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Alleged murder: Court orders Kano Attorney-General to prepare charge against Doguwa



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman




A Kano State High Court presided over by Justice Maryam Sabo has granted permission to slam the order of Mandamus on Kano Attorney General, Musa Abdullahi Lawal to formally charge House of Representatives Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa in an alleged case of murder.

KANO FOCUS reports that the court accepted prayers of one of the State Retired Chief Magistrate, Muntari Garba Dandago, to apply for an order of mandamus seeking to compel Lawal to immediately file a charge against Doguwa and his other conspirators.

It is on notice that the Order of Mandamus is a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court or ordering a person to perform a public or statutory duty.

The court gave the order upon an exparte application by counsel to the applicant, Barrister Y.I Shariff

The motion ex parte, which contained 19 paragraphs of an affidavit in support, was duly sworn to by the applicant himself, dated 5th April, 2023, and the written address filed by the applicant’s counsel, dated 10th April 2023.

Delivering a ruling on the motion, Justice Sabo upheld that, “Leave is hereby granted to the applicant to apply for the issuance of an order of mandamus against the respondent, that is Attorney General of Kano State, compelling him to exercise his power under section 211 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) to immediately file a charge against Alhassan Ado Doguwa and his conspirators for the offences of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide, mischief, incitement of public disturbance and possession of firearms before a court of competent jurisdiction.”

The court adjourned the case to 12th May 2023, for the hearing of the motion on notice.

When contacted, Abdullahi said the Kano State Ministry of Justice is still waiting for the Nigeria Police Force to complete their investigation and bring back the case file.

“The Police has written to the ministry officially that the IGP has taken over investigation and already assigned a special team headed by AIG from Headquarters to conduct the investigation over the incident,” he said.

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Gov. Yusuf prohibits any public demonstration, order arrest of purported student protesters



Mukhtar Yahaya Usman

The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has imposed stringent restrictions on all public gatherings intended for protest within the state, exercising the authority vested in him as the chief security officer of the state

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Wednesday.

By virtue of his position, the governor has directed the Police, the Directorate of State Security Services, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to apprehend, detain, and prosecute any individual or group partaking in demonstrations on the streets of Kano.

This decisive action is a preemptive strategy aimed at averting any potential breakdown of law and order orchestrated by adversaries of the state.

“We are privy to credible intelligence indicating that certain prominent figures from the opposition party in Kano have devised plans to sponsor student associations and political agitators from other northwestern states to incite chaos under the guise of advocating for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero.”

The state government has explicitly outlawed protests, demonstrations, or processions of any kind, and individuals found on the streets of Kano engaging in such activities will be promptly apprehended.

“Through this declaration, we caution student groups against being manipulated by troublemakers who are resolute in fomenting disorder in Kano.”

The governor urged all citizens of the state to carry on with their normal activities as the state retains its tranquility, and the government will persist in vigilant oversight of the situation to promptly address any individuals or factions trying to undermine the relative peace that state presently enjoys.

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Kano Emirate Tussle: Court Restrains Police, SSS, Military From harassing, Intimidating Emir Sanusi



Mukhtar Yahya Usman


…… As the new Emir takes days holding the Palace Sitting

The Kano High Court, presided over by Justice Aminu Adamu Aliyu, sitting at Miller Road, has issued a restraining order against the police, the State Security Service (SSS), and the Nigerian military to prevent them from forcibly removing the reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.

This legal action was initiated by the Emir, in conjunction with the four traditional kingmakers of Kano: Madakin Kano Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano Ibrahim Sarki Abdullahi; Sarkin Bai Mansur Adnan, and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta Bello Tuta.

Justice Aliyu, in granting the order, also barred the security agencies from arresting or harassing the Emir and his kingmakers.

The judge declared, “An interim injunction is hereby granted, restraining the Respondents themselves, their agents, representatives, and assigns from further harassing, intimidating, inviting, arresting, or invading the personal or official residences of the Applicants (Gidan Rumfa), their attendants, or any of the Kano Emirate kingmakers, engaging in actions that could impede the Applicants’ rights generally in relation to this litigation pending the hearing and resolution of the motion on notice.

Furthermore, an interim injunction is granted, preventing the Respondents from attempting to seize, appropriate, or confiscate any regalia of authority, such as the twin spear of authority, the Royal Hat of Dabo, the Ostrich-feathered shoes, the knife and sword of the Emir of Kano, and other symbols of his office, pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice

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Hanifa murder: Gov. Yusuf vows to follow case to logical conclusion



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has vowed to resurrect murder case of 5-year-old school girl, Hanifa Abubakar killed by her proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko with the intent to follow case to a logical conclusion.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Governor made this known during an event to commemorate the 2024 International Children’s Day Celebration in Kano on Monday.

He however, vowed to ensure the deceased school girl get justice.

Governor Yusuf continued when he said the state is on the verge of declaring state of Emergency on Education to ensure quality education for children in the state.

“When we say State of emergency, we mean holistic approach such as free education, renovation of dilapidated schools and infrastructures among others to ensure quality education.”

The Governor also promised that in no distance time it will introduce free school feeding and free uniforms for school children between Primary one to three in the state.

Earlier, the State’s Commissioner for Women, Children and Disable, Hajiya Aisha Lawan, commended the Governor for his initiatives (free education for primary and secondary students as well as slashing of school fees by 50 per cent for tertiary students) with the aim to improve their Education.

On her part, the Speaker of the Children’s Parliament in Kano state, Hauwa Ibrahim called on the state Government to implement Child right act for the well being of Children in the state.

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