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Abba Kabir Yusuf appoints 14 Special Advisers, 44 Social Media Reporters



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim




Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has again approved the appointment of 14 additional Special Advisers on various fields of human endeavours.

KANO FOCUS recall that the State House of Assembly has granted the approval of 60 Special Advisers to the Governor, part of which 31 have been assigned portfolios.

The appointment was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa on Friday.

Dawakin Tofa said the appointees are directed to assume thier new responsibilities with immediate effect.

Below is the list of the new appointees:

1. Dr. Danyaro Ali Yakasai, Special Adviser, Policy and Social Development

2. Alh. Garba Aliyu Hungu, Special Adviser, Industries

3. Dr. Bashir Abdu Muzakkari Fagge, Special Adviser, Cyber Security

4. Hon. Ismail Shehu Gurjiya, Special Adviser, Grassroot Mobilisation

5. Hon. Nasiru Kunya, Special Adviser, Support Groups

6. Hon. Ali Yahuza Gano, Special Adviser, Metropolitan Affairs

7. Hajiya Habiba Mustapha Baura, Special Adviser, Domestic Affairs

8. Hajiya (Dr.) Fatima Abubakar Amneef, Special Adviser, Special Assignment (Women)

9. Hon. Yusuf Shehu Kibiya, Special Adviser, Community Policy

10. Hon. Ali Abdu Doguwa, Special Adviser, Political Strategy

11. Hajiya Aisha Muhammad Idris, Special Adviser Food Security

12. Hon. Shehu Aliyu Yammedi, Special Adviser, Lafiya Jari Programme

13. Comrade Nura Iro Ma’aji, Special Adviser, Students Matters

14. Dr. Abdulhadi Zubairu Chula, Special Adviser Enlightenment and Social Mobilisation.

In a related development the Governor has approved the appointment and subsequent deployment of 44 Social Media Activists to serve as Senior Special Reporters (SSRs) and Special Reporters (SRs) to various Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs).

According to the governor, their appointment is to provide access to information on policies, programmes and activities of the present administration.

Those appointed are as follows:

1. Abba Zizu, Senior Special Reporter, Agriculture

2. Isma’il Alkassim, Special Reporter, Agriculture

3. Musa Garba (Jikan Oga), Senior Special Reporter, Budget and Planning

4. Bilal Musa Bakin Ruwa, Special Reporter , Budget and Planning

5. Auwal Dan-Ayagi, Senior Special Reporter, Commerce and Industry

6. Usman Abubakar Haske, Special Reporter , Commerce and Industry

7. Auwalu Yau Yusuf, Senior Special Reporter , Culture and Tourism

8. Kamal I.G Kawaji, Special Reporter , Culture and Tourism

9. Comrd Hayatu Tanimu, Senior Special Reporter , Education

10. Usman Ibrahim, Special Reporter , Education

11. Mahmud Ali Yakasai, Senior Special Reporter, Environment

12. Rahma Abdullahi, Special Reporter, Environment

13. Sani Umar, Senior Special Reporter , Finace

14. Abdulrahman Gama, Special Reporter, Finance

15. Aliyu Kwankwason Dorayi, Senior Special Reporter , Health

16. Zainab Muhammad, Special Reporter , Health

17. Nuhu Dambazau, Senior Special Reporter , Higher Education

18. Zainab Musa Aujara, Special Reporter , Higher Education

19. Yakubu Umar , Senior Special Reporter, Information

20. Ibrahim Yusha’u, Special Reporter , Information

21. Amir Abdullahi Kima, Senior Special Reporter , Justice

22. Mahmud Mahmud Dala, Special Reporter , Justice

23. Mustapha R. Mahmud, Senior Special Reporter , Land and Physical Planning

24. Nanu Kankarofi, Special Reporter , Land and Physical Planning

25. Khatimu Kul-Kul, Senior Special Reporter , Local Government

26. Aisha Auwal, Special Reporter , Local Government

27. Kamal Yakasai, Senior Special Reporter , Project Monitoring

28. Ibrahim M. Alliya, Special Reporter, Project Monitoring

29. Sunusi Ma’azu, Senior Special Reporter , Religious Affairs

30. Bashir Aliyu, Special Reporter , Religious Affairs

31. Shafa’atu Ahmad (Londonbe), Senior Special Reporter , Rural Development

32. Kabiru Nadabo Mai Rice, Special Reporter , Rural Development

33. Jameelat Meemi Koki, Senior Special Reporter, Special Duties

34. Muhammad Wasilu Kawo, Special Reporter , Special Duties

35. Nasiru Kassim Fulatan, Senior Special Reporter, Science and Technology

36. Kamila Muhammad Siba,
Special Reporter , Science and Technology

37. Ibrahim Rabi’u, Senior Special Reporter , Transportation

38. Yasir Ibrahim (Monday), Special Reporter, Transportation

39. Auwalu Sani Rogo, Senior Special Reporter, Water Resources

40. Abu Sufyan Doguwa, Special Reporter, Water Resources

41. Fauziyya Isyaku, Senior Special Reporter , Women Affairs

42. Nabeel Sunusi, Special Reporter , Women Affairs

43. Gambo Galadanci, Senior Special Reporter, Works and Housing

44. Khamis B. Ayagi, Special Reporter, Works and Housing

Dawakin Tofa said the appointees are directed to collect their letters of appointment and report to thier respective agencies of assignment immediately.

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Gov Yusuf vows to fish out perpetrators of thuggery in Kano



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Kano State governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has vowed to investigate and fish out perpetrators of political violence, threatening that the government would not spare anybody, irrespective of their political parties.

KANO FOCUS reports that Gov Yusuf made this known on Friday when he received the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, who paid the traditional homage at the government house as part of the Hawan Nasarawa activities.

He then promised to work hand in hand with the emirate while noting their contribution and cooperation with the government.

Commissions of inquiry not targeted at opposition

Governor Yusuf, has said that the Commission of Inquiry created by his government to investigate political fights that led to killings in 2023 and to investigate the alleged diversion of public funds was not meant to witch-hunt anyone, but to re-write the wrong

He said the commissions were set up to ensure transparency and accountability in government and to tackle the menace of political violence in the state.

According to him, the move was to put an end to political violence, which leads to the loss of lives and destruction of properties and to place the state on the path of economic and political development

Earlier, the Emir commended the government for the distribution of palliatives, which he said to a large extent cushioned the hardship among the residents while calling for adjustment where necessary.

Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero,

Emir Bayero condemned in totality the trend of horse riding, thuggery, phone snatching, and other internal crimes that, according to him, led to the loss of lives and properties.

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Dangote donates bags of rice to 48 charity groups in Abuja



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim

Continuing its National Food Intervention Programme, the Aliko Dangote Foundation has facilitated the distribution of thousands of bags of rice to beneficiaries and vulnerable Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with no fewer than 48 charity organizations and orphanages involved in the process.

According to the company’s spokesperson, Anthony Chiejina, the initiative represents a continuation of the Foundation’s commitment to supporting the government and the Nigerian populace in alleviating economic hardship within the country.

Mr. Chiejina noted that following the National Flag-off events in Kano and Lagos, the Foundation initiated the distribution of one million bags of rice throughout all the local government areas in Nigeria last month.

The coordination of the distribution exercise in Abuja is being undertaken by the 1Ummah Foundation, led by Mrs. Azeeza Hassan-Jibril.

Speaking to newsmen, Mrs Jibril said some of the groups that are supporting the ADF in the distribution exercise are: Hope for survival Children’s Home Gishiri, Child to Child Charity Foundation, Gajiya Charity Foundation, Mission for Education, Social and Health (MESH), JADAFIA Group, Network of Women with Disabilities (NWD), Dagam Pilame Community Association, Eeqra Foundation/Orphanage, Leprosarium-Yangoji, Support our troops (SOT) Foundation for widows, Karmajiji Disabled Colony, Bimbola Nutrition and Health Foundation, NASFAT Foundation, and JIBWIS Group among others.

Mrs. Jibril said the donation will greatly and positively impact on the beneficiaries in Abuja.

Reacting, Lead Program Officer of the Mission for Education, Social and Health (MESH), Mrs Khadija Oladipupo, said the rice donation has helped “nourish and uplift those in need within our communities.”

“Together, we’re making a meaningful difference in the lives of our population, especially those in need,” she said.

In her response, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Gajiya Charity Foundation, Hafsat Umar Gimba, expressed gratitude, describing the intervention as a generous assistance.

She said: “Receiving the items you sent has brought immense relief and comfort to the less privileged in the society during these hard times. Your kindness and compassion have touched their hearts profoundly. The rice provided have eased their burdens and provided them with the necessities they desperately needed.

“Knowing that there are individuals and organizations like ADF and 1Ummah who care deeply about the well-being of others fills me with hope and renewed faith in humanity. May you continue to be blessed abundantly for your noble work, and may your kindness inspire others to lend a helping hand to those in need.”

In the same vein, Administrative Secretary, Movement for Islamic Culture and Awareness (MICA), Adeniyi Akeem Akanbi, said: “we sincerely appreciate your support for the rice given us to share among our members and people of Lugbe environs. We say Jazakah lahu kayran to the Dangote foundation and pray Allah reward the organization abundantly.”

According to the President of Network of Women with Disabilities (NWD), Lois Auta, “Your commitment to supporting marginalized communities, particularly women with disabilities, exemplifies your dedication to social responsibility and compassion. Through your donation, you have not only alleviated the immediate needs of those in our network but also demonstrated solidarity and empathy towards our cause.”

Meanwhile, the President of the JADAFIA Group Mrs. Rakiya S Bamalli said: “I want to express our heartfelt appreciation for the generous donations provided by the Aliko Dangote Foundation during the holy month of Ramadan.

“The contributions have enabled us to expand our Ramadan outreach programs, including the distribution of food packages, iftar meals and essential supplies to families and communities facing hardship. This has made a significant difference in our efforts to provide relief to those in need within our community.”

Responding, representative of the Bimbola Nutrition and Health Foundation Mr. Femi Akosile said: “We take this moment to appreciate Aliko Dangote Foundation for the provision of 10kg bags of rice for distribution to the less privileged and vulnerable groups.

“Your contribution has made a significant impact on our efforts to support those in need in our community. The rice has been distributed to families and individuals who are experiencing food insecurity. We want to sincerely say that your partnership and commitment to making a positive difference in our community are truly inspiring, and we are honored to have had the opportunity to work with you.”

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Kano governor reappoints Ogan Boye Special Adviser Youth



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has reappointed Yusuf Shu’aibu Imam popularly known as Ogan Boye, whom he sacked amidst tension associated to judgement of governorship electoral petition tribunal.

KANO FOCUS reports that the governor’s spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, on Tuesday, announced that Ogan Boye was reappointed to his previous office.

According to the spokesperson, the governor also approved the appointments of additional special advisers and other heads of government agencies.

Former chairman of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Bayero University, Kano branch Pofessor Ibrahim Magaji Barde was appointed Special Adviser on Internally Generated Revenue (IGR), Dr Abdulhamid Danladi was appointed Special Adviser on Diaspora and Bello Muhammad Kiru was appointed Special Adviser on Water Resources.

Other appointees include Nura Jafar Shanono, who moved from Special Adviser Water Resources to Managing Director of Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA).

Nasir Mansur Muhammad was appointed Director General, Small and Medium Enterprises(SMEs) while Aminu Hamidu Bako Kofar Na’isa is to serve as Deputy Managing Director of the Kano Agricultural and Rural Development Authority (KNARDA).

Mukhtar Yusuf was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of the Water Resources Engineering and Construction Agency (WRECA).

Baba Abubakar Umar was moved from Special Adviser to the governor to Executive Secretary Private and voluntary Institutions Management Board.


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