Connect with us

Headlines

Ganduje has no right to recognize court dissolved emirates – lawyer

Published

on

New Kano Emirates

Maude Rabiu Gwadabe

A Kano-based human rights lawyer, Abba Hikima says the state government has no right to continue recognizing the four court dissolved emirates following its decision to submit a new bill to the House of Assembly.

KANO FOCUS recalls that the government has submitted an executive bill requesting the creation of Bichi, Gaya, Karaye, and Rano emirates after their dissolution by a Kano High Court.

Mr Hikima told KANO FOCUS that Kano governor Abdullahi Ganduje has the right to either accept the court order or appeal the judgement.

“Submitting a new bill to the Assembly indicates that the government has accepted the High Court’s judgment.

“It is therefore incumbent upon Mr Ganduje to recognize Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II as the only Emir in Kano state pending the passage of the new bill.” He said.

Kano gov’t approves fresh bill to restore 4 emirates sacked by court

Obey court order that dissolved new emirates–Group tells Ganduje

Kano gov’t defies court, says sacked emirs still recognized

JUST IN: Kano court dissolves 4 emirates created by Ganduje

He added that even if the new bill is passed into law, its commencement date cannot be retroactive.

“That means if a new law is approved the government has to issue new letters of appointment and staffs of office to the selected emirs.” He said.

Mr Hikima explained that the government cannot appeal the High Court judgment after it has transmitted the new bill to the Assembly.

Double-standard

The Kano state government had earlier vowed to continue recognizing the newly created Emirates and their first class emirs despite the verdict.

In line with this policy, Mr Ganduje was seen paying homage to Aminu Ado, who was the Emir of Bichi before the dissolution.

Other government agents including commissioners and heads of agencies and parastatals have also continued paying courtesy calls to the other emirs whose appointments were similarly nullified.

Muhammad Garba, Kano state commissioner of information issued both the statement recognizing the new emirates despite the court verdict and the statement announcing the approval of an executive bill seeking the creation of the new emirates.

He has however remained silent about the government’s seeming double-standards in dealing with the issue.

Mr Garba did not answer his phone when contacted by KANO FOCUS and has not replied to a text message sent to him about the matter.

Respect Public Opinion

However a Kano-based activist, Kabiru Dakata has likened the nullification of the four emirs’ positions to the nullification of the elections of House of Representative members.

“Alhassan Ado Doguwa is no longer a member of the House but can resume his seat if he wins a properly conducted election.

“Also the court ruled that the emirs and their emirates emerged out of a faulty process and therefore stand dissolved until the right process is followed.” He said.

Mr Dakata, Director General, Centre for Awareness on Justice and Accountability (CAJA) urged the Kano state House of Assembly to follow due process in considering the new executive bill submitted by Mr Ganduje.

“The House should conduct a public hearing between the second and third readings of the bill.

“The legislators should also make sure they respect the public opinions expressed at the hearing.

“But if they have already made up their minds to pass the bill no matter what Kano citizens want, they shouldn’t waste people’s time. He added.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Headlines

TCN creates Kano transmission region

Published

on

Nasiru Yusuf

THE Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has carved out a new Kano transmission region from the old Kaduna Region. 

KANO FOCUS reports that the newly established unit brings the number of TCN regional centres to 10.

The TCN believes the step will improve commercial activities in the state.

A statement issued by TCN General manager of Public Affairs Ndidi Mbah explained that the creation of the Kano Transmission Region became necessary owing to the rapid economic and industrial development being witnessed within Kano State and its environs, as well as the gradual implementation of TCN’s strategic ‘Nigerian Electricity Grid Maintenance, Expansion and Rehabilitation Programme (NEGMERP),’ which has enabled the transmission company to complete some ongoing projects and increase the number of substations within that axis.

He said the  Kano Transmission Region had, under its supervision, one sub-regional office and several work centers, all housing 13 transmission substations (TS), including the Kumbotso TS, Dan Agundi TS, Dakata TS, Tamburawa TS, Kwanar Dangora TS, Wudil TS, Kankia TS, Katsina TS, Daura TS, Dutse TS, Hadejia TS, Azare TS, and Gagarawa TS.

The new Kano region currently according to the statement has ongoing transmission substation projects which when completed would further increase bulk transmission capacity in the new region.

The new Kano Transmission Region, the company said, would deepen operational efficiency within the region and enable its engineers to readily access and resolve technical issues within the new region.

Mbah explained that prior to the creation of the new Kano Region, major decisions had to be referred to Kaduna Region for directives, and the supply of materials was sometimes delayed due to logistic issues from Kaduna.

Mbah noted that the proximity of the new region would radically reduce downtime and eliminate time lost when materials had to be conveyed from the Kaduna Region.

Continue Reading

Headlines

DSS arrests singer accuse of blasphemy

Published

on

Nasiru Yusuf

The Department of State Services have arrested another blasphemous singer, Ahmad Abdul, whose song was perceived to create chaos in Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Singer Ahmad Abdul was detained by the DSS because his free movement may likely cause violence reaction from Kano residents.

While in detention, Mr Abdul tender apology to entire Muslims, Kano state government and Islamic Scholars.

He told DSS operatives that he never thought that the song has violated Islamic teachings.

Commenting while witnessing the bail condition granted to Mr Abdul at the DSS Headquarters, Kano, the Executive Secretary of the Kano state Censorship Board Ismaila Naaba Afakallah recalled that he had received hundreds of petitions against the song from concerned citizens.

Afakallah said having realized the gravity of the song’s blasphemy, he reported the singer to DSS who swung into action and arrested him at a Hotel where he was hiding for days.

Mr Abdul Father, Abdullahi Isa thanked the DSS for their timely response on the matter which saved possible outbreak of law and order.

Also in August last year, An upper Sharia court in the Hausawa Filin Hockey area of the state has found one Yahaya Sharif-Aminu guilty of committing blasphemy for a song he circulated via WhatsApp.

However, the appellate division of the High Court of Kano State had on January 21 quashed the death sentence passed on Mr Sharif-Aminu and freed him.

Continue Reading

Headlines

I’ll not run for President – Muhammadu Sanusi II

Published

on

Deposed Emir Sanusi

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The deposed Emir of Kano Malam Muhammadu Sunusi II says he is not interested in contesting for the presidency of Nigeria.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Sunusi revealed this at a Tijjnaniyya zikir held in Abuja on Thursday.

Muhammadu Sanusi said his current position as Tijjaniyya Khalifa in Nigeria is superior to the presidency.

The deposed Emir however said he is ready to help those he believe in their competence to win elections without his participation in politics.

“If we trust a candidate is out to serve the people, we will come out and help them.

“That is not joining politics but a civic duty to the nation and its citizens” Mr. Sanusi said.

Continue Reading

Trending