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Kano gets first female Chief Judge, Dije Aboki



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano state governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has sworn in the first female Chief Judge of the state, Justice Dije Audu Aboki, with an appeal for support from the judiciary.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Governor made the appeal on Monday while swearing in the first female Chief Judge in the State at Africa House, Government House, in Kano.

The Governor then urged the judiciary to support his administration’s demolition and anti-graft policies to enable it to recover public assets allegedly acquired illegally by the immediate-past administration in the state.

He described the relationship between the judiciary, legislature, and executive as not competitive but complementary, promising to continue to maintain cordial relationships amongst the three arms of government.

According to him, “Justice Aboki has paid her dues in the temple of justice and through experience, talent, and patriotism is by the grace of God elevated as the Chief Judge of the state.

“While I congratulate you on this well-deserved appointment, may I also remind my Lord that this task is a daunting one that calls for total dedication and commitment for the peace, progress, and stability of Kano state and Nigeria at large.

He hinted that ” Having spent your public life within this sector, no one can lecture you on what the citizens expect from you as the Head of this very important Arm of Government,”

The Governor enjoined Aboki not only to see this elevation as a call to duty but also as a trust invested in her by God to represent Him in the affairs of men.

“You can count on the support of the Executive Arm of Government and the Legislature to work with you in helping you cultivate a cordial working relationship with the staff,” he assured.

Governor Yusuf said she was assuming duty when the state was operating financial autonomy of the three arms of government, including the Judiciary.

He, therefore, charged Justice Aboki to take advantage of all the latitude that this autonomy provides to ensure that judiciary staff is well trained while the day-to-day running of the courts is seamless.

Yusuf also drew the attention of the new chief judge to the challenges with the speedy dispensation of justice, particularly as it involves some suspects that are arraigned for violent crimes.

“It is our view that when such cases are dealt with expeditiously, and those found guilty are punished, it will deter others hoping to engage in criminal acts,” said the governor.

Besides, he advised her to beware of those who want to corrupt, confuse, intimidate, or blackmail the judiciary to do their bidding.

Yusuf, however, expressed optimism that the present leadership is very capable of withstanding and maintaining the sanctity of the Temple of Justice and the Legal profession in the state.

While responding, Justice Aboki said she was grateful to God for the opportunity to serve and the privilege to be elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the state.

She promised to serve with “integrity, honesty and justice” as well as do her best to ensure that the rule of law is adhered to at all times.

“We will restore the lost glory of the judiciary in our state,” pledged the new chief judge.

Justice Aboki also said she was aware of the challenges in the Judiciary and appealed for support and collaboration from the executive and legislative arms to succeed.

She also solicited the support of the Justices, other judicial staff, and professional bodies to meet the desired objectives of delivering justice.

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Demolition: Kano govt appeals N30bn compensation judgement



Demolition at Abubakar Rimi Market

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim



The Kano State Government has appealed a Federal High Court judgement that ordered it to pay N30 billion as compensation to some traders for the demolition of their shops.

KANO FOCUS reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano and presided over by Justice Simon Anogede, had, while delivering judgement in the case filed by the Traders Association, said what the government did was barbaric and unconstitutional.

The court however awarded N30 billion as compensation to the traders, instead of the N250 billion they demanded from the government.

However, the Kano State government says it has appealed the judgement, which it described as miscarriage of justice.

Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, explained that the court was not right in awarding judgement to the Traders Association because the Land Use Act is clear on the position of lands in every state.

He insisted that the court lacked the jurisdiction to even listen to the case because government is the sole owner of land, according to the Land Use Act.

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ACReSAL plans to increase city parks to 50 in Kano, laments indiscriminate felling of trees



Dr Dahiru Muhammad Hashim

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim





The Kano Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes (ACReSAL), has said that it will increase city parks to 50 in Kano.

KANO FOCUS reports that the Project Coordinator Dr Dahiru Muhammad Hashim made this known while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Kano.

He said the project is planning to recover and restore lost landscapes arising from natural causes and human activities.

”We are committed to addressing the environmental challenges that affect the state such as climate change, drylands, erosion and flooding, land degradation, and issues that affect the livelihood of communities which is mainly agriculture.

”The ACReSAL project is anchored on four broad components that speak essentially to the demand of the poor whose livelihoods have been distressed,” he said.

Hashim also said that the ACReSAL project has drilled solar-powered boreholes and established tree nurseries in some local government areas of the state.

He said that the intervention would boost agriculture and improve the standard of living of the people while the tree nurseries would help to combat desertification and soil erosion.

He expressed the commitment of the state in improving and protecting the Kano environment with priority and attention to the sector on issues of biodiversity conservation and restoration of degraded lands.

“ACReSAL plans to undertake Erosion control work in Rarin, Dawakin Tofa and Bulbula/Gayawa, Nassarawa, and Ungogo Local government areas.

“Construction of water conservation structure and provision of minor irrigation facilities in ‘Yartiti, Shanono, and construction of water conservation structure and provision of minor irrigation facilities in Fajewa, Takai Local government area.

“Establishment of 100ha individual farmer orchards and Woodlot plantations, 200ha of woodlot in communal forests and institutional plantings.

“440ha farmer-managed natural regeneration of indigenous tree species on individual farmlands and communal forests and promotion of climate-smart agriculture through FLID and CRF among others,” he said

KANO FOCUS reports that the World Bank’s 700 million dollar ACReSAL project is being implemented in collaboration with the federal government and the 19 northern states and the FCT was recently officially launched in Bauchi by Gov. Bala Mohammed, thus becoming the first among the participating states to unveil the project implementation.

The ACreSAL project is embarked on by the Federal Government to build community resilience as well as improve the sustainable productivity of its natural resources in Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Yobe, Zamfara, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Benue, Nasarawa, Kogi, Plateau, Adamawa, Taraba, Niger, Kwara, and Kaduna.

These northern states including the FCT, the federal government said are faced by rapid desert encroachment ranging from severe to moderate and marginal.

Other incentives of the project are the strengthening of the environment for integrated climate-resilient landscape management, fighting issues surrounding desertification, drought, landscape degradation, and deprivation at community levels as well as resuscitating the sectors of agriculture, environment, and water resources.

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Kano NIPR conducts AGM, Public Lecture



The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations NIPR Kano Chapter has set to elect new leadership of the institution in Kano during its annual general meeting

KANO FOCUS reports that this was contained in a statement issued by Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari the instituted’s Kano branch chairman publicity sub-committee on Friday.

Mr Kwari said during the AGM a public lecture will be presented on the importance of Artificial intelligence (AI)

The event will be held today (Friday) the 29th of September, 2023 at the Tahir Guest Palace Kano.
The theme of the event is “Artificial Intelligence and Spin-Doctoring in Public Relations Practice in Nigeria: Prospects and Challenges”

The lecture will be presented by Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu of the Faculty of Communications, Bayero University.

Also, the l public relations expert and the publisher of PRNigeria Malam Yushau Shuaibu will discuss the paper.

The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero who chaired the contact and mobilization sub-committee of the event will be the royal father at the occasion.

Similarly, Former Kano state Governor, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau will chair the Occasion while the president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations Mr. Ike Neliaku, and the immediate past president of the Institute, Malam Mukhtar Zubair Siraj are expected to be in attendance.

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