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NIN-SIM linkage: Kano residents hail FG for extending deadline



Aminu Abdullahi

Some residents in Kano state have commended the Nigerian Communication Commission NCC for an extending NIN-SIM linkage deadline to June 30.

KANO FOCUS recalled that the commission had on May 4 announced the extension on May 4 to allow mobile users linked their SIM with the National Identification Number.

Some people interviewed with Kano Focus appealed to the commission to redouble its sensitization of the linkage in rural areas.

Musa Ibrahim said that as the country has the highest population in Africa the prolongation is good and it will help others to link up their sim.

He added that he linked his four sims since it is important to tackle the insecurity in the country.

“The extension doesn’t mean the government would not block the sim cards of those who refuse to link up their sim with NIN but it’s an opportunity for them before the government to make a final judgment.

“We know that if NCC had stopped the linkage earlier many people would have lost their sim cards but the additional time will help,” he said.

Muhammad Umar said some people might not abide by the rules even if the federal government would extend it to 2023. He said they could only be proactive when government start to sight an example by blocking their sim card.

” They will start complaining again but as a Nigerian, I must give my loyalty to the government by linking up my number.

“We don’t understand, why always shifted please pantami do your work block all sim without NIN,” he said.

Yusha’u Usman said that government should stop deceiving Nigerian by so-called NIN registration since bandits are low on themselves and can communicate wisely to collect ransom from people.

He further said that the way they extend the date indicates that government is not serious about the security situation in the country.

” I can swear after June 30 they may extend it again and again,” he said.

He also called on the attention of the NCC to look into the issue of BVN between banks and NIMC, as many Nigerians made changes of names or date of birth in their banks for almost a year or two and it is not reflecting on the NIMC server.

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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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