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Kano Constitutes Task Force On Removal Of Illegal Structures

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Danliti Ibrahim

In its efforts enhance successful implementation of Urban and Environmental renewal programme of the present administration, the state Government has constituted a special task force on removal of illegal structures, motor parks,street trading,and dumping of refuse in the state.

Inaugurating the Special Task Force ,The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji charged Members of the task force to do their best in the discharge of their responsibilities,pointing out that the state government would give all necessary support to the task force.

He then call on the people in the state to identify with the taskforce to ensure conducive atmosphere for socio economic and political development.

In his speech the special taskforce chairman Hon Baffa Babba Dan Agundi who is also the Managing Director of Kano State Road and Traffic Agency(KAROTA) pledged to work hard for the realisation of the set objectives and appeal to people in the state to accord the taskforce utmost co-operation towards carrying out its assignment.

Among the taskforce terms of reference includes: Removal of all illegal structures within the state, to stop the operations of all illegal motor parks,as well as to stop unnecessary dumping of refuse on streets and any other works that the taskforce may deemed fit to be beneficial to the urban and environmental renewal programme.

Others include coopting the head of any MDA which has relevance to the work of the special task force and any other duty assigned by the Executive Governor.

Members of the special task force are; Suleiman Ahmad Abdulwahab,Managing Director, Abdullahi Mu’azu Gwarzo,Managing Director, REMASAB, ACP Shika Representing Police Force, Auwal Kado representing Department of State Security, USC Usman Isma’il representing Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

In a statement by the Chief Public Relations Officer office of the SSG ,Uba Abdullahi said Others are Yisuf Dahiru Under Secretary REPA to serve as the co- secretary and Barrister Mutawakkil Ishaq Principal State Counsel to Serve as Secretary of the task force

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Emirate Tussle:Justice Liman’s Ruling Not Helpful For The Judicial Process -Yadudu

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Reacting to the ruling, renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Auwalu Yadudu, told Daily Trust that the judge’s pronouncements were strange and baffling by approbating and reprobating in the same breath.

He said the development was not helpful for the judicial process, stressing that the judge assuming jurisdiction on the fundamental human rights aspect and refusing the same on the validity of the substance of the case–the Kano emirates law–has “muddled up the case, and it is very unbecoming of a judge who has now been elevated to the Court of Appeal”.

Professor Yadudu clarified that while he was not accusing the judge of any impropriety, the pronouncements were unbecoming. “How can you say the actions taken in pursuant of a law are set aside, and then say you are not delving into the validity of the said law?” he queried.
Prof. Yadudu said further that the judge had more or less held that he lacked jurisdiction on the issue by transferring the case to another judge, but still went ahead to set aside the governor’s actions.

He said that the ex-parte order should no longer be of any currency because it is being challenged at the Appeal Court, and the judge himself admitted knowledge of this by granting a stay of proceedings and also deciding not to grant an order to nullify the law.

“All these are avoidable. It is not helpful for the judicial process. It is strange and doesn’t speak well of the judge. The question of whether the governor’s actions came before and after the exparte order is a question of fact or evidence. It seems from the record that the order came after,” he said.

-Daily Trust report

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Kano Emirate Law 2024 Remains ,But Governor’s Action Voided

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Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero

A Federal High Court in Kano has set aside all steps taken by Kano state government to repeal the Kano Emirates Council Law.

The Kano House of Assembly had repealed the law after which Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf implemented it by dethroning Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano.

The governor also reversed the creation of four emirates, Bichi, Rano Karaye and Gaya, and sacked the Emirs appointed by his predecessor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.

The law was also relied upon to re-appoint the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was dethroned by Ganduje in 2020, as the 16th Emir of Kano.

But a kingmaker in the former Kano emirate, Aminu Babba Danagundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba, challenged the propriety of the law and asked the court, through his counsel, Chikaosolu Ojukwu (SAN), to declare it null and void.

In his ruling on Thursday,  Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman set aside the action of Kano government, ordering parties to maintain status quo.

The judge held that the defendants were aware of the interim order granted by the court but chose to ignore it and went ahead with implementation of the law.

The judge held that he would assume his coercive powers to enforce compliance with his order.

However, the  judge transferred the case to Justice Simon Amobeda for continuation in view of his elevation to the Court of Appeal.

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Arrest Kwankwaso Now-Group

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The Arewa Youths Merger Group has called for the immediate arrest of Senator Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, the National Leader and 2023 Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party .This is contained in a press statement signed by. the chairman of the group Musa Mujahid Zantawa and made available to press.

This follows his recent statement accusing the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led Federal Government of fostering a new generation of Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in Northern Nigeria.

Kwankwaso’s allegations have sparked significant controversy, prompting a strong reaction from the Arewa Youths Merger Group.
In a statement issued in Abuja, the association’s leader, Musa Mujahid Zaitawa, condemned Kwankwaso’s remarks as inflammatory and detrimental to national security.

Zaitawa asserted that such statements could exacerbate tensions and potentially incite violence in the region.

“Kwankwaso’s unfounded accusations against the federal government are not only reckless but also dangerous. They undermine efforts to combat terrorism and promote peace in Northern Nigeria,”

Zaitawa said. “We urge the authorities to take immediate action and arrest him to prevent further escalation of hostilities.”

Kwankwaso, a prominent political figure and former Governor of Kano State, made the controversial statement during a recent public address.

He accused the APC administration of failing to address the root causes of terrorism and instead contributing to its proliferation.

According to Kwankwaso, government actions and policies are inadvertently creating conditions conducive to the rise of a new breed of insurgents.

The situation remains tense as stakeholders from various sectors weigh in on the implications of Kwankwaso’s statement and the response from the Arewa Youths Merger Group.

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