka Nze Abuja Th e Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared its readiness to ensure the return of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Abubakar Saraki, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, and all estranged leaders of the party, to its fold. National Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi , said this yesterday while inaugurating Read More