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BUK Class 91 alumini sets up endowment fund, donates N1m drugs to alma mater



Nasiru Yusuf

The Alumni Association of the Class of 1991 of the Bayero University Kano has initiated an Endowment Fund and donated medication to the University.

KANO FOCUS reports that the initiation of the of the Endowment Fund and presentation of the medication worth one million Naira were parts of the activities marking the Association’s 30th reunion and general meeting  which took place on Saturday January 1, 2022 at the Convocation ground of Bayero University, Kano.

Presenting the medication and cash sum of Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) and the medication to the Vice Chancellor of the University, the Chairman of Interim Committee of the Association, Sunusi Garba Abdullahi stated that BUK Class 1991 Alumni Association was making the presentation of the medication and setting up of the endowment fund as part of their contribution to the development of the University which had given so much knowledge and experience that made them to accomplish so much in life and respective careers.

He said that the association is providing the said money for the take up of the endowment fund and will be contributing similar amount annually to sustain the project.

He  then called on other class chapters to key into the project by donating at least half a million Naira into the fund annually in order enhance the institution’s financial capacity in catering to the academic and welfare development of students.

Receiving the money and the medication on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, the DVC Academic Haruna Musa Danbatta commended the Chapter for the initiative which he said was the first in the history of the University.

While assuring judicious of the funds, Danbatta called on other class chapter to key into the programme for the development of University.

Similarly the Class 91 BUK alumni has donated food items and sanitary items to Tudun Maliki Torrey home in Kano municipality.

Handing over the items to the Permanent Secretary of the ministry for women affairs, Abdullahi said the gesture was part of the group modest contribution for the welfare of the less privileged in the society.

He said the visit to the Torrey Home was not only to make the donation but to understand the challenges of place for the group continuous support.

Responding the Permanent Secretary Amina Aminu expressed government appreciation for the gesture and implored others to emulated the group.

In a related development, the BUK 91 Alumni has also inaugurated and interim caretaker committee and also set up 3 special committees towards harnessing individual member’s resources for contribution towards the development of the association.

Other activities marking the 30th reunion of the BUK 91 Alumni Association were a courtesy call on the Emirs of Rano and Kano, lectures on  personal health and retirement, as well as, Gala Night.

The three days reunion was attended by various members of the association from different parts of the country and other parts of the world from various fields of endeavours.

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Demolition: Kano govt appeals N30bn compensation judgement



Demolition at Abubakar Rimi Market

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



The Kano State Government has appealed a Federal High Court judgement that ordered it to pay N30 billion as compensation to some traders for the demolition of their shops.

KANO FOCUS reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano and presided over by Justice Simon Anogede, had, while delivering judgement in the case filed by the Traders Association, said what the government did was barbaric and unconstitutional.

The court however awarded N30 billion as compensation to the traders, instead of the N250 billion they demanded from the government.

However, the Kano State government says it has appealed the judgement, which it described as miscarriage of justice.

Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, explained that the court was not right in awarding judgement to the Traders Association because the Land Use Act is clear on the position of lands in every state.

He insisted that the court lacked the jurisdiction to even listen to the case because government is the sole owner of land, according to the Land Use Act.

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ACReSAL plans to increase city parks to 50 in Kano, laments indiscriminate felling of trees



Dr Dahiru Muhammad Hashim

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim





The Kano Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), has said that it will increase city parks to 50 in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Project Coordinator Dr Dahiru Muhammad Hashim made this known while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Kano.

He said the project is planning to recover and restore lost landscapes arising from natural causes and human activities.

”We are committed to addressing the environmental challenges that affect the state such as climate change, drylands, erosion and flooding, land degradation, and issues that affect the livelihood of communities which is mainly agriculture.

”The ACReSAL project is anchored on four broad components that speak essentially to the demand of the poor whose livelihoods have been distressed,” he said.

Hashim also said that the ACReSAL project has drilled solar-powered boreholes and established tree nurseries in some local government areas of the state.

He said that the intervention would boost agriculture and improve the standard of living of the people while the tree nurseries would help to combat desertification and soil erosion.

He expressed the commitment of the state in improving and protecting the Kano environment with priority and attention to the sector on issues of biodiversity conservation and restoration of degraded lands.

“ACReSAL plans to undertake Erosion control work in Rarin, Dawakin Tofa and Bulbula/Gayawa, Nassarawa, and Ungogo Local government areas.

“Construction of water conservation structure and provision of minor irrigation facilities in ‘Yartiti, Shanono, and construction of water conservation structure and provision of minor irrigation facilities in Fajewa, Takai Local government area.

“Establishment of 100ha individual farmer orchards and Woodlot plantations, 200ha of woodlot in communal forests and institutional plantings.

“440ha farmer-managed natural regeneration of indigenous tree species on individual farmlands and communal forests and promotion of climate-smart agriculture through FLID and CRF among others,” he said

KANO FOCUS reports that the World Bank’s 700 million dollar ACReSAL project is being implemented in collaboration with the federal government and the 19 northern states and the FCT was recently officially launched in Bauchi by Gov. Bala Mohammed, thus becoming the first among the participating states to unveil the project implementation.

The ACreSAL project is embarked on by the Federal Government to build community resilience as well as improve the sustainable productivity of its natural resources in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Niger, Kwara, and Kaduna.

These northern states including the FCT, the federal government said are faced by rapid desert encroachment ranging from severe to moderate and marginal.

Other incentives of the project are the strengthening of the environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management, fighting issues surrounding desertification, drought, landscape degradation, and deprivation at community levels as well as resuscitating the sectors of agriculture, environment, and water resources.

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Kano NIPR conducts AGM, Public Lecture



The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations NIPR Kano Chapter has set to elect new leadership of the institution in Kano during its annual general meeting

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari the instituted’s Kano branch chairman publicity sub-committee on Friday.

Mr Kwari said during the AGM a public lecture will be presented on the importance of Artificial intelligence (AI)

The event will be held today (Friday) the 29th of September, 2023 at the Tahir Guest Palace Kano.
The theme of the event is “Artificial Intelligence and Spin-Doctoring in Public Relations Practice in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges”

The lecture will be presented by Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Faculty of Communications, Bayero University.

Also, the l public relations expert and the publisher of PRNigeria Malam Yushau Shuaibu will discuss the paper.

The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who chaired the contact and mobilization sub-committee of the event will be the royal father at the occasion.

Similarly, Former Kano state Governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau will chair the Occasion while the president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Mr. Ike Neliaku, and the immediate past president of the Institute, Malam Mukhtar Zubair Siraj are expected to be in attendance.

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