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I Worked Against The Release Of Ganduje Bribe Videos — Kwankwaso

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The senator representing Kano Central, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso, said, yesterday, he was aware of the video which showed Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State allegedly receiving money from some contractors, but did everything possible to stop the release to the public to no avail.

He also said President Muhammadu Buhari was misinformed that he diverted Kano State’s money for his presidential campaign and that Governor Ganduje completed the projects he abandoned.

Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State, stated this on a live programme on Aminchi FM in Kano.

Senator Kwankwaso said he pleaded with the Publisher of the online newspaper, Daily Nigerian, which released the video, but noted that they refused to heed his plea.

His words: “I was aware of the video clips before they were released to the public and I pleaded that they should not be released, but they didn’t listen to me.

“I am not happy that the video clips were made public because it is an embarrassment to the state and its people, including myself.”

News of the release of the video, which was recorded in 2017, broke last October after the governor was accused of collecting $5 million described as bribe from some contractors operating in the state, who were said to have recorded the development.

The governor reacted immediately, denying collecting money from any contractor, even as he said it was a calculated attempt to impugn his person.

However, the state House of Assembly summoned the Publisher of the online newspaper, Jaafar Jaafar, to appear before an ad hoc committee set up to investigate the incident and submit clips of the video, which he did.

The governor was, thereafter, invited by the committee, after he had threatened to sue the online newspaper.

Instead of appearing before the committee in person, Governor Ganduje sent his Information Commissioner, Mohammed Garba, to stand in for him.

He later sued the online newspaper for N3 billion, despite earlier intervention by the House of Assembly that he should not do so.

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JUST IN: Nigeria Police Confirm Alh. Yusuf ‘Oko Oloyun’s’ Murder

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The Oyo State Police Command on Thursday confirmed the murder of popular traditional medical expert Alh. Fatai Yusuf (Aka Oko Oloyun).

Yusuf was killed by unknown gunmen along Igbo-Ora-Eruwa Road.

Confirming the sad incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Gbenga Fadeyi, told The Nation Newspaper that Yusuf was killed around 4:30 pm on the road while traveling to Iseyin, Oyo State.

Fadeyi, a Superintendent of Police (SP), said the Commissioner of Police Mr Shina Olukolu has visited the site of the incident along with some deputy commissioners for an on-the-spot fact-finding mission.

The PPRO said Olukolu has directed a high-powered manhunt for the hoodlums that perpetrated the dastardly act with a view to bringing them to justice.

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BREAKING: Trado-Medical Practitioner Oko Oloyun Reportedly Shot

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Popular Trado-medical practitioner, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, also known as Oko Oloyun has been reportedly shot by unknown gunmen.

Alhaji Fatai Yusuf is the CEO of Oko Oloyun Worldwide.

It is not clear if the highly respected traditional medicine practitioner is dead or alive.

Details still sketchy.

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BREAKING: US Will No Longer Issue Visas To Foreigners For Birth Purpose [Document Attached]

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The United States said Thursday it would no longer issue temporary visitor visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the country for so-called “birth tourism”.

In announcing the rule change, which takes effect Friday, the White House said foreigners were using the visas “to secure automatic and permanent American citizenship for their children by giving birth on American soil”.

“The integrity of American citizenship must be protected,” it said in a statement.

Calling the practice “a glaring immigration loophole,” the White House argued the crackdown on “birth tourism” was for public safety and national security as well as immigration control.

“The birth tourism industry threatens to overburden valuable hospital resources and is rife with criminal activity, as reflected in federal prosecution.”

The US constitution guarantees automatic American citizenship to anyone born on US soil.

US President Donald Trump has made restricting immigration a top priority of his administration and has threatened in the past to abolish birthright citizenship.

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