Desperation may have laid a cantankerous siege over the executive administrator of the Kano State Government, Malam Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, threatening to render the ability of the governor’s office to function in tatters. Information recently made available to 247ureports.com through competent sources within the governor’s office reveal that the governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso launched a secret investigation against one of the publishers of 247ureports.com, Ikenna Ellis Ezenekwe, following a recent news report published by the online investigative newspaper – that exposed the intake of illicit drugs for the first son of the Governor and by the Governor, himself.
Shortly following the publication of the news report – Trouble in Kwankwaso’s home, Son beats Mother to pulp; the publishers of 247ureports.com were inundated with telephone calls from many of the cabinet members of the Kano State Exco. In particular, the honorable commissioner for information, Prof Farouk made four telephone calls that were filled with angry words and odorized tantrums. It took the fifth telephone call for the honorable commissioner to relay to the publishers of 247ureports.com that the governor was unhappy with the publication – and believes a line has been crossed – and that the governor instructed him to inform 247ureports.com – that the Governor intends to sue the publisher in court to substantiate the published report.
Through this effect, the governor called for a closed door meeting with a few of his close aides. The meeting was convened to discuss how to handle 247ureports.com. At the end of the meeting, the Senior Special Assistant on Administration [SSAA] was tasked with conducting a background check on the website and on the publisher – and to recommend on best available solution to ‘dealing’ with 247ureports.com. The SSAA was to consider the possibility of a lawsuit.
Two days following the meeting, the SSAA responded with a secret memorandum dated May 20, 2013 referenced SSA/ADM/IM/01 titled “Memo on defamation on the internet” and addressed to the Governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
The secret memorandum is shown below in two pages.
Summarily, the memo depicted the publisher of 247ureports.com as a fraudster and blackmailer while recommending to the Governor not to consider going to court because it may not be the best solution to diverting 247ureports.com’s searchlight. The SSAA cited possible backlash of bad publicity towards the governor as one of the likely outcomes of the lawsuit.
In the words of the memo, “Defensive manipulation provides a practical, affordable solution to the problem of internet defamation. This method involves removing defamatory webpages from public site. The method is popular among public servants, celebrities and individuals who want to maintain good reputation on the internet but who do not wish to take the risk of further fueling the defamation against them by taking legal action.”
The memo went on to recommend that the governor should make some monies available for the setting up of a parallel web newspaper that would counter the web presence of 247ureports.com through a manipulated optimization of search engines. The SSAA called for the of hiring five  social media aide to help in the task.
Also sources in Kano state government revealed to 247ureports.com agents in Kano to be cautious of their movement. According to the sources, handlers of Kwankwaso are known to be deadly when responding to critics of their master.