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Kano gets one-day commissioner of education

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Nasiru Yusuf

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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How we saved billions of public funds by blocking leakages – Gov Yusuf

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Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

The Kano State Government has said that it has blocked leakages and fraudulent siphons of the public treasury, saying in just a few months in office, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has saved billions of Naira.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Government alluded that hundreds of leakages had led to the misuse of public funds by those in authority, while institutions, government offices, and the general well-being of the public suffered neglect.

Delivering an address at the commemoration of the 2023 International Anti-Corruption Day, Saturday, hosted by the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), the State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, represented by his Deputy Governor Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo says the government has zero tolerance for corruption.

The Deputy Governor, who represented Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf at the event, explained that some of the giant strides taken by the state government towards ensuring a better life for the people of the state are evidence of the fact that it does not tolerate corruption.

He explained that the regime has resumed payment of salaries to civil servants without unnecessary deductions introduced by the immediate past regime.

He added that public properties illegally acquired by individuals in the immediate past regime have been recovered and put to public use, giving an example of the Hasiya Bayero Paediatric Hospital.

He said the government has also prioritized the creation of Anti-Corruption units in government agencies while ensuring it pays pensions and gratuities of retirees neglected by the immediate past regime worth N6 billion.

In his opening address, the chairman of the Kano anti-graft agency, Muhyi Magaji Rimingado described the agency as the most vibrant subnational anti-graft agency in the country.

Muhyi Rimin Gado hints that as of today the State Anti Graft office has become a source of inspiration with many other State Governors seeking technical advice on how to create and sustain their own.

He explained that the day is commemorated with the view of mobilizing the public towards fighting corruption.

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Kano guber tussle: Tinubu, APC using judiciary to destabilise the northern commercial center, Arewa coalition

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A pan Arewa movement known as Northern Coalition Youths Movement Initiative (NYMI) has accused President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration and the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) of an hidden agenda to destabilize the Northern commercial nerve center in order to weaken the economy of the region.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was disclosed in an elaborate world press conference at Arewa House in Kaduna state on Saturday.

The secretary general of the movement, Comrade Ibrahim Mohammed Inuwa, pointed to series of moves being made by the government to undermine the region using judiciary to subvert the people’s mandate in Kano, Plateau and Zamfara.

He said, in recent times, they have observed with dismay, how the much esteemed judiciary has become the lapdog to the executive arm of government which they said is expected to check as an independent entity.

“Gone are the days when judges dish out logical judgments that are acceptable to the litigants in any disputes. It is however sad that the administration of Pres. Bola Tinubu and APC has resorted to using the judiciary to snatch what it has lost at the ballot.

“Under the APC, the votes of the people no longer count, this is because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has become an extended part of the ruling party. In a bid to do the bidding of the APC.

“Judiciary has now become the rubber stamp to the massive scale of electoral robbery in the country. Where the INEC fails to award victories to APC candidate, the same courts are the avenue where the victories of the opposition parties are now only arrested but also stolen and given to the APC.

“Nigerians are living witnesses to what is going on in the Court of Appeal with respect to the governorship poll in Kano, Plateau and Zamfara States where the opposition parties have won the state at the ballot box and the attempt by the Federal Government to snatch these states from the winning political parties.

“What is even more embarrassing is the case of Kano where the Court of Appeal is still finding it hard to defend its verdict on the election which many have come to see as very ignoble and horrible. The fact that the verdict is tainted was further shown aa the NNPP try to secure the certified true copy of the judgment revealed the underhand dealings that must have happened with the document revealing contradictory outcomes.
While some paragraphs upheld the election of Gov Abba Kabir Yusuf of the NNPP as duly elected.

“The embarrassment created by the nasty scenario is yet to abate as we address you as the action has further put the judiciary in the negative spot in the minds of right thinking Nigerians who have lost faith in that vital arm of the government.

“The most laughable verdict also is the issue of internal affairs of each political parties which is clearly enshrined in our electoral act and which the supreme court has long settled, yet that is the issue the same judiciary is using to upturn Kano’s mandates which was freely given to NNPP”,

The coalition accused the Tinubu’s government of waging war against leading political lights from the region in a bid to destroy or whittle down their relevance before the poll.

He said the coalition has been monitoring the development for some time, he however urged leaders in the North to live up to their responsibility of protecting the interest of their region.

He added “We wish to draw the attention of the people of the North to an ongoing sinister plot by Pres. Tinubu and the ruling All progressives Congress APC to politically decimate the North and render it impotent ahead of the forthcoming 2027 general election.

“The coalition lamented the fate of the immediate past Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’i in the hands of the current government despite the support it gave to President Bola Tinubu during the electioneering campaign.

“One individual whose support and assistance to the emergence of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the former Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufa’i who worked on his colleagues in the North to sway victory for President Tinubu.

“What did he get in return? The former governor was rubbished by the government when his nomination was rejected by the Senate during confirmation allegedly on spurious claims of not scaling security screening,” the group wrote.

They also listed those who have been humiliated by the current government include, Senators Danjuma Goje, Abdulazeez Yari.

The statement further reads that “The former Zamfara State Governor was subsequently rubbish by the government when he tried to become the Senate President of the country. He was hounded and cowed to submission by the agents of the government and the state.”

Not done, they added that “Another Northerner who has also been humiliated since coming into being of this governmen

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Kano governorship: NNPP, APC sign fresh peace accord ahead of supreme court ruling

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The the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) Friday signed another peace accord ahead of the Supreme Court judgment on Kano governorship election.

KANO FOCUS reports that the parties signed the pact on Friday at Police headquarters Bompai, Kano

Addressing the leadership of the parties the state Commissioner of Police, Usaini Gumel vowed to take stringent measures against any planned protests or anything that would breach the peace being enjoyed in the state.

The warning came as tension had continued to build in the ancient city in anticipation of what would be the outcome of the judgment.

The police boss said the State Joint Security Committee was in place to make sure that anybody under any guise who went against the signed peace accord regretted his action.

He expressed concern that despite the earlier peace agreement signed by the two parties, some faceless groups were hellbent on creating chaos and uncertainty in the city.

“We will not allow anybody, no matter how highly placed in the society to cause disharmony and violence among Kano citizens who are peace-loving people,” he said.

In their separate remarks, the state NNPP chairman, Hashimu Dungurawa, and the state deputy chairman of the APC, Shehu Maigari, disagreed on who was responsible for what happened after the first and second signing of peace accords in the state.

Dungurawa, who accused the APC members of inciting violence, said his party and indeed the state governor, Abba Yusuf, have been working in tandem with security to ensure that peace prevails in the state.

However, Maigari said everyone was aware of who to blame for the loss of lives and the violent protests in the state, adding that his party had nothing to worry about.

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