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Kano 2019: Kwankwaso is afraid of Shekarau – Ganduje campaign



By Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The senator representing Kano Central, Mr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is not recontesting in 2019 because he is afraid of losing to former governor Mr Ibrahim Shekarau, says the Ganduje campaign team.

Mr Muhammadu Garba, chairman publicity committee of the Ganduje gubernatorial campaign told journalists on Sunday at Karaye local governor that Kwankwaso is “a spent force who is no longer relevant politically”.

Mr Garba, who is also Kano state commissioner of information said Mr Kwankwaso “saw the writing on the wall and tactically withdrew”.

“You can recall how Shekarau dealt with him in 2003 and 2007 when he defeated him as a sitting governor and also defeated his preferred governorship candidate in the 2007 governorship elections.

“Kwankwaso’s utterances in recent times depicts that of a defeatist who is aware that he has lost touch with the realities in Kano politics.

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

“The depletion of his Kwankwasiyya Movement and the gale of defection by former chieftains of the Movement to our great party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) is also a pointer to the fact the former governor and his governorship candidate has already lost out even before the election.

“You are also aware that even the remnants of the Kwankwasiyya Movement who pretend to be with him are not committed to ensuring that his in-law and political godson, who he singlehandedly made the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, against the wish of the party stakeholders, smell victory at the end of the day.

“As I speak with you, we are still receiving decampees from the Kwankwasiyya and the PDP, an indication that victory is sure for His Excellency, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.”

Mr Garba added that, “the modest achievements of governor Ganduje have also intimidated Kwankwaso and his group so much that they are finding it very difficult to sell their governorship candidate.”

He therefore advised Mr Kwankwaso and the PDP to, “swallow their pride and accept defeat because the good people of Kano state have seen the light.


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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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