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YMU honours minister of humanitarian, SAS Galadanci, BUA

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Mariya Bunkure and Sadiya Umar Faruk

Nasiru Yusuf

Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano has presented award of merit in humanitarian work to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq.

KANO FOCUS reports that the award was presented to her on Monday October 25, 2021  by the Faculty of Humanities at their 2nd International Conference themed “Nigeria in the 21st Century: Culture, State and Society.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Muktar Atiku Kurawa said that the award was in recognition of her meritorious contributions to humanitarian services and commitment to the advancement of the cause of the less privileged.

“The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq has been in the forefront of humanitarian services in this country, including resettling people in distress due to insecurity, Internally Displaced Persons, the vulnerable as well as other Persons Of Concern. We appreciate her contributions and attention to the less privileged in the society”.

In her response, the Minister Sadiya Umar Farouq thanked the Governing Council of the university for finding her worthy of an award.

Sadiya Umar Faruk

The Minister expressed gratitude adding that the award will nudge her to further serve humanity through the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

“I am honoured and humbled to be here today, alongside other eminent and deserving personalities, to be conferred with a prestigious award by the Faculty of Humanities and the Governing Council of Yusuf Maitama Sule University.

“It also gives me the opportunity to thank everyone that has worked steadfastly to create an enabling environment for us to support Persons of Concern.

“It must be noted that all interventions, policies and frameworks being fashioned by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development have been created to support and improve the lives of Nigerians. Let me use this opportunity to urge Nigerians, especially the youths, to key into the NSIPs as they are strategically targeted to ensure that we invest in the vulnerable populations to reduce those at risk of poverty.

“I sincerely thank you for deeming me worthy of conferring on me, this prestigious award”.

Mariya Bunkure and Sadiya Umar Faruk

Other awardees include the wife of the Kano state Governor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, former Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Shehu Ahmad Galadanci and CEO BUA Group of companies Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u.

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Emir of Kano tasks philanthropists on girls education

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Nasiru Yusuf 

The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has called on philanthropists and wealthy individuals to set up a scholarship fo girls education in the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Emir made the call while receiving members of the Girl Education Partnership (GEP) with support from the Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL) at the Kano Emirate Council.

The emir who was represented by Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani Cigari maintained that the Kano emirate council has been at the forefront of promoting girls’ education through District and Ward heads to penetrate people at the grass-root level.

Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani Cigari

He pointed out that the emirate had sponsored female students in some selected local government areas through secondary and tertiary institutions.

The Emir reiterated the emirate’s commitment to ensure enrollment retention transition and completion of girls’ education.

The monarch used the medium to called on the governments to sustain long-term education policies to uplift the standard of girls’ education.

According to the Emir, policies should have a long-term plan to enable proper implementation and evaluation to achieve the desired objectives.

Earlier in a remark, the leader of the delegation and co-chair of the Girls Education Partnership (GEP), Hajiya Mairo Bello said the partnership is working tirelessly to uplift the standard of girls’ education.

She noted that the partnership was established to brainstorm and proffer lasting solutions to problems bedeviling girl child education.

A member of GEP, and a lecturer with the Department of Adult Education and Community Development, Dr Auwal Halilu said the coalition had organized a town hall meeting in Rogo, Kunchi and Warawa local government areas of the state.

He described poverty, insecurity, lack of potable drinking water, drug abuse, and inadequate funding, as some of the major setbacks to girls’ education.

The girl’s education partnership with support from Partnership to Engage Reform and Learn (PERL), had visited Rano, Karaye and Kano emirate council to advocate for the cooperation of the Emirs in educating the public on how to support and upgrade girls education to global standards.

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INEC recognises Muhammad Abacha as PDP governorship candidate in Kano 

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has put to rest controversy over who the Commission recognises as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State between Muhammad Abacha and Sadiq Wali.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Commission’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Kano, Risqua Shehu, told journalists, Thursday that as far as they are concerned, the elections conducted by Shehu Sagagi is the authentic elections.

Shehu said, “as at the time the PDP Primary was conducted, Shehu Sagagi was the one recognized by the law as the State Chairman of the party in Kano and is also the only election that we sent our observers”.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner, who was responding to questions as to who they recognized as the authentic candidate of the party while briefing the media, said, “although the primary is purely party affair, as far as we are concerned, the elections conducted by Shehu Sagagi was the one we recognised”.

He said some party stalwarts came from Abuja that they were sent from the PDP headquarters to conduct primary elections into the gubernatorial seat of the State, but they came without a location of where the elections would hold.

“But later Shehu Sagagi, the state-recognized PDP Chairman by law as at that time, came with the same letter from the party headquarters and with locations and we sent our observers who monitored their elections”.

“And later in the day another team of observers claiming they came from the party headquarters came and asked us to send our team of observers to witness their primary elections but we declined because we told them we are acting on what the law says”.

Abacha and Wali had emerged winners of two parallel PDP primaries in Kano, with each of them claiming to be the authentic candidate of the party in the state.

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Ganduje appoints Galadima acting chairman of Kano pillars

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Kano State Government appointed renowned sports administrator Alhaji Ibrahim Galadima as acting Chairman of Kano Pillars.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appointment was contained in a statement issued by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State, Abba Anwar on Wednesday.

The statement read ” As Kano Pillars is facing more competition in National Premier League ( NPL )it will be good to have a leadership that could perfectly lead the club “

“Ibrahim Galadima, Chairman of Kano State Sports Commission, will now replace the current Chairman of Kano Pillars FC, Surajo Shu’iabu Yahaya, in an acting capacity, before the appointment of substantive Chairman “

“The appointment is with immediate effect,” according to the press release.

Galadima is a former Kano State Commissioner of Youths and Sports, chairman of Nigeria Football Association (NFA), a patron of Nigerian Olympic Committee, Chairman Kano State Sports Commission, Chairman Presidential committee on football master plan and Chairman Kano State Sports Commission.

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