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Emir Bayero Calls For Strengthening Of Nigeria-Gambia Economic Relations



The Emir of Kano and members of his entourage in a group photograph with H.E. Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of the Gambia taken at the State House, on Saturday 18th February, 2022 after a courtesy call on the President.


The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, has observed that the present challenges confronting developing nations is making it compelling for them to start looking inwards on how to strengthen their economic and commercial relationship.

The Emir who was speaking at a meeting between members of the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture and members of Gambian business community at Banjul, The Gambia, yesterday, said we have to do all what it takes to develop South- South cooperation, particularly within our West African sub-region.

In a press release issued by the Emir’s Palace said the Emir noted that the various protocols within the ECOWAS have given us common platform which we could utilise for our common good.

The Emir then urged the participants to look beyond the horizon and explore all the areas of comparative advantage so as to create a mutually beneficial relationship that could boost our respective economies. Heexplained that this can create opportunities that could bring about sustained economic growth to our two nations and overall benefit of our people.

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He then urged them to remain resolute and work towards establishing an enviable business relationship because one of the fastest ways of creating such relationships is through commerce.

The Emir finally assured “our Gambian brothers and Sisters that we have brought members of our Chamber of Commerce to your doorsteps so as to take advantages of the opportunities and possibilities waiting to be tapped and harnessed and we are ready to take same from you.”

The Emir then thanked the Gambian Authorities and all those who worked tirelessly, including our indefatigable High Commissioner, Ambassador Muhammad Manu for their foresight and support for this meeting.

Those that accompanied the Emir were Amb. Ahmed Umar, Dan Malikin Kano, Isa Sanusi and members of the business community led by President of the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Alhaji Dalhatu Abubakar who is also the chairman of Alhamsad Rice Mill, the Managing Director of a trading and nanufacturing MAZAF Nigeria, Alhaji Munzali Zakari and Alhaji Umar Sani Marshall who the Managing Director of Marshall Biscuits, Marshall Hotel Appartments, Marshall Haulage.


Breaking:Emir of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Passes On



Late Emir Of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi


The Emir of Dutse  in Jigawa state North West Nigeria Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi is Dead.

In his verified Facebook handle a traditional title holder Santurakin Dutse  and PDP Gubernatorial Candidate of Jigawa state Mustafa Sule Lamido made the statement.


Another credible source from the Capital of Jigawa state told NIGERIAN TRACKER that Emir Nuhu Sunusi died today in Abuja but did not disclose the place where he died.

NIGERIAN TRACKER recalls that Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi was appointed Emir of Dutse by the military administration of Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammadu Sunusi.


He reigned as the Emir for 28 years

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Naira Controversy: Emefiele Appears Before Reps. Committee



Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday appeared before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the cashless policy and deadline for the replacement of old currency notes.

Emefiele, who was supposed to appear before the Committee last week, failed to do stating he was out of the country with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The House threatenedto invoke the provisions of section 89(1)(d) of the Constitution by issuing a warrant of arrest today to compel him to appear.

The CBN Governor, who appeared with some of his assistants, went into a brief Executive session with members of the committee.

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Cashless system helps in tracking election financing — Osinbajo



By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a cashless policy, when effectively operated in Nigeria, can help stem the surge of illicit election financing by making it possible to track funds.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the vice president received a delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission led by Mr Barry Andrews.

The EU Chief Observer is also a member of the European Parliament.

“I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures.

“ The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking.

“That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track.

“So much money can be spent without it being tracked under the current election financing practices in the country.’’

Osinbajo acknowledged the serious difficulty in controlling election financing because of cash transactions.

According to him, there are still infrastructure issues required to be in place to ensure an efficient cashless system in the country.

“With cash transactions, it is still difficult to seriously control election financing.’’

On electoral offences, the vice president said the Electoral Offences Commission Bill was at the National Assembly.

He said he hoped that it would begin a new regime of dealing with electoral offences which would be helpful.

“By and large, one shouldn’t expect INEC to be the investigator of electoral offences.

“I think that law enforcement agencies should be responsible for arresting and prosecuting offenders, state by state.

“Electoral offences are always seen through a political prism; people will always feel that they are being prosecuted because they belong to a certain party.

“What is more important is that we have to find a system where the police could have a special unit for offences during the course of elections.

“The Federal High Courts could also have a special jurisdiction to deal with offences and not extend beyond the Federal High Courts.”

On the role of the judicial system, Osinbajo said that more attention should be paid to the monitoring of tribunals and their outcomes, calling for more scrutiny from the National Judicial Council.

He disclosed that discussions had been had in the past concerning malfeasance on the part of some judges and those found guilty should be brought to the fore.

“There should be sanctions and that way, we would be able to clean up and correct some of the problems,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Andrews said that the mission would be monitoring the elections coming up next month and hope for a peaceful and fair electoral process.

According to him, it is the 7th time the INEC is inviting the EU Mission to monitor the elections, adding that the team had been in the country since Jan 11 and will be around until the end of March, 2023.

Other members of the delegation include Ms Samuela Isopi, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS and Mr Thomas Boserup, Deputy Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission. (NAN)

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