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WAEC: Kano merges 33 boarding schools into 12 centers



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Kano state government has directed final year students of public boarding secondary schools to converge in 12 centres to sit for the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exams.

Kano Focus reports that Executive Secretary Kano State Secondary Schools Management Board (KSSSMB) Bello Shehu gave the directive at a press conference on Thursday.

Mr Shehu said the arrangement is to ensure adequate safety and well-being of the students.

He however said students of the 161 government-owned day secondary schools will write the WAEC final exams in their own schools.

Mr Shehu listed the 12 WAEC centres for boarding students as follows:

GGUC Kachako, GGSS Sumaila, and GGSS Albasu are to meet at Government Girls Unity College Kachako.

GGSS Kura, GGSS Madobi, and GGC Kano are to meet at Government Girls Collage Kano

GGAC Goron Dutse, GGASS Danbatta, and GGASS Tudun Wada are to meet at Government Girls Arabic Collage Goron Dutse

GGC Dala and GGSS Kwa at to write their examination at Government Girls Collage Dala

GGSS Shekara, GGSS ‘Yar Gaya, and GGSS Kabo are to meet at Government Girls Secondary School Shekara.

GGSS Jogana, GGC Gezawa, and GGSS Jambaki are to meet at Government Girls Secondary School Jogana

GSS Karaye, GSS Kafin Mai Yaki, GC Tudun Wada, and GSS Kwankwaso are to write their examination at Government Secondary School Karaye

GSS Sumaila, GSS Rano, GASS Tsangaya, and GSS Ajingi are to meet at Government Secondary School Sumaila

GSS Danbatta, GSS Bichi, GSS Bagwai, and GSCS Wudil are to meet at Government Secondary School Danbatta

GSS Gwarzo and GSS Dawkin Tofa are to meet at Government Secondary School Gwarzo.

GSS Tudun Maliki to remain at their center while Chinese Bilingual College to also remain at their center.

The KSSSMB Executive Secretary therefore urged parents to ensure that their wards report to the appropriate center on Sunday August 9th.

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TCN creates Kano transmission region



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



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



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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