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Abba Kabir sues Ganduje for allocating Daula Hotel, Shahuci Park to Mudatex, El-Samad

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Nasiru Yusuf

The 2019 Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabir Yusuf has sued Kano state government for allocating Daula Hotel and Shahuci multi-storey car park to Mudatex and El-Samad.

A copy of the originating summons taken out by counsel to plaintiff Bashir Yusuf Muhammad obtained by Kano Focus indicated that the plaintiff is challenging Ganduje’s administration for diverting the multi-storey car park Shahuchi and Daula Hotel to Mudatex and El-samad Nigeria Ltd.

Mr Yusuf seeks an order of perpetual injunction restraining all the defendants, their agents, officials, representatives or any other person from tampering, building or developing on the public propriety known as Multi-Storey Car Park situated at Shahuchi and Daula Hotel other than for public purposes.

He also seeks the court to declare Kano state government’s decision of diverting the park to Mudatex and El-samad as illegal, null and void.

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The PDP governorship candidate argued that Kano state government’s decision of giving the properties to Mudatex and El-samad who are private individuals is in gross violation of Section 1,  of the land use Act,, section 44 (1) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and therefore invalid, illegal, unconstitutional, null and void.

Other plaintiffs in the suit are Mudassir Idris, El-Samad Nigeria Ltd, Kano state Bureau for Land Management, Ministry of Works and Infrastructural Development, Ministry of Housing and Transport, as well as the Attorney General of Kano state.

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Twitter agog as Emir Sanusi’s daughter alleges selective application of Shari’a

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Adamu Audu

A daughter of former Emir of Kano, Khadija Sanusi has raised hundreds of  comments on Twitter after a post she made  on  Wednesday regarding Shari’a application in Northern Nigeria.

Ms Lamido alleged that Northern Nigerians are selective when it comes to the Shariah law and its application.

On her Twitter handle (@kadijasnusi_) she claimed that Northern Nigerians use Sharia law  when it favors them and turn a blind eye regarding polygamy, women rights, forced marriages, domestic and sexual abuse.

The post generated over 250 comments, 493 retweets, and 680 likes.

Her supporters  praised her  for being her father’s daughter while others oppose her for ridiculing Northern culture.

Some of the comments include;

When a user expressed his pleasure of getting to read Ms Sanusi’s position on Sharia, she humorously said that she wouldn’t be her father’s daughter if she didn’t speak her mind despite the consequences.

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Death penalty: Kano convicted persons may not be executed

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Sabiu Kabuga

The two persons sentenced to death this week in Kano are not likely to be executed, Kano Focus investigation reveals.

Since 2007 not a single convicted person has been executed in Kano state as successive governors fail to sign their execution warrants.

Spokesperson of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Kano Musbahu Lawal Kofar Mata said the last time some convicted persons were executed in the state was during the first tenure of the Ibrahim Shekarau administration 2003-2007.

“There are over 100 convicted persons that are on death row in Kano correctional centres awaiting execution.

“Since 2007, not more than two people have been executed in Kano,” he said.

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Similarly, spokesperson of the Kano state judiciary, Baba Jibo Ibrahim said it takes a long before the convicts exhaust their appeal process.

“They  can appeal their sentence within 30 days after the judgment has been passed.

” And they still have the right to appeal the judgment up to the Supreme Court.” Mr Ibrahim said.

It could be recalled that Yahaya Aminu Sharif, 22, and Mati Audu,70 have been sentenced to death by hanging and stoning respectively.

Sharif was sentenced to death on August 10, 2020 for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Two days later, Mr. Audu was sentenced to death for raping a 12 years old girl.

These verdicts generated controversy with some supporting and others opposing the judgment.

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Kurmi Market: complains amidst demolition

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Kurmi Market Abattoir Demolition

Zulaiha U.S Danjuma

Residents and small scale business owners have expressed their displeasure over the demolition of an abattoir within Kurmi Market in Kano city.

The Secretary, Bakin Kasuwa Development Association Auwal Jibril alleged that the government is more concerned about selling plots than providing amenities to the community.

Mr Jibril said government has failed to provide drainages in the area and is denying petty traders who use the abattoir compound their source of livelihood.

One of the traders, Yusuf Abdulhamid said Kano municipal local government council directed them to vacate the premises without prior notice or provision of an alternative space.

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“We were told to move out yesterday and there is no alternative provision made for us”, says Mr Abdulhamid.

Kano Focus met both the Vice Chairman and Director Personnel Management of the Kano Municipal local government but they said only the Chairman could comment on the matter.

However the Chairman, Sabo Dantata is yet to respond to several calls to his GSM line.

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