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Eid-el-Adha: KAROTA warns speeding, underage, drivers




Mukhtar Yahya Usman

The Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) says it will arrest underage drivers and those who engage in car race and other forms of dangerous driving during the Eid-el-Adha festivities.

Kano Focus reports that KAROTA Managing Director Babba Dan Agundi gave the warning in a statement issued by the Agency’s spokesperson Nabilusi Abubakar Kofar Na’isa on Wednesday.

Mr Dan Agundi assured that KAROTA personnel would ensure easy flow of traffic during the Eid-el-Adha celebration.

He urged the motorists and other road users to respect all traffic laws during and after the period and accord KAROTA personnel all necessary cooperation to enable them carry out their duties effectively.

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He also reminded tricycle operators that only two passengers are allowed per trip and all must wear facemasks.

Mr Dan Agundi reiterated that motorcyclists are strictly prohibited from carrying passengers.

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Gov. Yusuf prohibits any public demonstration, order arrest of purported student protesters



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has imposed stringent restrictions on all public gatherings intended for protest within the state, exercising the authority vested in him as the chief security officer of the state

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Wednesday.

By virtue of his position, the governor has directed the Police, the Directorate of State Security Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any individual or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano.

This decisive action is a preemptive strategy aimed at averting any potential breakdown of law and order orchestrated by adversaries of the state.

“We are privy to credible intelligence indicating that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other northwestern states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.”

The state government has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any kind, and individuals found on the streets of Kano engaging in such activities will be promptly apprehended.

“Through this declaration, we caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The governor urged all citizens of the state to carry on with their normal activities as the state retains its tranquility, and the government will persist in vigilant oversight of the situation to promptly address any individuals or factions trying to undermine the relative peace that state presently enjoys.

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Kano Emirate Tussle: Court Restrains Police, SSS, Military From harassing, Intimidating Emir Sanusi



Mukhtar Yahya Usman


…… As the new Emir takes days holding the Palace Sitting

The Kano High Court, presided over by Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu, sitting at Miller Road, has issued a restraining order against the police, the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian military to prevent them from forcibly removing the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

This legal action was initiated by the Emir, in conjunction with the four traditional kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan, and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

Justice Aliyu, in granting the order, also barred the security agencies from arresting or harassing the Emir and his kingmakers.

The judge declared, “An interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the Respondents themselves, their agents, representatives, and assigns from further harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting, or invading the personal or official residences of the Applicants (Gidan Rumfa), their attendants, or any of the Kano Emirate kingmakers, engaging in actions that could impede the Applicants’ rights generally in relation to this litigation pending the hearing and resolution of the motion on notice.

Furthermore, an interim injunction is granted, preventing the Respondents from attempting to seize, appropriate, or confiscate any regalia of authority, such as the twin spear of authority, the Royal Hat of Dabo, the Ostrich-feathered shoes, the knife and sword of the Emir of Kano, and other symbols of his office, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice

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Hanifa murder: Gov. Yusuf vows to follow case to logical conclusion



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has vowed to resurrect murder case of 5-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar killed by her proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko with the intent to follow case to a logical conclusion.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Governor made this known during an event to commemorate the 2024 International Children’s Day Celebration in Kano on Monday.

He however, vowed to ensure the deceased school girl get justice.

Governor Yusuf continued when he said the state is on the verge of declaring state of Emergency on Education to ensure quality education for children in the state.

“When we say State of emergency, we mean holistic approach such as free education, renovation of dilapidated schools and infrastructures among others to ensure quality education.”

The Governor also promised that in no distance time it will introduce free school feeding and free uniforms for school children between Primary one to three in the state.

Earlier, the State’s Commissioner for Women, Children and Disable, Hajiya Aisha Lawan, commended the Governor for his initiatives (free education for primary and secondary students as well as slashing of school fees by 50 per cent for tertiary students) with the aim to improve their Education.

On her part, the Speaker of the Children’s Parliament in Kano state, Hauwa Ibrahim called on the state Government to implement Child right act for the well being of Children in the state.

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