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NIPR elects Sule Ya’u Sule,16 others Council Members



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), has elected Dr. Sule Yau Sule of Image Merchants Promotion alongside 15 others as members of the Governing Council of the Institute.

KANO FOCUS reports that the members were elected at the end of the Institute’ Annual General Meeting in Abuja.

The Institute is run by a 22-member Governing Council made up of 17 elected members and 5 nominees of the Federal Government.

The elected members would form an Electoral College to elect the President and Vice President, who are to also double as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Governing Council for a tenure of two years.

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The major contenders for the Presidency of the institute are two Fellows of NIPR, Dr. Ike Neliaku of FCT Chapter and Mrs. Nkechi Ali-Balogun of Lagos Chapter Chairman. Meanwhile, with the outcome of elect result, Nkechi Ali Balogun could not make it to the council.

Result of the NIPR Election on 24th August 2023

The 17 Elected Council Members
1. Dr SuleYau Sule-868 void 20
2. Ini Ememobong Essien-867 void 3
3. Dr Ike Neliaku-830 void 10
4. Bashir Adamu Chedi-815 void 18
5. Dr Adewale Oladipo Oyekanmi-811 void 23
6. Okoh Thelma Chika-808 void 22
7. Kabir Ali Kobi-795 void 3
8. Adaramola Temitope-788 void 13
Professor Kate Azuga Ominuga-753 void 11
9. Dr Saidat Salah Abdulnaqi-713 void 27
10. Prof Emmanuel Dandaura-695 void 16
11. Professor Sarah Benjamin Luwahas-673 void 10
12. Prince Ford Ozumba-656 void 6
13. Pastor Paulinus Eyinda Nsirim-648 void 2
14. Olubunmi Adedoyin Badejo-630 void 12
15. Akin Agbejule-612 void 25.
16. Bajulaye Adetokunbo-593 void 23
17. Yakubu Gomos-584 void 3
Other Candidates
18. Charles Aniagu-485 void 14.
19. Sajoh Ahmad Ibrahim -390 void 7
20. Nkechi Ali-Balogun-375 void 11
21. Aliyu Umar Aliyu-314 void 13.
22. Hogan Eyo Bassey-305 void 6
23. Afolabi Olajuwon-288 void 9.
24. Lamidi Ishola Kamarudeen- 288 void 8
25. Sunday Adelabu Adeyemi Adejorin-239 void 7
26. Samuel Tobih Oseluka-233 void 3
27. Princely Kingsley Ngunu-208 void

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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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