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Kano Youth Advocacy Group Urges Restraint and Impartiality Amid Political Unrest



Comrade Alhasan Haruna middle ,addressing the press

Kano, Nigeria, September 30, 2023 – In the wake of recent political upheaval following the Kano State Governorship Election Tribunal judgement , the Kungiyar Matasan Kano, a prominent youth advocacy group representing Kano State’s youth and affiliated community-based organizations, has issued a poignant call for peace.

The chairman of the group Comrade Alhasan Haruna stated this while addressing newsmen in Kano.

The group has expressed deep concerns over the potential for violence orchestrated by vested interests and has appealed for a peaceful resolution to the post-judgement tensions.

Comrade Alhasan Haruna further raised key concerns as follows

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano, alongside numerous affiliated organizations, representing a cross-section of Kano State’s diverse local governments, has voiced their apprehensions regarding the recent judgment of the Kano State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.

The group has openly expressed concerns about the possible manipulation of the tribunal’s judgment by politically motivated actors to incite violence and destabilize the state.

In response to reports of uncomplimentary statements allegedly made by one of the tribunal judges against followers of a litigant, the youth advocacy group has called for a comprehensive investigation. They are demanding an impartial judicial process that upholds justice and fairness.

Urgent Appeal to Uphold Impartiality and Justice

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano has fervently urged the Nigerian Judiciary to maintain its reputation for impartiality and justice. They emphasize the judiciary’s role as a common ground where justice-seekers place their hopes and expect fairness.

Monitoring by National and International Stakeholders

Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the youth group has reached out to both national and international stakeholders. They have specifically called upon the President of Nigeria, the United States Ambassador, the United Kingdom Ambassador, the European Union, and the United Nations Secretary-General to closely monitor developments in Kano State. Their plea is for these entities to play a role in promoting peace, stability, and justice within the state.

Unity and Responsible Leadership Emphasized

In an exceptional show of unity, the Kungiyar Matasan Kano has implored political leaders, elites, and Ulamas, not just within Kano State but from across the country, to unite and speak out against any attempts to undermine the will of the people and spark chaos.

Citizens Encouraged to Play Their Part

Additionally, the youth advocacy group has called upon all citizens to actively identify politicians with irresponsible intentions and hold them accountable through legal means. This measure, they believe, is crucial to prevent political manipulation and protect the state’s peace and stability.

Preserving Kano’s Peace and Security

The Kungiyar Matasan Kano has consistently emphasized their deep connection to Kano, describing it as their home. They strongly believe that the interests of Kano’s residents should always come first and that partisan politics should not be allowed to harm their beloved state


I Fulfill My Campaign Promises in Six Months,” Says Walin Kazaure



The Senator representing Jigawa North-West from Jigawa State, Babangida Hussaini, stated that he has successfully fulfilled most of the significant projects within his first six months in office.

Babangida Hussaini, the Wali of Kazaure, conveyed this during an interview with Radio Nigeria Pyramid reporter Kabiru Muhammad Getso in his office in Abuja.

Hussaini highlighted the projects prioritized in his constituency, including healthcare delivery, education, provision of portable drinking water, and creating employment opportunities for numerous youths.

He attributed the success to the pre-existing blueprint for developing the constituents even before securing the Senatorial seat.

Babangida Hussaini also acknowledged the State Government’s efforts to enhance the standard of living by providing essential social amenities.

“This is something they have been working on since our inception early this year, but there are lingering issues in the economy, such as a drop in internally generated revenue and overpopulation, necessitating Federal Government intervention,” he remarked

In the healthcare sector, everybody recognizes the contribution of women in the election processes, and they are the most vulnerable in our community. That is why plans are underway to upgrade healthcare centers to reduce maternal mortality in our area.”

Senator Hussaini reaffirmed his commitment to supporting health college students with registration fees to alleviate their challenges.

We greatly need young men and women from such health institutions to staff our primary healthcare centers and other hospitals.”

Honorable Babangida pledged to leave no stone unturned and collaborate with other stakeholders to achieve the essence of democracy.

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Inclusive Action for Adolescent Girls’ Education in Kano State: Baseline Survey Findings Revealed




KANO, Nigeria – In a significant step toward fostering inclusive education for adolescent girls, a gathering was convened in Kano state to disseminate the findings of a baseline survey conducted in Nassarawa and Kano Municipal Local Government Areas (LGAs). Salisu Galadima, a key figure in the initiative, addressed the assembly, shedding light on critical issues affecting girls’ education in the region.

Galadima, while addressing the gathering, emphasized that a staggering 90 percent of school dropouts among adolescent girls in Kano state can be attributed to factors rooted in poverty. He pointed out that economic challenges force many families to withdraw their daughters from school, hindering their educational progress.

Another significant factor contributing to school dropouts, as highlighted in the survey, is the failure of adolescent girls to pass qualifying exams. The pressure and implications of these exams, often shaped by cultural and social norms, create barriers that disproportionately affect girls’ educational journeys.

Iliyasu Muazu Sharada, a village head of Sharada , proposed a unique solution to address the issue. He suggested the cancellation of the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) qualifying exam, contending that such a move would minimize school dropouts. His proposal sparked discussions on the broader implications of exam-centric educational systems and their impact on vulnerable populations.

Amidst the discussions, a prevailing sentiment emerged – the potential negative consequences of monetizing every aspect of education. Participants in the gathering voiced concerns that excessive financial demands within the educational system could exacerbate disparities and lead to increased dropout rates among adolescent girls.

The initiative’s commitment to inclusivity was evident in the diverse group of women drawn from the selected LGAs. The gathering served as a platform for these women to express their perspectives and experiences, contributing valuable insights to the ongoing discourse on improving educational outcomes for adolescent girls in Kano state.

As the dissemination of baseline survey findings marks a crucial step forward, the call for inclusive actions to address the multifaceted challenges faced by adolescent girls in pursuit of education gains momentum. The collaborative efforts of stakeholders and community members aim to create a more equitable educational landscape, ensuring that every girl has the opportunity to thrive in the pursuit of knowledge.

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NNPP seeks EU, U.S, A.U interventions in Kano guber election verdict




The New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, has sought the interventions of the United States, European Union and African Union over what they described as manipulations of electoral verdict to overturn the victory of Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

At the protests staged on Wednesday in the embassies of U.S, E.U and AU in Abuja, the acting National Chairman of the NNPP, Abba Kawu Ali, said the lower court have compromised in their judgment with the Certified True Copy, CTC, of the Appeal Court verdict indicating that Governor Yusuf validly won the March 18 election.

He added that the NNPP protest in the embassies was to bring the issue to the notice of all well-meaning nations and well-meaning democratic organizations.

Ali said: “If at the point of delivering the judgment, there was a pronouncement that our Appeal failed but the CTC of the same judgment in its conclusive findings actually resolved all the issues in our favour, and even awarded costs in our favour against the APC, this definitely is a riddle.”

Speaking further,  the acting Chairman of the NNPP told the EU that, “We need you to bring your diplomacy, your soft power to play over the Nigerian government, the Nigerian presidency, so that the judiciary is left to do its work.

Further, Ali said, “We don’t need any favors. We want justice. We want justice for the people of Kano. And we say this because Kano is one of the most volatile states in this country”.

Ali, who warned of dangers of electoral injustice, noted that, “It happened in 2019. And it’s happening again. It’s some form of deja vu. We have done our best to tell the people of Kano to remain calm”.

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