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Prime Time News celebrates staff with end-of-year dinner



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman


The management of an independent online Newspaper based in Kano, PRIME TIME NEWS, has on Friday organized an end-of-year dinner to celebrate its staff for exhibiting commitment, zeal and honesty towards discharging their duties throughout the year 2022.

KANO FOCUS reports that the management also awarded some staff with prizes for displaying an exemplary and positive attitude to work, so as to motivate them and others.

The event was spearhead by the Chief Executive Officer and Publisher of the newspaper Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu who doubles as a Senior Special Assistant (North West) to the President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), as well as the Chairperson (NUJ) Correspondents’ Chapel, Kano Chapter.‎

While Speaking at the event, Mr Shu’aibu congratulated all the staff for coming this far with the grace of Almighty God.

He added that the dinner was to celebrate staff for committing their God given talent towards sustaining the image of PRIME TIME NEWS in the minds of its readers.

“building and sustaining a healthy relationship between the management of an organization and its staff goes a long way in elevating the organization’s position amongst its competitors” He added.

On his part, Abdullahi Yusuf, PRIME TIME NEWS Editor-in-Chief and a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Information to the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, thanked Almighty God witnessing the end of the year 2022 successfully.

Abdullahi while congratulating the Management and staff of PRIME TIME NEWS, disclosed that any News item from PRIME TIME is considered credible to him and commended the dedicated young journalists for attaining the feat.

“In fact, I boast of PRIME TIME NEWS without an iota of doubt anytime and anywhere I find myself on this earth. Because I know we have staff with PRIME TIME NEWS in their hearts” He added.

The Editor-in-Chief while complimenting the awardees for the year 2022, said “this is another challenge placed before you, ensure you sustain the positive attitude to work as we step into the year 2023”.

“And for other staff, with an award or not you are already winners in your different designations, I, therefore, charge all of you to work in peace and unity towards sustaining the tempo of PRIME TIME NEWS in the hearts of our readers comes 2023” he stressed.

Salisu Hamisu Ali, Hannatu Sulaiman Abba and Maryam Sulaiman are some of the awardees who spoke to our reporter and they unanimously expressed their gratitude to the management of PRIME TIME NEWS for finding them worthy to be awarded.

Vowing that “we have listened and promise to utilize the advice dished out to us by our mentors towards sustaining the positive attitude to work and ensuring we place PRIME TIME NEWs at the top of the peak, God’s willing.”

Highlights of the event include, prayer session, award presentations and group photographs.

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We’ve trained over 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano – PLANE



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria, PLANE, has revealed that it has trained over 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano. 

KANO FOCUS reports that the PLANE’s State Team Lead, Malam Umar Lawan, revealed this during a presentation at the Kano State Quarterly Review Meeting Agenda, held in Kano on Tuesday.

Represented by State Reform Facilitator Umma Muhammad Rakana, the State Team Lead said the training was conducted in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB).

Umma Muhammad Rakana

He added that PLANE had coordinated book and other learning materials distribution at the classroom level across the 532 schools in Kano state.

He said the distribution was to ensure every child own learning materials.

According to him, PLANE had supported 35 school-based management committees that sensitized stakeholders on book care and maintenance, including parents, SBMC, PTA chairmen, LGEA staff, community leaders, religious leaders, and youth groups.

Some of them, according to him, supported the programme by donating 2 hectares of land in Kafinwachiwaya, Takai Local Government area for the construction of 2 classrooms, and 2 bundles of zinc sheets.

“There were also various cash donations for bricks, sand, bags of cement ement, and costs for construction was also donated.“PLANE also organized
Reading Festivals in Minjibir and Gabasawa LGAs to promote reading culture amongst pupils, received financial donations from stakeholders, and LGEAs agreed to make the festival an annual event.

Cross section of critical stakeholders at the event

In the presentation, Lawan suggested that more teachers need to be employed to bridge the gaps of inadequate teachers in some schools, especially hard-to-reach areas.

He also advised for provision of other learning materials like pencils and exercise books by parent, noting that “this will further improve teaching and learning and better learning outcome for pupils.

Cross section of critical stakeholders at the meeting

“More school support visit needs to be conducted to ensure lesson delivery by teachers,” he said.

He said the purpose of the meeting was to give update on key activities conducted in the PLANE programmes in the last quarter, adding that the review would look at successes and challenges in order to find the way forward.

Earlier in a remark, the Commissioner for Education, Haruna Doguwa represented by Malam Munzali Mustapha commended the stakeholders for the meeting, which according to him, it was crucial to education sector.

Malam Munzali Mustapha


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Gov. Yusuf assigns Head of Service to supervise SSG’s office



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Governor of Kano State Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has directed the Head of Civil Service Abdullahi Musa to supervise the office of the Secretary to the Kano State Government.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor in the early hours of Thursday.

The appointment was as a result of medical vacation taken by the SSG Dr. Abdullahi Baffa Bichi who flew out of the country for medical treatment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

In a letter signed by the Chief of Staff to the Governor Shehu Wada Sagagi, the Head of Service is to provide a supervisory role pending the return of the SSG in the next few weeks.

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Gov. Yusuf promotes CPS to DG, appoints other heads of agencies



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf has approved the elevation of his official spokesperson Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa from Chief Press Secretary to Director General, Media and Publicity.

KANO FOCUS reports that the elevation was contained in a statement issued by Aliyu Yusuf, Director Public Enlightenment, Kano State Government House, in the early hours of Thursday.

According to the statement the appointment is with immediate effect.

The statement also announced the appointment of other political office holders to occupy various positions as follows:

“Hon. Rabi’u Saleh Gwarzo, Permanent Commissioner I SUBEB , Engr. Sarki Ahmad, Director General, Rural Access and Mobility Project.

“Hon. Surajo Imam Dala, Director General, Cottage Trade and Street Hawking.

“Dr. Dahiru Saleh Muhammad, Executive Secretary, Science and Technical Schools Board.

“Abubakar Adamu Rano, Deputy Managing Director, Radio Kano

“Hajiya Hauwa Isah Ibrahim, Deputy Managing Director, ARTV.

“Dr. Gaddafi Sani Shehu, Deputy Managing Director, Kano Hydro Electricity Development Company (KHEDCO).”

While congratulating the new appointees, the Governor directed them to assume their new roles immediately.

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