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Kano gets one-day commissioner of education

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A teenager Al-zubair Bashir has emerged as a one – day Kano state commissioner of education.

Kano Focus reports that, beside Master Bashir, the children ran the affairs of the state Ministry of Education in commemoration of the World Children’s Day (WCD) 2020 which lasted for two hours.

Addressing journalists about the outcome of children’s deliberation on issues concerning their colleagues, which lasted for two hours, the one – day Commissioner of Education called on the state government to redouble its efforts on the education of the most vulnerable children in the state.

According to Bashir, the most vulnerable children in the society need more attention from the government, especially the children with special needs.

He said that this was part of their resolutions at the end of his meeting with the acting heads of departments and agencies under the ministry.

The one – day commissioner said: “The right to education as we all know, is identified as a basic human right and is understood to establish an entitlement to free and compulsory primary education for all children, and continuous access to secondary and higher education.

“This fundamental right to education of a child must eliminate discrimination at all levels of the educational system, set minimum standards, and improve the quality of education through infrastructural capacity-building and strengthening.

“Education should be available for all children with little or no cost. Government should be able to make education available for all children irrespective of their status in the society.

“Especially, government should make education available to the most vulnerable among us, such as blind, deaf and dumb children and at no cost.

“Government and public – spirited individuals and organisations should make education accessible for every child. In this light, no child should be discriminated on the basis of gender or disability,” he stated.

The one – day commissioner also called on the government to make children’s education flexible and easy in order to promote equitable outcomes for learning.

While handing over the leadership of the ministry to the children, the State’s Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Sanusi Kiru commended the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for organizing the event.

He explained that the state government is doing everything possible to ensure that children in the state are giving quality education.

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Mr Kiru emphasized that the importance of child education has led to the declaration of free and compulsory primary to secondary school education by the state government.

“With the introduction of this free and compulsory education, the school enrollment in the state has increased drastically. Presently, we have more than 1.9 million children in Primary 1-3.

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Police arrest son, mother with 49 parcels of Indian hemp

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Police in Kano has arrested a 21 year old Kabiru Mahmud with 49 parcels of Indian hemp popularly known as ‘wiwi’.

Kano Focus reports that Mr Mahmud was arrested at Danbure while taking the substance from his family home at Gadonkaya quarters to a hiding place at Danbare, an outskirt of Kano metropolis.

The police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Kiyawa said the command has received an intelligent report of a young man with some sacks believed to be Indian hemp.

“Immediately after, the Commissioner of police Habu A. Sani mobilized operation Puff Adder under O/C Anti Daba Bashir Muhammad Gwadabe to arrest the suspect,” Mr Kiyawa said.

According to him police has also arrested Mr Mahmud’s uncle and his mother who directed the suspect to move the substance from her matrimonial home at Gadonkaya quarters to Danbare.

The suspect, Mr Mahmud told police that on the fateful day, his mother called and informed him that police has arrested his father with indian helm, and he should come back and get rid of some exhibits kept in the home in anticipation of police arrival for investigation.

Mr Mahmud who admitted he is taking the Indian helms, told police that his father was in Indian hemp business for about twenty years.

“I called my friend at Danbare that I will bring the substance to his residence. My uncle called a tricycle rider, we uploaded the substance and moved it to Danbare. Upon our arrival, the operatives of Anti Daba arrested all of us,” Mr Mahmud told police.

Mr Kiyawa added that the Commissioner of Police has directed the case to be transfer to state CID for further investigation, and find out the source of the substance and how it was smuggled to Kano.

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Hisbah arrest constabulary accused of defiling a teenager

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Kano Hisbah corps have arrested a constabulary, Basiru at Rumawa area, Ungogo Local government area for alleged sexual abused.

Kano Focus gathered that Basiru’s accomplice, one Jamilu has flee as he is now at large.

An official of the Hisbah who spoke under condition of anonymity, said Basiru and Jamilu occupied an apartment at Rumawa area of the state where they carry out their illicit conduct.

He said community members in Rumawa raised alarm about the activities of Basiru and his accomplice leading to his (Basiru’s) arrest and a teenage female victim (name withheld), whose relative were earlier searching for her whereabout.

A guardian of the victim, Usman Ahmad said his daughter suddenly disappear and was later found in the custody of the constabulary.

“They (Basiru and Jamilu) built the house in Rumawa area and use it for sexual exploitation of underage girls and other victims.

“My daughter always go missing and spent days before she returned back home. This time around she went missing for two days and was later found in the apartment of the constabulary.

“Basiru was arrested and the other, Jamilu whom is the owner of the house and now at large,” Ahmad however said.

Meanwhile, it was however gathered that the matter has been transferred to police divisional office in the neighborhood for further investigation.

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N561m fraud: Court convicts Ex Banker arraigned by EFCC

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Justice Dije Aboki of Kano state High Court has on Monday convicted a former staff of Union Bank Rabiu Hassan Dawaki of 17 years imprisonment of criminal breach of trust.

Kano Focus reports that the court found the convict guilty of seven count charges bordering around criminal breach of trust.

The court however has struck out twenty one count charge as the EFCC counsels failed to proved the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has on February 26, 2015 arraigned the trio of Rabiu Hassan Dawaki, Abdullahi Umar Rano  and Samuel Obende before Justice Dije Aboki of Kano State High Court on 28-count charge bordering on conspiracy, criminal breach of trust and falsification of accounts to the tune of N561,000,000.00.

Two of the accused persons Abdullahi Umar Rano  and Samuel Obende died in the course of litigation.

Counsel to EFCC Aisha T Habib described the judgement as partial success, as they filed 28 count charge against the convict and two others.

She told Kano Focus “We actually charged him along two others with falsification, fraudulent acquisition of properties and using the fund they siphoned  from the bank.”

Ma’aruf Yakasai, counsel to convict, told Kano Focus that he will discuss with his client and determine the option of appeal.

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