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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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UNICEF applauds Kano State for enacting Child Protection Law, calls for effective implementation



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim 

United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF) has commended the Government and citizens of Kano State for the recent enactment of the Child Protection Law, signed into law by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commendation was contained in a statement issued by Samuel Kaalu UNICEF spokesperson in Kano.

The statement quoted Mr. Rahama R.M. Farah, Chief of UNICEF Field Office Kano, saying “The Kano State Child Protection Law is a remarkable achievement that benefits the children and people of Kano. It establishes a legal framework to ensure the protection of children’s rights within the state.

“Now that the law has been established, it is crucial to allocate the necessary resources and establish mechanisms for its effective implementation. We urge the new administration in Kano State to take this vital step and provide adequate resources to ensure the comprehensive enforcement of the law.

Mr. Farah added that with the enactment of this law, Kano State joins other states that have successfully incorporated the Nigeria Child Rights Act, originally enacted by the National Assembly in 2003, into their legal frameworks.

He said “It is important to note that this Act is derived from the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), of which Nigeria is a signatory. Extensive consultations were conducted with key stakeholders, including faith-based and community leaders, during the development of the bill.

“This collaborative effort ensured that the law reflects the values and aspirations of the people of Kano.”


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APC condemns Kano demolition exercise



Aminu Abdullahi






The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State has implored the victims of the recent demolition exercise embarked upon by the Kano State government to seek legal redress while describing the action of the new NNPP administration as barbaric and unacceptable.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Ag. State Chairman of the opposition party, Shehu Maiagari made the condemnation while Speaking at a press conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ Press Centre, Kano.

The politician condemned the spate of demolition of business interests and property across the state by the Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“The action of the state government has brought unnecessary chaos, rampant vandalism, daylight robbery and grabbing of property belonging to innocent members of the Kano society” he lamented.

The opposition party insisted that the demolition has destroyed the means of livelihood of the people of the state while lamenting that it has equally tarnished the reputation of the state as a safe commercial centre for secured business investment.

The APC appealed to security agencies in the state to step up action and restore the people’s confidence in light of the shock they had experienced while imploring parents and guardians to caution their children against being used as agents of destruction by the state government.

“We assure the good people of the state of our prayers and support in this trying period; we also implore those affected directly or indirectly, to seek redress in the court of law,” they stated.

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Kano Governor Appoints Habu Fagge as Pension Boss



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the appointment of Alhaji Habu Muhammad Fagge  as Executive Chairman, Kano State Pension Board Trustee.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment takes effect immediately as the governor directed for handing over and taking over within  24 hours.

A statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa said Alhaji Habu Fagge, a holder of Bsc Finance from Abraham Lincoln University, served two terms as Executive Chairman of Kano Internal Revenue Services.

The statement added that the new appointee had served Kano State as director finance, director planning, research and statistics and director other taxes.

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