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Bello Isa Bayero dies at 85

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Alhaji Bello Isa Bayero

Nasiru Yusuf

Bello Isa Bayero, a political associate of President Muhammad Bayero has died at the late hours of Thursday.

A member of his family told Freedom Radio that Mr Bayero died at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital after a brief illness at the age of 85.

A cousin to Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, Bello Isa Bayero is survived by two wives and eight children.

His funeral prayer is scheduled to take place at Emir’s palace, Kano after Juma’at prayer, according to family source.

Mr Bayero has contested for Kano central senatorial seat in 1998 under People Democratic Party PDP before he withdrew for late Kura Muhammad at the tail end of the party’s primary election.

He had also contested Kano central senatorial seat under CPC in 2011 but lost in party’s primary election.

The deceased was among the closest political associate of President Muhammad Buhari right from his days in CPC up to the time he became president.

Ganduje’s condolence

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has commisirated with the family and Kano Emirate over the death of an elder statesman, Mr Bayero.

A statement issued by his spokesperson Abbas Anwar described the deceased as an elder and astute politician.

“We received, with deepest shock, the death of Alhaji Bello Isah Bayero, who died when the state and the nation needed him the most. He was a gentleman par excellence, whose political leadership helped in the restoration of our democracy.

“As a gentleman who trained many in many human endeavors, we

missed him the most. His death is a great lost to Nigerian democracy, our traditional institution and political leadership.”

According to the governor, Mr Isa-Bayero was an embodiment of humility, excellence, productivity, openness, transparency, accountability and that he was a father to the state and Nigerian democracy.

“What remains for us now is to pray and continue praying for him. May Allah SubhanaHu Wa Ta’ala forgive all his wrongdoings and reward all his good deeds with Jannatul-Fiddaus,” he prays.

“On behalf of the government and people of Kano state, I am sending this condolence visit to his immediate families, our royal institution, friends and all other well wishers of the late elder statesman Alhaji Bello Isa Bayero,” governor Ganduje stated.

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Ganduje appoints new Emir of Gaya

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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

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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

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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 teachers..my 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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