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2 serving corp members to marry in Kano

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Two serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who met and fell in love at the orientation camp in Kano state are set to get married on Friday.

The corp members Muhammad Musa and Hauwa Bagudu would tie the knot at the Nigerian Airforce Base Jumua’t Mosque.

The NYSC Coordinator in Kano Malam Ladan Baba told journalists on Wednesday that the 2019 Batch ‘A’ corps members intimated him with the development few months after the orientation course.

According to the NYSC coordinator, when the corps members met him on the issue, he advised them to seek permission of their parents.

“I told them that when they meet their family and they agreed, that is when they should inform the NYSC management so that we can be part of it.

“Since then, I did not hear from them again, until after about six months when they brought an invitation letter to me for their wedding, I was very happy when I saw the invitation.

“They narrated to me how their parents were involved, and accepted the union, that is when we engaged seriously to ensure the success of the marriage,” he said.

Mr Baba explained that the marriage will be the first of it’s kind in Kano NYSC, adding that, it justifies the purpose of the scheme which was established to ensure unity among Nigerians.

Recalling genesis of the relationship, Mr Musa said, “We met in camp during our platoon activities, especially the day we met during our platoon duty in the kitchen”.

Mr Musa, a native of Afo from Nasarawa State explained that he was fully attracted to Hauwa when he visited her family and appreciated the kind of hospitality accorded to him.

“I was initially attracted by her good character, kindness and respect to people which I noticed during our stay in camp, therefore I am really in love with her.

“It was a wonderful experience because in the first place, my intention was to serve in Abuja, but when my posting came out i was posted to Kano, I accepted in good faith not knowing that this is what will happened,” he said.

Also responding, Miss Bagudu, a native of Nupe from Niger State said she accepted him because she was impressed by his gentleness and kindness during their three-week stay in the orientation camp.

According to her, she initially did not want to serve Kano, saying “Alhamdulillah, ‘thanks be to God” as she has found a husband, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted Miss Bagudu as saying.

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Gov. Abba Kabir Urges Security Agencies to Quell Thuggery in Kano

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Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has beseeched security agencies operating within the state to promptly bring an end to Thuggery and other malevolent activities that are disrupting peace in specific areas of the Kano metropolis.

The Governor gives this directives at the commencement of the 15th weekly meeting of the Kano State Executive Council held at the Government House.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Saturday.

Governor Abba Kabir expressed disapproval of the recent upsurge in Thuggery and clashes involving Yan daba, affirming that the government will not passively observe while unscrupulous elements endanger the relative tranquility and harmony enjoyed by the law-abiding citizens of the state.

He reiterated that under his administration, the state government is diligently collaborating with relevant security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the populace and their possessions at all times.

Furthermore, Governor Abba Kabir cautioned Judges against the unwarranted release of thugs, emphasizing the threat they pose to the welfare of the state’s residents and stressing the importance of prompt and equitable dispensation of justice.

Alhaji Abba Kabir also instructed security agencies to strictly adhere to their mandated duty of safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens they serve, warning against involvement in matters beyond their designated responsibilities.

He implored the populace in the state to continue with their lawful pursuits, assuring that the government will persevere in its commitment to ensuring their protection, and requested ongoing support and cooperation for the current administration.

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Emirate Tussle: Prof. Yadudu Faults Justice Liman’s Ruling, Says Judgement not Helpful For The Judicial Process

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Reacting to the ruling, renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Auwalu Yadudu, told Daily Trust that the judge’s pronouncements were strange and baffling by approbating and reprobating in the same breath.

He said the development was not helpful for the judicial process, stressing that the judge assuming jurisdiction on the fundamental human rights aspect and refusing the same on the validity of the substance of the case–the Kano emirates law–has “muddled up the case, and it is very unbecoming of a judge who has now been elevated to the Court of Appeal”.

Professor Yadudu clarified that while he was not accusing the judge of any impropriety, the pronouncements were unbecoming. “How can you say the actions taken in pursuant of a law are set aside, and then say you are not delving into the validity of the said law?” he queried.
Prof. Yadudu said further that the judge had more or less held that he lacked jurisdiction on the issue by transferring the case to another judge, but still went ahead to set aside the governor’s actions.

He said that the ex-parte order should no longer be of any currency because it is being challenged at the Appeal Court, and the judge himself admitted knowledge of this by granting a stay of proceedings and also deciding not to grant an order to nullify the law.

“All these are avoidable. It is not helpful for the judicial process. It is strange and doesn’t speak well of the judge. The question of whether the governor’s actions came before and after the exparte order is a question of fact or evidence. It seems from the record that the order came after,” he said.

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Governing council: ASUU BUK rejects Gawuna’s appointment, favours Udoma’s return

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bayero University Kano, BUK chapter during the weekend rejected the appointment of Kano top flight politician, Dr Nasiru Gawuna into the Governing Council of the second generation tertiary Institution.

 

KANO FOCUS reports that the Chairperson, Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj said that the process that led to the appointment of politicians into the Governing Council of the nation’s citadel of learning contravened the relevant laws that guided such appointment.

 

Addressing newsmen in its secretariat, Comrade Siraj explained that “I must admit that we are not happy over the decision of the federal government to appoint hard core politicians into the Governing Council.

 

Prof. Siraj stressed that “the criteria for such appointments is explicitly clear, as it favoured the appointment of technocrats, academic to the Council”.

 

The Chairperson maintained that the sack of former Council with a constitutional mandate of

4 years tenure, after one year in office was a rape on the rule of law.

 

He therefore called on the federal government to reinstate Senator Udo Udoma led Governing Council to complete their term in the interests of the rule of law

 

Siraj stressed that “the scenario is just like sacking an executive governor of a state after just one in office, and you went ahead to assume that all is normal, no, this is rape on the rule of law.”

 

Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, earlier had led (ASUU), Bayero University Kano branch, on a peaceful protest on Friday demanding the federal government to pay their entitlements and implement the 2009 ASUU/FG Agreement.

 

Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, said the action was in compliance with the directive by the national body to all its branches to organize protests within their campuses on account of the federal government’s failure to pay their entitlements.

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