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In – Ganduje, NCC boss, others bag Kano NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel Award 2019

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje and the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, are among prominent Nigerians to be honour by the Kano NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel, for their contribution to national development and confidence in the Nigerian media.

A statement signed by the chairman of the Chapel, Mr Ibrahim Garba Shuaibu, indicated that the epoch-making event will take place on December 14, at Bristol Palace, Farm Centre, Kano.

The statement said that the award recipients are men and women of proven integrity, who have excelled in their various fields of endeavour.

According to the statement, “after a painstaking deliberation by the leadership of the Chapel and the award screening Committee, we decided to honour these distinguished and important personalities for their immense contribution to national development, commitment in their various fields of endeavours, upliftment of the welfare of the common man; and as well, their disposition to the development of the Nigerian media

“Our decision to recognize these patriotic Nigerians is borne out of our desire to spur them to show more commitment to nation-building, and even encourage other prominent Nigerians to perform better in their respective assignments and leadership positions.

The statement explained that “the awardees were cautiously selected after passing through certain standards set out by the Award Committee. This event is one of its kinds which will be held annually to appreciate notable Nigerians.”

Others who are to be honoured include the business mogul, Alhaji Isyaku Umar Tofa; the Chief Executive Officer/ Managing Director of Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna.

The statement added that all the awardees have since expressed their willingness to attend the grand event, just as the Chapel Chairman also expressed gratitude to the Organizing Committee for their efforts for making this year’s event a huge success.


Kano Governor Rage – Says No One Can Change New Emirates Decision.

…Ganduje appoints sanusi II as Chairman to demonstrate his sincerity

Kano State government on Monday insisted that the creation of new emirates in the state had come to stay, maintaining that it was part of efforts to reform obsolete laws guiding the existence of the traditional institution.

The government said for a traditional institution to stand the test of time and move in pace with the global world, it has to be fine-tuned and restructured in such a way that it can help in accelerating the development and socio-economic reality of the people.

A press statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, indicated that following the signing into law the bill for the establishment of the new emirates of Bichi, Rano Gaya and Karaye, a bunch of partisan and self-appointed elitist group, Advocate for United Kano, claiming to be speaking on behalf of the people of Kano sprang up.
The statement said that whereas the people of Kano overwhelmingly welcomed the development, the group, which membership is more of opposition, was trying to, at all cost, depict the old heritage as being destroyed.

“From what we have understood, it is a group of people with inclination to the opposition party in the state. They do not represent anyone but themselves and just trying desperately to become relevant in the scheme of things,‘’ the statement adds.

Malam Garba further explained that the establishment of additional emirates in the state was aimed at bringing more development to the people of the new emirates and also the need to bring traditional institutions closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.

He said to demonstrate his sincerity, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje appointed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new Chairman of the Kano State Council of Chiefs.

Malam Garba explained that there were some policies and programmes on health, security introduced in the state, among them being the recently introduced free and compulsory education at basic and secondary levels that will require the active participation of the community especially the traditional institution which has now been decentralized for effective implementation and coordination.

He urged the people in the state to remain calm, law-abiding and resist any temptation by some group of people to plunge the state to undue tension.


Breaking – Ganduje Under Fire Over New Emirates

…Tofa, Na’Abba, 10 other elders slam Kano gov

Twelve elders in Kano State have accused the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of working “tirelessly” to destroy the legacy of Kano Emirate Council, remarking that his insistence on creating four additional emirate councils was appalling, misguided and dictatorial.

The elders led by former presidential candidate of the National Republican Convention (NRC), Bashir Othman Tofa and the former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’abba, regretted that despite cautions from a wide spectrum of individuals for the governor to apply reason and rectitude, he went ahead to sign into law, the obnoxious bill.

“As elders, who are sincerely concerned with the unity, wellbeing and progress of the people of Kano State, we consider this singular act by the governor (along with many similar inactions upon which the citizens have expressed their dissatisfaction) appalling, misguided and dictatorial,” they stated.

“We view, with great concern, the impunity with which the governor of Kano State has been running the affairs of the state in total disregard to the wish and aspirations of the people. We hereby call on the governor to, in the interest of unity, peace and progress of Kano State, immediately cause the repeal of the obnoxious law, creating the new emirates.

“Our resolve in this regard was informed by careful consideration of the fact that the personal ambitions of the governor should not be allowed to jeopardise the overall common good and harmonious relationship existing among the Kano populace.

“If however, in the wisdom of the governor, that the new emirates are necessary in order to fast track development, then the law must be subjected entirely to the processes of popular will. This is a matter of strategic public significance and should be subjected to established democratic ideals.

“In making this declaration, we wish to, once again, appeal to the good people of the state to continue to remain law abiding and peaceful in their conducts. We assure all well-meaning citizens that Kano will continue to be great in all endeavours.

“We equally wish to implore other well-meaning Nigerians not to relent in their prayers and other interventions towards finding a lasting solution to this unfortunate aspect of our history” they stated.

The rest of the elders, who issued and signed the statement on behalf of Advocates for United Kano included Prof. Jibrin Ibrahim, Malam Abba Dabo, Aishatu Dankani, Dr. Dalhatu Sani Yola, Kawai Audi, Amina BB Faruk , Malam Ibrahim Ado, Dr. Bala Muhammad and Prof. Faruk Sarkin Fada.


Kano: Gov. Ganduje recruits 920 newly employed health workers.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mr Abba Anwar,his Chief Press Secretary and issued to newsmen in Kano.

He said out of the number, 626 were employed under the State Health Services Management Board while the remaining 294 would serve under the Primary Health Care Management Board.

Anwar quoted Ganduje as advising the newly recruited workers to be hard working and dedicated to their duties, assuring that his administration would continue to support and strengthen health care institutions.

“We will make sure that all primary health care services are brought under one roof to ensure quality control and effective management of the system,” he said.

Ganduje directed the state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Aminu Tsanyawa to kick start a process of rewarding outstanding health workers of all categories in the sector.

“Let’s get best performing doctor, best performing pharmacist, best performing nurse, best performing Laboratory Technician and all other areas in the health sector. We need to evolve a process of rewarding commitment and hard work,” he said.

In his remarks, Tsanyawa commended government for its continuous support to the health sector and urged the newly employed workers to justify the confidence reposed in them by being dedicated to their duties.

He also commended the development partners for their unrelenting support towards the development of the health sector in the state.


Kano Assembly agrees to creation of 4 new emirates

…as ganduje insist

The Kano State House of Assembly, on Thursday, approved the creation of four additional First Class Emirate Councils in the state, thereby bringing the number to five.

NobleReporters culled that a State High Court in Kano nullified the law that earlier established the new emirates, which include Rano, Bichi, Gaya, and Karaye.
The court nullified the emirates on the ground that the petition that led to the creation of the Emirates was presented to the assembly by a private person instead of a member of the Assembly.

After the court verdict, Ganduje immediately sent a letter to the assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Emirate Council bill 2019 .

Reading the bill for the second time during plenary on Wednesday, the Majority leader of the House, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari, said the creation of the Emirates was aimed at bringing more development to the areas.

According to him, the decision to amend the Kano Emirate Council Bill 2019 was in public interest as it will bring the people closer to their traditional rulers.

He said that the move would pave way for more developmental projects in those areas, especially the issue of infrastructure and security.

“The law will also provide the presence of Council of Chiefs, which its Chairmanship will be a two-year rotation among the now five emirs, including the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

“And the emirs will work hand in hand with the state government and the council of chiefs aimed at ensuring the development of the state and also coordination among them,” Abdul-Madari said.

He explained that with the recent creation of the Emirates, before the court verdict, a lot of developments were recorded in the areas, especially in the areas of security and infrastructure.

“The creation of the Emirates has also brought about job creation, and it has also boosted the business activities of these areas. Therefore, more of such should be expected when the Emirates are fully effective”, he said.

Abdul-Madari added that the creation of the Emirates would make their respective areas to become big cities like the present Kano city.

N.Rs reports that after series of deliberation by the legislators during the plenary presided over by the speaker, Alhaji Abdulazeez Garba-Gafasa, the members went into a committee of the whole House meeting.

After the meeting, the legislators adjourned the session to Thursday and they continued from where they stopped on Wednesday.
Shortly after the meeting of the committee of the whole, the lawmakers reconvened and adopted the bill for the creation of the four additional First Class emirate councils.


Ganduje demands for account details for compensations over N250m demolished properties.

…ask ganduje to send the N4.5m details.

Kano State Government has asked Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, to send his account details to receive a compensation of N4.5m compensation over his N250m property which was demolished to pave way for the ongoing flyover and underpass being constructed at the Dangi Roundabout area.

Kano State Bureau for Land Management spokesperson, Murtala Shehu Umar who made the appeal in a statement released on Wednesday December 4, said the state’s Government has since released money to settle the compensation for all affected structures in the area. According to him, only the Emir is yet to submit his bank details.

Umar said the government did not seize “any land belonging to the Monarch. Although as the general public is aware that the present administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje is constructing a gigantic Underpass, first of its kind in the country at Dangi on Zaria road, and due to the nature of design and size of the underpass some structures within the area were affected and needed to be removed from the area.

“Among the structures affected are 2 wall fenced lands belonging to the Emir, one at Ibrahim Dabo Road, and the other at Dr. Borodo Road and another big dilapidated room attached to the walls, these structures were removed with the consent of His Royal Highness as it was not the whole plot that was affected as some Media reported.

“Any person is free to visit the area to assess and see for himself to avoid doubt and report to the general public what he/she has seen instead of carrying news from the people who don’t want peace in the State.

“Based on this development Kano State Bureau for Land Management is appealing to His Royal Highness the Emir of Kano Malan Muhammadu Sanusi II to send his account details for the payment of his compensation, since the Government has released the money to the Bureau to settle all the compensation of the affected structures, and only the Emir is yet to submit his bank details as at this time”

It was further gathered that officials of the Ministry of Lands have confirmed that Emir Sanusi purchased the 1.2-hectare land in 2010 at a cost of N200 Million and that it was recently valued for N250 Million at a commercial rate.


Gov. Ganduje presents bill as he seeks creation of 4 new emirates.

…Barely weeks after court threw out the action

Barely weeks after a Kano State High Court invalidated the four new emirate councils in Kano, the state government has initiated a fresh bill to the Assembly for the establishment of the nullified emirates.

A statement signed by Mohammed Garba, the state Commissioner for Information said that the decision to return the bill to the Assembly was approved by the State Executive Council on Sunday night, adding that the Council had endorsed the need for the creation of the new emirates of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye.
The statement maintained that the Council seriously discussed the decade- long clamour for the establishment of the emirates with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new emirates.

The statement observed that the Council took cognizance of the fact that some of the emirates pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the efforts to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.

It added that the decision to initiate the bill was also informed by the need to bring the traditional institution closer to the people in addition to hastening the speed of socio-economic development as well as the security of the state.

According to the statement, the introduction of the free and compulsory education at basic and secondary levels requires the active participation of the community especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.

The statement stressed that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest following a Kano High Court action that nullified the law on the ground that the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private person and not a member of the House.

The Council, according to statement, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill in the interest of the public.

Recall that a Kano High Court, presided by Justice Usman Nabba, had nullified the new emirates and consequently restrained the governor, the House of Assembly, their servants, agents and proxies from giving effect to or from continuing to give effect to the (Appointment and Deposition Law) 2019.
In its judgement, the court held that the purported proceedings or discussions taken by the Kano State House of Assembly in respect of the law violated its own rule adding that the legislators failed to comply with Order II, Rule 3 of Kano State House of Assembly.