Dawisu Salihu Tanko Yakasai Biography, Real Name, Age, Career and Net Worth

Dawisu Biography

Salihu Tanko Yakasai popularly known as Dawisu is a Nigerian Journalist, politician and the Special Adviser on Media to the Kano State Governor Umar Ganduje. Dawisu was born in Kano State

Dawisu Profile



Real Name

Salihu Tanko Yakasai

Date of Birth


– years (2021)

State of Origin

Kano, Nigeria







Net Worth


Educational Background

Dawisu is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a degree in Mass Communications from the Bayero University Kano.


Dawisu Career

Dawisu is a journalist. He is the Director General, Media and Communications for the Kano State Government.

He worked with Freedom Radio as a Presenter, Producer and a Media Marketing Consultant. He is also a columnist for online newspaper YNaija and freelance reporter for CNN in Kano State.

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Dawisu is a the cofounder of Makuba Center for Traditional Arts & Culture, a center established to promote Hausa – Fulani traditional arts, crafts, history and culture.

Dawisu is also the founder of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community, Kano Hub.

In 2000, Dawisu have contested for various political positions and have worked as an legislative aide with National Assembly. He is a founding member and state coordinator of All Progressives Youth Forum (APYF).

He was a member of President Buhari campaign team in 2011 and 2015 and a secretary for Kano state ANPP.


Ganduje Suspends Dawisu as Media Aide

In October 2020, Governor Ganduje suspended Dawisu as a media aide to the Kano State Governor after he criticized President Buhari’s administration.

Dawisu Tweet

Arrest by DSS

After the kidnap of 300 school children in Zamfara, Dawisu criticized President Buhari’s administration yet again. Dawisu said the APC government have failed Nigerians.

Dawisu was arrested on 27th February by the officers of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on his way to a barbing salon.

Dawisu arrested

Dawisu Twitter Handle

Dawisu Twitter Bandle is @dawisu

Personal Life

Dawisu is married with two children. He is Muslim. He is the son of Tanko Yakasai


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