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Kano Anti Corruption recovers over N100m in 2020



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

TheKano state Public Complaint and Anti – Corruption Commission PCACC says it has recovered over N100 million from January to December, 2020.

Kano Focus reports that the chairman of the Commission Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado revealed this on Wednesday during Public Presentation of Anti – Corruption Strategy and official Commissioning of Kano Anti – corruption Institute.

The event is part of the Commission’s activities to mark this year’s International Anti – Corruption Day.

Mr Rimin Gado said the commission was able to recover the funds through its tireless efforts in keeping the state free from corruption with the support of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

He added that the commission had also settled disputes among warring parties and returned many lands to their real owners.

Mr Rimingado attributed the success recorded by the Commission to non – interference from the state government in it’s activities.

“Kano is the only state in Nigeria that has put in place, robust mechanism to fight corruption in the country.

“And the state government had made anti-corruption law to complement the President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption crusade.” He said.

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He disclosed that the commission would soon launch Anti – Corruption strategy to give way for Open Government Partnership (OGP), aimed at strengthening transparency in governance.

“To further strengthen our anti-corruption fight, we have set up anti-corruption unites in all the 44 Local Government areas of this state.

“We have indeed recorded a lot of successes, courtesy of freedom given to us by governor Ganduje to operate freely without interference,” he emphasized.

In his remarks, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said his administration would not rest of in the fight against “the cancer militating the progress of Nigeria.”

Ganduje, represented by his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna said his administration has provided robust strategies to help the fight against corruption.

He restarted the commitment of his administration to support PCACC in a bid to fight corruption in all ramifications.

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Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya



Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya


Nasiru Yusuf

Governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje has in the early hours of Sunday announced the appointment Aliyu Ibrahim as the new emir of Gaya.

KANO FOCUS reports that Mr Ibrahim succeeded his late father, Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died on Wednesday at the age of 91 after protracted illness.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Governor.

According to Alhaji, “Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, by the power conferred on him by the Kano Emirate law 2020 as amended has approved the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

“The appointment followed the recommendation by the Gaya Emirate kingmakers after presentation of three candidates from the Governor appointed Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya as the new Emir,” he said.

The kingmakers include, Alhaji Alhaji (Wazirin Gaya), Wada Aliyu (Madakin Gaya), Bashir Albasu (Makaman Gaya), and Jafar Usman (Turakin Gaya).

Until his appointment the new Emir was the Chiroman Gaya.

The late Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir died at the early hours of Wednesday after a protracted illness.

He is believed to be the oldest  (in age) among the five First Class Emirs in Kano state.

Before his ascension to the throne as the first historic Emir of Gaya, he was the District Head of Kunchi and Minjibir, at different times.

Gaya Emirate is one of the four new Emirates created by the Governor Ganduje administration in 2019.

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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.

Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll

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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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