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Ganduje appoints Kannywood actor as member Pilgrims Board

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Maude Rabiu Gwadabe

Kano state governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has appointed Kannywood actor, Nura Hussain as member of the state Pilgrims’ Welfare Board.

Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Abba Anwar announced Mr Hussain as one of the 10 members of the board under the chairmanship of Sheikh Abdullahi Pakistan.

The board is in charge of organizing the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia for Kano state indigenes.

Nura Hussain, a veteran Kannywood actor is also an Islamic scholar popular known as ‘Ya Sayyadi’.

KANO TODAY recalls that he is one of the leading Kannywood actors who supported the reelection of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje during the 2019 election.

Nura Hussain is also an active politician and had once contested for councillorship in Yakasai Ward of Kano Municipal local government.

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Emir Sanusi holds Sallah durbar amidst pomp and pageantry

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The Emir of Kano, Malam Mohammad Sanusi ll has conducted a unique Sallah durbar where he received greetings from residents of the ancient city.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Emir had earlier led a two-rakaat Eid prayers at Sheikh Ahmad Tijjani Jumu’at Mosque in Kofar Mata, Kano.

The Emir receiving greetings from Kano residents.

Delivering a sermon after the Eid prayers, Emir Sanusi advised Muslims to embrace the culture of helping the needy and preaching peace.

People paying Sallah homage to Emir Muhammadu Sanusi ll

The Emir emphasized the importance of following Prophet Muhammad’s teachings, which emphasize helping the needy, especially during Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.

Thousands of Kano residents waiting to greet Emir Muhammadu Sanusi ll

He also urged the public to intensify prayers for peaceful coexistence in Kano and the nation.

Emir Muhammadu Sanusi ll delivering his Sallah message

Despite economic challenges, many residents performed the Sallah sacrifice and dressed colorfully, while security personnel were deployed to ensure peace and security.

Thousands of people paying Sallah homage to Emir Muhammadu Sanusi ll

Some residents expressed disappointment over the cancellation of the Sallah Durbar by police.

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Hajj 2024: Foundation supports Kano pilgrims with food at Arafat

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The Director General of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Lamin Rabi’u Danbappa, expressed his appreciation for the continuous support provided by the Almu’Allum-Nur Foundation.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Director General made the commendation on Saturday at the Arafat grounds shortly after the combined Zuhr and Asr prayers.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the Board Sulaiman A. Dederi on Saturday.

Danbappa noted that, as usual, the Foundation has supported Kano State pilgrims with food and accommodations during the Hajj exercises every year.

He prayed to Almighty Allah to protect and uplift the Foundation.

On his part, the leader of the Almu’Allum-Nur Foundation, Alhaji Nuhu Idris, stated that they were at the Kano tent to support the efforts of the Kano State Government under the able leadership of Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusif in ensuring the welfare of the pilgrims.

Alhaji Nuhu Idris added that for this year’s Hajj exercises, the Foundation provided ram meat, rice, beans, and fruit.

He also mentioned that this initiative was extended to some selected states in Nigeria.

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Police taking orders from unknown source against Kano-State government

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The Kano State Government has expressed concern over the actions of the State Police Commissioner, who has been accused of disobeying the directives of the Governor, particularly regarding the banning of Eid-el-Kabir festivities.

In a press conference held at the Africa House of the Government House, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Haruna Isa Dederi, addressed the ongoing issues, stating, “I am compelled to address you once again on behalf of His Excellency, the Executive Governor and the Government of Kano State over the unfortunate activities of some enemies of the State that are hell-bent on causing a breakdown of law and order in our State.”

a series of actions that have contributed to the current tension, including the recent passing and signing of the Kano State Emirate Councils (Repeal) Bill, 2024.

“On May 23, 2024, the State House of Assembly passed the bill, which was promptly signed into law by the Governor after thorough consultations with relevant stakeholders and law enforcement agencies.” The government stated.

The Attorney General who spoke on behalf of Governor Abba Yusuf noted that despite the measures, certain individuals have been accused of attempting to destabilize the state.
“Some people are desperately scheming to unjustly penalize the people of Kano for keeping to the tradition of radical politics of voting with their conscience,” the statement read, referring to the repeal of the 2019 Emirates Law and the ensuing litigation.

The government also addressed the recent judgment by the Federal High Court No. 3 in Kano, which claimed that the former emir’s fundamental rights were infringed upon, including allegations of house arrest.

The Kano State Government disputed this, stating, “No one forced him into Gidan Nassarawa, belonging to the government of Kano State.

He went in there and stayed there on his own volition accompanied by security guards. Therefore, no one put him under house arrest.”

The government emphasized the Governor’s constitutional duty as the Chief Security Officer of the State to ensure the protection of lives and properties.

“When the former emir came in accompanied by hoodlums clearly threatening the peace and orderliness of the State, the Governor was under a duty to act to ensure peace, and that was why he issued the arrest order,” it said, noting that the arrest was never actually carried out by security agencies.

Further concerns were raised about the Police Commissioner’s actions, particularly the unilateral decision to ban Eid-el-Kabir festivities without consulting the Governor or the State Security Council.

“How can anybody in his right senses ban Sallah festivities in Kano? And when did the State Governor cease to be the Chief Security Officer of the State that he will only see such a ban on social media?” the statement questioned, accusing the Commissioner of consistently disobeying legitimate instructions and hiding behind “orders from above.”

The government called on all well-meaning Nigerians and international friends of Nigeria to intervene and allow the people of Kano to live in peace. “Any attempt by anybody to undo that is an assault on democracy,” the statement concluded, urging the people of Kano to continue their legitimate activities peacefully and promising to keep them informed as events unfold.

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