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KAROTA sacks official for destroying truck tyre

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Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

The Kano State Road and Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has sacked  its staff Jamilu Gambo, for destroying the tyres of a trailer with a knife.

KANO FOCUS reports that The agency’s public relations officer Nabilusi Abubakar Kofar Na’isa announced this in a statement issued recently.

He said the Managing Director of the agency, Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, has approved the sack of the officer for unprofessional conduct.

Kofar Na’isa said Mr Gambo destroyed the tyres of the trailer following a disagreement with the driver.

The development caused a protest by truck drivers and gridlock at Hadejia road.

“The Managing Director Kano Road and Traffic Agency, Hon. Baffa Babba Dan’agundi, appreciates the leadership of the NARTO Kano Branch for their quick intervention during the incident which prevented him from mob action which would have resulted in his death and also the police for their role and assured anyone found wanting at his duty post would not be spared.

“On behalf of the Agency, Baffa apologises to the general public whose movements were delayed as a result of the incident.

“The Agency also wishes to announce that the sacked officer has been handed over to the police for further investigation and made to pay for the damages caused on the driver’s vehicle,” Kofar Na’isa said.

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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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Nasiru Yusuf 

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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Jamilu Uba Adamu 

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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