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Kano Approves Over 40 Billion For Construction Of Flyovers ,Other Projects




Kano State Executive council has approved the release of N40,353,117,070 for the execution of various projects in the state in it’s 8th meeting

The Council approved the release of N15,974,357,203 to the state Ministry of Works and Housing for the construction Dan Agundi Interchange Underpass and Flyover while the sum of N14,455,507,265 for the construction of Tal’udu Interchange Clover Leaf Flyover.

The council approved the release of N3,360,084,380 to the Ministry of Works and Housing for the upward review of rates for the construction of covered sewage conduit/road along Jakara-Kwarin Gogau River, while N1,579,755,966 has been approved for the construction of Kofar Waika – Unguwar Dabai- Yan Kuje Western bypass road in Gwale local Government Area.

Similarly the sum of N1,350,460,874 has been approved to the Ministry of Works and Housing for the construction of Unguwa Uku ‘Yan Awaki-Limawa junction road in Tarauni Local Government Area, while N820, 262,071 was approved for the completion of Kanye-Kabo-Dugabau road in Kabo Local Government Area.

Among funds release to the Ministry of Works and Housing for various projects include N802,695,617 for the completion and dualization of Kofar Dawanau-Dandinshe-Kwanar Madugu raod phase ll, N458,443,067 for the re-award of contract for the construction of reinforced concrete pedestrian bridges at various locations across the state, while N420,000,000 has been approved for the rehabilitation of metropolitan street lights and traffic lights.

The Council also approved the release of N200,537,271 to the Ministry of Works and Housing for the settlement of outstanding payment in respect of the contract for the rehabilitation of Kwanar Kwankwaso road in Madobi Local Government Area, and N107,658,975 for renovation works at reformatory Institute Kiru, at Kiru Local Government Area.

The Executive council approved the release of funds to the state Ministry of of Health which includes N53,654,223 for the procurement of commodities and drugs needed for the month of October, 2023 to enable the public health facilities provide free Accident and Emergency, Maternal and child care services in the state, N40,820,564 for the payment of drugs and laboratory reagent and consumables supplied to Hasiya Bayero Pediatric Hospital and N37,005,000 for the settlement of the state government counterpart funding for 3 rounds of Diphtheria mass vaccination campaigns in 22 local government area.

The sum of N56,763,475 has been approved by the council to the state Ministry of Higher Education for reconstruction of a burnt theater at Aminu Kano College of Islamic and legal studies.

Council considered and approved the second 2023 proposed supplementary budget/amendment to the tune of N24,000,000,000 comprising recurrent expenditure of N4,000,000,000 and capital expenditure of N20,000,000,000 thus revising the N2023 approved revised budget to N350,389,266,018:12 upon passage by the state House of Assembly.

Baba Halilu Dantiye, MON, mni
Honourable Commissioner of Information and Internal Affairs


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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