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We were blocked from meeting Ganduje over Kano emirate crisis–Prof Ango Abdullahi

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Professor Ango Abdullahi, chairman of the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), who is leading a reconciliation committee to resolve the ongoing political dispute between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II, has lamented how his team was prevented from personally meeting with Mr Ganduje.

Kano Focus reports that Governor Ganduje had recently created additional emirates in Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya areas, in an apparent bid to emasculate Emir Sanusi’s influence over alleged political differences.

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Professor Ango, who spoke in a telephone interview with Vision FM Kano, said some people behind the scene have instructed Mr Ganduje to reject their (northern elders) request of meeting him in person to hear his own part of the issue, but they were able to meet the emir.

He also revealed that the “desperate elements”, also rushed to announce the name of Abdussalam Abubakar, a former head of state as the chairman of another committee to work on the same mission, just to discredit the efforts of the NEF.

He explained that Abdussalam was not consulted before he heard his name over the radio as chairman of the committee, which was said to have the support of the federal government.

He said the formation of the Abdussalam-led committee was an overnight decision by those who are desperate to show their influence after noticing that the Northern Elders Forum have gone far in trying to resolve the crisis in Kano.

“The Kano crisis is baseless, it is just some political manipulation by some people who think they are the leaders, who just emerged overnight, they are not bothered with people sufferings, and they wanted to destroy institutions of over 500 to 1,000 years,” Professor Abdullahi said.

“I personally contacted General Abdussalami Abubakar and he confirmed to me that he just heard his name on the Radio,” he added.

Professor Abdullahi also said they were in Kano to get first hand information on the issue, and they have “achieved something”.

He also accused some journalists of trying to defend the governor’s refusal to meet them (northern elders) in person when the committee planned to see him, noting that only dedicated leaders can change things in Nigeria.

The former ABU Zaria vice chancellor also cautioned leaders on the importance of Kano to the northern region, saying it is the only strong state that has the respect of the entire northern regi0n.

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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.

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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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ACF revives Kano chapter

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The Arewa Consultative Forum ( ACF) has resuscitated it Kano State chapter and nominated a 14- member Interim Executive Committee to run its affairs for the next six months.

Kano Focus reports that the Forum has mandated the new leadership to organise a general congress that may elect a new council.

A statement issued on Monday by the publicity secretary of the Forum Bello Sani Galadanchi reported that at the inaugural ceremony presided by a member of ACF Board of Trustees, Halliru Akilu, the non- partisan voluntary organization also nominated delegates to its National Executive Committee ( NEC) engagements.

Akilu, a retired Brigadier- General, tasked the new leadership to work in unity, and restore all ACF organs and activities for the betterment of our society.

He stressed that the ACF which is apolitical, believes in the unity of the country, but aspires to see the glory of the north restored, and the economic fortunes of the region tapped for the greater benefit of our people and the nation as a whole.

In his acceptance speech, the new Chairman of the ACF Interim Committee, NaShehu Hassan Abubakar thanked the congregation for finding him worthy of the enormous responsibility.

Abubakar, a retired Air Vice Marshall (AVM) assured the ACF National body and people of Kano State of his determination to steer the ship creditably, selflessly and in strict compliance with ACF desire to improve the lot of our people, as well as agitate for their rights.

Other committee members nominated at the ceremony include Aishatu Yakubu Maijama’a (Deputy Chairperson); Shehu Aliyu (Vice- Chairman); Muhammad Mustapha Yahaya (Secretary); Sani Bala Tela (Assistant Secretary); Rabia Hussein Adamu (Treasurer); and Mairo Bello (Assistant Treasurer).

Others   are Mahadi Sadiq Abubakar, (Financial Secretary);  Hafsat Namadi Bebeji (Assistant Financial Secretary); Bello Sani Galadanchi (Publicity Secretary); Tanimu Ibrahim Getso (Assistant  Publicity Secretary); Kabir Mukhtar (Legal Adviser); Muhammad Kabir Haruna (Assistant Legal Adviser); and Azimi Namadi Bebeji (Auditor).

The inaugural ceremony attracted Youth and Women wings of the ACF whose members were nominated into both the executive committee and the NEC.

Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) is apolitical and socio-cultural association of leaders in Northern Nigeria formed in 2000 to protect Northern interest in the political scene.

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