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Federal University Of Technology Babura To Commence Academic Activities September



Malam Adamu Adamu Minister of Education


The newly established university of technology, Babura in Jigawa state is to commence lectures and other academic activities in September this year.

The Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Sabo Ibrahim Birnin-Kudu who made this known in a chat with newsmen on Wednesday, said academic activities in the university kicks up with two faculties.

He said the two faculties are the science and that of technology, while creation of the faculty of information technology (ICT) follows up early next year.

Professor Birnin-Kudu stated that, they have already secured a temporary site for the university’s take off in September this year through the Jigawa state government’s magnanimity.

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According to him, though they have not formally introduced the university to the Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB), they will however, ask the exam body to allow them admit the first set of their students.

He said that a vast land has already been secured for the establishment of the university in Babura, the community where the university was officially established.

On accreditation of their courses, Professor Sabo said they will do all it takes to ensure all the courses introduced by the university get accredited by the National University Commissio (NUC) accordingly.

On academic staff to start with, the vice chancellor explained that they will employ qualified lecturers and also get some from other universities especially those nearby to have them to teach students on leave basis, while sponsoring those with master’s degree to go for doctorate courses in other universities.

He also cited the tremendous work of establishing a new university as a daunting task, as such, he called on the residents of Babura and Jigawa state in general to be rest assured of his friendship as the the vice chancellor.

Adding that, they should however, put it in their minds that being established by the federal government, the university is for all Nigerians and even foreigners who want to come for academic purposes.


Debt Management Office seeks support of ministries, Organizations



Federal minister of finance Zainab Shamsuna Ahmad



Kano State Debt Management Office has urged relevant ministries,departments and agencies to support and cooperate toward achieving desired goals .

The Director General of the state Debt Management Office ,Malam Salish Lawan Indabawa made plea when he visited the Auditor General of the state in his continuation of advocacy across the state.

Lawan Indabawa stated that the office is ready to work hand in hand with MDAs and to intimate them about functions of the office whenever the need arises .

Director General later handed over the law that established the Debt Management office to the State Auditor General, Alhaji Isma’il Musa in order to study the functions and roles of the office.

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Earlier, the State Auditor General, Alhaji Isma’ila Musa described the appointment of Alhaji Lawan Indabawa by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as Director General as a wise decision which the state will benefit.

The State Auditor General maintained that Indabawa is competent and equal to the task and hope to use his wealth of experience in order take the new baby agency to higher position.

In a statement by Director information ministry of finance and economic development Bashir Habib Yahaya said the director promised to give all the necessary support, cooperation and pray almighty Allah to guide the new Director General.


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President Buhari To Commission Multi Billion Naira Dala Inland Dry Port Monday-Ahmad Rabiu



Chairman of Dala Inland Dry port Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro left being flanked by the MD Ahmad Rabiu during the briefing


By our reporter

All is set for the commissioning of Dala International inland dry port on Monday 31st January 2023 by President Muhammad Buhari at Zawachiki in Kumbotso local government area of Kano state.

The managing director of the international inland dry port Ahmad Rabiu stated this while addressing newsmen on the preparation for the inauguration of the port at its headquarters in Kano.

Ahmad Rabiu who was joined by the chairman of the inland dry port Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said its the first international inland dry port where cargoes will go anywhere in the world from Kano state without follow up to any sea ports across Nigeria.

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Ahmad Rabiu told newsmen that the federal government under President Muhammad Buhari has given all the support required for the take up noting that they have met the requirement on infrastructure and other critical amenities.

The MD said the stacking area has the capacity of containing 20 thousand unit of containers before moving anywhere at any time noting that the area covers 6 hectares of land and the management is willing to add more.

According to Ahmad Rabiu all the requirements needed for clearance by business men ,customs duty will be done right from Kano without follow up to any sea port in Nigeria.

On his part the chairman of Dala Inland Dry Port, Alhaji Abubakar Sahabu Bawuro said the management of the port is prepared technically, physically with interested partners and is going to boost businesses in Kano, Nigeria and Africa in general and urged members of the press to partner with the management in ensuring efficiency emphasizing that the place is not a monument but a business venture.


The chairman said Dala Inland Dry Port is now a solution to the problems brought about by the sea ports and they will introduce cargo tracking and door to door delivery of goods and services.

He said the success of the inland dry port is a joint venture between state government, business community,regulatory agencies and Federal Government of Nigeria and to make business in Kano and its neighborhood more competitive.

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Breaking News: NUJ Expunges NOA, non practicing ministry of information and LG staff



NUJ Logo


By Abdulgafar Oladimeji

Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Special Delegates Conference session sitting in Kano, Thursday expunged National Orientation Agency. NOA from it’s constitution.

The special delegate session held at Afficient event centre in Kano ,presided over by , national president of the union Chris Isiguzo took the decision ,, during the NUJ constitution review session.

The delegates in session gave the nod that NOA staff would no longer be accorded NUJ membership.
Further NOA elected officials would be allowed to serve out their term of office.

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The august gathering also passed the new law barring members of staff of ministries of information adjudged as non practicing journalists henceforth barred from been accorded NUJ membership.
Delegates in session also concurred that Local Government public relations officers should no longer be handed NUJ membership status.

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