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Mambayya House to commence certificate course on leadership, democratic governance – VC,  Prof. Sagir



Nasiru Yusuf 

The Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano, Sagir Adamu Abbas, has unveiled that preparation has reached an advanced stage for the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House to commence a short certificate training programme on leadership and democratic governance.

KANO FOCUS reports that Abbas disclosed this on Saturday during a public lecture titled: Democracy, Good Governance and the Question of National Integration in Nigeria, organized to mark the 21st Anniversary of Mambayya House.

The Vice Chancellor explained that the programme would focus on political party administration, election management and administration, lawmaking and legislative process.

According to him, the short training is designed to develop the capacity and skills of Nigerian political leaders, public office holders, election managers and political party executives among others.

He said Bayero University is proud of Mambayya House considering the numerous achievements the Centre has recorded in the area of research and training in the last two decades of its existence.

In his remarks, the Director, Mambayya House, Isma’ila M. Zango said the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, was founded in November 2000 as a research and training unit of Bayero University, Kano, in the premises vacated by the defunct Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS), which was established by the Federal Government in 1989.

He said for 2 decades and a year the centre has conducted 78 Public Lectures, 29 Researches, 85 Trainings and 72 Publications.

According to him, the public lecture delivered by Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, was carefully chosen and informed by the desire to closely monitor political events and respond appropriately to the yearnings and aspirations of our dear country.

However, he decried that the centre’s vision of becoming a leading research centre was hindered by worn-out structures. He therefore called for hands of support and assistance in funding the remodeling project of Mambayya House.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf directs land developers at Hajj Camp to stop



Aminu Abdullahi




Kano state Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf has directed with immediate effect that all lands developers at Kano hajj camp to stop.

KANO FOCUS reports that the directives is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The Governor gave the directive when he paid an inspection visit to see for himself the condition of the camp with a view of taking necessary measures of restoring conducive atmosphere as intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj from Kano are to start departing to the holy land in the next three days.

Yusuf frowned at the deplorable condition of the facility that was meant to serve as a home away from home for intending pilgrims from Kano state and beyond.

” I became restless because of the premonition I had that the camp is in bad condition and the visit I paid today attested to that and no any right thinking person could believe that this is hajj camp to accommodate intending pilgrims.

” I am not happy with what is on ground, the immediate past administration in the state had demolished 130 houses, 65 toilets and sold the plots to their cronies and if not because of exigencies of time as uplifting of this year’s pilgrims is about to commence, we would have bring the place back to its normal position.” Said the Governor.

The Governor went on; ” it is on view of the above that as the executive Governor of Kano state , i directed that all land developers at the hajj camp to stop immediately, otherwise recalcitrants would bear the consequences.”

On the preparations for this year’s hajj, the Governor assured of the commitment of the state government to do all what it takes for a hitch free hajj exercise.

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Kano Governor sets up mobile courts to tackle phone snatching



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




The Kano State Governor, Yusuf Abba, has approved the formation of mobile courts to ensure prompt prosecution of phone snatchers in the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, said that the mobile courts would work with the Special Joint Task Force to try people caught.

Yusuf said that major streets in the metropolis had been lit up after eight years of darkness as the lamps were switched off.

“The return of street lights is part of the efforts by the new administration to tackle robbery, phone snatching and other criminal activities, especially in metropolitan Kano.

“The ongoing exercise started penultimate Tuesday and will continue until every part of the state is saved from darkness that provides cover for criminals and political thugs,” he said.


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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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