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Why we cannot politicise Buhari’s health — Ganduje

Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State is unarguably one of the most schooled of the current set of governors. With such academic laurels as a National Certificate of Education, NCE, a bachelors degree, two Masters degrees and a doctorate obtained from universities in Zaria, Kano and Ibadan; it is not surprising that he has taken education as one of the priorities of his administration. He was also schooled in the art of political steadfastness with having understudied his predecessor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso for close to sixteen years as deputy governor and as his poitical adviser when the latter served as minister of defence. Ganduje had vied with Kwankwanso for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in 1998. Kwankwanso who won, however, picked Ganduje to balance the ticket and thus commenced their political collaboration that culminated in his 8 year stint as deputy governor of Kano State.
On the sidelines of activities and celebration of the successes achieved by the administration in the education sector, the governor spoke in an interview on his alleged beef with Kwankwanso, President Muhammadu Buhari’s health status and on his administration’s inclination to education. Excerpts:

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ASSE, Brickwall canvass environmental safety awareness

In its bid to tackle recurrent incidents of building collapse in the country, American Society of Safety Engineers, ASSE Nigeria chapter in partnership with Brickwall Group of Companies has tasked Nigerians on the need to be safety conscious and seek professional service in their construction projects in order to avert any accidental occurrence that can lead to loss of lives and property.

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500 missing cows: Oyo hunters warn herdsmen against violence

FOLLOWING alleged loss of 500 cows belonging to Fulani herdsmen in Oke Ogun and Ibarapa areas of Oyo State, the Chairman, Soludero Hunters Association, Chief Oladejo Oladapo and the President of the association, Chief Nureni Ajijola Idris, have advised the Fulani socio-cultural organization, Jamu Nati Fulbe Association of Nigeria not to resort to violence as the state government and police are making arrangement to solve the knotty issue.

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Forum advocates implementation of BIM process

Arising from a two-day national workshop on “Building Information Modelling (BIM): Concept, Application and Benefits in Projects Development” organised by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NIQS) recently in PortHarcourt, Rivers state, participants at the workshop comprising built environment professionals and other stakeholders have called on the government at all levels to spearhead the implementation process of BIM through funding, development of BIM standard and promulgation of appropriate legislation.

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Illegal structures: Bode Thomas community seeks LASBCA’s intervention

DISTURBED by life threatening illegal structures springing up at Pilot Crescent 2, Bode Thomas, Surulere, Lagos, residents of the low cost housing estate under the aegis of Pilot Crescent 2 Residents’ Association, have sought the intervention of Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) in order to avert perceived calamity posed by construction of illegal buildings in the sleepy community.

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