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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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Gov. Abba Kabir Urges Security Agencies to Quell Thuggery in Kano



Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has beseeched security agencies operating within the state to promptly bring an end to Thuggery and other malevolent activities that are disrupting peace in specific areas of the Kano metropolis.

The Governor gives this directives at the commencement of the 15th weekly meeting of the Kano State Executive Council held at the Government House.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Saturday.

Governor Abba Kabir expressed disapproval of the recent upsurge in Thuggery and clashes involving Yan daba, affirming that the government will not passively observe while unscrupulous elements endanger the relative tranquility and harmony enjoyed by the law-abiding citizens of the state.

He reiterated that under his administration, the state government is diligently collaborating with relevant security agencies to ensure the safety and security of the populace and their possessions at all times.

Furthermore, Governor Abba Kabir cautioned Judges against the unwarranted release of thugs, emphasizing the threat they pose to the welfare of the state’s residents and stressing the importance of prompt and equitable dispensation of justice.

Alhaji Abba Kabir also instructed security agencies to strictly adhere to their mandated duty of safeguarding the lives and properties of the citizens they serve, warning against involvement in matters beyond their designated responsibilities.

He implored the populace in the state to continue with their lawful pursuits, assuring that the government will persevere in its commitment to ensuring their protection, and requested ongoing support and cooperation for the current administration.

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Emirate Tussle: Prof. Yadudu Faults Justice Liman’s Ruling, Says Judgement not Helpful For The Judicial Process




Reacting to the ruling, renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Auwalu Yadudu, told Daily Trust that the judge’s pronouncements were strange and baffling by approbating and reprobating in the same breath.

He said the development was not helpful for the judicial process, stressing that the judge assuming jurisdiction on the fundamental human rights aspect and refusing the same on the validity of the substance of the case–the Kano emirates law–has “muddled up the case, and it is very unbecoming of a judge who has now been elevated to the Court of Appeal”.

Professor Yadudu clarified that while he was not accusing the judge of any impropriety, the pronouncements were unbecoming. “How can you say the actions taken in pursuant of a law are set aside, and then say you are not delving into the validity of the said law?” he queried.
Prof. Yadudu said further that the judge had more or less held that he lacked jurisdiction on the issue by transferring the case to another judge, but still went ahead to set aside the governor’s actions.

He said that the ex-parte order should no longer be of any currency because it is being challenged at the Appeal Court, and the judge himself admitted knowledge of this by granting a stay of proceedings and also deciding not to grant an order to nullify the law.

“All these are avoidable. It is not helpful for the judicial process. It is strange and doesn’t speak well of the judge. The question of whether the governor’s actions came before and after the exparte order is a question of fact or evidence. It seems from the record that the order came after,” he said.

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Governing council: ASUU BUK rejects Gawuna’s appointment, favours Udoma’s return



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Bayero University Kano, BUK chapter during the weekend rejected the appointment of Kano top flight politician, Dr Nasiru Gawuna into the Governing Council of the second generation tertiary Institution.


KANO FOCUS reports that the Chairperson, Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj said that the process that led to the appointment of politicians into the Governing Council of the nation’s citadel of learning contravened the relevant laws that guided such appointment.


Addressing newsmen in its secretariat, Comrade Siraj explained that “I must admit that we are not happy over the decision of the federal government to appoint hard core politicians into the Governing Council.


Prof. Siraj stressed that “the criteria for such appointments is explicitly clear, as it favoured the appointment of technocrats, academic to the Council”.


The Chairperson maintained that the sack of former Council with a constitutional mandate of

4 years tenure, after one year in office was a rape on the rule of law.


He therefore called on the federal government to reinstate Senator Udo Udoma led Governing Council to complete their term in the interests of the rule of law


Siraj stressed that “the scenario is just like sacking an executive governor of a state after just one in office, and you went ahead to assume that all is normal, no, this is rape on the rule of law.”


Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, earlier had led (ASUU), Bayero University Kano branch, on a peaceful protest on Friday demanding the federal government to pay their entitlements and implement the 2009 ASUU/FG Agreement.


Prof. Ibrahim Tajo Suraj, said the action was in compliance with the directive by the national body to all its branches to organize protests within their campuses on account of the federal government’s failure to pay their entitlements.

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