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Breaking : Kano Governor Dismisses Commissioner Over Controversial Remarks Against Judges

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Commissioner Dantiye addressing the Press

In a swift and decisive action, the Governor of Kano State, today, announced the dismissal of the Commissioner for Land and Physical Planning, Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, following an unguarded statement made by the Commissioner ,The State Commissioner for Information, Baba Dantiye while addressing the Press ., said the Governor’s Adviser on Youth Affairs, Yusuf Imam Ogan Boye, has also been removed from his position.

The decision to remove Commissioner Kibiya and Adviser Boye came in response to a statement made by Commissioner Kibiya, which was deemed as offensive and inappropriate, especially in the context of the state’s relationship with the judiciary.

The controversy arose when Commissioner of Land and physical planning Adamu Aliyu Kibiya, during a public event, made remarks that were perceived as an attack on the integrity of the judiciary and judges in the state. His comments drew widespread condemnation from various quarters, including legal professionals, civil society organizations, and the general public.

Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf , who is known for upholding the rule of law and maintaining a high level of respect for the judiciary, took immediate action to address the situation. In a statement released by his office, the Governor stated that such remarks against the judiciary were unacceptable and could not be tolerated.

The Governor emphasized that the judiciary plays a critical role in upholding justice and the rule of law in the state, and any attempts to undermine its independence and impartiality would not be tolerated.

The Governor’s office has reaffirmed its commitment to upholding the principles of good governance, respect for the rule of law, and maintaining a harmonious relationship with all branches of government, including the judiciary. This decisive action sends a clear message that inappropriate comments against key institutions will not be tolerated in Kano State

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Enugu State Journalists Mourn the Loss of AIT Reporter, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong

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Late Jimmy Edeabasi

Enugu State Chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has announced the death of the State reporter of the African Independent Television, AIT, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong.

Before his death, Jimmy who moved from Ebonyi State to Enugu was attached to the Enugu Government House.

A message posted on the Enugu NUJ platform reads:

It is with heavy heart the NUJ Enugu State Council announce the sudden demise of our member, Jimmy Edeabasi Abaekong of AIT whose sad event occurred on the 29th of September 2023 during a brief illness.

Jimmy was of the Private Broadcast Chapel and hailed from Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

“The peaceful government house reporter would be greatly missed by all.

“Good night Jimmy! “

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Independence :Plateau State Governor Pardons 4 Inmates

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Governor Caleb Muftwang of Plateau State

 

By Asile Abel, Jos

Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has granted the prerogative of mercy to four inmates who were previously condemned to death, while others have been granted pardons to serve life sentences.

The statement was included in a statewide broadcast by the governor on Sunday, as part of the activities to mark Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Day.

“On this remarkable day, it is my pleasure to exercise my Prerogative of Mercy as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Having reviewed the recommendations of the Council on the Prerogative of Mercy, I hereby approve the following.”

The beneficiaries among the prisoners include Danladi Musa, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for culpable homicide and has served 17 years; he is granted an absolute pardon.

Tali Zingtim, who was also sentenced to death by hanging for criminal conspiracy and armed robbery, will now serve 21 years of imprisonment.

Similarly, one Ponzing Nanshep, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide, will serve 21 years of imprisonment.

Also, Dauda Joshua, who was sentenced to death by hanging for culpable homicide, will serve a life sentence.

Governor Mutfwang used the opportunity to express his appreciation to the citizens of Plateau for their support of his administration so far.

“I wish to thank every citizen for the immense support we have enjoyed since assuming office. I encourage you to maintain faith in us and remain positive that we will fulfill our promises.”

The Governor of Plateau State congratulated Nigerians on 63 years of being an independent country.

“I wish you a happy and hope-inspiring Independence celebration and rest assured that we are committed to the peace and prosperity of our land.

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Dala Inland Dry Port Appoints Barrister Hassan Bello as Non-Executive Director

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Barrister Hassan Bello

 

The governing Board of Dala Inland Dry Port Zawaciki Kano has appointed Barrister Hassan Bello (OON) as its non executive Director.

Announcing the development shortly after its meeting held on Tuesday 26th September 2023 at Abuja, the Board’s chairman Alh Abubakar Sahabo Bawuro said the appointment of Barrister Hassan Bello, an experienced legal practitioner and astute administrative guru in the shipping industry in Nigeria, is with immediate effect.

HASSAN Bello was a graduate of the prestigious ABU Zaria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982.

He later held various positions as state counsel – ministry of justice, Sokoto, Legal Adviser/Company Secretary Secretary – Sokoto Investments company Ltd..

Hassan Bello was also the Head of Legal Dept, Nigerian shippers’ Council and later on as Executive Secretary/ CEO of the council..

Barrister Hassan Bello has been accredited with formulation, executing, interfacing and implementation of strategies that transformed the shippers’Council as the economic regulator of the Nigerian Ports industry.

In a statement signed by Head ,corporate communications Ahmad Rufai Bello said until his emergence as Director to the Board, Bello Esq had been a consultant to the Board.

Barrister Hassan Bello was conferred with the prestigious National Honour Award of the OFFICER of the ORDER of the NIGER (OON) by the former president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari in May this year.

 

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