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Kano sets pace for states to evict non-performing government – Shehu Sani



Sen. Shehu Sani

Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


A renown activist cum politician Sen. Shehu Sani said Kano People has set a pace for Nigerians to vote out non performing governments via electoral process.

KANO FOCUS reports that Comrade Sani revealed this on Wednesday night during a symposium to mark the 41st anniversary of Malam Aminu Kano’s death organised by Aminu Kano Centre of Democratic Studies, Mambayya House, Gwammaja.

He noted that poverty and hunger should not be an excuse for people to compromise their voting right with spaghetti.

Sen. Shehu Sani

He attributed the Kano political consciousness to the legacy of Malam Aminu Kano.

We’re committed to promoting Aminu Kano legacies Gov. Yusuf

Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf said his administration would continue to keep the legacies of late Malam Aminu Kano by impacting positively on the lives of the people.

The Governor represented by the Commissioner for Information, Baba Halilu Dantiye, described Aminu Kano as a nationalist and activist who fought to the uplift and uphold the fundamental rights of common people.

Baba Halilu Dantiye

He said Aminu Kano left a legacy of social justice, equality, sincerity of purpose, good governance, and desire that every child should be educated.

Yusuf said his administration was following that footstep by prioritising education as demonstrated in the huge allocation to the sector in the 2024 budget.

He said his administration was also providing foreign scholarships to Kano State indigenes.

Yusuf expressed his government’s readiness to embrace ideas, advice, and recommendations that would enhance the well-being of the people of the state.

He commended the Aminu Kano Centre for Democratic Studies, Bayero University, for the annual symposium.


CP Usaini Gumel tasks law enforcement agencies on neutrality, professionalism during elections

The Commissioner of Police in Kano State, Usaini Gumel, has urged fellow law enforcement agencies to maintain neutrality, uphold professionalism and guarantee the safety and security of citizens during elections.

“As the Commissioner of Police of the Kano Police Command, I urge fellow law enforcement agencies to maintain neutrality, uphold professionalism, and guarantee the safety and security of all citizens during elections.

Usaini Gumel,

“We must work tirelessly to prevent electoral violence, investigate electoral offences, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice,” he said.

He also said that the travails of Nigeria’s electoral process in the Fourth Republic underscored the urgent need for reforms that would strengthen democratic institutions, promote electoral integrity, and restore confidence in the electoral system.

The commissioner stated that by upholding the values of democracy and the rule of law, “we can steer our nation toward a future where the voice of the people truly shapes the course of governance.”

Presentation of Book on NEPU

He said Nigeria as a nation had made significant strides in transitioning to democratic governance,yet, the prevalence of electoral irregularities, political violence, vote-buying, and other malpractices had eroded public trust in the electoral system.

This, coupled with the phenomenon of judicial interventions in electoral disputes, Gumel said, had led to a growing perception of courts wielding more influence than voters in shaping political leadership.

“For democracy to thrive in Nigeria, it is imperative that the electoral process upholds the principles of transparency, fairness, and accountability.

“Political actors, electoral bodies, security agencies and the judiciary, all have a crucial role to play in ensuring free, fair, and credible elections that truly reflect the will of the people,” he said.

Gumel further stated that while free and fair election was the hallmark of a democratic system, election malpractices and violence had been regarded as obstacles to the consolidation of democratic institutions.


Book written on NEPU SAWABA

This, he said, made the issue of security very crucial in all the phases of the electoral process: the pre-electoral, electoral, and post-electoral phases.

He said the role of the security agencies was to safeguard the electoral environment and electoral process, and that for this reason, the security agencies were exposed to the machinations of political actors.

“To optimize the role of the security agencies, an Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) was established in Nigeria before the 2011 General Elections, which establishes the code of conduct and rules of engagement for the security agencies before, during and after elections.

MD ARTV Mustapha Adamu Indabawa and MD Radio Kano Abubakar Adamu Rano


“With this, all security men and women on electoral duty now have a common standard of reference for their actions,”the commissioner added.

Also speaking, a former national president of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Prof. Nasiru Isa Fagge said Nigerians need to be given quality education to chart a cause for national development, saying that Nigerian government has enough resources to do that.

To strengthen democracy in Nigeria, Prof. Fagge advised that electoral offices should be made unattractive and judiciary should be corrupt-free, paying emphasis to substance of cases brought before them not just technicalities.

Among the speakers during the occasion were the Vice-Chancellor Bayero University, Prof. Sagir Abbas, representative of the Emir of Kano, Wakilin Arewa, Alhaji Faruk Yola.

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Prof. Williams Fawole, Senator Shehu Sani and Dr Abubakar Umar led discussion on the topic “Democracy or ‘Courtocracy’: The Travail of Nigeria’s Electoral Process in the Fourth Republic.”

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Gov. Yusuf Flag off Distribution of Over N1 billion Worth Free Fertilizers to Smallholder Farmers in Kano



Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf Thursday unveiled distribution of free fertilizers worth over one billion naira to smallholder farmers including females and People with Disabilities in the state.

A statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor, said the initiative was in fulfillment of Governor Yusuf’s campaign promise to improve livelihood through investment on Agribusiness.

Governor Yusuf had during his campaign activities towards 2023 elections promised to champion Agricultural transformation through provision of quality and affordable Agricultural inputs as contained in his 70 page blueprint presented to the good people of Kano tittled “My Commitment for Kano”

Besides, the Dawakin-Tofa revealed the over a billion naira worth NPK fertilizers that was distributed to 52,800 smallholder farmers across the 44 Local Government areas were produced by the state owned Kano Agricultural Supply Company (KASCO).

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf while flagging off the agric input disbursement explained the intention was to reduce cost of production and boost food security.

The state executive council had also approved the procurement of over five billion naira worth fertilizers that will soon be made available to Kano farmers at subsedised rate.

The Governor stressed that farmers already battling with high cost of inputs and labour occasioned by economic reality, now have cause to redouble energy to multiple their produces.

He emphasised on the government readiness to sustain food production through regular supply of fertilizer production by the state owned company (KASCO). Governor Yusuf said KASCO and other state manufacturering centres are being strengthening to revertilise revenue flow and sustain the economy of the economy of the state.

The beneficiaries which include women farmers and people living with disabilities are expected to recieve 25kg of NPK fertilizer to support thier farming activities and eventually boost the yeild of thier crops and improve livelihood of the people.

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Agriculture: Gov. Yusuf issues stern warning against diversion of fertilizer distributed to Kano farmers..



… As Emir Sanusi harps on fairness in sharing

The Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has issued a stern warning to officials of the state against the diversion of fertilizer distributed to 52,800 farmers across the 44 Local Government Areas.

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

The governor’s warning was made during the flag-off of the distribution of free fertilizer to farmers across the 44 local governments, held at the Open Arena, Government House, Kano.

The Governor mandated the Kano Project Protection Association (Kano-PRO-PA) to ensure adherence to the distribution guidelines intended for smallholder farmers.

“Any government official found diverting this fertilizer will be dealt with severely.

“We will not tolerate corruption. This gesture is meant for real farmers,” the Governor warned.

In his remark the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, emphasized the importance of fairness in the distribution exercise to achieve the set goals and objectives.

He noted that the gesture was timely, as the Emirate has received reports from District Heads about the high price of fertilizer impeding farming during the 2024 rainy season, potentially causing food shortages.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II added that ensuring the fertilizer reaches the intended beneficiaries and providing the necessary farm inputs will significantly assist in achieving a bumper harvest.

He urged farmers to judiciously utilize the given resources.

The Emir also called on well-to-do individuals, philanthropists, and those capable in society to empower farmers with inputs and aid the needy during these trying times.

He commended the Kano State Government under the leadership of Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf for initiating people-oriented projects aimed at uplifting the standard of living of Kano’s populace.

Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II prayed for peace, unity, stability, prosperity, and economic development in the state and beyond.

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Gov. Yusuf reinstates Emir of Gaya, appoints two others for Rano, Karaye emirates



Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim


Gov. Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has approved the appointment of three second class Emirs of Rano, Gaya and Karaye Emirates.


KANO FOCUS reports that the new emirs are to serve as second class answerable to Kano emirate.


According to a statement issued by Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the Spokesperson to the Governor and made available to journalists in Kano the newly appointed Emirs are: Alhaji Muhammad Mahraz Karaye, as Emir of Karaye (who until his appointment was the District Head of Rogo); Alhaji Muhammad Isa Umar, as Emir of Rano (who until his appointment, was the District Head of Bunkure) and Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, as Emir of Gaya (who was the emir of the defunct Gaya emirate).


While congratulating the newly appointed Emirs, Governor Abba K. Yusuf enjoined them to be custodians of culture, peace and unity of the people in thier respective emirates.


You may recall that the Governor had on Tuesday the 16th of July, 2024 signed into law three second class emirates in the state with Rano covering only Rano, Kibiya and Bunkure Local Government areas. Gaya covering only Gaya, Ajingi and Albasu Local Government areas. Karaye covers only Karaye and Rogo Local Government areas.


The appointments are with immediate effect.

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