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Reproductive Health Journalists donate sanitary pads to girl students

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Vice president of the Network Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim presenting pads to principal of GGSS Dorayi

Nasiru Yusuf

The Network of Reproductive Health Journalist of Nigeria, NRHJN, Kano Chapter, has celebrated world menstrual hygiene day at government girls secondary school Dorayi, Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the campaign was to sensitise female students on how to maintain menstrual hygiene, geared towards enhancing their health.

The Network has also presented free sanitary pads to female students courtesy of Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo foundation.

Speaking after presenting the sanitary pad the vice president of the NRHJN Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim said the gesture was to encourage them to embrace hygienic menstrual life.

According to him the sensitisation was part of the resolution of the national leadership of the network on promoting reproductive health issues.

Also speaking the Kano state coordinator of the network, Abdullahi Jalaluddeen observed how many young girls do not know how to maintain menstrual hygiene, adding that a lot of them from low income family that could not afford to buy pads regularly, hence the need for the general public to step up towards donating pads to them.

State coordinator Abdullahi Jalaluddeen

Mr Jalaluddeen urged the students to make maximum utilization of the sensitization and stepdown the knowledge to other students , aimed at achieving the set objectives.

In her remark, while presenting a lecture on Menstrual Hygiene, a health worker in Kano, Matron Rabi Hassan urged the students to always maintain enviromental and body hygiene, aimed at curtailing being infected with infectious diseases.

Principal GGSS Dorayi

“You have to be extra careful during menstrual periods,be changing your sanitary pads twice or thrice daily , depending on the your nature,” she charged.

She Advised the students to always seek medical advice whenever they experience abnormal menstrual bleeding, calling on them to redouble their efforts in maintaining their personal health.

Earlier the principal of the school applauded the foresight and efforts of the Network of Reproductive Health Journalist of Nigeria with support from Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo foundation for providing the knowledge and sanitary pads to the students.

She appealed to other groups and individuals to emulate the good gesture of the network.

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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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