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Kano this morning: Friday 21.12.18

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By Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

Top story: Police investigates Wudil/Garko representative of masterminding political murders

Kano state police command says it is investigating a federal legislator Muhammad Ali Wudil representing Wudil/Garko constitueny in the House of Representatives for allegedly masterminding political unrest leading to the death of some people in Rano local government.

KANO TODAY recalls that about three people were said to have died in the crisis during the flag-off of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC) campaign in Kano South senatorial zone.

Magaji Musa Majiya, Kano state police spokesperson said Muhammad Ali Wudil was adviced by the police not to attend the political rally due to security reports against him but he refused to accept the advice.

He said the police command has evidence that Muhammad Ali Wudil went to the rally with political thugs who are now accused of killing three persons at the event.

He added that the command would invite the politician for interrogation and subsequent trial as soon as it gathers enough evidence against him.

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60-year old jailed for raping 9-year old – Kano state high court sitting at Miller Road under Justice Aisha Mahmud has sentenced one Bala Sa’adu, 60, to seven years in prison for raping a nine-year-old girl.

The court found Bala Sa’adu guilty of seducing the little girl with money contrary to section 283 of the Penal Code.

Prosecution counsel Zakariyya Muhammad presented six witnesses before the court to prove his case.

Giving the judgment Aisha Muhammad said she will consider minimal verdict to him for his old age, thus, sentence him to seven year in jail.

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Hisbah rearrests Kano ‘same-sex marriage’ suspect – Kano State Hisbah Command has re-arrested, Fatima Jaririyar Zuciya, one of the 11 women arrested in Sabon Gari area for allegedly organizing a ‘lesbian marriage’.

KANO TODAY reports that the 11 women were arraigned before a Shari’a court and have been remanded in prison custody awaiting trial.

A director of the Hisbah command, Abba Sa’id Sufi said a prison officer unlawfully released Fatima Jaririyar Zucya was but she has been rearrested by Hisbah officers.

Spokesperson Kano state high court Baba Jibo Ibrahim, said they will investigate the issue and bring the suspected prison officer to justice.

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Muhammadu Buhari visits Kano – The president, Muhammad Buhari was in Kano Thursday for the maiden graduation of degree-holding Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) at the Police Academy Wudil.

Muhammad Buhari charged the 602 new ASPs to commit themselves to ensuring the security of lives and safety of property in Nigeria.

Buhari also warned the newly commissioned police officers, that anyone caught colleting bribes will face severe punishment.

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Buhari welcomes Kwankwaso’s associates back to APC – Professor Hafiz Abubakar, former deputy governor of Kano state, who resigned recently to join Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, in the Peoples’ Democratic Party is back in the All Progressives Congress.

He was among the staunch allies of Kwankwaso, members of his Kwankwasiyya Movement, who have retraced their steps to the APC and who met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night in Abuja.

In welcoming the party leaders back to the APC, President Buhari said the house was large enough to accommodate everyone and promised to speak to the leadership of the party and government in Kano to accommodate and work with the returnees.

Other returnees at the meeting include a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Aminu Dabo; the immediate past National Treasurer, Bala Mohammed Gwagwarwa; Security Adviser to Kwankwaso, retired Gen. Danjuma Dambazau; Eng. Mu’azu Magaji, all of them staunch members of Kwankwasiyya, as well as Sen. Isa Zarewa who left in protest against the last primaries.

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Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya

 

Nasiru Yusuf

Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje has in the early hours of Sunday announced the appointment Aliyu Ibrahim as the new emir of Gaya.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Ibrahim succeeded his late father, Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died on Wednesday at the age of 91 after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

According to Alhaji, “Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, by the power conferred on him by the Kano Emirate law 2020 as amended has approved the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

“The appointment followed the recommendation by the Gaya Emirate kingmakers after presentation of three candidates from the Governor appointed Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya as the new Emir,” he said.

The kingmakers include, Alhaji Alhaji (Wazirin Gaya), Wada Aliyu (Madakin Gaya), Bashir Albasu (Makaman Gaya), and Jafar Usman (Turakin Gaya).

Until his appointment the new Emir was the Chiroman Gaya.

The late Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir died at the early hours of Wednesday after a protracted illness.

He is believed to be the oldest  (in age) among the five First Class Emirs in Kano state.

Before his ascension to the throne as the first historic Emir of Gaya, he was the District Head of Kunchi and Minjibir, at different times.

Gaya Emirate is one of the four new Emirates created by the Governor Ganduje administration in 2019.

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Photo News: Emir Sanusi visits Sultan of Sokoto

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Aminu Abdullahi

The former Emir of Kano has on Monday paid a courtesy visit to Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar lll.

Kano Focus reports that the pictures of the visit were published on a Facebook page linked to former Emir named ‘Sanusi ll Dynasty’.

Though the reason of the visit was not stated, but the former Emir has paid similar visit to Lamido of Adamawa in his capacity as leader of Tijjaniyya sect in Nigeria.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll

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Kano to revive bilateral relationship with Pakistan

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Aminu Abdullahi

Kano State Government has expressed commitment to revive the long existing relationship with Pakistan.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje gave the assurance on monday while receiving the Pakistani High Commissioner to Nigeria Muhammad Tayyab Azam at the Government House.

Ganduje represented by his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said Kano endowed with lots of potentials is open for people to come and invest, particularly those from Pakistan.

“We are happy for showing commitment towards reviving the long relationship between us. I can remember the partnership we have in the engagement of Pakistani teachers in our schools which has yielded a lot today.”

“Even in the area of agricultural mechanization we have partnered with Pakistan especially in the supply of tractors to our farmers,therefore I feel if we continue to explore agriculture it will be beneficial to both Kano and Pakistan”.

The Governor also commended Pakistan for showing interest in reviving the bilateral relationship with Kano State.

In his remarks the Pakistani High Commissioner Muhammad Tayyab Azam described the visit to Kano as historic and important being the first state he visited since assuming office.

“I know the importance of Kano as hub of business in Nigeria, after Lagos Kano is next where there is business opportunity”.

“There was a time in Kano when most schools   have many Pakistani teachers..my aim is to bring back that relationship”.

He however pointed out that Kano and Pakistan have similarities in both values and culture therefore it is important to deepen the relationship so as to sustain the partnership in  the areas of health and agriculture as that will create opportunities for our people towards boosting the economy.

The High Commissioner was accompanied during the visit by Pakistani Consul General in Kano Ahmed Ibrahim Yakasai.

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