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Maitama Sule varsity gets acting registrar



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.


Photo News: Emir Sanusi visits Sultan of Sokoto



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.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll

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Kano to revive bilateral relationship with Pakistan



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 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



Aminu Abdullahi

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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