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Bolaji Ogundele, Abuja. He was a key component of our award-winning security architecture in Kogi State. ‘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. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso. 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”. Musa died at the age of 84 years. On his part, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, described his death as a huge loss to the country. Balarabe Musa passed on today at the age of 84 after a brief illness. 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. Never miss important updates! Buhari extended sympathies to his son and ex-Kano Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano State Government and the Kano Emirate Council. The a... By Charly Agwam – Bauchi Members of the Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Unive... By Peter Egwuatu The stock market Monday recorded a new high after five months of low activity as the benchmark index, N... Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Twitter on Thursday gave reasons why the microblogging platform had to... By Owei Lakemfa THE stories I am going to tell in this very short piece would have been regarded as fiction except that... By Dele Sobowale   “…CBN must not give money to import food. Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010) was a Nigerian politician who was the President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of the father of former Governor Kwankwaso, Alhaji Musa Saleh, the District Head of Madobi. – General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd. He studied at Zaria Middle School from 1947 to 1952 and at the Institute of Administration, Zaria, 1952 to 1953. “As a democrat, Musa avoided convenient politics and was passionate and courageous about his views. “AIG Babas was a decent, gallant and intelligent police officer. They were released on Thursday, December 17 in Zamfara State and taken to Katsina State on Friday morning … Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed on Friday appealed to the families of fallen heroes of the Nigerian armed forces to take solace in the selfless services rendered to Nigeria by their loved ones as an act of God. The governor stated this shortly after laying a wreath to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) Square in Bauchi while fielding questions from journalists. December 25, 2020. in News, Nigeria. Saleh, who was the District Head of Madobi, died in the early hours of Friday. 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. He was declared the winner of the Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007.. 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. Wale Odunsi. DAILY POST gathered that Babas died on Thursday night after a brief illness. 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. In spite of the circumstances of their death, the … Abdulkadir Balarabe Musa, a renowned statesman who fought for our return to democracy and a former Governor of Kaduna State is a great loss to the nation.” “I send my heartfelt condolences to his family and the people of Kaduna State. The former Nigerian leader said he was shocked by the passing. 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. It was gathered that late Babas was expected to retire 17 days before his death. He also stood for a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria. Right now, he has only one son that is alive at the moment. December 25, 2020. He was elected governor of the old Kaduna State in 1979 on the platform of the PRP, a party founded by late Mallam Aminu Kano. Alhaji Balarabe in 2019 in Kaduna was the first to endorse my Labour Party (LP) candidature for Kwara State governorship (in his words “99 per cent, but would have been 100 % if you are contesting under PRP platform”, “I bear posthumous witness that Nigeria, Africa and progressive world had lost an audacious principled selfless statesman.”. 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. President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his condolence over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso. Musa was born on August 21, 1936 in Kaya, Kaduna State. He was a highly principled man who relentlessly pursued his beliefs, even at the risk of suffering personal and career setbacks.”. “The passing of H.E.   The term Buharism is ascribed to the right-wing policies of his military regime. President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with a former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the death of his father, Alhaji Musa Saleh. ), on Friday sympathised with a former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, over the … Governor Yahaya Bello who earlier laid wreaths in Lokoja to commemorate the Armed Forces Remembrance Day 2021 said the unexpected death of AIG Babas was another reason to celebrate officers and men of all law enforcement agencies in the country while they are still alive to enjoy it. “The late Saleh was a man of impressive character whose humility and simplicity rank among his greatest virtues”, the president noted. He said Kwankwaso’s contributions to peace and unity cannot be forgotten. 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. President Muhammadu Buhari is presently meeting with the rescued students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, in Katsina State. “This is a national event that is usually done to honour our fallen heroes, people who made sacrifices so that we can live. “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.”. Daura is the District of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari. on. 1 min read. 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”. The deceased was the District Head of Madobi. The President prayed that the almighty God will grant his soul eternal rest, and comfort his family, friends and associates. Reason: I loved the subject it talked about immensely. PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! READ our Privacy-policy and cookie policy. A former Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar has expressed his condolences to the Kwankwaso family over the death of Musa Saleh Kwankwaso. In a condolence message, the President stated he is deeply devastated by Dauda's death Danjuma informed that the entitlements of members of the Nigeria Legion were being paid by the Nigerian government as at when due, declaring that this was unlike in the past when they went through hardship. Musa, who died at age 84, was the National Leader of Peoples Redemption Party, PRP, and a highly-respected politician. 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. “May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with Aljannah, amin,” he added. In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo said the late former governor, had unwavering belief in a greater Nigeria. “Alhaji Musa was a statesman and a principled and committed progressive politician. 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. He has since been buried in line with Islamic rites after funeral prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna. Musa, who was an accounts clerk and a school teacher, held various managerial positions related to accountancy from 1960 to 1976, while studying at different colleges in London to gain additional qualifications. He was a selfless leader with principle and remarkable integrity. In a statement by his Special Adviser, Media, Ola Awoniyi, the President of the Senate  said  the former governor shunned material benefits and remained constant on the path of his convictions all through his long and illustrious political career. 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