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AGILE Project commemorates International Education Day



Kano State office of Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project has celebrated 2023 International Day of Education (IED) with students from public schools.

KANO FOCUS reports that the event featured paper presentations on supporting girls in STEM a call and ICT by lecturers from Bayero University.

In his address Kano state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Ya’u Abdullahi Yan’shana, charged teachers to redouble their efforts in discharging their responsibilities to move education to international standards.

‘Yanshana who was represented by the Executive Secretary, Kano state Senior Secondary Schools Management Board (KSSSMB), Dr. Bello Shehu, said the state government had mapped out policies and programs aimed at boosting education, which includes free and compulsory education, inclusive education, teacher policy, among others.

He described AGILE as an initiative that had boosted students academic performance, and charged them to be good ambassadors by utilizing their potentials to become journalists, teachers, medical doctors, engineers and professionals.

The Commissioner commended World Bank for the initiative which had yielded positive results to the state’s education sector.

In her remarks, the lead person social norms component, concerned with promoting social behavioral change, Hajiya Halima Sadiya Tukur, maintained that, over 130 schools would be built in Kano State under the AGILE project.

She highlighted that, the state government had provided all the necessary assistance to ensure success of the project on girl’s education, and had organized the event to emphasize the importance of GE to the development of a society.

Also speaking, Chairman of School Based Management Committee (SBMC), Kano state, Alhaji Tijjani Haladu Baraya pointed out that, the committee had sourced interventions of almost one billion naira in the state.

He appealed to the state government, to ensure timely release of funds budgeted to the education sector, to achieve the desired objectives.

Some of the students from Government Girls College (formerly WTC) Gorondutse, Zulaihat Mohammad Sani and Halima Rabi’u Umar revealed that, AGILE had provided toilets, water and other learning and instructional materials to their schools.

KANO FOCUS reports that the event was attended by participants from Kano State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), National Teachers Institute (NTI) and other relevant stakeholders in education sector.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf asks Fuel Marketers to reverse to old price



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Kano state Governor, Engr. Abba Kabir Yusuf has urged petroleum marketers to reverse the prices of petroleum goods to its old rate in order to lessen the current hardship experienced by the general public.

KANO FOCUS reports that the appeal is contained in a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the chief press secretary to the governor.

The governor said he is aware that the marketers still had old products in stock that were supposed to be sold at the previous pricing.

“To reduce the needless hardship on the state’s citizens, the marketers should exercise some restraint and quickly reopen all filling stations with available products in stock to sell at the former price.

“As a concerned Governor, I am disheartened to see our dear People of Kano suffering as a result of an unjustified fuel hike, and the situation must be stopped right away,” the governor said.

Kano, according to governor, is the commercial hub for the country’s northern region as well as certain countries in West Africa, and its bustling populace continues to enjoy favorable business conditions.

The Governor urged the good citizens of Kano state to maintain their composure and uphold the law because the government is always prepared to make sure that people are doing their affairs conveniently.

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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints Rahila Mukhtar to head KSCHMA




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has announced the appointment of Rahila Mukhtar as executive secretary of the Kano State Healthcare Contributory Management Agency (KCHMA).


KANO FOCUS reports that this is contained in a statement by his chief press secretary Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.


Yusuf also approved the appointment of Garba Bichi as managing director of the Kano State Water Board, Hassan Danbaffa as managing director of the Kano State Road Maintenance Agency (KARMA), Ibrahim Yakubu as managing director of the Kano State Urban Planning and Development Authority (KNUPDA) and Abdulkadir Abdussalam as the accountant-general.


KANO FOCUS reports that the government said a date for their swearing-in would be announced soon to enable them to assume the new responsibilities.




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Police arrest ninety-six suspects in Kano over attempts to disrupt inauguration activities








Ninety- six suspects were arrested by the Nigeria Police in Kano following alleged attempts to disrupt peace in the state during Monday’s inauguration ceremony.


KANO FOCUS reports that State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, who disclosed this at a press conference held at the Command’s Bompai headquarters, Wednesday remarked that the arrest followed a series of crackdowns by his men.


He noted that the suspects, who were picked up differently across the state within the last one week included 56 suspected mobile phone robbers, 17 illicit drug related suspects, and 20 suspects who were arrested on account of attempts to commit violent crimes.


Items recovered from the suspects included five cartons of suspected Tramadol tablets, 83 sachets of suspected Diazepam and 371 pieces of rubber solution, including 12 parcels and 303 wraps of dried leaves.


Other recoveries from the suspects included 157 weapons, four locally made guns, one toy gun and 18 mobile phones as well as 34 ATMs .


He explained that preliminary investigations had led them to conclude that the suspects were saboteurs and sponsored criminals given that they were found with dangerous weapons and were also under the influence of drugs during their arrest


Usaini added that all the suspects would soon be charged to court even as he advised the members of the public to be law abiding.


He insisted that the Police would continue to match its words with actions until all the criminally minded persons in the state repented or decided to leave the state.



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