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Daneji Amintacciya awards scholarship to 25 indigent students

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Beneficiaries of the scholarship

 Nasiru Yusuf

Daneji Amintacciya Foundation has awarded scholarship to twenty five indigent students to undergo degree programmes in various disciplines at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). 

KANO FOCUS reports that twenty students were sponsored by the chairman of the foundation who is also the Accountant General of the Federation Ahmad Idris, while the remaining five were sponsored by immediate past chairman of the foundation Muhtari Dangana.

The beneficiaries, comprising both males and females were drawn from nooks and crannies of Daneji Quarters in Kano Municipal local government.

The selection of the students was facilitated by Daneji Amintacciya Youth Association (DAYA), a community based organization working on youth empowerment and development in the area.

Speaking at the occasion the chairman of screening committee Mahmoud Daneji said, the beneficiaries were selected after rigorous processes.

Mr Daneji, a professor of agricultural extension said the committee used certain criteria in selecting twenty five out of over sixty applicants.

Part of the criteria according to Mr Daneji was given priority to science based courses, applicant’s qualification and social status.

In his remarks the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Abdalla Uba Adamu, who hailed from the area called on the beneficiaries to be good ambassadors of Daneji and Kano state throughout their period of study.

Mr Adamu, who holds double professorship of science education and media and cultural communication assured Daneji Amintacciyya’s commitment on sustaining the scholarship scheme to enable youth in the area pursue higher education.

He lauded the flexibility of NOUN which allows the beneficiaries to study, while engaging in the various trades and occupations that Daneji youth are famous for.

On his part, the Director of NOUN Kano study centre, Mudassir Ahmad Ishaq said the sponsors had paid all the fees, including tuition, and other financial needs of the students for the period of their study.

He described the scholarship as the first of its kind in the history of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), and commended Daneji community for setting the pace.

He assured the students that NOUN will provide them with all the necessary school materials to kick start their studies.

Also speaking, a father of one of the benificiaries, Basiru Daneji thanked Ahmad Idris and Muhtari Dangana for the gesture, describing them as architects of modern Daneji.

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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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