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Nigerian President Buhari hails Kano State for usual support.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that Kano state has been his political base since he came into Nigerian politics in 2003.

The president also said that the state has always given him comfort whenever he lost elections, Leadership reports.

President Buhari made this known when a delegation from Kano South paid him a visit in Abuja to congratulate him on his re-election win.



Buhari expressed gratitude and said he cannot show the people of Kano enough appreciation for how they stood with him in both good and bad times, thanking them for their prayers and supports.

He thanked Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya for all the support he showed him, saying his sterling performance as chairman of Senate committee on works positively affected the achievements of his administration throughout the past four years.

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The senator who is representing Kano south for the All Progressives Congress (APC) also used the visit to appeal to the president to hasten the completion of the Port-Harcourt-Kano rail line to help with inter-state transportation of goods on the road.

Gaya thanked Nigerians for voting massively for the president, while also urging the president to award the contract for the construction of pedestrian bridge at Mariri in Kano Central Senatorial District so ease crossing on the road.

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Meanwhile,reported says that Prophet Emmanuel Omale who predicted the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 election again predicted that the second coming of Buhari will benefit the poor.

In an interview, the founder of Divine Hand of God International Ministries said it is his duty to tell people what he heard from God.

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Rwanda ban Burundi,s music star ahead of annual festival

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Burundian musician Jean Pierre Nimbona, popularly known as Kidum, has told the BBC he is confused by Rwanda’s decision to ban him from playing at the upcoming Kigali Jazz Fusion festival.

Kidum is one of Burundi’s biggest music stars and has performed in Rwanda for the past 16 years.

But a police official phoned the musician’s manager to warn that he would only be allowed to make private visits to Rwanda.

“[My manager was told] Kidum is not supposed to perform, tell him to leave. If he comes for private visits fine, but no performances,” the musician told BBC’s Focus on Africa radio programme.

The mayor of Rwanda’s capital said that in this instance permission had not been sought from the authorities for him to perform at the festival in Kigali.

Kidum was a leading peace activist during Burundi’s civil war between 1993 and 2003 and used his songs to call for reconciliation.

The 44-year-old musician said he had never had problems with Rwandan authorities until recently when three of his shows were cancelled at the last minute – including one in December 2018.

That month Burundi had banned Meddy, a musician who is half-Burundian, half-Rwandan, from performing in the main city of Bujumbura.

Kidum said he was unsure if the diplomatic tensions between Burundi and Rwanda had influenced his ban.

“I don’t know, I don’t have any evidence about that. And if there was politics, I’m not a player in politics, I’m just a freelance musician based in Nairobi,” he said.

He said he would not challenge the ban: “There’s nothing I can do, I just wait until maybe the decision is changed some day.

“It’s similar to a family house and you are denied entry… so you just have to wait maybe until the head of the family decides otherwise.”

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Zimbawe’s doctor goes missing after masterminding strike

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Fearless Zimbabwe’s minister of health has called on the government to address insecurity lapses that has lead to the disappearance Peter Magombeyi, the head of a doctor’s union, who disappeared on Saturday.

Fears are rising over the fate of Zimbabwe medical doctor Dr Peter Magombeyi after he sent a message to say he had been abducted in that country by unknown persons – apparently for demanding a “living wage”.

An AFP report earlier on Sunday quoted the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctor’s Association (ZHDA) as saying Magombeyi had not been heard from since he sent a WhatsApp message on Saturday night saying he had been “kidnapped by three men”.

Zimbabwe doctors, who earn a miserly equivalent of about R3 000 are on strike to press for better wages, equipment and medicines in state hospitals.

The ZHDA has reportedly accused state security forces of abducting the doctor because of his role in organising work stoppages.

This week some doctors said the death of deposed Robert Mugabe, 95, in a Singapore hospital on 6 September was an indication of how bad health services in Zimbabwe

“Dr Magombeyi’s crime is only to ask for a living wage for his profession. This is a reflection of the troubles born out of refusal to implement Political Reforms.”

The Zimbabwe government led by Emmerson Mnangagwa has not publicly commented on the doctor’s disappearance

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