Not only Nigerian democracy, Africa’s transition to democracy in the last decades, benefited immensely from Balarabe Musa’s in-depth concern for the downtrodden ones.”. On his part, the chairman of Bauchi State chapter of the Nigeria Legion, Idris Danjuma, commended the state government for honouring those who have sacrificed their lives to ensure that Nigeria is peaceful. The president spoke in separate messages signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu. President Muhammadu Buhari is presently meeting with the rescued students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State. “Marking this day is just a gesture of appreciating them. “As the former governor goes home, the President affirms that he left a bold footprint on Nigeria’s democracy, and his role in promoting good governance and development will always be remembered and appreciated by posterity.”. Right now, he has only one son that is alive at the moment. 44 minutes ago . Buhari is a retired general of the Nigerian Army and served as military head of state from 1983 to 1985, after taking power in a military coup d'état. The Kenyan government has exempted South Sudan from a list of 100 countries whose citizens must make an online visa appl... On Monday Nigeria’s first micro-investing platform, Trove, announced that it has added cryptocurrencies to its platform.... NIGERIA's foremost multi-brand automobile manufacturer, PAN Nigeria Limited, has launched a virtual auto showroom. President Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the death of former Kaduna State governor, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, who died on Wednesday morning. Technical Feedback: whatsapp 08023469027 His demise is a blow to the progressives and all others committed to the socio-political development of the country. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Saturday paid a condolence visit to former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabi’u Kwankwaso over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Sale Kwankwaso. President Buhari nephew, Ibrahim Dauda is dead. By. In a message on Friday, President Buhari said that “with the passing of Musa Saleh, we lost one of … By. On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, described his death as a huge loss to the country. Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site. In a condolence message, the President stated he is deeply devastated by Dauda's death He previously served as the Governor of Katsina from 1999 to 2007; and was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP). WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that hundreds of the schoolboys were kidnapped by suspected bandits on Friday, December 11.. He studied at Zaria Middle School from 1947 to 1952 and at the Institute of Administration, Zaria, 1952 to 1953. “The Nigeria labour movement in particular will forever remember him as the first governor under PRP together with the late Alhaji Abubakar Rimi of Kano State to implement the minimum wage in their states and to declare May-Day.”, Exemplifies good principles in governance — Aremu, Also reacting, Vice President of IndustriALL Global Union, Issa Aremu, in a condolence message, said among others ”He was also my political mentor as a budding progressive politician. Ganduje in a condolence message, said “We received with shock and sadness, the news of the death of Malam Balarabe Musa, who passed away when Nigeria needed him the most.”, Nigeria’s democracy, according to the governor “Was moulded by the likes of the former governor. As a leader, he demonstrated at the ballot box, the capacity of a political party devoted to the protection of the interest of ordinary people to acquire power democratically. Insecurity: Presidency reveals when Buhari will sack service chiefs. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso. President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the killing of 70 people in Zaroumdareye, a border town between Niger Republic and Mali by militants, describing the incident as another clarion call for united action by African leaders against terrorism. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of the father of a former Governor Kwankwaso, Musa Saleh, the District Head of Madobi. In the same vein, President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan  described him as a principled political leader who throughout his life consistently championed the cause of the masses. on. Even at the height of his impeachment by the NPN-controlled Kaduna State House of Assembly in 1981,he remained steadfast and refused to be cowed to betray his principles. I read this 209-page book, aptly titled “The Incorruptible Balarabe Musa”, within 18 hours (from 1am to 6pm) on 18th/19th January, 2010 – a little over ten years ago. ‘Leadership at all levels must see to it that our law enforcement officers, the men and women who stand between us and criminality, terrorism and total anarchy are appreciated by the system while they can enjoy it. The deceased was the District Head of Madobi. He was a highly principled man who relentlessly pursued his beliefs, even at the risk of suffering personal and career setbacks.”. In a message on Friday, Buhari said Nigeria has lost one of its oldest and finest traditional rulers. Musa Saleh Kwankwaso. The statement reads” On behalf of the good people of Kogi State and myself, Governor Yahaya Bello, may I offer our deepest condolences on this monumental tragedy to his family and friends, the Kogi State Police Command and the national police hierarchy, especially our good friend Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police”. President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with former Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Saleh, the District Head of Madobi. Governor Ortom in a statement, by his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, also described the deceased as a true patriot who made his views known on national issues in an unbiased manner and contributed in several other ways to nation building. Download Vanguard News App. “May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannah, amin,” he added. Buhari extended sympathies to his son and ex-Kano Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano State Government and the Kano Emirate Council. “In the second republic he again teamed up with his old comrades in NEPU and their leader, Malam Aminu Kano to form PRP, on whose ticket he was elected Kaduna State governor. The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. Boko Haram: Gov Fintiri reacts as insurgents kill two in Adamawa, Christmas: Explosion rocks US city of Nashville [Video], Nigerians mock Buhari as Pigeons refuse to fly at Armed Forces Remembrance [Video], President Buhari makes new appointments, renews others at River Basin Development Authorities, Let Igbo go if you don’t like us – Amaechi tells Buhari govt. Daura is the District of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. Saleh, who was the District Head of Madobi, died in the early hours of Friday. Buhari’s condolence message was contained in … DAILY POST gathered that Babas died on Thursday night after a brief illness. Balarabe Musa passed on today at the age of 84 after a brief illness. Senator Shehu Sani, a leading member of the People’s Redemption Party (PRP), first confirmed his death […] They were released on Thursday, December 17 in Zamfara State and taken to Katsina State on Friday morning … He said the sacrifices made by the fallen heroes, who paid the supreme price in the course of serving Nigeria, had not been forgotten, adding that their efforts could never go in vain. Until his death, Alh Musa was the district head of Madobi. A password will be e-mailed to you. President Muhammdu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Alhaji Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a former civilian governor of Kaduna state. He has since been buried in line with Islamic rites after funeral prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna. Musa died at the age of 84 years. The former President said: “Alhaji Balarabe Musa was a sincere and committed patriot and statesman who held fast to people-oriented progressive ideals throughout his political life. PRESIDENT BUHARI MOURNS FORMER GOVERNOR OF KADUNA STATE, BALARABE MUSA President Muhammadu Buhari joins government and people of Kaduna State in mourning a former civilian governor of the state, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, whose passing will be sorely missed by all … In spite of the circumstances of their death, the …   The deceased was the District Head of Madobi. – General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd. This Christmas season I had intended to engage in a critical investigation of religion given the powerful theological si... By Douglas Anele Ardent readers of the column, I am suspending continuation of the series entitled “The metamorphosis of... By Denrele Animasaun ‘The writer cannot be a mere storyteller; he cannot be a mere teacher; he cannot merely x-ray socie... 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In a condolence message by his Media Office and signed by Mr. Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said: “The passing on Wednesday of Alhaji Balarabe Musa, is saddening. Musa, who died at age 84, was the National Leader of Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, and a highly-respected politician. Legit.ng had reported that Musa was declared dead with Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central in the Nigerian Senate announcing the statesman's passing in a tweet on Wednesday, November 11. President Buhari, in a message on Friday, said with the passing of Musa Saleh, one of the oldest and finest traditional rulers in the country had been lost. Musa was born on August 21, 1936 in Kaya, Kaduna State. Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State said his government was proud of the public service the second republic governor rendered to the state and its people.Expressing sadness over his demise, A statement made his available by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye,  el-Rufai noted that “Alhaji Balarabe Musa will be remembered as a progressive politician who tried in his time as governor to expand the horizons of opportunity for ordinary people.”, According to the governor, the deceased “made notable contributions to industrializing the state. (vitag.Init = window.vitag.Init || []).push(function(){viAPItag.display("vi_949932995")}). One of his sons, Kallamu Balarabe-Musa, confirmed the death of the pro-people former governor at his residence in Kaduna. “AIG Babas was a decent, gallant and intelligent police officer. Also, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a condolence message to the government and people of Kaduna State, described Musa as a sincere politician who protected the interest of the people. The President prayed that the almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates. He led from the front and provided a rallying influence for his men across the states of Zone 8, particularly in the Kogi State Police Command”. Wale Odunsi. Elder statesman and Second Republic Governor of old Kaduna State, Abdulkadir Bàlàrabe Musa, is dead. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the passage of the former civilian governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Balarabe Musa. Also reacting, National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, expressed sadness over his  death. 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