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Ganduje collaborates with ESIDI to revive educational sector



Education Strategic Investment and Development Initiative (Esidi) in collaboration with Kano state Ministry of Education has organized a public presentation of project development in Kano.

ESIDI is a 5 years project conceived by Cynox IT to facilitate the educational value in the state.

Executive director of ESIDI, Abdulrahman Abubakar Yau, explained the world beyond material resources.

He said; “the world itself is graduating into a society driven by knowledge instead of Material resources, we want to create a consciousness that focus more on what can be created instead of what is given to us by virtue.”

The core objectives of ESIDI

Abdulrahman Abubakar outlined the five key objectives of ESIDI as enhancement, enrollment, retention, transition and completion rates at basic and secondary cadre.

Focusing on the teacher’s competence and learner’s achievement.

Abdulrahman explained that “It can be done through regular evaluation and monitoring development exercises. As well as through a program called Huda Huda leverage”

Enhance quality education through curriculum upgrades.

“We tend to achieve this through establishment of green super labs, technical partnership with advanced education system in Europe and far East as well as creating ICT and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Model of Education”. He said

Good quality prospect for graduate.

“Through entrepreneurship and training schemes for students at all levels to think beyond the box.” He added.

Robust monitoring and evaluation of both administrative and academic structures of the educational system.

Why ESIDI choose Kano

Abdulrahman Abubakar gives reasons why ESIDI chose Kano state.

Population and Location.

“We have the population of 15 to 16million people living in kano which majority are youth, imagining changing the thinking of 5million people and adding values to their lives”

“We choose Kano because of the poor education our children gets compared to other southern states, it’s time to revive our public schools.

“Despite the free education the state gives, there are still areas that need to be adjusted, we need to support the educational sector whether as private entities to produce better societies, produce students to see beyond what government can offer to what they can create after graduating Universities.”

Abdulrahman finally stated ways in which ESIDI can raise funds for the project. He said “We are certain that even when the stategovernment doesn’t give us the 30% we are asking for, we can raise the funds through local and foreign entities and donors like the Dangote group and European Union among many which we are already in the process.

The Commissioner for Education, Muhammad Sunusi explained the commitments Kano is making to ensure the success of the project.

“This project is jointly coordinated between Kano state ministry of education and Esidi which is all about the development of education in the state, to ensure enrollment, retention and completing of Schools at all levels.

“For the benefit of our younger ones, I didn’t not expect the program to be important at first, it was later I realized its importance to people and the state will benefit from the objectives of the program.

“Already the ministry of Education has signed a memorandum of understanding for partnership with ESIDI and I assure you that the educational system in Kano state will receive a new elevation in the nearest future.

“As a state we are responsible and can give the amount of money they are asking for, the state is to give 30% of 500 million dollars, which I will proudly say we can give”. He added.

Kabiru Ado LaKwaya, the commissioner of youths lauds ESIDI and the state government for their efforts on making the educational system more sustainable in the state.

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2023: APC urges INEC to redeploy Kano REC



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for immediate redeployment of the Kano State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  Resident Electoral Commissioner Abdu Zango from the state.

KANO FOCUS reports that the State APC Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas said this, when he presented a petition challenging the outcome of the March 18 governorship election at the state’s INEC office on Wednesday in Kano.

Abbas, represented by the state APC Legal Adviser,  Abdul Fagge, said that INEC should have declared the election as inconclusive for some reasons.

“The REC manifestly affirmed the allegations of partisanship, favouritism and rigging against him when on March, 20 he connived with the Returning Officer to declare Abba Yusuf of the NNPP as the winner of the governorship election instead of declaring that the election was inconclusive,” he said.

He said that the number of voters in polling units where election was cancelled was 273,442, which was more than twice the margin of win between the two main contenders in the election which was 128,897.

‘’The REC and the Returning Officer thereby disenfranchised the 273,442 voters and acted contrary to the combined provisions of Section 24, 51 of the Electoral Act, 2022, Article 62 of the INEC Regulations and Guidelines for the Conduct of Election, 2022.

‘’There action was also contrary to items 4.2.16, Note 32 at page 84 and item 6 of the table at page 93 of the Manual for Election Officials, 2022.

“It is in view of the foregoing that we once again register our loss of confidence in the Kano REC and demand for his immediate redeployment in line with the dictates of the law, impartiality and respect for due process and the rule of law,’’ he said.

INEC had declared Abba Yusuf of NNPP as the winner of the election after polling 1,019,602 votes to defeat Yusuf Gawuna of the APC, who scored 892,705 votes.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf urges ‘victory trekkers’ to cancel plans, seeks prayers



Aminu Abdullahi 


The Kano State Governor-elect, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has urged his supporters and members of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to embark on prayers for ingenuity and guidance for his leadership towards delivering the dividends of democracy.

KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement in Kano on Wednesday by Spokesperson of governor-elect Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa.

The prayers, Yusuf said, are sufficient as a show of solidarity and celebration of his victory at the polls on Saturday and not miles of trek by some of his enthusiasts in some quarters especially given the state of insecurity with banditry, kidnapping and terrorism threatening peaceful movement of people and goods across the length and breadth of the country.

Yusuf also pledged commitment to improved infrastructure and good welfare for the aged, civil servants and private sector among others in the state.

“The incoming Kano State Government will be committed to a greater future of the people with security, health, education, economic, infrastructure and good welfare for aged, civil servants and private sector among others”, he said.

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Gawuna, APC reject Kano governorship election, ask INEC to declare exercise inconclusive



Aminu Abdullahi

All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the last Saturday gubernatorial election, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna on Tuesday rejected the declaration of Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP as the winner of the poll in Kano state.

KANO FOCUS reports that Gawuna in his first public appearance after the poll, spoke during a press conference by the party in the state capital.

The Deputy Governor who admitted that power comes from Almighty Allah, however said he aligned with the positions of the party which among others gave INEC 7 days ultimatum to declared the governorship poll inconclusive.

Gawuna who was in the company of party leaders, said it was astonishing that with the same election, 16 of the House of Assembly elections held same day and same conditions were declared inconclusive by INEC.

Meanwhile, the APC in Kano has rejected the announcement of Abba Kabir Yusif of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) as winner of the just concluded governorship election in Kano calling for immediate review of the election result by the electoral umpire within seven days.

The APC chairman, who was represented by the party’s legal adviser, Abdul Adamu Fagge insists that the election should be declared inconclusive because the cancelled votes were greater than the margin between the first and the second parties of NNPP and APC respectively as provided by the Electoral Act.

Fagge said that there was no way the election could be declared conclusive with over 270,000 votes cancelled which a margin shows is bigger than the winner’s votes.

The party also drew attention to the cancellation of sixteen House of Assembly elections in the state, sighting violence as the reason, while the same votes were considered in collating the governorship election.

It expressed dismay saying the two elections took place same day, same time, same places and under the same circumstances.

Fagge said, “based on section 65 of the Electoral Laws 2022, we have written to INEC to revisit and cancel the hasty, wrong and selfish declaration of the NNPP as winner of the elections, and declared the conduct inconclusive”.

He said they have since written to INEC to within seven days revisit the elections based on the provisions of the Electoral laws and declare it Inconclusive.

The Legal Adviser  explained that INEC Returning Officer, acted not on the only basis of the provisions of laws.

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