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We’re not involved in Assembly’s probe against Sanusi–Kano gov’t




Abubakar Abdulkadir Dangambo

The Kano state government has denied involvement in the fresh investigation launched against the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II by the state House of Assembly.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Kano Assembly has initiated a probe into Mr Sanusi after it received two petitions accusing the emir of undermining the tradition and culture of Kano people through his public conduct.

Kano Assembly launches fresh probe against Emir Sanusi

It is widely believed that the latest investigation on the embattled monarch was sponsored by the Kano state government due to the lingering crisis between the emir and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

But speaking exclusively to KANO FOCUS, the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said the government has no plans to witch-hunt Mr Sanusi in any way.

Mr Garba explained that he was hearing about the assembly’s probe against the emir for the first time.

“I’m just hearing it from you, as I have been in my office since morning, so actually I don’t even know that the state assembly has received any petition against his highness,” he said.

The commissioner added however that the Kano Assembly is an independent arm of government that has the powers to investigate the emir as a public servant.

“Actually, we don’t want to even start denying this issue, because someone will start thinking that we are hiding something. But since you asked the question as a journalist that is why I am responding.

“The state assembly is an independent entity, so if any body wishes to take his or her petition there, we don’t have any issue with that. It’s just someone who thought something is not right somewhere that submitted the petition.

“We also have a body as a government that handles complaints, but they decided to go to the state assembly. So I’m sure the state assembly will do what is right and takes appropriate action,” Mr Garba told our correspondent.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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