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Nigerians living in France donate N1m to two policemen who rejected bribe



Commissioner of police Sama'ila Shua'aibu Dikko presenting one million Naira to Inspector Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari

Nasiru Yusuf

The commissioner of police in Kano Sama’ila Shu’aibu Dikko has handed over the sum of one million Naira to Inspector Garba Rabo attached to the Command’s Department of Operations and Jamilu Buhari attached to Kano State Consumer Pretection Council (KCPC) who rejected N1,000,000 bribe.

KANO FOCUS reports that the state government, had earlier through Managing Director Kano Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA), Baffa Babba Dan Agundi donated similar amount to the officers on March 25.

N1,000,000 donated

A statement issued by Police spokesperson in Kano Abdullahi Haruna on Tuesday said the money was donated by Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) Zone 2 Command Onikan Lagos, Nigeria, France Chapter, through the former Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2 Lagos, Ahmed Iliyasu (Rtd).

Mr Haruna added that a letter of appreciation sent to Kano Command by the PCRC chairman, Bashorun Omotayo Oluwasegun described the two police officers as honest and dedicated Nigerians worthy of emulation.

Inspector Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari

The letter reads in part “these two Police officers, Garba Rabo and Jamilu Buhari have made everyone to know that integrity and discipline are hard currency that money can’t buy and are attributes one can only attain by dedication, honesty and a structured and focus life.

“This act by these Police officers is indeed worthy of emulation by the rest of the officers especially the younger ones who just stepped their foot into the commission.

“This shows that there is still greater hope for Nigeria and the Commission despite the challenges bedevilling the society they distinguished themselves and proven to be heroes and icons in the commission and society.

“We therefore, pledge to offer the above officers the sum of 1,000,000 naira to motivate them and to tell them the world that we’re part of Nigerians in diaspora that support the patriotic security agents in Nigeria and the continue existence of one United Nigeria where justice and respect for the citizens strive above personal and selfish interest.

“Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria! Long Live PCRC Zone 2 Lagos Nigeria!! Long Live PCRC Zone 2 diaspora France chapter.’

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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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