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2023: NANS endorses Barau Jibrin Governorship ambition

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National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone A, has declared support for Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriation, Barau I. Jibrin’s ambition to be Kano State governor.

KANO FOCUS reports that the students’ union leaders gave the indication when they paid a courtesy visit on senator Jibrin at his residence to express their appreciation on the role he played in executing numerous projects across tertiary institutions in the region when he was chairman senate committee on TETFUND.

Speaking During the visit, the Treasurer of the association who led the delegation Comrade Bashir Sulaiman-Limanchi indicated that the union in the zone is proud of him due to his commitment and concern for the development of education in the zone and Nigeria at large.

“It is well known that, Education is the backbone of human civilization, social and economic development, with quality and functional education in the society, certainly such society will be prosperous and an exemplary”

“We have testified that, senator Barau Jibrin is fully committed to promoting access to quality and functional education for all in our society, in view of this we are proud to associate with you and we are ready to join hands with you in achieving this noble goal in all ramifications ” Comrade Limanchi declared.

He however disclosed that in recognition of Senator Jibrin’s contribution to educational development the student’s union has planned to construct a befitting “Student’s Arena” at Federal University Dutse, Jigawa state that will be named after the Senator.

According to him, over 2,000 students have already paid their contribution fee of N1,000 each to actualize the project.

In his response Senator Barau Jibrin commended the students for having great confidence in him, vowing to do everything humanly possible not to betray the confidence the students and public reposed in him.

Mr Jibrin, therefore, called on the students to rededicate their efforts in getting quality education, saying that knowledge is now the only weapon that could salvage the youth from restiveness.

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Land racketteering: Emir of Gaya sacks village head of Gudduba

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Nasiru Yusuf

Gaya Emirate council has terminated the appointment of village head of Gudduba, Ajingi Local Government Mallam Usman Muhammad Lawan with immediate effect.

KANO FOCUS reports that the spokesperson of the Emirate, Aminu Ahmad Rano announced this in a statement issued on Wednesday.

He said after a thorough verification the village head was found guilty in engaging in land racketeering.

To this end the District Head of Gaya Alhaji Wada Aliyu (Madakin Gaya) has been directed to send a representative to oversee the affairs of the village.

The Emir noted that the Emirate will no longer tolerate indiscipline or any act that will tarnish the image of the Emirate.

The monarch directed all traditional rulers and tittle holders to justified the confidence reposed on them.

It will be recalled that the Emir of Karaye Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar ll had earlier suspended Village head of Yango town in Rimingado local government area for similar offence.

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Four Kano Assembly members dump NNPP for APC

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Member of the Kano state House of Assembly representing Rabi’u Kwankwaso’s constituency, Madobi, Kabiru Isma’il has decamped from the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP) to the ruling All  Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba revealed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.

He said that member representing Dawakin Kudu local government, Mu’azzam El-Yakub has also dumped Kwankwaso’s NNPP for the APC.

Both Messrs Isma’il and El-Yakub failed to secure the tickets of NNPP to represent their respective constituencies in 2023 general election.

It will be recalled that some National and State Assembly members who failed to secure the tickets of their party have defected to either APC or NNPP.

Prominent among them is former speaker of Kano state House of Assembly and member representing Rano/Kibiya/Bunkure federal constituency in House of Representatives Kabiru Alhassan Rurum who defected from APC to NNPP.

Others are state legislature representing Bagwai/Shanono, Isa Ali rejoined the APC days after decamping to the NNPP and member representing Dambatta state constituency, Murtala Kore who also renounced his membership of the NNPP to remain in the APC.

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Kano explosion: Ganduje gives N15m to deceased’s families, injured, school

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The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday donated about sixteen million naira to the bereaved families of the people killed in last Tuesday’s explosion in the Sabon Gari area of the town.

KANO FOCUS reports that Governor Ganduje announced this on Monday while receiving President Muhammad Buhari who was in Kano for the Annual Air Force Day Celebration.

Ganduje said the state government has given N9 million to the affected families, N2 to those injured some of who are at the Greenfield Specialist Hospital and the Armed Forces Specialist Hospital, N1 million to those who are mildly injured.

He said the donation was a gesture aimed to give some succour to the families of the bereaved.

“More so, there are properties close to the scene that are affected that include two buildings that are damaged, they were given N2 million, and the Winners Academy Nursery/Primary School that were given N1 million.

“As soon as the incident occurred, the state government took immediate action to save those affected and protect the affected area as well.

“Nine people died in the gas cylinder explosion and eleven others were injured,” he said.

The governor said he sympathised with the bereaved families.

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