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Daurawa calls for preaching censorship law



Aminu Daurawa

Nasiru Yusuf

A renowned Kano based Islamic scholar Aminu Daurawa has appealed to Northern governors to enact laws that will regulate Islamic and Christian preaching.

Mr Daurawa made the appeal in an interview with BBC Hausa monitored by Kano Focus on Saturday.

He attributed the religious crises being experienced in the region to unguarded utterances of some clerics.

“It is been my opinion for long that we preachers should be screened.

“Is the cleric qualified to preach?

“It is this lack of  screening exercise that causes the religious crises we are experiencing.

“Any cleric who abuses people in his preaching is a thug,” he said.

Mr Daurawa who is a former Commander General of Kano state Hisbah Board said media organizations should censor the scholars they grant access to their platforms.

He however acknowledged that most scholars do not support his position.

“I have been calling for censoring preaching, but I’ve failed to get the support of my fellow clerics.”

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Islam forbids begging

Mr Daurawa said begging is forbidden in Islam.

He explained that Islam permits begging only when a person loses all his belongs due to theft, fire, or similar disasters.

Mr Daurawa however blamed government for allowing begging to persist.

“It is the failure of governors that begging and Qur’anic schools are yet to be transformed.”

“There is serious poverty in rural areas, which forces parents to send their children to cities – therefore sensitization campaign alone will not solve the problem.” He said.

The cleric however faulted the banning of Qur’anic schools despite his advocacy for the eradication of begging.

Wrong to return pupils home

Mr Daurawa said he is against taking Qur’anic pupils back to their states of origin.

“The government’s failure to consult Islamic scholars on how to reform Qur’anic education led Northern Nigeria to this problem.

“It was reported that there are nine million Qur’anic pupils in Northern Nigeria, what is government plan for them?

“How much is being appropriated to them from Nigeria’s allocation? “You see, they get nothing,” he said.

The cleric said the solution is to copy from other Muslim countries who have modernized their Qur’anic schools.

Mr Daurawa therefore emphasized the need for government and citizens to differentiate between begging and Qur’anic education.

I was not diagnosed with COVID-19

The cleric has also commented on his recent sickness which led to his disappearance during the month of Ramadan.

He said it wasn’t COVID-19.

“It is a life routine, to be sick, and also recover.

“I was really sick as I was diagnosed with malaria, typhoid fever and cough,” Mr Daurawa said.

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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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