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Ganduje sacks Muhyi Magaji two years after suspension



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has finally sacked the Chairman, Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Barrister Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

KANO FOCUS reports that the dismissal is coming about two years after the Kano State House of Assembly recommended for his immediate sack from his position as chairman of the commission.

The letter of dismissal, dated January 24, 2023 was signed by the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.

“The dismissal in accordance with the provisions of section 6 of the Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Law 2008 as amended. Accordingly, you are hereby formally issued with a dismissal letter.”

It would be recalled that the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday, July 16, 2022 at its sitting recommended to Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to sack the suspended Chairman of the state Anti-corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimingado.

The state House of Assembly shuns a court order restraining it from taking any further action against the suspended chairman of the State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission.

At the sitting presided by the House Speaker, Hamisu Ibrahim Chidari, passed five resolutions on the issue.

Addressing journalists shortly after plenary, the Majority Leader, Labaran Abdul Madari, said the House committee investigating the case against the suspended Chairman was given two weeks to conduct its findings which it has done and report submitted.

Madari said the report of the committee was accepted after debate on the floor and the House adopted the use of section 6 of the Anti-corruption law 2010 that empowers the house to recommend to the governor the sacking of the suspended chairman.

He said the second resolution was for the state police commissioner to arrest the suspended Chairman for presenting the fake medical report to the House and prosecute him

‘’The Accountant employed by the suspended chairman that is on grade level 04 should be dealt with in accordance with civil service rule,’’the majority leader said.

‘’The fourth resolution was that the rejected accountant posted to the commission by the state Accountant General should resume work at the commission’’

The majority leader also said an ad-hoc committee has been instituted to probe the financial activities of the commission since 2015 to date.

When contacted Muhyi Magaji Rimin Gado said he was served with a letter on January 25, 2023 at exactly 7:12pm.

“As far as I am concerned this letter will not cause any injury to me because there is already a court judgment which is in that respect.

” The court ruled that the government cannot sack me without giving me a fair hearing in the whole saga.

“And up till this time that I am speaking with you, the Kano state government did not give me any fair hearing as far as this matter is concerned.

“So, all I can say is that even though I was served with a dismissal letter, I still stand by the court judgment. And this development will never deter me from my political activities because the letter, to my understanding was meant to distract me from my political activities.”

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Sheikh Mahy Niasse denies urging Emir Sanusi to step down




Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

The Supreme leader of the Tijjaniyya Ibrahimiyya Sect, Sheikh Muhammad Mahi Niasse, has debunked a letter making the round that he appealed to the Reinstated Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down and follow his grandfather’s footsteps.

KANO FOCUS reports that this was just as the organisation said: “This is the second time these kinds of letters have been forged against our Global Tijjaniyya leader; the same things were done during the previous administration of Umar Ganduje, but this time around, anybody who is behind it will have himself to blame.”

However, in a counter letter written in Arabic and translated to Hausa, signed by the Commissioner of Religious Matters of Kano State and who also doubled as the Nigeria spokesperson of the Global Tijjaniyya Leader, Sani Auwalu Ahmad Tijjani, the purported letter asking Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II to step down is a forged one and does not emanate from their leader.

The letter reads: In fact, the purported letter touches on the integrity of our leader, who sees Muhammadu Sanusi II as his disciple in Nigeria and a person of humble background with sound religious character.”.

He said, “We have given those behind the purported letter to, within 24 hours, show themselves and explain from where it’s emanated and to whom it was sent; otherwise, we will not hesitate in taking legal action against them.”

He said already that security has been detailed on the matter, and anybody who is behind it will soon face the full wrath of the laws, “because we ask him to be arrested and prosecuted duly.”

Tijjani stated that they will not allow the continued destruction of the names of their religious leader and will always link him to things that he has never written.

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NUP presents Gov Yusuf with Outstanding Governor of the Year award




….Acknowledged him as the “Most friendly Governor for pensioners

The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners has bestowed upon the Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, the title of the most pensioner-friendly Governor of the year.

This was contained in a statement issued by governor’s spokesperson Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Thursday.

In presenting the accolade to the Governor, the national chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Mazi Godwin Ikechuku Abumisi, expressed that it was incumbent upon the union to acknowledge the Governor due to his steadfast dedication to the welfare of pensioners in the state.

“Your Excellency, you shine brightly as a beacon of support to our members.

“Over the past year, you have authorized and disbursed eleven billion naira to clear the backlog of pension gratuity payments.

“This milestone is unparalleled; no other governor has accomplished such a feat within a single year since the restoration of democracy in Nigeria.”

In their messages of goodwill earlier, the state chairmen of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Kano expressed gratitude to the Governor for his unwavering commitment to addressing the pension liabilities amounting to N43 billion left by the previous administration.

Responding to the honor, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf reiterated his unwavering dedication to supporting pensioners by the settlement of their gratuities and the timely disbursement of monthly pension allowances.

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Kano emirate tussle: Police ban Sallah durbar



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Kano State Police Command has prohibited the planned Durbar celebrations by both dethroned Emir Aminu Ado Bayero and reinstated Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Durbar, a traditional ceremony typically held a day after Sallah, involves the Emir riding on horseback through major areas of Kano city.

Despite both Emirs having made preparations and requested security permission from the state police command, the police have denied their requests due to potential security concerns.

The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the ban in a statement issued on Thursday.

The statement, titled “Ban on Durbar Activities and Other Security Restraints During Sallah Festivities,” emphasized that the police command has issued security advisories to residents in preparation for the forthcoming Sallah celebrations.

The police decision aims to prevent any potential conflicts or security breaches that could arise from the ongoing emirship dispute.

The Kano State Police Command congratulates Muslim faithful and all law-abiding residents of the State for witnessing yet another Eid-El-Kabir Sallah period and assures that adequate security deployments have been put in place to ensure no breakdown of law and order in all parts of the State before, during and after the festive period.

SP Kiyawa added “This is part of the commitment to sustenance of the peace by the Kano State Police Command in conjunction with all the relevant security stakeholders.

He state that “in furtherance, a ban has been placed on ALL DURBAR activities throughout the State for the upcoming Eid-El-Kabir celebrations”.

This measure is taken as a result of series security reports obtained and wide consultations made with relevant security stakeholders to ensure the safety of the larger community.

However, worshippers are advised to conduct their normal Eid Prayers at the various designated Eid praying grounds, traditionally done in the past.

On a final note, the Command encourages continued collaboration and cooperation from all stakeholders to collectively work together to build a safer and more secure environment.

The Command also urges everyone to keep reporting any suspicious movement of person(s) or item(s) they come across to the nearest Police Station or through the following Kano State Police Command emergency contact numbers:- 08032419754, 08123821575, 09029292926.

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