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Oba Yoruba Of Kano Commends INEC For Electoral Reforms,Urge Voters To Collect Their PVC’S



Oba Yoruba of Kano with representative of Resident electoral commissioner


The Oba Yoruba of Kano Alhaji Engineer Murtala Alimi Otisese has commended the independent National Electoral commission for initiating reforms as the 2023 general elections draw nearer.

The Oba made the commendation when he led members of his palace on a courtesy call to the state resident Electoral commissioner Professor Risqua Arabu Shehu in Kano.

Engineer Alimi noted that Nigerians should troop out and exercise their franchise during the forthcoming election.

He noted that

“I am indeed delighted to be so honoured to be here today at INEC Kano to physically lend my support to the process that will further enrich our democratic culture.
As custodian of culture and traditions, we should not only be heard but also seen at this critical junction of our national life.While commending INEC and Nigerians at large for the peaceful conduct of Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise that has just ended, I urge us all to vigorously sustain the seal in ensuring that the next stage, which is *collection of Plastic Voters Card (PVC) is pursued* Please Go Out Enmass To Collect Your PVC.

Then come 2023 General Election inshallah, I call on all Nigerians to be committed towards ensuring that they exercise their franchise to achieve a free, fair and credible election.

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For us as traditional leaders, we are deeply committed towards ensuring peaceful environment for democracy to thrive in our Country, while fully supporting the need for full implementation of the law against the defaulters.

Both His Excellence Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, The Executive Governor of Kano State And The Highnesses of The five Emirate Council Under the Chairmanship Of His Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero The Emir of Kano Emirate have set the pace for peace to prevail during and after the election, and we are committed for relentless efforts towards *achieving this noble objective of Peace ! Peace !! And Peace !!! in Kano in particular and Nigeria at large*.

So, Ladies and Gentle Men, come 2023 General Elections, Nigerians should not relent in being committed towards casting their vote, ensuring that their vote counts in a very peaceful manner as peace is indeed the pillar of development and we all must keep working to sustain the peace.

Once more, I commend INEC the electoral umpire for reforms carried out to better the electoral process, be rest assured of our support at all times.

While calling on all to do the needful, *I want to assure INEC of my Palace commitment towards working with all critical stakeholders in our journey of national development and INEC 2023 not an exception* We will work with you to ensure peace prevail throughout the electoral process and beyond.

Thank you for the honor done to me and my God will continue to guard and bless us all amen”

Said Alimi.
On his part the resident electoral commissioner for Kano professor Risqua Arabu Shehu represented by the commission’s administrative secretary Garba Lawan told the traditional ruler that as at present Kano has over 6 million voters with uncollected PVC’s of 400 thousand.

He commended the Oba Alimi Oba of Yoruba of Kano for visiting the commission noting that traditional rulers are critical stakeholders in ensuring free and fair election.

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Tears as Kano CAS IJMB graduates donate cash to 31 children of deceased colleagues




It was an emotional event as tears broke among the members of College of Arts and Remedial Studies, CAS, Kano, IJMB Class 2002 during the disbursement of cash support to orphans of their deceased colleagues on Thursday.

The forum decided to support the families of their 14 deceased members in this holy month of Ramadan to put a smile on their faces during Sallah festivities.

However, during the disbursement session, as the orphans were called upon to collect their shares, the situation went emotional as nearly everybody present, including the orphans and widows bursted into tears at the historic event.

It was observed that almost everybody among the organizers, the officials of CAS, where the event took place, was sobbing as the Provost of the institution, Dr Sunusi Yakubu Ahmad, was giving the money to the beneficiaries.

It involved the intervention of the Provost, who comforted and consoled the gathering, after the session was temporarily halted, before the programme continued.

Giving a breakdown of the maiden donation, Isma’il Galadima, Chairman of the disbursement committee, said the forum donated the sum of N1,631,000 through crowdfunding.

According to him, 31 children of the 14 deceased colleagues were given N50,000 each.

He explained that 16 children of 7 deceased members, residing outside Kano had received their money via transfer.

He added that 15 children of 7 deceased members living In Kano were the one who received their shares at CAS Kano on Thursday.

In his welcome remarks earlier, the President of the association, Dr Muhammad Shamsuddin Sa’id the forum decided to organize the support program after considering the fact that there is need to support the families of the deceased members.

“This program could be late because we have this in mind for long but the delay was caused by formalization of the association.

“We worked assiduously to make sure this association is registered as we are on the verge of getting CAC certificate.

“That is why we decided to use the opportunity to contribute money among ourselves to support these orphans,” he said.

He said the support is a tip of the iceberg, assuring that; “next time, we will conduct investigation on the needs of the orphans. We are giving them this to put a smile on their faces during this Sallah festivities.”

He thanked the provost for his support to the forum.

In his inspiring remarks, the Provost, Dr Ahmad described the support scheme as one of his biggest achievements in his tenure as Provost.

According to him, the was astonished to the initiative, which according him, would help in securing a good future of the orphans.

” I wanted to cry but because of leadership, i summoned courage not to weep, because if i cry, the meeting would have collapsed.

“This is a kind gesture is worth emulating. It tells you that death is real and shall come to everybody,” he said.

While comforting the widows and the orphans, the provost assured them that they would smile in their future.

He urged the widows to take a good care of the orphans in order to become productive in the society.

He also promised to support the at the CAS level, and vowed to call on the other Class chapters to emulate the forum.

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House Representative Member Ghali Mustapha Tijjani Provides Food Aid to Kano Constituents, Outlines Extensive Support Agenda




A House of Representatives member, representing Ajingi,/Albasu/Gaya Federal Constituency, Dr Ghali Mustapha Tijjani has flagged off distribution of 18,600 bags of grains to his constituents in Kano state.

Speaking at the flag off of the distribution in Kano on Friday, Panda said the gesture was to put smile on the face of his constituents, especially in the Holy month of Ramadan.

According to him, considering the current economic challenges in the country, he has no choice as a representative than to share some palliative to his constituents.

He explained that he will distribute 3600 bags of 25kg of rice and 3000 bags of 10kg of the rice.

He added that 6000 bags of 10kg maize flour and 6000 bags of 10kg of millet would also be shared to the constituents.

Panda further explained that the gesture, alongside disbursement of the sum of N20 million to 1000 youths in the constituency are some of his plans for the constituents in the first quarter of 2024.

“We will continue to support our people. We will be doing this up to the end of this year. This for the first quarter.

“In Q2 we will disburse farming inputs to thousands of farmers. In Q3, we will launch empowerment schemes to over 3000 youths and women.

“In Q4 we will repair and build classes and schools and roads. We will do what we can with the available budget to us,” he said.

In a remark earlier, Special Adviser to Kano state governor on political matters, Sunusi Surajo Kwankwaso, commended Panda for the gesture.

Kwankwaso, who represented the state government said the new set of the lawmakers, especially those from NNPP, is the best in the history of Kano for making efforts to touch the lives of their people.

According to him, the lawmakers are following the footsteps of the leader of Kwankwasiyya Movement, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso in putting efforts to help the common man.

While commending the lawmaker for the gesture, Kwankwaso urged his colleagues to follow suit.

“To those that have not gotten this foodstuffs, i assure you that this is the tip of the iceberg as your turn is coming soon. You will be smiling because i believe you have a good representative,” he said.

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Gov. Yusuf Recieves World Bank Representatives, Seeks Extension of Intervention Projects in Kano




Kano State Government has sought extension of World Bank intervention projects to broaden the socio-economic and developmental impact in the state.

Besides, the government want the World Bank to consider Kano as among its first priorities in tackling multi-dimensional poverty eradication intervention owing to population status.

The Governor Yusuf made the appeal on Wednesday when he received the country Director of World Bank, Mr. Shubham Chaudhuri at the Government House.

In a statement by Sanusi Bature Dawakin-Tofa, Director General, Media and Publicity, Government house, Governor Yusuf pledged his administration commitment to ensuring close monitoring and adherence to standards of projects frameworks as his administration is well-known for its drive on zero tolerance to corruption and quality services delivery.

He then expressed appreciation to the World bank’s interventions to the state in the areas of Education, Agricultural Development, Health care, Water Supply and Sanitation, Social Protection, Government Reforms Initiatives and Climate Change among others.

Earlier, in his submission, the World Bank Country Director, Mr. Shubham Chaudhuri, said he led the bank’s team to Kano to inspect some of its ongoing projects in the state and cement relationship with the new administration.

Mr. Shubham further added that his visit to the Governor was aimed at discussing issues that relates to the Bank projects in the state as well as as to solidify the already existing relationship between Kano State Government and World bank and chart for more mutual areas of collaborations.

The World Bank representative assured support for Kano State in view of its strategic importance.



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