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Maitama Sule varsity gets acting registrar

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YUMSUK Registrar

Nasiru Yusuf

The deputy registrar and academic secretary of the Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano (YUMSUK) Suleiman Saleh has taken over the affairs of the registry department of the university.

A statement sent to Kano Focus by YUMSUK’s spokesman Abdullahi Hassan said Mr Saleh will hold the position pending the appointment of a substantive Registrar.

According to the statement, the handing over ceremony was conducted during an emergency principal officers meeting held at the office of the Vice-Chancellor, which brought to an end the five year tenure of the outgoing Registrar who was appointed in 2015.

Speaking shortly after taking over the ceremony, Mr Saleh pledged to discharge his duties with the fear of God and to the best of his ability.

He expressed gratitude to Almighty Allah for sparing his life to witness the moment.

Mr Saleh thanked the Kano State government under the leadership of Abdullahi Ganduje for entrusting him with the new mandate.

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“Once again I am grateful to the Visitor, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Khadimul Islam and the Honourable Commissioner Ministry for Higher Education, Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure for affording me the opportunity to serve at a higher level,” Mr Saleh said.

In his address, the acting Vice Chancellor, Aliyu Musa said the meeting was convened in compliance with the directive of state government for the outgoing registrar to hand over the affairs of the registry department to Mr Saleh who will oversee the office of the registrar of the university.

While wishing Mr Saleh well in overseeing the office of the registrar, Mr Musa called on the entire university community to give him all the necessary support.

The acting Vice Chancellor commended the outgoing Registrar for his contributions towards the development of the University.

In his handing over address, the outgoing Registrar, Mohammed Aminu thanked the university community for the cooperation he received during his tenure.

“I wish to express my appreciation to the Principal Officers, Council Members and the entire University Community for the support and cooperation given to me in the discharge my duties,” he said.

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TCN creates Kano transmission region

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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.

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DSS arrests singer accuse of blasphemy

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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.

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I’ll not run for President – Muhammadu Sanusi II

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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.

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