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Nigeria’s ace photojournalist, Maikatanga wins GLF Africa 2022 award



Sani Maikatanga

Sani Mohammed Maikatanga, a popular photojournalist from Kano State has won the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Africa Award 2022 Photo Competition with the most votes.

With this milestone, Maikatanga has become the first Kano indigene to win the award.

Maikatanga won the award with his photograph, Fishers on the Run, taken at the Argungu Fishing Festival in 2020.

Born in Kano city, Maikatanga started his sojourn in photojournalism in 2000, when he became a reporter and photographer with FIM magazine, a Kannywood Film industry tabloid that brings news about Hausa film artists

The illustrious career of Maikatanga at FIM magazine spanned to 9 years where, at the same time, he became a photographer and reporter at LEADERSHIP from 2005- 2006.

The photo that won Maikatanga the award

The photo that won Maikatanga the award

In 2009, Maikatanga’s career took another giant milestone where he was employed by Media Trust, publishers of Daily Trust newspaper, where he bowed out in 2021.

 Award of Excellence by Inspire Arewa Youth Initiative

– Inspirational and Creativity Award by Rescue the women
Foundation (REWOFO) on 11th of January 2020.

– Second prize Winner of the photo contest award, China –
Nigeria friendly in pictures contest. Organised by the embassy of
the people’s republic of China and federal republic of Nigeria to
mark the 70th anniversary of founding of republic of China, 2019.

– Certificate of participation, The Now Collective photography conference in Lagos, 2019.

– Award of Merit on contributions toward empowering Youths
by Northern Trendz awards 2019.
– Best photographer by Arewa in Ghana group, 2018.

– Best Arewa Photojournalist by Sautin Arewa Rntertainment, 2018.

– Best supporting photographer by Gamji Pearls Kaduna, 2017.

Maikatanga in action

Maikatanga in action

– Best brand photographer of the year by Kaduna fashion and award, 2017.

– Best Enterpreneur for outstanding achievement photography industry by KDC Award 2016.

-Certificate of merit award by Youth observers forum on democracy and the press. 2009. As Photojournalist with Daily Trust newspapers.

– Merit award by Iyan Tama Multimedia Nig. LTD. Kano for tremendous contribution and support to the growth and development of Hausa movie industry. 2010.

– Award excellence by Yahoo Group
(finafinan_hausa@yahoogroup.com). Toward the contribution on
film industry for over 10 years of FIM Magazine famous hausa
mujallar, 2007, among others.

Maikatanga is happily married with wife and children in Kano state.


BIKOBA Mourns National Legal Adviser




The Birnin Kudu Old Boys association has mourned its National Legal Adviser Barrister Nuhu Dawakin Aminu .

In a statement signed by National publicity secretary of the association Malam Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said

“With total submission to Allah the National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birninkudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of the death of the National legal adviser of the body, Barrister Nuhu Dawaki Aminu.”

Barrister Nuhu Aminu who until his death was the Chief Magistrate Court Gumel, Jigawa state died on Friday, the 18th day of November, 2022 after brief illness.

The decease who graduated from University of Maiduguri Borno state with L.LB in 1999, attended Government Unity College, Birninkudu from 1981 – 1986 and is survived by a wife and nine children also left behind his father Malam Dawaki Aminu and relatives.

Leading BIKOBA National Officers on Condolence visit to the family of late Barrister Nuhu, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described late Nuhu as a principled, professional and highly intelligent personality who contributed immensely with a good sense of responsibility to the promotion of Judiciary in Jigawa state and indeed the Nation as a whole.

The BIKOBA president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, said the demise of Barrister Nuhu Dawaki has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.


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CITAD Trains Remand Home Inmates In Kano




By Ozumi Abdul

Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday concluded the training of inmates in the remand home in Goron Dutse, Kano state on ICT and phone repairs.

The training which lasted for six weeks was segmented into three weeks each, with the first segment dedicated to ICT training and the other for phone repairs.

While speaking, the Deputy Director of CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, said his organization has been combing the entire country in the bid to bring technological development to bear upon every area of humanity, but however discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined.

Yakasai noted that this informed the reason for his organization’s training of the underaged inmates of the remand home, because the inmates are not enjoying the benefits of ICT.

He said that CITAD finds it imperative to organise a training of such nature to build the capacities of the inmates, adding that unemployment might be the reason why they are in detention.

He exuded the confidence that with the training, the inmates would not only be self employed, but employers of other people when they are freed from detention.

“Well, as you are aware CITAD is a Centre For Information Technology And Development, we aim to use technology to bring development to the people. We have been working around the country, but we later discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined, not deriving the benefit of technology, and that is the reason we organise this training to build their capacities.

“Also we think that most of them, it might be the issue of unemployment that brought them here. So by the time they leave here, they will be able to stand on their feet and to employ others”, Yakasai said.

On her part, the representative from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kano state,Hajiya Abdullahi Hafsat expressed her happiness towards the efforts of CITAD, as well as enjoining the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity when they returned to their various homes.

Also, the officer in charge of the remand home, Mallam Musa Muhammad Tarauni commanded CITAD for their gesture, promising that the remand home will continue to partner with the organization.

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Pure Water Producers Announces Price Increment



Pure water



The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has jacked up the price of sachet water from N200 to N300 per bag.

This is contained in a statement issued by the National President of the association, Mrs Clementina Ativie in Abuja.

The president said the decision was unanimously reached during ATWAP national convention in Abuja on Wednesday.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

NAN Via Solacebase


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