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KNSG arraigns village head for pocketing ward heads salaries




Sabiu Kabuga

Kano state government has arraigned the village head of Saya-Saya, Albasu local government for allegedly pocketing the salaries of ward heads under his domain.

Kano Focus reports that Tijjani Fulani was arraigned on Monday before an Upper Shari’a Court in Shahuci Kano city.

The arraignment follows an investigation by the Kano state Public Complaints and Anticorruption Commission (PCAC).

The PCAC counsel Muhammad Tijjani Tahir told the court that Mr Fulani has been pocketing salaries of three deceased ward heads as well as two of his sons who are also ward heads.

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Mr Fulani however denied the charges.

The PCAC presented two witnesses before the court.

The first witness, Usaini Muhammad said Mr Fulani is collecting the salary of Domawa ward head, Adamu Madaki who passed away five years ago as well as that of Fiddalani ward head, Musa Sale who died nine months ago.

“Since the Domawa and Fiddalani ward heads died the village head did not officially inform the district head for their successors to be appointed.

“The Rinshe ward head also died 12 years ago but the village head had recently appointed his successor illegally as only the district head has the right to appoint a ward head.” Mr Muhammad said.

The second witness, Babannan Shinge who is a ward head in Saya Saya said the village head has been collecting the salaries of his two sons who are ward heads.

Mr Shinge said the two sons, being civil servants, are not entitled to a ward head’s salary.

He said Kano state government had banned civil servants from collecting double salaries.

Mr. Shinge further testified that, he as a teacher and two other civil servants who happened to be ward heads under Mr Fulani’s domain stopped collecting salaries as ward heads but the village head didn’t stop the salaries of his two civil servant sons who are also ward heads.

“Sa’idu Tijjani, the ward head of  Sarmuku is a policeman while Junaid Tijjani, the ward head of Kala Haddi is working  under SUBEB but  their father (Tijjani  Fulani) did not  inform the government to stop their salaries.” Mr Shinge said.

The presiding judge, Kamilu Garba Mai Sikile granted bail to the accused and adjourned the case till September 28, 2020.

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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.

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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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