‘No Faction in APC’ – Zailani

By Victor Habila, Kaduna

Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Zailani has assured that there is no faction in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Federal, State or local government level.

Zailani expressed this in a statement signed by his S.A Media and Publicity , Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, dated May 8.

According to the statement, Zailani was speaking ahead of the APC Local Councils Primaries for the Kaduna State LG Polls billed for today 8 May, 2021.

“I am surprised that an individual who is not popular, knowing he would lose the primaries in Igabi went all out trying to hide under a non existent faction to try to make the primaries lose credibility.

“In the APC, from Federal to State to my Constituency Igabi LGA, there is no faction. We remain one big formidable family,” the Speaker was quoted.

Zailani who is also the Chairman of Northern Speakers Forum, therefore, called on all party faithful to turn out in large numbers and elect the party’s candidates across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State.

​El-Rufai Plotted Evil Against Rivers, says Gov. Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has on Friday accused the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai of reaping from the evil he plotted against Rivers State in 2015.
Wike also stated that the All Progressives Congress-led government of dragging Nigeria 50 years backwards.

The Governor stated this when the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the 2019/2020 Good Governance Award for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers State.

In a statement released through his spokesman, Kelvin Ebiri, disclosed that the ruling APC convinced Nigerians that they had better governance than former President Goodluck Jonathan.

He said, “There can’t be good governance without security and this is based on the rule of law. All of us are living witnesses that in 2015, it was alleged that the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan could not perform.”

“So, Nigeria needed a change. What has happened to the change? They have taken Nigeria back by 50 years.”

Wike wondered for how long the APC-led Federal Government would allow the needless killings and abduction of innocent Nigerians to continue.

The governor said, “Now, you wake up every morning, students are being kidnapped in so-and-so state university; people have been killed in so-and-so state. It has become the norm.”

“Just wake up in the morning and the first thing you will see on the front page of the dailies is ‘10 people have been kidnapped in Niger State; 20 have been killed in Zamfara State, five have been killed in Imo’ and this happens virtually every day. So, where are we heading to?”

The Rivers State Governor accused the Federal Government of instigating security crises in Rivers, saying the APC governors had visited the Presidency to demand the withdrawal of a commissioner of police from Rivers.

“Now, in order to cause crises in our state, they brought the CP they wanted. At the end of the day, God did not allow them to have their way. But see what is happening in his state now. When you are plotting evil against somebody, evil will visit you. And that is the problem Governor el-Rufai is facing today in Kaduna State.’’

“I remember when I came in 2015, when they were honouring one of their friends as a minister on live television, Channels, el-Rufai had the temerity to say (my) election could not stand in Rivers State and that they would kick me out,” Wike said.

Similarly, Gov. Wike has in recent times stated that Buhari Govt Has Lost Capacity To Address Insecurity challenges in the Country, The Governor made this known on Thursday when he hosted members of the south-south zonal working committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

In a statement by his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor noted that the federal government does not care if people are killed and their corpses litter streets across the country.

​CONDOLENCE : Chairman Northern Speakers   condoles Taraba state Government, family  over Aisha demise 

By Victor Habila, Kaduna

The Speaker Kaduna state House of Assembly, Chairman Northern Speakers Forum,  Rt Hon. Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani on Friday condoled with Taraba state Government, family , and friends on the demise of Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, popularly known as Mama Taraba, former minister of Women Affairs and also a senator of the 7th assembly and governortorial candidate of the APC in Taraba state during the 2015 General Election.

This was contained in a statement signed by S.A Media and publicity to the Speaker Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani and made available to the press in Kaduna  on Friday 7th May 2021.

The Speaker expressed shock  over the news of the death of the former minister saying “I received with utter shock the news of the passing away of our mother Aisha Jummai Alhassan.”

 “Mama lived a happy life and we shall miss her dearly; her wonderful memories and kind words will never be forgotten”
Mama Taraba  was an Honourable and gentle woman, her past service to the Nation is well acknowledged.”

Zailani prayed Allah to forgive late Aisha Jummai Alhassan, grant her eternal rest in Aljannar Firdaus and give the family, the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.