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  •  SEMA donates relief materials to Kano building collapse victims
    SEMA donates relief materials to Kano building collapse victims
     SEMA donates relief materials to Kano building collapse victims
    SEMA donates relief materials to Kano building collapse victims
    Environment4 days ago

    SEMA donates relief materials to Kano building collapse victims

    Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Friday donated relief materials to victims of building collapse to cushion the effect of the disaster.

    The Executive Secretary of the agency, Dr Sali Jili, stated this while distributing food and non food items to family members affected by the building collaspe at Tarai village in Kibiya Local Government Area of the state.

    He said the incident occurred on Aug. 7, after a heavy rainfall which led to the death of three children: Umar Abubakar 4, Aliyu Abubakar 5, and Aisha Abubakar 7.He said Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje condoled with the family members and directed the agency to assist them.

    Jili said the items distributed include rice, beans  maize, cement, roofing sheets, nails, pillows and mattresses.

    “The gesture is only ment to give the affected family members a sense of belonging,” he said.

    He advised residents of the state to conduct drain clarence exercise to control flooding and urged flood prone communities to relocate to higher grounds.

    The Chairman, Kibiya Local Government Council, Alhaji Alkasim Abdullahi-Shike, lauded the gesture, adding that it would alleviate the sufferings of the affected households.

    For his part, Alhaji Abubakar Sunusi-Ila, District Head of Kibiya, applauded Gov. Ganduje for ensuring prompt disaster management and response in the state.

    One of the victims, Malam Abubakar Usman thanked the state government for the condolence visit and donation.

    “I was not in town when the incident happened, I travelled to seek for greener pasture to enable me to fend for my family.

    “I received a phone call that the wall of my children’s room collapsed and fell on them which led to their death,” Usman recounted.

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  •  Assembly passes Kano multi door Court bill 2021
    Assembly passes Kano multi-door Court bill 2021
     Assembly passes Kano multi door Court bill 2021
    Assembly passes Kano multi-door Court bill 2021
    General news5 days ago

    Assembly passes Kano multi-door Court bill 2021

    Kano House of assembly on Wednesday passed the Kano State Multi-door Court Bill 2021.The Bill provides for alternative means of dispute resolution in the state.

    The Majority Leader of the House, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari, disclosed this while addressing newsmen shortly after the plenary presided over by the Speaker Hamisu Ibrahim-Chidari in Kano.“The passage of the bill was sequel to  deliberations by the lawmakers in the committee of the whole whose.

    ”Abdul-Madari explained that the law would go a long way in  promoting alternative dispute resolution and  decongesting correctional centres.

    He stated that multi door courts would be established across the metropolis and  local government areas to oversee civil cases.

    “Criminal cases are excluded from the multi door courts.

    ”Meanwhile, the house adopted a report in respect of Kano Roads and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Amendment Law 2022.Presenting the report,  Chairman, House Standing Committee on Housing and Transport, Alhaji Mudassir Zawaciki, said the 11-member committee had recommended strengthening KAROTA to maintain law and order.

    Zawaciki noted that the new law would pave the way for the traffic agency to sanction drivers found guilty of parking trailers in residential areas, in addition to ensuring that motorists abided by traffic  rules and regulations.

    In the same vain, the assembly approved and confirmed the appointment of Justice Ibrahim Umar (rtd) and Barr. Jamila Sani-Garko, as members of Kano state Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

    The approval followed  the adoption of a report presentation by the  Vice Chairman, Committee on Judiciary, Alhaji Muazzam El-Yakub, which screened and recommended the appointment of the nominees.

    “The committee has interviewed and screened the nominess and found them worthy to be appointed as members of the commission.

    ”Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, had earlier sent  a letter seeking for the approval and confirmation  of Justice Umar and Barr. Sani-Garko as members of the JSC.

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  •  Flood kills 3 displaces 495 families in Kano State
    Flood kills 3, displaces 495 families in Kano State
     Flood kills 3 displaces 495 families in Kano State
    Flood kills 3, displaces 495 families in Kano State
    Entertainment1 week ago

    Flood kills 3, displaces 495 families in Kano State

    The Kano State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) says flood has killed three persons and displaced 495 families in Ajingi Local Government Area of the state.

    The Executive Secretary, Kano SEMA, Dr Saleh Jili, disclosure this on Monday in Ajingi while distributing relief materials to the victims, including the families of the three deceased ones.

    Jili listed the affected areas as Toranke, Kara Malama, Chuna and Balare.

    He said that the incident which occurred after a heavy rainfall on Aug. 3 and 4, affected 495 victims, killed three and injured one.

    “On behalf of Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, we are here to condole with the victims and to distribute some materials to them.

    “We hope the gesture will bring relief to them and alleviate their sufferings,” he said.

    The items distributed included rice, maize, cement, roofing sheets, nails, cooking oil, pillows, beans and mattresses, among others.

    Jili advised the residents to always clear their drainages and called on those close to rivers and ponds in the state to vacate the area.

    “If the rivers and ponds over flow, please vacate your houses and contact the agency to provide a place for you to stay, pending the end of the rainy season.

    “We have deployed personnel to the communities affected for the conduct of damage assessment to enable it to develop comprehensive data and assist them,” Jili said.

    On his part, the Vice Chairman, Ajingi Local Government, Alhaji Sa’ad Ibrahim-Toranke, commended the state government and the agency for the kind gesture.

    Speaking on behalf of the beneficiaries, Malam Dayyabu Abdullahi, commended the agency and Gov. Ganduje for the condolence visit and donation.

    “On Aug. 3 and 4, there was a heavy rainfall which lasted for more than 40 hours and made the walls of my house to collapse on my 4-year-old daughter,” he lamented.


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  •  Kano govt lauds Pillars FC performance in Aiteo Federation Cup
    Kano govt lauds Pillars FC performance in Aiteo Federation Cup
     Kano govt lauds Pillars FC performance in Aiteo Federation Cup
    Kano govt lauds Pillars FC performance in Aiteo Federation Cup
    General news1 week ago

    Kano govt lauds Pillars FC performance in Aiteo Federation Cup

    Kano State Government has commended Kano Pillars Football Club for reaching the quarter finals of the ongoing Aiteo Federation Cup.The state’s Acting Governor, Nasiru Yusuf-Gawuna, made the commendation in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Hassan Musa-Fagge, on Sunday in Kano.He said that the 2-0 victory of pillars over the DMD FC of Maiduguri in the round 16 of the Aiteo Federation Cup played at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi, on Saturday was commendable and well deserved.

    Yusuf-Gawuna said the victory was a testimony of the team and its management’s commitment, tactical approach, focus, determination and hard work.

    “The state government under the leadership of Gov Abdullahi Ganduje and the people of Kano are proud of you for bringing joy, happiness and something to cheer and cherish.

    “As you prepare for your next match on Wednesday, we want you to win the remaining matches and repeat the same feat you achieved three years ago by winning the prestigious cup for Kano State.

    “We also salute the fans and people of state for their continued support and prayers to the team.

    “I wish to also assure the state government’s continued support to the Kano Pillars Football Club and commitment to investment in sports development,” he said.

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  •   I will continue to speak to rebuild Nigeria Deposed Emir Sanusi
    “I will continue to speak to rebuild Nigeria” – Deposed Emir Sanusi
      I will continue to speak to rebuild Nigeria Deposed Emir Sanusi
    “I will continue to speak to rebuild Nigeria” – Deposed Emir Sanusi
    Entertainment1 week ago

    “I will continue to speak to rebuild Nigeria” – Deposed Emir Sanusi

    Deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, says he will continue to speak and air his views to defend and rebuild Nigeria.

    Sanusi, who is also the current Khalifah,  Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria, said this in Abuja on Saturday at a stage play titled “Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time.’’ The play was written by Prof. Ahmed Yerima, a professor of Drama at the Redeemer University and produced by Executive Chairman, Duke of Somolu Productions, Mr Joseph Edgar.

    The 14th emir said he has what it takes to contribute to nation building because of his long history of service to the country.

    He said he served as Chief Risk Officer at the United Bank for Africa, and at First Bank, and also as CBN governor; as Emir of Kano for six years and Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria.

    Sanusi argued that he would be ungrateful to God if he expressed regret or sadness over his removal as emir in spite of positions he occupied in life.

    “I don’t think that God has taken anything away from me.

    So, I have no regret.

    “I turned 61 years last year and in those years, I had the honour of having been the Chief Risk Officer at United Bank for Africa (UBA) and the Chief Risk Officer at First Bank. “I was Governor of Central Bank, Emir of Kano and now Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria.

    “If I have sadness, then I’m ungrateful.

    How many people have had the opportunity to be just one of those things?

    ’’ he observed.

    Sanusi added that many traditional rulers held leadership positions such as army generals, governors, Nigeria Customs chief and others before their appointment as traditional rulers.

    According to him, these traditional rulers gave their bits to serve this country.

    “We have a long history of service to this country.

    My father as first Director- General of Nigeria Intelligence Agency set up the agency in1960, the record is there to see.

    “My parents, grandparents and great grandparents gave their lives to build this country.

    “We will continue to devote energy to build this country.

    It doesn’t belong to anyone; it belongs to all of us,’’ Emir Sanusi stressed.

    He said if he had a choice between sacrificing his principles and holding on to position, he would give up the position.

    “History is always the best judge.

    The things that I said would happen, that caused me so much trouble, have happened.

    “For me, I have absolutely no regret and I will continue to speak and voice my views.

    I will continue to defend this country,’’ he said.

    In his remarks, the playwright, Yerima said what motivated him to write the play was when Lamido was appointed as Emir, he prayed: “O Allah, let me die on the throne.

    ’’ He said he wanted people to watch how destiny prevailed on Sanusi’s grandfather, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi who spent 10 years before he was removed and Sanusi, the grand son who spent six years before he was also removed.

    “Also, they lived and live in a society.

    So, we want viewers to see the society’s attitudes towards their service to humanity,’’ he said.

    The producer of the play, Edgar said it was the 14th edition produced by Duke of Somolu Productions.

    “With a budget in excess of N40 million, this production is truly historical,’’ he said.

    Edgar thanked the more than 35 sponsors of the play who took over 50 per cent of the budget for their support.

    Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano in March 2020 by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, citing “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the Office of the Governor’’.


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  •  Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
     Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods
    General news2 weeks ago

    Council assures Kano business communities of timely delivery of goods

    Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council Emmanuel Jimeh has assured the Kano business communities of timely and door-step delivery of goods.

    He disclosed this during the declaration of Dala Inland Dryport as an import and export base.

    He said the measure would decongest seaports and boost businesses.

    “It will have a great impact on the nation’s economy and Kano will represent a turning point as a game changer.

    He said Niger, Chad as far as central African countries could use the port to do their businesses.

    “We can have monumental development taking place here in Kano,”  he said.

    Jimeh further explained that goods transported by train was cheaper than road.

    The dry port centres are geared towards promoting efficient transportation, cost-effectiveness at Nigerian ports and enhance trade facilitation.

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, represented by the Deputy Governor Nasir Gawuna, said kano was a commercial investment nerve centre in Nigeria, hence the designation of Dala inland Dry port was timely.

    “Kano has the history of being a major commercial and manufacturing centre in west African sub-region even before the incorporation of the country into the European system of global commerce.

    ” The project would harness the resource potentials of the state towards improving the livelyhood of the teaming populace.

    On his part, the Managing Director of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Ahmad Rabiu, commended the federal and state governments for their tireless efforts in ensuring that the project was a success.


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  •  Zonal leadership of PLWD says Nigeria s security is sabotaged
    Zonal leadership of PLWD says Nigeria’s security is sabotaged
     Zonal leadership of PLWD says Nigeria s security is sabotaged
    Zonal leadership of PLWD says Nigeria’s security is sabotaged
    General news3 weeks ago

    Zonal leadership of PLWD says Nigeria’s security is sabotaged

    The North-West zone leadership of the Persons Living With Disability, (PLWD) of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has aledged that the lingering insecurity in the country was the handiwork of perceived enemies of the state.

    Muhammad Narogo, APC Zonal Chairman of PLWD disclosed this on Friday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna.  

    According to Narogo, insecurity was being fueled to discredit President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, adding that the present administration had done excellently well through the provision of good governance to the teeming population of the country.

    He urged on all people with disability in the country to get their PVCs to vote for the APC at all levels in the forthcoming general elections.

    The chairman also applauded the present administration for its initiative on the creation of the National Commission for the Disabled, which had given the PLWD a sense of belonging.

    “We are happy that persons with disability have now been given special recognition, we now have a candidate from Sokoto state vying for the Senate seat and one other from a southern state,” he disclosed.

    Narogo appreciated Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, for paying fees for children with disabilities in the state, saying his gesture had shown that there were leaders who cared for the disabled.


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  •  Kano Govt declares Monday work free day to mark new Islamic year
    Kano Govt declares Monday work free day to mark new Islamic year
     Kano Govt declares Monday work free day to mark new Islamic year
    Kano Govt declares Monday work free day to mark new Islamic year
    General news3 weeks ago

    Kano Govt declares Monday work free day to mark new Islamic year

    The Kano State Government has declared Monday as work free day, to mark the beginning of the new year of the Islamic calendar, 1444 A.

    H.This is contained in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in Kano.“Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, therefore, congratulates Muslims in the state on the spiritual significance of the occasion that also calls for self assessment.

    “He also called on them to use the holiday to seek Allah’s forgiveness, and pray for His intervention in salvaging the nation from the lingering security challenges,” he said.

    He assured residents of his administration’s readiness to assiduously continue to deliver on its promise to improving their living condition through execution of people-oriented programmes and projects.

    Ganduje also urged those who were yet to obtain their voter card, to do so, to enable them exercise their franchise in the forthcoming general elections.

    Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar, also considered as holy month after Ramadan.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, directed Muslims to start looking out for the new moon of Muharram from Thursday,, which is equivalent to Dhul-Hijjah 29, 1443 AH.

    NAN reports that the calendar is also called the Hijri calendar .

    Muslims around the world used it for Islamic events and important dates of Islam.

    All dates in the Islamic calendar 2022 are based on the country’s moon sighting.

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  •  Ganduje appoints ex NAN Deputy Editor In Chief as SSA
    Ganduje appoints ex-NAN Deputy Editor-In-Chief as SSA
     Ganduje appoints ex NAN Deputy Editor In Chief as SSA
    Ganduje appoints ex-NAN Deputy Editor-In-Chief as SSA
    General news3 weeks ago

    Ganduje appoints ex-NAN Deputy Editor-In-Chief as SSA

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has appointed a former Deputy Editor-In-Chief of the News Agency of Nigeria , Malam Abdullahi Yusuf, as his Senior Special Assistant on Information.

    This is contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary, Research, Evaluation and Political Affairs Directorate (PEPA), Hajiya Bilkisu Maimota, on behalf of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.

    Maimota said that the appointment took effect from July 25.

    “The appointment was made upon careful assessment of your credentials, competence and track record of performance, dedication to duty, vast experience, patriotic disposition and express loyalty.

    “It is hoped that you will employ these qualities to bear towards ensuring effective discharge of your assigned duties,” he said.

    Yusuf, who holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication,  retired as NAN Zonal Manager, Jos, on Dec. 15, 2021, after attaining the mandatory 60 years retirement age.

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  •  Ganduje urges FG to resolve ASUU strike as NGF intervenes
    Ganduje urges FG to resolve ASUU strike, as NGF intervenes
     Ganduje urges FG to resolve ASUU strike as NGF intervenes
    Ganduje urges FG to resolve ASUU strike, as NGF intervenes
    Education3 weeks ago

    Ganduje urges FG to resolve ASUU strike, as NGF intervenes

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has urged the Federal Government to resolve the strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), to save the country’s education system from collapse.

    Ganduje made the call on Tuesday in Kano while addressing NLC members protesting the non resolution of the 12-weeks old strike embarked by the union.

    “This crisis must be resolved to help save the system, we don’t want system collapse in this country at all,” he said.

    According to him, though the government inherited the problem, it should resolve it without further delay.

    “Government owe it a responsibility to see to the end of the lingering strike so that Nigerian education will remain intact,” he added.

    The governor assured that in spite of the strike, the state government would continue to pay the salaries of all university staff.

    He told the labour unions that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum was moving to resolve the situation.

    “Myself and my colleagues from all the 36 states, irrespective of our party differences, are concerned about the prolonged strike action and we will put our heads together to bring an end to the crisis,” he said.

    In his remarks, the State NLC Chairman, Mr Kabiru Ado-Minjibir, urged the Federal Government to immediately fulfil the demands of the university workers to save the system from collapse.

    He commended Ganduje for not joining others in implementing the “No Work No Pay” policy.

    “We really appreciate the state government under the Governor Ganduje’s administration for your magnanimous approach in not stopping the salary of the teachers of the two state-owned universities.

    “This shows that you are an education-friendly governor,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protest, attended by different labour and student’s unions, as well as youths and civil society organisations, ended peacefully.

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