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Nigeria’s clerics are executive beggars – Naja’atu Muhammad



Hajiya Naja'atu Muhammad

Nasiru Yusuf

A renowned politician Naja’atu Muhammad has expressed dismay over the conduct of some Nigeria’s clerics describing them as ‘”executive almajiris.”

KANO FOCUS reports that Mrs Muhammad was speaking on Saturday at a town hall meeting with different youth groups under the auspices of Salamah Youth Empowerment and Enlightenment Initiative held in Kano.

She alleged that instead of admonishing leaders to understand their responsibilities, some clerics are fond of eulogising politicians.

She said ”Prophet Muhammmad says at the end of the world Clerics will eulogies people in power to get money. This is the time now. We have to rekindle ourselves but unfortunately our clerics are executive almajiri’s.

Cross section of participants

”I lost hope in politics, I don’t have any interest in politics, I would not politically support any other persons again. It is time to change ourselves outside politics for politics is nothing but detraction.”

She decried how this part of the country has been relegated to the background calling for all hands to be on deck with a view to salvaging the situation.

She enjoined business moguls, government functionaries and reputable politicians to wake up in fighting the menace going by how it has been reaching alarming proportion.

”There are lots of interventions from CBN which they don’t reach the downtrodden. Most of the times these interventions are given to politicians and unfortunately they don’t have interest what so ever in developing the youths.

Veteran journalists at the event

“I don’t agree that our people don’t apply, they don’t access only because of the corruption in the channels, otherwise this resources are our God given resources does not belong to any single person in power but to all Nigerians.”

In his remarks the Commander of Kano state office of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Isa Likita called for intensive enlightenment on the on the ills of drugs addiction.

Likita who appreciated the idea behind organising the gathering in view of colossal damage drug abuse is causing to youths across the society.

He enjoined political leaders, parents and community leaders to raise up in checkmating the problem in view of it’s effect.

Cross section of participants

Speaking a University Don, Nazifi Abubakar Drama, called on Northerners to register themselves in various skills acquisition training being provided by Central Bank with a view to fighting idleness and competing with people from the other part of the country.

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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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